Just saw this as well. Very interesting, gotta figure Michigan is in good position with the visits and the way the QB's played in the spring game. Anyone know where he was at this weekend on his final stop?
Zeke Pike to make decision this week per 247Sports
Believe he was at Auburn this weekend.
He's been to Arkansas, Auburn, Georgia, Tennessee, and probably other schools since he visited us. I believe he was at Auburn this past weekend
I'd be a little surprised if it was. My understanding is that Pike wants an opportunity to play early. But Georgia doesn't really provide that. Murray will be the starter for two years and then it's Pike vs. LeMay/Anyone else they recruit/is on the roster. Our situation isn't much better with DG here but that's still only 1 year of Denard then open competition.
Auburn, Michigan, or Pitt. He is just off a visit to Auburn this weekend. Any one else have guesses or good information on his final list?
Where did you get that list? I know I'm going to get negged for this, but he's come back from almost every visit saying the things he said after his Michigan visit. I think people are over-estimating our chances here. Some heavy hinting on twitter says it's Auburn
@jeramye Zeke Pike is deciding this week and I like Auburn's chances, but that is not the prospect I am talking about.
Nahhh, they just sound like a bunch of comformists.
Two of them, yes. But the other two are bloggers/writers for other schools' recruiting publications
Yeah it was more or less sarcasm, but if we don't get him I won't lose any sleep over it. Like Hoke said not everyone will choose to come to Michigan, all they can do is show them what a great place Michigan is and the opportunities that come with it. This isn't the first big time recruit to not pick to go Blue and it won't be the last, in time we will get someone else like Pike.
They have a true freshman Qb why would he go there?
Hopefully good news comes out of his decision for us. He is going to be a good QB and I would rather have him on our team than another. Could this be another piece to the Mega Class? I sure hope so.
Is commit #5 just around the corner?
I'll be eagerly awaiting a "gut feeling" from Mr. Webb.....
Version 2.0?? Yes please. Go blue Mr. Pike.
but I want someone who will beat OSU.
Henne played well against OSU. The only game he didnt is when he had the shoulder injury.
Henne did play against the two OSU teams to go to the national title game as well. All 4 years were BCS teams, not the best years to play against OSU.
on the road against then No. 1 OSU in 2006 just isn't good enough for you. Henne should have been out there on defense stopping OSU!
NOW THAT WOULD BE A REAL QUARTERBACK /s
A kid goes on numerous visits, then a rumor makes the rounds this weekend during his Auburn visit that he committed to their coaches, and then he halts his recruitment and schedules a news conference.
Fill in the blanks. This kid is likely committing to Auburn on Wednesday.
The only question really is how big is the signing bonus.
Cost of doing business is going up...all it cost Tressel for Pryor was a Hyundai, a couple of loaners and a few tats.
Apparently, the Auburn QBs filling Cam Newton's shoes have not particularly impressed. The quarterback position being up for grabs makes it more likely that Auburn's the place for Pike.
Per ESPN (on the QB situation at Auburn): http://espn.go.com/blog/sec/post/_/id/21607/exiting-the-spring-auburn
I don't know, I'm not so sure that's the case.
Care to elaborate? Please, pretty please, with sugar on top?
*Backs away from ledge*
Thank you Tom
http://recruiting.arpreps.com/2011/04/05/zeke-pikes-take-on-arkansas/ He also said he got some advice from Mallett... so, you know, there's that.
Advice from Mallett indeed.
that the visit exposed something he didn't like, like possible sanctions, or improprieties, or some stupid hawk attacked his mom even though the mascot's a tiger or something like that.
Hey Mrs. Pike... we don't have any hawks.
I want Pike to come but if he doesn't I'd use his spot to make sure we could take both Bolden and Ross should they both want in. Since Devin would only be a RS FR I wouldn't take a QB this year and make it even more attractive to Shane Morris next year.
You take a QB EVERY. SINGLE. YEAR.
Didn't 2008 make this clear to you?
