Zettel Announces Tonight
Hello: Anthony Zettel. Book it. Neg bomb me away if it doesn't happen, but I've got a credible source that affirms Zettel is 95% Blue. Anthony Zettel will be blue at 7:30 tonight. BKFinest it.
can only hope your right.
doesnt "feel" right but maybe this is a signal to DB. Like momma always says, "He who hesitates, is lost". What more data did DB need? If he is going to fire RR then do it so Zettle has some comfort factor. If not, then give RR a vote of confidence so Zettle is settle.
Lossing Zettle is not the end of the world but I would be nice to have a 4 star OL in the fold this year. This kid is great. I watched him play this fall and he is the real deal.
I hope it is M but if not, I hope is isnt sparty. Although I would bet it is sparty. Just my guess so please no negs. Good Luck Anthony where ever you land.
I thought Jay Z said that
I don't know who you are. I don't know what you want. If you are looking for pos-bang, I can tell you I don't have that kind of power. But what I do have are a very particular set of skills; skills I have acquired over a very long career. Skills that make me a nightmare for people like you. If you're not lying, that'll be the end of it. I will not look for you, I will not pursue you, I will +1 on sight. But if you don't, I will look for you, I will find you, and I will run you off of this site.
So, I suppose you understand what's at stake now.
Don't instill an ounce of fear in me. In any event, you will be happy tonight. But I love you either way.
A Mgoposter gets his point. Nice !
It's a holiday pos-frenzy.
For the rest of the day, my avatar will be Liam Neeson
EDIT: Once the system processes my request..
Wwe need an equalizer like you to prevent bull$hit posts on here. This post is rediculas. Even if it were true the kid could still change his mind in mid stream. Maybe Dantonio will drive up there all the way from Florida to be at the press conference.
I hate sparty and I hate bull$hit posters too.
I hope you are right as well. If you are right, pos bang, if you are wrong, no neg bang, just going to call you burger king from now on.
BTW, your source is not in the Maryland AD, is it?
"affirms Zettel is 95% Blue."
100% would be more affirming. 95% is not 100%.
"I affirm that Zettel will go blue 95 times out of 100."
90% of the time, he'll choose Michigan every time!
That is a "whopper" of a statement . I hope you're right sir because if you're right I'm heading to the BK lounge for the buy one get one chicken sandwich just for you man.
And if you're wrong, I'm forming a mob and coming after you
You have demonstrated the brass in making this assertion. For the sake of all things Bolivian let's hope you're right. There are only two ways this goes...Raback or decimation for you. Plus one for your moxie.
It's either this:
I hope your source is a family member. His coaches (one is my father) think M is leading but PSU has pushed up. I really hope he goes BLUE. First ball player from O.H.H.S. to get a major look.
Didn't Pooh Bear get a major look back in 1998?
Anthony is going to Michigan 100%
If you know who Pooh Bear is, then you know your O.H.H.S football and probably grew up there and may even know the Zettel family.
I'll trust you on this one since you clearly just joined as a member today to make a post on this topic. Knowing Pooh Bear gives you credibility. Insert mental picture of Winnie the Pooh here.
Careful though. If you are wrong, there are several MGo cyber mobs that will send you to Bolivia never to be heard from again.
And I will play you off even though I don't want to.
What does I will play you off mean? I seriously don't know. Thanks.
EDIT: OK, I should have googled it first...I see like play you off at a funeral. Peace.
Try googling "Keyboard Cat" instead. Also, youtube it.
I haven't been back to the school. That 98 state champ team did make the school some money. That was an awesome championship game. My dad was DC on that team. Pooh got looks but you know nothing like a top 100 player. AZ has broken all pooh's lifting records. I think he is going after Howells throwing records in track. Good luck to him Ben Howell could throw.
Vegas, I think you graduated in 95, so your dad must keep you up to speed out there. AZ is staying to beat Shaggy's records from what I heard. From what I have also heard he has not said much, but a huge Michigan fan growing up.
