April 27th, 2010 at 11:56 AM ^

Serious question:

how has Dee Hart's recruitment been a roller-coaster ride? He loved Michigan, he visited another campus and liked it, he came back to Michigan and loved it again. Doesn't this happen hundreds of times each year with recruits? Isn't this normal?


April 27th, 2010 at 7:44 PM ^

Not only is that inaccurate, but it's also just a tad bit uncouth. I'm sorry you're having a bad day. Go treat yourself to some ice cream. I just learned that Dairy Queen has SEVENTY-FIVE flavors of Blizzard Treats. That sounds pretty enticing...


April 27th, 2010 at 12:08 PM ^

No offense Magnus, but that is a VERY boring roller coaster I must say. It's more like those U-shaped rides, the kind they had at Great American near Chicago. Or one of those big boat things you get in and it swings from one side to the other. Only in this case it only did it once, which I would also consider boring.

That said, WOOHOO!!


April 27th, 2010 at 12:29 PM ^

In my world, where I consider Michigan recruiting, nothing really happens until either (1) a recruit commits to Michigan, or (2) National Signing Day. So, these artificial ups and downs that are created by Tom Beaver and Chris Balas to justify monthly subscriptions and page hits don't register on my radar.


April 27th, 2010 at 12:00 PM ^

involving Hart showing great interest, then releasing a top 5 without UM in it, then showing interest, then saying his mom was displeased with the NCAA investigation, then expecting to come up and not showing up, then planning a visit, then visiting, then his mom interview


April 27th, 2010 at 12:13 PM ^

....was Solid Gold.

TOM: How’s the trip going so far?

MRS HART: The amount of support from everyone, the coaches, academics, and fans is amazing. The environment, everything that Michigan has to offer has been really great. Michigan seems to be the total package in my mind. This is my first time at Michigan, so I was overwhelmed. I’m looking for the total package for my son, and that seems to be here.

TOM: Does this visit change anything with Demetrius, as far as his top schools?

MRS HART: I’ll say this, I would say that they received a whole lot of brownie points with this visit. And, we’ll be back soon. You have to go somewhere you feel loved and supported, and I know he would get that here.

TOM: Will he be deciding anytime soon?

MRS HART: It’s going to be soon. Within a month.

That last answer sure points to The BBQ at The Big House, doesn't it? That's surely not behind a paywall.


April 27th, 2010 at 12:27 PM ^

this whole "announcement at the bbq" thing emerged from a pay-wall item. VH teased it but the firm date appeared on Rivals, etc. now if they just said at the bbq by putting together 2 and 2 and don't KNOW it then shame on them. however, as much as i feel this is old news, it's the first free news article everyone can put their finger on as 'proof.'