I can't agree.
I can't agree.
Sorry. IPhone issues.
We did not have a consistent RB this year. Because of this-- denard was forced to carry an extra load, our read option couldn't stretch the defense and we probably turned the ball over more based on 3rd down throws.
This team needs a good RB to compete in big games. We don't have that now.
Hayes won't be in this class either. After two years of injuries what on earth makes you believe Fitz will ever be healthy. Reminds me of Minor except we actually got to see what Brandon could do Fitz not so much so. Nealy won't come either with no RR.
As much as I like Demetrius Hart, we have a handful of other running backs. If Fitzgerald Toussaint can stay healthy, he'll be good. We also have Hayes, potentially Rawls, and potentially Nealy in the mix.
Thank you for being the voice of sanity. For once i completly agree with you.
Wish I could +1 you.
We had a young lad called Denard Robinson who was one of the top rushers in the country...
Where's the panic button? I could use some unicorns and rainbows right now.
No? Then take that barrell out of your mouth, we're good on offense.
Again, it is not so much losing Dee Hart as it is a signal to other recruits (some on defense) that UM under RR is a sinking ship and to leave/not commit. While I will refrain from freaking out until we know more, high-profile kids leaving a program in turmoil is never a good sign, even if the school doesn't "need" him.
but there is nothing we can do about it. And why all of a sudden Alabama? It was Auburn or Michigan. I can't believe if he like Auburn that much that he would all of a sudden end up at Alabama.
That surprised me the most. My only concern is that he'll follow HaHa to Bama, which wouldn't seem logical but who knows.
Did we lose Dee Hart for nothing? In my mind, this sacrifice is only worthwhile if we go with a new direction and Harbaugh.
Your mind smells of elderberries.
That is such horrible logic.
Whatever the best decision is on who should be the coach(I believe it is to keep RR), it is still the best decision regardless of what happens with Dee.
And stating tomorrow what the plan is doesn't stop the negative recruiting any more than waiting does, its a fact Michigan will have to deal with this recruiting season, like it or not.
With all due respect to Dee Hart, before I recognize him as the second coming, I'd like to see how he or anyone else does against B10 competition.
kind of remember a recent 5 star named Campbell.
Brandon is in a no win situation...regardless of his decision, there will be negative implications on recruiting and current personnel.
Let's not start knocking kids because they might not come to UM. You can say the same thing about every kid recruited this year at every school in America, and calling them out on it is just childish.
Who is knocking kids? We have had our share of recruits who didn't pan out. I'd say the same thing whether he comes here or not. Welcome to the program; now show us what you can do.
Did you share this sentiment when Dee Hart committed? My guess is not, and that's my point.
That was exactly my sentiment. There is a huge transition from HS to college football. Some kids make it, some don't. I would hope that all kids live up to their press clippings, but unfortunately, that is often not the case.
Big Will was a five star because he was physically dominant in HS. Plus he got the benefit of playing in Michigan where HS football turns out about 10% as many many players as Florida does.
Par for the fucking course.
Sorry for cursing.
You're fucking forgiven.
nobody should be the least surprised if it eventually comes to pass, whether for Hart or some other player. You know that Auburn and probably plenty of other schools are getting word to Hart that RR is toast.
Others have commented on other threads that players commit to the school, not the coach, but it's a simple fact that for many, many players, the relationships they form with the coaches that are recruiting them are as important as the institutions themselves.
Given that Brandon will not give any information about RR's status until early January, not only does this potentially jeopardize the recruiting efforts that RR and staff are currently engaged in, but it more directly puts early enrollees like Hart in a quandary. Hart has to have all his paperwork submitted in December in order to enroll as a student in January, which means he would be doing all that with no assurances whatsoever that the coaches who he knows and apparently likes will be there after the bowl game.
Either Brandon has privately given RR the word that no change is imminent, or he simply doesn't care if any of RR's recruits decommit. If Brandon thinks that a coaching change is required, it's logical for him to regard any individual recruit as less important than who he selects as the next coach.
