Lawrence Academy RB AJ Dillon has committed to Michigan, per head coach Paul Zukauskas— Brendan C. Hall (@BHallESPN) March 28, 2016
Pref. walk-on LB from Saline.
Hi guys, just wanted to take the time to say Hello. I put in the work last night, got prepared and accomplished the task. Have a good day.
As others have noted, we are solidly in the dead period for college sports, and as such we are all trying to keep the good times going here at the blog. Plus, it sounds like most of us are still waiting on our copy of HTTV.
With that in mind, I started to think about the inner workings of the blog, and one thing I always wondered was how "pre-written" are the Hello posts for new recruits. I mean, there is an obvious difference in quality between the posts created for the expected signings and those that come out when a long-snapper joins the squad (NTTIAWT). In order to have the information available to inquiring minds as soon as possible, I presume that Ace and his predecessors have pre-written at least parts of the posts beforehand, adding in a bit of context and some final notes when it becomes official.
So I was wondering, is there a repository of those Hello posts for recruits who didn't sign at UM somewhat unexpected, and if so, is anyone else dying to read some of them? Sure, it's 100% schadenfreude, but being able to look at a bit and see what might have been, or what bullet was dodged, would be pretty insightful. I mean, a partially-completed "Hello: Terrelle Pryor" post would be epic considering what has transpired. Or the great lost DT class of 2008 with a pun-filled Pearlie Graves and DeQuinta Jones posts, when Jay Hopson was expected to open up the Southeast to Michigan rule. Or the "Suck on it Ohio"-ness of the Brionte Dunn welcome page.
Again, this might drag up bad memories and all, but I think as fans sometimes we forget what might have been and revise history in the process. Anyone else share this sentiment?
Is it possible to start a "Hello" section on the board? I like to come on and read most of the content, but I specifically enjoy reading the hello posts. They are usually upbeat and positive, with good insight on each recruit.
Is this something worth considering? A separate consolidated tab? It would be great to see the current "Hello" posts; and, to read through some of the old school posts. For example, I would love to read some of the old "Hello Denard" posts.
I was not sure where else to bring this up, so I thought I would post on the board to hear if others feel this is worth pursuing.