Dear Duane Long,
Eat a dick.
Once the news broke that the NCAA didn't find any new infractions with the Ohio State case naturally everyone turned their thoughts to recruiting. How would this affect any prospects that are considering Ohio State, and more relavent to Michigan how would it affect Kyle Kalis?
There has been some scuttlebutt among Ohio State fans that Kalis would eventually switch back to the Buckeyes despite the fact that a good amount of their fans trashed him on the internet for making the switch in the first place.
Kalis has been saying all along that he is solid to Michigan and won't re think his decision no matter what happens with the sanctions at Ohio State. Today he had this to say about the situation:
Despite all the speculation about the limited sanctions that Ohio State will receive, I've grown to love Michigan too much to ever consider going back. I'm excited to get up there next season and to start what I know is going to be a new chapter in Michigan history, and with the amazing class that my head coach Brady Hoke is putting together.
Pretty strong words for a soon to be high school senior. When I brought the topic up he laughed and said none of it was true. There's always speculation that happens with recruiting, and I never say never but this should reassure Michigan fans on where Kalis stands on his recruitment.
Kalis has also been recruiting for Michigan, and has already started to build friendships with his future fellow classmates.
Dear Duane Long,
Eat a dick.
just spit up my drink....hysterical
i would have called him Lame Dong until he cried.
Post of the Year.
For the love of God Brian; after your honeymoon bring back the Posbang.
I'm pissed I can't upvote this comment more.
Edit: damn it- Anyone know how to embed this?
For some reason I can't wipe this shiteating grin off my face.
Awesome response to Tom - the part about "my coach Brady Hoke" was pretty awesome
That was my favorite part too. Hoke seems to be incredible at developing relationships with recruits.
Very nice to hear. I love how he laughed at the comments being made. He'll be a great player and student here, and let's hope his recruiting pays off! (looking at you, Dunn)
After reading the Kellen Jones thread I thought for sure this was going to be bad news. I will now breathe a heavy sigh of relief
Love to see a guy start to develop a passion for Michigan. Those are the kind of players we want. Lay it on the Line, all out, hard core, true blue through and through... "Its all 'bout Blue Baby, Its all 'bout Blue"
He's too classy to be a bucknut anyway.
Thanks for the info Tom! I was worried about Kalis down the road but that's a great quote.
2nd worst thing about the point system not working? (#1 is trollz ofc)
not being able to actually posbang tomvh.
Love how he says he's grown to love Michigan to much to reconsider. Is say he's pretty solid. Now all he has to do is deliver Dunn on a silver platter and He ll be a God.
I've read 100 Kalis quotes now but I still get surprised whenever I hear him talking about michigan like that. I had initially thought he was a home-grown buckeye that would never consider michigan and now the #1 player in ohio/former OSU commit is recruiting other players for us. it's been a good summer
how can a guy "come to love Michgan too much" so quickly- I mean, he's been here twice right, for 1-2 days at a time? Don't get me wrong, I love the quote, but it seems a kind of fast conversion for a guy who grew up dreaming of OSU and was committed to them just weeks ago.
Inelegantly phrased by me. I guess I am. I'm happy if he feels that way, but it just seems weird to me that after two 1 day visits he feels that way. Maybe it's just me, I probably couldn't have said I loved Michigan until after a couple months of school when I went there.
I think it's pretty normal. I used to work in the admissions field, and once a kid gets through the emotional tug of war of picking a school, it's not uncommon for them to think it's the BEST SCHOOL EVER. There might be miniscule differences between two schools, but the student who has paid his or her enrollment deposit at one can readily name 581 reasons why the other one is a vastly poorer fit. I think some students have an emotional need to validate their choice through hyperloyalty. It's kind of sweet, actually.
It can't be all that different for athletes. When you commit, you go all in.
Nobody is more passionate than the converted. He will be a leader for years to come. I can't wait to see him paired with Magnuson
Thanks Tom for the update!
WE DODGED A BULLET WITH THIS KID. GOOD RIDDANCE.
Oh, and they think he should not get a 5th star cause of character issues. Kalis is going to be a fuckin' beast.
