this week in unintentionally grim-sounding recruiting headlines
|25 weeks 1 day ago||+1 from a long-time lurker||
+1 from a long-time lurker with <100 pts
|27 weeks 6 days ago||Can anyone make sense of the||
Can anyone make sense of the chicken scratch on the whiteboard??
|29 weeks 9 hours ago||He clearly doesn't care how||
He clearly doesn't care how ridiculous he sounds, which makes it that much better.
Also: pleated khakis.
|29 weeks 9 hours ago||"Knuckle on the asshole"||
Watch around minute 18. Thank me later.
|30 weeks 3 days ago||Beat me to it. I'd definitely||
Beat me to it. I'd definitely like to hear him address his academic standards comments.
|30 weeks 3 days ago||1. Clarify your comments||
1. Clarify your comments about low academic standards at Michigan
2. How great is it to be a Michigan Wolverine?
|2 years 18 weeks ago||Drew Henson's mom was my high||
Drew Henson's mom was my high school weight training teacher in '05. We talked about his times at Michigan and in baseball (urgh).
|2 years 24 weeks ago||Stream?||
Anyone having any luck?
|2 years 47 weeks ago||When we will have restocked||
When we will have restocked all positions to quality players and depth? 2015? It is such a long and painful process...
|2 years 47 weeks ago||And that body. I jest, I||
And that body. I jest, I jest! Love the man.
|3 years 14 weeks ago||Mattison's contract||
Mattison's contract is only for two years (he's in year two). Shouldn't he be getting an extension soon?
Please don't retire soon...
|3 years 25 weeks ago||Sanctions?||
I know others are thinking it, but nobody's said anything. If this was an OSU player, we'd be the first to point it out - isn't Denard receiving impermissible benefits by having front row seats and being on the floor throwing around a football during halftime? I hope not...
|3 years 35 weeks ago||Only because a Michigan spot||
Only because a Michigan spot wasn't available. That is no longer the case.
|3 years 35 weeks ago||Ron Thompson||
Ace, any chance we get back in it with Ron Thompson?
|3 years 45 weeks ago||Saw the host outside of The||
Saw the host outside of The Jug. She is absolutely drop-dead gorgeous.
|3 years 51 weeks ago||Based on a reliable team||
Based on a reliable team source, I found out last winter that Hagerup's initial suspension was indeed due to failed drug tests - pot related. I don't know anything about the most recent infraction. It really bothers me when a student athlete is given a free ride, etc. and is so selfish that he knowingly violates team rules for a little fun at the expense of the program.
|4 years 4 days ago||his daughter is a close||
his daughter is a close friend of mine. this could not happen to a nicer family. this is very upsetting but I know they will get through it.
|4 years 5 weeks ago||Points are a droppin,||
Points are a droppin, so I can't create a post. Sorry for posting unrelated info, but this is worth posting! The Det News has an article up about Kyle Kalis. Check out their source. Nice work, Tom.
"'For the past few months I've become really good friends with Tom Strobel and he said I would love it up there; he fell in love with it,' Kalis told MGoBlog.com recruiting analyst Tom VanHaaren."
|4 years 6 weeks ago||looks like the ocean doesn't||
looks like the ocean doesn't believe fickell either, although South America, Africa and Europe seem to be undecided
|4 years 7 weeks ago||i'm disappointed they aren't||
i'm disappointed they aren't in the same position group... at least they're both on the line. #2x2
|4 years 7 weeks ago||shoulders are different||
look at the spacing between the stripes and the number on this jersey compared to the MDen one. This is much more football-like and less futbol-like. The M is smaller, too. Much less crowded. I was not a fan of the leaked jersey, but I do like this one.
|4 years 7 weeks ago||from his interview with Tom:||
TOM: What about any of the coaches? I know they're new to Michigan, but did you know anything about them?
STROBEL: I knew that Mattison had been at Baltimore, but it shows that he's going to be there and he's not going anywhere if he came from the pros. I don't want to be switching coaches constantly, so it makes a difference for a coach to be there the whole time.
