5 star RB Davis to USC

5 star RB Davis to USC

Submitted by Chi-Blue on May 17th, 2012 at 10:55 PM

So I'm sure I will catch some hell for this but here it goes anyway. Remember Kyle Prater, the 5 star WR a couple years ago from Illinois who ended up at USC that everyone was recruiting. He went to USC and eventually lost out to all the other WR they had most of whom were California recruits. Ty Isaac is the second 5-star RB to pull the trigger for USC in the last couple days now. Only one of them is going to start, only one will be the man, and only one will get the bulk of the work. I know, I know everyone says they will be a team player, and they just want the chance to compete, but at some point 5 star, ESPN 150, Under Armor, Army All-Americans expect to play. If its close dont you go with the local talent Davis kid where you are trying to keep/build a pipeline? (and Stockton St. Marys, and Lincoln where Davis is from is an area that produces a ton of talent)

Its very strange to me that a kid like Isaac who would be the favorite to be a starter in a couple years, at a school that is much closer, at a school that has a higher academic standing, at a school that has the best offesive line class in the country, at a school where his parents could attend every home game and most of the away games if they chose to, would choose USC?? Gotta hand to Kiffin and Old Ed as he is called in SEC country for getting the job done.

Almost forgot, Prater is now at Northwestern. Couldn't find the field in Southern California I guess. You can say what you want about injuries, but he was healthy at one point and some how still never played.

This isnt meant to be proof in any one direction just something I noticed. Ty looks to be the type that will stick it out no matter what.

WTKA/Michigan Football Takeover for Mott Hospital Friday May 18

WTKA/Michigan Football Takeover for Mott Hospital Friday May 18

Submitted by M-Wolverine on May 17th, 2012 at 4:03 PM

Don't know if this will still be up in the morning, but thought it more important for people to remember it and tune in than find out about it at the last minute. (Someone can start an open thread if they're that interesting tomorrow morning). But tomorrow is the day that football takes over WTKA all day long to earn money for Mott Hospital. 

The line-up is as follows-

FRIDAY MAY 18TH FROM 6AM-6PM ALL DAY ON SPORTS TALK 1050 WTKA
MOTT TAKEOVER


THE LINEUP:
Radioathon Lineup

 
7am – Lloyd Carr, Jay Feely
8am – Lloyd Carr, Brian Griese
9am –Dana Jacobson, Dhani Jones
10am – Marlin Jackson, Adrian Arrington, Tim Massaquoi
11am – Charles Woodson, Adam Schefter
Noon – Mike Hart, Greg Mattison, Al Borges
1pm –Scott Dreisbach, Gary Moeller, Jerry Hanlon, Jarrett Irons
2pm – Leon Hall, Morgan Trent, Ron Bellamy, Drew Henson
3pm –Mark Campbell, Jerame Tuman , Aaron Shea, Remy Hamilton

4-6pm Live from M-Den on State Street in Ann Arbor

4pm – Steve Hutchinson, Steve Everitt, Jake Long, Glen Steele 
5pm – David Brandon, Brady Hoke  

 

Per usual they have donation incentives-

 

Donation Incentives:

$25 - Lloyd Carr ringtone
$50 - Lloyd Carr t-shirt (please indicate shirt size in the comments field)
$120 - Poster autographed by Lloyd Carr
$250 - Four (4) passes to a pre-season football practice      

 

Those who aren't in listening distance, www.wtka.com has streaming audio, podcasts to catch up later, and their own App in iTunes (not sure about Android store).

But if you want to donate and can't call or tune in, you can already do so on their webpage-

http://giving.umich.edu/mott/takeover.html

And funds will already be matched. If you're wondering "why?"

 

 

(Please Section 1 don't call Charles at 11 am)

"Are you a Notre Dame fan?" is the new "Do you know who I am!?!?"

"Are you a Notre Dame fan?" is the new "Do you know who I am!?!?"

Submitted by jtmc33 on May 17th, 2012 at 10:41 AM

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2012/football/ncaa/05/16/notre.dame.ar…

Additional information from SI regarding Calabrese's role in the Rees arrest from a couple weeks ago.

