Friday, July 25, 2014

Milan Players to Watch

Here are a few Milan Big Red Players to watch this season.

Trace Lindeman Sophomore RB 5-9, 150lbs

C.J. Duffiney Senior DB 5-10, 165 lbs

Josh Colville Senior LB/OL 5-10, 180 lbs

Cortez Gray Junior LB 6-0, 195 lbs

Jordan Hendricks Junior TE/LB 6-2, 230 lbs


17 comments:

Anonymous said...

Josh colville isn't playing, and what about Ryan Faulkner??

Chris Schultz said...

Why?

Anonymous said...

He didn't go to school. 1st team all league last year. 2 way starter with over 150 tackles. Small college potential for sure. Sad for the kid.

This senior class only had 9 guys as sophomores with 3 already moved up to Varsity is the reason Milan had no JV team a few years back. Only 6 seniors on the Varsity this season. They will be right around 25 total like last year.

Anonymous said...

They don't have numbers that's for sure. I don't see them losing a game in the league as long as they stay healthy. There are no great teams this year just good teams. Making a run in D-6 doesn't count although the SMCC coaching staff is really good and I respect the head coach.

Anonymous said...

The top 10 teams in D6 would win the Huron most every year.

What division must one be in to "count"(whatever that means) for something?

If SMCC was loaded with college talent then I would agree with that statement to a point.. however they are not.

I would venture to say, SMCC sends less on to play college football than Milan, Riverview, Airport and Huron do. I dont think the numbers are close to be honest.

-bn

Anonymous said...

D6 doesn't count what does count. Cc has 400 kids and the whole recruiting thing don't even bring that up. School of choice has evened everything out. I guess Ithaca would beg to differ. And I agree the top teams in d6 would win the league every year.

Anonymous said...

I like SMCC coaching staff and Giarmo is a good guy and a good coach. The point is that as a private school team you get more kids to play whether it's sons or tradition of your school. No difference from Gabriel Richard, CC, Brother Rice, TCSF, OLSM, or Muskegon CC. SMCC has 200 boys in the HS give or take. 1/4 or 50 of them play football. Make sense.....

The fact is that SMCC beats most of the teams in D-3 or D-4 because of this, then beats up on the teams in D-6 until they run into the 3 or 4 really good ones. For example, OLSM beat Cass Tech as a d-3 team beating the D-1 champs. It's the same thing just a lower level. There is no argument. That's why Country Day could beat 90% of the teams in D-1 or D-2. It's bullshit that GI got beat by them two years ago, but that's how this game works when dealing with private teams. Just more players and tradition

Anonymous said...

Ithiiac has done a great job recruiting the Mt. Pleasant area and winning has only brought them more kids. Just like Saline has done a great job recruiting the AA area. In order to comport with the private schools you need to do this. The public schools are starting to figure it out. Unless your a team that doesn't have to worry about kids leaving like Bedford, Jefferson or Airport for example, everyone else is susceptible to losing kids

Anonymous said...

So was point was d6 doesn't count because they are private? Seriously have you been to a central game you mean to tell me they have the better athletes when they step on the field. Huron and Riverview both for example were more athletic the last 2 years and this year also.

As far as your olsm story of them beating cass tech 2 years ago everyone can have their one day. cass also beat brother rice UD Jesuit and detroit catholic central that year all private. Jefferson also beat a great Bedford team win they only had 1 one win oh wait does that mean jhs recruits because d3 beat a d1

Anonymous said...

Its the same last names year in and year out at SMCC.. If recruiting were such a thing at CC, how on earth did they let the twins go.. maybe the best 2 players they have had there in years.

If Giarmo were to coach any of the good teams in the Huron, they would win just like CC over a ten year span or more. Huron, would be almost unbeatable.

-bn

-bn

Anonymous said...

Saying a run in D6 doesnt count is really disrespectful to the players who bust their butts to make a dream come true.

Anonymous said...

Smcc is a well coached team and decent players. It is what it is. Some teams has a reputation and traditional winning history. But one team has figured out how to beat them in the league...14 and counting

CoachTom48160 said...

Could we save the Private School vs. Public School talk for later? I'm sure the issue will come up a few more times as it does every season.

Sad news about Josh Colville. I hope his brother is still on the team.

Milan held out for as long as they could before instituting pay-for-play in football. I commend the program for that. Now that pay-for-play is in place, the participation numbers for the program are slashed by more than half, and that's sad. One could expect a losing program to average 2 dozen kids on Varsity and a lot of kids playing both ways, but it's not what I'm used to seeing at any school with sustained success.

Props again to the coaching staff here at Milan for getting the most out of the roster as they do.

Anonymous said...

Milan will be godo this year and possibly dynamite next year. But after that it's going to be rough sailing for the big reds

Anonymous said...

Neither Colville is playing football.

Anonymous said...

There is no pay to play at Milan. You pay for certain things like camps or anything else, but any kid with financial difficulty is taking care of. Numbers are down because of poor work ethic and kids specializing in one sport. Very few basketball or baseball players involved in football at this point. Kind of sad. That's the difference between them being good and winning the league or being great and winning a district or regional in my opinion. 25 guys compared to 40-45 like most teams.

Milan Fan

CoachTom48160 said...

You can call it whatever you want. When there's a fee of over $200 on the registration form, it sure looks like pay to play to me. Sport specialization is a factor, but to be honest, it is usually brought up when gloomy fans wish a star player in another sport also played football ("Imagine how good we'd be if we had Nick Perkins going up for jump balls in the end zone!").

Pay-for-play can have it's biggest impact on the depth of your program. Families of kids who don't see much playing time might not see the reason to shell out the money for their son to play football. It might not even be so much due to financial hardship as it is seen as a practical financial decision for that family.

Personally, I would talk to that family and discuss about the many, many benefits football offers regardless of how much playing time they think their son may get.

Playing time is only one factor that a family may consider when weighing the practical financial decision of paying for football. Even at the youth league level, some parents talk about how their child is too small and will never be good at football, or that their son didn't play last season and he would be behind everyone else.

Of course we may think these thoughts are silly but if the sport were free (or, to be more accurate, paid for by our taxes and direct contributions from the community) it would give kids a chance to see if they could work hard and earn more playing time, grow four inches their junior year, or just be there and ready to step up when the guy ahead of them gets dinged up.

Whether anyone wants to call it pay-for-play or not, we can agree that it's different than when I was a kid. Back then, even the "rich kids" got to play for free.