I thought that myself when I read that article that talked about a Data Scientist(tm)
Carvin Johnson's coach posting on thewolverine
Dollar Dollar Bill Ya'll.
that PacMan Jones is.
Pac-Man approved! Horray?
I immediately feel better about Carvin.
I immeda-rit-ree fear better about Carvin as where.
I like what his coach has to say. Interesting to read his perspective of things. Especially the "Unlike other coaches, RR treats all the HS coaches at his camps with respect" line.
It's always better to have coaches "rave" about a recruit, but would their coach ever say something negative about the kid? Save Bud Kilmer, I doubt it.
Also, it's nice to see that a NFL player recognizes Carvin's ability, but I don't know how much weight I want to put in Pacman Jones' opinion....
I think there is a fair amount of weight to be given when he is evaluating talent...just not character.
That's what I'm hoping. clearly pacman has played some serious ball in his life, hopefully he recognizes talent when he sees it.
I KNOW about your scholarship to Brown... don't think for one second that I can't change everything for you with one peek at your transcript....
Insert horrible dawson accent "I don't want your life" here.
I agree his coach is always going to pump up his kids. If you look at Tim's recruiting post yesterday an opposing coach emailed to pump him up, which seems more credible considering he has no reason to send it really.
I really enjoyed reading this. Even though I have truly bought all in for Michigan and RichRod...it helps to hear from those on the outside about our team, coach, and players when we are down.
what are the odds that poster HHH* is really a coach on Carvin's team?
What are the odds that he's the twelve-time WWE champion?
Do you ever expect a recruit's coach to come out and say, "I think Michigan wasted a scholarship on my player. I'll be surprised if I ever see him on the field outside of garbage time."
It is pointless to listen to a high school coach's opinion on their own player.
Yea, but if the coach didn't like him, would he go out of his way to post on Rivals? It's one thing to talk to media or coaches when they come to you with questions. It's another to go to the media or coaches yourself.
A coach approaching the media because he likes the player does not necessarily mean that the player is great. Just as often, it means that the coach likes the player personally and is willing to go to bat for him when he's getting outside attention.
I concede to your point. However, with his coach and an opposing coach both giving statements that the kid can play ball, I think in this case we can assume that the coach both likes the player and that he is a good player as well.
Virtually all college coaches rely heavily on the opinions of high school coaches when they are recruiting a kid. That is why creating great relationships with in-state HS coaches has been such a focus for Jim Tressel at OSU and Mack Brown at Texas (I'm sure there are lots of other successful examples of this as well).
I agree that when talking with the media the coach is likely going to praise his own kids (though an astute observer could probably learn a lot from the level of praise), but saying it is pointless to listen to a coach's opinion is a big overstatement.
just grew a little.
The Pacman bit pushed it over the edge for me. I do not believe that was an authentic post.
why a hoax? you do realize many high school athletes train with college and pro athletes. I know many high school athletes personally who have trained with NFL and college players in the offseason. Hopefully Carvin can play in the rain in addition to make it rain.
Possibly, but the pictures of Carvin later on in the thread push me towards the likely not.
Also the guy has over 7k worth of posts, so it is not like he is a super new poster. Someone who is more of an internet detective than I could go through some of his old posts and see if he ever made the claims before.
The coach said they'll have film/highlights out on him in a couple of days, which will be nice to see as well.
Well if he is the "Coach" hopefully we can set up a pipeline, ala Glenville to Columbus, since he thinks so highly of Coach Rod
He is a coach on the team, not the head coach.
No reason to think it is a hoax, and hope it isn't.
Sounds like the coaching staff at his school already have a relationship with RR.
Really enjoyed his take and optimistic about CJ.
can you imagine all the talent that pacman has seen in his day? at the club or the hotel suite...damn.