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.
I'm not sure my heart can take OB and Mauti being together once again.
Nick's #sources were missing last year, but we've updated it.
Euron - Great villain, or greatest villain?
They set that one on a tee for me.
I'm still LOL-ing
You are 100% correct there!
He was on the hot seat because fans and media said he was. Sandy said he was safe because it was getting ridiculous some of the speculation. And for the record, that statement from Sandy came after the Michigan game. I firmly believe he was never really under that sort of pressure from the people that mattered. There is a reason his original deal was 6 seasons, and had a hefty buyout.
You're not incorrect, but Issah would be a 5th year senior this season. It's been long enough to account for that.
I will say this about LB recruiting: They very much like the group that they have, both on campus already, and committed in 2018.
If you're going to crush him for clock management or 4th down decisions, I'll take it. As was pointed out below, that's hardly unique to James Franklin, plus that was nearly two years ago. Coaches improve!. In fact he played the 4th quarter vs. Pitt perfectly, and was a dropped pass away from it paying off. And they came back and won the B1G title game. Going off the stats, the 4th down calls vs. Wisconsin were solid decisions too, for a team that desperately needed something to get them going.
Urban Meyer promoted Ed Warriner to offensive coordinator after Tom Herman left, and had to force him out after two seasons. The same amount of time Donovan got in a much more challenging situation. Not only that, he went out and hired someone I think we would all agree was an absolute home run in Joe Moorhead.
There are plenty of coaches that delegate to coordinators and other assistants. One of them just won a national title and is recruiting as well as anyone in the country. Dabo Swinney.
I think something that is somewhat overlooked is that in just the last 5ish years, the quality/accuracy of rankings has really gone up. Sites like Hudl, and even YouTube, have made it so much easier for multiple sets of eyes to evaluate players. There are numerous camps all over the country that are open to more than just one service. On top of that, the composite does a fantastic job of creating a "standard" from across the four scouting services. So a four or five-star player now has been scouted so much more, by so many more sets of eyes, than ever before.
Whoa there. Quite the take. But, I think I agree!
It would be tough to add another safety at this point with Humphries and Young in the fold. That said, I think they'd find space for Raines if he wanted in. Not sure PSU is his choice though.
I knew about MSU doing it, but don't think I had heard OSU before. Obviously Princeton had them before Fritz Crisler came to Michigan.
As an aside, I wish OSU-Michigan would be like USC-UCLA, where both teams where the home jerseys.