August 25th, 2011 at 8:31 AM ^

Guess it's no worse than Facebook.

If true, tis could be the first attrition that really hurts a bit. Thin at TE, and he was one of the best prospects from our transition class.

Looks like this recruiting class might end up at 35 rather than worrying how to get 26. (Yes, I know you can't recruit that many).


August 25th, 2011 at 8:33 AM ^

I realize when there is a new coach there is attrition but this shouldn't be happening with incoming Freshman!! What is that 3-4 already?  What does this say to the current class that you are trying to recruit?

Naked Bootlegger

August 25th, 2011 at 9:45 AM ^

What does this say to the current recruiting class?  It says that there's another roster slot and more PT available for TE's!  It also means Williams absolutely stays at the TE position once he gets on campus.

I don't think this affects the recruiting karma of this year's class at all.   If this Barnett transfer talk is all true, I don't think it's that surprising given Barnett's nomadic background.  I hope he stays, though, and rehabs the knee, loses a few pounds, and becomes the next great Michigan TE. 

Todd Plate's n…

August 25th, 2011 at 8:34 AM ^

Hope they have maintained a good relationship with Ron Thompson, maybe back on the board.

That comment should have come 2nd; best of luck to Chris wherever he ends up and with whatever he ends up doing.



Blue in Yarmouth

August 25th, 2011 at 8:35 AM ^

That was unexpected (for me I mean). That dude was recruiting heavy for us and now he is gone? Damn, that sucks. If this is true, good luck Chris (but I hope it is another of his jokes...)


August 25th, 2011 at 8:35 AM ^

Correct me if I am wrong... But, wasn't this guy all over the place with his recruitment and also transfer happy in high school. I hope this isn't true, but maybe some underlying issues here?


August 25th, 2011 at 8:35 AM ^

That tweet has been deleted by Chris and then he says "To all those who responded, thanks". So either that means, he got hacked and was thanking people who let him know, or he actually left and was getting messages of "good luck". I'd definitely take this with a HUGE grain of salt.


August 25th, 2011 at 8:39 AM ^


may be looking to much into this but looking at the pattern, bad conditioning = kid is going to get alot of pressure to shape up or ship out.  Shame TE we were a bit thin at, looks like Ron Thompson was still in the mix for a reason.


August 25th, 2011 at 8:53 AM ^

Dear University of Michigan football players: 


The world of social media is a crazy place. So if you intend to transfer, could you please do it the conventional way and let the athletic department make the announcement? Then we can all get the information at the same time and avoid all these cryptic tweets and agonizing rumors. Thanks! 




August 25th, 2011 at 9:17 AM ^

I don't think we should take another TE. W e have two guys who were te/wr in high school as well. Clark and Brown. If they feel another is needed, make a switch this year. Taking 3 te next year is to many and destroys any kind of recruiting balance. Two should be taken the following year if they still need more.


August 25th, 2011 at 9:21 AM ^

If this is true it is unfortunate, i was really looking forward to seeing this kid in the future...Oh well, can we get a nice warm welcome for Ronald Thompson? haha Remember he was Shane Morris's and Terry's teammate in the 7on7's. Also in my opinion we should move Funchess to WR because of his great size. Then we would have room for another TE.


August 25th, 2011 at 9:23 AM ^

I coach a travel baseball team and realize that everything needs to fit.   There are million reasons and in the end, they need to be happy with their decision on where to play.  It is much better to have a kid transfer than have a kid (or parent of that kid) be unhappy. 

Good luck.  I think Ron Thompson is now a lock to go U of M.

Brick in The Wave

August 25th, 2011 at 9:36 AM ^

can asume that Hoke new about these departures, ie Posada, Je'Ron, thats why he has been talking about 26-28 this year.  Maybe just me being delusional but whatever gets me through the day.