You sir are correct on all accounts. +1 because I can. I will take it you are very well connected with AZ. So let's start the Hello post.
Anthony and his family (mom and dad are pro michigan) have been on vacation. Hopefully, his parents asked him if he was committing to a coach or a university and he realized the obvious. Go Blue!
says he is 95% Blue? So if he doesn't choose Michigan, your source says what?
"I didn't say 100%"
Where does the other 5% go?
Worst call of all time.
Welcome to Bolivian.
for your destruction.
honestly you should consider switching your ID. making this claim was not "erring on good info." it was an attempt to garner favor with the board and have your opinion mean more in the future based upon your guess he would swing to Michigan.
tl;dr? boo this man.
Way to jinx it A-hole!!
I think this is big only because i think these recruits might know whats going to happen now... If he goes to msu i believe rrod is not coming back but if he goes blue he has been told rrod will be back. I don't think he would make his decision not knowing what was going to happen after always saying he was waiting to see what happens with the coach. thats why i'm nervous with this maryland rumor might have some legs.
I am not mentally prepared for this.
I cannot take the drama. I need a beer and then take a dump to ease my anxiety. This kid would fit in very nice for M, regardless of the coach.
Anthony, if you choose M, you will not regret it.
Deep breaths. Zettel down.
Everything I've read says he's not deciding until January.
Right. And surprise early announcements are almost always good for the favorite, so I like our odds.
I'd agree, but not this one. I had a strong feeling that the coaching decision was going to weigh heavily on his feelings towards us...if that hasn't been resolved yet...
Usually but I have a bad feeling on this one.
This is NOT good for us. Why? I will tell you.
If we are choosing M, with all of the coaching uncertainty, why make the announcement now when he has said a few times that he would be announcing in January?
This is even more so since the uncertaintly around M is likely to be cleared up within a week or so. If the kid were inclined to pick M, wouldn't he wait the few remaining days to see who he might be playing for?
he's decided he wants Michigan regardless of who's the coach or he's decided on somewhere else and the coaching situation is irrelevant. Anything beyond that is speculation -- I'd be shocked if he had inside information on DB's decision.
As you noted, either he has decided that he wants Michigan regardless OR he has decided he is going somewhere else, so our CC issue is irrelevant. I guess to me logic dictates the latter. If he were inclined towards Michigan, wouldn't it make sense for him to wait to see who the coach is going to be?
You're making quite a leap there. It's very possible that, since he grew up a UM fan and has been to the campus a number of times, has decided that he wants to play football at UM, no matter the coach. Zettel knows that M's coach next fall will either be JH or RR, and it's very possible that he's decided that he would like to play for either of them. Maybe he's done some research on JH's defensive staff (DC of the year) and thinks that he will like that just as much as playing for RR and his staff.
Maybe he's realized that the chance of any of the schools he's considering having a coaching change over the next four years is pretty high, so he should pick the school and program he likes the best. M has led for him the whole way, if he was worried about our coach, he's wait a week. This tells me he's not, and I can't imagine he goes from "M leads" to "no matter who M's coach is, they're out."
agree with your logic, but RR's been on fire in recruiting lately. Maybe it dawned on Zettel that if MSU can have their best season in 50 years and still get shut out of the BCS, it's just not easy being green. Not confident or anything, but who knows what the early decision means.
I guess it's true.
EDIT: Beat me to it.
Kurelic wrote both articles, so it's not necessarily any more true by there being two "sources"...
Michigan is going to stomp the yard on MSU in the bowl game. I'm thinking he wants to be a part of it!!!
Zettel...Go freaking Blue!!!
Tom, any merit to this?
I'm hopeful; it's been a good week.
How do you neg bang her?
well, step 1:
You cut a hole in a box.
I have a horrible feeling about this one, sports fans.
Any announcement before the coaching situation is decided...
