For those who aren't on the Twitters:
Brionte Dunn update
Go Blue .... Bri'onte, Go Blue!
will wrap up his defection to us. Good thing Hoke himself gets a chance to talk to him after Meyer stopped in.
Give Dunn some Sugar
That is awesome! Lock him down Coach!
Yes, I am excited and using too many exclamation points!
YOU SHOULD USE ALL CAPS TOO!
and FTR everyone, we do not have a spread offense.
Hoke coming to visit? Hope Ohio can handle the charisma.
awesome. the first battle for rr vs osu was for tp and we lost. in retro, glad we did. so far hoke has done great things vs osu on the field and off, with kalis, wormley, wilson (who didnt have an osu offer but probably would have gotten one). now to get dunn would be tremendous.
aside from childhood allegiance and strong family/coach influence, how can any recruit not wish to be a part of um with the tradition, the fabulous uniforms, the upswing, the world class diploma, and a solid, father figure coach who exhibits great warmth and care for his players.
such a great time right now to be a wolverine. hope you join the family mr. dunn!
My ex-college girlfriend never capitalized words to start sentences either. I found it very cute back then. Do you want to come over tonight, for old times' sake?
when posting from my EVO it won't automatically capitalize what it would normally capitalize like when texting. Sometimes I take the extra strokes to do it right to avoid these replies and sometimes I don't. As long as spelling is accurate and there aren't fifty commas where there shouldn't be I'm ok with pretty much any post. You should try it. It's relaxing.
Just having a little fun on this dreary Monday afternoon. Actually, I appreciated the OP - it really did bring back memories of the ex-girlfriend. Ahhh, the good old days. (Thank little baby jesus that Profitgowife doesn't read this blog.)
it's me, your wife.
little baby Jesus can't do shit for you now.
do you like how I'm not capitalizing my sentences? she's not the only woman that can do that! how do you like me now?!?!?
you better think long and hard about your excuse for still thinking about that crazy tramp before you come home for dinner tonight!!!
Learned that one the hard way...
trust me on that.
Now I bet he really wants you to come over for the night.
negative ghost rider. unless you want to date a 43 year old man who got posbolivia'd for coming up with "ped state university" too soon for tender senses. but in truth sometimes my pinky gets too lazy to reach that extra inch for the shift key.
Your post expresses my sentiments quite nicely. Hoke has an excellent chance with the young man. To top it off, Dunn's cousin already has told him that they are not cousins anymore if he doesn't come to Michigan.
I hope Hoke will help him realize that a pro offense (GO BLUE) is where his talent belongs, but if his heart isn't in it then he should go where he pleases. If that is Ohio, then so be it.
On a lighter note, at least if he does stick with Ohio, he won't be able to bite us in the ass when he is blocking 80% of the time! :D
Bring out the double point coach.
Lol, I think I know what at u talking about! I think 60minutes would be a good time here.
I predict a TREMENDOUS visit, this is Michigan!
What I would give to sit in on that meeting! I wanna watch Hoke work his magic!
Brady gets in there with Bri'onte and his parents, and you know he comes across as caring and trustworthy. No way he bashes tsio, but he goes all positive about Michigan, Ann Arbor, our traditions, our direction, the university, Bri'onte's education, the team, the family atmosphere, etc..
Brady always seems genuine and comes from the heart. You can't do it any better than that, IMO. You can't fake it either...people can usually see through it, and if your past is checkered, then nobody knows if/when they can trust your words. You can debate this point about Meyer, but I'm pretty sure Hoke has no such problem.
Hoke's going to go in there being very positive, gracious and classy and avoid any negativity. If Urban used any of his visit to talk about the negatives of other programs he could be at a distinct disadvantage.
And when he drops trou and poops a big pile of sparkly gold right on their living room carpet, the Dunns are going to be sold.
Here's hoping the we close the deal soon on Dunn.
I love how most OSU fans still think that Hoke was negatively recruiting OSU re: Kyle Kalis when it was Kalis' functioning TV set - to say nothing of their own fans - who were doing all the negative recruiting free of charge.
No doubt that Urban Meyer's 2 NCG championships are a big bonus for his recruiting efforts, but the high-quality AND high-character kids are going to want to play for Coach Hoke. It's bad form to quote oneself, but the quotes in my sig from both Hoke and Meyer tell you everything you need to know about which coach truly has your back as both a player and a person. Not to sound arrogant, but that right there is the difference between us and Ohio.
You say its bad form to quote oneself and then point to quotes from Hoke and Meyer. Brady is that you? Urban?
2 previous NC's coaching at Ohio vs 2 future NC's at Michigan? Brionte knows the deal. If Hoke breaks out the vaunted double point, well, all I can say is God help you Ohio.
this is beyond amazing
Somebody set you up the bomb, Urban. You have no chance to survive make your time. You are on the way to destruction.
I could've sworn that urban was closing the borders to ohio.
Fueled by dilithium of course.
An extra helping of dilithium.
Honestly, I think Hoke has changed the tide on the rivalry. Hell people in Ohio are starting to believe him. Never in a million years I would have thought that. Selling Michigan jerseys is a good start.
Hoke's selling Michigan jerseys? Does he have any of the night game ones left?
This can be nothing but good for us. Isn't Dunn taking his official with Kalis this weekend too?
If Urban Meyer uses the phrase 'snake oil salesman' in connection to Hoke it will be the greatest thing ever.
