NBA executive thinks Burke should stay at UM

NBA executive thinks Burke should stay at UM

Submitted by kaykaybroke on March 21st, 2012 at 5:21 PM

I know everybody is in panic mode over here, so I thought this would warrant a new thread.

But Matt Dery, a pistons broadcaster just tweeted that he talked to an NBA executive who told him that he thought trey should stay.

 

I really like Trey Burke. Read @freepwolverinesarticle about him considering NBA. Just talked to an NBA exec who says "Trey should stay".

Linke here: https://twitter.com/#!/deryNBA/status/182574927608692736

OT - Sports Agent Tell All Book Excerpt (Maurice Clarett)

OT - Sports Agent Tell All Book Excerpt (Maurice Clarett)

Submitted by MGoShoe on March 21st, 2012 at 4:58 PM

This is seriously laugh out loud funny. Yahoo Sports is running an excerpt from “Illegal Procedure: A Sports Agent Comes Clean on the Dirty Business of College Football” by former sports agent Josh Luchs.

Luchs was a sports agent from 1990-2008 before being suspended by the NFL Players Association. He wrote a cover story for Sports Illustrated in October 2010 shining a light on the secret payments and deal-making that exist in college football. This excerpt details his work with former Ohio State running back Maurice Clarett leading up to the 2005 NFL combine.

My favorite vignette is when Luchs brings in a representive from the Shriners to try to convince Clarett to play in the East-West Shrine Game since Clarett's stated desire of playing in the Senior Bowl was impossible.

He’d been living with an Israeli Larry Flynt for months, absorbing the house culture, operating by the house rules. Maurice had seen that every Friday night, when the sun went down, no matter what they were doing, all work ended. Hai, his entourage and his family lit candles and said their evening prayers. So, at that moment, when the discussion wasn’t going his way, Maurice suddenly stood up and said, “This meeting is over. It’s Shabbat.” He walked out of the room.

Jack turned to me and said, “What’s he talking about?” I said, “I have no idea. Today is Wednesday.” I rode with Jack to the airport, apologizing, and he was very understanding.

NIU LB Jamaal Bass Indicted for Assault on Toledo Band Member

NIU LB Jamaal Bass Indicted for Assault on Toledo Band Member

Submitted by justingoblue on March 21st, 2012 at 11:57 AM

NIU LB Jamaal Bass was indicted on two counts of assault in Lucas County, Ohio. Bass faces up to eight years for the felonious assault count, and was also indicted on a misdemeanor charge.

Eight years seems like a lot (although if the band member was seriously injured it's certainly appropriate), but if the video here is the whole picture, he obviously seems like a thug who doesn't deserve an NCAA scholarship on any level. NIU claims he remains in school and that his status with the football team "has not changed".

Video below. Bass is number six on the far right.

VOTE NOW: Desmond NCAA 2013 Cover

VOTE NOW: Desmond NCAA 2013 Cover

Submitted by backusduo on March 21st, 2012 at 11:42 AM

As most of you have heard RGIII will be the cover of the upcoming NCAA 2013.  In addition to him though, the greatest Heisman winner of all-time will accompany him on the cover.  Enter voting bracket.  Daily you will be allowed to vote on who the best is.  Right now it appears they are down to the final four and you will be able to vote for both Desmond and Barry to have them meet in the championship.  Keep Voting.

http://www.facebook.com/easportsncaafootball?sk=app_308086065920467

A few interesting recruiting notes (3-21-12 edition)

A few interesting recruiting notes (3-21-12 edition)

Submitted by RollDamnTide on March 21st, 2012 at 11:37 AM

Henry Poggi- I'm hearing that Michigan leads for his services, with Saban closing hard. My own personal thought, is that he isn't sure how he fits in at Alabama (It would take far more time that I'm willing to give to explain this). A lot more people than are being reported, are being told that Michigan's class is full outside of the LB position. Several DT prospects have been told the class is full. It's being speculated down here, that the Michigan coaches would be shocked of Poggi didn't land there. Which is why alot of kids are being told that the team is full at that position.

 

I tried to dig up some info about the whole Dorian O'Daniel situation, and what I did find out, I unfortunately can't talk about (Nothing major, I was just told to not talk about it). But, I will say this. I think Michigan made an error in judgement here. You don't do something to harm a relationship with a school like Good Counsel. I understand and respect Coach Hoke's first to commit philosphy, but you make room for a kid like O'Daniel. I've yet to confirm this, but I believe the relationship with Kendal Fuller has been damaged as well. The number crunch at the position is to blame of course, but if taking an extra LB is the price you pay for keeping a good relationship with a powerhouse, talent laden school like that, you take an extra LB.

 

Breneman vs OJ Howard- I e-mailed a good friend of mine, who is one of the better talent evaluators in the south, about which of these TE's is the better prospect. He said believe the hype about Breneman, he really is that good. His hands are the best at his position that he's seen in a LONG time. He said he absolutely stalks LB's on the second level, and is a tremendous route runner, and student of the game. Great body control for a kid his size, and it would be surprising if he doesn't make a huge impact on the next level. TE's like this don't come along that often, it's a position that kids usually don't want to play, because there's so much blocking involved. While that's an area he could use work, you'll find very few natural Tight Ends in high school, that are great blockers.

 

Ahmad Fulwood- My favorite WR in this entire class, and you can write that down anywhere you want. Big time talent, but unfortunately, even bigger attitude. In his defense, I've always said a WR needs a bit of an attitude to be great. His recruitment is shaping up to be quite interesting, and should come down to just about signing day. Urban Meyer has been a fan of this kid for a long time, and the trash talking between Saban and Urban for his services, is getting intense. It's no secret that Saban and Meyer are not on eachothers christmas card list, so if you love recruiting drama, be sure to follow Ahmad's recruitment.

 

For more info, be sure to follow me on twitter, at twitter.com/#!/Idon'thaveatwittereither

Scouting Report: Laquon Treadwell

Scouting Report: Laquon Treadwell

Submitted by Magnus on March 21st, 2012 at 8:36 AM

This week's scouting report is on Crete (IL) Crete-Monee wide receiver Laquon Treadwell.  I had a hard time coming up with a player comparison for him, because he's different than a lot of the guys Michigan has seen over the last 20 years or so.  I do think he's a good prospect and could really excel with Shane Morris throwing him the ball.