"What (Michigan coaches) told me is that they're focusing on point guards right now, but if anything opens up, they'll definitely come back on and recruit me as hard as they were," said Towns
Is there a more tired meme than "Ryan Mallett wuz robbed by RichRod?"
I think it's a close second...
Amusingly, as part of the parsing of the AP interview of RichRod, there was a post of some screed cut and pasted from SI.com. Now THERE'S a reliable source of sports news, that would never hire a tool named Michael Rosenberg to write stories praising others for that which he accused RichRod of shaming U-M...
I'd seen the SI.com article, but it was here:
And look who wrote it...our old pal Mark Snyder.
I don't know who wrote it first, or who used the quotes. I didn't see a byline on the SI.com story.
While we're at it, shedding tears for Ryan Mallett leaving, why isn't mom bemoaning Bobby Petrino forcing her son out of the NCAA, and into the unknown NFL 2011-12 season?
I've referred to Mallett as Lloyd Carr's Jeff George...let facts tell you whether he had the type of character to stay and win, or cut ties and run.
Making arguments pro-Hoke that he kept DR on hand for the month of January, and is thus better than RichRod, are weak efforts to prop up the hire, since his W-L record can't. I'd much rather make the statement, at this time, that Ryan Mallett was far less a "Michigan Man" (MOST TIRED MEME!) than Denard Robinson is today.
What a terrific kid. I just listened to his interview with Sam Webb on the WTKA podcast and I recommend it to all of you. Well spoken, head on his shoulders, and totally Maize and Blue!
I cannot participate in the live blog thanks to work network restrictions but I found this pretty good article on TCU and Gary Patterson's rise in recruiting. While its not revolutionary that Wins = Better recruiting. I thought it was an interesting article on how far they've come in just a shortly decade.
Link below - he beat out Michael Vick for the award. Brady (Tom) also references the toughness mantra which seems like it will be THE key theme of our Program. I know that Brady's (Tom) comments are unrelated to Coach Brady (Hoke)'s on toughness but its a good thing to have our program consistently identified with being "tough" from recruit to alumni. Hopefully we see more of it on Sunday from Chuck and Lamar in the SB. Its Great to be a Michigan Wolverine.
"To me it comes down to the mental toughness and determination of the players and coaches," Brady said.
I talked to Darian Cooper briefly through text tonight. He told me he hasn't decided what school he's choosing yet. Normally I would dismiss that, but I think there might be some truth to it. I don't know if it means anything, just thought I would share.
**Denver LB Leilon Willingham rescheduled his announcement to Thursday because of the snow storm.