rivalsmike Mike Farrell
rivalsmike Mike Farrell
How is that raelly good news. I'd say it's neutral at best.
His source with actual direct contact with Reeves, says we're in the lead with just a few days left until he chooses, that's huge. Then Mike, with just hs opinion with no inside information on the situation, says he still thinks Armani wants to play with Cam. Translation: Good News.
Even after Armani himself said it would not be a big factor in his decision.
In a recruiting battle this closely contested, any news that's not bad news, is good news.
How is that raelly good news. I'd say it's neutral at best.
you mis-spelled "really" four times there.
AND failed to use a question mark when asking a question. I mean, raelly!
I agree that was 'really' a total failure of a post. I have now joined the infamous mgoblog double-posting club.
I still maintain that it's hard to say how much a success a 52-48 split is without really knowning what the breakdown was before and how he has been trending with his thoughts over the last few days.
Interesting. I'd be willing to bet that Mattison was at least on time.
That said, I don't know if I'm the only one, your formatting with these tweets is terrible. There's a bunch of code that shows up before the actual tweets. The code only works if you enter it in the plain text editor. I don't mean to be overly negative, but wasn't sure if you're aware or not.
Is he deciding early? Or is it just gonna be on NSD?
I think, from everything I'vve heard, is that it'll probably be this weekend.
Maybe this post should be cleaned up a bit. Theres is too much static inbetween.
But when you go to edit it, all that "static" doesn't show up. I don't know how to remove it.
This should have gone in the Any recruiting news/rumors? thread!
I will not support the making of thread titles like that on this site. Ace said the same thing about a similar thread yesterday.
Notice the /s. I think the practice of bitching at people for creating new threads with valuable info in them is stupid, because otherwise it just gets buried in other threads.
Hey, what's the "/s" mean?
It's good news. No it's bad news. His friend went to tosu. He wants to play for Mattison. I can't take it anymore.
It's like trying to understand my wife the day before her period. No matter what she says, it doesn't count because there wasn't any clarity in any of it. Please punch me in the face when this kid makes a decision...
That whole angle confuses me. If Armani is that interested in Michigan (and has been for some time), then he obviously doesn't care that much about playing with Williams. We were never really even in the running for him (Williams). I just feel like that whole angle is being overplayed a bit. Both schools are attractive on their own.
But wouldn't it also be attractive to play with, basically, your brother? Even if you don't like the school as much?
I would disagree - I think they both visited schools that either one wasn't interested in but in the end (initially anyway) they chose the same school, Penn State. Armani stated that in no small part it was because Camren Williams is playing there.
This isn't meant to be negative, but I think when you are that age, the proximity to people that you love and trust plays a huge factor. I think OSU is going to win this one....
Didn't we get 3 Trotwood kids in one year? Roundtree, Shaw and Moore if I recall correctly.
It's just like the Trotwood kids...3 friends that all have offers from the same school.
Correct me if I'm wrong, and I may be...but I don't recall them every saying they (Reeves and Williams) were going to the same school for sure and it was a packaged deal.
To me this is a lot more similar to Moore, Shaw and Roundtree or RJS, Ross and Richardson all wanting to play together.
That would be the same scenario as if Reeves and Williams ended up at the same school.
RJS, Ross, Terry Rich.
He was interested in Michigan long before OSU...long before Meyer. Then we dropped him or there was mutual disinterest...he went to PSU. We dropped Wayne Morgan, Standifer decommitted and Yuri Wright went all Will Hill on Twitter and we rekindled the flame.
Don't think he would've had any interest, but PSU loses their Head Coach over the biggest scandal in college sports...the staff is dismantled, it's messy and he starts to look. So we climb back in the picture.
But wait, Urban Meyer goes to OSU and now they come out of no where...and then Meyer gets his good friend to commit. Now OSU is suddenly in the picture just as much as Michigan.
