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09/21/2018 - 7:01pm It's going to be an exciting…

It's going to be an exciting finish for the class. We're going to get Keegan, that much I am sure of. The more and more I hear about Zach Harrison makes me think we're going to get him. I think he's looking for reasons not to go to Ohio State at this point, and I don't think the current scandal is over. Something else is going to drop. 

The most exciting part is going to be the current commits development though:

I think David Ojabo is going to crack top 100 range, Quintel Kent will probably crack top 500 range, Giles Jackson is probably getting in the top 250, I haven't seen any film of Tyrece Woods to confidently say anything on him, Karsen Barnhart should crack top 300 range. Mike Morris will probably fall, and nothing really about Zach Carpenter, Jack Stewart or Gabe Newburg screams "will rise in the rankings", but they're all tough and mean. Like those dudes have fucking attitude and if we can't quite out recruit Ohio State, we can get talented dudes that will murder people. They seem like Harbaugh staples. 

09/21/2018 - 12:30pm It's not necessarily about…

It's not necessarily about whether or not a kid goes somewhere because someone older than him does, but it's about access. By having a strong relationship with the head coach, Michigan can basically ensure themselves more access to these kids, and build the relationship more. They have more concrete proof and a major influence (Hill) in these kids playing career can vouch for Michigan.

It doesn't mean they'll go to Michigan, but I would bet Michigan is in the top 5 for most of them.

09/20/2018 - 2:09pm Yea, but there's a…

Yea, but there's a difference between a regular 5 star and a Bosa. He was closer to Gary level as a recruit than he was to generic 4 star, and he's a fucking stud. It's a massive loss, and regardless of how many games he misses, he'll be hampered in The Game. 

The fact that they're going with the "indefinite" route makes me believe it'll be a minimum of 6-8 weeks, and even if it's 6, the odds of him being able to recover and regain stamina in order to play at his capabilities by November 24th is slim. I'm assuming Ohio State knows this and they're hoping he's back for a potential playoff appearance. 

09/18/2018 - 12:08pm Rashan Gary's position and…

Rashan Gary's position and responsibilities require a lot more discipline and responsibility than Bosa's. Bosa is primarily a pass rusher and a fantastic one at that. Gary is responsible for significantly more in the run game than Bosa is, because if he doesn't hold, big gains are happening. Idk about Oliver I don't watch him as much but I would attribute a lot of it to "NFL Top 10 Talent plays in inferior conference"

09/14/2018 - 4:49pm If Trevor Keegan tried to…

If Trevor Keegan tried to commit to Michigan today, they would take him and not think twice about. Keegan wants to make sure Michigan doesn't go into an absolute tailspin, had they gone 10-2 last year, I guarantee he'd already be committed. 

Not to mention, someone is getting processed to make space if two all american potential tackles want to commit, and it aint Keegan or Barnhart

09/14/2018 - 3:10pm Nah, they ended up punting…

Nah, they ended up punting into his belly hahaha

09/14/2018 - 3:08pm https://twitter.com…

https://twitter.com/ChrisCasey22x/status/1038232692133978112

Can't find a video, but It'll surface

09/14/2018 - 2:12pm Keegan is going to Michigan…

Keegan is going to Michigan. I promise you this, he's not a silent, but he'll be a part of the class unless something drastic happens this season. He returned a punt for a touchdown last week, he's truly a special athlete and will have the potential to be a Taylor Lewan type because of his athleticism and mean streak.

09/12/2018 - 6:26pm This OL has become very…

This OL has become very sturdy on the interior. Penn State, Wisconsin, and Michigan state could all be wins by only throwing 15 times a game. 

09/12/2018 - 6:23pm Normally that's the case,…

Normally that's the case, but the writing is on the wall. I think he's trying to use this to motivate Hudson and Mayfield to try and take that extra step. Plus if Runyan and JBB get their feelings hurt over this, I can't imagine how bad it was for them in film after the Notre Dame game. 

