If you really want to test Nick, it would need to be Washington State.
Good article on Lions247 about Sterling earlier this week.
If you got Franklin in an honest moment, he'd admit he expects to lose at least one of these guys after the season. I won't speculate on who it is, but every program goes through the same challenge at QB. Once you have your starter, there is only so many plays to go around, and guys want to play. It's why you recruit one per class.
I've occasionally played the alternative universe out in my mind where Pryor isn't a dummy and either gets the first down, or at least doesn't fumble. Tressel punts, we can't do anything on offense (AGAIN!) and lose the game 6-3. We go to the Citrus Bowl or something and probably lose to a superior athletic team. Joe retires with Williams' class realizing he just can't get the program back to that elite level, and well, yeah.
He's No. 11 in the pictures.
Thank you all, sincerely, for the comments, and for reading RLR over the past year.
I will not argue this.
From everything I've seen, the goal is to get the five best players on the line. Obviously some guys like Gonzalez or McGovern are true interior guys, but several others can play anywhere. I think this evolves over the year, but to start the year, I'm expecting Bates-Gonzalez-McGovern-Wright-Mahon, assuming Mahon is healthy.
Nelson feels like a wild card with the repeated significant knee injuries. He, alnog with Fries, Menet, maybe Miranda, Jenkins, etc. will likely rotate in, and take on bigger roles as they gain more experience.
I think Apke probably is the starter day 1, but I expect Monroe, if he's healthy, to take over that spot by B1G play, or early-October.
Scott is an interesting option though. He might be the most athletic of the bunch, but just needs to adapt to the position. His potential there is huge.
If it was drug related, he doesn't really have a lot of leeway. Every school has their own policies that spell out exactly what each situation warrants.
I'm actually planning to write about this for next week, but I will say I'm surprised that they don't have one yet.
We must be lied to frequently then by recruits who talk about job security as a factor in their decision.
I have no problem with a student's health being kept private if that is what he and his family want.
I remember that hit. The best part was Tamba could've ended him, but let up. It almost looks worse than it was.
But still, Michigan's performance vs. Rutgers last year was something else.
We will get into this more in the coming weeks/months, but the 2019 class is fascinating in one very big way: the local talent pool is not great. It will be a huge test to see how PSU pulls talent from outside of the usual areas.
You give him an extension after a conference title, or you crush recruiting, it's that simple. The class that will sign in February is only guaranteed two years with him in charge. They are going full bore at 2019 kids now, who will expect to see some semblance of job security.