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2012 NFL Draft Capsule: WR Mohamed Sanu

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2012 NFL Draft Capsule: WR Mohamed Sanu

Mohamed Sanu (WR), Rutgers
6-2 215 lbs.

2011 Stats:
115 REC, 1206 YDS, 7 TD

Projection:
Second round

Strengths:
Mohamed is an imposing physical specimen with a long set of arms, strong looking frame who certainly looks the part of a starting caliber NFL wide receiver. Showcases a natural burst to his game out of breaks, both in the three-step game and on breaking routes. He possesses excellent foot quickness and coordination for somebody his size. Uses his body well to put a corner on his hip and has the length and hands to consistently pluck off his frame. Also, has the length and leaping ability to get the football when its located anywhere near him with the hand size and length to make some really impressive one handed plucks. (National Football Post)

Weaknesses:
He isn't that clean off the line, had a tendency to take a negative initial step, chopping his back foot before sinking his hips and getting into his route. His hands are a bit inconsistent and fights the football into his body too often. He's still developing as a route runner and his game is still 'raw.' Also, he isn't overly explosive in the open field. (National Football Post)

Fit for the Bears:
With Sanu, the talent is clearly there, but he may take some time to develop into a No. 1 NFL receiver. Some scouts compare him physically to Giants' wideout Hakeem Nicks. Although the Bears have brought in Brandon Marshall, Devin Thomas and Eric Weems this offseason, the team is still looking to add a wide receiver in the draft. Sanu could be the perfect type of player to groom behind Marshall and Earl Bennett and make an impact in Chicago's offense by his second NFL season.

Jalen Rose: Fab Five beef squashed with Michigan hiring Juwan Howard

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Jalen Rose: Fab Five beef squashed with Michigan hiring Juwan Howard

The Michigan Wolverines are hiring former Fab Five star Juwan Howard as the head coach of their basketball team. Aside from being a part of that prolific college basketball team, Howard is a two-time NBA champion with the LeBron James-led Miami Heat.

And he is a former local basketball hoops star at Chicago Vocational Career Academy, where we was named an All-American in 1991.

But the Fab Five have not been on the best of terms over the years, particularly current ESPN analyst Jalen Rose and Chris Webber. With Howard back in Ann Arbor, all beefs are officially over.

“It squashes any drama or any beef because we’re not going to bring that to Ann Arbor’s campus with Juwan Howard as our head coach," Rose told Mike Greenberg when asked about the beef Thursday morning on ESPN's Get Up. "The one thing that we both know is his success turning around the University of Michigan is first and foremost about him and about the players that he’s going to influence. Then it’s about us being there to support him, not being drama, not being splintered, not giving any indication of dysfunction.

"We’re going to move as a family and we’re going to do what we can to build on what John Beilein has established in Ann Arbor.”

Rose reiterated this point later in the day during a segment with fellow Michigan alum Adam Schefter.

Let's wait and see if Howard brings winning ways to Michigan to make this honeymoon period last, otherwise it could be back to business as usual.

Also, does Chris Webber feel the same way? Has Rose already talked to Webber to clear the air? Or is Rose just saying it's over on his side in the hopes Webber follows suit?

Both Webber and Rose made it clear that Howard was their preferred candidate, so they seem to be on the same page.

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Porter Moser announces he's staying at Loyola

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Porter Moser announces he's staying at Loyola

Porter Morter isn't going anywhere.

After reports circulated that St. John's offered him a long-term contract worth north of $2 million per year, the 50-year-old head coach has decided instead to stay at Loyola. He's led the Ramblers to three 20-win seasons in the past five years, and guided the program in 2018 to their first Final Four appearance since 1963 — a span of 55 years.

Moser released this statement on his Twitter account on Tuesday:


Dear Rambler Nation,

I know there have been a lot of things swirling out there the past few days. Because I have coached and coached with some amazing young men, and because I have had the support of the University, friends, family, and the loyal Loyola fans; opportunities have arisen. I know that is part of the business, but it doesn't change the fact that I'm humbled, grateful, and grounded with what comes my way.

People in business say I'm crazy for passing up opportunities and the money. But what they don't know is the amazing young men I coach and the culture we have built. What they don't know are the amazing young men who are committed to come to Loyola and wear the Maroon and Gold. What they don't know are the people and friends that make up the Loyola community. And what they don't know is what makes me tick.

So what I do say to Rambler nation is ... let's keep building this culture and making a difference. Let's keep chasing championships. Let's do things better than we have ever done before.

With that said ... I'M ALL IN!