Southern Cal 23 recruits so far

Southern Cal 23 recruits so far

Submitted by Maize and Blue… on December 22nd, 2010 at 12:18 PM

This should be interesting.  My understanding is they are appealing the scholarship reduction portion of the penalty.  How long is the NCAA going to wait before making a decision.  If the scholarship reduction holds they are already 8 players over the limit.

I wish I could hear Lane's recruiting pitch when a kid says, "I undertand you're appealing the scholarship reduction, but what happens to MY scholarship if the NCAA updates their original ruling?"

NCAA DIVISION I FOOTBALL COACHES OFF-CAMPUS RECRUITING GUIDE:

NCAA DIVISION I FOOTBALL COACHES OFF-CAMPUS RECRUITING GUIDE:

Submitted by DrewandBlue on December 22nd, 2010 at 11:54 AM

NCAA DIVISION I FOOTBALL COACHES OFF-CAMPUS RECRUITING GUIDE:

A contact is any face-to-face encounter between a prospect or the prospect’s parents, relatives or legal guardian(s) and an institutional staff member or athletics representative during which any dialogue
occurs in excess of an exchange of a greeting. Any such face-to-face encounter that is prearranged (e.g., positions himself/herself in a location where contact is possible) or that takes place on the grounds
of the prospect’s educational institution or at the site of organized competition or practice involving the prospect or the prospect’s high school, preparatory school, two-year college or all-star team shall be
considered a contact, regardless of whether any conversation occurs.

Surely (not calling anybody Surely) it can't be this obvious but the rule seems crystal clear to me.  How can Bama be authorized to practice at and/or contribute anything to Dr. Phillips?  Imagine if you were a athlete at that school and a major program/name was practicing on/upgrading your field.  That is enough to plant a seed...

Here is the link:

http://www.ncaa.org/wps/portal/ncaahome?WCM_GLOBAL_CONTEXT=/ncaa/ncaa/le...

Our secondary, poised for a large turnaround next season?

Our secondary, poised for a large turnaround next season?

Submitted by FL_Steve on December 22nd, 2010 at 10:32 AM

Per ESPN, "Michigan State's secondary had a big-play problem in 2009. The Spartans gave up too many and made too few of their own."

"Consequently, Michigan State ranked last in the Big Ten in pass defense (267.6 ypg), pass touchdowns allowed (32) and fewest takeaways (14). The Spartans ranked second to last in the league in interceptions with just six."

     Always nice to see Sparty falling short to us in some way, especially when its our biggest Preakness.

GO BLUE!

 

EDIT link:  http://espn.go.com/blog/bigten/post/_/id/21287/spartans-secondary-follo…

 

Dear MGoBlog community, My deepest apologies, my eyes worked faster than my mind on this one. However, in an attempt to rectify this imprudent oversight, I am editing the title, and will follow that up with the rationality, sparty has seen a fast improvemnt in their secondary, and we all know anything they can do, we can do better!

Doug Mallory new co-DC at Indiana

Doug Mallory new co-DC at Indiana

Submitted by Baldbill on December 22nd, 2010 at 9:59 AM

I just noticed this, sorry if I am a day or two late.

http://www.news-sentinel.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20101221/SPORTS/12210309

It is nice to see Mallory (um grad, 1988) having some success. I wish him well (just not too much since he is now back in the Big Ten)

Anyone have other Michigan grads/coaches that are in the news lately (not named JH)?

Holiday greetings and thank you e-letter from my good friend, Coach Rodriguez

Holiday greetings and thank you e-letter from my good friend, Coach Rodriguez

Submitted by profitgoblue on December 22nd, 2010 at 9:20 AM

I don't mean to come off as a braggart here, but I thought you all might be interested in the holiday e-letter that I received from my new friend, Coach Rodriguez, and the entire Michigan football family.  He sent me the below message last night to express his appreciation of my support of the program and to personally wish me a happy holiday season.

December 21, 2010

Happy Holidays and Happy New Year!

I would like to take the time to thank you for all your cards,  letters and emails of support throughout the past year.  I appreciate them all very much.

On behalf of the players and staff, Happy Holidays to you and all the best in the coming year. 

Have a great holiday!

Go Blue!

Rich Rodriguezand the Michigan Football Family

I guess its safe to assume that I will be getting lots of free tickets next year!  So I got that going for me, which is nice.

What does U Conn bowl win say about Mich.

What does U Conn bowl win say about Mich.

Submitted by jimboblue on December 22nd, 2010 at 7:46 AM

U Conn. beats Oklahoma in their bowl and they will be celebrated as an up and coming team with a hot coach. While Michigan who handled them pretty easily has their coach fired. Guess if we were in the big east we would be undefeated. Maybe a healthy Denard like we had against them will make all the difference in our game.