He would be a great get along with Pipkins and/or OBrien
Aziz Shittu Michigan Tweets
how many DT spots?
Well they told OBrien(?) one but I think Shittu would be one of those top players they would fill an open spot with. You can't say no to a 5* at a position of need
Caving a user, then going back to the threads they posted in to see how non sequitur the responses all seem when it looks like they're applied to whomever posted last.
"...and furthermore your suggestion that Denard should be genetically enhanced by extracting cells from Tom Brady's urine is totally unfeasible, and frankly disgusting. Ban this man!"
I'm not sure my question was quite worthy of a ban? From the post below maybe there was a response I'm missing that was deleted?
Yeah there was some dude who kept trying to trick people into clicking on porn links... looks like the mods finally booted him.
META note: When we cave a guy, unless you say something in the same message board where he posted HE DOESN'T KNOW HE'S CAVED YET. He sees his posts going up...just nobody can see them.
Point: the longer you can carry on without noting anything about a guy being bagged, the longer you're actually reverse-trolling the troll.
the longer you can carry on without noting anything about a guy being bagged
I'm always happier when they disappear. I won't miss Trolly McTrollersonevich.
the longer you're actually reverse-trolling the troll.
So in the end, the true method to defeating trolls and other subversive elements is to be our regular, lovable selves and have civil discourse about On-Topic Topics and occasional Off-Topic Topics? Wonderful positive feedback loop!
I really wish I could contribute more but work and family keep me unavailable. The contributors and fans of this site are great. Now that I am done with the ass kissing, let me get down to what I do. Silent commits are those b/c we don't know who they are until the coaches want us to know. DT are the less verbal madonnas on the D side of the ball. CBs blabber off at the mouth. 0 and 1 techs are hard to come by. Almost harder to find than QBs. Think about it, QBs are always trying to make a completion. DTs are always trying to make a sack/tackle. unless it is a screen or draw, DTs are harder to convince on the discipline of the position. (You may not have the stats but you need to keep the guards off the backers) We have the luxury of getting, at most, one quality 0-1 tech and three quality 3-5 tech DTs. The key here is they have to be versitile. Madman likes to use confusing fronts to disguise who is rushing, blitzing, dropping, stemming....etc. I see 2 DTs not including Godin. He is going to be an inside Joker. The kid has some skills.
Love how the way guys who are already commited are recruiting for us. Thats exactly what I would have told Aziz if it wasn't creepy for me to tweet him. I would really love to have Shittu as part of this class. As RJS would say, GBOD
Don't read too much into it, but Shittu only follows 4 people and one of them is TVH
I could be wrong but didnt he just make his twitter account? Thus he wouldnt have had much time to follow a bunch of people. I could be wrong.
Sean, correct me if I am wrong, but this is not the first time that you have supplied interesting recruiting info but couldn't start a thread.
If so, since there are still no up/down votes, mods, let's bump Sean up by a few hundred points so that he can start his own thread.
This is very encouraging.
Of course he only follows four. He is a leader, and others follow him. A perfect fit for the Maize and Blue.
If he's coming to Michigan, he can't be a leader, he has to be a legend, right?
Would love to have this kid. Hopefully the class doesn't fill up before he makes his decision. Will be interesting to see what happens with him. Definitely an encouraging tweet
hopefully it doesn't "feel" up.
He was talking about Hoke touching kids
But, I would also love to have his kid if it meant he came to Michigan.
1) I wouldn't say Shittu is "solid for Michigan" if I understand that statement to be "we are his favorite."
2) There are rumors that we are falling off on Bri'Onte Dunn - I wonder if we are thinking about not adding a RB this year and focusing on adding a 3rd DL instead (so Wormley, Pipkins, AND Shittu). That would be interesting.
3) Magnuson is giving us street cred in Cali again. Jordan Payton lists us in his top 3 and Shittu wanting to visit.
I'm not saying we're number 1 on him. I'm just saying it seems like he has a good amount of interest in Michigan, which in my book, is solid.
Step 1: Dominate recruiting
Step 2: Destroy rivals
Step 3: ???
Step 4: Profits!
The latest Rivals ITF (plus some other rumblings earlier in the week) basically spell out that Dunn is as solid as he ever was with OSU. I think that ship has sailed.
This would be a huge get. I would be ecstatic if we could fit in Pipkins/O'Brien and Shittu. Two of those for a DT class would be huge.
