December 6th, 2014 at 1:28 PM ^

Dantonio has been known to threaten to pull an offer if a kid doesn't commit on the spot, especially if his status with another team is dubious (see Aaron Burbridge). In this case, DeWeaver may be wondering if the next coach at Michigan will still want him, and if MSU pulls that same tactic it may work in their favor.


December 6th, 2014 at 2:10 PM ^

We are a finicky kind around here. After he committed we blamed the fact that his academics weren't up to snuff. Now Mark was going to pull his scholarship? Come on, he chose SPARTY over us and at this point I'm thinking he probably made a good choices considering where our offense is at.

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December 6th, 2014 at 4:18 PM ^

BS. Dantonio is the polar opposite of that. MSU fans routinely get angry because recruits who want to verbally commit are told to go home and discuss the decision with their parents and sleep on it. So you couldn't be more wrong. 

You think he is going to pressure a 2016 kid that is already verbally committed to UM? Makes a lot of sense. You better hurry up and commit since they have 1 other commitment in the 2016 class and its filling up fast.

Prince Lover

December 6th, 2014 at 1:30 PM ^

His new nickname will be Messiah deSpartytroller, pretending just to get their hopes up, such a jokester.

But seriously, I hope he finds his right fit. Good for him.


December 6th, 2014 at 1:30 PM ^

It's unfortunate to see kids we were excited to watch play for Michigan consider other schools, but if we get the right coach recruiting will take care of itself.


December 6th, 2014 at 1:32 PM ^

Being a 2016 recruit, there is a chance he doesn't fit the new coaches system or the new staff doesn't honor the previous staffs offer. Getting the right coach is so much more important than recruiting at this juncture!


December 6th, 2014 at 1:36 PM ^

It's obvious we care a lot more about the coaches than the recruiting. The new coach may not want him. He may not want the new coach. The thing is that Michigan will always recruit as well or better than MSU, Wisco, Iowa, etc. (except the bump Sparty got during RR - 2009). Chances are extremely good the new coaching staff (and the optimism they bring + Michigan's brand) will get him or someone as good as him. No sweat at all.

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Cold War

December 6th, 2014 at 3:30 PM ^

Don't bet on it. The notion we will always recruit well because we are Michigan is as dubious as thinking we will always win because we are Michigan. Nothing is guaranteed, and things can always get worse.

For whatever faults he had, Hoke spoiled us with his recruiting. His classes were all top ten in average stars, including this season's right up to his firing. We don't know who our coach will be, or if he can maintain anything like that.


December 6th, 2014 at 1:57 PM ^

I am done with this whole recruiting thing, the past 3 years I have seen 5* become bench warmers so yeeeeaah my reaponse is.... Neeeeeext man up


December 6th, 2014 at 2:12 PM ^

I must be Jay Cutler because I doooooooooooooon't carrrrre. Plenty of good players for our new Harbaugh- I mean coach- no, I mean Harbaugh to bring in when he's hired.

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December 6th, 2014 at 2:19 PM ^

As much as we rag on Cardale Jones for "I came to play football, not school", these kids are committing to a coach and staff primarily, not a particular undergraduate school.

I don't see how you can fault a kid for looking out for his own best interest when "the university" can't even tell him who will be the coach next year.

Perkis-Size Me

December 6th, 2014 at 2:21 PM ^

If he wants to go to Sparty that's entirely his choice. But if we somehow manage to get Harbaugh, we'd be just fine without him. QBs all over the country would be lining up in droves to play for Harbaugh.

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December 6th, 2014 at 2:49 PM ^

Who cares. New coach will attract new recruits. Ones that may be better fits or have better talents than Messiah. And who knows, maybe Messiah sticks with UofM. We need a coach first.