I find it funny that he hasn't made up his mind and that he needs to pray. lol
Josh Garnett interview coming soon from Tremoundous
I find it funny that you're such an idiot.
A comment like that, I'm guessing that you have never made, nor will you ever make a decision as tough as this by having to choose between two amazing schools to play football at and get a top notch degree. Move along, sir.
I do agree that it's not a well worded comment but I agree with him that there's no way Garnett still doesn't know where he's going. He's not going to decide during school on the day of his announcement. Too smart for that.
My fault for the badly worded comment.
I disagree. The decision can be something that comes out of nowhere and can take until the last second. I know D-1 football is much different than D-1 women's basketball, but in the 90's, my sister was in a similar situation where there was planned mini press conference at her high school to announce where she was going to play basketball at (she alas, chose ND over U of M and UConn). She still hadn't made a decision the night before her announcement and literally stayed up almost all night locked in her room trying to decide until out of nowhere, she started screaming her decision in the wee hours of the morning.
I know, I know..."cool story bro." But the point is, these aren't simple decisions, and in a lot of cases it can take up until the very last second for a kid to actually know where he wants to go. I probably wouldn't believe it myself if I hadn't seen it with my own two eyes.
So if the man needs to pray, how about we let him do his thing and hope his god is a Wolverine fan.
Off in a dick-ish way. But, whatever.
My bad. I guess I came off pretty rudely too.
We can just move on.
I visited Stanford once in April. Ladies in bikini tops were biking by.
This is the thread that introduces the thread that introduces the link that contains the interview!
I'm the dude who's playing the dude who's playing another dude.
...that lay in the house that Jack built.
could just wait for Tremendous to post the interview which he will inevitably do.
Do we really need a post for this? A thread to warn us about an upcoming thread? Really?
I know. Sorry man. I didn't realize that his interview would come so soon after I posted this. Like I said, now I feel like a huge d&%k for trying to steal his thunder. Sorry, not my intention at all. I think we are all excited about the commitment tomorrow, and I may have gotten a little too excited.
Man, if I was in his position I would just push back my decision a bit. That having been said, if it's this close and he's going to pray on it, I have to think he will follow his heart/gut, which to me says sticking with his friend Erik at UM.
Also, you're allowed to say dick, this is the internet.
Actually, there is an update posted in that link. The interview that the OP is referring to is one that Josh has agreed to do after he's made his decision. We're going to go through the bulk of his recruitment and what he's gone through, etc. It's going to be pretty comprehensive, I am pumped for it.
Aquaman, I really wasn't trying to steal your thunder. Didn't realize the interview would come so soon. I meant for my post to be more of a buckle up for your interview type post to your tweet.
Nothing to be sorry about man! Doesn't bother me at all.
I will unbuckle and relax a while.
If he picks Stanford?
Yeah. I'm interested to see what kind of negative reactions he gets from people via the social networks and what not after his decision is made. He's an intelligent kid and said he'd love to do it, so I am going to go through with it either way.
It doesn't sound like you have your hopes up...
I've already learned not to make predictions with this stuff....all I can do is go off of what he has told me in the three interviews I have done with him and base my opinion on that.
Thanks for all that you do! Going forward I see your blog growing so I would recommend refering to your readers as...readers and not fans. Just a suggestion.
could he have been referring to his following (of which I am one) on Facebook? Are those who "like", and thus follow, his page referred to as fans, at least in Facebook vernacular? Not bickering here, just asking for clarification.
I guess it doesn't really matter much. It just seems like one is trying to sound more important by referring to one's "fans" in a conversation. I am a fan of the interviews and enjoy reading them, it was just an observation.
Did I miss the publication of the Brandstatter interview? Has that been posted? Do you transcribe all of these yourself? Do you use any voice recognition software?
I haven't typed it up yet, but it most definitely took place. I'll probably get it typed up this weekend and email Jim a copy to look over before I publish.
Also, a sneak preview: he hasn't read 3&O yet, sorry. Hope you will still read it although I'm not betting on it now.
Actually, I'd be fascinated to know why, after 4 months and an intervening holiday season (although busy for Jim no doubt) he hasn't read it yet.
I think you've done a very good job with your interviews.
I think he's actually made up his mind already. Not calling him a liar here, but the kid seems to have a pretty good head on his shoulders. I'm sure he's gone through the pros and cons of each and analyzed things from a few different perspectives.
That being said, I doubt it's really "50/50" - this might be recruit speak for "don't want to offend the school I don't choose". Based on what I've read of him, I'm sure he had a rigorous process to decide, and I don't think it's going to be a "flip of a coin" tomorrow. I think he's already decided and just keeping it close to the vest.
