Who do you think will wear #2 jersey?

Who do you think will wear #2 jersey?

Submitted by JR's Flow on July 29th, 2012 at 8:32 PM

In an attempt to get away from all of the negative Dunn comments, I thought I would try to spark a conversation and I came across this.

Me my bro @Dymonte1 and my dude @JourdanJD lookin crazy twitter.com/RDouglas_21/st…

— Ross Douglas (@RDouglas_21) July 30, 2012

I noticed that Ross Douglas tried on the #2 jersey which Hoke has said will be held for the top DB.

EDIT: It is actually Jourdan Lewis wearing the #2 jersey.

So who do you think out of the touted 2013 class could end up wearing the Deuce jersey?

Candidates? Candidates:

Gareon Conley

Jourdan Lewis

Dymonte Thomas

Ross Douglas

and any other DB prospect I forgot.

My best guess would be Jourdan Lewis, his athleticism reminds me of Woodson so....that helps.


OSU RB Brionte Dunn charged with possession of marijuana

OSU RB Brionte Dunn charged with possession of marijuana

Submitted by Leaders And Best on July 29th, 2012 at 7:12 PM

Been a tough summer for Hoke and Urban Meyer. It will be interesting to see how Meyer handles this considering starting RB Jordan Hall is out at least another 6 weeks with injury.


Mod Edit [zl]:

From Eleven Warriors:


UPDATE 7:58pm: An Alliance Police Department report shows Dunn was arrested on June 2 for "Failure to Control." He appeared in court June 6, plead guilty and paid $35 and court costs, a total of $110.

There is no listing of Bri'onte Dunn being arrested July 28 or July 29 on the Alliance Police Department's online listing of arrests.

ESPN Radio couldn't have jumped the gun, right?

Update to the update: Eleven Warriors is now saying there is a new arrest. No new details yet.

End Mod Edit.

Not the Mod Edit:

The arrest is not related to the June incident.

More from Eleven Warriors:

UPDATE 9:06pm: Dustin Fox confirms Dunn was arrested this weekend:

Confirmed the Dunn arrest.. I have some more information but don't want to put it out there right now. I'm sure OSU will release a statement

UPDATE 8:37pm: Former Ohio State punter Jon Thoma weighs in:

Heard from someone back home that the Dunn weekend arrest is real. Couldn't say anything else, but doesn't look like the June arrest is all.

Not the Mod Edit #2:

CantonRep.com is reporting Dunn was found with drug paraphernalia possession and a seat belt violation, both misdemeanors. They report he was not arrested or booked into jail.


Not the Mod Edit #3:

CantonRep.com is now reporting Dunn was charged with possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was charged with a total of 4 misdemeanors and actually looks like he got off pretty lightly considering the potential DUI/reckless driving (already has a prior failure to control) and close to half a pound of marijuana in the police report:

Police observed Dunn driving on E. Broadway Street when he almost ran the blinking red light at Arch Avenue, traveled over the crosswalk and almost struck a patrol car, according to a police report.

Police stopped Dunn for the violation and he and his passenger were found to have a wooden pipe used for smoking marijuana, along with less than 200 grams of marijuana on the seat cushions and floor boards where he was seated. A small amount of marijuana was also found in the driver’s door pocket, according to the police report.


NFL sports agents accuse Saban of paying players at Alabama and MSU

NFL sports agents accuse Saban of paying players at Alabama and MSU

Submitted by Leaders And Best on July 29th, 2012 at 3:08 PM

Kind of a strange story, but Pittsburgh NFL sports agent Ralph Cindrich has accused Nick Saban cheating and paying players. Claims he has proof but offered no evidence in the interview. The weird part is how he brought this up in a discussion about Penn State. The agent is Pennsylvania native but a Pitt grad so no real strong ties to Penn State either.


The kicker is Alabama fans have been attacking him on his twitter, and Josh Luchs joined into the fray:

josh Luchs @Joshluchs

@RalphCindrich Good advice Ralph. Mine extend beyond Bama.

josh Luchs @Joshluchs

@RalphCindrich Yep. Saban was HC at MSU when Doc & I were bankrolling T. Banks and others.

2013 Recruits by other offers

2013 Recruits by other offers

Submitted by 1464 on July 29th, 2012 at 1:53 PM

So... I wasn't going to post this as the information was not as interesting as I had hoped it would be, but someone had to break the silence today, no new posts at all (EDIT: While writing my novel, a commit watch arose).

