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.

Rank University Conference
1 Texas Big XII
2 Alabama SEC
3 Kentucky SEC
4 Florida SEC
5 Michigan B1G
7 North Carolina ACC
8 Georgia SEC
9 Notre Dame IND
10 Oklahoma BIG XII
12 Penn State B1G
13 Nebraska B1G
15 Wisconsin B1G
25 Illinois B1G
29 Purdue B1G
39 Minnesota B1G

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:

Year Finish
2009-2010 25th
2008-2008 5th
2007-2008 3rd
2006-2007 4th
2005-2006 24th
2004-2005 4th
2003-2004 2nd
2002-2003 4th