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I don't think they changed Les at all actually
national champs baby
Patrick Hruby is doing God's work.
first comment: "EVERY ATHLETE HAS ASPIRATIONS OF WINNING AND WE HAVE OUR FAVORITES BUT IT IS ALWAYS A PLEASURE TO OTHER STUDENTS ACHIEVE THEIR GOALS, TOO!"
stupid Pistons and their refusal to tank properly
rundown of Michigan's riser
needs moar usage
so much for that
This list is completely arbitrary and not a genuine analysis of the relative merits of state fossils.
will be michigan's highest pick in a while
money has to go somewhere
I am only motivated by people who have no opinion about me.
the just released schedules were a flat-out statement that the B10 doesn't believe SOS will matter in playoff selection
but I thought that draft was supposed to be incredibly loaded?
Wow.. I'm pretty surprised. Wish him the best of luck. I think this actually makes some people here happy, and our OL class is still going to be amazing.
Hopefully he does very well at NW, just not when he plays Michigan
ITS GREAT TO BE A MICHIGAN WOLVERINE
Good for Northwestern and Olson.Anyone else think northwestern can land Odenigbo?
I actually want him to go there. Would be a perfect fit, IMO. It's better than him going to OSU or MSU, and he cares about academics which would make it right for him.
That's what I thought.The only other school that I would consider competition is Stanford.
We never played a factor for him
This might be arrogant, and if it is, it is, but we're Michigan
Centerville's head coach is a HUUUUUGE Buckeye lover. UM will probably never get a player from Centerville while he is still employed there.
We ARE Michigan....COME GET SOME!!!
Wish the kid all the best. He sounds like an intelligent young man with a brilliant future.
"I promise you we would have walked to the University of Michigan." - Brady Hoke
I'm very happy for him, he'll get a fantastic education in a great city and play for a very underrated and perennially solid team.
How many times have you been on the freeway and had someone fly by you at 100 mph then end up 2 cars ahead of you at the off ramp? What's the point? -Mark Harmon
I always want Northwestern to nab top end talent. I'm always impressed with their academics and one has to love Pat Fitzgerald's passion for the program. I'm hoping they can land him. I guess I always hope for the best for their program (except when playing us) since building a successful program there is much tougher to do than at the UofMs, Alabamas, and USCs of the world.
"The unexamined life is not worth living." Socrates.
I'm pulling for that kid. Congrats, Eric, and best of luck at Northwestern & beyond.
Good luck to him.
Wonder if Hoke was trying to slow his process down?
This won't hurt too much. Good luck to him.
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some mutual relief between Eric and a lot of UM fans. Last year that might have been different, but Hoke and Co. are bosses. Best, Eric.
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Me thinks you're right about "last year". Best to the kid. Sounds classy and a credit to anyone's class.
We're gonna play with toughness, we're gonna be responsible and we're gonna play with toughness. This is Michigan.
It's always nice to see a recruit who actually puts academics first. Wish him the best of luck for all but one game per season...
They no longer call me Bisbiño
Is this National Lineman Commitment Day? Did anybody tell Kalis and Wormley?
PA 3* OT Adam DePietro committed to NW earler this evening so I guess Olson figured he'd better sign on fast before his spot was gone.
With Peat probably gone and Thurston sounding like he's Nebraska bound that leaves Diamond, Banner , Garnett, Kalis, Bisnowaty, and Bars. I think PSU leads for Bars and I still have a tough time seeing Banner or Garnett coming to UM. I think they get Diamond and Kalis and then it gets interesting. They could keep chasing Bisnowaty but I myself would prefer to stick at 5 OL. Remember AJ Williams could shift there if need be. I'd use that spot instead to take that extra high caliber defensive lineman. They told O'Brien they were only taking 1 more DT. I would now take 2.
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Agreed. Van Helsing became very enjoyable with her in it...
FWIW, this is a story about a group of six recruits from Tennessee announcing together. One of them is Blake Bars, and the one thing that all of them have in common is Vanderbilt as a finalist. They're saying it could be a HUGE day for Vandy, including Drae Bowles.
I'd love to have Diamond and Kalis, then wait for one of either Garnett, Banner, Peat, Bisnowaty, or another position.
Heaven knows my Commodores could use a class like that.
Really? Based on Tom's post, it sounded like we were sitting pretty
Edit: Ok, I guess Vandy is sitting pretty, but still not PSU
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I would say that PSU has a good chance given that his older brother is a LB for PSU.
