Mason NEEDS this, Pistons, after all you've put him through
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|10 weeks 21 hours ago||Chris Spielman wanted to go to UM||
Chris Spielman wanted to go to Michigan, but his dad made him go to Ohio. That worked out pretty well for Ohio.
|14 weeks 18 hours ago||Him||
... not his wife
|18 weeks 4 days ago||you mean 1 years in a row||
We won't finish close to a top 10 recruiting class for 2014, so that will break our streak. A lot of people chalk that up to the class being small, but even if you adjust for the size of the group, I think it's clear that the 2014 class is not quite up to par. Much of the earlier enthusiasm was based on the assumption that we would land Hand and came before verbals from several 3- and 2-star prospects.
I agree it would be awesome to end up with 5 from the top 100 in 2015.
|20 weeks 2 days ago||apology for "fickle"||
Given the amount of discussion about Hoke's comment, I thought I would share this. I sent an e-mail Tuesday addressed to Hoke at the address listed for him on mgoblue.com. It included a link to Brian's column on the issue and expressed the same general feeling. I don't usually do this kind of thing, but I too was ticked.
I was surprised to get a response today: "I would like to say that 'fickle' is not the word I would choose but rather passionate. If 'fickle' was used, I apologize for that."
The message was signed in Hoke's name but came from the e-mailbox of Jennifer Maszatics, whoever that is.
For what it's worth.
|22 weeks 3 hours ago||huh?||
We don't know each other, so I have no basis for this, but reading between the lines I assume you had Alpha-Bits for breakfast. You seem like a guy looking for answers.
|27 weeks 2 days ago||dumb move?||
Maybe. But look where Iowa is headed these days. Wouldn't be his only mistake. I know Ferentz had a sterling reputation up until a few years ago, but I think his days are numbered now.
|38 weeks 2 days ago||How he came to Michigan||
I looked to see if this was already posted and did not see it. Apologies if I missed it. Also others can probably tell it better.
Before AC, Michigan never attracted big recruits from the South, especially those excelling in the passing game. An assistant coach went to Bo and told him he should look at this skinny kid from Florida. Bo tried to shrug him off, saying they'd never pull him to Ann Arbor. The assistant informed him that the kid was a lifelong Wolverine fan and dreamed of playing in Ann Arbor. Bo, they say, was on the next plane to Florida.
|43 weeks 1 day ago||I have a package of 3||
I have 3 that come as a package. 1. Why do dogs lick their balls? Because they can. 2. How do you get a dog to stop humping your leg? Suck his dick. 3. Two drunks are walking down a street and pass a dog licking his balls. First says, "I wish I could do that." Second says, "You could, but you'd have to pet him first." Thank you. I'll be here all week.
|44 weeks 2 days ago||bacon and avocado||
Allright, so their lettuce is a non-food item. I had the new bravacado yesterday -- turkey, bacon and avocado -- and it was awfully good.
|1 year 1 week ago||Pray tell||
Pray tell, what else have you thought about?
|1 year 5 weeks ago||Thank God||
Whatever it is, thank God the voting ends tonight.
|1 year 5 weeks ago||What is EA Sports?||
I keep seeing all of these threads about it, so I opened a couple and still don't know what it's about. Is it a video game? Who cares?
|1 year 9 weeks ago||I agree||
He should be playing for himself and his teamates, which I'm sure he is. They're competitive enough that they don't need extra pressure.
|1 year 11 weeks ago||I don't mind this||
I would rather have him than not, but to me this isn't much of a loss. Sounds like the main attraction with him was his size and potential. For me that always translates as a big unknown -- some chance that he could become great and some chance that he won't pan out at all. (We've all seen many cases of that, haven't we?) In other words, much less certainty than our other OL recruits the past two years, even if that position has a high level of uncertainty.
Having said that, with all of the line talent stockpiled, I do think it makes sense to go after a high-risk/high-return kid because we can afford a miss. Still, the bottom line on a recruit like this is there's a good chance he won't pan out.
|1 year 19 weeks ago||wide receiver rankings||
The OP asked about wide receiver rankings:
Laquon Treadwell -- 1
Eldridge Massington -- 33
Jaron Dukes -- 53
Csonte' Yok -- 67
|1 year 30 weeks ago||Look who you left out...||
If you're going to make a case for him being the best ever you need to consider all who have played... and you left a lot of great ones off your list: Paul Krause (all-time interception leader), Emlen Tunnel (second place), Night Train Lane (4th place, great tackler), Dave Brown (also from U-M), Lem Barney, Willie Wood and Herb Adderly (both with the great Packer teams), Yale Lary, Ken Houston, Lester Hayes, Dick LeBeau. All hall-of-famers.
Looks like you just made a list off the top of your head of people who have played in recent years. I agree that Woodson is one of the best ever, but this is not much of an analysis.
|1 year 38 weeks ago||good move||
I think the BOT had to do this and that it is one of the few reasonable actions that have been taken. Maybe the sanctions handed out were reasonable, but there is also a reasonable argument to be made that they are excessive, and that argument never received a hearing. Due process seems to be a fundamental part of the NCAA's process -- not to mention the nation's judicial system -- and to have been completely ignored in this case. Has the association ever had a case resolved this quickly without the culprits having a chance to offer a defense or respond to allegations? And Emmert threatened to kill the program if PSU didn't go along. Where does it say that he can do that?
Emmert should have recognized that not only was he taking the NCAA outside it's procedures, that by demanding Erickson accept the penalties without checking with the BOT he was asking PSU to do the same thing. What if Sandusky's attorney, under threat from prosecutors, had accepted a life sentence for Sandusky the day after his arrest, without asking him. People would recognize that you can't do that. You need to follow the proper steps and let the process work. And PSU should have a chance to consider whether they want to argue for a lesser penalty.
|1 year 51 weeks ago||Other options at LB?||
I see people talking about other positions of need, but we did turn away a couple other LBs that were very highly rated. What about asking O'Daniel if he wants to reconsider the commitment to Clemson? Or reopening things with Kalambayi? I know O'Daniel would probably play a different LB position, but Kalambayi is about the same size as Levenberry.
|2 years 5 weeks ago||not excited||
Based on the little I know I wish Conley did not have an offer yet. I understand about having corners of different sizes, and it sounds like he's pretty good -- like maybe he would have made the 2012 class. But he doesn't sound like top level talent -- either from the recruiting sites or from some of the people here who have seen him. It's so early, and we're really going to be able to focus on just a few slots. Maybe I'm spoiled by the recent success, but I think taking him now costs us a chance really elite talent, which we are attracting. Why not wait to offer him? If he's getting offers from Northwestern and Toledo, do you think he will not consider a Michigan offer in the fall?
Anyone have any insight on this?
|2 years 6 weeks ago||Prolong this discussion||
Let's prolong this discussion and see how many more ways we can find to say the same thing. I do think the OP was worthwhile, but basically most everyone is saying we may take 3 if #3 is a stud -- which I agree with. Like someone said, it's very early. Relax and enjoy.
|2 years 28 weeks ago||How to watch||
Sorry for my ignorance, but exactly how does one view this? Thanks.