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|21 hours 50 min ago||That's incredible. Also super||
That's incredible. Also super weird, by mostly incredible.
|1 day 15 hours ago||Yeah guys, I think we're just||
Yeah guys, I think we're just not that good. This is a few games in a row now that this team just looks like a bad team.
|2 days 44 min ago||Although I certainly don't||
Although I certainly don't want to lose Durkin, I'm confident in Harbaugh's ability to bring in highly qualified assistants. We have deep pockets, a big name HC who guys want to coach under and a ton of defensive talent.
These are the problems big time programs have. Their assistants get a ton of credit and get poached for HC jobs. It happened to MSU and OSU just last year. We'll be OK.
|2 days 16 hours ago||Getting Gary plus Elliott or||
Getting Gary plus Elliott or Camp, let alone Elliott and Camp, would be an enormous haul.
|2 days 22 hours ago||I think Brandon Watson could||
I think Brandon Watson could replace Peppers next year, maybe Tyree Kinnell or Brian Cole.
|2 days 22 hours ago||Not a lot of FBs get drafted,||
Not a lot of FBs get drafted, but not a lot of 3rd string RBs do either. And I have a feeling that if the choice is between being a bench warmer RB or getting PT at FB, I bet he changes his tune. Our FBs get lots of touches, they aren't just pure blocking backs.
|3 days 2 hours ago||I wouldn't say DeWeaver,||
I wouldn't say DeWeaver, Tucky or Flowers are Michigan level recruits. The last two guys might be Rivals 4-stars, but they aren't 4 stars on the composite and certainly don't have Michigan level offer sheets. And we had DeWeaver but chose to go after better recruits, and we landed one.
Justin Layne is good, but I think we'll have 3-4 WRs in this class better than him so that is explained away.
I'll give you Sammons and Hill, I'm not sure why we haven't gone after them.
|3 days 2 hours ago||It's not a waste of time. Not||
It's not a waste of time. Not every kid who grows up in OH has OSU as their dream school. Wormley, De'veon and Dymonte all had OSU offers and picked Michigan, Strobel, Kalis, McCray, Gedeon and Kinnell as well.
Sometimes OH kids are turned off by OSU, sometimes our O or D scheme fits them better, sometimes our depth chart at a particular position looks better and sometimes kids are turned on by all the NFL experience on our staff.
The article answered its own question quickly - Michigan just doesn't have the relationships in OH right now. But we've been making inroads and we'll be snagging elite OH recruits again soon.
|3 days 2 hours ago||Durkin is an Ohio guy. He has||
Durkin is an Ohio guy. He has spent his last few years in FL, but he's from Youngstown and played at BGSU. He spent his first 6 years of his coaching career at BGSU and ND, and I know he was the guy at UF in charge of recruiting the Midwest.
|3 days 12 hours ago||I agree with you on the||
I agree with you on the significant others part (not sure why you threw that in there) but busy people have limited time. I never said I was neglecting my other clients, just that they got less of my attention than some others. Is that the way it should be? Probably not, but that's the way it is. Coaches need a few guys like Enis who don't need a ton of time devoted to them so they can focus on continuing to add prospects to the class.
|3 days 15 hours ago||Agree. I've made many, many||
I've made many, many bets with OSU folk, but never on sports. They've always been of the "Heads I win, tails you lose" variety and I'm undefeated.
|3 days 20 hours ago||I was thinking the same||
I was thinking the same thing. It's as if the recruiting experts picture Harbaugh saying "Hey Durkin, I've got a devious plan. When a recruit has a special occasion in his life, we'll be happy about it and want to celebrate it for them. But we won't stop there. We'll take a picture of it, so he can see how happy we are for him. It's genius."
|3 days 21 hours ago||I'll take the devil's||
I'll take the devil's advocate side of that argument:
Michigan's staff, during the season, has very limited time. In terms of recruiting time priorities, I imagine it looks something like this, in order:
1. Uncommitted recruits
It's entirely possible (if not likely) that Enis falls under #4 above. That doesn't mean the coaches don't want him, but if they feel like there isn't a threat there, they'll focus their limited time elsewhere. I work in sales, and I need to be smart about my time. If there is an account that's mine and I know they're going to be loyal, I won't spend as much time on them as if there is a bigger account under threat from a competitor. But that time spent doesn't reflect how much I value either account.
|3 days 21 hours ago||I thought the same thing.||
I thought the same thing. It's one thing to take an official when you're committed elsewhere, but it's another to pay your own way for a second trip to a school you've already seen.
