I don't think he asked a question.
Tennessee is not recruiting well just because they got 18 dudes
I don't think he asked a question.
You are correct sir. After your comment I updated the thread title. I will no longer post right after waking up. Thanks for the comment.
Sounds reasonable. Despite lacking talent at DB, we don't need to start bringing them in by the truck load, then we would have DB-Inflation.
Wasn't it just last year that Brian's weekly recruiting updates screamed to add 5 or 6 DB's? Times change.
Havent we done that with Marvin, Carvin, Vinopal, Christian, Avery, and Talbott? Plus we are in good shape to land Parker and Knight.
Well, those numbers only make sense if your redoing your roster every year. But I guess this does count as a unique situation (Like we had at QB), where we need to recruit 4 years of depth in one class. I just worry about balancing out the distribution of classes at each position.
I will defer to our coaching staff, but still think we could have used another solid corner. I know we have Turner coming up, but Donovan is gone, Boubacar is not likely coming back, Woolfolk is probably on his way back to Safety, and JT Floyd looked more like a nickel corner.
I shall reserve final judgement though until Signing Day; perhaps they have another SNAKE OIL up their sleeve. Hopefully whomever they pull out of thin air is as solid as Roy Roundtree.
Teric Jones. He could very well be our starting cornerback next Sept.
Only if a couple people get injured. I will drink a shot of my own urine if he starts against UConn.
Is it necessary to drink my own urine? No, but I do it because it's sterile and I like the taste.
Do you brush after guzzling? When they kiss you do they like the taste of your own whiz in their mouths? Just curious.
Man I wish RR saw this comment and played Teric just on the first play of the UConn game just so you would have to drink a shot of your own piss.
He may start him v. U-Conn next year...
You know, just to be a dick.
moved back to offense
Do you have a link? Not that I doubt you, I just don't remember reading this.
nope just know
He's way too small, the kid is 5'6 at best, and that's being generous about it. Taller WRs would have a field day on him, I don't care how fast he is, he's just too small.
he would be...I'm not sure he still doesn't have the option. He still has the offer? Mich hasn't officially retracted it have they. I'm not sure how much sub text there is here, but it seems like RR is taking what is coming his way. Grimes would still be a good addition.
Unless he had some off the field issue which soured RR's tongue I doubt it.
Secondary is a position of need, RR is still recruiting for it, Grimes has only played in his all-star game since he was considered a silent, just don't see anything that would all of a sudden make UM not want him. It sounded like he got a strong dose of negative recruiting and then started opening up to other schools.
Sure, our secondary is young but we also have a pipeline of them coming through. With CC, Talbot, Avery coming in right now and then already securing the commits of Greg Brown and Delonte Hollowell, we should have plenty of talent and competition at the CB position for a while.
I agree the defensive backfield was a position of need. However this class alone you have vinopal, avery, talbott, christian, jones (qb who will probably be a db), Marvin, and Carvin. We are in good to great shape with Parker and Knight.
With this in mind I think the coaches can take who they think is best and not just anybody. It is very possible that Grimes fell down their list.
Your scenario of negative recruiting is also quite plausible and I wouldnt doubt that that had some effect as well.
Those are good points, they may have just decided to focus their attention on Knight and Parker to fill a more specific need than just positional, something that Grimes didn't project for.
I guess I'm still a bit curious if there's more to it. I mean, wasn't it last month or earlier this month that TomVH talked to Tony and Tony mentioned how he hadn't heard from the U-M coaches before Tom told him it was a no contact period (which also made it sound like other schools may have still been contacting him)? I've wondered since then if that dead period (which he apparently didn't know about?) influenced Tony negatively, if that's why he felt the coaches were cooling on him because he hadn't heard from them even though they couldn't contact him. Not saying that the Michigan coaches didn't just come out and say, "Hey, we're full, sorry," but it's just odd between the TomVH interview and how quickly this one spiraled downhill with Murphy going to Maryland and Grimes now looking elsewhere. Probably looking too much into it...
