Freddy Canteen responds to questions (and he knows about MGoBlog)

Submitted by MLaw06 on July 17th, 2013 at 11:43 AM

Freddy Canteen has been responding to questions on his "Ask.fm" page (i.e., a Q&A app that interfaces w/ Twitter).  I thought some of these were interesting because he acknowledges hearing about MGoBlog and seems pretty excited about coming to Michigan and the Michigan fan base.

Note: Bold is the question that random people asked him and the plain font is Freddy's response.  These are selected q&a's, but the top is the most recent, etc.

 

yea, mgoblog.com readers are hype on you. think you got the best routes. they named you sleeper of the class; think u gonna get real legit all over the ranking sites and on the field.

Thats whats up! #GoBlue
 
 
You should read mgoblog.com... All the fans love you on there and think you've got crazy potential.
 
Word? My fans are great huh!? Thats whats up
 
 
Do you read mgoblog.com?
 
No but I heard theres a lot being said about me on there
 
 
How do you balance football n the crew , cuz I be tryna grind but the same night there's a party . Imma choose to go to the field over that anyway but I don't wanna miss out on the high school experience ya digg ? How u do it
 
Man u gotta let the parties go! Plenty of time to party nd all that in college/nfl .. U gotta go get some scholarship money grind so when ya time to show what u got its easy .. Best gift u can hive ya parents is a full ride #colleg paid for

 

What's your GPA

3.9

 

How tall r you

6'1

Comments

1464

July 17th, 2013 at 11:46 AM ^

I picture the twitter creeper as Brian in disguise.

"That's great Freddy, I'm glad you like Michigan... but more importantly, may I show you MGoBlog and what it has to offer?"

Peddle that product, Brian.  I like the panache.

1464

July 17th, 2013 at 1:13 PM ^

Nah, I steer clear of the VS threads.  It's cool to see the insight, and that they're working for a good cause, but I don't really get the impulse to post in there.  I am a huge fan of Michigan football, but I don't really have the urge to break that barrier.

1464

July 17th, 2013 at 12:10 PM ^

It also underlines how little I have in common with a wide variety of 17 year old kids from a host of different backgrounds.  It's easy to trick yourself into picturing Michigan recruits as adults, but their social media messages definitely stop that.  Then I realize it is really creepy that I even know who these kids are.

TWSWBC

July 17th, 2013 at 11:47 AM ^

"How do you balance football n the crew , cuz I be tryna grind but the same night there's a party . Imma choose to go to the field over that anyway but I don't wanna miss out on the high school experience ya digg ? How u do it"

UMfan21

July 17th, 2013 at 12:32 PM ^

"How do you balance football and your social life?  I'm trying to work on my athletics, but the same night there is a party!  I'm going to choose to work on my athletics anyway, but I don't want to miss out on the high school experience.   How do you balance these?"

Lunderino

July 17th, 2013 at 2:12 PM ^

regardless of how the person who formulated taht question has the verbal skills of a 4th grader, his response bodes very well for his future. THis kid looks like he has a good head on his shoulders and hopefully well see his famed route-running  skills on the field soon enough

MLaw06

July 17th, 2013 at 11:49 AM ^

I read it when I see Michigan mentioned, but otherwise, it's a bit annoying when they choose to have their responses tweeted (I think they can turn that feature off) because it floods my twitter.  I mean I like to keep up to date on my sports/recruiting, but I also need to know what's going on in the news and the markets, etc.

Magnus

July 17th, 2013 at 11:51 AM ^

Mostly I got dumber from reading those "questions" but I thought the response from Canteen to the question about parties was a good one. It's nice to know he's thinking about his parents and not just the prestige/notoriety of getting a scholarship.

Blue_in_Cleveland

July 17th, 2013 at 1:44 PM ^

I'm not so sure about the GPA. You see a lot of these high school athletes with good GPAs due to low standards (or even 5 point scales), then they have standardized test scores well below average. Rivals will often post standardized test scores if the kids make them known. Lets wait for that before proclaiming academic excellence.

MgoblueAF

July 17th, 2013 at 12:04 PM ^

Does anyone get concerned about how many players and recruits visit mgoblog? We're going to have to be so cautious about pissing them off, we won't be able to actually write how we feel (e.g., "He had a terrible game. He needs to go back to the basics and bench."

MLaw06

July 17th, 2013 at 12:10 PM ^

Well, I'm sure as long as you can back up your constructive criticism (as opposed to flame-baiting), it's just you stating your opinion.  But yea, with the new media, they don't need to wait for tomorrow's newspaper to see what ppl think about them.  I would assume most players would try to block out the fan chatter (whether it's in the crowds, twitter or mgoblog) and focus on the game and getting better.

mgobaran

July 17th, 2013 at 12:14 PM ^

I feel the good far outweighs the bad on this blog. And players/recruits have not gotten where they are without criticism. I am sure they have thick skin. 

If I were Jake Ryan, I would be pretty pumped about a section of the fan base referring to me as Jake Mother F'in Ryan. And being represented in this light...

Magnus

July 17th, 2013 at 12:48 PM ^

For the most part, the kids themselves and the coaches will be harder on these guys than we are.

And for the small group of "fans" who insult players' families or otherwise go off the rails, they should be banned, anyway.

BiSB

July 17th, 2013 at 1:03 PM ^

Does anyone get concerned about how many players and recruits visit mgoblog? We're going to have to be so cautious about pissing them off, we won't be able to actually write how we feel (e.g., "He had a terrible game. He needs to go back to the basics and bench.")

That's one of the main reasons that the mods distinguish between legitimate criticism ("he needs to pick up blitzes better") with personal attacks ("he needs to pick up blitzes better I hate his dog"), and remove the latter with ruthless intensity.

3rdGenerationBlue

July 17th, 2013 at 9:24 PM ^

Please go back and read some of the stuff that Brian Cook has written about Michigan players that goes way beyond legitimate criticism. The nickname Sherideath was personal and very harsh. It would be great if someone would stand up to Dear Leader with "ruthless intensity".  Predictably anyone that calls Brian out for that stuff gets banned from posting. 

MaximusAurelius

July 17th, 2013 at 12:30 PM ^

I really like the addition of Canteen to this class. Great player, but I think everyone here assumes that any 3* recruit (yes I know some sites have him and others at 4*) is just vastly underrated and warrant an immediate 4*...some won't turn out, some will, hopefully Canteen does though, great kid.

mgobleu

July 17th, 2013 at 12:59 PM ^

just a comment on society as a whole, but I honestly can't understand kids anymore. Someday soon I hope we address the fact that character limits on Twitter and mms texting is systematically destroying the English language.