I used the Rivals information for which schools offered scholarships to kids who have committed to Michigan.  This only pertains to our 23 commits, not kids that are uncommitted or have pledged their services elsewhere.  Unfortunately, I do not have the time or resources to do something that compares our recruiting win% in comparison to other schools, but I think that would be a great topic (hint, hint).

All in all, our recruits can claim 268 scholarship offers from 70 schools.


So here are the ten schools who offered the most players in our class of 2013:

Tennessee 12
Purdue 10
Iowa 9
Michigan State 9
Syracuse 9
West Virginia 9
Boston College 8
Ohio State 8
Cincinnati 7
Illinois 7

What stands out to me is the non B1G schools.  It's interesting to see that these teams, moreso than others, have used a shotgun approach to extending offers.


Next is the B1G schools that offered our commits:

Purdue 10
Iowa 9
Michigan State 9
Ohio State 8
Illinois 7
Wisconsin 6
Indiana 5
Nebraska 5
Northwestern 5
Penn State 5
Minnesota 4

These makes sense, for the most part.  I don't think geography holds much bearing here, but established recruiting grounds may, which is why Nebraska doesn't collide as often as the other powers.  I think Minnesota and Indiana know the score.  Purdue is likely trying to get us back for the signing day coup a few years ago.  Also interesting is that we have beaten out OSU for 8 kids this year, yet the bucknuts seem to have a preconcieved notion that they get whosevah they want's tah get.


Finally, I have made a list of schools of interest, which is geared towards top 25 type programs:

Tennessee 12
West Virginia 9
Notre Dame 6
Pitt 5
Stanford 5
Alabama 4
South Carolina 4
Texas A&M 4
Virginia 4
Florida 3
Florida State 3
Arkansas 2
Miami YTM 2
Oklahoma State 2
Auburn 1


Teams of note that did not offer any of our 2013 recruits: Texas, Georgia


Commitment Watch: According to Dymonte Thomas [Edit: No commitment from Green]

Commitment Watch: According to Dymonte Thomas [Edit: No commitment from Green]

Submitted by a2_electricboogaloo on July 29th, 2012 at 1:38 PM

According to Dymonte Thomas on Twitter

He is about to commit! :)

He doesn't specify who, but with all the talk that has been going around Derrick Green, I feel like it has to be him.

Note: I thought this big enough to warrent it's own thread, but if the mods disagree feel free to take it down

Edit:  From Sarah Hughes

My text to recruit @ the BBQ: "Is it about to go down?" His reply: "DG? Definitely." #team134

According to tremendous

Tremendous I've been told that there's a better chance of him committing than not committing today. Him obviously being Derrick Green.

60% is the # [%] was given. Take it FWIW

Then according to Mark from Tremendous


Take it as you want, but its a good sign.\

One more for good measure, from a 'major site'

Another "idk yet" from Derrick Green when asked if he will commit to#Michigan before he leaves. That often means yes but we'll see.

Last edit (@BrOoKyLn_boii27 is Derrick Green's twitter):

From @BrOoKyLn_boii27: "I didn't commit

Big Ten Recruiting Rankings: 7-29-12

Big Ten Recruiting Rankings: 7-29-12

Submitted by Ace on July 29th, 2012 at 1:15 PM

Michigan adds a commitment this week, so the recruiting rankings are front-paged. Also, Penn State begins their post-sanction slip down the board and there's a new team at the bottom of the list. Changes since the last rankings:

7-23-12: Ross Douglas decommits from Penn State.
7-24-12: Michigan picks up Ross Douglas. Michigan State picks up Devyn Salmon.
7-25-12: Keelon Brookins decommits from Minnesota. Wisconsin picks up Keelon Brookins.
7-26-12: Indiana picks up Demetrius Hill.
7-28-12: Notre Dame picks up Jamel James. Ohio State picks up Tim Gardner. Purdue picks up Keyante Green.

Chart? Chart:

Big Ten+ Recruiting Class Rankings
Rank School # Commits Rivals Avg Scout Avg 24/7 Avg ESPN Avg Avg Avg^
1 Michigan 23 3.57 3.82 3.78 3.70 3.72
2 Notre Dame 18 3.56 3.89 3.78 3.83 3.76
3 Ohio State 16 3.69 3.63 3.63 3.75 3.67
4 Iowa 16 2.88 2.75 3.06 2.94 2.91
5 Illinois 15 2.93 2.80 2.66 3.07 2.87
6 Penn State 12 3.42 3.50 3.42 3.50 3.46
7 Northwestern 15 2.67 2.60 2.73 2.87 2.72
8 Nebraska 12 3.17 3.17 3.42 3.25 3.25
9 Wisconsin 12 3.17 3.08 3.08 3.08 3.10
10 Michigan State 11 3.00 3.00 3.00 3.27 3.07
11 Purdue 9 2.56 2.44 2.56 2.56 2.53
12 Indiana 5 2.80 2.20 2.60 2.40 2.53
13 Minnesota 5 2.20 2.40 2.60 2.60 2.45

^The average of the average rankings of the four recruiting services (the previous four columns). The figure is calculated based on the raw numbers and then rounded, so the numbers above may not average out exactly.

