February 20th, 2012 at 2:17 AM ^

delusional take from Spartans, gee what a shocker. Recruiting alone doesn't win, however, recruiting combined with coaching... does. Michigan's staff has proven to be very good at teaching. For our Spartan friends it breaks down like this:

good coaching + good recruiting = Sparty tears

Soon Sparty, soon.


February 20th, 2012 at 12:09 AM ^

the thing I'm most excited about is the OL commits. Nothing against the other guys, but I love the thought of having a killer OL. LTT-Bosch-Dawson-Fox would be an unreal line for a whole class, yet it got put together in two days.


February 20th, 2012 at 12:40 AM ^

Can someone please explain what traits "project to center", and why of our 8 lineman (2012/13) only 1 or 2 of them maybe fit that description?

I understand the basics of why tackles are different, but I always thought a center was just a Guard who snaps.

Feel free to start up discussion in a different thread, I don't have enough points to make one.



February 20th, 2012 at 1:02 AM ^

If your guard starts to grow in the direction of tackle is isn't the end of the world.  If your center grows into a tackle, you have a problem.  6' 6"/6' 7" guards can adjust technique and how they stand to compensate for the higher center of gravity and all that.  A 6' 7" center is still locked into his stance (one hand down, one on the ball) due to the nature of the game.

Keep in mind we're recruiting 17 year olds at this point.  A guy who is 6' 5" might be 6' 7" by the time his playing career here ends (or heck even by the time he makes it to campus).  Kind of like how OLBs grow into WDEs and DEs grow into DTs.  Nothing really "grows into" a center, unless you start converting TEs or FBs, which is far from ideal.  

Sione's Flow

February 20th, 2012 at 12:56 AM ^

I know it's probably best to ignore them, hell even RollDamnTide (everyone's favorite non-Michigan fan contributor), can't believe how idiotic they are.  I'll just take solace in these numbers: 67-32-5


February 20th, 2012 at 1:10 AM ^

Apparently it's Laquon's birthday too.


Let me just say cause many of you didnt know TODAY is My BRITHDAY !
I'm of the opinion that the best way for him to celebrate his birthday is commiting to Michigan.  If you are reading this Laquon, Happy Birthday, and you should do it.

Edit: Apparently it is his not his birthday (his interview with Ace said it was june 14th)  Still.  He should commit.  It'd be like his birthday!


February 20th, 2012 at 2:42 AM ^

i bet its dukes, theres 4 guys visting monday. and dont forget guys the last basketball home game of the year is this saturday so i would bet there be more players there saturday . we could be at 15 , 16 by the end of saturday.


February 20th, 2012 at 4:15 AM ^

Have always said that they want people who are committed to Michigan, and no doubt they are focusing on who recruits with both great talent, ability to get into Michigan, and who want to be here.  Given that trifecta, makes sense we would be getting lots of early commits.


February 20th, 2012 at 9:20 AM ^

If the De'Niro Laster gets offered today, it will take him all of 3 seconds to hop on board.

It wouldn't shock me if Munger would jump on board with an offer today either.

Ross Douglas may pine for an Ohio offer for awhile, so an immediate commitment from him today would surprise me a bit.

Of course, this is inferring that Aqua was talking about a visitor today ready to jump on board. With the pressure to hop on board that Hoke has created with the big weekend, it could be anyone.



February 20th, 2012 at 9:30 AM ^

He was pretty adament about waiting until the all star game to announce so this kinda suprised me.  I assumed he was going blue either way, obviously this weekends' momentum shifted his view but still surprised me.  Honestly i havent sent this many text messages, emails, twitter posts, and facebook posts in a long long time.  Hoke has proved all the doubters (me included) wrong since day one.  Im beyong happy too call myself a douche for doubting.