Final Elite 11

Submitted by Webber's Pimp on July 22nd, 2012 at 9:47 PM

11. Christian Hackenberg (Penn State),

10. Luke Del Rio (Oklahoma State)

9. Max Browne (USC)

8. Zack Greenlee (uncommitted)

7. Asiantii Woulard (South Florida)

6. Jared Goff (Cal)

5. Shane Cockerille (Maryland)

4. Malik Zaire (ND)

3. Johhny Stanton (Nebraska)

2. Joshua Dobbs (ASU)

1. Kevin Olsen (Miami)

MVP = Asiantii Woulard

There is no ranking. Just 11 QB and one MVP announced at the very end...


Hey but every kid is a winner...




July 22nd, 2012 at 9:58 PM ^

odd camp...not sure what to pull from it shane mentioned every day as being the top if not close to the top performer, and not even on the list??


July 24th, 2012 at 10:23 AM ^

But isn't this camp sponsored by ESPN who is making a television show out of it?  While I agree with your argument that recruiting sites have a vested interest in keeping an enormous fanbase interested, so does ESPN.  If Morris had been ranked in the Top 11, I would have watched or set my DVR to ESPN's special on this camp.  Now I have no interest in doing so.


July 23rd, 2012 at 12:37 AM ^

Saw you crack a joke very similar to this one on another thread (just the one I noticed mind you, I doubt it's the only one) with a positive response as well. No reason to stray from your bread and butter on this thread. Too bad the elite 11 doesn't go all year so we could all look forward to one of your Dilfer super bowl jokes on a daily basis. Shucks.


July 23rd, 2012 at 12:44 AM ^

You missed his first thread where he went off on Dilfer being a douchebag etc. It got bad enough that someone asked him if Dilfer banged his girlfriend. I think people are giving him the upvotes for being more humorous and less RCMB in his Dilfer hate.

Also, Dilfer is definitely the worst SB winning QB ever. I'm pretty sure literally any QB in the NFL that year would've won the SB on the Ravens.


July 23rd, 2012 at 12:58 AM ^

As far as his quarterbacking abilities go, my respect for Dilfer would probably fit in a teaspoon, and I actually think the jokes dude is cracking are humorous. I just missed his opening thread meltdown and apparent disdain for Dilfer, and thought he was dropping similar one liners on every Elite 11 thread. Makes sense now, insult Dilfer and his SB ring as you will my friend.


July 23rd, 2012 at 11:25 AM ^

Just because he played in the NFL doesn't mean he's a good coach and evaluator. Just because you coach high school football doesn't mean you are great at evaluating talent. And no, I don't read your blog so I literally have no idea what your thoughts are. You could be a guru for all I know. Not that I even disagree with you, but your point doesn't really say anything either way IMO.


July 23rd, 2012 at 12:47 PM ^

They do, in fact, do this for a living. Just b/c they're not physical specimens that made it big in football doesn't mean their understanding of the game is any less. When they spend every day of their work week analyzing and talking football prospects, I think that qualifies them as experts.

Leaders And Best

July 22nd, 2012 at 10:55 PM ^

Nebraska alum and covered Huskers for several years after graduating. Best part of the story: Nebraska commit Johnny Stanton was at the top of the rankings for most of the weekend, and he left twice during the competition to go to his HS team's 7-on-7 practice. Stanton still made the Elite 11.


July 22nd, 2012 at 10:13 PM ^

Scouts see arm strength, technique, results, potential. It's possible when Shane threw that 47 yard TD he made the wrong read in which case the scouts would be impressed(great arm) but a coach would mark him down(poor read). I don't know if that's the case I'm just pointing out how scouts and coaches can see the same things two ways.
We heard good things and Shane has good motivation, win win.


July 22nd, 2012 at 11:20 PM ^

I agree to an extent. Something that stands out to me was day two the coaches were preaching quick check down and the scouts raved about Shane ignoring it and making great throws downfield. It could be that the days focus was coachabilty. Sure he made great throws but did he follow instructions? There is always 100 ways to look at things when coaching or judging. I tend to side with Trent because people are being unduly harsh on him. He can't coach talent because he isn't Manning, wtf is that? Like him or hate him the man knows the position. And people are questioning his character saying he's choosing this guy because he's going to Fresno and Trent went there. Well questioning someones character based on baseless accusations doesn't show much character.
It's like people think Trent is saying Shane isn't a good QB, he's saying he isn't the right QB for that particular camp. Big whoop, he's the right QB for Michigan and that's what's important.