Agreed. I can't handle any more lack of QB depth.
...especially when you only have three scholarship quarterbacks.
I don't understand this mentality. People want to go 4-deep at every linebacker position, and then they want to skimp on the QB position, which is the most important spot on the field, bar none.
If we take four linebackers this year, we will have 13 linebackers to fill 3 spots.
If we take zero quarterbacks this year, we will have 3 quarterbacks to fill 1 spot.
It's logic, people. We will take a quarterback, and we SHOULD take a quarterback.
And it's not like it is Pike or bust. I agree, we will be getting a QB, even if we pick up 4 LBs.
exactly, a lot of depth this year
Unless we switch to a 3-4 down the road, the ratios would be essentially the same at that point. Plus QB's don't play STs.
Now that I've plaid devil's advocate, completely agree that it would be borderline fireable offense to not take a QB this year. It's not an option.
It is an option to take 4 highly rated LBs this year given our desperate need of defensive high end talent. If LB is where the talent is this year, take it and go with it. I'd rather have four 4* LBs and one 4* DT than three 4* LBs and one 4* DT + one 3* DT.
who is this logic you speak of???
Srsly great if we get him but at least we find out now and dont waste 6 months recruiting him to get jilted @ the alter.
taking a *fourth* LB instead (after a loaded LB class last year) is a special kind of dumb. The same kind that led RR to fill >50% of his recruting classes with slot receiver and tweeners assigned to the "hybrid" position.
Just create a new log on already and save everyone from your over the top rants on RR as an attempt to save face for your lack of good judgement on the creation of your current one.
Edit: Also, it would be a good time to pick an avatar that doesn't induce seizures.
His user name makes his rants about RR comical. But, he does have a point about taking a LB vs a QB.
He's picking Purdue so that he can switch to Michigan on signing day.
The Snake Oil!
Am I the only one tired of the snake oil meme? I mean, I'm more tired of that than Danny Hope.
Bob Griese, Drew Brees, or Kyle Orton ever made it to the NFL after they left Purdue or anything
I don't know if I laughed harder at the photo or Pike having Purdue on his final list.
Given that final list, I'd say it will be between Michigan and Auburn (most likely). I'm going to try and stay optimistic and expect Michigan. A Pike commitment would be gigantic as it could set in motion the foundation of a super class. At the same time, if he doesn't pick us, it's not the end of the world either. We can still get a great class with another QB. And I agree with others we should take one QB in this class.
It may very well be Auburn but I don't really see Pike flourishing in their offense unless they really tweak their offense to his style (which I think they can). He also will have to battle with Kiehl Frazier but other than that, Auburn's QB depth isn't very good. We'll have to see.
Gus Malzahn has been known as an air it OC for years. Last year was more him tweeking the offense to the incredible talent that Newton had. Pike is a good QB, and if Malzahn goes back to his old ways from his high school and Tusla days (his 2007 Tusla team passed for over 5000 yards, behind only Hawai'i and Texas Tech) then a QB should get plenty of pass attempts.
I hope Pike doesn't know about that, but there's a good chance he has been made aware that a shift to a more pass friendly (though still run balanced offense due to their great talent at the RB position) is in order going forward.
I think Michigan has a sweet shot, Auburn signed that Fraizer kid out of Arkansas and he is a legit talent and would be a huge cock block to get early playing time. I think Clemson is where he'll go, if michigan can snag him, oh man we would get a monster class!
love the use of cock block. bravo, sir!
Not a good sign
In Hoke I Trust!!!!! Zeke will be wearing the Winged Helmet next year. I can just feel it.
He is still a junior, that's still a year and a quarter of high school, let's not get too amped up just yet.
I really want Pike, but the timing of this looks like Auburn. I highly doubt it isn't then. I agree that it's always great to have solid QB depth, but this will become less of a hit if Devin is granted his medical redshirt down the road. Granted, you don't often have a shot with a highly regarded nationally ranked QB so you gotta get them when you have the chance.
