Yeah, I have to say I don't see the point in this.
Mike Lantry, 1972
Dear Coach Saban,
Congratulations on your recent College Football National Championship. Your Defense was truly inspiring, if not your television ratings. We hope all is well with you and your staff. We trust that you are enjoying a well deserved break before spring practice starts in earnest.
We, the Michigan faithful, are writing to you to ask you for your wisdom and guidance in an area where you are the undisputed master of the college football world. You see, we at Michigan suddenly find ourselves in a position that, quite frankly, bewilders and confuses us.
No doubt you've heard about the recent recruiting tear that we are on. It's only March, and we've already signed 11 4-star recruits, 8 of them in one weekend! That's more than the rest of the B1G teams . . . combined. But now it is starting to get out of hand. We are on the verge of having to turn away elite recruits in March because all of our slots are filling up. Worse, we are in a position where many of the players we may have to turn away are 5-stars. It's true. We have 5-stars lined up waiting to replace the 4-stars that we just recruited.
It's just not funny any more. We can't keep up with this madness. And with Coach Hoke on board at Michigan, it's likely to become an annual problem.
Coach, it has become clear to us that there is only one answer: Oversigning.
Yes, we know we are on record as being vigorously opposed to Oversigning. It's true we have looked down our noses on the SEC in general, and on this topic in particular. But that was when it was only a theoretical concept. Now that it's a real issue for us, well you know, we can kind of see the appeal. Perhaps we were a bit too harsh. Perhaps we were a bit too judgmental. There are lots of new innovative concepts out there being tried by true pioneers such as yourself, Coach Saban. Maybe it's time for us to quit being so insular, and get caught up to modern times.
The problem is, we're babes in the woods. We're Oversigning virgins. We don't understand any of this stuff . . . Greyshirting . . . Medical Hardships . . . and don't even get us started on how you can get to a roster of 85 players by signing 25 a year for 4 years. Our heads just hurt. So we ask ourselves: "What would Nick Saban do?” As the undisputed master of Oversigning, we humbly ask for your sage advice.
Coach Saban: Please teach us how to Oversign.
We have watched in awe all these years your expertise in Oversigning. We have watched you essentially recruit 5 classes to everyone else’s 4. We have watched you masterfully clear up roster space of, shall we say, "disposable players" to keep the recruiting pipeline flowing. We have even watched you clear up space within a recruiting class for better players, before any of those players even stepped foot on campus. Now that's Oversigning mastery.
Nick, please teach us the tricks of the trade. A skill-set such as yours should not be locked away. It needs to be shared where it will do the most good.
We at Michigan are ready for your lessons. We are willing to be your loyal apprentice. We will be the Luke Skywalker to your Yoda of Oversigning.
Thank You for your consideration,
The Michigan Faithful. Go Blue!
P.S. We are truly sorry for all the grief we caused you when you were at Michigan State. We were just doing what comes natural to us. It turns out your observations about MSU always being second fiddle to Michigan were on the money. In fact, they even came up with a name for it: "Little Brother". The current regime up there can certainly relate to your plight. But it all worked out OK for you. You moved on to "greener" pastures (sorry, lame joke). I hope we can let bygones be bygones and put this unfortunate history behind us, okay?
Yeah, I have to say I don't see the point in this.
Not Diary worthy to say the least
surprised it's still up as a diary....slow period for sure
This would also work as a classic "Come at me bro!"
I don't wish him or his staff well, I don't want his guidance, and I don't feel bad for the grief that UM caused him while he was at MSU.
Also, open letters are dumb and rarely do anything meaningful toward resolving the issue of the subject of the letter. But if it makes you feel better then I hope that you... uh... feel better now. I assume this is sarcasm but it isn't very good.
Wow. You suck at understanding sarcasm.
I love how the cat totally biffs it going off the table.
I hope this is satirical. Either way, it is buffoonery! BUFFOONERY I SAY!
Nope. I believe this man is serious and should pay. KILL THIS MAN!!!!!!!
What can I say, it's Friday, I'm in a good mood.
I enjoyed the well-written sarcasm. Would only add...
PS: You're a douche.
It's a nice change that our problem is now that we're getting too many good recruits, but I think that ohio is looking to get into oversigning, not Coach Hoke.
Not the Joey from Blossom "Whoa!" either...car accident "Whoa."
Edit :wrong thread
Please, provide me with your address so I can send you the bill.
Please do not sign ridiculous letters on my behalf.
Pretty much everyone not identified as M-Dog
Spoken like a true bosch. Thank you
Saban fired you from your job at Best Buy, didn't he?
Which one? I'm trying to figure out how to get 100 inches of TV onto my 85in stand, it would be great if he could advice.
best comment of the week, right here.
He probably needed to set up a recruit's GF with a job.
Can't some engineer or math major figure out the (25 x 4) < 85 problem? Too bad the Unibomber is still in federal prison, I heard he's pretty good at math...
I used to like Slayer, but they sing too much about Saban in their songs! Flip!
This seems to have gotten an almost completely negative reaction. For what it's worth (perhaps not much I know), I thought it was pretty funny.
Needs MOAR funny.
I am very happily suprised @ how Hoke and Co. have pulled in such good looking recruits, I was just wanting to ask anyone if they feel like I do? How on one hand I feet terrible for RR and Co. the way that was handled. Then look at these classes and wonder why it wasn't sooner.
First the letter was bad, sorry, but it was. Secondly, Michigan has yet to sign any players for the 2013 recruting class, they can't sign anyone until February 2013. Good attempt, just not worthy being on this blog site.
Living in the middle of the SEC, it is amazing the stuff that takes place and the NCAA turns their heads. A lot like the Ohio situation. A slight slap on the wrist and everything is ok. Once we realize the NCAA has no power and is a joke, then you can just ignore the situation, because they do.
Would downvote again. A+++++
Very creative! Well written sarcasm!
I check MGo, like 40+ times a day, and I don't want your open letter in the top 5.
Is this supposed to be funny? Does not compute...