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|4 weeks 3 days ago||I think it's just||
I think it's just Hawkins.
Upshur is announcing August 8th. Mitchell maybe deciding soon, but I don't believe a date has been set. I remember seeing a tweet that Mitchell was not giving anymore interviews until he decides. That gave people the impression that he was close to a decision.
Gary isn't anywhere close to announcing.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||Given the fact that we have 0||
Given the fact that we have 0 proven wide receivers on our roster, we need one, maybe even two more in this class.
|4 weeks 4 days ago||Chaminade-Julienne in Dayton,||
Chaminade-Julienne in Dayton, Ohio. We won the Division II state title during my time there. That team had several FBS players on it, most notably, Javon Ringer (MSU) and Brandon Harrison (Michigan).
|4 weeks 6 days ago||As a fellow Daytonian, I am||
As a fellow Daytonian, I am excited to see Tyree in the Maize and Blue!
|4 weeks 6 days ago||I have found Bleacher Buddy||
I have found Bleacher Buddy pretty helpful on occasion, especially when traveling. It tells you whether a certain game is on television in the area you are in and what channel it is on.
|4 weeks 6 days ago||If that's the case, I'm||
If that's the case, I'm guessing the safer bet at this point is probably Terrell Lucas, three star WDE out of Florida (Other Offers: South Florida, Syracuse, Minnesota). Michigan is the only school listed as warm on his 247 profile and has all 6 of the Crystal Ball projections. It seemed like he was all but committed to Michigan back during the Summer Swarm. I wonder if the staff told Lucas to hold off until the Kareem and Xavier Kelly situations resolved themselves. With Kareem to Bama and Kelly currently favoring elsewhere, Lucas may become a take pretty soon.
|5 weeks 1 day ago||Yeah, I was surprised when I||
Yeah, I was surprised when I saw that too. They had a few WDE's and some DT's that could move out to SDE, but no pure SDE's.
|5 weeks 1 day ago||Not that Rashan, the #1 DT in||
Not that Rashan, the #1 DT in the nation would be scared about competition for playing time, but here's another difference:
Looking at Bama's 247 commit lists, they took 4 DT's in 2014, 2 DT's in 2015 and already have 2 DT's in this class.
Looking at Hand's situation, again, according to 247, Bama took no SDE in 2012 or 2013, the two years before Hand's class. They took one other SDE in 2014, but that was after Hand had already committed.
The take away being, the road for playing time for Hand was much more clear than it will be for Gary. Additionally, Hand was much more of a necessity to Bama than Gary is because of the relative numbers they brought in at the respective positions in the years preceding each recruit.
|5 weeks 2 days ago||Rhinegeist Fiction in the||
Rhinegeist Fiction in the fridge, Crown Regal Apple in the freezer.
|5 weeks 2 days ago||I may be reading the article||
I may be reading the article wrong, but it looks like Michigan granted Pipkins permission to speak to those schools after Pipkins specifically requested permission to speak to those schools. If Michigan had restricted who he could transfer to, the article would have said, "Michigan didn't give him permission to go to such and such a school." If he's already calling Michigan out about pressuring him into retire, why would he stop short by not saying they told me I couldn't go to certain schools? Saying flat out that Michigan restricted me from going to certain schools would have made him look even better and Michigan even worse.
|5 weeks 2 days ago||I would agree that an ACL||
I would agree that an ACL injury is not as "serious" for an athlete as it once was, but I wonder how many of the players on that list were diagnosed with arthritis in the knee that they injured.
|5 weeks 2 days ago||A recruiting move on his||
A recruiting move on his part? As he said in the article, he'll probably have to play at a lower division because an FBS school won't take a guy for two years to play one year. This gets his name out there (it's not like he can go to camps to show off), lets schools know he's available, and may get him some sympathy votes from some FBS schools. Just a guess.
|5 weeks 2 days ago||As a former college athlete,||
As a former college athlete, I can tell you I would not have taken too kindly to doctors and coaches telling me to hang them up. Sometimes the drive and desire to compete blind us from what is better for us 5, 10, 20 years down the road, especially when we feel healthy on a daily basis and have put in so much work to play a sport at such a high level. I'm not saying that Pipkins is lying or purposefully blowing things out of proportion. I just think that it is entirely possible that he does not really want to hear what the professionals want to say, which is understandable given how much work he's put in to get to this level and work his way back from not one, but three pretty serious injuries. It just makes for an ugly story for UM because the university cannot legally respond, leaving things pretty one sided.
|5 weeks 3 days ago||He's a four star player at a||
He's a four star player at a position of need and has about as good an offer list as you can get. I realize he's being recruited at a different DE position than Kareem, but still kind of takes the sting out of losing him to Bama.