09/12/2018 - 6:20pm Let's break this down a bit…

Let's break this down a bit. Donovan Peoples Jones has played in 15 career games. He has 32 career catches. Basically 6 of those games were quarterbacked by John O'Korn. In games that were not Quarterbacked by John O'Korn, he has 24 catches. So in he has 75% of his catches in 60% of his games. Not always the receivers fault that he's had shit QBs. He has 10 catches for 69 yards and a touchdown this year. That averages out to 60 catches for 400 yards and 6 touchdowns.  Is 400 yards good? It's decent but Not really good, but so far they haven't been able to run many deep routes for obvious reasons. Is DPJ the best receiver in the Big 10? No. Is he still loaded with potential, absolutely. 

09/12/2018 - 11:38am KJ Hamler was much more WR…

KJ Hamler was much more WR than Thunderbug. Give me YMRMFRPA Tavon Austin

09/10/2018 - 4:22pm I like Mineral King. He's…

I like Mineral King. He's undoubtedly a dickhead, and I don't know if he's legit, but I like how adamant he is about stuff. I'm in his corner always, because I am also a giant dickhead.

09/02/2018 - 11:46pm Hawkins absolutely should…

Hawkins absolutely should have made a play on it. Just didn't want it enough. He was probably the biggest disappointment of the day outside of Dwumfour. (Runyan and JBB weren't disappointments, they were just terrible and I had no expectations for them and they still drastically let me down)

09/02/2018 - 4:37pm Yea Wisconsin is actually…

Yea Wisconsin is actually better. But Ohio State is nowhere near Notre Dame's offensive line, holy shit. Have you watched both lines together? Ohio State's line is ok, but Notre Dame's is elite and pro ready. And the DL was pretty damn good. Sometimes Wimbush just broke it down

I never said Brandon Wimbush is a great QB. I said he's a pretty good QB with the ability to make a lot of plays with his legs. 

Last year was only to highlight that we played a very good team with very good athletes. Sometimes Michigan isn't far and away a better team. It happens.

Yea we have a difficult schedule, but are we sure Notre Dame isn't the best team we'll face until Ohio State? Did Michigan State and Penn State blow teams out this weekend? 

I watched an offense that had some pretty good spurts of competence that got ruined by sacks and bad play calling. Again, it happens. Michigan drove the ball into Notre Dame territory on just about every drive. Against a good defense. The offense is fine. Outside of the tackles, it'll be fine.

09/02/2018 - 2:56pm I'm glad I read this,…

I'm glad I read this, because after my hangover subsided I was able to think. A few things about the game I'd like to point out:

1. Notre Dame's offensive line is almost definitely going to be the best we play all season. Harry Hiestand may be gone, but he still coached and recruited all of them. One camp without him doesn't undo all the coaching he did. The guards and center were very good last night, and the tackles weren't great, but they were good enough to ride the ends around long enough for Wimbush to escape.

2. Brandon Wimbush is the most elusive QB we'll see from a good team. Hornibrook, McSorely, Lewerke, and Haskins are all good. But none of them pose a legitimate threat from their legs like Wimbush. And on top of that, the ND Receivers did a great job of making plays on the ball in the air. The jump ball on Hawkins was a 50/50, Boykin and Claypool were both big time players. It happens.

3. In the first 4 games against ranked opponents last year, Notre dame held them to 13.25 points per game. National runner up Georgia scored the most at 20. Injuries, a young defense, and a poor stretch from Wimbush caused them to fall apart against Miami and Stanford. But this is a very good Notre Dame defense. 

4. There's plenty of season left. There has never been a 15-0 team in College football history. Every single CFP champion has lost in the regular season, and I would say that this game is far better of a loss than Ohio State's loss at home to Virginia Tech. There is time to fix things.

5. The offense looked good when it tried to establish different identities. Higdon was rarely stopped in the backfield and was able to get extra yards in bad blocking situations.