Tough decision I understand the hardness of his choice
Whatever happens, I'll be off work, home from the gym, and just settled down at my laptop at 3pm PST (6pm EST). I definitely look forward to logging in here for the breaking news!
Apparently Ohio State is a new player in his recruitment.
A guest blogger on here so he doesn't have to post on the board.
I agree this is sort of theater of the absurd. After all this time, I'd imagine a guy as smart as Garnett would have things figured out. I love how certain posters portray this decision as some sort of epic Sophie's Choice type drama. It's just a kid choosing between two colleges, in a no-lose situation. He knows where he's going. Or he should.
I just hope the Magnuson factor sways it in our direction.
And conversely, I hope Williams doesn't play a part in Reeve's commitment. It actually just struck me kind of how similar the situations are, yet many are saying how Williams won't affect Reeves' because he hasn't committed to OSU yet, but are arguing the exact opposite in Garnett's case.
They are two different people the last time I checked and I don't recall Armani calling Williams his "Boo."
I just checked ESPNU and tomorrow from 5:30-6:30pm is ESPN Recruiting Nation. I'm assuming they will announce it live at 6.
If he postones, then I'm guessing 50/50....just a hunch.
you pronounce his town correctly.
It is "Pyou -yawl-up"
you pronounce his town correctly.
It is "Pyou -yawl-up"
There is a great article in SI from 5-26-80 about a great lineman from Fl Who choose UM over Stanford. He now according to Wiki (great source huh) is the Med director of a hospital in.... Spokane,Wa. It would be cool if Garnett knew about Stefan Humphries. Maybe he does. Maybe history will repeat itself tomorrow.
Or, the kid could just want to keep things 50/50 to the public since he has an announcement party planned by his twin sister...So it's a bit more fun and suspenseful than leaking where he's going just before. It's dramatic, but he deserves it and I'm sure the process hasn't been all fun for him. I still feel positive about the announcement...but then again, I don't know shit! Haha. Seems like an unbelievable kid and would represent the Maize n Blue tremendously
I have a plan for JoshG:
Undergrad at UM
3 BCS/3 B1G Titles
Med school at Stanford
Works for me.
he goes on to a long and successful NFL career. The chances of him going to med school are zero. This med school stuff is bs
I hate to say it, but I tend to agree. I'm a pre-med failure myself, and believe me it's hard to succeed in those courses without any extracurriculars, much less a sport that is as time-consuming as a full-time job.
I was testing at a 36-38 on the MCAT before I confessed that my science GPA, which was totally fucked at Michigan due to P Chem and Animal Phys, was going to make realizing the dream damn near impossible. If Garnett wants to go to the med schools he's mentioned, he'll need a similar MCAT score as mine and more As than Bs.
It can be done and it has been done, but it's far from automatic.
In the early 1970's, Michigan had an ultra-competitive combined B.S./M.D. program ("Inteflex")for people who were academic freaks, to get their medical degrees in six years. For people who totally devoted themselves to study, it was a hard program. They have since ended it.
Then there was Kirk Lewis. An academic All-American, a starter on Bo's OL. And he was in the Inteflex program...! It is just about the most amazing athletic/academic career I have ever known of.
I saw him the day we moved into the dorm...and never again. I don't think he ever went to bed, he was always studying...always.
Athletes don't have the same standards as normal students for med school. You need to have a GPA over 3.2 and a solid MCAT, but bc of the time commitment of major college athletics, they usually get a bump up. I would even say that UM athletes get into UM med at a much higher clip than UM students. I know at least 5 who are there now(wrestling, lacrosse, etc).
It's their ability to balance time which makes them very appealing applicants
I honestly think Garnett will choose Stanford over Michigan... just a gut feeling. I know, this will be marked as flamebait, but hear me out!
All of the speculation towards him going to Michigan has been twitter-based, but all that could be immaterial if Garnett is just as close with a player who is going to Stanford, but isn't on twitter. It's possible that Garnett just had made friends with Magnuson and it's a good friendship, but they are going separate ways. All in all, I believe when he says it is 50/50 between the two schools. But I think that his ties to the region and friends outside of twitter can make a strong enough case for him to pick Stanford.
It'd be interesting that he was doing an interview with a school he wasn't planning on going too. Then again this was so vague and he's a polite kid so I don't think there is anything to read from this.
anyone know when he's making the announcement, or if its going to be on espn or something?
ESPNU at 6 pm eastern I believe.