Plus, it gives us a commit in Jersey that can stay in the ear of Hawkins, Mitchell, Gary, etc.
|6 weeks 2 days ago||Go Blue! Welcome to Michigan||
Go Blue! Welcome to Michigan Devin! We've been lacking in the dreads department for a little while.
|6 weeks 3 days ago||Nice Little Friday Planned||
He's actually got a nice little Friday planned. Going to Home Depot to buy some wallpaper, maybe some flooring, stuff like that. Maybe Bed, Bath and Beyond, he doesn't know, he doesn't know if there will be time.
|6 weeks 3 days ago||I believe Hoke did in 2013.||
I believe Hoke did in 2013. Kugler, Dawson, Tillman, Bosch and Fox were all in that class. He even added an additional one around signing day: Samuelson, I think.
|6 weeks 4 days ago||Is this the recruiting||
Is this the recruiting equivalent of a president losing the popular vote, but winning the electoral college?
Either way, its a big get. Welcome Ben! Go Blue!
|9 weeks 5 days ago||The Bad Juan is at Elsa's.||
The Bad Juan is at Elsa's. Best margarita there is! If you go to Elsa's go to the one on Wilmington at Patterson. It's clean, has nice TVs and great service. The others are pretty subpar.
|9 weeks 5 days ago||I've lived in Dayton pretty||
I've lived in Dayton pretty much my whole life and haven't found anything Michigan friendly. I'm usually out with a bunch of Ohio State fans though, so I haven't been actively looking for a Michigan friendly atmosphere. Some of my favorites though:
Downtown: Oregon Express, Lucky's Taproom, Dublin Pub
Campus: Milano's, The Fieldhouse, Jimmie's Ladder 11, Flanagan's
Beavercreek: Fox & Hound at the Fairfield Mall (It's by the Air Force Base, so there are a lot of people from out of state that go there. It's not just a bunch of Ohio State people.), Kings Table
Avoid The Greene if at all possible, it is overpriced, the service sucks (anywhere you go), and not a very good environment in which to watch a football game.
Moraine / Dayton Mall Area: Have to agree with a previous poster, Chappy's is awesome and there's a brand new Frickers by the Dayton Mall that's pretty nice inside.
There are a bunch of other places I enjoy going, but not for football games. Good luck with the move and welcome to Dayton!
|1 year 3 weeks ago||The wife is out of town until||
The wife is out of town until Sunday. I don't have to be around people at work tomorrow until 2:00 PM, which means I can sit in my secluded office all morning. Got a fridge full of leftover booze from July 4th. I'm going to start with some 7 and 7's and see where the night takes me.
|1 year 9 weeks ago||Hell, he's still 17. I don't||
Hell, he's still 17. I don't know anything about Michigan criminal law, but in Ohio he's still a juvenile. I'm a delinquency prosecutor in Ohio and I routinely have kids adjudicated of Felonious Assault (second degree Felony in Ohio) get probation. In Ohio, if you're convicted of an offense that occurred prior to you turning 18 you can't even be held in a facility for adults. You can only be held in a juvenile detention center. I wish they would send some of these kids to county jail for 60 days, but the laws regarding juveniles are a lot more sympathetic.
|1 year 14 weeks ago||I hope we didn't do that||
I hope we didn't do that because I'm pretty sure that's against NCAA regulations
|1 year 19 weeks ago||Same here, go blue and go UD!||
Same here, go blue and go UD!
|1 year 19 weeks ago||Ann Meyers was my geometry||
Ann Meyers was my geometry teacher in high school. Great day for me as a Michigan fan from Dayton.
|1 year 28 weeks ago||The Big Ten changed that rule||
The Big Ten changed that rule prior to the 2011-2012 Academic Year. You still have to sit out a year, but you can receive a scholarship.
|1 year 32 weeks ago||For a little NOTY trivia,||
For a little NOTY trivia, Wonderful Terry graduated from Westwood High School in Fort Pierce, Florida in 2011 with another NOTY candidate. The other kid's name was Wonderful Terrific Monds III. He currently plays DE for Buffalo.
|1 year 46 weeks ago||They make pills for that||
They make pills for that
|1 year 49 weeks ago||I heard the AARP was||
I heard the AARP was sponsoring the Boca Raton Bowl.
|1 year 50 weeks ago||You forgot Lion King Conaway||
You forgot Lion King Conaway DE out of Southfield, MI