**** Frosh WR James Louis rumored to be not sticking around. Classy football name and hometown of Delray Beach FL. Leaving Ohio...always a good decision. Anybody know about this cat? SIAP
Zach Follett posted on his twitter page that his come back attempt is over. The pain was too much, and he doesn't want to risk a life threatening injury. It's too bad, but I wish the kid all the luck in the world. He was a tough competitor and always gave it 100%. At least he is smart enough to realize that there isn't an amount of money worth risking your life over.
Stolen from the FB group:
"They introduced me to some of the 2012 recruits, and some of the 2013 recruits, and also that QB who committed to us.......I mean to Michigan."
Quote from Dymonte Thomas discussing the BHBBQ on 1050AM WTKA radio.
I like what I hear.
Today, Ohio State submitted its Answer to ESPN's Complaint in the news organization's lawsuit for public records:
The filing itself tells us very little because, well, Answers generally say very little.
The most interesting part is an attached letter from OSU to ESPN effectively saying "Hey bro, we actually wanted to give you documents, and it was not cool when you sued us." OSU is also trying to appease the Ohio Supreme Court by suggesting that it's already provided all the documents it has. This is a bit half-hearted but it's better than Ohio State's previous position, which was basically a va te faire foutre.
The other mini-revelation is that, yes, this case is still going. I'm still trying to figure out how long we can expect this odd mandamus action to continue in Ohio's highest court, but you can rest assured that it was not settled quietly since ESPN filed its Complaint three weeks ago.
I'm not sure what happens next but I'm going to look into it. I plan on providing an analysis of the legal arguments once we get something more substantive from Ohio State.
If you are holding out hope for more scandals from that school down south, then ESPN v. Ohio State may be your best bet.
According to Adam Schefter, former U-M linebacker David Harris has resigned for a big contract.
At one point in his recruitment Massachusetts DB Armani Reeves and Michigan had parted ways. He then named Notre Dame and Penn State as his top two schools and figured to decide between the two. Today might have changed his plans however as he talked to a few of the Michigan coaches about their future plans and his recruitment. Here's a look at Reeves' film and what he had to say about the conversation with Michigan's coaches.
TOM: Where are you at right now with your recruitment, and what did you talk to Michigan about today?
ARMANI: I talked to Coach Hoke, Mattison, and Mallory. They told me that before they wanted me to commit and I wasn't ready. When the last DB committed that closed the deal to go our separate ways because they already had two corners committed. When they talked to us today they said that they wanted to bring in another high caliber cornerback and they felt I was the guy they want. Not only am I a great athlete, but they think I'm a typical Michigan player. They feel comfortable with me being the guy.
TOM: What was your reaction to that?
ARMANI: I kind of had mixed feelings because I wished I could have avoided the way everything happened, but they've always been one of my favorites. There was happiness and relief in there too. Penn State and Notre Dame are my top two so this shakes things up a little bit. It changes my path. It makes me want to think about everything and how I like the school so much with the academics. My major is there and the campus is great and all the guys there are really cool.
TOM: I imagine this is a lot to process all at once, do you know what you're going to do one way or the other yet?
ARMANI: I kind of have mixed feelings but I can't really say much about it right now. If you give me a couple days I'll have a better sense for it.
TOM: Did they tell you why they are recruiting you again? Did something change?
ARMANI: I wasn't because of anyone going anywhere else, it was more because of the group of guys that they have now. They want another prime time corner. They want to get a top ten guy in there that can hold their own.
TOM: I'm sure you have practice coming up and school starting, do you think you'll be able to visit Ann Arbor again before that starts?
ARMANI: We start practice in a couple weeks. I'm thinking about visiting, but we just got back from vacation yesterday. We're still trying to grasp everything and figure it out. We haven't crossed that bridge yet. We haven't really talked about it yet. If I do decide to continue everything with Michigan then I'll put them in the top three. I would definitely take my officials to the three schools [Notre Dame, Michigan, and Penn State] and then decide.
TOM: Do you think it helped or maybe showed how serious they are with what coaches were talking to you?
ARMANI: It definitely helped to talk to Coach Hoke and Mattison. Coach Mattison broke down the situation as far as continuing with everything. They explained everything to me very thoroughly. I felt very comfortable and they were very up front and honest with me. That helps and I'll get back to them in the next couple days if I want to continue or stick with the schools I have now.