Where there is smoke, there is snake oil. Or something like that.
Treadwell to announce thursday (no Michigan)
Glad to see academics played a role in his decision. I mean, that is what being a student athlete is all about.
He ain't going there to play school!
Yeah, we get the MSU trash talk, but if you're going to talk about the undergrad programs around the country as being entirely inferior you're just an idiot.
That is a common theme on this board. As someone who spent a lot of time around UVA grass, I find this trait particularly annoying in Michigan fans.
I'm not sure what that means. Are you saying UVA fans don't belittle other schools with their superiority complex? If so, you haven't spent as much time on UVA grass as I have. And it sure seems like you're doing the same thing that annoys you about Michigan fans. Maybe you should put your pot in the cupboard and move your glass house away from that UVA grass . . .
The immortal Herm has spoken.
It's like seeing your ex's wedding announcement. I'm moving on.
Does anybody have an explanation for why Treadwell went from a supposed Michigan lock to not even considering us? I realize that he is a teenagers, etc.. I was just wondering if there was a particular reason.
She says oh yeah I'm total interested but not now, but you hold out hope. You hang around her hoping that she'll finally come to and be your girl but there was always something missing. After like a yeat of this, she picks the jock bro and says you should still be friends. Thats why.
That girl usually doesn't pay to come visit you several times though. Something soured in the relationship here.
17 years old and free trips to the Big House, I mean hell I've went to games for teams I could care less about but I had awesome (free) seats so why not?
I truly believe we were the leaders early on but then with all the attention he was getting he decided to look around and found a hotter girl, no worries on that and its on to the next one.
You obviously don't know girls . . .
Someone could have said something wrong, and then he was all like...
I don't think you could put together a better analogy. Spot on.
Has hot chicks,and one of his best friends. Ok. State has a really nice offense for receivers. Oklahoma has a pretty darn good program too, played in a couple of BCS title games, wide open offense typically. For the past two years he watched denard run crazy, not a ton of passing happening here lately. These are the only reasons I can come up with. Wherever he goes, may he have success except when he plays the wolverines...
There are hot chicks everywhere. I think Ole Miss is just willing to go the extra mile.
I thought I read somewhere that it was the coaches who cooled on him.
If I were a receiver who wanted the ball badly, I'd go to Oklahoma or Oklahoma State (of the given choices).
The writing has been on the wall for some time that he was not going blue... we will be fine w/o him.
Let's see which ole miss booster will step up and fork over the money.
If they get Treadwell and Nkemdiche it will be very telling...
Not sure whats wrong with Treadwell wanting to play ball with his best friend and Nkemdiche wanting to play ball with his brother I think it's really that simple. I would much rather have Nkemdiche's brother and Standifer here than some of our incoming Wide Out recruits especially since with along with them come the number 1 Player in the nation and number 1 Wide out. Not a bad trade off for taking two lower prospects.
I was aware of Standifer but didn't know about Nkemdiche's brother. Now I look like an ass
Ole Miss is being investigated because of Nkemdiche. A booster offered his Dad a job... or something google it you'll find it
Did he ever visit Oklahoma and Oklahoma State? Just curious... stopped paying attention to him a while ago.
He visited OU on Dec 14. He has a visit with Ok St. this weekend.
From mind of Mike:
Ole Miss is the team to beat right now heading into an official to Oklahoma State this weekend. Treadwell has two officials left after this weekend, if he wants to take them, so a surprise program could enter the picture. But right now, it's Ole Miss.
His buddy from Crete Anthony Standifer is there. I have a feeling that has something to do it.
His friend and former Michigan commit Anthony Standifer goes to Ole Miss... but I still have no idea why anyone would want to go to Ole Miss. I'm guessing Ok. St. gets him. Whatever happens, best of luck to him.
The culture at Ole Miss is disgusting. You couldn't pay me to go there.
He who was a former commit to our 2012 class is there and I think that's how the connection got started. Still though, why a 5* receiver would elect to go to the saddest of all SEC programs is a bit beyond me, best friends be damned
Have a look at Ole Miss's entrance requirements. It's harder to get into Country Day. That's why Standifer ended up there last year.
