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...



Mr. Rager

July 23rd, 2012 at 8:33 AM ^

It's worse than the treatment Kiel got last year.  Morris at least won the "golden gun" award or whatever it is called for accuracy.  The kid who won that last year was the BYU commit, who was constantly ranked in the top 11.

Dilfer is a fuckstick.  

South TX MFan

July 22nd, 2012 at 10:43 PM ^

Shane will never be the "Trent Dilfer stay out of the way and don't screw up so we can win" type of QB. He's a gunslinger. I can't wait to see him tossing the ball for Michigan. He may be disappointed but in the end the Elite 11 means squat. We know what type of player we're getting. A TREMENDOUS one.


July 22nd, 2012 at 11:20 PM ^

People keep saying Shane is a gunslinger but the only evidence is some secondhand report that he skipped over some checkdown reads. We have no idea what kind of quarterback he is. Also, Dilfer not including Shane in the top eleven is not evidence of his idiocy. Its evidence that the entire recruiting assessment and ranking system is very much subjective and arbitrary once you get into the top hundred or so guys. Personally, though, i'm glad Shane doesnt like checkdowns if thats even true, because ever since the checkdown offense of the lions with Joey Harrington and Charlie Batch, I get a little frustrated every time two passes in a row go for less than 5 yards.

Leaders And Best

July 22nd, 2012 at 11:27 PM ^

Matt Gutierrez & Clayton Richard were both Elite 11, and both never started a game or finished their football career for Michigan. The jury is still out on Devin Gardner. Ryan Mallett...well that is a different story.

Jeff Smoker, Drew Stanton, Keith Nichol, Joe Boisture, & Andrew Maxwell were all Elite 11 for Sparty and haven't affected MIchigan one bit yet.

Justin Zwick, Troy Smith, & Rob Schoenhoft were all Elite 11 for Ohio. Troy Smith hurt a little.

Matt LoVecchio, Zach Fraser, & Dayne Crist were all Elite 11 for Notre Dame, and they all ended up transferring.

Zac Wasserman, Anthony Morelli, Pat Devlin, & Robert Bolden were all Elite 11 for Penn State.  2 transferred, 1 probably will by the end of the summer, and the other is still planted in the turf courtesy of Alan Branch.

Harrison Beck was Elite 11 for Nebraska. Transferred.

Jake Christensen & John Wienke were Elite 11 for Iowa. One lost his job to Ricky Stanzi & the other never played.

Chad Henne was not Elite 11, and I would take him over any of the guys listed above. Hopefully, Shane Morris will turn out the same way.

kid a

July 22nd, 2012 at 11:35 PM ^

All anyone needs to know about this event is that Zeke Pike made it as one of the top 11 last year...yeah he couldn't make it past a semester at Auburn.


July 22nd, 2012 at 11:42 PM ^

If this means Shane has a chip on his shoulder come this fall and works his tail off, more than he ever did before, and carries this around for years to come, I'm completely ok with it.

Wolverine in Troy

July 22nd, 2012 at 11:57 PM ^

I'd rather have any elite 11 qb over one of the top qb talents in the nation who also happens to be the best player recruiter Michigan has had for as long as I can remember.

Time to panic.


July 23rd, 2012 at 1:19 AM ^

There's a used Shane Morris Michigan jersey on the market and he's yet to take a senior class of high school. Not to mention 5 bucks is a deal. Some lucky woman in the 15-35 demographic should applaud this news and take it off your hands (tell them its game worn by Shane in a Michigan game, it is his Michigan jersey after all).


July 23rd, 2012 at 1:53 AM ^

Wins the golden shirt award and is ranked at the top for most of the five days, but is not picked as one of the Elite 11. Me to Trent Dilfer, Trent you sir are clueless. Congrats to all the players who participated in this years Elite 11. Good luck on your senior season. 


#ShaneIsTheRealDeal #GoBlue


July 23rd, 2012 at 9:56 AM ^

 I'm sure Shane is not happy with the end result of the elite 11 but this just fuel he'll use to be a better QB. I'd rather he come into Michigan knowing he is very talented and has a lot of work to do than come into camp thinking he is the greatest college QB ever before taking a snap.


July 23rd, 2012 at 11:00 AM ^

I'm not sure how the Elite 11 were picked but I'm sure Trent knows more about football than Tom Lemming, that Linguist guy from ESPN, or any of the Scout geeks that cover high school football.

Blue in Yarmouth

July 24th, 2012 at 8:31 AM ^

I have heard this a few times on this thread and I have to say it is BS. If you need proof, just look at Wayne Gretzky. The best hockey player of all time and he couldn't coach to save his life. He was terrible at both coaching and evaluating talent. Just because someone does something very well doesn't mean they know what it takes to do it well. 

I played in the CHL for 4 years and played hockey my whole life, but my ability to evaluate talent isn't that great. I often do mock drafts and watch to see how they fare years down the road and I have to admit...I stink at talent evaluation. 

My point is simply, just because someone doesn't play the sport doesn't mean they can't be just as good at evaulating talent as someone who does. I look at Bob McKenzie in hockey. No one could convince me that the man has ever stepped on the ice and played hockey competitivly and yet I think he is one of the best talent evaluators in the game. 

I don't think just because Trent Dilfer was an NFL QB (and not a very good one either) you should think his opinion on talent is better than anyone elses.