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|16 hours 12 min ago||This would also be my floor for the season||
but I think Brandon will take anything from Hoke this year other than a losing season. I think Hoke was always going to get a 5th year under Brandon baring absolute disaster.
|16 hours 32 min ago||Oh for fuck's sake||
please stop blaming recruting failures on a fucking message board.
If some recruit is dumb enough to make one of the biggest decisions of his life based on a negative message board instead of, I don't know, the coaching staff, the facilities, the academics, the teammates, the proximity to home, the playing style, the uniforms, the band, and about 300 things more relevant to college football then I think we dodged a bullet by not landing that recruit.
|16 hours 38 min ago||Well shouldn't that be the expectation for a Michigan||
team going into Hoke's 4th year with a 5th year senior at QB? My god the bar has sunken so low I can't even see it anymore.
|17 hours 8 min ago||I dont think there is any question that Hoke returns||
As terrible of a season as that is, it is probably more than enough for Brandon to bring Hoke back. All you need to do is look at Brandon's misleading and defensive press release about Hoke last year to know that it will take at least 2 more 5 loss seasons for Hoke to be fired.
|17 hours 12 min ago||Well that's about the only thing that could make the||
affair any more nauseating, besides a loss of course. Desmond Morgan better start working on his hops because we may need another one handed int to escape the east coast with a win.
|18 hours 28 min ago||Fucking Figures||
(Edit: Oriental Andrew beat me to the punch)
|18 hours 34 min ago||And yet they will still be better||
than our OL.
|18 hours 35 min ago||I downvoted it because it is just grasping at straws||
First of all- grad school transfers and Juco's are not even close to the same thing. I can't imagine that UM could not find a grad program that would admit Lindsey. This was a simple recruiting battle that Michigan just plain lost to Ohio. Lets not pretend it is anything more than that.
|18 hours 38 min ago||And how exactly is that||
supposed to make us feel any better?
|18 hours 55 min ago||Well if you wanted to go back even further||
we could lament the fact that Llloyd refused to hire Harbaugh as a QB Coach back in early 2000's. Harbaugh wanted the job but Lloyd said no for whatever reason.
Would not have been hard to envision Harbaugh progressing to OC and then HC.
|21 hours 25 min ago||Rutgers||
|1 day 18 hours ago||There are massive differences between the recruiting profiles of||
The guys u mention and MAAR. Beyond the rankings, each of the players you mention had more major offers at much earlier dates than MAAR and they all had significant more buzz about their upsides. Caris for instance was 2-3 years younger than MAAR and so it was expected he could improve quite a bit.
|2 days 18 hours ago||About the only thing I would criticize DD for||
Over the last few years is failing to better shore up the bullpen. The bullpen has hurt us for years. In his defense they are also the hardest thing to predict year over year. But that to me is why we should have spent more every year to add another high quality late inning guy. You can't have enough depth there.
I agree that the Fister trade seems odd but I am willing to wait and see how Krol and Ray turn out. The Gonzalez trade was a rare brain fart made out of desperation so I'll let that one slide.
|3 days 14 hours ago||Consistently made the playoffs?||
Leyland was a career .500 manager who made the playoffs 8 of his 22 seasons. Sounds pretty average to me
|3 days 16 hours ago||That assumes we take no guards in 2015||
Which isn't happening.
|3 days 16 hours ago||I'd expect JB to say that until it's clear Hatch can't play and||
We need the scholly. But it seems pretty unrealistic to think Hatch ever plays meaningful at UM.
|3 days 18 hours ago||Well I am officially baffled||
Why take both MAAR and Dawkins? Gotta think this does not bode well for landing two guards in 2015 which means only 1 of the Jalens, Ahrens, Davis and McQuade. I know some people don't like to bank schollys and our staff has hit recently with late offers but I don't think getting both of these players is a good strategy.
Unless this means we don't have a very good shot at landing more than one of our top guard/wing prospects in 2015, and if that is the case why are doing worse with top prospects than we were prior to our on court success?
|3 days 18 hours ago||Ugghhh. That is an even worse scenario IMO||
Dawkins and MAAR are totally redundant and that likely means don't take both Jalens.
And So much for the recruiting bump from our recent B1G and tourney success. It seems like the rankings profiles of our recruiting classes are going down rather than up.
|3 days 19 hours ago||Meh||
MAAR was the last guy I wanted from the guards we were in on in this late period but obviously we have a staff that people can say "trust the staff" and it actually means something. That being said I will be surprised if this kid even matches Spikes production.
|3 days 19 hours ago||Ummm ok, but Mitch was a 4/5 star guy that every top program||
Wanted. MAAR is a 2/3 star guy with no major offers besides Michigan. I don't think your analogy works
|3 days 19 hours ago||How is getting a 2/3 star with a couple mid major offers||
Even remotely something to brag about? I'm frankly pretty meh on the kid and wanted 3-4 other targets instead but this staff has earned the benefit of the doubt.
I just hope this doesn't turn into another Max over Nance type situation
|4 days 11 hours ago||I call bullshit||
Unless you were a fan in the 50's and 60's you have always been watching a good to great Michigan team up until about a decade ago. Winning matters. Always has and always will
|4 days 11 hours ago||Dave is that you?||
God I hate when people question other people's fandom. There are a million reasons why people do or do not buy tickets. Who are you to pass judgment?
Give me a break.
|4 days 12 hours ago||Blah blah blah||
Seriously who gives a shit? The season is 4 months away and Hoke never says anything of substance in the first place.
|4 days 17 hours ago||Not true||
Carlton Bragg, Henri Ellison, Diamond Stone and Stephen Zimmerman have all been pursued by the staff with the first 2 being better possibilities than the later 2.
|5 days 11 hours ago||Except that we do know what his family has been saying||
They've been telling him to transfer for years. His sister tweeted about it, Jon said it himself and now his brother is weighing in. I frankly wish we never heard from any of them as they sound like scorned lovers
|6 days 4 min ago||I hope not||
We are in on some studs in 2015 and taking both would leave is unbalanced class wise and in terms of having too many similar type players.
My choices in order of preference would be Shayok > Dawkins > MAAR.
Hopefully we get the one that fits the program the best
|6 days 11 min ago||Dawkins >>> MAAR||
Dawkins seems like the better athlete with more upside and potentially a better fit.
|6 days 21 hours ago||I was wondering the same||
Maybe he just wants to leave the nest?
|1 week 14 hours ago||Well that makes me wonder why||
Not just announce he is coming back then? Maybe he is truly torn on what to do? Or maybe he is still assessing whether his back will be good enough to show well in predraft camps?