Per Allen Trieu
Berkley Edwards to Minnesota
Braylon's twitter shows he's a bit salty.
Braylon's gonna Bray.
Minny is a good school, and I am glad to see that this kid gets a Big Ten scholarship. Good luck, young man!
good school, but crappy football program.
Eh, I think Kill has them on an upward swing, the freshman QB is impressive and Kill's offense at NIU was deadly with a mobile QB, could be a great fit for Berkley, plus this way he doesn't have to deal with the wrath of the AIRBHG or deal with the tire fire that is the Cal team right now.
AJ Barker be maaad
Not as mad as Braylon is right now.
No Little Brown Jug for you, Berkley. That said, welcome to the B10!
Downvoted for not knowing how to embed Trieu's tweet
because you're a tool
That was a quality post. I literally laughed out loud.
You do realize I was downvoting myself haha
You weren't the only one downvoting yourself haha
I understand the available numbers for scholarships was at least partially responsible for the non-offer, but I'm still disappointed Berkeley won't be wearing the right kind of block M. Braylon has no doubt acted like a jerk in the past, but I don't fault him for his response here. Most people would have the same reaction when it comes to family.
It's more of an upside down block "W"
Downvoted for calling someone a "tool" and completely missing the joke. People in glass houses and all that stuff.
Rabble Rabble Rabble take away Braylon's Michigan Man ID, how dare he say question Michigan's judgement he's so ungrateful Rabble Rabble Rabble
Can't blame Braylon for being upset for his brother not getting a Michigan offer.
Congratulate your brother, don't blame your alma mater...it ain't a legacy system....Michigan is better than that, he should be too.
no thank you.
I get sticking up for your family and all, but why do it at the expense of your alma mater? Either he is good enough to earn a scholarship from Michigan or he is not. I think Hoke has earned a little bit of deference on this.
in my experience, it's normal for students at small branch campuses to cheer for the main campus' sports teams... ie. at UM-Dearborn, they (used to?) do a Go Blue friday thing where people wear Michigan gear, etc.
so what I'm wondering is... at IUPUFW, do people go for IU or Purdue or some unholy combination of both?
Congrats to Berkley, getting a full ride to any D1 school is a great accomplishment.
As for Braylon, really classy. If your little brother is such a "beast", how come his best offer is Minnesota?
Nepostism is rarely a good thing.
that's the way i've always felt about all this, if this kid was a 5* and he actually merited an offer i don't think it would have been an issue. it just felt like braylon was trying to strongarm the coaches into getting his little brother into a school above his level of play would warrant.
Nepostism: Supporting your family on the internet usually shows loyalty, which is a good thing, except for when you get crass, vengeful and bitter on their behalf.
Nepotism, on the other hand, can mean you may have to fire your father after hiring him.
If its really an issue why dont they pay his way? If he's good enough he'll eventually earn his scholarship
...Braylon is going to pay for it, then Berkley would have to wear #1 and...well...let's not go there.
Getting a B1G scholarship is nothing to downgrade. As for Braylon I think he has a point, Michigan preaches family, and there is a solid connection from Braylon and his dad. I wonder if Michigan offered a prefered walk-on if Berkley would have taken it... Seems like no offer was out there at all.
If you've got Dennis Norfleet on your roster, you don't need Berkley Edwards.
...and Justice Hayes.
We have 3 5 star players left on our board, two of whom are rated number 1 at their positions by some. I don't think we have room for a solid connection. Braylon clearly doesn't follow recruiting as close as we do. What a loser...
Joe Montana's son Nate (who we're in contact with) had to walk on at ND. Braylon was huge for Michigan and had great success in 2A and in the NFL, but not like Joe Montana. Of course, Bray could've bought his bro an education and he could've walked on and earned a spot if it was so important to him.
The Montana that UM is reportedly in contact with is Nick Montana, who was highly-recruited to Washington. He is not the same person as Nate Montana, who walked on at ND.
Your point is still well-taken, however.
Great for him. As for Braylon, why does the son of a millionaire need a full ride?
Son? Braylon getting at it young!
Yeah, I could have had a ride to Minnesota, but decided on a ride to Ann Arbor instead.
Of course, my ride was in the passenger seat of the family Chrysler Le Baron.
The real Shakey Jake would never say something like that.
The real Shakey Jake would say something like, "Hey, I've been around the world 12 times... but never in an airplane."
I'm happy for him that he didn't pick Iowa
Braylon needs to stop being a bitch.
I am happy for Berk, but Braylon is way too salty. If he doesn't deserve an offer, then that is what it is.
Unless Braylon deleted some of those tweets, they really aren't that bad. Plus, he tweeted this to follow up: "Don't take my tweets the wrong way Michigan fans and alums I'm still a proud supporter and love Michigan. Just saying my brother is a beast."
There are a lot of reasons to be irritated by Braylon. Him advocating for his brother is way, way down on that list for me. Blood runs thick.
