It's likely that the five power conferences get "autonomy" in tomorrow's vote, forever changing the landscape of college football. I hope and believe this will lead to improvements, but if the vote passes, as expected, the sport will never be the same. I apologize in advance for all the Pelini comments, but I think he's on target here:
"This gives you a lot better chance of getting things done," Nebraska coach Bo Pelini said. "[What we have now] would be like if Microsoft had to operate under the same restrictions as the mom-and-pop store down the street. It's ridiculous, and it doesn't work."
"You have all these committees made up of people with different agendas that meet like twice a year," Pelini said. "It was broken before it ever got started."
"It's tough for an organization as large as ours to keep up with everything," Iowa head coach Kirk Ferentz said. "My hopes are that maybe we can streamline some policies, re-evaulate some things and come up with a little more efficient way of operating."
I'm curious about the remaining spots in the 2015 recruiting class, announcement dates, needs, etc.
There have been positive reports on all of the following recruits (positions have been edited slightly.)
- CB Marcus Lewis
- RB Mike Weber
- DE Darian Roseboro
- LB/DE Jalen Bates
- OLB Keisean Lucier-South
- DE/LB Asmar Bilal
- DE/TE Tyrone Wheatley
I would assume that the coaches would gladly accept commitments from all of these fine young men. Which of these are expected to commit somewhere sooner rather than later? Which are waiting until NSD? How many of these are likely to come here? Are these all still in a position of need (especially DE Roseboro, Bates, and even Wheatley.) Given the 9 commitments thus far, and the spots remaining in the 2015, I would think we can't accept many more than this.
None of us have a perfect crystal ball. As such, there's no way to really predict the likelihood of any of these recruits actually making a commitment, let alone signing a LOI come February. Nonetheless, I am struck by how many solid and well regarded recruits are seriously considering coming to Michigan. In some years past, Michigan didn't have a realistic chance for many offered recruits to actually come and don the maize and blue. That appears to have changed, and much for the better.
For the second time in less than two years, Jay Harris has tossed aside a football scholarship to pursue his music dream.
Western Michigan head coach P.J. Fleck confirmed Tuesday that Harris is no longer a part of the Broncos football program. The wide receiver, originally a Michigan State signee, announced back in November that he would be restarting his football career at WMU.
The first two paragraphs are copy, paste from the link. As most of you may remember, Jay Harris left MSU to pursue a rap career. And one of his music videos quickly went viral around here.
Felt it was board worthy and I'm bored so I'm posting it. Former UM TE Martell Webb was picked up by the Browns today.
If you're saying "who?" it's because he played for us during the very forgetable 2007-2010 period only totalling 9 receptions for 111 yards and 2 touchdowns in an offense that didn't really feature tight ends.
He has bounced around a few practice squads but hopefully he finds a role for Cleveland.
I wish this was a joke but this involves the NCAA. I can't believe its someone's job to decide whether "cake icing" is considered "decorative items" under NCAA bylaw 184.108.40.206.
Remember him saying he grew up a UM fan, but he chose to stay close to home and committed to the Noles.
Luckily we already have Cole, but wonder what our other options for the 2015 class at WR are
Trending well with KLS. Per Mlive, per Rivals:
"I love the program," Lucier-South told Rivals.com's Adam Gorney this week. "It's my favorite school. The tradition there is insane. I've been watching them since I was a little kid. I can feel the vibe over there and that's why I chose them as my first official visit, too. I want to check it out. I really love Michigan right now."
Original rivals link is in the quote. MLive link: http://www.mlive.com/wolverines/index.ssf/2014/08/5-star_deolb_keisean_lucier-so.html#incart_river