MSU's ace recruiter is headed to Mt. Pleasant. He's been responsible for essentially every instate player the Spartans have landed since Dantonio took over.
Petway nails threes to death metal. Seriously.
This is a decent hire. I'm not too impressed, but as a Michigan fan first and foremost, if it removes State's "Ace Recruiter", then I'm cool with it.
God, I so waited on posting this just to prevent the board from becoming RCMB-East
Not ripping on the OP but when 5 of their top 15 posts are about UM, I just hoped this would pass... you know? Like when your buddy and your ex, who you dumped, are getting along really well and you can tell they're happy but deep down you hope they find someone else? And then you stumble in on them in the laundry room doin it? And you close that door and you wanna laugh it off but instead you go up into his room and log onto his computer and look up his ex and find her phone number and text her with something passive... you know... 'oh hey, it's Jeff... you know, Brad's roommate' and you make small talk and meet up with her at a bar. And then 5 cocktails later you both are kinda like "we're in college, it's casual, let's go somewhere." And then you're in a park and shit's getting heavy and you're like "alright! this chick is hot!" But deep down you're thinking "if it weren't for that horse, I wouldn't be spending this year in college..."
Yeah, that feeling.
if you're seriously logging onto multiple accounts just to harass me - knock it off. it was one night. and you knew how much Jessica meant to me!
I have no idea what is going on here but I figured someone should respond so it can't be edited.
it was a joke
This just made the last hour I wasted online worth it. Excellent work, sir.
I loled, but when I think about it I'm really not sure I get the comparison.
you fully got the joke and win the internet!
/attractive women clinging to you
did he have a position assignment?
Apparently, "ace recruiting" means 37th nationally this year, 17th the year before and 47th the year before that...If, then, this is a loss to Sparty then let's welcome it.
I was speaking in terms of MSU's standards. All of the decent to good players they've landed - Caper, Baker, Sims, Gholston, Hicks, Norman, Hill, Martin - Dan Enos recruits.
Of course, he also landed them Glenn Winston...
Do you think it's likely to have much of an impact? In other words, did he just happen to be the guy recruiting in state for MSU, or was he really that connected?
He graduated from my alma mater in SE Michigan, graduated from MSU, has been on staff for a while in EL - he's very well respected in the state. It should be interesting to see what happens.
we all know that Dantonio OWNS in-state recruiting and nothing can change that. See: Devin Gardner & Will Campbell
had a ton of talent.... He was just a gangster.
he was a talented gangster. he could sucker-punch athletes and nerds.
This is slightly off-topic for this thread, but I'm still so curious as to why Johnathan Hankins never got a MSU offer. Enos is all over the state of Michigan, and Hankins was offered by a bevy of the big boy programs, but not Michigan State. That just baffles me.
Especially with Gholston being their top recruit. Enos had to be at Southeastern like twice a week.
Win win situation here. Central gets a solid coach with strong recruiting ties to the state; Sparty loses the same.
Best of luck to the CHIPS!
He's bounced around a lot. If he has any early success, I don't see him staying long. Especially if there is an opening at MSU.
Now, that is an intriguing notion. Do you see Dantonio angling for something bigger?
Surely, you are not suggesting that the man who has single-handedly changed the perception of MSU football, not to mention the hero who righted the recruiting imbalance with U of M, all the while inspiring in his charges the most Christian of virtues (indeed, striking down with vengeance those, fourteen or so, who stray from the path of righteousness), is in hot water? If so, good sir, I ask you look no further than the Dant-alamo Bowl, where the Spartans notched yet another moral, nay, righteous!, victory, very nearly seizing the day, whilst outmanned by a most unholy, un-Spartan brand of marauders, to see the error of your ways.
Inquiring minds want to know!
My guess is that word for Spartan we're strongly discouraged from using. I don't know if that's considered heresy though.
Now I'm curious
Well then congrats to Dan Enos, the next coach at Cincinnati.
Bitter CMU Alum.
Much like what has been made about WVU being the farm for Michigan coaches, Central has developed the same relationship with Cincinnati.
Funny how these things work out.
I wonder if Dantonio will fill his spot with 1 of the local coaches that have steered their kids to MSU the last couple of years.
As a Central alum, I don't know what to make of the hire. I liked Butch Jones and was sad to see him follow stupid Kelly's footsteps.
Do you think Jones was a great coach? I can't argue his success, but during his whole tenure he had Dan LeFevour at QB. That could make a lot of coaches look better than they are.
As a current Central student, I went to all the games these past two years and I have to agree with Blue-Chip.
Butch did a really good job maintaining the success that Kelly instituted and didn't mess up any potential opportunities that the team had.
But he didn't really razzle-dazzle with his own style or methods. If it wasn't for this past season and the whole offense being seniors, he might not have even gotten other offers.
The jury will always be out as to whether he could have been a successful coach after this season. Most people here like to think so, but we'll never know. Wouldn't surprise me if Cincy did well these next two years then curtailed like Notre Dame did after Weis' second year.
I graduated in 2005, so I only get to see them when they play on ESPN. I get what you're saying, but Jones did a good job of keeping everything clicking. And he seemed like a nice guy. Time will tell if Jones was the real deal. But I liked the results.
And I'm envious of you guys seeing a decent team. I had to suffer through the DeBord era, and cover that excuse of a team in 2002.
I think he will be a successful coach -- once he doesn't have the criticism of using other coaches players.
He had good recruiting classes for Central and I think we will be able to continue the current success to a degree, but there will always be that asterisk by his name, indicating he had Dan at QB.
He did the right thing, taking another job while his stock was high, I don't blame him for that. I just hope that I won't have to suffer through the next 2 seasons much like I did the last two seasons for Michigan (Although I'm not as emotionally/mentally attached to the Chips like I am UofM).
Yeah I feel for you. Must have been rough going to games and even afterwards watching Debord take over the Michigan offense. You must've been dying haha
I agree with everything you said. I just thought it was an interesting point of discussion. Not intended to slight Jones.
Enos holds the distinct honor of probably being the only guy at MSU to be part of CMU upset victory as both a player and a coach.
If you can't beat em, join em!