I assume they'll be there to talk to Drake Harris and Malik McDowell. From Chengelis' twitter.
Brady Hoke and Greg Mattison to attend the Michigan-MSU game tonight
I hope they sit in a protected box. Sparty fans will be all over them.
One point from Hoke and they will back down.
It is Sparty...he may need to break out the all powerful double point.
Deal with it, Izzo.
Yea can you imagine how bad it'll look on their part?
Yeah, part of me likes this and part of me is fearful for them. I hope they realize how fucking stupid, obsessive, and hateful a large part of that fan base is (and x 100 tonight).
For some reason I just can't get into this optimism regarding Drake Harris that everyone else seems to have. Maybe I was let down one too many times as a child.
I'm with you. I bet he ends up out of state.
Man I bet you guys are fun at a party. Where is the optimism?
Just wait til I start drinking.
I do not know if it is a Dave Brandon or a Brady Hoke thing, but it seems like Michigan's high profile coaches and athletes are spending a lot more time supporting other Michigan teams during the last few years. Beilein is always talking up Hoke's team and even adopted "ohio," and Michigan football players are always at basketball games (and sometimes other sports as well).
I think recruits across all sports notice this. If I were a high school basketball recruit, I would have been thrilled to attend a game and see guys like Denard Robinson in the stands.
I love the support they show each other - Hoke at hockey games, Denard & Kovacs (and 'Tree!) at basketball games... good stuff.
to throwdown with Dantonio and Narduzzi.
40 minutes of unnecessary roughness.
Jayru Campbell and Michael Weber will be there as well.
I really hope Jayru improves over the summer and next year. I'd love to see him get an offer.
He's got offers from Alabama, Notre Dame, and State. He's won state titles. I think the 16 year old has proven himself to this point. It's not whether he impoves if he gets an offer
It's whether the coaches want a QB like him.
He needs to improve his throwing. He's very raw right now. If he doesn't improve he will probably not be in the top tier of QBs that Michigan looks at.
Even if you couldn't talk to a prospect, you can always talk loudly about them so that they could hear what your saying.
I've heard they're not allowed to talk to them.
I just want the Izzone to make themselves look stupid in front of all the recruits.
Each time Hoke is shown on tv, point at another person in the room. They take a drink.
some wiseacre Sparty student media intern puts them on 'kiss cam"? I wouldn't put it past Sparty.
Actually. I would find that very funny and clever. If they did something like that, I would laugh.
This kind of "poking fun" is way too level-headed, clever, and classy for them to ever do it.
EDIT: Crap I thought of something clever after I clicked submit. Brady Hoke is a classy man and would never do it...but if I were in his shoes and they put me on kiss cam, I would kiss my national championship ring and smile.
And just point into the camera as he does it.
On the flip side, could you just imagine Dantonio sitting courtside at Crisler? I am taking so much pleasure imagining the constipated scowl on his face.
Recruits that visit Michigan are too high-profile for Dantonio to even consider.
"We're not just here to talk about Michigan basketball. NEXT QUESTION!!!"
This is so strange. I don't think I've ever heard of something like this. I can hardly imagine Dantonio in Crisler.
Can anybody recall another recent instance of an active head coach going to another sport's game, in an opponent's arena?
Great minds think alike. I'm not sure if our posts could be any more similar.
I was going to add to my post. The only thing remotely similar that I can think of, was Woody Hayes traveling to Oakmont in suburban Pittsburgh with Charlie Nicklaus to watch Charlie's son Jack (I think he may have been an OSU senior at the time) play in a playoff for the U.S. Open against a local western-PA guy named Palmer.
Stealin ur doodz.
Wow I love this.
Question for those in the know. Is it normal for a rival school, or a different school, to have coaches attend an away game in order to get in recruits ears? I'm sure this isn't the first time its happened, but I've never heard of it.
Is this fairly common, or is it a tactic used for elite recruits?
Technically a recruiting violation and it is in public so it can be caught on camera, so I dont think many schools do it. I doubt Hoke or Mattison talk to the recruits anyways. They probably know its a violation, and all of the recruits will be surrounded by Dantonio and co.
Are Malik Mcdowell and Drake Harris on an official visit to MSU? or does it not matter if they are on an official or unofficial?
They're on an unofficial. A player can't take an official visit until after the first day of his senior year in high school. It doesn't matter though, Hoke is not allowed to have face-to-face contact with them unless he is at their school or they are in Ann Arbor.
A contact is any face-to-face encounter between a prospective student-athlete or the prospective student-athlete’s parents, relatives or legal guardians and an institutional staff member or athletics representative during which any dialogue occurs in excess of an exchange of a greeting...
So not only can Hoke and Mattison go to the game at Breslin, they can walk up to a certain recruit and say, "Hiya, Drake!" And leave it at that. And they can say hi to the parents, too. Because that's just the kind of recruiting guys that they are.
What's the violation? You've really got me curious now.
recruiting cannot take place 30+ miles from the campus. Technically, that's the violation M committed when the Traylor/Taylor/Cleaves roll over happened.
Tho, that's on official vistits, I believe. I can't imagine these guys on an Official to M in EL.
Replied, to spartanfan123 above...
I've never heard of anything like this. Many State fans are going to be livid at the thought of Hoke recruiting at the Breslin. Think how many on this blog would react if Dantonio came to a game at Crisler I hope Hoke is man enough to withstand the clever fat jokes aimed in his direction.
In your face MSU. They might as well bring Juwan Howard along to wipe his ass at center court
"Think how many on this blog would react if Dantonio came to a game at Crisler..."
Probably laugh. How about Urban Meyer in Crisler?
Using this blog as a gauge, I think Dantonio is hated more than Meyer at this point. The question might make an interesting topic
I don't know about that. Dantonio is a pain in side with all of his comments, but in reality and especially after this year a lot of people on this blog think the tide has turned and Dantonio us going to get mean dose of his own medicine. For 4 years they were better and he has made state into a conference contender so in a way I think a lot of people at least respect him for that. Meyer is viewed as a sneaky character and a liar hence the horrible nicknames. Meyer is also in on many of our recruits just like we are on his as well, but the Ohio fanbase has made this fanbase hate Meyer even more. In the next few years when it comes down to both of us for the conference this blog is going to despise him win or lose.
The coaching staff as tried very hard to embrace the whole of Michigan athletics whenever possible, and it is great to see them take that attitude on the road. I can imagine a scenario where that display of community tilts a recruit for, say, basketball (in this instance) in our direction if he sees that coaches from other sports are willing to support him this way.
I hope they bring a few linemen with them to quiet the crowd.
Not to worry. Hoke will probably leave Breslin with a couple of MSU lineman defecting to the Light.
Brandon should send some vendors along to hawk some WE ON T-shirts
Good. After we beat their ass in basketball, all their visiting recruits can commit to Hoke and Mattison right on the Breslin floor. It would be the most legendary act in the history of mankind. (At least as far as recruiting goes.)
Commit-a-palooza. A mid-February basketball game with the coaches in attendance.
I'd be very surpised if they are not in a box.
the snapping turtle was in the box!
With the snapper?
Edit: missed it by THAT much....
That would be great for U of M
I'm not worried about their safety. If any disgruntled MSU fans get too close, Hoke will simply use his awe-inspiring pointing powers to make their heads explode.
HOKE POINT ACTIVATE
Some toughness, because our team is soft right now.