Looks like OSU definitely took a hit when Tressel left and the future of the program is such an unknown.
|4 years 7 weeks ago||i thought he was going to be||
i thought he was going to be their new mascot...
|4 years 7 weeks ago||i thought he was going to be||
i thought he was going to be their new mascot...
|4 years 8 weeks ago||Does anyone know when rugby||
Does anyone know when rugby and football split and were considered two different sports, both in general and at UM? I'm sure there's a very interesting history...
|4 years 8 weeks ago||Before the offseason,||
Before the offseason, who woulda thought we'd have #33, #94 and be in Tom's words, "great shape" for #41 and #79!
Looks like we'll have at least 4 top 100 players, according to Lemming. What a haul!
|4 years 8 weeks ago||This Just In: Dohrmann Asked||
This Just In: Dohrmann Asked and Accepted as 2012 Michigan Commencement Speaker
|4 years 8 weeks ago||When asked if he was liked in||
When asked if he was liked in the B1G, I enjoyed Dohrmann's response, saying that other coaches told him to look into the YSU stuff, and his "holier than thou" image.
|4 years 8 weeks ago||Tom,||
Why do you think Hoke has been so much more successful than RR? Was it the Midwest relationships? The lack of a Mattison assistant with success in the NFL? Is it also the approach - going after so many highly rated players? Obviously it's a combination of everything, but it just seemed like RR was recruiting Michigan as if he was still at WV, while Hoke is recruiting like he's at the accomplished and historied university that Michigan is.
**this is in no way bashing rr, just curious as to why recruiting has changed so drastically this year.
|4 years 9 weeks ago||Can't make a new thread, but someone should post this...||
Possible suicide attempt. Regardless, I hope that he works through his issues and comes out of the past few years a stronger person.
|4 years 11 weeks ago||Thanks for filling our||
Thanks for filling our recently found Morris void!
|4 years 11 weeks ago||i thought they were going to||
i thought they were going to motowns heyday and naming it vinyl high
|4 years 11 weeks ago||REM let six_zero =||
let six_zero = geek
|4 years 11 weeks ago||REM let six_zero =||
let six_zero = geek
|4 years 12 weeks ago||I won't believe that bin||
I won't believe that bin Laden is dead until I see the long-form death certificate...
THE WICKED WITCH IS DEAD #ALLCAPS
|4 years 13 weeks ago||*that||
jones won't be in that uniform for very long...
|4 years 14 weeks ago||i see he let the dreads go...||
i see he let the dreads go...
|4 years 16 weeks ago||When's the last time MSU||
When's the last time MSU wasn't in most pre-season top 25 rankings? :)
|4 years 17 weeks ago||Tressel will be gone but...||
By waiting to fire Tressel, OSU is able to take the time to find his replacement. I believe this is their logic. Plain and simple.
|4 years 24 weeks ago||Congrats, Charles!||
Congrats, Charles Woodson! First player to ever win a NCAA championship, Heisman, NFL defensive player of the year award, and now a SUPER BOWL! Go Blue!
|4 years 26 weeks ago||As great as this would be,||
As great as this would be, kids in favelas do not have the prior education to be admitted or to be successful at an American university, let alone UM. It's unfortunate. It could be an incredible academic opportunity for these students.
|4 years 27 weeks ago||He has a Michigan background||
He has a Michigan background on his account. Not sure if it is new, but if it is, it looks like he's definitely Blue!
|4 years 27 weeks ago||Holy moly, wahoo!||
that is all.
|4 years 27 weeks ago||My thoughts are also with you and your family.||
As a former patient of Motts, I can assure you are in good hands.
Best of luck.
|4 years 27 weeks ago||in accordance the that thread last night...||
some might even say... diversity.
|4 years 29 weeks ago||Thanks Shoe, I am totally on||
Thanks Shoe, I am totally on board with Keeler and some strong assistants, especially to help with recruiting. Our helmets have wings (too)!
|4 years 29 weeks ago||jmblue, i love the way you||
jmblue, i love the way you think.
|4 years 29 weeks ago||Depressingly-fantastic post.||
Depressingly-fantastic post. A great break-down of Michigan's coaching lineage. It really makes you wonder how coaching talent was not developed at Michigan, especially under Carr.
