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|16 hours 19 min ago||I know we don't know a ton||
I know we don't know a ton about Watson's game, but we do know that despite him being the youngest CB on the roster, he's weighs the most. That will change when Peppers show up, but Watson is already a decently built DB for a kid who should be a month away from prom. That doesn't mean he'll be a good safety, but often times kids who have safety size, but CB skills are also good safeties.
|16 hours 27 min ago||There is nothing wrong with||
There is nothing wrong with Jimmy Buffett. It's fun summertime music. Personally, I'm more of a Bob Marley guy, but there's nothing wrong with a little Margaritaville mixed in.
|16 hours 43 min ago||Fair enough, but I think the||
Fair enough, but I think the argument against Malzone is that all things are not being equal.
|16 hours 47 min ago||There are plenty of reasons||
There are plenty of reasons you would move a press corner to safety. One is because you have a lot of other good corners. The other would be because you don't have a lot of good safeties. If some combination of Peppers, Lewis, and Stribling are the starting CBs in a couple years, why not move Watson if he's a good safety? In that instance, you wouldn't really be moving him from corner to safety, you'd be moving him from bench to safety.
|23 hours 10 min ago||Franklin has a much tougher||
Franklin has a much tougher road ahead of him than Hoke did. Outside of the QB position, Penn State will be very thin and untalented for the next couple years, making it much harder for him to have immediate success like Hoke did. Hoke initially had the "new coach" hype that helped in recruiting, and then he had the "11 wins and BCS bowl victory" the following year, keeping the hype going full speed ahead. Franklin will have it for the 2015 class, but if he starts getting beat up, it will be tough sledding for him beyond that.
Our game against PSU is incredibly important this year.
|23 hours 40 min ago||Realistically, both Tyriq||
Realistically, both Tyriq Thompson and Wheatley Jr could be put in that category, and Kirkland is probably close too. And being in a top 2-3 at this point is not a bad place to be.
|1 day 17 hours ago||I don't mean "prime" as in||
I don't mean "prime" as in the guys won't get any better, because I think they all will. I mean "prime" as in as good as they were going to be as college players. Derrick Rose (healthy) is better in the NBA than he was in college, but that doesn't mean Memphis didn't get a great player out of him.
My point is - in this day and age, you can't expect a guy to be one of the top college basketball players and stick around for long.
|1 day 18 hours ago||But isn't that what we've||
But isn't that what we've had? I'd argue both Trey and Hardaway were in their primes a year ago and Stauskas was this year. Guys in their primes don't stay in college long.
|1 day 18 hours ago||I will buy a Stauskas jersey||
I will buy a Stauskas jersey no matter who he plays for. He was one of my favorite wolverines in a while.
|1 day 18 hours ago||I wouldn't worry about||
I wouldn't worry about Enfield and USC. They have such an awful basketball following/tradition and I'm not sold that Enfield can do anything at this level. If Martin can start off by recruiting Oakland, Sacramento and the kids from LA that UCLA and Arizona don't want, he'll be just fine.
|1 day 18 hours ago||Yeah, no high profile job||
Yeah, no high profile job will want him. Tennessee might, though.
|1 day 19 hours ago||Agreed. Also, he's going to||
Agreed. Also, he's going to be really pissed when some rapper comes out named 3chainz or Morechainz and he's immediately obsolete.
|2 days 15 hours ago||You realize our two more||
You realize our two more realistic RB commits are a kid from Michigan and a kid who has already been committed to us, right? So not all that random. And both of those guys are pretty unanimously regarded very highly. I wouldn't be pissed with offering Holloman as an all-purpose type athlete, but I don't think that offering him is a no-brainer by any stretch. Sure he's fast, but he hasn't exactly put up crazy stats and it's a small class. And we already have a couple very good RBs interested, as previously stated.
|2 days 16 hours ago||Do you mean other than the||
Do you mean other than the film in this post?
|2 days 16 hours ago||Fair, but Tim and Trey were||
Fair, but Tim and Trey were far more productive in college than GRIII ever was. Outside of "being really athletic" and "dunking" what skills has GRIII shown?
|2 days 16 hours ago||I wouldn't go as far as Chris||
I wouldn't go as far as Chris Johnson just yet, but I agree that that speed and agility are hard to come by. Can he catch? I think he'd be a great fit as a slot receiver. Or you can just say he's a slot receiver/running back/returner type guy, and fit him it as needed, sort of like Norfleet now.
