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|1 day 2 hours ago||There was room for Pipkins and need for him...||
The motives of Michigan were not similar in any respect to this situation.
Michigan did what they thought was best for Pipkins as well as what was best for Michigan. Just because a player thinks they can start doesn't mean they get to do that. They have to make the team in every respect.
My circle of alums and fans are in agreement with me on this. I don't know about the public, but this is not a public issue. There are two lines here. We both need to read between them.
Again... unless you have knowledge of this that I don't...
|1 day 3 hours ago||Poorly conceived perhaps.. let not all who are neg'd be deleted||
There were over 250... 300? comments... with multiple sub threads...don't know if deletion is the call. But I don't spend time policing that either.
Edit: He done been taught so that others don't have to learn.
|1 day 4 hours ago||Mgoblog can blow your mind... open your heart to Dan...||
Or at least be tolerant. You might like it.
|1 day 5 hours ago||Moody Richard...||
was the biggest square in town
Under appreciated - great one...
|1 day 5 hours ago||This is fair... Pipkins is another story...||
let's talk in 20 years. Needless to say I am going to be watching every Texas Tech game. Also there was room and need for Pipkins when he moved on. There is more to that story that didn't come out (again in my opinion) due to Pipkins' goals and Michigan's latest policy (dare I say research) updates.
I think the four to eight guys know the deal at this point and have plans to get done what they want to do. It's going to be a win/win...IMO.
|1 day 7 hours ago||Reader... do you know this? ...or are you intuiting it?||
Do you know what each player has been told? It's very likely that those on a "hot seat" covet their options/goals beyond their concern about the 85 limit. I doubt there is anyone on the team who doesn't have a plan.
What's more, I don't know this but, I'm pretty sure the coaching staff, strength and conditioning and academic support staff (including their professors and non athletic support staff) are all helping each player execute to their plan.
The wreckage of the future is mighty but so are the spoils.
|1 day 7 hours ago||I think this is right as well...||
otherwise guys would take partials to be in P5 programs when they could play on the MAC level. Guys already do this taking PWO positions, but this would make it worse. As a fan, I want the talent spread out.
Other sports are allowed to split scholarships I think. Someone will have looked this up before I save this I'm sure (Ihatebux to the rescue.)
|1 day 7 hours ago||Is it Bran or Brian...||
something's got into him.
|1 day 8 hours ago||In all fairness to the OP... every school does this differently||
The same is true for athletic training - every school has it's way - the coach has a ton of influence.
As fans we are just getting to know Harbaugh. The fanbase, many of whom have been worked into bias by Brian's take down of SEC oversigning in years past, is what it is.
Given where the fanbase is (looking at your OP but it's all of us) - Harbaugh is wise not to say too much. Contrast that to Meyer who offered two walk-ons a two term scholarship but did not extend it to their 5th year fall. That is common practice - not to let a scholarship go to waste - but a contrast in public relations to the new Fort Harbaugh - where people are in a tizzy about walkon status.
Harbaugh came in to a stocked program at many positions, but that doesn't mean that all the players match his style of play and attitude. This is nothing new. Isaiah Bell was a 10th avenue freeze out come fall practice under Hoke in 2012.
Once Harbaugh gets through the transition years and has his players... some of this concern will die off. Then the old "violation of team rules" will winnow where it should.
Until then - these discussions are best left until departures are not mutual. The merits of each situation are backloaded with detail that will only come out if there is a gross issue. These guys are lucky to be where they are. If they aren't here... they have options. They are not victims.
|2 days 7 hours ago||What I'm commenting on is your inability to admit you are wrong.||
Brown Bear called you out not me.
If I'm deflecting it's out of boredom with your point.
Brown Bear refuted that point with two words.
You have proven mine with 8 posts... go ahead ... make it 9.
I'll hang up and listen.
|2 days 7 hours ago||I'm standing next to the mountain and I'm chopping it down with||
the edge of my hand.
Your premise is flawed. The question you are asking is the wrong one. You have done this with Drake and others.
You want me to put odds on whether Karan will make you eat dirt? No. I won't. The odds are against Karan. There are too many horses in the stable. If you want me to break down all 11 carries and give an appraisal of Higdon's ability ... it doesn't work. There's not enough there.
If Soft Porn is an insult to you... welcome to self loathing. You have to own what you say and do. That is not an insult.
|2 days 7 hours ago||I'm inspired by the ash on his burnt red shirt...||
It takes reps to earn that. It takes potential to make it happen.
I'm also inspired by the player. Higdon is the shit wrt life.
