Mr. Yost

February 1st, 2012 at 9:44 AM ^

Forgive me for trying to let people know when the head coach of our Michigan Wolverines would be speaking about the recruits we signed this year.

One Signing Day Thread is talking about drinking at 9:43 on a Wednesday morning...the other is going "MIKE JONES!" "WHO!?!" over and over.

Sorry for the multiple threads, but I think this one should be forgiven.


February 1st, 2012 at 9:50 AM ^

The tags (I believe) help other users when searching with the search feature to help control the quantity and quality of topics.

Edit- or you could have just added this info to your open thread post just below. With all the extra threads the valuable ones like the signed loi's one gets lost quicker than they need to be.

Mr. Yost

February 1st, 2012 at 9:59 AM ^

I'm not trying to start a pissing match, because I know your intentions are good and I too HATE when people clutter the board with a bunch of threads.

HOWEVER, like I explained above. I did not want to post this information in EITHER of the Signing Day threads because they've both just turned into flaming and trolling. I created the 2nd one to have some sort of "chat" to actually discuss Signing Day and the big prospects who've signed around the country.

My thinking was the same as yours...I didn't want a bunch of "OT - Diggs to Florida" or "OT - Green-Beckham to Arkansas" threads that cluttered the board. I wanted to make ONE thread where all of those types of things could be discussed. That way we could save the front page for more Michigan related topics.

Unfortunately one thread is discussing drinking last time I checked and the other is chanting a Texas rapper's name over and over again. Nothing wrong with either of those...but it wasn't what I intended the thread to be so I've stopped posting in both. Instead I figured it'd be best to wait until the day is over if I want to have some "civil" conversation.


As for the search feature, thanks for the heads up...honestly didn't know that.

Mr. Yost

February 1st, 2012 at 9:52 AM ^

WEBSITE: will have complete signing day coverage, including:

  • Live video of Brady Hoke's press conference (2 p.m. EST)   » WATCH Video icon
  • Updated list of signees as NLIs are received (see roster below)
  • Player bios and video highlights (linked from roster)
  • Inside access and press conference coverage


February 1st, 2012 at 9:54 AM ^

I'm watching the videos for these kids at that link. I can see why everyone talks about the upside for Wormley. He's enormous and moves incredibly well for a guy at 260 or so.

I spent the earlier part of the day looking at video of commits to another school. Lots of generic high school football players who, if they gain 60 pounds of muscle and don't lose a step of speed, might contribute some day.

Then you look at Wormley and he looks like a D1 DE from the start. Lordy!


February 1st, 2012 at 10:28 AM ^

If you haven't watched his highlights in a while, do it.  Like NOW! All of my, "who will catch jump balls when Hemmingway is gone?" questions are over. 

I know we have major issues at TE right now, but this kid has the athleticism to be an outside receiver.  He will be an absolute nightmare for LBs or safeties trying to matchup.


Mr. Yost

February 1st, 2012 at 2:21 PM ^

Coach Hoke touched on the Yuri Wright situation saying social media hasn't been's allowed the coaches to find out more about a kid, but not for the better.

Mr. Yost

February 1st, 2012 at 2:35 PM ^

I thought it was funny..."he's got 4 years of hell."

Also, he went out of the way afterwards to talk to some of the press individually (Mark Rosenberg and John Bacon specifically) about questions they asked that he didn't understand or want to answer.