Before everyone goes to bed.... Be on watch alert. Hoke is out and pointing.
Edit: Mike McCray tweeted to Shane Morris "one of the top QB's in the nation"
Who is @5thquartermatt and why did he say "more amazinger"
My thoughts exactly... grammar makes this suspect. "You can quote me"...? Who'd want to?
Um, my post isn't meant to corroborate the verity of this guy, but I think it's safe to assume he deliberately added the comparative suffix to"amazing." That was unlikely a grammar mistake. More likely: a grammar who-gives-an-eff?
He definitely meant a-maize-inger. What a numbskull!
That was really a maize zinger.
Some guy from 5th quarter sports
Is this guy the Ace Williams of 2013? It's not really going out on a limb to say Hoke will have another commit soon, given the way things have been going. Also the last two articles on this 5th quarter sports you speak of are from Feb 2nd and Dec 30... Not really on top of the recruiting world.
What the hell is 5th Qtr sports. Why is this be breaking at midnight too? I wouldnt get your hopes up.
Who the hell is this guy? I went to the site and it looked like amateur hour on there. They have a Michigan Football page and a College Football page, but only one guy posting everything. He made a national ranking that had like 7 or 8 Michigan commits in like the Top 80 or so. I'm not sure this guy has any credibility.
He's certainly no Tremendous, Ace, or TomVH.
I wonder who's next?
This is no longer funny
alex from 11 warriors tweeted possible lean from mccray
It's not McCray. BKFinest that.
But who could it be?? I thought we were going to be in lull until the spring game at least.
I never said it was McCray so I didn't pull a BKfinest but with his twitter and his announcement date and visit date, it sounds like he is a huge lean.
I'm on a crusade of sorts to get Raback his rightfully earned title from February 2010 back.
in predicting the Dorsey's commitment, he didn't end up on the team so I cringe when I hear anyone Raback anything.
signing didn't happen. We all know that admissions is the reason he's not here.
Either way Raback was a good poster, who should still get his props.
Dorsey never qualified to attend any D-1 school, so either way he wasn't coming in 2010.
Admissions is the reason Adrian Witty isn't here, though. That one is still irritating and puzzling.
I was under the impression that "Raback-ing" something was used when you're staking your MGo-cred on something happening. Because Raback was correct when predicting the Demar Dorsey commitment. "BKfinest-ing" something is said tongue-in-cheek because he was adamant about the Jake Fisher (I think) commitment and was wrong and never heard from again.
"Raback-ing" = saying it's really going to happen.
"BKfinest-ing" = joking around about something that most likely won't happen.
Correct me if i'm wrong.
Everyone who has predicted a commitment for the mighty Blue has been right so far. I guess this guy can be next!
BTW - I predict that we get two commits next weekend. I'm not saying who or anything, but who dares deny my sage-like prophecy ? ? ?
Also BTW - to those who prepare to call me THE KNOWLEDGE jr, you best be careful - look how often his sorcery proves true !
Also also BTW - I think I will soon have another glass of wine
Also also also BTW - My wife will probably disapprove of such additional wine . . . .
Mix in a water every once in a while.
But can I just try to find a way to make alcohol look like something else ?
I should definitely keep grape juice around as camouflage maybe . . . .
Is that even how you spell "camouflage" ? ? ? ?
No, I'm not advising you on hiding the booze... I'm telling you to mix in a water because it's 1:45am on a Tuesday and your obviously in that euphoric "I love everything, man" stage of drunkenness. Nothing good comes from surpassing that stage.
Jim Lahey telling someone to ease up on the booze..and that "nothing good comes from surpassing that stage"! Julian would see right through those lies you type!
Best info I have heard for the night !
There's a rivals article ($) that says Mccray is set to announce. That's my guess
But has he even visited?
The article says he is set to announce on the 8th of March
Should we be buckling up?
being buckled up for 9 days will cause chafing and general discomfort.
Okay, so as long as this specific picture is used every time, I feel like people can use the "Buckle Up" joke as much as they want...
of StevenRKass' wife!! (via Mr. Kass himself)
Unbuckle, for Heaven's Sake.
Kozan's vision quest took a sudden U turn. Looks like we're back in it again!
I hate how easy it is to increase your page hits by pulling this shit.
If we get a commitment soon, this guy gets credibility and people will start paying attention to him (even if he didn't have any idea what was going on beyond what we all knew).
If we don't get a commitment, then everyone forgets his name, which no one knew in the first place.
It's a low risk, high reward way for blogs to get attention, and this really doesn't deserve a thread like it would if it came from Ace, Tom, Sam Webb, etc.
Chill. It doesn't matter. Attention whores get screwed eventually.
You will notice, btw, that the OP has received no positive feedback. Or negative, signifying that readers are sitting on the fence, and not exhibiting immediate irrational exuberance.
My point isn't that this guy is an attention whore - or that people here can't figure out how to sort credible information from junk. I'm making a more general point that there's a structural incentive problem now that anyone gets to be a reporter/analyst.
