Ehh, we've been out of the running for a while and we'll only see him his freshman year.
OT: Elijah Hood to Notre Dame
I don't mind as long as it's not Ohio
Obviously I'd rather have him here but with the way that our backfield looks for the future, this won't hurt too bad.
Ever since ND took us off their schedule, I've become quite apathetic towards them landing top recruits, whereas before I was like "nooooooo" and now I'm like "Chaulk that up to a future gameday loss for Sparty". And then I feel better.
Purdue is now off the ND schedule starting in 2016. MSU can't be far behind.
A customer of mine, and BIG Domer, has stated that ND's deep dislike for UM dates back to when we kept them out of the Big Ten and wouldn't play them
(post war?). Supposedly, State helped them out when they needed games, for which they remain appreciative.
Or maybe ND sees MSU as a way to build a legit schedule with less risk of a loss than playing UM going forward. Time will tell.
I feel exactly the same way. I don't really care what they do now since they'd rather have those awesome games against Duke instead of us.
We'll see if it sticks. Distance seemed to be a big problem for his family.
I don't think Hood himself ever had distance concerns about ND.
It was his parents who were concerned about the distance and wanted to know more about who would be looking out for their son..
His parents visited ND over the weekend and finally meet Kelly and everyone. Evidently they loved they loved the place and after meeting everyone they had no concerns about the people who looking out for Elijah for the next 4 years.
Once Elijah had their blessing he promptly committed to the school that he seemingly wanted to go to all along.
"Evidently they loved they loved the place and after meeting everyone they had no concerns about the people who looking out for Elijah for the next 4 years."
I think saying no concerns is a little daft. They certainly didn't have enough concerns to prevent his verbal commitment.
Someone should have pointed out to Hood's parents that as it applies to Brian Kelly, in the expression in loco parentis, the word loco means crazy.
DAMMIT SAURON YOU GOT THE RING!
Good luck to him. ND got a solid running back.
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It seems like ND gets all the players with the last name of "Wood." Cierre Wood, Lo Wood, etc. I am concerned that now they are also moving in on the Hoods. Somebody needs to draw a line in the sand.
"Moving in on the Hoods"
Would hurt more if Derrick Green didn't commit last year, and we weren't the fav of 2015 top RB Damien Harris.
Now a solid 'meh' for us, good pickup for the Domers.
There're still many running backs out there and Michigan will get a good one. Notre Dame will always get their share of players as well, so as long as we're not losing every recruiting battle to them(like we were for awhile), it's best to just shrug and move along.
What is with all the OTs any player Michigan recruits is not OT a MSU player returning is. or OT since they both effect Michigan
That is hard to read.
I know right? I hate auto correct, mixed with not being able to fix it
can you edit a comment for the Droid app?
I was telling the op that this thread isn't OT
I'm going to bed
He's now a Domer and Domer recruiting is not on topic. Especially when Michigan didn't "lose" this prospect. Just because he had an offer and came on a visit doesn't make him relevant at this point in time. Jabill Peppers and Da'Shawn Hand are relevant in Michigan recruiting, Hood is just another top prospect at this point.
My concern is why do we always need a thread for these players Michigan didn't have a shot at? Whether they go to ND, Ohio, MSU, whatever...unless Michigan is truly in the race, I don't think its even noteworthy. Earlier this year it was like we had a thread for every Ohio commit, it was ridiculous.
But THIS is why OT is okay, because I believe if you put OT in front of it, you can post whatever you want. I'm not the thread police, and while I don't like these threads...I had no right to say "don't post" them.
If you put OT, it's then on me if I want to click because you've already told me it has nothing to do with Michigan. If you make a thread "OT - I had a great poop today"...I'm not going to downvote, I know it's not Michigan related and if I click...I can't complain that it's not Michigan related. I would also know that it would be an awesome thread.
He may not stick with the commitment, considering his family wants him to stay close. Hopefully he ends up at North Carloina.
This kid is a beast. I don't know why he seemed so adamant about talking himself out of liking Michigan after his visit. Maybe he didn't want to come in after green?
Some kids want to play early and running back is the easiest transition, We are stacked at Rb if you look at the roster Rawls,Green,Smith,Hayes,Johnson, and possibly Shallman
Ferns, Mone, Peppers, Hand,
Hopefully he doesn't end up undrafted like Cierre Wood.
I don't think I've ever seen anyone with a 0 before
It's kind of ironic that the post which brought him back to zero was moderated as flamebait and scored a -1.
We don't need him, we got Derrick Green
I don't think we were ever leading for him. Weren't we only number 2 (to ND), even after his visit to us? As time progressed, it became more obvious it was going to be ND or an east coast school, mainly North Carolina.
Besides, our offer was not a committable offer.
Now that they weasel we out of the series, ND news is meaningless. They're dead to the world.
To hell with notre dame
Meh, we'll probably never play him. To this day, I still really can't figure out why Notre Dame thought it was a great idea to cancel its series with Michigan, and yet somehow, continuing series with the likes of Purdue and Little Brother was paramount.
Higher chance of winning I'd think
It's all about money, which while a game with Michigan will draw more attention, it's also more likely a loss than games against Purdue or State. At the end of the day, an extra win leads to a better bowl game and a greater liklihood of making it back into the national championship mix.
Notre Dame, in my opinion, shouldn't be concerned about playing teams that give it better chances to win. With a playoff coming and strength of schedule being that much more important, that seems asinine. I'd rather play the tougher opponent, take the chance of beating them, and then my resume for a national title looks all the more impressive. I'd also rather play the opponent that puts up more money and drives TV ratings nationally. Purdue and MSU don't do that.
I think just the opposite. I think it's ridiculous to think that any undefeated brand name team will be left out of the playoff no matter now easy the schedule. This 'strength of schedule' stuff is just an entire load of crap. All that matters is wins, so any team SHOULD schedule teams for wins. Humans will always have the final say, and I'll believe humans will put an undefeated ND team behind a one loss Oregon team when I see it.
Ah well. As others have noted, he'll only be on the schedule once if that, and at this point UM's backfield looks pretty solid. Obviously you want more talent, but it's not nearly as devastating a blow as you'd expect.
No need to buckle up. The article just brings us up to date on Bushell-Beatty and Peppers. Bushell-Beatty will likely decide in the next two months--Michigan is the leader, but he is also considering Wisconsin and Florida. Peppers, as we already deduced a few days ago, is going to take a visit to Stanford this summer before he makes a decision.
And in 14 months he will transfer to Pitt or NC State.
Would have liked him to go Blue, but not such a big loss. Good luck to the young man
Urban's ring presentation didn't impress him enough.