Regardless of Brandon's motives or reasoning, Hart is right now the signature piece of the 2011 class for RR. Losing him because of Brandon's refusal to affirm his status as HC for 2011 would be a bitter blow. However, IIRC, Darren Walls and Kris Frost have been planning early enrollments as well, and it would be a bit ironic if high-profile defensive recruits went elsewhere because of DB's well-justified concerns about the defense have led him to opt for change.
Think you meant Avery Walls.
Dee might be switching his commitment (if he has) just to cover his bases in case a worse case scenario change in Michigan coaching staff (e.g. if the new coach isn't interested in him or he doesn't like them). He probably knows that RR would take him back in a heartbeat so he is just playing it safe. I could be wrong, but thats why I would do. In other words, we can get him back quickly if RR stays. Although lets be honest, no endorsement by DB means no job for RR next year. I'm sure DB knows has already made his decision which means DB doesn't want him back. Nothing good comes from waiting to endorse RR if you want to keep him. However, I think RR keeps his job in the case a "better candidate" isn't available.
but this is no ordinary noid: this is Datonionoid.
We can always recover from the recruit we didn't sign. I only want players who are all in.
Yeah! Who needs the number 1 rb in the country, anyways?
I didn't know what to say, so I just laughed.
Bama needs to go fuck a shit and stay the hell from Dee.
could you, perhaps, describe the mechanics behind, ahem, "fucking a shit"?
NSFW, (it's not a pic, but still pretty bad)
How exactly does one 'Suck a fuck'?
I'll say this - let's not start knocking Hart or other kids if they do decide to leave. I know it is human nature, but boards become a feedback loop of "I only care about kids who are all in" or "whatever, I'll bet he sucks" blah blah rabble rabble. That's not fair to the kids or the school, and makes everyone look petty and vindictive. If I had been blessed with world-class speed, great hands, massive size, and/or great reflexes and I had a pick of schools at which to play a sport I loved, and the school I preferred and the coach I liked suddenly might not be together in 6 weeks, I would definitely question my decision. That is human nature. Let's keep it classy here.
The fact that people are walking on egg shells about their comments tells you as much about the state of our program as any offensive or defensive stat.
It wasn't that long ago that it was a privilege to come to Michigan.
hey y'all, Cleveland is booing the hell out of Lebron every time he touches the ball over on TNT.
Let this kid make his choice and we'll find out soon enough. He seems like a good kid in any event
Are the Dr. Phillips kids still planning on coming up for a group visit? Talk about awkward. The only thing more awkward would be if Jim H. was originally gonna come to the football banquet....wait.......huh?
seen such a fast meltdown based on a tweet rumor. Mind = blown.
1. SO FAR IT IS A RUMOR!!!!
2. We are after more recruits at that position.
3. We will have an experienced crew of RB's coming back.
4. If the said rumor turns out to be true, maybe his easily shaken character (to be seen) is not "Michigan Man" material and we wouldn't want him anyways. If he picks the ESS EEE SEE over Michigan, so be it. See you in 2012 Dee.
We do want him though. To say otherwise is being disingenuous. If this is true I honestly couldn't blame him or knock his character. I might do the same thing is his position. There is so much stupid fucking drama surrounding this program. We really only have ourselves to blame.
doubt we want him, but not getting him won't cost us a season. Hopkins, Shaw, T-Saint, Smith will all be healthy and a year better next year. So if we lose him, the only thing we could do is point to the scoreboard in 2012. Michigan- 50 'Bama- 2 (Lewan donkey kicks ball out of the back of the endzone at the elephant mascot).
From the commitment of Hayes. I'm sure that hasnt helped things either. You know that saban is saying "they are still recruiting rbs they think that they need others besides you".
That is too close to being a possible reality and we cannot have that. Resume paranoid freakout.
Demetrius Hart is NOT afraid of competition from Justice Hayes.
What the hell is "UMGoBlog", anyhow?