Very slow day, Anybody hear anything?? Last I saw on the board there was some talk of Kozan deciding not more than a day or two after Diamond. Any info that would be of use??
This is maaaaybe premature there, ESPN. Maryland #1 FWIW.
Decision has been made. You have to find the secret hidden topic in order to find it though. Just keep clicking on random blank spaces on the page to find the hidden link.
It took me forever to find it. But it was totally worth it once I did.
find anything, time for a new mouse
Or the island from Lost, or many other factual things in life. If you don't believe then you'll never find it.
[Edit: joke redacted due to an edit by the above poster, my slow witted nature has let me down again]
I was absolutely stunned when I found it! Thanks for the hint.
Yeah, I've got some really sweet inside info, but I, like all other posters, am choosing to keep it to myself.
Yeah actually he isn't going to play football afterall. He is pursuing his dream and will be joining the olympic synchronized swimming team.
I call shenanigans on your insider info. You began your comment with "Yeah" instead of "Yo" - the universal Kozan insider hashtag
You kind of look like David Spade in Joe Dirt.
I get that a lot. That's actually how I got my job in the first place.
*Squad... Synchronized Swimming SQUAD.... not team.
My sources tell me it's figure skating, not synchronized swimming.
Kind of a shocker.
turns out alex kozan is keyser soze.
Kozan is going on a Mormon mission and will have 2 more years to decide.
As the kid states that academics and playing time were his 2 concerns yet he is still looking hard at auburn. This just feels like one decision where logo goes out the window.
They should've probably thrown this logo out the window.....
Should read "logic" but yes that logo should be thrown out
Speaking of tasteless advertising (and posts for that matter),
I'm going to get banned for this... but I have to.
PROBLEM WITH THAT SHEDDING P*SSY?!
this morning had no info on a timeline. He believes it's between Auburn & UM & thought it was equal as to new signees & existing players at both schools for playing time for Kozan. He also said Kozan's decision would be influenced by their business school since he is very interested in that major. Seems a no brainer on that-Ross vs. Auburn? Kozan was quoted as saying that Auburn's business school was one of the best in the country-go figure. I don't know what kind of student he is, but if he chooses Auburn, maybe he thinks he can do better in the business school at Auburn than UM. Just speculating.
Auburn might allow him to get into their business school in his first year, while Ross requires an application process after the first year.
Getting into Ross is no easy task. Zack is certainly the exception as to academics vs athletics. I can't imagine the time budgeting. I admire him for that more than BB.
Along the same lines, I remember a cornerback named Barry or Berry who had a good carrer at Ohio, I believe during the Moeller era. He was a highly rated recruit and his final three were ND, UM & Ohio. He chose Ohio and he said it was because of academics.
A few other athletes have done it. Of the top of my head, both Zoltan and Vogrich are (or were in the Space Emporers case) in the B school, so it's definitely doable. You just have to be able to work very harrd, and as you said, budget your time well.
Zoltan also had a 4.0....
Kirk Lewis and Stefon (sp?) Humphries, OGs who went through the 6 year Inteflex medical program while playing football.
I wonder whether Garnett would have gone Blue if the Inteflex program wasn't ended.
Neither were in the Inteflex program. Lewis was a biology major in undergrad and went to UofM med school after graduating in 1975 and Stefan was a bio-engineering major and went to med school after playing for the Bears for a few years. I good friend of the family went to med school with Kirk Lewis and I had a couple of classes in the engineering school with Stefan. He was a really nice guy.
Yeah WOTS is that Kozan wants some kind of promise that he'll get into the Business school before he signs his LOI. Take that with a grain of salt, but it seems pretty in line with what everyone else is saying about business schools.
but Auburn's business school is not in the top 111 in Business Week's rankings (Iowa is 81, btw).
It's not even ranked. Either that quote from him was incorrect or he's terribly confused (or is getting cash money, as Auburn is accostomed to providing).
Well Kozan would like to major in business, but getting into Ross is no easy task. I would guess we have lost recruits over this issue before.
I would argue a degree in Economics or General Studies from the University of Michigan would aid him better in the business world than a degree from Auburn's business school.
negative recruiting . . .
They might still be negotiating the contract.
subscription. Undergraduate business rankings for Ross/Michigan #3 (2012) on US News -- behind Penn and MIT (football not so good); and, #6 on Business Week (2011).
