"It was a privilege," Gardner said Monday night at the Ufer Quarterback Club Banquet in Ann Arbor. "I don't think people understand how much of a privilege it was to not only be a quarterback at Michigan, but just to be a part of this university whether you're a student-athlete or not," "And I knew that as a sophomore in high school. I knew this was a special place."
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|1 day 1 hour ago||This was written this morning...||
...after seeing the Seattle Times report. I think you're very much misinterpreting the post. I think Frank Clark deserves a shot in the NFL. The way Seattle handled the investigation—poorly, in a way that has drawn a major PR backlash that could lead to Clark getting cut to save face—negatively affects Clark's opportunity to get that shot. There's a reason I said this post hurts everyone involved, and I don't think it's fair to anyone, even though Clark is far from a sympathetic figure.
If Seattle had simply acknowleged Clark's actions, stated concern regarding the police report and witness statements, and said they'd provide an environment in which they believe they could support Clark as both a football player and a human being, I wouldn't have written this post today no matter what round Clark was drafted. By not doing so, Seattle hurt everyone involved, including themselves, not that I have any sympathy for the organization itself.
|1 day 1 hour ago||Oh jeez, that's my bad.||
Changed the phrasing. Thanks for pointing that out.
|2 weeks 2 hours ago||I'll leave this here.||
|2 weeks 23 hours ago||I believe...||
...he's being recruited as a cornerback by most. He's listed at 5'11", 165.
|4 weeks 6 days ago||Brian covered the latest...|
|5 weeks 6 days ago||My sincerest apologies.||
The deadline loomed and it totally slipped my mind. Brad Wing Forever.
|9 weeks 1 day ago||Not really.||
This staff had to start from behind with just about every prospect they've recruited; considering those circumstances, I'm pretty impressed with how they've positioned themselves with a lot of the blue-chippers they're going after. They're going to miss on a lot of them (the vast majority of them, really), because that's how recruiting works, but they haven't even really started peppering the Midwest with offers—they're mostly sticking to high-level national recruits in top talent-producing states.
I don't think it's going to take too much longer for them to land a commit, and when that happens I think the pace will pick up pretty quickly.
|9 weeks 6 days ago||At this juncture...||
...I don't think that's something they have to worry about too much. Most of the early offers have gone out to high-level prospects being pursued by several top programs. Those aren't the guys who are going to commit early, for the most part. Most of the three-star-and-below prospects who've received offers have offer sheets suggesting they'll be rated higher at the end of the cycle.
It's early yet for Michigan to be offering the level of prospect who'd jump at an offer and potentially take a spot from a higher-rated guy. The staff, as best I can tell, manages this through the timing of their offers; we haven't heard anything about levels of committable offers yet.
|10 weeks 1 day ago||It's going well.||
I'm waiting to post an update until I finish up a couple more tests, but my body's responding very well to the new medication. Barring any unforeseen setbacks, should be feeling normal by the summer, which would be quite welcome.
|10 weeks 2 days ago||Just the once...||
I've known Bacon since taking his class in 2008 — couldn't turn down the chance to sit courtside. (I don't believe those are his normal seats, FWIW.)
Will be back on press row for Rutgers.
|10 weeks 2 days ago||Before there are any more of these comments...||
|13 weeks 19 hours ago||On the basketball front...||
From attending a lot of Beilein's pressers, I can say he's very reticent to discuss X's and O's or certain elements of his strategy. While he'll discuss strategy in broad terms, he doesn't often delve into specifics. Still gives a decent presser compared to a lot of coaches, but most of the questions people here would be interested in would be things he wouldn't answer in much detail.
There's no coordinator availability like there is for football, so I wouldn't be able to ask BA or Jordan instead.
|13 weeks 1 day ago||DTs||
The staff hasn't targeted anyone in this class, but that's going to be the top priority in 2016. Obviously Rashan Gary is one of the top targets on the board, and they've got a pretty good shot at landing him.
|13 weeks 1 day ago||(No subject)||
|13 weeks 1 day ago||That's not true.||
If I had to guess, I'd say Wheatley and Weber end up in the class, and I think there's a decent shot at Jefferson, too.
|13 weeks 1 day ago||Not saying he'll definitely flip...||
...but he's absolutely not 100% certain on his choice. Sometimes I word things a certain way because I can't flat-out say what I hear all the time. That's the case here.
|14 weeks 1 day ago||You'd be wrong.||
I couldn't blockquote the entire article—he talked a lot about the opporunity to play with Josh Rosen and how much he respected Jim Mora as a coach.
|14 weeks 2 days ago||If you watch his full film...||
...it's pretty apparent the level of competition caveats also apply to his own team. He had to do a lot on his own.
|14 weeks 4 days ago||Whoops, fixed.||
Fifth-year senior. Got a medical redshirt after he tore his ACL a couple years ago.
|14 weeks 5 days ago||Kept that update short...||
...since his statement in that article was pretty vague—didn't even mention a date—but Sam just confirmed it's a distinct possibility he'll visit this weekend:
|14 weeks 5 days ago||Not enough...||
...for me to write a post on it while all the football stuff is going on. Other than Brown rescheduling his visit, there hasn't been much of note other than it looking like M is falling behind Kentucky and Duke for Derryck Thornton.
|16 weeks 22 hours ago||No, he's playing.||
Just has a very limited role right now—23 minutes combined in the four Big Ten games, including a DNP against Iowa. He's put up decent numbers but mostly against the lesser teams on the schedule.
|16 weeks 1 day ago||Well, I'll be damned.||
The GIF thing worked. +1000 MGoPoints.
|16 weeks 1 day ago||Tried to change it, got an||
Tried to change it, got an error. Working on getting it fixed but I can't do it from my computer, apparently.
If anybody has figured out a workaround after getting this error message...
...holler at me.
|16 weeks 1 day ago||...and before he got in touch||
with the new staff, I believe. Like I said, it's hard to throw a dart without hitting a recruiting insider who strongly believes Wheatley will end up at Michigan.
|16 weeks 5 days ago||No.||
There are plenty of interested players, and "banking" scholarships is usually a bad idea in football—creates the type of holes in the depth chart Michigan has been struggling to fill for years now. For instance, with Bosch now out the door, they really need to grab a couple O-linemen or there's going to be a serious lack of upperclassmen after the 2013 group (and Mason Cole, who didn't redshirt) graduates.
|17 weeks 23 hours ago||You're new here...||
...so I'll cut you some slack, but when your avatar mysteriously disappears after an entire board thread is dedicated to NSFW avatar pictures, it's not coincidence. Try again. There's an entire rest of the internet out there and there are a ton of people on here who want to be able to scroll through the comments of a game preview without having to hide the screen from work/family/friends/etc.
|17 weeks 5 days ago||All three...||
...fall squarely in the "not happening" category; I know George Campbell has flat-out stated he won't consider Michigan, and there's been nothing to indicate the other two are thinking about it.
|18 weeks 1 day ago||Presser is at noon.||
Will be streamed on MGoBlue and televised on ESPN and BTN.
|19 weeks 2 days ago||For context:||
EMU is #116 on KenPom—they're a legitimately decent MAC squad.
NJIT is #266.
Coppin State is #335.