Hey guys, I just posted a Recruiting Roundtable that features Ace, Magnus and DGDestroys among others, hope you enjoy: LINK
Awesome, awesome feature. I'm seriously starting to love you guys. This is just a great idea and something that is long overdue. You are truly a member of the social-networking generation.
Only complaint: labeling Magnus one of the Michigan blogosphere's "best minds." That is going to go straight to his head :)
Isn't this how "The Usual Suspects" started ? Who is Keyser Soze ?
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a great pickup, but I think he will stay in the west
If anything positive happens on the Jordan Payton front, I can't wait to see how all of the people who demonized the kid as 'an attention whore with serious attitude problems' will respond.
Hopefully with sweet, sweet silence.
I was just able to make contact with Jordan and will be hearing from him shortly. I'll fill this thread in with what he tells me.
Are you a magician? You're like TomVH only faster!
And doesn't talk about cup cakes and reruns of Golden Girls.
Thank you for being a friend.
Well actually TomVH had some (paywalled) information from Payton up around 7:30pm, but I get your point.
OH GOD YES!!! This is seriously an awesome invention, thank you so much for this. Whose idea was it, yours?
Edit: With the amount of traffic your site is getting these days with all of your awesome features, you could probably throw up an ad or two and make some money out of it. Just saying.
You guys are doing...dare I say...Tremendous work over there.
Heh. Get it. Tremendous. Because...it's like... the name of...
/hangs head in shame
ya' know, having to explain a jk is the sure way to know it ain't funny magee! 8)
Well done - this was a great feature! Can't wait to see the gathering of the MGoTribes continue as we roll into NSD....
Fantastic read. Thanks!
Couple of observations: Interesting to note that all of them think Garnett is a probable get. I think I haven't allowed myself to believe that we might actually end up with him.
Jarrod Wilson -- Now I'm really interested to see how this guy pans out. He was definitely under my radar until this article.
Funny, but I've been a big Allen Gant fan.
any specific reason for this? i know he's a workout warrior but i've seen him in person and he seems a bit undersized
wow - looks like he is the dark horse in the NSD surprise commit race.
Well that was cool! Consolidating several Michigan recruiting folks in the same place saved me some time. What to do, what to do? Guess I'll just scour MGoBlog some more.
puts the epic in epic win. tremendous . . .
Great read! Thanks! Your posts are always top notch.
Why are people so optimistic about Reeves? This one looks like a PSU-OSU affair. Camren Williams is likely an OSU commit (unofficial visit after the official visit to show mom seems like something a commit would do). Reeves' official visit corresponds to Camren's unofficial. This one seems like a tough one for Michigan.
It is my opinion (not from his mouth or anything) that Michigan was a VERY close second to Reeves when he first committed to PSU. Michigan is the only team (not OSU, that has just snuck in within the past week or so) to keep in contact and pursue him during his commitment (in homes, school visits, facebook, phone calls), and he has a very close bond with the coaches. I don't think OSU is nearly as big of a player as they'd like to think they are. And I think, ultimately, the fact that he knows our staff better than OSU (or PSU's, for that matter) will greatly help us out. All of this, though, is just my opinion.
We should have an update from Reeves on Tremendous soon.
The only criticism I have is that you don't include Ace Williams.
We thought about having him join us :)
Chicago Sports Reporters. It's am idea that probably should have been picked up by this site, outside of the occasional podcast and season preview. Great team of players.
(On a technical note your mobile site is touchy and the switch page arrow comes up and flips you when scrolling down with no way back).
You didn't ask, but it's such fun-
1. Me, really all the D-Line prospects, because I have been wanting a dominant line for forever. We've had some great O-lines, but on defense it's been awhile. So being the highest ranked, I guess I'd say Pipkins.
2. College, probably Pipkins, but I'd go with whoever the best O-Lineman is, (Kalis, Garnett if he comes...heck, we've had success with high school tight ends before), since we have a history of churning them out.
3. Not sure how you can have any strategy problems the way this has gone in a first year.
4. The only one I'll really be disappointed in losing would be Garnett. I still wouldn't mind a big corner like Wright...but if he's going to be a corner. I guess if we're living in a dream world, I wouldn't mind swiping A certain receiver from MSU just to watch heads explode. Then maybe Diamond, just because that line would be sick.
5. And I'd say 2 B10 championships over 5 years. No National Championships, because it's happened once in 60 years. It's tough.
Until things change with the SEC and their oversinging, ESPN/ BCS love affair, it's going to be real hard to win a NC.
Thanks a bunch. Insight from folks I feel certain know more about football than I is always appreciated.
I was a little surprised that Magnus only picked the class for one B1G Championship. I know that most people have rose colored glasses but it really seems like this team could be set up to play in the game 2-3 times (2012, 2014 and 2015). Depending on the state of the Buckeyes, I'm hoping that Michigan can win twice.
2014 and 2015 could be EPIC with Ohio and Michigan playing back-to-back games in each season.
Penn State had the top recruiting class in the Big Ten in 2010... they're not about to win the Big Ten anytime soon.
I figure there's a 50-50 shot at winning the division, and a 50-50 shot at winning the championship game. 1 B1G championship doesn't seem like a crazy guess.
Also (unrelated), I'm not sure how many back to back OSU-UM games Delaney will tolerate before screwing up the schedule.
I can't see how back to back games would be good. No doubt if we beat them in the game and lose the B1G would I be pissed. UM and ohio NEED to be in the same division to determine who is worthy to be in the championship.
Is the best, replicable example.
Great info. Thank you for pulling that together and providing the link.
I haven't followed recruiting as manically as in past years and this was a good catch-up/primer piece.
I rather enjoyed this inaugural round table piece! It satisfied my hunger for good recruiting news and I am looking foreward to the next edition. Which ever of the final recruiting targets completes this class, will be apart of a great class that will win at least two B1G trophies and be in the national title hunt for one. I am hoping for Garnett, Grant, Reeves, and Kozan or Diamond to make the right choice to go blue!
On today's Rcruiting Roundup someone asked Sam his projections to finish the class. He said Sam Grant and Joshua Garnett immediately but didn't mention Reeves. I thought Tthat's not good considering Sam's an inside guy."
Thanks for putting that together. It was great to read the thoughts of people that I think most of the readers of this blog follow and respect. Hope that you keep up the good work!
Great work. Tremendous definitely deserves a spot on the MGoBlog Blog Roll...
a special place in heaven
Thanks for your work putting this together. And I've always enjoyed the questions you ask... keep it up!