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...talks about how UConn hasn't been in contact and how they're out. (HT: UMHoops)
Jalen, Burke, and Simmons.
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just what the Pistons need: a third string center. Joe Dumars was replaced by a mean ol' alien a few years back you guys.
this would be a close approximation of hypothetical graduation speech
no you guys they're just super pumped about COLLLLLLLLLLLLEGE
not a surprise
premature congrats. One thing we can be sure of: he'll take fewer asinine penalties than Abdelkader
Thanks to ugly transitions between Fulmer/Kiffin/Dooley/Davis, Tennessee is on the edge of APR penalties for football.
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strong indictment of AAU right heah
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a good cause, and a good time
good job gents
Except that scholarship specialists screw up too (Gibbons and Hagerup). The difference between a scholarship snapper and whoever is the best of your 4 walk-on snappers just isn't that great.
it is no guarantee that he will perform any better than a walk on. In addition, there is no gaurantee that a LS you offer in June will be any better or even any different than a LS you offer in January.
So the real question should be which has more value:
a) a LS scholarship in June vs
b) leaving a scholly open in case a 5 star LB or any other elite athlete has interest in your program and if they don't then still having that scholly available to offer that same LS or a similarly skilled LS.
I would choose option B every time.
My qeustion is what if we strike out on both LT and Green? What if we lose a recruit or two (did last year, 2 to be exact), what if say Furman or T. Carter leave (just off my head), that opens up spots.
Seems silly they wouldn't even consider it.
If those things happen, then there will be open spots. At this moment in time there are no more spots for LBs. I'm pretty sure the coaches have back up plans.
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If we get no more commits at all we will still have one of the top recruiting classes in the country and all our positions of need filled.
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Does Jimbo have a degree from Michigan? You realize he went to Michigan right?
What makes you think he went to Michigan? According to Wikipedia he went to Salem College and Samford.
"You're fat and you're mine". Bo to Dan Dierdorf.
Farrell's latest tweet:
And just like that #Michigan pulls out of the Levenberry race unless they lose a commit per levenberry's father
Doesn't look like it will happen. But I suppose the more positive way to spin it is that the coaches must feel pretty confident in their chances at landing both Treadwell and Green.
That was an exciting 15 minutes. That is about the most action we can see on the board these days- the (untrue) rumor that maybe some player is maybe decommitting and maybe going to visit us.
He'll tell EJ we're full. I don't buy it from Farrell.
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Michigan pulls out per Rivals Mike
is good practice. Sometimes there just isn't room for one more.
No, you were right the first time...
Great double post
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some get scared and pull out right in the middle of doing it. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l7NgLArJidY
There isn't another slot open?
is the rythm method in action!
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Regardless where he ends up, it's refreshing to see more kids "getting it" about UM. Top notch degree, awesome tradition, awesome facilities, awesome coaching staff, plethora of rivalries, etc.
If I was a top high school football prospect, my top choices would be schools like USC, UM, ND and Texas strictly on combined academics, tradition and football excellence alone. It's fun to play ball for four years, but any kid with a half decent support network and family should understand the high probability he'll never earn a paycheck playing ball, and should thus go for a very good degree that opens doors after school. Levenberry appears to get that. FSU > community college, but it's no Florida, and certainly not a Michigan academically. Whether he ends up with us or not, this is good to see.
at the time was that he chose FSU because it had a better criminal justice program than Michigan. He was making his choice on academics and non-football future.
It couldn't have been made purely on academics or his relationship with his coach wouldn't be this big of a deal. I'm not saying academics didn't play a role, but if he committed because of academics, why would he decommit because of football?
Who knows what goes on in the heads of 17 or 18 year old kids? Something's changed obviously...
Academics was solely the reason. UM did NOT have the program that EJ wanted. However, once committed, FSU staff pretty much neglected (his position coach) him. IMO he felt left out. He MISSED that bond that UM staff was showing.
Secondly, it was a while back but a mogoblogger posted the steps EJ can take at UM for his field of interest.
Just saying Academics was a significant factor at the time for EJ.
Wait, wait. Could you go back to the part again where ND is excellent at football?
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This is great and all but at this point I really would like to see us add playmakers on offense. Our defense appears poised to be loaded based on the Hoke's first two recruiting classes. But we still lack the athletes at the offensive skill position that we became accustomed top throughout the '90's and earlu 00's.
if we didn't offer channel stribbling we'd still have a spot for him
maybe we would have went out and found a different CB....
How do you know Stribling isn't the next Charles Woodson?
Stribling is a non-dwarf CB whom the coaches saw in person at camp. That's a reasonable case in which to say 'I'll trust the coaches on that one.'
It doesn't take D1 coaching acumen to question the value of a scholarship long snapper, however.
Hey Joshisablowhard - if you're gonna bitch about a recruit, at least make the effort to spell his first name correctly. It's not all that hard.
But as to your point - do you know better than the coaches how good Stribbling is? The kid impressed in person in front of the coaches.
Maybe you should spell his last name correctly.
I wish we were the sec. "hey, 5th year senior who never plays. How would you like to enter the grad assistant program a year early?". Come on, you all were thinking it.
that's not what the SEC does. They make up injuries to underclassmen. Even Michigan sometimes doesn't bring 5th years back.
The sec has numerous other practices when it comes to that. Anyways, it was a joke. Lighten up, guy, go get a drink.
wait until Friday for a drink. I'm trying to avoid the whole week night drinking so that I can get in better shape lol. But yes, the SEC does have lots of practices to get rid of kids. I'm just saying, I'm not going to rag on them for the 5th year thing when it's something we've done. Not to mention, I don't really think it's all that un-ethical. A 5th year kid has already had 4 years in which to go to school and earn a free degree. That's not like getting rid of a 1st or 2nd year guy who has had virtually no shot to complete a degree.
It is very possible we lose a commit between now and NSD. I hope we don't, but its a good thing to have a back-up plan
I don't know... this recruiting class seems pretty tight. It seems like the two we hear the least about are Kugler and Poggi
Eh, I wouldn't worry about those two. Both come from coaching families with brothers at big time programs already, so I think they know what they're doing. Poggi knew for a while where he was going, but held out to get more coaches to come out to his practices to check out his teammates. Hopefully he likes it so much he brings Troy Vincent Jr along and whatever other talent comes out of the Gilman school.
Except for the other thing. That hurts the most. But the lack of respect hurts the second most.
Pointing the finger in a particular direction is difficult, which is why I can't sign on about Kugler and Poggi, but the numbers and time until National Signing Day makes this seem more likely.
If Levenberry is still a possibility, that's good enough. Though the Michigan recruiting strategy these days seems to minimize kids bailing, Levenberry would be a wonderful card to play if the need arises.
stressing over EJ months ago. So to save the tears, I will not read any further.
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so much they come off looking really indecisive. I may be wrong, but it seems like Brandon and Hoke much prefer athletes who really want to come here and won't fool around too much with guys who want to "play the field". That's what worries me about Treadwell's recruitment. I don't blame kids for wanting to check out ALL their options. The stakes are high on all accounts.
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Is there a way to take Treadwell, Green, and EJ and still not go over the scholarship limit?
As long as you know Nick Saban.
attrition. seems like the only plausible scenario besides hoke pulling a nick saban. i'd be willing to be someone transfers in the middle of the season. someone who gets buried on the depth chart. at that point, a spot for levenberry would open up.
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It's awful tough to wait around on a maybe though...
lose the long snapper
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