As everyone has pointed out you can interpret this either way but logic says he has eliminated us. Of course applying logic to the recruiting process is illogical as well.
And then we proceeded to get three commits since.
I think I'll just sit back and not let myself get too worked up about this one.......
Just curious. You seem like a pessimist when it comes to recruiting. Is that accurate?
Can't tell if sarcasm.
I don't think that is really true normally. This year is a special case due to the CC. It is weighing heavy in the recruits minds, IME. If it were a LC to JH transition I don't think it would be as big deal, but this is a possible complete overhaul (again) of offensive strategy and definite complete overhaul of defensive leadership (IME). I don't see how that can't make recruits think twice in all honesty, but I guess some people really enjoy uncertainty and instability in their lives. It's not for me, but I am a creature of habit.
I hear ya. I wish he'd wait a week. I don't feel good that he doesn't need to know if RR is coming back all of a sudden.
I don't like the timing of this either. I think he is going somewhere else based on the fact that the coaching situation hasn't been resolved and he is making his decision.
I believe this will be our finest hour.
I was under the impression he was holding off, to see how things shake up with the coaching situation. The Debbie Downer in me has me a bit nervous that he moved this up. I wont jump until I hear what Tom VH has to say on this.
It is always wise to wait on Tom VH. But it is a bit scary to think he would announce prior to the resolution of the coaching situation.
Sitting on hands until we hear from Tom. Speculating won't do jack...
Is Michigan State even in this? Or is it still between UM and PSU?
UM, PSU, Iowa, MSU
ESPN is not helping PSU with their "JoPA is in the hospital and is stepping down" even after MaPa has denied it. So maybe its UM/MSU/IOWA.
MSU is in the mix, with Iowa too.
He recently visited (IIRC) Iowa and PSU and has been to both UM and MSU multiple times.
The pre-January decision has me half-concerned that someone besides UM made a very big impact on him the last couple months; of course, the other half has me thinking that it's always been UM and it's time to disclose the silent-commit.
I"m half confused, half nervous, halft anxious, and half excited.
Someone throw up the TomVH bat signal!
on the west coast. lets hope Tom is awake and functioning soon.
Not going to hit the panic button yet....but unless he's come to the conclusion that he really loves the university I don't see this as a good sign.
Yeah, unfortunately I am with you.
Is that another website (MSU) has this story before us. Usually when a prospect is set to announce and the timing is very surprising, it's not encouraging news.
I stopped worrying about recruits a few years ago so I am not going to freak out if Zettel goes elsewhere, but your point about this showing up on an MSU board first coupled with this being a change in his previous stance of waiting until after the New Year (presumably to see who the coach would be at UM) certainly leads me to think he will announce for MSU.
almost everything I read said Zettel was interested in how the coaching evaluation / change fell out. Makes me wonder if he wants to forsake the potential better fit for a more stable situation. I guess you could look at this positively and say he believes RR will be back, or that with either RR or JH he'd fit in, but I'm not feeling good about this.
Take a step off from the ledge, guys. We've been waiting for this decision for some time, be happy like this creepy cat is.
Please never post this picture again. It is really creepy.
For a guy who supposedly grew up a strong Michigan fan, the fact that he hasn't committed by now after more than a few visits has me thinking he'll go elsewhere. My biggest concern is that he's going Sparty; if he's as good as many think he is, facing him every year is going to hurt.
I kind of agree with you Don. If he does commit somewhere else and RR is retained, there is still a chance that he can change his decision. So, not all hope is lost.
In the interest of full disclosure, my thoughts about Zettel are the same that I had about Will Campbell; i.e., if he really wanted to attend UM, why is he delaying things? I don't understand why the decision-making process takes so long, but then I'm not an athletically-gifted 18-yr-old with some of the nation's foremost institutions panting after me, either.
I hope he doesn't have a GF who's going up to EL.
