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12/28/2011 - 10:31am No 9-game conference schedule

B10 will reverse its decision to go to a 9-game conference schedule. You heard it here first.

08/21/2011 - 1:01pm I agree.

Watching Jake yesterday, I did not see a speedster, but he has a good frame and seemed to run good short/medium routes. He looked to me like he might make a solid TE eventually if he can put on some weight. He dropped one pass, but most of the other issues were either Connor Brewer's innacuracy or just the way the entire Chaparral team was steamrolled by Bishop Gorman. They had him at DE for a few series and BG ran over him like he wasn't even there. To be fair, they pretty much ran over everyone like they weren't even there.

Still, I question whether Jake has the speed to be an elite WR at the D-1 level. Maybe he will grow into a possible DE (but, honestly, he didn't look like he had any sort of killer instinct; there was nothing that screamed out future DE to me). More likely, assuming he has good hands and can block, he could turn into a solid TE. But, I agree, I don't think he warrants an early offer.

08/21/2011 - 1:55am Ditto

Maybe Roh had an off night, but he wasn't all that impressive.

08/21/2011 - 12:57am Connor Brewer

Is anyone as underwhelmed by Connor Brewer as I am?

08/20/2011 - 7:44pm Whatever you want to believe.

And, trust me, the world doesn't care what people think of him "around these parts". Go look up LSU Football in Wikipedia and see how his record compares to all of their previous coaches. He will probably end up with a better record than Saban's when all is said and done.

08/20/2011 - 7:14pm La la land

You guys are in your own dream world. The only reputation Les Miles has is as (a) one of the best coaches LSU has ever had, (b) one of the the kings of trick plays and (c) a grass eater. Even the clock mismanagement stuff will fade in time because, well, he won all those games. No one is going to care if he plays these players so long as LSU wins.

08/17/2011 - 1:59pm No, not necessarily.

I am sure, given all that has gone on, that there are regular back and forth conversations between the NCAA and OSU. But, no, I highly doubt the NCAA automatically gives a heads up to programs every time they receive information about a violation. The formal notices the NCAA provides are a Notice of Inquiry and a Notice of Allegations. The NCAA might have received information in May during an interview with TP and has been investigating those violations (along with all of the other reports) since that time. We will know for sure whether TP admitted to additional violations when the NCAA issues either a NOI or a second NOA.

08/17/2011 - 1:49pm UTL Game

Shaq Thompson: I would like to hear more from Michigan.

Translation: I would like them to invite me for an official visit so I can attend the UTL game with Jordan Payton.

08/17/2011 - 1:42pm Yes (and No)

If he only told the NCAA and not OSU, at least the NCAA cannot charge OSU with lying (or hiding additional violations) when it filed its written response to the NOA and answered questions at the August 12 hearing. But, if Pryor did accept money and benefits from Sarniak after the NCAA told him he could not in 2008, then these are new/additional violations that will result in a second NOA and a second hearing. And more penalties.

08/11/2011 - 8:36pm Buckle up!

Buckle up!

08/04/2011 - 8:02pm Quite the little name dropper

... isn't he?

08/04/2011 - 7:59pm Wow!

Well, if they are so busy changing the world in ways far more significant than the rest of us, what are they doing on MGoBlog checking the Danny O'Brien thread?

08/04/2011 - 6:19pm Yes, I know.

And I believe he tweeted last night (though maybe it was someone else) that Armani was likely to let the coaches know today if we would get an official visit. That is why I asked.

08/04/2011 - 6:14pm Thanks!

You're clearly the busiest guy on here (not to mention the most pestered) and yet you are the only one who took the time to give me a polite and helpful response. Thank you..

08/04/2011 - 6:06pm Armani Reeves

Sorry for the thread hijack, but since it's a thread telling us to stop asking about O'Brien, I will ask about Armani Reeves. Any news on his decision to forgive our stupidness and put us back in his top three? Any news on if we will get an official?

08/04/2011 - 5:24pm Tommy, can you hear me?

Don't take no for an answer. Show up tomorrow anyway. When they ask why, say "It's Michigan."

08/04/2011 - 4:57pm Really?

Are they frickin' nuts?

08/04/2011 - 4:51pm FL, PSU, WISC

In addition to ND, FL, PSU and WISC were his finalists, but the only school he has visited is FL. Looks like he is favoring the Midwest, and if his first visit after the meltdown at ND is to Ann Arbor, we are probably in as good a position as anyone.

