Hmm, I'd like to think we have a solid shot vs the Colorado TireFire..err..Buffs.
A tweet from Rivals... Yuri Wright... we are in top 2.
Colorado is one of the last teams I would expect Michigan to be in competition with for Wright. The CU program has a long way to go before they start winning.
Let's be fair people, Colorado did FINALLY win a road game with their seniors! That's definitely something recruits will love.
His former teammate, Tony Jones, goes there.
There has got to be another Tony Jones around the UM campus he can be friends with.
We have pretty girls, great beer and cheap drugs. What more could you possibly ask for?
I graduated from CU and there is nothing wrong wIth boulder its continually rated one of he best places to live in the country, i don't know what's so "fucked up" about Boulder...outside of having a shitty football team. At least i got to rush the field when they beat WVU. But I would be shocked if he picked CU over Michigan.
Boulder is fantastic. I'll be sure to wear my Michigan gear around town this weekend and have my friends do the same so Yuri can see the Michigan love.
The Gary Barnett scandals really turned CU Football into a festering pile of suck, which is fine by me because as far as I am concerned that was the most outrageous scandal in college football until the Jerry Sandusky thing. Still, that was a while ago now. One would think the recovery should have gotten underway by now.
and I go to Michigan, thank you very much. Ann Arbor is very similar to Boulder. The biggest differences are that Boulder doesn't get along with the school and CU is piss poor right now (took summer classes there).
Jimmy Smith got drafted in 1st round. They're telling him that NFL will still find him at Colorado. That could be an explaination.
The NFL will find you regardless of where you go, as long as you get a chance at the field. They found Bulaga at New Mexico, for god's sake. If Wright's the real deal, he could go to Miami (NTM), UNLV or Harvard, and he'll still go in the first round.
Good grief. Always expect the unexpected in recruiting.
leggeaux epic backfield!!
Wasn't he super high on Rutgers not too long ago?
Instate Rutgers seems less ridiculous than out of state Colorado for a 5-star prospect. Looks to be Michigan all the way.
I concur as to the first point, but remain cautious as to the second. Maybe he loves Boulder. People choose their schools for all sorts of reasons. Hey, some people love to ski. Some people love to ski. Some people juggle geese.
While I love to ski and would choose Colorado for this reason, I think it would just be depressing for a football player who loves to ski because I highly doubt that they're allowed to by the coach. It would be like a kid in a candy store with no money.
I don't know about the skiing, but I imagine it would be grim just because of the constant losing. But in a world where an elite RB like Shell chooses Pitt (which, granted, is home for him) over the likes of Alabama, I think it's safe that recruits move in mysterious ways.
True, never bet the house on where a recruit will end up. That said, I have a hard time seeing a Jersey kid pining for the slopes of Colorado. UM is his childhood fave, so I'm starting to feel better about this one. C'mon Yuri, our helmets have wings!
Lots of good boarders come out of Jersey. Danny Kass Olympic medalist is from Toms River. Just sayin', and Cosmos pizza is amazing.
Abo's is better. Cosmo's does have the superior spicy ranch though.
You are right. I know this is moot since he decommitted, but Gunner Khiel initially picked Indiana.
Zoltan definitely snowboarded during 1 or 2 holidays when he was at Michigan.. I know this for a fact... So the coaches might allow it.
That's probably because no one tells Zoltan what to do.
A punter with a knee injury...how useful
Olympic skier who had a stint with the Eagles? He played at CU and he was able to ski at the same time
I did forget about him obviously. I didn't know he made it to the NFL either. That's interesting. I remember them hyping him up big time during the olympics but I didn't know if he was actually good or just good enough for the purposes of Bob Costas. I would just think the coaches wouldn't want a kid to risk a season or career for another sport that can potentially be as much of an injury risk as football. Even my high school bball coach didn't want us going skiing during the season.
His name is Jeremy Bloom and he did have a short NFL career with the Eagles if I remember correctly.
Bloom's mainly notable because he was made ineligbile by the NCAA because he had endorsement income even though it was for skiing and not football.
Yuri damn wright we are in his top 2.
If he still plans on taking more officials, this can still be fluid. Still hoping for this final piece to a lockdown backfield in Ann Arbor. Go Blue, Yuri.
But Sam Webb tweeted that Brionte Dunn has said where he's visiting this weekend. It's behind a pay wall so I can't see if it's us or them. Anyone else able to tell?..
Kalis this weekend.
Bc today a certain guy named Tom posted at his new gig that as of today he wwasnt sure if he was coming here or to c-bus this weekend. Hoke is in-home w him Thursday so I'm assuming it is here w Kalis.
Edit: wasn't trying to say u were wrong, just was making sure it was the new update that was just released. Thanks,
Anyway if he's rescheluded then my bad...don't keep up with kids twitter accounts.
