Visitors: Michigan vs. Iowa

Visitors: Michigan vs. Iowa


October 2, 2019
J.J. McCarthy

2020

Anton Harrison – OT – Washington (DC) Archbishop Carroll: Harrison is a 6’5″, 310 lb. prospect who committed to Oklahoma in early September. He’s a 4-star, the #20 offensive tackle, and #220 overall. This is an official visit.

A.J. Henning – WR – Frankfort (IL) Lincoln-Way East: Henning is committed to Michigan (LINK). This is an unofficial visit.

Theo Johnson – TE – Windsor (Ontario) Holy Names:

2021

J.J. McCarthy – QB – La Grange Park (IL) Nazareth Academy: McCarthy is committed to Michigan (LINK).

6 comments

  1. JC
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    Joined: 8/17/2015
    JC
    Oct 02, 2019 at 9:45 AM

    Seeing the OL makes me think, “Yes, we could use more of them croots.”

    Then it leads me down the rabbit hole of, “Why is our OL not as improved as last year?” Which makes me think, “Is it due to competition in practice and our DL?”

    Then it makes me think, “Well, to get them OL croots, we need to showcase some good things vs. Iowa.”

    Then I think, “Iowa is really going to set the tone for the rest of the season. If our DL shows it can do some things against them corn fed boys, it’s possible we can do good things this year.”

    Then I think, “I do love the ups and downs with our fanbase, and you really only get to experience it in season. I remember losing to Iowa by 1 in 2016, but I don’t remember the sky-is-falling feeling that the fanbase surely felt in November of 2016.”

    That’s when I think, “Thanks for the blog, Thunder, go blue.”

  2. Avatar
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    Asquaredroot
    Oct 03, 2019 at 1:43 AM

    Is Keeler wearing one of those Russian mink hats, or maybe the less expensive nutria version of it? Or is that really his hair? If so, that’s got to be the most incredibly minute eyebrow to hairline delta I’ve ever seen.
    Either way, if he’s a good fit, then we must get!

    • Avatar
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      WindyCityBlue
      Oct 03, 2019 at 6:15 AM

      Hope we can land him. We need a NT for 2023!

      • Lanknows
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        Lanknows
        Oct 03, 2019 at 11:57 AM

        Yes we do. Have to think about the future in CFB. Obviously that applies to recruiting every week but also roster management decisions and red-shirting.

        I count about 9 5th year players listed as starters on MSU’s depth chart. Ours has 2. That’s one way to make up for a talent disadvantage.

        • Thunder
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          Joined: 7/13/2015
          Oct 03, 2019 at 12:01 PM

          Maybe I’m not remembering correctly, but it seems like you often make the argument that 5th year guys don’t matter…

        • Lanknows
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          Lanknows
          Oct 03, 2019 at 2:26 PM

          They matter if you have them.

          With clarity on eligibility requirements – the games cap – it’s more important to be strategic about how you manage this. Michigan’s competition will be.

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