Rivals on D. Hart

Rivals on D. Hart

Submitted by blueheron on November 17th, 2010 at 6:56 AM

Demetrius Hart is mentioned favorably a total of three times across these two articles:

http://footballrecruiting.rivals.com/content.asp?CID=1153697

http://footballrecruiting.rivals.com/content.asp?CID=1152732

SIYAS (Sorry if you've already seen ... I thought these merited a post.)

h/t to Haxel Rose for alerting me to an incorrect second link (now fixed).

Cardale Jones To Set Official Visit Date to Michigan Per Source on Twitter

Cardale Jones To Set Official Visit Date to Michigan Per Source on Twitter

Submitted by MgoViper on November 17th, 2010 at 1:24 AM

Got word from Cleveland (Ohio) Glenville asst. Tony Overton that QB Cardale Jones is looking to set an OV to Michigan, but no date is set.

http://twitter.com/SWiltfong247

 

I don't know how reliable this gentleman is, but i thought it might be of interest to mention.

Recruiting staff, your thoughts and sources on this one?

Rivals pick Wiscy, 91% of America does too

Rivals pick Wiscy, 91% of America does too

Submitted by BlueBarron on November 16th, 2010 at 8:42 PM

http://rivals.yahoo.com/ncaa/football/pickem;_ylt=AsAsgzQK1Rbh0wz5.hiRp…

All 4 of the Rivals "Experts" pick Wisconsin to win this game. So does 91% of America. If I remember right, 91% of America picked Florida to beat us in the Capital One Bowl. Here's hoping for a repeat.

4/4 Say tosu over Iowa, 76%.

4/4 Pick MSU over Purdue, 99% of America (Boiler-Down)

The closest matchup is Pitt vs South Florida, at 3/4 saying Pitt and 54% of America saying South Florida.

Not many close games this week. I'd be surprised if there were many upsets (from teams not starting with a "W" that is).

06 Michigan team a top "BCS bridesmaid"

06 Michigan team a top "BCS bridesmaid"

Submitted by Tshimanga Cowabunga on November 16th, 2010 at 7:26 PM

I know that we all feel we got jobbed out of a MNC game bid by Urban Meyer in 2006 but its nice to see a national media memeber acknowledge it:

6. 2006 - Michigan
Regular season
: 11-1

Because Ohio State lost -- and lost big, 41-14 -- it's easy to forget now that most fans didn't even want Florida to be in the game. They wanted Michigan, which spent the final six weeks of the regular season ranked behind Ohio State in the AP Poll. The Wolverines' lone loss was a 42-39 classic in Columbus, Ohio, a game so good that the following week the pollsters kept Michigan at No. 2, as did the BCS. But when one-loss Florida defeated Arkansas in the SEC title game, the Gators leaped into the second slot and into the BCS title game. Michigan settled for the Rose Bowl, where they were romped by one-loss USC, whom Florida also leapfrogged.

Top 6 teams as BCS bridesmaids... its behind a paywall but you can probably guess who is number 1. I'll give you a hint they were ranked number 1 and took out their frustration on us.

Link: http://insider.espn.go.com/ncf/blog?name=mcgee_ryan&id=5812163

SI: Michigan made a profit by not going to bowls in 2008, 2009

SI: Michigan made a profit by not going to bowls in 2008, 2009

Submitted by NateVolk on November 16th, 2010 at 5:10 PM

 

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/vault/article/magazine/MAG1177192/1/index.htm

SI Article by Dan Wetzel and Austin Murphy talking about the economics of the BCS system quoting former AD Bill Martin on page 4.  Basically says that athletic departments and schools are big losers in the bowls and a playoff system is the post-season solution to the economic blood letting.   Check out Ohio State's profit from last years $18 million payout at the Rose Bowl.  

The thing that shocked me was the way the current system works.  The schools build in a loss to show up and play, while the bowls, cloaked as non-profit, make out like bandits. If you are pro-playoff, this article throws down some really good talking points.

***Side note: Mgo was talking about this issue referencing Wetzel two years ago. During my dark ages period:

http://mgoblog.com/content/unverified-voracity-makes-plans

Enough with the Denard Critiques

Enough with the Denard Critiques

Submitted by Ziff72 on November 16th, 2010 at 4:20 PM

So in the wake of the Purdue mud bowl I've seen the following.   Denard can't read defenses, Denard is slowing down, Denard can't scramble, Denard has no touch on long passes etc.   I just checked the football database to make sure who we were talking about.  Is this the same guy that plays qb for Michigan as a true Sophmore?

 

1 Bryant Moniz Hawai'i JR QB 10 70 3374 449 3444 7.7 344.4
2 Denard Robinson Michigan SO QB 10 1417 1990 412 3407 8.3 340.7
3 Brandon Weeden Okla St JR QB 10 -72 3391 400 3319 8.3 331.9
4 Robert Griffin III Baylor SO QB 11 508 3071 501 3579 7.1 325.4
5 Dominique Davis ECU JR QB 10 139 3065 532 3204 6.0 320.4
6 Alex Carder W Mich SO QB 10 216 2920 490 3136 6.4 313.6
7 Russell Wilson NC State JR QB 10 302 2814 495 3116 6.3 311.6
8 Colin Kaepernick Nevada SR QB 10 946 2161 376 3107 8.3 310.7
9 Dan Persa N'western JR QB 10 519 2581 466 3100 6.7 310.0
10 G.J. Kinne Tulsa JR QB 10 502 2576 482 3078 6.4

307.8

I understand that Denard is not above criticism, but everyone needs to understand Tommie Frazier was never going to throw like Tom Brady and Tom Brady was never going to run for 200yds.   Please enjoy Denard.

Smile, 19 starters returning to team

Smile, 19 starters returning to team

Submitted by Young Pretty a… on November 16th, 2010 at 3:58 PM

I was viewing the Rivals depth chart for Wisconsin week, and couldn't help but envision next years team.  19 Starters will back for the 2011 season!  Schilling, Mouton and Rogers make up the only starters who are graduating after this season.  You could also make the argument that with Troy Woolfolk returning from injury, it could be 20 returning starters.  The number 19 is in reference to the starters on offense and defense, does include special team players, who all happen to be returning to team as well.  May not translate into National Championship, but stll puts a smile on my face. GO BLUE

Depth Chart for Wisonsin Week

http://michigan.rivals.com/content.asp?CID=1153162