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Michigan Recruiting

Discussion in 'College Football' started by MililaniBuckeye, Jan 20, 2005.

  1. MililaniBuckeye

    MililaniBuckeye The satanic soulless freight train that is Ohio St Staff Member Tech Admin

    Michigan OL Recruiting

    It just ticks me off. They just got a verbal from Marques Slocum, Rivals #1 OL, and now Michigan has verbals from #1, 10, 11, and 12 OL in the country...that's four out of the top 12 OL in the land. They do this crap year after year after year...
     
  2. gmsbears

    gmsbears Boner Jamz '03

    Many think Slocum is a DT. But overall I agree about their oline recruiting.
     
  3. Buckinghorse

    Buckinghorse Will work for bpCash

    Yea but it still doesn't change the fact the we're 3-1.:)
     
  4. MililaniBuckeye

    MililaniBuckeye The satanic soulless freight train that is Ohio St Staff Member Tech Admin

    Getting the kind of OL class every year than Michigan does will make it a lot easier to keep going 3-1 every four years against them...could get us to 4-0.

    By the way, this thread is in no way a slam against this year's OL class of ours.
     
  5. they have excellent coaching and put a lot of guys in the pros.

    ratings/rankings arent everything either, though their line is usually tough.
     
  6. gost8

    gost8 Living and loving life

    Ticks me off too. But not as much as all of our home grown Ohio boys they get to go up there. I can not imagine why anyone from OH-IO would even think of going there. I hope Chris Wells doesn't follow them up.
     
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  7. SC"U"Mbuster

    SC"U"Mbuster Newbie

    scUM-North has been doing this for years (getting 3-4 stud OL in almost every class). For a long time (esp. during the Cooper years) they had an advantage over us with OL men. Stringer and Pace were our few studs compared to the waves of good Michigan linemen (Jansen, Runyan, Williams, Hutchinson, Backus, etc.) Luckily for us, Tressel has shored up this weakness by recruiting stud OL men every year he's been here, and we will start to see the results with this coming season. Heck, the fact we had 3 OL from last year's graduating class now playing regularly in the NFL is testament to Tressel's commitment to the OL. He also believes in getting 3-4 OL in every class (which is how you build up depth) and then redshirting them every year so that when they're required to play they're well-conditioned and know the blocking schemes. Now, our OL coaching has been suspect the last 2 years, but that could also be due to the fact that Tressel and Bollman have not had "their guys" until now. I think we'll start to see markedly improved play from our OL this season onwards.
     
  8. MililaniBuckeye

    MililaniBuckeye The satanic soulless freight train that is Ohio St Staff Member Tech Admin

    I think the improved OL play we saw the last 4-5 games was due to Peterson essentially taking over the OL more than anything else.
     
  9. SC"U"Mbuster

    SC"U"Mbuster Newbie

    True. Peterson places great emphasis on conditioning since it's his background. Heck, he looks like he could strap on some pads, line up, and knock some heads!
     
  10. jlb1705

    jlb1705 hipster doofus Staff Member Bookie

    If this is what all-world O-line recruiting gets them in late November, then keep 'em coming, losers!

    <TABLE cellSpacing=1 cellPadding=2 width="100%" border=0><TBODY><TR class=bg4 align=left><TD>RUSHING</TD></TR><TR class=bg2 vAlign=center align=right height=17><TD align=left>MI: Mike Hart 18-61, Steve Breaston 2-22, Team 1-MINUS 1, Leo Henige 1-MINUS 11</TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE>
     
  11. he was a real good player in his day
     
  12. MililaniBuckeye

    MililaniBuckeye The satanic soulless freight train that is Ohio St Staff Member Tech Admin

    Sure. we played them tough against the run in our two home Games under Tressel, but don't forget how they tore us a new ass on the ground in 2003 in the Pig House.
     
  13. CleveBucks

    CleveBucks Serenity now Staff Member

    Number one, Rivals splits OL up into three categories. So your stat is quite off base.

    Number two, Slocum still has to qualify. This kid reportedly had a 1.8 core GPA before his senior season. According to a Philly paper this morning, he still needs work to qualify. Surprised he didn't just pick MSU and get it over with.
     
  14. MililaniBuckeye

    MililaniBuckeye The satanic soulless freight train that is Ohio St Staff Member Tech Admin

    My stat is dead-on. Slocum (#1), Zirbel (#10), Moosman (#11), and Schifano (#12) are all listed as OL.
     
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  15. stxbuck

    stxbuck Woody wore Sambas

    Unfortunately, scUm has kind of gotten a reputation-deservedly- as "the' place to go if you are an OL who wants to go to the NFL-kinda like Miami on D, or OSU w/ defensive backs. I'm just glad Boone was smart enough to do the right thing early.................
     

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