I hope he takes his talents to Ann Arbor
that is nice bonus change
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).
is an outlier compared to most others and certainly compared to most people's perceptions
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:
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.