Michigan would still take Pocic [UPDATED: apparently not]

Michigan would still take Pocic [UPDATED: apparently not]

Submitted by Mr.Mario86 on March 1st, 2012 at 7:28 PM

[UPDATE: Tom's post has been updated to state that Michigan now says they're full.]

After reading some things over on WolverineNation, I came across Ethan Pocic. He called coach Funk, and asked him if there would still be a spot for him if he were to commit. Funk told him they would [accept] his commitment.


Yes, the article is paywalled but most is free. Mods feel free to delete if needed to.

[ED:BISB - Accept. Otherwise, this is fine]

When are offers pulled?

When are offers pulled?

Submitted by StephenRKass on March 1st, 2012 at 12:57 PM

I am curious about how and when scholarship offers are pulled off the table. There are several instances last year where it seems an offer may have been pulled:

  • Yuri Wright (use of social media?)
  • Stefon Diggs (going out of town during a scheduled visit?)
  • Ron Thompson (didn't need him?)
  • Pharaoh Brown (went on an official, therefore rescinding commitment, and possibly offer?)
  • Tommy Schutt (didn't want, especially after Pipkins committed?)

In particular, I'm wondering what happens when a position group is largely filled. We have five offers accepted for 2013 on the offensive line. Does this mean that existing offers are "wait listed," ( i.e., "If a spot opens up, we'll let you know, but there isn't space now?") Or, if a player is rated highly enough (Tunsil?) they can commit at any time? Or, if a player is rated low enough, "thanks for your interest, but we no longer have room for you. Sorry it didn't work out."

For those of you who actually either played D-I ball or have been part of a coaching staff or have been related to a player, what does an offer look like? Are there conditions and strings attached?

In some ways, it seems a little bit like a game of "chicken," waiting to see who blinks first. If you wait too long, there is no longer a spot available. If you commit too quickly, maybe you don't investigate the field of suitors as comprehensively as you'd like.

I can see that at some positions, where several athletes have expressed serious interest, you are playing with fire if you don't commit soon enough. I don't think it was a coincidence that some of the offensive linemen who had serious interest pulled the string once they saw the positions filling up.

RJS has a goal of early exit for NFL

RJS has a goal of early exit for NFL

Submitted by BlueinTC on March 1st, 2012 at 12:47 PM


In an interview over at GBMWolverine, RJS says he is planning on leaving early if things work out well for him.

I like the attitude and confidence.  Would love him around for 4 years, but a goal of leaving early means he's going to be working his tail off to perform and get early PT.  


GBMWolverine: How much does beating a team like Ohio State mean to you? Do you feel like the teams you will play with can 4-0 during your career?

Royce Jenkins-Stone: I’ll feel great about going 4-0, or even better 3-0 against Ohio State. I mean, what Wolverine wouldn’t? Come on now.

GBMWolverine: 3-0? Are you referring to the possibility of leaving school early as a Junior?

Royce Jenkins-Stone: Yes, I may possibly go to the draft early. Hopefully.

Did you ever wonder what might have been? Example: Sam McGuffie

Did you ever wonder what might have been? Example: Sam McGuffie

Submitted by BubbaT33 on March 1st, 2012 at 7:16 AM

Have you ever wondered what might have been for a guy like Sam McGuffie? If he had not been used as "Mister All World Everything?"  Right out of the gate . . . just think if he had stuck around and been given time to develop.  Just thought I would ask.  Seemed like a nice guy and wish him the best!

OT - one last Baxter Update?!

OT - one last Baxter Update?!

Submitted by TrppWlbrnID on February 29th, 2012 at 7:42 PM

Back when I first started visiting this site, not a post could go by without someone asking for a "Baxter update." it was everywhere and this was when tomvh was still around and tim s. it might have been em0 or king of belch, but whoever it was it was my first exposure to an MGoMeme.

Anyhoo, the subject of the update, Dillon Baxter was a 5* rb who flirted with going blue but ended up at USC. He then left there after this past season, surfaced at SDSU and has now left, according to the tweeters. Of no real consequence here, just saying goodbye to a meme. Goodbye :(

Brent Schrotenboer (@Schrotenboer) 2/29/12 7:09 PM San Deiego State has dismissed Dillon Baxter from the team, less than 2 months since he transferred from USC

Potential MGoBlog HoF Inagural Candidates

Potential MGoBlog HoF Inagural Candidates

Submitted by MGoBender on February 29th, 2012 at 5:52 PM


I figured this would be the easiest way to compile a list of potential inagural class candidates.  The 190 comment thread would be a difficult place to keep track, so here we can be a little more organized.  Make suggestions and I'll add them to the lists.  Since this is just a way to keep track of potential candidates, feel free to throw out some "maybes."  Mods, feel free to edit the OP accordingly. 

This may also help keep that initial thread focused on the manner in which people are elected, etc.  Without further adieu...