Unfortunately, yes. For a life long M fan to have not pulled the trigger by now is bad news for us.
but maybe there's another angle. it could be possible that if he commits now, he could bolster the current recruiting class and thus have some positive influence on the coaching decision - keeping RR. just a thought.
Great thought, but I doubt it. However, whether he commmits for us or elsewhere, there is bound to be more CC's about what he knew that drove his decision.
I would consider announcing 4 days before a potential coaching change if I wanted RR to stay and I was a great commit. This is very good strategic timing. His announcement may just be: "I'm committing to Michigan since I like the program and I like RR." If RR leaves, then he can open up his recruitment again. Easy. Sure, the extra pressure to keep RR may not sway DB to keep him, but by the definition of "extra", it is more than not adding any pressure. And sure, other possibilities are that he's going elsewhere or is comitting to Michigan "The Program" but doesn't care about the coach.
I was just about to type. I think it's possible, but not probable. :(
Notwithstanding the coaching uncertainty, you would think he would go to Iowa or PSU.
Especially given both PSU's and Iowa's prowess in developing d-linemen in the past few years.
Mike Martin has looked okay, of late.
A hot Girlfriend. Let's hope that isn't the case...However, how does that song go...something CONTROL!!!
What a terrible mistake if so.
I'm just going to think positive and good things will happen.
Go Blue...Come on Big Z!
Michigan is a very powerful place and for many, way bigger than any coach. This is a young man who grew up loving the team under another coach, but has shown he also really likes the current coach.
Having seen him in person, his skill sets will transfer to any system on any team. If he loves Michigan and has ultimate confidence we'll be excellent no matter what, that could still be more than enough.
...what to think. I think Zettel was a Blue lean...but why decide this week, when you can wait 7 days and know for sure? If he commits to us...he is all Blue, regardless, and will be beloved. But I dont know...agree with the above poster, I am not mentally prepared for this today.
It might be as simple as there's out of town family around and he's told them his decision and figures that before it leaks, he might as well get a few minutes of attention.
Someone from the west side of the state go to that restaurant and steal all non-UM hats and decorate it in maize & blue.
I had a Springer like Holiday season and this could really cheer me up.
Something like this?
The family restaurant is in West Branch (not the west side of the state). I do have a friend who lives there I'll see if she can drop by and remove some non-M hats.
I'm in West Branch a fair bit...what restaurant is it that they own?
On M-55 and I-75. look for the huge "This is Sparty country" sign. MSU put that up just down the road from the restaurant.
Mac's restaurant. I've never been there, but I guess it's kind of on the west side of town on the north side of M-55.
Mac's Place, I believe.
The restaurant is not on the west side of the state. It is in the geographical center of the state.
Considering he is a Michigan guy, high 4-star and D-Lineman, I would find it hard not to argue that he is our top priority right now.
Thought we were recruiting him at OL? Thats what the recruiting board has him pegged as...
better chance of DE over OL. Especially if we get Bryant.
The recruiting board isn't always up to date. Plus, with someone of Zettel's abilities, we'll let him come in and start at whichever position he wants (which will most likely be on the defensive line).
EDIT: I had a Hans Solo picture ready but it didn't work.
Dreisbach, you are probably more nervous than RR. LOL. I like it, I know how much you care about recrutiing. Just remember, if he goes elsewhere, and RR is retained, there is always a chance he can switch back to us.
...could Zettel been one of those silent commits that have been rumored? I didn't think so, but one can hope...
A few people thought so. It's not impossible, but the silent commits are pretty much expected to wait until AFTER the coaching situation is resolved to announce
Relax, our helmets got wings.
...Michigan will be well-coached at OL or DL over the next five years, and only Penn State can match us academically.
- well-coached, perhaps competing for B10 titles, national titles
- best academic school on his list
- close to home
None of the other schools on his list have all three. Even ignoring his emotional allegiance to M, if he's rational, he's Blue.
Minor quibble: I don't think Penn State can match UMich academically. I'd be surprised if they outranked it in more than a handful of areas. I think they're equally close to Sparty.
