Wow John Dirksen?! Good for him. You know when you take a kid like that from Mercer County, you are getting a winner that knows how to work. Would love to see him camp and earn an offer. MAC! MAC! MAC!
Any list for me starts and ends with Gregg Marshall from Wichita St. Someone like Jeff Capel could get a look. Archie Miller and Chris Jent would be okay, prefer to get a change in culture.
I believe his dad coaches at OU. Could be a destination if true.
That's a great point. I did miss Kierre. Not sure if he's a true TE or the H-back flex. So the TE/FB version of the h-back.
Imagine if he hadn't missed 4 games. Dumbass Chargers.
A lot more rhythm short throws from the offense this year with deep to mid crossing routes to soften the box. JT I hate to say just doesn't have the arm strength for the outright deep ball. Wilson hopefully will encorporate more screens and swing passes. Short accurate throws to get the ball in space.
I think TE is faux thin. The reason I say that is we have Alexander, Hausmann, and Farrell there with two being true FR last year. Expect Hausmann to push for some major time.
Loving was bad. If this team wants to win moving forward the offense has to go through Lyle and Thompson. Loving and Williams spot up and Tate high post/cutter. Thompson is probably our best player, the offense should run through our 7 footer in the post.
Matta deserves 1 more year to right the ship. But if gone at the end of this year --> Gregg Marshall from wich st is at the top of my list if I'm Gene Smith
I love Marta and think Jent would be good. Gregg Marshall would be great. Matta just hasn't been the same since his health (back) has gotten worse. In my mind he can coach here until his contract is up barring some unforeseen run or title game appearance in the next 3-4 years. If he steps down or resigns. Greg Marshall, Jent, then Archie or Chris Mack
Little Stan Drayton reunion in Chicago
Diebler, Lighty, Lenzelle Smith, Kam Williams, etc. all of these guys have had marked improvements. May not be to the level expected but all developed.
91% from the free throw line? Very nice
As a Titans fan Bosa or Tunsil and I'm a happy camper. Good seeing Nick in Titan blue. Who knows he could be the brother that ends up as a Titan someday.
With the last two commitments pledging before even visiting is that the trend we will be seeing with only a few spots remaining? Kids committing to make sure they aren't left out?
Glad to have Dobbins and Haskell in the fold and having an on campus visit after a commitment is likely to strengthen their pledges but was definitely curious.
Is it that crazy to think LA? Russell/Randal/Clarkson/Top 5 pick/Durant? Plus hiring Luke Walton for next year could be top team in west in 2-3 years.
Doesn't hurt our recruiting process that we are putting 3 more DBs in the league this year.
As or as zany Jim would say "tough as nails, hard as hen's teeth." Lord that man is a lunatic.
All of them. Kidding aside we'd have to have a really strong few weeks and make finals of big ten tourney. A few more bubble teams will get in this year with SMU and Louisville on suspension.
Even if Danny doesn't play a down, he will be great for the university. Not everyone plays, not everyone is a superstar but you always need guys who are great teammates and team first guys. IMO I think Danny will be a really good player for us by his Jr. season. Needs some development yet but has all of the moldable tools to be great.
Xavier is really really good but with two Fr PG this year, probably an astute move to book the scholarship this year and pursue Markell Johnson from Cleveland so there's so gap in eligibility at the position.
I think the break out star of the offseason will be Denzel Ward
Not the commit we all thought we'd see post signing day 2016.
If there was ever a day or week to take a vacation this would be it. Thanks for the overtime Birm!
He ain't broke no more.
I think Gerald had a mid season injury and impacted his work out process. Working to take off some of the unhealthy weight and build him back up. Looks like a mauler at guard. Hopefully the next Norwell.
Side note - how underrated was Norwell his entire career? Saw a note he didn't have a penalty called on him all year for panthers. 4 year starter, undrafted FA, year 2 starter on SB team. Congrats Andrew!