I clearly don't have the authority to deem something front page-worthy, but I'd say this fits the bill.
|4 years 29 weeks ago||until i'm over 100 again,||
until i'm over 100 again, this is my +1. great comment
|4 years 29 weeks ago||you've convinced me. this guy||
you've convinced me. this guy seems great. can you post this as a new thread to give it more attention? it most definitely deserves it.
|4 years 29 weeks ago||Wait just a minute...||
Who says M lost its moral standards?
|4 years 29 weeks ago||I. Need. Blue. Kool-Aid. So||
I. Need. Blue. Kool-Aid. So thirsty....
|4 years 29 weeks ago||Jameson is cutting it close.||
Jameson is cutting it close. Definitely no Jim for a while..
|4 years 29 weeks ago||*thats already 6 months||
*thats already 6 months preggers.
|4 years 29 weeks ago||I love Harbaugh and his||
I love Harbaugh and his team's swagger. It's what RR has been missing ever since all of the unfortunate circumstances have unfolded. I now hope we are calling JH our head coach later this week.
Also, the LiveBlog was a lot of fun tonight. What a difference rooting for a winning team makes. Can't wait to see us field a top five team again.
|4 years 29 weeks ago||correlation =/= causation.||
correlation =/= causation.
edit: oops. just beat me to it.
|4 years 32 weeks ago||I love his tweets... almost||
I love his tweets... almost as much as I love Bacardi. I mean, who doesn't want to go to this party!?
In all seriousness, his positive can-do attitude is extremely refreshing!
|4 years 32 weeks ago||offensive, ignorant and||
offensive, ignorant and stupid. sums it up.
|4 years 33 weeks ago||Can Meram kick for the Bowl||
Can Meram kick for the Bowl game, since his soccer season will be over?
|4 years 36 weeks ago||Can a pass be bounced off of||
Can a pass be bounced off of the back wall like in racquetball? That'd be sweet.
Can a receiver scale the wall to catch a high pass like outfielders do in baseball? That'd also be sweet.
Think of the SportsCenter Top 10 highlights...
|4 years 37 weeks ago||next video being||
next video being processed: http://www.twitvid.com/RKBN8
|4 years 42 weeks ago||this doesn't add up||
As much as I'd like to believe these predictions, something is askew. We clearly do not have a 92% chance of beating Wisconsin, for example. I'm fairly confident (as I'm sure are others) that they are one of the top five teams in the conference, yet they are ranked in the bottom 4. It appears you are overlooking losses to decent-quality opponents.
|4 years 43 weeks ago||that sounds.... great! thanks||
that sounds.... great! thanks for the update. 4 potential big time recruits - I like where things are headed! Sounds more and more like Hart will be committing to UM next week.
|4 years 44 weeks ago||define suck. its not||
its not choosing between sheridan and threet.
|4 years 45 weeks ago||thats the meijer on main. i||
thats the meijer on main. i know that aisle quite well.
|4 years 49 weeks ago||tape.||
helmets that appear to be without wings have tape covering the maize.
|4 years 49 weeks ago||Yet much worse than||
the Times Higher Education WORLD Rankings:
#19 University in the world
#2 Public University in the world
#13 University in the US
#1 Public University in the US
(These are for 2009. 2010 rankings have not yet been released.)
Also, after while reading Ann Arbor's application for Google Fiber, I was pleased to learn that UM is the nations top research university and in the top 3 in the world in terms of funding.
So, like I've said before, these rankings are more useless than recruiting rankings.
|4 years 51 weeks ago||They've got some work to do...||
I went to WBHS (grad 06) and the football program was never good. Hopefully with a little Blue, they can turn it around!
|5 years 4 days ago||+1 for the use of||
+1 for the use of penultimate. one of my favorite prof's (with whom i am currently working) favorite words.
|5 years 4 days ago||very eloquent.||
He will be coaching or in the press box after his long NFL stint.
|5 years 5 days ago||Let me end the debate...||
Albeit University rankings are probably more subjective than the number of stars given to a recruit, I think these still have some substance. Times Higher Education, based out of London, comes out with yearly rankings of the top 200 universities in the world. Clearly,
2010 is not out yet.
I believe the past two years we have also been the top public university in the world. We are also ranked as the 12th best American University. this was all after a 20 position jump in '08. I'm not seeing a correlation between population shift and our academic prominence, mr. OP.