What about Auburn? "Not ranked". So, on a par with what, JUCO or U of Phoenix?
That would constitute a recruiting violation!!!!!11!1
s\ (Just in case)
That would be a recruiting violation.
If he said he's considering Auburn because of its fine business school, he's not coming to Ann Arbor. In my career, I have hired a lot of business school graduates from Alabama colleges. Auburn is not your go to place for business school grads. Auburn has some fine programs. Business is not one of them. He's trying to justify what he wants to do. Good luck to him.
I think if Alex has somehow convinced himself there is a comparison between the business schools at Michigan vs. Auburn, then he may very well be trying to rationalize a decision to go to Auburn. I also am from Alabama and I've never heard anyone even take Auburn's business school seriously. You'd be better off to major in economics at Birmingham-Southern than go to Auburn's business school, unless your business is dairy.
I agree with the poster who said an economics degree from Michigan would be better. It would be life-changing better. My roommate at U-M went that route, got into Ross for his MBA, and is now living in Chicago and really wealthy. The problem with Auburn is even an undergraduate degree from there is not likely to mean much if you want to go to Michigan's business school. Auburn does have some above-average programs, but it is in general a lightweight school in terms of academics, like most of the SEC schools. (Vandy and Georgia are far and away the two best academic schools in the league, though now you could add Missouri to that list, at least for some areas of study.) As for the two worst, I'd go with LSU and Mississippi State. For most of its history, LSU didn't even have admission standards beyond requiring a high school diploma. When I was working in New Orleans, every summer we'd bring in interns, and a few of them would be from LSU. We would always end up hiring a few interns, and it was never the ones from LSU. Loyola University in New Orleans, a small Jesuit-run school, is light years ahead of LSU in producing sharper graduates.
I would certainly agree with your analysis of the two top schools in the SEC academically. Of course, I got my MBA from Vandy, so I'm biased. But UGA is a very well thought of school and have known several top notch grads.Glad to hear the love for BSC. My older daughter went there with a fair amount of my earnings for four years. Have not had any experience with LSU academics. I'm honestly a bit surprised by your experience. Of course, any LSU fan who tailgates can probably have a career in the culinary world. They do know how to cook!
Michigan, the school for the blind, and University of Phoenix. I like our chances, but you never know these days.
He's going to return from his vision quest high on payote naked save a squirrel skin loin cloth he fashioned himself and start making records playing only the mandolin and an empty 5 gallon bucket. He's gained inner peace and sees no need for the violent sport of football any longer.
and play for the Buffs.
GOD I MISS JACK!
I don't think it's unfair for him to ask if there is any updated information about when he might announce or anything like that. A simple, "No new information" or "He's announcing on such and such day at such and such time" would do.
I have not been on this board long but I know to wait for information to come out. If Kozan announces from his bathroom on the toliet because his shit looked like a block M this site will be the first to know. Patience is a virtue my friend.
within about 30 seconds of his making it public. He will only announce from the toliet if he is planning on going to Joliet, however.
Kind of a blend of Arnold Schwarzenegger's barbarian and Tarzan. I picture Arnold circa 1980 swinging from vines every time I hear the name Kozan.
I hope this helps.
Kozan just transferred from Wichita State University to Ball So Hard University. The same school Terrell Suggs went to.
I, for one, like reading all the foreign Kozan tweets that I don't understand so much that I will continue to search 'Kozan' on twitter even after he decides (ie, I haven't heard anything new).
You think there's been enough jokes, witty remarks, and sarcasm made in this thread yet?
He's not coming to Michigan. The kind of person that plays for Michigan knows they want to play for Michigan and is not wishy-washy, etc. Someone that waits til after signing day, in my opinion, is not coming to Michigan. This is just based on what we've seen the past few years and also my gut feeling. Granted, I'm no Sam Webb, and I didn't stay at a Holiday Inn Express last night. But I am pretty smart and 60% of the time, I'm right every time. So I've got that going for me, which is nice.
[Ed - I do now, beatohio!]
You opened the account 10 years ago and forgot about it. The account has a couple grand in it. Nothing that would change your life. One day you open your mail and there it is. You are happy and you take your wife to Chicago for a weekend. However, If you tossed your mail thinking it was junk, no big deal - life goes on.
but that is one of the dumbest analogies I have ever read on this blog.