Avant, Jason 2005
Branch, Allen 2006
Breaston, Steve 2006
Edwards, Braylon 2004
Graham, Brandon 2009
Harris, David 2007
Hart, Mike 2007
Hall, Leon 2006
Henne, Chad 2007
Long, Jake 2007
Martin, Mike 2011
Manningham, Mario 2007
Mesko, Zoltan 2009
Molk, David 2011
Van Bergen, Ryan 2011
Woodley, LaMarr 2006
Abram, Lester 2007
Brown, Graham 2006
Douglass, Stu 2012
Harris, Manny 2009
Horton, Daniel 2006
Morris, Darius 2011
Novak, Zack 2012
Petway, Brent 2007
Sims, DeShawn 2009
Ice Hockey
Caporusso, Louie 2011
Hagelin, Carl 2011
Hensick, TJ 2007
Hunwick, Shawn 2012
Johnson, Jack 2007
Kolarik, Chad 2008
Mitera, Mark 2007
Porter, Kevin 2008
Botterman, Kylee 2011
Cameron, Chris 2011
Evans, Bree 2012
Findlay, Samantha 2008
Luke, Steve 2009
Meram, Justin 2010
Nemitz, Nikki 2010
Paz, Juliana 2010
Putnam, Zach 2008
Ritter, Jennie 2006
Russell, Kellen 2011
Saad, Soony 2010
Saad, Hamoody 2010
Taylor, Jordan 2011
Vanderkay, Peter 2008
Yealy, Trevor 2012
Zimmerman, Lexi 2010
Edwards, Braylon Football
Avant, Jason Football
Branch, Allen Football
Breaston, Steve Football
Brown, Graham Basketball
Hall, Leon Football
Horton, Daniel Basketball
Ritter, Jennie Softball
Woodley, LaMarr Football
Abram, Lester Basketball
Harris, David Football
Hart, Mike Football
Henne, Chad Football
Hensick, TJ Hockey
Johnson, Jack Hockey
Long, Jake Football
Mitera, Mark Hockey
Petway, Brent Basketball
Findlay, Samantha Softball
Kolarik, Chad Hockey
Porter, Kevin Hockey
Putnam, Zach Baseball
Vanderkay, Peter Swimming
Graham, Brandon Football
Luke, Steven Wrestling
Mesko, Zoltan Football
Harris, Manny Basketball
Sims, DeShawn Basketball
Meram, Justin Soccer
Nemitz, Nikki Softball
Paz, Juliana Volleyball
Saad, Soony Soccer
Saad, Hamoody Soccer
Zimmerman, Lexi Volleyball
Botterman, Kylee Gymnastics
Cameron, Chris Gymnastics
Caporusso, Louie Hockey
Hagelin, Carl Hockey
Martin, Mike Football
Molk, David Football
Morris, Darius Basketball
Russell, Kellen Wrestling
Taylor, Jordan Softball
Van Bergen, Ryan Football
Douglass, Stu Basketball
Evans, Bree Softball
Novak, Zack Basketball
Yealy, Trevor Lacrosse









































The road ahead for Martin, Molk, and Hemingway

The road ahead for Martin, Molk, and Hemingway

Submitted by Moleskyn on February 29th, 2012 at 1:35 PM

Now that Molk and Martin are done with the NFL Combine, it's time for them to look ahead to what's next. Before that though, here's a summary of how they did at the combine (numbers are from the NFL's site):

  40-yd dash Bench press reps Vertical jump Broad jump 3 cone 20-yd shuttle 60-yd shuttle
Martin 4.88 (16th) 36 (t-3rd) 33.5" (14th) 113" (16th) 7.19 (t-15th) 4.25 (t-6th) ?
Molk N/A 41 (1st) N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Hemingway 4.53 (19th) 21 (t-2nd) 35.5" (22nd) 124" (t-8th) 6.59 (1st) 3.98 (t-1st) 11.16 (t-2nd)

(Martin's ranks are for all defensive linemen; he ranked in the top 5 among DTs for every category; Hemingway's ranks are for all WRs). Here's an awesome picture of Martin (via ESPN/Brian Spurlock):

For some reason, they only have Molk's bench press reps listed. Did he not participate in the speed/agility drills? (EDIT: I forgot about his injured foot. As noted below, he did not participate in any of the running/jumping drills. I edited the table above accordingly).

Michael Rothstein did a nice recap of Martin's performance over at WN, including his specific ranks among DTs for each event (LINK). In that article, Rothstein mentions that UM will hold a Pro Day in March. What typically takes place at that? Are Martin and Molk the only ones who will be able to attend, since they were the only ones invited to the combine, or will other guys be able to participate in that (RVB, Koger, etc.)?

Molk goes off on Konz and Brewster

Molk goes off on Konz and Brewster

Submitted by Grahambino on February 29th, 2012 at 11:47 AM

Didn't see this up here, and the title says it all, but a couple enjoyable tidbits from the ESPN/Ann Arbor News post:

In an interview with AnnArbor.com, the Rimington Trophy winner says it's "pretty stupid" to think any other center should be drafted ahead of him, including Wisconsin's Peter Konz and Ohio State's Mike Brewster.

Molk also doesn't believe that Ohio State's Brewster, a four-year starter and 2010 All-American, should be drafted higher than him.  "He is nowhere near me as a player," he said of Brewster.


Full interview at:


Feb. MGoProfile delayed

Feb. MGoProfile delayed

Submitted by Six Zero on February 29th, 2012 at 7:55 AM

Happy Leap Day to MGoBlog!

Just wanted to make a quick announcement regarding MGoProfile, which I previously said would run monthly during the offseason.  Well, yeah, about that...

In truth, it was Alex Kozan's fault.  That's my story and I'm stickin' to it.

Actually, both the honoree and myself have had a lot going on lately and agreed to just push it back a week or so rather than throw together something less successful.  In short it just means we'll probably have a delayed profile for the beginning of March and another at the end of the month.

Now back to your regularly scheduled programming of bball, hockey and the most insanely proactive recruiting effort since 2011.

OT-thanks Mgoblog

OT-thanks Mgoblog

Submitted by ggoodness56 on February 29th, 2012 at 1:58 AM
I just wanted to say thanks to all of you. The last couple of months I have spent in the hospital trying to overcome cancer. I was in the hospital for most of December and January dealing with surgeries. This blog and the creative guys who run it have provided a lot of insight and humor (at times a distraction) that have helped the tough days of rehab go by. If you think the blog is funny you should read it on a morphine drip. I'll never forget in my darkest hours, Kirk Cousins getting destroyed by you all. From a fellow fan, thank you!