TVHWeekly: Jack Tabb & Kris Frost Visits, More

TVHWeekly: Jack Tabb & Kris Frost Visits, More

Submitted by TomVH on November 22nd, 2010 at 2:38 PM

Michigan's loss this weekend was tough for fans, but it didn't seem to affect how the visiting recruits perceived Michigan's program. Here's their reaction with a few extras as usual.

Jack TabbJack Tabb

6'4", 230 lbs.

Tight End

Red Bank, New Jersey

Michigan has been trying to land a tight end in this class for some time now. They missed on a few, and have now targeted Tabb as their guy. This was Jack's second time to Michigan, but first for an actual game.

It was a great visit. The game was as good as you could dream of. 110,000 people, it was absolutely wild. It was a real cool environment, besides the loss, but I felt really comfortable with everyone there.

Tabb's mom was with him on his visit, and she seemed to have the same feelings as her son about the overall experience at Michigan.

Mom really liked it. She liked everything, how it was the total package. I talked to the coaches, and Rich Rodriguez told us how he really me, needs me at tight end, and that there's an opportunity to play early.

Tabb will visit North Carolina on December 3rd and may go to Arkansas after that. He's already been to Iowa. He is going to make his decision before Christmas, so this visit was big for Michigan. If I had to guess, I would say that this visit may have put Michigan in the lead.

Kris FrostKris Frost

6'3", 210 lbs.


Matthews, North Carolina

Kris Frost has been open about his love for Michigan. I've been in close contact with Frost, and have a good picture of his recruitment, and how it will play out. This visit was instrumental for Michigan. Since Auburn is closer, he's been able to take more visits, and has allowed them to gain quit a bit of ground on Michigan lately. He said this before the visit this weekend.

I'm excited for the visit to Michigan, because I want to see what it's like up there for the game. Auburn is making it really hard for me. Every time I go down there they show me a great time, and they showed me how I would fit in. So this visit to Michigan is going to be big for me.

I didn't get to talk to Kris in depth last night after his visit since he was traveling. We have a phone call scheduled for later today, and I can get you the full details after that. He did have this to say so far, though.

The visit was great, it was basically what I was hoping for. I'm still planning on going to LSU and Cal, then making my decision at the Army game.

I'll have more quotes and better detail later today. He obviously didn't commit, but this visit was a big help for Michigan. He has told me that he is watching the NCAA situation at Auburn very closely.

Ryan PetroRyan Petro

6'3", 210 lbs.


Winter Springs, Florida

Petro was recently added to Michigan's radar but hasn't been offered yet. He took an unofficial trip up to Ann Arbor this weekend and was blown away by the experience.

It was my first trip to any college game. It was crazy going to the biggest stadium in the country. Even if I go anywhere else, I don't think anywhere can compare to that. It was a lot more than I expected. The noise from everyone, people cheering, it was amazing.

Ryan plans to come back to Michigan for an official visit in December. The visit isn't set in stone yet, but will most likely be December 10th, for the Big Chill.

I loved the visit. The coaches were great, Mike Barwis was amazing. Everyone was really laid back and easy to talk to. The facilities were amazing, too. If they were to offer me, I would probably commit after what I saw this weekend.

Petro may have to wait to receiver his offer depending on how other recruits Michigan is targeting make their decisions. Either way, the coaches do like his athleticism, and have told him he has the potential to play the hybrid linebacker/safety role.

Devin LucienDevin Lucien

6'1", 189 lbs.

Wide Receiver

Encino, California

Devin recently received an offer from Michigan, and was excited to receive the news. The four star receiver said that Michigan was one of his favorite programs, and was glad the offer came through.

I will be visiting Michigan for sure, it just depends on when my season ends. We're still in the playoffs, so I'm not too sure. Michigan is in my top five though. I'm not ready to say who's in the top five besides them, but they're in it.

Sammy Watkins committed to Clemson today, which was a surprise to me. I knew he was announcing soon, but didn't think it would be for Clemson. This offer to Lucien makes sense in that light, although I still think something happened with Watkins. Nonetheless the coaches are very high on Lucien and told him how they felt:

The coaches just told me that I was a great receiver, and they like the way I play the game. They think that Michigan is a great fit for me, and I do too.