I award you no points, and may God have mercy on your soul.
Treat Kozan like a pickling cucumber. Maybe he gets aged in salty vinegar (comes to UM) and turns into a delicious pickle. Maybe he gets cut up and tossed with some field greens and balsamic vinaigrette and becomes a part of a delicious mixed green salad (goes to Iowa). Maybe he doesn't get purchased at all and gets thrown away by the pimply sixteen year old that works in the produce section (goes to Auburn).
Either way, I guess my point is that cucumbers are kind of good, but pickles are also kind of good.
What the fuck is an Oyster Monkey?
It's just the interwebs handle I use. I came up with it from one of my favorite quotes from the philosopher John Locke:
Any very ignorant person, who can but make a proposition, and knows what he means when he says ay or no, may make a million of propositions of whose truth he may be infallibly certain, and yet not know one thing in the world thereby; v.g. "what is a soul, is a soul,"; or, "a soul is a soul"; "a spirit is a spirit"; "a fetiche is a fetiche," &c. These all being equivalent to this proposition, viz. what is, is; i.e. what hath existence, hath existence; or, who hath a soul, hath a soul. What is this more than trifling with words? It is but like a monkey shifting his oyster from one hand to the other: and had he but words, might no doubt have said, "Oyster in right hand is subject, and oyster in left hand is predicate": and so might have made a self-evident proposition of oyster, i.e. oyster is oyster; and yet, with all this, not have been one whit the wiser or more knowing: and that way of handling the matter would much at once have satisfied the monkey's hunger, or a man's understanding, and they would have improved in knowledge and bulk together.
It also provides me with the title of my blog, discreetly linked to in my signature.
That if there is any Kozan news, it'll find its way onto this board in light speed -- regardless of whether or not there is a thread asking for it.
Somehow, I doubt that this would have been posted in its own thread.
Speaking of signs......have you guys seen the secret nuclear bunker? Don't tell anybody if you have cause it's a secret!
I was too busy touching this sign...
would only suggest Ohio if the picture was of a person shatting on a cooler. This obviously is NOT Ohio.
the good people of Ohio how to use a commode instead of a cooler.
The words Commode and Cooler are far too similar for people in Ohio. They both start with the letter C, have a couple O's in them, and an E thrown in for good measure. They would need at least a Masters from Ohio to be able to differentiate the two. They should have had clear illustrations in the instructions.
So I can still fish in my toilet anywhere besides Ohio? Phew
Auburn has their own Ace Williams:
From 30 minutes ago:
Report; Alex Kozan to announce that he will sign with Auburn at 12:30 ET
From Jan 29 (his last "Report"):
Report: Armstead eliminates Oregon from decision. Between Auburn and Cal...
Well he does have one follower so perhaps it's true. He wouldnt want to let that guy down now would he?
Yes, but that guy's last name is Perdue, which is the same as Purdue, which means Kozan can be snake oiled, which means Kozan to Michigan!
after saying that academics are very important, something tells me he won't be coming to Ann Arbor.
recruit speak for "do I really have to attend class?"
that sees 'kozan' around here and thinks, 'fuck him'.
You very well might be.
We need a center.
I can't be the only person around here who sees "wiper" and thinks, "asshole."
Just taking a guess here that since most of this site is guys nobody in particular is thinking that. Also, you're a tool
I can honestly say I have never once thought "fuck him" when any dude's name has been mentioned here on the board. Not once...not ever.
Not that there's anything wrong with that.
Dantonio, Tressel, Meyer, Izzo, Terelle Pryor. Do any of those elicit an unfavorable reaction from you?
Finkell is Kozan...Kozan is Finkell...
No update but I did take the time to unearth this photo, "Brian by the Pixel", by Heiko. Feel free to photoshop now or later. I just can't bear to see it forgotten.
If we get him I have a nickname for him: Kozan the Barbarian.
due to unforeseen circumstances.
Hopefully Kozan gets a kick back from each of the recruiting services for all the premium subscriptions he's selling.
Also, I've accidently tweeted "Kozan" twice while trying to do freakin' twitter search. Commit already kid, my wife and dog miss me.
I don't know who Jay Parks is, but he thinks this per Direct Snap:
parks_recruit Jay Parks
Heard this: Alex Kozan will commit to Auburn in the next 48 hours. Was committed to Iowa for a couple of days. #tigers #hawkeyes
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