"The University of Illinois is also in turmoil. The university sports an Interim Chancellor, an Interim Athletic Director, and an Interim Football Coach; the game will be played at Soldier Field, making this an Illini Interim Home Game."
Anyone else think it's funny that Hand took the time to call Michigan insiders this morning? That to me is a pretty big sign. To my knowledge, he did not do this with other teams insiders.
He's now live on a podcast with RDT.
I have RDT's podcasts on my I-phone. You should have heard his interview with Bear Bryant, it was pretty epic.
was how similar RDT and Bear Bryant's voices were. Who knew?
Was tired of being outside on this one. Just figured out the whole RDT/WolverineBag thing. Holy shit that was confusing. Did anoyone ever figure out why the hell he made two different accounts and wanted to pose as a Bama fan?
The way everything is falling I think Hand comes here. And I am not a rose (or maize) colored optimist. A lot of this comes from (a) his personality - introspective, intellectual and (b) his reaction to OSU visit which mirrors the SEC programs in "intensity" lol. He just seems like a fit for a Michigan Stanford type program and with the now long courtship and type of culture Hoke has, he seems like the type of kid who fits like a glove in the intangibles department with the school.
That said, I am preparing for months of speculation and jumping on and off bridges - will be very interesting to hear how his and Peppers relationship develops in the coming months as well.
It's very telling.
Hand said the dean was a football guy. Who the hell at Alabama isn't a football guy?
all the females?
Even the girls are football guys; they'll kick your ass.
are football guys at Alabama.
Damn I swear I "guessed" this yesterday but for some reason got flame-baited to death. NO love I swear!! http://mgoblog.com/mgoboard/rivals-mike-says-today-i-think-michigan-woul...
And you have survived. Bravo.
GIVE THIS MAN YOUR KUDOS. ALL OF THEM.
I barely survived man! I thought for sure I was going to Bolivia but I was lucky the plane was delayed and allowed reentry into the MgoCommunity!
I'm sure you do understand why people would be skeptical about your statements. Nonetheles props (and a completely meaningless +1 for your correct prediction)
I was obviously joking about "being right" and for what it's worth I realized after I posted that most would doubt the info was accurate.
Don't take it personally. Not sure if you were around for the Roll Damn Tide fiasco, but we're all sorta in a once bitten, twice shy situation right now. Great, crowd sourced info like this is a big reason I visit the site, so keep it coming even if you get flamed (doubtful now that you've been vindicated big time).
There's only so much you can learn about driving a train.
After about week three of class, I think all attention should be turned toward footbaw.
It's true, they pretty much drive themselves now.
Pretty much sums up how I feel since I heard about the podcast.
So what are you doing with your hands there?
Oh Don, there are children present.
"Hand told me Michigan's sports marketing professor, 'blew me, my coach and my dad away. My dad wanted to sign back up for school.' " -- TomVH
...is when you're taking college classes with your dad.
This might not be a good development for Michigan.
I'm glad Hand is considering Alabama. Why wouldn't you want to go to one of the best football schools in the country, if you're one of the best athletes in the country? If Michigan wants to compete with the best, we need athletes who are considering going to Alabama, Florida, USC, LSU, Texas A & M, Ohio, Stanford, Texas, etc.
I also get tired of people who can't understand why someone would even consider another school academically. Alabama certainly isn't Michigan, but you can get a good education at a number of schools.
...out recruiting the #1 team/recruiting force in country to get him. :)
Jim Harbaugh agrees....
I understand your point, but it's different with each recruit. I am surprised that someone who is as focused on academics as Hand is considering Alabama. To me that clearly indicates football is a priority over acadmics and that we are going to be in a dog fight for Hand.
Signing Day is a long way away. Right now I like Michigan's chances, and for now that'll do. We've beaten Alabama before.
Why doesn't THE KNOWLEDGE just tell us where Hand will end up and save us all this heartache - I am frustrated because he just toys with my emotions...........
He's too busy soaring.
Hopefully this works out for 'Bammer about as well as trying to nab Henry Poggi at the last minute
Da'Shawn Hand on Smashmouth: Will take 5 officials. Alabama, Michigan, Florida, USC and LSU. That's the list. Won't change.
— Kevin Scarbinsky (@KevinScarbinsky) June 12, 2013
That's some pretty good company.
Hey, where's Ohio State?
That's also the preseason top 5 in 2015. Good choices.
...I am good.
based on prior Hand claims that green is his man according to his latest tweet. Forgive me I am new and do not know how to embed tweets. However this has to be good for us
Are you taking about Derrick Green?