this week in unintentionally grim-sounding recruiting headlines
Scout is reporting Cooper to Iowa. LOI not in according to them.
It's a snow day so I've got 3 hours of Rich Rod commentary on National Signing Day ahead of me. I like hearing the guy talk about football. Maybe he'll actually sound relaxed for once.
EDIT: It's on Comcast 261 and 856.
Here is a cornucopia of quotes from Frank Clark in this article on GoBlueWolverine...
Most notable was when he said that Coach Ginn is very familiar with Hoke and that if Hoke wasn't here, he'd have never come to Michigan. (GO HOKE!)
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.