May not have a choice.
this week in unintentionally grim-sounding recruiting headlines
May not have a choice.
I was thinking the same thing...now I am having F5 syndrome!!! I have already pressed it 6 times since his tweet!!
I have done nothing since that tweet came out.
Yeah, otherwise what will we do thoughout the fall????
College football isn't college football without a powerhouse Michigan team. That's the way it has always been, and the way it always should be.
I know when you frequent another team's message board, you have to be a bit of a kiss ass, but damn, you lay it on thick.
Kudos, I guess...
This is the only team board that I post on other than the Bama boards. But it's true, college football is better with a great Michigan team. I'm an old school football fan, I also like seeing Notre Dame and others do well.
Awww...I bet you say that to all the blogs.
There you go, had to ruin it, Notre Dame never.
I can barely remember this magical age of college football in which Notre Dame was good. I've only heard talk of it from some gentleman at the assisted living center (I think his name was Beano).
You sir are absolutely correct. You should make room for Hoke in that avatar. Can't wait for the big game in BIG D.
we get is part of what defines my week's success or failure in my mind. Now only if I can keep my wife from finding that out.....
How smart is Urban Meyer?
If I were him this is what I would do. Right now he knows that Mich has alot of momentum on the recruiting trail. There is this 4 star LB who is a legacy that really wants the offer and would commit in a second if offered. You have a couple of national recruits that you desire a little more so you think you can wait to see how things go on the legacy kid. Your rival offers and to try to make you show your hand the recruit sets a date. You let him announce and then a couple weeks later offer him in hopes of there being a very public decommit from your rival and a commit to you (Kyle Kalis). This gives you some positive national pub that you are winning the recruiting battle against the rival.
Except there have been some rumors that he is kinda pissed he has not received the OSU offer and may not switch if they offer now.
That's a big gamble though, because if you offer him after he commits, and he stays Blue, then Meyer looks like he made a terrible move and people question him a lot more.
Meyer's not playing around like this (referring to the post above). If he hasn't offered yet, he doesn't like his game enough to consider him in that first tier of kids.
scholarships are too precious to play silly games with.
If he honestly feels like there are better options out there, then he should pursue them. Just because Rivals thinks McCray is the best option for OSU, doesn't mean OSU has to think McCray is their best option.
It's not as though OSU has been miserly throwing out their LB offers. According to 247 Sports, they've issued ten LB offers. Four of those guys have already selected other schools, they still haven't offered McCray. I don't know if I buy the storyline that OSU is only going to focus nationally before they turn to Ohio given the fact, they've offered two LBs from Ohio (Gedeon and Courtney Love) and two more from Big 10 states (Jaylon Smith, Alex Anzalone).
Maybe McCray set his decision date so early to try and force OSU's hand to get an offer, but it seems to me that if he was on OSU's Plan A or even Plan B list, he would have gotten a offer already.
This is a stretch but hear me out.
At Florida, Urban Meyer would have his in-state committments tell the media that they used to be FSU leans, but Urban Meyer convinced them to switch. This was not the case at all, but he would do it so it LOOKED like he was winning the recruiting battle.
What if McCray is already in Meyer's pocket, and he's in on some scheme to get an OSU offer and switch committments immediately thereafter? That shit would be very "Cray", as the kids say.
I'd guess McCray, Gedeon, and Conley. Still don't think Isaac pulls the trigger until after he visits USC, but we'll see. Man, recruiting's going to be pretty boring again next fall. But that's a good problem.
You might be right about Conley. I was not excited when we offered him, but then I watch his video and quickly realized I'm just a dumb fan.
I was thinking McCray and Conley, not to sure about Gedeon.Isaac would be great though
after the 2012 season ends? 2014 recruiting? sounds as if the 2013 class will be filled by the end of summer.
Everyone seems to believe that McCray will commit to U-M on Thursday, and subsequently decommit if OSU offers (and for good reason). However, is there any consideration given to the theory that he is now completely turned off by Meyer and his lack of belief in McCray? Just saying, we're assuming he is a flight risk, but that may not be the case.
It's great to be a Michigan Wolverine. Very excited for the commits and future commits.
I don't know what to make of your avatar! How should I feel?
animal identification fail
it should make you feel hoppy
Yeah, we're like the cool school right now.
If when this tremendous recruiting pace results in the class being full by late spring, can we all agree to not fill the remaining 9 months to signing day 2013 with threads about "I read on Twitter that player X is decommiting"? I am extremely excited about this class and the direction of the program in general. I am also an eternal pessimist so I'm looking for the downside of tgmfwithomfw and subsequent recruit-a-paloozas. I'm not used to being spoiled like this (I mean in life, not as a Michigan fan) so maybe I'm just assuming the worst.
I say we fill it with photoshop, MSPaint, Lloyd Brady and excitement for team 133.
Oh'Damnials this would be great news, a Levencherry on top of a great class, you be McCrazy if you think otherwise, Poggie...uh..., we be Shafting OSU like Ty Isaac Hayes.
Too much coffee????
This is like a Shel Silverstein poem gone horribly wrong.
I'm sorry, but that was terrible. MINUS ALL THE POINTS!
I'm sorry but every time I see your user picture I think of this.
But, I'm hearing from people that Ty Isaac may indeed come off the board this weekend. The two guys who are saying this are right a lot more than they're wrong.
Again, I'm not anything of an insider, I just trust these guys a lot, because they are right so often.
Come off the board to...us? I'm assuming because he's still scheduled to visit, but that would be a Kugler type dong punch if he committed to ND for example.
Hope you are right
Issac would be huge, this early in the process
Would love to see this happen.
Per some of the ND stalkers of the Twitters, part of Isaac's weekend stream o consciousness included "I want to go home" while hanging out in South Bend.
This could either be really good or really bad.
It could be really good because he wanted to go back to his home because his visit wasn't going well
It could be really bad because he considers ND as a figurative home and wants to go there for college.
Am I reading too far into that? Yup.
There are only three things I know for certain in life.
-I will die 22 minutes after a loss to a shitty Auburn team
-If you play the song "Bad Company" at any bar in the south, a fight will transpire minutes later, involving a delusional man and a bouncer.
-A Pro Style running back should follow a lot of great linemen.
Remember how some folks on here were saying that Hoke wasn't a strong finisher? Apparently, that critique didn't change his recruiting strategy. That really surprises me. I figured he would have waited about a week or two before NSD to offer any scholarships. That way he could be considered a strong finisher like Urban Meyer.
One thing I know for certain in life...
Kate Upton is tanned, rested and ready.
i would not accept a Mccray committement until the summer, that way you can really see where his heart is at. But will accecpt the others first. Don't want to piss off the other kids by telling them there isn't anymore spots left only to go back to calling when the kid decommitts
Per Steve Wiltfong
Combine that with:
According to Rivals:
Josh Helmholdt ? @ JoshHelmholdt
Rivals100 LB Mike McCray of Trotwood-Madison (OH) will not be announcing on Thursday now ******/wqTCRl
I had actually read in a tweet a few days ago that McCray was planning on telling the coaches (of whatever school he commits to) directly instead of having a press conference/show/thing. So I think that might bode well for us, as he visits tomorrow. Assuming that is true, of course.
That just makes me a little excited...ok a lot excited.
Do you think we can petition the Army All-American game to have winged helmets for the East squad?
I have a good feeling about this week too. Linebacker U might be Ann Arbor in the next couple of years.
So if we get McCray who else is jumping on the commitment train that Michigan is turning into?