Eh counting Godin as the starter in the fact that he literally started the game. Hurst was the defacto starter at DT though. He'd be an All B1G level returner- if he comes back that is.
OL - is a concern. Three 5th year seniors gone and no bluechippers ready to step in. Will be a developmental year.
DL - Gary, Hurst (said he'd like to come back), Mone, and Winovich is a championship level DL. Gary and Hurst should/could be 1st rounders, Mone is very talented, and Winovich has a great pass rush.
The rest is more or less on point.
how would you deal with offering say 3 WR and only having 1 spot? Would it be acceptable to say 'first to commit gets the spot' and then the 6 month commitment would disappear? Surely you can't mean that you can only offer your top target at each position, or the number of that position you plan on taking?
Then you get the issue of the 'Athlete' getting called whatever position fits the needs of the team. By this system you couldn't really have more than your allotted scholarships made as official offers or you would further risk over-signing. The other side of this is 'sign now or we'll offer your spot to someone else.' It becomes a pressure thing since the recruits would know that the school CAN'T revoke a scholarship to another player if they sign first.
Decent concept, but lots holes.
Don't think of it as frustrating....I bet JT will thank the cop for not letting him off and encouraging the entitled behaviour we see so often today. Maybe not this week or this year. Someday though.
It's the ultimate long con. City goes bankrupt, loses electricity, fax machines don't work, return Michigan football to glory.
isn't that the point? Because you are a great football player, you will be able to get a top education you wouldn't have otherwise been able to get. It actually makes the recruit look stupid to put this out there.
it's the implication....
This was projected to only be a 15 man class tops for Michigan. There is a much bigger picture at play here than a few recruits. I would take an empty class if it meant Harbaugh.
Saban could get half of Detroit for the money that was spent on his house by the 'Bama boosters.
I don't think the NCAA and NFL have a deal in place where they honour contracts to each other. Guys do it all the time. Saban and Pitino come to mind off the top of my head. Also, the 49ers have very little leverage to make a deal. For one, it is common knowledge that Harbaugh has been clashing with management and it was highly unlikely they would even have him back next year if the Michigan job wasn't on the table and two, no team is going to trade anything to them for a coach that is possibly (likely?) leaving for college.
You have some pretty high standards if you think 3 straight NFC title games and a Super Bowl appearance qualifies as 1 good season.
What do the 49ers have to do with it? Unless his contract has specific wording about leaving for college (which NFL coaching contracts don't typically have) then there is nothing they can do. If they fire him he can go. If they trade him, he can just quit and go to Ann Arbor. The 49ers have very little, if any say in where he goes.
Here's his application: http://deadspin.com/heres-jim-tressels-application-to-be-u-of-akron-pres-1549066107
Seems like a rather huge oversight that they would not redact his home address, home phone, and mobile phone numbers. You should probably text him your support, and maybe ask him some questions about the '02 team and Clarett. (Please don't do this).
Muahahhaha. Keep your friends close....
You are missing the best part of the article. The footnotes about claiming to have stories about drugs, gambling, improper benefits etc...but that they chose not to publish them. Like that is their moral high ground. The mere fact that they bring it up without evidence or context as a way to justify publishing the 'middle ground' seems laughable.
Oh yeah, also the author being 'Chatsports staff' rather than attributing it to anyone in particular is a nice moment as well.