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|9 weeks 6 days ago||Ron Johnson was admitted and||
Ron Johnson was admitted and he's already enrolled (he shows up on the student directory already) so he's doing ok.
Hopefully Hawkins can clean it up and get back in or find a good landing spot.
|10 weeks 3 days ago||I always find it to be a nice||
I always find it to be a nice surprise when a Top-100 kid commits without waiting until the last month and doing the whole hat dance or other presentation. I guess we need a little bit of both to keep us interested and excited, but this is a nice relief to have a guy who just wants to sign up and get moving.
|10 weeks 3 days ago||God Bless Jim Harbaugh! I'm||
God Bless Jim Harbaugh!
I'm sure they're tired though - that amount of flying and not sleeping in your home gets to you after a while.
I saw an article in the Detroit News (below) where Sarah was saying that they are "worn out", but that they are looking forward to 5 weeks off around July. Hopefully, they get to power through the rest of the camps, then get some time off before focusing on the actual football to be played in the Fall!
|19 weeks 3 days ago||OP should clarify it's at||
OP should clarify it's at Paramus Catholic and not at Paramus (which is the local public high school).
|26 weeks 6 days ago||Story is from a month ago||
Story is from a month ago
|26 weeks 6 days ago||I dunno. I always ppl to go||
I dunno. I always ppl to go to the best school possible (if they are choosing a high paying career). If you are choosing a lower paying career (like pediatrics, etc.) then you should crunch the numbers.
|27 weeks 1 day ago||Does Durkin look like||
Does Durkin look like Eminem??
|27 weeks 3 days ago||Title should be - "Retelling||
Title should be - "Retelling Random Tweets"
|29 weeks 2 days ago||On phone so can't start new||
On phone so can't start new thread, but I think the silent commit is Rashad Weaver instead of Vic. Per the Twitter of Rashad.
|29 weeks 2 days ago||Love this time of year when||
Love this time of year when people who have no idea how recruiting works think they have figured out something that no one else has figured out. Haha. Wake me up when the faxes start running.
|29 weeks 2 days ago||I'm happy with the class||
I'm happy with the class either way, but it would be nice to get 4-5 of the guys you mentioned.
|29 weeks 3 days ago||I'm expecting we get like 4-5||
I'm expecting we get like 4-5 on NSD and I'm pretty happy with that. Gotta know when to cash your chips.
|29 weeks 3 days ago||if it happens it happens; if||
if it happens it happens; if it doesn't it doesn't. Not stressing this one.
|29 weeks 3 days ago||Basically Michigan and some||
Basically Michigan and some other hat to keep it interesting.
|29 weeks 3 days ago||He's following Drevno and||
He's following Drevno and Drevno is following him. Sounds good. Let's do this. Need another OT bad.
|29 weeks 4 days ago||I think we still get Murphy,||
I think we still get Murphy, Hill, Nordin, Gary and Simmons.
|29 weeks 6 days ago||No, PC is not that close to||
No, PC is not that close to NVRHS. About 30 min away. I actually know a lot of people at PC, including a number of football players, through my church. Actually, funny story, Gary Nova's cousin goes to PC and I spoke to him about his thoughts about who's coming to Michigan. Won't say it here, but he thought highly of Michigan.
|29 weeks 6 days ago||me. got my tix through psu||
me. got my tix through psu ticket office.
|29 weeks 6 days ago||Meritocracy is what I would||
Meritocracy is what I would hope for and expect. A good friend of mine was accepted into MIT, his admissions offer was contingent on maintaining his grades, etc. (fine print in the overall context of an admissions offer). He had some girlfriend problems senior year (and didn't attack his studies with an EUTM). He was normally an A+ kid, but ended up pulling a B or B- average in his final semester. His admissions offer was pulled right before graduation. He had to scramble and find another school to attend and luckily he got into NYU (although because of how late it was in the process, he didn't qualify for most of the need-based grants and had to take out a lot of loans).
