Someone correct me if I'm wrong but this was talked about before he officially committed to Bama and we thought it odd then because they weren't taking him as a RB but as a DB/KR/PR.
Question about D. Hart
This. Ship. Has. Sailed.
I guess the question is: did they tell HIM that?
but i bet he could smell something like that.
I'd assume he like the idea of playing along side HaHa. Damn you Saban, damn you.
Sounds to me like he'll be playing about 5 yards in front of HaHa. If they need a dime back. And their primary dime back gets hurt. And he grows two inches. At least.
then both HaHa and D. Hart can be on the field at the same time and talk about how D. Rob blew by both of them in Dallas, 2012.....
The name Dee Hart only brings up pain in my heart. Please forget about it and never mention him again.
any kid that decommits from michigan is all about himself.
decommitting from nd is okay though.
He didn't get shown the love he and his family expected on his official visit so he bolted. Maybe someday he'll be a Big Ten RB, but he isn't one now. He arguably wasn't even the best RB on his HS team.
If you remember his recruitment, he was going to wait to see how a couple teams performed and picked ND even before the first game. Jumped ship after a bad start and not enough love and committed to us the next day.
Yes. Anytime anyone decommits from ND it is all right. Under any circumstance.
Maybe we can get one of their six DEs.
Dee is one of the most down-to-earth, well-respected kids out there is this recruiting class. To suggest that he's all about himself because he didn't pick your school makes you come off a lot more self-absorbed than him.
But he doesn't want to play for Michigan...HC change shouldn't matter that much if you're 'committed' to play at a school like Michigan. I wonder why we don't consider this a great filter for the class...we're getting the players that really want to come here, get a degree, and where the helmet proudly.
I'm with the big guy on this one. Never again.
He should reconsider Michigan. Our defensive coordinator coached Ray Lewis and Ed Reed so that has to count for something.
Reed and Lewis are both at points in their career where they would make any DC look better rather than the other way around.
I wonder why no one told that to Bill Sheridan and the 2009 NY Giants defense.
At no point in my sentence did I say that Mattison did a bad job coaching the Ravens D. He maintained something that was strong to begin with, and that still speaks volumes. Looking at how the youth on the D has progressed in the past 2 years would be more indicative of what Mattison is capable of... and watching Suggs against the Steelers and the aggressive nature of their D in general made me quite pleased with the hire. Hopefully he can bring that kind of physicality and mentality back to Michigan's defense.
Not saying you did. I saw Sheriden take an experienced top notch NFL defense and destroy it in the process, so I was rebutting your point that an experienced D can make any coordinator look good.
Please, please don't bring up Bill Sheridan. He was my NFL GERG.
Especially those parents who are concerned with academics and an NCAA investigation; even a phony trumped-up investigation.
The answer is no. NO. NOOO. NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO. NO!!!!!!O!O!N!ON!O!O!NONO!NO!NO!!N!O!!
a 5* RB and go...."you know, we could use him for DB depth?"
1. Look at Bama's RB depth charts
2. Reconsider question
welly welly welly you must be the smartest droog here georgie ol boy??
I just wish Dee was up for a little bit o' the old ultraviolence against B1G linebackers...
Actually, looking at Bama's RB's depth chart would lead me to believe he should stay at RB. Ingram's gone, and Richardson will be the starter next year, but Saban's shown he's more than willing to play 2 backs consistently. Next year Hart would be fighting with Lacy (4 star in 09, not that great in his brief appearances this year) and another 4 star in the '10 class for playing time as the 2nd back. After next year Richardson is most likely gone as well, so if Hart can cut it, playing time is there to be had, and early. In the '10 class alone they signed 6 DB's with an average star rating of 4 stars, so it's not like they're lacking talent in the secondary.
or not going to Bama. That would be genius.
Listening to Sirius, the Top Rb in GA is expected to give his love to Satan instead of staying home with Richt. When I heard that I wondered who would find that they no longer have a scholly next year. Now if Dee is playing CB that changes the equation just a little bit.
Good luck Dee. We'll know in 2012 if you made the right choice.
To be fair, we apparently just told a 4* WR that we wanted him for DB even though we have no other WR's committed (unless we're still counting Hayes as a WR).
I have a Siberian Husky as well.
You did change the subject.
Alabama is replacing Ingram with an arguably better running back, and behind that RB is one who is just as good.
Seems reasonable on their part
Lacy is not on the same level as Ingram and Richardson.
We had a CB in the late 90's, he was a highly recruited RB prospect out of Fremont, Ohio....he wore #2.
how about the ones against Washington and Illinois he got no credit for ?
