In a new ESPN article Jadeveon Clowney's high school football coach Bobby Carroll says that, "For some reason (fall of 2008) Clowney expressed a great interest to go to Michigan." The article doesn't go on to say what happened to cool that interest, but that Tony Gibson was recruiting him. I found this to be quite interesting. Link below.
Jadeveon Clowney "Had great interest in Michigan"
EDIT: This article was posted on ESPN's front page so I actually think this was a post-worthy story. But I think my reaction is not directed towards the author, but rather a reaction to hearing the echos of Zettel, Frost, Walls, Jernigan, Dix, K Williams, etc... and now Clowney?
That's how I feel as well. I thought it was note-worthy because his coach is saying it.
Oh well. Who knows? Someday, Tony Gibson, Jeff Casteel and Rich Rodriguez might be coaching Clowney after all...
Why do you care? So you can cheer for them while loudly complaining about Brady Hoke and the Michigan football program at every juncture?
Why do you care? So you can berate me for being insufficiently giggly and elated that Brady Hoke, a "Michigan Man"(?!) is restoring Michigan traditions (a myth) and renewing in-state recruiting (another myth)? Am I just not the sort of fellow who qualifies to be a Michigan fan in these heady days?
Step off Section 1. It's not worth arging on a blog. The more I read arguments for or against keeping RR and hiring Hoke, the more I realize that the philosophical implications of Michigan football are pretty complicated. IN any case, it's Friday, so let me buy you a virtual whiskey sour!
he knows that there's scant evidence of my ever saying anything negative about Coach Hoke. And indeed there isn't any record of that. Bando, and others, seem to be angry that I say any complimentary things in defense of Coach Roadriguez. As if any good Michigan Man would now see the light and, naturally, condemn Coach Rodriguez.
He's not the coach here anymore. It's like dwelling on an ex. He is gone and is never coming back. Time to let go. He was fired.
For me it is just an intersting hobby, or like reading a good murder mystery or working on an interesting case. Again, nobody is going to catch me complaining about Brady Hoke. I just find it funny that defending Coach Rodriguez is now forbidden in the view of some.* Like getting kicked off the cheeleading squad for not having enough enthusiasm.
*It is as funny, as it is unconcernnig, because as I have said many times, there seems to be little difference between my general thinking on the recent history of Michigan football, and Brian Cook's thinking on the subject. We might just express ourselves differently.
If you want to keep discussing a man who was fired for taking the program to historic lows then that seems like a waste of time. I'm sure you could use that time to launch an attack against the freep but I don't think you'd be interested in that.
This isn't me being a smartass. I don't know if you're just venting and sort of taking on a persona for the board or not, but you sound distinctly paranoid in this thread. It might be good for you to stop thinking about Rodriguez and Michigan football for a while.
I love the shit out of Michigan football, and I'm emotionally invested in it to what's probably an unhealthy degree - and even to me, who's no stranger to flaming rants on the board, there's a tone to your writing that's emotionally charged to a really kind of strange degree when you get into this stuff.
I love the shit out of Michigan football, and I'm emotionally invested in it to what's probably an unhealthy degree -
Just like Dudeness, feel free to vent frustration and ooze skepticism. You've earned the right after suffering through the "CC" discussion. The ignorance and annoyance that evoked was enough to turn several of my hairs gray. I feel your pain.
no sir, you are not.
Obviously as a random blogger, you know more about the Michigan football traditions than people that played here.
was recruiting him as a slot receiver.
Clowney was never coming here and the only way we would've gotten Lyons away Stanford is if Jim Harbaugh were to have taken the job.
2008-Present..WE SUCKED..Especially On defense..
Please post the entire quote:
In the fall of 2008, Clowney's sophomore year, then-Michigan assistant coach Tony Gibson was recruiting Gilmore. The Wolverines wanted him as a quarterback to run their zone read in Ann Arbor.
This wasn't going to happen. He doesn't play QB anymore.
Did he play QB when he was on offense in HS?
wow.. why don't you actually read the article..
In the fall of 2008, Clowney's sophomore year, then-Michigan assistant coach Tony Gibson was recruiting Gilmore.
Michigan wanted GILMORE as a QB, not clowney, you clown
is that M wanted him as a QB. That seems a little off the wall.
dude, read the article. Clowney's teammate was being recruited to play QB. It then says that Gibson offered Clowney, a sophomre DE at the time, on the spot.
He was so offensive minded that he signed more defensive recruits (26) than offensive recruits (21, unless you count Cam Gordon where he plays, on defense, which makes the numbers more lopsided) in his two full classes at Michigan.
But who wants facts getting in the way of yet another "Fuck that guy!" post-mortem?
So, was this his way of making up for not coaching the defense at all? You're not really trying to argue that Rodriguez was not an offensive minded coach, are you?
Rodriguez was a wonderful person (as far as we know). It was obvious that he didn't take defense seriously and focused solely on offense. Denying this is the same as saying that the earth is flat.
Of course we wanted him at QB because RR hated defense or so the fuck RR crowd would have you believe.
(See, e.g.; BRCE.)
but I know my calculus, it says U + Me = Us
Whether he hated it or not is irrelevant. He certainly didn't coach it.
