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|10 hours 8 min ago||It's a NJ thing that is too||
It's a NJ thing that is too hard to explain to outsiders. Christie's administration is a total mess and NJ is at a standstill. NJ citizens are mostly just frustrated and waiting for it to be over. That's about all I have to, or want to, say about it.
|10 hours 36 min ago||Oh, the Buckeye is just||
Oh, the Buckeye is just gearing up to say "Urban cooled on him" when Ahmir commits to Michigan! :P
|10 hours 39 min ago||None, whatsoever. However,||
However, if a recruit survived the collapse of the Hoke administration and still chose to commit to Michigan, then that means he is going to Michigan simply because it is MICHIGAN! In addition, he has never said anything, in interviews, on twitter, or otherwise to show that he is wavering.
I think highly of Dele and Erik because they stuck with Michigan when we were a tire fire. I know many of you have already forgotten what the fan base was like during that period, but I can't help but want to root for the guys that stuck with us when we were down. For example, when my thread "CC: Greg Schiano" seemed like it was talking about a situation that might come true; there was so much negativity that I can't imagine anyone wanted to be associated with the program at that time (I also received a 100+ negs as a result of mentioning Schiano).
I'm also tired of the fans that say Dele is "just a 3-star maybe we can get someone better." I think that is plain disrespectful to guys who are committed to us.
|10 hours 52 min ago||Dunno about that. Harbaugh||
Dunno about that. Harbaugh seemed to have a huge smile on his face the last time he was hanging out w/ Dele. I think it was at SMSB, but maybe someone can pull up that picture.
|10 hours 55 min ago||High 3-star, almost 4-star||
High 3-star, almost 4-star WR. Friends of the Flanagan trio. Keyshawn "Pie" Young. Along w/ Taco, we will have dinner and dessert on our team!
|11 hours 1 min ago||I read NJ.com and I felt||
I read NJ.com and I felt obligated to create an account to refute their libel of Harbaugh re: the Pipkins story. They copied and pasted the ESPN story and created a narrative equating Harbaugh to Saban.
|11 hours 3 min ago||How many Californians are||
How many Californians are there in China? That is the key question.
Haha. But California is also a huge state - it should really be two states.
|11 hours 23 min ago||Because there are a lot of||
Because there are a lot of moronic fanboy "experts" on twitter who put together random "lists" of who they "think" will be in the class. Most are teenagers in basements and half of them have everyone's names spelled wrong.
Those lists do nothing except piss off the kids who are left off of them.
This is what happens when you grow up in a world with fantasy football and everyone thinks they own the team and the players.
|11 hours 28 min ago||Yes, the AD is subsidized by||
Yes, the AD is subsidized by student funds from the general student population (similar to most schools). I know Michigan is not like that - Michigan is one of the few schools with an AD that runs in the black.
Most state schools receive sizable amounts of state funds to support stadium development (whether it be through actual grants or through bond support - i.e., sharing the state's high credit ratings to get cheap debt in order to fund construction). I'm not saying it's a good idea, but that's how it typically gets done.
Christie has run the state into a huge deficit and is at war with the public sector (basically refusing to fund state pensions except for the bare minimum). Without getting into politics, many in NJ feel that the state is logjammed and unable to even support bonds for state schools, libraries, highways, etc.
|11 hours 34 min ago||NJ is a pro football state -||
NJ is a pro football state - Giants and Jets are what they know. Most of the RU fans have only been "fans" for the past 5 years. They have no idea who the traditional powers in college football are and they have no sense of respect for Michigan football. It's hard to talk sense into them.
Everytime that I talk to a Rutgers fan (and I know a few from tailgates and my wife's work), I tell them that they should aim to be a Minnesota or Purdue. A good team once every five years and otherwise a clean program. They are somewhat delusional and think they will compete with Michigan and OSU for recruits and that once the full share of the B1G funds come in they will hire NFL coaches.
