so much for that
Sez GBW. Harris and McKinney will also announce then.
From umZfan on Rivals. There's always next year. Or the year after that.
There's an article in the News today about HS coaches and their relationships with college coaches. It's an interesting read, especially because it discusses some JoePa craziness. Chad Henne's high school coach has had all PSU contact cut off... what do you think the chances are that Wilson High's next Henne is going to Penn State? 0 percent.
MichiganHockey.net is reporting that Jason Ryznar may have broken his index finger against NMU. Ryznar blocked a shot in the third period while killing a 5-on-3 and immediately grabbed his hand and headed for the bench when the puck was cleared.
Horrible, horrible luck for Ryznar if this is true. It seems like this always happens to him. He'll get on a roll and start playing excellent hockey and then some injury will knock him out for a few weeks. Also horrible luck for the hockey team. If Moss can't return next weekend against MSU, UM will be skating short. Very short.
When you lose by 29 to an 0-6 Big Ten team with an RPI ranking of 198, it's over. When you get outrebounded for the fifth time in six games... by 12, it's over. When your half court offense possesses slightly less coordination than a flock of beheaded chickens, it's over. It's just over.
Fine, fine, injuries and all that, but this team still has way more talent than Purdue. Michigan is just painful to watch in a way that no other Big Ten team is, because they consistently do amazingly stupid things. I sort of enjoy watching overmatched, talentless teams play a smart game and lose narrowly. Northwestern is a fine example. I can't stand watching Michigan get horribly outrebounded, average ten billion turnovers a game, and take bad shot after bad shot. I don't know what else to say. Posting on basketball will remain infrequent until I can watch a game without shaking my head constantly.
Some dude named Andre Criswell from Renaissance has committed to Michigan. He wasn't in the Scout or Rivals databases until quite recently, as you can see from the previous link.
What it does NOT explain is where in the sam hell his scholarship is coming from, as I believe he was offered one. There was some reasonable speculation that he was offered as a preferred walk-on, but titles and headers from various recruiting articles make this clear that this is not the case. The writing is on the wall for a fifth-year senior or two already, and that was with an assumed Harris-McKinney-Germany finish. This extra player almost definitely means that someone else has been lost to some form of attrition.
Criswell is entering as a fullback, which is odd since I thought we already had one in the class in Mister Simpson, and moving Simpson to RB doesn't make a whole lot of sense with the Martin-Hart-Grady monster in front of him. A linebacker I could understand... but a fullback?
All signs point to weird here, captain.