"He makes it really easy on you as a coach because he has tremendous football instincts," Michigan tight ends coach Jay Harbaugh said. "Things come really naturally to him. He doesn't have to see things too many times. He has a good sense for how things should look and feel, and he's a tough, physical guy."
Because I hate myself to the point of masochism and don't always have bamboo shivs to ram under my fingernails, I sometimes listen to 97.1 The Fan in Columbus. The evening host, Adam Neft, was talking about a tweet from the O-zone beat writer. In it, the O-zone guy claims that Brady Hoke brought up Urban's arrest record, as a response to the now infamous snackademic sign at the Woody Hayes Center.
The contents of the relevant tweets:
I did not hear this directly, but it came from someone on our board who was in attendance this morning.
That was Hoke speaking at the Detroit Athletic Club this morning when asked about Ohio State's poster comparing college majors to UM
Brady Hoke on Meyer: "We dont recruit negatively, I'm not going to mention 30 felonies in 5 years that happened in his previous program."
So, this is all secondhand at best. It doesn't sound like something Hoke would say out loud to the media, but who knows. It'll be interesting to see if it's true and if this bit makes the rounds in Columbus, where they still think - let's see if I can quote them directly on this - Jabbe the cHoke negatively recruited kyle kACLis to scUM /rabblerabblecoolerpoopers
So, I just can't get my mind around having 12 recruits already committed. This is completely unreal, and hard to fathom. That means we only have room for 10 or 11 more recruits in the 2013 class. Almost a year away til signing day. Unbelievable. Tremendous.
Having looked at Ace's "Hello" posts, and the interest from potential recruits still out there, I'm trying to think through how they match up. Magnus & Aquaman already put together a list of who they'd most like to see come to Michigan. There's no point in replicating the work they've already done. However, a corollary list would be remaining needs, and reasonable likelihood of coming to Michigan. Here's a list to start. I'd like to know three things:
- What needs are missing below?
- Who on the list below is unlikely to come to Michigan?
- Who has an offer in an area where we no longer have need. (for example, are we all set at TE, or would we still make room, say, for Breneman?)
Obviously, being a Michigan homer, I want just 5 star and four star recruits. But I also want a sense of who "realistically" might come to Michigan, and who would best fit the needs at Michigan.
Nebraska made changes to their future schedules, adding South Alabama in 2015 and 2019, BYU in 2015, and, most importantly, Idaho State in 2012, completing their football schedule.
Nebraska was the only team left in the Big Ten to have not filled out their schedule.
To see a composite schedule for all Big Ten teams (with non-conference opponents), click here.
W Zach Travis of Maize and Brew. A lot of it consists of stuff we already know, but there is some interesting detail here and there. Check it here
He is a linebacker, and really likes Brady Hoke.
4-star and #21 overall to 247; 4-star to Scout; 4-star and #15 overall to Rivals; ESPN 150 Watchlist
Still in the excited state of Kyle Bosch's commitment. It is not hard to imagine our RBs will be renamed WBs (walking backs) with Kyle and Kyle and our outstanding OL classes openning opponent's defense for them.
Just crossed over Tom's twitter and saw this lovely picture:
In addition to appreciate Bosch family's love for Michigan, don't you guys notice the few big bodied boys on second row? I bet Hoke is working on some verbal offers already for 2019/2020 classes.