Oh, and have you seen our world-class research hospital? They saved my life this year. In my book, UM is doing damn good.
|5 years 1 week ago||block M||
you can also have blue block Ms put on!
edit: w/ the Samba style at least:
|5 years 2 weeks ago||They're #1 in my book||
After a bike accident last month, where I broke my jaw in 2 places, I was rushed to the UM ER and I couldn't have had a better experience. This is the best part, though:
I had a check up later that week to see if I needed surgery or to be wired shut. I got a second opinion from the oral surgeon that pulled out my wisdom teeth. He wanted to wire me shut for six weeks. Guess where he went to medical school... OSU. So, after hearing such horrible news, the next day I went back to UM Hospital to see an oral and maxillofacial surgeon. He told me that according to the books, I should be put in wires, but there's a good chance they could do more harm than benefit... and only for two weeks at most, otherwise it could freeze my jaw shut. He said that if he was in my position, he would not choose the surgery, and gave me a week to decide. I did not end up wiring my jaw shut, and my jaw is healing just fine!
What makes UMHS so great? Surgeons will opt out of surgery when they know it's the right thing to do, even if clinically, they were taught otherwise.
|5 years 2 weeks ago||I was referring to the||
I was referring to the University's low proportion of minorities pre-70s, which led to protests by the Black Action Movement. I had the privilege of learning about this in an environmental justice class taught by a black professor who was active in the movement as a grad student at the time. Pretty incredible to hear first-hand.
|5 years 7 weeks ago||yes.||
I have often frequented the Huron for cabrewing (the best kind of canoeing) trips down the river. If you choose to canoe, check out Gallup Canoe Liveries. They have various trips that last from 2-6 hours i think and will drive you back at the end. I have had some great times cabrewing (think: naked chicks and mud-wresting), so bring some booze.
|5 years 7 weeks ago||to be able to eat that||
i was riding my bike in aa home from work, hit a bump, and was sent flying over the handle bars. my chin broke my fall. in 8 weeks i should be able to eat that.
|5 years 22 weeks ago||Guatemala||
I'll be going to Guatemala with a group from UM to build a school in a remote peasant village. Can't wait!
|5 years 23 weeks ago||i had to watch this in full||
i had to watch this in full screen to verify that his lonely bottom tooth wasnt a tongue piercing...
|5 years 25 weeks ago||But Michigan doesn't recruit||
But Michigan doesn't recruit 3* coaches!
|5 years 26 weeks ago||Leaked pics of tablet!||
Also, I can't wait to hear Steve Jobs announce that the iPhone AND tablet are coming to Verizon!!!
|5 years 27 weeks ago||I hope he's eligible, especially after reading these comments:||
From annarbor.com (http://www.annarbor.com/sports/um-football/michigan-linebacker-recruit-a...):
Kinard committed to Michigan at the Wolverines’ junior recruiting day last spring, and never seriously entertained offers from Penn State, Illinois, Michigan State and others.
“Michigan State was on it to the fullest,” Kinard said. “They would not give up. They would call me on my cell phone and be like, ‘Hey, are you going to come down here to visit? It’s only like a half-hour more away, 50-something miles away from Michigan.’ And it was just like, ‘Give it up. I’m not going to y’all’s school.’
“They would keep nagging. They would send letters to the school, to my house. It would get nuts to the point where I was like, ‘Please, just give up. I’m a Wolverine.’”
|5 years 29 weeks ago||Now taking bets: over-under||
Now taking bets: over-under of 2 years until the Stadium is serving up that "delicious" Dominoes again.
PS - This says it was posted at 2:21 AM, yet it's just 1:39 AM. Does MGoBlog have magical powers?
|5 years 30 weeks ago||I hear there's a movie out||
I hear there's a movie out about this called "The Blindside."
|5 years 31 weeks ago||Very righteous, +1. I think||
Very righteous, +1. I think using a bit of the money on some grammar lessons for the OP wouldn't hurt, either.
your ≠ you're, etc.
|5 years 32 weeks ago||yes.||
rosenberg = douche.
