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Harvey Updyke rejects plea deal that called for 13 years in prison, and a banning from all University of Alabama sports for life.
"Roll damn tide!" -Harvey Updyke
This guy is an absolute moron, who actually said the following to the judge "There's too much tide in me, your honor".
That being said, Charles Barkley had the following to say.
"That's too much," Barkley said. "Is he an idiot? Of course, he's an idiot. You can't let him off for free. You give him a month in jail and make him donate money to Auburn. You can't put the guy in prison for 13 years. That's crazy."
I would tend to agree with that to an extent, but this really went above and beyond even irrational fandom.
In looking at our recruits by position group, it is apparent that some of the wide disparities between the recruiting sites are position group specific.
In other words:
Rivals loves our offensive line haul, 247 does not. Ave position ranking: 18.7 vs. 31.1 (I included Diamond and Garnett)
247 loves our defensive line haul, ESPN does not. Ave position ranking: 15.0 vs 29.8
ESPN loves our secondary haul, Scout does not. Ave position ranking: 23.3 vs 33.5
Everybody really loves our LB haul.
So, rather than choosing to love and hate various recruiting services based on my overall perception of their kindness to this years Michigan recruits, I was wondering if there might be some MGoBloggers with knowledge of the backgrounds of the guys making evaluations.
A little personal history of the guys (i.e. former positions played/coached, at what levels, etc.) and former predictive performance by position group of previous rankings would be hugely helpful to establishing what each recruiting service has as a "specialty."
Local radio reporting the commit and verified by Scout. IIRC, Armani Reeves was supposed to be along on the visit to cbus today. Any news on Reeves?
Edit: Does anyone else feel a little icky that two players have been kicked off the team and one has decided to transfer just before signing day? I guess if Meyer can't oversign in the BIG then he has to get creative to free up schollys.
I came across this photoshop of Tom Brady on Twitter and had to share it here. Credit to Twitter user @SirDRob
It would be nice if any talented MGoPhotoshoppers could put a Michigan twist on this.
Alright, here goes nothing.
I was dissappointed. From the material that I have read on this blog and commentary I have heard from other readers, I was really excited to read this book. The excitement came from both the comments of other readers and the perspective I thought the book would bring. "Rich Rodriguez and the Michigan Wolverines in the crucible of of college football." The title implies and suggests that the book would put the Rich Rod era in both a national and historical perspective. I went into the book believing that somehow my perspective and/or opinion on the Rodriguez era would be clarified, altered, confirmed, something. What I got was a rehash of information I already had. If I believed that the book was written for a mass audience with little information or backround on the Michigan football program, than my opinion on the book would probably be different, but the matter of fact way that many things in the book are described (this blog being one of them) suggests to me that the book was in fact intended for people who already knew too much about Michigan football and wanted to know more.
With that in mind, I don't think the book told me anything that I did not know before. For a person who supposedly spent so much time with Rodriguez, Rodriguez's actions and words in the book seem so canned, so cliche , that he comes off as more of a characiture that anything. Events in the book seem random, and are set forth with little conviction or any insight into what compelled the actors to take action. (What would compel a man portrayed as so level headed to dump over a gatorade stand after a loss against a good team in a fairly close game when the first year is defined as the '"lose big" year.) The book seems to imply so much depth but never scratches past the surface, of anything really, the games, the players, the coaches. Coach Rod's ultimate demise at Michigan was his failure to win due to a failure to field a well coached defense, but the defensive coordinator switch is not even discussed, and the defensive debacle only hinted at in some spots with RR saying "we can't stop anybody." There has to be more to the story, and if you are going to write a book you might as well tell it, some of it, any of it?
I also felt the book was less than candid in some aspects, at least with regard to some key moments. To imply that the "Raise me Up" incident could have been some sort of random coincidence, that the song just happened to be loaded and ready to go right about the same time that Rodriguez was saying the same words without any aforethought, come on man. And why would a team so desparate to keep their coach, to the degree of giving him a "thank you" standing ovation, give up on their bowl game to the extent they were laughing at half time.
I don't know. I cannot write a book (though this post may have seemed like one) so it may not be my place to critique or criticize, but I was underwhelmed, and I feel like I was had to a certain degree. Anybody share similar sentiment?
We all pretty know much know why we are no longer recruiting him, but here is an article from Rivals about his recent expulsion from DB.
-Michigan pulled their offer, others might as well
-he is described as a polite and respectful kid, this was a huge mistake
-he will still garner a lot of attention from big schools from now until signing day
-The article gives props to "a Michigan fan site(a Michigan fan site)" for breaking the news first
EDIT: Via Magnus - Michigan stopped recruiting him weeks before he was expelled.
ME-But just goes to show that you can't put that trash out there and not expect there to be consequences. I'm sure they preach accountability on social media at these high schools, what a shame. Hope he gets a mentor to help him grow up.