"Jim's a tough guy and you can see his personality is all over this football team," Fitzgerald said.
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|3 years 38 weeks ago||PEE WEE||
b/c IF he and BWC can both get more fit and PEE WEE can learn the schemes, the combo of those two up the middle has the potential to be sick. Even if not, I'm not anxious to see where Pipkins starts out and how the coaches talk about him as a predictor for future dominance.
|3 years 50 weeks ago||Payton is likely the silent commit.||
We had two commits on the night of the Notre Dame game. Dymonte Thomas and a silent.
|4 years 12 weeks ago||Community college vs. 4-yrs at U-M||
Certainly there is no secret material at a top university that cannot be potentially accessed at other places, such as JUCO, but there is absolutely a competitive difference when it comes to the job market and competitive graduate schools. Your entire record will be combed over fairly easily when you have only 4-yrs after high school on your CV . And if test scores, recommendations, publications, GPA, etc. are similar, the student who spend 4 full years at U-M or other very good school will be viewed much more favorably than one who transferred in.
|4 years 14 weeks ago||Too funny.||
Just voted. He's up to 48% vs. 28% for the little shit from ND. There's actually no way on God's Green Earth that Kovacs is tops SS in D1, but he may just win b/c we're such an addicited fan base. Love it.
|4 years 17 weeks ago||Surprised Biggs hasn't been tapped yet.||
Surprised Biggs hasn't been tapped yet. I think we have a very good chance at having like 5-10 All-Americans by winter.
|4 years 17 weeks ago||It's a FB...||
...from Salt Lake City. No big name and not Wormley. I think whoever drops next DE-wise is gonna make the next guy pull the trigger in about 2 sec...definitely gonna be the committing-in-pairs thing . Pipkins needs to stop dragging his feet too.
|4 years 19 weeks ago||Mario doesn't look all that skinny either in that pic.||
I keep hoping he can put on enough weight to be effective at DE...though I suppose there is the cance that he ends up as outside LB.
|4 years 20 weeks ago||Wow. Nice pull on a Cali kid.||
From what he says about Funk it sure sounds like we have a staff that has some SERIOUS recruiting gravitas, on top of what we can offer recruits with regard to UM's academics, Big house, etc. I am sooooo anxious for fall to get here!! I know these guys can coach too not just recruit, but I don't think any of us knows for sure what our ceiling will be on the field this season.
|4 years 20 weeks ago||The recruting so far on the defensive side of the ball||
...has been, ahem...impressive. I am anxious to see the O-recruiting keep pace. Gunner Kiel would be huge, but so far the disparity is certainly staring us in the face. Of course for this year the needs are bigger on defense, but I hope when all is said and done with this class that we are somewhat balanced talent-wise on both sides in the 2012 class. (Shane Morris certainly +1 for the offense in '13). Course we won our last nat'l championship with a sweet D and a modest offense.
|4 years 21 weeks ago||My main complaint about Brian's commentaries...||
is that they are much too negative and cynical by and large. And too much obsession w/ granular data.
|4 years 21 weeks ago||Trieu is posting over on Scout...||
... "this could be another really good week for Michigan" type thread. No details though about when, which side of the ball, one or more possible commits, etc. Pretty soft but it has panned out to be a commit recently when he has said this. T-rich is being exceptionally coy for whatever reason. I am more anxious to be honest at this point about WR and DT than anything else.
|4 years 22 weeks ago||Agree. MSU blogs consider Burbridge practically a lock.||
Agree. MSU blogs consider Burbridge practically a lock.
|4 years 22 weeks ago||I know right?||
When Trieu tweets "don't go far" michigan fans that should damn well mean a commit! It may still be though and we have to be patient until maybe family is contacted, etc. Who knows. If we weren't all so addicted to M football and recruiting at this time of year we wouldn't have this problem.
|4 years 22 weeks ago||According to Scout...||
"...Michigan is doing very well with both of them." "Both reported having very positive visits." A comment after talking with Burbridge and Ojemudia this afternoon after their visits. No mention of a commit. "Full report to follow" on their site.
