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|30 weeks 4 days ago||One quibble||
This characterization of GR3 is false:
[Chatman] should be an upgrade on the boards over Robinson, who possessed more athleticism but less length and feel for rebounding.
GR3 has the same wingspan as Chatman - 6'10". As far the feel for rebounding, you are correct.
|1 year 5 weeks ago||My word, a class of Coleman,||
My word, a class of Coleman, McQuaid and Manuel (maybe 1 more guy?) would be great. Emphasis on skills - JB's top prereq.
|1 year 14 weeks ago||Press coverage||
One important thing to remember about playing press coverage is that you need a pass rush to make it work.
MSU had Calhoun coming off the edge freaking people out.
We did not have that this past year. It's tough to maintain press coverage for more than 4-5 seconds (if that) so you need to know that you're not going to give the QB 6-7 seconds back there to pick you apart.
Frank Clark was the great hope for that this year. Other than glimpses we didn't see it. Hopefully it gets better next year.
|2 years 37 weeks ago||Conley posted something to||
Conley posted something to the effect of (I'm paraphrasing): 'committed too early, nothing against Michigan, just hadn't seen any other schools.'
|2 years 37 weeks ago||No comments on Gareon Conley's tweets?||
Is he still really considered a commit?
|5 years 36 weeks ago||Brian - I think you made a||
Brian - I think you made a math error on Tate's percentages. DO + CA = 16 and the total chart is only 25, with equals 64%, not 58%. 67% if you're dropping out the 1 in the MA column.
58% sounds bad but 64% sounds good, as the baseline for "good day" is about 60%.
|5 years 37 weeks ago||Brian - trying to download||
Brian - trying to download the mp3 and it keeps giving me an error message saying no file exists.
Please double check it.
|5 years 38 weeks ago||Brian, MSU's protected||
Brian, MSU's protected schools are not PSU and OSU. They're PSU and Michigan.
MSU's and OSU's protected schools are arguably the toughest - M and PSU.
|5 years 38 weeks ago||DJ Williamson - a gliding||
DJ Williamson - a gliding fast WR with some ability at CB. Know what former Wolverine that sounds like? Morgan Trent.
|5 years 38 weeks ago||There are fewer independents||
There are fewer independents than there used to be. Before Muskegon joined the OK Red, they faced some difficult times filling out a home schedule, too, and frequently made long trips (including Ohio and Indiana) to get to 8 or 9 games.
Add in that Inkster's scheduling happened really, really late, and you have the perfect storm for all road games.
|5 years 39 weeks ago||I just hope that Stevie||
I just hope that Stevie sticks his arms out like a helicopter and makes a motor noise with his mouth as he "spins" around the field. That alone would at least confuse the offense.
|5 years 39 weeks ago||Perhaps against power running||
Perhaps against power running schemes we'll see Brown replaced by JB Fitzgerald? Reports on JB are good and he's got at least 3 inches and 30 pounds on Stevie.
Oh, and can "Crab Man" be Roh's official nickname, much as Butler went by Manbearfreak? Please?
|5 years 42 weeks ago||I would caution against||
I would caution against making broad judgements based on only one or two years of data. The DT class in the midwest is very poor this year, and we haven't had success in attracting much long-distance talent.
In many ways I think RR values, more than anything, the same thing that LC valued in recruiting: talent.
|5 years 43 weeks ago||Seth Broekhuizen kicking numbers||
As a Kicker:
62 PAT (no word on how many he missed)
As a Punter:
4 punts for 178 yards (44.5 per punt). Again, prolific offenses don't punt much in HS.
84 kickoffs with 35 touchbacks (42%).
Verdict: Although his sample size is small, he has good potential as a punter down the road. Leg strength might be an issue as a FG kicker and on kickoffs.
|5 years 49 weeks ago||Brian - I believe the other||
Brian - I believe the other QB Cone outplayed (in addition to Caudle) was Pat Devlin, who did nothing at Penn State before transferring to Delaware. Much like Caudle's situation, this makes Cone's "outplaying of highly touted guys" performance look significantly worse.
|6 years 10 weeks ago||I'd put Brandon Smith on the||
I'd put Brandon Smith on the 2nd team. Remember the year when Brandon Smith and Leon Jones were our best players?