That being said, he turned out ok and does well now in finance. But that being said, I wouldn't expect any less from an institution like MIT or Michigan, for that matter.
|30 weeks 15 hours ago||Are we still in it for||
Are we still in it for Asiasi? Hope so.
|30 weeks 2 days ago||Compared to how I felt in the||
Compared to how I felt in the middle of our 5-7 season under Hoke, I don't feel bad at all. For all of you who think we were non-controversial and the media didn't hate us then, just harken back to the Shane Morris Concussion-Gate scandal. Losing to every team we played AND being in the middle of a scandal.
Our situation today is dealing with optics and understanding that Harbaugh is a polarizing guy. First world problems.
|30 weeks 2 days ago||Delete this post please.||
Delete this post please.
|30 weeks 3 days ago||I think we all agree that||
I think we all agree that substantively this is isn't very different than what most of the big programs are doing. CFB recruiting is confusing to begin with - commitable offers vs. non-commitable offers; redshirts, greyshirts, prep years, etc. Bottom line is this coaching staff is doing what they have to do to make our program a contender. Honestly, I think they did not even expect that the first year would have gone so well and, unfortunately, they were flat-footed in gauging the class size and how many top tier recruits would be interested in Michigan. Think about it, last year, Harbaugh had trouble getting 14. I don't think he predicted that he would be double that and telling guys "I'm sorry, there's no more room".
|30 weeks 3 days ago||I don't think most of us have||
I don't think most of us have problems with being selective and choosing the best athletes for our program. The primary problems here are (1) optics, (2) communication or lack thereof and (3) getting used to the stark change from the past coaching staff.
1 - Optics - Doesn't look great at first, but substantively not very different than most big programs. We'll get over it and Michigan fans need to ban together, but this type of stuff could easily be avoided and should be avoided going forward by being more selective initially.
2 - Communication - It would have been better to give a hard "no" during the summer or fall to get this out of the way and not have it linger on. Once senior tape rolls in, review it, and make a quick decision. Trying to be nice and letting the kid consider himself a "commit" is not the way to go or, at the very least, ask the borderline kid up front, "are you ok with being a Plan B?" If the answer is no, then move on.
3 - Change in Coaching Staff - Gut check in terms of the change from the nice guy (but ineffective) Hoke routine. Hoke had a policy of (monogamous) loyalty no matter what. I.e., we took the no visit policy seriously and believed in hard firm "commitments". Clearly, the current staff is more open-minded about commitments - they see it as somewhat open-ended on both ends. This is a big change; not necessarily a "bad" change, but every change takes some getting used to.
|30 weeks 3 days ago||Lesson learned for next year||
Lesson learned for next year is don't offer sleeper recruits at satelite camps. I don't blame them this year because it was Year 1 and they had no idea what would happen, but now that they know, I hope that they adjust their "yield formula" and be a little bit more selective in order to prevent these situations going forward.
|30 weeks 3 days ago||Well, I think it's even||
Well, I think it's even dumber for a Michigan fan account to accuse a Michigan recruit of being unethical. Violates the don't tweet at recruits rule as well as don't tweet riduclous and/or dumb things at recruits rule.
|30 weeks 3 days ago||It's a song. Some dumb Mich||
It's a song. Some dumb Mich fan account sent him a pic of his tweet with the words "Explain?" and it was obviously just song lyrics. Wish we could ban all of those Mich updates/24/7/nation, etc. accounts that just annoy kids all day long and steal content.
|30 weeks 3 days ago||Going to be really good after||
Going to be really good after a redshirt year!
|30 weeks 5 days ago||Yea, it's bad here in NJ.||
Yea, it's bad here in NJ. About 1 foot so far, more coming. Everything is shut down. I'm eating PB&J sandwiches at home with the kids watching Netflix.
|30 weeks 6 days ago||That's good. I'm hoping Ibi||
That's good. I'm hoping Ibi and Xavier will provide a nice spark next year!