His best friend and former Michigan recruit Anthony Standifer goes there. There is no love loss between the Standifer's and Michigan either. This is the major reason Treadwell isn't attending UofM. If Standifer was here Treadwell would have been a Wolverine months ago.
Wish him the best, but that shipped sailed a long time ago. I'm sure he'll pick the best program for him, but I could not care less about where he decides to play football.
Oh well. Michigan will get along just fine without him.
Can we stop posting things about Treadwell. His involvement with Michigan is over. This means nothing.
I was hoping he would change his mind have a official here and commit to us
He wants to go to Ole Miss to be with his friend Anthony Standifer like he says. Do we want a kid interested in winning (us, Ok, and Ok. State are simply better football schools than Ole Miss) or do we want someone interested in hanging out with his friend at a bottomfeeder school in the SEC? You guys decide.
EDIT: He's visited OK and Ole Miss so there's still a chance OK (or OK St.?) get him...
Ive been over him since about june
If I were a young Wide Receiver I'd be pretty interested in playing at Texas Tech or A&M next year. Baylor, even, will offer a wideout plenty of opportunities to make a name for himself, but that's just me.
I wouldn't be interested in A&M if I were a WR, due to the other 10 reciever-like recruits they are signing this year, in addition to the overall 35 verbals they are taking. Although I heard that 7 are early commits, so they are really signing 28...
for quite some time now. Good luck Mr. Treadwell. Sorry you couldn't live out your collegiate career in a winged helmet.
Even though this was foreseeable it is still sad. I will welcome him with open arms if he still wants to go to michigan
You mean "dominate" right?
The next time a recruit publicly states that we lead a year and a half before NSD - and I believe it - punch me in the junk.
You probably don't want to be following Damien Harris' recruitment too closely then..
if BKfinest posted one of his classic predictions.
caught by other capable hands.
It's sucks but whatever sugar Shane and Devin will be delivering Air mail behind an amazing line. His loss but hey can't knock a kid for making a decision
Of course Hoke does well. He gets them early. But he can't close the last of his targets. It happened last year, it's happening again this year.
I'll be (happily) surprised of D. Green actually does commit to us. Then we won't be shut out of the Treadwell/Green/Mcquay sweepstakes.
Stupid memes that make no sense are stupid.
with or without these closings you speak of... quit your crying and try to cheer for those who do end up wearing the winged helmet
You're just focusing on the negative. So we didn't get Diamond or Garnet last year at the end but, we still had one awesome OL recruiting class.
Just like this year we wont get Treadwell and we didnt pull Mcquay.... Have you seen the rest of this class! If we get Green yea thats awesome but that wont make or break this Class by any stretch.
Being in sales, I don't care if I capture all my sales in the first month or the last month of the year, as long as I hit my nut. Your chicken little act is unwarranted and silly.
Treadwell himself has stated that he stopped hearing from Michigan. They were turned off, for whatever reason.
Actor, great username. Bigfoot still rules
Who needs to close when you nail the beginning? I will take the (8) 4-star commits in one weekend, over (1) 5 star every year. Every year......
TomVH said on twitter just a little a while ago that is will be next thursday
Name sounds vaguely familiar, but I can't place it. Irrelevant anyhow.
Kid decides to pick 7-6 Ole Miss over 8-5 Michigan. OMG must be cheating!!!! No recruit cares how dominate we were in the 90s.
Yeah lol that's what I was going for. In my defense though I'm on vacation all week, it's 3:00 a.m., and that Bell's best brown didn't drink itself.
Common mis-usage makes everything correct, an accelerating trend on the internet.
Does someone really need to explain everything wrong with this statement or are just trolling.
.....crickets chirping......as this name fades into Bolivian......
With the increasing probability that the nation's best wide reciever is headed to OLE MISS, I had a fascinating idea last night as I was falling asleep. Chris Hansen. Dateline NBC. A "To Catch a Predator" college booster edition.
How fascinating would this be? I mean you could have a "recruit" aka decoy, fabricate some elite highlight tapes, entice boosters to provide additional benefits, and get it all on tape. I imagine the logistics would be hard to work out but who wouldn't be interested in something like this?
Why don't you have a seat over there, Mr. Millionaire who just offered De'Ontreshon McDowell $20,000 to play at Auburn?
