Eh. They want him as OL?
Still not worried, he's not much of a 3-4 type is he?
Eh. They want him as OL?
Still not worried, he's not much of a 3-4 type is he?
I thought they wanted him as a TE.
My bad, you're probably right. I just remember they wanted him on the offensive side of the ball.
Just for hypotheticals sake, I think Poggi would do really well as a DE in a 3-4 defense.
Haven't we had three false alarms on this already? (This is not a criticism of the OP.)
when a rumor is this persistent, it tends to be true (Shavodrick Beaver, Mallett transferring, etc.).
The Rivals guys said Alabama is expecting him in this week, but has been expecting him in previous weeks too.
My Grandma used to subscribe to the National Enquirer. She was convinced everything in it eventually came true!
Say it ain't so, Henry!!
Case in point, even the Enquirer gets the jump on some stories: National Enquirer in the 2000s
"The Weekly World News has the 8th highest circulation in the whole wide world."
Maybe it's because it's Friday...or because I just got off a two-hour business call...or because Mrs. 1989 UM GRAD has been away on business most of the week...but the idea of a backfield including Shavodrick Beaver, Mike Cox and Jake Butt just gave me a little chuckle. (yes I know Jake Butt hasn't arrived on campus yet, but please don't let facts get in the way of my moment)
Sorry for the old guy having a Beavis and Butthead moment...
Here I come.
Sabanbot3000 strikes again.
Kinda weird seeing as this is so close to NSD, damn u saban!
I mean obviously I'd feel better if he didn't go, but I wouldnt panic. He isnt waiting until after NSD because his Airfare + Lodging are comped by Alabama. He gets to visit his friend, and he has to do a 2 hour meet + greet or whatever with Nick Saban to get all that stuff paid for.
Think of Nick Saban as that guy trying to sell you a timeshare in Aspen, and you get the free weekend is Aspen if you sit down with him for 2 hours. Granted, some people do end up getting suckered into Timeshares so that is the only reason I'm a little nervous, but I think its definitely plausible that Poggi is just trying to get a free trip out of Saban. Let's just hope Saban isn't like that guy on South Park in the Timeshare episode who never lets them return until buying their timeshare (or commitment to Alabama)
Never buy a timeshare.
unless you enjoy vacationing and aren't the most naive person in the world.
I'm assuming that is how you meant to finish that sentence.
Never buy a timeshare from the developer, at a place you don't want to go at least once a year. And even then, enjoy your ever-rising annual fee.
If you goto tug2.net, you can get timeshares for free (minus transfer fees) from folks who are sick of paying the annual fee.
My poor in-laws bought a place in Vegas, over Thanksgiving they asked me to see how much they were going for in the secondary market. They were available for $0.01.
I looked into buying a timeshare at the Westin St. John (we fell in love with the island). The annual fees have doubled over the last 4 years.
+1. Fantastic comparison
A free trip to Bama AND I get to talk to Nick Saban for 2 hours?!
Why do I always get downvoted? I'm just passing the info along.
Round these here parts it's always..
Stop being insensitive about people crying.
Stop ordering other people to do things.
Don't tell me what to do.
Ohhh...We have that same monitor and I can sympathize with that man. Those unholy red lights will just not go away sometimes.
You're not just passing along info, you're also adding your "run interference" conspiracy theory and inciting panic. This story has been reported and debunked twice already.
There is new information to the story that has yet to be debunked, jerkstore.
I've never heard the term Jerkstore, but interesting. Can i get a jamaican jerk burger at said jerk store? :-)
I remember the episode now, but still - you don't call someone a jerkstore. You call a jerkstore, to see if they're running out of ... jerks.
Easy with the name calling - my cousin is an actual jerkstore so that offends me. What new info did you provide us with?
Well, the Jerk Store called, and they're running out of you...
Yeah? Well I had sex with your wife!
His wife is in a coma.
Best exchange of the week on the internets. No contest.
So is he...
Well, he did teach us all a new word...
Because you're a little bitch who always complains about getting downvoted.
/or was it? you decide
Are you asking me? Because it was /s.
We only have a few more days until LOI's are signed. Those who love Michigan will be Blue. Lets not cheapen our name by chastising a recruit unnecessarily. If you do and he ends up in AA, you'll feel silly.
