Hei2man

February 19th, 2019 at 3:17 PM ^

Tru Wilson is a tough hard nose football player who should be commended for working his way onto the field at UM. That said you are not winning a national title if you have to count on guys like Tru Wilson to be significant contributors and that's no disrespect to him it's just reality. Alabama's third string RB was 5 star Najee Harris. UGA once had Gurley, Chubb, and Michel all in the program at the same time. That's the type of talent on the three deep at CFP caliber programs. That people get excited about guys like Tru and Ronnie Bell is what's funny to me, because they aren't sniffing the field at places like Bama, UGA, Clemson, OU, etc. Obviously there are exceptions which I'm sure people will be quick to point out but as a general rule it's fact. Really speaks to UM's lack of depth and recruiting misses over the last few years. We've had entire DL, WR, and RB classes completely wash out.

FatGuyTouchdown

February 19th, 2019 at 4:28 PM ^

Alabama is a dynasty of all time proportions, regardless of the sport. I don't think any team in the last 40 years has been as consistently dominant in American Sports as Alabama has, outside of maybe the 1990's Bulls. Nick Saban is possibly the greatest coach of all time, they dominate teams to death, and in the last 11 years, they've lost 15 games. In the last 10 years, Nick Saban has averaged more draft picks per year than most programs average wins, and that doesn't even include this years roster, which will probably have double digit players selected. 

Michigan and probably no other team in college football will ever reach the heights of Alabama, and most likely no team will ever even come close. To attempt to compare them to Alabama will always leave it lacking. 

michgoblue

February 20th, 2019 at 6:08 AM ^

Not to defend him, but he did say that he was aware that there are many exceptions to the rule. While he is usually an ass about it, he simply saying that as a general rule, to compete with teams like Bama, we need more talent across the roster and guys like Tru don’t really qualify. He’s not wrong about that. 

Quailman

February 19th, 2019 at 3:41 PM ^

You're not wrong in general, man. You do need the studs to win the whole thing. But you also need some guys to outplay expectations. Thats why people get excited about Tru and Ronnie Bell, bc its getting way more than you expected and that's exciting. And its fun to see those guys succeed.

Trust me, fans of Bama and UGA and the like also have non-5* guys that they get excited about when they outplay their ranking. 

Hei2man

February 19th, 2019 at 3:58 PM ^

The only reason either of those guys are getting snaps is because guys like Ahmir Mitchell, Nate Johnson, Kekoa Crawford, Eddie McDoom, Kareem Walker, Kingston Davis, and O'Maury Samuels all flamed out. That's the real issue here. The reason Michigan is even in search of grad transfer DL right now is because the entire DL class in 2017 of Aubrey Solomon, James Hudson, Deron Irvin Bey, Corey Malone Hatcher, and Phil Paea all left or busted (still holding out hope for Vilain). The amount of attrition in our program is staggering, and it's forcing guys up the depth chart artificially and or prematurely and then people wrongly point out that our coaches are doing such a good job finding talent. No, they are doing a poor job of holding onto the guys they are bringing in. In an ideal world next year's RB depth chart would be some combination of AJ Dillion, Kareem Walker, Zach Charbonnet and Chris Evans. Instead it will be Charbonnet, Wilson, and Turner. Amazed more people can't recognize something so simple.

BoCanHam15

February 19th, 2019 at 4:49 PM ^

You lose All, credibility even mentioning Kareem Walker.  Sorry but you cannot coddle young men until they ruin you and themselves.  He had more chances than a quick pick at the lotto machine at speedway.  Sorry you’re just a bad bad troll.  Someone’s gotta do it.  We missed on AJ Dillon so did the rest of the world except BC.  You’re easy to follow.  Just pick a failure, highlight it, act like a Parrot. 

SMart WolveFan

February 19th, 2019 at 6:28 PM ^

"....a poor job of holding onto the guys....."

What do you mean? Like doing their classwork for them? Smoke weed with them? 

Or maybe they should just pay up front for the 5*s, pumpm full o'juice plus do their classwork and smoke weed with them!

 

Amazed more people can't recognize something so simple.

Champ Kind

February 19th, 2019 at 3:42 PM ^

Weird that Levi Wallace played so much at Alabama since walk-ons with no offers can’t sniff the field there. Takes 2 seconds to find recent examples of guys rated similarly to Ronnie Bell (or lower) that played significant snaps on any of those teams.

The larger point about depth is probably true, but ridiculous hyperbole that is easy to disprove ruins your argument. Use facts when then are on your side instead of making something up based on your feelings/frustrations.  

FSUBulldog

February 19th, 2019 at 3:45 PM ^

 That said you are not winning a national title if you have to count on guys like Hunter Renfrow to be significant contributors and that's no disrespect to him it's just reality.

Whoops.... Just imagine an unranked walk-on catching a game winner in the NC. Then 2 years later wins another title.

Hei2man

February 19th, 2019 at 2:51 PM ^

Moving forward would like to see Michigan remain active in the transfer portal. There are A TON of former big time recruits in there and since UM can't recruit JUCO's they could really use this to plug some holes every offseason.