"What (Michigan coaches) told me is that they're focusing on point guards right now, but if anything opens up, they'll definitely come back on and recruit me as hard as they were," said Towns
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|2 weeks 5 days ago||2004 Primetime Shootout||
Yes it's cheating based on the no-basketball-factory clause, but the 2004 Oak Hill team was kind of ridiculous; Josh Smith, Rajon Rondo, and six other future D1 players including former Wolverine great Anthony Wright.
Saw them at the 2004 Primetime Shootout, and some of the other teams I caught that day were pretty stacked too. Oak Hill was matched against Cardinal Dougherty, which had Kyle Lowry (seeing Lowry and Rondo go at it in HS was pretty sweet) and Shane Clark, and Southwest Atlantic Christian (Dwight Howard, Javaris Crittenton) played Lincoln (Sebastian Telfair, some other high-major talent).
|3 weeks 4 days ago||Texas||
Also, it's in Texas.
|47 weeks 5 days ago||hypothetical 2015 rank||
Ace, I know hyopthetical questions are obnoxious, but where do you think Isaac would rate in this year's RB class?
|1 year 17 weeks ago||Gedeon||
What's the consensus on Gedeon being a contributor next year? Most of this season has blended together into a big gray mush of a memory, but I vaguely remember being impressed with a few plays he made.
|1 year 19 weeks ago||CFL/AFL||
Per Wikipedia, he's been cut from teams in both. Apparently Kirk Ferentz's reach extends to all FL's, be they N, C, or A.
|1 year 21 weeks ago||Just curious||
In the experience of those who write for/read this site, are the policies Brian wrote about today harsher, more lenient, or about the same as most other team-specific CFB sites of a similar nature? My limited forays onto other team sites have generally given me an even greater appreciation for MGoBlog so I'm inclined to say most others are more lenient, but that could just be a variety of biases at work.
|1 year 23 weeks ago||Maybe||
To show how passionate our fanbase is and how electric an atmosphere the Big House can be even when things are at their ebb? No offense to you personally, but y'all need to stop with this emo whininess. Have some pride in the program, in the players who are still laying it on the line out there, and in yourself as a fan and/or graduate of the University of Michigan. Let's do our part to show these kids why they should want to wear the Maize and Blue.
|1 year 23 weeks ago||Go Blue||
Great news, very glad to have this young man aboard. May this be just the start of a historically great week for Michigan football.
|1 year 23 weeks ago||legitimately curious||
When did being a fair-weather fan become something that people felt the need to announce the world? "I no longer care, which is something you should care about." This year has been absolutely brutal, no doubt, but if you don't have the stomach for it, why do you feel the need to let everyone know? Stop watching, stop caring, and enjoy your new hobbies. Maybe this is more of a general rant fueled by social media and what they've wrought, but why should we give a damn that your fanhood has hit its limits?
I'm still going to watch on Saturday, I'm still going to wear Maize and Blue every chance I get, and I'm not going to have to convince myself or try extra hard to be excited about Michigan football next year. I am a fan and a supporter of Michigan football, not when it's good or exciting or interesting; all the time, year in and year out.
I realize the inherent hyopcrisy of responding to an "I quit and here's why" post in this manner; so sue me. After all the whining I've been seeing, I just had to vent.
STILL proud to be a Michigan Wolverine.
[edited for a typo]
|1 year 36 weeks ago||UDFA status -- probably OT||
Speaking of cuts, has anyone posted updates about the undrafteds and who looks to be hanging on? I've been scanning the transaction lists, but the absence of Wolverines from the cut list doesn't necessarily mean they haven't been cut, or something.
|1 year 37 weeks ago||FSH piece||
Also of note, in the 2007 Syracuse comments: "Greg Robinson is a very good DC."
2008 me is very relieved to hear that.
|1 year 44 weeks ago||thanks for the shout-out||
I feel your pain. "Hello..." posts definitely help, though.
|1 year 51 weeks ago||My other Alma Mater||
Did not expect to ever see a River Dell mention on MGoBlog (even if it is just for hosting a track meet)!