I agree with the rest of your post.
It's not in the same league. PSU is a fine school, but it's not in the same league as UM...
Iowa and PSU are pretty equivalent academically. Both are one tier down from Michigan.
There isnt any school that competes with UM in all areas: undergrad, grad, athletics, quality of life. UM has it all, including a few hot chicks contrary to popular belief.
Yeah, I'd say Northwestern is closer than PSU
Northwestern is our superior.
Depends on the major.
As good as Northwestern is, it is not as good as Michigan either overall or in a great many majors. In fact, I cannot recall ever seeing an overall ranking that placed Northwestern above Michigan.
" perhaps competing for B10 titles, national titles"
I am all for optimism, but after the past three years, and the fact that we lost pretty handily to ALL of the better schools that we played, I think that this may be a bit much. If we are perhaps competing for B10 and national titles than the schools that we are up against for this kid - Iowa, MSU, PSU - all of whom beat us pretty handily must also be able to make this claim and can do so with more credibility.
As for well coached, that's a hard argument to make when we don't know who that coach will be.
But, I agree that our academics are the best on the list.
It has been noted that he grew up a Michigan fan, so there's that. Not insignificant ...
I wonder where he is academically? Is he someone for whom UMich would ultimately make a big difference? (I'm of the opinion that, for some athletes, the difference between the two schools wouldn't matter much. If you're hawking ball bearings / axels, schmoozing is more important than intellectual virtuosity, right? The same idea would apply to other occupations that would be heavier on street smarts than book smarts.) Is he, say, a Zac Ciullo type?
Also, when you consider his hometown (a big speck on the map in that part of the world but still relatively tiny at 2K or so of population), MSU might be a better cultural fit. I've been all over the state and I've found that smaller, out-of-the-way places tend to have a Sparty flavor. (That wouldn't explain his supposed life-long UMich fandom.) He'd find more people of his background in East Lansing.
When the "coaching instability" (such as it is) is considered, he might just as well head elsewhere.
Anyway, I hope he goes blue. Sounds like a difference-maker ...
I will not believe anything I hear unless it comes specifically from Dave Brandon, er, I mean Anthony Zettel.
Sorry, sometimes you just get used to certain sentence structures...
We had Zettel's last official visit. So we had the ability to get in the last impression from a visit standpoint.
I just find it hard to believe that we would get the last visit, be his favorite since the beginning, and still lose out before the coaching decision is made. Would be an enormous upset in my mind, but again the timing concerns me.
I hope he goes Blue. That would make this week even better. But one is not so sure...
"The power of pimp hand compels you. The power of pimp hand compels you."
As a frequent visitor of the Zettel family establishment over the years, as I own a cottage in the area, Anthony's folks have made it no secret that they would like Anthony to attend The University of Michigan. They value the education he would be getting first and foremost, but the family are Michigan fans, and it has been a dream of theirs since Anthony has become a Michigan level recruit that he would continue his academic and football career at the University of Michigan.
However, his coach does not think that Michigan is the best fit for him as it stands currently, and in my opinion, this, as well as the CC, has caused the delay in Anthony's recruitment based on my own conversations with Anthony's Mom and Dad.
They are letting Anthony make his own decision though, so we shall see how much their opinion as influenced Anthony's decision.
Quality insight man, thanks
Great insight. It's family vs. coach. I wonder who has more influence. Now, let's get to the real question. How is the food at the restaurant. Is it worth a trip?
I'm hoping the family has more insight. The coach seems unlikable only for the reason that he is not pushing Michigan.
Based on that story, his parents sound low-maintenance and functional. Nice change of pace ...
However, his coach does not think that Michigan is the best fit for him as it stands currently, and in my opinion, this, as well as the CC, has caused the delay in Anthony's recruitment based on my own conversations with Anthony's Mom and Dad.
Do you know why the coach thinks Michigan is not a good fit? Thanks.
