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|5 days 14 hours ago||He did not.||
He did not.
|1 week 1 day ago||I'll say this—I have no idea||
I'll say this—I have no idea if Gerry Hamilton is privy to information that nobody else has, and it's certainly possible given his position (he's 247's national scouting director). I do know that him making that prediction got a lot of people to click on Jabrill Peppers' 247 profile.
Unless another expert or two flips their pick to Rutgers, I wouldn't worry about this too much.
|1 week 2 days ago||Yikes, I must've hit a wrong||
Yikes, I must've hit a wrong link somewhere. Thanks for the heads up on the RPI—going through and fixing those now.
|2 weeks 14 hours ago||Yeah, that's partially my||
Yeah, that's partially my fault and partially Rivals'. If you look at Watson's recruiting profile, they list him as being from Southfield but left the data field blank for his high school, so he didn't show up in my database search. So Marshall is the second-highest ranked Southfield High player and the highest since Watson in 2002.
|2 weeks 15 hours ago||Yup. I've said this||
I've said this elsewhere, but I don't think Robinson was ever under serious consideration. He's 6'2", 230 pounds, and plays more like a strongside end than a weakside end. Given Marshall is the more explosive athlete and has a longer frame, he's a much better fit for what the coaches want—they're building a really big D-line, and Marshall could end up packing on the pounds like Frank Clark did. I'm not sure Robinson could do that and still be effective.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||I'd be pretty surprised if||
I'd be pretty surprised if Robinson got an offer. Yes, he's looked good at camps, but he's a 6'2", 230-pound defensive end. Take a look at the size of the guys Michigan currently has on the roster at DE and the prospects they're recruiting there. Frank Clark is still a WDE despite pushing 280, and at 6'2" he's the shortest DE on the team—and he's a more explosive athlete than Robinson. Taco Charlton is a 6'6", 265-pound true freshman and he'll be a WDE. Depending on how the class shakes out, Da'Shawn Hand could even end up there, and he's a high school defensive tackle.
Michigan is clearly building a massive D-line. I don't think Robinson fits that vision, even though I think he's a decent prospect.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Brown is still a long way||
Brown is still a long way from narrowing things down (he just named a top ten a few weeks ago) and making a decision, and he hasn't visited campus, so until either of those things happen I'm having a hard time entertaining him as a serious possibility.
That said, if Brown showed interest he'd be making a decision late in the cycle—he hasn't visited several of his top schools, after all—and by that time the coaches would have a better idea of the final class numbers (and likely know the destinations of McDowell and Marshall). They could look at Brown as a potential alternative to Hand, should he go elsewhere, or if there's room for both I doubt they'd turn down any interested five-stars in this class—again, there aren't enough pressing needs for the coaches to turn down the best players available late in the game.
At this point I'd consider Brown quite a longshot, though, so this probably won't be relevant.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||There's only one guaranteed answer to this...||
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Tacopants has managed to||
Tacopants has managed to remain invisible for nearly a decade, so I think this should work out quite nicely, actually.
|5 weeks 4 days ago||64 colors didn't look any||
64 colors didn't look any better with these—think the bigger issue was the lighting at the game.
[EDIT: Also, these are taken from a 360p video, and normally I'm starting with at least 720p. Guarantee they'll look better come football season, or I'll switch up how I do them.]
|5 weeks 5 days ago||Unless one of the programs in||
Unless one of the programs in contention has a particularly great (or terrible) season, I doubt 2013 wins and losses are going to make a huge difference in Hand's recruitment. He seems very serious about the academic side of things and how well he connects with the coaches—Bud Foster is the reason VT is on top, and Greg Mattison is developing a similarly-strong relationship with Hand—and I think those will be much bigger factors than how each team does this fall. These guys are looking at the next 4-5 years, not where the team is the year before they get on campus.
|5 weeks 5 days ago||Yes.||
|6 weeks 2 days ago||I was going to post that, but||
I was going to post that, but when I went to check Peppers' feed the tweet was no longer there. Think it stirred up a little bit too much of a reaction, but I doubt the sentiment has changed.
|6 weeks 2 days ago||I understand the sentiment,||
I understand the sentiment, even if I don't agree with it in this instance. As a kid, when I woke up on Sunday mornings after Michigan football losses, I'd try to recycle the Ann Arbor News before my parents could lay it out on the kitchen table.