Not a huge shock really. We have two more years of Denard. Then assuming Devin gets his medical RS we get two years of Devin. Plus we have Bellamy on the bench and redshirting (I assume/hope). Bellamy might only be a 3 star but he came out a strong Texas league and he looked good playing in that league. We're not really an attractive depth chart right now for a young QB. The Michigan fan in me wants him of course but if I understand.
This is the year you take a career backup so you have depth but you also don't assume they'll ever be anything more than the human victory cigar you stick in for the 4th quarter against EMU.
Y'all are a bunch of defeatists.
Kats are quick to give up on any possibility that Zeke will commit to us. Who knows, maybe he visited Auburn and realized UM was the home for him. We don't know, lets find out. We are quick to assume with so little to base it on. Now I understand why a lot folks thought the sky was falling after 15 practices.
The timing seems like Auburn. Then again, I don't realistically see Malzahn there more than a year or two more and Chizik can't coach offense to save his life - hence Malzahn's absurd pay raise this year. And that was to keep him from Vandy. Imagine if a real SEC school offers him a job.
I also don't see Dabo Swinney lasting through this season - Clemson is one of those places where they really aren't that good but have top-ten expectations. Hell, I could see Malzahn ending up here, Clemson always seems to have talent to burn and Malzahn would be running an SEC program in the ACC. We'll see...
If it were Michigan, I feel like Tom/Sam/Scout would've been more on top of it. Hope to be pleasantly surprised because he's one heck of a player...
EDIT: I'm saying this now so I don't sound like a jilted lover if it doesn't work out with Pike, but I'm very excited about Shane Morris. Got to see him play around metro Detroit this year and he was excellent. It's not the end of the world if Pike goes South...
If Dabo Swinney is fired from Clemson in 2011, you already know their next coach:
Eventually the long arm of the NCAA is going to get around to Auburn; probably right after fbi investigations conclude...
Well looks like pike couldn't turn down that sec cash
Hoke should call him and tell him he forgot his wallet.. better come get it right way. That way, Ann Arbor will be fresh in his mind all week long.
247sports says something and everyone panics while admitting defeat...ridiculous. You guys love getting worked up.
He was last seen with auburn clothing on leaving chiziks office with a duffelbag marked with $$$. Looks like its going to be auburn.
he hasn't picked anyone yet, so I would suggest holding off on your jokes
Not to mention that the punchline of your joke is that an 18 year old kid (that you do not know personally) must be taking handouts if he chooses Auburn over Michigan.
That doesn't mean anything for when he'll be there. That's in the past. It's a nice piece of propaganda, but let's remember that NC was won in a "not-so-sure-it-was-legal" type of way and that could be taken away IF the NCAA decides to re-open the case (which they might after that HBO stuff). Then, it will definitely mean nothing.
as of right now, they posses that crystal ball, and that's a big recruiting tool
Wouldn't that be how a Michigan fan would want it though? Because Hoke is doing such a good job it took an unfair advantage for a 5 star qb to choose the national champs over Michigan? It would almost be the only positive if Pike chose Auburn over Michigan.
Oh please. Auburn's going to be the butt of jokes like that for a long time. And Frankly they earned that position. People aren't saying that about the kid as much as they are about the school. That said if I was Zeke Pike and saw this shit pop up when people even thought I was going somewhere else..........probably influence my decision.
Joking that Pike or others must have their hand extended because they are considering Auburn is not.
That joke is getting overplayed, not to mention it's frankly insulting to a kid who could very well commit to UM in a couple days.
the one that got away.
Great White Buffalo...
from our previous Pike updates that he wanted to visit any additional schools? If so, then a Wed decision on the heels of an Auburn visit doesn't look good. If not, then perhaps he's seen all of his favorites and he's ready to decide.
Alos on the negative side, it appears Pike has a lot of interest in SEC schools (and Clemson, the most SEC-like ACC school). I wonder if that evidences a belief on Pike's part that he wants to/needs to play in that environment.
