Sam has a new (free) post up in which he interviews Rashan's mom about the decision. It was closer than we (maybe) thought. But he chose the good guys.
My favorite quote: "He picked Michigan so we will pack up all the gear,” said Coney. “And I did. I packed up all of his Alabama, USC and all of his gear that he's collected over the last four years, I put it in a box, and took it to the Salvation Army. You chose Michigan and that's where you're going to be."
Look for Michigan to hire an assistant that will coach special teams exclusively. No position— Sam Webb (@SamWebb77) January 7, 2015
This is thread-worthy, I think, because I'm pretty sure that this is Sam's way of saying something without revealing the name of the person who is going to take the job...
EDIT: Balas seems to be indicating that Ty Wheatley is our new RB coach:
Tyrone Wheatley officially in as Michigan's RB coach? Sounds like it ($): https://t.co/6VzBjjy9BA— Chris Balas (@Balas_Wolverine) January 7, 2015
Nothing revolutionary but I thought it was worth pointing out that Sam Webb doesn't "see a scenario" in which Hackett doesn't make a change at the end of the season:
EDIT: quotes for those who don't want to load the video:
Yeah, I think that this loss, just...really undercut Brady. I think it undercut the retention chances that he had. ...
I just don't see a scenario at this point with this loss where Jim Hackett looks at it and says he's gonna not make a change. ...
That's not based on anything I've been told... I think this game kinda, I think it does him in.
Sam Webb has an update on Mitch McGary on Go Blue Wolverine. It's a free link.
A lot of the same information, however it goes more into what he is doing in his workouts and how much he wants to get back to this team.
One interesting note was that Spike's older brother had the same surgery and gave him advice on things to do such as a lot of stretching and core work to strengthen the back.
You have to love the guy and how much he wants to be part of this team.
I missed part of the update, but from what I heard, Sam said Michigan is DEFINITELY not out of it. He said he couldn't go into details, but he said MSU definitely has issues to overcome and there are factors heavily in favor of Michigan. He said OSU is also making a late run since Larry Johnson was hired. He felt they had no chance before. No one has any idea who the real favorite is but he emphasized strongly that Michigan is still in contention.
Edited: Upon replaying the podcast Sam said it was clear then changed it to pretty clear that his parents said it wouldn't go past signing day but then said it wasn't likely.
Per Tweets received by Sam Webb, Michigan has offered the following individuals:
Devante Peete, 6'6" 200lb WR from Florida, 4* on Rivals and #12 at position Link
Hale Hentges, 6'4" 230lb TE from Missouri, 4* on Rivals and #8 at position Link
Joseph Jackson, 6'6 235lb DE from Florida, not rated yet on Rivals Link