This. I hope Poggi has a great time in Alabama and a great college career in Ann Arbor.
Okay, I hold a rivals account, and this isn't even confirmed. Basically, the Bama people have been expecting/wanting Poggi to visit for weeks without it acutally happening. Insiders are saying he may visit, but even if he does that he isn't likely to switch commitments. Additionally, neither Henry or his father have commented on this latest rumor...please hold off on badtalking the kid
According to someone we all trust, his sources are currently saying this isn't true either. But who knows? We'll find out soon enough I guess.
Yep, saw the same thing on TOS and was very relieved to hear these are just recylcled rumors from last week.
Thanks for the informative post. Do yourself a favor and change your username. I don't care if it doesn't mean what people think it means. Also, "neither...nor". That one bugs me. That is all.
Hold off bad talking the kid? Even if he leaves, we shouldn't bad talk the kid.
I absolutely agree. Sorry if it wasn't clear from my post, but my point was to simply not talk bad about the kid, especially since everything was/is hearsay.
How many scollies do they have left?
Not that it matters...
Certainly it's his right to do whatever he thinks is in his best interest, and also his right (and I think a very smart decision) to try to do it as privately as posible, but if he leaves, I'll be quite bummed.
Neither Poggi's have confirmed anything. Change your title.
The Poggi's won't confirm or deny. Biff's policy is to not talk about recruiting stuff apparently.
Chill. There is NOTHING NEW HERE. It is all the same talk.
So if there's nothing new to see here, then why is it an OFFICIAL visit?
It's called reading between the lines. Look at the picture again and study it. Wait for it, waaaaaait for it....got it yet?
The rivals board has been quite explicit that they expect Poggi to remain Blue, but they also threw in the "anything can happen" caveat. If the kid wants to check out 'Bama and switch it's certainly his right, if there's truth to it it bugs me that it's this close to signing day and awfully late for Michigan to find a replacement.
On another note, can someone please blow up the 'Bama deathstar already?
This has been known for at least 2 months now. Coaches are aware. This isn't like a Pharroh Brown incident. He just is going down there to get some free t-shirts and make out with a Bama cheerleader. Who wouldn't want to do that?
The 247 thing is a board post, not an article. As stated above, it essentially says Alabama is expecting Poggi this weekend, which as several have pointed out above, is no different than any other weekend for the last few weeks.
Lorenz suggests that this potential visit has been cleared by the coaches at their in home visit last week.
Wiltfong talked to one of the assistent coaches going with Poggi's dad this weekend to Alabama who stated "Henry may or may not come with us."
I thought this was debunked weeks ago?
but evidently, it's still bunk. Or something.
For your opinion.
I was wondering.
Chill out people. It's a high school kid. I'm sure you did stuff people didn't agree with either and everything turned out to be okay. Let him visit. If he wanted to switch I bet he would have visited a long time ago.
Can someone confirm the pronunciation of his name? I had assumed it was pah-gee, but I heard Sam Webb pronounce it poe-jee the other day.
The announcers were using the latter during his all star game (I can't remember if it was the UA or Army game).
Yeah, it's definitely POE-jee.
I always thought it rhymed with Yogi. Until I know for sure I'll just call him 'Sir Henry'.
247 is terrible in click mode again.
So is bassmaster.
TomVH says the rumors aren't true, per Wolverine Nation.
Yea but the op said the other board said it was true, and it's paywalled ($) so it has to be true!
/going back to zombie block party
Quick! Someone tell Tom to pay wall what he just said so its true!!!
Damnitt. Just kidding. I know this is mostly smoke. Just couldn't resist commenting. This kid is my favorite recruit.
the fact that alabama is interested in him, makes me happy (assuming he says committed to Michigan.)
the fact that alabama is interested in him, makes me happy (assuming he stays committed to Michigan.)
EDIT: Interesting double post... one has a typo the other doesn't... Are these fraternal double posts?
I like the post in here telling people to chill out, when nobody other than the OP was anything but calm about this "news."
made my brain hurt.
Please don't go.
All the plants are going to die.
The trip paid and access to see/visit all facilities with Cyrus.
