RB Recruiting

RB Recruiting

Submitted by Bluestreak on March 11th, 2012 at 10:06 PM

In the next week - we have both DeVeon Smith and Derrick Green visiting us. With Ty Isaac delaying his announcement, it seems we may have to choose between Smith and Green.

Personally I like Green better because of his vision and power running ability. How do we stand with him and is a commit imminent from Green (as we are speculating in Smith's case?)

OT: Dallas (Alabama/Michigan) Hotel/Trip Planning

OT: Dallas (Alabama/Michigan) Hotel/Trip Planning

Submitted by icefins26 on March 11th, 2012 at 11:50 AM

I know it's a ways out but as the spring game draws closer, the opener against Alabama also draws closer...and this 65 degree weather in Michigan isn't helping things.

At any rate, can anyone recommend hotels in Dallas?  We are flying down from GR to Dallas on Friday and leaving Monday.  We are about to book the Sheraton Dallas Hotel downtown - looks to be a good location but we'd like to be close to the "fandom" and aren't sure if it would be downtown Dallas or closer to Arlington?  Any insight on where to stay, what to see (bars, restaurants), etc. would be appreciated!

A few interesting recruiting notes (3-10-12 edition)

A few interesting recruiting notes (3-10-12 edition)

Submitted by RollDamnTide on March 10th, 2012 at 11:07 PM

Since the first one was pretty successful, I thought I'd continue it. Only a few updates tonight, but one is of particular interest to Michigan fans.


-I STILL hear that Ty Isaac will be off the board soon, and all signs point to Michigan. Look, I get that Tremendous spoke with him personally and he said he's no where near a decision. The people I talk to about this stuff who have connections in the area, all say that it shouldn't be much longer at all. (Also, there was a paid site that said something similar in the last day or so, and someone mentioned it to me. I don't have a subscription to that site, I can only comment on what was passed on to me. But, if everyone will look back in previous threads, I've been saying this about Ty for over a week now, well before the paid site posted this)

-From people that know about these things, Kendal Fuller's recruitment could be more open than had previously been expected. With his family history at Va Tech being what it is, that seemed like a slam dunk. While they are still assumed to be the favorites, it's no where near the margain that it once was.

-FS Antonio Conner (one of my favorite recruits this year and if you haven't seen his tape, do yourself a favor and look it up) appears to be an Alabama lean at this point. There seems to be a heavy stance by his family to keep him in state, which always seems to be the case in Mississippi. He's a unique talent, who reminds me a great deal of the late Sean Taylor. 

- QB Max Browne is racking up the offers, and the 5 star Washington product is sure to make someones class. Despite my opinions of his flaws, coaches are falling over themselves to get in line for one of his official visits.Look for him to stay on the west coast, with Stanford and USC being his primary targets. 


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Ty Isaac on campus

Ty Isaac on campus

Submitted by TexanGOBLUE on March 10th, 2012 at 1:55 PM

Per Sam Webb Ty Issac just hit campus about an hour ago. Although most paywall sites state he will visit USC later this month but can the coaches pull it off today? We have one commit today could Issac be number two? I think we're match made in football heaven. What does the board think?

OT: Redskins and Rams trade

OT: Redskins and Rams trade

Submitted by RollDamnTide on March 9th, 2012 at 10:47 PM


Washington Redskins traded three first-round draft picks and a second-round pick to St. Louis for second overall pick in a trade first reported by @JayGlazer.


Umm, cough. 

Lets break this down:

Washington gets: St. Louis's 2nd over all pick this year

St. Louis gets: Washington's Next 3 1st round picks, and a 2nd rounder.


Got it. Nothing to see here, just Daniel Snyder being Daniel Snyder.


EDIT: And with the 1st and 2nd overall picks in the 2013 NFL Draft, the St. Louis Rams select.


How Saban is preparing his defense for Michigan

How Saban is preparing his defense for Michigan

Submitted by PeterKlima on March 9th, 2012 at 2:58 PM

An interesting tidbit in an article on coachingserach.com about the recent Borges radio interview:


Unofficially, Saban and Kirby Smart have asked new defensive grad assistant Jules Montinar to breakdown every game Al Borges has called plays in since 1986.

While the Bama Coaches Noon-time Basketball Association continues its season, Montinar is reviewing old film from Portland State, Boise State, Oregon, UCLA, Cal, Indiana, Auburn, San Diego State, and last season's Michigan team.


Now, Saban might just be messing with the new guy or getting him prepared for the many film breakdowns that will come during the season.  But, that seems like an awful lot of game film.  I was kind of hoping Saban might be resting on his laurels heading into the game.  Oh well, there is only so much planning you can do for Denard.

OT: Urban Meyer's lavender jersey punishment offends LGBT group [LOCKED]

OT: Urban Meyer's lavender jersey punishment offends LGBT group [LOCKED]

Submitted by Sione's Flow on March 9th, 2012 at 12:24 PM

Apparently Urban's disciplinary actions aren't PC.  Fortunately he and his staff "have core values of respect and honor within our program, and these are two principles that are central to my personal life, my coaching and to Ohio State and its athletics programs. Bias has absolutely no role in how we think or operate"


Restrict players' tweets?

Restrict players' tweets?

Submitted by m1817 on March 9th, 2012 at 8:16 AM

I saw this suggestion to restrict players' tweets this morning.  I won't cite the source so the statement can be evaluated on it's own merits. 

"Free speech isn't absolute.  Actually, it's anything but 'free'. 

There remains this misguided notion that the Constitution somehow guarantees no consequences when our words are disruptive, hurtful or reckless.

Twitter has become a needless headache for college football coaches.  It's challenging enough for them to monitor 100-plus players at 11 p.m., but now they also must worry about what incendiary missives players might send into unfiltered cyberspace.

Michigan . . . should ban all football-related tweets from players -- and strongly consider banning all tweets.  Many tweets serve no purpose but to inflame or potentially embarrass.  And if a player objects on the grounds of personal rights, he should  be reminded that the opportunity to represent a quality institution is a privilege -- one that could be revoked."