247 Big Ten Preview Podcast

247 Big Ten Preview Podcast

Submitted by canzior on August 17th, 2017 at 8:15 AM



For anyone interested, 247 has a free 4.5 hour Big Ten Preview available. 


0:00 - Intro / Conference favorites, POY, Newcomer of the Year
8:41 - Ohio State Preview (w/ Dave Biddle and Bill Greene)
31:59 - Indiana preview (w/ Mike Pegram)
43:41 - Penn State preview (w/ Mark Brennan and Sean Fitz)
1:06:34 - Michigan preview (w/ Steve Lorenz and Sam Webb)
1:33:37 -Michigan State preview (w/ Hondo Carpenter)
1:59:32 - Maryland preview (w/ Jeff Ermann)
2:12:27 - Rutgers preview (w/ Sam Hellman)
2:21:06 - Wisconsin preview (w/ Evan Flood)
2:42:08 - Northwestern preview (w/ Cole Paxton)
2:54:16 - Iowa preview (w/ Rob Howe)
3:13:12 - Nebraska preview (w/ Mike Schafer and Michael Bruntz)
3:29:05 - Minnesota preview (w/ Ryan Burns and Kyle Goblirsch)
3:44:04 - Illinois preview (w/ Jeremy Werner)
3:55:40 - Purdue preview (w/ Mike Carmin)
4:07:50 - Conference Storylines w/ Big Ten Network's Howard Griffith)
4:33:38 - Wrap-Up/Ending

247 article on Speight's story

247 article on Speight's story

Submitted by Mr. Elbel on November 9th, 2016 at 1:08 PM


Pretty great read on how Wilton almost left. Not sure if all of these details have been documented before. I feel like I've heard some of it at one point or another, but it's not a horrendously fluffy article either. Still, a good read on a slow board day so far (at least until a UFR is posted).

247: Michigan in excellent CFP position heading into Wisconsin game

247: Michigan in excellent CFP position heading into Wisconsin game

Submitted by Mr. Elbel on September 29th, 2016 at 1:00 PM


Some great stats in this piece put out by 247 today. Really cool to see how we line up against the rest of the country on both sides of the ball. My favorite part:

"There are only three teams scoring more points per game than Michigan. No team has more sacks (17) or tackles for loss (44) than the Wolverines. Like Jabril Peppers, who leads the team with 332 all-purpose yards and is second with 33 tackles while leading the country with 23.7 yards per touch and with 9.5 tackles for loss, Michigan is dominating on both sides of the ball. It has an extremely tough game waiting at the end of the regular season against rival Ohio State. But arguably nobody is in a better position to earn a spot in the Playoff this year than Michigan."

Yes, week 5 caveats and such (also, beat Wisconsin...before anyone else says it). But it's great to see us at the top of so many categories of stats already and looking ahead, should we continue that trend on Saturday, in great position to have a really special season.

247 Releases Preseason Top 247 Players for 2016

247 Releases Preseason Top 247 Players for 2016

Submitted by Steves_Wolverines on August 1st, 2016 at 12:01 PM

247 released their player rankings for the top 247 players in college football for the upcoming season. 

At this link, you can read about their process for selecting and ranking the players. There are no freshman (true or redshirt) or juco players on the list. 

Follow this link to see the list. 

Of Interest:


7- Jourdan Lewis
13- Jabrill Peppers
85- Chris Wormley
116- Jake Butt
129- Mason Cole
135- Jehu Chesson
167- Erik Magnuson

The Bad Guys:

Alabama - 13 total, 9 in the top 100
Ohio State- 7 total, 5 in the top 100
Michigan State- 3 total, 2 in the top 100

Desmond King (Iowa) at 16
Anthony Walker (NW) at 28
Dan Feeny (IU) at 41
Dawuane Smoot (Ill) at 49
Saquon Barkley (PSU) at 55

247 Article: Michigan's Most College Ready 2017 Prospects

247 Article: Michigan's Most College Ready 2017 Prospects

Submitted by Caesar on July 17th, 2016 at 11:44 AM

Here is the link: http://michigan.247sports.com/Gallery/46282378/GallerySlides/294801-294…

Of those on the list, I think Ross is the most likely to see significant time. I can see arguments for the guys listed who play on the line because of next year's depth situation. I think that including McCaffrey on the list is kinda crazy. He'll be facing highly-rated guys with far more experience. No reason to burn that redshirt. 

Edit: Whoops, looks like McCaffrey was listed as the least likely. 

247 Article: Projected Wins & Off Season Fodder

247 Article: Projected Wins & Off Season Fodder

Submitted by MaizeMN on July 4th, 2016 at 8:54 AM
HAPPY 4TH OF JULY MURICA! I was having my morning cup of coffee , staring at balls again and saw an article on 247Sports about projected wins and some other "toss-up game" musings. Highlights: UM favored in all games except two, PSU(?!) and OSU. Projected W/L, 7.7/4.4 Six games projected to be decided by 4 points, or less. Harbaugh is pretty good in those close games. They seems to be more bearish on the upcoming season than most MGoBlognosticators here, based on their metrics. It's an interesting quickie read; can someone add a link, please? I'm on a mobile device that won't work and play nicely. (Ima Technotard) Enjoy your MGoIDBBQ and GO BLUE!

OT - Calling MGoRecruiting Gurus - Evaluation of Talent Evaluators Needed

OT - Calling MGoRecruiting Gurus - Evaluation of Talent Evaluators Needed

Submitted by NOLA Blue on January 20th, 2012 at 6:36 PM

In looking at our recruits by position group, it is apparent that some of the wide disparities between the recruiting sites are position group specific.

In other words:  

Rivals loves our offensive line haul, 247 does not.  Ave position ranking: 18.7 vs. 31.1 (I included Diamond and Garnett)

247 loves our defensive line haul, ESPN does not.  Ave position ranking:  15.0 vs 29.8

ESPN loves our secondary haul, Scout does not.  Ave position ranking:  23.3 vs 33.5

Everybody really loves our LB haul.


So, rather than choosing to love and hate various recruiting services based on my overall perception of their kindness to this years Michigan recruits, I was wondering if there might be some MGoBloggers with knowledge of the backgrounds of the guys making evaluations.

A little personal history of the guys (i.e. former positions played/coached, at what levels, etc.) and former predictive performance by position group of previous rankings would be hugely helpful to establishing what each recruiting service has as a "specialty."

247: Michigan has #2 Linebacker Class

247: Michigan has #2 Linebacker Class

Submitted by BiSB on June 28th, 2011 at 4:57 PM

24/7 did a write-up of the top ten current linebacker classes for 2012. Michigan came in 2nd behind Alabama and ahead of Texas, USC, and Florida.  There were no other Big Ten teams in the top 10:

2. Michigan
When putting together a good group of linebackers, it doesn’t hurt to have two of the best in the nation in your back yard. That is the case with Michigan and its instate commits of James Ross and Royce Jenkins-Stone, both in-state prospects and both members of the Top247. As an added bonus, Michigan’s other two elite linebacker commits are out of rival Ohio State’s backyard. COMMITMENTS: James Ross, Royce Jenkins-Stone, Joe Bolden, Kaleb Ringer


Hoke/Mattison Uber Alles.

(H/T to new user Sean Connery)