"I know that they know that I know who they are." - Fred Jackson
According to the Scout/NW site. (Not behind a paywall) It appears that the two of them became Facebook friends and decided to Call Fitzgerald collectively and commit. Probably made Fitzgerald's week.
Wish him the best of luck.
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Looking forward to the upcoming matchups against ya Eric Olson. Solid choice in going to N'Western. Great academics, can't go wrong.
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Sounds like he made good on his commitment to academics and it wasn't just recruiting-speak. Good luck to him at Northwestern...except when he plays us, of course.
We can't get em all
best of luck to him.
There is no time, sir, at which ties do not matter.
So many people happy a recruit committed somewhere else. Good luck to him, seems like a great kid, but everyone better hope the recruiting services are right and he doesn't blow up (in our own division) and make us regret not getting him.
"I love him, he's a great coach, he's a great mentor, he's a great friend. He's every single thing you want a college coach to be, and he does it flawlessly." -David Molk
I was thinking the same thing. Recruiting is going great but it seems to have made a lot of fans seem to think we will get anyone we decide to go after and it is a foregone conclusion that we will get Diamond and Kalis so we should slow play some recruits regarded as lower talent. The only thing I would be worried is that the coaches slow play them, they go elsewhere, and then we lose out on the more heralded kids as well.
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But it isn't quite like losing a recruit to OSU or Penn State... Even if he blows up, it's still Northwestern. I'll sleep fine tonight.
I love your tag line. I can't help but add that on to the end of everything you say. And it works perfectly with just about everything!
But I wasn't looking for a lot of gnashing of teeth over him going to an arch rival. But the just under the surface glee that "whew, he's not tying up one of our valuable scholarships that will for sure go to a higher rated player who will be better because he's higher rated" seems less classy, and more like a backhanded compliment. Like "oh, good for you...you'll do well in the remedial class".
Good luck to the kid. Great school.
Good luck to Mr. Olson. May be I'll catch you at a Strawberry Night and we can bullshit about Michigan and Northwestern.
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I was really hoping to get this kid. Seems like he has a good head on his shoulders. Northwestern is a good fit. Best of luck Mr. Olson.
"fumbles the snap, takes off. . ."
I figured that he'd stay local and go with Boston College. I think Northwestern is a much better choice though, so good for him.
Good luck, Eric - I'll pull for you (most of the time ;-) )
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I wish the kid the best of luck. This class is already a pretty damn good O line haul. Throw Diamond and Kalis in the mix and you won't hear me complain one bit.
Best of luck to you Eric. At this poiint the freak out some of us had earlier this week was pretty much pointless.
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"It's special how the real true people hang together. And if you don't support the program you're not a true Michigan guy. It's that simple." - Gary Moeller
going to a great school. Kalis and Diamond now PLZ
ALL ABOARD THE A-TRAIN!!!!!
" ~ Herm "
Good for the kid. If you have a chance to study at one of the best schools in the country, then go for it.
To take anything away from UM
Rats, I had two schools in play here.
Have to take your hat off to a kid who sets up his recruiting so it comes down to a bunch of the country's best academic schools. Can't go wrong with the list he had.
"We've beaten Michigan the last four years. So where's the threat?"
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no need to wish him any luck b/c he won't need it. he'll create his future success (both on the field and in the classroom) via hard work and determination. Cheers Eric.
"I'm the baddest man on the planet" - Joe Warren
Good luck and I wish you well Mr. Olson. You made a wise choice over all for the academic side of STUDENT-athlete
Also, I wanna give props to everyone on this board. It takes a quality fanbase to congratulate and wish a young man well even though he did not choose our school. This just shows how much above TSIO we are. Those fans down there were wishing for a young man to end his career before making it to Michigan, pathetic *spit*. And here we are wishing this man well.
Again, Good Luck Eric
Congrats Eric! I'll pull for you 11 times a year.
"A Michigan Man will coach a Michigan Team"
It's good to see him stick to his guns and actually go to a good academic school. Best of luck to him.
Chaos is found in greatest abundance wherever order is being sought. It always defeats order because it is better organized.
Good Luck Eric. Northwestern is a good academic institution, and we would have loved to have you. See you on the field in a couple of years.
The team, the Team, THE TEAM!
"It's rather obvious why we lost a talented young student athlete like Eric Olson to Northwestern. It's because they have Willie Wildcat and we don't. My sources say that Olson was seen having his picture taken with said mascot. Now if only Michigan could compete on that level with the younger demographic..."
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