Bowl Games Opening Day Open Thread: New Mexico* Bowl and Potato* Bowl

Bowl Games Opening Day Open Thread: New Mexico* Bowl and Potato* Bowl

Submitted by M-Wolverine on December 15th, 2012 at 12:38 PM
*Seth approved names. I combined them. If this thread gets huge we could split it for te second game. But I doubt it for these. But football! And Rich and Arizona start it off vs. a bad Nevada team, followed by some more sorta local interest in Toledo vs.....Utah State. Did I say at least it's new college football?

Rating M's recruiting by offers: Poggi #1. EDIT. Dawson checks in at 3

Rating M's recruiting by offers: Poggi #1. EDIT. Dawson checks in at 3

Submitted by Blue boy johnson on December 14th, 2012 at 8:50 PM

Many posters say they put more credence in offers to a recruit rather than Star Rankings. Using this criteria, the number one recruit in the 2013 class is Henry Poggi, followed closely by Logan Tuley-Tillman. Updated with David Dawson checking in at 3. Lack of a Rivals reported ND offer, keeps Dawson behind Poggi and LTT.

Some players such as Shane Morris and Jourdan Lewis suffer the consequences of committing early and not getting as many offers as they otherwise would.

Here is a list of my unassailable rankings based on offers per Rivals. Following the rankings will be a list of each recruit and his, IMO, top 5 offers. Feel free to click on each and every recruit and check out his complete offer list on your own.

If a player had less than 5 offers, I listed all offers. in the case of poor Scott Sypniewski, he had no offers other than M. Poor kid will have to get by with a Michigan education.

1 Henry Poggi
2 Logan Tuley-Tillman
3 David Dawson
4 Kyle Bosch
5 Patrick Kugler
6 Dymonte Thomas
7 Mike McCray
8 Shane Morris
9 Maurice Hurst Jr.
10 Ben Gedeon
11 Taco Charlton
12 Chris Fox
13 Jake Butt
14 Ross Douglas
15 Deveon Smith
16 Wyatt Shallman
17 Delano Hill
18 Csont'e York
19 Jaron Dukes
20 Da'Mario Jones
21 Channing Stribling
22 Jourdan Lewis
23 Khalid Hill
24 Scott Sypniewski

The Offer chart is now in numerical order; 1-24, allowing for easier comparison.

Player Offers
Henry Poggi  
  Alabama
  USC
  Ohio State
  Notre Dame
  Florida
Logan Tuley-Tillman  
  Alabama
  USC
  Ohio State
  Notre Dame
  Florida State
David Dawson  
  Alabama
  USC
  Ohio State
  Florida
  Florida State
Kyle Bosch  
  Alabama
  Notre Dame
  Stanford
  Nebraska
  Michigan State
Patrick Kugler  
  Notre Dame
  Florida
  Florida State
  Stanford
  Tennessee
Dymonte Thomas  
  Ohio State
  Notre Dame
  Tennessee
  Michigan State
  UCLA
Mike McCray  
  Ohio State
  Oklahoma
  South Carolina
  Nebraska
  Tennessee
Shane Morris  
  Alabama
  Tennessee
  Michigan State
  Cincinnati
  Syracuse
Maurice Hurst Jr.  
  Ohio State
  Nebraska
  Michigan State
  North Carolina
  Penn State
Ben Gedeon  
  Ohio State
  Stanford
  Michigan State
  Penn State
  Pitt
Taco Charlton  
  Notre Dame
  Nebraska
  Tennessee
  UCLA
  Pitt
Chris Fox  
  Ohio State
  Tennessee
  Iowa
  Purdue
  Colorado
Jake Butt  
  Stanford
  Wisconsin
  Tennessee
  UCLA
  Iowa
Ross Douglas  
  Nebraska
  Wisconsin
  Tennessee
  Penn State
  Pitt
Deveon Smith  
  Ohio State
  West Virginia
  Indiana
  Bowling Green
Wyatt Shallman  
  Michigan State
  Cincinnati
  Syracuse
Delano Hill  
  Iowa
  Illinois
  Pitt
Csont'e York  
  Illinois
  Cincinnati
  Syracuse
Jaron Dukes  
  Illinois
  Toledo
Da'Mario Jones  
  Toledo
  Central Michigan
  Bowling Green
Channing Stribling  
  Ball State
  Charlotte
  Howard
  Hampton
Jourdan Lewis  
  Toledo
Khalid Hill  
  Central Michigan
Scott Sypniewski  
  None

 

AIRBHG next victim ?

AIRBHG next victim ?

Submitted by MichiganMan_24_ on December 14th, 2012 at 5:59 PM

I post this as a prayer. I ask AIRBHG to let go of his attacks for one newly committed LeShun Daniels. The kid is a friend of mine and attends my alma mater as did Manningham,Prescott,and the town shame Mo Clarett..Iowa got what i feel is a very under valued recruit who will fit their style well..so the watch is on..and i know i will now keep my distance from the kid.

John U. Bacon on seat licenses, Athletic Department profits, and fan loyalty.

John U. Bacon on seat licenses, Athletic Department profits, and fan loyalty.

Submitted by Wave83 on December 14th, 2012 at 9:23 AM

Here is the latest blog post from John Bacon, discussing the new seat licenses, the "business" of sports, and fan loyalty.  I have to say I agree with him completely.  I also remember the very same "old days" he describes at the Stadium.

http://johnubacon.com/2012/12/tradition-for-fun-but-mostly-profit/