- Member for
- 5 years 7 weeks
- 2006 / 14 / 3 / 1
- 2007 / 13 / 0 / 4
- 2008 / 17 / 1 / 5
- 2009 / 30 / 1 / 6
- 2010 / 21 / 3 / 2
- 2011 / 30 / 4 / 10
- 2012 / 34 / 2 / 11
- 2013 / 38 / 8 / 8
- 2014 / 33 / 10 / 5
- 2015 / 35 / 7 / 6
- 2016 / 23 / 10 / 1
|1 year 33 weeks ago||only value?||
Top 4 UM alumni states (in order)... Michigan, California, Illinois, New York. But it isn't just about alumni base, it is the combination of a contiguous state, the alumni base, recruits, and markets.
These are stats on NJ recruits and where they went to school. This is filtered at 3stars or better and a 75 rating or better, according to ESPN. The B1G column does not include RU, even after 2014.
Year / NJ Total / B1G / RU
Besides the fact that the screenshot Brian included was misleading historically, when it comes to RU keeping NJ kids... this also shows that the NJ kids, even those not interested in Rutgers, DO CARE about playing in a conference that plays in NJ. Take note that the B1G announced the expansion in Nov 2012.
So, to answer your question, should the B1G try to expand into California... well, i'm sure your alumni brethren in Cal would be mighty fine with that, and so would the football talent.
|1 year 33 weeks ago||'hope we beat them every year||
'hope we beat them every year going forward'...
Of course!, so do i. I hope we beat everybody, every game, every year... with ENTHUSIASM UNKNOWN TO MAN! ... right up the street. The B1G is in now in your backyard, how can you not be happy about that?
|1 year 33 weeks ago||agreed, the whining is getting old||
Another day... another Brian post with a jab at adding RU and Maryland. Not all UMich fans live in the midwest. In fact, a lot of us live in the NY/NJ and DC areas. I couldn't be happier to have my team play against schools in those fertile recruiting grounds, one of which happens to be right up the street. Embrace Rutgers and Maryland, please!
|1 year 38 weeks ago||yeah... i'm kinda sick of||
yeah... i'm kinda sick of hearing that Maryland/Rutgers addition was just a grab for tv ratings and that it was a bad, short term idea. What about the improved recruiting from those fertile states? What about the fact that a huge % of UMich grads can now see their team in their backyard? I live in NJ, and it is now starting to feel like BigTen country, people are talking about the BigTen and that's a good thing for our conference/team. Brian, your point about tv ratings might have merit, but come'on, it's a dead horse. RU/Maryland are part of the B1G, let's start to embrace it. Don't forget, Peppers is from NJ, Rashon Gray is NJ, Ronald Johnson is NJ, we have another 2 kids from MD in that 2016 class. Would they have been interested in UMich if Maryland/RU wasn't in our conference, maybe... but i'm sure it didnt' hurt.
|1 year 40 weeks ago||Re: football fans||
Nevermind... Delete that, i'm an idiot. I read wrong.
|1 year 40 weeks ago||Football fans?||
Fam is from Alabama, so chances are they are huge Bama football fans. All Bama fans have been hearing lately is how sneaky Mich is with their football camps this summer. Could that have affected their entire view of umich athletics? I hope not... But fan is short for fanatic and Bama fans are a very loyal bunch.
|4 years 10 weeks ago||i'm surprised...||
i'm surprised he didn't take that offer from Arizona... that coach produces stellar defenses
|4 years 12 weeks ago||RU - UMd Rivalry game||
Jersey high schools produce a ton of UMd students. That rivalry game the last weekend of the season would hit the ground running... i like that idea.
|4 years 12 weeks ago||Thanks...||
Thanks for everything D Rob... great smile, great player, great Michigan man.
good luck at the next level... I, for one, am a fan for life.
|4 years 14 weeks ago||how many of you..||
how many of you clicked on that image, thinking it was a video...
me = guilty
|4 years 19 weeks ago||BTN? ... my guess||
BTN? ... my guess
|4 years 30 weeks ago||thanks Dr. Obvious...||
Yes, the past commit part was a bit of a brain fart...
As far as your oversimplified analysis, i was hoping for more of an in depth look at what scheduling a game like this does to recruiting. Do the national exposure benefits outweigh any risks associated to a bad loss?
Maybe its a question most appropriately answered by the Mathlete with historical data.
|4 years 30 weeks ago||recruiting implications||
Can anyone post or point me to a hypothetical analysis of how the outcome of this Alabama game could affect recruting (past, current, and future commits)?