Joshua Garnett update (good) *with EDIT

Submitted by sheepdog on December 16th, 2011 at 10:09 AM

A certain recruiting ninja that I trust (and you do to) says that


is not true at all.

Out of respect to the paysite and the recruiting ninja, I won't say anymore. And I didn't want to post this in the other thread where it could be missed.

Do not write Garnett off just yet, we still have a good shot.

EDIT: The certain recruiting ninja also believes (in cryptic fashion) that it is between two schools: Michigan, and a school not named Michigan.  From a football standpoint, I really like our chances.  But Garnett has proved that he is putting a lot of wieght in other aspects of his choice.

From a post below, he plans on deciding around January 25 or 26.



December 16th, 2011 at 10:12 AM ^

I really miss that certain recruiting ninja.  When he was here, this blog was the up to the minute place to get truly inside recruiting info. 

Not a dig at Ace, who is doing a tremendous job and showing great toughness and all, but it takes time to build up a network like TomVH.



December 16th, 2011 at 10:28 AM ^

the Ninja was in the bldg. 

This new Assbender fellow is just learning the ropes and will develop connections/skilz but I've had to purchase inisder to get any good information in a timely manner so to say that the loss is not a tremendous downgrade would be an untruth.  Thankfully he doesn't twitter about cake 


December 16th, 2011 at 1:43 PM ^

well in my opinion, people should not complain about something they get for free.  and dude getting downvoted really has nothing to do with michigan or mgoblog. it is b/c it was a personal attack against someone that has done nothing wrong.  the bottom line is Ace is giving an honest effort, and in my book, that will almost always get my support.


December 16th, 2011 at 11:25 AM ^

People are upset because they are getting their rumors a little late and they cant wait.  They have gotten spoiled.  All relevant info is all out in a few minutes anyway.  So, go ahead and pay for some website.

Ace, good job and keep it up. 


December 16th, 2011 at 3:05 PM ^

After you got your paid for insider information?  Was it worth the money? And how did knowing that "maybe" some teenager in California now may, rather than may not, come to Michigan in a month and a half, change your life, either today, or in the long run?

Methnks someone is just burning money fast than the Joker on the front page...


December 16th, 2011 at 10:49 AM ^

Agreed. Anybody who works hard to bring top-notch info to thousands of people for free is groovy. And the fact that some people would actually criticize that work is just unbelievable. There are times that this place is no different than MLive or RCMB, and that's embarrassing (I'm looking at you, Lampuki22... hopefully you'll have learned some class by the time you graduate from middle school).


December 16th, 2011 at 11:55 AM ^

Apologies, my first sentence was unclear. I wasn't trying to imply that he works for free, but that the content he provides to us is free, since we aren't required to pay anything to receive it. And because of that, it's really dumb when people criticize his work for no good reason.

Hardware Sushi

December 16th, 2011 at 10:38 AM ^

While I'm not disagreeing with you, because I'm in the same camp that it's weird to directly communicate to 17-year olds you've never met before, "Creepy that it even needs to be said" is coming on strong.

Recruits enjoy interacting with fans on facebook and twitter, encourage feedback even. Whether it's Sugar Shane goofing around with pretty much anyone, DeAnthony Arnett teasing fans last year or Jordan Diamond tweeting his five finalists, twitter is an open communication tool that older generations still haven't accepted into their social interactions. It's just a problem when this overzealousness fandom meets the type of kid that doesn't like all the direct attention (...yet has an unlocked twitter profile). 

Yeah, it'd be great if M fans didn't give Josh Garnett the creeps by constantly hitting him up on twitter. Again, these are the same kids that always leave the Big House saying "They knew my name! They were telling me I should come here! I get so much love when I visit."

Recruits always want "love from the fans" but often I think it's a case of be careful what you wish for ( just might get 10,000 rabid followers that tweet you their opinion) rather than "OMG creepy fanz".


December 16th, 2011 at 10:44 AM ^

Twitter does have some blocking capabilities.  If a recruit doesn't want interaction, privatize the account or don't have one at all.  There are nutball fans from all teams, and as long as they aren't camped outside his house or something, a recruit has to understand that it comes with the territory a little bit.

Not saying its right, just somewhat inevitable.


December 16th, 2011 at 11:28 AM ^

"The older generations" if we're saying 35-55 (not that old) are actually the main users of twitter. It's one thing to follow recruits on twitter but to try to persuade them to come to campus and argue with them through social media may be going a little to far. They want to be followed not tweeted at, and told to come to various universities by strangers.

Hardware Sushi

December 16th, 2011 at 12:15 PM ^

I disagree with your statement that 35-55 are the main users. Middle and high-schoolers use twitter like a public text message chat room that doesn't have a monthly limit.

If you're using twitter as much as 25-35 year-old generation, let alone 12-25 year-olds, I'll eat a lemon.*

*Box of Lemonhead candies


December 16th, 2011 at 2:00 PM ^

FWIW, this article just drew statistics from Google Ad Planner, which is unable to distinguish between a 35-55 aged person and a child using the computer of a 35-55 aged person.

It also happens that the 35-55 demographic is most likely to have children at home on the family computer, many of whom could be erroneously tallied. It also says nothing about frequency of use.


September 13th, 2012 at 7:49 PM ^

This may be a record for going back and reposting but after just meeting with the co-founder of twitter, it seems that older generagions (and by this I mean people older than older than undergraduates) are the main users of twitter. Granted I included a larger population, than the 35-55, but I still imagine they make up a significant portion of twitter's user base especially when you consider most news agencies and companies with twitter are being run by college graduats and older.

Yost Ghost

December 16th, 2011 at 11:15 AM ^

really think that tweeting Garnett is going to sway him? Really? Some strangers Garnett doesn't know send him tweets and he's supposed to listen to that advice and truly factor it into his deliberations?  Or should he, instead, only consider the advice he receives from people in his life he loves, trusts and knows they have his best interest in mind? My God people are dumb.