And who is Alamaba?
Ferns offered by Alabama as H-back (Per Steve Lorenz)
its that Ritchie Valens song, a-la la la la la maba
When a kid becomes the annual Shane Morris High School Recruiting Coordinator for Michigan and starts making #project135 shirts, it's probably not worth chasing after him
to be fair I think ricardo miller predated shane morris in this position
Lets hope that's the only similarity in their careers....
Meh. It's not who did it first, it's who did it better. Otherwise more people would know who Rosalind Franklin is.
coming from a guy who had a fortune article devoted to his "process" and has time so precious that he has a remote control to open his door so he can save the few seconds from having to get up from his desk. . . .
Did Ferns attempt to recruit Saban to be our LBs coach?
"Nah coach. I'm not interested in Alabama..... but Michigan is looking to replace a position coach, which would be a step up from your current gig. What do you think?"
Ferns should use the "if you really want to coach me then come to Michigan and take the vacant coaching spot" line...
I think they're coach is Sanab. Their located somewhat near Aunurb University. There tradition of football excellence is unmatched by other college's.
EDIT: Of course, the OP changed the thread title, thereby making my extremely witty comment seem offtopic. For those of you who missed out on the fun, the OP's original thread title referred to "Alamaba."
You give yourself too much credit.
It is getting very nerdy in here
Just getting nerdy in here?
I think that milestone was passed long ago.
Was the improper use of "there" a typo or part of the joke?
Don't forget the plural of college being college's.
The whole post was meant to be sarcastic, but then it took a turn for the worse when the OP fixed his mistake.
The multiple errors in the post were done on purpose. The whole they're their there thing - as well as using an ' in plural words - has become a bit of a running commentary on the board.
I'll put my tail between my legs for my ill-fated attempt at humor. This also proves that the joke isn't funny if you have to explain it.
I've seen this story before. Next January Ferns is going to go on a trip to Alabama to visit his childhood friend Trey DePriest, and then he's going to be incommunicado for a couple weeks...
It's amazing what you can do with thousands of dollars of hair stylists, make up artists, designer clothes, and a good amount of post filming editing.
Unfortunately I most likely wouldn't be able to do her regardless of all those things :(
.....you threw "most likely" in there so as to not completely rule it out.
Of course, as a Lions fan I'm an eternal optimist, despite every possible piece of evidence stacked against.
You had this-
It helps when you have something to work with.
What a gorgeous estate!
Is that McCarron's mom?
Alabama's new recruiting coordinator...
Best gif ever.
I thought one of the main criteria for Ferns was academics, did Saban think he would offer and all of a sudden Michael was going be like " we ain't come to play school"
call each Bama coach and offer them the open Asst slot just to create a story.
Ferns will get more offers as major coaches chum the waters. Heck, we've offered 100 kids for 2014 and have only 12 or so spots left.
Don't let them borrow your cooler.
If you search 'cooler pooper' the following comes up:
|1.||Cooler Pooper||36 up, 4 down|
A classless sports fan. Originating from a 2005 college football game between the the Texas Longhorns and the Ohio State Buckeyes which was overcrowded to the point that fans resorted to pooping in their coolers. Credit for the first use of the phrase "cooler pooper" goes to Brian Cook of MGoBlog.com.
Ferns should send Saban a custom t-shirt that says "Hells" on the front and "No" on the back.
This just proves Hoke can't recruit.
Sarcasm meter off. Must recalibrate.
Not that surprising really. Ferns was recruited by Montgomery and now that he's left maybe Saban figured the door might be open a bit. It's a no lose offer for Alamamba (is that how you kids are saying it these days?) and look on the bright side.
Now that he holds an offer from Saban he's SURE to get that coveted 5th star. I've noticed that it seems the recruiting services are starting to up and downgrade their initial evaluations based on who offered them as much as anything else.
more selma please
This is supposed to be funny right? Because Selma is a town in Alabama? And that busty lusty is actually named Salma? If so the whole thing signifies on a remarkable level.
I can PayPal ferns $15 to send saban a #135 shirt?
