this week in unintentionally grim-sounding recruiting headlines
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|3 years 35 weeks ago||I live in SEC country||
I live in SEC country Columbia SC . It's No secret thats Meyer left because he saw the hand writng on the wall . If you recall the health issue first came up about 2 days after the 2009 SEC championship game when Nick Sabans Alabama crimson tide boat rasied the gators 32 to 13 a couple days later it came he had to go the emergency room suffering from dehydration he requested a leave of absence of which was granted by gator brass they even said he could take the whole year off, over the summer he decides to resume full duties
in 2010 Gators go 8 and 5 and on cue his condition becomes worse.... He is a great coach dont get me wrong... But im telling you now if things go bad esp with those crazy fans in Ohio Urban will find a way to bail
|4 years 6 weeks ago||He is definitely a Diamond in||
He is definitely a Diamond in the ruff
|4 years 7 weeks ago||That was the mother of all||
That was the mother of all updates!!!!
|4 years 7 weeks ago||Big stars are falling. That||
Big stars are falling. That means it wont be long before day!!!
|4 years 8 weeks ago||I could't agree more.. I||
I could't agree more.. I think Hoke has more than earned my trust on the recruiting trail.
|4 years 8 weeks ago||Put me in the catergory that||
Put me in the catergory that these problems TsiO are having . Is going to hurt more than people think. Just last night we hear Ncaa is down there again... And now the hearing is pushed backed to Oct . So ask your self if Im a big time recruit with NFl aspirations Do I want to chance so much on so much uncertainty? So I definitely think we are going to get some of them . With that being said if I could only have 1 i'd take Dunn
|4 years 8 weeks ago||All this new oppritunity is||
All this new oppritunity is very exciting!!! But I think our 1st priority with the remaing slots availible is to the ones who where leaning Blue before the vest resigned.. .... Having said that the ones who are leaning blue better make there move while the moving can be made
|4 years 9 weeks ago||The truth hurts!!! They||
The truth hurts!!! They are mad that there sub standard hustling has been exposed..
|4 years 9 weeks ago||One thing that seems to be in||
One thing that seems to be in our favor his Quote " I don't want to be switching coaches constantly, so it makes a difference for a coach to be there the whole time.
Tressel on shaky ground could be the difference
|4 years 9 weeks ago||Actually we would not be||
Actually we would not be copying Osu... Bo started it early on and Woody like it and started it at OSU around 70,71
|4 years 9 weeks ago||To me if there is one and||
To me if there is one and only one bright side to being down....These last few years is that it sure is fun working our way back to the Top.... I gotta admit going back to the early 60's as a Michigan fan I personaly got spoiled and taking for grated the great players we have had over the years .. Not any more
|4 years 10 weeks ago||With all this good news i'm||
With all this good news i'm now suffering from kid in an candy store itus!!!
|4 years 10 weeks ago||IS it me? Why do I get the||
IS it me? Why do I get the feeling after watching his film that this kid is a sleeper?
|4 years 10 weeks ago||Awful Idea now those who||
Awful Idea now those who cheat will have more cover
|4 years 10 weeks ago||I am in agreement of special||
I am in agreement of special players deserve special days all there own... And Charles Woodson is not only a altime Wolverine.. But an all time college football great. To give you an idea how much i think of Charles Woodson I hate the Packers . But became a fan when he went there
|4 years 11 weeks ago||I think most us recall||
I think most us recall how Coach Hoke not only held most of the class together last year. And then pulling in some great recruits at the last min ute.. And we said we can't wait till he has a full year to work with..... All I can say now is Wow
|4 years 11 weeks ago||You gotta hand it to him. If||
You gotta hand it to him. If you gonna cheat.... Be a rich cheat who can make you belive though a fancy lawyer cheating makes you a victum..... And why hasnt every one else caught up? Tressel was once quoted as saying..... It isn't a lie if you belive it. NCAA though his Lawyer do you belive It?
|4 years 11 weeks ago||The 69 game I was all of 13||
The 69 game I was all of 13 yrs old Beating that great OSU squad of Jack Tatum, Jim Otis, Rex Kern, And that great day that Barry Pierson had . Thats when I became Blue for life.
|4 years 11 weeks ago||That big cloud in CBus might||
That big cloud in CBus might pay some big dividens with these 2.... Who could then help with Brionte Dunn.
Wish we had last years number of schollys with all the interest from big time recruits
|4 years 11 weeks ago||25 schollys over 5||
25 schollys over 5 years....... 3 yr bowl ban ..... 5 yr probation ..... show cause for Tressel
vacated wins for 2010 Anything less and this stuff just keeps happening!!!
Thats why if you check out the Columbus Dispatch they act like its no big deal you have to make them cheaters feel it
|4 years 12 weeks ago||Sry the post i sent was from||
Sry the post i sent was from the Duane Long Report 5/8/2011 under the heading The Perfect Storm.... But it's interesting we have got OSU attention
|4 years 12 weeks ago||More than sparty is concerned||
More than sparty is concerned about our recruiting tOSU is as well... check this link out
A few years ago there was a movie called the Perfect Storm. The movie centered on the fate of the crew of the Andrea Gail. A combination of three weather events came together to create a storm that caused $208 million dollars in damage. There are three events coming together right now for Ohio State that could make Buckeye fans see $208 million in damage as getting off light.
