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  • SPORTS MOMENT: Under the Lights, Notre Dame, 4th Quarter
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Comment 12 Jul 2013

He made Gardner a WR because he was the second best WR on the team. We had nobody behind Gallon. Bellomy was good in practice and proved he was reliable enough if Denard got injured. When the lights shined, he didn't show up. It happens but you can't predict that until the moment. 

We weren't going to leave our second best WR on the bench in case our starting QB got hurt, that would be hedging against your own chance to win. Denard going down and Bellomy not stepping up allow your hindsight to kick in, but entering the situation Hoke and his staff did what any staff would do. 

FWIW, Gardner was always the backup QB as a WR. If Denard went down just for a game, Bellomy was coming in. If Denard went down for the season, Bellomy would finish the game and Devin would take over for the remainder of the season. That was the plan all along and it (unfortunately for us) came to fruition.

Comment 12 Jul 2013

Yes he has some weapons to work with. 

Gallon (Sr) is going to be a stellar WR this year. He showed glimpses in the past whenever his QB got the ball in the air around him. 

Amara Darboh (So) is a tall, physical receiver with extremely reliable hands. He has been making highlight reel catches in practice ever since arriving on campus. He is expected by many to make a big splash this year. I can confidently say you will hear Darboh's name a lot these next few years. 

Devin Funchess (So) is one of the biggest mismatch targets in the country. Like Gallon, he showed what he can do in moderation last season, but his role is expected to expand with a year of experience and a better QB. If he continues on the path he's on, he will be a nightmare for defensive coordinators. 

We have Dennis Norfleet (So) who has transitioned back to offense. He will be a pain in the ass to keep in check. Jake Butt (Fr) looked really good all spring and is in great shape, he will most likely see the field. Jehu Chesson (RS Fr) is a tall 4.40 speed guy who will come in and stretch the field. 

There are others such as Dileo (Sr), more TEs and our freshmen (Fr). Similar to our interior OL, we have a lot of unproven talent at the position. The potential is all there and from all reports these kids have looked great when given the opportunity. If just a few of them live up to their hype (and one of our RB's which is an entirely different conversation) our offense will be much more difficult to stop than it has been in years past. 

Comment 09 Jul 2013

There's not much important info I can share about Michigan and Hilliard at this time, but from a few updates I've seen over the past month, he's definitely high on us. One of our insiders expect us to make a big move when he visits for the BBQ. I get the feeling ND is the team to beat here though. I would think Michigan and OSU have an equal shot at this point, he doesn't seem to have an affinity to one or the other. 

Comment 10 Jun 2013

Sounding more and more like OSU is looking good. Michigan was looking better for a few weeks but our insiders have backed off this a bit the past few days. They're beginning to believe (again) he's most likely yours at this point. 

Comment 06 Jun 2013

What's striking is that Michigan may very well only end up with 1 kid from Ohio this year. I know there have been the talks in the past of Michigan recruiting primarily in the midwest, but for whatever reason things have fallen into place and our class has been more national than I would've ever expected. I am of the opinion that it doesn't matter where the kids come from, but it's certainly interesting to track. 

Comment 28 May 2013

I have no allegiance to the state of Michigan, as I am not from the midwest.

From an unbiased point of view I feel that this argument is counterintuitive, because saying UofM takes some of Ohio's best is actually.. a compliment for UofM.. by them not allowing OSU to keep this talent in-state. With that said, when it comes to state vs. state arguments (which I never care to get involved with) this gives Ohio the upper hand against Michigan when it comes to talent. 

With that said, what I took away from this article is that Michigan had a guy with the last name "Prettyman" back in the day. Something about that is funny as hell to me. I couldn't imagine living my life with that as a legitimate last name. 

Comment 27 May 2013

I know this is an OSU site, but this is the most biased comparison list I've ever seen. You combined two classes and only pulled the players when it would favor OSU? C'mon now. 

And have you guys even watched Mone's film? Insiders are projecting him to move up towards a 5* rank. He's a monster in the middle. 

Comment 25 May 2013

Just saw a tweet that Peppers' best times are 10.3 in the 100 and 21.3 in the 200. Which are olympic qualifying times. 

He ran a 21.56 in the 200 today. 

Comment 25 May 2013

FWIW, Peppers may be faster than that reported time because it was noted that it was raining quite hard (for track standards) during his meet. As I said before, Peppers is on another level. Even if Peppers were going to MSU or OSU, I would still openly say I believe he's the best recruit in the nation from these past few years. 

Whether Lattimore runs great times or not, it doesn't really matter because his football speed is incredible. I would guess he's a low/mid 4.4 runner right now, which is ridiculous for a HS athlete. 

Comment 25 May 2013

Question for you guys; does Marshon Lattimore run track? If so, does anyone know his times? I've said this before, but I think Lattimore is extremely talented and he's a kid I'm keeping my eyes on these next 4/5 years. 

And to comment on the hate from above, there's not much of a point comparing track times between recruits, and if you to it's to be taken with a grain of salt. Most of these are hand timed and a bit of inaccuracy either way could have a large effect. Obviously Peppers is incredibly fast, but he's a super rare talent who pretty much all recruits would not be able to match up with athletically. Ezekiel is also insanely fast. They are both great talents on the field and will help our respective programs greatly.

Comment 17 May 2013

I read that Sharpe is a FSU/Florida battle. Almost strictly between those two. Bama is a distant third. If somebody else knows something correct me if I'm wrong, but I was reading up on him just yesterday. It's unfortunate he's not coming up to the B1G, he's a star in the making. 

Comment 17 May 2013

It's very likely he's a corner at Michigan, not a safety. We have had great DB recruiting lately, not quite on your guys' level, but our safeties will be Dymonte Thomas and Jarrod Wilson (who could be an incredible tandem, Jarrod Wilson's tape exceeds his lofty ranking IMO). Our CB depth is a bit more thin, but we have Countess who's still young and hopefully recovered, Raymon Taylor who just ran a sub 4.4 today and played quite well last year, and a bunch of up and comers. Jabrill should see time immediately at the nickel, and based on Mattison's track record, I would not be surprised if Jabrill ended up all over the field given the in-game situation. 

Comment 13 May 2013

It is not quiet anymore. I am not sure if you have been there since the expansion/luxury boxes, but the night game against ND in 2011 was as loud a game as I've been to in a long time. 

Comment 06 May 2013

Two can play that game! We had him 2 years ago, I was feeling special until I realized these are quite common. With that said, it speaks volumes about the universities who he deems worthy. No surprise both Michigan and OSU got him to come. 

Comment 27 Apr 2013

I'm a Giants fan, and know about Big Hank due to playing you guys, but I don't know as much about him as I'd like to (as a fan of the GMEN). Can someone real briefly dissect his upside? How much potential on the NFL level he has? Also, why he dropped to the mid-2nd round? Was it just a lack of production last year compared to the year prior? 

Sounds like a great kid and a very good second round pick up for us. Because of these past 6 years, I never question the draft picks made by the Giants. But I have some unanswered curiosities and I would appreciate anyone who can fill me in.

And congrats to him/OSU. If I were an OSU fan I would be extremely happy with one of my star players getting drafted highly by a franchise like the NY Giants.