It's definitely the lack of family values.
Not all the coaches are against M. His new DC has a connection to Sparty. He played at Northern when IZZO was there.
Not a good feeling considering he was waiting before to see if the coaching change had been resolved. If he picks Michigan, does that mean anything towards CC?
We still won't know anything until next Sunday/Monday
If Harbaugh is "The Guy" we probably won't know anything until after his Stanford team plays its bowl game (Monday evening). I think it will be Tuesday or Wednesday before any resolution can be expected.
That Michigan is still getting recruits means the decision hasn't been made. If RR knew, Michigan wouldn't be recruiting at all right now.
Do you think if DB had decided to fire RR, RR would necessarily know?
Yes, if he had decided to fire him, he would have done it after the OSU game and done everything he could to bring in whomever the replacement would have been. The bowl game is great to win, but it's more important to salvage the recruiting class for next year. A change with only a month before signing day could lead to a seriously disasterous class and perhaps a larger than average number of transfers. If there was no doubt, why risk it?
I think he stays if Michigan wins and is fired if Michigan loses, but that's pure speculation.
It means he decided "I don't care ego the coach is, I love Michigan!"
Zettle is dating my sister and said he hates Sparty and going Blue. Book it.
What's the dish, he a good kisser?
when dating your sister?
Got to 15,000 before New Years, thanks for believing me. Oh, and with only one argument with the family!
Congrats man. I never doubted you. Quite the accomplishment.
LOL, why are you asking about him? NTTAWWT.
I wanna know everything about these kids..
EDIT: Ok, maybe a little too creepy
She said that he was ahhh....Who am I kidding I dont even want to know about my sister kissing, but in other news he hates ski masks so we got that going for us.
Let's hope you're right my wolverine compadre, otherwise I'll negbomb you into "bolivian."
I got a feeling it might be very crowded in Bolivia if this thing doesn't work out.
Seriously, the people monitoring internet usage in Bolivia must be wondering why the hell its population cares so damn much about Michigan football.
I thought he was dating my sister's niece by in-law-hood. So we can't trust the kid? He goes both ways? In different directions? Bummer.
Damn, this is totally unexpected, I'm not sure what to think. It's 9am in AZ, and I think I need a captain & coke to calm my nerves. Calling TomVH, illuminate the batsignal STAT!! I can't handle losing anything to the Spartans, enough is enough! Come to the promise land Anthony!!! Go Blue!
How can you possibly be still sleeping with the future of the Michigan program on the line? Will the sun come up tomorrow if Zettel doesn't chose us? We have got to know what this 18 year old is thinking!
Don't hate on Tomvh's beauty rest.
isn't he considering Iowa? Tom VH as of yesterday was posting that there will be a January announcement, and now that is not the case. Those recruits who are heavily blue ususally give Tom heads up re announcements.
I think it will be Iowa.
..Because they play tonight?
Iowa is a mess because of all the suspensions, drug problems, etc. I can't believe it could be Iowa - but I don't have a freaking clue....
PSU, in the last year or two, was voted the country's biggest party school. It's a nice enough place. But it's not a very good school. Look at all the rankings.
Maybe we should be reading into Tom's silence. If the kid told him what he was going to do, but asked him not to say anything until the announcement, maybe it is easier for Tom to say nothing than to try to evade the question without giving up the answer. I say he is Blue and Tom already knows.
He was not a lifelong Michigan fan.
My thoughts exactly, why would a "life-long Michigan fan" ever go to Michigan Ski-mask University?
I'm hoping he goes Blue and just felt compelled to commit now that only a few spots are remaining in this class.
other recruits have picked us while the coaching situation was uncertain... (matt goudis, blake countess)
just sayin... hope he picks blue!
Countess committed to the school, Goudis to the academics/school, and Desmond Morgan to the school as well. It had been generally presumed, however, that Zettel would be committing to the coaching staff.
A life long UM fan committing to the coaches? I would think he would be committing to the school.
