FWIW. Michigan doesn't seem inclined to get re-involved.
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|5 weeks 3 days ago||Great game, considering it||
Great game, considering it was a slop-fest on our part. For eighty-five minutes I waited for them to get the equalizer because we just looked rather sloppy. Then they did, saw that coming. Then, on a set piece which is odd for us, the go ahead. Did not see that coming. With Portugal down their center piece on defense I hope we can get some decent runs put together. Bradley has to play better which isn't asking much because IMHO he had as rough an outing as you can have. Great to get the 3 points and position ourselves to advance.
|6 weeks 17 hours ago||Gettysburg is impressive, I||
Gettysburg is impressive, I live 40 minutes from there and was a secondary ed major that took a different path. Chamberlain is also a favorite of mine, what he did at Petersburg is over shadowed by Gettysburg but just as impressive. Love our recruits and *The Pattern.
|7 weeks 3 days ago||He's ranked 109th at his||
He's ranked 109th at his position. He's the lowest ranked lineman signed by Hoke since Bars(63rd nationally) and you're telling me this is about a need? Blinders on, check. Since we're counting the days it was June 18th 2013 we offered Runyan...that would be 1 year and 8 months before NSD. If it made sense I'd chill. I like this coaching staff and I love how they recruit but to think we may not want Ferns is void of logic. If you're using the same logic that allows you to think Runyan is on campus to fill a need I guess it makes sense. I said I'm ok with the coaches extending a scholarship to a kicker it is a need. That being said walk ons that come to mind...Robbie Gould and Justin Myer. What happened to grey shirts?
|7 weeks 3 days ago||In 2015 we'll graduate 3||
In 2015 we'll graduate 3 LB's sounds like a need to me as two of them will be starters. We have 7 left plus Kirkland and one of them is Gant. When Runyan gets there we'll have 15+ OL on scholarship and we'll only lose 3 in 2015 to graduation. Clearly it was an offer based on loyalty. It doesn't make sense to offer him otherwise. You're arguing that a player ranked in the top 50 nationally in a class where we lose 3 LB's is less of a need than a guy that's not ranked top 40 at his position in a class that loses 3 OL with 12+ scholarship linemen still there? Kenny Allen is still on the roster is he not? I don't really mind offering a kicker because he will most likely decide the outcome of a lot of games it's just that 12 scholarships isn't a lot.
|7 weeks 3 days ago||He's a top 50 kid at least. I||
He's a top 50 kid at least. I was talking about 2016, 40 scholarship offers, not 2015. So you think letting Franklin and Meyer get the jump on a kid like Ferns is a good strategy? Please tell me then why are we offering Runyan and a kicker in a 12 man class? I don't understand how the coaches can be sold on a 250 pound lineman but not a 225 pound athlete/LB in a larger class.
|7 weeks 3 days ago||Wow love how I got neg'd for||
Wow love how I got neg'd for saying 2015. I meant 2016 and the answer is 40. 40 scholarship offers and not one to Ferns yet? A top 50 player in his class, when did we offer Runyan? I guess we knew instantly that we wanted an undersized lineman and a scholarship kicker in 15' but we aren't sure about a large super freak of an athlete...makes sense. At least to you guys I guess. SMH
|7 weeks 4 days ago||So the coaches aren't sure if||
So the coaches aren't sure if they want a kid that's probably going to be a 5star recruit with ties to the program? How many offers has M sent out to the 2015 class? Too many to not include a kid of Fern's caliber.
|7 weeks 4 days ago||Why have we not offered Ferns||
Why have we not offered Ferns the Younger yet?
|8 weeks 3 days ago||No hard feelings about the||
No hard feelings about the Crawford decommit. If he lands at ND he lands at a school that can offer the same high-class education. You just can't argue with that. Also ND hasn't recruited CBs at the same rate or quality M has the last few years. If you look at the roster and think Peppers is a lock at one corner then see that 2 true freshmen gained experience last year and your class includes Taylor playing time may have been a consideration. He's good but the secondary situation at M is loaded w/ talent. I really liked this kid and hope he doesn't go to ohio that would be tough to take.
|9 weeks 1 day ago||Mike Babcock rumor spreaders.||
Quite high indeed. Not nearly as high as that gun totting coyote or Mitch but quite high.
|9 weeks 4 days ago||Welcome aboard! Looks like||
Welcome aboard! Looks like another very good pick up. Now if our fanbase can have a little patience and let Hoke and Co. develop these great classes he's brought in I think we can really start making some noise in the Big10 and possibly nationally. GO BLUE!!!
|10 weeks 4 days ago||Good looking pick up. Is it||
Good looking pick up. Is it unreasonable for me to think we can land:
WR- Tate or Mollette
TE-Clark or Wheatley Jr.
