a vitally important recap of all the dumb tweets sent during the Harbaugh coaching search
i hope he's wrong. he didn't say he had inside info. come on, darian, you don't want to be a criminal nor get a bizarre muscular disorder.
UPDATE: Eugene Hankerson just intimated that we will lose out on Cooper. He tweeted:
GBW heads, those who say Cooper is a "huge" loss are over stating the situation. I'll say more after signing day. Michigan will close well.
I work at a software company in A2 and they just announced that because of impending DEATHSTORM 2011, our office will be shut down tomorrow. This means I get to roll out of bed, curl up on the couch, flip on ESPNU and "work from home" for the day.
Anyone else's life get infinitely better because of the storm?
In this busy season of recruiting, I thought at least a handful of people might be interested to see how Ron English is doing at EMU:
What I found remarkable there is the lack of players from Michigan. I realize that stocking a roster with only Michiganders is unrealistic when the in-state competition is considered, but I'm surprised that the numbers are so low. 2010 and 2009 are similar.
Did his Family Values comments (http://mgoblog.com/mgoboard/freep-ron-english-sells-single-moms-short) hurt that much? Or, has he just kept his focus where there are more players?
"...the ball caps were placed on the table with care,
hoping young men would grab the block M varieties there."
Such is a time to be excited for our team, to look to the future, to have hope, to be proud that of all of the schools out there, they chose ours.
I find myself not jealous, but extremely envious of these young men-- they get to be Michigan Wolverines-- they get to put on that helmet, they're assigned their own number, and they get to be part of the brotherhood. That's special, regardless of the past, be it long gone or recent.
As such, I find myself giving the same speech I do every time this year, which is really quite simple:
THIS IS THEIR DAY.
THEY CHOSE US. THEIR ENTIRE LIFE WILL BE SHAPED BY THE DECISION THEY HAVE MADE. THE SPOTLIGHT IS THEIRS, NOT YOURS. WELCOME THEM.
Even last year, some of us found it necessary to be harsh, to our own recruits. A young man named Vinopal was unjustly criticized because of some web site run by men he's never met gave him a rating that some of us were unhappy with. On Signing Day. That's just plain wrong-- imagine your brother or son choosing a school, choosing a future and being at peace with it, only to be welcomed by harsh judgement and criticism before he's even stepped foot on a practice field.
It is 2011, ladies and gentlemen. The Hoke era. The fresh start. There should be no griping about spread offenses or slot ninjas. No judgement of anyone because of the baseless value of these things called 'stars' next to their names from various sources. No whining about losing anyone to Auburn, and no talk about decommits or unfilled slots or Demetrius's or what-could-have-beens.
Tomorrow is a day to welcome the newest members of our team and let them be proud of the life-changing decision they have made. Think of the choices you made at eighteen, and how they altered your entire world. Think of their parents, and how even our baseless and anonymous comments could potentially reassure or alarm them of their children's future. Think of the rest of the college football world, and how closely they will be watching Fort Schembechler, Ann Arbor, and yes, even MGoBlog. And yes, they will be watching.
Make 'em all proud, and welcome them to the family.
PS-- Also, if you get a chance, you might want to thank TomVH for all of the hard work he's going to put in on our behalf tomorrow... His busiest day of the year is tomorrow and I'm sure his phone is pre-emptively cringing in fear for its very life today. Same goes for Brian and Tim-- it's by their collective hand that we'll be able to enjoy all the hoopla here tomorrow.
Happy National Signing Eve, everyone!
The impending snow storm of doom has moved up the Glenville players announcements. They'll be announcing their college destinations sometime this afternoon or tonight at a local community center.
Somebody grab a picture of Ted Ginn sr. with his arm around Frank Clark in his M-hat!