Hopefully Garnett goes blue.
Josh Garnett announcement open thread [ED: to Stanford]
...I'm in a MERVYN'S commercial from the late 80s.
I missed it. Where do I apply Head On?
Watching Around the Horn getting ready to swith to ESPNU at 5:30.
Is that when he's set to announce?
6 PM ET.
Is this on TV? Is there a stream?
EDIT: ESPN U has recruiting nation starting at 5:30...guessing that might have it?
"to be early is to be on time". For the MGoYouth, George was the Director of the Marching Band in the 70's.
POSBANG for quoting George Cavender.
Will he choose Stanford? NERDS!
...I thought WE got to be the nerds...
Regardless, I'm gonna strum like Booger Presley.
Now if you'll excuse me, I'm going to be in the library all night, rather than enjoying Thirsty Thursday.
For those of us stuck at work, you guys will have to give us the play by play!
Get it? Double meaning! "Go Blue" and also "choose Michigan!" GO Blue!
Washingtonpreps.com will have a live stream of Josh's announcement at 6 EST.
Is it an actual live stream with video or just a live blog?
Right now it just looks like a live blog.
I don't even want him to go blue.
This is not a counter jinx.
The above is not an anti-counter jinx.
I'm at half-mast already
I'm sure on a Stanford blog they have posted a Ted Kaczynski pic.
I am out West. A caller just called into a local show (790 a.m.) and said that he is going to Stanford.
We had a nice run guys.
We better have this open thread deleted then. Some guy just called in to a local radio show, and said he's going to Stanford. Close it down, boys......
The caller said he was going to Stanford. He didn't seem to know anything about Josh. (Just trying to soften the blow when he doesn't pick us :)
I like your optimism!
The caller said he was going to Stanford. He didn't seem to know anything about Josh. (Just trying to soften the blow when he doesn't pick us :)
Will you never post here again if you are wrong?
I have never been wrong, so I don't know how to respond to you . . .
garnett said a couple weeks ago that he was going to try to do something tricky for his decision.. so be on the look out.
yeah well, i say he is going to Michigan.
my word against the callers.
....I will go through the pre-flight checklist anyway. That way, I am prepared regardless.
Me too! SEA-ORD.
I NEED A LIVE STREAM!
I have a really odd feeling, he seems prepared to face a "social media" backlash. I have never seen him tweet much towards the Stanford group. I don't feel like they would be sour. I have this feeling him and Erik are great friends but maybe the whole "your my boo" thing was a show. Kind of like the arnett fake commitment thing last year. I will be happy if he commits but I'm prepared for him going to standord
As a twin and the father of twins with a twin brother-in-law (all of us are Wolverine lovers), I'm an expert on the subject. Rachel Garnett already has accepted a debate scholarship to Concordia Lutheran down here in Irvine, CA. I'd be shocked if twin brother Joshua choses UM over Standford. Unless, that is, she is also fond of the meat-eating Wolvernine vs. the more veggie "Tree." GO BLUE and best wishes to the Garnett twins!
I have no idea what you are talking about.
...but isn't Palo Alto like a long long way away from Irvine?
Yes. Irvine is in Orange County and Palo Alto is all the way up north.
Some people up there might say it is "hella" up north.
It''s a quick 7 hour drive, +/- any hellish traffic around the 405 while crossing LA.
They are far enough away from each other that a college student might as well go to Michigan. It's not like he's going to have enough time to travel to see her on the weekends. I think this logic is flawed.
Irvine and Palo Alto are like 350 miles away. It's not like they'd be neighbors.
Irvine is far enough from Palo Alto that it barely qualifies as being in the same state. Detroit and Chicago are significantly closer together, for example.
He can come to Michigan where he can room with his good frend Eric Manguson.
Anyone know if you can get in there with a ticket and how much they are? I just live a couple miles from Garnett's high school and I'm thinking about biking there now
Over? Did you say "over"? Nothing is over until we decide it is! Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor? Hell no!
When the going gets TOUGH.....
THE TOUGH GET GOING!!
What the fuck happened to the MgoBlog I used to know? Where's the spirit? Where's the guts, huh? This could be the greatest night of our lives, but you're gonna let it be the worst. "Ooh, we're afraid to go with you Ape, we might get in trouble." Well just kiss my ass from now on! Not me! I'm not gonna take this. Urban, he's a dead man! Kelly, dead! Dantonino...
