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|16 hours 36 min ago||Fun facts about our||
Fun facts about our 2016 recruiting class:
More of our recruits are from the Southeast than any other region (34%).
The next biggest region for us is the Mid-Atlantic (28%).
The talent-rich areas of the country - Southeast, West, and Mid-Atlantic - make up a whopping 76% of our class.
The Midwest only accounts for 21% of the class.
Our biggest recruiting state is a tie between Florida and New Jersey.
We have as many kids from California as we do from Michigan.
We have no kids from Ohio. None. New Jersey is the new Ohio.
Welcome to National recruiting in the Harbaugh era!
|17 hours 34 min ago||It's something of an||
It's something of an overstatement about how much Urban Meyer "locks down" Ohio.
During his entire time at OSU he has averaged 40% of his recruits per year coming from Ohio.
That's it. 40%. Not the 80% some people believe. Not even a majority.
It was Tressel who was the big Ohio guy, taking 60%-70% Ohio kids for his classes. We may have forgotten, but it was a bit of a local dust-up in Columbus when Meyer came in and shifted their focus away from majority Ohio to more national recruiting.
Meyer is taking about 10 kids a year from Ohio. That's it. 10 kids from the 5th most fertile recruiting ground in the country. And he's not getting all 10 of the top 10.
Ohio is open for business if and when Harbaugh wants to go in there.
|17 hours 37 min ago||Yes, I grew up in and have||
Yes, I grew up in and have lived in these Big Ten East footprint states: NJ, PA, MD, Northern VA.
I've been following CFB intently since the early 80's and I can tell you that Michigan is now seen as a "local" team in these states. That was not the case as recently as a decade ago.
It used to be mostly just Penn State with some Notre Dame thrown in. Now it's clearly Michigan too. You see Michigan stuff everywhere. And it's not just people that went to Michigan or are transplants from the Midwest like it used to be. It's indigenous East Coast people (and recruits) too.
Being in the Big Ten East is the best thing that ever happned to Michigan. The "price" of having to play Rutgers and Maryland every year is well worth it.
One of the things that scares me to death is the prospect of another B1G realignment because the Big Ten West does poorly in head to head competition. The last thing I want is to get shipped back into another "Legends" type division with Iowa and Illinois and Minnesota while Ohio State and Penn State get the mind-share in the Eastern states.
Do Not Want.
|1 day 7 hours ago||Yeah, every single recruit is||
Yeah, every single recruit is getting "red shirted".
|1 day 7 hours ago||Think about this: There||
Think about this: There probably is an Ohio State "WD".
|1 day 7 hours ago||+1 Insightful.||
|1 day 7 hours ago||Ha! Good one. He gets neg'd||
Ha! Good one.
He gets neg'd just for posting innocent tweets. You think this board would let him off the hook that easily? I'm surprised there aren't more people whining that he did not eat the peels too.
|1 day 8 hours ago||We did not really get all||
We did not really get all that hammered over the Fab Five. We did that to ourselves with self-imposed sanctions and bad coaching hires.
|1 day 8 hours ago||I got a DUI (that's what they||
I got a DUI (that's what they call it in Maryland) to "Alive". I had it cranked up so loud while leaving a bar that the cops heard it from inside my car even with the windows shut and followed me.
I was not doing anything wrong, but I had a headlight out. That's all they needed to stop me. As my old friend Timmy "The Rat" used to say: "Only break one law at a time."
Cost me a bunch of time and money. Plus I was not allowed to drink for a long period of time in the peak of summer. O'Douls is a poor substitute for the real thing.
I still look over my shoulder nervously every time that song comes on the radio.
|1 day 8 hours ago||Me too, but not that far.||
Me too, but not that far. Those were some killer albums.
|1 day 8 hours ago||Grunge was about angst (there||
Grunge was about angst (there was indeed a recession at the time and you no longer expected to do as well as your parents) and it was also about a return to authenticity.
Nirvana was a big deal at the time for being a garage band with no videos and a raw under-produced sound. They broke the back of M-TV.
It was only later that they became "Hollywood" famous.
|1 day 8 hours ago||Harbaugh.||
|1 day 8 hours ago||Fuck that.I want them all.||
I want them all.
Compromise is for Purdue.
|1 day 8 hours ago||How can we freak out about||
How can we freak out about recruits possibly leaving the class if we do not count them in the class prematurely?
|1 day 8 hours ago||It seems like it would be||
It seems like it would be self-solving going forward.
MSU is in the exact same position we are . . . they have to play Michigan and Ohio State on the road every other year, just like we have to play Michigan State and Ohio State on the road every other year.
We should just switch sites with them one year and get it back to an in-state rival at home and Ohio State on the road rotation for both of us.
|1 day 9 hours ago||They've done it a few times,||
They've done it a few times, both in A2 and in Columbus, and it's worked out fine.
|1 day 9 hours ago||Give ESPN credit, they cover||
Give ESPN credit, they cover college football like it matters.
The networks that cover the NFL, especially NBC, cover college football as just a way to kill time until the NFL is on.
Most of a Notre Dame half time is used up pimping the upcoming NFL games rather than telling you what is going on right now in the CFB world.
|1 day 9 hours ago||I love Gus, but he's much||
I love Gus, but he's much better at basketball than football.
He does not quite know where to direct his enthusiasm in football. It can be awkward.
"It's SECOND AND SEVEN!!"
|1 day 9 hours ago||Harbaugh hates all the||
Harbaugh hates all the puffery around weight rooms. What little there was, he took down.
"This is supposed to be work."
|1 day 9 hours ago||Rich Rod got a million||
Rich Rod got a million dollars for a Barwis-initiated weight room makeover when he came on.
What happned to all that stuff?
|1 day 9 hours ago||I've never heard one listing||
I've never heard one listing the hot chicks at Auburn either.
But you know it matters.
|1 day 9 hours ago||We lost all our Bowl games||
We lost all our Bowl games during those years.
Every. Single. One.
|1 day 9 hours ago||Unless it's Rilvary week,||
Unless it's Rilvary week, noon games are just programming filler.
If you're playing at noon, you're playing Purdue.
|1 day 9 hours ago||Indeed. I got a bad sunburn||
Indeed. I got a bad sunburn once during an October game at the Big House.
|1 day 9 hours ago||Illinois?||
|1 day 9 hours ago||When you are married, and||
When you are married, and especially when you have kids, you can't just "do things the way you want."
That's part of life and growing up.
If that constitutes having your balls cut off in your mind, then definitely do not get married or have kids.
|1 day 10 hours ago||Cincinnati and Temple did not||
Cincinnati and Temple did not get Final Four banners when ours came down. That's not how it works.
|1 day 10 hours ago||But the problem is they don't||
But the problem is they don't want to.
|1 day 10 hours ago||Jordan Morgan's charge call||
Jordan Morgan's charge call against Syracuse should brighten your day back up.
Otto is still dead.
|1 day 10 hours ago||If Luke Hancock would have||
If Luke Hancock would have just missed that first 3-pointer he took off the time out, I feel we would have won the National Championship. He got on a roll from there.
We were ready to blow it open, but that shot checked our run.
Had he missed and we made our next shot, Louisville would have lost patience and gotten away from their game.