this week in unintentionally grim-sounding recruiting headlines
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|17 hours 2 min ago||-1 for no future hypothetical||
-1 for no future hypothetical better than a #5 UM...When speaking hypothetically about JH UM FB...go big.
|4 days 13 hours ago||M FB, M BB Wings, Lions,||
M FB, M BB
Wings, Lions, Tigers
M Hockey, M SB
Patriots, Stl Cardinals, Stl Rams
|6 days 16 hours ago||"...actually follows college||
"...actually follows college basketball..." Apparently, not closely. The return of Caris and DW are well documented, and the development of the frosh was noted.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||...and neither should even||
...and neither should even share the same post as an NC...
|2 weeks 6 days ago||September||
September Heisman>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>Summer Publicity Award
|3 weeks 1 day ago||I'm an avid golfer. I love||
I'm an avid golfer. I love and respect the game, but some rules are archaic and ridiculous.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||71 at Forest Lake. Play the||
71 at Lake Forest. Play the ball down. Gimmies are okay for speed of play, but putt all birdies/pars. The putt or chip that got it there says a lot about whether a gimmie is given. Ready golf. With no warm up a 2nd ball on #1 is allowed, but if you hit it, you play it. No mulligans after that.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||Agreed. Well said on DB.||
Agreed. Well said on DB.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||Ceremonial pitches aren't||
Ceremonial pitches aren't meant for the actual strike zone. Priority one is to keep it out of the dirt. It would have been better a tad lower, but he knew where to miss it.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||I don't think there's a||
I don't think there's a massive chance. This isn't a new story. JH responded last week. Why would the JH response last night make anyone rethink anything? JH's response last night was player and health-focused. Why would a re-statement of 5 day-old news make Falcon react? If Falcon thought Pipkins was getting a raw deal, you would have seen his tweet last week when this blew up.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||I think his mood will play||
I think his mood will play into it in the futre. I don't mean it in a whimsical way. I wouldn't expect this level of detail and candor all the time. I think he'll be less candid during the season.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||I do think Harbaugh will push||
I do think Harbaugh will push on the sensibilities of parts of UM Nation. Administration, doners, fans and media will feel this at times -- perhaps often. I will loathe Drew Sharp's presence in the pressers even more than usual. This "public trust" will be strained at times. I do think there's an element of his way or the highway.
He's smart so he'll often care, but he will also not care when others think he should.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||It's not so black and white||
It's not so black and white as liar vs. career done. As you say, he could luck out and not experience more injuries despite playing eleswhere.
I do like Harbaugh's candor here, but do not expect it in every circumstance. I would guess his level of directness will be as varied as his moods, individual scenarios and media reaction.
|4 weeks 14 hours ago||"Article" has click baity||
"Article" has click baity title, picture and caption as per ESPN policy. Mickelson hasn't been charged and is not under investigation and as mentioned before is well known to gamble a lot. Not much to see here. Moving along.
|4 weeks 20 hours ago||And PSU by a skosh.||
And PSU by a skosh.
|4 weeks 6 days ago||Sam Webb @SamWebb77 7m7||
Rumblings about Michigan out of one of the Detroit's most talent laden programs even has me shaking my head a bit ($) http://mbd.scout.com/mb.aspx?s=162&f=1088&t=13917688&sto=MS_172095468 …
EDIT: Read the shake my head a bit as Sam seems to be on the skeptical side of things...
|4 weeks 6 days ago||I'm buckled...double||
I'm buckled...double restraints in case there are more than one coming.
|5 weeks 18 hours ago||He was an accessory to||
He was an accessory to Sandusky's horrors. That's not the same as Sandusky, but it is horrible all the same.
|5 weeks 19 hours ago||Interesting, good for||
Interesting, good for over-a-beer-discussion, and 3 to 5 times less meaningful than pre-season rankings...which are meaningless.
|5 weeks 1 day ago||I would have been totally||
I would have been totally fine with that Sparty nightmare.
|5 weeks 3 days ago||Sam Webb does not agree with||
Sam Webb does not agree with your opinions at all.
|5 weeks 3 days ago||I agree, although he knows||
I agree, although he knows it's obvious as does everyone else. There is a grain of truth to not wanting to have to add to their summer schedule in order to compete (though the competing at all is the thing).
|5 weeks 3 days ago||Saban has said it is at least||
Saban has said it is at least partially about time and effort. That doesn't make him "lazy" in general, but a lot of SEC tears were verbalized as time/effort issues. I don't think a P5 CFB coach can be labeled as "lazy" relative to most people because of the demands of the job, but relative to their peers (and especially to their elite hyper-enthused peers) they can.
|5 weeks 3 days ago||His "personal preference"||
His "personal preference" makes it sound like he'd rather not have to put in the time or effort to travel and compete (such as it is).
|5 weeks 4 days ago||247 composite mostly||
But will look at Scout and Rivals as well.
|5 weeks 6 days ago||I hear you, but if you give||
I hear you, but if you give credence to this stat then the previous excuse seems to correlate...which you seem to dislike.
Luckily, I think there are plenty of reasons to be optimistic about a much improved team this year. Lack of development in previous years may be a reason for less than ideal success, but youth won't be.
|5 weeks 6 days ago||8 wins does not get you fired||
8 wins does not get you fired at MSSt...8 wins gets you an extension.
|6 weeks 1 day ago||He does seem kinda||
He does seem kinda disinclined to care less. There is a lot of passion there.
|6 weeks 1 day ago||Which highly rated kids do||
Which highly rated kids do you believe are only saying they have interest without truly being interested? Gary? Bredeson, Davis, Kelly, Upshur, Hamilton, Hawkins?
You seem to be making arguments that UM can't win (beat OH) recruiting a certain way (implying their current way) and then compare them to Sparty and talk about 4/5 stars not being interested enough to commit. This class won't likely look like MD's previous classes. It will very likely be better.
|6 weeks 1 day ago||How many 4/5-stars do you||
How many 4/5-stars do you think UM is going to get in 2016? I'm guessing 8ish which is roughly double what Sparty's classes have looked like in the past (this year will be better)...and they've given Urban as much as he can stand.