IDK about you but that's deffinetly not where I am
IDK about you but that's deffinetly not where I am
We are good and screwed with recruiting this year, thanks to DB's handling of the whole coaching change.
Can we save it over the next 13 days? Maybe, but it ain't going to be easy. Of course Hoke could help himself out a bit if he would hire the rest of his staff already.
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TIFWIW just read Rawls will be on his Official Visit to AA the 28th
I think there's no question we want him (now that D. Hart's spot is open) and it seems like he wants us (no doubt in part to the fact that Fred Jackson's other son is his coach) but I heard the last hurdle was his ACT score. Perhaps we accept his commitment since it doesn't look like we'll be in the situation where we'll run short on scholarships and if he doesn't get eligible, oh well.
As part of their scathing investigation into the questionable character and qualifications of Brady Hoke's Michigan recruits.
You haven't noticed how, with the exception of that jerkoff Drew Sharp, the Free Press has for the most part changed its tone towards Michigan since RR left.
In fact, I expect no such treatment of Rawls.
What I wrote was in the profoundest spirit of sarcasm. Why would a Free Press reporter go after a kid from Michigan, who might enroll at The University of Michigan, as one of Brady Hoke's Wolverines? 'Tis unthinkable. I may end up helping Mitch Albom write his inevitable human interest story on how the yongster rose up from his humble origins. If Mitch is too busy, I'll help Drew Sharp work on the story of how Rawls overcame the racist oppression of standardized testing.
For your part, JBA, you've got it exactly right about the Freep.
As I am sure this is sarcasm, I don't want to say it but isn't that exactly what happened to Dorsey, I'm sticking to my guns and saying fuck the Freep
That was his point, actually.
but he has to qualify first. It's all we've been hearing for months now and still hasn't happened. When is the last test he can take and still make it through the clearinghouse?
Am I the only one that laughs every time I see the abbreviation TIFWIW? It's so long...
We have pretty decent depth at RB so not sure we need another one, a 3* one at that. I'd rahter see some more OL/DL recruits and LB help.
if we can keep our current commits, and gain a few more i think Hoke deserves a lot of credit. he was thrust into an odd situation but has done a decent job of keeping it intact. but i will say it isn't helping him by not having a d-coordinator in place. speaking of which is there anything new on the DC position?
We have already lost commits
He's already lost goudis,crawford,frost,lucien,and fisher.kinard and Greer have now committed elsewhere,jones and others are looking around.Sign a DC and lock down some F' recruits.Hoke deserves credit for nothing as of right now, as he's nothing absolutely nothing to this point.
Kris Frost today. I would say this picture is accurate.
It's unfortunate that Kris decided to sign with Auburn. I just watched the Outside the Lines special on college over-signing (especially the SEC), so I hope it doesn't happen to him.
If you guys haven't seen it you should check it out.
This video makes me even more happy we have Hoke instead of Miles. I just can't imagine a Michigan Man doing a kid like that. VERY shady!
What's it going to take for the NCAA to fix this?
This is fucking ridiculous. Excuse my language, but the coaches that CONSISTENTLY and REPEATEDLY do this are a FUCKING DISGRACE to collegiate athletics.
I've known about this. I've read about this. I haven't seen this piece before, and you just have to wonder what more is it going to take to make this stop.
Houston Nutt signs 37 kids and jokes about it in a press conference that he could take 80 if he wanted?!?!?!? Holy fuck, I am absolutely baffled.
I saw some time ago that we could fill as many as 20 spots. Does anybody know the exact number of scholarships we have to offer in this class. Do you think we will fill it out? Would it be better to have a bigger class next year with potentially higher ranked recruits?
Mike Williams is likely to get a medical scholly so we are looking at 22-23 open spots. That is what makes the Lucien situation seem so stupid to me because we have plenty of spots open.
Say we only sign 15 or 16 in this recruiting class which seems likely if not probable. how many schollies does that leave us with in 2012. The way I was looking at it, it was going to be a bigger class already now add the 6-7 left over schollies. Next year Michigan signs 27?
One thing I learned, it ain't how many you sign, it's how many you get in.
Back in the day you played 10-11 games and had 105 schollies. Nowadays you play 13-14 games and have 85 schollies. Seems like bad math to me and a recipe for getting position groups devastated by injury.
Yeah, next year is supposed to be a huge year in Ohio recruit wise, so I'm thinking there's gonna be an artificial bump in UM's recruiting rank next year partially because I imagine seeing a big class coming in, and quantity counts more than I at least thought when it comes to team rankings.
I'm pretty sure the big ten only allows schools to sign 25 guys/year. However, I think early enrollees count towards the previous years class. So if UM did sign 27 they would need a couple of those guys to enroll early.
Next year i'm looking for Quantity as well as Quality! //after this class, at least looking at quantity, Next years depth chart is going to have to look like a naked swim suit model to potential recruits.
I'd rather take the 15 or so -- best players we can.
Then roll the extra number over for next year, and bring in a huge/great class. Does anyone know the rules on this?
I believe it's 25 with a max total of 85? SEC will offer more than 25 before trimming it down to 25. Somebody may correct me on that.
I wish we could get a breakdown from Brian or TomVH.
Somene said you can get around that, mostly with EE.
I am not sure, which is why I asked.
Or you could just be in the SEC and take 30+ players. You can always figure it out later by cutting/grey shirting guys or putting them on medical hardships.
We'd probably max out at 25. I'm pretty sure that's the number of scholarships you can give out in a year.
edit: too slow
EEs can count toward the previous class - if you have space. It may be limited to a total of 3 - but thyat can get you to 28
I'm not so sure about that. I mean Lucien looks like a quality recruit but he never received any offers from Pac10 schools including USC, UCLA or CAL in his home state. Makes one wonder. Plus we have pretty good depth at WR. Where we need help is on the defensive sie of the ball. Which is why I suspect BH asked him to switch to DB.
Well, Rivals lists that he does have a UCLA and Cal offer, but he did not get offers from USC, Stanford, Oregon, Washington or Arizona - every Pac Ten team with a winning record this year.
LET'S ALL PANIC FOR A CHANGE!
the inescapable gravitational field of this:
If we get too close, it'll be a long ride down and out the other side...
that fancy little gloryhole you have pictured there?
It's his 9-5, Making the world a better place one glory hole at a time.
but WTF is that? Anal space?
I lived in the same town as this guy* for two years:
The trick is to anticipate the gravitational pull and keep a safe distance.
*Miss you, big guy.
We will be ok. We will have 27 juniors on are team next year followed by and 47 kids who can be sophmores next year or RS freshman, if Gardner and some other players get the medical RS then that will be like them being in this class. In the end I believe one not so good class will be ok aslong as we come back strong next year in recruiting.
are teem our guna be gud. maibee
(and I hate to agree with Mike Valenti)
but, Michigan is going to have a hard time competing for elite recruits no matter who the head coach is, and that is because they refuse to "get their hands dirty".
I am in no way saying Michigan should start breaking the rules or "get around them" like other schools (SEC) , but reality is that schools who do those things land the elite recruits.
Valenti mentioned this on the show a bunch last week. If you look at the past few NC contenders, they all run dirty programs or have a major booster than no one can compete with (Oregon)
Michigan refuses to stoop to those levels (which is a good thing) and as a result, miss out on the elite recruits.
It is alarming, though, that right now UM seems to be missing out on any recruit of note.
Michigan never pulled in class worse than 16th to Rivals, and was in the top 10 like 4 times, despite generally signing smaller classes than SEC schools (which is a big factor in how they rank teams).
This isn't basketball recruiting. We compete for elite talent just fine.