Also, to the OP - take down the article, put up a few quotes and link to the print version. posting the full article is illegal and could get Brian, yourself and our beloved MGoBlog in trouble.
|5 years 32 weeks ago||check it out for an array of places to study.|
|5 years 33 weeks ago||Mor-mon, Mor-mon,||
Mor-mon, Mor-mon, Mor-mon...
Used that before a match-up between these schools in another sport (not to be mentioned..) last year. Here's to a better outcome!
|5 years 33 weeks ago||they just had to change one||
they just had to change one word in their new capaign slogan: Leggo your eggo!
|5 years 35 weeks ago||much appreciated. extremely||
much appreciated - thanks for pointing this out. extremely immature, op.
|5 years 35 weeks ago||Lions fan but...||
CW just got his 42nd INT! What a beast. Truly an outstanding Michigan Man in all facets.
|5 years 35 weeks ago||Internet Validation||
front page of espn.com:
|5 years 35 weeks ago||Manny||
one more rebound, please.
|5 years 36 weeks ago||
In my haste, I forgot to post the email, which read:
"To whom this may concern,
Early this morning, a historic moment occurred on the campus of Ohio State University: The University of Michigan flag was raised outside of both Orton Hall and University Hall.
A picture of our favorite flag outside of Orton Hall is attached to this correspondence.
If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to email us.
- Hail to the Victors"
|5 years 38 weeks ago||Truely a masterpiece.||
Do you have any data on the number of recruits who made it to the NFL or are most likely bound for the NFL (either as Juniors or Seniors)?
Also, did NFL-bound players add to your attrition numbers?
Again, Thanks for an incredible diary.
|5 years 39 weeks ago||DC||
An inside source on the De Coralis front (sorry, I cannot divulge a name) told me this is his dream job and that he'd take it in a beat.
Here's to him being offered!
|5 years 45 weeks ago||I'm glad the wave didn't go||
I'm glad the wave didn't go around. Don't get me wrong - I love the wave - when we're up by 20. It gets the crowd involved, but not in the game. People are just focused on splitting the wave, or speeding it up. Instead, people's attention stayed on the game, which was way too close to lose the home field advantage that leaves with the wave.
|5 years 45 weeks ago||good eye.||
|5 years 45 weeks ago||Minor was also a SICK pass||
Minor was also a SICK pass rusher, who enabled Forcier to throw the winning TD. Talk about intangibles!
|5 years 46 weeks ago||Agreed. Also, do you think||
Agreed. Also, do you think Cone rapped the plays in the huddle?
|5 years 48 weeks ago||A one-color silkscreen shirt||
A one-color silkscreen shirt bought in bulk will cost mgoblog ~$3. I know you would like to profit, but come on. When you're charging $20, a few extra colors would not dampen your profits too greatly. This would look worlds better with a few more colors, so you could actually see whats going on in the picture.
Same goes for the two-sided shirts. So what if you're only making $15 profit instead of $17?
COME ON. Don't skimp out on the mgocommunity.
|5 years 48 weeks ago||helicopterS that hold said||
helicopterS that hold said gargantuan scoreboard above the field (that can be raised for punts and kicks, unlike in Dallas)
seriously. we're MICHIGAN!!!
|5 years 48 weeks ago||Martin's estimates assume||
Martin's estimates assume they're able to sell all of the boxes, club seats and bleachers. This has clearly been an issue, seeing all the emails I've received from the athletic department about discounted ticket packages for this year and reserving club and suite packages for 2010+. It seems clear that demand is down for bleachers (not sure how, when the waiting list is supposedly so long). Seeing that the prices for the premium seats will be reduced, and may not all be sold, I hope we come out in the black in the near future.
On another note, I HATE the renovations.
|5 years 48 weeks ago||I've been reading this blog||
I've been reading this blog for a year now. Sadly, Cissoko's nickname is what prompted me to finally make an account and post. Please hear out my train of thought:
Boubacar > Boobies > Titties.
Simple, elegant (not so much..) and rolls off the tongue. Yes, it may be inappropriate, but man, it's fun to say. Scream it next time he prepares to return a kick as the ball reaches its apex. I'm sure Titties himself would also welcome this change (hopefully not with open arms, but closed arms grasping a football).
I'm glad my mgoblog membership has now started on such a high note.