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- Rutgers' class: 0 commitments and 0 Crystal Ball leads from top 15 NJ prospects
- Michigan's class: 3 commitments and 2 Crystal Ball leads from top 8 NJ prospects
|3 days 18 hours ago||Agreed. What I find most||
Agreed. What I find most annoying is that when a Hoke-era player succeeds somewhere, people say that Hoke sucks because he didn't get the most out of him. When a Hoke-era player doesn't succeed somewhere, people say that Hoke sucks because he didn't develop the guy properly or never should have recruited him. The whole thing is stupid.
|6 days 23 hours ago||We've had someone drafted||
We've had someone drafted every year since 1938. According to Maize N Brew, that's tied with USC for the longest streak. If everyone comes back this year, doesn't it seem like we're more at risk of breaking that streak than we have been in recent memory? Between Glasgow, Wilson, Ross, Morgan, O'Neill, Rudock, potential early entries, etc., I'd be pretty shocked if no one gets drafted, but I can't remember a time when there was any question about it.
|1 week 6 days ago||I know why you thought of||
I know why you thought of whale. The sex part is less clear.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||To play this out a little||
To play this out a little further, our clearest path to the BTCG is winning out and having MSU lose at least one more game. These probabilities aren't independent, so this is a little off, but here's roughly what Massey would say:
UM beats Indiana: 85%
Probability of all of those things happening: 19%
|2 weeks 5 days ago||I'm not so sure. Compare||
I'm not so sure. Compare Iowa's resume to Stanford's, for example. Stanford lost to Northwestern, obviously, but here are the teams that each would have beaten (using current Sagarin ratings). I'm skipping the championship games because we don't know who they'd play, but they'd each probably get a top opponent.
That's a huge difference. If I were a committee member, I'd have a hard time picking a Big Ten champion over a Pac 12 champion when they have these profiles.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||That's dumb. I'm glad,||
That's dumb. I'm glad, though, that the Colts job is opening up now instead of last year.
|3 weeks 1 hour ago||If this means that in the||
If this means that in the future we'll recruit Florida anywhere near as well as we're recruiting New Jersey now, then sign me up.
I was just thinking about how great it is that Rutgers supposedly rescinded Patridge's offer because he's a polarizing figure who could harm Rutgers' recruiting in NJ. I hope that's true.
|3 weeks 4 hours ago||I don't think many guys are||
I don't think many guys are promised a fifth year on scholarship before the time comes. Even Hoke, who's as clean a college football coach as there is in 2015, never seemed to promise that. Coaches like having some flexibility with numbers, and the returning fifth-year guys provide that. Plus, there really isn't any reason they shouldn't be able to finish a degree in four years.
|3 weeks 4 hours ago||Thanks for doing this, though||
Thanks for doing this, though I'm not sure about some of these classifications. I'd be surprised if all 12 guys on your "Not going anywhere" list end up in the class. Things happen. Does Scott stick around if we add Hill and Long? Does Enis stick around if we add Walker and some DBs? What about McKeon if we get Nauta or Hawkins if we take a couple more WRs? And was Johnson's visit to Kentucky really nothing? Even if each of those guys feels like a 50%+ shot for us now, chances are that at least one of them - and probably more - won't be in the eventual class.
And that's fine. I think what's confusing about this thread title is that Webb is really talking about adding 13 new guys, not 13 more guys. Between the usual handful of decommitments and a greyshirt or two, it's totally possible that we'll see 13 currently uncommitted guys in this class while handing out 27-28 scholarships.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||My one oddball prediction is||
My one oddball prediction is that we'll see Alabama (or maybe Stanford) in the top 4. A lot of the the undefeated teams have played garbage schedules, and committee members have emphasized looking at more than just win-loss record.
|4 weeks 20 hours ago||I wonder if Harbaugh has||
I wonder if Harbaugh has tried used the "Could you run faster?" approach with Rudock. If not, he should definitely ask Rudock to pass better.
|4 weeks 22 hours ago||Here's the link.Key takeaway||
Key takeaway is that Ohio sucks.
