to play football, not to play trumpet
Originally committed to Michigan in October (http://www.mlive.com/wolverines/index.ssf/2015/10/qb_michael_shuster_to_...), announced that he is going to Penn State on Twitter today.
Zach Johnson, PGA Pro, Iowa City native and Hawkeye fan, took to twitter to complain (whine) about Harbaugh's recruitment of Alaric Jackson.
“I’m fed up with Khakis,Just adding uncertainly and doubt to a teenager who already made his decision. Ridiculous.”
This tweet has since been deleted, but obviously lives in some form since it is being reported by the DetNews. I am glad Harbaugh is looking to a local kid to fill a need, that makes me happy since he gave this kid options. If he flips him from Iowa, that is the way it goes. If you want to complain about getting a recruit yoinked, do it and be a man about your issue. If it is important enough to share with the internet, leave it up and don't be a whiny bitch by taking it down.
I get protecting some kid or removing some personal/damaging picture/speech, but that is different from a 39 year old man not being able to stand behind his fit of pique over a football recruit. I think it makes him look worse.
Teddy Greenstein from the Chicago Tribune just won't quit with his columns on Harbaugh. His latest piece is entitled (link), What we know about Michigan recruiting -- and what remains to be seen.
It is a paywalled article (I think) although you might be able to find it elsewhere. This is the third piece by Greenstein within the last week or two. He gives the following kudos:
- Harbaugh's a social media genius.
- Michigan will get more attention on NSD than anyone else
- Michigan will have it's highest rated class . . . ever.
Greenstein is waiting to see on the following:
- Will Michigan benefit from "Signing of the Stars?"
- Will there be future repercussions due to Harbaugh's "meritocracy?" (i.e., will future recruits and parents shy away from Michigan because Harbaugh didn't follow through on verbal commitments?)
I will say, I think that in general, Greenstein isn't a bad writer. He doesn't sink to the same level as the hacks at the Freep, and he isn't 10% as annoying and lazy as Sharp. One thing I can say for sure: the Trib has covered Harbaugh and Michigan more than any other college out there. Greenstein doesn't waste much time writing about non-entities like Illinois or Northwestern, and he doesn't have much to say about OSU or the SEC. Following on another piece linked to earlier in the day, you could say that Harbaugh has done a great job of marketing, because all coverage is good coverage.
Disclaimer: This would never be for real money, because I don't do stuff like that. That's ridiculous. Just thought it would be fun to have something else to think about today besides recruiting.
Just had a friend offer me this one:
Steph Curry (averaging 28 ppg) plays OKC this Saturday. Carolina plays in the Super Bowl this Sunday (against Denver). Who scores more?
Leaning toward taking Curry, but curious what my fellow degenerate MgoBetters have to say before i pull the trigger. It's a tough one!