All that being said, I don't disagree that our tackles were atrocious. Our game plan was inconsistent and flawed. The offense was unorganized and showed no sense of urgency in late game situations and the delay of game after half time is absurd. And the mental penalties to consistently give Notre Dame new life is unacceptable. Coach Harbaugh should have to answer for all those things. But the sky isn't falling, the program isn't in shambles. Bad games happen, and unfortunately Michigan came out flat against a great team on the road. Oh well, go Blue!

08/30/2018 - 4:24pm UMBig11 and a couple…

UMBig11 and a couple insiders have confirmed it. Dexter Williams is suspended 4 games, but no one can publicly acknowledge it because of Privacy Laws apparently? The one thing I don't understand is why can this suspension not able to be acknowledged publicly but others are? MGoBloodSuckers/Lawyers any insight?

08/30/2018 - 4:22pm I got 2 zig zags for ya, and…

I got 2 zig zags for ya, and baby thats all we need. Hmu if you want to share.

08/30/2018 - 3:50pm He was a full on commit. But…

He was a full on commit. But he committed to Brady Hoke before all hell broke loose.

08/30/2018 - 3:50pm That's usually how ACL Tears…

That's usually how ACL Tears work. You overcompensate on the opposite knee and it ends up tearing the other one. It really sucks, and I feel bad for Crawford. 

08/28/2018 - 4:19pm Like it or not, this page…

Like it or not, this page really explains Michigan's recruiting strategy and reminds me of what Stanford did back in the day. They recruit a lot of guys that would be rated much higher 15 years ago when Fullbacks, HBacks, and Tight ends that aren't as easily flexed out were used much more. They're valued a lot more in a Harbaugh offense than in most other offenses. VanSumeren is probably a 5* in 1998. 

08/28/2018 - 3:09pm True, but Isaac also didn't…

True, but Isaac also didn't get a single carry after Rutgers. But I also expect more of a passing threat, so I'd guess barring injury, Wilson probably gets 30-35 touches in our big 5 games (Ohio State, Michigan State, Notre Dame, Wisconsin, Penn State), with another 60-70 touches in our blowouts and other games. 

Also assuming he doesn't get passed up.

08/27/2018 - 2:38am Lmao not that you're wrong,…

Lmao not that you're wrong, but I love this board. First two weeks of camp, Milton is the second coming of Joe Montana mixed with Cam Newton, but now that they threw him in the deepend and he struggled, he has to worry about a player that hasn't even finished his senior year of high school. Lets just let it ride

08/27/2018 - 1:01am Yea, but a Redshirt freshman…

Yea, but a Redshirt freshman getting his first start of his career in primetime, on the road, at night, in Notre Dame, against a top 25 team probably isn't the best decision. Rather go with the safest choice right away and ease in Hudson.

08/27/2018 - 12:57am Not to mention, if he's as…

Not to mention, if he's as good as we think he is, ZERO percent chance someone with injury issues stays for a 6th year if they have any shot whatsoever about getting drafted. 

08/20/2018 - 5:40pm He's gotta be. There's…

He's gotta be. There's literally no other reason to release Zach Smith's perverted habits unless you were trying to keep it in the news and relevant for a bigger bombshell. That being said, I'm not sure what a bigger bombshell is that would definitively end Meyer's tenure.

08/20/2018 - 4:09pm Yea I know. I meant as a…

Yea I know. I meant as a career. I don't see him doing this in 10 years.

08/20/2018 - 2:56pm Baker Mayfield says whats up…

Baker Mayfield says whats up. 

08/20/2018 - 2:36pm I doubt he gets into…

I doubt he gets into coaching as a career. He always seems like he had much higher ambition that that.

08/19/2018 - 2:56am Potentially. But I think a…

Potentially. But I think a lot of people are underestimating the firestorm that's going to occur when they announce a slap on the wrist for him. I think it's going to play out like the Ray Rice suspension where everyone was so astounded that he only got 4 games that they ended up releasing him. Not to mention, it seems like Brett McMurphy has been releasing stuff every week or so to keep it in the news. I have a feeling he has one more bombshell in him that will release as soon as the report drops.