WDE- KLS or SDE Roseboro
That would be the ideal way to fill our spots obviously. I guess I'm curious what the coaches do when they get down to six spots and have certain needs. Do they call recruits and inform them the offer is on hold if the staff is expecting certain other kids to commit? I know they'll contact position groups and inform them they're no longer recruiting that particular position.
|11 weeks 15 hours ago||Jordan Kovacs comparisons are||
Jordan Kovacs comparisons are nice.
|11 weeks 2 days ago||The system makes him a||
The system makes him a center, doesn't mean he's a center. If that's the case then you should go back to Morgan's freshman and soph. years and realize we do have centers. Morgan was scrawny and short. Out of necessity he got minutes at center. Take your pick Donnal or Doyle two young guys that will play center out of necessity. We've been here before, I'm not that worried.
|11 weeks 2 days ago||Of course he was, no one||
Of course he was, no one loves Mr. Morgan more than I. Was he a college center by plan or neccesity? In Belein I trust...trust him to take a 3star power forward and turn him into a legit post player. So tell me again how many CENTERS we've had?
|11 weeks 2 days ago||Also thought football||
We haven't had a center in 5 years at least, minus the 6 game stretch in the NCAAs w/ McGary. In Belein I trust.
|11 weeks 2 days ago||I agree but...you have to||
I agree but...you have to remember these kids they think will leave are the same kids that signed on to play at PSU when there was no chance of bowl games or post seasons. They want to be there. I live in the heart of NittanyNation and the shtuff their fans, including my entire family, are saying is football first as usual. They say crap like 'well the scholarships are only 1 year scholarships so if the staff thinks the kid isn't going to play they can w/drawl his scholarship.' THEY ARE CRAZY. By crazy I mean nothing but nothing matters like PSU football to them. From child rape to cutting inner-city kids just to get new kids w/ more stars the only thing that matters is the program. Paterno did nothing wrong, the NCAA had no right to discipline and I'm jealous because PSU is actually recruiting well are all things I hear DAILY. I love Michigan but I wouldn't trade my standards to see them win one game.
|11 weeks 2 days ago||Penn State can sign 25. That||
Penn State can sign 25. That only leaves them in the position where they have to get rid of 9 kids currently on scholarship because they only have 16 scholarship spots available. Let the SEC recruiting tactics begin. I guess he learned his lesson running a hostess program now he'll try his hand at Saban-style over recruiting.
|11 weeks 3 days ago||Isn't Rutgers and Rutgers||
Isn't Rutgers and Rutgers Athletic Director Julie Herrmann too easy of a target? They give us so much ammo my 9 year old cracked a Rutgers joke the other day.
|11 weeks 6 days ago||I think the correct anwer||
I think the correct anwer would've been toughness.
|12 weeks 3 hours ago||Why not just bring the||
Why not just bring the dresser indoors between coats, let it dry and then bring it outside for the next coat?
|12 weeks 2 days ago||Love the way he tackles which||
Love the way he tackles which I'm sure we'll see plenty of. Also, love the way he reads blocks and angles when he's running the ball. I'm thinking there's a chance we'll get to see some of that as well. If I were him I'd be honored to wear #2 but don't sell yourself short bro. Keep #5 and maybe down the road some kid will say I'd be honored to wear #5. The potential is there.
|13 weeks 15 hours ago||Is that weed smoke around||
Is that weed smoke around Donnal...be careful it could bring about an NCAA investigation. I guess Horford's family should of kept quiet. It always sucks forever when you give family bad advice. He would of been on the court 28-30 a game more than likely, at least early in the season.
|14 weeks 1 day ago||I don't get the Crawford||
I don't get the Crawford rating, unless Ohio isn't putting out quality prospects anymore. He's clearly one of the top 3 playmakers in that state but I guess his ranking is based on being a corner? The Swenson ranking is low and I'm going to assume it'll be the lowest of all the outlets, surprised me for sure.
|14 weeks 2 days ago||Dudes MGoBlog name is||
Dudes MGoBlog name is GMoney...I can't help but see the irony in that, or the sarcasm. Not sure which.
|15 weeks 1 day ago||"Until he says so himself,||
"Until he says so himself, the possibility that he wants to look around can't be eliminated." I'm curious, did the rumor of him visiting ND come directly from Crawford himself? I mean until he says so himself we shouldn't even be having this discussion. Grown men spreading rumors always makes me cringe.
|15 weeks 3 days ago||Is that Dakich?||
|17 weeks 2 days ago||The B factor is = to the A||
The B factor is = to the A factor. A+ basketball IQ's being recruited to run the Belein offense. Oh yeah high IQ's that can bomb threes and love taking charges.
|18 weeks 5 days ago||Lunardi.||
|18 weeks 6 days ago||Tough to chase their shooters||
Tough to chase their shooters and protect the paint when they are at full strength. Got to crash all 5 on D-boards, must hit our FT's and have to hope our bigs can stay out of foul trouble. On that last one I really feel they're going to come right at us in the post and driving to the well and why not OSU was getting to the rim at will. I want to say M with the W and I know we're capable of dong this but this one's a toss up if I've ever seen one. Could you imagine ever beating Staee and ohio 5x in one season? If I had a magic lamp/3 wishes I may have wasted one of my 3 on the very scenario these guys are in a position to pull off. Amazing.