Maybe don't follow them because it's god damned creepy?
Maybe don't follow them because it's god damned creepy?
...doesn't Ferns know that commits come in pairs, not one at a time!
It's ok Mr. Ferns, the University can't seem to figure out the correct shade of yellow either. We wouldn't expect you to.
What is this yellow color you speak of?
but ever since (I'm guessing) Shane Morris started recruiting people heavily, I feel like all of our commits have been recruiting way more than I ever remember anyone doing before Shane. It's almost an expectation now amongst commits.
Ricardo Miller did a bunch of recruiting also. Outside parties-espn and rivals and such-didn't take as much notice of it because he wasn't as highly ranked as Shane. However, I do think you are quite right that Shane raised the bar as to how much recruiting is done, especially with the proliferation of twitter and all these camps. It seems like each time a recruit recruits-ha-he is taking it up a notch, and I like that.
Well this is pretty sick.
would be pretty cool to see and may give even a little extra incentive
The Ohioites that manage to escape make good Michigan Men.
To sell through the MGoStore. Good job Mr. Ferns!
A little blown out of proportion due to expectations from yesterday, but still a great idea. Shane's really started something in terms of going out and actively recruiting kids. Props to Ferns for going out and doing this. I'm sure he's done his HW, but I hope he's going about this the right way. Last thing we need are NCAA violations.
A bunch of people might have had delusions of granger and started posting with no idea what was coming. That should hardly have set any expectations.
Why would you even find it necessary to make your last statement? What is wound so tightly in people that they have to turn over rocks looking for issues that might not exist?
To be honest, I don't remember reading about any delusions of grainger around here.
EDIT: I love how you edited "grainger" to "granger."
Are "special" t-shirts that only the cool kids get to wear??
Pretty cool. ...but shouldn't he have made maize shirts for the media?
He did. He even said the maize shirts are for the media.
No, he said the "yellow" shirts are for the media. Not mad about it or anything, just explaining the comment.
No other school can display this kind of dedication and love for their school. Great initiative and this is a welcoming trend the recruiting classes are coming up with on their own. Proud to be Blue, proud to be Michigan.
Maybe mention Sparty too. Why is it necessary to contrast other schools. This is great to see, period.
I didn't have a twitter accout. But, this makes me want to get one.
I hate rules more than anyone, but here's a consideration. I'm assuming these have to be paid by HIM. If his mom or dad is funding these, wouldn't they be considered boosters? In other words, committed players' parents could funnel gifts to recruits through their son. I, of course, don't think that's the case here. However, that strategy could circumvent the system if left unregulated.
I see what you're getting at, but because they're cheap t-shirts, it's probably not going to trip anything. Technically, the value doesn't matter, but in reality it does. It's not like Ferns is sending an iPad to every kid when he commits.
As long as it's trinkety like that, I doubt the NCAA bats an eye. But then again you never know.
So if he were to send a letter with paper bought by his parents, would that b a violation? Cost DOES matter.
Gotta love the passion he has. Man that's impressive.
Free GoBlueWolverine article from Sam Webb: Ferns Seeks Top Class w/ Project 135 Campaign
Over the years Michigan has had the great fortune of seeing many of its verbal commitments turn into some of its most valuable recruiting tools. Fifteen years ago the first member of the Wolverines’ 1998 class, All American quarterback Drew Henson, played a vital role in helping secure the #1 class in the country. He was instrumental in helping lure the top two receivers in the country (David Terrell andMarquise Walker), the top tailback (Justin Fargas), and host of other blue-chippers. More recently the first commitment in Michigan’s 2013 class, All American quarterback Shane Morris, proved to be a central figure in helping the Maize & Blue lock down the nation’s second best class. Both Henson and Morris were effective in communicating to others the attributes that that made Michigan so appealing to them with frequent phone correspondences and occasional campus visits. The first member of Michigan’s 2014 class is committed to conveying the same message in the same manner, but today he augmented his approach in a way that makes it truly unique.
Licensing department at Michigan will not like that.
I refuse to wear yellow (maize). It's Go BLUE.
EDIT: I mean yellow/maize as the dominant color. If you guys say that true fans wear maize, then why don't we just have maize football jerseys? or all-maize unis (like we do in basketball; ugh)? It's because maize as the dominant color sucks, and it's Go Blue or go home. Sorry, that's just my opinion.
Ummm... So I guess you're not in the maize rage. Or have ever been to a maize out. Or had any of the many many official shirts which are maize.
A maize crowd looks a lot better than a blue crowd.
Not sure it infliences any recruits but it says a lot about Ferns' passion for UM.
This kid is awesome. I love it. Those who were expecting miraculous announcements from a commit, chill. Ferns has heart.
chest pump x2
Great leadership and initiative, Mr. Ferns! This kid has "future captain" written all over him.
What's he gonna do with all these shirts once Urbz flips him?
He should start a line of Kate Upton tank tops.
I actually think this is one of the coolest recruiting ideas I've ever heard. I guess Michael Ferns is the Shane Morris of this class.
Really is an awesome idea. Also pretty generous on his part as I am guessing he is paying for these shirts out of pocket.
Not trying to incite panic but a friend close with the program told me that Ferns is shaky in his commitment.
Flamebait? I was being sarcastic, what is wrong with you people!?
You said you didn't want to incite panic then you wrote something designed to incite panic. It appears panic set in prior to the "/s". I think the blame for the miscommunication falls on you, not the recruiting followers who you know are on edge anyway.
"what is wrong with you people?"
I ask myself that same thing sometimes...don't take it to seriously. I think people knew what you meant.
I am glad at least one person understood me!
There has got to be a Promotional Tour for #Project135. Considering who the Project's organizer is, what better way to promote it than by an appearance on Zach Galifiniakis' Internet show.
WARNING: The following clip contains adult language and what some might consider to be violent behavior.
This is awesome and shows amazing initiative for a 17-18 year old kid. Having players recruit (actually recruit, not just random twitter talk) is huge as they do not have the same restrictions that coaches do. Kudos to Ferns, he is my early favorite for my favorite recruit of the class.