|4 weeks 1 day ago||That's funny, but what does||
That's funny, but what does it have to do with this thread?
|4 weeks 2 days ago||Yeah, how dare he communicate||
Yeah, how dare he communicate any kind of uncertainty. Have some balls and say either 0% or 100%. Everything in between is cowardice.
|4 weeks 2 days ago||It's not hard to find a case||
It's not hard to find a case that disagrees with an observation like DrMantisToboggan's. It's also not meaningful. If you had to trust someone to build a college football roster, would you trust the top coaches in the country or the most widely read recruiting websites?
If the offers are legitimate, count me in for a guy like Pie Young who has offers from Michigan, Alabama, LSU, Florida State, USC, Georgia, Florida, Clemson, etc. I'm not worried about that 3-star rating.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||I like the clean, maize||
I like the clean, maize "Block M," but if Schlissel wants to replace the university logo with this, I'd be totally fine with it.
|5 weeks 1 day ago||Do you really want us to go||
Do you really want us to go through Urban's history of how he treats recruits and players?
|5 weeks 1 day ago||I do 20 things every day that||
I do 20 things every day that are dumber than anything O'Neill did. I just have the good fortune to do them without 110,000 people looking at me and millions more watching from home.
|5 weeks 1 day ago||I think it's a good question.||
I think it's a good question. I don't think we'll know what the incentives are until we've seen what the committee does for the first few years. If the committee turns out to be reluctant to rank a one-loss team ahead of an undefeated team with a weaker schedule (or a two-loss team ahead of a one-loss team with a weaker schedule), then I think there's a serious incentive to schedule so-so opponents instead of very good ones.
Hopefully the committee will be cool about this and it won't be an issue. But if the CFP were using the AP poll or coaches' poll, I'd be very careful about scheduling peer programs (especially on the road) if I were an AD thinking about making national title runs.
|5 weeks 1 day ago||Maybe Louisville is||
Maybe Louisville is manufacturing the whole story to get a recruiting boost.
|5 weeks 2 days ago||Just give him a huge ovation||
Just give him a huge ovation and enjoy watching him get back to being a great punter and one of the most valuable players on the team. If I were him, I'd love to hear the ovation but wouldn't want to be defined by this moment, even in pity. To me, an ovation would feel like support and a jersey would feel like pity.
|5 weeks 5 days ago||Isn't Wiltfong the guy who||
Isn't Wiltfong the guy who keeps switching his predictions to the school a kid is visiting, since the kid probably won't commit to a different school during the visit? Lame, especially from one of 24/7's core recruiting guys. If that's Wiltfong, I probably wouldn't make much of his Dylan Crawford prediction.
|5 weeks 5 days ago||–1 for Not A Real Rival||
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|6 weeks 1 day ago||Yeah, I feel like a dick,||
Yeah, I feel like a dick, mostly because I honestly like the guy.
|6 weeks 1 day ago||Seems about right||
|6 weeks 1 day ago||And you are a horrible||
And you are a horrible terrible poster and should always be remembered as such.
|6 weeks 2 days ago||Interesting. I wonder if||
Interesting. I wonder if that means the RB from Wisconsin is ready to commit to OSU if there's a spot for him.
|6 weeks 3 days ago||You know what, we've had -||
You know what, we've had - and have - injuries, too. Bryan Mone, Mario Ojemudia, De'Veon Smith, Drake Johnson, Channing Stribling, Joe Kerridge, Brian Cole, Chase Winovich, Dymonte Thomas, Wyatt Shallman, Mike McCray, Tyrone Wheatley Jr., and I'm sure a bunch of other guys I'm not remembering.
MSU's injuries have been more damaging this season, but 1) that's why depth is an important part of football and 2) it's not like MSU has been downplaying its success in recent years because it stayed relatively healthy. Injuries happen.
|6 weeks 3 days ago||Well, 27 other people in this||
Well, 27 other people in this thread. Does anyone read a thread before posting in it?