From Portage Northern.
I thought I'd create a thread for this just to do a mini update for now. The BBQ is from 11-3 today. Some recruits area already there, some are still on their way.
Here's an updated list of visitors that I have confirmed. Caleb Stacey sent me a text saying he decided not to go because he has two a days tomorrow, and he was likely going to be Kaleb Ringer's ride so he's not going either. Not a big deal, but Ringer sent me a text that said he would have really liked to hang out with the recruits.
Monty Madaris isn't coming, so my note about Michigan having the potential to get a wide receiver soon will probably be pushed back. I'm not expecting anything out of Chesson today, but visits can sometimes change things so never say never. He told me he would still like to take some more visits. Michigan is in good shape with both Madaris and Amara Darboh right now too, so we'll see how everything plays out.
There is potential for a few things to happen today. Key word is potential. There is a chance with Pipkins, Wormley (don't be surprised if he doesn't do it today), and 2013 DB Dymonte Thomas said he's thinking about things. I wouldn't be surprised if he waited, but he did tell me that he really likes it at Michigan so we'll see.
I'm also not expecting anything from the other 2013 kids. WR LaQuon Treadwell told me that he would probably wait if Michigan offers him today. He want to talk it over with his mom first. Wyatt Shallman said he's also likely going to wait awhile before making a decision.
Like I said visits can change things either way, so none of this is 100%. We'll se what ends up happening.
Article about the support Kelly is getting from admissions and the school administration to bring them back to glory:
"And it appears Kelly can get a player if Kelly wants a player. That perhaps is no departure from indulgences that brought, say, Tony Rice to campus for Lou Holtz — but, again, Holtz never enjoyed Kelly's total package of resources and breaks elsewhere to amplify the admissions concessions."
I just received my tickets this year, and next year would like to upgrade my seats, cost be damned. Has anyone upgrades over the last year or two? What is the process like?
This is a huge signing for the Lions, hopefully Stafford can stay healthy and they should be able to fight for a playoff spot. All they need is to resign Houston or get another decent corner and I will be happy with the makeup of this team for now.
Cousins stood up at three weddings in Grand Rapids, MI. During the receptions, some guests introduced themselves as Michigan fans to him. In his mind this is disrespectful, and so he will thus harness such disrespect to get to the Rose Bowl.
Also, any internet articles or magazines that don't give him the respect in a manner in which he wants will be used to "kindle a fire beneath" his team.
These fans and writers will be tragic heroes when it's all said and done.
"So being at those wedding receptions is about all the motivation I needed to get back to work and prove to all those people why they shouldn't be a Michigan fan."
"I told my brother, Kyle, the other day to go on the Internet and find every article he can find, every preseason magazine he can find and compile a list of all the quotes, articles, anything that disrespects us or doesn't give us our due," he said. "I want copies made of those and I want to put them in front to the team during training camp. He's already got a pile and believe me, come two or three weeks into training camp, I'll put that up at night and be sure it kindles a fire beneath us."
"I saw a preseason magazine cover which said in the bottom corner, 'Title time for Spartans?' Cousins said. "I wanted to tell them we won the title last year, title time was last year. We're looking to repeat, so we do still feel overlooked and that Big Ten championship was somewhat forgotten by a lot of people, and that's fine."