"I love it that Ivy League coaches are coming to our camp and Big Ten coaches are coming to our camp. South Florida is coming. We've got about 70 schools that are coming to our camp."
Nothing is working right now.
No matter how many negative comments are posted, no matter how many negative points are given, the CC and DB posts just keep coming. Almost every 30 minutes it seems, somebody goes "hey....I have a really unique thought on the whole CC issue or I wonder if DB thought of this before now I better let the world know of my amazing insight" and posts a thread. And every 31 minutes the board goes nuts, negs the hell out of the poster while the following happens. First MGoshirt will post a funny picture and comment on the beat down sure to follow. And then Hackney will post his air raid thing. And then I'll post an animated GIF of a guy beating a dead horse. And then somebody will say "why are you reading the thread if you don't like the topic". And lastly a lot of negative comments will be made about the poster's thinking process. As predictable as night. But instead of this reaction slowing the posts down, they actually seem to be picking up steam.
So here's my idea to try and stop them. Every day the Mods should put in the diary section the daily CC/DB scorecard. In it would be a chart (yes charts) of the previous day's threads on CC & DB topics, the poster's name and their respective before and after point total. Perhaps if people saw that those scores on the board every day they might...just MIGHT...ask themselves do i really want to put my new and completely original thought up before hitting save.
These are desperate times gentlemen. If you've got a better idea please let me know so the Mods have some idea on how to stop these threads from completely burying the board under the collective weight of their posting.
I thought it was odd Vlad wanted to transfer to a school way away from home for a team with a lame duck coach. This report from ESPN says he will be looking around again. I loved this guy from the moment he signed, but it doesn't appear he has ever recoverd from that knee injury. Hopefully he figures it all out.
UPDATE: A day after earning a new commitment (see below), Colorado head coach Jon Embree lost two. But that wasn't because the recruits had changes of heart.
Embree obviously has an idea for how he wants to fill his depth chart, and the new head man pulled two scholarship offers that were given under former coach Dan Hawkins.
Embree also told potential transfer Vlad Emilien, who last played at Michigan, that he would not be needed at safety next season.
You can't fault the coach for taking control of his program, although it's tough for a recruit to be told he no longer has a scholarship less than two months before signing day.
As we predicted, the fact that four-star quarterback Brock Berglund remained committed to new coach Jon Embree has paid off on the recruiting trail.
This news comes following the Boulder Daily Camera's report that Embree hired away Cal offensive line coach Steve Marshall to join the Buffs staff in the same capacity.
Teams of note
Dr Phillips comes in at number 6
and for the State of Michigan
Farmington Hills Harrison # 26
East Grand Rapids #46
I'm sick of waiting.
Waiting on Terrelle Pryor. Waiting on a competent defensive coordinator. Waiting on the opinions of Lloyd Carr's players to surface. Waiting on an infant football team to instantly grow up and play beyond their years. Waiting for the team to defeat it's main two rivals. Waiting for WVU's full playbook from 2005-2007 to finally make it to game time in Michigan Stadium. Waiting for the NCAA investigation verdict. Waiting for David Brandon's decision on Rich Rodriguez's future.
On the positive side, in about 2 weeks, the waiting should be over. Or at least this version of waiting will change to a new version.
January 3 can't come fast enough.
A football team at full health, extra practices probably all help Rich Rodriguez potentially finish the 2010 season on a high note. Then again Mississippi State is a good football team under Dan Mullen. Way better than Illinois and Purdue were - two teams that Michigan probably should have destroyed decisively, but did not.
I suppose the Michigan football team could show up on January 1 and play out of their skulls and destroy the Mississippi State Bulldogs on national television. Then I suppose David Brandon could hang up his cell phone conversation withHarbaugh and dial his assistant to finally schedule that press conference he mentioned to her earlier.
Then I think to myself, with all this waiting around crap, it's like we've been through this part of the film before - the part where the UM football team plays emotionally to sort of "save RR's career", if you will: At Purdue 2008. At Illinois 2009. Against Ohio State in 2009. Scenes with great potential, except they never ended well. There have been plenty of opportunities for the desired outcome to occur for the UM football audience. It never happens. In this film Rodriguez never gets the "signature win" in the end.
I'll just shut up and wait and hope with everybody else for a happy ending.
I'm not making a CC post, I just found this part of the column interesting.
per Lynn Henning
To underscore how much Harbaugh appreciates the Big Ten, it's important to remember how impassioned he became four years ago at the thought of becoming head coach at another Big Ten university: Michigan State, just after John L. Smith had been fired.
Granted, this was in the days before Stanford hired him away from the University of San Diego, but Harbaugh was so exhilarated by the thought of coaching a major program in a conference, and within a recruiting region, he knew intimately, that he would have crawled to East Lansing to put his imprint on a team waiting for its potential to be exploited. Even if it was his alma mater's hated rival.
Does anyone remember this?
With the commitment of Desmond Morgan, and the prior commitment of Kellen Jones, we have two linebackers. Obviously, we still have Frost as a prospect. How many LBs could we take, and how interchangable or different are the needs at OLB & MLB?
Regarding Avery Walls going to Cal, the comment was made that we better hope to get Royster, as the only remaining safety prospect. Does this mean that we are no longer being considered by Lyons, who I thought was also a safety? Or are the roles filled by Royster & Lyons significantly different?