It's derived from El Palo Alto, a landmark tree. It's on both the University's seal and the City of Palo Alto's.
Josh Garnett Update
that he called them "Standford"
I gathered from the OP that this was the Tim's spelling. Also the rest of it- "unlike what many analyst seemed to have think" - makes me question his current sobriety level... If I hadn't already been hearing things like this I would probably blow this off entirely.
This pleases me!
Based of what some top Michigan recruitniks are saying, I like our chances with Garnett a lot.
All this news that can fall under "positive" is just setting me up for disappointment, isn't it?
that people have think?
Not that it matters.
Welcome to AA, Mr. Garnett!
Im so damn excited i cant stand it.
"Pills! You mean you really are taking drugs?! Jessie gimme those!"
I'd be shocked if he went anywhere else but Michigan, honestly.
Erik Magnuson and PeeWee have been on him for months.
be happy hes coming to Michigan
Llyod is anothr coomon mispelling. I prefer to go with loid.
he'll want MSU.
He's a national recruit .. but, just not big enough.
But the decision making of David Shaw at the very end of regulation in the Fiesta Bowl was absolutely brutal. If I were Garnett, I would think for a long time before I committed myself to a head coach who displayed such an abysmally poor feel for the game.
Hope he goes blue, but if he doesn't can't fault him for choosing Stanford. Kids seems like a class act all the way, and we should pull for him no matter where he plays.
True, but I'll pull for him a little harder if he ends up in Ann Arbor.
I know this doesn't mean much but he's wearing a Michigan hat on his twitter picture.
I have been to Stanford's campus, it is beautiful and the school cannot be matched (yes, I am a UM alum) but I was not very impressed by their athletic facilities, especially the football stadium and gameday experience is lacking for a P12 school.
I don't understand why people think Stanford's campus is so nice. I live near Stanford and I've been to their campus quite a few times, and I think they have one of the most boring, sterile campuses of any major university I've ever seen. Yes, they have us beat on academics and weather, but I would take the campus experience I had at Michigan over Stanford's any day of the week.
Yes, don't sleep on Ann Arbor. A2 is a picture-perfect college environment.
No, it's not a resort. When you go to the mountains, you don't expect the beach. When you go to the beach, you don't expect the mountains. A2 is what you expect when you go to college.
From every thing I've read, I think he went into this weekend with Michigan in the lead, and it doesn't sound like the visit changed all that much. Do I think Michigan will land him? Yes. Do I think it's a forgone conclusion? Absolutely not.
If you go to Twitter, Josh just agreed to do an interview with me. I'll post shortly.
Keep it up!
You've done like 20 interviews this evening already! GO A.Q.U.A.M.A.N
Aquaman - the name reminds me of the bald guy from the Aqua music group :/
The MGoJet: The official icon of Michigan coaching searches.
I can't look at pictures of it without getting the shakes.
Whether he goes to medical school at Stanford, Michigan, or plays in the NFL, I think Josh Garnett's going to be just fine.
...to read the campus comparisons these last two days with Berkeley, Stanford, and Michigan. Having lived near all three I would summarize thusly: no comparison between the bay area and the Detroit area for natural beauty, weather, and culture. All three are great world-class universities. Michigan is the traditional sports/football power among them, and by sports I mean football and men's basketball. Stanford is tops for all non-revenue sports combined. Not being an athlete, if I could have gotten into Stanford, and if I could have afforded it, I would have gone there, but I would not choose Cal over Michigan, because I prefer Michigan's professional programs. If I thought I had a shot at the NFL I would choose Michigan, unless Jim Harbaugh was recruiting me
Inevitable course of these conversations:
1. someone points out the value of a Michigan education over the other school
2. if the other school is superior academically (like Cal and Stanford), someone says that for "better students" Michigan is as good, some oddity in the ranking process, or that in-state kids have lower admission standards, or east-coast kids and their MONIEZ have lower admission standards, and fuck things up for everyone else
3. if their campus is superior (again like Cal or Stanford) talk about how pretentious it is
4. grudgingly talk about how the player will go somewhere else to chase HOTCHIX, cuz mich is apparently full of trolls
5. but it's COLD here!
6. GUY MUST BE GETTING PAID
What do you call a naked blonde standing on her hands? A brunette with bad breath.
Is my single favorite recruit in this entire class. His intelligence, passion, and drive stand head and shoulders above most college students, let alone student-athletes. He would be a credit to Michigan if we can land him and us to him. I won't be crushed if he goes to Stanford -- he'll do what's right for him, but I will be over the moon if he joins the class of 2012.
I think he is Blue. Hopefully we get Payton too.
Rhymin and shit.