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|1 week 15 hours ago||Awesome.||
Great movie. I can believe that this one hasn't been re-done.
|7 weeks 14 hours ago||Yea!||
Man, last year's HTTV was so great that I was excited at the opportunity to contribute to this year's issue--- and a basketball/hockey one? Definitely sign me up. I've already contributed and look forward to seeing you guys shatter your goal again this year.
|7 weeks 2 days ago||My guess||
In regards to Knight avoiding abusive female terms, you may want to google "Bob Knight Connie Chung interview" before you go too far with that argument.
|7 weeks 2 days ago||Disgusting||
What Rice did was terrible and inexcusable and he should be fired.
For me, what's just as troubling is the fact that Pernetti was informed of this behavior over the summer, didn't take any action until December and only decided that it was worth a three game suspension. He should have fired him then and there. Instead, he gives him a minor suspension, lets him go his way and fails to renew the contract of the guy that brought it to his attention.
It's bad enough that we have to accept Rutgers and their mediocrity in football and basketball, but now we know their head coach is serial abuser of his players and their AD is an enabler of this behavior.
Looking forward to seeing our teams destroy them on the field.
|9 weeks 3 days ago||Bright side||
On the bright side, it can't hurt Michigan's recruiting on the East Coast and Mid-Atlantic if we're playing out there every other year.
|10 weeks 2 days ago||Too bad||
I thought Boesch was turning into a solid player in 2011. He was having a good year but got injured and then 2012 was a complete washout. I hope that he catches on somewhere else.
|10 weeks 2 days ago||Same here||
No one in my family had attended either Michigan or State, so I didn't have a natural lean towards either school. I started watching sports in the late 70's. At that time, Michigan had the great football team and was on TV all the time, so I loved them. Michigan State was going through the Magic Johnson era and I loved them (even though they plummeted right after he left.).
It wasn't until I went to Michigan that I actually switched my allegiance over to Michigan.
|10 weeks 3 days ago||Still...||
Still, it's a very small sample size against two of the better defenses we played last year. In the Alabama game, he threw one pass at the end of a blowout. He had a whole half against Nebraska and didn't do well, but he had a couple of passes dropped early and had a nice drive going at the end (until he threw an int). Once again, not saying that he's going to ever start, but I wouldn't hold those performances against him.
|12 weeks 2 days ago||Wow.||
After Roushar gets his golden parachute that allows him to leave the program without Dantonio having to fire him, they go around and hire someone even worse?!?
It's these type of coaching hires that have the rest of the country laughing at the B10.
|13 weeks 1 day ago||Yes!||
I'd love to see him take a bigger role on offense next season. He offers a unique change of pace compared to Fitz, Green, Smith, Rawls, etc. Would love to see emerge as a third down back, slot WR and kick returning terror.
|13 weeks 2 days ago||Not that old||
Weeden was 24 when he started at OSU and Weinke was 25-- so Speight isn't going to be quite as old as those guys.
|13 weeks 4 days ago||Camped||
He did camp at Michigan last summer and apparently did pretty well. Will be interesting to see how this plays out. The stories on his wrestling championship say that he's at 288 lbs, so he's got some good size for a 2014 guy.
Also, Tom VH has confirmed that its a gray shirt offer. Story is up on Wolverine Nation.
|14 weeks 3 days ago||Depth||
This is great stuff, thanks for putting it together. I think that one important differentiation is in depth. If you look at the SEC, there's a lot of distribution in the talent across the conference. Sure, not everyone had a great class, but there were several great classes and a couple of good to very ones.
In contrast, after you get past Michigan and Ohio, there's a definite dropoff to Nebraska and a huge dropoff after that. Looking at the totals skews the fact that Michigan and Ohio carried the conference recruiting this year and pretty much everyone was else (save Nebraska) was mediocre.
|18 weeks 3 days ago||McQuay||
Did this happen because Leon McQuay selected USC? I know that he's an early enrollee too. Did they hit their cap and need to move someone from EE to fall?
|19 weeks 2 days ago||Ugh||
I turned on the game last night on the BTN and thought how great it was to have the BTN and to be able to see Michigan Hockey in HD even though I'm no where near Ann Arbor. For a moment, it almost made it worthwhile to have Rutgers and Maryland in the B10.
Halfway through the second period, I was sad that the BTN exists. What an awful game and an awful team.
|19 weeks 3 days ago||Homer||
Holstrom's been a great player for the Wings for the past 15 seasons. It'll be tough not seeing him hanging out in front of the net. As for Zetterberg, it's a great choice. All in all, very happy to see the NHL back in business.
|20 weeks 1 hour ago||Long time till 2014||
I'm not surprised by this. Given that he's new to HS football, he probably wasn't expecting all of the interest that he's getting. He was probably shocked when he got the Michigan offer and just jumped on it. Now that other schools are recruiting him, of course, he's interested in seeing what's out there. It's different from other early commit guys like Michael Ferns or Shane Morris who had interest from a number of schools early on and had a much better understanding of their options before committing early.