His dad is a reputable guy and wouldn't fool with UM coaches.
Henry is Blue.
the kid said that his last visit to AA reminded him why he wants to be here. rumors are just rumors, enough with this BS
This thread was totally worth it for the "jerkstore" and "don't tell him to tell me what to do" exchanges....
I love how we are like a dysfunctional family!! ("He did it!" "He made me cry")
the more ppl are going to panic...laughable!
Easily,you can tell the ones who have patience or aren't new to the recuriting game,and the ones who panic...
Bassmaster? More like the Chilean sea bass I had last night at the Romano's Macaroni Grill cuz you've been grilled!
I heard that Derrick Green was visiting Sam's Club this weekend? Is that an indicator that he is applying for a job there instead of enrolling into college and playing Division 1 football? One can only speculate....
If he was smart he would commit to Costco, much better benefits and pay.
Did it come with a free gentleman's latte?
Is NyQuil on sale?
Please sir, may I have another!
but I'll be somewhat surprised if we don't have at least one decommit by signing day, and one surprise commit that's not on our radar right now.
And nobody should ever panic about recruiting.
Is anyone checking Flight Tracker????
This has already been refuted by Tom who spoke with an insider at Bama. Why is this stuff posted?
Was it RDT? If not, I call bullshit.
"You're ad said we only had to attend a 30 minute meeting"
....."Right, but THIS isn't THAT meeting"
the last two. But I'm pretty damn tired of having players snake-oiled away from us at the last second before NSD by SEC schools.
Imagine how Danny Hope feels.
He doesn't have to worry about it anymore.
KICK HIS ASS SEABASS!
Oh wow you guys wont believe what is going on..this is interesting..give me your credit card # and il let you in..this is a story you cant miss
Wait a minute! I just contacted an Arabian prince about an inheritance I just received overseas and now you're offering me another once-in-a-lifetime deal? Holy crap! What luck! I'll send you an email . . .
PGA season has started.
Happy Derrick Green Eve everybody!!!!
Auburn's RB coach is leaving for the NFL. Good news for us.
No scalin', cuttin', or guttin'.
Didn't he say at one point that a big factor in his choosing Michigan was the quality of education? Or at the very least, that was from his parents?
If so, I'm not sure why Alabama would even be on the table for him.
they just won the National Championship of NCAA Football in the good ole US of A.? Just spitballing here...
Regardless, I still think Poggi is Blue.
I know that's a big selling point, but if I remember correctly, I thought education was really important to him. With respect to Alabama, the education standards between our two schools don't even remotely compare.
Of course, a 17 year old kid's priorities can change drastically any minute, and Nick Saban is Lord of All That Is College Football. But if Poggi goes to Alabama, his desire to play in the NFL outweighs his desire for a quality education. But that's his choice.
Stop being a snob. You can get a perfectly good education at Alabama. Also, recruits always pay lip service to education. Few really mean it.
I totally agree with the last half of your comment. The first part, not so much. Unless wanting to be smart makes someone a snob.
The title on this thread needs to have [Debunked, AGAIN] added to it. Unless it can have [quit posting this bullshit over and over and over] added to it.
It appears to just be a post, but I'm not familiar with Tider Insider.
You aint familiar with Rodney from the Tider Insider? You need to get out more, Erik.
yalls? This board is such a joke that you can't stay away.
Trey, shouldn't you be practicing your Civil War reenactment movements and tactics, and not wasting our time on this blog of Northern aggression?
If you hate it so much, then you are free to not post. Why is it marked trolling? Because no 'legitimate' news outlet is reporting it, and several trustworthy insiders have not heard any confirmation. We prefer to not pedal in rumors unless it is specifically marked as a rumor.
Have fun at Tider Insider then. Say hi to RDT for me
from [Rumor:] to [Humor:]
It seem strange to visit a friend in Alabama a week before NSD
Not to threadjack but....FUCK
Imma shock the world tomorrow lol!! You just dont no!!
I've seen recruits say this before, and then they've picked the team that everyone expected them to pick. I wouldn't read too much into it.
Seriously? You really think that means anything?
A user pointed out that this statement is likely giving props to juwan Howard in the fab five documentary
I always refer to Alabama as Abalama.
