this week in unintentionally grim-sounding recruiting headlines
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|1 week 1 day ago||Expected?||
I think this is perfectly fine. There is enough tape of these kids and some coaching holdover, so that the "try-out" is probably a formality. Like a job evaluation for an underperforming employee. They're unlikely to keep their job/position on the team, but you need a mechanism to justify that decision. For a potential fifth year, this should be an expected part of the process. I bet most of them already know whether they'll be back, or not.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||Who?||
|5 weeks 1 day ago||Dynasty||
Top program in college football = early playing time for 4-star from Michigan? I wish I could close like Nick Saban.
|5 weeks 2 days ago||Too many 'cruits?||
Too many 'cruits?
|6 weeks 12 hours ago||No.||
|6 weeks 1 day ago||If true, Urbz would have||
If true, Urbz would have tripped on himself to offer. Need or not, he'd bury him. Like Weber.
|8 weeks 3 days ago||Blessings||
Thanks God! The folks down here complain about Mark May SO MUCH! They effectively ran Herbie out of town as well. I'm sure it won't take long for them to be pissed off about something the new crew says or does. Sooooooooo sensitive. So sensitive.
|8 weeks 6 days ago||This sucks.||
|13 weeks 3 days ago||Pop Gun||
Pop is a sound. My favorite soda is Coca Cola, mixed with bourbon.
|14 weeks 4 days ago||Storylines||
I've suggested to a few buckeye friends, that, if the two Big 12 teams had been Oklahoma and Texas instead of Baylor and TCU, I doubt OSU would have jumped both to get in. There was no question that Alabama v. OSU, Saban v. Meyer, was a better storyline and more attractive to sponsors than Alabama v. Bayor or TCU. Unfortunately, it will always be this way. Fortunately, Michigan is a big brand too, and Harbaugh's a big figure in coaching.
|14 weeks 4 days ago||Meter down||
That was supposed to be a sarcastic "undisputed one". I think it's amazing that adding 2 teams to the playoffs make a championship undisputed, especially when the 4 seed wins it. So, relax. We good.
|14 weeks 4 days ago||Demand||
You have to keep in mind that the dynamics in Ohio are very different. There is one major college football program without other major sports (successful ones) in central Ohio. Tickets to regular season games are impossible to get except by secondary market, and are very expensive at that point. Every game is this way, even against the soup cans they schedule every year. I talk to a lot of folks who take their kids to this game because they can't afford to take them to a regular season game. This will be even more exaggerated after a national championship (an undisputed one). No question, the number is impressive, but there are good reasons for it.
|14 weeks 5 days ago||Main Page||
Still not posted on main page, unusual delay for a commit. No?
|16 weeks 3 days ago||3-4||
Weber was a defensive recruit. Poor kid. Urbz just being Urbz, collecting spare parts.
|19 weeks 4 days ago||Integrity||
The NIT clearly isn't concerned with ratings and caish. This is a tourney for the grittiest, small conference teams. Good for them. Zzzzzzzzzz.
|20 weeks 49 min ago||Status Quo||
I don't, at all, like the idea of squeezing Walton back into the lineup after a lengthy time away. This team is rolling as much as it has all season, probably a lot more. Spike is a great point guard, not serviceable, but great. He has done more than much higer rated players and should be a starter until he's out of eligibility.
|21 weeks 19 hours ago||Yes||
|22 weeks 3 days ago||Poor Kid||
So typical, get help
|23 weeks 1 day ago||Not concerned||
Little Brother loses games with depleted squads and steals late in the game.
|23 weeks 5 days ago||Carmen Ohio||
OSU sings their alma mater at the end of every home game. I think the do it on the road as well. A bit of authentic tradition amongst an ocean of sponsored bits and advertisements. If you haven't been, that stadium is consumerism at it's best. Has a real NFL/Vegas feel to it.
|23 weeks 6 days ago||Ohio||
I hate to compare Michigan to anything done in Ohio because, obviously. But, is there any room to incorporate songs from the current songbook into the game day experience? I agree, that any addition should be organic and authentic. So, what about making 'Varsity' or 'Yellow and Blue' better known and more commonly used? Specifically, why not have the team sing 'Yellow and Blue' after every home game? New tradition? Yes, if that's really a thing, but Michigan should be around for a while and it may settle in nicely after 10-15 years.
|24 weeks 2 days ago||Worse||
Common Man and Company on 97.1, Columbus. Belly of the beast. Truly awful radio.
|24 weeks 2 days ago||Haters||
Local radio was bagging on JH today, likened him to a super hot girl who's crazy as shit. Went on to say they thought he was "drunk" for his intro presser. I really don't remember them talking so much about M football, in February. Good sign.
|24 weeks 2 days ago||ANGAR||
They're talking about M t-shirt on 97.1 in Cbus. Pissed. Tough road for him ahead, especially the first time he fumbles.
|24 weeks 3 days ago||Poor Kid||
Dude, Mike Weber has no idea what kind of snake pit he's about to walk into down here. This story has been on the local news daily since it was first reported. People (college kids, grown men, old ladies) are following this story and paying attention to this kid. He's an OSU signee wearing Michigan gear? They won't even say the name of the state down here. Unfortunately, kid's got a lot of rough days ahead of him.
|24 weeks 4 days ago||Keep it Going||
The longer Urbz is in negative light, the better for Michigan recruiting in Detroit. Meanwhile, in Cbus, sports writer is advocating for Weber to be released from his LOI.
|24 weeks 6 days ago||Mad||
Thomas Wilcher was just interviewed on 105.1. He's pissed at Urbz. Mike Weber and his family are pissed at Urbz. They're replaying the interview at 2. Hopefully, it goes national.
|24 weeks 6 days ago||Credibility||
Gosh, I hope this story keeps growing and growing. Weber ain't coming back to MIchigan, and that's fine. But it'd be great for this story to catch on nationally, a la the stories from UCLA and Louisville, and plant that old Urban Liar seed in the minds of recruits and coaches. At a minimum, this should affect his recent momentum in Detroit and at Cass Tech.
|24 weeks 6 days ago||Devil on Shoulder||
I think the Higdon excuse was just an excuse, but I think it was planted by Stan and Urbz shortly after Higdon committed. Something like "Hey Mike, didn't that rat Harbaugh tell you you were the man? You can trust us here, you're the man here, we'd never mislead you like that". Exit Stan, Weber is ANGAR.
|24 weeks 6 days ago||Discovery Period||
Why not add a 10-day period after signing the LOI in which kids can "opt-out" of the contract if one of a list of specific events occur (coach leaving, etc)? This would put more pressure on coaches and teams to keep their promises and give kids an out if they don't. Maybe similar to the NBA's early entry policy? In this case, Weber sees the real situation and has an opportunity to "right the wrong". It'd be nice if coaches would just be honest with 17/18 year old kids and their families (Urbz), but that seems to be a relic at this point.