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national champs baby
Patrick Hruby is doing God's work.
first comment: "EVERY ATHLETE HAS ASPIRATIONS OF WINNING AND WE HAVE OUR FAVORITES BUT IT IS ALWAYS A PLEASURE TO OTHER STUDENTS ACHIEVE THEIR GOALS, TOO!"
stupid Pistons and their refusal to tank properly
rundown of Michigan's riser
needs moar usage
so much for that
This list is completely arbitrary and not a genuine analysis of the relative merits of state fossils.
will be michigan's highest pick in a while
money has to go somewhere
I am only motivated by people who have no opinion about me.
the just released schedules were a flat-out statement that the B10 doesn't believe SOS will matter in playoff selection
but I thought that draft was supposed to be incredibly loaded?
If you're gonna go please be in the first round.
another delightful side effect of a 14 team conference
Title says it all
[ED:BISB - Seems pretty well confirmed that Hightower is going pro as well]
..now what about Hightower? That would return almost no experienced linebackers if he leaves too.
"This might sound arrogant and if it is, it is .... but we're Michigan." -Brady Hoke
I thought Hightower was going also??
"Everybody want's to be a bodybuilder but no one want's to lift no heavy ass weights, I DO!!! " Ronnie Coleman
He is....see the ESPN article....http://espn.go.com/nfl/draft2012/story/_/id/7455537/trent-richardson-dre-kirkpatrick-alabama-crimson-tide-enter-nfl-draft... Hightower already graduated in December(although he has one more fall of eligibility if he wanted it) and wasn't at the press conference because he was "under the weather" but was quoted in the article and is gone.
That means 5 offensive starters and 7 defensive starters leaving Alabama. At least we get their replacements in their first game.
Only real news is that starting MLB Dont'a Hightower will return . . . not good!!
When is the date that you have to declare?
I don't see how him or that stud S comes back.
Is what someone on here said the other day.
I'm also seeing mixed opinions on whether Hightower declared or not. He wasn't at the press conference but some are reporting he did declare. I really hope he goes as 3 of Alabama's starting 4 LB's, NT, both starting CBs and one of their safeties will all be gone.
Ya here is one report of all of them going pro...http://aol.sportingnews.com/ncaa-football/story/2012-01-12/trent-richardson-dre-kirkpatrick-donta-hightower-going-pro-nfl-draft
We're totally going to crush Alabama now. They won't have any talent left!
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I just hope that Saban is able to recruit enough kids to one day regroup for this massive talent depletion.
I think the demise of the Alabama defense may be over stated.
With that being said though, I'm not sure where they'll stack rank in terms of toughest defenses we face next year. By the end of the game, they had two true freshman (Trey DePriest and lightly recruited Vinnie Sunseri) looking like All-Sec players. But this was partially due to LSU's poorly schemed and executed offense.
With the fortune of catching all of Alabama's new starters the first game of the year, MSU may actually be the best defense we face next year.
"when we ride on our enemies"
Sporting News disagrees...
Edit: And they say it's still to be announced, along with Robert Lester, not that he's staying-
Scout $ headline says he's hasn't decided yet either.
So I guess the title didn't say it all.
"I love him, he's a great coach, he's a great mentor, he's a great friend. He's every single thing you want a college coach to be, and he does it flawlessly." -David Molk
hightower will go pro, he doesn't wana get his ankles broken by denard in the first game of the season
"What" ain't no country I ever heard of. They speak English in What?
According to quite a few people on twitter, Hightower IS going pro. He wasn't feeling well and didn't attend the press conference.
Was going to post the same exact thing as lilwolve. Hightower is gone. Now its time for more future first round draft picks to step in. Also hearing that Lester will return for his senior yr.
THOSE WHO STAY WILL BE CHAMPIONS
Hightower is done - confirmed by Joe Schad.
Chris Walsh said...
Dont'a Hightower is going pro - just felt it was pretty much assumed, so didn't participate in the press conference
Those who stay...
I heard they were remaking Police Academy...(though no Bubba Smith, obviously)...
I really don't know bama's depth chart that well but I'll be that guy, With all of these guys leaving what are the chances we see dee hart and hasean? I know thier both sore topics but they were good kids. of all the 120 scholarship players ( I mean 85) those 2 are about the only bama kids I'll ever root for.
Touchdown Manningham! MICHIGAN WINS!
Dee is coming off a knee injury, so I'm not sure where he is in his recovery. I have no clue about Haha.
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"It's special how the real true people hang together. And if you don't support the program you're not a true Michigan guy. It's that simple." - Gary Moeller
Ha Ha played as a backup this year. I'm pretty sure we'll see him in September. I've heard rumors that Hart might look to transfer, but we'll see.
If the players said it themselves, then it's probably true. But if Silver-Tongued Saban said it, it probably means they're all coming back for next year.
Unless he cuts them the last week of camp.
according to ESPN Hightower has made his decision to go pro
I'm reading on Sporting News that Hightower is going pro. For our sake, I hope he is. Our offense is nowhere even close to being able to compete with that kind of defense.
Richardson was a given, but I'd expect to see more of Eddie Lacy than Dee Hart, since Lacy was running the ball well in the NCG, and Hart hasn't played at all. Lacy isn't as good as Richardson, but I'm expecting him to run well against us.
It's been a lot. Its been a roller coaster that for some reason seemed like it would never get good. But you know what? We kept fighting. It's like that old saying goes, "Those Who Stay Will Be Champions." -David Molk
Hart is injured and taking a redshirt, so the fact that he wasn't being played in the NC game means nothing about playing time next year
Good for Alabama - one less kid will be given a medical hardship or kicked off the team because he violated the "team rules" of not being as good as someone else.
If any team can reload its bama. They sign like 30 recruits every year and most are very highly rated recruits. And then once you get in the program, if you dont show your a player, you're out. They weed out all the deadweight and keep the good players. They have alot of good young players...
someone tell the Alabama defense to hunker down in their fox holes... theres a FITZKRIEG COMIN!
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....like other SEC teams, can't they just trade with the teams that draft Richardson, Kirkpatrick and Hightower and get their talent back that way?
All three of them going pro actually works well for us - a decimated Alabama is a beatable Alabama. Being that it is Saban, can we pretend this is the 1997 game against MSU and truck them 23-7?
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Btw, Hightower is going pro. Chiblue, get your facts straight buddy...
link for hightower gone:
i knew academics there were bad but full time athlete can do it in 2 and a half yrs. cmon!
"I never thought I'd be in college playing football, or I never thought I'd be almost done with my degree. In 2½ years, I'm almost done with my college degree. That's big for me." T Richardson
His degree is in Coloring and I've heard he does quite well. He doesn't even go outside the lines.
He has talked about going back when his playing days are over for his masters in Connect the Dots.
many athletes are In school year round. most of them take summer and sometimes winter classes if the school offers it. if they take full time summer courses they basically completed 6 semesters in 2 years
I doubt Saban even tries to talk these kids into coming back for their senior years. Really is a shame.
"im saying to myself should i do it should i not. I crossed the goaline and hey...fuck it" Desmond Howard on his Heisman pose