[EDIT: Brett Neilon commits to USC]

[EDIT: Brett Neilon commits to USC]

Submitted by Chicken22 on June 7th, 2016 at 11:15 PM

Brett Neilon to announce commitment tomorrow. He is a 4 star OC. Top three are Michigan, USC, and Washington. (In no order) All signs pointing to USC, not good. People say that Michigan was his leader but he recently visited USC. His crystal ball is 83% USC to 17% Michigan. Really want him, he would be a HUGE get.

As expected: [EDIT: Brett Neilon commits to USC]

Paramus Catholic to play at The Big House on September 2nd

Paramus Catholic to play at The Big House on September 2nd

Submitted by Wolverine Devotee on June 7th, 2016 at 10:58 PM

So a couple weeks ago, it was announced that Michigan Stadium would host multiple days of MI high school football games.

Someone in the thread mentioned that PC should play here.

WELP

Paramus Catholic and St. Frances Academy will play each other at Michigan Stadium on Sept 2 according to 2017 TE Myles Wright

— Eric Rutter (@ERutterTodaysU) June 8, 2016

This game will take place on the eve of Michigan's season opener. This will be the only game worth watching on September 2nd in this state.

Harbaugh continues to innovate. Truly joining together both Michigan and PC in this pipeline relationship. 

I bet we try to get Cass Tech next year. Probably the only reason they aren't playing in the Battle at The Big House with the other MI high school teams in August is because of their prior commitment to the annual Wayne State game. 

ESPN First Take - Harbaugh vs Saban RE: Sat. Camps and Respect

ESPN First Take - Harbaugh vs Saban RE: Sat. Camps and Respect

Submitted by MFanNE on June 7th, 2016 at 10:53 PM

http://www.montgomeryadvertiser.com/story/sports/college/rankinfile/2016/06/07/harbaugh-should-respect-saban-more-says-espns-stephen-smith-first-take/85548738/

Forgive the Stephen A Smith and Bayless commentary, but have to credit Bayless with support for Harbaugh. 

Smith with a stance that Harbaugh while good is not in the same league with Saban comparing only college records and sustained success.  While Harbaugh was a great hire, he somehow has read into Harbaugh as if Harbaugh's practices and expectations are more lax than Sabans apparently because Harbaugh can relax, have fun and you know, interact and have fun with other human beings.  Apparently Smith feels Harbaugh somehow owes Saban more respect...which can best be summed up as he is once again an ass.

Bayless with the win by referencing the success Harbaugh had at Stanford, equated his final season there to better than any of Saban's at Alabama, stated it was harder to coach and build Stanford than LSU and then for the overall best comment asked about Saban's record at MSU.

2017 GA RB commit Kurt Taylor transfers from Newton Co. to Grayson HS

2017 GA RB commit Kurt Taylor transfers from Newton Co. to Grayson HS

Submitted by MaizeJacket on June 7th, 2016 at 5:30 PM

http://www.gwinnettprepsports.com/schools/grayson/grayson-adds-another-…

Says he wants to graduate early and compete for a championship.  Both jobs done with this move.  Grayson's program is much better than Newton's, at Georgia's highest level of high school football.  It's also worth noting that Newton County schools do not have a early graduation program, while Gwinnett County schools do.

Bottom line for Michigan is Kurt Taylor will go up against the best high school competition Georgia has to offer (in addition to a clash with IMG Academy in Grayson on August 26) this 2016 football season, and it looks like he'll be in Ann Arbor by the spring of 2017.

MOAR XPANSN: Big XII go/nogo decision down to BYU, Houston, or Cinci

MOAR XPANSN: Big XII go/nogo decision down to BYU, Houston, or Cinci

Submitted by superstringer on June 7th, 2016 at 11:26 AM

Reading-between-the-lines reports from Big XII has their expansion to, finally, 12, about imminent, adding two of BYU, Houston or Cincinnati... unless if they decide not to.

http://www.frogsowar.com/2016/6/6/11860950/big-12-expansion-its-down-to…

And meanwhile, here is an opinion from a columnist that thinks the SEC could potentially rip up the Big XII and ACC by stealing their four top dogs.  It's a very logical point, but it doesn't actually say this going to happen.

http://sportsday.dallasnews.com/college-sports/collegesports/2016/06/06…

How Will the Football Team Approach Ohio St This Season?

How Will the Football Team Approach Ohio St This Season?

Submitted by Santa Clause on June 7th, 2016 at 11:04 AM

I know our defense will be different (and better), but how do you guys think it will be deployed vs Ohio St? And what about our offense? Will it be more up tempo, more aggressive, or the same? These questions have been bugging me for days, and I would really appreciate all of your input (especially Magnus and Space Coyote).

Not Subject to Compliance: John Harbaugh

Not Subject to Compliance: John Harbaugh

Submitted by speakeasy on June 6th, 2016 at 9:23 PM

I am endlessly entertained by Jim's lack of use for the NCAA and now John's willingness to go along with it. Anyone have a photo of the compliance guy when they busted out this routine?

 

 

. @CoachJim4UM at end of camp "guys, i can't sign autographs, but my brother John can. Be sure to get your autographs from John Harbaugh"

— Sam Webb (@SamWebb77) June 7, 2016

Michigan offseason recap thus far

Michigan offseason recap thus far

Submitted by Mr. Elbel on June 6th, 2016 at 3:45 PM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UbHAkOX6tjA

YouTube user Gamecox68 has put out a few great videos like this. One was posted here back in January of last season's highlights. They also posted a fantastic recap of Harbaugh's hire and what followed.

This video is from the Citrus Bowl on and is mostly media spots, the recruiting cycle, the camps fiasco, spring practice (including at IMG), firing over bows on twitter, Ford Field, the Spring game, and some other random stuff. It was posted last week, so it doesn't include the camps that have already taken place. Great (long! like 2 hours long) recap of the offseason thus far. Watch the other videos as you have time as well, as they're all great.

Go Blue!