08/16/2018 - 10:06pm I don't have mine, and I'm…

I don't have mine, and I'm just south of Wisconsin. Not complaining, I have the digital and I assume it's coming. Just hoping that maybe this info helps.

08/13/2018 - 10:51am I agree with you. Especially…

I agree with you. Especially since they could probably get both on signing day if they wanted to. Nothing about either guy really stands out to me, and wide receiver hasn't exactly been a position that's been recruited well during the Harbaugh era. Sure, 2017 was ridiculously good, but 2016 has been a total washout, 2015 brought Grant Perry but no outside receivers, and 2018 has Ronnie Bell who has a ton of potential and no one else, and 2019 isn't looking too promising. I really hope I'm wrong, but it seems the staff is taking a Lloyd Carr approach of relying too heavily on what they see in camps.

08/01/2018 - 6:50pm Ok so first off, it's not IF…

Ok so first off, it's not IF Urban is gone, it's when. There's no coming back from Paid Administrative Leave. Give as much shit to Ohio State as you want, but their last 4 coaches have all been fired. They fired Tressel, I think they'll make the right call. 

Second, They're basically fucked for this year. Their staff consists of Greg Schiano and Kevin Wilson who aren't exactly scandal free, and Ryan Day who will probably take over as head coach. It wouldn't shock me if another recruiting scandal comes out soon, because people in general are very spiteful, and were about to be looking at a decent amount of people with nothing to lose that know where bodies are buried. 

Third, in terms of their next coach, No chance on Herman. He's always been a Texas boy, and the only way he leaves Texas is if he gets fired. If I had to guess, they probably run out Ryan Day as interim coach and hire Matt Campbell after the season unless there's a big name coach out there. 

07/25/2018 - 10:22am Most staffs have some sort…

Most staffs have some sort of star system to rank and coordinate their recruits. Most of these are also completely independent of recruiting rankings. It's just an easy shorthand way of evaluating a recruit without always looking at the specific board. 

07/24/2018 - 1:04pm Hoke recruited significantly…

Hoke recruited significantly more blue chippers in his tenure than Harbaugh did at Stanford. Granted, part of it was what they had to work with to start, but Hoke's problem was never accumulating talent, but rather cultivating it. Also, in my opinion it's a lot harder to go from good to great as a program than it is to go from bad to good. Again, I'm not saying Shaw is better than Harbaugh, but it's time to stop looking at Stanford in it's current state as something that Harbaugh built, because it has Shaw's fingerprints all over it. 

07/24/2018 - 9:42am Upset because someone makes…

Upset because someone makes an uninformed and inaccurate claim about a very serious and personal medical issue=Triggered? Christ man, get a fucking grip. Newsome has been the standard of excellence for student athletes in how he handles things outside of athletics. Incredibly smart, hard working, determined, great leader, and an incredible human being. If everyone in the world had half the character and work ethic of Grant Newsome, the world would be a much better place. Whether he ever gets cleared to get back on the field or not, Grant Newsome's impact is wide ranging and amazing for the program.

07/23/2018 - 4:03pm Not sure how either relates…

Not sure how either relates to the other. Shaw's 3rd year he won the Pac-12 with a brand new QB, a brand new RB, a new receiving corps and a young offensive line. He also beat peak Oregon, UCLA before they fell off, Notre Dame and a good Washington team. He didn't continue the program continuity, he upgraded it. It doesn't mean Shaw is a better coach than Harbaugh, but to say he continued what Harbaugh started does a severe disservice to the coaching job Shaw has done on his own merit. It would be similar to saying that Harbaugh only won in college because of Andrew Luck. 

07/23/2018 - 2:42pm David Shaw won a conference…

David Shaw won a conference title 4 years after Harbaugh left with almost exclusively his own recruits. His worst record is 8-5, and he's won 3 conference titles. He's obviously a very good coach, and while Harbaugh got it rolling, Shaw has taken it to another level. He's been great. Let's give the guy his due.