08/04/2011 - 3:53pm NSFMF

Per ISD, he has cancelled his planned visit to South Bend.

07/29/2011 - 2:47pm OSU wins B10 "East"

Also, CFN has OSU winning the other division, with a 10-2 (6-2) record. Wisky also at 10-2 (6-2), which must mean OSU wins the tiebreaker. How cool would it be if it played out this way, but OSU had to watch us play Wisky in the inaugural BTCG because they are barred from postseason play?

07/19/2011 - 1:08pm Shane Morris

I read somewhere that Shane will be at an elite 7-on-7 event in Florida soon and that two of his teammates will be Dwayne Stanford and Wayne Morgan and that he plans on recruiting them hard. I know it's been repeatedly said that the Wayne Morgan ship has sailed, but I still would love to land him. I wouldn't mind stealing another highly ranked Ohio kid in Stanford either.

07/11/2011 - 3:46pm Garnett & Banner

I think it might work out best for everyone if Diamond takes his time and all three of Diamond, Banner and Garnett have a chance to make official visits. All three are studs and having them visit might help the coaches determine who is the best fit.

06/24/2011 - 5:29pm Wait, wha????
Per Urban Dictionary:
1. Beaver Monkey
Sexually active lesbian. Aggressive homosexual female.
When going to Vixen in Provincetown, the beaver monkeys were all over the fresh meat.
06/23/2011 - 1:28pm No

Worst case is both Pipkins and O'Brien want to come to AA but we turn one away so we can squeeze in a career backup QB who never sees the field, and then the elite DT we turn away ends up at Sparty or ND or Nebraska or Iowa or OSU.

06/23/2011 - 1:13pm 2 QB's in 2013

We can take 2 QB's in 2013.

06/23/2011 - 1:12pm Agree.

And, FWIW, we only have Denard, Devin and Bellomy this year (and Bellomy will be a true freshman). We probably have the best situation @ QB in the B10.

06/23/2011 - 1:01pm Kiel or two DT's

Pipkins & O'Brien.

06/23/2011 - 11:57am As we say in Chicago

... vote early, vote often.

06/15/2011 - 2:39pm OK

But, again, it seems to be splitting hairs. Stonum's BAC for his first DUI was reportedly 0.10. I think I remember his second one being 0.11 or 0.13 (I am having trouble finding it right now) and ultimately was reduced to a lesser charge. Floyd blew a 0.19, nearly two and a half times the legal limit, and he was pulled over because he ran a stop sign. He was trashed. Is what Floyd did materially less "bad"?

06/15/2011 - 2:03pm Floyd v. Stonum

Actually, I was trying to respond to the poster who was explaining that the two situations are different because Stonum was arrested four times, including two DUI's, while Floyd has only been arrested three times. That is a pretty technical distinction, so I thought it entirely reasonable to point out that technically he was incorrect on his facts.

Each has three arrests for alcohol related violations, including one DUI. IMO, it's an exercise in splitting hairs for anyone to argue that a DUI followed by a probation violation for failing to show up for a series of related breathalyzer tests and a driving while impaired is significantly worse than two minor in possession violations followed by a DUI.

06/15/2011 - 1:07pm Technically

... Stonum pled guilty to driving while visibly impaired not DUI. Also, as part of that plea deal, the ticket he received for driving on a suspended license has been scheduled for dismissal as soon as he meets certain conditions. I am not excusing his conduct and believe he should be suspended for games this fall (possibly the entire season), but Floyd has shown a similar disregard for the law three times now (with the third offense, the DUI, being the most serious) and it does seem light for him to see no suspension at all.

06/10/2011 - 9:49pm ND's definitely look better than UM's

... but except for the shamrock on the helmet and the socks, aren't they just standard white jerseys with green numbers? If UM did that -- standard blue jerseys with maize numbers -- we'd just be wearing our standard home jerseys.

Final Verdict: ND wins the fashion contest but UM did a far better job executing the throwback concept. And, as always, we still have the better helmets!

06/10/2011 - 8:01pm Hamburgler Unis?

Am I the only one who thinks of the Hamburgler when I see these?

06/10/2011 - 5:58pm OSU Compliance

JT: "I'll get right on that."

