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- 247's composite ranking has ND at #7 nationally with seven 4-stars and two 3-stars. We're #5 with seven 4-stars and three 3-stars (apparently including Pallante).
- They're still a bunch of chickenshit assholes.
- No, Jones didn't "choose MSU over Michigan." When both schools were options, he hadn't made a chioce. When he chose MSU, Michigan wasn't available to him.
- Yes, the Michigan coaches believe that he's a Michigan-caliber prospect.
|6 hours 48 min ago||Exactly my thoughts. He was||
Exactly my thoughts. He was never supposed to play nearly as early or as much as he did, he brought out an ugly side of our fanbase I'd never seen before, and yet he was nothing but classy, stuck with it, and walked out a winner in that 2003 OSU game.
|3 days 2 hours ago||I'm not completely||
I'm not completely disagreeing, but Thomas Gordon has clearly lived up to - and outplayed - his hype.
|3 days 2 hours ago||If we read the same thing, he||
If we read the same thing, he said "apply to" not "enroll at." Slight difference there.
|3 days 5 hours ago||Yeah, this fall I think I||
Yeah, this fall I think I might turn down the volume on Ole Miss games and play a recording of the 30-for-30 theme music just so I can feel like I'm watching it happen live. Then I'll turn the volume back on but smoothly slip in a "What if I told you..." right before everything the announcers say. "What if I told you... three yard gain up the middle?" "What if I told you... first down Rebels?"
|4 days 3 hours ago||I dislike most of your posts,||
I dislike most of your posts, so maybe I'm overreacting to this one, but I really hate this view. It is an exceptionally human - and, frankly, heartening - reaction to a situation like this when people want to talk, convey sympathy, donate, and, if they're in a position to, do what they can to help. There's nothing self-serving about anonymous internet posters feeling sympathy and sadness and wanting to talk to other human beings about it. It's probably that same part of people that's driving a bunch of people to do really unpleasant things right now to help out others they've never met. Most here obviously can't help in that way.
|4 days 3 hours ago||The chicken of my chicken is||
The chicken of my chicken is my friend?
|4 days 7 hours ago||God bless, man. If you can||
God bless, man. If you can think of a good, targeted way to handle donations (or know of one), the MGoCommunity is a generous one. I'm happy to help if I can.
|4 days 14 hours ago||And Dumars' son played with||
And Dumars' son played with Burke, right?
I'm sure the Pistons have done their homework on him, and I wouldn't read much into the lack of an interview.
|4 days 14 hours ago||To be clear, because it||
To be clear, because it wasn't to me, that's 6'1" in shoes. This is from NBADraft.net...
Trey Burke -- There was some concern about Burke actually being 6'1 in shoes, but fear not, he's 5'11.75 barefoot making him a legit 6'1, and has terrific length with a 6'5.5" wingspan.
|1 week 19 hours ago||+1. Thanks. Will do.||
+1. Thanks. Will do.
|1 week 1 day ago||Actually, I should be||
Actually, I should be careful. It seems like every time I kill someone or joke about killing someone it comes back to bite me.
|1 week 1 day ago||If you can deliver tickets||
If you can deliver tickets and a Michigan win, I'll kill him if you'd like.
|1 week 1 day ago||In that case, let's play USC||
In that case, let's play USC in Hawaii. And not charge anything for tickets, flights, or hotels.
|1 week 1 day ago||Thanks, Magnus. I feel like||
|1 week 2 days ago||Your personal Notre Dame||
Your personal Notre Dame update:
|1 week 4 days ago||Hoke is right. The ONLY||
Hoke is right. The ONLY reason for ND to stop that game is to cut down on their expected losses. Compared to teams like Purdue and MSU, we provide a more appealing game for their fans, better TV ratings, a better recruiting atmosphere, better strength if schedule, and on and on. The problem? They probably see us as a 50-50 win for the coming future, while they probably see MSU and Purdue as 80-20 or 75-25. They've apparently decided that those extra 5-6 losses over the next 20 years are too high of a cost to justify.
|1 week 5 days ago||It's an interesting, tough||
It's an interesting, tough call about the UM degree. On one hand, assuming that he wants playing time (and isn't going to an Ivy League school), he probably won't get a better degree than he'd get from Michigan. On the other hand, if he wants a shot at a professional football career, he's probably better off getting on the field somewhere than hoping for an opportunity that might never come in Ann Arbor.
