EDIT: It's confirmed, but only half of that statement is true.
EDIT: It's confirmed, but only half of that statement is true.
Being cryptic and saying that Ondre's Kay Jewlers tweet was not about Garnett and thus about Diamond?
I guess I'm stupid or something, but I don't get what Kay has to do with Garnett.
Garnet is the birthstone for January. My uncle owned a jewelry shop, I hung out there as a kid.
Sorry thumb accidentally hit moderate button
Given: Magnuson and Garnett are friends
GIven: Every kiss begins with Kay
Given: Ondre Pipkins tweets about Kay Jewelers
Given: Magnuson and Pipkins are disappointed in Garnett for not choosing Michigan
Conclusion: Garnett has told our current commits how badly he wants to kiss them.
May be in order. And they could be going head to head. Best of luck to Josh, though. I wouldn't want to be on Peewee's bad side.
make between Michigan and Stanford, and academics were his primary decision criteria. Every time we compare favorably with an elite academic insitution like Stanford is fine with me.
I lived in Washington for many years, kids there grow up hoping to go to University of Washington, Berkeley, or Stanford. I am thrilled that Hoke & Co. -- together with our school's amazing academic reputation-- made it a very close call for a stellar recruit from the Northwest. Good luck, Josh.
Somebody gave the right to choose where they want to be
I guess he also has the right to tell Ondre and other commits he's going to Michigan.
I would love to start a (albeit pretend these days) pos bang to celebrate you calling a surprise committment.
when your banking all your hope in 18 year olds who are basking in an inordinate amount of attention.
If he wants to play in front of 20,000 fans then that is his right. Soon enough without a Michigan Man coaching, Stanford will go back to being Stanford.
USC is coming off probation and other schools in the PAC 12 are rising quickly.
We need Diamond more than we needed Garnett. That will be the big loss if we can't get him.
So do we think Josh had a change of heart, or was he just saying he was going to Michigan for the hell of it?
Garnett is obviously a good kid with a bright future. But he definitely did play coy a little too much. I can understand why certain folks at Michigan maybe feel led on. But there's no crying in football. So let's just kick Stanford's ass next time.
Don't count on that. Stanford will not be in the RB any time soon. They were at the top of the hill they climb every couple decades. USC is back, Oregon is a powerhouse, Washington is rising. PAC12 is going to be strong.
Truly undecided or leading us all on purposefully? Either way time to move on. It will raise an eyebrow when i hear his name maybe in a few years, but that is all. Don't even care about his post announcement interview.
It's possible that when Garnett told Ondre Pipkins he was going to commit he planned on doing so, but had a change of heart.
Maybe we'll see a 'Hello' post about Chris Muller soon?
First we loose to an SEC team in B-Ball and my wife totals our only car on the same day, and now Garnett goes all mascot without an s on the end. At least he didn't join the Fighting Irishes.
We're gonna need a bigger boat
Soomebody reassure me that all is well...
lashing out at Garnett? Yes, I wanted to log on and see a Hello: Josh Garnett, but there is no need to get upset with the kid himself. I understand why some other recruits would be upset, but we as fans need to move on and wish him the best of luck. Even without him we have one of (of not the) best OL class in the nation, plus a good shot of adding two more great prospects. Let's all just take a deep breath and see what Grant, Reeves, Kozan and Diamond do.
You guys are all so upset about a HS kid not coming to Michigan, I can only imagine how you react when something really bad happens to you.
Time to move on
He was either legitimately undecided last night OR he lied about the standings (because if we knew there would be noone watching him be all center-of-attention on espn). The need to have an official espn announcement date vs him having to push the date back because he's undecided makes me want to say that he knew ahead of time and didn't want to lose all the attention. Unfortunately, we'll never know the truth behind this. This situation, however, does bring up serious questions about the kids character.
showed lots of character. I believe it is hard to turn down the west coast when that is where you are from. Some of you guys take this stuff way too personally - HE IS 18! You are starting to sound like the idiots that chased Herbstreit out of OHIO - frankly the amount of recruiting stalking that takes place anymore is getting a little creepy.
