July 6th, 2011 at 9:47 PM ^

Feel bad for the kid.  Wish he would have come here, though I don't know if he'd be Hoke's type of RB.

Oh well, the path not taken.


July 6th, 2011 at 9:52 PM ^

i would not be mad if he never plays a down. a lesson for him and a little karma for saban. lets see how far a degree from alabama gets you, dee


July 7th, 2011 at 10:29 AM ^

I think you made the same mistake I initially made.  The original post was negged and locked/hidden (grayed out and easy to overlook)  just as yours have been.   Since it was hidden I'm assuming you looked at the post right above it - which doesn't appear to have anything negative in it.    I did the same thing and thought it was edited before realizing the original post was hidden.   I've done that once or twice before as well.


For this reason I'd like to see Brian have all replies hidden when the original post is hidden as well - with the ability to expand the whole thread and see it as you can currently.  I know it would save some confusion on my part and I suspect others.


July 6th, 2011 at 10:42 PM ^

Look, I'm not saying I'm happy about this at all, but I think the sentiment is that it's wise to pick a school where you can play good football and get a good education, in the event you tear your ACL and don't have a future in the NFL. 

Again, I'm not saying that it's a good thing that he's hurt.  I'm not the guy who wishes well our ex-recruits, but I'm not the guy who wishes them harm either.  To me, he's just a guy who plays college football, and unless I'm playing against him I don't care much either way.

The point stands, however, that some schools can set you up well after college whether you go pro in football or in something other than sports.  Alabama is not necessarily one of those schools, and Dee will have to live with that decision now.

Class of 1817

July 7th, 2011 at 12:02 PM ^

I'm not sure if there is really a lesson to learn here, but for a kid who said his reason for going to Bama was because they would do a better job of getting him ready for "the league", it's kind of sad to see a kid putting every single one of his eggs in that basket.

I like the fact that Hoke is bringing us back to stressing getting an education with these kids. That is really the most important thing here, and a Meeeechigan degree will do a lot of people a lot of good...especially if you're not the sub-1% that makes it to "the league."


July 6th, 2011 at 11:26 PM ^

Seriously, it's like those OSU posters who said they hope Kalis blows out both knees when he decommits.  I will never understand that level of rage.  Hart was a great prospect, and I was a little disappointed when he changed his commitment.  Then I promptly got over it and focused on our recruits.  Would I have hoped our defense held him to negative yardage in 2012?  Absolutely.  But being happy that he was seriously injured is just beyond the pale.

Michael Scarn

July 6th, 2011 at 10:06 PM ^

When you need to start a post with "I expect to get negged for this," that's usually a good sign it's better left unsaid.
<br>Kid was choosing between two great programs and went with the one whose HC didn't just get fired. The audacity!
<br>Hope Dee has a successful career except next year in Dallas.
<br>And your opinion isn't a bad football fan opinion, it's a bad person opinion. Let's gloat about injuries to 18 year olds who never did anything to us!

Crazy Canuck

July 7th, 2011 at 6:06 AM ^

Can't the same be said about us for getting Bellomy to commit to us after previously being committed to Purdue? What if we get Azziz Shittu, Bri'onte Dunn, Kyle Kalis or any number of recruits who just decommitted? He decided that we weren't the right fit for him. Can you really picture him as our featured back in the new system? No wonder most people think UofM fans think they are better than everyone else. I would not be mad if you decided to chear for one of our rivals. One less UofM fan who thinks they are self entitled.


July 6th, 2011 at 10:26 PM ^

its not that im wishing him to get hurt. i do want to see how he does when he gets to play at bama. but at the same time theres no love lost from me. its the path he chose that led for him to get hurt, and he will always have to wonder "what if?'' i hope he gets shut down in the opener next year, just as i would not feel bad if he rode the bench for 4 years. thats what choice he made by going to a school with 4 rbs ahead of him.


July 7th, 2011 at 12:29 AM ^

I read that he was their #2 back and would probably start on special teams as a return guy.

I do hold a bit of a grudge because he turned his back on Michigan.  However, I do not wish hard upon any person.  


July 7th, 2011 at 9:45 AM ^

The first part was directed toward you.  The second is just my personal feeling.

I think he dicked Michigan around toward the end of the recruiting process which made me a little upset.  Seemed like he had his mind set on Bama long before he decided to come out and say it.  I couldn't care less if he rode the bench as well.


July 7th, 2011 at 1:14 AM ^

its the path he chose that led for him to get hurt, and he will always have to wonder "what if?''

Dude, he's playing football.  He could tear his ACL in DIII.  How would you feel if this was your son? Like another poster said, this doesn't make you a bad, just a terrible human being. 


July 7th, 2011 at 9:17 AM ^

from Alabama, and its a great school.  Its not a top 20 school like Michigan, but is it a top 100 school with a pretty good business college. 

Although I have to add - virtually all of my professors came from the Big 10, and a few from the ACC.