February 25th, 2012 at 11:22 AM ^

Really?  I'm surprised they would say that.  The only thing I have heard/seen from them is a lot of "damn, would've been nice to have him/them".  


I have seen a lot of them arguing the depth charts, which I guess is valid, but haven't seen them flat out saying the kids won't be good. 


February 25th, 2012 at 11:36 AM ^

13 OL in Rivals top 100.  Michigan has 3, and all 3 are in the top 60... There are 28 linemen in the Rivals top 200.  Michigan has 5.

No other school has more than 1 of the top 28 linemen committed right now; only six of the top 28 linemen have committed to another school (ND, Texas, Florida St, Texas AM, Alabama, and North Carolina have one apiece.)

Only 17 Uncommitted OL prospects left from the Rivals Top 200.  Considering the heavy hitters from each conference:

ACC - Clemson, Florida St, Miami, Va Tech

Big12 - Oklahoma, Texas, (WVU)

B1G - Nebraska, OSU, Penn St, Wisc

Notre Dame

PAC - Cal, Oregon, Stanford, USC, Washington

SEC - Alabama, Auburn, Florida, Georgia, LSU, Tennessee, (Tex AM)

There are 24 big time schools fighting for the remaining 17.  That's right.  Less than 1 OL left uncommitted per school listed above.  And we all probably believe that Alabama, Florida, Florida St, LSU, ND, Oklahoma, OSU, Texas and USC will end up with multiple.  There's not enough left on the board for each of these elite recruiting teams to snag 3 (spread evenly, each of these teams could end up with 2.2.)  And remember, Michigan has 3 of the top 9 OL; everyone else is left fighting for 2.2 among the top 28.   That is how amazing Michigan's haul of 5 OL in the Rivals top 200 really is.


February 25th, 2012 at 10:38 AM ^

Schadenfreude from another Kugler thread:

I don't give a baker's fuck if I get downvoted into oblivion. This staff, has officially shit the bed. They've missed on 90% of their plan A targets. Patrick Kugler was qouted as saying he was an MSU fan. How the fuck do you continuously get owned by a school you've owned 4 straight years. I don't want to hear about tradition and what they did 100 years ago. No one gives a fuck. This staff flat out can't recruit worth dick. They're unorganized and inept. They scheduled a junior day when the head coach wouldn't even be there. I wouldn't commit either if the HC didn't even extend the courtesy of his full attention.

Sparty tears taste like Sugar.


February 25th, 2012 at 11:10 AM ^

Thank you for sharing this!  I love that fan's assessment!  If that is true that their HC could not even attend their junior day, that is pretty sad.  I am so impressed with his candor I won't even give him a hard time about his use of "unorganized" instead of disorganized which would have been a better fit.  No doubt his grief caused a momentary grammatical lapse.


Yost Ghost

February 25th, 2012 at 12:05 PM ^

And then there's this:

"Wow. This is unbelievable I try to refrain from posting in such threads, but this is looking bad. It's like USC recruiting against Little Sisters of the Poor. Hoke is absolutely having his way with us right now. Even when Lloyd was here and we had JLS, we at least got these kids to give us a look. What Hoke is doing to Dantonio on the recruiting trail is absolute murder."