It's a long way till 2014, if he's going to look around, it's best for everyone that he do it now as opposed to waiting until later in the process like Conley or Brown did.
|20 weeks 17 hours ago||Ugh.||
I thought that he might have said something thread worthy. He did not.
|20 weeks 18 hours ago||Actually,||
Brian Ferentz is Kirk's son. He was an OL for Iowa in the mid-2000's and coached with the Patriots from 2008-11 (including TE in 2011). Last year was his first year on Iowa's staff as OL coach. Going from OL to WR coach is a little odd but he did seem to do a good job with Hernandez and Gronkowski as pass catchers.
|20 weeks 1 day ago||
Yeah, while Twitter is the ultimate FWIW source, the other '13 recruits sure seem to be pretty sure that he's going to be joining them. The other schools that he's considering are Cal, Oregon and Ohio State-- although Michigan, Cal and Oregon seem to be ahead of Ohio on his list. He is supposed to visit Cal on Jan 18 and Oregon on Jan 25, so it'll be interesting to see if commits on his upcoming visit to Ann Arbor.
He'd be a great pickup-- 4 stars to everyone but 247, which has him just below 4 stars.
|22 weeks 6 days ago||Ugh.||
I have no idea how Rob Parker continues to have any type of job in media. His writings while he was at the Freep were terrible-- poorly written and poorly argued. His TV appearances are just as bad.
|23 weeks 1 day ago||Thoughts on Hill||
Magnus-- What are your thoughts on Hill?
|24 weeks 3 days ago||Ross||
When I was in the BBA program, there were a couple of athletes. Rob Pelinka from the MBB team was there and was one of the smarter people I met there. It's definitely not surprising that he's turned into a super-successful agent. There was a guy that was a backup lineman on the football team too and one or two others. Not a ton, but the ones that were there were really sharp guys.
|26 weeks 3 days ago||Rutgers Fans||
Rutgers fans are thrilled with the move. However, their alternative the tire fire that is the Big East, so of course, they're thrilled.
|26 weeks 3 days ago||Devin||
He's played too well to not let him start at QB. Denard should play the role that he played last week-- if he can throw, it makes him that much harder to defend. I think this is especially true with Fitz being out.
|26 weeks 4 days ago||Rutgers||
While I don't think that the B10 needed to expand, I'm not as troubled as others on this board with the addition of Rutgers.
The football program has been pretty decent since Schiano took over. They've won 9+ games in 3 out of the last 4 seasons and 8+ in 6 out of the last 7 seasons. Their last couple of recruiting classes have been top 30ish quality and it seems like there's a fair amount of HS talent to draw from in NJ.
They recently completed a renovation of their football stadium. Their attendance hasn't been great but it's still higher than a couple of B10 teams and one would think that replacing teams like Syracuse, Connecticut and USF with Michigan, OSU, PSU, etc. might help drive that up a little bit.
As a football program, they're not at the level of Michigan, OSU, PSU, Neb, Wisky level, but I'd say they on par with MSU, Iowa (current season notwithstanding), NW and certainly better than Ilinois, Purdue, Indiana, and Minnesota. Academically, they're in line with most of the B10 (#68 based on US News).
Now is adding another mid-tier player a good thing? Maybe not, but at least Rutgers has the potential to morph into something more. The stability and money of the B10 could elevate the program, while also bringing the B10 into NJ (which has the 9th largest population in the US-- more than IN, IA, MN, NE, WI).
|26 weeks 4 days ago||Reschke||
I think that Reschke would be a great pickup but would be shocked if he decommitted from State. He was one of the first guys in their class, a legacy and has been recruiting guys to State like Shane has been doing for us. This would be a huge blow to Sparty.
|28 weeks 13 hours ago||Interesting||
McQuay is the only uncommitted visitor this weekend with an offer. Rachwal has been up a couple of times so it could be him, but does he get an offer this early? Otherwise, maybe Kief or Ford?
|28 weeks 4 days ago||Seriously?||
I get that last year's class didn't close strongly (forgetting for the moment that it was a top 15 class), but the pessimism of posts like this are idiculous. I agree that McQuay is a longshot but I don't see any reason to think that Michigan isn't close/leads for Treadwell and Green.
Treadwell has maintainted throughout that he loves Michigan and I haven't seen any analyst that doesn't think that we're in the lead. As for Green, the only school that you mention that is even a finalist is Va. Tech. The schools that appear to be the closest to Michigan among his favorites-- Auburn and Tennessee-- are having terrible seasons.
Now, maybe none of these guys will end up in Ann Arbor, but to say that we'll "likely whiff" on those targets just isn't in line with the current reality of the situation.
|29 weeks 2 days ago||DB||
He was recruited as a DB but has had a very good season at WR.