January 6th, 2012 at 1:53 PM ^

I'm pretty good at lip-reading. Let me give it a try.

I believe he's saying "Greg James killed five hookers at SMU." Gee, I wonder who Greg James is?


January 6th, 2012 at 1:59 PM ^

posted in another thread.

Am I the only one shocked about what appears to be the relative size of the players?

Is it me or if Bolden is 6'3'' 230 as listed, Ross looks under 6 ft and who knows how light.  Also Pipkins looks shorter, maybe 6 or 6'1'', than Bolden.  If I didn't know I would have thought Ross might be Richardson.  Has anyone seen Ross in person?  Is the video playing tricks?



January 6th, 2012 at 2:38 PM ^

My guess would be that he'll love it.  Hoke doesn't seem to take himself too seriously.  He takes the team very seriously, but not himself.  These types of guys are great for team chemistry.  There's nothing disrespectful in the impression, it's just playful.  Some guys just know where that line is between funny jabs and being disrespectful, and frankly the guys that always blew my mind were the ones who seemed to have absolutely no sense of where that line was and were always getting themselves in trouble for showing up their coaches/teachers/profs. Ondre is a great kid.  Can't wait to get these guys on campus.


January 6th, 2012 at 3:22 PM ^

I believe when Pipkins was asked the other day why he committed to Michigan, one of his first answers was Brady Hoke. Hoke is going to be one of his primary coaches along with Montgomery on that defensive line, so you better believe that they're going to develop a relationship. I'm sure it will be a good one.


January 6th, 2012 at 2:31 PM ^

the other guys look like they're torn between laughing and wondering if they'll get in trouble.

I think Brady would laugh and then tell him to make sure he goes to class.


January 6th, 2012 at 2:32 PM ^

Pipkins is a beast. The dude is built like a mack truck...the fridge (when he was playing and in shape) comes to mind when I see Pipkins

He is going to be a handful for opposing O-lines. Not only is he built like truck, all the experts say that he has really good technique. I think there is a good chance that he will play early. Not to mention that he sounds like a good natured kid.

As for Ross, he may be 6"1' but the dude is jacked. He is not a 6'1" tweener/needs to hit the gym, Ross is pretty thick, with a very solid built. I am sure that the trainers will have some issues here/there, but I think Ross looks, physically, like he is ready to hit the field.

As for Kalis, the dude is all-consensus awesome, physically and technically wise. Those three guys will be big time players at Michigan.

Half Blood Dut…

January 6th, 2012 at 2:54 PM ^

I'm only a year older than they are, so its nice to see them playing around and enjoying themselves. I can relate to them a lot.

Great Hoke impression by Pipkins!

EDIT: Just watched part 1 with them talking about what they thought of each other and thought about other commits, and it proves my point again. They just having fun and can laugh at each other.


January 6th, 2012 at 2:36 PM ^

WELLL... ya' know, Ondre's a funny guy.  And we expect him to bring a toughness and a physicalness to our defensive line and help us win a Big Ten championship.  Tremendous.  Fergodsakes.

The Wolf

January 6th, 2012 at 2:44 PM ^

I think the best part of these videos, quotes, and other musings we get is that it appears these young men are beginning to really build bonds and relationships with each other - before they even reach campus.


January 6th, 2012 at 2:48 PM ^

I love Pee Wee Pipkins - he's quickly becoming one of my favorites in the 2012 class.

And it's also great to see how these kids get along and genuinely like each other.