That Dee Hart will still probably pick Alabama if they go after him hard
thinks every recruit on the planet will go to Alabama if they go after him hard.
You mean upgrading his high school's athletic facilities doesn't count as going after him hard?
I can't get ahold of him either.
I am hoping he is making the decision today due to;
1-He has no doubt "It's Great To Be A Michigan Wolverine",
2-He sees the available spots are filling up, and,
3-He has a friend, (or two), that he hopes to influence to get signed up if he does it first.
It is tough waiting while all we can do speculate.
Waiting amidst nothing but speculation - seems to be our collective plight for the next week.
anybody hear anything about a gut feeling on this one lately?
no idea whatsoever.
That pretty much tells you all you need to know. If Sam Webb (BlueSam on Scout) hasn't given a "gut feeling" on WTKA or Tom Beaver hasn't started his patented percentage countdown, then Zettel probably isn't committing to UM.
It would be very disappointing if a young man who claims to be a lifelong UM fan ends up going to MSU. I really hope he picks Iowa or PSU if he doesn't choose UM.
Zettel has literally been out of the country for the past week, and had no idea before he left. Not shocking that no one knows anything yet. He's supposed to be calling the coaches today. Given Scout's typical operation, I'd assume we'll know after that.
There are many recruits who have committed with getting the "gut feeling" seal of approval from Sam Webb. You might be reading too much into Sam not mentioning it on his show. Hopefully he goes Blue tonight and we can all stop speculating.
He said more commits were coming.....
I am going to play it safe tonight and buy boxed wine. If he chooses someplace else I didn't waste money on anything good and if he chooses Michigan I can still get drunk.
...are brilliant...a true Michigan Man.
If he goes Blue, I will celebrate by drinking some Fat Tire. I went and got some after hearing how hard they are to find in Michigan. I have been taking Fat Tire for granted since I can go anywhere to find it, even Target has it. I guess the allure of the beer goes away when it is readily available. On the other hand it is hard for me to find Jolly Pumpkin, almost impossible without ordering it.
I hope he takes his talents to Ann Arbor
MSU blogs erupt with criticism about how stupid Zettel is for picking Michigan, and Zettel makes a short video entitled: "What should I do?" addressing all MSU fans.
Oh, thank you LeBron James. /s
anything from Justice Hayes? Wasn't he twittering something about some commitments forthcoming? Maybe he has some inside info, after all, there was much speculation his comments may have been about Zettel.
is that he was talking about Kris Frost.
Although Frost is probably a silent, Hayes is from Michigan and Frost is from NC. Zettel is a better possibility because they've had to have crossed paths sometime recently.
Don't understate twitter and facebook stalking. These kids have technology.
To those of you comparing Michigan academically to our Zettel competitors, in the worldwide university rankings put out by the Times in London, Michigan was the 19th ranked university in the world and the highest ranked state university in the world. Northwestern was 32nd, Wisconsin was 61st, Illinois 63rd, Purdue 87th, with no other Big 10 schools in the top 100. Penn State was 120 (Notre Dame 199). If Zettel is picking on the basis of academics, we are the best in the Big 10 by a pretty wide margin, not to mention having the best alumni.
Penn State is not better than ND academically.
Not undergrad, but ND is pretty mediocre when it comes to graduate study, and that ranking put a lot of weight on grad school and research (which is why UM was so high).
That study is heavily weighed to favor research intensive universities, using measures, which, at least for students beginning their undergraduate careers, has little to nothing to do with the quality of the education they receive.
The "teaching" category itself is worth only 30% of the institutional ranking. A clumsy evaluation of research and a quantitative measure of the frequency of citation make up 2/3 of the ranking. I don't think either of those has much to do with the quality of initial undergraduate education (and I say this as someone holding a Michigan PhD currently teaching at a top tier university).
