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I like that!
Incorrect. It was non-de-committable. Marshall couldn't - and didn't - decommit. Meyer dropped him.
For the win!!!!!
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Soooo... why did he commit for less than a week, a year from signing day? haha
He didn't want to have to put a turtle on his dick.
Turtle beak marks!
What the fuck else is in this photo? Seriously, explain the anatomy: is that a leg, an arm, is that heel to the right, is there some leather involved here? Really.... is that a bony hip?
Heel is next to it.
Or at least didn't want to live with the reality that his head coach might one day make up a story about Marshall attaching an animal to his dick if, you know, that little lie could benefit Meyer in some way.
This is purely conjecture, but I see a committment based on pressure from OSU as the only explanation for the timing of this. Maybe a "commit now or we won't hold a spot for you" kind of deal where Marshall decided he better lock that spot down just in case he wanted it and visit other schools to make sure. You'd have to think Meyer would include a no visiting other schools clause but maybe even he knew it was too early in the process for that.
I don't think it's fair that HS kids get an ultimatum. Hoke > Urbs.
im almost certain that hoke tells recruits similar things about not holding spots so if u want it u better take it now.
When have you heard this, and from whom?
Pretty sure it was used on Leon Mcquay III, per II. Ross Douglas subsequently committed and we still pursued him. So that was must have been kinda weird.
It's not sleazy if it's the truth.
"Hey, we have 27 spots and we've already taken 23" near the end of a recruiting cycle is a far cry from "commit now or never" at the beginning of one.
Yeah. I know. The guy asked for an instance in which an ultimatum was given. I'm not saying it's the same as threatening to pull an offer.
back with a "fairly certain". I asked in an attempt to clarify the difference between an "ultimatum" and "we are running out of spots". Big difference. I'd still be interested in seeing the article where LM Jr. was quoted as saying that.
Yeah - almost every coach has told recruits that there are a limited number of spots and if x number of guys commit before you do, we won't be able to offer you a scholarship anymore. And that's certainly not sleazy.
It's very possible Meyer told Marshall that they were pursuing him along with other DEs, and he wanted to get them locked up ASAP. Knowing that a spot in OSU's class is highly sought after, he took his spot without thinking whether or not it was actually in his best interest.
This is not sleazy on Meyer's part, and this happens at every school.
Didn't we just hear this about the 2014 QB offers?
Something like that, but not quite the same.
The coaches did their due diligence in narrowing down the field of potential offerees. They vetted the interest of the three prospects, and decidedly offered the one that was the most willing to commit early and solidly.
I don't think Speight's hand was forced in any way. The implication that Urban Meyer may tell some kids that their early offer may have a rapid expiration date (again, implication that I'm picking up from other posters on here) is not mutually beneficial to both school and recruit and is a very one-sided proposition. Locking up the most important position on the offense by saying "you're one of the guys we want, and if you want us the job's yours" is simply good matchmaking and not a threat in the slightest.
I'd say he did it to prevent people in bucknuts to inform the rest of the world that his offer to OSU was un-commitable anyways once he choosed to go elsewere
Just plain strange. Is this what recruiting is coming to. If you were going to decommit so quickly... WHY DID YOU COMMIT IN THE FIRST PLACE?
Although... This couldn't have happened to a classier program /s
Let's hope he picks the guys in Maize and Blue and keeps that commitment.
Because he's sixteen years old.
I understand that, but it's not like this is the most important decision he will make in his life up to this point.
If you were still undecided... why decide in the first place.
I know you're all like "I wasn't like that when I was 16," but yes, yes you were. Your memory just sucks.
I love this fire-starting bastard.
Anyone know why he decommited?
Something about the tides turning, I think.
I think Hoke has changed the tide on the rivalry. Hell people in Ohio are starting to believe him. Never in a million years I would have thought that. Selling Michigan jerseys is a good start.
Dumb question, but this comes up a lot on the board. What do people mean? Was Meijer not carrying any UM stuff before Hoke? Is is simply that sales increased starting 2 years ago?
You're exactly right. Until Hoke got to Michigan, major retailers in Ohio refused to sell Michigan apparel.
Somewhere in the annals of mgoblog history, someone made this inane ramble and accidentally multi-posted it in a thread, hence the meme was born.
He didn't care for the Meyer "toughness" demonstration.
I just don't get it with this kid.
My head hurts. I guess if he picks Michigan it will all be worth it.
Tweet from the future!
Is a tweet from the future a "twat"?
No, but this is:
That is interesting, how did tweet 4 hours from now?
That was a crazy turn of events! Hell yeah I'll take it. Very strange though.