NOTE: Unranked recruits are counted as two-star players.

On to the full data after the jump.

Small Derrick Green Updates (Good)

Small Derrick Green Updates (Good)

Submitted by go16blue on July 28th, 2012 at 11:28 PM

Mods feel free to delete if you feel this is redundant, but there have been quite a few updates since the last thread, and it got so big that I doubt people were still checking it. So here's a quick rundown of the tweets from various sources:


Samm Webb: "@SamWebb77: Positive vibes from visitors in Ann Arbor today. Reason enough for a commit watch. No gut feelings, but commitment is a real possibility now"

Sarah Hughes: "@SarahMHughes87: Got a couple texts from recruits on campus right now saying good shot Green commits this weekend. Also, 2014 WR Artavis Scott mentioned."

Tremendous: "@TremendousUM: I wouldn't have called me back either @BrOoKyLn_boii27: Wit mi big bro Denard robinson #MICHIGAN"

A Green tweet from much earlier in the day: 'juz finished having a #GREAT talk with coach hooke #michigan'


And finally, a great picture from Green's twitter of his visit. Looks like the coaches are putting on the full court press.


More, thanks to jbr12: Per Mike Farrell at Rivals, Derrick Green has always texted back "no" when asked if he was going to commit on any visit he's been on. Tonight? "idk". The anticipation builds for tomorrow

Gridiron Kings Open Thread

Gridiron Kings Open Thread

Submitted by Leaders And Best on July 28th, 2012 at 10:15 PM

Shane Morris and target Laquon Treadwell are playing together on the Midwest team in the Champion Gridiron Kings 7-on-7 Tournament this weekend.  Pool play competition started today with the Tournament final Sunday at noon ET (stream live on ESPN3 and broadcast at 7pm ET on ESPNU).

EDIT #1: Tournament bracket is set: West vs. Southeast. Midwest vs. Southwest. Winners advance to final at 12pm ET (live on http://espn3.com)

EDIT #2: Midwest will play Southeast in final. In the semis, Midwest beat Southwest 20-14, and Southeast defeated West 26-20.

EDIT #3: Southeast defeats Midwest 47-19. Morris didn't have the same rhythm in 2nd half. If you watch the tape delay on ESPNU tonight on 7pm, I recommend turning it off at halftime.

The bad news: Midwest team has opened the tournament 1-2.  Midwest lost their opener vs. the West 27-21 after Morris could not connect with Treadwell on a fade on 4th and goal. Midwest then lost their 2nd game vs. the Southeast 20-7. Midwest pulled out their first win in the final game of pool play with a Morris 65 yd TD pass in the final minute vs. the Southwest 20-14.

The good news: Reports have Shane and Laquon developing nice chemistry on the field.

Morris and Treadwell are starting to develop a nice connection out here. Several hookups on the day. #Wolverines #GridironKings

It's been Shane Morris to LaQuon Treadwell all day for the Midwest team, best kind of recruiting pitch a QB can make to a WR...

Shane Morris/LaQuon Treadwell developing chemistry

Pool Play Standings

Southeast 3-0

Southwest 1-2

Midwest 1-2

West 1-2

- Day 1 Top Performers (Both have Laquon Treadwell in top 10):

Summary from most recruiting sites: Laquon Treadwell and FSU WR Tony Stevens were the 2 best WRs.  Best DBs were Vernon Hargreaves, Quin Blanding (2014), Leon McQuay, & Marcell Harris (3 of the 4 on the SE team). QBs were not standouts but Shane Morris best of the four. Other standouts were TE OJ Howard and LB Matthew Thomas.




100 Michigan Touchdowns. It doesnt get any better than this!

100 Michigan Touchdowns. It doesnt get any better than this!

Submitted by WingsNWolverines on July 28th, 2012 at 6:52 PM

Forgive me for the embedding failure I lost my note on how to do that. This video by our good friend WolverineHistorian has me seriously even more psyched for September 1st. LETS GET THIS SEASON GOING!!!