Sunday, January 5, 2014

School in the News: Louisville

Charlie Strong
Louisville head coach Charlie Strong has informed the administration that he's accepting the Texas Longhorns head coaching job, meaning the Cardinals' recruiting class is up for grabs. Here's a look at the Louisville players Michigan has recruited:

2014 commits with Michigan offers: None
Current roster players recruited by Michigan: LB Keith Brown (So.), RB Corvin Lamb (RS So.), TE Zeke Pike (RS Fr.), WR James Quick (Fr.)

As you can see, Michigan generally doesn't have a big battle on its hands when it comes to Louisville. Strong's connections in southern Florida have helped him land guys like Brown and Lamb, and Pike is a bit of a troubled soul who landed at Louisville. The most notable guy is wideout James Quick, who was highly touted in the class of 2013, played in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl, and had 73 yards receiving as a true freshman.

Former Michigan defensive backs coach Vance Bedford has been Strong's defensive coordinator in Louisville, and I would expect him to head to Austin as well. He's developed enough of a resume that he would probably not be a candidate to rejoin Michigan in anything other than a coordinator role, and Greg Mattison isn't going anywhere soon.

1 comment:

  1. Fellas in Austin made the right pick for the moment. Charlie Strong combined with all the resources available at Texas... It will change the CFB landscape, I think. I expect Texas to go back to their winning ways very very soon.