Friday, December 6, 2013

Michigan Friday: A Few Recruiting Nuggets and Updates College Football News

First a question from Uncle Ron: Big Bob my question still is Where is Nathan Brink?

Nathan had an un-disclosed injury that kept him out of his 5th year of eligibility.   He missed the final 8 games last year and graduated with a Sociology degree this past spring.   The inside buzz was he suffered a neck injury during practice.

  • Winston not charged.   Which will open the door to him playing the NC game and a Heisman Trophy.  I'm all for innocent until proven guilty and don't have an issue with him playing in the ACC and BCS Championships.   I am really torn on the Heisman, to me it just doesn't feel right that his freedom is in question on a Wednesday and the next week he is standing in NYC accepting the Heisman.   It's just a very unique and worrisome situation.

  • Reports are that Boise State Head Coach Chris Peterson is expected to accept the University of Washington job.  I'm not surprised at this move, Chris has turned down very high profile jobs and he seems like a Pacific Northwest type of guy.   This is a home run for UW. 

  • Woodson thinks his friend Aaron Rodgers should shut it down for the rest of the year, if the Packers are out of the playoff race. 

  • Gordon Gee is taking his "Carrot Top" act to West Virginia on an interim basis.  This is the "best" hire WVU has made since they replaced RR with Bill Stewart.   Nice job, Mountaineers.

  • A sure bet in the Missouri vs. Auburn game is to bet on the Tigers to win. 

  • RB Vic Enwere is expected to visit Ann Arbor next weekend 12/13.  RB Kalen Ballage is no longer an option for the Wolverines.

  • Michigan commit Shaun Crawford who got a personal offer from Urban Meyer & OSU a couple weeks ago, is 100% committed to the Wolverines.

  • One of the most interesting recruitments in 2015 will be with in-state four-star ATH Brian Cole.   Brian who most consider an MSU lean, recently called Fred Jackson "like family already" and has noticed how the Spartans have treated former Saginaw WR DeAnthony Arnett, who strangely is not getting any playing time.   Brian can play either WR or DB.  It seems the Wolverines prefer him at WR and State as a DB.

  • Michigan's top target Malik McDowell got an in-home visit from Coach Mattison and Jackson this week.  They are pitching immediate playing time and improving Michigan's pass rush for him.  This is a very confusing recruitment and MM doesn't give the recruiting insiders any information at all.  It's very hard to tell where he is leaning and the word that he is a Michigan lean is purely speculation at this point.  

  • If Michigan does miss out on MM and Hand that is a huge hit to defensive line on two prospects that were considered close to Wolverine locks.   I'm still looking for Michigan to pull a rabbit out of the hat and land one more big time prospect before signing day.  As it stands right now, there doesn't seem to be any big time prospects (outside of MM) considering Michigan at the moment.


Scott K said...

Years ago, a kid named Peter Warrick was thought to be a front runner for the Heisman.. He went to Dillards Dept. Store and landed a screaming deal.... $400+ in apparel for a paltry $25. It turns out the young lady running the cash register knew Mr. Warrick pretty well... I don't recall where he played college football... oh yeah, it was FSU, same as Mr. Winston. Free Shoes U!
Warrick was guilty as sin, Winston may or may not be... HOWEVER, keeping yourself from being in situations that should be the lesson.
Coach Bowden came out in defese of Warrick saying, 'if he wasn't a Heisman frontrunner this wouldn't even be in the news. People always want to shoot down kids making good for themselves'. No coach, if he wasn't on video shoplifing it wouldn't be in the news, people always want to see those who feel entitled and above the law/rules, put in their place.

Big35Hurt said...

He's been the best player on the field this year. He has not been charged with any crime. He's earned the Heisman. Let the kid have his day.

Jmich24 said...

I talked to Brian Coles father and he is a Michigan lean at this point.