your welcome, or my welcome?
Mike Lantry, 1972
As we get closer and closer to signing day, Michigan nabbed two quality commitments this week in instate LB Desmond Morgan and Maryland DB Blake Countess. Michigan is currently at 13 commitments, which leaves anywhere between 5-7 more spots open. A few updates from this week, and a look at what could happen going forward:
6'1", 185 lbs.
I'm sure everyone has noticed that Roderick has an outstanding set of dreadlocks, always key in recruiting. Ryles was committed to Arkansas, but recently decommitted/had his offer pulled from the Razorbacks. He has opened up his recruitment, and Michigan will be part of the process.
I'm not with Arkansas anymore, so it's back open with everybody. I'm definitely interested in Michigan. I just talked to Coach Smith on Thursday (10/9).
Dr. Phillips just lost in the state championship game so Roderick will be focusing on recruiting going forward. He hasn't set up his visit date yet, but is looking to do that soon.
6'1", 275 lbs.
I'm not sure where it originated, but there was a rumor that Michigan was out of it for Darian Cooper. That's not entirely true. This was somewhat discussed in this thread earlier, and this is what Darian had to say about it.
Tony Dews came out on Thursday, and we talked about some things. I asked him about the coaching situation and he said that we'll know on January 1st. They're not out of it yet, I'm just concerned with what's going on with them because I had a friend go through that too.
While Michigan isn't out of it for Cooper, they are slightly behind the likes of Penn State, Georgia Tech, Iowa, and Michigan State. We won't know if Michigan is back in it until we know the fate of the coaching staff.
[Ed.: That's quite a statement from Dews, if second-hand. Not even a "we'll be back." Everybody limbo.]
6'4", 230 lbs.
Red Bank, New Jersey
Jack Tabb and recently offered Glenville prospect Frank Clark are the main tight ends on Michigan's board these days. Tabb has decided that he's ready to announce his decision after visiting Michigan, Arkansas, Iowa, and North Carolina.
I'm announcing either Wednesday or Thursday, I'll find out tomorrow. I'll have hats for Arkansas, Michigan, North Carolina, Rutgers, and Iowa.
The coaching situation at Michigan has also been in Tabb's mind recently. He really liked his visit to Ann Arbor, but I wouldn't get your hopes up with him.
your welcome, or my welcome?
Not to make alot out of nothing, but their is definately something wrong with this sentence that effects my ability to determine weather to give much credence to your comment or not.
you wrote "alot" and "weather" on porpoise.
AlumniDDS, I'm with you! I hate these kids who are trying to make, possibly, the biggest decision of their lives and do what is best for themselves. Selfish - nothing more!
Which interview was this? Was it the one after The Florida Champ Game last Sat.?
Yes, and I'm sure he was whipped from the game, but come on, he couldn't have been less interested when asked the question about Michigan.
Didn't he say he was still committed to Michigan in that same interview. His team just lost the biggest game of their lives. I wouldn't have cared for any questions.
The interview you're asking about is linked in this post under the Demetrius Hart update in the "Extra" section.
But I actually agree with you about the body language. He clearly did not want to talk about Michigan and reacted much more positively about playing with HCD and visiting Florida. It was just a momentary glimpse, but I found it pretty interesting.
Oh yes, the "high school kid chose another school than UM, so let's make unsubstantiated, anonymous potshots at him" defense mechanism. I have missed you old friend!
Ed.: That's quite a statement from Dews, if second-hand. Not even a "we'll be back." Everybody limbo.
How is this anything new? I wouldn't expect the coaches to go around telling recruits, "oh yeah, we'll be back..." when they obviously don't know this.
for KY - LB Lamar Dawson? I apologize if this was already discussed, but I thought we were in his "Fab 5", no pun intended.
I haven't seen anything in awhile, but I thought we'd made the cut.
He was at Kentucky this weekend. Honestly, I think it's down between Kentucky and Florida, but I could be way off, and I'm not sure how the coaching change at UF hurt him.
I know, I know. It's only from Bleacher Report. Still, an interesting article and comment section.
I have to say that after reading this article, I have been swayed back to keeping coach. I have been teetering back and forth for weeks about how I feel this team should go forward (not that it has any bearing on reality). I was really mad about our defense and special teams at the end of the OSU game. I was thinking that 33% of the team was good and 77% was horrible. My thoughts were that if you are mostly a horrible team after 3 years, then you need to go.
The ten points in this article are hard to argue with. I hope we crush MSU and solidfy our direction for the future Jan 1. Go Blue!
33+77=110. My thought is that you are horrible at the maths.
Not if you include the 10 points from the article, too. Since he indicated the article had swayed his thinking, he's clearly included its additional 10 points into his total.
plus, what team does not claim to give 110%?
Maybe the other 10 % was for some of the coaches.
Thanks for posting the link. +1 It says most of how I feel about the evidence at hand. One point it misses: Harbaugh's jump from several losses to just 1 loss included a total changeover in defensive coaching staff. Illinois made great strides doing the same thing. Maybe Michigan needs to, as well. I can only hope...Randy Shannon where are you?
Thanks for your insight!
that would be huge for Michigan to get him and to few remaining interested prospects to finish out the class. Need a DT, Frost/Lyons, Ryles, Taylor, Zettel. Can't wait till Jan.1st.
Is taylor the IU commit that everyone was saying was really overrated earlier in the year?
Yep, the very same one. A Michigan offer automatically makes him a better player. Didn't you know that?
I see that you were mentioned in one of Adam Rittenburg's links in his "lunch links" on ESPN. Good stuff.
still february is not that far away. RR has finished his classes strong. UM dominates MSU in the gator bowl, DB backs RR Jan 2nd. Oh I can't wait. Go Blue!
Does anybody know what day/time Tabb is going to make his announcement?
Scout give some info regarding the fact that Michigan is not out of it with Cooper. Doesn't give much, but gets to the point that Mich is still in discussion.