We'll have plenty of football coverage, don't worry.
|6 weeks 2 days ago||Thank you—very much||
Thank you—very much appreciate the incredible level of support I get from the people on this blog.
|6 weeks 2 days ago||The recruiting update is||
The recruiting update is coming this afternoon—taking a while to catch up on over a week's worth of news that happened while more important things were going on. In the meantime, Brian asked me to get something up while he does his normal Thursday radio spot.
Sorry our posting schedule didn't fit your personal preference, though.
|6 weeks 5 days ago||Complete oversight, of course||
|6 weeks 6 days ago||*BREAKING*||
We have identified the real killer.
|6 weeks 6 days ago||ENHANCE||
|6 weeks 6 days ago||This was requested on the||
This was requested on the Twitters and I figured I'd leave it here, too:
|7 weeks 16 hours ago||It means a lot to me to know||
It means a lot to me to know that this has reached someone else in the CFS/ME community, buddhafrog. I've been around a couple people who also were diagnosed in the very early days, and I know that must have been very, very difficult, and I completely understand your decision not to tell anyone. If, as you said, this helped you get through that in any way, that's the best thing that could've come out of writing this.
On a personal note, if you ever feel the need to talk to someone who knows (at least some) of what you're going through, don't hesitate to send me an email.
|7 weeks 1 day ago||I just want to thank everyone||
I just want to thank everyone again for their comments—your understanding and support make me think I could've done this a long time ago, though this really felt like the right time to post this.
I should probably thank Trey Burke for that.
|7 weeks 1 day ago||Thanks for pointing me in||
Thanks for pointing me in that direction—here's the direct link for those wondering. Even with a solid knowledge of the illness I maybe understood half of that on first glance, but I'm excited about the recent progress towards unearthing the root cause instead of simply trying to deal with symptoms as they come.
|7 weeks 1 day ago||AHHHHHHHH okay.||
|7 weeks 1 day ago||I'm 99% convinced that Mitch||
I'm 99% convinced that Mitch McGary holds the cure to all fatigue-related illnesses, and am subsequently trying to convince Heiko to slightly alter his field of study.
|7 weeks 1 day ago||Henri is, at times, both my||
Henri is, at times, both my doppelganger and spirit animal.
|7 weeks 1 day ago||Thank you, everyone, for the||
Thank you, everyone, for the overwhelming and touching response to this. I'm incredibly lucky to be a part of the MGoCommunity—your support doesn't just keep me employed, it keeps me motivated to continue doing what I do.
|7 weeks 1 day ago||Trust me, I have. First of||
Trust me, I have.
First of all, in light of the above you can see why I'm not exactly searching for the next job—I rather like it here. More importantly, future employers are far more dangerous to me if they don't know what's up.
|7 weeks 2 days ago||Brian is out of pocket||
Brian is out of pocket because he's in the midst of a move, I'm attempting to write a longform piece today, and other outlets were running with the story. I'd agree that, in light of what's been revealed about Heitner, his report didn't deserve the attention it received. But it also received a ton of attention, and at least this way a more complete version of the story is on the front page for those who have come across the original report and want to know more.
But yes, it turned out Heitner isn't front-page material, and I apologize for any unnecessary consternation posting this has caused.
|7 weeks 2 days ago||I'm honestly not sure what's||
I'm honestly not sure what's going on with that—Heitner is supposedly based out of Florida, while Adelson lives in Florida and covers Michigan sports, per his Twitter bio.