Lucien isn't going to make his decision until signing day, so there's no hurry to get him on campus. I'm sure the staff would like to get him in for the Big Chill on December 10th.


  • Michigan running back Justice Hayes has opened up his recruitment, and decommitted from Notre Dame. He says Michigan, Tennessee, and Notre Dame are in it, but I believe that Tennessee is the main school he's looking at. He and Demetrius Hart are similar runners.
  • Glenville teammates QB Cardale Jones and WR Shane Wynn are planning on visiting Michigan. Wynn said, "I'm definitely taking a visit there." 
  • Wide receiver Sammy Watkins committed to Clemson. I still think something happened to change his mind or that it was so close and ultimately decided for Clemson. I'm going to find out if this is over or if he still plans on visiting with Dallas after the playoffs.

Best Buckeye Insult of MGoBlog Ever.

Best Buckeye Insult of MGoBlog Ever.

Submitted by formerlyanonymous on November 22nd, 2010 at 2:09 PM

Luke, aka @worstfan, over at Eleven Warriors does his best summary of mgoblog:

 "As long as you hate, there will be people to hate" MGoBlog is a superb site we often pay lip service to what with their being the model for most other individual team blogs to aspire towards. Seeing as this is the one week where their and our content respectively may have overlap, I figure why not jump over and check and see what wisdom they have to impart on us Buckeyes:

Yikes. It's just like USA Today.

We're NERDS! But in all fun... AND ALL HATE... 11W is a good site. Luke's a good guy.


OT: Norman Chad on USC

OT: Norman Chad on USC

Submitted by Hoke_Floats on November 22nd, 2010 at 1:55 PM

He rips Carroll and Kiffin

Its pretty brutal...I almost wanted to scream out loud will someone please think of the children, but then I realized thats what Norman Chad is doing

College football is a maze of impropriety, symbolized best by the roads to and from USC taken by Carroll and Kiffin.

Carroll is a see-no-evil/hear-no-evil devil of a coach. From high atop his gold-plated ivory tower at Southern Cal, it was all roses and no thorns. Heck, he barely knew Reggie Bush (or O.J. Mayo) were on campus.

Kiffin is basically Kato Kaelin with a headset; if his coaching father didn't gift him the keys to a football life, he'd be living in someone's guest house.

Michigan football players at my Thanksgiving table

Michigan football players at my Thanksgiving table

Submitted by FabFiver5 on November 22nd, 2010 at 12:20 PM

So it looks as if I'll be having at least 5 or 6+ U-M football players at my Thanksgiving table on Thursday. And I have now have to help my parents cook ALL THE DAMN FOOD THAT WILL BE NEEDED TO FILL THE STOMACHS of Mike Martin, JB Fitzgerald, Steve Watson, Renaldo Sagesse, Jibreel Black and possibly others.

Mike Martin's family is friends of ours and we had them over for Christmas dinner last year. With the OSU game being after Thanksgiving this year, the players obviously won't all be with their families to celebrate the holiday. Since the team has practice Thursday morning, some of the guys will be coming to my parents' house for the meal afterward.

So far, we have 3 turkeys and one spiral ham planned in addition to approximately 137 side dishes. But I'm thinking we need another meat/main course. Anyone have suggestions? I was thinking a beef roast in the slow cooker or some center cut BBQ pork chops on the grill.

What would you feed massive Michigan linemen? A little help here!

EDIT: I'll post pictures of the aftermath/table devastation next week.

This bulls*[email protected] streak (osu) and the years that have passed

This bulls*[email protected] streak (osu) and the years that have passed

Submitted by Thatguy2525 on November 22nd, 2010 at 11:13 AM

This might be a little OT, but I just wanted to hear everyone else's stories about this bullshit streak.

My younger daughter is currently 7 years old and has never seen us beat tOSU. After last years game she asked me "dad, are we ever gonna beat them?" I just looked at and said one day and tried to explain that before she was born we used to always beat them (then I got to thinking, nah). She looked at me like I was an idiot. My older daughter has really never seen us win either. She is 11 and it's shitty that we have only won three games since they were both born and two of them were years they were born, so that doesn't count as they were not old enough to realize it.