In the "teaching" category itself, 50% of that ranking consists of a worldwide survey of scholars ranking teaching at other institutions, something that they know little to nothing about. The rest is student-faculty ratios (something that is important, especially early). PhDs to BAs awarded (again, maybe this matters to the very top undergrads but it's hard to see it as a reflection of overall excellence), andthe final measure is a crude calculation of how well faculty are paid.
Michigan is in the top tier of the Big 10 academically, but these rankings seem little more than a measure of prestige and dedication to graduate level research.
He ALREADY has been advised about what the coaching situation is going to be and is COMFORTABLE.....just a thought
TomVH via twitter:
"Just spoke with Anthony Zettel. He said, "I feel 100% right with this school and I just wanted to get it over with." decision @ 7:30.
Zettel's always wanted to come here and he's probably sick of all the CC speculation like the rest of us. Sounds like he just wants to finalize his commitment to Michigan.
That's GOTTA be a good sign for us, right?
I would think so. If he's 100% comfortable with the school it would have to be Michigan, especially if he was telling that to Tom. I really hope he's blue.
Michigan fan then somehow ended up wearing green all the time, I'd feel pretty sick. ... Not to mention looking bad.
When AZ got back from Cancun yesterday he called HC to make plans for annoucement. AZ wouldn't tell the coaches his decision. So this tells us just about nothing.
Any chance for Anthony to enroll early at whichever school he selects?
He wants to win state championship at discus.
An examination of presumed facts and loose deduction:
- Zettel was a Blue lean. Some say 95%; I'll call it 70%.
- As TomVH pointed out above, he now feels 100% right about his new school.
- Either he made up the last 30% and is now a 100% Blue commit, or he made a 70% reversal and selected another school.
- A 70% reversal is more dramatic, and would presumably require a stronger catalyst (for example, a very strong in-home conference with another school's coaching staff).
- The decision is coming off the heels of a trip to Cancun.
- Chances are, whatever might have taken place in Cancun (or during the dead period beforehand) was a relatively weak catalyst (for example, some self-reflection, discussions with friends, etc.).
- A weak catalyst is probably not potent enough to effectuate the 70% reversal.
Based on the above, I'm placing a bet of 500 MGoPoints that Zettel made up the final 30% and is now a Blue commit, rather than a 70% reversal to another school.
One ore more of the presumptions made above, including the presumption that Zettel was last known to be a 70% Blue lean, may be incorrect. But my bet stands.
I like this:
The decision is coming off the heels of a trip to Cancun.
Moving forward, I think all important decisions I make in my life should follow a trip to a resort...i.e., "Honey, I need to buy a new truck...but first, let's go to Cancun so I can figure out my options". I like this a lot.
I like the trip to Cancun part because I've been there and there are usually TONS of Blue fans representing. There may be an Iowa fan or two... but Spartan fans are scarce whenever you leave Michigan. Not to say seeing a ton of Michigan fans would play a large impact on his decision, but it can't hurt.
I agree with Blue fans in Cancun. Plus he was with his pro M family. All good signs.
good,lets hope he goes with his heart.GO BLUE!!!
And these two ladies snakeoiled us:
And now, the Universidad Technologica de Cancun is getting a 4-star DL.
won't allow ND players to travel to Mexico
To calm the jangling nerves.
I don't want to die in the Holiday Season.
Please AZ - Come to Michigan - Save a life
A life long Michigan fan has no other place to go, but Michigan! When I was playing high school football, my dreams were to play for Michigan. Unfortunately, I stopped growing after getting to 6'1" as a freshmen and everyone else got quicker! But I still went to school at UM!
have a lifetime worth of memories to show for it.
on site for the announcement? Where is the link?
know what his major is?
Zettel has recently become good friends with Jake Fisher. Go Blue.
A little disappointing. Anyhow: Go Blue, Anthony.
is anyone from MGOBLOG there? Why am I hanging my entire week on this kid?
It's Penn St.
He choose Penn State
This is not going to be fun waiting for an announcement without a video feed.