Congrats to Core 6 Athletes Class of 2016 OL Erik Swenson from Downers Grove South who committed to #Michigan last night.— #COMPETE (@core6athletes) November 25, 2013
that is nice bonus change
Looks like he hates donkeys as well.
Finally some good news. Welcome to the team Erik.
Why am I suddenly in the mood for pancakes?
Good to add a high caliber recuit at a position of need to the family..Good Luck Mr Swenson and work hard.
If there was ever a time we needed some good news, now is the time. Congrats Erik!
had the timetable down
Is this the guy we were told to buckle up for??
That's great news. Young tackle prospect with a ton of potential.
It looks like he's a kid who could figure into the 5 Star discussion (at least early on)...
Do they still come in pairs? It's been so long since we had good news I don't remember anything.
All of your Scandinavian offensive linemen belong to us!
Who knows what things will be like by then.
Well, good news indeed trickles in from time to time. Glad to hear it as well.
Welcome to Michigan, Erik Swenson.
Yes!!! Wecome Erik! Can't wait to see you in a winged helmet.
On a side note we need more vikings on o line, currently Magnus and Sven :).
big pickup i think he is a possible 5*
Swenson was the commit watch from last night. Pretty good start to the 2016 class. Could be the top OL in the midwest.
Congratulations on a wonderful decision
Where is the guy that was giving Coach Brown shit last night? I bet he avoids this thread
His Dudeness talks s*** about everyone.
Welcome to the Michigan family!
I'd say nobody who goes to Michigan throws away their future.
Other guy is not a Michigan man!
I guess your diploma is worthless and you threw your whole life away.
Turn back in your Alum card. As an alum I find your comments repulsive.
Dude, go away. Not developing talent, please. The seniors and juniors just haven't been very good and you can't put that stamp on the coaching staff. You can only do so much with guys that were meant for a system that's a 180 from what we currently are trying to run. The sophomore and freshmen classes have really shown a glimmer of hope in this dark time. Stop being that prick.
You want to encourage kids to come here (not in creepy twitter stalker way but saying welcome on a message board and what not).
Even if the not developing meme is true and the coaches do end up getting the boot someday, I sure as hell don't want another cupboard empty situation for the next guy. USC is a great example. Kiffin couldn't coach a lick but he recruited his ass off. The next guy that walks in there has everything he needs. So if your opinion is true about the coaching, then you better be rooting for them to recruit like crazy because I don't want to do the cupboard empty bs again.this was all kind of discussed in the visitor thread and the don't boo your team thread. Just because your pissed at the coaches doesn't mean you need to ruin a kids experience or piss on someone's big moment.
Attending community college in Michigan does not make one a Michigan graduate, FYI...
yet you say you'd tell your own son to go to school elsewhere.
Worst dad of the year award. This is his dream friggin school!! It produces hordes of nfl talent. It is a legendary program. And now you (with no apparent son on scholarship) are offering this safe advice as a loyal u of m? What is wrong with you? Should he go to Iowa bc they beat us? Or should he go to Texas a&am bc it is super awesome and has a heisman winner there? Or maybe all of your progeny should only go to Alabama, where every player is guaranteed an NFL career despite wanting to go the true school of there dreams. Please take a break. We get it, you want Borges and funk fired. So do some of the rest of us. But my god, this is a huge get for us...we still got it and have a chance at retaining kids like this. If we so, we will always be in the conversation. You talk like we are a Mac school.
Which medical school?
It's a near certainty several of the other fr and soph lineman will play in the nfl too. Why would you say something so inaccurate and stupid on a Michigan board? This is a five star recruit basically coming in two years. It's a pretty awesome leap of faith in out brand and a vote of confidence for what we are doing , despite the growing pains. The same guys you think blow this year and are throwing under the bus are going to be upper class men when this dude comes in. We might actually be good with a qb, veteran rb, line and WrS that fit the system. We might even have a new offensive coordinator, line coach and qb coach. Just don't get your point of posting this. Feel like guys like you are a bunch of puppy punchers. Some of you need to choke back your cynicism and just come back next year. It's okay we still family, just leave the table for a bit and come back when your calm down and rationale.
But he is first round and wait for the draft. I just don't get the sit in a circle and shoot eachother routine?
just joined today. That you're here posing as a Michigan fan speaks volumes about how you view your own team.
Welcome to the Michigan family! Go Blue!
Just can't stop looking.
Me either. And I'm not happy with myself.
In so many ways. But it is funny as hell.
Miley Miley will make you smiley smiley.
that a plastic surgeon can help with that.
Here are my thoughts on Swenson:
Thanks! Excellent and helpful, as usual!
Some good news huh?
Welcome to the Maize and Blue, Mr. Swenson. Now let's Beat Ohio
I saw this kid when my son was at Michigan's summer camp for middle schoolers in 2011. My son and I shit ourselves when we saw the size of him. Erik was going into 8th grade and he was already 6'3" or 6'4"' and 250lbs. He was the biggest 8 th grader I've ever seen. Just enormous. Then we saw his dad. Big Swen Swenson. He goes about 6'8" 350lbs and the biggest head I've ever seen.
This kid certainly has the size to be a dominant lineman. He's only a sophomore. Sky's the limit for him.