I'm not over analyzing, just noticing trends.
this week in unintentionally grim-sounding recruiting headlines
I'm not over analyzing, just noticing trends.
That is called overanalyzing. Twittering with teens is creepy. Leave it be and cheer for the basketball team.
Life is like Poker, everyone has tells. Working in law enforcement in Chicago for as long as I have, you learn this pretty quick.
like a complete tool in trying to recruit these kids to Michigan.
Could this be our old friend Chet at work (and by friend I mean creep who thinks he plays a major hand in UM recruiting)? I have to agree that people doing this really is offensive to me.
With michigan....and I'm a tool...got it! I will consider how you think of me next time i tweet.
So is the OL news about a current or potential commit?
So you're telling me that RDT might still be right?
My SEC sources are telling me he is a lock.
whatever happened to that guy?
He grew some boobs and goes by the name Kate now.
No but really, can someone explain what happened to him?
He just told you.
Kate was the third incarnation. RDT had two accounts and a second user name and used them to praise and upvote himself. He was outed when he tried to respond as RDT when using his other account.
WolverineInABag changed his/her name to MGoCooper. Strange
Job safe? Wondering if he'll be fired, he's made some bone-headed decisions and his team grossly under-performed ths year....
Haden's not firing him until the sanctions go through.
This running back news got me thinking...are any of the running backs we are in on (pretty much Derrick Green) or our outstanding commit that everyone seems to forget about, Deveon Smith, planning on enrolling early?
Ty Isaac was planning on enrolling early. In other news, I haven't had to access that piece of information in a very long time.
Smith is basically Thomas Rawls, but maybe with a bit more power.
Running backs enrolling early is pretty overrated.
And what are you basing this on? Just because they have a similar build? Not every 5'11" 225lb running back is Thomas Rawls (who still might be a very good running back for us).
Stop reading tweets. This isn't news, of course he wouldn't say ohio considering he dropped them and still has us as one of his favorites.
You need a vacation or something. You're far too uptight, like all of the damn time. It's a fan board, and fans follow twitter (novel concept). I don't think you'll lose any sleep over what he posted. I generally like your contributions, but you could stand to scale it down a couple notches. How about you take the next few plays off, champ?
Shouldn't you make sure some scarred high school student isn't slowly killing off pieces of your soul?
Great wi-fi up here.
There have been many a post by mods about twitter and not taking everything on it as news. What he posted was not news.
Did i say it meant anything ? Did i start a thread about it ? I just thought it was a nice little tid-bit with him pulling for Michigan...And i don't follow him on twitter, it was mentioned on one of the recruiting websites yesterday...Thanks bro.
This means nothing.
This tweet was from yesterday. So it was probably more of a game prediction. And taking that OSU isn't recruiting him, why wouldn't he pick Michigan.
We need elite talent at RB and WR. I will take whoever will come our way. Heck, I would take both Isaac and Green, but I do not think either are likely. We have not landed any elite position players that were not die hard UofM fans growing up. This is still a concern and should be noted if we are going to contend for B1G championships and compete nationally. I want this program to be a national power and do it the right way. We are going to need elite talent to do so. So far, we have not shown the ability to develop position players, although, it has only been two years.
Part of your rant is the last part..."although it has only been 2 years." It's like you talked yourself off the edge and realized you don't become a national power over night. These "elite" players you seek have grown up during the time when Michigan was basically a cellar dweller during RR years...it is going to take some time my friend....
Development has been fine, just don't have the elite athletes there yet. Gallon, Dileo, etc. have come along nicely.
Yeah, by the end of the season it seemed like we'd transplanted Avant's hands on Gallon. He'd have the corner hanging off him, the safety spearing him, and 70% of the time he'd pop up with the ball.
Although I think by the end of the year he was also playing injured. He was real slow to get up a number of times.
With USC's disappointing year plus Kiffin's blatant idiocy (press conference tantrums, under inflated footballs, 1yr Tennesee debacle, etc), the guy is a ticking time bomb. If my child were contemplating his team, I certainly would steer him away. I'm hopeful the Isaacs are doing the same. Complete speculation, I know, but I'll be watching this with keen interest.
FWIW, ESPN has a stub title on their recruiting site saying Wilkins was reconsidering his committment to Auburn after the Chizik firing. Obviously, neither party was the others first choice in the last go around, but maybe we'll re-enter the ring if we really feel like we're struggling to get the right RB.
You Twitter stalkers are weird.
If I was Hoke, I would encourage top tier recruits (Green, Treadwell, McQuay, Issaic) to commit during their all star game. This creates tons of program hype and great publicity. You can bet that every well known junior recruit is watching those games.
So I guess what I'm saying is that they're all silent commits. Don't worry.
Oh come on, we don't need him! Remember, Fred Jackson says Rawls 'runs angry'and is better than Mark Ingram. Our RB situation is A-OK!! Is Vincent Smith returning for his 7th season?
I am sure he will say Deveon has feet of Chris Perry and the running style of A-train
Our RB situation is fine. However we need the hogs up front to create the holes for them.
but have you been watching any games this year? I mean, there is no question our O-line has been well below par but the RB's haven't shown a lot either. Rawls specifically has been a disappointment IMHE as he was supposed to be one of those backs who breaks tackles and and run through defenders. I have been amazed at how a back of his size goes down on first contact virtually everytime.
We have Fitz for one more year (and who knows how he will respond after his injury) and that is essentially it. How on earth could someone look at oour running back situation and say it's fine? After Fitz we have zero proven commodities at RB and given the injury he just sustained we can't even count on him being his old self for sure. That is not a situation I would characterize as fine, but that's just me.
Deveon seems hard to take down. If he has the ability to slow down the game and find a hole he could be a good back.
Considering that Joliet Catholic doesn't churn out top talent regularly makes me think there's some interest. On a side note, Treadwell's recruitment has remined me of Isaac's. Lots of visits here, but no commitment.