|2 days 16 hours ago||Holloman is really, really||
Holloman is really, really fast. Don't pay too much attention to the time, as conditions (temperature, wind) are typically less than ideal at state championship meets (plus he was running it for the third time that day). Any kid who wins the Division 1 state championship in the 100m as a sophomore is very, very fast.
|2 days 16 hours ago||Although I tend to agree,||
Although I tend to agree, it's the news outlets job to report what they know. If the kids wouldn't allow them to know anything, then their announcement wouldn't be ruined. For example, GRIII could have made his announcement, and then signed with an agent (our found an agent to sign with) and his announcement wouldn't have been ruined.
|2 days 18 hours ago||Chatman is not a four, he's a||
Chatman is not a four, he's a wing player all the way. Closer to a 2 than a 4.
|3 days 19 hours ago||I agree with you. It bothers||
I agree with you. It bothers me when people make the argument that just because something comes from a plant in the US that it's the same as being an American product. Sure, the factory line workers who build it are American, but all of the jobs that make big money off of those cars are all overseas.
|3 days 19 hours ago||Not about being a "man."||
Not about being a "man." It's about space and functionality. Pilots are much smaller than the options he's considering.
|3 days 19 hours ago||You can't say that just||
You can't say that just because a car is cheaper it must be worse. A lot of people gravitate toward Hondas and Toyotas recently, and their prices reflect that. But even new vs new, I think the Caravan stacks up at least comparably to those two.
Keep in mind that you will put a lot of miles on a minivan, because it's the car you will use the most with your family. A car that has 60k on it now will be looking at 6 figures in just 2-3 years.
Also - minivans are the worst type of car to buy used. They get beat to shit. Kids spilling, puking, setting themselves, dropping milk or apple sauce, and there is lots of stuff thrown in and out all the time. Finding a used minivan that isn't in tough shape is tough. It's one thing to buy a car some single guy drove for 3 years. But a car that a whole family used up for 60k miles will almost always look like shit inside and out.
|3 days 20 hours ago||Here's the issue with that:||
Here's the issue with that: with the SUVs that have the third row of seating (outside of Tahoe/suburbans) is you either get the third row, or storage space in the trunk, but not both. When that third row is up, you can't fit anything in the back.
We have a VW Routan which is just a rebadged Caravan and we love it. We picked that over a new Sienna/Odyssey. I would go with that all day, we love it.
|5 days 10 hours ago||If Amadeo Della Valle can||
If Amadeo Della Valle can play in Europe, Jordan Morgan certainly can.
|5 days 10 hours ago||Probably a couple hundred||
Probably a couple hundred grand a year. Not a bad living for a few years before real life starts.
|5 days 14 hours ago||Agreed. You see this a lot||
Agreed. You see this a lot in recruiting. Michigan takes a big recruit at position X, and the other guys who play that same position say that doesn't affect their decision, but then it does. Which is fine, because no one is going to admit that. But it's a factor.
|5 days 14 hours ago||With no disrespect to Jon||
With no disrespect to Jon Horford in the least - he's not an NBA player, plain and simple. He's tall, but not elite tall. There are plenty of 6'10" guys that come out every year. He's a good but not great finished, shot blocker, and rebounder. He's not much of a shooter at all. I am upset he's leaving because I think he can be a solid to quite good college player next fall, but an NBA player he is not.
|1 week 1 day ago||I don't live in Michigan||
I don't live in Michigan either, but when I talk to my UM fan/alum friends, I hear a lot of talk about how Shane should start over Gardner. It's silly, but prevalent.
|1 week 1 day ago||Agreed - I love that move||
Agreed - I love that move too. Taco played 3T in passing situations last year and did fine, so him playing SDE in the 4-3 over is about perfect for him. He plays like a WDE but he's huge. An equal rotation of him and Beyer sounds about right to me.
|1 week 1 day ago||It's funny that OSU fans are||
It's funny that OSU fans are saying that about DG. Gardner torched their D in Columbus last year, partially while injured, and was one pass away from beating them. But he's not a QB? Was it our other offensive standouts who scored all those points?
If MSU fans said that, that's fine. Maybe they're putting a lot of emphasis on just that game, or they didn't watch his other games. But OSU fans? I don't get it.