Here are the three factors that are coming together to create the Perfect Storm for The Rivalry:
- Back in January I did a blog about the rivalry being back. That the hiring of a true Michigan man, and a fine coach, in Brady Hoke would reignite the greatest rivalry in American sport. As usual, Buckeye fans dismissed it. That happens alot when fans don't want to hear something.
- Tattoogate happened. It created a situation where recruiting is in an all-out stall. At the end of last week there was more fallout as news that the purchase of approximately fifty cars by Buckeye players was being investigated. I know this came up before with Thaddeus Gibson a couple of years ago. I think this will end up with JT being cleared of any wrongdoing but it is impacting the national perception and hurting recruiting as other staffs will keep hammering away with negative recruiting tactics that will be hard to counter. It will at least put the staff in a situation where Ohio State is facing an uphill battle. It is hard to state your case when you first have to defend yourself. It is tough to play offense while you are playing defense. Several recruits admitted to Bucknuts off the record last week that the dark cloud surrounding the program is impacting their recruitment. Running back Brionte Dunn was offered and committed early. He has now opened up his recruitment. When a player is offered and commits early that is a sign that things have changed. Early commits are the players who are true believers in a program.
- This is a class for the ages in the state of Ohio. The dirty little secret of The Rivalry is the fact that Michigan has been at its best when it has recruited Ohio well. That has not happened for some time. The Buckeyes have limited scholarships. There has never been a year when that has been a greater hindrance.
What this adds up to is Hoke is already having a major impact. I don't care if you reincarnate Vince Lombardi. You are not going to win without top players. Hoke is now getting the kinds of players who can make a difference in The Rivalry. Fans want to dismiss some Michigan verbals because the Buckeyes did not offer them. That is a mistake. In the past it has been true. This year it is not. We have talked about the great class and the lack of scholarships for 2012. That is the difference. Colerains Joe Bolden recently committed to Michigan. He is a player who I believe would be odds on to be a Buckeye offer if there was room. Lyndhurst Brush athlete Pharaoh Brown is the most recent to commit to Michigan. There is no doubt he is a Buckeye caliber athlete. I would have been fine with a Buckeye offer to tight end, but soon to be offensive tackle A.J. Williams from Sycamore. I don't think the Buckeyes need guards but if we did I would be touting Cincinnati Oak Hills guard Caleb Stacey for an offer. He is a Michigan commit. There is a player out there that had a Buckeye offer but accepted a Michigan offer. Linebacker James Ross accepted a Michigan offer out of the blue. He is from Michigan but the buzz was that Ohio State had a really great shot at landing him and may in fact be the team to beat. Hoke convinced him to stay home. Some other players who the Buckeyes have offered are leaning Michigans way with elite offensive line prospect Jordan Diamond and elite defensive lineman Chris Wormley from right here in Ohio being the most coveted.
The NCAA needs to come forth with their decision. Recruiting is the heart of any sports program. I say that the delay in announcing the sanctions is a penalty in its own right because of the impact on recruiting. If there is no announcement soon the kind of players who can change The Rivalry quickly will be wearing maize and blue
|4 years 12 weeks ago||Earlier this week the Vest||
Earlier this week the Vest suspended a player for the season. I remember thinking he better be careful if there is more dirt out there yet uncoverd . And sure enuff ... A few days later this comes out . Somebody dropped a dime Stay tunned there may be a lot more to come
|4 years 12 weeks ago||I go back A long ways back||
I go back A long ways back with Michigan Football.... And one thing I know is weather they are 2 star or 5 star you never ever take any one of these kids for granted.
This guy could be our next Charles Woods on Film looks great !!!
|4 years 12 weeks ago||Things that take your breath||
Things that take your breath away
(1) A beautiful woman
(2) getting sucker punched by a middle linebacker
(3) Michigan's football recruitng season so far this year
|4 years 12 weeks ago||With so many early commits||
With so many early commits this really works to our advantage. Along with that giant cloud hovering over Columbus.... Also Hoke is a great recruiter in his own right . I still have his opening press conference and as corny as it might sound there is a real genuineness that comes across with him. You add Mattison to that Mix And the sky is the limit .
|4 years 13 weeks ago||Im trying not to get to||
Im trying not to get to excited.... But for us true Michigan fans aint it great to have a Michigan man back at the helm..... Not afraid to go toe to toe with the Alabamas, the Olieo states, and Uscs of the world!!! On the recruiting trail
|4 years 13 weeks ago||My guess is Pike Tom||
My guess is Pike Tom emphasized Kentucky.... And following Tom weekly posts he sounded some what surprized when he chose Auburn..... My guess Pike let Tom know he is coming here after all Also Pike announcement was very public
hope im right if not him Pls let it be Dunn lol
|4 years 13 weeks ago||Tom I gotta agree. Even if||
Tom I gotta agree. Even if this kid can't play a lick how can you not be impressed with him?
Sounds like a true Michigan Man
|4 years 13 weeks ago||That guy is a 1 man wrecking||
That guy is a 1 man wrecking crew and O'Brien does it with speed and a lil attuide
We gotta land some of that awsome talent