Well 247 confirmed the official visit for Poggi. Seems odd to wait so long in the process to do this a little under two weeks before NSD.
Everyone needs to search for and read the "Beaver gone to C-USA" thread from 4 years ago. We (including me) went ape shit because Shadovrick Beaver decommitted to go to Tulsa. We had to hope Rich Rod could land some kid from Florida to be the second QB in the class. Meyer hadn't even offered the guy as a QB! The world was over and we were doomed. At least we still had Tate.
The panic was just a bit unjustified and it all worked out just fine. Relax, enjoy the weekend. The program is in good hands.
I, for one, want to have a crappy Friday evening.
To each his own. I do recommend beer. Not in connection with this, I just recommend beer.
Totally different. Beaver wasn't a universally-regarded top prosepect and that wasn't two weeks before signing day. That meltdown had as much to do with where he went than the fact that he left.
Poggi is currently our highest rated recruit and we won't be able to replace him with anyone. This would be a much bigger deal.
Denard wasn't even the player we wanted, much less highly rated. He ended up being our best player. Just going for some perspective. Maybe that is a mistake here.
I hope he's just taking the trip to see Bama and meet the coach. But I think he will still sign with us. But again that is his own decission to make.
Biff poggi @BiffPoggi
Until the #Big 10 learns to recruit like the #SEC it will be an irrelevant conference. Good news for #Ohio State
Seems odd to let your son commit to an irrelevant conference. And to say that's good for at team in that conference, who just happens to be the mortal enemy of your son's chosen school. Just say'n.
That's what happen when you try and leave your region to recruit. these schools are indirectly paying these kids to go to their schools. Gilman probably just recieved some new weights and workout gear from an alabama alum. Hell, remember alabama paid for Dee hart's high school to get new turf laid down so they can practice for the bowl game against MSU. So he is right , until the big ten starts recruiting like the SEC we are done. Also, Brady Hoke really needs to stop takingso many early committs. It's time to save some of these kids officials until after the season so when you have recruits wanting to go elsewhere, you still have some officials in your back pocket.
Please explain your last point, because I don't get it. Why does taking early commits preclude us from getting officials late in the year?
Accepting kids commitments early on in the recruiting process opens Michigan up to the "My spot is saved for Michigan now I will go look elsewhere" theme. This has obviously killed us in recruiting.
Oh wait, Kyle Bosch, Jake Butt, Taco Charlton and LTT all commited in February...are solid 4 star recruits...and ended up signing their letter of intent and enrolled early.
I think landing four 4 stars super early and keeping them all they way until they signed just disproved his point.
Because we can not make that last impression with the kid. When they take an official during the season, they get to see game experience but its still 3 months left before they can sign their LOI. Usually, it's the last impression on these recruits that leads to a decision,hence Michigan losing all these recruiting battles late in the process.
Wow not a great thread. I had to do my own research for LINKS! and what is the site with the most information on Poggis visit.......Mgoblog...
Yes people in paywalled threads were talking about it, and 247 "confirmed" the January 18th visit, but common.
This may or may not be true, but very weak. It would be like me saying that now is the best time to buy a house because people on Mgoblog were talking about houses in Michigan a couple days ago.
I guess opinions don't count on here if it's not being pro Michigan.
OP is probably just mad because his thread didn't pan out.
His post is bad and he should feel bad.
Not so much anymore.
I guess opinions don't count on here if it's not being pro Michigan.
That I kinda get. It is a Michigan site. What I don't get. Is how pro Michigan posts are considered trolling if it is considered not pro Michigan by other Michigan fans. I love thus board though.
Shit I cannot type with 1 thumb. Sorry to grammar police
A: A really good high school football player who has done nothing at the college level, AND that's all he is right now (just like every other recruit).
Don't lose sleep over him. Don't freak out. Don't go ape shit over what his dad is saying on twitter. If he wants to be at Bama, more power to him. If he wants to be at Michigan, he's more than welcome (if the coaches still want him).
missing out on Green and losing Pogi in the same weekend would be disappointing.However, Deveon and Maurice both have impressive senior videos.The two most underrated players in our class in my opinion.