"You can't make me," Hoke said. "You're not my father."
Try this instead.
prepare for some angry tweeting by David Shaw if this is true. If he can get a certain NFL head coach to slam Michigan's academic integrity again, that might change JP's mind.
David Shaw's next tweet should be priceless.
or perhaps worthless. For his sake, I hope he can exercise more restraint. For our sake, I hope he says something impossibly off-putting.
On another friendly note, can someone please correct the spelling of his first name to Jabrill? Just want to maximize the good karma.
How many stars is he?
You could say he is a stars all-star.
Seriously? His full name is in the tweet that you copied and pasted and you still couldn't spell it right?
Peppers: So, yo guys aren't going to a bowl anytime soon?
O'Brien: No, but the NCAA did sanction us to take the team to Colonial Williamsburg in January
Peppers: Can we stop D.C. for the cherry blossom festival?
O'Brien: No, but we will play "any given sunday" on the team bus on the way back
Peppers: Word! The one with Pachino?
O'brien: No, the one with Fr. Jeff Rose from Our Lady of Prepetual Sorrow
Peppers: Man, that's....... something, Coach
O'Brien: yeah, we've been hearing that a lot lately
I wonder if Shaw's tweet had anything to do with this? Everything I've watched and read about Jabrill would suggest that he's a no BS tell it to me straight(real recognize real) type of kid.
I was much more worried about Stanford than Penn State. Stanford really has a lot to offer, but PSU? Smaller stadium, no bowls for a while, bad for the forseeable future, and in the middle of nowhere. I would be shocked if it's more than just one last visit to prove to himself that Michigan is the choice.
Are you serious? PSU has a small stadium?
Well, he said smaller, not small. And it is smaller than ours (though I agree this shouldn't exactly be a major selling point).
Who doesn't have a smaller stadium than us?
Pyongyang, North Korea. Also somewhere in India, if memory serves.
I had interpreted it as being smaller than Stanford's stadium. Sorry 'bout that. Have a cookie.
I don't know what else that could mean
Shaw your an ass for publicly taking a dig at Michigan. Peppers no longer likes you. Peace out.
i am a bit late, but this title reads as "the visit that Jabril Peppers is currently taking." i believe it should be Jabril Peppers' Visits which would be more in-line with a post about what visits Peppers has left to take.
Yeah, I was expecting to read that he made a suprise visit to the campus.
The title could use some more work in the informative part as well.
Damn, was just hoping for a cancellation and no other news, but if he wants to visit Penn State, that's his right to do so. Not sure what O'Brien can offer Peppers that Michigan can't. If Peppers wants to win the Heisman as a freshman, it'd be in his best interest to go to a program that won't be crippled with sanctions and enduring 6+ loss seasons for the next 3 years at least. But that's my two cents.
Don't want to count on him prematurely, but he is exactly what we need in the defensive backfield, just as Harris was exactly what we needed at WR and Green exactly what we needed at RB. This team has solid freshmena nd sophomores throughout, and a solid incoming class, and a potentially great OL in another year or two. But great individual players take you to the next level, and we are starting to accumulate recruits who are potentially great. Now, let's get a Peppers pledge and then add Hand or McDowell for the DL.
Hand OR McDowell???
I hope both!!!
I wouldn't overlook psu. Not as much a player as Stanford is/was but this is a kid that has admitted to doing the unexpected out of wanting to be different. Can't be much different than going to a school he'll never do anything more than play a regular season at....eventually surrounded by a team of half walk-on level players.
I like our chances better than versus Stanford but this kid is admittedly different. Likes to be different and take the harder road, etc.
Interesting anaolgy. I'd say that's a low chance then.
I was wondering if Peppers mentioned a PSU visit to get people off his back. Inevitably, when you're the #2 prospect in the country and you have a top 2 and seemingly eliminate one, everyone in the world is going to go "SO BRO. U GO TO MICHIGAN NOW?1".
The PSU visit may be real, but it might just be a shield or timewaster to keep him from having to comment too much on his affinity for Michigan at the moment (possibly before he's ready to make any commitments one way or another)
Did not know that and before hearing it would still give us a HUGE advantage over psu but......Peppers kind of prides himself on being different and doing the unexpected. Enough to go to a nuked psu program? I don't know. I tend to agree with Balas but Balas is not Peppers so I'm not putting him in our class until he commits.
but Penn State has nothing to offer that Michigan can't do better right now
Unless Jabrill really digs mountains that is
I'm not debating that. I'm just saying that this is a kid that openly and happily admits to doing the unexpected. I like our chances but as unlikely as it seems I refuse to act like psu has zero shot. I refuse to act like Stanford is completely out at this point.
over Michigan, LSU, Ohio State, Stanford, Alabama, Florida, Notre Dame, and Oklahoma, it would be the biggest recruiting upset in a long, long time.
This is Michigan...it's only an upset if they don't choose us.
Any and every top 100 recruit to chose psu is the next "biggest recruiting upset ever". They got NUKED. Like....if Bill doesn't stick around for a while they will be bad for about 5-10 years after the sanctions are lifted level nuked.
Word on the street and on twitter is that he didnt officially cancle his visit to Stanford all together, but is instead finding it hard to schedule the trip all the way out there with all that he has going on. he has track and all the camps and stuff like that, plus its a trip all the way across the country so its not as easy as going to PSU or even Michigan.
What street do you live on?
I read it on twitter pretty much was what i was going for
How can he win the Heisman as a freshman when he can't play in a bowl game and isn't on a contender? I don't think Penn State is a major threat.
Do we know if there's any chance of Peppers coming to the BBQ?
Not confirmed, but burgers, dogs, and ribs will definitely be there
I can't help, but find the Penn state visit odd. Location is all I can assume.
From what I've read on other sites, it seems lke his coach is really high on PSU. Apparently he is the one who schduled his first visit and the one coming up.
From a coach's perspective, there is plenty to like about Penn State. Good, knowledgable coaching staff with NFL experience, good education, lots of opportunity to contribute and rebuild.
From a player's perspective, those things aren't as high as being on TV a lot and winning.
"Good" being the operative word. But not great like Michigan and Stanford. If he is really dropping Stanford for Penn State, then he's not as serious about education as we thought.
If he's just adding Penn State because it has a great football tradition playing in one of the best, most competitive divisions in the NCAA, and he is still considering Stanford, it makes sense and is a good sign. Think about it:
An easy choice in the end, but still a choice, and visits to see another great educational environment (Stanford) and another great football environment (Penn State) make sense.
I don't care how good a coach Bill O'Brien is; Penn State is not going to be Penn State for quite some time, if ever. I can't imagine he would throw away his talent playing for a program that has nothing to offer competitively. I can see him picking Stanford over us, but Penn State?