There is a lot of talent at Ole Miss. This would just mean that some of it is now on the football field,
other than that maybe Ol' Miss, Okie St, Oklahoma have more better looking girls, Michigan makes all the sense in the world: (1) better academicall; (2) reputation wise, currently a better program (Oklahoma is a bit down) and historically, and on the rise; (3) a desperate need for the-it-guy at WR; (4) an incoming top QB with an upcoming monster O-line; (5) nicer campus; etc. etc. Maybe he is looking for a VERY passer friendly offense and feels that at Michigan he would not get the ball as much as he would like to pad his stats, and consequently throw a TO....
You forgot (6)....
There isn't a real superstar receiver in this class like there have been in recent years. Would have been nice to get Treadwell, but I like the focus on recruiting in the trenches and possibly picking up a bad ass RB and a big play threat in Green and Larue, respectively. Like I said, Treadwell would be an awesome get, but he is not far above many of the other receivers in this class. All I am saying is that it's not a huge loss.
I am sure we would all love a 5* WR, RB, and QB in the same class. It is really a shame we cooled on him or he cooled on us. He came so close to committing so many times. Best of luck to him. If the coaches change their minds I am sure the snake oil is primed and ready.
Do we know that the Michigan coaching staff cooled on Treadwell, or did he cool on MIchigan for some reason?
Or are we just speculating on what happened?
Which one of those schools did his uncle get his job with? I'd lean toward him going there. And since when did Ole Miss become such a destination for all these players. Something definitely is fishy about that.
Ole Miss hasn't been good in a long time. Even when Manning was there they weren't great. They are in the lower part of the SEC. I just dont see why elite players would want to go there to play. To each their own I suppose.
Yep, are education at Michigan are more better than othern places.
Trying to look at it from a numbers perspective, Ole Miss threw the ball 411 tmes versus running it 551 time. They passed the ball 42.7% of the time. Their leading receiver, Donta Moncreif, had 66 receptions this past year. Moncrief was a 4 star recruit on Rivals and a top 150 player (130). The previous year, under Houston Nutt, Ole Miss threw the ball 40.5% of the time, so that could be a sign that they are taking a more aerial approach. It remains to be seen. Oklahoma threw 56.8% of the time this year. They had three receivers who had over 50 receptions with Kenny Stills leading the way with 82 receptions. Oklahoma State threw the ball 48.8% of the time. They had a recever with 100 catches.
Meanwhile, Michigan threw the ball 38.7% of the time this season. With Gardner at QB the last five games, Michigan threw the ball 41.0% of the time. Michigan will certainly throw the ball more as the team moves to a prostyle offense, but it's clear that Michigan will remain a run first offense. It isn't hard to see how a wide receiver will look at other options.
The #1 HS Receiver is going to think about where he has the best opportunity to be a human highlight reel game in and game out. The #1 HS Receiver is also a highly courted 18 year old jock, so if anything softens in that perspective the kid's going to move on.
When Shane Morris was winning summer accolades and Michigan was collecting 4 and 5 star recruits in pairs every other week, Laquon Treadwell saw a future of human highlight reels and alpha athletes surrounding him. Michigan matched his ego. But when Shane went down with mono and the recruiting quieted, so did Treadwell's interest.
Then 8-5 didn't help, either.
It's ok. We're taking a crack at the west-coast offense next year. We'll make it work because Devin Gardner will never be sacked with Lewan protecting his ass. We'll have a couple proven receivers who will make things happen and a couple froshes who will make some highlight reels of their own. Devin will make things happen when plays break down. Shane Morris will work hard to make the 2-deep, and a starting job in 2014 will depend on how hard he works for it.
It may not all fluidly come together right away, but if we stick with the system, I guarantee future #1 receivers won't cool on Michigan like Treadwell did. The allure of the Big House's big stage, and hey - a valuable diploma - will get us another Carter or Howard or Edwards in due time.
Laquon Treadwell has all the blessings in the world to be a fantastic Rebel, Cowboy or Sooner. We've got our Wolverines. That'll do.
It really IS bizarre...that we weren't able to land a top elite WR, considering the M tradition with the 1 jersey, and the need, and whats on the horizon. Maybe its gonna take Shane's 1st year for the top wrs to see whats coming.... but sheesh.... you'd think theyd be far more oracular. Lets hope Derrick Green is.