this week in unintentionally grim-sounding recruiting headlines
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|6 weeks 1 day ago||Welcome to THE Michigan||
Welcome to THE Michigan University Ben!! Go Big Blue!!
|25 weeks 7 hours ago||Shane has also never had a||
Shane has also never had a real QB coach. One of the knocks on him coming out of HS was that his coaching was subpar and the previous staff showed that player development was not something they were capable of doing. Shane is incredibly talented but hasn't been given the chance to succeed yet. I'm not saying he's going to be good or even passable but give the kid a chance with a real coach before we write him off.
|25 weeks 7 hours ago||How is competition ever a bad||
How is competition ever a bad thing? Hoke totally whiffed on QB recruiting/development. Even if Morris or Speight lights the world on fire next year we would have little in the way of depth, and OSU showed how important QB depth can be. JMFH knows what he is doing, especially with QB's.
|25 weeks 7 hours ago||Hoke may have fostered||
Hoke may have fostered competition but the way he went about doing it obviously was faulty. We had next to zero player development, especially on offense. He was a hell of a recruiter but that doesn't win games. We need an ass-kicker like JMFH in here to really push these kids into maximizing their potential instead of surviving on platitudes and good feelings like Hoke.
|28 weeks 3 days ago||I went to Northville and||
I went to Northville and still have a couple of good friends that coach there and I've heard the kid is abeast. I would love for him to come here.
|1 year 49 weeks ago||Am I the only one who reads||
Am I the only one who reads all of your posts in Scruffys voice?
|1 year 49 weeks ago||This guy has long been one of||
This guy has long been one of the more intriguing prospects of this recruiting cycle IMO. As has been said upthread, this dude is a pure offensive weapon. Put him in the backfield, out wide, or in the slot. Between Campbell and Harris stretching the field vertically and Green/Smith/Shallman pounding the snot out of the defense, our general TE silliness, and Norfleet raising general havoc, adding Ballage into the mix to be an all around threat would just be unfair. Besides Hand, this is far and away the player I want most in this class. He is going to be an absolute STUD at the next level and if it's for Staee I'm going to puke. Dude is a potential game changer
|2 years 3 weeks ago||Behind Hand, Malik, and JuJu||
Behind Hand, Malik, and JuJu I think that Ballage might be the player I want most in this class. He has a very unique skill set and could potentially play outside or in the slot in different packages. He reminds me of a poor man's Ty Isaac. If I have one complaint about our offensive skill position recruiting it's that the players we've gotten don't necessarily have a ton of flexibility. I know I'm just being nitpicky but I love players that can move around the field to give the defense different looks.
|2 years 9 weeks ago||Because they're lazy and||
Because they're lazy and firing people is easy. It changes absolutely nothing of course but it makes you LOOK like you're doing something which is all that matters.
|2 years 9 weeks ago||This is terrible. A good||
This is terrible. A good friend of mine from HS played at GVSU and was really close with Cullen. I never would have guessed he had problems like this, he was always such a great guy. I pray that this ends well and he gets the help he needs.
|2 years 9 weeks ago||I swear to God if these||
I swear to God if these fucking umps have to meet up one more time and drag this bullshit game out any further, I am going to run to the nearest living thing and throttle it to death. It's almost like they're trying to make this game go on forever.
|2 years 9 weeks ago||Kids born in 92 can drink.||
Kids born in 92 can drink. Where does the time go?
|2 years 17 weeks ago||I'd reckon your /s meter||
I'd reckon your /s meter needs some fine tuning
|2 years 19 weeks ago||Defensive stats are pretty||
Defensive stats are pretty much worthless IMO. You really can't quantify a players defensive range or overall defensive abilities like you can with offense.
|2 years 23 weeks ago||What's he gonna do with all||
What's he gonna do with all these shirts once Urbz flips him?
|2 years 24 weeks ago||I can't wait to see a DL of||
I can't wait to see a DL of Mone, Pee Wee, Henry/Hurst, and Wormley. Good luck running against that line. I'd also love to see us be able to put something together like SC did with their "Rabbit" DL (or whatever they called it with all their speed rushers together). Mone, Mario, Poggi, TBD (obviously hopefully McDowell or Hand). God I love the way this staff recruits, the versatility we have on defense is absolutely astounding on all three levels.
|2 years 24 weeks ago||Mazel tov||
|2 years 24 weeks ago||Not to feed the RCMB trolls||
Not to feed the RCMB trolls but State has no chance of consistently getting top 25 classes. They're getting the leftovers from the midwest after us and Ohio (and Penn State to some extent) take the players that we want. Sure some guys like Finley and Reschke fall through the cracks but even those guys aren't class makers but rather solid players that help to make up a good class. Staee got hot when RR couldn't quite get a grasp on how to take advantage of the Michigan brand name locally and picked up some good players, those days are obviously over now and little bro will be back to mediocrity. Hopefully we get at least a few good Valenti meltdowns (before he becomes an Ohio fan like the front running twerp that he is)
|2 years 24 weeks ago||Wait a second...you're||
Wait a second...you're telling me that isn't Mark's happy face? I really can't tell with that man.
|2 years 24 weeks ago||He's really quite emotional||
He's really quite emotional
|2 years 24 weeks ago||I wouldn't have minded Finley||
I wouldn't have minded Finley and Reschke. Terry has a shot to be a player, the rest of their class is actually pretty laughably bad. Where's the threat?
|2 years 24 weeks ago||Oh wow I didn't realize||
Oh wow I didn't realize that. It seems like their name was out there for some top level players but apparently they couldn't close. Or maybe that's just how their scholly numbers worked out.
|2 years 24 weeks ago||He hit a three like a second||
He hit a three like a second and a half after the shot clock expired. He can take his look and shove it, that game should never have gone to OT. Oh and while we're on the subject, he was hammering everybody all night and had carte blanche (plus he raked THJ across the face). Ohio got every single break last night, Craft and his look can blow me.
|2 years 24 weeks ago||Wow, what a riveting||
Wow, what a riveting interview with Jordan Cunningham.
"So, I'm supposed to say where I'm going now?"
I know these are kids and they're out of their element but come on, at least be prepared.
|2 years 24 weeks ago||It's adorable that you think||
It's adorable that you think they actually got punished. The lack of a bowl game last year was really the only punishment they had. This is exactly why schools cheat, the rewards are greater than the punishment.
|2 years 24 weeks ago||It was like watching a||
It was like watching a mid-90's NHL game. Clutching and grabbing all night with no calls. Craft is one hell of a defensive player, there is no doubt about that but he got away with a TON of contact and a TON of grabbing last night.
|2 years 24 weeks ago||Dawson, Poggi, and McCray,||
Dawson, Poggi, and McCray, I'd imagine McCray and Dawson have some sort of ceremony at their school. I know Poggi does in about an hour.
|2 years 24 weeks ago||Maybe I'm just a||
Maybe I'm just a traditionalist but I like my cheating to at least be somewhat of a secret
|2 years 24 weeks ago||So...changing gears a little||
So...changing gears a little bit. Ole Miss is definetely doing something very shady. You don't have a joke of a program and then reel in 3 of the top 10 players in the country. Something is not right with this situation.
|2 years 25 weeks ago||“He claimed he could hit 17||
“He claimed he could hit 17 of 20 3s RIGHT THEN AND THERE, everyone howled and said no way, he just laughed and kept yelling ‘f*** ya’ll f*** ya’ll’ “
Hands down the best part of the story, I'm not sure why but that really made me laugh