This is maaaaybe premature there, ESPN. Maryland #1 FWIW.
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|2 weeks 5 days ago||I reward you all the points,||
I reward you all the points, sir
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Here's the thing, if that||
Here's the thing, if that last play that didn't happen actually doesn't happen and it's just a standard punt and a Failed Mary, does that game make the top 100? It was a pretty ho hum game, other than that play and the Lewis/Burbridge battle.
|4 weeks 5 days ago||I'm beginning to wonder if||
I'm beginning to wonder if it's a conscientious decision too...I count only 6 offers out to OH kids in the 2017 class too and most of those were offered by Hoke (Josh Myers, Williamson, etc). Given Harbaugh, I wouldn't be surprised if he wanted to win it all with an Ohio-free roster as a giant middle finger to all the OSU fans that say "Michigan football wouldn't be anything without Ohio"
|5 weeks 1 day ago||Seems pretty likely at least||
Seems pretty likely at least one former Wolverine will win a SB ring. Only 3 teams in playoffs do not have a Wolverine (Vikes, Texans, 'Skins) and I would consider it a major surprise if any of those 3 even made the SB, let alone won it.
|9 weeks 5 days ago||There's actually multiple||
There's actually multiple guys on this list that almost picked Michigan - Garnett, Sheldon Day and wasn't Jeremy Cash a guy that was high on M during his recruitment? Or was it OSU?
|11 weeks 5 days ago||To be fair, the 7th CB taken||
To be fair, the 7th CB taken in the 2015 draft was picked 50th overall (Ronald Darby). Would any of us be surprised if Lewis was taken mid-2nd round? I feel like he's a 1st-2nd rounder, so it wouldn't surprise me at all to be ranked the 7th best CB going into the 2016 draft.
|16 weeks 2 days ago||Perhaps, but just to satisfy||
Perhaps, but just to satisfy my intrigue of what might have happened had he punted it backwards, what would be the ruling if he punted it out of the endzone? I know that if you fumble it out of the endzone, it's a safety but what about a punt?
|16 weeks 2 days ago||Just thought this up today,||
Just thought this up today, but as folks know, O'Neill went to still punt the ball after the botched snap, but he was facing the wrong way. Should O'Neill have gotten the punt off and it went in the back of the Michigan endzone, would that have been a safety and thus a tie game?
|16 weeks 6 days ago||The list isn't actually one||
The list isn't actually one for the NFL, it's for "if you needed to win a college football game this Saturday, which B1G players would you want on your team?"
Now, having said that, it's Scouts Inc that's creating the list and I'm sure it's hard to take the "scouting for NFL purposes" glasses off here.
|16 weeks 6 days ago||I didn't mean this as a knock||
I didn't mean this as a knock on the other guys, but based on what I've seen from Lewis this year and what the advanced analysis (from Brian and PFF), Lewis is arguably the Thorpe winner and a first team AA if the season ended today. To not fit him on this list at all is lunacy.
|16 weeks 6 days ago||Admittedly, this is a list of||
Admittedly, this is a list of "Who they would draft to have as a team entirely made of B1G players?", so if there were 10 DB's that were better players than the top QB, the QB would still go ahead of the 3rd or 4th ranked DB since the team needs a QB (think of it like Draftageddon). But the DB's they had ranked above Lewis were Peppers, Desmond King, Eric Murray and Vonn Bell.
|16 weeks 6 days ago||Mainly because I didn't||
Mainly because I didn't really care about the top 25 list and was pointing out the lack of Lewis in said list seems to me to be the most discussion inducing aspect of the list.
|21 weeks 6 days ago||Minor note||
Hey Brian, on the 29 yard QB keeper on the zone read that was called back because of a WR hold, it's definitely RJS (not Ojemudia) that bit on the fake of the RB up the middle.
Ojemudia was only a -7 for this game now...yay?
|23 weeks 6 days ago||It's here.....it's actually||
It's here.....it's actually here. GO BLUE!!!
|23 weeks 6 days ago||This has been the case for a||
This has been the case for a while. OSU recruiting guys have been saying that OSU likes Mitchell but likes others more and are waiting on those guys first. If they miss out on Victor & Corley, I would expect them to go after Mitchell much harder (if Mitchell commits to M tonight of course).
|24 weeks 1 day ago||Such a tease!||
Such a tease!
|26 weeks 1 day ago||Yes, I agree, Draymond Green||
Yes, I agree, Draymond Green is the worst. Can't understand how anyone likes him from an M fandom standpoint.