|1 week 6 days ago||Uh, isn't our WR coach||
Uh, isn't our WR coach (Hecklinski) also our recruiting coordinator?
|1 week 6 days ago||Most seem to think we're||
Most seem to think we're still looking for something like 1 RB, 1 OL, 1-2 WR, 1-2 DL, 1 LB, and about 3 DBs.
|1 week 6 days ago||The one site that is||
The one site that is relatively low on Marshall, Rivals, has him at 205 lbs. That probably means that he was a completely different dude when they rated and ranked him. Assuming that he carries the extra weight well, I could see him moving up when Rivals revises its rankings. (Then again, he could always move down on the other sites.)
|1 week 6 days ago||Marshall is different from||
Marshall is different from Gholston in a lot of ways, but to the broader point, I think it's good that we're recruiting some boom or bust guys. It's obviously hard to project, but there aren't many positions that look thin on our rosters for 2014, 2015, etc. I'd rather take a few chances, knowing that some won't work out, to increase the likely number of dominant players we have in a few years. We can afford to take some of those gambles.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||I no longer care how the Fab||
I no longer care how the Fab Five story ends. I just want it to end. Fully embrace them, fully turn them away... I don't care anymore. It just feels strange that we keep punching ourselves in the face with this.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||It's way too early to||
It's way too early to confidently say something like, "Based on his offers / height, I would assume this kid will be a low 4-star in the 2015 rankings." He's listed at 5'9", right? I just looked up 247's top 5 CBs from the 2013 class. #1 - 5'11" Vernon Hargreaves III (five-star). #2 - 5'10.5" TreDavious White (five-star). #3 - 6'0" Kendall Fuller (five-star). #4 - 5'10" MacKensie Alexander (four-star). #5 - 6'0.5" Jalen Ramsey (four-star). Especially if Crawford grows a little, there's no reason to believe that he can't be at least a mid-/high-four-star.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||The problem is that Beilein||
The problem is that Beilein is so good with talent development that after a year, the 20th-30th ranked prospects at Michigan will probably be as NBA ready as the 1st-10th ranked prospects at most other schools.
I am okay with this problem.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||I agree. At this point, I||
I agree. At this point, I think the only reason we'd ever have a seriously down year with Beilein (i.e., no NCAA tournament) is if we see an exodus to the NBA one year with early entrants.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||http://mgoblog.com/mgoboard/s||
For the full explanation, read the beginning of that thread.
For a summary, just figure that MLaw06 behaves like a 9-year-old.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||Congratulations?Let's see,||
Let's see, of the people who come to MGoBlog now, maybe 0.1% of them ever saw your thread and read that article. It was, after all, six months ago and long before Peppers seemed like a probable commit. Even of those 0.1% (I have no idea if it's 0.1%), most of them would probably like to re-read it, since they were obsessive enough to read a thread about this kid when he still seemed very unlikely to commit. They probably don't mind this thread. Let's say we're talking about 0.01% of MGoBlog that read this story six months ago and has no interest in re-reading it now. Of them, the vast majority probably really don't care about redundancy spread across six months, so maybe we're talking about 0.0001% of MGoBlog that has already read this story and now has a problem with its existence.
[And some apologies, since I can be pissy at 1:40am after a long day.]
|3 weeks 4 days ago||I think fans often mess up||
I think fans often mess up the "Did he have a ___ offer?" thing.
Take Shane Jones, for example. If Jones had accepted his offer when it was initially made, he obviously would have had a place in the class. The Michigan coaches therefore thought very highly of him, at least at one point. When his spot was taken (by Gedeon?), Jones no longer had a spot, and he wasn't considered for one of the "best player available" spots.
So what does this mean with respect to shit-talking with MSU fans?
My sense with Marshall is that he's both a Michigan-caliber prospect and one who might choose MSU over Michigan while both are options. If that happens, congrats to MSU for winning that battle.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||BTN really does a good job||
BTN really does a good job with those things. Compared to everything else on that network, the production value is off the charts.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||Dude, he's a fucking high||
Dude, he's a fucking high school junior. Maybe "society" is unwilling to go online and anonymously call a 16-year-old kid an asshole when he hasn't done anything wrong.