This would be the icing on the cake… a cake that would already drive a person into type 2 diabetes.
Sending in the big guy to seal the deal!
poop gold. Wrong big guy.
Sending in the big guy to seal the deal!
Who wouldn't want to play for Coach Hoke? Secondly, I think he really wants to play for Michigan. Make a good decision kid and play for the maize and blue!
Glad to see Hoke getting in for an in home visit rather than just Fred Jackson which was reported earlier.
Great for Ohio getting Urban Meyer, but for a recruit that shouldn't be the only decision maker, if you're a bruising downhill tailback, why go to a spread offense?
In two seasons Michigan will see their RBs running for 1500+ yds a season, which is perfect for Dunn. If we don't get him though big deal, we have plenty of recruits that we're considering. I think getting Dunn is more about Michigan winning over Ohio than actually getting the player himself. ( don't get me wrong, love to have him suit up in maize and blue)
I could see Toussaint having a 1,500-yard season next year. He rushed for almost 700 yards in the final five games of 2011.
What I was saying is the focus in 2013 will most likely be on moreof a I form situation rather than a spread. As a result our HB will get 25+ carries a game instead of 15 for both the QB/RB
But Toussaint had 20 carries or more in 4 of the last 5 games. The game he didn't have 20 carries, he got hurt. He had 27 carries against Illinois and 29 against Nebraska. We're already getting to that point.
However, in the past, Touissant has been highly injury prone. Also, we need a bruising downhill runner like Dunn even in the unlikely event that Touissant stays healthy
Watch hoke will get there and Urban is there too.
Loved the comment from Dan Patrick about whether Brady could beat up Urban. Why not at a recruits house right?
Makes you wonder how often coaches run into each other when on the trail.
This will be the first step to Hoke dominating Urban Liar in all three phases (recruiting, coaching & awesomeness). And yes, that was a tad juvenile but it felt good.
I like where that's going...
Advantage Brady! He's the real deal.
Go close'em coach.
Third prize is you're fired.
Hopefully, Hoke is taking Mattison along with him to deliver a knock out 1-2 punch!
Urban would be scared, very scared if Mattison shows up wtih Brady. As Urban has said on the record, "Mattison is the BEST recruiter in college football".
Someone remind Hoke to gas up before crossing into Ohio so he does not buy a drop of gas there!
Dear Bri'onte: We're going to the Sugar Bowl. And unlike some teams, we get to keep the money from it.
Dunn looks identical to A-Train! Throwback.
Upright. Big. Brionte looks to have a little bit of shiftiness A-Train lacked, we'll (hopefully) see what that brings to the table. If Brionte is on board, there are DEFINITELY good times heading our way...
Get your coolers ready Ohio, Brady is coming and he's pooping gold!
Shueez! That man is a load...
IF Shallman stays in the backfield (which I doubt, he was unblockable in all the 1-1 drills I've seen from the 2011 camp vids as a DE), him and Dunn in the 2014 backfield would bring new meaning to a 'jumbo' set.
What you gonna do when hokeamania comes after you brother!
There's a thread about Dunn on Bucknuts. I found this comment, in which the level of denial is just epic.
If hes still on the fence after talking to Coach Meyer then hes as good as gone. So be it. As far as being the final piece to a good Michigan team, quit drinking the kool aid. They escaped ND and a terrible OSU team. They avoided Wisky and PSU. They could easily be 8-4, 7-5. Lets see how things go in the bowl and next season before we start thinking theyre 1 player away.
Also, the justification that Michigan isn't that good because Ohio is terrible and Michigan didn't beat them by enough. I'm all in for those kinds of arguments, and I really hope that we'll see a lot of them in the future.
I feel like this guy still subconsiously believes that Michigan is way overrated and going to end up 7-5 just like last year. It's going to be a long offseason as that sinks in. He's just in the first stage of grieving.
Whelp, hate to say it, but there's a grain of truthiness to what he is saying inasmuch as there are some legitimate concerns for next year.
But he's wrong inasmuch as what ails us for next year is not BECAUSE of the direction Hoke is taking Michigan, but just Hoke having to deal with the last vestiges of the residual problems from the RRod years. Specifically, paying the price for weak OLine recruiting preHoke.
Despite the team being better coached with one more year of Hoke and Co. under their belt, we'll still be depending on talent (or holes therein) that the university suffered preHoke. (OLine is my biggest concern, and I happily will drink of any KoolAid offered here by fellow mgobloggers).
The season AFTER next should ring in some regular glory for us.
The guy wasn't talking about next year. He was talking about this year. The new thing that MSU and OSU fans have taken to doing is talking about how Michigan THIS year is not really all that good and Michigan could easily be 7-5 for this particular year.
Hoke will just point at the O-line and they will become a decent unit. Book it.
Can't post a new thread so this will have to suffice...a quick glance at Steve Witfong's twitter feed shows that OSU and ND are currently killing it in recruiting...
- Jordan Diamond visiting OSU this weekend
- TN soft verbal LaDarrell (seriously) McNeill is looking to visit ND
- 5* DE Noah Spence to make OV to OSU
- Davonte Neal schedules his first OV, and it is to ND
- cryptic and paywalled, but indicates "Couple Notre Dame positive recruiting nuggets regarding Gunner Kiel, Ifeadi Odenigbo and Arik Armstead."