My gosh, there were some dark years.
A team of Horton-Dion-BRJ-Lavell-Graham could do some damage (at least in terms of potential).
I wish Lavell was playing today. Imagine him starting for us at the 4 today. He'd be a perfect fit for Beilein.
|6 years 11 weeks ago||I believe the Florida||
I believe the Florida linebacker who tried to commit was named David Justice, which is memorable because it's the same name as the former MLB star.
|6 years 12 weeks ago||Glendening played hockey at||
Glendening played hockey at Hotchkiss? Was that after he graduated from East Grand Rapids HS? I remember watching him play FB to Kelvin Grady's RB for a few years.
|6 years 12 weeks ago||9 conference games is the||
9 conference games is the worst idea ever.
You either do 8, or you do 10 and play everyone. 5 home, 5 away, and have 2 OOC games.
We'd have to alternate between 6 & 7 home games every year assuming we keep the home & home with ND, so I doubt that happens as the Athletic Department basically needs 7 home games a year for the financial side of things to work.
But seriously, 9 games is a terrible idea. They just need to make it so teams don't miss Michigan and OSU in the same year. That's ridiculous. Pair OSU with Indiana and Michigan with Minnesota or something.
|6 years 13 weeks ago||Brian, your memory on Foote||
Brian, your memory on Foote is the same as mine. Pershing HS -> safety/LB spot duty -> starter -> TFL machine.
One can hope that MJ turns out as well.
|6 years 15 weeks ago||From the sounds of it,||
From the sounds of it, Oklahoma is full, thus no offer for Pearlie.
|6 years 17 weeks ago||http://www.youtube.com/watch?||
Video, including the Kampfer hit (although not a great view).
The two MSU kids, should, as a rule, be out for at least as long as Kampfer is, plus more. You do something that earns a penalty and injures another player = you can't play until he can.
|6 years 17 weeks ago||Navarre was NOT a converted||
Navarre was NOT a converted TE.
Anyone who told you that has no idea what they're talking about.
Navarre was actually considered a better QB prospect than OH native Andy Mignery, who was in the same class and later moved to TE and played a lot on special teams.
|6 years 18 weeks ago||Casteel isn't coming. Why||
Casteel isn't coming.
Why don't people realize this?
|6 years 18 weeks ago||Seriously, Brian - is there||
Seriously, Brian - is there anyway to allow users to just stay logged in until I choose to log out (or my cookies delete...but that's up to my browser). I mean, I have Scout & Rivals memberships and even they let me stay logged in.
|6 years 19 weeks ago||There is no such thing as a||
There is no such thing as a partial scholarship in D1 college football. It's all or nothing.
Hyde's name has come up but neither premium site has confirmed an offer. Supposedly, Hyde's grades are an issue.
|6 years 19 weeks ago||I refuse to be optimistic on||
I refuse to be optimistic on Robinson until after the visit, IF (**IF**) we get rave reviews.
It's still most likely that the kid ends up a Gator.
|6 years 19 weeks ago||Morales gets his scholie if||
Morales gets his scholie if there are leftovers.
He's first in line, but it is not ensured.
|6 years 19 weeks ago||Yep, Marlo, not Marlon. Who||
Yep, Marlo, not Marlon.
Who had the better kingpin - Avon or Marlo? Hmmm.....
|6 years 19 weeks ago||Hold on a sec Brian - If we||
Hold on a sec Brian -
If we get Denard (**fingers crossed x 10**), you can bet he'll get a long look at QB and maybe even get some of the Carlos Brown/Justin Feagin ISQD plays next year.
But there's no way they simply stick him at corner with no shot at QB. If they wanted to do that, there's no way he'd ever come to A2, and goal #1 is to get him, period, regardless of position.