February 29th, 2012 at 11:26 AM ^

Is it me, or does Urban go after players AFTER Alabama does?  Like he lets Saban does his scouting for him. Similar in his Fla. days, he'd give out scolies after they had one from 'Bama. Seems like most of the Ohio offers also have ‘Bama offers now.  Sure, something true to “quality recruits sought by top schools”.  Anyone else notice it as a trend?


February 28th, 2012 at 8:06 PM ^

NR to 24/7 & Scout, but ESPN watch list and Rivals 100 member (83 overall). Held a Michigan offer, but the coaches didn't recruit him very hard, probably figured he was not an option (or liked our guys better). 


February 28th, 2012 at 10:17 PM ^

The original Five Guys, back in the DC area, was pretty darn good. When you walked in the door, the sign told you where the potatoes for that day's french fries came from and everything. The burger patties were made by hand, and all of that.

That formula doesn't translate so well to mega-franchising. What was awfully good became pretty unimpressive in a hurry. How you expand from DC to SoCal in ten years, while maintaining quality, is beyond me.

In-n-Out is probably making a good decision by staying local to SoCal. Their quality (IMHO) is still pretty darn good. Give me the Double-Double, animal-style of course, any day of the week . . .


February 28th, 2012 at 10:38 PM ^

re: In-n-Out; it is a lot easier to make a good decision when all your stores are company owned and not franchised.

A good decision by them not to franchise, I agree, but big difference.  That being said, I believe the founder of In-n-Out has recently passed away and left the company to his son and daughter who have been arguing about impending expansion.  Stay tuned.


February 29th, 2012 at 1:27 AM ^

Ya, Five Guys just has not been as good as it was in DC when I was there. Maybe because Ann Arbor has a lot of good burgers that aren't franchises and it weened me off Five Guys, I no longer see it as I used to. Part of this though has been a goal to eat less fast food burgers and save my burger intake for bars and restaurants that I really like. Also, had a friend who grew up in Colorado and had both In and Out and Five Guys in DC and he said he like In and Out the best. Biggest regret about my visit to Cali was not getting In and Out....damnit.


February 29th, 2012 at 9:32 AM ^

In-n-outs are all over now.  We have several in the Dallas/Ft Worth area.  Within a square mile in Arlington we have an In-n-Out, Five Guys, Steak -N- Shake, and Smashburger.  Wash it down with Krispy Kreme.  First world problems.


February 28th, 2012 at 9:52 PM ^

This picture is pure torture. I still saved it just for pure carniverous beauty but come on. Was it really necessary? I've been to In n Out twice (of course it was on one trip. It's impossible not to go multiple times if you're near one.) I would never go to any of the other comparable burger joints if In n Out was close by. It's way too good.


February 29th, 2012 at 3:17 PM ^

Hot 'n Now is the most platonic of all fast food restaurants. Ungodly cheap and almost not food, more cardboard painted with grease and salt.

Also, a budding entrepreneur in Midland, noting the success of Hot 'n Now, throughout Michigan, launched a knock-off called Sizzlin' Quick when I was in junior high. Hilarious.


February 28th, 2012 at 8:14 PM ^

There are enough highly rated offensive linemen in the midwest for both schools to get full classes and be happy. There's enough to not be mad about the commits at the other school either. Good for them. Urban Meyer is putting together a nice class. So is Hoke. That's the way it should be. 


February 28th, 2012 at 8:26 PM ^

I don't think McCray is a Michigan lean though (pre-not getting offered). He's a Buckeye legacy. 11W thinks it's because he's not fast enough for what Meyer wants on D and/or the coaching staff feels good about the other LBs they've offered. It's still a bit...baffling.


February 28th, 2012 at 8:38 PM ^

I meant originally. I was about to edit to clarify that I meant pre not getting offered by Ohio State. As far as right now, I think we're in the driver's seat. Mike Farrell of Rivals tweeted this earlier today: 

Mike Farrell ‏ @rivalsmike  Yes I do @jlump22: @rivalsmike do you like Michigan's chances with LB Mike McCray

With him visiting on the 6th and announcing on the 8th as well as his friendships with Charlton and Dukes, I feel pretty good about our chances.


February 28th, 2012 at 8:43 PM ^

I have about the same thoughts on him that you have listed. I don't want to count our chickens or anything, but I'd like to think we are strongly in the hunt for him.

In general, we have to expect certain players to be harder for us to swing, with OSU having the inside track. That being said, we can still poach some good talent from the state down south.

In fact, the occasional Heisman winner can even come our way . . . .


February 28th, 2012 at 8:55 PM ^

I hope we get McCray and he never gets an Ohio offer. That way, he spends the next 4 years pissed at Meyer and has monster games against them.

Or I hope he commits to us, Ohio misses out on their other LB recruits, try to offer him, and he tells Urban to fuck off. That'd be cool too.