The state of Michigan is loaded this year (compared to other years) with 5 guys in the top 100 and 10 guys around the top 300. If Harbaugh can’t put together a top 5-7 class now, they should either fire him or accept being second tier for as long as he’s there. - I think Harbaugh himself has accepted it. He came in pissing everyone off, running his mouth on social media, and acting like he was there to take over college football. “Who’s got it better than us?” “Enthusiasm Unknown to Mankind”. -Then Urban punched him in the face a few times and now he’s a shell of himself. - If there was a way out that would allow him to leave without his time there being a complete failure, I’m guessing he would take it.
I think it’s a picture of OSU’s trophy.
Same here... I was looking at an old middle school year book of mine not too long ago and noticed about 10 kids in each class was wearing some sort of Jordan shirt. That might be an exaggeration, but it was a lot.
Quite a while back, Ace or Brian, whichever a guy in MGo that thinks he’s an expert at breaking down game film, did a break down on how UM’s staff ran circles around OSU’s...and it wasn’t even close. If only the players would’ve executed. They said it pop still would’ve been a blowout, but ttun would’ve won. - In my opinion, if you’re players can’t execute the game plan, then you need a different one. I can draw up a play and if it doesn’t work, blame execution. I’m not complaining. These Harbaugh defenders will keep him as their coach and their team in the land of mediocrity for years.
Pryor and Henderson in the same class, Alford must feel like a Billionaire who just won the Powerball. -Awesome - for Buckeye Nation, the rest of the Big Ten has to hate us.
2021 recruiting threads cover this topic but the one thing I can’t figure out is when did Edwards say something negative about osu? I know JJ McCarthy said last year that osu wasn’t taking a qb commit at the time and wanted to wait until the end of summer or something like that and then McCord committed a week or so later. I get being a little peeved about that, but I don’t understand what Edwards is upset about unless the staff told him he’s number one and they would wait for him to make a decision. I don’t know.
I already mentioned this in another thread, but 2021 could be Harbaugh’s best class and they have a decent shot at landing a decent amount of top 100 guys. They already have a darn good OT and QB with a legit shot to add a top RB (Edwards), two more high end OL (Spindler and Dellinger or Davidkov), elite TE (Fidone) and a couple of top 100 DT’s (Payne and Malone). So that’s a decent shot at landing up to 8 top 100 guys. There’s also a chance that McCarthy comes to his senses and decommits (doubtful but we can hope) Edwards goes to Georgia, Spindler to ND, Dellinger to LSU and the others pick someone else. I guess we will see what happens.
I think there’s a very good chance we don’t have a Season in 2020 and I doubt they will charge anyone with a year of eligibility, so what will that do to scholarship limits? If only a few guys go pro, most guys will return and you can’t have a four person recruiting class. That wouldn’t be fair to the high school recruits. They would have to be expanded, right? I’m getting way ahead, but there’s a lot to think about and a lot of time to think about it.
2021 may be Harbaugh’s best ever recruiting class. It could be top heavy compared to their usual class. They currently have two top 100 guys and will most likely get Edwards and Spindler. That’s already more than normal plus they have a good shot at Fidone, Payne, and possibly Dellinger (they were considered the leader although there’s been a run of CB’s for LSU). That would be up to 7 top 100 and all but one on offense. Brown will field a good Defense regardless, but their offense has been the issue (outside of The Game). We will see but somehow Harbaugh and Gattis might be assembling a class that would be special for their standards....or McCarthy will decommit, Edwards picks Georgia, Spindler goes to ND and they whiff on the others.
Agreed and I’m guessing Hartline is referencing Sermon which solves our 2020 problem.
A combination of Kiner and Edwards is almost as strong as Henderson and Pryor. It would probably be the second best class of RB’s this year.
7 of their top 10 highest rated recruits of all-time have come between ‘18 and now.
I don’t think you ride a cart off the field for a strain. I’m assuming the worst
The Skins didn’t spend anything (other than their pick) to get Haskins. They stayed in their slot and he fell in their lap. So it wouldn’t kill them to move on from him. With that said, I’m still taking Young. Haskins got better as the season progressed and with a rookie QB who only started one year in college, that’s all you can really want to see.
The Skins need an elite edge rusher and Young will be that. Plus I’m not a fan of Tua, regardless of what the doctors say. I would be surprised if he’s able to stay healthy and have a long career.
Are there people who are actually wanting CH fired? Must be in the game threads...which is why I avoid those. I think he’s an outstanding leader of the program.
I expected more out of ttun with Harbaugh because I thought he would get good to great QB play but that hasn’t happened.
If McCaffrey wins the starting job, they better pray that Milton doesn’t transfer because there’s no way McCaffrey will survive a full season in the Big Ten, especially with four new starters on the o-line.
I think Jameson has Ginn/Campbell speed. That TD against Miami showed he has another gear that very few have. It reminded me of Campbell’s pop pass against ttun (when he turned the corner he was gone - and he was still 65 yards away from the ez but nobody was going to catch him), when Jameson caught that hitch, he turned around and good luck trying to catch him. I’m really excited to see him on the field more next year.
Unfortunately ttun might get enough top level recruits this cycle that even Harbaugh can’t screw them up. They could end up with 8-10 top 100 players which is 7-9 more than last year.
I don’t know what to think about this team. I could see them making it to the elite 8 and maybe the final 4, but I can also see them going 1-5 and losing the first game of the BTT (Do they even get invited to the big dance if that happens?).
I agree that Dawand should have redshirted last year. I still think it’s in his best interest to redshirt and I would do it this year, unless the team absolutely needs him on the field.
There was a story or thread about it around a week ago. There really wasn’t much discussion on the subject. I was really surprised and agree that he seems to be too talented to play a position that would underutilize those talents. If Ruckert doesn’t catch 40-50 passes in this offense, no TE will. Keep him on the defensive side of the ball.
I love the class projection, but I think the RB spot is a pipe dream. Ttun insiders believe Edwards is a lock to them and it sounds like Pryor is a Georgia lean. It’s way more likely that OSU gets neither back than it is they get both. Hopefully Edwards doesn’t string them along and they miss out on Kiner too. Although if they did land both, they could potentially be elite at every single position on the offensive side of the ball.
This would be the greatest news of the off season! Make it happen!
Thanks for the data and I know everyone is tired of saying it and hearing it, but if the OSU vs. Clemson game has any other person in the world up in the booth completing the reviews, OSU more than likely would have won that game. Yes, osu had their chances and didn’t take advantage of it, but they were also entitled to a fair booth review and they didn’t get it. 10 weeks later and I’m apparently still bitter.
Bengals play it safe and take Chase Young #1. Then my Skins draft Joey B. and we finally get the Haskins vs. Burrow QB competition. Not going to happen but it would make one helluva storyline to follow.