Per Trieu's Twitter.
that is nice bonus change
Best of luck to him. Hope he can get his grades in order so we can beat him on the field.
I refuse to beleive this.
We'll get some stud WRs.
Well that is a suprise.
If the coaches really wanted to have this guy, they probably would.
Let's not get on the Sparty excuse train. We wanted him pretty badly (at least as fans), and the bottom line is he had an offer from our staff. Big get for them, on to the next one for us.
Yes. Sam Webb said Burbridge really liked Michigan, but MSU's been working on him really hard and he knew the Michigan situation was iffy (paraphrasing).
Wish him well.
Because of Conway in 2010 we can't take a flyer on another WR that may not make it to campus.
I was hoping he would go out-of-state, however, can't say I'm surprised that a kid from FHH would end up at MSU
Conway not coming did nothing to hurt our WR recruiting. Both Flowers and Lucien wanted to commit after Conway flamed out and Hoke turned them both down.
But that does raise an interesting question about how Conway is doing.
we wanted AB and so putting spin on his selection of MSU comes off as pretty lame. AB seems to be a stud WR with four stars. What's funny to me though is how stars all of a sudden matter after AB and Pittman picked MSU.
The coaches wanted him, and 24 other WRs, there's a difference. I would have liked his commitment, but he was the only top instate kid I thought sparty would land for a long time now. People got their hopes up for him months ago, but that's on them. It's okay to be disappointed, but the coaches were/are probably focused more on other targets they've offered. He's a good kid, but he might not qualify and the coaches are probably looking for more of a sure thing. Case in point, Hoke keeps offering more WR's, and other WRs are attending the BBQ.
you wrote, and I also wanted him to join Michigan. I now realize though that holding a spot for a player who may not even qualify academically is not smart given the few spots that remain in this class. That said, his commitment to MSU makes it that much more difficult to put sparty in its place.
I wanted AB, but not because we can't get a similar caliber WR, but to block MSU from getting a quality recruit. The great thing about us taking over Michigan recruiting and making inroads to Ohio, is that we are not only getting quality recruits, but taking players off of MSU and OSU's roster. Rich Rod might have gotten comparable talent, but they came from areas that didn't weaken our rivals.
Losing AB is not the same as Kyle Kalis leaving OSU however. With KK we took a great OL from OSU, that they are not going to be able to replace, and so that is a big win twice over. Losing AB means MSU got a great WR (potentially if he ever qualifies), but it doesn't mean we won't be able to replace him with the same caliber of WR, it just means we'll both be carrying an equal player. I like when you not only win, but it steals the ability of the other team to be competitive.
Let's go Ohio on him: say we really didn't want him anyway, call him a bunch of rude names, and then post about how he is going to change his mind by signing day.
sounds synonymous with going "sparty on someone"
What is the status with his grade situation? Did he still have an offer to UM? Can he qualify for MSU?
Grades still need work. Not sure if his UM offer was commitable right now. He'll qualify for both schools if he can meet the NCAA standards. When/if that happens is still unknown.
The NCAA clearinghouse isn't the only hurdle he has to jump. Michigan Admissions could deny him as well. Athletes that barely qualify under the NCAA still might not be admitted.
qualify for msu? is that an oxymoron?
There's plenty of other good WR targets out there, I'm not heartbroken by this. Plus, he may not actually ever qualify anyways. Is he still coming to the BBQ for free food? lol
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Best of luck in to him ,sorry to see it not work out for UM.
Sounds like he was making some progress with his grades, so hopefully he got that all squared away. Good luck to him; hope he has a nice career, except for when he plays us.
4 years of ugly EL girls. poor dude
I loved me some UofM girls during my undergrad in Ann Arbor, but MSU girls were on average hotter than ours based purely on looks. And they were definitely sluttier. And not as smart. All of which are goods things when you are trying to take their virtue.
This sucks. He is going to be really good.
Score one for Sparty. He was always presumed to be destined for MSU, but when Funchess/Ojemudia commited, it seemed to give us a window.
He seemed to be the most talented of all the WR we're pursuing, but I don't think anyone is real certain on who the best of the WRs will be in then end.
I can't act like I didn't really want him to go with the good guys, but best of luck to you kid!
right after committing to come to the BBQ.
For what it's worth, the rumor is he wanted us, the grades were always a problem, and the BBQ was a part of that. The staff (if the story is correct) wouldn't take his committment because of said grade problems, as with Pittman, and, as with Pittman, Burbridge turned to a school he felt wanted him.
That Pittman rumor needs to be put to bed. He plans to enroll early. He doesn't have the problems with grades that has been overblown.
IF he tried to commit to Michigan and was told he needed to get his academics in order it was the staff's way of nicely saying "Sorry but we're full up at your position."
That's an interesting take on what constitutes a polite refusal. "No, your grades are insufficient" sounds more tactful to you than "we have filled that position"? It's a rumor, for what it's worth. We don't know its verity. But then again, I imagine you don't know either.
That's exactly why I don't believe that rumor anyway. The facts don't add up to him needing to get his grades in order.
I don't really even believe he tried to commit here but if he did (big IF) I'd say that the staff probably straight up told him they were full up. The whole grades things is probably some disgruntled Michigan fan's way of saying he isn't good enough to go here which simply isn't true.
Again, I don't know or pretend to know, but questions about Pittman's grades were circulating around the Scout message board long (and if I understand it, the OSU boards as well) long before he signed on with MSU. So it was not out of the blue. Likewise with Burbridge, whose grades were the subject of frequent debate for a long, long while now. talking about it might constitute a case of sour grapes, but not so blatant as to emerge from nothingness. I suppose we'll find out the right of it when they do or do not qualify.
I think you mean voracity.
No. Verity means truth, from the Latin "veritas," which is what I mean to indicate. Voracity refers to the quality of being voracious, as in hungry, insatiable, etc. You're probably thinking of veracity, rather than voracity, which indicate the quality or habit of accuracy.
None of what you wrote has been verified.
It was a joke, as in "unverified voracity"...
a very encyclopedic clarification of lexical distinction, my good sir! however, the aforementioned suggestion to utilize the word "voracity" is, in fact, an allusion to a long-standing jocularity within the mgoblog community.
While grades may have been an issue with Burbridge and why didn't push for the commitment earlier when he really liked us, that is not the case with Pittman. Pittman's coach even confirmed in an interview that UM told Pittman that we were full on his position, and thus cooled. We have Roh, Black, Beyer, and Brown and Mario committed earlier. I really don't believe it was grades.
That's a really good point but I would guess that the vast majority of people that graduate early also have pretty good grades. A person driven to graduate early is probably also driven to perform pretty well in classes. If by chance Pittman is finishing early with subpar academics he is probably in the minority by a long shot. However, there is still that chance.
I'm sorry, but I can't wish anyone going to State best of luck.
Only things I wish for Mr. Burbridge are the best of health and butter fingers on Saturdays!
He's obviously not coming to the BBQ now. I said this on Twitter, this is a good get for them, but Michigan has a chance to get a good one soon too.
The bringer of the cryptic silver lining.