this should be a good thread...
Shaun Crawford to visit OSU, per Bucknuts
He basically says that he is 100% sold on Michigan but "with the coaching situation" and the fact that as a family they want to "respect" everyone (meaning OSU), he will likely visit them.
Brandon better make another pro Hoke and Mattison statement...
Another meandering blog post by David Brandon? No thanks.
Eeeevvveryone makes a statement like that even if they're going to fire the coach later that day. It doesn't mean much
Code for 'I want to play on a team that can win its conference'.
Yes, because Ohio State beating Michigan 42-41on a missed 2-point play at the end of the game is clear evidence that Ohio State will always win its conference and Michigan won't.
That is a very short sighted approach to it. OSU went undefeated the last two years (meaning they would have played for it last year but sanctions) and is trending upward. They will likely compete for it every year for the foreseeable future. Michigan on the other had has only been close once in 2011 and is a mess on offense. This is not my opinion this is fact. Makes sense for Crawford.
When this changes recruits won't look elsewhere.
That that play would have had no effect on the participants in the B1G Championship is a pretty strong indictment, however.
Devin completes that pass, and OSU is still the favorite against MSU and Michigan is still in the bottom half of their division, unfortunately.
We haven't won the division in 9 years. Kids graduating high school now wouldn't have remembered the last time we won our own conference.
12 out of the last 14 head to head matchups? Or how about 1 conference champ versus 7 in the last 10 years?
Yeah, you're right, if Michigan had made that 2-point conversion, and had stopped Ohio State from subsequently scoring and actually won the game for the 2nd time in, like, a decade, then Michigan would then be playing in the championship game today.
Oh, yeah, that's right, Ohio State would be playing in it regardless of the outcome of the Michigan game.
Look at the bright side, Michigan's record in the Big Ten Championship game is still absolutely unblemished! It's still 0-0, just like Indiana, Purdue, Minnesota... So yeah, we got that goin' for us.
Remember before the season started when there was so much good recruiting news? He is an Ohio kid who is going to visit Ohio State, not suprising but still dissapointing.
Also correct me if I am wrong, but I thought Crawford grew up a Michigan fan?
are correct and his family loves Hoke (and UM)....
Wasn't he just quoted at being 100% Michigan? Or was that someone else
That was him.
Was quoted saying he was 100%
"100% committed" seems to be misused more than the word "literally."
We need to hear 110% to be convinced, with this being sports and all.
60% of the time they stay committed everytime
But 84% of all statistics are made up on the spot.
Like this week
When he committed to us they didn't want him. He's to small for their defense!
something no one in OSU's secondary knows how to do
I'm sick of this shit.
He is a junior in HS, he lives in Ohio and I'm certain he has to constantly hear shit, from his teammates, friends, relatives and the school. If he takes a visit and comes out of it saying, OSU doesn't compare to Michigan, it will only make Michigan look that much better....
The kid can do what he wants. He should do what's best for him. I'm just being emo about all the crappy news.
You really think he would come out of it and say, "OSU doesn't compare to Michigan"?
If he meant OSU was worse it may be difficult to still live in Ohio.
On the other hand, If he meant OSU has dominated Michigan, is undefeated and wins championships.......
Just once! All we get now is bad recruiting news, "what if" games lamenting our hearbreaking losses, and OSU vs. MSU BTCG prediction threads......
We usually recruit pretty well then.
I just spit Cheerios! Literally!
This isn't the end guys. If hoke is right for the program we will win games and be exceptional again. If not we will wallow in 8-4/8-5 excuse filled years until we can him and hope springs eternal again; just expand your time line...
to 7-5 teams.
There is plenty of good news. For example, Hoke is being well fed at recruit's homes.
Again, Michigan recruits 130-200 players every single year, and only ~20 can come to Michigan in any given class. By definition, the vast majority of "recruiting news" is going to be negative for Michigan.
I agree. It's just tiresome.
Please read the thread man.
I'm pretty optomistic and I try not to get too down, but damn, I wish we'd get out of this funk we've(program on field and in recruiting) been in since November 2nd.
Most positive comment of the thread.