It's time to let Jimi take over - with all the double entendre. There is only one use for the cry baby pedal...
|2 days 8 hours ago||Not every play breaks for 50 or 4.2 or a cloud of dust...||
You are calling Higdon's potential out on a stat based on 11 carries. One of them went for 9 yards.
If you don't see your error... then don't call back.
|2 days 8 hours ago||They might...but they didn't get RB snaps as a freshman...||
there's football that doesn't show in the stats. Just because Ty breaks a 76 yarder doesn't mean Higdon didn't show the potential to break his RS.
Quit your cry baby routine. SAMPLE SIZE bro...
Post some soft porn to that.
If you can't take the medicine don't get sick...or just die. You obviously have an issue with being wrong. Own it - or your soap box loses height.
|2 days 9 hours ago||My wife has a similar take... but it goes like this...||
"If someone seriously makes accounts on here then they are fubar."
I don't know what she is talking about, but she keeps saying it.
|2 days 10 hours ago||Drake showed his potential on his first play...||
but it was in kick off coverage. Don't remember that? Whatever. Stats don't speak to potential inviolate.
RBs do progress. Smith in the Citrus was a beast. I'm happy with beast next year if the QB can stretch the field like Rudock did in that game.
Higdon is more than a stat and yes "Sample Size". Take your lumps old man.
|2 days 10 hours ago||+1 for an average comment...||
|2 days 20 hours ago||Co-sign this... life has taught me this lesson time and again...||
this is a sad story. Some are beyond the pale. This looks to be one of those cases. This dog won't hunt.
My best to his family. This is not fun. Hopefully he bottoms out.
|3 days 20 hours ago||Molk ... followed by Khoury and Miller who both left early...||
I wonder why...
OP obviously didn't understand the book. Molk loves the game. He hates the league. I think he hates himself a bit as well.
|1 week 6 days ago||Logic fail||
People talk about animals at auctions.
Animals are not recruits.
People shouldn't talk about recruits like animals at an auction??
Weaver is going to do just fine. He almost and still might have a chance to play for Michigan. These recruits are exceptional athletes. That is fun to talk about. That logic works, I think.
No one is talking about recruits as animals. They are talking about recruits as recruits. That is OK.... here... have a fuck.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Exactly half...let's talk about whether RR got a raw deal...||
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Chicken|
|2 weeks 3 days ago||So you are saying commitable offers go out to kids without||
credible tape or a 1:1 with a coach?
Harbaugh has a right to see these recruits before handing out offers. USA today does not coach this team. Just because Wisconsin takes Swenson doesn't mean he fits at Michigan either. You go to the school but you play for the coach.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Greenstein shares his myopia with half this board..||
and Michigan fanbase. I think there is a larger disconnect under the surface here that jibes harshly with the reality of modern CFB.
Great post...thanks BiSB.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||What else is CLEAR Steve...Do you really know this?||
Richardson is likely to land well... as will the others.
Committing to Michigan is not winning the lottery. It comes with expectations. We don't know what those are or how they are communicated. These kids will play CFB. Yes that hurts but not in the way you are intimating.
Every year Michigan takes early applicants. Do you know what happens when they get Senioritis? Their acceptance is rescinded if a proper explanation is not made. It's not just sports. It's life.
Regarding fitness for playing on scholarship for Michigan, only Harbaugh can speak to the expectation and/or explanation. If the kids want to walk on despite Harbaugh - they can - preferred or not.
You don't know what is going on here.
No mistake...this response is appropriate.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Harbaugh cares what people think... what makes you think he||
doesn't? The fact that he released his actual phone number to anyone to call him directly shortly after showing up at Michigan? The fact that he showed up at a Michigan Ultimate practice and offered football facilities to the students? The fact that he hasn't checked in on this board post?
Why would he address these concerns when he is working 24/7 trying to pull this class together?
This something you are talking to knows not of what they speak.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Offers are good for everyone. Verbal commits are bad when not||
backed with good faith. Camp offers raise a kid's visibility. Handing out offers is not the issue. Accepting verbals from kids too early might be an issue. It depends.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Basketball recruiting is different from football...but honesty||
is relevant to both.
We don't know what is going on with these kids. Antwaine is not the same as Swenson, I think.
Let's see where he lands before we release the Kraken. I have a feeling where he lands will explain this.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||This seems about accurate.||
This seems about accurate.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||To be fair - this is just another click in the media cycle...||
the only way to make this call is to be Swenson or Harbaugh/Drevno. It all comes down to what was done - both on the field and in communications between the two.
Like Brian/Sam said - there will be mudslinging - this click sounds about accurate.