That's all, sorry for the interruption.
|2 years 1 week ago||Clark's height||
OT as far as this thar post goes, but my fellow MGoReader doesn't work here any more, so I have no one to discuss this with...
ESPN had the first half of their exiting senior survey, and in the responses for best redshirt freshman, someone said about Jeremy Clark, "A 6-6 safety and I know he can do some things back there."
Apologies if this has been discussed before, but is Clark really 6'6" or is this a bit of the exagerrating? And are we thinking this is good (defensive Funchess! DeFunchess?) or bad (can't think of another 6'6" safety off the top of my head so it must be something that can never work)?
|2 years 5 weeks ago||Museums||
Was talking to my dad last night and he mentioned that he had gone to the Palm Springs Air Museum and was able to find out a lot about a friend's father who had flown on bombers in WWII. I'm not sure if it was through someone who worked there or just a chance encounter, but if there are any airplane-related museums near you, it might be a good place to try. Even if you don't have any luck, it's not a bad way for an 11 year-old and his dad to spend an afternoon (speaking as a former 11 year-old).
|2 years 11 weeks ago||turtle||
Based on the timing, I think it has to be assumed this had something to do with the turtle story and its subsequent denial. Either the story disturbed him, or once it was debunked, it ruined the school's mystique. The lesson to take from this is that telling stories about legendary coaches exposing their genitals to reptiles rarely--if ever--pays off when it comes to recruiting.
|2 years 11 weeks ago||Coach on the floor||
Not sure if the NCAA has the same rule, but as Jason Kidd demonstrated, a coach-player collision on the floor gets the coach a T in the NBA. Funny that the coach he smacked is now his coach.
[Edited to remove shamefully incorrect apostrophe.]
|2 years 11 weeks ago||Russell Byrd||
But is Byrd more than just a (18%) shooter???
|2 years 12 weeks ago||non-Wolverines||
Two thoughts reading the quotes in the Blue Chips article:
1. Why would State not offer a 6'5" 290 lbs OL who was good enough for Florida?
2. I've never been a big fan of cheering for anyone else in the Big 10, but "I'm a good eater. I can put it away." has me rooting for Gerald Holmes to have a nice career (outside of games against us).
|2 years 12 weeks ago||Re: Question||
I'm too lazy to find anything to back this up, but a few years ago there was a story about Tom Brady working to improve his arm strength. The gist of it was, there are exercises/drills you can do to add a little zip to your fastball, though I seem to recall that it was a fairly intensive training process.
|2 years 20 weeks ago||73-59 Michigan||
|2 years 22 weeks ago||Lewan||
Beer-soaked memory may be failing me, but re: sack, didn't Lewan have something similar happen in the ND game? I thought he got beat on a speed rush for a sack and then took care of business after that, much like on Saturday.
|2 years 23 weeks ago||Wow||
Comments get cranky on Thanksgiving.
|2 years 23 weeks ago||just win, baby||
|2 years 28 weeks ago||Team 133, 27-12||
Big Bro, 27-12
189 rushing yards.
|2 years 29 weeks ago||48-12 good guys||
No idea if anyone has this already. If you do, thanks, jerk.
|2 years 39 weeks ago||Offerdahl||
In case anyone was curious, Offerdahl is the former Dolphin LB's son. Maybe the coffee just hasn't kicked in yet, but that was not as simple to confirm as I thought it would be.
|2 years 43 weeks ago||more the latter||
It was more a reflection on him as a person than as a football player. He just annoys the hell out of me. And he ruins Sportscenter.
|2 years 43 weeks ago||"Gunslinger"||
Am I the only one for whom the Brett Favre association has permanently damaged the description "QB"?
|2 years 48 weeks ago||perference||
I don't really have anything useful to add, I just wanted to point out the esteemed gentleman from Columbus's use of the word "perfer." Just because that's how y'all pronounce it, doesn't mean that's how it's spelled.