Feel shitty now for taking his commitment for granted.
fair point that
Feel shitty now for taking his commitment for granted.
To everyone bashing Alabama's academics, there isn't much that separates our institutions in terms of undergraduate education, it's the graduate programs that make a significant difference.
Yeah as an engineer I can't agree with this at all. Alabama isn't even in the same conversation.
Go read the damn rankings. Michigan #28, Alabama #86. Yeah, yeah, methodology and all, but that doesn't explain that big of a gap.
With undergrad engineering, M is #7, Alabama nowhere to be found.
Michigan one of the best undergrad sports management, 'bama not mentioned:
This was about ball, period. So just stop it.
...he was told he could go into engineering at Bama but not Michigan.
is not true. maybe the equations are all the same, but the facilities and opportunities are better here. ex. solar car, formula & hybrid, multiple aero groups etc.
this shouldnt devistate us because for alot of us we were already dead inside.
The longer this thing dragged on, the worse I felt about it. Alabama got a recent visit, and we've been sucking wind lately. Good luck to him.
I hope he doesn't change his mind! It's a long time till signing day.
Peppers isn't going anywhere, why do people think he's going to leave? Seriously everything he does/says is pro Michigan and he grew up idolizing the Wolverines. Barring a crazy shakeup at head coach he's not going anywhere.
one recruit. relax.
Why can't we have nice things?
We have all the nice things? I WANT THEM ALLLLLLLL
Gotta blame Borges I think more than anything
we handle PSU and Nebraska, I think this is a different story
in the end as i said in my previous post
it was never about academics, if your comparing Alabama academically to Michigan, than it is a joke.
I don't care if Alabama is aflagship state school, I could sleepwalk at alabama and get a 4.0, probably the same at ole miss and miss st.
No way this was about academics in the end, nobody in their right mind would choose Bama over Michigan in academics except BBQ, White sheets, rednecks and Pig Racing and washing and underwater basket weaving.
Bama - 100-122nd ranked engineering school
Michigan - Top 10
yeah i know, undergrad ain't grad
I'm sorry but still to compare Bama undergrad to Michigan is a joke.
So much for academics. Saw right thru this.
In the end the blame is more on Borges and the offense than anything I think ..Keep playing bad offense, gonna be getting 2 and 3 stars soon.
Lol at this, this has been pointed out numerous times in this thread but michigan told him he couldn't do engineering and football, so no point in comparing. And like i said before if someone was picking where to play football with academics as the number 1 issue, they would go to stanford, northwestern, berkeley, ucla before us and depending on what they studied unc, uva,texas, and nd are all big schools with division 1 football, players in the nfl and academics ranked as highly or better than michigan.
No matter what happened in those games Bama still had the advantage. Three national titles and a dozen defensive players drafted high is why he chose Bama.
Possibly, but did those games help?
You know the answer to that.
well...has any recruit still went with Michigan that had such a long process? I'm just thankful I no longer pay for ESPN's site - TVH is an 'insider'? Yeah, about as much as I am! :)
yeah, I'm just a poor sport.
I would have done the same if I were him. This coaching staff is pathetic.
Also, NO COFFEE FOR THE STAFF THIS WEEK.
Is for closers!!!
come to San Diego St., we have real earthquakes out here! I hope Saban goes to Texas and pisses off all these Bama recruits, fuck this shit. It sure does feel like SEC pays players.
I'm sure it had nothing to do with the chance to play for national championships and a coach with multiple national championships and a reputation for incredible defenses.
I really really hope that people don't start bashing the kid on twitter. Sadly I know it will happen.
which sucks, but that's the reality of college sports and the most awful thing created (twitter).
can't blame him, but in a lot of ways, recruits set themselves up for things as well..you can't preach academics being 'your thinig' then choose a school that is literally awful in your major.
All's well that ends well though. I hope Peppers stays on board.
Is it bad that I hope Florida fans make bigger asses of themselves? Seriously, why do grown people need reminders to be civil and not insult people when they make decisions that are personal and affect only them? What is wrong with people...
I'm sure the dismal performance on the field didn't help.
Seemed like a good kid, good luck to him.
We have the 18th ranked class on rivals. 18th! That is unacceptable, who are we going to get to bring that up?
not recruting numbers. We've had 3 good classes under Hoke and we got more production out of RR's 3 star recruits than our current 4 star and above recruits
Really? Who gives a shit where the class is ranked.
You do realize the classes with higher number of kids are in the top-10? Michigan can't take that many this year.
UM's class is smaller than most. Anyways, recruiting rankings are no indicator of future success.
First congrats to Hand. Excellent school in terms of football and the academics are good aslo. He can't go wrong with that choice and it was his decision to make. The coaches are now on the clock. This is a big deal. Yes it is one recruit making a decision but this is a signal to other recruits that Michigan needs to be delivering on the promise of the great recruiting the last two years. We need to see changes in the off season at this point and we need big names that are proven and that have a lot of potential. At this point the decision is manball which is fine but we need to get proven coordinators that are going to make a difference and actually use the talent that we have on that side of the ball. This isn't the end of the world but Hoke is going to have to act because we could be at the top of a very slippery slope.
Fire Borges, right?
of events with Football and Basketball recruiting? We are batting 0...
Prince fielder style
We still have TACO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
the real (DE) Taco!.... TACO SUPREME!
Hoping that this year's skid doesn't totally kill Hoke's recruiting momentum.
Well, I would say your hope... along with any recruiting momentum is dead. The best thing to do is brace for impact. The way this season has gone, and more importantly, the perception.. there will be more bad news in the days ahead.
Thought exercise to make you feel better.
Let's say that Hand commitment happened earlier in the year and instead it was Jabrill committing today. We are all happy about getting a top 5 player and are positive despite the team seemingly going backwards.
Personally, I think Peppers is a much better player than Hand anyway. Obviously I can't prove that I felt this way before Hand announced he is going to Bama, but I did.
At least you can turn to our great brand of manball for some solace...or basketball, or hockey
dont blame him, id make the same decision. great football both currently and re future prospects, best league, best players, best coaches, best fans / atmosphere, etc. academics are solid and they have similar big time state school endowments and programs -though UM is much higher ranked for those clutching their diplomas. and the weather and ladies are both much hotter down south. so dont blame him at all. UM gave him plenty to consider but the product on the field did not help matters (not saying it hurt, but certainly did not help). tough to miss on such a seemingly great kid who plays such a position of need, and apparently plays it well. you want a 4man pass rush? those are the kind of players you need and unfortunately they just missed on a big one. dominant DL are so important if you want to run an honest scheme and not have to cover up other weaknesses on your D, big time loss, the rich get richer. much luck to the kid, ill def be rooting for him. heres hoping mcdowell stays in state with the wolverines since they desparately need beasts in front 4
Michigan's future success, or lack there of, didn't hinge on one defensive lineman's decision. Jadeveon Clowney hasn't helped South Carolina that much when it comes to the team's wins and losses. Peppers is far more likely to make an instant impact.
Not that this isn't a big loss, because it is, but Peppers' position and skill-set are far more important to our success in the near future. Peppers will certainly see some time on O as well, one would think.
I'll say good luck to the young man (as if he needed it at Bama) really only frustrating to me because of the academic aspect. Makes my head spin when someone plays that card and then goes to the SEC. They'll do anything for their football players. Anything
about what academics being important means to a high school recruit. I don't recall hand ever saying that academics being important meant that he wanted to choose the highest ranking, hardest degree program around.