Now im not going to be able to sleep tonight.
Taybor Pepper to MSU (walk on for us)
Still, depending on how badly we need a long snapper in this class, it takes time away from more important things for our coaching staff.
Maybe I imagined it. At any rate, happy for his parents. I hear tuition is a lot of money these days.
Tokarsky's a stud long snapper and looks to be a stud in the classroom as well. 32 ACT. that's damned impressive.
Also they have Bo Dever walking on for 2013 i believe (may be 12)
I've seen people say he was long snapper as well
i can't say im that salty about this.
Guh, another head to head recruiting loss to MSU. When will it end? And don't give me any of that "It's because MSU is desperate enough to spend a scholarship on a long snapper" bullshit, we all know it's because Dantonio is a master recruiter.
I think Dantonio has changed the tide on the rivalry. Hell people in Ann Arbor are starting to believe him. Never in a million years I would have thought that. Taking Michigan’s longsnappers is a good start.
So Dantonio's recruiting wins against Hoke were Aaron Burbridge (a likely non-qualifier) and a walk-on long snapper.
And Se'Von Pittman!
They are already selling State Taybor Pepper jerseys in Ann Arbor!!!!!!
I hear that he's an MSU commit for now, but if Meyer wants him at OSU he'd totally flip.
replying so I can remember to mention this in DD. Wolvy-Plus!
Good to see a guy who wouldn’t have really contributed here get a scholarship.
A full ride football scholarship to a B1G school is something to be proud of even if it is from Saprty.
Damn Dantonio..Guy may not have any class but he sure can recruit nationally
Good for him. Not having to pay for school except in blood, sweat, and tears is quite the opportunity. Just too bad it's with Sparty.
Everybody wins here. Pepper gets a scholly. Dantonio gets someone who will stay out of jail. Most of all, we get to remind Sparty that they are giving schollies to Michigan's walk-ons on October 21 when they wake up with hangovers, burned couches, and the realization that they haven't really caught up with Michigan, after all.
Congrats...I wish the kid the best.
woopity doo. way to pull the class captain grump.
Good for Taybor. Bad for MSU, who is spending a scholarship on a guy no one else would. Spending a scholarship on a long snapper period isn't a great move.
But it's not like MSU was using those scholarships on anyone good anyway, hehe.
Hey if you cant beat us for scholarship players, then steal our walkons with a scholarship.
What about the "Gentlemen's Agreement" Dantonio?????
Dantonio the Master Trickster is working him into a fake-field-goal-tip-it-to-the-long-snapper-for-a-first-down play, trying to rip that page out of Hoke's Sugar Bowl playbook.
The play will be called "The Sandlot," and it will be run to beat Nebraska.
In all seriousness, best of luck and congratulations, even if it is with Sparty!
I'm sure they will be mentioning this to their recruits. Major blow to our program.
Glad for Taybor. Get's a Big 10 full ride. If Michigan would have offered he'd still be Blue, but Sparty is a decent fall back.
Not so sure... he was raised and Illinois fan, and when asked in an interview about Michigan, he said "I was bred not to like them."
Whatever. Good luck to him.
if not, then why would he have chosen to walk on here rather than at state. its obvious that the only thing that changed his circumstances was the sparty offer. had he preferred state over michigan, they wouldnt have needed to offer him a scholarship.
He chose Michigan for the education. He chose Sparty for the free ride.
Snake Oil Salesman!
Nice that the kid is getting free schooling for 4 years in the B1G.
I am sure this is warranting a reaction from the Sparty "Zero Star Mafia"
No need to panic, I hear Demar Dorsey will transfer in to be arefuture long snapper.
Dorsey joke I get, but 'are'?
Spartan grammar, don't sweat it.
Cant say I blame the kid. He just saved a boat load of money on college.
At MSU, fifteen minutes could save you 100% or more on tuition.
Why now? Did their LS just get hurt?
Their long snapper is the one of the guys who didn't travel to their bowl game because of off the field issues... leading to several botched long snaps in the Outback(?) bowl.
Even if it is at the hands of Michigan State, he is going to get something he wouldn't get here - a paid education - and especially nowadays, sports scholarship at stake or not, many kids would be hard-pressed NOT to take such an offer, especially if, in his case, it's not typically a scholarship position nor one that gets much attention generally.
Good luck to you, Taybor.
We all love Michigan and what it can offer, but a paid education elsewhere is a big deal, in-state rival or not. This is a great opportunity for him; even if MSU can provide some truly LOL moments.
Accepting a scholarship is a world apart from sitting here on the computer. The girlfriend camped at Ohio for softball and wanted an offer (before she went, by the way) but she cheered as hard as anyone here when Denard took a knee against them. He's doing what's best for him and I'm glad a long snapper got a scholarship, though I hope he loses a lot of games.
For some reason i can no longer post thread topics from my iphone, but where is the sat night drinking thread? Its the spring game yinz... I know we are all drinking, heavily. Or should be.
They have also declared this move a "flip" for Dantonio.
LoL yea I saw that thread. Hes a 5 star, a flip, and someone even asks if he can throw. I never knew snappers were allowed to throw. Those people over there dont know much outside of their trailer park.
Most of the posts you're referring to are seemingly jokes. Additionally, there are multiple posters who are not actual Spartan fans.
but is Taybor the 160-175 pound long snapper? I honestly can't remember if he is the same one I was thinking of.
Anyway, good for him and his parents, that they don't have to pay his tuition and housing..that should save them quite a bit of money. On the other hand, his parents will have to buy him a new couch after every Saturday, so financially it could be a wash.
Every MSU student welcomes him by saying, "Hey, we all got in to U of M too."
It's actually true
His parents no longer have to pay for school and he still gets to play big time football. Even if he never sees the field, that is more than 90% of us can say.
Happy he gets to go to school paid for, but sucks it's for MSU. I remember when he committed, the kid was really gifted as a long snapper and I was happy to get someone like him and as a walk on it was even better. I figured he'd earn a scholarship after a year or 2, but who can blame him for taking it right now at a B1G school.
Good luck Taybor, he's going to be a good and reliable player, just hope he forgets his craft 1 Saturday a year.
Definitely good for him.
Lol for Dantonio and the RCMB, though.
I had no idea what the RCMB was, so I checked it out ... blech, man. Just blech. Too many threads with vulgar/classless titles, not enough football, too much random crap about how somebody's roommate fired a 12-gauge through the roof. I try so hard to not generalize about Sparty, but ... why do they have to make it so difficult??? Don't fall into the rage, Wisconsin Wolverine. Keep it together, man.
You were better off not knowing.
The Mark Dantonio page apparently is no longer on meme generator. If it were, I'd make one that says:
Hoke taking all the Linebackers.... I'll take all the long snappers.
Lets not make fun of him gents. If someone gets a full ride rather than be a walk-on, good for him. Its a crap-load of money he and his parents are saving.
If u want the Dantonio memegen link, its here. I know, I made it. Search for "dontonio"
Excellent to get a mole planted deep into their team. Let's see if a snap ever reaches a State punter when we play.
Hey Berkley Edwards, can you long snap??
May his life be good and his snaps be terrible.
good for the kid, sucks a bit for us, quality walkons are like free money, but thats one less scholy for sparty at a position that makes a bigger overall diference to the team than a career special teams kid.