Noahdb

February 25th, 2012 at 10:40 AM ^

I thought last year's OL class was terrific. These two classes together are just TREMENDOUS. And, I don't think 6-4 is too tall for center. Clay Shiver was 6-4 and was certainly a great player.

Noahdb

February 25th, 2012 at 10:48 AM ^

What exactly is a "baker's fuck" anyway?

Sparty better get used to it. They were the beneficiaries and unorthodox recruiting practices at Akron State and in Ann Arbor for a couple of years. Not so much anymore.

Maizenblueball

February 25th, 2012 at 10:50 AM ^

Coach Hoke and his staff are on fire! 

This is exactly why I have become addicted to mgoblog.  Just yesterday I was here reading about how Kugler really enjoyed his visit, and I was hopeful for a possible commit in a few months. I woke up this morning and immediately checked this site (like a junkie who needs his fix), only to find out Kugler cancelled his visit to MSU and decided to go Blue!  Awesome! What a way to start a Saturday!

TexanGOBLUE

February 25th, 2012 at 11:03 AM ^

New commit, michigan is on B1G network beating OSU, cocktails. I'm still buckled in. whats next?
The way things are going the Michigan win over Ohio in basketball the B1G network should keep replaying the game until our class is full. We'll love you for it B1G network.

DonAZ

February 25th, 2012 at 11:02 AM ^

Maybe that's the secret to this success.

I think Coach Funk must be some kind of alien from another football dimension or something ... out of nowhere this guy has offensive linemen drooling to come here.

I'd have his baby.  I would.

BiSB

February 25th, 2012 at 10:56 AM ^

Kugler committed during the BTN replay of the Michigan/Ohio basketball game from last week.

Coincidence? Or does the magic of Best Weekend Ever work on tape delay as well?

Sopwith

February 25th, 2012 at 11:01 AM ^

Beyond the obvious river of talent generally, they're bringing in tough, ornery big men up front and not just athletes.  In the deluge of Hello posts from "The Weekend," there were quite a few times I saw linemen with adjectives like "nasty," "mean-streak," "high-motor," etc.  Kugler and Kalis seem to be cut from the same cloth from the sounds of it.  Yeah, I'll have another of those, please.

You could line up Fred Jackson behind this line and he'd look like Bo Jackson, except healthier.

Perkis-Size Me

February 25th, 2012 at 11:02 AM ^

I'm really at a loss for words right now on the way Hoke has tackled recruiting. He could probably stop for the next 11 months and Michigan would still have a top-20, maybe top-15 class.

Shane's going to have all the time in the world to look downfield for his receivers, and Ty Isaac might want to take a little bit of a closer look at Michigan now, considering he could be receiving running lanes from one of the greatest o-lines in recent memory.

Sopwith

February 25th, 2012 at 12:05 PM ^

Not sure this is good for the run game.  The line is going to be opening so many large holes, the ballcarriers may become hesitant as they have to choose which one to take.  The size of the gaps in the DL may make them suspect a trap and pull up.

Furthermore, this could damage the passing game.  You know how when you play touch and there's no one rushing the quarterback, and he just kinda stands there taking his time while everyone else is running around getting exhausted, waiting for him to make up his damn mind and just throw it already?  It seems obvious no one is going to be able to generate pressure on our pocket, and our receivers are going to get tired, especially if Shane sees Kate Upton in the crowd while he's standing back there, and he goes

"Holy crap, that's Kate Upton, are you dudes checking this out?"  

...and Kugler or Bosch or Fox or LTT is gonna be all like "Dude, we're in the middle of a play, please don't get distracted just because you have all day, and... holy crap, you're right, hey check that out, that's Kate Upton doing the Dougie in Section 26, Row 15."

Thus endeth my concerns.

king_kerridge

February 25th, 2012 at 11:27 AM ^

After enjoying some schadenfreude over at the RCMB, it looks like Dantonio decided not to attend MSU's junior day today. Several prospects cancelled their visit and the biggest slap in the face has to be Kugler's commitment to Michigan.

Saint Dantonio must be doing his thing on a national recruiting search. 

I Wrote a 4 Wo…

February 25th, 2012 at 11:36 AM ^

My favorite:

"spartans17863 posts

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."

Hahaha

Blue boy johnson

February 25th, 2012 at 11:59 AM ^

stare away

OL
Wheaton, ILSt. Francis
6'5"
285
 
4 stars
5.9
2/18/12
TE
Pickerington, OHPickerington North
6'6"
230
 
4 stars
5.9
2/19/12
DE
Pickerington, OHCentral
6'6"
240
4.8
4 stars
5.8
2/18/12
OL
Detroit, MICass Tech
6'5"
305
5.4
4 stars
5.8
2/18/12
WR
Columbus, OHMarion Franklin
6'4"
197
4.6
   
2/22/12
 
OL
Parker, COPonderosa
6'6"
297
 
4 stars
6.0
2/18/12
TE
Detroit, MICrockett
6'2"
230
     
2/6/12
 
OL
Wexford, PANorth Allegheny
6'5"
280
5.1
4 stars
5.9
2/25/12
 
DB
Detroit, MICass Tech
5'11"
170
 
4 stars
5.8
2/18/12
QB
Warren, MIDe La Salle
6'3"
183
4.6
4 stars
6.0
5/10/11
ATH
Novi, MIDetroit Catholic Central
6'3"
255
 
4 stars
5.8
2/18/12
DB
Alliance, OHMarlington
6'1"
175
4.5
4 stars
5.9
9/11/11
OL
Peoria, ILManual
6'7"
280
 
4 stars
5.9
2/19/12

 

MGoShoe

February 25th, 2012 at 11:36 AM ^

...Schembechler Hall is even a tad bit concernced about the magical recruiting powers of Urban Meyer.  Now Mark Dantonio - he may be a different story. Gotta watch out for that guy.

BlueBruke

February 25th, 2012 at 11:40 AM ^

Our '12 and '13 OL class has (according to Rivals) one 5*, eight 4*'s, and one 3*. It will be hard for anyone (even Wisconsin) to top that. The smallest guy in the group is 6' 5" / 275 in high school.

If you believe football is won and lost in the trenches we are going to be in great shape. 

Space Coyote

February 25th, 2012 at 11:45 AM ^

6'4" is a good size for a center.  Anywhere between 6-3 - 6-5 is pretty good, but it's more about the build.  I'm fairly certain Kugler is being brought in as a center, so this is a huge get for Michigan

kehnonymous

February 25th, 2012 at 11:47 AM ^

Is he or one of our other commits gonna switch to center?  Or are we taking a center as well?  Honestly at this point, I wouldn't be surprised if we just took  18 offensive linemen in the rest of the class and just ran the flying wedge for a guaranteed 4 yards a carry.  We'd win T.O.P battles 48-12.

ha!  Just saw Space Coyote's post above.  In that case, does this mean we're out of the running for Pocic, or is he still on our radar as well since all your offensive linemen are belong to us?