Forget it, he is on a roll.
We had Josh at Hello
I gotta be honest, I don't have a good feeling about this. I hope I'm wrong though.
Sorry for my ignorance. I have espnu...is it confirmed that his announcement will be on ESPNU live?
Im getting some sort of male order bride with this link?
Interesting fact. He wants a top football program,coaching, tradition, and a top bioengineering dept. Michigan according to an article I found using google is ranked #8 and stanford is ranked #12 nstionally. So we beat them at everything he's using to decide where he's going. He's going Blue
Can we get the Mgoblog app updated to send a push notification of recruiting announcements that would be awesome.
This is a great idea.
This would not aid my work productivity at all. Great idea!
ESPNU hasn't said anything. I'm starting to feel like it's not going to be on here.
Who is your daddy and what does he do?
are going to try desparately to be the first one to post a new topic of where Garnett he is going. Someone probably has a message all typed out
I don't believe it's on ESPNU... Just saw a tweet from Josh saying something along the lines of "lol no man I don't have the stars to be on ESPN"
Where can announcement be heard?
I know we're out of the Ronald Darby sweepstakes but his high school wears winged helmets. . . just saying
How many stars does ESPN give him?
4*, No. 44 player in the country
Rumor is on @MGoRecruit that his parents are wearing UM shirts... fingers crossed harder than ever. I need a seat belt
Wouldn't that spoil the surprise?
...Urban Meyer and T. Forcier were on that liveblog as well. I wouldn't put too much stock in anything you read during the pre-announcement "festivities" over there.
Notice how they keep talking about prospects looking at the sames schools on ESPNU. They're all considering Alabama, Auburn, and Florida State rather than prospects looking at the midwestern schools.
I just read Grantland Rice's poem, Garnett has to committ here now.
aaaaaand we're done.
I want him to be the clothing equivalent of a clown car....successively pulling off Michigan and Stanford shirts until he has his announced school written on his bare chest
It's only a polo because it can cover a Michigan T-shirt. Right? RIGHT?!?!?
So are we sure Garnett's making a live announcement at 6? It seems like ESPNU is segway-ing right into something about Satan...err...I mean Saban.
ESPNU the network is riding a motorized scooter into Nick Saban? Now I've seen everything.
He's making the announcement but it doesn't seem like it's going to be on TV. Also, segue.
On the Washington Post Liveblog I voted Washington in the poll.
Ha, so did I.
Guys . . . its over. Go to twitter.
Now we need Diamond.
I hate Twitter and hate your vague post
Interesting - Stanford Medicine shirt...
Even without Garnett I don't why we can't pull a decent RB with our future OL
Where's the pressed at? I live like 10 mins from puyallup hs.
follow public twitter posts here:
You'd think ESPNU's Recruiting Nation would at least mention that their #44 player in the nation is deciding now. Nope...just Saban chatter.
Best of luck at Stanford.
damn... stanford.. bummer
Stanford gets him. Good luck to the kid.
Bummer. Hope he's happy there. Stanford is a great school.
0 for 1 right now. I'm realistically hoping we go 3/5 on these remaining recruits. At this point, that would ideally be getting Diamond, Reeves, and Kozan. I would obviously love to have Grant too.
Good luck to Garnett, he will do well at Stanford.
...and I wish him the best of luck. But first, I need a good ole fashioned James Vanderbeek type of crying session.
Blah, oh well you win some you lose some. Best of luck at Stanford, please don't anyone give this kid shit on the social media's.
The sad thing is some losers out there will
A douchebag said something like "Enjoy winning 7 games each year at a school made up of 4,000 Koreans." Nothing like incoherent racism.
Hopefully he doesn't read that.
Thought that was UCLA or UC Berkeley?
Best of luck to Josh. Seems like he definitely knows what he wants, and their two lineman projected to go in the top 15 in this year's draft shows that you can get a good education and a shot at the pros @ Stanford.
Kind of like the 11w reaction to the Kyle Kalis/Tom Strobel commits. They basically called them fags. I'm talking about the writers not the message board posters.
Good luck Mr. Garnett.
This was a great decision on his part. I wish he had gone the other way but it his decision and I hope he does well.
