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...talks about how UConn hasn't been in contact and how they're out. (HT: UMHoops)
Jalen, Burke, and Simmons.
Mike Hart the heavy favorite in the trolling competition
just what the Pistons need: a third string center. Joe Dumars was replaced by a mean ol' alien a few years back you guys.
this would be a close approximation of hypothetical graduation speech
no you guys they're just super pumped about COLLLLLLLLLLLLEGE
not a surprise
premature congrats. One thing we can be sure of: he'll take fewer asinine penalties than Abdelkader
Thanks to ugly transitions between Fulmer/Kiffin/Dooley/Davis, Tennessee is on the edge of APR penalties for football.
i approve of this message
strong indictment of AAU right heah
Glockner sides with justice
a good cause, and a good time
good job gents
Per MGoBlue, all letters are in. (insert dancing.gif)
*LsOI or LOIs? Don't matter because Michigan Football is baaack.
POGGI IS IN
will we get a last minute addition ??
No news about any surprises out there and even mgoblue.com had 27 spots on the tracker thing. Looks like 27 it is.
6/11/13 - breakdownsports.blogspot.com - Inside Michigan's Playbook Makes Them Pay
It does not appear he has signed his LOI to NC State according to their Scout board
Kenton Gibbs appears to have now signed his LOI to attend NC State.
EJ Levenberry has yet to sign him LOI.
On to 2014.........
"I have seen the top of the mountain. And it is good."
Congratulations young men! Go Blue!
I love Greg Mattison
Congrats to the coaching staff on another great recruiting class. And congrats to each of the recruits. We all look very forward to seeing you in your new colors.
Always reaching for the banner.
Seriously hate seeing people insult high school kids who are making one of the most important decisions of their lives.
"[The University of Michigan] was, in short, the testing ground for all my prejudices, my beliefs and my ignorance, and it helped to lay out the boundaries of my life."--Arthur Miller
there's a straw man!!! Let's go get him!!!!
C'mon, you know how these things work—all the a-holes are now going to be saying that they knew he was Blue all along, and he's a quality young man, and when can they buy a jersey with his name on it. If he has a great game against OSU, they'll be naming their first-born sons Henry and wanting his autograph.
I stayed silent on the entire matter, but I would love to know what the deal was with his Dad's (supposed) tweeting. Does anybody here have any idea as to the story behind Biff's pro-SEC tweeting when this was all going down?
The swag is back.
A word of caution on the son name thing. I swore I would name my first born after Tate when we beat ND in '09. Didn't turn out as epic as I thought it would at the time.
"All I've had today is, like, six gummy bears and some scotch"
Robert's a nice name. What's wrong with that?
Desmond Carter, to be even more true to the WR position, and for the same reason you alluded to: an epic win (1991 vs ND).
Problem is he's way too big to be a WR -- probably a OG/OT.
It'll be a good story should he ever make it as a commit.
Poggi the doggie!
...still redeem yourself by naming your second born "Denard."
Nothing good ever had "State" in its name
do that. Unless you want your first born to run away or something...
The first time you handed him a bowl of cereal, he would drop it, but then he would pick it up and run into the other room before anyone could catch him.
This is why its always better, as a fan base, to remain silent when there is percieved recruitment drama out there. These are huge decisions for these young men. They don't need random twitter/internet guy getting personally offended at what they decide to do with their life, then only to have random guy assail them on twitter or post their angst on the message boards. You can be disappoointed or worried or whatever, but this is Michigan, fergodsakes, show some composure and keep it to yourself.
I have to say though, I was secretly wishing that Leon McQuay III would abandon the shrinking USC class and switch to UM. I know, it wasn't going to happen - but a guy can still dream.
I don't envy fans who are waiting around to see if some big-time guy is going to commit. It's very nice to have everyone in the bag.
It's tough to make predictions, especially about the future. -- Yogi Berra
27 guys delivered on their commitment.
Time for S&C to turn them into beasts and the staff to pursue 2014 full-bore.
"Everybody wants to be a hero, so to speak. But it takes everybody." - Charles Woodson
Upon a bit of reflection, it's astounding that Coach Hoke's staff identified 27 young men who were able to make and carry out this sort of commitment without any NSD drama. Not a single last-minute change of heart. Not a single drama queen (like the whole T-Peezy bushwa). I wouldn't necessarily fault a kid for a last-minute change of heart since they're kids and choosing a school is - for most of them - the biggest decision they've had to make in their lives. But to have 27 kids raring to go and sending in their commitment faxes before noon (lumping in the early-enrollees here)?
It may seem a bit trite, but I hope this quiet show of commitment and integrity is an indication of the overall character of this class. I'm strongly inclined to believe so.
Sorry for the double-post, but the first click generated a "504" message.
Here's a kitten on a boogie board as my way of saying sorry:
It's a special occasion. Pos bang me with the lights on.
Bears Beets Battlestar Galactica
to all these young men on the wonderful opportunity of which they've taken advantage. They've just committed to a top-notch education and support system, and I'm looking forward to their development as representatives of our great university and as young men in society.
B GUD @ FUTBAWL PL0xz
I just busted out laughing in the middle of class and my professor stopped and stared at me. Damn you and your .gif!
HEY! You there!
...and I like it this way!
No signing day drama except for Urban Meyer having a great finish: this is one of the most anti-climactic NSD's I can remember.
Great finish indeed for Ohio State.
Rivals has them at #1, over Alabama and Notre Dame. Michigan is at #6. Anybody care to make the case that Rivals' methodology for ranking is flawed?
Scout has it: 1. OSU; 2. ND; 3. Michigan...
247 Sports: 1. Alabama.... 4. OSU... 5. ND... 8. Michigan
Scout currently has Michigan 2nd.
It changed in the short time between posts. How weird; I wonder why.
Has OSU 2, Michigan 4
Beer me 5:30
Well good morning Miss Upton.
How DO you do?
North Campus' resident Sport Management major
Michigan Concrete Canoe Team - http://umich.edu/~concanoe
... yeah this is my favorite gif
I used to do drugs. I still do, but I used to, too.
By getting the Greek Chicken Pita special at Greek Fiesta....same way I would have drowned my sorrows if Poggi Rolled with the Tide.
I got it, it was good
Good 24 hours! Go blue
Your opinion has no value.
that was amazing.
"Things that will never happen to you in real life" for $300, Alex.
"I love him, he's a great coach, he's a great mentor, he's a great friend. He's every single thing you want a college coach to be, and he does it flawlessly." -David Molk
Hoke and staff are building something special at Michigan. It's really more a fraternity of like-minded men than a football factory. Let the bonding and building begin!
Midwestern born and raised ... now living in the heat of the Arizona desert
I find myself most interested first,in our defensive line prospects. And even though we got three, it feels we needed one more, but this could be due to impatience.
Second, I find myself next intererested most in the wide reciever prospects, as I'm counting the days until I see the 1 jersey re-emerge, and that day cannot come soon enough.
I hope the number 1 jersey is banned because of all the controversy and angst I has caused, and then 10 years from now a walk on freshman with the number 12 and a deep love for Michigan plays his way into the lineup by and lights the record books on fire. He then blows up in the Ohio game and on a fourth and goal from the 15 he catches a crossing route and fights his way into the end zone, getting the 2 ripped off his jersey in the process. The #1 returns.
"Michigan Defense" is dominating everything, in every aspect of life. That's a rough definition.
-Craig Roh 10/29/2011