Vlad moving again?

Vlad moving again?

Submitted by Ziff72 on December 14th, 2010 at 1:53 PM

I thought it was odd Vlad wanted to transfer to a school way away from home for a team with a lame duck coach.  This report from ESPN says he will be looking around again.  I loved this guy from the moment he signed, but it doesn't appear he has ever recoverd from that knee injury.  Hopefully he figures it all out.



UPDATE: A day after earning a new commitment (see below), Colorado head coach Jon Embree lost two. But that wasn't because the recruits had changes of heart.

Embree obviously has an idea for how he wants to fill his depth chart, and the new head man pulled two scholarship offers that were given under former coach Dan Hawkins.

Three-star running back Kenneth Farrow (Hurt, Texas) and two-star quarterback Nick Sherry (Petaluma, Calif.) are no longer on the Buffs' board according to the Boulder Daily Camera.

Embree also told potential transfer Vlad Emilien, who last played at Michigan, that he would not be needed at safety next season.

You can't fault the coach for taking control of his program, although it's tough for a recruit to be told he no longer has a scholarship less than two months before signing day.


As we predicted, the fact that four-star quarterback Brock Berglund remained committed to new coach Jon Embree has paid off on the recruiting trail.

Three-star in-state offensive tackle Marc Mustoe of Arvada switched his verbal from UCLA to the Buffaloes over the weekend. He becomes the sixth commitment for CU and the third three-star for 2011.

This news comes following the Boulder Daily Camera's report that Embree hired away Cal offensive line coach Steve Marshall to join the Buffs staff in the same capacity.

Rivals releases High School football Top 100 teams for 2010

Rivals releases High School football Top 100 teams for 2010

Submitted by Young Pretty a… on December 14th, 2010 at 1:02 PM

Teams of note

Dr Phillips comes in at number 6

and for the State of Michigan

Farmington Hills Harrison # 26

East Grand Rapids #46





Waiting for Brandon and a happy never ending

Waiting for Brandon and a happy never ending

Submitted by markusr2007 on December 14th, 2010 at 12:58 PM

Wait, goddammit!


I'm sick of waiting.

Waiting on Terrelle Pryor. Waiting on a competent defensive coordinator. Waiting on the opinions of Lloyd Carr's players to surface. Waiting on an infant football team to instantly grow up and play beyond their years.  Waiting for the team to defeat it's main two rivals. Waiting for WVU's full playbook from 2005-2007 to finally make it to game time in Michigan Stadium. Waiting for the NCAA investigation verdict.  Waiting for David Brandon's decision on Rich Rodriguez's future.


On the positive side, in about 2 weeks, the waiting should be over. Or at least this version of waiting will change to a new version.

January 3 can't come fast enough.

A football team at full health, extra practices probably all help Rich Rodriguez potentially finish the 2010 season on a high note.  Then again Mississippi State is a good football team under Dan Mullen. Way better than Illinois and Purdue were - two teams that Michigan probably should have destroyed decisively, but did not.  

I suppose the Michigan football team could show up on January 1 and play out of their skulls and destroy the Mississippi State Bulldogs on national television.  Then I suppose David Brandon could hang up his cell phone conversation withHarbaugh and dial his assistant to finally schedule that press conference he mentioned to her earlier.



Then I think to myself, with all this waiting around crap, it's like we've  been through this part of the film before - the part where the UM football team plays emotionally to sort of "save RR's career", if you will:  At Purdue 2008.  At Illinois 2009.  Against Ohio State in 2009.  Scenes with great potential, except they never ended well. There have been plenty of opportunities for the desired outcome to occur for the UM football audience. It never happens. In this film Rodriguez never gets the "signature win" in the end.  

OK. Enough.

I'll just shut up and wait  and hope with everybody else for a happy ending.

Does anyone remember Harbaugh wanting the MSU job??

Does anyone remember Harbaugh wanting the MSU job??

Submitted by winterblue75 on December 14th, 2010 at 12:50 PM

I'm not making a CC post, I just found this part of the column interesting.


per Lynn Henning

To underscore how much Harbaugh appreciates the Big Ten, it's important to remember how impassioned he became four years ago at the thought of becoming head coach at another Big Ten university: Michigan State, just after John L. Smith had been fired.

Granted, this was in the days before Stanford hired him away from the University of San Diego, but Harbaugh was so exhilarated by the thought of coaching a major program in a conference, and within a recruiting region, he knew intimately, that he would have crawled to East Lansing to put his imprint on a team waiting for its potential to be exploited. Even if it was his alma mater's hated rival.



Does anyone remember this?


Recruiting Questions: Frost & Lyons

Recruiting Questions: Frost & Lyons

Submitted by StephenRKass on December 14th, 2010 at 11:23 AM

With the commitment of Desmond Morgan, and the prior commitment of Kellen Jones, we have two linebackers. Obviously, we still have Frost as a prospect. How many LBs could we take, and how interchangable or different are the needs at OLB & MLB?

Regarding Avery Walls going to Cal, the comment was made that we better hope to get Royster, as the only remaining safety prospect. Does this mean that we are no longer being considered by Lyons, who I thought was also a safety? Or are the roles filled by Royster & Lyons significantly different?

Just a thought for fun...

Just a thought for fun...

Submitted by beastcoastinc on December 14th, 2010 at 9:55 AM

Not sure if Pete Carroll would even consider Michigan but....

Let's say Rich Rod gets another year, then perhaps gets fired.  Pete Carroll will be a bottom feeder in the NFC West next year and anyone with a clue knows he left because of the USC scandal.  Carroll gets canned, and wishes to return back to college and Michigan could possibly be the highest profile job with the most recruiting power nest season.

Bill Stewart to resign following bowl

Bill Stewart to resign following bowl

Submitted by dakotapalm on December 13th, 2010 at 10:36 PM

According to the Smoking Musket (WVU blog) Bill Stewart will resign after the Mountaineers' bowl game. I'd seen several reports throughout the day that hinted at this, but this is the first concrete statment about the situation.

Oklahoma St OC Dana Holgorsen is expected to replace Steward. Interestingly enough, Holgorsen had recently declined to seek the Pittsburgh opening.

Link: http://www.smokingmusket.com/2010/12/13/1874910/breaking-bill-stewart-t…

Unofficial what names lost out to Leaders/Legends thread?

Unofficial what names lost out to Leaders/Legends thread?

Submitted by MadtownMaize on December 13th, 2010 at 10:30 PM

    As if the logo and the unbelievably bad ridiculous names for the future trophies weren't enough, the Big 10 offices chose "Legends" and "Leaders" as names for our divisions in football. What I want to know is, what names could they have discussed which later were deemed to be worse than Leaders and Legends? It is seriously difficult to think of names that could be worse, but I'll take a stab at some that I am glad they did not chose, please feel free to add....

Zambonies/Slot Ninjas (we'd need a division of our own)