Caesar

June 8th, 2012 at 9:43 PM ^

Though a relatively harmless joke, I didn't dig it because it took a shot at a kid who doesn't seem to deserve it. He's probably better at snapping a football than most on this board are at anything.

But I have a hard time with the 'if the staff felt...' sentiments. On one hand, the coaches definitely know more about the team's needs than almost anyone. They have more information about attrition, player development,  &c. But a great fan base (like Michigan's) has to be well-informed and passionate; that can reasonably lead to critical comments about coaching choices. So long as Michigan fans don't cast aspersions and their arguments are good, I don't see why they shouldn't be critical of coaches.

shep4569

June 9th, 2012 at 3:00 AM ^

While I agree the joke is harmless and not really that bad, I just wouldn't want to be a recruit that saw that type of talk on here. Not saying we we get a lot of them, but it's possible. I agree that criticism of the staff is sometimes warranted (I do it too), but not when it comes to the abilities of a player. I think in this particular scenario they've earned our trust. But how does JUB put it? UM fans are more like opera critics than football fans? ;)

GTWolverine

June 8th, 2012 at 2:13 PM ^

Why do people think he's just kidding whenever he says this? It's stupid. The last two times he said this people said the same thing and BOOM there were actual commits. He nor none of the other recruits have ever joked about there being a impending commitment. That's not even a funny joke, wheres the humor in that? Who's the joke upon? Recruits have been wrong but at least we've always known that they were based in reality. Of a commit has ever joked about this please prove me wrong.

Nick

June 8th, 2012 at 2:16 PM ^

'14 DL Malik McDowell?

None of the top 13 guys seem likely to commit immediately (Green/Treadwell) as they haven't taken their intended visits yet, and we just recently made the top 3 of mcquay/bailey

But McDowell has seemed blue since weve heard of him

GTWolverine

June 8th, 2012 at 2:22 PM ^

This is a good guess. I didn't even think of him. He did say he couldn't commit until hes a junior. Technically, schools over for the year and he completed the year so now he's considered a junior as far as the public school system is concerned.