August 7th, 2010 at 9:50 AM ^

I'm a Harbaugh fan, went to school when he did, but all the stuff he said a few years back - hypocritical. He was in a few of my classes, only to be seen the first day and then never again. I don't think you can criticize that which you did yourself.  


Edit: Also, I sat with Patrick and Taylor Lewan at lunch at the Women's Football Academy. Really great guys. 


August 7th, 2010 at 2:20 AM ^

What a goofy guy.  I love it...especially the part about disliking coconut.

I have to be "that guy" though: "How are you from Columbus but wound up at Michigan?"

Michigan being the best school to offer might have something to do with it...

Either way, I think he's a diamond in the rough and is going to do some great things for us.  Go Blue!

I miss Spring Lake

August 7th, 2010 at 2:43 AM ^

Man, Patrick is just a very friendly, down-to-earth guy.  I feel this is a consistent trend in the guys that RR is recruiting.  Not only do they have such great potential and skill, but they seem like great guys who want the best for their team.  I can't wait to see what Patrick can do this year.

Thanks for posting the video in non-apocalypse format, by the way.


August 7th, 2010 at 9:35 AM ^

Patrick was way under the radar and there was no interest by Carr's staff.  When RR offered him about a month after taking over the unanimous reaction was: "Who Dat?".  After he committed  people started to notice that he was better than his 2 star billing, but it was almost signing day so he stuck with what was by far his best offer.  Lucky for us because this kid is a gem both on the field and off of it.  All Big Ten this year - book it.


STW P. Brabbs

August 8th, 2010 at 10:22 PM ^

Dude looks like he can gain another 10-15 lbs without missing a beat.  I think he was listed at like 6-2 going into his senior year, which was probably a big part of the 2-star rating.  I think he is going to be an absolute beast.

Edit: Thinking of Ricky Barnum.  Omameh was much more of a sleeper though.


August 7th, 2010 at 7:36 AM ^

Is coconut a euphemism for "anyone who has ever put on a spartan jersey or partakes in the activities of michigan state university, with no exception"? 

That's just the vibe I was getting


August 7th, 2010 at 8:06 AM ^

Hopefully by the time all is said and done, the kid Michigan pulled from Columbus to play G turns out to be a pretty equatable trade for the Guard who went back to Columbus to play for the Bucks. Omameh may or may not turn out to be as talented as Justin Boren, but he strikes me as a humble, hard-working kid with no signs of any attitude.

Tear it up, Patrick!


August 7th, 2010 at 9:12 AM ^

Seems like a fun kid, but I would not want to be on the other end of a 6'5" 298 pounder like that on the football field. Here's hoping he dominates!


August 7th, 2010 at 10:42 AM ^

...big dude for sure.  Improved line play will be the foundation for this season's offensive success and Omameh figures to be a major part of that.  The experience he got at the end of 2009 plus the physical maturation he's undergone is highly encouraging.

Transatlantic Flight

August 7th, 2010 at 5:08 PM ^

Serious question: I have been led to believe that our offense requires smaller, linemen to operate successfully. The Rivalry, Esq. used that as a primary reason the spread won't succeed in the Big 10. Is he just a magical person that can gain 47 pounds without slowing down, or have the internets misinformed me about what our O-Line should look like?


August 7th, 2010 at 5:15 PM ^

It's a common misconception, but RR wants more athletic linemen, not smaller ones.  Unfortunately, people able to hold 300+ lbs and stay athletic are rare and every program in the country wants them.  So if you can't have the elite, instead of people who can move decently and hold 300+ lbs, the staff prefers people who can move well and only hold 290.


August 8th, 2010 at 5:42 PM ^

Speed is the key, not size.  However, there was a rumor in the spring that Rodriguez apologized to his linemen and said, essentially, that their lighter weights weren't working and that he apologized for having them all cut so much weight.  He then told them that they would be adding weight in the offseason conditioning program.

We now have several 300-pounders (Mealer, Schilling, Huyge, Dorrestein, Washington, etc.) whereas there were only two last year (Schilling, Washington).  I'd say that's pretty clear evidence that Rodriguez wants these linemen to get bigger.


August 7th, 2010 at 12:41 PM ^

Comments:  Coconut has bad fats.  His distaste (which I share) makes up for the "anything with spinach."  But the way he answered the food questions makes up for eliminating said nutritional source. 

Love showing a player in class, taking notes and listening.  (In case there are any doubters out there.)  And talking about his "academic career."

The significant pauses after the Columbus question suggest to me he's also very tactful, editing out some thoughts that were crossing his mind before speaking.  Doesn't want to alienate his hometown by implying that Michigan has more to offer than other schools back home, whatever they may be.  Just leaves it to "feeling right," with the little editorial glimmer in his eyes.

He's adorable.  Great interview.  Look forward to seeing him progress in both his academic and athletic careers.


August 7th, 2010 at 4:07 PM ^

Wow, 6'5" 298 as a RS soph.  He's a big kid, and lean.  He will be a monster, and for years to come.  If Molk stays healthy, the interior of our line will be as good as anyone's in the Big Ten this year, I'm confident about that.


August 7th, 2010 at 4:59 PM ^

Michigan found a diamond in the rough. Omameh is the definition of an underrated recruit.

Omameh is big, strong, mobile, and a very good student. I think he's going to finish all Big 10 before his career is finished at Michigan. What more could RR want? Love that Michigan has Q, Schofield, Lewan, and Omameh all for at least 3 more years.

Offensively, Michigan has a lot to be excited about.


August 9th, 2010 at 2:15 AM ^

Man that's crazy that he's 298.  I mean, he really doesn't look fat/pudgy.  Usually, people talk about the weight of offensive linemen....  I'd be interested to see how our OLs compare to others as far as body fat or muscle mass percentage.  

The fact that our OL seem to be pretty big....  but also muscular and not fat....  really makes me thnk our OL will dominate this year.

Feat of Clay

August 9th, 2010 at 11:12 AM ^

That guy is f*cking adorable.  The coconut comment, hating anything that involves movement or energy during free time, his shyness about looking into the eye of his interviewer.... I'm sold.  

I want to chuck him under the skin and invite him home for a nice plate of lasagna.  Sans spinach.