Don't even joke about Pay Pal cash for recruits. Some jerk will try it.
Saban down makes him 1 for 3 in the last few years against Michigan commits.
Good guys: Poggi and Ferns
Led astray: Dee Hart
Probably more I just can't remember.
That's a soft 1 for 3 as well because Dee Hart may have stayed a Michigan commit if the HC situation didn't get so fuzzy. Maybe not though.
And then you don't get the other 2, so in the end it's all a fair trade. Plus we now have Derrick Green and Smith who will be just fine.
Because I only really care about the guy recruiting today. I wouldn't blame losing Dee Hart on Hoke
also made a move on damario jones a couple months ago, but I am not sure if he was ever offered.
Saban offered a lot of our commits last year. Then again, he offers a ton of kids.
I wonder if theres a breaking point where kids start to realize they may get cut or be asked to transfer if they sign with Bama? Probably not but I wouldn't my kid to take that risk
Shane Morris also was offered by Bama.
Stay off our lawn.
Link to the article please?
I could not find Steve's write-up by searching, but here is the OVA article from which some of that information came - (LINK). I suspect this is where much of the background information came from, and it appears on some random message boards as well. A few Ohio sportswriters seemed to have tweets about it a little before this appear too.
One thing that is interesting, and in line with something the OP touched on about Michigan and Alabama competing for the same recruits, a rough count from the Michigan and Alabama offer lists on Rivals turns up, if I did this right, nearly a dozen names common to both offer lists among those players that are top targets or high choices. That we are competing for that many is saying something about how well this staff can sell Michigan even if recruits don't necessarily end up here.
I always love to see Saban waste his time. I hope it makess him die a little inside everytime he see's our commits have loyalty and don't buy the bs he sells. Outside of BCS championships of course. (Just to be fair)
I don't believe Saban is dying a little inside over this.
Exactly. The devil doesn't have a soul.
Neither do gingers.
The devil has souls. He purchases them with reality show empires as currency.
How can you die when you're already dead?
Saban is going to get the guys he wants regardless. I don't think he's dying a little inside.
I mean, did you see his 2013 recruiting class? It's almost unfair how much talent he's bringing in.
Judging by his offer to Ferns as an H-Back and Poggi as a TE, I can only assume he's going to soon offer Mone as a Wide Reciever
Ferns should burn his phone, then we'll know he's really committed.
But then that hinders him at making Project135 grow D:
TomVH said on twitter there's nothing really to worry about that, he's committed to Michigan and to the task at hand.
Don't forget about the Big Strong Longsnapper!
Ferns should tell all these coaches to come visit very often, make them use their recruiting budget and time on a player they can't get.
Let's even things up and re-offer Bo Scarborough, but as a slot corner, instead of as a top 100 running back.
it shows one reason Saban is so successful recruiting. Most coaches would probably not waste their time calling Ferns. But 1) Saban has learned you just never know if a kid might actually jump at an Alabama offer so he tries anyway, and 2) it's an opportunity to get in with the coach of the school for future players. Having those NC rings will get most kids' attention at least, so he figures he has very little to lose except a few minutes on the phone.
I don't see how this is much different from M recruiting Drake Harris. Nature of the beast.
Because, unlike Harris, Ferns is a hard commit and isn't visiting other schools...
What does the "H" in "H-Back" actually stand for? "Hybrid?"
I've always wondered this.
I thought it was halfback for the longest time lol. Hybrid seems reasonable but I can't figure out Y tight ends.
It is sort of halfback. When the redskins first started using the position, they moved the halfback out of the backfield and into the h-back spot. I assume it was a different player though.
I found it. Basically it's just a tight end not lined up on the line of scrimmage (just off the line, split out, going in motion, or in the backfield, so think Aaron Hernandez) so hybrid might actually be right. The regular tight end is labelled Y because it goes X: split end, Y: Tight end, Z, flanker, so Y is just a more traditional right end while H is more versatile.
...after that Salma gif on previous page....What? Other people are posting their thoughts?
I'd love to see one of these with the Bama logo on it posted somewhere by Mr Ferns...