And as an aside, for any big-shots our there, when you are interacting with a police officer, don't spout off with anything related to "Do you know who I am?"   "Do you know who my Daddy is?"  "I'll have your job!"... it never works.

 

Remember Jake Fisher?

Remember Jake Fisher?

Submitted by TSimpson77 on May 17th, 2012 at 9:23 AM
Boredom has overtaken me and I was wondering where some old Michigan recruits landed and how they're doing, so a Google search of Jake Fisher brought me to this http://oregonduckfootballnews.com/featured/spring-practice-sophomore-ol… Would have been nice to have had him for depth last year but I'm sure Hoke would have wanted him to pack on 20 more pounds.

DAB: Alternate FB Uni Plan Forthcoming

DAB: Alternate FB Uni Plan Forthcoming

Submitted by MGoShoe on May 17th, 2012 at 6:41 AM

Per a Kyle Meinke A2.com piece, the football team will again (unsurprisingly) wear alternate unis this season.

DAB quotes:

"For football last year, we probably did a little bit more than we’ll do going forward in terms of variety, but we’re going to from time to time do some special things," he said Wednesday after the third and final day of the Big Ten spring meetings.

"The coaches like it and the student-athletes like it and the recruits are enamored by it. So why wouldn’t we?”

"I think what we’re going to do is lay it out and say, game by game, 'Here’s what we’re going to do. If we’re going to make any changes, here’s what they are,' and it will kind of end all the speculation. We’re in the midst of all of that.”

Expect a rollout/announcement sometime this summer.

Commence meltdown... now.

[Edit: Let's get those creative juices flowing! Let's see your serious and/or snarky alternate uni concepts below. Best entries get moderated to 5 because the moderation here does not go to 11.]

Demar Dorsey to Hawaii

Demar Dorsey to Hawaii

Submitted by mzdmv on May 16th, 2012 at 1:10 PM
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Ex 5-star Michigan DB recruit Demar Dorsey will play for Hawaii this yr. A source confirmed he'll arrive at UH in late July.
5/16/12 1:08 PM

 

I know some of you don't really care about updates on recruits that never made it, sorry.

Just thought this was interesting to post since some of you really wanted Hoke to re-recruit him

2013 RB Wilkins Visited by Michigan

2013 RB Wilkins Visited by Michigan

Submitted by RakeFight on May 16th, 2012 at 11:01 AM

Without revealing too much of the paywalled article on 247sports, Coach Heck visited Jordan Wilkins (4* RB from TN) school Monday.  I thought this brought up some interesting discussion points...

1. Michigan is still looking for a RB for 2013.  Do we really need one?

2. Even though we haven't heard much about him, Wilkins sounds to be the next top choice at RB after Isaac (coaches told him they're looking for one more RB and they want him "to be the guy.").

3. This brings up timing questions... if Coach Heck visited and talked to him on Monday, but Isaac announced on Tuesday?... hmmmm

4. How does he look / how would he fit in?  (I'll leave that to the gurus on the board)

5. What does he eat for breakfast?  (but seriously, I hesitated posting this, because I thought the board got a little obsessed with Isaac, but maybe we've learned our lesson?)

Link($): http://247sports.com/Article/The-Wolverines-recently-visited-Top247-RB-Jordan-Wilkins-73939

Wetzel: B1G Drops Push for Campus Site Playoffs

Wetzel: B1G Drops Push for Campus Site Playoffs

Submitted by My name ... is Tim on May 16th, 2012 at 8:57 AM

http://sports.yahoo.com/news/ncaaf--big-ten-surrenders-fight-for-on-campus-playoff-games-for-wrong-reasons.html;_ylt=AiGhlw5J2ZTUrTpisiszGng5nYcB

Wetzel says that B1G has given up on campus site playoff games due to emotional attachment to the Rose Bowl? Seems to side with Brian on the obvious benefits to the B1G with on-site playoff games. If true, I'm highly disappointed. His point re: 3 travel games in less than a month - two of which requiring air travel - really hits home. Particularly for an out of region alum like myself.