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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?
If you're gonna go please be in the first round.
another delightful side effect of a 14 team conference
OSU did it two years ago.
“Any time you give a man something he doesn't earn, you cheapen him. Our kids earn what they get, and that includes respect.” - Woody
but my very brief (and highly questionable) research shows that full ride scholarships at Michigan for long snappers are about as common as Venus Transits---there's only been 6 of them given out since the 1600's and they seem to show up in pairs 8 years apart separated by much longer intervals of either 105 or 122 years. I'll go out on a limb and predict it won't happen again until 2117...
I understand that this may be an important position, but its not like we will be begging random 'depth' players to join the class come February.....
This doesnt mean turning down a 'Mike Cox'
Instead it means not having room for an Alvin Bailey if Treadwell commits, etc...
Hoke must have been waiting for Cravens' announcement to pull the trigger.
No Rivals profile, and this is all there is on Scout-http://michigan.scout.com/a.z?s=162&p=8&c=1&nid=6351239
Hail To The Victors!
This kid better be the Denard of long snappers if this is true.
HEY! You there!
I mean...congratulations to the kid, but...nevermind, this has to be a joke...
Reporter: “Did you visit the Parthenon while in Greece?”
Shaquille O’Neill: “I can’t really remember the names of all the clubs we went to.”
I think Brady Hoke usually jokes around about scholarship offers. Wait...what?
Sounds like it's the real deal, though not explicit that he's on scholarship.
"Mattison must break you. Jake Ryan is his tool."
Meyer must have cooled on him. Or his offer wasn't commitable.
The real question is can he handle our fake field goal play where he ends up catching the ball...
"Tears are salty. Sweat is salty. One gets you pity, the other gets you results"
-Former Michigan soccer coach Steve Burns
Glanda must be moving to WR.
explanation so far..
I'm happy for the kid. I can't imagine how exciting this is for him. However perplexed we all are at the decision, imagine how excited any of us would have been to play Michigan football and how excited this kid must be join Team 134.
That said...this is really perplexing.
Denard's 2010 was spent redefining what one man can do.
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Good luck and welcome.
I hope to NEVER hear your name from the announcers, unless you somehow catch the ball for a first down, then it's ok.
Notre Dame will have 2 long snappers on scholarship this coming year. It happens. It would piss me off to if I was you guys because you only have like what 3 scholarships left now?
I think this decision has left some of us shaking our heads, but 20 commits to the class was like wow, so I guess I will trust the coaches.
Contrary to what I imagined, he does not actually poop gold after each snap, that seemed to me the only logical explanation.
...there is a recruiting video for this kid.
There is also an article that I found from May that highlights the trend in offering scholarships at this position. It provides an abbreviated list of the 25 FBS programs that have offered scholarships to long snappers recently. It talks some about the Rubio camp - what I found interesting is that they've sort of put specs on the position, if you will, stating that a lot of schools want the 15-yard snap completed in 0.75 seconds or less. It's a little detail, but an important one in certain situations.
Welcome to Michigan, Scott!
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This guy does it in .69 sec
God bless this staff and the genius of Hoke. .69 folks!!!
My feelings on this depend entirely on whether he's on scholarship. The difference between a scholarship long snapper and a good walk-on long snapper has to be, what, one bad snap over their careers? That hardly seems worth a four-year scholarship.
Either way, I hope the kid has a great career at U-M (and that this is the last we hear of him).
He just tweeted this...so unless there was some egregious error in communication, he is on full scholarship...
Scott Sypniewski @Sypniewski56 Commited to Michigan on full scholarship!!!
USING GRATUITOUS AMOUNTS OF CAPS LOCK SINCE APRIL 2011
Don't get this at all.
How dare you question the importance of a quality long-snapper! Harrumph!
video of him snapping over and over.. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tlGwlZvEmEM&feature=related
Thought we had a couple preferred walk on long snappers? I know MSU got one from us but I swore we had another or two. Very perplexing to say the least, I'm going to guess what we have at RB is all we're getting
No offens to this kid, but he could be th greatest long snapper ever, and I still wouldn't feel it's worth a scholarship. You're only on the field for like 10 plays a game, and half of those are extra points. Plus, the difference between a great long snapper and an average one is unnoticeable.
Well, as long as he makes a catch for a first down in a BCS game, I will be okay with this.
Avatar is a reference to this. Go Blue!
look at the kids last name, he's clearly a long snapper and he's clearly going to play at the University of Michigan.
Sypniewski? That SCREAMS Michigan special teams player (and a DAMN good one!)
“True loyalty is that quality of service that grows under adversity and expands in defeat. Any street urchin can shout applause in victory, but it takes character to stand fast in defeat. One is noise — the other, loyalty.”
Ranked as a 5* longsnapper and #14 in the nation on this site...
However, unranked in the top 100 on this site...
5 stars and #14 , wow, the top 5 must be 6 stars
Wow, people really do in depth evaluations of high school long snappers.
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We've got our 5* ladies and gents!
on this site where he is the #2 LS in the nation...
That site has 162 long snappers ranked?!?!? Oh, the humanity!
I'm hungry. Time to eat.
They no longer call me Bisbiño
Haha I'm sorry guys but this is just downright stupid. How hard can it be for one of our walkon snappers to do the same job just as good? It's snapping a damn ball, can't be that hard to perfect. We can say goodbye to a 4th WR or a SDE.
well maybe if you'd of spent a little more time perfecting your long snapping skills and a little less time complaining about them, this would be you with the full ride scholarship.
I agree. Hoke is doing an awful job, fire him now. He used a schollie on a long snapper. Bad bad man.
and you do yours, whatever that may be. I have a LOT more faith in Hoke & Co to recruit those players we need in order to be successful than I do in you.
NO ME GUSTA!
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EDIT Snapper is easily overcooked, but should never be overrated.: especially if it can launch a football between its legs 15 yds, while looking between said legs, in .69 seconds. Just sayin'.
I trust our coaches and that they know what they're doing. I'm happy for the young man. Congratulations, Scott.
No Kate Upton? For shame.
deserves some Kate Upton on their hello page regardless of position.
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