"Jim's a tough guy and you can see his personality is all over this football team," Fitzgerald said.
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|2 years 44 weeks ago||Could any of this just be||
Could any of this just be part of the recruiting game...? Based on the MSU guys offered they seem pretty solid, but when you think about it we are recruiting a lot of the same 2014 kids. By offering a couple guys you know you are not Likly to get you may build bridges with coaches and now MSU staff may need to spend more time doubling back on recruiting their own guys which means less focus they can place on the 2014 head to heads...And that may be all achieved by sending out offers you know you won't be taken up on...
Or maybe they really do want these kids, just a thought that there may be some other motivations with some offers.
|2 years 45 weeks ago||Magnus....or anyone||
Magnus....or anyone else...Just a point of clarification…. Mainly for my own understanding… someone tell me where I am wrong..
But I don’t think the policy is based on letting people off the hook or punishing
My understanding of the policy was that if recruits took visits they were no longer considered committed to Michigan and vs. versa…. This would result in Michigan recruiting to fill their spot, and COULD result in that position being filled by someone else.
If Michigan searches and doesn’t find a suitable replacement, I don’t see what in the policy, as I understood it, from Michigan prevent accepting his committee again, If both parties look around and choose to recommit to each other; that is to say based on the recruting policy as i understand it.
I understand why you don’t want wondering eyes, and I always thought that there could be a potential recommitment based on the policy…. Obviously the dynamic in each situation will be unique, and bridges may have ben burned.... i just dont think the recruiting policy as described by Hoke would prohiabite it....trust is a fickle thing....and i understand if its gone to the coaches its gone, but i think that is the reason we wont see him back, not the recruiting policy.
|2 years 49 weeks ago||42 - 17 good guys 342 rushing||
42 - 17 good guys
342 rushing yards on the day for Michigan.
|3 years 51 weeks ago||Love it!!||
|4 years 2 days ago||I think it has a better ring||
I think it has a better ring if you take the 'AL' out of the shirt so its just gorgeous borges.
**Edit - beaten to the punch on the suggestion, but awesome none the less.
|4 years 2 days ago||38-17. and for good measure||
38-17. and for good measure Pursa doesnt make it through the game.
|4 years 2 days ago||673||
low total yardage becuase NW doesnt move the ball
|4 years 1 week ago||Not trying the thread jack,||
Not trying the thread jack, but on the other michigan recruit front - I believe Banner and Payton were scheduled to take official visits to Oklahoma, anyone hear anything as to how those visits went?
|4 years 36 weeks ago||i also agree, defense wins||
i also agree, defense wins championships; however, you have to scores points to win - otherwise the best you can hope for is the longest game in history that ends in a 0-0 tie after everyone goes home.
Denard cant be the quarterback forever.... he will eventually graduate.... unless he uses his dilithium power to turn back time like superman did.
|4 years 36 weeks ago||I agree with everything you||
I agree with everything you said, however; barring an absolute disater Hoke will not be fired in less than three years. It would be an unlikely scenerio that would result in him firing his brother quickly.
I think this is a unique situation - one that would provide some security for a DB position coach. No matter the product after the first year, we should see improvment (maybe jjust becuase of player development / maturing). However, Hoke will get at least three years at head coach.... if he can convince his brother to come over, i have a hard time believing that he would quickly get the axe, just my opninion.
|4 years 36 weeks ago||Your example is well taken,||
Your example is well taken, but a brand new staff is likley going to have at least three years of job security. Position coaches will almost certainly be garenteed more than one year, becuase they can blame the old staff for their current deficencies.
|4 years 37 weeks ago||They are recruiting like 300||
They are recruiting like 300 DBs becuase G, Mattison is a disciple of Mo and Carr, once Michigan gets a decent lead, time for the prevent. While in the past this drove me crazy, i have come to realize they won a shit ton of games that way.
Maybe with denard and co. on offence they plan to being ahead alot, thus running alot of prevent with 5 or 6 dbs at a time, and they want enough to rotate them and keep them fresh.
|4 years 37 weeks ago||I really hope we land this||
I really hope we land this kid beucase i think he could be really good. But hopefully the guys from last year make some improvments so he doesnt have to play right away and just get tossed into the fray (that didnt work well last year). Hopefully he can come into a d-fence with a little more depth and stability where he can learn and develope (and make his mistakes on the practice field) as so we dont suffer through them on saterdays.
I was geeked about Cullen last year, hoping he could come in and make an immediate impact.... However as we learned there is a little talent and speed difference between HS and college (i am still bullish on CC - just wish he and the other two Frosh CBs werent thrown to the wolves)
|4 years 37 weeks ago||I cant read the tweet||
I cant read the tweet (protected). However, i think it has to be a good sign that the backdrop is the Michigan Block M
|4 years 38 weeks ago||For better or worse, it is||
For better or worse, it is probably safe to assume the days of recruiting 8 million tiny slot ninjas has likley come to an end.
