George Campbell and Mason Cole = Humble Michigan Men
Cool story, bro.
Seriously though, I can't wait to see both of these guys in a winged helmet. The future is so damn bright for this team.
I think they need to enroll first.
It may be a little premature to label them Michigan Men but I appreciate the optimistic outlook.
And I don't believe the OP's conficence is misplaced. Some of us (Brian? lol) had our doubts when Hoke was named head coach of our storied program, understandably so. I know he didn't fit the profile of what I thought the ideal candidate should be (shows you how smart I am).
I envisioned a Bill Belichick/Bill Walsh hybrid, very cerebral, with a track record for fielding stifling defenses like our '97 squad. I wanted someone who at the same time, could build an offensive juggernaut that would throw caution to the wind and dominate with aggressive play-calling and shrewd creativity. My Maize and Blue soul was seeking carthisis of the pain of watching our typically significant talent advantage wasted by a way-too-conservative game plan. I desired a football genius to make those years a distant memory.
Brady Hoke's unbridled passion and tremendous (using one of his favorite words) devotion and love for all things Michigan totally trumps every other consideration. When you add to that his ability to recruit like-minded coordinators like recruiter and DC extraordinaire GMatt and Gorgeous Al, (getting the right people on the bus and the wrong people off, a la Good to Great" by Collins) you have the foundation for a successful program.
Add to that the fatherly care and genuine compassion for the young men in the program or family (Real recognize Real) and their commitment to the same (“How about you coach them as hard as you can for as long as you have them,” Mattison yelled back tersely. “YOU GIVE THEM EVERYTHING YOU’VE GOT!! ...that’s why you don’t go to Ohio State...”), is awesome.
I"m so excited about the trajectory of our program.
"This is a Michigan plane if ive ever seen one lol"
Probably flying Tampa to DTW. Must have a lot of Michigan fans on it.
You know flying to in to see the game tonight? There were a lot of Michigan fans on the plane.
I see that the OP is getting killed by the typical cool story bro response. I appreciate hearing from someone who had both met and coached against future players. Thanks, OP.
I'm glad he shared the story, I just wish I could understand the context. One second he is talking about coaching against these guys, the next he is referencing a plane.
I had no problem understanding the context. It's quite obvious that he talked to them at the airport this morning and he coaches football. Its a cool story and I'm glad he shared.
I have had it with the MFing coaches and players...on this MFing plane?
Cool story ___ !
Cool story ___ !
A little off topic here...
I was driving West on I-94 yesterday about 5'ish and saw 4 big buses that appearred to have a Michigan State police escourt. This was just West of Ann Arbor. I was in route to Win Shulers in Marshall and they didn't disappoint.
4 buses seemed like alot for 50 some players, but maybe ND travels with more?? In my Day of DII football we travelled with 52 - 55 players.
I'm sure they travel with closer to 75-80 players in D1. Plus all the staff.
Away games u bring 55ish, can't remember the official number. But support staff definitely raises the need for buses. Tons of coaches, trainers, managers, equipment guys and other
I wish Campbell could play today :(
They do seem like good kids. Thanks for the post and your others on players down in Florida.