According to Scout.com, Darian Cooper, the defensive tackle from DeMatha HS in Maryland, has elminated Michigan out of his final 4. With Martin becoming a senior next year this makes Danny O'Brien one of Michigan's top, if not the top priority in the 2012 class.
Darian Cooper Eliminates Michigan
Sadly this was not a surprise.
Darious Cooper is eliminated from my heart
These are the times that try men's souls.
I think there is a new angry-michigan-hating-DT-god out there now
has no eligibility left.
Crabcakes and ......nevermind it would have been nice to use.
First Avery Walls now this, nothing like a double fisted dong punch for the holidays
Hope Ash and Talbott are ready next year. Q, too.
good god, some DT, any DT, see the playing time and come here.
Wasn't he scheduled for a visit? Isn't he close to Delonte?
I may end up looking stupid for this, but we don't have anyone named Delonte.
EDIT: NVM Hollowell.
I should have added DB Hollowell.
It was reported that they became friends during "BBQ at the Big House" event. He was supposed to come stay with Delonte and his family for some time. I guess that never happened.
Tom just said that he scheduled his visit for Jan. Maybe he will still come up.
Sorry double post.
at least he gave the staff notice instead of stringing them along.
Good luck to him.
I'm trying to be positive thru all of this....But for the love of god, the defensive situation seems to he getting worse with every top D Target dropping us left & right.
I understand the experience of youngsters this year will help, but we need a Chuck Woodson to even make the D respectable...
Can I just hear some good news please!
Leon Hall and Charles Woodson are donating their 2011 NFL contracts to the NCAA in order to receive one more year of eligibility and start for UM.
oh wait... You wanted good news that was actually true? Check back later.
You know what...I'll take imaginary good news at this point
Welcome back Chuck & Leon!
Let's bring Clint Copenhaver back just cause his name is sweet!
we need DT's!
/not upset but I found this .gif hilarious and had to use it
I'm sorry, but that is funny to you? What the hell is wrong with you?
As much as I like our current coach and staff this is a real fiasco. Landing at least one DT should have been a TOP priority for this class. I'm an old fashioned kind of guy. You win this game by fortifying the trenches. That's always been the secret and its the reason why OSU has been kicking our ass these past couple of years. It's incredible to me that we can be in this predicament.
The reason he stated in their article was the uncertainty of the coaching situation. He had a friend deal with this such thing and wanted no part of it. It will be like this until it is resolved one way or the other.
we have heard from DB himself and many on this blog that this is not impacting recruiting.....
Dumb, dumber, or dumbest comment he has ever made. Walls gone, Frost probably gone (don't see an EE committing to us with our current situation), Cooper gone, Crawford starting to show interest elsewhere(?), Dee potentially gone. The pimp hand has become a limp wrist.
I have nothing to add on this thread - save this sucks.
I swear, though, I'm taking "Double Fisted Dong Punch" as the name for my new band.....
Five Finger Death Punch
If you make it big time I'm suing for copyright infringement, I swear. Or I will come to vegas to buy you out, I dont care what kind of deal you made with Barzini
I can make a deal with him and keep my casino.
So who are we looking at that's left as real possibilities for DT in this class?
Well . . . uhhh . . . nobody.
Somebody get Danny O'Brien on the phone and tell him about our depth chart for 2012........
Anthony Hayes and Lance Callihan???
There is a Syracuse commit that is supposed to come Jan. 7th for a visit. His last name is Trudo. Other than that, it appears not a lot is going on.
I might be alone here, but I don't really like our chances with Trudo
Plus whoever the next coach targets. Guys we haven't heard of at this point. It is tough to take, but this will settle out in our favor.
I am wondering what you are basing it on? First off, no one knows if there is even going to be a coaching change. Second, there is no evidence that even if we do pick up JH that there is going to be some magical transformation that will lead recruits to suddenly drop there current commitments and join our team.
The idea that this will all work out for the best gets harder to believe each passing day.
Look, we know it's going to happen. We're not going to hear anything definitive until after the bowl game. So rather than fretting about it, all you can do right now is sit back and let it happen.
I don't understand why people are freaking out in early December. Rodriguez pulled in a pretty solid recruiting class when the transition took place in 2007-08, and he's shown the ability to close over the last few classes. And if a coaching change is made, who knows what will happen?
Signing Day is almost two months away. That means there's about 16% of the recruiting cycle left. Relax.
but I am not one who is very good at just sitting back, it is one of my many flaws. When I care as much about something as I do this football team, it is nearly impossible for me to be calm and let things play out when I can see no possible reason for it to be happening.
Now I am not saying there isn't a reason that will become evident in the future, but at this point it is escaping almost every fan of this team.
Good council though, I just wish I was the type of person that could take it.
he'll have two to three weeks to recruit before the dead period and that is with an immediate hire. Which would lead me to believe DB's mind was already made up, he lied through his teeth, and he threw away a year of recruiting so he could get his way. Sounds like spoiled child syndrome.
Thank you DB for letting RR's future hang in the wind. You made Cooper realize that Michigan was not the place for him...good job and thumbs up! (sarcasm)
Good God, this board is full of such lame-ass whining when some high school kid decides to eliminate Michigan from his list.
I mean, I guess it's completely justified, since we all know that 17-year-olds' decisions are final.