Particularly when it comes to grammar
BBrown: M finished a narrow 2nd for DT Hjalte Froholdt
I ain't mad at him.
We have an impressive list of recruits who had us #2 which is frustrating to be sure.Any idea if there is another team that has such a list? Any reason why these guys come sooo close but in the end go somewhere else?
I'm pretty sure every team that recruits at a high level has a long list of top recruits who had them as their second team.
Yes, every team has tons of players they finish a close second. Last year, we offered 153 kids and signed 27, meaning that most of the kids we pursue will go elsewhere. This is true for every school, and will continue to be true in the future.
Also, most kids have about 8 'close seconds'.
and our play improved by the end of the season, and we had a BCS bowl game. I'm sure many of these kids would have had us number 1 on their list and we would be turning them away, since we would have reached our limit of scholarships. May be in 2015 we can turn the tide and win 10 or 11 games, win the B1G and have the top recruits lined up to play here. We could return to a top 5 recruiting class.
The current class is superb as were the previous classes. The 15' class, even without Campbell, is off to an outstanding start with Harris and Crawford.
UM is recruiting at a high level. Apparently this fact upsets them.
I agree: I don't understand why you were downvoted. But suck it up, and don't ask why. It happened.
You obv. have irritated some people. Maybe they feel Michigan is doing a lousy job recruiting. (We didn't get Hand!! We didn't get Froholdt!! Campbell decommitted!! The sky is falling!!)
Maybe what you point out doesn't fit their narrative. (Hoke sucks!! Fire Borges!! Lloyd Carr was great!!)
Regardless, qvetching about points and why you were downvoted doesn't work, and sometimes leads others to pile on.
For college football. (Insert sadface here)
Quick, somebody let him know that Bret Bielema will be his coach!
but Bielema was pretty darned successful at Wisconsin, and by all accounts his players liked and respected him. Am I missing something (besides the feud between his wife and UW fans)?
I was mostly joking, but Bielema does strike me as the type who would grossly generalize all Europeans as girlymen or frogs or surrender monkeys or something.
By the time this kid is a senior at Arkansas, Bielema will be long gone and a coordinator in the MAC.
can't really change his mind now. Best of luck anyway.
This worked so much better when I had a CRT monitor. The flatscreens just tip over.
It's much more effective.
Cracked my iphone
Thanks for the info, Brandon. I wish Hjalte the best of luck in the future, except if Arkansas ever plays Michigan.
I forgot that game is already scheduled. Well if he's still around, I hope we destroy his team and make Brett Bielema's wife so distraught by the loss that she tweets nasty things to Arkansas fans who will be calling for her husband to be fired. /
But until that day, best of luck.
here's hoping Bielema gets canned!
but you have to wonder what the rush for a decision is if he was so close on the two options.
I wish him the best regardless.
Maybe he was worried about the exchange rate on his bag of cash? I keed, I keed, I make a little joke.
Arkansas? How does that school/campus compare favorably to anywhere? It's the end of the earth. Seriously.
Ever actually been to Akransas? The Fayetteville-Rodgers area is a very nice part of this nation. Totally bucks the stereotype
This. Fayetteville is an amazing college town and the U of A has an incredibly scenic and fun campus. Northwest Arkansas (Fayetteville, Rogers, Bentonville) is completely isolated from the rest of the state and is a very educated and prosperous pocket of the South.
I recently spent a week in Rogers for a golf tournament, and my parents and I were very surprised having never been to Arkansas before. We loved the area so much we are taking a trip back to play in the same tournament next year. We took a day and went to Fayetteville: it was a cool college town with a lot of school spirit and culture.
Nebraska-Iowa-Kansas than Mississippi-Alabama... All of which I have spent a lot of time in
Must be very different than the rest of the state. I recently drove through and when I saw the "Buy a diamond ring, get a free shotgun" billboard in Little Rock, I hit the accelerator and didn't look back.
That's a true story btw.
Free shotgun, I mean c'mon man.
Well finishing second is nice and all but in recruiting, if you ain't first, you're last!
I don't understand. I thought Europeans enjoyed culture.
Is Arkansas really that much less cultured than SE Michigan? Fayetville is a lot like Ann Arbor, in that it is a "liberal" college town surrounded by a bunch of nothing. Towns like Jackson, Albion, Ypsilanti, etc... aren't much different than what you would find in Arkansas.
One of my good friends in Chicago is from Denmark and works at the Danish Consulate. Another buddy just married one of the Danish interns. I'll see what I can do to influence this situation...
I'm kidding, obviously, but I do find it odd that he would choose Arkansas over the Midwest. I asked my Danish friends about it and they said, "whats there to do in Arkansas??". To each their own I suppose.
My grandparents came to Michigan from Denmark in the 1950s. Michigan has a nice Danish American population. I don't think Arkansas has the same, but it's just college, not a permanent move I suppose.
Still bummed because I take pride in my Danish name and heritage. I would have loved a Dane on our football team.
He would be living in a state populated by people who trace their origins to Scandinvia.
How much is second place worth?
Feel worse about what? A kid's college destination? Big deal.
Not seeing the point on this one...
It provided a little insight into a Michigan recruiting battle. That was the point.
provided a ton of insight...it would seem likely that he told the respective guys from each school "(your school name) had great facilities and it was a close second"
And 3 nobody remembers!