Is it even legal to be in the top group of this many 5 star players? If everything falls together we could end up with Magnuson, Kalis, Diamond, Pipkins, Dunn, and Shittu. That's dirty.
Shhhh, we don't want the Freep to read this.
Nice contributions Sean Connery. Look forward to when you can create content; wish upvotes counted.
Thank you, I appreciate that.
EDIT: and can you tell me what the posting threshold is?
Literacy exists at Freep.com?
With the switch to the 4-3, we need more DT' s since Martin will graduate and no other DT's on the roster are proven. In fact, Aziz, Obrien, and Pipkins could arguably be our top 3 DT's next year along with Big Will. I'd rather take those 3 this year than a toss in QB or a FB or a 6th DE.
I'm pretty sure we couldn't take all three.. But two of the three would be amazing..
People said Pipkins and O Brien played different DT positions. Can someone explain how Shittu would fit in
Ah hell, we already have elite classes for LB and OL, why not d-line too?
Once we get him on campus and get RJS and others in his ear I think we'd have a good chance at landing him.
Michigan is back in the mainstream again and it just keeps snowballing. Coaches and players chipping in on the recruiting trail, hope everything keeps going in big blue's favor
...delete 'big blue' and insert 'Michigan's' or 'our' or 'the natural order's'. Thanks. (no neg, just a request)
Good to hear their coaches and players are chipping in on the recruiting trail!
I'm not sure why everyone so venomously hates being called big blue. If enough people think that is the nickname, doesn't that make it a nickname?
Also, there was a post a couple of weeks ago with a link to a clip from Bob Ufer showing that he refered to Michigan as "big blue" on occasion. I think the opposition to the nickname "big blue", and the chest thumping involved in people basically posting "I know never to call Michigan big blue, so I'm a better fan than you" is pretty stupid.
Is the NY giants, uk wildcats or IBM. Ufer said a lot of crazy stuff so let's not use that as any evidence. The purpose of a nickname is to abbreviate and simplify a description, sharing a nickname with two other major sports organizations who both play football and a third gigantic corporation doesn't make anything any easier. Michigan can be the maize and blue, the wolverines or a bunch of other things, no need for big blue.
I mean, I appreciate the desire to have an original nickname, but noone is advocating "big blue" be the exclusive nickname on Michigan. If someone says "big blue" on this blog, its not really that difficult to know what they're talking about. The reasons you state above have nothing to do with the constant need to throw a hissy fit on this blog when someone says "big blue".
I second the What?
Heres a hypothetical for you guys.Say allen gant gets his OSU offer he has always wanted, and he decommits.That would set us up for guys like yuri wright and elijah shumate to visit and possibly commit.Anyone else think this may happen?
With the trouble in Columbus and his dad being a legacy, I don't see him flipping.
I was just wondering
considering the content of most of your posts, I wish I could just hide everything you say.
Nothing but ridiculous and instigatory nonsense.
One rule for you wolf, do not ever type a "What if?" or "Do you think this could happen" again.
Sorry if my post' s upset you..I'll try and post more "reasonable"content.
Reasonable. Stay on the topic of the thread, and try to add.
Dont hijack peoples content with what if's and how about;s, just stick to "I like Shittu or was wondering if anyone knew why he wanted to stay on the coast" etc.
Or just dont post. Theres always that.
Thanks for the advice.
Uhhh.. Well that's assuming a lot of things. 1) OSU likes Gant and offers him 2) Gant likes OSU more than UM and 3) Shumate or Wright like UM enough..
I don't see Gant leaving, but that's just me.
Have us in their top 5' s so we are in the running.The thing I hate about him is that he is a tweener.He has put on weight and could move to linebacker.Id rather have a true safety not a tweener regardless I don't care, I like the kid just looking at better options..
I would almost say hell no.
No. Allen Gant won't decommit, especially with all the crap going on at OSU.
None of the Bosco guys are going to UM this year.
Respect the commits we have.
...if he's that concerned with Michigan's recruiting slots filling up, he should simply commit, or am I missing something???
C'mon aboard, Aziz! Why wait???
Devin Fuller visiting in July/August. He was talking about visiting Michigan this summer during a live chat. If things work out with him (or don't work out with a few others and we have a safety/qb spot open) he would be an incredible prospect for us to fill either the last Safety or open QB spot.
Aziz's DC is a huge Michigan fan and is in his ear.
