this week in unintentionally grim-sounding recruiting headlines
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|10 weeks 3 days ago||This is a smart group...||
This is a smart group...and no one has come up with the obvious answer which is Starter! Old school style for big time gamers. Let Adidas and Nike clothe the pine-time players...Starter is for, uh, Starters!
|15 weeks 1 day ago||Winking Lizard BBQ Sauce||
Winking Lizard BBQ Sauce from Winking Lizard Tavern. Admittedly, it is from a small ohio-based food chain...but boy is this stuff good. Goes great with anything you can grill...and on a lot of other foods as well.
|23 weeks 1 day ago||Welp...I hope Joe Dumars...||
Welp...I hope Joe Dumars doesn't happen to click over to this...
|23 weeks 1 day ago||I think the Lions...||
I think the Lions will re-sign Suh. I think they will also go DT in rd 1...which feels boring, but probably a good move. I think they go RB in rd 2.
|25 weeks 1 day ago||Well...this is going well.||
Um, at least we've got Harbaugh?! Here's to 2016 recruiting!!
|26 weeks 1 day ago||I think that...||
I think that they will be raising 100's of 10's of dollars to clean things up!
|28 weeks 2 days ago||Harbaugh!!!!!||
Harbaugh!!!!! Anyone know if Tyrone is coming back to coach RB's?!
|28 weeks 3 days ago||I second that...||
|29 weeks 2 days ago||Easy to forget about the non-football side of coaching...||
For me at least, it is sometimes easy to get so wrapped up in the football side of reading about Michigan athletes that I forget about the personal-development side of the coaching. These are young men in their late teens or early 20's that are not just going through the challenges and struggles of life, but the challenges and struggles of life that are particular to the college years. Based on the circumstances of having a new coach, limited time to recruit for this next class, and what we've seen from Bosch talent-wise, I'm guessing the football side of things would have said it would be a lot easier to try and keep him around. That leads me to expect that the stipulations had to do with Coach Harbaugh looking out for The Team and for Kyle's personal development not just as a player, but as a person. If that was the case, I think that's exactly what most of us want to see in a Coach, and hopefully exactly what the parents of recruits will want to see when they consider their child going to Michigan to play football. Sure, we are all anxious for things to get turned around with the football program, but at the end of the day these are kids with a lot of life left to live...and for most of them, who won't play beyond their years at Michigan, a lot of life to live that won't involve football.
|29 weeks 3 days ago||I thought getting Durkin and Anderson was a stretch...||
I thought getting Durkin and Anderson was a stretch...especially with Mattison staying on. Agree with the OP that while Michigan/Harbaugh was probably attractive the split very well may not have been. However, with all the talking and big names being thrown around I sure hope we land Durkin at this point...and the rumors seem to still be swirling about Turley. No Durkin would suck some wind out of the sails IMO.
|33 weeks 2 days ago||Yeah...I'm not getting real excited about this one...||
Seriously? He might be a good coach...and we could use someone who could develop players consistently...but if we go for this guy we've obviously struck out on some of the big names that could bring some instant legitimacy to Michigan recruiting. I'm of the opinion that a big name is going to be criticial if Michigan is going to compete with Urban and Ohio on the recruiting trail.
|34 weeks 2 days ago||He said dumpter...||
The only thing getting dumped today is...hey, what time is that team meeting again?
Any chance someone can start a thread for Michigan versus the fighting oranges? I'm calling it now...Spike is going to come off the bench to light 'cuse up like a...candle.
|40 weeks 2 days ago||Thanks for pulling this together||
Nice to check it each week and see how everyone did. Too bad about Manningham...I always loved watching him play.
|1 year 1 day ago||When was Michigan football at its highest point...||
I'd be curious Brian's thoughts on when Michigan football was at its best overall in terms of football domination, public respect, recruiting momentum, etc. As a follow-up where does Coach Hoke and the current team stand in comparison (assuming it is fair to expect he doesn't think that Michigan football is currently at its historical high point).
|1 year 8 weeks ago||UTL 1||
UTL 1 was unbelieveable. The Big House was rocking. Electric. And usually I'm not one for pom-poms...but once the entire stadium got going that was pretty cool.
|1 year 12 weeks ago||I live in Jersey||
I live in Jersey...transplant from Toledo via Cleveland. Used to have UM season tickets but gave them up after a few years out here. Am planning to try and go to the Rutgers game (planned to go to UConn last year but didn't work out). Having done some basic research it looks like best options are the three game package already mentioned or paying anything from $90 and up in stubhub. For my part, I plan to wait a bit and I expect more tickets to hit the market and push prices down.. It does look like Rutgers fans (and UM fans from the area) are driving prices up so far treating this as a marquee game coming to NJ.
|1 year 17 weeks ago||Hate you.||
Hate hate hate
|1 year 24 weeks ago||Irvin is developing||
Irvin is developing quickly in my opinion. Shows a lot of potential to be a good supporting piece for a few years.
|1 year 24 weeks ago||Great Lakes Brewing Co.||
Only good thing about state down south...and I lived there 30 years...is Great Lakes Brewing Co. Solid beer if you can get it.
|1 year 35 weeks ago||Know what that is like...||
Dad went to Michigan...so had that going for me...but grew up in Toledo surrounded by Buckeye friends and know exactly what its like fighting that battle. As a young kid, a Michigan jersey and a trip to The Big House can go an awful long way. As you get older, there's something nice about making your own decisions and not just going with the same team everyone else did. Plus, that winged helmet and the Maize and Blue of Michigan are just night and day better than the colors of that school down south. And mascots...you can be a Wolverine or root for Brutus the giant nut.
The good thing about Toledo is that it has the best mix of Wolverine fans in the state of ohio...if you go to the mall you'll see a good number of Michigan fans...and a young kid in a jersey will get his fair share of Go Blue exclamations...might cheer him up. But nothing will do it like the first time he watches a Michigan win in The Game...hopefully someday soon!
|1 year 35 weeks ago||Why are the bigs all shooting threes?!||
Why why why!!!! Off balance threes at that!
|1 year 35 weeks ago||The kids are great...||
The staff not so much. Just not convinced Hoke has what it takes to win a national championship. At some point he has to admit what he is doing isn't enough and commit to doing something different. Each loss he comes out with the same explanation...which is concerning.
|2 years 4 weeks ago||University of Michigan||
Oh wait...they aren't pro? Well the the Pistons...horrible job by Dumars, but a true fan is a true fan,,,even when the management sucks.
|2 years 4 weeks ago||Screw the Pistons||
Lifelong Michigan fan...but Pistons I'm so frustrated with tonight. Burke could have gone six...falls to Pistons...and Dumars craps his pants and picks a player almost no one has heard of. Ugh. Thank goodness for Michigan sports.
|2 years 4 weeks ago||No edit for me...||
Denard's career continues! Drafted him for my dynasty league earlier this week. Designed plays just for him...15 to 20 touches a game...count me in!
|2 years 8 weeks ago||I like Leyland...||
Not an easy ship to steer...and he generally keeps things under control. We could be much worse off as far as coaching goes.
|2 years 8 weeks ago||This must be...||
The greatest website ever. Lifelong Michigan fan. Moved to NJ from ohio two years ago...love this website and miss my MICHIGAN season tickets. Thank goodness for BTN!
|2 years 10 weeks ago||Crappy day...||
Crown and coke going down easy now. Best part of day was watching BTN replay of MICHIGAN vs Illinois from 2010. Was there with my brother...awesome game! Even Forcier felt good that day!
|2 years 24 weeks ago||Our Canadian friend||
Is having an off day
|2 years 24 weeks ago||That was a payback call||
For missing the earlier one