July 22nd, 2012 at 11:30 PM ^

I would imagine coachability was emphasized every day. Not just one day. And your check down is there if there's nothing downfield. I can't imagine why Shane would be punished for going for the big play....and succeeding. If it happens a couple times, it could be luck. But it happened the whole camp. Everybody but Dilfer thought Shane was one of the top guys there, if not the top guy. I'll take the majority opinion on this one as Shane was considered a top QB in the nation before this camp, during this camp and will most likely move up in ranking on all the sites besides maybe ESPN.


July 22nd, 2012 at 11:38 PM ^

That's fine. But remember that majority your mentioning didn't see everything, the guys that made the selections did. And most of us here are forming opinions of a 5 day camp based on about 100 tweets. That's not much info for 5 days. I don't even agree with Trents choice, I just don't think people should be attacking a man that is out there trying to help some kids.


July 22nd, 2012 at 11:48 PM ^

Most aren't attacking him or his character, but his evaluation abilities. I guess we shouldn't have criticized RR because he was just helping young men? Just because Dilfer was a pro QB doesn't mean he is a good coach or evaluator. Just as because he wasn't a HOF doesn't mean he can't be either. It's not like these scouts are watching from booths. They're in the stands and I don't think there's a huge crowd watching so they can probably hear quite a bit of what the staff is saying. And you can pretty much get the gist of the drill by watching the 20 or so QBs repeat the reps. The only part they don't see is the classroom portion IIRC. And I can't imagine that Shane is that bad at watching flim or paying attention that he could go from being one of the top QBs on the field to being out of the 11. And it's not like this is their first Elite 11 they're analyzing. They've covered it for a long time or talk to colleagues who have covered it.


July 23rd, 2012 at 12:26 AM ^

I'm not trying to argue here but judging his evaluation or coaching based on what, scouts tweets? Which scouts tweets, cuz when the scout tweeted Shane wasn't a finished product so he wasn't one of the top 11 that scout was ridiculed and his opinion dismissed. It's easy to paint any picture you want if you only take the information that suits you.
For whatever reason they went another way. I think they probably messed up but to draw conclusions with only bits of info is silly.


July 23rd, 2012 at 10:23 AM ^

That guy's opinion was dismissed because his reasoning was pathetic. "Not a finished product" is a factual description of every QB there. Either way, I'll trust the numerous scouts' take more seriously considering they were all in agreement that Shane had a great week. I understand what you're trying to say. But we have a variety of opinions from differing, unbiased sources. And a clear majority of them believe Shane had one of the best performances there. It's not like we're cominmg to this based on one throw. It was every day, throughout the day that these tweets stated the same thing. Shane was great and I'm encouraged by this performance.


July 22nd, 2012 at 10:47 PM ^

It's a bad read if the 47 yard TD is because the WR out jumped two DBs in the endzone.  If the 47 yard TD hit the WR in stride just as he broke away from his coverage, then it's a good read regardless if it wasn't the primary one.  Unless the whole point of the play is to 'Dilfer' and check down...


July 23rd, 2012 at 1:05 AM ^

That's like Neymar hitting a strike from outside the box through 3 defenders and you giving him shit cuz he should have passed to someone with a clearer shot, when the ball is in the net. If the Elite 11 is all filmroom and playbook and testing and reads and you get downgraded for throwing the ball only where your receiver can make a catch in double coverage and he scores, the sting from Morris' ranking eases considerably.


July 23rd, 2012 at 12:49 AM ^

A 47 yard TD was the wrong read? What is the point of the game? You can try to confuse me all you want with Xs and Os and defensive schemes and blah, fact is obviously the guy he threw it to was open enough and he got the ball to him. Is that not the point of reading a defense? To get the ball to someone downfield? I'm sure there's a unusual circumstance or teaching moment where you could give him a hard time, but he did just throw a 47 yard TD, so there's that.


July 22nd, 2012 at 10:17 PM ^

Is still a great QB, just needs more refinement. Besides, I personally feel that Dilfer always have it out for the guys with more talent than he had. Most of the non elite 11 associated guys that were there ranked him at or near the top of their lists.

Fort Wayne Blue

July 22nd, 2012 at 10:23 PM ^

I predict as a result of this slap to the face, Shane breaks EVERY NCAA FBS record out there. 5 National Championships, 7 B10 rings, 19,000 yards passing, 2 1/2 Heismans, and he goes 12-0 vs ND, MSU, & Ohio........