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|8 hours 13 min ago||What's the point of holding a grudge?||
It's a decision that should be based on what he contributed to the team, nothing more.
|8 hours 37 min ago||We could theoretically take a lot more.||
There's the 25 class maximum, plus backdating 3 EEs and up to 25 greyshirts. Of course that won't happen, but a couple of greyshirts would not be a surprse. My guess is that we'll take a total of 25, backdating 3 of them, leaving a little wiggle room for a late decision or two. I'm assuming enough attrition between now and Feb.
|1 day 5 hours ago||I'm not sure he fell for anything, exactly.||
I'd bet he was the one who suggested meeting at the car wash both times. He was still listing things for sale because he was planning to pull more robberies, Allegedly of course. It wasn't the best thought out plan.
|1 day 8 hours ago||I'm not suggesting a new 5* target,||
but Bruce Brown and Kevin Huerter have much better offer lists than Cumberland.
It could also be that they like their chances of finding someone better during the July evaluation period. It's even possible that if they don't, an offer might get Cumberland anyway. Cumberland's offer sheet is unimpressive for a 4*. I wouldn't be surprised to see him flip if he gets one of the offers he wants.
It's fair to assume that Beilein didn't offer Cumberland on his visit because he didn't want him to commit. That's either because he's still looking for a better fit or a better player.
|1 day 9 hours ago||I hope you're right.||
I think offering Cumberland would have been a sign that they gave up on Battle. It's harder to read as much into not offering him. For a 4* Ohio prospect, he doesn't have much of an offer list; Cinci, Xavier, Purdue and FSU. It's quite possible they think they'll do better even if Battle is out of the picture.
|1 day 10 hours ago||Eh, you're overreacting too, imo.||
There's an awful lot of time left for recruiting this class, nearly a year.
Most of Beilein''s higher ranked commits have come later than this in the cycle and the low ranked flyers haven't been offered until the following April.
I'm confident that a lot more posters here would be questioning Beilein's recruiting if Cumberland had just announced for Michigan. Beilein's aiming higher and that might just entail a little risk.
|2 days 4 hours ago||Shouldn't this be our default position with every commit?||
Harding had done nothing to suggest he's looking around or wavering, at least nothing I've seen. Nobody is truly 100% to stay in the class, but there should be something beyond pure speculation to suggest someone is likely to leave. I would think that if Harbaugh didn't want him, he'd have left already.
|2 days 8 hours ago||Thanks, Colonel, but do you really think that's||
what Phil Fulmer meant? I hope not.
|2 days 8 hours ago||He should take it..||
He could make a couple of trades and find better homes for his former players. At the rate they're going, the Kings might fire him before UK has hired a replacement.
|2 days 12 hours ago||50% of koalas have chlamydia.||
You should have his carcass tested before throwing him in a pot.
|2 days 14 hours ago||Yes. Robin Benzing, the last German that signed,||
never got cleared by the NCAA and stayed home. Wagner had not yet passed the test for foreign students when he signed either. He also had pro options at home, similar to some of our hockey recruits. This was definitely good news for the worrywarts among us.
|3 days 5 hours ago||If Hackett is sticking with his July 1-ish announcement||
timeframe, which he recently confirmed, the decision should have been made by now. They need a little time to work out any possible snags.
|3 days 9 hours ago||mGrowOld||
You're quite well-spoken, so I feel compelled to point out the word you wanted was "rending". I prefer not to play the role of a grammar nazi, so I'll shut up now.
<And this being MGoBlog, there were cleverer people beating me to the punch.>
|3 days 10 hours ago||Bad expansion could weaken the Big XII.||
Like adding Houston and SMU. I'm not expecting it to happen, though. I think they're in good shape if they stand pat.
I think there are two decent candidates among the schools they could plausibly get; Cincinnati and BYU. Cincinnati is a bit of a gamble, but they'll recruit better in a major conference. They would give them a bit of a bridge towards WVU and probably bring in more viewers other mid-majors. BYU is a good fit for football, but brings scheduling problems, even if they are a football only member.
|3 days 11 hours ago||If you respected Hoke, you wouldn't be calling him||
a bumbling moron. That shows a complete lack of class on your part. I respect him and have never seen a need for name calling, no matter how disappointing his results. He's a good coach who was in over his head. We would have been lucky to have him in a lesser capacity.
|3 days 13 hours ago||Whatever the athletes prefer is fine by me.||
If it also helps in recruiting, great.
I've got one Adidas cap. All the other Michigan shirts and caps I own are neither Adidas or Nike although many date back to when we were with Nike. They're all licensed to other companies like Champion, which I believe make up the great majority of Michigan apparel on the market. My favorite is still a Steve & Barry's hoodie. I don't begrudge anyone for having their preference, but I'm not buying jerseys and I doubt I'd notice any difference.
|3 days 22 hours ago||David Boren was likely better known than the governor||
before becoming OU's president. He was a governor and US senator there for 20 years. He also knows how to keep his name in the media.
|3 days 23 hours ago||Rutgers got the BTN added to cable packages in NJ.||
Anything in NYC would be a bonus.
|4 days 2 hours ago||The ACC looked shaky for a little while.||
Who knows what might have happened if we had taken Georgia Tech or UVA instead of Rutgers. Now they've got a good tv contract and a very high exit fee. They also expanded to protect themselves. They can survive losing a couple more schools, if need be.
|4 days 4 hours ago||I don't believe there is any push towards||
mega-conferences anymore. It was driven by the possible collapse of the Big XII, or less likely, the ACC. That's passed and what's the point of including mid-majors? It's a great deal for them, because they add far less value than the revenue they'll siphon off. It's possible the Big XII will go to 12, but I'd expect that to be the last expansion for some time. I won't be at all surprised if they stand pat at ten.
|4 days 5 hours ago||If we go to 20, I don't give a damn who we add.||
The only sensible reason would be to spiit the conference into new and old divisions for football and basketball. Scheduling would be real simple; single and double round-robins respectively, with no crossover games until the post-season.
I can see no good points to any other form of expansion in the Big Ten. It no longer looks like one of the power 5 conferences will implode, so the idea of 4, 16 team superconferences is off the table.
|4 days 5 hours ago||Expanding because of last year's playoffs||
would be stupidly reactionary. They could just as easily had a team knocked out in the conference championship. They should require their schools actually play someone in the non-conference schedules, as the SEC has done.
Baylor played SMU, Buffalo and Northwestern State in their three non-con games last season. It'll be SMU, Rice and Lamar this season. That's why they didn't deserve to get in.
|4 days 5 hours ago||"extremely elusive"?||
You and I weren't watching the same #33 during the spring game. I'd like to see him contribute this fall too, but I wouldn't put elusiveness on a list of his best attributes.
|4 days 12 hours ago||The same kind that trolls them at 3PM,||
or any other time of day.
|4 days 12 hours ago||Washington said it right after a recruiting visit.||
|4 days 12 hours ago||There's a lot of apparel officially licensed to other.||
|4 days 14 hours ago||Was that the one Adolphus Washington recited?||
If you just show up to class, it's impossible to fail.
|4 days 14 hours ago||If I was a Bama fan, I'd find these hilarious.||
|5 days 4 hours ago||It's the smallest class of scholarship players I can remember.||
14 of them plus 10 walk-ons and a few transfers.
|5 days 5 hours ago||I like your work and appreciate the effort,||
but you've been fretting way too much about the recruiting by the assistants. Not just today. None of us know exactly how their responsibilities are divided.