We didn't offer him, so hopefully we get the punter that we did offer.
Sadler to MSU
I thought about a month ago that the coaches would meet about two weeks after the kicking camp and make an offer. I haven't read that anything resulted from that process.
Maybe we didn't offer Hagerup. With Zoltan leaving soon, you'd think we'd be after someone.
According to Sam Webb today on the recruiting roundup Michigan has offered.
Rodriquez obviously knows more than me, but I would have offered both Hagerup and Sadler and told them that I can only take the first to commit. I would try to hedge my bets from being caught without a decent punter in 2010.
You mean, kind of like what they did with Anthony Fera?
Good Point, but I hate to put all of my eggs in one basket and then see that basket commit to a rival.
i'm with you on this one. it is a punter - at the end of the day, not that vital, but you do need one. they can't call be zoltan. take a decent punter so you have one and move on.
for awhile now. He did not come to UM's kicking camp as he already had his offer from them.
According to Scout, Hagerup received his offer in May.
“Michigan offered me,” he reported, adding, “It definitely has a football tradition that is hard to beat and the school itself is in the top two or three in the Big Ten probably. It makes my decision harder.”
I'm almost positive that we offered Hagerup, and told him he's the kicker that we want, and the only one we've offered.
I believe Hagerup wants to visit both Michigan and Ohio State and decide between the two.
I read this somewhere as well.
offered Hagerup. It should come down to Michigan and Ohio State. His better opportunity for playing time is in Ann Arbor.
With so few spots remaining I'm guessing it's either Hagerup or going with a Walk On.
Hasn't Sadler really shown well at camps this summer?
I really wish we had offered with a first to commit wins approach.
Getting the perhaps second rated punter is better than the risk of scrounging for scraps if Hagerup chooses someone else.
I remember reading *somewhere* that Sadler may not have shown too well at the Michigan camp/kicking session he attended.
that's correct. it was by all accounts a poor performance and out of line with his typical performance. still, i think we should've offered.
If he did poor enough that we didn't offer, I'm not too concerned. If he's normally good, but chokes at a camp, I wouldn't want the ball in his hands (or on his foot) in a game situation.
If we don't get Hagerup we can still offer Sadler and pull him from MSU.
I'm no HS punting expert, but this take from ESPN suggests both Hagerup and Sadler are good punters, but the guy we are holding out for may indeed be a slight cut above.
Sadler went to the same HS I did. FYI.
If we don't get Hagerup, Gibbons can punt too.
You went to Northern? Small world. I went to Central.
I did. Apparently, my parents' house is now in the Eastern district though.
Ok that wasn't funny.
Hagerup goes to the same high school I did. FYI.
Let's go Blue Dukes!
Well I really hope we get Hagerup. Sadler seemed enamored with UM; despite his apparent subpar performance at Michigan's camp he was held in general high regard as a punter. He's also very smart (4.0 GPA and 32 on his ACT according to his Rivals page).
Because Sadler liked UM so much (he basically said he would commit if we offered) I don't think it is out of the question that if we lose out on Hagerup, a UM offer may make Sadler think twice about going to State.
Excellent point. We'll have to see how this plays out.
If Michigan offers, he will pick Michigan.
MSU is not a bad plan_b though. The only reason to go there is b/c Michigan didn't offer.
' Though he had been leaning toward MSU, Sadler said a phone call from coach Mark Dantonio last week helped finalize his verbal commitment.
"After that phone call, it was like, 'I want to play for this guy,'" Sadler said. "I think the biggest thing for me was he really stresses the game of life more than football. Even when he's not talking about that, it's the gut feeling I get from him." '
He's a very intelligent student. I don't think he's the type to switch last minute, especially to a school that views him as a clear Plan B.
If we lose Hagerup we still have a chance at Sadler, but every day that he's an MSU commit it's less likely he'll decommit,
I wish Hagerup would hurry up. (wow, there's a nickname for you, "HurryUp Hagerup") sounds like something Bob Ufer would have said.
Also, Rich Rod took a LOT of heat last year with all the snake oil comments. (which I'm fine with), will he want to open himself and Michigan up to those attacks again?
with Roy Roundtree, right?
I don't think Coach Rod gives one lick about those comments. If so, he wouldn't have pulled Je'Ron Stokes from Tennessee's grasp.
Plus, it's not like other schools didn't take away some of our recruits (DQJones, Pearlie Graves) on Signing Day. And lest we forget the 5-7 other de-commits.
Until these kids sign on the dotted line or enroll early, they're fair game for recruiting until they tell the coaches to stop. That's what I expect out of Coach Rod. If Sadler would de-commit with a UM offer, and we want Sadler, Coach Rod should make the offer.