I'VE HAD JUST ABOUT ENOUGH OF YOU SONNY
Insights from Royce Jenkins-Stone's Twitter Timeline
Inappropriate jokes about domestic abuse.
I want to respectively add another viewpoint that I think is valid...
Why does he have to care? Incoming coaches clearly favor their recruits over the current players. Its their guys...a term we have heard so often under both RR and now under Hoke. Does RJS owe RR allegiance bc he held a position at UM and will have been gone for a full year before he steps on campus. Does he have to say nice things about him? His opinion on RR isn't going to determine how he does here, just his play on the field for coach Hoke.
- I think all players should respect or, at the very least, not publicly bash any current or former coach of Michigan. Tradition and all that.
- No one said he "must say nice things about RR." That's a classic red herring. As a player, keep your mouth shut if you hate/hated Hoke, RR, Carr, Bo, whoever.
- Disregarding 1 and 2, it's more about unity with the team. That comment will seriously piss off people on the team that would have/still would run through a brick wall for RR, coach or not. It's not good for RJS's fit on the team. It's not good for the team dynamic. It also puts Hoke et al in an awkward situation.
Basically, nothing good can come of it. A lot of people went NUTS when Arnett's brother said something similar in his Youtube videos. Having it come from an actual commit should be considered much worse.
Seriously, RR should have been fired after year one, it was already patently clear he didn't understand Michigan. RJS for the win
Sometimes, gb, I think the flamebait tag may have been invented for you.
This is most definitely bait designed to raise people's dander, but I found it pretty funny. I personally don't have the discipline to avoid circling back and telling people they didn't get it.
For the most part I resist to urge, but when certain Sections of our fellow bloggers are so easy to rouse up, I succomb to the urge
Today, it allows for teaching moments. :)
In addition, his peers saw it, including the seniors. One of my favorite clips on Youtube is of Tie Domi telling the story of Mark Messier pulling him aside to discuss his deportment.
about his tweets until they get like Will Hill's tweets.
He's passionate right now, and to be honest, as long as he doesn't go overboard with this, I kind of like it.
....the RJS exchange with http://twitter.com/#!/LynnSTSW has me a little concerned.
Someone tell me that recruits interviewing on internet sports talk shows is ok.
I believe WTKA has had recruits on before, I imagine that if they have it's above board.
I hope it is fine. I can't see is being any different than a newspaper interviewing a recruit or webiste like Rivals, Scout, etc.
Calling the situation of the last few years a "big mess" isn't good. A lot of those guys are going to be his teammates. Twitter is bad news. I wonder what Hoke's social media policy was like at SDSU.
He just apologized for his comments on twitter of RichRod. Looks like he realized his mistake on never bashing a current or former Michigan coach
But good to hear how he responded, and that whoever pointed out the mistake to him knew how to do it. Or he was just reading this thread. Either way. A "learning" moment, and the kid is a quick learner.
Its his twitter, he should be able to write what ever he wants. With that said, he's not use to the spotlight. He'll learn what is appropriate and what isn't, but there is no need to bash him. What we had WAS a mess.
It's his twitter but it's also available for public consumption so anything he puts there is exposed to anyone who wants to see it. And trashing a former coach of the school he's soon to be playing for isn't really productive in any way.
Not a matter of whether he's right or wrong, people will agree or disagree with what he's saying; it just didn't need to be publicly put out there. Credit to the kid for admitting the mistake and apologizing. Certainly don't think he meant anything by it.
I understand RJS's passion, but I am disappointed to see a kid who will one day be a Wolverine knocking a former coach, even one who did not pan out. I know that Twitter really wasn't "Twitter" during the early years of RR's run, but I would hope that none of his recruits would have bad-mouthed Carr or that staff. RR failed at UM for myriad of reasons both under his control and beyond, and frankly I don't need some high-schooler with (I'm guessing) very limited knowledge going on a public forum and making blanket statements about him and his coaching abilities. I love the passion by RJS, but this is disappointing. Youth and Internet and all, but still disappointing.
Yea let's be disappointed and bash a teenager from the inner city for making a mistake. Didn't we just see the jalen rose fab 5 piece where he said coming where he came from at that age he had no filter. I would say everything turned out ok with him. Following teenage boys on the net means you have a lil too much time on your hands unless you get paid for it. Let's not panic folks. He apologized. It's over. Let it ride!
Yep, everything turned out just fine for Jalen Rose. Drunk driving and a giant amateurism scandal are no big deal.
...OP was not to focus on the perjorative comment. It was about RJS saying that he planned to early enroll and that he committed for Hoke but wouldn't have for RichRod. By pointing out these newsworthy items (in the MGoBlog sense of the word), readers would be exposed to his use of the perjorative, therefore it had to be pointed out.
The fact is that these kids have to learn how to act in the public because they're now public figures. If they choose to use social media, that use comes with some measure of responsibility.
My guess is that RJS learned a valuable lesson this evening.
It is very interesting though the fact that he wouldn't have committed to richrod and the 3-3-5. That sort of says something to the appeal the more traditional type defense.