This is maaaaybe premature there, ESPN. Maryland #1 FWIW.
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|9 hours 6 min ago||I think he needs to call them out||
I think he needs to actively campain for a home and home with one of their biggest and baddest (Auburn, LSU, or Bama) challenging them to come play a november game in Michigan. They will never accept, he can use that as a recruiting advantage -- basically, SEC schools don't want to get you ready to play cold weather football, so come up here where we will.
|1 day 13 hours ago||Seriously||
I would suggest that if the SEC is so concerned with integrity and what is right, they should look to their glass house set up before looking to cast stones in our direction.
They promote an environment of sexual assault by basically pimping out the women campus for recruiting visits, but have a problem with student athletes going off site during spring break for a week of practice.
The reasoning is also quite funny. The gist of the argument is:
i) Student athletes have too much of a load being student athletes
ii) Michigan is looking to use spring break, a time usually spent on drinking and getting laid or doing nothing, to host one of the four weeks of spring ball. Presumabely this frees up one more week of school for the student athlete.
iv) the student athlete is being harmed. (i.e., profit)
|4 days 19 hours ago||Actually||
|4 days 19 hours ago||Actually||
Double post. Oops
|4 days 19 hours ago||Actually||
Sweet quadruple post dude
|5 days 7 hours ago||Actually||
I have lost more than a few friends to addiction, including my brother in law last week. So I am well versed in addiction and the horrible disease that it is. That doesn't mean there are people that arent legitimate assholes in this world. Manziel is one of them. This, if I had to choose I'd rather see the homeless person on my street overcome addiction and Manziel flush out of the league than see those guys continue to suffer and see Johny win the super bowl. Sorry my opinion is not pc, but i just don't root for abusive assholes.
|5 days 13 hours ago||I could not agree more||
Both rich kids from Texas oil money families. He is a cocky prick. I really don't care how this ends for him. In fact, if I had to choose between a) failure/tragedy and b) climbs the mountain and leads anyone but the Lions to the super bowl, I would have to go with a) based on his attitude and personal backstory.
|6 days 11 hours ago||As a 34 year old who works for himself||
Some days all I do is repeat the following loop:
1) Read mgoblog
2) Get a coffee, tea or water
3) Grab a snack
4) Read mgoblog comments while i eat the snack
|1 week 12 hours ago||Now for||
The most anticipated Hello post in the history of mgoblog. This one or Peppers.
|1 week 2 days ago||Most plausible explanation||
Wants to wear it one last time.
|1 week 2 days ago||Goes both ways||
Same people disappointed that Fuller didn't go Michigan in wake of the last minute push are the same ones that are convinced that Clemson can't turn the momentum in the Gary recruitment. If anything Fuller going to OSU is a good sign for Michigan on the Gary recruitment.
|1 week 2 days ago||Me too||
Give me a coach so non-discript that even the media can't remember his name.
|1 week 2 days ago||My rankings||
1) mom makes stovetop
Seems like a good ranking that strongly considers the long term ramifications
|1 week 5 days ago||My exact situation||
Reading it right now. Even the grammatical typos are cringeworthy at times. That being said, I am thouroughly enjoying the book. David Brandon is a villian of Geoffrey Baratheon-like proportions.
|1 week 5 days ago||Eric Ebron||
I actually came in to chime in with Eric Ebron. Both had about the same type of ratings coming out of High School. If you look at his recruting profile they are very similar, 6-4 about 220. Very fast, more receiver than blocker but with the ability to grow into a blocker. Had similar stats senior year and similar rankings (3/4 star and just outside a top ten TE).
The more I research the kid, the more I like him. Good pickup.
|1 week 6 days ago||What?||
No Gary Semi-Panic section this week? Is this code for "no panic because Gary is a silent commit"? Holy Moly, GARY IS A SILENT?!?!?!?
|1 week 6 days ago||I'm not so sure||
I think they'd also take Murphy. Boss would take up Elliott's spot.
|1 week 6 days ago||I think it's more than momentum||
Multiple outlets are reporting similar hearsay, basically people have heard those two saying Michigan leads as of now
|2 weeks 8 hours ago||I guess after the week we've had||
Can't be anyone from our coaching staff.
