"The University of Illinois is also in turmoil. The university sports an Interim Chancellor, an Interim Athletic Director, and an Interim Football Coach; the game will be played at Soldier Field, making this an Illini Interim Home Game."
Hjalte Froholdt to Arkansas
I hear they have good bacon in Arkansas.
They actually have a very nice campus. I have been to many of the colleges down south and it has to be up there as one of the best.
People are pretty friendly there and the fan base is die hard (though also alittle unrealistic)
Must've been Bielma's huge gut that convinced him.
no way, it was the man-tits.
Strange choice, but oh well. This kid is a huge unknowd, could be an all american or might never see the field....
I was goign to blame our bad season for this, but Arkansas had a much worse season than we did? So...ummm...idk?
WE DIDN'T HAVE A BAD ENOUGH SEASON! FIRE EVERYONE!
[EDIT]: Also, good luck young man.
Dammit! I knew our in conference record would hurt us in the recruiting trail!
Maybe they read right to left in Denmark and he saw 0-8 as 8-0.
The Hogs are 0-8 in the SEC.
I am really not bothered by this. He could be a solid player or never turn into anything worthy of a starting spot. When I watched his highlight of his play in Denmark this season he just doesn't dominate like a top prospect should at that level of competition. With this small of a class I think there are better players we can get.
This makes sense because... .... .... .... Ok, I got nothing.
Arkansas has been a debacle ever since #karma and I love it
players still commit to us affter 2008. I think you change your pitch when you are losing. "You can start immediately for us!" "You will be the star!" Sort of like the Penn State recruiting....
Honestly, I think his arms are to(o) short. My honest evaluation...but good luck to him nevertheless.
with pad level as well.
What about his legs? Are they short like Ray Vinopal?
And he looks like he is 55 years old in the face.
Damn, we needed a replacement Viking for JMFR. Best of luck to the kid in all future pursuits.
Just needs a shallow hulled ship to sail up from Illinois in.
Can we have a positive story on the board next? These last two posts have depressed me badly....
arkansas, the denmark of the US.
Bielema 's love of Danishes
Most fat jokes on this board are pretty obvious and lazy - this however does not fit that mold. Nice work.
He clearly didn't read DB's statement of support for (part of) the staff.
Brandon: "We recruit from Cali to New Jersey"
Froholdt: Looks at map, realizes Denmark is not between those two and says "Froholdt it, I'm going to Arkansas"
Not for nothin' guys, but it seems a little odd to be making fun of Bielema for being overweight.
Hoke has always been big. Bielema was really skinny at one point. That's why it's funny, I think.
Maybe so - but we've all seen his wife. I think he wins.
She's a real gem...until she opens her gaping yap. Mrs. Hoke is the kindest lady you'll ever want to meet.
Mantooth is a saint!
I believe this means we will face Froholdt then when we play Arkansas in the OOC schedule in a few years. I would be curious to see how he looks with a couple years in the system down there, because the film on him looked pretty good, I thought. In any case, good luck to him down in Arkansas.
Maybe Keisean Lucier-South gets his offer now?
Froholdt is more of a DT or 5-tech. KLS is more of a WDE.
Thanks for the clarification, is there anyone who you think might get an offer now that hasn't previously? I'm assuming Tim Settle is more of a 3-tech so maybe not him, but overall I just wondered what your thoughts were.
Settle being a 3-tech would make him a perfect replacement for Froholdt. When Magnus (or others) say "DT" that usually refers to the 3-tech, where as NT would refer to a 1-tech tackle.
Actually, I think Settle looks more like a nose tackle, but he could play either the 1-tech or the 3-tech.
Names I've heard bandied about as potential tackle offerees include Anthony Rush (NC) and Mississippi State commit T.D. Moton (LA).
There's also a guy named Rasheem Greene who attends high school with Dwight Williams and Adoree' Jackson out in California, Darvin Taylor (VA), and Elijah Taylor (OH), who seem like possibilities based on the way Michigan has recruited in recent years.
Any thoughts on how we've played the recruiting game with Settle? Seems like we pretty clearly saw him as a 2nd option. It doesnt always play out well for us when a aim for someone who knows they were the 2nd option it seems
I don't know if I would say that. In the recruiting game, it rarely plays out well, period. Teams take roughly 20-25 kids per class, but Michigan offers 130-200 guys or so every recruiting cycle.
Guys like Dan Samuelson, Reon Dawson, Tamani Carter, Roy Roundtree, Russell Bellomy, etc. were clearly second options. They still ended up as Wolverines.
I don't really know that we're playing a recruiting game with Settle. From what I've gathered, Michigan just isn't very interested in him. They invited him to come along with Hand because...why not? But it doesn't really seem like they're stringing him along while other guys decide. I could be wrong. For all I know, they might offer him tomorrow now that Froholdt is off the board. But signs so far point to Settle being a ways down the list, or perhaps not even on Michigan's board.
Other than Settle getting his first exposure to UM with the trip with Hand to UTL 2, there is really no buzz on Settle heading to UM so speculation of him on our DL at this point is a bit useless.
At the thought of people in Arkansas pronouncing his name.
But, good luck to the kid.
Hey there goes Jal-tee Froho!