I'd still be really surprised if he left the west coast but If he does, big IF, it's probably only gonna be for Michigan.
if he does commit to us that would be just huge...you have to take him...and i can see it now, we should be able to get a big time rb in 2013 if not 12 with the guys we will have coming in..its gonna be a great pitch for coaches to make telling them they'd be running behind these ol commits.....this is just an awesome time to be a michigan fan...go blue
What makes you think he stays out West? Just they theory that the top west talent tends to stay west? Having coaches just out of Cali could help.
Meant to be reply to michiganexile above
To stay close to his family and so they can watch him play more frequently. From what I know not only was the academics at Stanford a big pull for him but so was the proximity to home.
I say it's fine if you follow them, but I would shy away from sending them messages and tweeting at 'em.
I would say following is fine as long as you NEVER tweet him. I think that should be outlawed
I say it's fine. A lot of them requests more followers from the fan bases they like. Tweeting them could be weird tho.
I always feel strange following recruits on Twitter but TomVH and SupprtBradyHoke told me to follow him, so who am I to say no? I agree sending him tweets is over the top.
We should just shut down the "Shittu" puns for good now. It's over.
What amazes me is how we're looking at that we're going to get 2 out of the 3 between Pipkens, O'Brien and Aziz. What a great position to be in! Long live the Power of Hoke!
I think Pipkin will take the next DL spot after he visits at the end of the month/early August. Shittu had better hurry if he wants in.
to ND, and Wilson goes to PSU, and OBrien goes elsewhere and we get a commitment from Pipkins we could still have room for Shittu. If we pull out all the stops on this pipe organ and reel in Devin Fuller when he visits we could play him as a Safety and still list him in our qb depth. We're only looking for a qb for security at the moment so he could cover 2 positions worth of depth with only 1 scholarship, and the "qb" scholarship could then be available to Shittu. Shittu could feel up my class anyday.
I beginning to think you like Devin Fuller.....
Seriously, it's all the different points of view that make the site fun. Keep it up.
Love the Bo pic, too. Even when he was happy, he gave off a "You really want to screw with me?" aura.
I would love to have him. But while we're on the topic of starnge twists, Penn State's Rival's page has Wayne Morgan still a Michigan lean. I thought that ship had sailed. Are they late to the party or is there a chance we land him?
My guess would be late to the party.
I would love to see the big man in Maize and Blue and create a nice pipline to Cali.
I cannot make new posts because of my newbie status and I am not sure if this is old news but I just read this from MLive reagarding Wormley and Odenigbo.
Football Recruiting: Four-star defensive end Ifeadi Odenigbo (Centerville, Ohio) stated that Michigan and he had parted ways because they were out of scholarships at his position: "Michigan is not recruiting me anymore, they already have enough players. I spoke with them recently because I was planning on making a visit last week." Does this mean Wormely or bust? Has Wormely silently committed to Michigan already?
Odenigbo would have been an excellent addition to the class..sucks we have to lose out on him..
Still in on Washington as well
Wormley is 6'5" 250, and Odenigbo is 6'3" 210. Wormley is a DT/DE VanBergan type and Odenigbo is a DE/OLB tweener Brandon Graham type and would play WDE or SAM in our new defense.
People here in Toledo really that he was a forsure future buckeye... A combo of an offer and pressure by the people back home, it could happen. Nothing probably will happen though.
EDIT: This was suppose to be a reply to Wolf's comment.
Wormley or Odenigbo?
I know who your talking about now
Don't count out O'B, he would be an awsome additon if he chooses to go Blue
has he said any thing about an official visit yet cuz i wont feel confident until we get him on campus
refering to shittu
On rival's page it has Odenigbo's top 5 schools being California, Northwestern, Stanford Notre Dame and Ohio State. I believe for like 2-3 days a couple months ago rivals had his interest in Stanford being "HIGH" with everyone else "MEDIUM", so my opinion would be Stanford and still OSU.
What the fuck is going on in this thread? I see a whole bunch of crazy, and not in a good way.
"Pointless and stupid"
(not in reference to Blue in the Face)
Can you imagine our Defense in about 5 years? I expect we'll see improvement over the next several years, but assuming Mattison stays, this TOP defensive class with 4 years under Mattison will be nasty. I'm looking forward to seeing them play.
I really hope he goes blue! id rather see him as the on dt in this class rather than pipkins and obrien
even though i love pipkins fucking monster