If he wanted the NFL he may have made the wrong choice or at the very least a far riskier one since Stanford may be at its peak. For medicine though top notch. I think he chose a heck of a school.
Onto other recruits.
Damn Caleb Stacy loss hurts even more because I just dont feel any confidence at all that Diamond is gonna commit plus he is a tackle prospect.
Good luck to him! He's a high quality guy from what I hear. Hope he does well unless we see him in the Rose Bowl (ha with no Andrew Luck I don't see that happening any time soon).
But good luck to him in Palo Alto
Oh well. Best of luck to Josh, he's a smart kid who will succeed in whatever he does.
But, right now, I could use a hug. Or a strong shot of something.
I feel like we have no recruiting momentum left
Same here I can easily see us closing the class out with nobody else and then I can see us landing the 3 big remaining targets.
Well that sucks
if we can grab diamond i won't be upset anymore. now, onto worrying about reeves.
hVE FUN FLIPING BERGRES WITH UR STANFURD DEGREELOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOL
...Also, good luck to the kid.
I don't really wish him good luck shoulda went blue
Best of luck to him. It is a little odd that we were recruiting like mad when there were initially a bunch of question marks about Hoke and the team, but after winning a BCS game we don't have much mojo. It probably just looks that way due to the hot start for this class. Hopefully we still get some nice surprises.
boohoo. i feel like a school girl whos boyfriend just cheated on her with stanford. good luck josh. damn it damn it damn it!
It wasn't your decision, so it can't be a wrong decision.
While we all wish he was coming to UM, going to a school like Stanford is a dream for countless kids applying to colleges out there. There is nothing wrong with him choosing it.
Good luck to Josh and his endeavors.
He made the decision that was best for him. He's not making a decision for you. It's an 18-year-old kid making his decision on where he's going to spend the next 4 years of his life. Have a little perspective.
Shame. Best of luck to him.
Garnett going to Standford. UGH!!!
Back to your regularly scheduled program.
Ah, damn. Location wins again.
The sky is falling!!!!!!!
It's a good thing we started so strong, because we are doing nothing as of late. ZERO MO.
Is that we have more slots open for next year. And with Shane helping with the recruiting, we should be fine.
Oh no!!! It's the end of the world!!! we might as well close up shop!!
seemed like a great fit, but he made the best choice for him. This is part of the game, much better than not even being in on the top kids
Just tweeted he hates being lied to. I think he's talking about the person who told him Garnett is coming to Michigan, I don't think he's talking about Garnett, but you never know.
I wanted him more than Diamond. Now Diamond is an absolute priority
We march on, were Michigan
PeeWee sounds pissed. Looks like JG to him he was blue.
I hate my life right now. What's the point now?
He is talking about Josh Garnett.
Strange tweet from Ondre "I wouldnt want it around me or Michigan"
He led Magnuson on a bit...
Ondre Pipkins is not please
Me either. I just don't believe he was undecided last night. He was a favoring Stanford, but continued to float all the pro UM tweets. He just wanted the attention. Sounds like a decent kid overall, but yes, I agree with Ondre that he's got some B.S. in him.
Sucks, but best of luck to JG. The Farm is a great school and I wish him the best unless he plays Michigan.
I really feel like we're not going to get Diamond either
Man we could really use Kozan now. We need another solid OG
Maybe we will find a Diamond in the rough
or maybe we can get Jordan Diamond. When you said Diamond it reminded me.
They already lost one of our promised jewels, so kay jewelers better have the diamond i am looking for.
Well the chances of us playing Stanford in the next four years are actually pretty good, so I'm sure we will see him. And he will lose.
For once, I can't say that a kid isn't as serious about academics as he claims because he didn't pick us. He chose the one place that has us beat in that department. Best of luck to him. We still have a killer O-line class, and we'll probably land Diamond.
Quick! Somebody make sure Magnuson is not hyperventilating!!!
Will come because of Garnett not coming and there being more space for playing time. Hopefully Michigan turns up the notch because lately we haven't done jack shit
For no reason at all, my gut feeling says Diamond is going to Arkansas
Losing him to ohio would hurt much more.....we already have a good group of off. lineman but getting Diamond-Kozan or Muller from Rutgers would be nice....I long for the days when I didn't follow recruiting and just read the list of stud recruits Bo hauled in on signing day....an 18 year old kid from Washington just ruined my day lol
and play his football in front of 50,360 fans in Stanford stadium. That's a capacity crowd there. The last time Michigan had a home game with fewer people than that?
