Rabbit21

November 30th, 2012 at 12:55 PM ^

Eh, I think Kill has them on an upward swing,  the freshman QB is impressive and Kill's offense at NIU was deadly with a mobile QB, could be a great fit for Berkley, plus this way he doesn't have to deal with the wrath of the AIRBHG or deal with the tire fire that is the Cal team right now.

Don

November 30th, 2012 at 8:01 AM ^

You weren't the only one downvoting yourself haha

I understand the available numbers for scholarships was at least partially responsible for the non-offer, but I'm still disappointed Berkeley won't be wearing the right kind of block M. Braylon has no doubt acted like a jerk in the past, but I don't fault him for his response here. Most people would have the same reaction when it comes to family.

Brodie

November 30th, 2012 at 2:10 PM ^

in my experience, it's normal for students at small branch campuses to cheer for the main campus' sports teams... ie. at UM-Dearborn, they (used to?) do a Go Blue friday thing where people wear Michigan gear, etc.

so what I'm wondering is... at IUPUFW, do people go for IU or Purdue or some unholy combination of both? 

Elmer

November 29th, 2012 at 11:21 PM ^

Congrats to Berkley, getting a full ride to any D1 school is a great accomplishment.

As for Braylon, really classy.  If your little brother is such a "beast", how come his best offer is Minnesota? 

Nepostism is rarely a good thing.

wiper

November 30th, 2012 at 11:36 AM ^

that's the way i've always felt about all this, if this kid was a 5* and he actually merited an offer i don't think it would have been an issue. it just felt like braylon was trying to strongarm the coaches into getting his little brother into a school above his level of play would warrant.

Fhshockey112002

November 29th, 2012 at 11:28 PM ^

Getting a B1G scholarship is nothing to downgrade.  As for Braylon I think he has a point, Michigan preaches family, and there is a solid connection from Braylon and his dad.  I wonder if Michigan offered a prefered walk-on if Berkley would have taken it... Seems like no offer was out there at all.

turtleboy

November 30th, 2012 at 12:37 AM ^

Joe Montana's son Nate (who we're in contact with) had to walk on at ND. Braylon was huge for Michigan and had great success in 2A and in the NFL, but not like Joe Montana. Of course, Bray could've bought his bro an education and he could've walked on and earned a spot if it was so important to him.

michchi85

November 30th, 2012 at 10:04 AM ^

I think Michigan should have at least offered a preferred walk-on spot to him (if they didn't already).  But from the sound of how salty Bralyon is, I'm almost glad we didn't.  If we had to offer every single kid and/or brother of a great player, we would be full of very average players.  

EGD

November 29th, 2012 at 11:38 PM ^

Yeah, I could have had a ride to Minnesota, but decided on a ride to Ann Arbor instead.

Of course, my ride was in the passenger seat of the family Chrysler Le Baron.

turd ferguson

November 30th, 2012 at 12:20 AM ^

Unless Braylon deleted some of those tweets, they really aren't that bad.  Plus, he tweeted this to follow up: "Don't take my tweets the wrong way Michigan fans and alums I'm still a proud supporter and love Michigan. Just saying my brother is a beast."

There are a lot of reasons to be irritated by Braylon.  Him advocating for his brother is way, way down on that list for me.  Blood runs thick.

NGoBlue

November 29th, 2012 at 11:56 PM ^

I'm surprised by his response. I didn't think he was going to be that upset over Michigan not offering his brother. I understand the family tie and all but that's just not how it works. And it's "Maize"not "maze" Braylon.

michfan6060

November 30th, 2012 at 12:09 AM ^

We are one of the most elite programs. We can't offer every legacy player, we have way way too many of them. If he really wanted to play at Michigan he could have walked on and earned a scholarship at some point maybe. Best of luck at Minnesota.

tdcarl

November 30th, 2012 at 12:28 AM ^

For those without the twitters, here is his most salty bit by far.