Btw, I am for the harbaugh tactics
|2 weeks 10 hours ago||This could be the final swing||
I believe Coach D'antolio already had his in-home visit prior to the official. I think State went to the whip a bit too early. We shall see though. Crazier things have happened
|2 weeks 16 hours ago||I get your logic||
Give those kids one less way of earning a scholarship and making it out of there bad situation. The bottom line is kids want to play sports and the best athletes in America want to play football. Given a choice of soccer or football, most here choose football. Given a choice between football and baseball, most choose football. I played and coached a fall sport that was not football. There were some great athletes that I would have loved to have on my teams, but the fact of the matter is we lost out on some good players because players chose football. Now that more people know the risk, you may have more kids focusing on soccer or baseball, but the kids that do know the risk should still be able to play football if that is what they want to do.
That said, the NFL should be spending tons of money on research on how to make the sport safer. They should take a no stone left unturned approach to finding ways to lessen the long term risk and should really start to do away with the non-garuanteed contracts. Also, the NCAA should really be putting money into a slush fund for football players. Think about this, for years football and basketball have paid for all other sports. It's time the NCAA gives back a little to football.
|2 weeks 16 hours ago||This is weak||
If you are going to ban tackling in football, then you should ban headers in soccer until kids reach the age of 16 as well.
You want to make football safer, change the equipment. Smaller, lighter pads and get rid of the hard helmet. Go to a head gear like the one worn in boxing. This will lead to less people leading with their heads. It will also lead to more "wrapping and tackling." Getting rid of football until kids are 16 is akin to getting rid of football.
|2 weeks 17 hours ago||Anyone taking the under||
Anyone taking the under would be McDoomed.
|2 weeks 17 hours ago||Doom II||
Would be great if he had a younger brother that wound up playing for Michigan as well. He could be referred to as Doom II
|2 weeks 2 days ago||To add to this||
There are 49 other states that the overwhellming bias is not against "TTUN" or "scUM."
In Ohio the natural instict is to hate Michigan. In decades past, when Michigan was beating OSU every year or at least every other year, a kid could go against the grain, go to Michigan, and hopefully play the spoiler role for all his friends. But because of the past 13 years, Michigan isn't really the cool pick, rather you would probably be setting yourself up to get razzed by your buddies for three or four out of four years (I am sure Kalis gets it a ton). My guess is that if you are a high schooler and want to play that role, you go to MSU. If I had to guess in Ohio, the pecking order is OSU, MSU, Michigan.
Same thing goes for Michigan really. In Detroit, you see a lot more Spartan gear than Michigan gear. Also, the contrarian Michigander may now go to OSU (e.g., Webb, Weber). I think one more solid season for Michigan though, and Harbuagh will lock down Michigan. I think winning the big ten will go a long way to shoring up DPJ from Cass Tech and re-establishing the Cass/Detroit pipeline.
In the other 48 states, Michigan is still a top notch institution that has went through some bad years. No one notices outside of Michigan and OSU how bad it actually was because there is really no shame in it. Alabama had bad years, USC had bad years, Oklahoma had bad years, and now we have some bad years. Everyone outside of Ohio and Michigan knows that things will go back to normal. To quote, "It's Michigan."
Thus, the recruiting strategy for 2015/2016 seemed to be:
i) win. We started off great.
ii) establish the national brand and to get to know the coaches at the top programs in the top football regions. So far we have done this and seem in line to potentially land the best recruit in all the land, from talent rich New Jersey, and in particular Parmus Catholic. We've also gained recruits from other top notch high school programs in Cali, Florida, Alabama, New Jersey, and Georgia.
Starting next year, we have moved to establish the "pipeline 9." If this doesn't show that we will be committed to restabilishing the state of Michigan next year, I am not sure what will. I imagine if all goes according to plan and we win the big ten next year, you will see us in play for one of the top three recruits in Ohio for the class of 18.
Tl;DR, UM isn't rebelious or cool in Ohio anymore, MSU is probably more popular. 2016 recruit nationally, 2017 Nationally + Michigan, and 2018 and beyond Recruite Nationally, Michigan and Ohio
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Athalon does suck||
Hadn't really ever read an athalon article before, but it seems like a poverty version of the bleacher report.
My favorite part is when the author brings Mike Dontonio into the mix. Basically conceding that Nebraska isn't as good as Michigan, but hey D'antonio doesn't like Harbaugh either and they won the big ten this year.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Iron D||
Sounds more a pet name for my dick moreso than a trophy
|2 weeks 6 days ago||surprising||
That the first comment in this thread was not a snarky comment by WD indicating that he had already posted the hello
|4 weeks 6 days ago||You are a immoral thief||
See how easy it is to accuse with zero facts
|4 weeks 6 days ago||I'm hearing||
Les Miles has openly campained for the job, but would not publicly state that he is interested. Factions within the York family would have to do an about face for this to happen. I also have heard that David Cutcliffe has turned down the job. My bet is that they wind up with...Greg Schiano