He wanted to play corner though. Didn't seem that Hart had his mind set on that.
He's also 6'1"... Hart is 5 inches shorter...
I guess Saban told him he'd use him like he used Javier Arenas or something... I'm not buying it...
That was my conclusion, that he'd end up as a Javier Arenas-type player. Not like that's a bad thing, Hart has the skills and Arenas was a game-changer, but it always seemed as if he wanted to be a RB.
Could it be, possibly, maybe Hoke and Mattison?
he can be a "DB" every day now as far as im concerned
a future bama greyshirt.
Serves him right, the bastard.
You just couldn't take it that the board had positive news finally. Noooo, you had to make a D.Hart post. WTF
Michigan, then maybe Alabama, then still Michigan, then Alabama to play corner. I wish him well. We already have an all-purpose back by the name of Denard Robinson, so I'm not concerned.
Denard is a QB. Don't forget it.
He's also just a senior in HS. I went back and forth between Michigan, Ga Tech, and Cornell almost daily when I was trying to decide where to go to college. I didn't officially decide on Michigan until close to decision day at the end of my senior year. I don't blame the kid. It didn't seem like he was pulling an Alex Legion or anything.
Hahaha.. I picked Michigan over Cornell too.. it was decided by a coinflip... and my best friend threw the coin.. Luckiest day of my life.
Super gutsy dude. A friend of mine decided on Michigan after a dream she had. Guess it worked out for both of you.
Interesting, as I was also undecided as a young man, but between Michigan and MSU.
So, in the 1980s my old man took me out to one of our family farms in western Michigan, walked me through one of the cattle pens, and asked, "Look around, son, you smell that?"
"Yes, sir," I replied.
The old man then fixed me with a firm Marine Corps stare and said in his deep and raspy voice, "This, son, is Michigan State... Any questions?"
"No, sir, not any more," I answered.
I'll always owe my father a debt of gratitude for his strange ways...
*(All of this is, of course, an approximation and rather fictionalized accounting).
We don't need no stinking aggies.
Y bring up things to upset me? Its been such a positive two days.
Who's Dee Hart?
(posted from my Atari ST)
Do you really have to abbreviate someone named Dee? Isn't that like abbreviating the month of May?
I chose to focus on this instead of him not coming and sobbing again. It worked!
It means something. Homer J. Simpson always wanted to know what the "J." stood for. He found out it was short for "Jay".
he seemed to be a lock since his sophomore year. Alas.
Despite this, there seems to be so many good-and-happys around the program right now that I wouldn't be surprised if Hoke and Co. somehow bring us a top-25 recruiting class.
Consider the mood two days ago compared to today. The momentum and all the great press will have a huge impact on recruits, and two weeks is a long time, considering that most of these kids meet the coaches one or twice, tour the campus, and then make their decisions.
How close is Bolivia to Pollyanna?
95/5% chance that we don't get him back. He seems pretty set on going to Ala. Remember his best pal Hasean is going there 100% so it would be extremely hard to waver his commitment. On playing CB I doubt it, but Saban always tries to stuff as many commmits as he can in a position (Hart, Crowell), so idk
Actually, this makes me feel better about losing him. I think he's way better at RB/Slot than CB. He's pretty tiny and will get abused in by taller receivers. We aren't that hard up for a nickle or dime package CB. Could've used him on offense though...
Harts decision is Harts decision. Defense was always a possibility and he knew that going in. The draw of competing for a RB spot, and doing KR and PR duties maintained his interest. If he has to play defense, he might as well play along side one of his best friends.
Hart is 5'9" and it is realistic he winds up playing CB. It is probably likely, especially since he may have a position change, that he redshirts next year.
It is also possible that he eventually falls victim to the rampant Saban/SEC oversigning that is going on. Time will tell, and we must all wish him the best.
I'm just glad he won't run for 150 and 3 td's against us in 2012. If he gets 3 pick sixes then I guess that would be bad too. 6 to one a half dozen to another.
We need to start campaigning... Any defensive recruit that is not thinking of the possibilities with Mattison here is missing the obvious. Dude can coach, and can build NFL players...
The kid doesn't want to be here. Why would you want him?
I would bad the words 'D. Hart' from this blog all together.
Please, let it go...
Dee Hart didn't want to come to Michigan per se--he wanted to play for Rodriguez. Number two choice was to play for Meyer, and number three is Saban. We just need to let him go--he obviously was swayed entirely by coaches and not by schools.
Dee Hart is old news...let's move on....
Dee's just going to be another 4/5* cog at Bama. He could have played a distinctive role in something special at UM. Hey, we make our choices.