Blogs are great in a lot of ways. There are downsides, though, to moving away from getting news from journalists whose editors work to protect their employers' reputations. If you don't have an established reputation, it's rational to blindly take some shots. Hell, I think Brian is a very responsible voice, but I was first drawn to MGoBlog by a report suggesting that Kirk Ferentz was about to be hired by Michigan.
Makes you ^ an attention whore
How so? He's right. He'd rather have people build a reputation with solid work and information rather than random people creating blogs, making blind guesses, and gaining reputation, money, and credit from something that was a guess. He wants educationed opinions and admits to falling for an internet opinion, this time it happened to be a knowledge and credible source though, which isn't the usual (though I don't believe Brian has an "inside" sources in the AD, especially about a coaching search).
Really though, how does complaining about modern reporting and journalism, make him an attention whore?
Receiving attention for whining about someone seeking attention, that's why it's funny. I agree with what he said, relax a little.
always good to feel some sunshine on a miiiiiiiiiserable night of studying
Nice! I get to try out my new upgraded seat belt I got for this recruiting class!
FWIW, my money's on an Ace Williams scenario, but I'm forever the optimist, so i'm going to half buckle up.
I suggest we all buckle up. Put your tray table up, and your seatback in the full upright position.
Nothing is more amazinger than amazing. Thats like being more unique.
making his announcement on the 8th. He gave shout-outs to Dymonte Thomas and Shane Morris on twitter. Taco Charlton said the class is about to get even better, and he's good friends with McCray. Mike Farrel at Rivals also believes that McCray is a Michigan lock. I BKFinest it.
Is that your final answer? There's no going back from this...
Yeah, I agree McCray seems to be the most likely commit, but it would seem kind of asinine to say 'a commit is about to come' when the guy is going to commit in a week. This makes me think one of three things (I ranked them in order of what I believe is most likely):
Mccray just got invited to the Army All American game. This dude is a stud and would be a great addition to this class.
But I can't get off the toilet. Four times in an hour. Why God? Why did I put all that hot sauce on my fajita tonight??
Just to throw this out there as well sua cravens tweeted that he is " feeling all the Michigan love" so that can't be bad.
Not with an attitude like that he's not
Is this supposed to read like a Borat joke?
Cravens is coming to Michigan NOT!
The two have been chatting on twitter. And like the above mentioned McCray was giving a s/o to sugar Shane and Dymonte via twitter last night. McCrays closing speed on the QB in his highlight tape is sick. Just speculation.
Maybe their spiritual journey has also shown them the wolverine.
This broke at midnight, but on the west coast it would have only been 9. So it could be someone from out west.
If this is even real.
Would you like a little rancho cucamonga with that insightful point? We are in his top 3 and his idol is charles woodson... And with a name like that he has to be good.
but I was almost duped by this as well. It's Chris Hawkins, from Rancho Cucamonga, CA. Oh, what could have been.
This quote was included in Ace's recruiting post earlier ...
"Another player with U-M in his top three is Rancho Cucamonga (CA) CB Chris Hawkins, along with Stanford and Notre Dame ($, info in header); Hawkins said he grew up idolizing Charles Woodson, so he's obviously got good taste."
I think the poster above thought the player's name was Rancho Cucamonga, when it's actually Chris Hawkins. I'm not suggesting Hawkins is the commit.
I could perhaps tell you if they've been on the phone jumping up and down and hollering. But alas, I don't. I also don't watch SM's tweets. Good thing I've finally found a real sage.
is that this guy went and saw the ridiculous list of top prospects that have high interest in michigan and figured he couldn't be wrong in saying that. it's kind of like saying "I gaurantee with 100% accuracy that this class will end up being better than it is right now by signing day!!!"
ps. i always spell gaurantee(garauntee?) wrong. apologies to the grammar nazis.
Ceeryuslee dewd? It's gherunti.
Fuck 5th Quarter Matt. He is now on the same level as Bleacher Report.#youcanquotemeonthat
Bleacher Report? AKA the site that predicts how every team in every conference will win every game for a season? Or AKA the site that put Bo Schembechler, Woody Hayes and Rich Rodriguez on the same list as "overrated coaches" (along with a bunch of headscratchers)?
As much as we ridicule the B/R (and rightfully so), they are trying to make some changes and improve. They just brought over Adam Kramer of Kegs N Eggs, so at the very least, they're trying to improve their content/writing.
Thanks but it's a tremendous class that is about to get tremendouser.
5th Quater Sports has a cool web page so they MUST be legit!!
OMG! Some random guy made a random out of the blue post about Michigan recruiting! Awesome!
Just to be clear, didn't we lose out on the commit(s) that we were supposed to be in on when TomVH first said "buckle up"?
I'm thinking Treadwell or McCray.
would be an awesome pickup
Is Yuri Wright visiting this week or something?
I doubt these things are connected, he just posted that today, so a title like that isn't really that cryptic. If he had made that post a month ago, and just linked to it today, then that might mean something.
I just haven't seen him write like that. I agree that it probably doesn't have anything to do with the player that this thread was refering to.
so you don't think he was dropping a hint today?
i heard rumors that its a defensive tackle from alabama named crayton
This shit cray.
Someone mentioned that he was visiting on March 6. And that it was a good thing we were his last visit just two days before he commits.