He always wanted to decide before the season started. This is a little sudden though.
I'm hoping that means he feels all the schools he's seen don't compare to one (us), but the realist in me says Auburn's the likely choice.
Auburn is a good choice for a kid like Zeke. That is, if he wants to attend a school that's likely to get hit with NCAA violations a few years down the road.
Y'all are a bunch of pussies. Pike went on visits to all of his main schools, decided that none of them have shit on Michigan and scheduled a press conference to make it official, he is a wolverine. Bunch of Debbie Downers here this morning.
Just spoke with Pike, he told me his finalists are Auburn, Michigan, and Purdue. He's announcing at 2:30 pm on Wednesday at his school.
I just have a weird feeling about this one. We'll see.
Is that weird feeling because Purdue is in his final 3?
The cradle of quarterbacks got thrown out with the dirty diapers 15 years ago.
Yea but can Pike grow a substantial mustache, for this seems to be a major requirement for enrollment at Purdue.
he can't possibly think he would dethrone Robert "Rob" Henry as starting QB.
Initiate second wave of speculation!
Weird, like everyone else is saying Auburn, but you're feeling it might be Michigan? Please say "yes".
weird as in purdue. cause thats really weird.
Could it be that Pike is interested in contuining the tradition of ripping Purdues heart out? Possible first comitting verbally to them before changing his commitmtnet to Michigan at the last minute.
Doubtful, but just think about it....
EDIT: double the pleasure and double the fun? No, just fail here.
Last time TomVH used Weird Feeling in relation to a recruit announcing it was Tony Posada!
I am working as well. haha I think it is even between us and Auburn. However, with Chris Barnett and Kaleb Ringer in his ear about Michigan I still think he chooses us come Wednesday.
Yes but to be fair as I look at that, he said he had a weird feeling in spite of the fact that other sources had told him Michigan. Implying that his weird feeling was that he was not sure.
Conclusion: All we can draw from this is that we're all just a little sad.
I am not a little sad. I also am not sure why anyone else here is a little sad. We haven't lost Pike so there is no need to act like we have. Even if Pike does choose another school, its April 18th not January 31st. Lots of time and no need for panic.
Not sad as in sad if we don't get him.
Sad as in we care so much about where this kid goes to that we're doing google searches to find when Tom last used a certain phrase to see if it has any bearing whatsoever on what this kid's decision might be.
In that sense, yeah we're all a little sad.
haha Guilty as Charged
but there are two reasons why Michigan would make more sense than Auburn IMO:
- Auburn runs the spread and emphasizes their QBs' ability to run, whereas Michigan wants to runt he pro-style. Auburn could always switch adapt to his abilities, but he seems like he fits what Michigan wants to do more than what Auburn wants to do offensively.
- Auburn has Kiehl Frazier coming in this fall, who is a dual threat QB and could very well be their starter by year's end. I would think it would be easier for Pike to come in and beat out Bellomy (even though I think Bellomy has a lot of potential) than to beat out Frazier in a system more favorable to Frazier's skill set.
1. Malzahn can and will adapt to Pike's strengths.
2. If DG is granted a medical redshirt (do we know yet?), Pike could potentially be looking at 3 years before being QB1.
+1 so hard.
good kind of weird or a bad kind of weird?
If he commits to Purdue, so help me...
Would love to have Zeke, but if he decides to go elsewhere, QB Morris for next year will be just as highly rated
It's Auburn or Michigan. Purdue is just a random school thrown in there. I have no idea what to expect here. PLEASE BE BLUE!
I understand people say it must be Audburn because of the timing..But couldn't you look at the other side of the coin, and say that he just took his visit and decided Michigan for him?? Or does the internet not work in that manner?
That is all.
I wonder if Auburn getting a gut punch from the NCAA down the road will change his mind.
dong punch, that is...
Pike may have been in SEC country last week, but Kaleb Ringer was in his ear about coming to Michigan. I do not know why everyone is so defeatist this morning. We have a lot of things working in our favor.
not to mention chris barnett.
