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After watching that SEC title game and seeing Bama run all over Georgia, is this something we should expect at Michigan. God I hope so. That line was amazing today. Comparatively speaking, Has Michigan's OL recruiting the last two years matched Bama's in the past? I just thought I'd get some opinions from those that follow recruiting.
Care to elaborate? Just once can you say something positive about Michigan? If you're a fan than you'd have to have something positive to say. Say something like you like the uniforms or A2 is a nice town. Something.
He doesn't care to elaborate cause he has no idea what he's talking about.
"Those Who Stay...Will be Champions"
To answer your question I would say our OL recruiting doesn't quite match Bama's but it's close. Bama is what I am hoping Michigan looks like in the future but with a more talented playmaker at qb. I drool about our OL looking like Bama's with Deveon Smith and Green running behind them ala Yeldon and Lacey.
Probably not, Alabama has some very large humans on their line who happen to be really fast.
I'm not saying Michigan won't be able to get their line on par with Alabama's, but I think Michigan's will look more like Stanford or possibly USC's.
Thought I would add this here, but did anyone else REALLY like the way Georgia's offense was ran tonight?
In optimistic-ville, yes. But that's if all of our recruits pan out and if we have a big bruising back (DeVeon Smith) to run behind them.
Most likely? No. But hopefully. It's definitely what we're building towards.
Alabama's OL isn't extraordinarily fast. They are big, physical, and are good technicians.
If you look at the starting OL, there are two 5 stars (Kouandijo and Fluker), a 4 star (Jones), and two 3 stars (Warmarck and Steen)
With good coaching, and development in the S&C program, the guys we have on board have a chance to be one of the best OLs in the country. There's a long way to go to get to that point, but the potential is there.
Bama O-Line recruiting the last 4 classes:
Carpenter 5.8 4*
Fluker 6.1 5*
McKeller 5.6 3*
Moore 5.8 4*
Steen 5.7 3*
Warmack 5.7 3*
Williams 5.7 3*
A.Kouandijo 5.9 4*
Lindsay 5.7 3*
Shepherd 5.7 3*
Douglas 5.8 4*
Kelly 5.7 3*
C.Kouandijo 6.1 5*
Luatua 5.7 3*
Greene 5.8 4*
Gulledge 5.6 3*
Hill 5.7 3*
Current RS senior center Barrett Jones was a 4* 6.0 rating guy in 2008.
Michigan the last years:
Bryant 5.8 4*
Posada 5.5 3*
Bars 5.8 4*
Braden 5.7 3*
Kalis 6.1 5*
Magnuson 5.9 4*
2013 (as of now)
Bosch 5.9 4*
Fox 5.9 4*
Kugler 5.9 4*
Sypniewski 5.2 3*
Tuley-Tillman 5.8 4*
On recruiting alone we should have a very good O-Line within the next 2-3 seasons but then look at Bama's O-Line, those guys aren't all uber-recruits who were NFL-ready the day they enrolled, that's development, that's coaching at Bama. You need to emulate them on that front even more than in recruiting.
Fluker and Kouandijo were both top top prospects in their class, they were great technicians and oozed potential, it's a little different than what Michigan's offensive line recruits have.
Kyle Bosch and Kyle Kalis are both really good with their technique and size, but how much potential do they have?
LTT and Denzel Ward both ooze potential, but how much coaching will they need when they get on campus?
The recruits Michigan seems to be landing are mostly lauded for their technique and college readiness, not their potential. Bama's recruits have either both potential and college readiness, solely potential, or solely technique. Until Michigan lands a few college ready and high potential offensive line recruits, I don't see Michigan being able to match up with Bama's offensive line. That's not saying it won't be good, but Bama's line is absolutely insane.
OL recruiting can be a toss up on how guys pan out. This is why we are going after multiple guys each year. If enough pan out our OL should be good. Time will tell.
"Isn't it amazing what somebody will do when he can't bunt." - Vin Scully
Exactly if close to half of our OL recruits pan out, we're in GREAT shape.
3 interior positions
2 tackle spots -
In Funk's first season as OL coach at Ball State in 2008 Robert Brewster won the Outland trophy and Dan Gerberry won the Rimington.
Somebody please get rid of this jerkoff.
Funk has also put guys in the NFL in the past. If I remember correctly he had one class where 4 guys went pro and he said our haul of OL from last year was better than that class he coached.
Kalis? Come on.
Just a big mouth ain't cha?...
Yeah, Kalis totally won't start...
Forgot about him
Hm... Who should he replace? Dawson or Bosch?
I'd say Dawson considering he's not even committed yet.
Meh, he's a as far as I'm concerned
Lewan has been great this year, he had one bad game. Schofield was never good in the run game and is out of position at tackle. Barnum was never good, neither was Mealer. Just what happens when the coaching staff before doesn't recruit offensive line players.
Recruiting rankings at the end of the day don’t mean much though. Bama has had 5*’s on the O line who didn’t pan out. All 5 of those guys who were starting today are going to start for an NFL team. Even though Warmack was a 3* he’s an extremely talented player. He has a shot to go in the top 15 as a guard which is unheard of. He’s not just a guy they found developed and coached up.
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