|4 years 22 weeks ago||Nice long post about Golden, Hoke, etc.||
I read a nice informative post from a college coach on GBMW the other day relating some anectodal stuff he heard talking to some southern college coaches at a national clinic recently. From what I remember, the most talked about thing according to him was what a great hire Miami made. Golden apparently has a reputation among other coaches as squeezing all he can out of kids and being a superb motivator. Hoke was talked about as probably the next most sig hire. Mattison was described as a "game changer". The question mark apparently that these coaches were talking about was how effective was Borges going to be using Denard. FWIW.
|4 years 22 weeks ago||This is so sweet.||
Either Ojemudia or both he and Burbridge must have just committed right? MSU fanbase is going to go absolutely ballistic over this.
|4 years 22 weeks ago||Dunn's reaction was very blah.||
According to what I've read behind several paywalls. Almost like he was disappointed that he had to even be up in A2 b/c of the Ohio issues and pending sanctions. We'll see.
|4 years 22 weeks ago||Hoke addressed this question early on...||
during a presser on nat'l signing day. FWIW he thought at that time, w/o of course having the benefit of spring practice, etc that either DB or LB would be the most likely positions for possilbe freshmen impact. Wile, as others have mentioned, esp based on what we have heard about the kicking game from spring, seems like the best chance to crack the starting lineup. Other than Wile, I'd go with Countess - but on special teams rather than in the secondary for now.
|4 years 22 weeks ago||Rivals set to announce||
Their Top 100 on Monday, Top 250 on Tuesday.
|4 years 22 weeks ago||The coaching staff is reportedly targeting 22||
According to something I read behind a paywall recently from someone close to the staff. Seems like the above analysis pretty reasonable. Whenever we go through this and use numbers like 17 or 18 I think we're probably not being all that accurate.
Edit: Analysis from UM hero that is.
|4 years 23 weeks ago||Wouldn't be at all surprised if he was a Pro bowler one day.||
Wouldn't be at all surprised if he was a Pro bowler one day.
|4 years 23 weeks ago||MSU is toast.||
Hopefully and likely starting this year. But if not, by 2012 I would expect that we lose to Sparty MAYBE once every 8-10 yrs. Seriously. we're gonna start crushing them in recruiting every year and they just do not have the rep to go national and don't have the coaching talent Hoke has put together.
|4 years 23 weeks ago||True enough||
You gotta think if Ross or Rippy or any other LB is seriously interested, then they're gonna be on the phone to Hoke or Mattison soon. And we may indeed see another (likely the last if not full arlready) LB commit this coming week or even this weekend. It's hard to remember almost that only like 5 weeks ago we had nobody committed. We're closing in on half full!
|4 years 23 weeks ago||Love the way he interviews too.||
Seems like a future team leader with football background in his family, smart kid, passionate. Love the "Mattison effect" mentioned above. We should keep that. Now gimme some Ondre Pipkins and Noah Spence, if you please!!!!!!
|4 years 24 weeks ago||A WR also supposedly leaving.||
DJ Williamson according to Scout. RS FR I guess buried on the depth chart and bummed about it. Understandable.
|4 years 24 weeks ago||thought some might find this interesting||
...and unfortunately can't start a post yet. Back to Wayne Morgan!
|4 years 24 weeks ago||today||
|4 years 24 weeks ago||Would Tressel getting fired perk anyone up?||
I have a senior partner in my group who is a very loyal OSU alum and very close to some higher ups in the OSU administration, big donor, etc. He tells me Tressel is about to be fired, and no he's not just jerking my chain. I don't now if that means in the next couple weeks or months, but I don't think it's much of a stretch anymore to believe that it's true, especially after some of the comments in Gene Smith's recent presser and of course the recent revelations about the disclosure to Sarniak.
Urban Meyer was house hunting in the Columbus suburbs recently also according to my partner, but has not yet pulled the trigger on a place. This speculation about Meyer was rampant about a month ago but I could not find anything recently online about it. I know this sounds like pure speculation, blah blah blah, but believe me the source is moderately close to the situation, though admittedly not in the inner circle himself. Stay tuned.
|4 years 24 weeks ago||Nice logic...||
Read new post " A modest proposal" on the board.
|4 years 24 weeks ago||When you click on a link that says a decision is "close"...||
...you're kind of hoping for some news sooner than summer, eh?