Maybe more importantly how does he feel about dreads?
|4 years 38 weeks ago||His statment might be partial truth to it||
This maybe be true due to him telling partial truths.... see the possible examples below:
DB: Hello JH, You interestest in coaching at Michigan?
JH: Nay, i am staying in Cali.
DB: How about the weather out here, gotta go!
DB: Whats up Mad hatter, you want to be the next coach at michigan?
LM: I dont think so.
DB: Did you really do Moe's wife?
There is the distint possibility he gauged wheather eah would take the job, and didnt officially offer the job.... knowing that they would not acept, thus he can claim Hoke was the only one offered. Not lying but not the full truth either.
|4 years 42 weeks ago||Tom, sorry for the confusion||
Tom, sorry for the confusion about you reporting the prior Dee news rather than just passing along the Orlando Sentinel's report. Any thoughts on the most recent rumor mongering from the Alabama site?
|4 years 42 weeks ago||I didnt participate in the||
I didnt participate in the last melt down.... so i fill i can add at least 10 freakout posts in this thread!
|4 years 42 weeks ago||I hope Tom is right, but if||
I hope Tom is right, but if you click the link within the Alabama forum, Dee's school does list him as a verbal to Bama.... Hopefully this is incorrect, or was it was drafted during the brief but terrifying decommit / recommit time frame - when the popular sentiment was that he was going to Bama….. However, withFlorida’s coaching situation (and ours) and Ha-Ha in his ear you never know….
Hopefully the Bama fans are just using the internets for rumor mongering and don’t have inside information.
|4 years 46 weeks ago||Gotta love the SEC||
The SEC, the land of paying players and playing dirty..... What college football was meant to be, no?
Not a bad D end - but will never get a shot in the pros - each one of those hits is a major fine.... will always be fined or suspended in the NFL. I hate the NFL QB protection rules, but maybe this helps me understand a little.... completely unacceptable..
|4 years 46 weeks ago||Michgan made money, really?||
This seems to make sense, look at the tradition. Did i buy less tickets or Michigan junk because they had a couple losing seasons.... no, was i disappointed... sure. As long as the ship can be fully 'righted' all will be will. Considering what they make from season tickets, the BTN, and merchandising, i would find it hard to believe that, the juggernaut that is Michigan football would lose money.
|4 years 46 weeks ago||Hope he stays blue through all this||
The very selfish part of me hope that he stays with Michigan through this very though part of his life. Certainly with the death of his father, additional family obligations may come up which result in him needing to stay closer to home. I have to say i am more excited by him than any other recruit we have committed, and that is saying a lot considering, i think dee will be awesome, in this system; and beyer will be like Roh 2.0.
Despite my comments above and desperately wanting a savvy d back to come to Michigan hopefully he does right by his family, can take care of business and still come to ann arbor.
Like so many others have echoed, may our thoughts and preys go out to him and his family.
|4 years 51 weeks ago||its good to see so many good||
its good to see so many good defensive players on the list, we need to start actaully landing them. I remember this time last year we were starting to talk about Depriest (now committed to Alabama). We need to start landing these top defensive prosects.
|4 years 51 weeks ago||Fully agreed, i have a BSBA||
Fully agreed, i have a BSBA from a MAC school, and enjoyed the hell out the experience. It didnt reduced my love for michigan. Go to school and make the best of yourself, they also have masters programs if you dont get in the first time around.
|4 years 51 weeks ago||Can we have like 4 do||
Can we have like 4 do overs?!?!?! We could make that so much less painful.
|4 years 51 weeks ago||Rable Rable Rable..... bench||
Rable Rable Rable..... bench him after one bad game!! every player has an off game now and then. Should OSU have benches pryor at Illinious should Alabama have benched McElroy? our problem is that bad offensive performance = a loss due to our defenses inability to stop anyone.
|4 years 51 weeks ago||Saw it, and agree with # 1& 2||
Saw it, and agree with # 1& 2 but not 3. How is that any less fundamental to building a team today than it has been in the past. In fact one could argue, that many of our defensive issues are caused by players that chose not to observe #3. Kelvin could cower when things get down and transfer or he could stand his ground and defend the program.
I still believe in the ‘those that stay’ statement even though I may be a minority.
|4 years 51 weeks ago||Of course he is going to||
Of course he is going to support the program, he is a player currently playing for us. Can you imagine if he didnt. Thats being part of THE TEAM.
Those who stay will become Champions!
|4 years 51 weeks ago||Yeah, this is not so much a||
Yeah, this is not so much a match-up i am looking forward too. Lewan has all the potential in the world, but is young and inexperienced and will be going up against one of the absolute best. I am fearful of him getting beat if we drop into a straight dropback passing mode. However, i supppose thats how you get better, by playing against the best.
|4 years 51 weeks ago||An interesting read, nice||
An interesting read, nice post. Hopefully after saterday, they will need to RE build their D line, after they are ground into the turf by the o line, and denard rushes for 200 on them.