if he does well...we will only get about 2 or 3 yrs of Nuss so I hope he makes a big splash for us in recruiting. Would think he has some ties to the west coast that should help us.
BBrown: Nussmeier Already Reaching Out To Alabama-Recruited Targets
Yeah for sure!!! I hope he sucks then so we can keep him longer!!!!
I wonder if your gif is a reference to this... or is it just a coincidence that you're using Mr. Burns?
Reversed colors on the winged helmet? Oh the humanity.
UTL 2014 vs Penn St!
Is this for real? As much as I'm anti clowniformz and especially messing with the helmet, I don't hate this concept (especially if the iconic Penn St helmet reciprocates).
No...it's not for real.
So there is a God?
...the PSU would have a white facebar and the U-M one would be maize.
Not that there's anything wrong with that.
if M could develop some Southern recruiting ties. There seem to be a lot of speedy players who could be game changers in the B1G if they would attend and use that to competitive advantage.
I would think the same type of players (i.e. fitting the general scheme of our offensive style of play) would be interested from what I saw thus far. However I think we will get this answer later on when his plays and calling style start to go on film.
Where did you dump the dope? Inquiring minds want to know.
I Dumped the Dope is a reference to Wayne DeNeff who was an AA News sportswriter. I was a 10-11yo kid and cut out this little form from the paper, checked my selections of who was predicted to win the upcoming week's games, and mailed it back in before the deadline.
If you picked more games correctly than DeNeff you got a bumper sticker...I Dumped the Dope with a cool maize and blue graphic of a guy throwing darts at a board with a hand in front of his face. This is circa 1980-1981. Few years back when the AA News occupied the massive stone building at Huron and Division. Times have changed just a bit. It was kind of a cool way to get kids involved in football. In my case it appears to have worked.
I've never done any actual dope. Sorry to disappoint.
level talent-wise, we will need to be even more of a presence nationally in recruiting. If you look at recent classes, we've still relied heavily on Ohio and Michigan for talent. But moving forward, I think to get to the next level, we will need to be more productive recruiting areas of the south, southwest, and west. Don't get me wrong. We still need to keep up a lot of visibility in Michigan, Ohio, northern Illinois, and Indiana. But, Florida, Texas, Virginia, California, and Georgia to name a few states, have so much more talent that it behooves us to go after more players there. Ohio State has done this pretty successfully. Nussmeier will help right away with being more competitive in these southern areas.
Sorry if I missed it on another post but where does he recruit the best? What region does his name go a long way? I know he was just at Bama but seems like he could have good connections in Cali too.
Thanks for your updates, Brandon!
You would think playing at idaho and being OC at UDUB for 3 yrs he should have some solid ties to the west coast.
West at Washington, Midwest/West/Some southern recruiting at Alabama. He landed Kief, Town, and Scarbrough at Alabama. All three from much different area codes.
I'm not sure where he's MOST connected, but Harris is from Tennessee and White is from Georgia.
I know Manning recruits New Jersey, Virginia, North Carolina, and South Carolina. Ferrigno is the west coast guy. Hoke does a lot of the midwest for obvious reasons. I'm not sure about the rest specifically.
I know a lot of people, including myself, that reached a certain management level and don't want to go any higher. The pay doesn't justify the added stress. I'm sure there are a ton of OC's/DC's that never wanted to become HC.
For all the "Jon Gruden is being considered for ____" posts, it's noteworthy that he doesn't want to be HC. He appears comfortable where he is. I can't comment on how much he makes vs. what he could make as NFL HC, because I don't know how much he makes (/obvious). Maybe he is leaving some (short term) money on the table in exchange for long term happiness.
What if - hypothetically - Nuss wants to be the best OC he can be? Maybe that's at a premier University; maybe it's in the NFL. He's making a pretty good paycheck, gets to see his daughter at UM, gets to help young quarterbacks get to the NFL, etc. What if he decides to stay 10 years?
IIRC Gruden gets somewhere around 5 million for his current gig. I wouldn't want to leave that either
But Nuss just said in his press conference that he wants to be a head coach, so there's that.
You probably put this as kindly as humanly possible
"you may be right, but according to the man himself, you're completely wrong"
I meant that situation is possible for some but not for Nuss. I guess I didn't emphasize that very well.
My bad - haven't had a chance to see the press conference. Thanks for being gentle, Coach Brown.
For the rest of you, 15 yard penalty for piling on!
What if Nuss doesn't want to be HC?
I'm pretty certain he's on the record saying he wants to be a head coach.
“I’ve said it before, I’d love to be a head coach in the right situation,” Nussmeier said. “As that relates to being there today, I’m excited about the opportunity to learn from Brady Hoke, who in my opinion is one of the best coaches in all of college football.”
Well, Nuss interviewed last month for the HC position at Washington, so I think it's safe to say he does want to become one eventually.
I think the reason he took this job is that they offered him to become Asst. or Assoc. HC with the meeting/exceeding of expectations after a year or a couple years. That's a big, BIG boost to his HC stock nationally. It's possible that he didn't land Washington is because Petersen had HC experience. Saban would never have made given him the additional responsibility/title because he didn't like the play-calling (or something).
Double post. Whoops
And then there's the fact that he has already interviewed for a HC position (Washington).
Unless he was trying to trick us into thinking he was interested in becoming a HC. Diabolical.
Any 2014 recruits that he has reached out to?
