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No, Taybor Pepper went to State when Dantonio gave him the scholarship. We got Tokarsky.
Unless Dantonio took two of our LS without me noticing.
"Isn't it amazing what somebody will do when he can't bunt." - Vin Scully
He wasn't offered by anyone else so we might have even been able to get him to come here on a walk on. It just seems like a rash decision and not well thought out.
Stealing Sparty's recruits and owning them on the field since 1898
Too many Ts.
Uma, Oprah...Oprah, Uma
Maybe it's a good thing Taybor Pepper went to MSU. Can you imagine the confusion that would've abounded if we had gotten Jalen Tabor and Jabrill Peppers in the 2014 class?
I love this move. Perhaps I'm the only one but outside of the coaches perhaps knowing more abt attrition than us I think this speaks volumes on a much larger scale. According to a few reports I've come across since the commitment the kid is legit, almost special at what he does. With this offer I truly believe that Hoke sees something special brewing with us being in the national championship picture in a couple yrs. As you know, when you have two elite teams playing each other its the small details that affect the outcome, special teams, penalties, etc. Hoke wants elite guys at every position and if having a top tier long snapper on the squad alleviates any potential anxiety about snaps on special teams in that championship game and we have the scolly to spare, why not. Hoke sees great things for UM in the near future, why not leave no stone uncovered.
This post was edited by Luger 22 months ago
Does anyone know when Scott Sypniewski was offered?
This post was edited by Frank C 22 months ago
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What time did he commit?
whats his name ..Sippin Whiskey ?? lol ...his long snaps are sickk though ..what if we have him play center!
Rash? Not thought out? We praise the coaches for having an eye and getting commits from great targets and one time they do something that we didn't see coming we question their ability to make decisions? I ask, what is being hurt by this move? We still have room for 1 wr, 1rb/wr/DL, and 1 DB.
On a visit today, and he accepted on the spot.
Pretty sure Kugler will be our center going forward
What's being (potentially) hurt is our flexibility to take elite targets. Obviously, we're not going to force grayshirts a la Nick Saban, but what happens now if McQuay, Treadwell, Bailey, and Fuller want to commit? Unless there's more attrition that we don't know about, we have to turn one away. It's still way too early to judge where those targets will end up or whether we'll even have a space crunch at the end of this class, but where we're potentially hurting is that ability to make room for elite recruits to finish up the class.
That being said, I've got faith in the coaches. They've assembled this class, so clearly they know what they're doing, and as much as my first instinct was to question, it's time to sit back and watch the masters work.
Depth never hurts. I'm sure the coaches will make him practice a little bit as an emergency center. Better to have the LS come in than burn a redshirt for only a few plays, especially for linemen who desperately need that year to bulk up.
This post was edited by CMXI 22 months ago
This is definitely one of those surprises people have referred to. Welcome Scott! May your aim be true and your spiral tight.
While surprises were expected, this one is a head scratcher. My 2 cents ....
The coaches have knowledge that an extra scholarship will open up, based on attrition that will occur during the next 3 months or so. Based on the 2013 class assembled, realistic shots at the remaining elite athletes, this was a calculated move to mitigate risk at the position.
This post was edited by UMRSB 22 months ago
“Those who stay will be champions”
― Bo Schembechler
I nominate this for post of the week.
We won't take McQuay and Fuller. So again, if there are now 3 spots left we can take:
treadwell, bailey, and Fuller/Mcquay.
or treadwell, Green, and Mcquay/Fuller.
or Treadwell, Green, and Bailey.
or Treadwell, Mathis, and Mcquay/Fuller.
So again, what is at risk? not to mention that the likelihood of landing all three of our elite targets is low.
Some of the top LS gurus have said this guy is the best they have ever seen. If Hoke didn't offer this kid I would bet someone would have. I'm pretty sure our coaches have a good handle on who is coming and how many spots we have. Sit back, relax and enjoy the ride. We have an awesome class, even if we don't add anyone else but Treadwell. Go Blue!
The point is not that we take a scholarship LS, but the timing of it. Let's hypothetically Fuller, Mathis, and Treadwell commit. We are then full, but later on Green says that he wants to come to. The coaches will have to turn him away unless we oversign. Even if a LS is the best ever, all he has to do is snap the ball consistently to the holder which could be covered by offering a walk on LS. I think most of us would rather wait to offer him until he has offers from other colleges.
This post was edited by msucantmakebcs 22 months ago
I don't know if you're right but I like it!
My thing is if an NFL team that has 53 spots save room for a Long Snapper, a College Team with 85 spots can save room for a Long Snapper.
No actually we don't have room. We probably will end up with room but do you care to speculate on who will be leaving the team early?
He's going to need to make at least two 1st down catches from Dileo on 4th down off of fakes in BCS games to surpass Glanda. We'll see if he's the best ever.
That's because every team needs a LS. You don't see NFL teams drafting a LS though.
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