January 28th, 2016 at 7:10 PM ^

I love how much we're focusing on PWOs this year. Assuming they have good attitudes and work ethics, it can never hurt to have as many quality walk-ons on the team as possible. Raises the competition level in practice, and you never know who could become the next Kovacs or Glasgow

Eat Your Wheatlies

January 29th, 2016 at 8:33 AM ^

Plus, ever since the 85-man scholarship limit, schools have seen talent slip through the cracks to non-Power 5 conferences. A PWO spot at Michigan is going to attract the exact type of kid we want in the, dedicated workers that WANT to be here enough to shell out tens of thousands of dollars to say they were on the UM football team and earned a UM degree. Great strategy.


January 28th, 2016 at 7:11 PM ^

Keep bringing these PWOs, could be some diamonds with these kids that would otherwise probably go D2 or low level P5.

Finding one Kovacs or Glasgow makes this a very smart strategy.


January 28th, 2016 at 7:14 PM ^

Is it just me or is anyone else seeing "Hello: Player (POW)" every time? I mean it would be good news if we recovered a prisoner of war, but bad news if we have any out there.


January 28th, 2016 at 7:36 PM ^

As I recall, the rule is a maximum of 105 for camp, but while school is in session, there is no set limit - some schools do cap it anyway, of course. 

Here's the rule on the practice limit: Limit on Number of Participants—Bowl Subdivision. [FBS] In bowl subdivision football, there shall be a limit of 105 student-athletes who may engage in practice activities prior to the institution’s first day of classes or the institution’s first contest, whichever occurs earlier. (Adopted: 1/11/94, Revised: 12/15/06) 


January 28th, 2016 at 7:42 PM ^

...I did not know this before I Googled it.  


Finally, preferred walk-ons are in a better place to earn a scholarship but in football it normally does not happen until a player’s junior year. That’s because giving a walk-on a scholarship after his freshman year still uses one of the 25 initial scholarships for that year. A player has to be on the team for two full years before they can get a scholarship and not have it count like an incoming student.



January 28th, 2016 at 7:44 PM ^

Looks appropriately aggressive for a Harbaugh recruit. Seems to be a common thread with many of the recruits-many look to have a mean streak which I like. Add 20 pounds of muscle to that frame and it will really hurt across the middle :-). Welcome and GO BLUE!



January 28th, 2016 at 9:34 PM ^

Tyler's plant and break to the ball/WR (out of his backpedal) really resembles his dad's, and is a more than willing tackler when he arrives at the party.  He's been training with Brad since he was a little guy.  Tremendous work ethic, and will no doubt pack on some additional (useful) muscle.  Big upside for Cochran version 2.0!


January 29th, 2016 at 11:13 AM ^

No doubt, his dad was outstanding; think he was 3rd round pick of Raiders.

Watching his film, almost wish Tyler had gone FCS or MAC, where he'd probably be very good. But he certainly has a chance to be a special teams star at M. Wish him luck.