June 7th, 2012 at 11:10 AM ^

"Groucho Mark" emerges from "laying in the weeds" with the Bambi Maize and Blue clenched in his razor sharp teeth.

on the other hand, I like the sound of

"Sips rips it to the hip of Wile. He boots it to the pylon. The receiver trips, does a flip, loses control of the ball, Sips recovers...TOUCHDOWN MICHIGAN, and the MAIZE and BLUE go up 45 -0 over the Spartans as the clock runs out on the Green and whatever the other color is."

Put that in your pipe and smoke it "Sparty Bob"!!!


June 6th, 2012 at 4:26 PM ^

There's not a chance in hell the kid got a full scholarship offer

Edit: I think there might actually be a chance in hell after all.  I think we actually offered him.  Must fight urge to question best coaching staff in CFB.


June 6th, 2012 at 4:21 PM ^

He's not included on the offer list. Sounds more like a preferred walk-on. Doubt we'd offer a scholarship at this point for a long-snapper.


June 6th, 2012 at 4:37 PM ^

OSU/Tressel did indeed give him a full scholarship when he came in, I don't know if he'll maintain it under Meyer.  I remember it was pretty late in the process and Tressel didn't have very many targets left recruiting-wise. Tressel said he did it because the kid had the fastest snap he had ever seen and figured that was the best way to guarantee his commitment.


June 7th, 2012 at 1:45 AM ^

I'm actually pretty excited about this but I'm probably the only one.  Assuming he's as good as they say, this means we'll likely not have to watch a botched snap to a punter in the endzone etc etc for the duration he's here.  This is one of those parts of the game you never think about until it completely ruins a winnable game and everybody's bitching because we don't have a good enough long snapper.  This attention to detail is encouraging and something that the latter part of the Carr, and the entire duration of RR, had not payed enough attention to, IMO.   

edit: and I completely agree w/ the Hello post-  the test will be if we never hear about him in 4 years save an instance like that insane fake field goal in the Sugar Bowl.  If we never talk about long snapping while he's here, it was worth it to give him a scholly, assuming he plays.  


June 6th, 2012 at 5:37 PM ^

I understand for preferred walk-ons why they do that. But are you really trying to tell me that if I had wanted to try out for the football team in general student try-outs I wouldn't have been allowed to since I was on (partial) academic scholarship?

I understand WHY the rule is in place, but I would be surprised if it's as cut-and-dry as "academic scholarship=not allowed to walk-on."


June 6th, 2012 at 8:05 PM ^

I don't know the rules on partial scholarships but any person playing a sport on scholarship, no matter what the scholarship is actually for, takes up a scholarship for that sport.  If a basketball player wants to play football too, that takes up a scholarship for football as well as basketball.  Same thing for academisc.  If somebody was on a full ride academic scholarsihp then they probably wouldn't make any of the teams because that would take a scholly up for the team.


June 7th, 2012 at 10:26 AM ^

To me it tells me the coaches feel really confident in their other commits and also that they have plugged a lot of holes from what RR left them especially on the lines.

They also must feel that snapper is a position that is needed badly and that a walk-on wouldn't be good enough as Michigan lost a walk-on snapper to Michigan State when they offered.

Tells me that the coaches are feeling pretty confident in the direction of the program and they are building and repairing all aspects of the team.

Ali G Bomaye

June 6th, 2012 at 4:25 PM ^

If Hoke has deemed long snapper a position important enough to spend a scholarship on, then we should take one in the Class of 2013.  Jareth Glanda is a redshirt junior this year, so Sypniewski could redshirt his first year on campus and then be our starting snapper his redshirt freshman year.

Personally, I'm not opposed to spending a scholarship on a snapper if the kid is worth it.  Teams routinely spend scholarships on guys like Mike Cox, who aren't expected to be more than depth guys for most of their career.  If we can secure a long snapper that is 10-20% better than average and plays a key part in 10-12 plays per game, I'm fine with giving him a scholarship.


June 6th, 2012 at 8:57 PM ^

No detrimental talk about Cox should be allowed on the blog.

EDIT: #doubleentendre, but if I typed entendredouble# that would most certainly be redundant. Oh shit I just typed it; you were right!