And Iverson never maimed by mob.
I'VE HAD JUST ABOUT ENOUGH OF YOU SONNY
And Iverson never maimed by mob.
Shavodrick Beaver. Just to see all the signs and t-shirts opposing fans came up with.
The 13 year old boy buried not so deeply in my psyche is very disappointed that we never got to witness a Beaver/Cox backfield.
Lew Alcindor's choice was down to U-M and UCLA. I would be interesting to see whether U-M would be supplanted UCLA in the late-1960's and early-1970's if Alcindor had made a different decision.
Not a chance. Google Sam Gilbert and you will understand why the NCAA rule book is as big as it is.
Tom Gholston would have been a dream come true.
Still pissed we turned him away.
Randy (as athlete, not off-field where he was a complete zero) was the best player according to Bobby Bowden and Lou Holtz. Bobby had a ton of great athletes and he said Randy was as athletic as Deion and bigger. Tuman, Streets and Moss would have decimated secondaries.
Barry had the single best season in NCAA history with 2,600 yards rushing, 39 TDs and then 5 TDs in 3 quarters of the bowl game. As opposed to Moss, he is a great guy and all about the team.
Glenn Robinson. We would have won both NCs
Of the guys we were really recruiting, Glenn Robinson Jr and Tim Tebow would have been the most interesting to land. Kareem would have made the biggest impact.
Not because he was a great person or a personal favorite, but because he wanted to come to Michigan but we never offered. So he goes to our rival and is a beast. Not to mention he played a position of great need.
i think you mean Johnathan Hankins...
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I don't know if he ever had interest or not (probably not), but a guy I think who would have been great to have is David Robinson. One of the best players ever and a true class act.
I would have liked to seen what RoJo could have done.
just because I would have loved the commentary on the blog. . .
I wish that the talent evaluation was better in the case of Savoy vs. DeSean Jackson
Man I had such high hopes...
Patrick Peterson. No way we would have gotten him, but he is my favorite non-M player in the last 15 years or so.
Basketball, I have to go KG. we were his college of choice I believe. I know this was mentioned, but If somebody could clarify. Did he just choose to forgo college, or did he do so in light of basketball sanctions at Michigan? I was in Middle School then. I don't remember exactly how it happened.
Pretty sure his standardized test performance was sub-optimal, combined with the fact that he wanted to make $$$ (and act like a big bully and back down whenever anyone actually stood up to him).
Thanks for the info. Could anybody in the big ten have stood up to him in that era? I'm trying to remember who was there. Damn. Gotta google now.
Calvin Booth, Brad Miller, and Michaek Finkey. We would have added Garnett to Maurice Taylor and Maceo Bastion
I just meant the crap he gets into after the whistle. He plays a very strong brand of basketball and I would love to have him on my team, even though he rarely sets a pick where he is not reaching or moving.
Ted Ginn jr., took an official visit to Michigan and then Ohio. Who knows, could have possibly made a pipeline with his dad's team if he would have went to Michigan.
wing helment. In baskeball...Baron Davis.
If both Jim Thorpe and Tom Harmon both were UofM legends.... just wow, that'd be cool
Jim Thorpe was a player/coach of my hometown Portsmouth Spartans,which is now the Detroit Lions.
Eric Lindros would have been a fun guy to watch at UM. I guess he would have come to Michigan if he had chosen to play NCAA hockey. There was an article in the Daily about it one time where he was close to committing but his hometown OHL team ended up trading for the #1 pick so they could take him. Red is actually the person who gave him the famous double 8's.
I was going to post him, too.
More recently, my pick would've been Nathan Grebe. How does Coach Red let a hobbit-sized dynamo like that leave the state and go to Boston freaking College?
And as someone said earlier, losing USNTDP guys like Jack Campbell and John Gibson REALLY put a hurting on hockey this year.
Yeah it would have been cool to see the impact he had. Like some of the other guys have said about Magic Johnson I kinda wonder how big the program could have been with Lindros playing here. Not that Red has had any trouble buidling a program anyways.
It was between Michigan and MSU for Magic Johnson. He could have won it all at Michigan, and it might have kept MSU's basketball program from ever getting off the ground. That would have been a double-win.
or any other super-quick rb... Dee Hart
Sammy Watkins. Yes, he's still in college, and yes he is doing big things. I think Mich was runner up with him.
I remember reading or hearing Jason Kidd said he would have liked to have played with the Fab Five since he thought they lacked a real point guard. Imagine him feeding all the other players. Jalen did a good job, but JKidd would have ran our team even better, likely to a title. I believe he would have been a freshman when the Fab Five were sophomores, so it might have only been 1 year with Webber. At least it would have made our chances even better during year 3 of that run.
Although you wrote "atheletes that went to other schools" you also mentioned no ground rules, so one thing every UM fan probably thinks, is we wish the Yankees hadn't deprived us one full year of Drew Hensen.
But not a great guy. I think he would of taken away from the exuberance and charisma that was such a big part of the F5.
LaDanian Tomlinson and Calvin Johnson.
...I admired Kirk Gibson's work with the Tigers and it always kind of annoyed me that he was a Spartan.
I know what you're saying. My favorite tiger ever and he was a spartan.
Mateen Cleaves, he would have changed the course for two programs over about a decade long span.
Garnett. People thought he was coming to M and would be another insane athlete like Webber (and he was, in his own way).
Tebow is a good one.
Justin King maybe puts us over the top in 2006. Victor Harris? Lots of secondary guys come to mind.
Did we recruit Rocket Ismail? That was before I followed recruiting.
It's selfish but I can't help but wonder what would have happened if some of the teams would have had certain guys who went pro early. Imagine the 93-94 team with Webber. The 92 football team that went 9-0-3 if they'd had Desmond. Drew Henson to the Yankees. Given the weak schedule we played in 2001, hard to see how we still lose to any of Washington, Sparty Bob and Tressel with Henson. Go to the national championship game and get killed by Miami. But still, the whole rivalry dynamic would have changed if Tressel had lost that first game in Ann Arbor. It's too easy to imagine all of the things in the past that could have had positive ripple effects if they had happened differently.
Can't stop wondering if Woodson could have made the difference containing McNabb to start the '98 season. Could we have repeat as NC with Woodson back?
The Fab5 was awesome, but I always felt like they could have benefited from a true PG (Talley certainly didn't do it and Jalen was better as a second guard). If Jacque Vaughn had come after Webber left I think they might have won that title, even without Webber.
KG. Kevin Garnett was coming to Michigan, if only he was smart enough. Him being at Michigan would've changed a lot on the basketball here at Michigan quicker.
Wow, apparently I'm drunk. My word usage is embarrassing. Haha
The bankroll was from the Timberwolves though. He went straight from high school to the NBA.