In a similar vain to Braxton, my guy is easy and it's Troy Smith. Dude was what you'd want in your QB - calm, collected, always made the right play, never quit, killer record. Maybe this has a lot to do with that comeback in 2005, but he has a lot of my respect for the way he played.
|39 weeks 3 hours ago||This is pretty offensive.||
This is pretty offensive. Jalen Rose has donated money to the university and donated over $1 million to help kids in poor areas get better opportunities. He's created a leadership academy for Detroit kids and paid to renovate his high school's gym. He's ambassador and spokesman for the NBA's retired players association and won awards for his philathropy....yet Jalen only cares about Jalen. Seriously?
|49 weeks 3 hours ago||Wait||
Wait, aren't Darboh & Chesson RS Jr's this coming season?
|1 year 5 days ago||Irony as in Harbaugh's||
Irony as in Harbaugh's comments back when he was at Stanford about M pushing football players into "easy" majors
|1 year 1 week ago||This is mesmerizing||
Kim Kardashian, eat your heart out
|1 year 1 week ago||Disinterested is meant more||
Disinterested is meant more for Smotrycz and lost meant for Chatman. Afterall, it was Smot's soph year, I hope he's not still lost at that point. And I think a lot of Smot's issues were in regards to his role in Beilein's system. If I remember correctly, I don't think he was too happy with the number of minutes he was getting at the 5 spot (i.e. he didn't want to be banging down low). I'm worried that maybe Chatman doesn't fit in to what Beilein wants from him in his system, ala Smot. Time will tell, hopefully an offseason does wonders.
|1 year 1 week ago||Chatman||
Does anyone else see any similarities to how Chatman looks out there to how Smotrycz looked in his final year here? Absolutely zero confidence in themselves, look incredibly disinterested/lost. Hope Chatman can stick through it and get to a place where he's utilizing all the athletic skills he has. Maybe it's just an offseason of weights and practicing with his teammates is all that he needs.
|1 year 2 weeks ago||Don't forget OL Darris||
Don't forget OL Darris Sawtelle (SP?) from the mid-2000's. Granted, he was a Tenn legacy (I forget if it was his father or grandfather that played there). Tenn used to get some solid Ohio kids from time to time too....strangely, it seems like none of these of these Mich/Ohio kids has ever worked out at Tenn.
|1 year 4 weeks ago||While technically true||
While technically true (turning down Meyer @ OSU), he did say yes to Meyer twice before, as a GA at Bowling Green and then joining him at UF in Urban's final year there (Muschamp held on to Durkin after Meyer left, not Meyer holding on to Durkin after Zook left). Clearly though, he's wisened with age.
|1 year 8 weeks ago||Wow. Considering how early||
Wow. Considering how early he decided for M and how he was a class leader with all the t-shirts, etc and how important education was to him, this is really surprising after just one semester....or was he an EE?
|1 year 13 weeks ago||I don't know Dave Ablauf all||
I don't know Dave Ablauf all that well, so take this as just an opinion, but when I volunteered for the athletic department when I was a student (2001), I worked with all the SIDs, including Dave, who was great from the little contact I had with him (football SID is obviously much busier than most of the other SIDs). So he's been there for a very long time and was Bruce Madej's right hand man (I assume he has taken Bruce's place with Bruce retiring). I doubt Dave is just a "Brandon guy" and is instead bringing up Harbaugh comments that were pretty disrespectful. I remember being on this blog when they were said and everyone ready to go to their local Ann Arbor torch & pitchfork store to skewer Harbaugh for life. I seem to remember a Mike Hart comment being "well, he just blew any chance he had of ever being Michigan coach"....time heals all wounds (and then some) I suppose.
|1 year 15 weeks ago||That 2nd point is key here.||
That 2nd point is key here. The recruits Beilein appeals to are the ones you want because they're gym rats and love the game and have a strong desire to get better. I'd rather have the kids that sign up because they buy in to what Beilein is selling in terms of becoming better than say, the top 25 recruit that signs up because of the glam & glitz of a Midnight Madness or the prestige of being a basketball player at a Kentucky or Kansas.
Not to mention, looking at previous years of the top 247 recruits, outside of the top 5 or 10 recruits, it's pretty hit or miss with the top guys. At this point, I'll trust Beilein's ability to identify the guys he wants out of the remaining guys that aren't in that top 5 or 10.
|1 year 17 weeks ago||Important Question||
Let's consider this before we get excited - how often is Bacon right/wrong with these types of things?
Also, making a guess means you should probably still bet on the field here.
|1 year 18 weeks ago||Oregon had a bye week last||
Oregon had a bye week last week, so they had 12 days to prepare for this game.
I think the OL injuries had an effect, but as many have said, I don't Oregon's D is good and that certainly wasn't effected by OL injuries.