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I don't think they changed Les at all actually
national champs baby
Patrick Hruby is doing God's work.
first comment: "EVERY ATHLETE HAS ASPIRATIONS OF WINNING AND WE HAVE OUR FAVORITES BUT IT IS ALWAYS A PLEASURE TO OTHER STUDENTS ACHIEVE THEIR GOALS, TOO!"
stupid Pistons and their refusal to tank properly
rundown of Michigan's riser
needs moar usage
so much for that
This list is completely arbitrary and not a genuine analysis of the relative merits of state fossils.
will be michigan's highest pick in a while
money has to go somewhere
I am only motivated by people who have no opinion about me.
the just released schedules were a flat-out statement that the B10 doesn't believe SOS will matter in playoff selection
but I thought that draft was supposed to be incredibly loaded?
Per Trieu's Twitter.
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.
"Where's the threat? Oh, it's right here, and it's devouring us alive." -Ace<
We'll get some stud WRs.
Hide ya kids, hide ya wife.
Well that is a suprise.
This might be arrogant, and if it is, it is, but we're Michigan
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.
From what I've read, the staff would not accept Burbridge's commitment until his academic situation was more concrete. And that's how it should be. If he's going to occupy a "spot" as a committed recruit, Michigan should be reasonably certain he'll qualify for admission.
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
Class of '97: 4 Years -- 4 Four-loss seasons
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.
Every man at some point is gonna lose a battle. He's gonna fight and he's gonna lose. But what makes him a man, is that in the midst of that battle he does not lose himself. This game is not over, this battle is not over. So let's hear it .
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.
How many times have you been on the freeway and had someone fly by you at 100 mph then end up 2 cars ahead of you at the off ramp? What's the point? -Mark Harmon
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.
Bleeding Maize and Blue from the AZ
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"
"I do not agree with what you have to say, but I'll defend to the death your right to say it." -Evelyn Beatrice Hall
What is the status with his grade situation? Did he still have an offer to UM? Can he qualify for MSU?
"A flute with no holes is not a flute. A donut with no hole is a danish"
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.
See: Demar Dorsey.
Special Teams means special times!
I don't know why Dorsey is always held up as an example. Michigan, FSU and Louisville all rejected him - and the latter two aren't known for their academic standards.
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
You know, Dude, I myself dabbled in pacifism once. Not in 'Nam of course.
If the haters don't hate you then you're doing something wrong. - David Cone
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Best of luck in to him ,sorry to see it not work out for UM.
Fuck it, Dude, let's go bowling.
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
"This is Michigan for God sakes" -Brady Hoke
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.
or uh, Duder, or El Duderino if you're not into the whole brevity thing.
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!
"I'm the guy who does his job. You must be the other guy."
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.
Don't quote laws to us. We carry swords.
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.
not just "douchey" MGoBlog user, but now TRUSTED MGoBlog user
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.
I don't know what his grade situation is, but graduating early and having low grades are not mutually exclusive by any means.
Graduating early just means you have enough credits to merit a degree. It says nothing about you grade point average
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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 would guess that the vast majority of people that graduate early also have pretty good grades"
Myabe, but it could work the other way too. A guy could load up on more credits than he could comfortably handle in an effort to graduate early, and finish with Ds across the board.
I'm sorry, but I can't wish anyone going to State best of luck.
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