So it finally appears that the Big Ten Bloggers are out of the morose "the season is over and we're tiiiiiiired" mantra, and have put on a roundtable for your amusement. What fun! This one is hosted by Zombie Nation, which is also a band that, by the looks of the website, is misunderstood by most of our generation, and is probably German.
The questions, as usual, are not given a shred of serious thought:
1. Were you pleased with this year's recruiting class? Where did your
team excel? Where did they fall short?
I thought the commitment of Shiva the Destroyer (NSFW, maybe?) was a key component that was missing in the Rodriguez attack last year. She was a heavy Mordor lean until Rodriguez made his home visit. He really sold her mother, Shiva the CPA.
On the other hand, Phil Dawson (seen here in his scout.com photo) of Mississippi decided to stay close to home, and committed to Mississippi State, making UM 0-5 in Mississippi targets. He's a real loss, but if he were going to the Big Ten, he was probablyl going to end up at Ohio State, citing their "family values" as something he appreciated.
2. Name one or two players you want to see get on the field ASAP, and
where you think they will fit in.
I'd like to see Charles Woodson at Corner and Tom Brady at QB. I think, especially given their work with NFL teams, they could compete to start immediately.
3. This one's purely for the sake of argument. Much has been made
about the SEC's recruiting 'dominance' over the BigTen, particularly
this year. Either validate that claim, or try to prove it wrong. At
least vent a little bit. You know you want to.
SEC country has always been better at tracking sub-18 year old kid's every movements via facebook and internet chat-rooms. I don't see how this is surprising news.
4. Going into next year (already), where does your team need to focus
its efforts? How about the BigTen as a whole? What can the conference/
your team do better to attract more highly-regarded recruits, or is it
even an issue?
Michigan should probably plant palm trees in the Law Quad. That's what they need.
How many freshmen (in your class) redshirt in 2009?
All of them. Rodriguez believes he can win with last year's team given a 2nd opportunity.
Did you watch live TV coverage on signing day? If not, how many times
did you hit 'refresh' on your browser on signing day?
Shiva the Destroyer killed the camera crew, and I think she may have ate all the hats, so it was really hard to watch her on television.
Are you going to your spring game?
Absolutely not. I thought that spring game was overrated.
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