1969 Sept. 27 Washington (Bo's second game as HC) 49,684 fans.
You have to go back to 1963 for another Michigan home game with a crowd that small.
I wonder if Jim Harbaugh encouraged him to choose Stanford. After all, that was Harbaugh's number one choice—not Michigan:
"I used to stare down at that field as I was stenciling those numbers," Harbaugh told reporters, athletes and others who crowded into the Arrillaga Family Sports Center's Kissick Auditorium. "I so very badly wanted to go to Stanford and play for the Cardinal. … This was my number-one choice all along."
In case you haven't noticed, Jim Harbaugh is a douchebag.
Can you all please save the disingenuous "Oh well best of luck to him! Great choice nonetheless!" It's incredibly lame and needs to stop.
So you're in the "I hope you blow out your ACL" camp, then?
Oh lord no I'd never wish injury upon someone else..... I said nothing of the sort in my post. How you come to that conclusion is beyond me. What I do wish is for people to stop the, "Oh well, go get em (recruits name)!!" The kid basically led michigan on and decided the school wasn't good enough for his needs. Acting like we're all going to become fans of every kid who spurns Michigan is retarded. The minute he chooses otherwise is the minute he no longer matters to us. Save the rhetoric.
So being classy and wishing good luck to a kid we all wanted to come to UM is being retarded?
I think you should stop digging the hole you're in.
Hello false alternatives.
Why would you think that I am being disingenuous???
I honestly wish the best for him. He picked a great school. Why is that lame?
I immediately acquire the maturity level of a small child when following recruiting. Oh well, Good luck Josh!
I hate you all fuck you and fuck the world god damn it why didn't he pick Michigan
I feel cheated on in the same way I felt cheated on when I found out Natalie Portman was pregnant. She was never mine, and though I thought we were in love, all she ever did was smile at me.
Would have been great. But assume that academics really are no. 1 with the kid... Michigan opens many, many, many doors as professional schools and careers after football are concerned.
But Stanford opens 'em all. I'd have probably done the same.
(or maybe do Michigan undergrad then Stanford medical? He does know he's not guaranteed admission to Stanford's medical school, right? Admission to the med school is even tougher than undergrad-- and they don't care if you can play football... just sayin', seems like the best of both worlds, but if you want a guaranteed Stanford degree on your wall, take the Cardinal-red bird in hand)
Ah well, maybe just being philosophical but this leaves more room in the talent pipeline for the trench guys they're still after this year plus the 2013 guys. Seems to me it has a way of balancing itself out.
Dont act all high and mighty, Don. Any negative attention Garnett gets right now from us is well deserved. Consider yourself duped with the rest of us, me most of all.
I never thought Garnett was coming to UM in the first place, and I'm far from surprised that he chose Stanford. Save your dupitude for other people.
As for your statement: "Any negative attention Garnett gets right now from us is well deserved," you've now crossed over into Buckeye fan territory. Or have you forgotten how Kalis was treated by Ohio State fans?
Summoner10 wasn't pulling an OSU on Kalis, nor was I... and you tried to make it that way. There is nothing wrong with what Summoner10 said, at all. I'm the last guy to wish ill on someone like that, however, if one deliberately decieves, then the LAST thing they'll get, are "good wishes and best of luck".
i am never ever going to follow a kids recruitment again! to hear him say all the right things than choose a different school. just let me know when some one commits.
by the way. whats jordan diamonds twitter name. I'm gonna go see how interested he is in michigan.
sick to the gut!
I don't dislike the kid, but I'm sure as hell not going to wish him luck. I don't wish luck on kids from any other program, let alone Stanford.
exactly... and lets see what Don says after Garnett possibly swaying Magnuson to Stanford.
I can finally poop a solid turd now.
Tha is the second Garnett we done lost out on smh!
I wonder what happens when a Stanford kid goes in for an interview if it's such a superior school. Because every time I've gone in with Michigan on my resume' I've always gotten an "Ooooh so you went to... Meechigannn." They must really bust a ...gut over those Stanford kids.
He's the enemy now..
just checked out stanfords class. got some studs. including barry sanders jr. just saying.