There's always the chance that after getting to UGA and Auburn, Pike realized things just weren't looking any better at any school than M, and he didn't see the point in prolonging.
Stop it. There is no room for realism here.
It's gotta be Auburn considering the timing. Wasn't there a rumor Pike verbaled this weekend? Also TomVH's cryptic does nit sound good. It's not the typical "you should tune in" cryptic. It's the "I'm dumbfounded because he was really high on UM and now all of a sudden he's going o Auburn, the land of future NCAA sanctions" type of cryptic.
and decided, like many on this board, that QB was a problem here. I think that's very incorrect, but he may have come to the conclusion that Denard and DG are spread guys and we need a passer quick.
I heard the Auburn rumor this weekend, but TomVH brought me back to 50-50. Great that one of the top guys in the country is looking at us, anyway.
This kind of sounds like you're ready to write off both Denard and Gardner after one bad spring game - which occurred after both of them had gone through a grand total of 15 practices in a completely new offense.
Maybe you think Denard's too short and doesn't have the pocket feel to be truly successful away from a spread system. There may end up being truth to that, but it's sure as hell too early to tell. But if you can't see any potential for Gardner to thrive in a pro system, I don't even know what to tell you.
Means I don't think that's correct. As in not correct to think that way. Correct, not... No.
I am an enormous supporter of both Denard (for 2 more years) and DG. I chuckle at the freak out after the spring game performance - Borges will adapt, and Denard will thrive. I think DG will be special as well.
I'm an idiot. Consider this my eself-flagellation. Not sure how I missed those five words in your post.
Glad to see any voices in support of not taking the spring game too seriously. Carry on.
Besides, Denard isn't much shorter than Troy Smith, if at all, or even Drew Brees. You don't have to be 6-4 in college. Also, it's the coaching staff's job to figure out a way to take advantage of a talent like Denard. I'm sure they will figure out what works by September.
I think we have a shot. I think it might be even between us and Auburn, actually. I agree, with the timing Auburn has to be favored slightly, We shall see...I would love PIke, but frankly, this is not the make-or-break recruit in this class. I think there are others, like Wormley, which are much bigger needs.
I think the timing works in Michigan's favor. After watching the subpar performance of the QB's at the Spring Game, Pike may have seen an opportunity for early playing time. Hoke may have also added more urgency to his recruiting pitch.
If he was at Auburn this weekend i would think there is a high probability that he did not get a chance to see our Spring Game. I know DVR, but still.
Vague, yet suggestive post from TomVH? Ummmm yeah, if you've been on this site for any time at all, you know we have a good shot with Pike. My prediction has now changed.
Pike to Michigan.
Every time I see you post I can't help but think of the Human League.
Hasn't been a lot of chatter about Kiel. Not sure if staff cooled on him/he cooled on us. Consensus seems to be that we'd be hard pressed to beat out ND for him. I'd imagine Mauk would be the top target if we miss on Pike.
Did Pike tell Tom that he plans on visiting Michigan a few more times when Tom spoke to him about that 7on7 incident? Tom, can you confirm this?
My heart is telling me Pike's going to Michigan. Chris Barnett is a good friend of his, he's spoken highly of us since his visit, and I feel like he realized the other schools don't compare to the Maize and Blue.
I nervously await his decision.
while i appreciate your optimism, there is clearly a bias in the way your framing the facts. pike has spoken highly of several of the schools he's visited. the fact that he immediately set a decision date after auburn could just as easily suggest that auburn blew him away. obviously i hope your right, but we are all just speculating until wednesday, or until we all start buying Tom shots and he gets drunk enough to spill the beans
A lot of us easily assume that he's declaring right after the auburn visit means hes going there. However, isn't it roughly a 50/50 chance (from our perspective) that he visited and loved it or visited and realized its not the place for him?
But with Auburn..... I don't know. Not sure there's a dirtier program out there. Not that this applies to Pike. I'm sure he's clean.
