as well as his own feeling during his visit that we were the right place for him. That according to this article in the paper that shall not be named:
Furman commitment due to Dad, Barwis
Thanks for the post, but I won't even click on the link. The paper counts clicks.
Like many others, I haven't been to the Freep since the Freepocalypse, but shouldn't we click through when they write a positive article? You know... positive reinforcement.
a quote, so you don't have to click:
""He's [barwis] very unique," Tyrone Furman said. "I've been to Maryland, North Carolina, a bunch of places and everybody has weights and a weight room. But this presentation was different. I felt Michigan had a weight room and anybody else's was like a high school compared to it.""
Who painted the picture for your avitar? I saw that picture once in a mexican restraunt bathroom, but I couldn't tell who the artist was.
I don't know. It's from a series of velvet paintings. A guy I used to party with outside of WSU had it hanging in his bathroom. I've looked locally for a copy but haven't found one yet.
My father-in-law has this velvet masterpiece hanging in his workshop.
FWIW: I bought one in Ann Arbor about ten years ago at a gas station on Ann Arbor Saline Rd and Eisenhower.
And if you're just into black velvet paintings in general, check out the site for this sweet museum in Portland: http://velveteria.com/
They have several different versions of Satan on the toilet on display. A must-see of you're ever in Stumptown.
is that qoute? "I felt Michigan had a weight room and anybody else's was like a high school compared to it."
...Snyder writes something positive. He finally must be starting to worry about where his next job will be.
Snyder is rarely negative. He gets a bad rap for the FREEPOCALYPSE, but he didn't have any role in that really, other than letting Rosenberg use quotes that he got.
I shall henceforth award +1 wherever I see the term "FREEPOCALYPSE" used in a complete sentence, and you just got yours. Congratulations, and a Happy Festivus to you.
My only quibble with you, is that Snyder appears to be solely responsible for the quasi-national quasi-kerfuffle over Rich Rodriguez's polite acknowledgment to Regent K. White's "Katrina" comments at the football bust.
We can agree that Snyder is no Rosenberg, but he is working off a two-strike count.
but from what you stated, it sounds like he made a decision without regrets and second guessing. Dang it, I want to click on the article!
I clicked before I noticed it was a Freep article (don't surf the web without caffeine!), so I figured I might as well read it. There wasn't much editorializing, just some good quotes saying how Josh and his dad were impressed by the facilities and people at Michigan - Barwis, RR and Shari (from the academic program).
I like the quote at the end where his dad said he wouldn't be a good father if he told his son to go anywhere but Michigan. This is what I will tell my son when the time comes.
when one considers his father went to Maryland.
Here is a similar article from their rival. It is interesting how the Freep left out the positives of Rodriguez that Furman and his dad noted.
"Most important on the visit was an opportunity for Furman and his father to get to know Rich Rodriguez.
Said Josh, "(Rodriguez) wants to win in a positive way, and I see what he is trying to do for the program -- in the right way."
Mr. Furman echoed his son's sentiments: "There is no chink in the armor with (Rodriguez). Coach Rodriguez has class, charisma and character. Kids are not just football players to him. He treats them like family; they go over to his house and chill. I like that."
It also mentions his 400+(!!!) yard rushing game in the playoffs.
I had a girlfriend that said that to me, and let me tell you she wasn't kidding.
Please, please elaborate. I must hear the story...
but I'm still in traction.
"You will see me unleash the fury..."
Unleash. The. Fury.
You're all either going to or already have clicked on it. Go ahead. No one will know.
He knows all.
Maybe these recruits see/hear about the high-caliber NFL talent that come back to Barwis for summer workouts and draft prep and recognize the benefits of 3-4 years in his program? Like RichRod maybe everyone needs to give Barwis his time with "his" recruits to make the full impact?
I will never go back to that sesspool of scum, and you shouldn't either. Posting a link there from here is a little iffy in my book, but the gist of the article sounds great. I also really like how our S&C program is miles ahead of the rest. This year will be the third year these guys have to go through Barwis-hell, and we should start to see even more explosion, speed, and endurance. Go Blue!!!
Print version of the freep article (No ads = no revenue = still ok right?)
Don't risk it
We're gonna get a lot more of these smart, freakishly athletic kids in the future because of all the wonderful things we can offer them. Academics, Conditioning, (fingers crossed) Championships.