I'm surprised by his response. I didn't think he was going to be that upset over Michigan not offering his brother. I understand the family tie and all but that's just not how it works. And it's "Maize"not "maze" Braylon.
We are one of the most elite programs. We can't offer every legacy player, we have way way too many of them. If he really wanted to play at Michigan he could have walked on and earned a scholarship at some point maybe. Best of luck at Minnesota.
For those without the twitters, here is his most salty bit by far.
Oh well Minnesota just got one hell of a talent and hard worker, don't be surprised if he tears the maze and blue a new a$$hole soon.
— Braylon Edwards (@OfficialBraylon) November 30, 2012
Heeey Braylon FUCK YOU. Oh and it's not your number it's AC's!
his brother deserves nothing. if he has zero talent judging by his offer list, then hoke made the right decision. it is hoke's team not Braylons. since he graduated braylon been nothing but a complete douchebag.
He also tweeted after that he still loves michigan, he's just saying his brother is good and its gonna cost us when we play them, thats the problem with twitter at only 140 characters its tough to get a whole story, but keep sending trashy tweets michigan fans, totally makes us look better than him.
He spelled Maize wrong (I don't give a sh*t about character limits, shorten something else up) and he went to the level of saying his brother will "tear Michigan a new 'butthole'"...Good Lord.
he'll tear us a new asshole right after Braylon makes another Pro Bowl
The sad thing is that the Edwardses were previously publicly upset about this, and Hoke supposedly reached out to smooth everything over with them. Then the kid commits to Minnesota, and Braylon's hothead self has to open his mouth again, metaphorically speaking.
Imagine if every former Michigan player got upset that his kid didn't get a Michigan offer. Or imagine if we DID offer every former Michigan player's kid.
I guess we'd better prepare for some angry tweets from John Wangler, since his kids probably won't get offered...
"Imagine if every former Michigan player got upset that his kid didn't get a Michigan offer."
You're dead on about being upset about nepotism not happening. Not only that, what many others said is true - Braylon needs to learn to keep his f-ing mouth shut when things don't go his way. The only thing he is entitled to is free field passes and additional Priority Points through the Victors Club. I guarantee he's not the largest donor to the AD. So shut your mouth, Braylon.
Honestly, before Twitter was it this bad with Braylon? Nobody knows better than Brian, that Braylon was saying some stupid and incendiary stuff when Rodriguez arrived. And that was a big problem. But let's not kid ourselves; Braylon wasn't alone in that, and Brian knows that, just as well.
There's the checkered history with Stan's phone calls to radio stations too. But let's give Stan credit for trying to dig Braylon out of some of Braylon's self-inflicted pr holes.
But are there any athletes for whom the meme about "my Twitter account was hacked" is better applied nowadays?
I think the kid should have been offered - he has skills.
that pay the bills?
We have more than enough data. Braylon Edwards was a great Michigan football player and is a prize jacka$$.
Also, it has been a few years (Nick Hill, to be specific) since I've seen so much anguish over a 3-star running back from Chelsea.
Berkley ended up at Minnesota - doesn't justify Hoke's evaluation? If he ended up at Alabama or USC I might wonder.
I realize that some kids slip through the recruiting cracks (Kovacs), but I would think that Hoke gave Berkley every benefit of the doubt, given the Braylon connection, and still wasn't impressed enough to extend an offer.
Iowa pulled their offer, so yeah, it's not like teams are beating down the door to get Edwards's signature. That doesn't mean he won't find success at Minnesota, but outside of the two RBs they produced a handful of years ago (Barber, Maroney), the Gophers haven't developed much in the way of RB talent.
Remember Braylon, he'll play for MINNESOTA. A team that has beaten Michigan a whopping 3 times in 43 years.
Considering that there are maybe only a shade over 2,000 Division I football scholarships available at all in a given year (rough calculation), and many times that number are vying for one of these scholarships, this is a great achievement and a rare opportunity for Berkley, so congratulations to him and good luck at Minnesota.
I find it amusing that Braylon tweeted about starting some positive vibes and followed that up with tweets about his brother ripping Michigan a new one... I'd hate to see Braylon's negative vibes.
You are 100% correct. If he really wanted his nephew to go to Michigan, he can fork over the money instead of whining about entitlement. There are plenty of kids that walk on and pay their own way (e.g. obvious). If the kid is good enough he can walk on and play. If not, he doesn't deserve the free ride. All of us graduates that did not get scholarships hate Braylon right now.
I cannot understate the security and opportunity that comes when a team invests a scholarship in you. Sure Edwards could pay his own way but you want to be with coaches who want you so badly that they are willing to pay a lot for you. Those coaches are much more likely to have a development and playing time plan that accounts for what you need as a player and, at the great programs, a person. I am happy for Berkley that he has coaches who are that interested in him and really see him contributing. OTOH that blog post gives me serious concerns that Kill etc are people worth playing for.