People mention Barnett recruiting Pike to come to UofM quite a bit, but I am fairly certain every school has a player or two in his ear about going there as well.
It's not like Pike has contacts all over the country. He's not Obama. He and Barnett are friends. Furthermore, Ringer has been in his ear as well. They became friends when they were in on a visit together.
I am not certain Pike and Barnett are real close freinds other then the fact they have come to know each other thru football over the past couple years and hit it off (don't know that for certain). Mostly what I was refering to is that any of the schools he goes to there will be people hitting him up like Ringer was here...obviously not a sure thing, but not far fetched to assume there is a "Ringer" or "Barnett" at every stop he goes to.
But who wouldn't wanna be better friends with Michigan-type people anyway?
GIVE ME A RUMOR...GIVE ME SOMETHING!!!
We could have an amazing class if we got pike. Between ringer and royce already and then pike, I'm sure more top recruits would want to come as well. Which would be a great start to the hoke era.
To elaborate on this a little more, I was told something by someone I trust that made it seem like Michigan has a chance. The Auburn visit could have changed that, so we'll see what he does on Wednesday.
GO BLUE ZEKE!
Do you realize every time you post something you cause 50 additional posts to be created?
to bad my 30 some points do not have that kind of power...
Did Zeke let you know who he was choosing or are you in the dark with us this time?
He just said this info. came prior to his visit to Auburn this weekend. We all know a visit to Auburn can change any recruiting scenario.
I'd love to get Pike, though I'd certainly feel more comfortable if we could've gotten him to come back to campus before his announcement. Ann Arbor owns all.
well this has brightened up my monday. i wake up to see it snowing, realize i have to go to work. then i get on here and see this. i think he chooses michigan and we end up with a monster class. GO BLUE!!!
well this has brightened up my monday. i wake up to see it snowing, realize i have to go to work. then i get on here and see this. i think he chooses michigan and we end up with a monster class. GO BLUE!!!
I've been looking at pictures of Auburn's campus on their website. They don't have anything on Ann Arbor. It's ugly as hell. The biggest park they have is nothing more than an open field. Between Ann Arbor or Auburn, the choice should be clear.
especially with all of the dead trees.
Roll damn Tide!
sorry but we got what he need at MIchigan
In the world of hot cheerleaders, that picture is just average and Michigan is just as impressive. Go Blue!
3 has to turn around first and I'm not optimistic. 2 is your winner, but the orange hue is a little off-putting.
I am a pig.
And I am too for agreeing with you.
You could have done much better at providing supporting photographic evidence for your point.
After having been on their campus several times and the surrounding area, I can say this is far from true. It's no Ann Arbor but it is also not "ugly".
I know that these top kids don't often shy away from competition, but you gotta think that Michigan has the advantage here. amirite?
That's exactly what I'm thinking... Not to mention the JuCo kids you know the SEC loves to pay...
thankk you kind sir
Kiehl Frazier was rival's fifth ranked qb nationally last year...89 overall...crazy offer list
Pike #3 to Scout...probably a bit lower to rivals
There is immediate competion at Auburn as well.
Don't go to Auburn, son. They'll be on probation before you're a senior.
I don't mean to be pessimistic because I want Zeke Pike more than anybody, but just incase he goes to Auburn. What are our chances with Maty Mauk or some of our other targets?
Did he not announce Michigan , right after his visit to Alabama? I mean we all know how it ended, but thats another story
Pretty sure that name is banned on MGoBlog. Especially when connecting him with a big recruit.
Oh please, once the season went south I think everyone knew he was going to Bama. His friend went there and Saban has job security, can't blame him for that at all.
Just opinion, but I have a good feeling about Pike. Not sure if you have ever been to Kentucky but I frequent the area a lot on business and they could be some of the nicest people on earth. Our staff seems so genuine that he would feel a lot more "at home" at Michigan.
If he toured SEC country last week and still has us on top with just Auburn (and Purdue) it would make me think that he used UofM as the bar and really did not find what he was looking for down there.
