#2 QB of 2015 class on Rivals.
Numerous mentions on the possibility in the Bama forum with the Nussmeier defection.
But doubtful. If they hire Kiffin, he'll reel him in. I'd be all for it, but it's still Alabama.
Matt Barkley and Cody Kessler disagree.
who knows what the trickle effect might be:
As Long as Saban is the head coach at Alabama, I don't think they're going to stray too far from what they've been. So I wouldn't see a reason for him to decommit unless he was super close with Nussmeier.
All your recruits are belong to us. Amen and good night.
Ricky Town isn't going to leave 3x national championship Alabama for a team that bottomed out as 7-6 Buffalo Wild Wing roadkill
the Canadian version of the book I read so many times to my kids when they were little.
Where can I order a copy?
more like buzzkill.
Any affect on George Campbell?
would get his attention.
Not as much as some actual success on the field though
I'm sure it'll get Campbell's attention but unless the results on the field get better, it probably won't do anything to bring Campbell back.
that i hope the answer to is: recomittment
How does this affect George Campbell's uncle?
Seeing as it was already rumoured Bo Scarborough was looking around and Nussmeier was his lead recruiter at Bama, coud he defect to us? It has to help that he liked us through out the process. I think we have a better shot at him then Towns.
Word on the street is that his grades are looking more and more like the issue with Bama
Grades being an issue with Alabama CANNOT be a good sign.
Wilton Speight is on campus and by all reports a model program guy. I think offering Town here would be shabby and not consistent with Hoke's character.
Curious as to what you mean here? Towne is a 2015 QB, not the same class as Speight.
Towns is in next year's class, and I'm not sure but I believe he had an offer from us prior to picking Bama.
says we've only offered Josh Rosen and David Sills.
Sorry, that was mean.
But no really...Speight is a 2014 recruit and Towns is a 2015 kid.
Also, Speight has already said he's not afraid of comp in case Borges wanted to offer another QB in HIS class (which Towns is not).
but we still need a 2015 qb...
He was rumored to be hired an hour again...how the hell does anyone know how this is going to affect recruits?
Even if a recruit responds, it'll be a snap judgement. Give it a week and then let's see what happens and who says what.
It's too much fun to speculate!
You do realize that his is MGoBlog dont you? This is WHAT WE DO!!!
he helps us hang on to our own commits. Especially Harris.
Seriously? You're worried that our commits might bolt at the thought of playing for a guy like Nussmeier because why? Are you worried that our offense players might get too tired having to stay on the field for longer than three plays?
I think we're going to be ok here.
the Mom of Damien Harris said they were very sad and shocked to see Borges let go. Like I said in my other post, hopefully this guy will make them feel better.
let Harris live his life and you do the same. Long time before he's on campus
With top recruits like Harris, it doesn't matter who the coach is if the offense is a tire fire. Had Michigan had its third straight year of offensive abortion on the field, then it was super unlikely that Harris would stick out his commitment and come here. I mean, the dude was wavering after the BW's bowl. Did you really think he'd make it another year with every top program asking him "you sure you want to play in that offense??"
If Nuss can make the offense purr, then I'm sure he and Harris will become best buds and Harris will stick.
Where was the evidence that he was wavering other than people reading into tweets? And second, the tweets about Borges are way overblown. He's clearly bummed about it, but he said nothing about Nussmeier, so he very well could be excited about the hire, as it appears Moe Ways is from his twitter. Ways also said all commits are solid.
Bama runs the football...Harris should be doing BACKFLIPS!
So should Derrick Green, did you see what his counterpart Derrick Henry did at Bama vs. Oklahoma in the Sugar Bowl? True freshman, HUGE, #1 or #2 in his recruiting class along with Green...and also jersey #27.
Green should be VERY happy. Harris as well.
Given Yeldon, Henry, Lacy and all the other massive amounts of success the Bama RB's have had, I have to imagine Harris is pleased on the surface.
Yeah Harris does not seem to happy about Borges being fired. He's also now retweeting Kentucky stuff. So we'll see what Nuss can do. Harris is the most important member for the 2015 class right now.
Was that before or after the news of the hire came out? I can understand him being disappointed in Borges being let go, but I don't know why any RB would be disappointed by this hire.