Edit [Don't know where you are getting your info from,but Dunn will be tripping to AA this weekend.]
Is from sam Webb and Steve wiltfong. 2 guys who work for recruiting services. Scout and 247. Original is from bill Greene the Ohio 247 recruit guy.
Tom Beaverland and they are reporting that Dunn will be visiting?
This is over fellas. No way big Kyle Kalis allows Dunn to wriggle off the hook.
Another tweet just said he's going down to Ohio this weekend.
Dunn said, quote: "I'm going to reschedule my visit to Michigan, probably for the following weekend, but I don't know about that."
At first I read that as not knowing about rescheduling his visit (at all) and got a little disappointed - yet I believe he's saying he IS going to reschedule his official to Michigan, and it might be next weekend...although that's tentative.
Bad news for us and Dunn if true, even with his multiple visits
someome else just said Dunn will be in Columbass this weekend and now we are being told he will be in Ann Arbor.
The MGoCreepers are really letting me down right now. We need someone to go deep into the heart of Brionte's social media webs. I'm talkin facebook, twitter, texts, locker notes... Where is he going?!!
(don't do this)
SHHH! You'll get us in trouble!
I like the direction Indiana......Yes, THAT Indiana, is going more than Colorado's program. They are a team who has next to no offense in an all-offense Pac 12. (92nd in Total Defense, last in P12.) Defense, behind Jimmy Smith, that defense has been awful forever. (103rd in Total Defense, Second to Last in P12)
Like our chances to say the least.
Againist the buffs...this is a good turn of events.
OMG JUST COMMIT ALREADY!! Like your really going tom commit toColorado over ][V][!!!
East Landfill, MI
....that a fair contingent of the state of New Jersey comes to Ann Arbor for an education as well as New York. It will be like he never left the Mid-Atlantic region.
Is Ann Arbor still sister cities with those places, or was that just a one-year thing each time?
But I studied abroad in Hikone, Japan about seven years ago at JCMU (Japanese Center for Michigan Universities). So my guess is that maybe they still are? Also, all the msu kids were super douches
I visited the JCMU facility in Hikone a couple of weeks ago. They are still sister cities.
Yep (well, at least as of the last time I heard). The year listed is when they started the sister city relationship. I went to Tubingen as an exchange student in high school, and we used to have an olympics type series of games with Peterborough, Ontario, although I think they stopped them years ago.
Maybe Yuri just had a hunkering for some "Rocky Mountain Oysters" all of a sudden....No way he picks Colorado over ][V][.
YES BALL HAWK PLEASE!
as much as what the "maybe Georgia after that" infers. This doesn't sound like it's "down" to 2 as much as it's down to 2 "so far". Maybe I'm missing something.
I had the very same thoughts as well. I think we've only just started to see the tip of the iceberg as far as Mr. Wright's recruitment goes. One thing is for sure, it's going to be a drama-filled ending to this class and I'm sure it will be great fun.
Keith Marshall just committed to Georgia today also. Marshall is a sweet running back.
Jowlgia always seem to get some of the best backs.
says Yuri has us and Rutgers as WARMER and Cal, Colorado, Georgia, Illinois, Notre Dame and Pitt as WARM only.
he will commit on signing day. So, no need to worry too much about it, right?
This is the only entertaining thing that can come out of Wright committing to Colorado:
Besides that, there's nothing.
It actually amazes me that CU isn't better at football, considering how many kids at least are interested in them. It wasn't that long ago that they were in the discussion for an MNC bid, and yet now that is a tirefire of a tirefire.
Feels like UM has the inside track.
Colorado is the worst case scenario for Penn State. Fairly dominant program (and they won the Big 12 multiple times under McCarthy and had the split national championship) totally collapses in wake of scandal, hires overmatched coach who succeeded previously because of his offensive coordinator, faculty turns against athletics in a big way. At least ten lost years.
Somewhat OT but I always wondered why Hawaii wasn't awesome at sports. You would think that selling living for 4 years in Hawaii for free would be one of the easiest sells in the world to a HS kid.
I used to live out there. Honolulu, while beautiful can be kind of a dirty city outside of the touristy areas. Also, it's an expensive place to live. Food, transportation, etc. digs into your wallet really fast. Also, you are a loooong way from home and it's not cheap for family/friends to come visit.
To top that all off, Aloha Stadium is kind of a hole. Very rickety stadium.
Did Yuri visit for the Ohio game?
I hate the whole no way this guy chooses fill in the blank school over us. Hell we all thought we were getting Leilon Willingham and he picked UCF over us.
Yeah, well...first of all, Willingham was kind of a flake. Committed and decommitted to A&M without ever visiting, CU AND UofM thought he was solid with them, then went for UCF. Also, while I gave him the benefit of the doubt at the time, but, yeah, sounds like UCF was pretty damn dirty- huge violations detected, in multiple sports.
