Marlin Jackson…

December 14th, 2011 at 5:58 PM ^

There are other reasons to visit a school than simply to check in on a propsect.  Strengthen a relationship with a coach, check in on future prospects, general what-have-you. 


Not sure this constitutes news, per se.


December 14th, 2011 at 6:13 PM ^

Sometimes coaches go to meet with football coaches to build the relationship and discuss future recruiting prospects.  When I was in high school, Lloyd Carr came by to chit chat with our coach and talk about any guys who might be Michigan-worthy.  He even was introduced to a few of them.  None of them got offers, but they were all close.

DLS's coach might be telling Hoke about a couple young guys to keep an eye on for the future.  It keeps the relationship strong, helps out the young DLS players and keeps Hoke ahead of the game.  Everybody wins.


December 14th, 2011 at 8:10 PM ^

I suppose there were several conflicting reports as to Mr. Hoke's whereabouts...

One report stated he attended a scheduled brunch with Ben Bernake, after the chairman wished to contemplate his musings on the federal deficit,

others placed him fighting for Tibet's true political autonomy from the grasp of the Republic of China,

still another reported him in Iran, repremanding Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, to which the Iranian president formally apologized to America, kissed the stars and strips, and sang the star spangled banner.

Regardless, you know Brady be making it happen...


December 14th, 2011 at 11:21 PM ^

It's all good.  More than likely, Devin Gardner will be the starting QB Shane's freshman year, even if he had enrolled early.  And remember, Henne wasn't an EE and he started game one of his frosh year, so it's certainly possible.  Either way, I would expect both Gardner and Bellomy to be ahead of Shane for most of the first season he's here.  After that, the sky's the limit.


December 15th, 2011 at 11:12 AM ^

I wasn't so much voicing my disappointment for the quarterback position so much as the disappointment that he won't be on campus early. While I'm not as high on Gardner as many on the blog, I think he can be a good quarterback if they can get the most out of him. More importantly, he has the drive and work ethic to be great. I also like Russell Bellomy a lot even though most people seem to just pass over him. I think that kid can play some. 

Shane is going to be a great QB, but I think, even if he early enrolled, he'd still get red shirted. He'd be a great kid to have on campus though with his passion for Michigan.