sam webb just indicated that the kid did NOT want this out.
"Coach Mattison told me what the Ravens were about, what he thought," Beyer said. "He definitely encouraged me. I hold his opinion in high regard."
sam webb just indicated that the kid did NOT want this out.
Exactly. Maybe take this thread down now? Looks like the press done messed up and are backtracking.
This is the one thing that blows about covering recruiting. It's about the kids, not the reporters.
Exactly man. This isn't freakin' Watergate. Just respect the kids' wishes. Maybe it was an honest mistake or something. Wouldn't be the first time a story got published prematurely published by accident.
But the thing is.. Why tell anyone you're coming if you don't want it out there? Either Rosen's camp leaked it and then said "but don't tell anyone" which is just stupid, or someone in the fort leaked it, in which case Rosen's camp will probably be pissed at the coaches, and rightfully so.
I could also see a scenario where the Rosen camp just wanted it held until tonight or until the visit was over. They may have figured keeping it a secret was impossible but it would hold off the buzz for awhile. Sam and others knew about it days ago and articles were ready to be posted.
But again, they could have just not told anyone and after the fact told the reporters they were there last week. It's really far from impossible to keep it secret.
I talked to Brian, and it's public enough (TomVH, RIvals, MLive, etc) that we aren't spilling any beans that aren't already spread all over the floor. I did delete the tweet from one source who deleted his stuff per the kid's wishes.
Wonder why this kid wants it so secret? Glad he's visiting though.
HS DRAMA BETWEEN UCLA AND CAL.
why does it matter if people know this kid visits a school?
yea Sam Webb just said on Twitter that he would only confirm the person arrived but wouldnt give name kid explicitly said not to
Great. Now the kid hates us cuz we told everyone he was visiting...er, he told us he was...I mean, he didn't mean to tell us. Wait. No. He DID tell us but he didn't want anyone else to say he was telling us. No that's not it. He didn't want to tell Coach Nuss that we knew he was telling us.
I are confuzzled.
How am I supposed to breathe without Guinness, silly?
Now the kid can't trust us! But he should realize this is 2014 and there are no longer any secrets!
you can't put the toothpaste back in the tube, there is no use in pretending this didnt fly out across the internet in about 5 minutes.
You can put tooth paste back in the tube, it's just messy and takes awhile!
I hate this. If you don't want to get murdered, you shouldn't have left your house.
you can totally get murdered inside your house though
1) never give away all your secrets
I was just about to go to bed. Now I can't sleep.
Tell them secretly that you want their secret kept secret.
HEY MOM! CAN WE GET SOME MEATLOAF?
Nuss can really sell it if he can get a kid from California who was previously not very nterested in us to come all the way out to the midwest in winter on his own dime.
I feel bad for him, but luckily for him it's not commitment that got leaked like Kaleb Ringer.
realizes it doesn't have anything to do with Michigan. No offense to Brandon (I admire your integrity with not divulging this), but he asked a bunch of people who make their money giving out scoops on recruiting to keep a secret. Odds were that someone was going to spill the beans.
WTF does this have tondo with Brandon? You know, Brandon knew a guy who knew a guy who was on that Malaysian Air flight. Think he's behind it?
Being in the recruiting coverage business. The poster was criticizing the coverage business in general, but trying not to use broad brushstrokes and criticize Brandon, who had not leaked information he was asked not to leak.
out by the beer goggles.
Kids's the top qb in the country. He's undoubtedly asked for info a dozen times a day. He and or his family probably hoped that if he gave some people the scoop on condition of being quiet and leaving them alone, they'd be quiet and leave them alone. Didn't work, but I see why they'd want it to be secret. Just didn't want the fuss.
I hope it doesn't spoil the visit too much. MLive's job is not to call and harass the kid and his family, so I hope they don't.
Screw the stars, all I am concerned about is how young does he look?
Can't imagine that his visit leaking is going to be very good for our chances. Let's hope he loves what Hoke and Nussmeier have to say and show so much that it doesn't matter
I don't think a recruit has ever been swayed one way or the other by what fans, or analysts say on recruiting sites .
It's like when people say that recruits like uniformzz. How many recruits say that they're going to attend school x because of the stripes or zigzags on their uniforms.
No request for secrecy was passed along to the normal recruiting folks from the school, or apparently from Rosen himself.
He said they could release it to one of tons close affiliates
a completely useless post to get me to 2000 MGoPoints. Ankyuberymuch.
Your reign is over. enjoy 2001.
in your general direction!
Everyone seems to have forgotten why Rosen would have wanted this visit quiet. It's because when he was offered, some crazy Michigan fan called him on the phone. At that point he was totally turned off by Michigan because of that call. You can imagine that he didn't want a bunch of crazy fans to tweet or call again and harrass him.
You have to believe Nuss had to work extra hard to turn that situation around and get a visit. For god sakes nobody better screw this up again.
That just don't get it. Why would anyone in their right mind do something sooo dumb? Maybe this "fan" just wasn't (drunk or high as a kite) or isn't (special) in his right mind. Although I have one other guess and that would be a rival fan trying to sabotage the process. Coach Nuss deserves giant size kudos for turning this kid around and help him see the light, the maise and blue light we all know and love so well. Now lets all get together and wish, pray, whatever we do, for the temps to be above 60 on his visit. Snake oil anyone? HAIL!!!
wow one day maybe I can have 2000 points too! At this rate maybe the year 2018
There were a couple pieces out there - most notably 247Sports - that said that the spike in communication between Rosen and Michigan has been relatively recent and Rosen did say that Michigan has made him a priority. Hopefully, he enjoys his visit to Michigan if nothing else, but this would be a nice add to the 2015 class, I would say.
Do you think it would help if I invited him over for Shabbat dinner? I'm world famous for my chicken soup. We also have a great recipe for gluten-free challah.
Care to share that recipe? (And yes I am serious)