BradP

April 5th, 2012 at 3:08 PM ^

Poggi is a 3-tech/SDE, Greg Webb was being recruited at the nose.

If Crayton and Webb are out of the picture, I'm not sure who's up next at the nose.

BradP

April 5th, 2012 at 3:16 PM ^

I'm not sure how much interest is there from Michigan.  I think his big offers might be to play along the line.  Not sure about that.

Kenton Gibbs out of Cass Tech would probably jump at an offer and he has been on campus, but he doesn't have any BCS offers yet.

FrankMurphy

April 5th, 2012 at 3:22 PM ^

With Pipkins coming in, NT is not a pressing need. I'm actually not too bummed about losing Webb to PSU since it keeps him away from Ohio.

On a related note, O'Brien seems to be turning some heads. Maybe he does know a thing or two about running a college program.

drewro02

April 5th, 2012 at 6:23 PM ^

But they were all busts in the NFL. Sometimes you can't help it to be a bust, but at some point it becomes a pattern. Off the top of my head, I can't think of one Penn St. lineman that has actually lived up to their expectations based off the position they were drafted.

Seth

April 6th, 2012 at 5:40 AM ^

That's a two-way street. Jeff Tedford's quarterbacks used to always flame out in the NFL before Aaron Rodgers, but if Tedford was getting such good production from QBs that turned out to be not as good as they looked in college, maybe Tedford was doing something that makes these guys look good. Another way to say that is maximizing their potential.

74polSKA

April 5th, 2012 at 3:05 PM ^

That sucks.  How is Penn State doing this with Banhammer to Bolivia looming over their program?  Is there a timetable on their NCAA investigation yet?

Logan

April 5th, 2012 at 3:14 PM ^

I'm not sure if you're serious. I haven't heard of the hammer coming down on the football program but do you really think loss of scholarships/bowl games is the right punishment for what happened? People need to go to jail...I could care less if their athletic teams suffer.

74polSKA

April 5th, 2012 at 3:36 PM ^

I was serious.  The last I heard the NCAA was going to look into possible violations.  It's been a while since I had heard anything, thus the question of anyone knowing the timetable.  I wasn't trying to restir the pot.  I thought it was a legitimate question but I was apparently wrong.  Not the first time and surely not the last.

Edit:  I also agree that NCAA punishment will not bring justice for the criminal acts committed.  However, I'm sure this case has many layers of dirt that need sifted.  If there are NCAA violations, should they be ignored out of respect for the victims?  I think you can punish the crime and the violations if they occurred.

FrankMurphy

April 5th, 2012 at 4:42 PM ^

Oh absolutely. But the Feds will bust individuals who were found to have committed wrongdoing; they won't punish the football program. The most they'll do is fine the university or withold federal funding, which won't affect anyone currently associated with their football program since their football program is mostly self-sufficient. 

The NCAA sanctioning PSU over the Sandusky scandal would be like Netflix canceling Scott Peterson's subscription for killing Laci. Football seems pretty trivial in light of what's being alleged.

CLord

April 5th, 2012 at 3:22 PM ^

Good.  PSU hasn't won an NC since 86.  All they are good for is keeping Pennsylvania recruits away from Columbus, and occasionally beating the Buckeyes.  So a strong Penn State is good for Michigan.  Go Lions.

Clemsonblue

April 5th, 2012 at 3:42 PM ^

I agree. I love watching the Michigan v. PSU game almost as much as watching the Ohio game. The difference being the hate I feel Ohio is not there with PSU.

Elmer

April 5th, 2012 at 5:08 PM ^

I can't say I'm disappointed.  When it sounded like UM had a great shot, I watched his video and he didn't seem overly impressive*.   I think Josh Augusta looks better. 

*Disclaimer: I'm not a coach nor have I played defensive line since the 4th grade.

lhglrkwg

April 5th, 2012 at 5:38 PM ^

Penn State will probably set the record for single-year improvements in recruiting class rankings. Looks like last year on rivals they were outside the top 50 and now they're looking at finishing in the top 10 easily

Genzilla

April 5th, 2012 at 6:02 PM ^

Michigan's current offers at DT (according to ESPN)

Montravious Adams (Ga) 
Rod Crayton (AL): possibly no longer being recruited / Visited Feb. 18
Jay Ellison (Ga)
Michael Hill (SC)
Darius Latham (IN)
Justin Manning (TX)
Henry Poggi (Md): most likely SDE or 3-tech / Visited March 17)
Eddie Vanderdoes (Ca): Says he's being recruited at 3-tech
Josh Augusta (IL) visited April 4

Non-offered possiblities:

Kenton Gibbs (MI): offers from Indiana and Illinois + MAC
Poet Thomas (MI): offers from Florida and Colorado + MAC

Genzilla

April 5th, 2012 at 6:08 PM ^

 

Michigan's current offers at DT (according to ESPN)

Montravious Adams (Ga) 5* / Not likely candidate
Rod Crayton (AL): 3/4* / possibly no longer being recruited / Visited Feb. 18
Jay Ellison (Ga): 3/4*
Michael Hill (SC): 4*
Darius Latham (IN): 4*
Justin Manning (TX): 4/5*
Henry Poggi (Md): 4* / most likely SDE or 3-tech / Visited March 17)
Eddie Vanderdoes (Ca): 4/5* / Says he's being recruited at 3-tech
Josh Augusta (IL):3/4* / visited April 4

Non-offered possiblities:

Kenton Gibbs (MI): 3* / offers from Indiana and Illinois + MAC
Poet Thomas (MI): 3* / offers from Florida and Colorado + MAC