Profile for 2014 U of M Commit Jabrill Peppers

Name: Jabrill Peppers

Position: Cornerback

Height & Weight: 6’ 1” 205 lbs.

High School: Paramus Catholic Paladins

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Big Ten Speed: Adapt and Survive

Urban Meyer - The Lantern

Urban Meyer probably didn’t make a lot of friends last week when speaking about the Big Ten conference in comparison to the SEC. Speaking candidly, Meyer had no problem giving his diagnosis for why the Big Ten has not fared very well in bowl games and big out-of-conference games in recent years. When asked about the major difference between the Big Ten and SEC Meyer responded:

“Overall team speed. I notice it on special teams. In spring practice I noticed that,” Meyer said. “So I just think overall athleticism right now we’re a little bit behind.”

Ouch. After ruffling the Bret Bielema’s feathers this past spring, Meyer will have certainly removed himself from the annual coaches Christmas card list. In addition to chiding the Big Ten for its lack of speed, Meyer went to say that while the Big Ten conference was once the #1 conference in the country, it has lost that spot to the SEC. So much for conference pride and loyalty huh?

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Top Selling Institutions & Manufacturers (2011-2012)

The Collegiate Licensing Company (CLC) recently announced its rankings of top selling institutions & manufacturers for the 2011-2012 year. After coming in 4th last year, Michigan came in 5th, still far and away the leaders of the Big Ten teams. Kentucky jumped up four spots from 7th after winning the national title. O$U is not a member of the CLC.

RankUniversityConference
1TexasBig XII
2AlabamaSEC
3KentuckySEC
4FloridaSEC
5MichiganB1G
6LSUSEC
7North CarolinaACC
8GeorgiaSEC
9Notre DameIND
10OklahomaBIG XII
12Penn StateB1G
13NebraskaB1G
15WisconsinB1G
25IllinoisB1G
29PurdueB1G
39MinnesotaB1G

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Michigan Finishes 15th In Directors’ Cup Standings

The Michigan Wolverines Athletic Program finished 15th in the 2010/2011 school year standings.  The Leerfield Sports Directors’ Cup gives points to the top ten programs male and female for each respective Division 1 sport.  Stanford won the Director’s Cup for the 17th year in a row. 

Other Big Ten teams: Ohio State finished 2nd, Penn State 13th, Illinois 23rd, Wisconsin 26th, Indiana 28th, Minnesota 29th, Nebraska 33rd, Michigan State 42nd, Iowa 43rd, Northwestern 46th and Purdue finished 49th.  When going the extra mile to determine the average finish by conference, the Pac-10/12? came out on top while the Big Ten was second.

Previous Michigan Finishes:

YearFinish
2009-201025th
2008-20085th
2007-20083rd
2006-20074th
2005-200624th
2004-20054th
2003-20042nd
2002-20034th

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