Does he go to Michigan, where he knows the coaches the best and IMO feels most comfortable. Or does he go play for Coach Meyer, his friends and with the hottest recruiting class of the past few months...included a few guys that were committed to PSU with him. Not to mention Ohio isn't Toledo. Whether we want to admit it or not, they do offer some things. Not chopped liver.
I think it's truly 50/50, and he's just got to figure out his priorities and what means most. If I'm him, I go to Michigan (not because I'm a Michigan fan), because he seems to feel a little more comfortable there. He's only 3 hours from his buddy so it's not like it's Cal vs. Ohio. Better academics. He's been recruited their longer. We have a DB coach and the best defensive coordinator in the game. Ohio has neither. It gives you a chance to be on your own a little without being too far from home or your friends in Columbus.
I can see it going both ways. Hopefully he sticks with his initial thoughts and choses the Maize & Blue rather than Urban Meyer who's been selling pipedreams for a month.
With your truly concise logic and analysis, I can't believe you don't go to at least 52% / 48% rather than 50/50. Come on down.......take a walk on the wild side.
But let's keep in mind that these are 18-year old kids having a never before experience and then forced to make a very important decision, in his case after the fiasco at PSU.
I'm 55% / 45% and hope to not be disappointed next week, but I won't lose any sleep over it one way or the other.
Cam Williams was definitely interested in Michigan, at least early on. There were some people who thought he would end up in Ann Arbor in those early stages of his recruitment. Obviously, he's been higher on PSU and OSU, since he has committed to each school...but Michigan was very much in the running.
I'm speaking more as to since Reeves has reopened his recruitment.
Logic here: Mike Farrell yesterday says he's surprised that Ohio didn't get the commitment. Obviously that means that Ohio wasn't in as good as shape as he anticipated. After Mattison's visit he claims it's 52-48 Michigan but that they still want to play together. Just sounds like fluff to keep both fan bases invested in the situation; if Reeves told me that his godfather (who's been running his recruitment) won't let him do interviews, I have a hard time believing that any of the sites have an inside source with his family that would give up how the visit went last night. With Reeves I don't think anybody is going to know until he's made his choice.
Are you saying that recruiting sites knowingly mislead us with titillating tweets and post titles? There should be some kind of inquiry into this.
I don't find Ohio to be attractive at all. Michigan stands for all that is good in the world, whereas Ohio has a bunch of toll roads and hillbillies that run their own out of the state (I'm looking at you, Herbie...!)
granted thinking too hard about this stuff never pays off b/c these things are never as they seem. That being said, if the big decision is going to a place he likes more and fits him better (Michigan) vs going to a place to play with his friend (OSU), I'd like to think that logic will prevail and he'll choose the school that fits him better. Then again, I don't know shit.
I'm inclined to agree with you. While this isn't a strict apples to apples comparison everyone I knew in high school who swore they would go to college with a good friend ended up picking different schools. Hell, when I picked both undergrad and grad school the heart went one way(Naval Academy and Virginia, respectively) and the head went another(Air Force Academy and Michigan) and I ended up an Air Force and Michigan alum. I think at the end you go with the school you like best, which is why I'm not that worried about Armani picking Ohio just because of Williams.
Armani Reeves took a shit!
Yup, flamebait...and proud of it.
... but if I neg him, he gets what he wants.
It's okay, I "pos'd" you...I'm just tired of every little bit of news needing it's own "update" thread. Why couldn't this been included in the last Reeves update thread? Or in the "Any news and updates?" thread?
I feel like we need to make 1 thread per recruit and just leave it at that.
Reeves, Grant, Garnett, Diamond and Kozan each get their own thread...and just talk away in each.
So then we have to go back and keep re-reading the thread to see if anything is new?
The scope of this site is pretty narrow anyway, I think new recruiting info on an important recruit merits a thread.
But a tweet by one person about really nothing isn't anything that is new thread worthy...this could've been added to one of the other 2 Reeves threads.
