November 28th, 2017 at 10:12 PM ^

This is the new world. The team recruits guys. Some of them aren't gold strikes. Some of those guys transfer or aren't brought back for a fifth year. Result: More recruits, more chances to find the right guy, more bullets in the chamber.

Harbaugh has been doing this since he got here. So has the rest of elite college football. Nobody, not Bama, not OSU, not USC, nobody sees all of their recruits stick around to "see what happens" in a hypothetical redshirt junior or senior year. Not anymore. 


November 28th, 2017 at 10:44 PM ^

Why do you have to look at everything in negitive?
It could be that the young lineman are good and he knows he will he list on the depth chart. This would mean they hit on several of his classmates.
Or maybe the coaches see him at guard and he want to play on the outside.
Either way, it does not mean he is a bust or recruiting miss.


November 28th, 2017 at 10:54 PM ^

I have a different view than most from doing rosters so I study way more teams than just Michigan. This is normal. Dude was a stud in HS and came into the program thinking he would start right away. Found out he wasn't even close to starting and wanted a different route. This happens at every school. I honestly think this happens less at Michigan but if we want to start playing for championships it's going to happen more.

It was also said he wanted to leave a long time go.

Also don't be surprised if we lose a 5+ plus guys beyond this. Some guy said we might lose a TE too my guess is Wheatley Jr but we shall see.


November 28th, 2017 at 9:50 PM ^

ugh. I know everyone thinks we are fine on the interior with Bredeson and Onewenu, but once those two are gone, we are going to be awfully thin/young again. one of the reasons I thought losing EE was a bigger deal than some others here did.


November 28th, 2017 at 10:19 PM ^

Steuber and Honigford are OGs?  I understand Filiaga is probably going to be an OG but pretty sure the other two are OTs and Ruiz is our future at OC.  So that leaves us with a 4th year Filiaga and a 5th year Spanellis in 2020, along with a bunch of younger guys.  With no OGs currently in this class, we would once again be counting on 2nd year players if something happens to any of the above mentioned OGs.  I think we saw this year that relying on second year OL is not ideal.