A Couple Pertinent Sunday Night Recruiting Bits

A Couple Pertinent Sunday Night Recruiting Bits

Submitted by DGDestroys on December 12th, 2010 at 10:13 PM

I don't normally do this, but I'm bored, and I figure that when the MGoCommunity stacks the CC against a small recruiting update, they'll consistently take the latter. Don't get me wrong, you can read the whole thing in a Cris Carter accent if you want. 

First and foremost, according to Razorbacktalk.com (but mostly Tom's tweet), Dr. P (Fl) S Roderick Ryles has decommited from Arkansas. He's presumably coming up with the big pack of Dr. P kids sometime in January, and was recruited (and offered) fairly heavily in early October. You can probably expect more from Tom tomorrow/sometime soon. Recruitment Rankings (to be given the cold shoulder):

Scout: 2* Safety

Rivals: 3* Safety, #21 ranked safety nationally

ESPN: 3* Safety, #47 ranked safety nationally

Second, the era of prosperity under Butch Jones in Cincinnati can now commence with the commitment of GA DE/TE Silverberry Mouhon. Silverberry is likely finish a close second to Wake Forest commit FL DE Gods-Power Offor for name of the year. 

Third, you can expect a January commitment from MI DE Anthony Zettel (not necessarily to UM), who took his official visit this week, was hosted by Jordan Paskorz, and hung out with commit MI T Jake Fisher most of the weekend. He's also been to several bowl practices. 

Justice Hayes wants Dee to stay blue, and is willing to throw in smiley faces(Sidenote: Rosenberg, this isn't a violation, back off) to keep him.

I wonder if meyer stepping down really have an effect on dee hart staying at home (michigan) we need you bro :)

Finally, for any super-optimists out there (you know, the type still waiting for Lawrence Thomas to decommit from MSU), CA WR George Farmer committed to USC. Before anyone asks, no, we never really had a chance with him. 

Just a few bits that aren't worthy of their own thread, but might when you string em' together. 

Jay Feely scoring machine!

Jay Feely scoring machine!

Submitted by acnumber1 on December 12th, 2010 at 10:03 PM

Jay Feely scored Arizona's first 22 points today and 25 total in a Cardinal 43 - 13 win over the Broncos.  

Not only did he kick more field goals today than the boys holding his former college job have all season, but he ran in from 5 yards for a touchdown and added four extra points!

Wow!

Brady...Woodson...Feely.

A good Sunday for the men who wore blue.

ESPN Gator Bowl Picks

ESPN Gator Bowl Picks

Submitted by Rmilkman on December 12th, 2010 at 9:31 PM

Sorry if this has already been posted, neg if necessary.

ESPN's College Bowl Special team unanimously picked MSU as the favorite over Michigan, and were pretty confident with their decisions. Not really surprising.

Thoughts on this?

For what it's worth, I have Michigan winning, as my #1 pick.

OT: Temple's Al Golden to Miami (YTM), ESPN reports

OT: Temple's Al Golden to Miami (YTM), ESPN reports

Submitted by Communist Football on December 12th, 2010 at 6:21 PM

So much for RR to Miami...

http://sports.espn.go.com/ncf/news/story?id=5912786

Temple's Al Golden has been offered the Miami coaching job and is expected to accept it, but the deal has not been finalized yet, a source confirmed on Sunday.

The 41-year-old Golden spent five seasons at Temple, transforming the Owls from a program that was 1-11 in his first season to winning 19 games in his past two seasons at the Philadelphia school...

Golden met twice in person with Miami athletic director Kirby Hocutt, once in New York and then in Philadelphia, during the interview process. Former Miami assistant coach Marc Trestman, the coach of the two-time defending CFL Grey Cup champion Montreal Alouettes, also received strong consideration for the job, as did UConn coach Randy Edsall and Houston coach Kevin Sumlin.

Semi-OT: Tom Brady greatest ever discussion

Semi-OT: Tom Brady greatest ever discussion

Submitted by EZMIKEP on December 12th, 2010 at 6:13 PM

This has been discussed a lot over the years but I think Tom Brady's play this year should bring it back into legit discussion. I always hear that Peyton is the best QB in the NFL and that Tom is 1.B - but I see it completely different and this season is another reason why. 

Tom is performing surgery on the best defenses in the NFL. Without Randy Moss. Who really only gave Brady one season before he stopped being Moss half the time. Peyton has always had receivers and always played in a dome. Brady has had 4 Superbowl appearances with only one of those where he had great receivers to help him, and it was a juggernaut. 

Now he is surrounded by youth and a bunch of hard working but not elite in talent counterparts. Look at the results. He is obliterating the best defenses in the league. 

It didn't take long after Brady got his knee mashed up and everyone was putting Peyton back on the top of the list and people were calling Brady a system QB etc etc.. Also there were those that said he would never be the same ala Carson Palmer. Yet after a little over a year he looks just like 2007 Tom Brady. All while Peyton has looked frustrated by his lack of talent to play with because of injuries. 

I think Peyton is one of the greatest, but I think Tom is 1.A while Peyton is 1.B -- I even think Tom has done enough to be put in the discussion with Joe Montana. 

Another note is this is a young team. A team with a ton of draft picks and very good young talent on an emerging defense. Belichick blew it all up and started most of it over so he could do it all over again. He thought long term and I think its going to pay off big. IMO this team is about to be the team to beat for the next 5 years in the AFC. 

OT: Stanford Football Attendance (LAME!)

OT: Stanford Football Attendance (LAME!)

Submitted by SFBlue on December 12th, 2010 at 3:48 PM

So, Stanford football drew 2,000 fans a game less this year than they did in 2006 when Stanford was 1-11.  What's surprising to me is not the tepid support this year, but that those asshats managed to draw 40k in 2006.

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2010/12/12/SP1L1GP1SU…

LOL at the reasons advanced by the writer here.  One of them is "inconsistent" starting times make group sales difficult.  I'll clear things up for folks right here and now: 97% of the people associated with Stanford are pansies, wussies, sissies, and/or candy asses. 

Lions run the spread all the time

Lions run the spread all the time

Submitted by Fresh Meat on December 12th, 2010 at 1:17 PM

I didn't label this OT because it relates to Michigan's offense, IMO.  I also didn't put this in the lions open thread because it is something different from the game itself.

And on we go.  Has anyone else noticed the Lions have been using a ton of spread elements this year?  I have seen them run the zone stretch out of the shotgun, use a TE coming across the formation to block an unblocked DE on a belly play like Michigan used to do with Minor all the time, and just today the Lions did a freaking read option with Stanton.

I find this interesting for so many reasons.  First of all, for all those who say the spread is dead, then why are NFL teams using it.  Also, this has to give ammo to RR and other spread coaches who probably face a lot of negative recruiting about how their system doesn't prepare guys for the NFL.  Well, it would seem that isn't true anymore either.  I am firmly in the keep RR camp and I think this only strengthens the argument against all the would be "this system can't work in the Big Ten" because apparently it can work in the NFL.  And before we get any jokes about the Lions and obviously it doesn't work, I have seen other pro teams do similar things.