It says we wanted Stephon Gilmore @ QB, not Clowney.
How awesome would it be to have Gilmore and Clowney...
what great defensive players were recruited by that staff or developed by that staff that led to even decent defense being played? Yet to this day their biggest wins were against 6-6 wisconsin, 6-6 notre dame and this yr's 7 win notre dame team......impressive....sheeshe
btw, everyone in the country wanted clowney as a defensive player...rich, can you play qb.....
Stop being a douche.
EDIT: And it turns out the article wasn't clearly written and in fact Clowney was never pursued as a QB. So yeah, I'd like to double down on my earlier comments.
you don't have to double down on your comments, but probably should since none of the posters before you can actually read.
It clearly says Gibson was there recruiting Gilmore, not clowney, but as soon as he saw clowney he offered him on the spot..
still do. Doesn't mean its any closer to becoming a reality.
Chase your dreams, dude.
push, p p p push it
You and me both. We should have hired her for the Beyonce job
I was getting depressed as this thread degenerated into another "RR vs. Hoke" smackdown (won't someone please think of the children?!) and then my eyes alighted on the magnificence that is ScarJo. Suddenly all is right with MGoBlog once again.
Thank you, sir, for lifting my spirits (and other, more tangible, parts) with this, always appropriate, post.
zone-reading potential in that pic! Just say'in.
Normally, I get kind of annoyed with the cheesecake pictures that get posted on here. There's plenty of other outlets to find pictures of attractive women on the internet, think of Mrs. Kass, etc.
But ... I can't get mad at you for this one.
...and it truly is beautiful. I hope my wife isn't asleep yet.
Was GMAT aware of this?
There are lots of recruits who have high school videos that show them being really good. Some have videos that make them look like overgrown men playing with children. Clowney looks like Ray Lewis playing football against a middle school volleyball team.
On the ESPN 30 for 30 about him, one of the scouts said it was like "watching Jim Brown play with a bunch of high schoolers." When they showed his HS highlights, you could understand why.
Would have been nice to get him... I would be more inclined to say that these storys are mostly made up>>> These guys need something to write about...
Just my opinion!!!
Arguing about RR...
Soo much hate in this thread. I kind of like it but then again... Can't we all just get along and love Michigan for who it is?
Michigan is an institution not a person. If you love Michigan for "who" they are you have some issues.
40 somethings using the fail phrase is when you know it has died.
I'm glad you agree.
Two cusses in one post? Self control is something you must have not learned through the years.
someone needs the banhammer.
That phrase is so post.
Reading the comments and posts he has made make me think otherwise. Good info on Richardson's USC offer and decent convo about other topics. If his snarky posts make him a troll then you and most everyone else could be called the same. Not to come to anyone's defense but this Troll deal is outdated and used to a point to where it has lost relevance. If his username is a reason to label him a troll then that is just dumb.
Back from a night out and I love how I received all of these negs but it did nothing to my point total and shows how everyone over 100 points is equal. Keep down voting my posts because it is pointless and makes you look like a fool. It shows that there are immature cliques on this board and the 40 somethings stick together. I guess the pollsters are right when they say that internet message boards are flooded with old white men who don't have anything to live for anymore. Keep up the good fight my Michigan brethren.
Don't celebrate too much. I suspect that the old method of keeping track of point totals will return eventually, and you'll be solidly in the red then. Whether that matters is up to you. Some people get upset about being negged and point totals and others don't.
As far as your assertion that "message boards are flooded with old white men who don't have anything to live for anymore" goes, I got a good laugh. When I make the occasional visit to the Rivals or Scout boards, it's obvious from the comments that the large majority of commenters are in their teens or twenties. The MGoBlog community is more diverse in age range, but I've been here long enough to know that a significant portion of the commenters here are still in school, or are still several years away from their 10th anniversary reunion yet.
Whether you're really a troll I can't say and don't really care, but I would bet that at least some of the negging you're getting is a reaction to your handle. Given Larry Harrison's unfortunate legal difficulties stemming from his sexual inclinations and his relative lack of accomplishments on the field for Michigan, choosing his name was designed to provoke and incite and nothing else.
Another commenter here has chosen the name and photo of a notorious murderer, so I suppose it's inevitable somebody will combine the sexually depraved with the impulse for homicide and sign on MGoBlog as John Wayne Gacy.
Please don't think that this comment puts me on the same team as the douchenozzle you're arguing with here ... but my understanding is that "full of fail" (and it's sibling "epic win") are creatures of internet message boards and actually did come to conversational usage only in the past few years.
They're kind of like the McPoyles of phrases, in a way.
This is like an elementary playground with all of this name calling.
That was a really interesting read. It doesn't sound like he will end up qualifying. If that becomes the case then it would be great if the new staff could garner some attention from his end with a possible commitment in 2012.
If he were to go to Hargrave and straightened his academics out why would they be unable to acquire him?
Everyone is different and he may be able to succeed academically in a place with more structure.
Neggers, how does it feel to stand there and click that down vote button and have nothing come of it? Keep up the good fight!
No way. You're clowning me, right?