If this is true then he better hurry the fuck up because classes begin in like three weeks. It's fucking simple: either you play in a pro set and get the ball 25 times a game or share carries with five other backs and average about eight touches a game. Of course, if you go to OSU then you can participate in one of Urban's sexcapades.
You are killing me! I just read your post and blew beer through my nose. Fuckin hilarious!
I think he is smart to take trips now...can't once he commits to us.
And I don't think he is early entry.
As a CU alum that grew up in A2, this is the best possible final 2 for me, if true. I know CU is seen as kind of a joke nationally at this point, but Greg Brown does do a good job with DBs, and Hawkins is no longer there, so hopefully the tirefire will start to dwindle. Still have a long way to go, but the new staff is doing fairly well given the results on the field in recent years, so I don't think it's completely out of the question that Yuri would go there, especially given that his friend is on the team. Plus, as stated above, the NFL will find you anywhere, and if you've ever been to Boulder, you know it's not a terrible place to be while they're looking for you.
If I were him, I'd go to Colorado. Better position coach, hotter women, better scenery, better conference, better college town, better beer, and better weed.
Oh and no midwestern winter, a proven young corner on the other side, a good friend on the team, and virtually guaranteed playing time from day one.
All Michigan really has going for it is a bigger stadium. Who cares about that?
Really dude? Is that all? Learn a little bit about tradition.
Hah. Tell that to the recruit who is looking at spending the next 4/5 years in either Ann Arbor or Boulder.
Are you a Colorado fan trolling these parts? Or just a big fan of Boulder? Michigan is Michigan, fergodsakes. That's all we need to get recruits to come here (like a top-5 2012 class, maybe?).
Me? I'm admittedly a CU fan, but I also don't mind Michigan. In fact, I was in the superdome when Chris Webber first travelled and then called timeout to cost his team of cheats and thugs a chance at the national championship. I was young then, but I know I was going for michigan. Since then, I've always had a soft spot for you guys. I mean, who doesn't love a dufus?
You're not going to be around long. Be sure to get as many idiotic statements as you can in before you are banished to Bolivia.
Was that before or after Gary Barnett was selling sex and alcohol to recruits? I'm sorry I forgot the last time that Colorado was even relevant when it came to athletics. Pick up your trash and leave please.
That agrees with your "better weed" argument.
Well...Michigan isn't a doormat program, so we have that going for us.
1. Lolololol Boulder a better college town than Ann Arbor?
2. You're clearly not familiar with Michigan's craft beer scene.
3. U of Michigan is a better university. Period.. It's not even close.
4. The Big10 is as good as the Pac10 and it doesn't matter what conference Colorado is in... THEY'RE TERRIBLE AT THE GAME OF FOOTBALL.
1. Ann Arbor is a dump. Sorry, but it is true. Have you been to Boulder?
2. Belle's is good but other than that, uh...
3. Michigan is good a school. I'll give it that. Both CU and UM consistantly rate near the top of public university lists. Yuri is smart to be considering these schools.
4. The big 10 sucks ass.
Colorado football sucks ass.
What bowl game are you going to this year? What bowl game did you go to last year? Lol last three years of Colorado football=Michigan 2008^3. What are you? Colorado's only fan trolling a Michigan forum?
I've been to Boulder. It's a college town comparable to Ann Arbor but with more natural landscapes surrounding it and maybe slighty cleaner looking(because the winter makes Ann Arbor look like shit). Difference is that I can drive to Chicago from Ann Arbor. You know what's within a 300 mile radius of Boulder? I'll tell you... Jack shit.
Um, Denver? I know it's not quite Chicago, but it is a city, and is just 25 miles away. Also within 300 miles of Boulder: Breckenridge, Vail, Aspen, Winter Park, Keystone, etc. Just sayin.
When I said jack shit I did not forget about Denver. The most interesting thing going on in Denver right now is Tim Tebow......
P.S. If I were a true Colorado person, I would insert something about at least Tebow being in the news helps to bury the Suh headlines (and then add something derogatory about Detroit)...but, sadly, I am still a Lions (and Detroit) fan, so I can't :(
I'm from out of state so I don't care about Detroit. My only visits to Detroit consisted of going to the airport. I did go to Chicago several times with friends. (rented a car and stayed for the weekend) and that's something you don't have in Boulder.
For the record, I'm not the one downvoting you. I don't even have enough points to do that.
So what is it Boulder doesn't have? An airport? A car rental place? A place to stay for the weekend? Or your friends?
Fair enough. And I don't take offense (nor do I have any interest in figuring out who is downvoting me). I think it's funny that I'm being downvoted simply for defending some aspects of Colorado, when I think my posts make it pretty clear that I like both places (and, as I said, I'm a season ticket holder for both schools), but regardless, it's been interesting, but I'm out for the night.