My guess is there are other positions of need seeing the number of CB recruits already on board. You snooze you lose... or end up at Maryland!
Maybe they didn't want to spend a schollie on Clarence Murphy. That would probably have soured Grimes on UM, and UM would have picked up on it pretty quickly.
I think this is the most likely scenario. I think recruits may need to rethink this package deal situation. Unless the package is two 5 star guys. Murphy might have dragged Grimes down in this situation.
unless the kid comes out and says, "yea they cooled on me after so and so committed" there's almost no way for a recruiting mod to get that message across without it looking like sour grapes.
i very much doubt it.
We take in quality DB commits so maybe Michigan cools on the "package deal" Murphy and Grimes were selling. Michigan cools on Murphy then Grimes cools on Michigan. I still think Grimes would be a great pickup. If you have the chance to pick up a top 10 CB you do it. However, with all the committed DB talent you don't have to take Murphy to get Grimes.
We need to grey shirt or give the Barnes treatment to Vinopal. This guy and his stumpy little legs will always be a career back-up at best. He looks like Fred Flintstone with that big torso and stubby little legs.
Decent straigtline speed does not make a person an athlete. His 5'10" or 5'11" body with legs that belong to a person who is 5'6" will always limit what he can do athletically. We can do better. We have to make room for big time prospects and playmakers. Vinopal doesn't fit the bill. Stiff hips and stumpy legs limit athleticismm. That is why is his only offers are from Kent State and Bowling Green.
I say bring in Knight, Parker and whoever else we have room for. And get rid of Vinopal.
Stop being an asshole about this. There's a difference between criticizing a player's attributes and insulting him/saying "get rid of him." You're being a dick, and it's unnecessary.
and it appears that, during his years in medical school, Doctor Sherwin never learned what "greyshirt" really means. He throws the term around in every post he makes, indicating that he believes that UM can just greyshirt any recruit he feels might not be up to par.
...not to mention he has a really creepy fixation with the shape of Vinopal's legs.
just going to copy and paste this post and insert it into any recruiting post that comes up between now and NSD??? you tried this argument in another post already and you got neg'd and now your trying it out again... seriously come up with something new...
Shut up about Vinopal's legs already.
on "King of the Hill." I for one look forward to seeing those stumpy little legs in the Big House in whatever capacity.
Cotton Hill is an American legend. If Vinopal can just mimic his ability to head butt his enemies in the groin (not to mention kill a couple dozen Nazis) he will be my favorite UM football player ever.
Now don't let the door hit your ass on the way out.
Somebody ban this asshole.
Someone has sand in his vagina. Does it hurt?
Nothing says Welcome to Michigan like this crap. Way to make a kid feel wanted.
The kid wants to play at Michigan. The coaches want him to play at Michigan. That's more than good enough for me.
You're a pretty shitty person.
The kid has already read some of the bullshit comments that some internet bloggers have written about him. Show some maturity. If the staff offered him, they want him, and if he commited here, then fuck, he's probably good enough to play here!
Tate said to tell you "Hi!" and that he's working really hard at growing big and strong to ease your apprehension at his ability to be a successful Big 10 qb.
Can you ask Tate if he received the fruit basket I sent?
Of course I will! ;)
The other ones died in the great freeze of 2010.
What is the difference between a juice orange and a regular for-eating orange?
Dumb ole iPhone
Which makes sense given your overall douche-baggery to high school kids that are more talented at what they do than you could ever be.
Get a life. Must make you feel like a real big guy to say this shit about a high school kid. But you probably look like turbo cools avatar..
Doc Sherwin must be a proctologist. Viewing mens assholes has turned him into one.
If it walks like and asshole and talks like an asshole....then it must be Doc Sherwin.
Ray Ray can play and he will bring the lumber, trust me
excellent news op!