He is not a Michigan Man!....it was bound to be said.
He is not a Michigan Man!....it was bound to be said.
PS- Good one Ziff.
Don't forget the requisite "I only care about players who want to play for Michigan!" said in the gruff Nixonian voice.
If RR and staff told Peace that they wanted him only has a corner, I think 1) feel real good about the 3 WR's they are still recruiting or 2) they feel pretty good about the guys they already have committed or on the roster.
I think it's great to be up front with a kid and tell him they need him at corner instead of WR, they could have told him, "sure play WR and then move him when it was clear he would never get anytime there" The coaches knew he wanted to play WR.
Good Corners are hard to find and Michigan will be lucky to find a solid one with the remaining few spots left (unless they go over 25).
Mallett & McGuffie transfer/Fera, Beaver & Peace de-commit. These kids all network - we have an image problem in one of the most fertile recruiting states in the country. Gonna take us getting back to winning supremacy before this changes.
Weather not a factor - we don't have hurricanes or 120-degree broiling sun for 2-a-days in August. And anyone looking to go to NFL has to be able to play in all kinds of weather.
I want to see statistics on northerners coming down and dropping out after 3-a-days in the 120+ degree heat index.
We will land someone better. If he can't live up to the winged helmet, we will find someone of stronger resolve and character.
Je'Ron Stokes and Travante Stallworth. Both can play WR so now maybe we get both of them.
The issue here is that the whole story sheds a light on how absurdly desperate we are for a CB.
We're bringing in unrated CB prospects, and backtracking on previous statements made to recruits in order to unearth one.
Clearly, if we continued to recruit WR's, and asked him to move, we didn't think that much of his ability as a WR. I'll give you that. But it does shed light on the desperation in the defensive backfield.
Good point, Chitownblue. Looks like there are only 7 of the top 50 cornerback prospects left, so it's slim pickings for us. Dre Kirkpatrick is a pipedream, Jayron Hosley is visiting us but we're battling Ohio State and VaTech, I don't think Demontre Hurst is interested in us anymore, and Mike Edwards is a Glenville alum and will be a hard pull.
Landing Denard Robinson would be huge, as some scouts are projecting him as a future CB; he could definitely compete at the QB position but if it doesn't work out, then he can possibly move to CB.
Right. Robinson is attractive because not only is he a potential viable competitor with Forcier, but if he doesn't pan out there, many seems to think he's an elite level corner.
Here's an admittedly biased opinion - living in an area of the country that gets cold in the winter develops character. I've heard it a ton of times and believe it. No offense to anyone in particular, but I've met a ton of flakes from Florida, California, Arizona, etc. In the midwest and northeast, a lot of people are tougher and not so whiney.
I hope it's obvious that this is a huge generalization. There are thousands of exceptions. But to be afraid of the cold is ridiculous. Give them a pair of skis or something.
Dude Tom VH is from Arizona, can you make an exception for him?
Tom VH is like James Bond, he goes where he has to.
And also we don't HAVE to use the max scholarships this year. If you use the max every year you'll go over the limit right? You're allowed 85. Max would put you at 100 in a 4 year cycle. I'd rather save space for next year than settle for 3 star guys who will never play solely for the purpose of getting 25 guys.
Acually you need to factor in closer to 5 years not 4 as over half the recruits red shirt.
But with attrition and injuries like we've been having over the past few years, numbers are always in flux.
Not so whiney? Come hang out with me for a day and I'll show you a ton of whiney people.
"Don't sit on me, Suzie!"
"Quit stealing my Twinkies, Suzie!"
"Why don't you buy some ProActiv, Suzie!"
PS. GSimms- CALL ME!
Don't equate being miserable with not being whiny. It's an excuse people make for not leaving the safe zone of where they grew up and where their family is.
Safety net indeed. I like variety in just about everything aside from having 1 lady at my side.
How come I never heard of "DeWayne Peace" before this morning? Should it bother me that he decommitted?
Is it possible that Michigan's horrible history at safety will transfer over to corner in the future? ehhhhhh
If I live to be 85 years old, I'll probably lose bowel control. That doesn't mean I should start shitting my pants in preparation for it. If a guy really doesn't like the cold, I think he'll do just fine prepping for the NFL in the SEC.
(I love Michigan's weather, winter and all, but it's not for everyone.)
Good point, though if you're about 70 and someone offers you one of the best opportunities to prepare for unexpected self-defecation, it may not be a bad idea to at least consider it.
Leaving this analogy, I agree that Michigan's weather is not for everyone, but neither is the weather found in most of SEC land. Sure, it's warmer than Michigan in most of those states, but it can be unGawdly muggy and hot, torrential rain is not uncommon, and it's not like it stays above 60 all year around - it can get quite frosty and gloomy in the winter months. I don't fault these kids for not wanting to deal with A2 winters, but I just hope that they put some real thought into their decision beyond snow=bad.
I don't mind losing the 84th best WR in the land. I do mind the lack of depth at CB and LB. Got to get that snake oil flowing.
As for the cold weather: The fact that Roh and Lewan are coming proves they're not girlie men.
by any objective observer's standard, A2 does NOT have extreme weather. not that much snow, not that much heat, not that much cold. no hurricanes, no tornadoes, no earthquakes, no nor'easters, no biblical droughts, no biblical floods.
Then we are in good shape for the guys who are deciding between Michigan and The University of 14th Century BC Egypt.
Dude they have a good pornography class there.
Tornado's hit pretty close to Ann Arbor it seems like every few years, at least every five.
HBO's wonderful special about the integration of college football featured an interview with legendary State defensive end Bubba Smith. A Texas native who was forced north due to segregation, Bubba talked mostly about culture shock that I can't imagine exists anymore (not knowing what hash browns were, for example). But he also talked about snow and the cold, and how the first day it snowed in East Lansing he fell and skipped class for the day because he hated the snow.
Keep in mind, sometimes it can go the other way. I remember Rod Payne (a Miami native) saying that he was excited to see snow for the first time and couldn't understand why the Michigan natives complained about it.
Union Cattle Company? Sounds like a sausage-fest to me.
In your experience, do drunk girls (a) like riding a mechanical bull, or (b) dislike riding a mechanical bull?
I'm voting for (a). Maybe it's different in Virginia.