06/02/2011 - 11:13pm Sweeeet

(in my best Eric Cartman voice)

05/27/2011 - 11:18am Over/Under

On how many other names of OSU players are revealed before this is all done? I mean, this guy was selling weed. Anyone think there weren't at least some players signing autographs and trading memorabilia for Mary Jane?

05/27/2011 - 12:33am Is it just me

... or is he sending us a message in that photo? That is definitely the Hoke point.

05/25/2011 - 9:42pm No

USC's problem was not the size of its compliance department. It was the culture within the Athletic Department, starting with the AD himself. It was a cost-benefit culture, knowing the NCAA does little in the way of investigating rules violations. The NCAA usually only acts when something is handed to them on a platter. USC rolled the dice and, against all odds, lost. We are all better off that they did. It has infused the threat of sanctions with a newfound sense of respect, at least for awhile.

05/25/2011 - 7:15pm Based on what we know so far

That depends on what else comes out. If it is just JT lying, yeah I agree it is not as bad as USC and by dumping him OSU will be penalized less. But if "Car-gate", "Housing-gate" and the other rumors floating around turn out to be the real deal, OSU could be hit even harder than USC. Especially if athletes from other sports are involved (two non-football players' names already have popped up in the car investigation).

05/25/2011 - 7:06pm USC's cap will be 15 per year / 75 total ???

I think they are limited to 15 per class for the next three classes (2012, 2013 and 2014) and a total cap of 75. Other than that, they can use all the normal "tools" to fit within those limits. If a player leaves (or is pushed out), that scholly can be used for someone else so long as they stay within these reduced limits.

05/25/2011 - 7:00pm Bad example

I just grabbed his name as an example because it was suggested by the person to whom I was responding. My point was that USC players who have only one year of eligibility remaining can transfer without sitting out a year. If RoJo is out of eligibility, he is out of eligibility.

FWIW, if Kiffin "assured" any commits signed in the 2011 class that the appeal would be successful, those players also might be able to get out of their commitments a la Seantrel Henderson. No guarantee, but it depends on what the kids were told and how badly USC wants to retain (and fight in public with) kids who do not want to be there.

05/25/2011 - 6:16pm One-and-dones

Due to the post-season ban, NCAA rules allow any USC players who only have one year of eligibility remaining to transfer without sitting out a year. So, if someone like Ronald Johnson wanted to come to UM and we are not currently at our 85 scholly limit, we could take him. And it would only be for one year, so it will not impact how many kids we can sign in the 2012 class.

05/25/2011 - 5:58pm Andrus Peat?

Where do we stand with Andrus Peat???

05/24/2011 - 1:10am Woody copied Bo

Bo started them at Miami (Ohio) in 1965 and brought the idea with him to UM in 1969. Woody copied the idea in 1968 and Vince Dooley (Georgia "dog bones") followed a few years later. Lloyd Carr ended the tradition at UM when he became HC in 1995.

05/22/2011 - 1:39pm FWIW

I think you mean "couldn't".

05/22/2011 - 1:25pm No, I'm not.

Disrespectful? I was not trying to be disrespectful and, in fact, I wasn't being disrespectful. I didn't call anyone names or use any other inflammatory language. I simply pointed out that using something like 2 or 2.5 for the NR commits would make much more sense than using 1. I even commented on the amount of work the OP put into this post.

As for what someone else wrote in another thread, I have no idea. Please do not attribute others' comments to me. Of course, if others have raised this point in the past, it means I am not alone in thinking as I do.

05/22/2011 - 12:45pm So "one-and-done's" help APR?

"One-and-done" players really only need to go to class for one semester. If they get passing grades in those classes and then leave, no harm to APR. In comparison, four-year players must take ever higher level classes and pass those classes for eight semesters. Now I understand the attraction of a place like UK or OSU. Maybe the NCAA should rethink how it calculates APR.

05/22/2011 - 12:08pm Agree

Using something closer to the likely average stars for the NR commits, say 2 or 2.5, would remove much of the "noise" that results from using 1.

05/22/2011 - 11:56am Not worked up

Using your logic, i.e. it's too early to be concerned with rankings anyway, the OP's post (and all the work that went into it) is a waste of time.

Clearly, many people follow recruiting year-round. You might not, but many do. And, given all the work that went into this, using 1 star as the default does not make sense.

05/22/2011 - 11:44am UK

If guys leaving early for the pros lowers a team's APR, how does Kentucky not have the same problem?