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Someone not on this list: Raekwon McMillan. I expected the sophomore to break out this year, but he simply hasn't met those high expectations. If the game starts to click for him, though, and he stays on the trim side, he could turn into one of the greats. His physical abilities are tremendous.
Slow down, Durkin. You're doing too well for my comfort.
Peeking ahead to 2016, Durkin will also have time to get his players settled in to their new schemes - Maryland has early games set up against UCF, Howard, and Purdue, plus a bye. Unless the last OOC game that hasn't yet been scheduled is against Alabama or Clemson, the Terps will have a few wins under their belt before September is through.
Quite the collection of football coaches in Manatee County today. Nick Saban and DJ Durkin are at IMG. Mark Richt is in Palmetto.— David Wilson (@DBWilson2) December 9, 2015
IMG Academy is a big source of high school talent. Durkin has been doing all the right things. Oh, and a blue-chip Alabama commit is reconsidering.
Urban Meyer has a reputation for working very hard on the recruiting trail, but we'll see if any of this inquiring actually leads anywhere.
Jack Allen has been named one of three finalists for the @rimingtontrophy (awarded annually to the most outstanding center in NCAA FBS).— Spartan Football (@MSU_Football) December 7, 2015
The recruit in the photo, Alex Babir, is a three-star kicker out of Georgia.
Nassib is also one of three finalists for the Bednarik Award, given to the nation's best defender. The other two candidates for that one are Reggie Ragland of Alabama and Tyler Matakevich of Temple. Of the three, Ragland is certainly the most deserving, though all have nice stats and have played well. If you're interested in reading a case for Nassib, Josh Moyer has you covered. I'll just leave this here.
The 2016 season is about 300 years away, but if most of this holds, Wisconsin will be looking more athletic going forward, even with a couple big losses.
Some good thoughts, and more good conversation in the comments. Hat tips all around.
I haven't mentioned Northwestern's upcoming bowl with Tennessee, but since it's an intriguing matchup in its own right, here are some season highlights of the team Pat Fitzgerald has to beat. Also, for the whole rundown on bowl season, The Only Colors has you very well covered.