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- If you're a man of your word, don't wear Michigan gear, or
- Give the tickets back.
- If your word and promise doesn't mean a thing and you have no integrity, wear Michigan gear, or,
- Offer the tickets back UNLESS you have the blessing to wear Michigan gear.
- Michigan did have a player from IL. Swenson was a consensus 4 star, in an area of need, from metro Chicago. And yet, Drevno (with Harbaugh's backing), decided to pull the offer. Certainly, they could have kept Swenson. THEY DECIDED TO TAKE THEIR CHANCES ELSEWHERE.
- Also, we had Devery Hamilton from MD, and he went to Stanford. I won't blame that one on Harbaugh. I'd take a free ride to Stanford in a heartbeat, as much as I love Michigan.
- In Michigan, we got two of the top three guys. Maybe we should have gotten one or two more, but you're going to lose some to MSU, (Corley), OT Michael Jordan grew up in OH as an OSU fan, where he ended up, and more than one person on the board said there were good personal reasons for Hayes to get out of Dodge.
- Regarding your analysis in the secondary, I would agree that Long and Hill are very good, and were critical to this year's class. I think, however, that Fuller is comparable or better. And they have a second 4 star DB in Wayne Davis.
- On the DL for Ohio State, Nick Bosa is a 5 star, supposedly better than his brother. Jonathan Cooper is also a 5 star DE, and Malik Barrow isn't far behind at 4 stars. When you put us at a comparative advantage of 8 and 9 to the rest of the conference, I think you underestimate Ohio State.
- And in the area of LB, I think that OSU is also comparable or better, and that you underestimate the importance of strong LB play.
- Devin Bush
- Elysee Mbem Bosse
- Joshua Uche
- Dytarious Johnson
- Devin Gil
- Khaleke Hudson
- Carlo Kemp
- Does Harbaugh go to the game?
- If so, does he sit near his brother-in-law or in the Michigan section?
- Does he root for Michigan or his sister's husband's team? (blood thicker than water?)
- Do we care who Harbaugh roots for?
- And the meta questions following on whether or not we care: what causes us to give a pass to someone to root for a team we otherwise would hate? What do we do with family members? How close do they need to be? Child? Spouse? Sibling? Parent? In-laws seems to be stretching things. Obviously, you always root for the team your child plays for. Have any of you out there had a child play sports for OSU or MSU or ND? How does that affect your rooting interests?
- Surely I am perverted
- Seriously I ate porcupine
- Sequentially I acquired points
|53 min 5 sec ago||Agree with you||
It isn't that what McShay did was wrong . . . it was that he didn't clear it with his employer.
|1 hour 38 min ago||Would personally agree||
I would personally agree with you. However, remember that some of the players have girlfriends and babies back home. And some of them want to spend time with their girlfriends and their children. (some don't, which is a different issue). The other thing is, how far did you live from school? I was in suburban Detroit, so it was nothing to go home for the weekend. If I was from another part of the country, maybe I'd want to go home for a week, especially if travel home over break is covered by your scholarship. Utah? New York? Etc.? That's a different thing from being able to jump in the car and be home in an hour.
|2 hours 29 min ago||Stupid SEC||
The SEC doesn't like what Harbaugh is doing. Tough. He is going to be creative in doing whatever he can to get Michigan to the top, and keep them there.
Only one caveat: I agree with the idea of giving players who want it some time off. Spring break practice for 4 days, with fun mixed in, makes a lot of sense to me. But maybe Michigan needs to make sure there is a substitute week in there for players to go home and enjoy time with their families. Maybe an extra week after classes are done, before summer classes begin?
|2 hours 35 min ago||Double post - still great analysis||
|2 hours 49 min ago||Great analysis||
Thank you . . . great analysis. I have been concerned, if you will, about the talent gap between Michigan and OSU. We had a great recruiting year, but the two years prior were down. It is because of the talent gap that I'm willing to give Harbaugh somewhat of a pass in how he has done recruiting this season, and even next. Harbaugh has to be brutal in cutting dead weight. It could be current commits (Swenson), it could be underperforming 5th year guys (Stroebel), it could be guys that don't get behavior (Cole). Regardless, we don't have the margin and the recruiting classes to afford to keep guys who aren't contributing, and who we don't see potentially contributing down the road.
|3 hours 9 min ago||Unreadable||
The OP is unreadable. Illegible. If you're going to put up a table or a list, please don't post from your phone. Just don't.
