If Tom or anyone with knowledge on this can help me out, I know Shafer was recruiting Jelani Jenkins. How will him not being here anymore affect that? Are there any other recruits we should be worried about?
Shafer and Recruiting
I heard somewhere Carla Slocum is replacing Shafer, which would obviously help us out with Jelani and other recruits. Bringing the realest bitch alive to AA would cause the crunknacity level at UM to explode.
I heard Lane Kiffin's wife will be our new DC.
On that note, if I see "The Knowledge" posting anything that even hints at Rod Marinelli or Joe Barry being the next DC at UM, I will punch him in the face.
I talked to Anthony Lalota last night, and he said it won't change his decision. It did take him back a little bit, because he thought Shafer was a good guy. Thomas Gordon wrote something on his facebook, basically saying Shafer was fired and he's reopening his recruiment. He's not though. I talked to someone else about it, and he said he's still committed. He spoke with a couple coaches, and is fine. The others have openly said they don't care.
I assumed the other coaches would call the recruits as soon at the announcement is made, before they hear it from thhe media/somebody else. Guess this wasn't the case with Gordon.
the Scout article, he got the news from a breaking news text message alert on his ESPN MVP phone. I wasn't aware people other than ESPN employees ever bought that phone or that anyone still provides that level of service to it.
My friend has that service and I always get breaking news texts forwarded to me. It is really annoying.
What about Jelani? What kind of relationship does he have with our other coaches?
Please excuse me, I don’t know much about football but I am learning. Last year RR said “ I am only concerned with who wants to play for Michigan” I like that stance. It wasn’t who wants to play for me, or who wants to play for my DC…but who wants to play for MICHIGAN. It seems like In the whole “relationship” that is being built between a coach and a potential player, the university as an institution or the football program as a unit is being left out of the mix. Thus…when changes like this happens…some recruits want to look elsewhere.
It also seems like at the first sign of “challenge” a lot of recruits use that challenge as an escape rout rather than facing it head on…it says a lot about the recruits and or those in charge of teaching them...on and off the field.
Why should feel any responsibility to Michigan at this point? They're not students or athletes there yet. They chose Michigan, in large part, because they like the system and feel they can improve under the coaches. Why would a recruit from Florida want to go to Michigan "just because it's Michigan"? Any why would a recruit want to face the "challenge" of going to a school where he doesn't like his position coach or coordinator "head on", instead of instead going to a school where he does like his coaches? How is that taking an escape route?
You are also a moron. How did you go from :
"I like that stance. It wasn’t who wants to play for me, or who wants to play for my DC…but who wants to play for MICHIGAN"
to this :
"It seems like In the whole “relationship” that is being built between a coach and a potential player, the university as an institution or the football program as a unit is being left out of the mix."
I am at a loss for words to describe the lack of logical train of thought here.
Your general dissing of 17 year old not being up to "challenges" is also comical. They are signing up to play one of the most violent sports at a level (Div 1) just below the highest level possible (NFL). You meanwhile are sitting in front of a computer and teaching them about challenging themseleves? Get a life dude....every kid has the right to make the choice he is going to live with.
The lack of logic behind the jump from "You said something I disagree with" to "You are a moron" is even more puzzling. Chill out.
You're taking that quote out of context. He said that in reference to Ryan Mallett, who was no longer enrolled at UM and how that would affect our team.
You can't often separate playing for Michigan, and playing for their coaches. When guys are sold on UM, the ones who weren't fans since they were kids, they are often sold on the coaches they will be working with for 4 years. If those guys leave, it changes the product quite a bit.
Point taken...Thank You
Plus you'd be surprised how little a lot of these recruits know about the school they choose. If a kid is from California and chooses Michigan, he hasn't grown up with the same knowledge we have. So if that face, that coach, is what he grew to like about the program, it makes it harder for them to feel comfortable.
So I assume you also do not want Michael Shaw on the team, right? I mean, he ran away from the challenge at Penn State, right?
You wouldnt want that pot smoking "challenge avoider" Mario Mannigham right. He did avoid the challenge of not taking the millions of dollars he was being offered... Same goes for that Slacker Carr, who avoided the challenge of not being able to enjoy his life in retirement :-)