He didn't drop OSU, didn't set a date, didn't commit or make a public statement. You've got one guy tweeting that his source says it's 52/48 Michigan, but he thinks Cam Williams is going to play a big part into this.
What part of that is groundbreaking? Maybe if the source said 75/25 we could get all excited, but when you're talking about a 17 year old and someone, even if it's the kids mother says 52/48, what does that matter? Since when is that a leadpipe lock except on GoBlueWolverine where Tom Beaver likes to act like 50.1% is enough to breathe sigh of relief and 52% means we can add him to the depth chart?
If you don't wanna read it then don't click on it who cares if there's one more thread. I like the updates no matter how small and just cause you say they're not worthy of a new thread doesn't make it true. Like I said IF YOU DON'T WANT TO READ IT DON'T CLICK ON IT!!!! JESUS STOP BITCHING
bitching. Certainly not about recruiting threads, at any rate.
All we're saying is that it clutters the board...every time someone tweets about Armani Reeves and give an update it is not "new thread worthy"...if that's the case then the entire front page is going to read:
Armani Reeves Update
Armani Reeves Update (Good Info)
Armani Reeves Update (Gooder Info)
Armani Reeves Update (Goodest Info)
Armani Reeves Update (Goodest Info AGAIN)
Armani Reeves Update (Goodest Info of ALL!)
...point is, none of it is groundbreaking. It's a tweet. No one is saying people aren't interested or it shouldn't be posted/reported/shared. But this is the third thread of its kinda and two of them or twitter opinions from recruiting analysts.
Put it this way, if you have to put "UPDATE" it's not real news...if you can just say "Armani Reeves drops Ohio" it shouldn't need "UPDATE" behind it...because it's worth a thread of it's own.
I'm not playing thread police, but that's just common sense stuff. I couldn't care less if EVERY thread on the front page was about Signing Day and the recruits...but at least make the topics worthwhile.
I understand what your saying but evry thread I go.into expecting to hear peoples thoughts on that topic and half or more than half of the posts are people arguing whether the thread was worthy enough. Let's talk about Michigan football because arguing whether a thread is worthy enough is an opinion and is cluttering the thread with bs which is what your complaining about in the first place. It's pointless, if you don't like it click out, that's what I do, it takes 2 seconds.
You have recycled your defense for your opinion more times than updates that your bitching about. I dont need to read your arguement more than once. It is doesnt deserve a new comment. It's not groundbreaking. Maybe if you were rehashing 48% of your comments I could see it deserving a new comment. But not 52% bro... Only women nag till they get their way... Sorry uncalled for. But seriously.. Take a breather
If you just joined in 2011 and haven't lerked for a while, this is going to happen till signing day.
This is nothing new to me...it's going to be a mad house on here, scout, rivals, espn, 247 and every other site out there.
However, the way other boards are set up...you can pin news to the top and view more threads on the front page.
I think a big reason why people re-post threads on this board is because the same thread on the same topic has moved to the 2nd page.
But in the past 24 hours we had "Armani Reeves Update," "Armani Reeves Update (Good News," and "Armani Reeves Update (Good News Again)"
To me, that is excessive...especially when there has been NO real news or updates. It would be one thing if he dropped OSU or said he was announcing at 7pm on Friday. But all we're getting is twitter opinion from random people.
I just think there's a difference between excitement the week before Signing Day and excessive threads everytime someone has an opinion.
Site Search should be everyone's friend.
(Its at the top right of the front page (under Beveled Guilt) for those that don't know.)
Who's the "source"? Armani has already said he's not going to do anymore interviews until he chooses, so who's the one going behind his back? And who comes up with a 52/48 percentage?
Excellent point. It would have been 51/49 but apparently Meyer had an unfortunate post-burrito moment during the discussion.
I think we get the extra two for home field advantage? Like Vegas right?
needs to keep both fanbases involved for as long as possible.
Worked on me
Is that Cam Williams is going to be a wolverine! Amirite?
devolved rather quickly...
I am going home for the day.