It's hard arguing with them, and they are otherwise generally nice people, but they have no perception of college football. They think it's like the NFL where the worst team will be on top soon because they get higher draft picks or whatnot... They don't get that in college football, the powers will always be the powers and the doormats will always be the doormats, with only modest change and alteration across the years.
|11 hours 43 min ago||OSU already has two elite WRs||
OSU already has two elite WRs this class and they are looking to add another - they are in the race for a couple top 50 guys. I'm sure Ahmir knows and will make a smart decision, especially since guys who have older brothers who play typically are more cognizant of the depth chart, etc.
|11 hours 45 min ago||Nah, don't know why people||
Nah, don't know why people are saying that. Dele is solid. He is just really low-key. He signed up to the school and not to Hoke and he's been adamant about that the whole time.
|11 hours 50 min ago||Dele is a 4 star on some||
Dele is a 4 star on some sites (i.e., Rivals) and Reese is a high 3-star (almost 4-star). Therefore, losing Reese would be pretty big because he's also another in-stater who was one of Harbaugh's first guys in this class and was supposed to help recruit the other Michigan guys in this class and the next. As you know, next year's Michigan in-state prospects are ELITE.
|11 hours 52 min ago||No, Dele and Dytarious are||
No, Dele and Dytarious are solid. We need as many LBs as we can get because that will be our thinnest spot on the depth chart by 2016.
|11 hours 54 min ago||We're going to 28 and we're||
We're going to 28 and we're not getting Jones. I think we get the others you mentioned (but I would replace Bush for Kelly), plus a DE and Quinn Nordin (the staff wants him). Otherwise, there are a few spots to play with, but that will depend on what the remaining needs are. Perhaps another WR in Chase Claypool or Pie Young.
|11 hours 57 min ago||I don't think RU was ever in||
I don't think RU was ever in play. RU needs much more funding in order to be competitive. Their facilities are not on par and the current governor is not supportive of the school. RU needs Lesniak to step up with the next governor to invest in the facilities, but I don't know if Kyle Flood will last that long.
|11 hours 59 min ago||For real, NJ probably has the||
For real, NJ probably has the largest out of state population at Michigan (along w/ New York and Illinois)... so we might as well get the NJ football players to match!
|12 hours 24 min ago||I hope we get Ahmir||
I hope we get Ahmir Mitchell! He is a great playmaker - I think he's going to be a gamechanger like Mario Manningham! His brother Damon was really good too, but too bad he went to Arkansas (I feel bad for anyone that has to play for Bielema).
|4 days 10 hours ago||Didn't Harbaugh already||
Didn't Harbaugh already comment in the article. He basically said he doesn't think it's in his interest to play football, short term or long term.
|4 days 10 hours ago||Well the press release said||
Well the press release said that Pipkins still counts to the 85. So obviously, there is someone else that is also not on the team that we don't know about yet.
|4 days 10 hours ago||Harbaugh didn't hurt||
Harbaugh didn't hurt Pipkins. Pipkins was hurt already. There is a difference of opinion as to whether that means Pipkins could play down the road. End of story.
|4 days 11 hours ago||Hopefully, he ends up in a||
Hopefully, he ends up in a good place. Just proves to me that you have to go to a school where you are getting a good education out of it. Because football only lasts for so long.
|4 days 13 hours ago||Probably something useful||
Probably something useful like a new smartphone or a new laptop.
|4 days 13 hours ago||Baby Wallaby = fun. Adult||
Baby Wallaby = fun. Adult Wallaby = bad.
|5 days 14 hours ago||We need WRs and DLine now.||
We need WRs and DLine now. Let's get them! Also need a stud LB or two.
|6 days 7 hours ago||Means we are also likely in||
Means we are also likely in good standing with Xavier Kelly and Ron Johnson!
|6 days 8 hours ago||OL = Most important||
OL = Most important position. Next to QB.
|6 days 9 hours ago||Partridge hinting another one||
Partridge hinting another one from NJ....
|6 days 10 hours ago||Michigan melt down commencing||
Michigan melt down commencing in 3, 2, 1....
Can we please coordinate DNS attacks on that Roll Bama Roll blog or something.
Only half joking.
|6 days 10 hours ago||This one was more ridic than||
This one was more ridic than Hand. Welp. Recruiting....