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?
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.
You remind me of R. Lee Ermey in the Geico commercial.
I'll take that as a compliment, because he's awesome.
you are one of the posters I respect most on this blog, but when a recuit (and he isn;t the first to say it) sites the uncertainty surrounding the program as the reason he committed somewhere else I don't think complaining about the uncertainty is unjustified.
I understand that these are 17 year old kids who have the potential to change their minds, but lets be honest, kids decommitting from one school to commit to another is the exception and not the rule. It does happen, but it isn't like it does more often than not.
Lots of kids aren't as dedicated to playing for UM as D. Hart and are willing to let this all play out before they make up their mind. With all the factors that go into a recruit making his decision, this situation could easily be the deal breaker for many recruits out there.
I just don't think it is entirely unjustified for someone to complain about how this whole situation is being handled, and point out the fact that it is definitely impacting this staffs ability to recruit.
At this rate we may be forced to break out a 1-4-6 defense for 2012.
it leaves room for one more slot receiver, that we can take in this recruiting class.....
You inspire me.
You inspire me, 3 weeks!
For those remotely interested....
Lance Callihan (LA) - http://recruiting.scout.com/a.z?s=73&p=8&c=1&nid=4930199
Anthony Hayes (MN) - http://recruiting.scout.com/a.z?s=73&p=8&c=1&nid=4855109
Neither are California kids.
It's not like these guys are 5 stars, but just sayin....
So if he's hired we will not hear from you anymore? Win/Win.
He works under different parameters as far as what players he can get qualified. The better students are usually found on offense. Not always, but generally. Plus we are dealing with a track record of player development on defense that is impressive.
Go read up on Harbaugh and what he has done out there. The possible future looks pretty good if that is the direction we go.
The man will give us our program back. Of that I have no doubt.
we'll be playing the unique 0-3-8 formation.
Jonathan Hankins would be pretty cool about now
New 0-0-11 scheme:just make them run more than one play to score. At least Penn State is in a worse situation in recruiting.
Should have taken 6'4 330 pound Hankins last year. He loved Michigan but was slow played. He saw a lot of good PT this year at tuoos.
..To have Sparty himself, in a blatantly biased manner, swinging you away from Michigan.
To help with that process he relies on the advice and guidance of Detroit Southeastern defensive coordinator Archie Collins
“(Collins) just wants to look up some information on the past defensive tackles that (Michigan) has got to the league because that’s my dream – to play in the NFL,” said Hankins detailing the advice he received from his coach. “(Collins wants) to see the statistics they’ve got and just get more information about them because it was a long time for them to offer me. He wants to see what that’s really about. He just wants to look into it (more) before the decision.”
This is why. Stop freaking out, two people don't make a defense.
This time in English.
"I don't buy this. He schedules his official, then he says Michigan is out two days later? I just hope the green shits in East Lansing don't get him; that would piss me off. I have a question. How the hell did they get Gholston and Lawrence Thomas over us? Since when does MSU get in-state 5 stars over Michigan? That's unacceptable."
Apostrophes are not toys for you to just randomly place wherever the fuck you want. They serve a purpose. If you're going to post stupidity, you could at least make an attempt at, I don't know, second-grade grammar.
we're getting into never-ending cycle territory. we were thin on d this year, we'll be thin on defense next year and the year after when RVB and Martin are gone... sigh.
I mean really? Why is this thread so depressing? Did anyone think Cooper was ever a strong possibility?
And how do you figure the D will be thin forever? You must think theres no talent there right now, I guess, but I don't think anyone can reach that conclusion in regards to first and second year players. Its TBD.
Yes, people did think that Cooper was a possibility at some point. He mentioned over the summer that he made a connection with Delonte Hollowell when he visited unoffically, and he said he was looking forward to coming back for an official visit.
Summer was a long time ago, and the talk was mostly fluff. Didn't see any strong beliefs recently.
So yeah, I don't understand when a thread about a single player verbally committing elsewhere goes all doomsday, and I especially don't understand it when the player verbaling elsewhere was expected.
just hit the "fast forward" button and get to the bowl game? Then we can find out what's happening with the direction of the team and move on. It really does seem like recruits are not happy with all the waiting, and neither are we. If RR was staying, you would think DB would come out and say that he's our coach for next year. His silence might be loud. Or not.
In our bowl game we will -
1. Score a ton of points
2. look like a highschool team on Special Teams
3. Have the worst defense in the nation
4. Feature two QB's
5. Turn the ball over at least 4 times
6. Make me want to puke over and over
7. Still somehow win the game