Just checked it out and the only Kentucky retweet was someone saying UK's 2015 class would be great with a bunch of guys they're absolutely not going to get. Justin Hilliard was mentioned as well and he's not even considering them as far as we know. I see no problem with Harris retweeting it. Just acknowledging a compliment. Come down off the ledge. It is interesting though that Kentucky's fanbase seems to be taking the strategy of just assuming a bunch of 5 stars are locks for them. Maybe they'll convince the players themselves lol.
There is so much time for the 2015 class. If our offense improves next year, which may happen, we will be fine recruting. I'd like Harris to be a part of the class but he's got to make the decision that's right for him as do we. It isn't about what's best for one player it's about what's best for the program and this hire may be it. Time will tell. Hopefully Nussmeier will work out and Harris comes anyway along with even more talent from the combined efforts of Hoke, Matison, Nussmeier, and other coaches.
Retweeting Kentucky stuff for weeks. Once he meets coach Nuss, he'll be solid, he was the offensive coordinator at ducking Bama for Christ sake!
So that's not really a worry at this point.
Damien Harris. RB, 2015. Current Michigan commit. 5*
If you have not seen footage of Town, someone put this together for Scout:
My man is going to has some vast knowledge about every aspect of college football by time he leaves Michigan!
I'd be curious to see if this piques Josh Rosen's interest at all. Also it would be pretty funny if Dee Hart ends up transferring to Michigan.
Anybody got Ricky Town number ?
...but MGoBloggers, if you don't know the kid. PLEASE DON'T CONTACT or Tweet at him!
And especially don't tweet negatively about Borges at our guys. They liked him or they wouldn't have committed.
I don't even have a Twitter account. I just did a search for "Ricky Town" to see if the experts had immediate reactions on how this might impact him, so this came up.
I agree totally with your point.
Helps a lot, but I think it would still be tough to pull him from Saban's grasp.
A guy that has had success in SEC, great philosophy for the guys we have, has been around the atmosphere of the best program there is, and can recruit in SEC country. This is a miracle, honestly though i just pissed my pants
Meh...but BETTER THAN THEY WERE YESTERDAY!
"Just got a text from Bama QB commit Ricky Town. Sounds like he's solid with Alabama, excited to meet the new OC there." We can all calm down a bit...
Does this in any way, shape, or form possibly get Hand to re-think his commitment? A coordinator leaving the school he committed to for the other school? Possible?
I know it's just a pipe dream, but I'd rather have Hand or Campbell than Town. We already have Morris and Speight. Need MOAR playmakers on the D-line and WR.
Probably won't have any impact, but one can dream...
Good hire, not just for the team going forward, but to put some optimism into the UM players, coaches, and fans to start 2014 and during the long off-season. I'd rather dream of this situation for the next 8 months than the lump of coal that was our situation 24 hours ago.
The odds of UM getting any Bama commits are barely above 0. There's not even a month left before signing day. Other than Hand, have any of the Bama recruits visited Ann Arbor or had much contact with Hoke or any of the other staff besides Nuss?
Guys aren't just going to drop Bama and turn their eyes toward UM. If anything of them might have doubts about Bama with Nuss leaving, they'd more then likely start looking at the other schools that were at the top of their list.
The one recruit that maybe the hiring of Nuss has an affect on could be the running back from MN. The running game was garbage at UM the last 2 years and now Hoke brings in a guy who was the OC for one of the best rushing attacks in the country the last 3 years.
...if the offer is still on the table.
Probabkly pretty low but I am sure Michigan will find their own guy with Doug.
Besides there are plenty of uncommitted players. I wonder who we'll go after now. It seemed like Borges was just now narrowing his list.
The M Block talked to a bunch of 2015 QBs and it sounds like Nuss had a great relationship with Kyle Kearns. Will be interesting to see who jumps to the top of the list now. I know a lot of people on here wouldn't mind seeing Kearns be the guy. We'll also have to wait and see what happens with that strange Sills offer.
I love how he's already nuss. It's been so long since I've been happy in the sports realm , please excuse me.
Woah, Nellie. Let's not get ahead of ourselves here. 'Bama is still 'Bama. Michigan isn't going to pirate their recruits away left and right, if they get any of Nussmeier's connections at all.
I'd say chances are about the same as Speight defecting because Borges is gone.
I can see it now! Back to back TO BACK! National champions! We change the name of Ann Arbor to Ricky Town!! My goodness!! The future looks spectac.... WAIT, NOO!...TREMENDOUS.