Automatic +1s for Christmas Vacation quotes. Nice.
Da'shawn Hand's New Top Three
Has your Christmas bonus been delivered yet, Clark? Have to pay for the pool.
It's like a sandwich made from the plastic ingredients found in a children's playhouse.
Always get the spinach
DAE not like subway?!
i did not expect my innocent "gun to my head panera" comment to generate another sandwich conversation this morning.
it was crazy!
Quiznos is nasty.
As long as we stay amongst his top schools, I remain confident in Hoke, Mattison and Commish Peppers closing the deal on this one.
will be talking about it now. When it's on the podcast it's right after the Marcus Ray segment.
Hand called Webb while he was on with Marcus for his regular segment.
isn't that unusual? I've never heard that before. It's either a classy move or is replete with symbolism.
Perhaps the phone call may have been scheduled well ahead of time?
I guess Allin4blue was right after all.
Yeah. You can't blame anyone for doubting him though. 1 out of every 500 times someone on the internet says that he has a friend of a friend of a guy, it's legit.
Oh, I agree. There always seems to be someone who knows somebody, and more often than not it doesn't exactly pan out the way they say it will. However, he said it definitively before anybody. I wondered while I was reading it what the reaction would be either way and I was really hoping he was right. think one or two people might owe him an apology.
Just like when I smoked pot with Johnny Hopkins and Sloan Kettering and Johnny said he was playing LAX in the B1G, and I was all like Dude, your crazy.
I'm inclined to agree, but I just can't be sure how often it's legit when someone on the Internet posts a statistic.
No hate! It was just a "lucky" guess on my part!
Hand said VT is off the list because they don't offer sports marketing.
Neither does Bama for an undergrad...?
he eats exclusively at Potbelly.
I've heard rumors (not sure how legit as they're VT guys) that he's been buying into Saban's pitch that he could play the Jack LB position in their 3-4 and slide down to DE when they go to the 4-man front nickel they play quite a bit. While I think he's more of a pure 4-3 SDE and could potentially be an instant impact guy in the B1G, I can't entirely blame guys for buying what Saban's selling given how successful his defenses have been lately.
If you think he's a pure 4-3 SDE, I think you're underrating his athleticism. I think he could play WDE, and I also think he could be an strongside OLB in a 3-4 look. Long-term (later college years, NFL, etc.), I think he probably fits best as a SDE but you might as well use his athleticism while he's got it. He's probably going to lose some of his quickness and burst once he bulks up to 285-290.
Magnus, does he remind at all of a LaMarr Woodley in terms of build and position flexibility? Depending on 4-3 or 3-4 system Woodley switched from DE to OL etc.
If I had to pick a doppelganger from recent Michigan history, it would probably be Pierre Woods, not Woodley. However, I think Hand will grow to be bigger and stronger than Woods ever was.
Somehow I doubt that those are the kinds of things that will determine where he goes to school.
That sounds like message board-rationalization, something we should be familiar with after watching the infamous Eleven Warriors' meltdown.
F5 F5 ...looks like im not getting any work done today lol
I consider this good news even if its Alabama. He had 2 major loves - one was dropped. He is replacing that with a new fling. Do you go with one of your 2 original loves or a fling? Yes I understand the fling is the current Victoria Secret model but who do you marry - her or the love? ;) His personality is not that one of a Treadwell - so take that into account.
p.s. I expect this to be a long slog - I mean he is going to Michigan for the ND game and that is months away so the # of Hand speculation posts between now and committment day is going to be enormous. Just let it play out - a long road ahead.
p.s.s. you guys are fast, just saw Sam's tweet and headed over here and already 24 posts sheesh.
He's talking about it right now on wtka
Sam says he would consider sports management at Michigan and engineering at Alabama. Head of engineering school at Alabama is a "football guy" which resonated with Hand, per Webb. But Webb says Michigan will be hard to beat since it will be very dependent on relationships and Hand is a relationship guy.
Overall Sam sounds very happy since VaTech dropped out. He thinks it is huge - Webb would not have predicted that... and says Hand wouldnt have either (and it came down to academics - that VaTech did not offer).
lol, love how that post was voted flamebait. I see the "neg any post" crowd is out today. Or is the IP address in VA, or AL? Wow.
There's no logic to the neg regardless.
I don't know why but I have this sudden urge to neg you for no particular reason.
No problem. It's become redundant. ;)
nevermind my comment was redundant once I saw the next page where the same point was made several times.
Sam leaves the segment with Marcus Ray to take the call. He tells Sam that he has definitely OUT, no doubts about it, regardless of his relationship with Bud Foster. This was due to academics.....not offering Sports Marketing. He loves our Sports Marketing program and was blown away with the presentation he was given. Alabama is in the picture due to "engineering"....due to a prof that is a "football guy". Hmmmm.....that seems a little odd seeing that M and VT both have good engineering programs. Webb thinks M is going to be VERY tough to beat, he sounds like an excited 12 year old girl. I think he's getting that gut feeling.....
What doesnt make sense is Alabama doesnt have sports marketing, it has engineering. And Im sure VATech has engineering. Hence I find it circular and frankly I think Hand is just trying to come up with a reason.
If he was choosing a progam at Bama that VaTech does not offer that is one thing - but to say a certain program is lacking at VaTech (sports management) but choose Alabama which also lacks that program.. well it sounds like he is just trying to come up with a reason to let Bud F down gently.
Sports Marketing is an entirely different thing.
VT definitely has engineering. After the sugar bowl I met a few of their players, and they were nothing but very impressive, smart, polite young men who were committed to engineering and football together. /anecdote
Yes, which makes the comments about willing to go to Alabama for engineering but not VATech for engineering (and instead focusing on lack of sports management) speak to a much larger point. Looks like he just is trying to find a reason to drop a long standing relationship. The academic reason for dropping VaTech makes no sense - it would have come up months ago if lack of sports management at VaTech was true reason. Anyhow as long as it is not us, the exact reason doesnt matter much to me.
he thinks relationships with the coaches will be huge in his final decision, which will put Michigan in very good position. He also said Prof. Mark Rosentraub's academic presentation "blew away" DaShawn on his campus visit.
This is almost a damn near gut feeling. I like this lots.
HOLD THE PHONES!
247 has Alabama and Florida as 'warmer' and Michigan as 'warm'. Please tell me this is climate based. Oh my god, where's the nearest tall bridge!?!??!?
EDIT: They changed their temps. Thank god I never found that bridge...
Where do you live? I'll google it.
might be unwarranted. The supposed academic lure at Alabama of an engineering prof being a "football guy" doesn't sound very impressive.
What does "Football Guy" = an easy grade!?!? Will he get the "football guy" in every engineering course he's enrolled in?
Hold off on that until December, a lot can happen.
He's just trying to recall some positive things to say during a media interview. Ever been interviewed? Lets not have unfounded criticism of the kid.
Where is the best place to get Sam Webb's podcasts each week?