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|1 year 29 weeks ago||In my book||
Double negatives are ok and sometimes refreshing if they are intentional and well placed. This double negative works just fine.
|2 years 1 day ago||Yeah he played 10 games||
on special teams...
|2 years 1 week ago||I suppose...||
I just wonder if this is just a convenient excuse because he simply doesn't want to visit them anymore...Wishful thinking, i know.
|2 years 1 week ago||Seems like a strange reason to cancel...||
Why would somebody schedule an official visit during their ACT? He had to have had the ACT scheduled before hand right?
Is this just me?
|2 years 3 weeks ago||Hoke had to leave the field||
Actually, if you watched closely, the police had to run Hoke off the field because a couple of Ohio fans came up and tried to harass him.
So...either leave the field or stay and get some sort of cheap shot from a moron.
|2 years 17 weeks ago||Never Forget||
|2 years 48 weeks ago||A few weeks ago Bacon went on||
A few weeks ago Bacon went on a radio show and confirmed the school was Florida under Urban Meyer...
|3 years 5 days ago||I like the Rose Bowl Idea||
I think nights will get a little too crazy to actually meet up.
|3 years 4 weeks ago||Not really damned if you do...||
You're not really damned if you do considering if you go to a place like Michigan you will get the opportunity over the next four years to travel for free to many of those other campuses you could have as a recruit, as a Michigan player.
So yes, they are young and I understand that. But Hoke does have a job to do and as we have gotten screwed over in the past (RE: DT) I appreciate the fact that Hoke is already trying to instill accountability in commitments before they get to campus (RE: TRich).
If you want to be at Michigan (which I would think you do if you would commit) then come to Michigan, go to the Rose Bowl, and get free travel and gifts when you go to Pasadena.
Also, if it is true that a commit knew the policy and went behind the coach's backs, that is a whole other issue that makes you consider whether the player really was committed to begin with.
|3 years 4 weeks ago||This is how I imagine a convo would go||
A recruit like TRich or Pharoah tells Hoke, "Coach I want to visit another school."
Hoke: "Ok. We understand that you want to be sure of your decision. But for the best interest of Michigan, we just want to let you know that while you are exploring other schools, if someone else is willing to commit at your spot, we cannot in our right minds wait around. It would be putting us at a disadvantage. We appreciate your honesty and know this is a big decision. We will continue to recruit you, but want you to know we cannot consider you 'committed' as long as you are going to other schools."
For Dudeness and others trying to say that it is petty for the coaches, remember what happened to Dequinta Jones... What good does it do for Michigan to save a spot for someone who is taking visits. We always say for recruits visiting Michigan, "You never know once they get on campus." Well the same goes here. And we will be screwed over if we continue to save spots for "commits" visiting other schools versus recruits who would be dying for a Michigan spot.
Get your childhood dreams of visiting schools in BEFORE you commit somewhere. Why would you want a kid to come play for you if he really did go behind your back? We don't know that this is what actually happened, but how could you trust a kid if he won't be up front with you.
|3 years 5 weeks ago||From JoePa's Perspective||
I want to preface this by saying that in light of the details that have come out and the fact that JoePa allowed Sandusky to still remain affiliated with the program after knowledge incidents I believe he has to be fired. However, I do want to say also that I think people who are trying to say JoePa is automatically an awful man for this are not putting themselves in his shoes really.
We all would like to think that if we were in that situation, our immediate reaction would be to do the right thing and report to the police. But put yourself in Joe Pa's shoes for a moment. Imagine if someone came to you accusing your brother, or son, someone you have been close to for over twenty years, of sexually abusing a child. Would you automatically assume it is true and report to the police? I think if you consider how long JoePa knew Sandusky beforehand, it must have complicated things for him. Again, I am not making an excuse and the fact that JoePa did not ask more probing questions, AND allowed the man to keep access to Penn State football is terrible. But I imagine there must have been some fear and denial going on in JoePa's head which are very human emotions when you have a long-term relationship or attachment to someone. JoePa had several children himself. I am sure that in no way shape or form he condones sexual abuse, which makes his actions that much harder to understand. But, again, I believe for JoePa it must have been extremely difficult to think that Sandusky could actually be doing these awful things, based on the fact that Sandusky was his player and very close to him for many years.
The details that have come out, and JoePa's reaction of saying he "did what he was supposed to do," are disturbing and cause for his dismissal. But I am not ready to say he is automatically the worst person in the world because of it. He should have done more, no question. He should have banned Sandusky, no doubt. He should have though of the kids and reported it to the police. But when you have known somebody for a long time and have accusations come out that rock the foundation of who you believed them to be, it must be alot tougher to come to terms with the reality of the situation.
|3 years 6 weeks ago||Hoke's signing day presser||
Remember back on signing day when Hoke said he would like to take two backs in each class for that reason exactly. That backs are usually athletic enough to move elsewhere.
|3 years 9 weeks ago||In fairness||
I think this was probably decided before hand and if coaches are out recruiting instead of being at the presser I think that is much better.
|3 years 16 weeks ago||Points for not mentioning Rick's||
Can't stand rick's...feels like it should be in East Lansing
|3 years 16 weeks ago||I'm probably one of the few vegetarians||
that reads this blog but I must say Seva is actually very good. If you eat meat, I highly recommend you do NOT get something on their menu imitating meat because as Brian said it won't be a good imitation. But there are so many great options on their menu not imitating meat that you can leave there very happy.
Highly recommend the Enchiladas Calabaza which are butternut squash and very filling.
Also sweet potato fries.
|3 years 20 weeks ago||Fuck||
|3 years 20 weeks ago||Agree with Dr. Porter-Szucs||
I took his history of Roman Catholocism Class and he is able to keep you interested in his lectures and actually motivated me to read some of the dense readings we had in class.
Great teacher and good class.
|3 years 20 weeks ago||Agree 100% with Psych 418||
Psych 418 with Professor Mann was the only class I could ever imagine taking that actually changed my life in a positive way. If you can take it spring term. He is an emeritus professor and recently they tried to let him go but due to student response they have kept him on board.
Hands down the best class I took at Michigan and I'm still in touch with the professor.
I loved all Ralph Williams' classes too but he's gone so...
|3 years 33 weeks ago||Meyer clean? Lied to Stonum.||
Do you remember him lying to Stonum after Lloyd retired? Urban Meyer is not clean regardless of what he says on TV nowadays. Sorry about the link for this, I know the original story about Meyer lying to Stonum was on ESPN.com but I think its gone there now.
"Meyer apparently also lied to recruit Daryl Stonum (who eventually committed to Michigan):
"The University of Florida stayed on the four star pass-catcher well all the way through. Things crescendoed recently after a conversation with Urban Meyer. According to Stonum, Meyer had a compelling reason why he should become a Gator.
"He told me that he talked to Coach Carr and Coach Soup and that they told him that I would be a much better fit in the Florida offense than I would be in the one at Michigan," Stonum recalled.
"I thought, wow, my coaches are selling me out? I confronted them about it. I asked Coach Carr and Coach Soup about it, and they said they never talked to that guy and that there was no way they ever said anything like that and that they think I should be a Wolverine. I believed them. Right then, I knew just how Florida rolled."
Edit: Sorry about the format.
|3 years 37 weeks ago||Previously Scheduled PC||
The Presser was already scheduled as the opening to Spring Ball presser.
I highly doubt that has changed. JT is not getting fired (but we can hope).
|3 years 40 weeks ago||What the hell is with his||
What the hell is with his round about way of starting and trying to gain sympathy. Talking about the other emails they get and what has happened to the other players he has had.
Sly, scummy, trying to keep that image up and not address the issue at hand.
The vindication that comes from this story feels so great. Hopefully the NCAA follows up.
|3 years 42 weeks ago||I wouldn't get too excited about Gant||
I went to Southview back in the day and am from sylvania and Tressel and co definitely got in on Gant much earlier than we did and everything I have heard about him has him favoring OSU. If they want him they likely will get him. But who knows, maybe the new staff can work some magic. Still have some major catching up to do though.
|3 years 48 weeks ago||Richard Mann from the Psych Department||
Dr. Mann is literally a legend around Ann Arbor and has been there since the 60's and 70's. He had a huge influence on my life and is very personable.
He correlates psychology with the theories of quantum physics in a very down to earth manner that shows the day-to-day impact it can have.
Highly recommend him.
|3 years 48 weeks ago||Yes he was good||
Seconded. Keeps you interested.
|3 years 48 weeks ago||Staying could actually help his Pro prospects||
I don't want to say I think Denard will be a great NFL QB, but unlike many I haven't given up on that idea. Denard was just a Sophomore this year and is an extremely hard worker. Mike Vick is only 6'0" so its not completely out of the realm of possibility if Denard bulks up a bit and gets tutelage of a QB coach like Loeffler if Hoke is able to bring someone like that on board.
Again, it's unlikely maybe that Denard could be an NFL QB but I don't think it is completely impossible yet.
|3 years 48 weeks ago||Misinterpreted||
Sorry about that. I misread your comment.
|3 years 48 weeks ago||How was that an assumption?||
Up to this point I haven't heard Hoke say he thinks Denard can be a QB. The fact that he came out and said Denard is a QB and he is willing to adapt his scheme goes a long way to Denard choosing to stay here.
|3 years 48 weeks ago||I agree but don't forget the differences||
I agree that things like having the banner depict Brady Hoke and doom are in poor taste, don't show any support, and is a little irrational.
But the situation now versus when Rodriguez was here is completely different. Since day one the media depicted RichRod as the devil incarnate and Brian was rightfully trying to bring us back to reality instead of bashing RichRod because it was the thing to do. This was an outsider coming into Michigan and he needed all the support he could get in order to succeed.
With Hoke, the media is already painting him as the darling of Ann Arbor and gushing about the hire. Brian, again is trying to bring some perspective to it and remind us that just because he's a Michigan Man it does seem we are just trying to go back to exactly what we were trying to get away from at the end of the Carr era.
I agree that maybe he's been a little irrationally too negative, though. I support Hoke and think he will do well, but I fully understand Brian's concern that we are going to go back to being a perpetual 9-3 team that never quite breaks through.
|3 years 48 weeks ago||A reason im excited for Hoke||
Yes he did this at SDSU, but the lst time they went to a bowl was 1998! 12 years ago. In the 7 years before he got there they were always between 3 and 5 wins and won just 2 games the year before he got there. To get them to 9-4 with a bowl win in just two years is nothing short of remarkable especially when competing with the likes of Missouri and TCU.
That program was worse than horrendous until he got there.
|4 years 2 weeks ago||Ignore||
Edit: Ignore. Absent minded didn't read through...actually pretty funny