What makes it bad is that we live in Dayton, Ohio and all she sees is that shit day in and day out and believe it or, they teach their kids to be just as trashy as they are. I was born in Michigan and bleed blue and my poor kids were born here in this shitty state, but have raised them right as they are true blue.

I just think it's sad that our younger generation have no clue that we were once year in and year out always a top 10 school. This makes me sad and hope that we start to pick it up as the years progress.

Now that I think about, we've only won 3 times since I've been married. Maybe I need to rethink this marriage thing if we don't win in next year or so.

Monday OSU Hate Thread

Monday OSU Hate Thread

Submitted by JeepinBen on November 22nd, 2010 at 10:58 AM

There's a lot of chatter on the board today, blah blah State, blah blah MSM guy says X - he's stoopid!

Guess what, it's Ohio State week. Every year, the last game of the year, so many times for the Big Ten Title. 

The board mobilized this summer when there was a chance that The Game could move, well guess what, get pumped, because The Game is here. 

Ohio is the worst state ever, they suck, I hate them with every fiber of my being, and we cannot forget that. 



  • A guy in a bar leans over to the guy next to him and says, “Wanna hear a Buckeye joke?” The guy replies, “Well, before you tell that joke, you should know something. I am 6′ tall, 200 lbs. and I am an Ohio State graduate. The guy sitting next to me is 6’2″, 225 lbs., and he is an Ohio State graduate. The guy right next to him is 6’5″, 250lbs., and he is also an Ohio State graduate. Now, you still wanna tell me that joke?” The first guy says, “No, not if I’m going to have to explain it three times.”
  • It was reported that the Ohio Football Coach Jim Tressel will only be dressing 40 players for the Michigan game …the rest of the players will have to dress them selves.
  • Did you hear that the Ohio State University library burned to the ground? All five books in the library were completely destroyed and the football team is really upset by the fire; they hadn’t colored in two of the books yet.
  • Q: What does the average Ohio State University student get on his SAT? A: Drool.
  • Q: How do you get an Ohio State Graduate off your front porch? A: Pay him for the pizza.
  • Q: What did the OSU grad say to the Michigan grad? A: “Welcome to McDonald’s. May I take your order please?”
  • Q: Why is ice no longer available at Ohio State football games? A: Because the senior who knew the recipe finally graduated.
  • A young man hired by a supermarket reported for his first day of work. The manager greeted him with a warm handshake and a smile, gave him a broom and said, “Your first job will be to sweep the store.” But, I’m a OSU graduate,” the young man replied indignantly, “I even played football there!” “Oh, I’m sorry. I didn’t know that,” said the manager. “Here, give me the broom, I better show you how”.
  • Two Ohio State football players were hootin’ and hollerin’ while partying on campus when a bartender asked them why they were celebrating. The smart one said proudly that they had just finished a jigsaw puzzle and it only took them two months. “Two months?!” exclaimed the bartender. The Buckeye proudly replied, “Yeah, the box said 4 – 6 years!”
  • A Buckeye football player was almost killed today in a tragic horse back riding accident. He fell from the horse and was nearly trampled to death. Luckily, the manager of the Wal-Mart came out and unplugged the horse.
  • A little boy and his mother were walking through an Ohio cemetery when they came upon a headstone that read: “Here lies an OSU graduate and a good man.” The little boy asked his mother, “Mommy, why did they bury two people in there?”
  • Coaches Jim Tressel and Lloyd Carr are walking down the beach talking about the rivalry between Ohio State and Michigan. As they are walking, Lloyd trips over something in the sand. Upon closer inspection it turns out to be a genie’s lamp. “Who disturbs me?” asked the genie. Jim and Lloyd both say they did. “You will each get one wish,” said the genie. Jim offers to go first. “I want an impenetrable wall built around the entire state of Ohio so that none of those stupid Michiganders can ever get in. I want it as far down into the ground as it is high and I want it to be completely sealed in so that we can finally have our peace!” The genie grants the wish to Jim and his is instantly whisked away to his new paradise. The genie now tells Lloyd he’ll grant him one wish. Lloyd says, “Fill it with water.”

Jokes found on the interwebs - add yours and your stories of why you hate OSU