I hope this happens.
alternate headline: man does job
I hope this happens.
I had facebook when I was in highschool and being recruited. You know how I stayed in touch with other guys? AIM. What's your screenname lol.
You were recruited? We want details.
recruited by a few MAC schools, Purdue, IU, and Kentucky in 2002. I was never offered a scholarship. I ended up taking a preferred walk-on spot at Ball State under Hoke (he didn't recruit me, Bill Lynch did) after trying to walk-on at Purdue and failing. They told me it was because of my grades, but it was really because I was
way too good for Purdue not very good.
Wow - this is interesting. How did you like Hoke?
great man. Very genuine. Pretty funny guy. I remember this one time, after the NCAA compliance guy came in and told us the rules about improper benefiets and practice time. He told us we didn't have to practice X amount of hours and summer ball wasn't required and so on. Afterwards, Hoke walked out and goes,
"Everything that guy says is true. We can't make you practice. We can't make you come to morning conditioning. Hell, we can't make you play football here. We can't make you wash your hands after you piss, either. You don't even have to go to your classes if you don't want. In fact, if you don't feel like eating tomorrow...or ever again...be my guest. Were not going to stop you."
I'm probably missing some of the hillarity of what he said, but the way he was wording in, the way he was kinda saying, "you don't have to, but that's because you don't really HAVE to do anything" had us rolling.
Maybe not the best example seeing as what Michigan went through with RR and his practice schedule, but that interaction was one of my first with him. As a player for him, he was kinda like a coach that you wanted to be your friend, but you also didn't want to interact with him because he made you pay if you did something wrong. Too many sandbag carries at 4AM for missing study tables. :(
He didn't say tremendous once? Wtf I'm disalusioned.
that story is Tremendous"!
UV front paged tomorrow.
started to write a diary about my time spent with Coach Hoke, I just am not sure how you guys would feel about it.
interested to read it. I'd certainly appreciate you posting it
will see what I can do. I'll try to get it up by this weekend, but I don't know how much time I will have.
Please do it! This sounds like it could be a multi-part look into the world of Hoke.
Hoke's gonna be here for a while and I'm confident no one is gonna steal your thunder. My advice is take your time. I've had one legitimately interesting anecdote/diary in my entire time here. I wish I had spent more time and made it better rather than rushed to get it up*.
*that's what he said
however, you may want to choose your phrasing more carefully. To wit:
"I'll try to get it up by this weekend"
sounds like a personal problem. haha. ill be here all week folks, try the veal
in all seriousness though, I would be interested in your experiences playing for Coach Hoke
Uh, do it.
That is some tremendous hair
Was there a lot of fingerpointing?
I don't use AIM or any of that stuff, just Facebook for my close friends. But I read your story about being on a Hoke BSU team and that's incredible. Write a diary about that for sure.
looks a bit familiar......
When I was in high school, we used envelopes and stamps...or rotary phones...to stay in touch. NOW GET OFF MY LAWN!!
In my day, it was all smoke signals.
I read that whole status and some of it is pretty hilarious...Strobel and Kalis are pretty funny. Strobel specifically had some pretty witty stuff to say to the Buckeye fans commenting.
Strobel's comments were gold.
For everyone without a FB, here's how it went...
Derek (OSU fan): C'mon Strobel, you don't want to get those buckeye leaves?
Ronnie (OSU fan): we gone stay mad at strobel but u can come back! lol..jk
Tom: Idk what dereks tryin to say. But why are you mad ronnie. Dont be salty
Derek: I'm saying why don't you want to earn those buckeye leaves at OSU
Tom: I can pick leaves off trees in my back yard
Aren't these NCAA violations? Derek and Ronnie trying to get a recruit to the team they support?
Or, does it depend on other factors -- e.g., if Derek has season tickets then he is a booster and it's a violation; if Ronnie is just a poor stupid truck driver and only watches tSIO on TV, then he's not a booster and he can say those things. Etc.
Besides the facts its CREEPY.
"I can pick leaves of tree in the backyard." best comment on there lol
Come on Kyle, Tom, and Dymonte get it done.
Another comment that made me laugh in the comments was some random Ohio fan saying, "I'm saying why don't you want to earn those buckeye leaves at OSU?" Tom Strobel's response, "I can pick leaves off trees in my back yard."
If I would have known this would have been posted 5 times within the thread, I wouldn't have said anything.
The irrelevant comments are pretty funny. Some Ohio fan trying to get Kalis and the others to come back to Ohio and they just joke and laugh at him.
Some Guy: I'm saying why don't you want to earn those buckeye leaves at OSU
Strobel: I can pick leaves off trees in my back yard
Big Ronnie: if u and strobel come back ill even send yall a friend request!!!
Strobel: Hmmmm tempting
Kalis: he drives a hard bargain...
Strobel: I mean a friend request from big ronnie...or my future..hmm
1. I didn't neg you
2. The OP called then irrelevant so that's what I wad referring to.
No, he meant irrelevant. As in those comments were irrelevant to the recruitment to Dunn.
There are some sad people out there that comment on a recruits status about his decision. Just let the kid live.
Strobel made me LOL with that buckeye leaf comment.
This proves nothing. Everyone knows chicks can't do math...
... I mean, look at her, she can't even write in the proper direction. She's clearly faking it.
It's true, all women fake it.
I don't think that's her hand doing the writing. I think she's watching some guy who is crouching down and doing the math backwards. Cuz, ya know, guys can do that.
Buckeyes have a brain one-third the size of a Wolverine's...it's science.
Stupid me. I thought science showed buckeyes are nuts from large plants and don't even HAVE brains.
*EDIT* Touche ILwolverine too fast
The funniest part of that status....Random guy saying to Strobel about coming to OSU, "C'mon Strobel, you don't want to get those buckeye leaves?."
Strobel then asks him to clarify and he says, "I'm saying why don't you want to earn those buckeye leaves at OSU."
Tom Strobel, "I can pick leaves off trees in my back yard."
Buckeye fans are pathetic. I want every recruit that we go after and I know Michigan isn't a good fit for everyone, but I look at their loss, not Michigan's.
Hey, can someone fill me in on what Stobel says about leaves? I'm not on facebook.
He can pick leaves off the tree in his backyard.
Lol like buckeye leaf stickers are REALLYYYY important to a kid
Don't you know? Those leaves are redeemable for $15 a piece at any tattoo parlor in Columbus.
.....the entire helmet is redeemable for a full body tattoo at participating parlors in and around Columbus (approx. $2,500 - $3,000) value. It can also be used as cash back on your next car.
Doesn't Ohio State try to incentivize a recruit with a little more than just Buckeye stickers?