Now, to my way of thinking, it would make sense to have two tables.
The first table would have dates down the side, with a column for UM, MSU, and OSU, and unique opponent for each combination of date and column.
The second table would have teams down the side, with a column for UM, MSU, and OSU, and the unique date for each combination of opponent vs. M, MSU, & OSU.
It appears that you arbitrarily chose opponents of each which were "worthy," along with including the bye date. You have 5 opponents listed for Michigan, and 6 opponents each for MSU and OSU, respectively adding ND and OK.
The commonalities is kind of trite: every team in the East Division plays every other team in the East Division. Perhaps the hardest scheduling I see is that OSU faces two tough teams (MSU and UM) back to back, week to week.
|4 hours 50 min ago||Button down?||
I assume you mean button down, not button up?
A good look is also a maize shirt with a blue blazer.
|5 hours 25 min ago||Wear whatever you want||
Wear whatever you want. But . . .
|5 hours 30 min ago||OSU||
There's no question . . . go to OSU. Michigan will curb stomp Iowa and MSU. But you need to go to OSU and represent when Michigan wins at the Horseshoe. Where a maize and blue cape . . . I've heard here on MGoBlog that Maize and Blue capes in Columbus make for a memorable experience. You want to taunt every Buckeye fan you can. Be sure to decorate your car with maize and blue poms and paint and streamers and flags. This will show your allegience in a bright and cheerful way. And because it is after Thanksgiving, demand for tickets will be down. You won't have to spend more than $1,000 for a pair of tickets to the game.
|1 day 4 hours ago||We've seen WD eating exploits||
We've seen WD eating exploits. The question is, what will Magnus do if Moses commits to Michigan? Me thinks nothing, other than write up a recruiting report.
|1 day 4 hours ago||Can't get on your site||
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|1 day 6 hours ago||Thought Doritos was hilarious||
I thought Doritos ad was funny. But not eveyone did . . . National Abortion Rights league tweeted,
Some of those folks need to lighten up. Especially compared to the many lame ads (babymoneypuppy hideousness).
|2 days 10 hours ago||How old are you, Bando?||
How old are you, Bando? I'm old, and "Broad" was a term before MY generation. Not a term I think I've ever used. Maybe it's more common in some parts of the country?
|2 days 10 hours ago||I'm optimistic||
I'm optimistic . . . but Gary is just one guy. Seriously, one guy who makes a huge difference, but just one guy. He can't carry the other 10 guys. What makes football great is that it is a team game. He is one guy, who can still get injured.
I remember the hype over Peppers two years ago. Then he went out earlyin his Freshman year with a leg injury which was never spelled out. We want Gary, and he may be a once in a generation talent. But we need depth. Right now, we have 6 guys who look good (Glasgow, Mone, Hurst, Wormley, Charlton, and Godin). Then we have Gary, 2 more who have seen little if any PT (Pallante, Marshall), and 4 more incoming Freshmen (Johnson, Johnson, Kemp, and Dwumfour). The numbers are good, but we will need another 4 - 5 DL next year as well.
Beyond the OL, I hope we see the quality at the LB position go up as well.
|2 days 10 hours ago||Very interesting . . .||
I find it very interesting that there are two people out there thinking of two rats in a wool sock. That image I find disturbing, and one I've never thought of. I guess I'm sheltered. And I hope I never think of that image again.
|2 days 18 hours ago||I've heard differently on Ohio||
I've heard talent is a bit down in OH for 2017, and that OSU already has the top guys locked down. It is 2018 where Harbaugh will really be able to compete in OH.
|3 days 3 hours ago||Your ideas are intriguing to me||
Your ideas are intriguing to me, and I'd like to subscribe to your newsletter.
Seriously, here is my question for your suggestion on strategy for Michigan. Where, pray tell, would you have us take away from the current class?
