that's cool so long as you don't let him use your water hose.
at least it's not just us?
that's cool so long as you don't let him use your water hose.
If this happens I will literally shit my pants.
And by "literally shit my pants" I mean figuratively shit my pants and literally shart my pants.
Sometimes a shart turns into a shit. Tread carefully my friend.
brown touches cotton.
Cotton stamps happen.
skidmarks analogy did not go unnoticed.
Either way, that's gross man.
Cross fan? Great bit.
Peppers, Ferns, Speight, Morris... these kids are committing and then putting Michigan first and their personal agendas second (I'm sure the other recruits are too, but these guys are putting out there for all to see).
This team first mentality is amazing.
Some USC or Miami running back can have his 1400 yards rushing and his 8-4 record... Green and Fournette can have 850 yards a piece and a ring.
Alabama just had one back rush for 1300 yards and another rush for 1100 yards on their way to winning a ring. If you build a dominant line, getting 2 guys over 1000 yards isn't a pipe dream.
We just did that two seasons ago...
I was leaving 600 yards for 5th year senior Devin Gardner
It's absolutely amazing the productivity they got out of Lacy (1360 yds, 6.5 avg, 17 TD) and Yeldon (1131 yds, 6.3 avg, 12 TD). And they had another kid (Kenyon Drake) rush for 285 yds, 6.7 ypc, and 5 TD. Their top 4 rushers all averaged over 6ypc, which is staggering.
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Not so much.
That one cut right to the bone. He was the first recruit I got excited about
...but the commish should have all of the facts if he's going to complete such a feat. I'm a believer. Whether is 2-2 or 0-2 I see a future leader of our defense...something Hoke has done a tremendous job at.
i realize neither Green nor Fournette have played a snap of college ball. But the combo I think about with these guys is USC's team with Reggie Bush & LenDale White, or maybe Borges' Auburn team that had Ronnie Brown & Cadillac Williams.
As a junior in 2005, LenDale White rushed for 1,302 yards, 6.6 ypc, and 24 TD. As the 2nd string guy behind a dude who won the Heisman (1,740, 8.7 ypc, 16 TD). They combined for just under 700 receiving yards and 4 more TD through the air as well. And Bush ran back kicks and punts.
I don't think you'll find a better backfield, or offense, in CFB history.
I was a little kid at the time, and it was before college football games were televised nationally on a regular basis, but the one I always wished I could have seen was the OK State team with Barry Sanders & Thurman Thomas. I think they ran the wishbone. That must have been something.
Nope, they ran the I-formation with a feature back. Sanders got only 105 carries the season before he won the Heisman (compared to Thomas's 251 carries). I remember reading an anecdote about an opposing defensive coordinator telling his team not to hurt Thomas, because then OK State would bring in Sanders.
And Ronnie Brown/Cadillac Williams (didn't have Brandon Jacobs, too?)
Was the Arkansas backfield of Darren McFadden, Felix Jones, and Peyton Hillis.
2006: McFadden (1647, 5.8ypc, 14 TD), Jones (1168, 7.6ypc, 6 TD)
2007: McFadden (1830, 5.6ypc, 16 TD), Jones (1162, 8.7ypc, 11 TD), Hillis (347, 5.6ypc, 2 TD / 537 receiving, 11ypc, 5 TD)
Of course, McFadden as a freshman in 2005 also went for over 1000 yards rushing, with 11 TD and 6.3 ypc.
The Auburn duo were solid, but not on the level production-wise of the kids from USC, Alabama, and Arkansas.
2004: Williams (1165, 4.9ypc, 12 TD) and Brown (913, 6.0ypc, 8 TD)
I obviously only follow MI football, but the active and productive role of the recent recruits in at least garnering serious looks at our programs from top seeds seems unusual (and successful). Obviously Morris was a superstar and this and then Ferns has taken it another step with the Team 135 t-shirts. Are the top 10-20 recruits getting this kind of attention from recruits at all the schools they are considering? or our the UM guys just particularly awesome, having bought right into "The Team, The Team, The Team" mantra early?
We get who we want, fergodsakes!
I'll take it.
this is toying with my emotions
i like the way he writes too!
jabrill peppers : class of 2014 : : juwon howard : fab five
Guess what book I'm reading right now
Juwan Howard . . . Juwan Howard NBA Champion to be exact.
typing on a phone is still an inexact science my dear friend.
Remember when we were saying that Jabrill Peppers is the highest rated recruit to ever come to Michigan??! And now he's recruiting two players ranked higher than he is???
They're obviously really talented and whatever they decide to do they've got a fan in me
Bravo Mr. Peppers. I think you'll be an excellent representative of this great University.
That line grabbed me as well. Peppers seems like a very mature and gracious individual as it is, and it will be very exciting to see what he will become as a player and a person in Ann Arbor.
What I really like about how the class of 2014 has been working in particular is that they've taken the passion for Michigan that the staff seems to inspire and tried to take that message on the road, as it were, with success to boot. Part of that might be how social media has changed the process, but I think quite a bit of it is being able to make Michigan a place where kids such as Peppers want to be and feel at home somehow.
I honestly can't wait for Peppers to play at Michigan. I've heard he's a pretty cool dude, so that's a bonus. I especially can't wait for him to play against Rutgers, all their fans have the worst attitude about him.
He sure knows how to sell. I figured the top RB in this class would not want to split time for his career, rather just split his first year or two and have more snaps in year 2 or 3... the perspective that Peppers has is incredible. He totally sold me, that is if I were a 4/5 star HS RB.
This story has taken your breath away.
Another reason why dogs rock.
True story. If one tenth of the people on earth were one tenth as cool as my dog, we all would live in Panacea.
similar reasoning in a way to leaving early to go to the NFL. You only get so many hits in your life, and there is a definite downside to doing them while not getting paid. So, the fewer hits you take in college, it theoretically extends your NFL career too.
I know he has already been established as commissioner Peppers, but am I the only one who wishes his nickname was Sgt. Pepper(s)?
This reference made my day (if you are hinting at the store and not the beatles album). However, there might be freshmen who are confused and go to his dorm/apartment looking for beer because they heard he doesn't card.
Sgt. Peppers' Lonely Hearts Club Band.
Comm'r Peppers' [whatever the opposite of lonely is] Recruits Club Band
Seriously though, does anyone have a sense of if any other school benefits from recruit-recruiting as much as we do? Guys like Ricardo, Shane, Wilton, Mike Ferns, Jabrill, etc, etc, etc have made a huge impact on our recruiting lately. Like, a huuuuuge impact