A 52-48 over OSU still isn't all that reassuring, Farrell. In that case its still essentially a push.
I know Mattison's going to blow this kid away, and Armani has to know that Mattison gives him the best chance to get to the NFL, but playing with your friend is a big draw too. This could go either way at this point.
The percentages are a swag by some insider. He's basically saying Armani is slightly leaning to UM, which is great news. He has to decided on one school, so I could care less if its 50.0001% for the good guys in the end.
Can we make an Armani Reeves drinking thread, or should we at least wait til Noon?
I'm getting excited for Josh Garnett's decision tomorrow. Hopefully Reeves realizes he could be a special corner for GMatt.
Why are readers so anal about grammar on this blog? What difference does it make?
We need more Linguistics majors and less English majors around here.
We need *fewer* English majors.
I'm sorry, but I couldn't help myself.
Go fuck a Cow you damn grammar nazi
Yeah, thats how you talk to a mod.
Take this month-long vacation in Bolivia to reflect on your recent MGoExistence, determine the reason you've been communicating like a MLive-er recently, and change before you come back home. There's no reason to comment the way you have been recently. This is Michigan fergodsakes!
Yes, I suppose "English majors" is a count noun and not a mass noun. My fault.
Like I said, I couldn't help myself. Apparently someone took it personally; I haven't been called a cow-f*cking Nazi in quite a while.
I think that's redundant anyway. It's a well known fact that all Nazis are zoophiliacs.
Because this place isn't garbage like a lot of the other blogs out there. And this is a Michigan blog. And Michigan and its fans should have a higher standard.
And this is America, man! Come on!
if the content of the posts improved. the amount of posts and replies here that contain totally unfounded statements is rather large. most recent example from someone in Mitch McGary post yesterday: "centers can't handle the ball or shoot beyond 7 feet"
I think I once heard something about a Michigan difference.
It's The Michigan Difference.
Michigan and Ohio State have a combined 26 four/five star recruits. Rest of B1G has 20 total
We were better then, too... however, we just wanted to let them win a few to keep it interesting. Now they've let it go to their collective (empty) heads, so it's time to squash 'em.
Go blue! Beat 'em all!
Anyone feel like he has a raging boner for OSU? Always talks OSU recruits stuff more than other schools
for taking their time with a decision. At the same time, I'm just not going to get worked up over it. Call me when you make up your mind, and try to remember that this is real, it isn't a video game. If the delay and feeding the speculation is a negotiating tactic, I wish you luck - elsewhere.
The entertainment value is grand. Note that I haven't started a single thread beginning with "is there any news", nor have I felt the slightest need to do so.
Is this your first time out amongst us common folk?
...Urban Meyer. Is he ready to return to spending time with his family yet? Seriously - I'm worried about his health and his ability to watch his children grow up (Sarcasm Font).
I will predict 53/47 Michigan with decision on Friday!
Ohio fans seem to think it's 54-37 in their favor.
Lol Now that's funny!
LOL Now that's funny!
That's weird, I was almost certain it was 40-34.
This isn't news good or otherwise.
Someone with a twitter tweeted a twat.
If that's not news, I don't know what is.
Nothing like a good game of follow the leader on a blog, well played sir...well played.
I don't ever defend Ohio, but those were Ted Sarniak's gifts when TP was in HS. I'm still waiting to post updates on ESPN's suit against Ohio for the Sarniak emails. There hasn't been any action since before Christmas.
"loaner cars" while at Ohio.
Why is Ohio attractive to some?
Urban Meyer said Mattison was the best recruiter out there.
Therefore, Mattison > Meyer.
What's left to wonder about? :-)
I know I'll get slammed for this. Found Armani's last tweet very interesting. Not saying it means he's going blue just creating a discussion. Not sure how to link from my phone but it says "to all future recruits.....be sure to check academics 1st...... Football is gonna end.....but ur life isn't......that degree gets you farther than football".
With that in mind sounds like he's basing his decision more on academics than football right now.