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This post was edited by AASpartan 20 months ago
I predict he is green, im just sayin, i know everything
Well that was quick. The coaches didn't wait to pull the trigger on him at all.
Soufflé, I'm straight, I scrape my plate/,Sade, I'm a smooth operator... I DROP TOP MY WHIP!
Alabama might jump on him depending on how well he plays at their camp, so why not strike first with an offer before they do
This post has been edited 2 times, most recently by CoolTarnue 22 months ago
Bama has 3 OTs committed but true they could take more. The benefit of 30 person classes, every year.
Not sure if he is an Alabama caliber recruit just yet- they are in a quite a few national guys (not to mention trying to swipe Caleb). I think they would slow play Finley until the fall if other prospects dont pan out for them.
Glad our coaches offered, but a little surprised the kid didn't get one from Iowa as they are in on quite a few CT kids (past and present).
Would be cool if he is the late blooming star on the OL for CT and we get him.
Next up, Alex Gall.
Here is the scenario :
Finley is very interested in MSU. His sister attends MSU.
Wilcher will try and deter him from committing to MSU anytime soon. Wilcher will tell him to wait for other offers. Wilcher may try and steer him to ILL (who has offered him), like he did Kenton Gibbs who had some interest in MSU.
This post was edited by CoachedByDuffy 22 months ago
Seriously, how is this shit by Wilcher not against the rules?
You want there to be a rule against coaches giving their players advice?
There will probably always be some college coaches and programs that some high school coaches get along with better and may prefer, but to not have a good relationship with the major in state college programs seems bad. The high school coaches should be happy to see their kids go to any in state program that is a good fit for them. I would think they would like to see many of their players stay in state if they get in state offers. The Michigan high school coaches should try to be on good terms with all the college coaches, not be against some.
This seems to go well beyond simple advice.
Oh, so a rule against complicated advice then. Good idea.
i have no problem with a coach telling someone to wait for other offers. its always better to have multiple options and pick the best one for you. and if michigan is not involved he might not steer them away. Back in 2009 Teric Jones wanted to commit to MSU and Wilcher was just fine with it. We didnt have the room and it was before michigan got involved.
Wilcher is just doing what any alum would do if they were a HS head coach in the state they happened to play college football in. We just don't like it because it's not us getting the fat hook up.
But old D-bag Wilcher still has to watch his CT boys get beat up by MSU on a yearly bases... so F that guy!
Sorry this is off topic.
If he can steer him to Illinois over MSU, he needs to start applying as a recruiting coordinator to major BCS programs...or start selling used cars. That would be the most incredible sales job ever. I wouldn't even be mad, just impressed.
This post has been edited 2 times, most recently by chairman meow 22 months ago
I do think there's a good chance he could be the first CT guy to pop for MSU in over a decade.
Despite Wilcher's intentions (which at times to me seem over blown but can also seem somewhat suspicious), his family ties to MSU are pretty strong, which make him different than past CT guys MSU has been on. He received positive marks at SMSB yesterday and is camping at Bama this weekend, so while it's possible he could receive a few more offers, I think for the time being, MSU will be one of his more impressive scholarships. That said, there's no indication this kid is ready to commit anywhere.
I would expect MSU to start recruiting him pretty heavily. It's no secret that OL recruitment hasn't been spectacular thus far, but while Finley might not be a top 250 guy, he's got the size and apparently the footwork to be a B1G OT.
Note: Just saw Wisconsin offered on Twitter. That's a big offer, IMO. As CBD said: Stay tuned
Wisconsin offer could change everything. Illinois may be a stretch but Wilcher could try to steer him to Wisconsin based on their OL production. Hopefully family ties bring him here.
Well, WI's vaunted OL coach is now at Pitt, so we'll see how that shakes out . . .
Michigan State does not and will not run the 3-4 defense.
Wisky is a hard offer to turn down for an OL in the first place, but his coach is going to be playing them up HARD from now until February. His sister being at MSU means little next to Wilcher shouting "YOU'LL BE A FIRST ROUND DRAFT PICK AT WISCONSIN!!!" into his ear every day. I was very optimistic about Finley until this offer. Now, not so much.
Markuson is a pretty good coach too though. And Wisconsin does have a history of producing good OL. Bostad is now an OL coach for Tampa Bay, FWIW, and was at Wisconsin from 2006-2011, and Wisconsin had been putting linemen in the league before that too.
Ours is no slouch either though having just turned the Tampa job down
Roushar is now OC, not OL coach. Staten is the OL coach.
But I agree, our OL coaching has been fairly solid considering the huge run of injuries. The only problem is that they seem to pick a year to be great at run blocking (like 2010) or pass blocking (2011) and not both.
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