You highlighted FL, TX, VA/DC/MD, IL, and MI as states we needed to "do better." You also mentioned OH and NC, but let's limit this to five, given that OH is currently locked down by OSU, and NC being a place to "kick tires." Let's assume we got 2 top 10 players and 3 top 20 players total from these five states in the current class. Who would you remove? This is a negativity game none of us really want to play. But I'd submit you need to get the best possible players for the team, for your needs, REGARDLESS of where they come from. Maybe you do what you can to establish relationships with coaches in each of those locales, but if 20 the best 28 players all come from three or four areas (CA, NJ, MI, and PA, for example), that's where you sign players from.
Let's look at several examples from this year shall we?
Looking at those few examples, I don't blame Michigan for doing something different. I just don't. So, yes, your strategy makes sense on paper, but it doesn't always work out the way you want it to.
|5 days 1 hour ago||Sharp . . . likes Harbaugh?||
Sharp's column, which I won't link to, was actually pretty positive. For Sharp, maybe the most positive thing he's ever written. He wasn't too snarky. He thought it was a good class. He ends by saying we'll see just how good on the field in a few years. He acknowledges that SOTS might have been over the top, but isn't really too critical.
For Harbaugh to win over Sharp and actually get him to quit slamming Michigan? That's a pretty incredible accomplishment.
|5 days 7 hours ago||One quibble||
I have one quibble: I think that in several areas, Ohio State is comparable to Michigan.
The loss this year to OSU galls me. Yes, we can blame it on the injury to Glasgow and Mone.
|5 days 18 hours ago||Want ND||
I want ND. At least half the time. (one year on, one year off, or one home, one away, two off).
|5 days 23 hours ago||Position||
It is less a particular player, and more a particular position.
I am intrigued by linebacker.
You'll notice, obviously, that several on this list (Uche, Hudson, Kemp) are not traditionally linebackers. But they might end up there. I am really hoping that we have at least two solid to very good guys out of this group.
On offense, I am very intrigued by Eubanks, and his offer list. I think he has the potential to be much better than people realize.
|5 days 23 hours ago||Harden is the key||
Harden is a huge key for many recruits. Gary's mom mentioned very prominantly how important Harden and his wife were to both her and Rashan. There is a strong support component here, and academics is only a small part. Harden and his wife provide a spiritual component that is very, very important to many of the players, even if this gets absolutely no press coverage.
|6 days 2 hours ago||Great plan||
That's an awesome idea. Get the kids outdoors, enjoy the weather, plenty of practice, also time to relax and enjoy break. All on Michigan's dime. I lived in Bradenton 3 years, and that's a great time of year.
|6 days 23 hours ago||Does Harbaugh go to the game?||
Several questions . . .
|1 week 59 min ago||I've read the Trib for years||
I've read the Trib for years, and don't think Greenstein is all bad. Like I said, I can tolerate what he writes.
|1 week 1 hour ago||What would you like it to be?||
|1 week 2 hours ago||Interesting, a poster here disagrees||
The mgoblog poster canzior begs to differ. Canzior was part of the entourage with former recruit (current Alabama player) Da'Shawn Hand, and covered Hand's recruitment extensively. At the end of December, Canzior wrote a very informative front-paged post entitled: LINK: How Recruiting Visits Work
Here's the relevant quote from his post:
As much as we hate Ohio State, I don't think that either Tressel or Meyer are flat out jerks. In fact, I vaguely recall MGrowOld commenting on Tressel from a chicken dinner where they rubbed shoulders. And it makes sense. If Meyer was just an evil jerk, he wouldn't have the success he has had in recruiting.
|1 week 1 day ago||Fuller likely to OSU||
Fuller is likely going to OSU. A majority of the balls have been there for a long time. Still, with Harbaugh, Michigan has been more in the running than they ever would have been otherwise. And until the announcement, it isn't over.
|1 week 1 day ago||It is consistent||
It is consistent. That is to say, I believe each and every one of the top 15 is asked why they didn't commit to either UM or MSU, or both if they're going somewhere else. Of course, not all are offered by the two schools. But the newspaper readership cares more about the answer to "why not my school" than anything else. And I'm pretty sure that a huge majority of readers fall either into the Michigan or the Michigan State camps.
|1 week 3 days ago||Re: parentheses . . .||
Regarding parentheses, I have a question. Why do you have a period OUTSIDE the parentheses to end the FIRST paragraph, and the period INSIDE the parentheses to end the SECOND paragraph? Personally, I thought the period went outside, not inside. But I could be wrong.