July 13th, 2015 at 11:46 AM ^

So he committed to a suspended coach on the verge of retirement and a school that has to vacate 12 scholarships over the next 4 years.   That makes sense.


July 13th, 2015 at 12:33 PM ^

That's contrary to what many say.  I know Sam Webb has repeatedly said Battle committed when he did to step in front of Langford.  Michigan had one spot for whoever wanted to commit first, and Battle took it.  Webb hinted that Langford was very interested in Michigan and perhaps on the verge of committing, hence the action by Battle.  

East German Judge

July 13th, 2015 at 12:07 PM ^

Probably because the staff didn't keep recruiting him as hard when Battle committed as the number of spots at a given position are not infinite.  What did you expect them to tell another 5 star, "Hey, we still want you so bad, epsecially if this guy decommits and we know he will?"  What does a commitment mean anymore....NOTHING!


July 13th, 2015 at 1:05 PM ^

This and the fact that Battle's commitment being soft was a poorly kept secret at best.

If a nobody on the internet like me knows that he's still playing the field despite his commitment then surely Beilein and crew know that too.

And this isn't hindsight being 20/20 - the day Battle commited there was chatter about it not being very firm.

East German Judge

July 13th, 2015 at 2:08 PM ^

Per Seth today....

So that sucks. Michigan was hard after both Battle and similarly ranked (just outside top 10) Alabama SF Josh Langford, and Battle pulled the trigger in May when it appeared Langford was about to take that option away from him. Beilein apparently thought that decision was earnest enough that he cut off pursuit of Langford, who committed to Michigan State three days after Battle reopened his recruitment.


July 13th, 2015 at 12:35 PM ^

I don't understand people who get upset with the whole "us" thing. As an alumnus, I do consider myself part of UofM forever. I spent hours of life in the stands and tons of tuition dollars that helped support the team. Why can't I be considered a part?


July 13th, 2015 at 12:51 PM ^

For pro teams I try to avoid "us", but I don't mind when people use it.

For college teams (especially if you are an alumn) "us" is perfectly reasonable.  An example i if the team/university came down with some crazy flu right before a tourney game and had to field a team - guess who be playing? Some collection of students, whether it be the team managers, an IM champ team or some collection of students. 

If you attended the school - you were on the depth chart.


July 13th, 2015 at 1:48 PM ^

You mean an ignore user button like over on the RCMB? Your pessimism with everything Michigan and your optimism with everything MSU is a giveaway.

I also love your sense of self worth that you think I am obsessed with you. If I see someone shitposting in a thread, I like to tell them they are shitposting. You just happen to do that every time I read one of your comments

Ronnie Kaye

July 13th, 2015 at 2:07 PM ^

I can count on two hands how many times I've been to the RCMB and had no idea they had an ignore option, as MANY message boards in all facets of the internet do. Funny how you have such an intimate knowledge of what goes on over there. Your own paranoid logic could be used against you.

You are a ravenous homer - period. Guys like you are beating their chest over Michigan defeating MSU in categories like headlines. Sorry that such blatant stupidity gets called out from time to time.



July 13th, 2015 at 2:58 PM ^

Unfortunately I don't go out of my way to blow Meyer and Dantonio like you do. And like all trolls, you used the "I just call out homerism" statement right on cue. This is a Michigan board. People make fun of OSU and MSU regularly. I haven't said much that could be considered outrageous other than no one cares about MSU, which is highlighted by their struggle in recruiting even after numerous 11 win seasons , and no one on this board really took offense to that other than you. You were also the one who couldn't get off your high horse long enough to stop complaining about people referencing bag men and haven't stopped saying that Langford could easily have committed to Michigan if he wanted to because Battle decommitted 3 days before he announced. You just take all your talking points straight from rivals mouths, so it is tough to figure out if you're an MSU fan or an OSU fan. Either way, you don't hide it well

Ronnie Kaye

July 13th, 2015 at 3:50 PM ^

Meyer and Dantonio have owned the Big Ten in the last half-decade. This is supported by objective fact; it is not "blowing" them to point it out when someone goes off the rails with hate. I don't give two shits if people make fun of them. They arent likeable people. I have responded to posters saying they aren't that good or will be easy to topple.

You said no one has taken offense to your comments but me, yet has anyone but you made these crazy-ass accusations against me? I have better things to do than sign up for a board of a team that isn't mine.
I suspect the same can't be said for you.


July 13th, 2015 at 11:49 AM ^

Syracuse is so dirty. They did to us what they did to MSU 10 years ago with Devendorf. Money, Cars and no academic integrity. Not knocking Battle, I just hate the school and what they stand for.

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July 13th, 2015 at 12:45 PM ^

I actually have the same problem - I think of Syracuse and this game very quickly comes to mind and then memories of "Will someone PLEASE tackle that McNabb dude?". Combine that with the sting that this was coming off that 36-20 loss to Notre Dame the previous week (never mind coming off that magical year previous) so the sting was more pronounced, and it is hard to like them much after that. 


July 13th, 2015 at 11:50 AM ^

This shouldn't have to be said, but I just saw some of the responses to his tweet....DO NOT TWEET AT RECRUITS. Some of the things that are directed at teenagers is unreal.

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July 13th, 2015 at 12:30 PM ^

Yeah, I'm going to guess that the 25-year-old mouthbreathers who sent shitty messages via social media to HS kids aren't the introspective type.  

For all the benefits of social media and digital culture, it was nice growing up in an era where you could assume that people you met were generally good human beings and not semi-normal human beings in person who let loose their rage and hatred online behind the anonymity of dumb screennames.