I just posted something yesterday about 2014 RB Marlon Mack. There may be others but that's all I've confirmed as of now.
why would anyone want to go to a team that is absolute garbage?
Fire when ready, Gridley.
With MOO UUU.... Those trash tournedos are really something
HARDY-HAR-HAR! You are so clever, and all of us are quivering in your presence. OH WHAT WILL WE DO?! WE'VE NEVER HEARD THAT ONE BEFORE!
I feel bad for the people who take time out of their Friday evening to set up troll accounts on a rival message board. How boring must your life be to do that? And how strong must your inferiority complex be to do it after your team won the Rose Bowl?
I'm pretty sure this troll has posted before. I remember the username. This is probably his third or fourth go-around (he's now capitalized "Living").
He clearly leads a fulfilling life.
Michigan Grad feels bad about the Little Brother Meme. Behold, the reason it won't die.
I don't. It and it's ilk don't like to be called little brother, yet they do things like open their mouths.
Just wondering. Troll
You just soiled the grounds of Pasadena with your once in a generation trip, got grandpa out there before he died, burned some couches, and then celebrate your best season in a half century by trolling a Michigan board because you're concerned about a coordinator hire?
Little bro, must see block M's on the inside of your eyelids when you try to sleep.
as much as everyone is laughing at the troll and making fun of how pathetic he is, you do realize that he probably cares more about the fact that he got 10 or so replies to his comment?
Not the way to deal with trolls, people. Bury the comment and keep moving. No need to acknowledge it.
but only if we are discussing adult trolls. I think this one is about 14. It started snickering as it clicked on the button to post that jewel. Ignoring it won't change much, so we might as well enjoy ourselves.
We just need to execute a little longer.
letting Iowa back into game; they look like they are the ones playing on the road. Both of these teams are pretty darn good, but both beatable if we can get solid play from our bigs and defend guards off the dribble better than we have to date.
EDIT -- Sorry, wrong thread. Will teach me not to have two MGB windows open
The other day and they simply said the guy wasn't interested in coaching until his brother got a head coaching gig.
So here's something that I don't think is a problem but I do think is interesting to think about. We're talking about a 2016 QB. The plan for that guy most likely would be to redshirt in 2016, sit behind whoever's more senior for some combination of 2017, 2018, and 2019 and then start playing somewhere between 2018-2020. I'm not sure that any of us believes that Nussmeier will be here in 2018, let alone 2020. I'd be shocked if Nussmeier himself believes that he'll be here that long.
What, exactly, are his incentives for that kind of way down the line recruiting of QBs? I'm sure he's a good, loyal guy and he understands that part of his job is to recruit for Michigan's long-term future, but it seems like if he's being totally self-interested he's thinking more about positions/guys/classes that will make an immediate impact. It's the same kind of situation as when you get a hot seat college coach who burns redshirts that a stable coach wouldn't burn or an NFL coach/GM who trades away future picks to get an immediate return.
I'd imagine that Hoke is keeping an eye on those things (and, again, that Nussmeier is a responsible, loyal guy). Still, just from a people respond to incentives perspective, I hope that he sees his reputation as a recruiter as really central to his head coaching prospects, even if it sometimes keeps him from doing things that would most directly contribute to our offensive performance over the next year or two.
There are a couple of reasons that would keep Nuss (and anybody else) recruiting hard even for classses he may or not coach:
1. No putting the cart before the horse. Until he has a head coaching job somewhere, he has to go full bore here. What happens if the HC opportunities don't happen before 2018? He has to keep the talent coming in, or else he won't get the opportunity in the first place.
2. A big part of being a head coach is how well you can recruit. It's one of the only things that kept Hoke away from the pitchforks this fall. Nussmeier looks even more attractive as a head coach if he is lining up top-5 class after top-5 class here. He can always try to bring recruits with him after he leaves here.
3. To go along with that, his career isn't ending in the next couple of years. Recruiting is about relationships, so even if he isn't at Michigan, all the work he does now for future classes benefits him.
Nuss manufactures snake oil!
Let's just bring their whole team up here and make Nick Saban have to start all over. See how he does with an uber-young team. Muahaha!
to PSU. It is the nature of the business.
If Nuss can get Alabama targets to consider Michigan and possibly commit to us, he is worth every dollar we are paying him. These recruits are the creme de la creme of college prospects.
I'm originally from Michigan, but I live in Alabama. Moved here in 2001 after my dad got out of the army. Wanted to say that most of the Bama fans here are pissed that Nuss is gone. Of course I hear that he was worthless and is gonna make Michigan worse. The amount of trash they spill is inconceivable . But hey GO BLUE! I can sense the fear in the Bama nation due to Kiffin coming to town!
BRANDON: Any chance Michigan extends an offer to Chukwuma Okorafor? He's a 6'6" 285 lbs offensive lineman out of Southfield for the 2014 class. He was just offered by Oklahoma, and he also has offers from Iowa, Arkansas, NC State, and Nebraska. He's committed to Western Michigan though. Any chance Michigan extends an offer late? He seems to want to stay close to home. I would say with offers from Iowa, Arkansas, and Oklahoma, he must be a player because BB usually knows what he is doing when he offers lineman, as well as Iowa and Oklahoma.
So any chance we see a late commit from him? I know Michigan has a lot of offensive line recruits recently, but they only have 2 in this class. If they can't fill the spot with someone, why not a 3rd offensive lineman?