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|1 week 9 hours ago||But what is his complaint?||
But what is his complaint?
|1 week 1 day ago||No way.||
He wouldn't accept and the coaches wouldn't offer. The Press would eat up the comeuppance angle when Swenson turns us down. If they can't land someone this season, they will be on the lookout for grad transfers and recruit the position heavily next year. This sucks but I trust the coaches to find a work-around. We didn't have a reliable QB this time last year and turns out we found one who'd go on to have the best QB rating in the conference. This stinks but the coaches will fix it.
|1 week 5 days ago||You could start every conversation by saying that||
and I'd be more than okay with it. Wow! That era of punk music was amazing.
|1 week 5 days ago||Also, when I'm feeling like trashing a hotel room, Bad Brains|
|1 week 5 days ago||Eddie Money||
Eddie Money's I think I'm In Love, also a great tune.
|1 week 5 days ago||So bad, so good, and a Karaoke go-to|
|1 week 5 days ago||Can't they bump it to a night game?||
Can't they bump it to a night game?
|1 week 5 days ago||I just want to tell everyone,||
I appreciate everything you do. You're all-stars in my mind!
|1 week 5 days ago||Also,||
He's from Norco, CA, which sounds sort of like that TV show, "Narcos."
There are so many reasons!
|1 week 5 days ago||Largely due to his workout videos.||
Also, headbands. His nickname is "Vicious," too.
|1 week 5 days ago||No "Hello" in the title?||
That's practically a commit. Amirite?
|1 week 5 days ago||Bolivia'd?||
Bolivia'd? Wow. Time to make the requirements to make a post more stringent.
|1 week 5 days ago||No question there. My||
No question there. My curiosity revolves around whether Harbaugh strategically pursued recruits in that particular region, quality talent that might have likely landed at one of our divisional rivals, played any role in his thought process in pursuing them. By your take, I'm guessing you think it's solely coincidence?
I'm not saying all of these guys would have gone to either Maryland, Rutgers, or PSU, only that those schools were likely pursuing these recruits because they are both great recruits and relatively local. If they could land a small critical number, it becomes easier to recruit at their schools in the future, as you have former teammates recruiting future prospects. Rutgers has been undercut, we already have two guys from Gilman, and maybe even Coach Poggi himself. Also, one theme of Michigan's recruiting class is going after PSU commits...off the top of my head, is it possibly going to be 5 by signing day? PSU has a lot of defensive needs and we are poaching some of their fish late in the game. I feel Michigan, in its recruiting strategy, is both strengthening itself and intentionally weakening three divisional foes it will play annually.
I'm just hoping this trend continues in the future when we have a program that looks as shiny to elite Ohio recruits as the one in Columbus.
Probably just wishful thinking.
|1 week 5 days ago||Is it coincidence that||
Is it coincidence that Harbaugh is setting up Michigan recruiting hotspots in the middle of divisional foes general geographic area? These recruits would be kids relatively accessible to Rutgers, Maryland, and Penn State. Michigan is obviously in Michigan and near Illinois and Indiana to be considered "close to home."
That just leaves Ohio. Is Harbaugh building up his recruiting clout so he has some ammunition when he starts competing for recruits in Ohio, or do you think he'll continue to stay away? I can't help but think of the off-the-field, and eventually on-the-field, joy and momentum that would arise from taking the next Charles Woodson or Desmond Howard out of Ohio State's clutches.
|1 week 5 days ago||Time to make Gilman another||
Time to make Gilman another Paramus Catholic, both for the great talent and to spite Durkin.
|1 week 6 days ago||If these kids live up to||
If these kids live up to their potential, our future defenses will be on the QB Lightning-fast.
|1 week 6 days ago||That'd be a fantastic signing day surprise.||
Going with what you said.
|1 week 6 days ago||That's disappointing.||
Especially if his admission was denied due to lack of real-world experience. Oh well. Good luck to him.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||He gone.||
Surrounded by Longhorns and all are overly confident about his soon-to-be commitment to Texas. Haven't seen the sources myself...orangeblood maybe? Either way, bummer.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Ellison Jordan, 4-star DT PSU||
Ellison Jordan, 4-star DT PSU commit and fellow Gilman teammate, supposedly joined Spanelli on the Michigan visit. Total speculation, but could he be considering a flip, or maybe a backup plan if Gary decides to go elsewhere?
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Definitely agree with that.||
Kid looks huge and likely underrated. I meant in addition to doing that. This high school will be to Durkin and Maryland what Cass Tech and Paramus Catholic are to Michigan. If Durkin is going to have success, he's going to have to be a great recruiter. If he could depend on the high school to produce kids likely to come to Maryland, it'd setup a solid foundation for Maryland's future recruitment.
My theory is that Jim Harbaugh is seeking to undercut Durkin's efforts. We have an "in" with Poggi's dad as their head coach. My bet is we take at least a kid or two from this high school going forward in order to both get great recruits and loot Durkin's local recruiting source. A Michigan pipeline here could be devastating for Durkin's coaching future at Maryland.
Time will tell, anyway. The 2017 offers are going out. If this is Jim's plan, it will be become clear.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Don't mouth tweet at recruits?||
Doesn't have the same ring to it.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Who was that in his old avatar?||
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Can't beat a Michigan Snoopy.||
Can't beat a Michigan Snoopy.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Yeah, it's a Charlie Brown spoof from Arrested Development.||
Great show if you haven't seen it.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||: (||
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Kid goes to Maryland's most elite high school||
Coached by Henry Poggi's dad. Is there any chance this is a way to get at Durkin? I feel like that infamous basketball game is going to carry forth to the gridiron and the recruiting games. Now we can start a pipeline and siphon away his talent. Heh.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Wow! I posted about this in an earlier article||
I wasn't able to hear it, but assumed he'd do the opposite. Generally enjoyed his show, even got on the air twice. Glad he didn't rip Harbaugh apart nationally.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Agreed.||
Everybody and their mom is jumping on him at this point, fans from a variety of teams. I saw a OSU fan on twitter spending 5 hours retweeting various talking heads around the college football world. 5 HOURS! Is it run-of-the-mill hate or fear? Here's hoping the recruits aren't swayed by the noise. Haven't seen so much antagonism towards a coach like this. Not even the likes of Saban or Meyer. Quite a day.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Guess Harbaugh is getting trashed on Feinbaum||
The writer of the Tribune story. It's gettin' dirty. The college football world hates/fears Harbaugh.