07/23/2018 - 12:37pm So is your prediction…

So is your prediction basically based around the projection that Gentry will have a huge year? I agree with that statement btw, I just wasn't sure if you had any insight as to whether he's someone that is looking to jump immediately or only if his stock is good.

07/23/2018 - 12:06pm Bush's size isn't as…

Bush's size isn't as important as it would have been 5-10 years ago. He's a thick body that lacks a bit of height, but what he lacks in height, he makes up for in speed, awareness, toughness, tackling, and coverage skills. None of the inside linebackers taken in the first round the last couple years are more than an inch or two taller than Bush. If he's a legit 5'11, then I don't see size holding him back. If he's a roster 5'11, then it could potentially be an issue. The NFL is moving more sideline to sideline and less tackle to tackle, which is a change that would cause Bush to thrive.

07/23/2018 - 11:55am I would put Hill in the…

I would put Hill in the almost definitely declaring group. I agree with you that Shea and Gary are 100% outta here barring something incredibly unexpected. I don't have any info on Gentry, but I feel like you are connected/have a feel on the program so I'm willing to take your word on that. Hudson will be back barring an absolute freak of a season.

07/19/2018 - 2:12pm I kind of agree with Gardner…

I kind of agree with Gardner over Henson. Yes, Henson was a better player at his peak, but Devin Gardner went 32/45 for 450 yards and 4 touchdowns and ran for another on a foot that was so severely broken he missed the *Insert Generic Restaurant/Store* Bowl a month later. Henson was great, but look at what Gardner did with what can only be considered a severe case of coaching malpractice is incredible and admirable. 

07/16/2018 - 7:51pm They did go balls to the…

They did go balls to the wall for Herman. Doesn't matter how hard you go if he'd rather go to Texas.

07/13/2018 - 10:59am That's true, but he also…

That's true, but he also hired Joe Moorhead, who was a home run and a half. We'll see how Moorhead's replacement does. 

By the way, James Franklin left Maryland after they named him coach in waiting over Ralph Friedgen, then the next year hired Randy Edsall. Who by the way did not retain his OC at Maryland or bring his DC from UConn. The OC? Joe Moorhead. The DC? Don Brown. 

07/10/2018 - 7:54pm Football University isn't…

Football University isn't too prestigious, but that's not to say it isn't impressive that he won. It's a mid tier camp, but there were probably still a pack of other B1G level commits.

07/09/2018 - 9:01am I think both are fair. Brady…

I think both are fair. Brady Hoke was a fantastic cultivator of defensive talent, and was able to get some legit offensive weapons that elevated the offense in stretches. That being said, the offensive line has been incredibly under recruited and deficient during the entire stretch of Harbaugh's time here, so I think it's fair that Hoke shoulder the OL 2015/2016 blame, as a bad offensive line is really the only thing that kept Michigan out of the playoff in 2016. 

07/02/2018 - 5:30pm The company that Sam works…

The company that Sam works under the umbrella of (247) has him independently rated as a four star currently. The composite has him as a 5*, but I know a lot of recruiting writers really only reference their rankings when talking about a player.

07/02/2018 - 3:45pm Yea, that's true but TW…

Yea, that's true but TW cleaned the fuck up in recruiting. Like Absolutely annihilated everyone on the recruiting trail in-state. So it's not like he struggled on both ends. But again, I'm glad it's getting fixed, not to mention I'm not sure how much of running back blocking problems trace back to Drevno.

07/02/2018 - 3:42pm I'm surprised at the lack of…

I'm surprised at the lack of people guessing Myles Hinton. Would be nice to get him officially in the 2020 fold and get him and Barnham helping recruit Georgia and Ohio.

06/30/2018 - 12:38pm Exactly. He reminds me of…

Exactly. He reminds me of Eyabi Anoma. He went from a similar ranking to a top 5 recruit. And Michigan discovered Anoma, but couldn't reel him in. He's gonna be an all american.