Add in the fact that when he took his first visit to Michigan, Sarkissian hadn't been fired yet, so he had genuine interest in Michigan even before all the turmoil at USC. Now it's late November and the situation at USC hasn't cleared itself up yet and Camp is paying his own way for another trip. Also - Michigan and USC are the only schools he's had officlas to, so if he decides to flip from SC, Michigan has to be the favorite. I think we should feel very good about him.
|3 days 21 hours ago||late January would be best.||
late January would be best. Get in him here just before signing day so it's the last place he sees before signing day.
|4 days 2 min ago||Agreed. If he's a no-go||
Agreed. If he's a no-go against OSU as this suggests, there's not sense in blowing a year of eligibility on a bowl game, even the Rose Bowl. We're losing a lot of defensive lineman in the next couple years, it will be nice to have one experienced guy around for a while.
|4 days 14 min ago||I think Shelton Johnson may||
I think Shelton Johnson may be a decent option at BUCK/WDE next year. He's the same size as Reuben Jones and was a more highly touted recruit. Currently listed at 225, I bet he's around 240 by next fall and could be a nice option, especially on passing downs.
I think he'll have a trajectory like Taco where he eventually outgrows that position and ends up as a SDE, but until he gets that big I could see him as a pass rushing specialist on the weak side, but big enough to hold up against the run if he needed to.
|4 days 21 min ago||That's what you get for using||
That's what you get for using Bing. Plus, Google was founded by a Michigan grad and is a major employer in Michigan.
|4 days 2 hours ago||Everyone has already said it,||
Everyone has already said it, but yeah that's a great video.
|4 days 17 hours ago||Devil's Advocate here:||
Devil's Advocate here: although Rudock faced a comparable DL, he benefited form a far better OL protecting him. Our OL has been pretty darn good in pass pro this season. Penn State's OL....has not, to say the least.
|4 days 18 hours ago||Yeah, that's kinda my point.||
Yeah, that's kinda my point. I was just throwing plausible reasons out there, just saying that it might not be Brady Hoke.
|4 days 18 hours ago||That's a good mnemonic, but a||
That's a good mnemonic, but a desert is definitely inhabitable. People live in Vegas and the Middle East, for example.
|4 days 18 hours ago||Hoke's first year certainly||
Hoke's first year certainly had a handful of things break our way. Take our last two games - an OSU team in total transition turmoil and and VT team who deserved to be in a BCS bowl less than us. We probably had 8-4 talent on that team, and some breaks got us to 11-2.
|4 days 18 hours ago||God, for real. Is it possible||
God, for real. Is it possible this isn't Hoke's fault? There could be other reasons he wasn't good at Michigan. Maybe we had a fucking awful OL or maybe he was a late bloomer. Maybe this just isn't all on Hoke.
And seriously, give it a rest.
|4 days 18 hours ago||Yes. People believe all kinds||
Yes. People believe all kinds of stupid shit.
|4 days 20 hours ago||The weird part is that people||
The weird part is that people tape that kinda stuff and put it on the Internet. It serves absolutely no purpose but for people to laugh at you.
|4 days 20 hours ago||This post is about OSU, who||
This post is about OSU, who we play this week, not MSU.
|4 days 20 hours ago||Speaking of which - is that||
Speaking of which - is that how people in Ohio speak? Guys sounds like he's from Mississippi or something. (Full disclosure - I know like nothing about southern accents).
|4 days 20 hours ago||That was another one of those||
That was another one of those passes that was complete only because it was a poor throw. Peppers was in perfect coverage until the ball was underthrown and he had to find it.
|5 days 13 hours ago||If we beat OSU and MSU goes||
If we beat OSU and MSU goes to Big Ten championship game, I think we go to the Rose Bowl regardless of who wins that game.