I'VE HAD JUST ABOUT ENOUGH OF YOU SONNY
Alright, I'm not normally one to bash Adidas. I have actually supported Adidas where others have screamed ZOMG BRING BACK NIKE!!!11 but after seeing some of the "new" gear for 2011, I have officially abandoned Adidas.
For example, this hat looks like it was designed by a mom and pop souvenir shop in a small town for a high school with 200 students or a Meijer product:
And in white, with the mesh back:
Seriously? This is getting horrible. I understand the contract aspect, money and everything else but their apparel design is really going downhill.
First MSU gets to play Ohio State during the suspensions this year, then they get this from Boise States' self imposed sanctions...
"The school also will have three fewer scholarships to give in the next two years, and three fewer practices before the season opener against Michigan State in 2012 as well, according to the report. """"""""
All of the speculation about Zeke Pike decommitting from Auburn and commiting to Michigan from Chris Barnett's tweet "Kentucky in my eyes..." and what not, has been followed up with this on May 1st.
the compliance form Tressel signed last september.
Armani Reeves has announced 3/5 schools to be in his top 5 and Michigan is one of them. I know Magnus (I think) has said that he really likes Reeves as a cornerback target in this class. If T-Rich goes blue and Armani wants to come do we take them both?
Since I'm out in Arizona I have been saying Saguaro ATH DJ Foster (5'10", 180 lbs) was more than worthy of an offer for some time. He finally got a Michigan offer Monday, and I caught up with him to talk about it. Here's a look at his defensive film and what he had to say.
TOM: I know Michigan offered today, but who came out to see you?
DJ: Coach Ferrigno stopped by school today. I couldn't really talk much, you know how that goes. Today was the first day of spring ball though so he watched a little bit of our defensive practice. After that he said that I had an offer from Michigan. Auburn was out today, they didn't offer but they told my coach that they might be offering pretty soon.
TOM: I know your coach, Coach Sanders, has been saying Michigan should have offered you for awhile now. Where is your interest level at with Michigan?
DJ: My interest is pretty high. When Cyrus [Hobbi] took his visit last year to Michigan he said it was hands down the best campus he had ever seen. That stuck with me, so I hope I can get out there to see it. Plus all the tradition and history they have, and I know a few guys out there like Taylor [Lewan].
TOM: I'm assuming when you say you want to get out there that it would be for an official visit, and not an unofficial visit?
DJ: Yeah, I plan on taking all five of my official visits. I'm definitely going to try to use them on schools that I can't really see on unofficials. I would love to use one of them on Michigan.
TOM: I know Michigan is kind of late to the party here, but do you have a top group yet?
DJ: As of now I kind of have a top five, but schools keep offering so it keeps changing. Right now it's USC, ASU, Oregon, Stanford, and Cal. That changes all the time though, like when schools like Michigan offer. My top three is probably USC, ASU, and Oregon for now.
TOM: To jump back to Michigan, have the coaches told you what they're recruiting you as? You're so versatile you can probably play anywhere.
DJ: Michigan is recruiting me as a defensive back. I'm fine with that, I like either side of the ball.
TOM: Speaking of your versatility, can you describe your game to people that haven't seen you play?
DJ: I can adapt to anything. If they want me to play receiver or cornerback, I'll work hard no matter what. I have some size and power, and I have very good vision. I don't really know if I'm better on offense or defense, I like both sides. I have people tell me both, some people say they see me as a defensive back in college so I don't know.
TOM: Since the Michigan attention is coming late, is there still a chance for them? I know you said your interest is high, but what does that mean?
DJ: Definitely, I like Coach Ferrigno, so they definitely have a chance. That's going to be big for me is the relationship with the coaches, and my parents are going to have a say in it. I'm not going to rush into anything, and like I said I'm going to take all my official visits.