People are starting to sound like the Buckeye fans that threatened violence and even death threats against Herbstreit? Stop blowing things way out of proportion, Hugh.
A) I haven't done a single bit of recruit stalking short of checking out the occasional message that gets posted here.
B) Pointing out that there is a large chance the kid was doing this for attention and that this could bring his character into question is not the same thing as wishing a torn acl on someone. Furthermore, if you thought there was a good chance that someone you knew was lying to you over something petty, well wouldn't you question their character?
C) It turns out he did lie.... so..... just wanted to point that out to ya.
Seriously? There's no reason whatsoever to question the kid's character. He was having fun with a once-in-many-lifetimes process. Not all "lies" are created equal, you know.
No, but they are all still lies. You are either a liar or you arent.
Let me ask you something. Have you ever farted and then denied it was you? Have you ever told a telemarketer that you weren't home? Have you told someone carrying a petition that you didn't have time when you could have spared a few minutes?
By your standard, a "yes" to any of these questions would seem to make you a liar for life.
Best of luck to him. Now go and beat ND every year
Agree! Let's move on. He alone was not the difference between an ok season and a National championship! Good luck to him. We are still in great shape! Go Blue!!!!
I am bummed he's not coming but the pissed off people in this room need to let go. That's between pipkins and him. None of our business. We rip on Ohio fans for acting this way but when we don't get our way we resort with similar reactions( minus wishing harm on the guy). This makes me very disappointed.
Good luck Josh.
Where in this thread have you seen people wishing him to tear his ACL? Or get a concussioin? People are disappointed and angry because of all the pro-UM stuff he's been saying, but nobody here is taking it personally. Pretty much every post has been "This sucks, but oh well. Good Luck at Stanford"
Only mature thing to do here is wish the kid good luck and move on. Remember the kid is 17-18 years old and has a twin sister who will be near him. Family comes first. Good for Garnett that he decided to be around his sister. Good luck Joshua, hopefully we'll see you in Pasedena.
He's only a 17 year old kid. He made an important decision and he won't be attending Michigan. It happens. We can wish him well and look forward to closing out our '12 class with players who want to be michigan men and having a great season next year
I believe thats how it went,,,,, quite sure it didnt go the recruit, the recruit, the recruit. Move on. We are pretty, we dont need to be told.
I think people should go through a couple of recruiting seasons before being allowed to post on mgoblog. This isn't the first time a recruit went somewhere else, it won't be the last.
I can't imagine ever faulting a kid for going to Stanford.
Hell, I think we might need a minor league / farm system around here. Demonstrate there that you can contribute and we'll pull you up to the big leagues.
I might deserve that, but since I've already been accused, I'll make a broader point.
I think a couple of years ago, there were a few different places to go to read and chat about Michigan sports. That structure served the purpose of letting people sort themselves into the online community that best fit them and the writer who most impressed them. Now, Brian and co. have done such a great job around here that this is where virtually everyone goes for Michigan sports. In a lot of ways, that's great. The downside is that the distinction between MGoBlog and, say, Mlive, as an online community has blurred.
That might be arrogant, and if it offends I'm sorry, but it has been a noticeable, depressing trend to me.
Mr. Mario, please pass 10th grade english before you post again.
who makes Ondre mad....grrrrr >=(
That being said, all the best to Josh. It sounds like it was close and I can't really blame him for picking Stanford. He sounds like a good kid and only wish him the best.
all the Bo quotes on Pee Wee's page.
I'm sure Ondre has a good reason to be upset. As a fan, I'm pretty disappointed and I had no "inside" information like Ondre may have had. Garnett did numerous pro-UM interviews and made multiple comments that inferred he was leaning towards UM, that we know. Most of the people that followed his recruitment and waited patiently for him to announce are UM fans. So building up a bunch of suspense among UM fans and then announcing Stanford stings a bit. I'll reserve my wishes of good luck for those in Maize & Blue.