I normally wouldn't start another thread on this, but the other thread got out of hand, which you can see here. MGoUser chewieblue mentioned a rumor about Bri'Onte Dunn being offered by Michigan.
I spoke with Glen Oak High School AD Scott Garcia who confirmed that rumor that Michigan has offered Dunn, who is currently an Ohio State commitment. Garcia didn't know too much about the impact it would have, or what Dunn was feeling right now. He did say that Bri'Onte talked to him about the offer and that he was definitely excited about it. It's interesting to say the least that Michigan would offer him if they didn't think they had a chance. We'll see what happens from here.
I have searched this blog and the internet for any information regarding Hoke's contract. Does anyone know how much he is making and any other details? I know the contract is for 6 years, but nothing else.
While we are at it, any info on the assistants too?
I hope there are others in the same boat as me. Help!
Stewart Mandel cites Greg Mattison among "10 recently hired coordinators who could have a major impact on both their teams and the national landscape for the 2011 season." Safe to say it will impact the team, but here's hoping the "national landscape" will feature more UM this fall as well.
Good to see more positive press from
ESPN SI, anyway: http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2011/writers/stewart_mandel/02/16/impact-coordinators/index.html?eref=sihp
So this is a horrible story and its on ESPN main page but I thought it might be a good thing to share and talk about. A radio station gets a caller from a guy claiming he poisoned the trees at Auburn's Toomer's Corner, and yells "Roll damn Tide" and hangs up.
Sure enough, they tested the soil and the area is contaminated with a herbicide that will undoubtedly kill the trees. Best part? The article also says that it will likely spread throughout the area and could be prevalent in the soil for 3-5 years. And the trees are said to be of an average age of 130 years old. What a shame!
I'm all for rivalries, but destroying a tradition of another school is out of this world. This is on a grandiose scale I've never heard of. It would be like cutting the head off Sparty, but that pales in comparison to destroying life. Could you imagine someone poisoning all the trees in the Quad? I'd be livid.
Florida DB Deon Bush was just offered by Michigan. This is a big offer, Deon is a big time prospect. Here's what he said about the offer.
I just got off the phone with the defensive coordinator, Greg Mattison, a few minutes ago. He said he liked my film, and they liked me so they offered me. This is a real big offer for me. Michigan, that's a great school. They have the Big House, a great fan base every year that's there no matter win or lose. They have real huge tradition, and one of the most dominant schools of all time.
Bush said he is going to try to visit, he'll sit down with his dad and figure out if he can.
I just got done reading Brian's most recent breakdown of a possible 4-3 defense, and thought about players learning the new playbook, and wanting to have it as soon as possible. My question is this then, with the coaching transition and staff hire occuring just weeks ago (in the midst of last minute recruiting), when and how does the staff develop the playbook for both offense and defense and distribute them to the players.
Obviously the coaches want to do this as quickly as possible, but Mattison's most recent playbook is for the NFL, and I'm sure he wants to be on the same page as Hoke, who I'm guessing has a pretty big opinion on the matter. I'm guessing offense is a little easier, since they are transitioning from another college team, with the exception of having some talent that might not fit the system perfectly.
Anyways, anyone who is familiar with when players usually get playbooks, and maybe any inside info on our current situation would be much appriciated. Even educated guesses from coaches that I know frequent the board.