Behind the paywall - Marcus Rush is in Ann Arbor today on a visit. It could either end up with a commitment, or it won't. No Sugar Coat.
Recruiting News - Marcus Rush is in AA
No intangibles measurements?
he has all the intangibles they're looking for.
Except low pad level.
is the sincerest form of flattery. Now if your grammar also starts going to sh*t...
The wonders of the interweb bring us his actual measurements
According to scout
Pos Rank: #77
Pos Rating: 3 Star
Claims offers from: Michigan, Virginia, BC, Cinci, MSU, Nebraska, Wisconsin
Also a 3 Star on Rivals (Listed as a weakside DE)
we can't use anybody who's stiffly-hipped. Not even Barwis can do anything with that unfortunate condition.
the dude hates contact. Give me Dyson Blades instead, please.
Barwis can't do something. You better watch your back bro, he'll be after your ass now!
Or after his teeth...
Does anyone really want him/ is there room for him w/ wilkins and paskorz????
they are looking at him as an OLB
Marcus Rush is a white guy? For some reason that deflates my excitment a bit.
I know. The kid even has a black sounding name. Has Michigan even had a decent white defensive player this decade?
Yes, and he even had an extremely white sounding name:
The Dick Katcher award winner? WTF? I don't care how great you are, you do not get an award named after you if your name is Dick Katcher.
crap you are posting....In this day and age, especially at a University that is so diverse, why is this even a subject of criteria/characteristics to discuss???
I was hoping to see some follow up on your posts.... indicating you were being sarcastic and making jokes.... but I dont see it..... thus.. I dont see the relevance of your comments.
You don't have to be so politically correct that you can take a guess as to a person's race when hearing their name, right?
Yes there are many times when we guess wrong, but you can still make the Malcolm Gladwell - blink guess. It doesn't make you racist - just a speculator. Bill Simmons even has an all-star team for white guys with "african-american" names.
Are you guys serious? I dont know... I really like this forum... but these comments are out of line... the "Simmons" list.. ok... making fun... that's fine... but if you read the other comments... sorry... I just dont see the relevance in the "color" comments...
Maybe I am too old for this blog/forum... Maybe the intended demographics Brian has does not include Alumni, season ticket holders for 25+ years.... and that I should just ignore rascially driven comments, yet keep reading the blog..
Hmmmn.. something to consider. We'll see. It's obvious other hitting me up with negative points also feel it is okay to bring race into the discussion, even if no relevance.
that's really too bad.
on a blog discussing American football is not the place to be seeking racial equality.
Your hope is noble. However, people make determinations. Most people named Tracy are women. That's a fact. You're not sexist because you made that determination and later found out you're talking about a talented (but crocked) basketball player for the Rockets.
You're not racist if you first thought that a soccer player named Zlatan Ibrahimovic was from Croatia. He's not, though - he's from Sweden. That's how it goes.
I don't think you're racist if you initially make the uninformed leap that a guy named Denard Robinson may just be African American, or that a guy named Joe Boisture from Saline High School may be Caucasian. If you're wrong, well, so?
Look.... I am the furthest person to push an agenda like that and extremely loose with my own Archie Bunker type opinions concerning race... so pushing that type of agenda... I do not...
I just found that posts 10 and 11 and the follow ups did not have relevance... had no sarcasm, no jokes, nothing attached to it..(If it did... I would have laughed along)... until YOU defended it with a Simmons list/name reference.... And I find it surprising that in this day and age, a blog that I hold in esteem has people post with that type of crap on it....
so... you can go on thinking that I have some uber type agenda....but reality is...post 10 and 11 do not have a place on a blog like this. Period.
as info... I am white, late 40's, UM grad, first generation American, parents from E. Europe and Germany, born and raised in the Bronx, NY..... not that it matters.... because you already probably knew by my name that I am white...as I am not on the Simmons list and it is impossible to have a black,with a Slavic name.
You anti-semitic thundercunt!
One point for you.
People who can't understand sarcasm and need jokes to have flashing THIS IS A JOKE marquees have no place on the Internet. Period.
That, Archie Bunker, History of the world....
oi vey... you are missing the points... read 10 and 11...
What if I asked you.... "When is the last time Michigan has had a GOOD, Black QB?"
Would you not have a problem with question... as in... why the black/white qualifier....?
...my answer would instantly be "Michael Taylor."
either him or or antonio bass.
Damn... you... love... ellipses....
ever, ever again! I have seen all of your posts too, so thanks for the reminders.
It was just a joke. I'm sorry if you were offended. I know it's a style thing, but it can be a little excessive. I use them too, once in a while is fine.
For a second, I thought this was the second coming of ellipses man. I wonder how many -1's he would have gotten.
Posts #10 and #11 are throwaway comments, they're sarcastic, they're harmless.
