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Comment 13 Dec 2019

This could be a big offseason for us from the perspective of Michigan losing talent. Their two best recruiting classes under Harbaugh were 2016 and 2017. 2016 is now basically gone, and if DPJ and Collins leave they could be without something like 9 of their 15 highest rated players from the 2017 class.

Combine that with a weak group of rising juniors, and they're going to be hurting for talent. 

Hard to see a group like that winning in Columbus next year.

Comment 12 Dec 2019

Because then you'll have every P5 team playing three FCS games to make sure they have as few losses as possible.

I don't know why college football fans harp so much on trying to have all these ridiculous qualifiers for who "deserves" to be in the playoff and who doesn't. Every other sport handles it just fine. Let the champions be decided on the field. 

If a shitty team sneaks into the playoff, then they'll just get blown out in round one and we all move on with our lives. Consider it a perk of earning the #1 seed. 

The real problem this doesn't address is the ridiculous conference championship game structure. A one game playoff between two teams out of a fourteen team league with a representative from arbitrarily decided subsets of seven teams is the real problem here. Eliminate those single games and crown champions based on the full slate of conference games and you won't have that problem. Or at least go to the Big XII model and have the top two teams play.

Comment 06 Dec 2019

Anyone we play in the CFP is going to be a challenge. But give me Utah over Oklahoma. I don't think Utah has a Clemson level defense where I would be worried they could actually shut us down. I think their defense is strong but we would still get our points, and I don't think their offense is good enough to keep up against our defense. 

I always feel more secure when our defense has the advantage over their offense than vice versa.

Comment 06 Dec 2019

I didn't see this mentioned in your post, but the commercials are a huge drag too. Even once I'm at the game, the constant starting and stopping is brutal. It feels like I'm watching the guy in the red hat as much as I'm watching the game. 

At this point, it's not worth the full day commitment of driving up from Cincinnati for anything but the biggest games. I'd much rather sit on my couch in front of my large TV and watch in comfort while still getting a solid hour of chores done during the commercial breaks.

Comment 27 Jun 2019

I thought that per NCAA rules if you played for the football team, your scholarship counted against the 85 man limit no matter what.

Comment 27 Jun 2019

It's not a bad class, but they could finish 3 whole points, or more, behind us in the average commit rating. That's a big difference. They're recruiting at a level that would make them a Top 25 team, but not at a level that would make them a championship contender. 

Based on the prestige of the Michigan program, if they finish in the teens for a recruiting cycle, I consider that a win for Ohio State.

Even when Kalel Mullings commits to them, they're BARELY going to be above a 90 average commit rating. If they take another 4-5 three stars (I'm not aware of them being talked about as legit options for any more four star caliber guys) they'll fall back into the 89.X range. That's not elite.

Comment 26 Jun 2019

Commit average is still below 90. Corum and Mullings will probably push it above that number, but those are about the only 4 star players they're still in on. 

I bet they finish below 90 again this year, which should be well below us.

Comment 25 Jun 2019

Obviously there are exceptions, but recruiting rankings are accurate enough that you can reliably predict who has a realistic chance at winning championships based on how well the 247 Composite rates your class. The current analysis says you need 50% blue chip players to cross the championship contention threshold. 

The data backs this up.

Comment 25 Jun 2019

Andrew, it sounds like this weekend beat your expectations of ~5 commits. Aside from Henry's announcement on Saturday, are there any other decisions being made public in the next 2-3 weeks?

Comment 25 Jun 2019

Jeffrey Persi becomes Michigan's ninth three-star commitment out of fifteen players. They only have two Top 250 commits, and over half of their guys are rated outside the Top 400. 

If you remove the impact of our kicker on our team's average rating, we're 3.9 points higher than them. A significant gap that's only going to get bigger as guys like Cooper, Ransom, and Robinson commit. 

If you believe in the theory that half of your recruits need to be blue chip (4-star) caliber to compete for titles, MIchigan's 2018 and seemingly 2020 classes have to excite Buckeye Nation.

Comment 24 Jun 2019

Interesting about Robinson. We all assumed last night that AE was pretty emphatic about Robinson eventually becoming a Buckeye. I wonder if he was talking about someone else, or if different sources are telling different people different things.

Comment 24 Jun 2019

Encouraging news. Seems like there's been a lot of positive chatter about various running backs this year, and yet nothing has paid off yet. I'm hoping that changes soon.

Do we know what the decision timelines are for Robinson, Knighton, and Smith are?