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I hope the Tigers go on a tear, win the Division, win the division series, win the ALCS, and the World Series, leading to you trolling all summer and fall about Leyland. None of that will change my opinion of Leyland from the last several years.
We all have our biassed and unbiased opinions, we will see what happens on the field.
One of Michigan's recent commit's had offers from Alabama, USC... His decision came down to Bama and Michigan, he chose Michigan in the end, stating that he felt that Michigan gave him the best chance to win a Natty in the next 3-5 years.
Dantonio has that same policy as well.
I guess it shows how strong the brand is when Brady Hoke can retain pretty much all his players, but Dantonio has trouble keeping them.
We are college football
No doubt. I don't see Dantonio beating Hoke but maybe 8 or 9 more times before he retires. The rest Hoke has in the bag.
Odd. I see it playing out completely opposite.
Agreed, and Dantonio is recruiting the lines to do it too. Oh wait.
This is Michigan, fergodsakes.
Especially with Dantonio's innovative 10 WR set with no linemen.
The fun part is, game on. In my 50 years the programs weren't like this. Much more fun when both have players that can make plays and not just one side. We'll see.
The catch was sick. Berry is awful against left batters though, I think he's .200 and Rayburn is about .170 against lefts. Most of the pitchers were righties yesterday overall looks like he just had an off day at batting.
Just struck out last at bat.
Every recruit picks their school thinking they'll win a natty. Michigan hasn't even won a conference title in 8 years, USC is already favored to win the Pac 12 and I'll be stunned if they don't.
I'm not just singling out Michigan, I think the gap between the top dogs and any team you name in the B10 is huge and schools like LSU, USC and Alabama operate on a completely different level of CFB.
I don't think we'll see a B10 team win a natty for a long long time.
Well, our recruiting is up there with those schools that you mentioned. Unless our coaching is terrible, we will be in the NC hunt very soon.
I don't believe in the recruiting ranking system at all as an indicator of who's going to win a natty.
If you go back to the 2007 recruiting class the top five was UoF, USC, Tenn, LSU and Tex. You go through last years ranking to see how those classes did as seniors and how many of those schools even finished in the top 5 let alone win their bowl game?
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So then why do you think that the big ten is at such a disadvantage in the coming years?
Well of course every team that finishes in the top 5/top 10 isn't going to win a natty since only 1 team does each year. However, every BCS champ for at least a decade has had at least 1 top 10 class that contributed to their title team. It seems like recruiting is a little bit of an indicator of who is going to win. You could go back a few years and come up with probably somewhere around 20 teams or so that have a shot at the title this year. Then you could probably bounce quite a few of those teams based on other factors, such as coaching, the talent from their good class leaving the program, etc...
Solid snapshot. As others have already said, it has been shown that a team needs a top 10 recruiting class to win a Natty. Michigan has one, and is about to put another one together. That guarantees nothing, but I like their chances better now.
I think it comes down to regional talent and the south is far more talent rich in football. You look at the stats where the best recruits and players that play in the NFL most come from the south. So that right there gives the SEC an advantage, second USC draws from LA and SD area which is very talent rich in football and they have a built in recruiting advantage from the reasons I mentioned above.
I think mid-west football has been on a decline for a long time, it's a sun belt dominated sport.
Every recruit? MAC/MSU level recruits also? USC is favored to win the PAC12? Well, Michigan is favored by many to win that B1G also.
There is a talent gap between Michigan and the LSU/Bama/USC teams right now, but that gap is closing with the way Hoke is recruiting.
The top ranking class rarely means squat though. Looking at ND, Georgias and UofF, UofT and Miami's recruiting they should be world beaters in football by your logic.
USC is more likely to win the PAC than Michigan the B10. USC is predicted to be in the run for the natty this year, I don't see Michigan in those same predictions.
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Did he have the # 1 ranked recruting class? None of these other teams have had the # 1 ranked recruiting class for a while except Florida.
Just looked a the recruiting stars, USC on paper has as good if not better recruiting class. The star rating is the highest in the country, they have more 5 star recruits and both USC and LSU are slated to pull ahead of Michigan. I'm not a huge fan of recruiting, but when you have 5 star talent I'm more inclined to believe that player is going to win a natty and get into the pros than a class full of 4 star recruits. USC is still pulling in this type of talent in spite of the recruiting sanctions.
No one's saying their class isn't great, but LSU will not pull ahead of Michigan. They already have 19 recruits, 0 5 * players and only 10 4* players.
Woohoo!!! Steve our Tigers have come back to take the lead. Can they close this one out? Would be a heckuve a come back win.
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