On the scout board, there is an interesting discussion of Diamond’s apparent statement that he will “shock the world” tomorrow. Is it bad news or is it a reference to the Fab Five (offensive line commitments at UM, if he comes).
I call this the “Five of Diamond’s” theory (ie the theory that Diamond was referrring to the (Fab) FIve when he said he would shock the world.). And if he picks UM, I will give him Michelin's FIve Diamonds award.
“Sam Webb interviewed Hoke yesterday at the WTKA Signing Day Extravaganza. And Webb asked Hoke about the possibility of landing any more kids. Hoke replied something like "a Texas sized piece and an Alaska sized piece". To me that says he means two large players. So obviously the staff is holding out hope for landing either or both of these kids.
Unfortunately I'm starting to get a feeling we land neither. Think I read on ******* last night that Jordan Diamond tweeted he's going to shock the world. Well going to Michigan will not shock anybody. So it would have to be a team people hardly expected him to go to. So that puts Auburn,Wisconsin and who knows? maybe even something crazy like OHIO. “
“Could it be that Diamond is referencing the fab five when Juwan Howard said they were gonna "shock the world"? He was also another Chicago boy. Diamond is going blue and Kozan is going Auburn... Book it.”
“I hope that's what he meant.”
“ A poster on the r*ivals board also takes the statement as a reference to the "Fab FIve" and believes that it is not only a good omen for UM. As a member of a school that competes with UM, he regrets that it is now a foregone conclusion that Diamond will pick UM.”
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“I thought something similar.... But he has kept things so close to the vest it is hard to really get a feel.”
“I think you're spot on here”
”He has been coy. But he also said at the beginning he was going to go thru the process. He took all his officials and yet he has been to UM like 6 times. I think this is a kid who was always going blue, yet he wanted to enjoy the trips plus get some exposure for his boys at Simeon High.”
Anyone know what's become of ESPN's FOI petition to see all the Tatgate-related emails?
Curious minds would like to know.
I noticed a previous thread and thought I would give a reason as to why we might see a significantly less amount of red shirting in the future.
With the rookie salary cap, an NFL players 2nd contract will be the money maker for those guys. Ergo, college guys are going to want to get to the NFL ASAP so they can get to that 2nd contract ASAP.
Mind you, I'm not saying every player of course, I'm just stating that the bigger time players will try to make cases for themselves and the coaches to get on the field to prove themselves. I think the guys that get on the field as true FR will bail after 3 years in most cases and RS JR's will usually bail as well as opposed to staying for a 5th year. I think we will see less and less 5th year guys in the future.
So, if that does start to be the trend, then I say let a FR play if he's good enough and not worry about a senior year that may never occur, let's get what we can out of these guys ASAP and allow the recruiting cycle to take form and for a school like U-M, keep bringing in those top 5 or top 10 classes, curious to see what everybody thinks.
St. Tress sold his house to Bobby Layman (yes he of Clarett Scandal Laymans), a car dealer, in Columbus this week. Bobby said it was for his mother...
I wonder if Geno approved the sale so Urbz could get some rides for his oversignees.
For those of you that like to read about UM football and want to get an inexpensive book. ($1.99)
I was bored during lunch, wandered around and ended up in the Tuesday Morning on Lincoln and Ashland. The store has "What it means to be a Wolverine: Michigan's Greatest Players Talk About Michigan Football" for sale for $1.99 Forward by Bo. Its is from 2005 so it doesn't include some of the more recent players but it looks pretty good.
Around 10 copies left...
Les has some balls on and off the field: