Any one else really excited about today's visit from 4 star OL Eric Magnuson? I know I am. Here is hoping for the 15th commit of 2012 sometime this weekend. Go Blue or Die!
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i think we all are excited. however, the whole "go blue or die" thing might be a bit much. i don't think we should be threatening recruits. but hey, that's just me.
Let's leave death threats to Ohio State fans.
... and players.
... and team tattoo artists.
Go Blue Or Have A Successful College Career Elsewhere Unless It's In The Big Ten In Which Case Have An Unsuccessful One
Wonder why that hasn't caught on.
Perhaps the OP was suggesting that he would die if Magnuson didn't go blue. He just accidently left at I'll, as in Go Blue or I'll Die.
One of our 2012 recruits was tweeting with #GBOD in most of his updates. I can't remember who exactly, probably RJS or Ross.
It was RJS.
What does GBOD stand for?
I got it from twitter. Basically the 2012 guys who have already committed have made it their motto.
I still cant believe Diddy did this for t campaign.
Should note that "Go Blue or Die!" or #GBOD is a phrase a lot of the commits for this class have adopted on twitter as sort of a rallying cry and way of recruiting others. So before people crucify the OP, know that is where it comes from.
From the people who brought you #COD:
I like you so well. Both my wife and I think Eddie is the best comic in the business. We've seen him on stage twice. Amazingly funny guy. His whole schtick about being a "male lesbian" has to be one of the best lines of all time.
That's how we're getting all of these recruits: through the cunning use of flags.
is also a phrase "started" by on of our recruits(RJS), which is where I think the OP is pulling it from...
can get away with slogans and phrases like that. Fans? Not so much.
Are you...placing a hex on this kid? C'mon, just because he doesn't Go Blue doesn't mean we should curse him to death. I defy you, and your dark magics!!!
Yeah. I hope the staff roles out the red carpet. I think he wants to pull the trigger.
Can we make it a maize carpet? I don't like red.
What don't you like a about a carpet made from the ragged, blood-soaked, tear-stained uniforms of our fallen enemies?
how about maize carpet
He totally wants to pull the trigger, and I'd be surprised if he didn't. He's a great OT, we need a great OT, Mcihigan rox, it's a perfect match.
That, and the fact that a number of top OTs are showing interest in M right now and if he doesn't pull the trigger today he might not get a chance to next time. Not only are OLs excited about the offense here and what's happening at UM, but I think they're loving the depth chart. Two OTs from this class will be back-ups their RS frosh year, and two (likely the same two) will be starters their RS soph years and beyond. That's a very good situation to be in.
Magnuson seems to love our coaching staff. Can't blame him. I think this is a mere formality.
I agree, I think he's been a silent commit type for a couple weeks. Not in the sense that he's committed and hasn't gone public yet, but more in the sense that he's committed in his head and wants to do the deed in person.
This will also be big for our other OL recruits. 3 OL spots taken, likely only 2 or 3 left, and one should be reserved for a guard. If your name is Diamond, Thurston, Banner, Garnett, etc you'll need to start thinking quickly or your M spot might be gone.
I will also bet that Diamond speeds up his process. I know that he'd like to draw it out like Bryant did, but this year there's no luxury like there was with the RR staff.
I haven't heard much about Thurston since his visit, so I'm a bit skeptical that we're getting him (especially since he's announcing soon).
I wonder if this staff is still high on Dodson. Or Pirsig.
I wouldn't mind Olson as the third OL too. Would love Banner - it might depend on how his visit goes on ND weekend.
RS? Why would that not be "Two OTs from this class will be back-ups their true frosh year"
Huyge leaves this year and we're left with Lewan and Schofield. If Posada's an OT, he'll be a RS back-up, but that's it. We need 2-3 kids who can play as back-ups as TF (Magnuson, Diamond, Banner)
Let me know I'm wrong. Please.
think the belief is Omameh could bounce outside if necessary and RS frosh Posada and Bryant could probably help out if necessary even if they're better fits at guard.
A guy like Diamond or Banner could probably play too. With Magnuson, I think he has the most upside of any OL we might bring in but he's going to need a redshirt year just for bulk purposes.
Yeah, it's probably somewhere in the middle. I doubt any of these guys will burn a RS to play as true frosh but it's possible that one of them comes in ready to see the field. Outside of Boren, I can't think of another M OL who didn't redshirt. I can't think who the last OT was.
Hence my pain
But they did seem to suggest Omameh is better in space than man up, at least through last year. He's going to have a killer year IMO, but he doesn't look to be an OT. I believe the coaches said last year that Barnum could slide in a pinch, but none of it is optimal. And a few injuries = 2010 CB depth pretty quickly.
Losing Jake Fisher and getting only 1 OL (center Christian Pace) the year prior puts us in a very tough spot. RR should have been hounding every OT in the country in last year's recruiting cycle. But yes, this should be a huge sell for the current recruits.
We've got a ways to go before that happens:
actually concerned that they won't be doing anything nice for him, kind of like what they've been doing w/ all the past recruits.
Sorry for the sarcasm, I was just feeling it right now.
GBOD - I believe that the original 13 colonies used that phrase when John Paul Jones was tearing it up along the high seas.
John Paul Jones. A true developer of talent, and a ridiculous recruiter. Now that guy new how to build a program from the ground up.
He is also a great bassist, known keyboardist and fabled badass.
No, that was Paul Revere's warning to the British - go back or die. Sorry to bust your chops but historical accuracy and all that.
My dad took me to a UM/tsio game at the horseshoe and two red-faced hillbillies threatened us on our way out. I was like 4. Let's not resort to threats.
what does tsio stand for again?
That (filthy morally corrupt) school in ohio
stood for something that ryhmes we "grit".
that school in ohio.
That School In Ohio.
The Scandal Is Ongoing
Makes sense, I always thought it meant The State Institution of Ohio. sounds like prison or something.
It's pre-prison, kinda like pre-med.
Come on now, that is just how Buckeye fans are raised. Don't blame them, it's the system. One of my best friends pulled a knife on me when Perry was running roughshod all over his poor team. Did I blame him? Absolutely not...wait...what?
doesn't scare him off. Coming from California to what is now 50's and raining, it better get nicer today. Of course he barely missed the 90 degree days.
It's 60 and cloudy here in San Diego the past two days so it won't be as drastic a shift as one might think.
Eh, it's been high 60's and gloomy in SoCal the last few days, so it's not like he's leaving paradise right now and landing in 50 degree weather. Considering most Californians I meet think that Michigan is covered in a thick layer of snow 11 months out of the year, he might be pleasantly surprised.
It really is Juneuary in California right now.
When Tom interviewed him he said "I've spent a lot of time in Canada so I know what cold weather is all about. The weather doesn't affect me at all; I prefer it actually."
pull the trigger like a Columbus tattoo artist wants to tat a football player.....
You got change for a $1000 dollar bill?
who is Eric Magnuson?
I believe that "Go Blue or Die" is a spin on the well know New Hampshire State motto of "Live Free or Die"
It appears on their licence plates or did. I have also seen a number of tattoos that say "Live Free or Die"
"Go Blue or Die" bought and paid for by a student athlete!!!!!
"Buckeye for rent"...........FREE!!!
Good luck to Erik no matter what he chooses
I'm pretty sure it's a spin off of Taylor Gang or Die.
We we we so excited. We so excited. Fun fun fun fun.
It's Friday, Friday.
OT: I'm having lobster bisque for lunch. Is Le Dog still around? Love me some Le Dog bisque.
Hopefully Mags partakes in some fine A2 cuisine.
247 says good news coming soon, assume this is it
I would hope it is. The mod/writer said it is recruiting related and he is visiting today so one can imagine.
Is that normal?
I hate foreshadowing posts. I want info NOW damnit.
Gunner Kiel is supposed to choose today, right? I'm not expecting it, but if we get him I'm not embarrassed to say I'll celebrate with many, many whiskey/waters (on a diet).
Dang beaten to it.
My feeling is he will read your post and Commit Lol Hey Blue fans come support the hottest new Michigan Blog We are working hard to keep you coming back .... http://everythingmichiganandmore.blogspot.com
Awhile back, that today could bring mulitple recruits?
Come on Magnuson and join the great tradition of Michigan Men!
Well we already got one today. Another would be nice :)