[Ed-M: Knocked to board b/c it's discussion, not new information.]
Anyone who wonders what "happened" on the Dee Hart decomitt needs to look no further than our pages. We are what "happened" since Dee Hart "comitted"..
We must assume in this hand-held, wi fi in your car world that a highly recruited athlete, especially an out of state kid, is going to read up on what the fans are saying about him and his new team.
what do you suppose Dee Hart saw? about a day of "Hello, Dee Hart" and weeks of "Here comes Jim Harbaugh". The more "we" insisted that Harbaugh is coming, the more incentive we gave Dee Hart to run to one of his other, more stable suitors. Saban just blew a 24 point lead at home in a rivalry game, but I dont hear Alabama fans calling for his head. Maybe they dont write so good, maybe they just got a better attitude.
So now that we have scared off one top recruit, it is time for us to clean up our act, and recognize that a "fan" site does not make it a dumping ground for the bile of a spoiled alumni base.
The fact of the matter is that our embattled coach has produced a player-- not the most hightly ranked recruit-- who just won Big Ten Offensive Player of the Year as a (true) sophomore. Nobody talks about finding "another Pat White" now that we have Denard playing in this RichRod offense.
Denard Robinson is the most electrifying player in college football. He set a record this year with more than 50 individuyal rushes of more than 10 yards, and he threw for nearly 2500 yards.......yet Denard Robinson is by all accounts, a humble, hard working guy who always brings creidti back to the team, and who teared up when he was named team MVP.
So let me propose a new code of conduct for this site: WWDS What Would Denard Say? Keep it positive or keep it to yourself. Let's try to be Michigan fans, not angry critics who dont even donate to the U.
If its just angry stuff, keep it to yourself. And remember that your rabble rousing can indeed scare off recruits.........and you will blame RR for that, too.