How do you decide where to be on a Fall Saturday?
Well, I live in Colorado now, so I see more CU games, but I try to make it back to a few Michigan games each year. Which games depends on who is playing and scheduling.
I add, for the uninitiated, that Michigan beer is superior to Colorado's. Founders, New Holland, Arcadia Ales...take your pick. We have the finest microbrewed in all the land.
The Big Ten? Well, we're better than...I'm sorry, which conference are you irrelevant in this year?
That's what I thiught, but then the other colorado guy says Colorado beer is better... I mean.. If you go by volume then of course. But I haven't tried any colorado beers as good as Bell's, Founder's, Arcadia, ect...
Well, if we're talking macro brews, I definitely side w/ Michigan...
EDIT: Lol, I wasn't even being sarcastic, I genuinely prefer Stroh's to Coors, but downvote me if you must.
Isn't Goebel (if its still being brewed) brewed in Detroit...if so, I think that is an automatic loss for Detroit
/worst beer ever!!!
I have fond memories of my dad drinking a Goebel beer almost every day after work in the summer. I never had a chance to try it (sigh...or maybe lucky?).
Stroh's acquired Goebel at some point before it was discontinued as a brand, thus the Detroit connection (I think).
Is honestly the worst fucking beer I've ever had. I won't say worst beer on Earth, because maybe there's something in Kazakhstan I'm not aware of that makes you blind after six pack, but I've had a lot of macro-brew beer in my day, and aside from the ultra-low calorie shit, Coors is the one thing I won't drink.
I had Coors Extra Gold exactly once in college, and it made me want to vomit. And Coors Light is piss-water flavored with Juicy Fruit for people who want to pretend that they like to drink beer.
And their commercials. Dear god.
I cannot stress enough how terrible Coors is.
At the risk of being downvoted again, and despite my always obvious pride in my home state (if you ever meet me in person, you'd see it), I really doubt Michigan can win the microbrew war. I love Founders, Bells, et al., but compared to New Belgium, Odells, Avery, Tommyknocker, Great Divide, Breckenridge, Oskar Blues, etc. I'm sorry, but Colorado is just better in that respect.
Downvotes mean absolutely nothing nowadays, so don't worry about them. Everyone is always going to be impartial to their favorite beers, as someone who worked at the Bells bar in downtown Kzoo while in school, there is nothing better than on tap Hopslam, or Oberon day. IMO
Only state better represented in that list is probably California. And in Michigan is easy to get microbrews from Indiana and Ohio. I lived about 5 mins away from Ashley's and I honestly can't imagine a much better beer situation than that.
I hear you, and I like Michigan beers too. And like the guy said above, a lot will come down to personal taste, but one other factor tilting in Denver/Boulder's favor is that the MI breweries are in different parts of the state, and a couple hours from A2, whereas all the breweries I listed are within 45min-1hr of Boulder at the most.
Not to get in the middle of a fight, but:
1. I've lived many years in both, and they are each among the best college towns in the country. Anyone who says one is clearly better than the other -- especially to live in while actually going to college -- is kidding themselves, or biased.
2. I am very familiar, and yeah, this is a fight Colorado/Boulder is going to win v. Michigan/Ann Arbor everyday.
3. Even though I went to CU, I admit you're correct by most objective measures.
4. Sadly true the last several years :(. Hopefully that changes someday.
Can I just ask why this was deleted? Was it just the subject matter? Wasn't really intending to flame anyone.
Just downvoted, so it got hidden (unless you change your viewing threshold, which is set to start at "1". Other than that I have no idea why someone downvoted it.
Ah, got it, thanks. I've read the blog for many years, but am still relatively new to the board.
Maybe because you're disrespecting bell's beer, which I believe was just listed as one of the two best breweries in the country. So I'd say our beer scene is better.
We remember. When you mention CU, that's what most people remember. Gotta be hard to be remembered solely by beating one team once on what is proclaimed as a "miracle" that CU won.
Well, you know, besides the MNC in 1990, but I digress. The sad part is that I can't even take pride in that video. I was a high school junior at Pioneer at the time -- obviously a die-hard Michigan fan -- and watching in the stadium that day. No matter how much I tried, I could never watch that replay on the video screen at Folsom during my undergrad days without remembering the nauseous feeling I had when it happened.
I should really get off of this thread, though. As a season ticket holder for both teams, this is starting to get uncomfortable.
We remember 62 -36.
Nice try, big 10.
Wow, that Pac-10 arrogance doesn't take long to root itself, does it?
P.S. You're not the SEC no matter how much you troll.
went to hell. Although, I did get a few laughs seeing the retard from CO try and compare Colorado to Michigan... talk about bringin a knife to a gunfight.