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?