Lets piss off he kid who already plays pissed off.
Who would want to play for a fanbase that does stuff like that? Kyle Kalis had to take a lot of crap that no HS student should ever have to take, just for making his decision. Hopefully, he gets to say he went 4-0 against Ohio by the time he is finished with his career at Michigan.
Thanks for reaching out to Kyle, Tom. Good to have you on our side. Kalis sounds like a passionate kid. Can't wait to see him in a Michigan uniform annihilating fools.
I got this GEM from a buckeye board:
"Kalis is highly over-rated. Watch his tape and then watch the tape of the top 5 or 6 tackles in the country and you will see the difference in athleticism is large. Kalis isn't an explosive blocker and doesn't run well. He has been coached well so he can pass block but his limited athleticism means he will be a right tackle at best. Watch the video of Peat or Kyle Murphy and then you will plainly see that Diamond and Kalis are not top tier tackles."
Keep spinning it...
Michigan must be getting Diamond also. 3/4 of their fanbase is truly a sorry bunch
Only 3/4? That may be an understatement. I'd say 80-90 percent are unbearable.
It's great ... to be a Michigam Wolverine!
How much Columbus sucks. Ohio kids love the dickless place until exposed to the wonders of.........Ann Arbor...........UM......Go Blue. A real college campus........a real university education......academic excellence.
And D. Long.......eat my dong too.
Who is this D. Long you refer to and what has he said about Kalis?
He has a blog who puts out good info about Ohio recruits, but is an incredible homer when it comes to recruits that osu gets.
While he is an OSU homer, he is also regarded as a very good scout of OH talent. At least until recently. He considers Jarrod Wilson the best centerfield FS in the state, is high on Wormley, Stacy, and has been critical of OSU recruiting early this year. Maybe the beat down OSU has taken this year on the trail has changed him a little recently because he has kind of stopped the rational thinking in my opinion.
Please tell me I'm missing something here................(/s).............................
This is awesome and I agree with the Duane Long having to eat a dick.
His hypocrisy is amazing. When osu lands a low three star recruit with no offers they got a "steal." What a joke.
is this a platform? If so I throw my full support behind Duane Long eat a dick.
May it save our treasured union
I posted this on 11w and got the ban hammer :
and was banned for this opinion :
Michigan has been in the lead for potential 5 star recruit Jordan Diamond for some time now, not to mention his mother just adores the university and is always looking for an excuse to visit. Michigan has obviously been spoiled by the riches of talented OL commits from the class of 2012, and if Jordan D is not afraid of competition then I don't see him wavering.
nOsu still has the uncertainty of the future coach to deal with and a number of pundits seem to believe that Coach Fecal will not be the guy, as he represents an era of great shame. I don't know how nOsu escaped the failure to monitor charge, but that's some decent acting I gotta admit. November 26 can't come soon enough...
Man it feels good to be a fan of the Maize and Blue! Go Blue...
Holy shit man. While your opinions may be correct, please don't use "nOsu" and coach "Fecal". It takes a lot away from your credibility, and really makes us all look bad.
And it was stupid both times. Hope you get the banhammer here soon too.
...is a good blogger, who is a homer. That is fine. I respect Long for what he does, but he is not an unbiased viewer.
As for Kalis...you can't go home again. OSU fans were the ones that burned bridges, I think. Before the vile attacks, maybe there was some slim possibility of Kalis at least thinking about his decision. OSU fans are idiots if they don't realize that they themselves ended all debate for Kyle on this issue.
put an end to this "suckeyes" "fecal" "nOsu" crap. Where did you guys come from? We don't look londly on childish antics like that around here. Stick to OSU sites if you like taking part in that foolishness.
Considering my wife saw a pic of him standing over an opponent he'd just pancaked while his RB danced into the end zone, and then asked what PRO team his uniform was, (because hes that damn big and mean) I'd say we're damned glad to have him.
Has got to be one of my favorite recruits this class. Actually I really like a lot of this year's class. They're all funny and love Michigan.
reading the post on Kellen Jones. Kalis is a magnet that will attract other great players.