How is it different from us loving the Fab 5?
OT: Last Night's Dinner With Tressel
The Fab 5 changed the cultural milieu in basketball but also societally.
Tressel just bought a title.
The Fab 5 are relevant today...beyond Ohio Tressel is nothing today ad Clarett is playing rugby.
<I put up a good one but in deference to Mrs Kass I took it back down>
1) Congrats on the award! Nice work.
2) Nope, that's it. See 1
Great story. The most interesting part was...You recruited for Michigan in the 90's...? I am equally impressed/jealous. No way you could share any stories of players you recruited...? And here I just thought you were just a regular fan like me. Recruiting coordinator you worked under is a bigwig down at ND now right? you guys keep in touch? Called him a chicken lately?
There is a larger network of people working indirectly for the program than most fans know.
I may or may not have been working for the program during the 2009-2011 seasons. Those were some interesting years ;)
Yes I did. A good friend of mine was George Lilja who was an All-American under Bo and ended up here in Northern Ohio when his pro career ended. George asked me if wanted to help out (which I obviously did) so we went up to AA with a LOT of ex-players who had settled in or were from this area and met with Chmiel. We all got lists of players to watch but more than anything our job was to "vet" the players character by getting to know his friends and the type of people he hung out with. TRUST ME - attend a high school game and tell a few people that you're there recruiting for Michigan and you'll get a lot of attention fast. We would find out who the players buddies were, sit with them, and then just listen to the conversation during the game. It was amazing how much you could learn about who was a studier, had a job, liked to smoke pot, you name it by just listening to the friends talk. We also watched games obviously but in our capacity as unoffical recruiters we were signficantly limited in the amount of personal contact we could make. When Bob left for ND in 94 that pretty much ended my recruiting career.
No Bob is no longer affiliated with ND or Michigan and is on the speaking/consulting circut now. Ironically he was very good friends with my sister (next door neighbors actually) during his time in Ann Arbor and is one hell of a nice guy and fantastic recruiter. My sister keeps in touch with him or at least she used to but I havent heard anything lately.
It was a lot of fun.
I'm confused why you asked the question you asked. Chances are, OSU will get every Ohio prospect they go after this year with the exception of Ferns and dominate the Ohio top 10.
OSU's perceived in state weakness, IMHO, more a result if not having enough time on the job to assess who they wanted, combined with some ineptitude during Fickell's term.
I vaguely remember you writing that you would be wearing a Michigan tie to the event...
You are right. I had it out and basically pussed out at the last minute and went with the yellow tie cause my Michigan tie didnt go with my black suit.
At least that's the story I'm going with. But truthfully I just pussed out.
And I assumed the suit was dark Navy that I just couldn't make out in an Internet Picture. It wouldn't have hurt to at least have on Michigan colors? Navy Suit, blue buttondown (or white,) with a Maize tie matches perfectly. Just curious how obvious or subtle your Michigan tie appears. We all choose our own Michigan apparel, but there are a lot of Michigan clothes out there I never would wear. And I'm sure there are some doozies out there for ties.
Was chicken on the menu?