You are overreacting. The earth is still rotating. What some person said on a message board who you will never meet is not entitled to such importance.
Tracy plays for the Magic.
Who is she? Is she cute?
You're being a massive, whiny douche. Nobody is saying "We don't want a goddamn CRACKER this team" or making any other racial slurs. I think you live in fantasy world, because if you have a meeting scheduled with a client named "LaTroy Jackson" and you go to find an old white man, you're going to be surprised, like a normal person.
Also, much like bouje, trying to flaunt your degree or your season tickets is idiotic. Get off your high horse.
And by the way, creating demographic background/reference does create perspective. Later young man... it is clear that is what I am dealing with. Have fun.
I read them, and I laughed because I can understand the joke.
As for demographic background, about 60-75% of this board are alums, a large group are season ticket holders and most are in your general age group. Book it.
Interesting. I was thinking the same about you, considering your posts seem rather instinctive and naive.
so you're an agist?
Or a member of a student group? Sorry, just being sarcastic. But I honestly don't get how a humorous response along the lines of what was said here would be offensive to you. Were any of them perpetuating racial stereotypes? Saying or implying something derogatory about a certain group? Every one of those comments were meant in jest, and none of them implied anything negative about any group-with the possible exception of caucasians. What specific comment was a problem for you?
I guess asking questions like...."Have we had any good White defensive players in the last decade"... is okay to you.
I say... why do we need to make it a white/black issue... therefore the issue with the post. This is my last reply.
ur shiting me if you think race doesnt have anything to do with football...... Name me the last greatest black punter/kicker. How about great white running back. White cornerback? (Seahorn being the only one i can think of)
Just because a black person plays QB/Punter/Kicker doesnt mean he sucks. Its all about talent not race.0
I honestly can't tell what point(s) you are making because of all the ellipses. Which comments were out of line? Who was making fun of whom? What is a "racially driven" comment?
Also, if you're on a sports blog looking for "relevance," you may find yourself disappointed from time to time.
Discussing race is not the same as being racist. If that were the case, all sociologists would be major bigots. People were making an observation about a particular recruit and his name. No epithets were used. No one said anything along the lines of "we have too many black players on our team" or "we need more black players on our team" or anything like that. The only remark that I could construe as even slightly racist was the person saying that he was less excited about Rush when he found out he was white. Who does that offend? White people? I doubt it.
I get where you're coming from, but this is about a 2 on the 1-10 racist scale.
Maybe if his penis wasn't so small, or if he could jump a little higher, or if he didn't like country music so much he wouldn't get all bent out of shape over the clearly innocent, sarcastic nature of those comments:)
Hey, if the comments were truly offensive I would be right on board with bashing them, but I really didn't read anything like that into anything that was said.
I'll admit even I was a bit surprised after seeing the mix tape that mcguffie was white chocolate
In other recruiting news, Sam Webb article about OH WR/DB Kurtis Drummond:
Good size, good fake speed, and grew up a big Michigan fan. How does State "bolt to No. 1" after visits to Ann Arbor and East Lansing? Is it more "Sparty Kool-Aid" (ie. negative recruiting)? Seems like a kid who could be used at safety.
i think we're slow playing this kid and he probably knows it. doesn't seem like he's that high on our list. if cullen, ifill and grimes all dropped, we might not take him, even though he's a safety.
Drummond is probably just being recruited as a Plan B or C. Im pretty sure Michigan has a grasp right now of who their realistic targets are and come the fall will turn the heat up.
Then again Je'ron Stokes last winter was a total shockerto me.
...we'll see what happens. Quentin Washington "dropped" us on August 12th last year, according to one of Brian's recruiting boards. Many recruits are still fluid. We'll be surprised a couple more times this year.
There's that fake speed thing, again...
are we recruiting him as an LB, DE or deathbacker?
Recruiting board lists him as a safety recruit. Seems tall for CB, may fit into "deathbacker" category with some meat on his bones. He plays receiver but has better stats on defensive side of ball.
Got a spot on the Reggie Cleveland All-stars list. White people still name their kids Marcus, after all the progress we've made racially? The man's always trying to keep us down.
if he's white i don't want him
this thread has turned into a white names / black names thread...was anyone else surprised earlier this year when the Tigers traded for Josh Anderson and found out that he was a white guy?
I don't know why I thought he would be a black guy, since Josh and Anderson are fairly middle of the road, but for some reason I did.
I remember reading that whilst he was in the minors, Curtis Granderson had a bobblehead day. The bobblehead was white. Granderson is black.
Back in the day me and my buddies assumed Larry Bird was black. Larry kind of snuck up on everybody, there was no cable, no espn, no internet, and as far as I know, Bird was never on TV until the NCAA Tourney his senior year.