Just speculating and i REALLY hope that I am correct.
Go Blue Pike!
I may just opt to go into hibernation until Wednesday afternoon to avoid the rollercoaster ride that this blog will be on until then ha Finals are a non factor. Hopefully waking up to the ring leader of the "MEGA-CLASS"
My sources lead me to be optimistic that he will commit to Michigan. However, Auburn is one of the dirtiest programs in the country, so I will remain muted in my optimism until Wednesday.
What are your sources? I hope you're right!
His beer buddies...
I'm hoping his source is his brother who might have some inside information. Although that could just be me wishing something to be true.
I should preface that statement by noting for those unaware that tigers is Matt Godin's brother.
Hell, thats a better source than the rest of us bloggers.
Cam and tigers feel optimistic about this.... its a trap!
what are your sources saying about your brother?! :)
I see that Tigers06 has been...SILENT...about Matt's status. Hmmmmm.
No doubt that is a good source! Was unaware of your family ties. Hopefully your bro commits soon as well! Thanks for sharing! Blog/Family Ties FTW! ha
Watched that game on BTN, and it couldn't have been fun to be on the sideline (TomVH had your brother going down there this weekend)
this is my first comment on here but i think we should zeke as a LB and not a QB
This is a bold first comment.
That's a bold move, Cotton, well see if it pays off.
He would get raped there.
From what I understand, Mattison is very familiar with zeking and once the defense has gotten the fundamentals, he will incorporate zeking into the LBers gameplan. Borges on the other hand has said ( I don't remember where it was qouted so forgive me) that Denard has enough to learn this offseason and zeking will not become part of his skillset. I guess, in short, the coaching staff agrees with you.
FWIW, mods on Auburn boards are pretty confident Pike picked AU. A shame, if true.
Does anyone have links to any publically available Auburn boards, just to see the other side of the argument?
Well I for one am glad we are only giving DRob a few weeks of practice in a new scheme before saying he's shown nothing. Might as well cut him with all the other players who have not adjusted yet... the entire team. /s
Well your point is technically true, but lackluster performance in the spring game doesn't spell lackluster performance for the entire season. Give the team another couple months to learn it before judging their talents in it.
As for our QB position, I'd say that Denard/Devin have the starting QB spot on lock for the next two years, minimum. If Pike came in, he absolutely wouldn't start next year, barring injury.
Got a bad feeling about this. I feel like all evidence considered, things aren't looking too bright at all
Speaking of Kaleb Ringer I just went on his rivals page and it lists him as a soft verbal. Does anyone know why this is the case?
rivals did that after the premature article came out and they just haven't changed it yet
They put that status on there when the Dayton Daily News story came out early, so I'm sure they just haven't updated it yet.
TomVH posted on twitter that he's heard two different things regarding Pike (I believe). This is probably why he has a weird feeling about the situation. As much as I'd love to have Pike, I'd be ok with picking up another qb like Bellomy to add depth and then get Morris next year. Two more years of DRob, then two with DG, then three with Morris. But if we pick up Pike then Morris will go elsewhere. I'd be happy with either of them.
His dad went to G. Tech. As much as I'd like to see him go Blue, I'm thinking it's Auburn.
My first post... Thank you in advance for any well wishes.
My first Mgoblog prayer! WOW!
We need BKFinest to say that he heard Pike is definitely going to Auburn.
My 5 year old Zeke is so excited for Wednesday. I've said before he asks me out of the blue at least once a week of that other Zeke is going to Michigan. Either he will be very happy on Wednesday or I get to use this as some sort of parental lesson.
all im going to say is pikes good as gone. talked to his girlfriend and hes already got his bags practically packed for auburn. sorry mgoblog, but hes gone
by "talked" did you mean look at profile picture and assume because he was wearing auburn stuff it was auburn?
Where's the Dayton Daily reporter when you need him.
Kidding. Hope Zeke enjoys the spotlight.
Either way blue is gonna be ok.