February 7th, 2018 at 11:14 AM ^

I'm sorry, but these comments are always so dumb. Of course it's hard to imagine choosing South Bend over Ann Arbor when you're a dedicated enough Michigan fan to be on this blog. I can't imagine choosing a pale ale over a stout, but that doesn't mean I can't imagine someone else doing so.

This rage isn't directed specifically toward you. These kinds of comments appear all over the board and I've finally lost it.


February 7th, 2018 at 10:05 AM ^

not only was ND a late entry but they also lost their OL coach during the process. This is an embarassing loss imo.  Hard to overstate how Jim's staff has repeatedly missed on OL recruits past 3 years.  


February 7th, 2018 at 10:09 AM ^

It's a miss, not a loss.

Kid went to Notre Dame and just really liked it there.  These things happen and it's not always the coaches fault.  It's frustrating but that's life.  

If you want some schadenfreude, check out UCLA fans reactions to this one, they thought once he eliminated Michigan he was all but in the bag for UCLA.


February 7th, 2018 at 10:07 AM ^

Nice knowing that all these OL will be playing for our rivals next year. I'm beginning to think drevno may have some kind of medical condition like severe halitosis or body odor.

Perkis-Size Me

February 7th, 2018 at 10:07 AM ^

I don't blame him. Our OL has been a trainwreck for the better part of a decade, with very little reason to assume it will get any better next year. Meanwhile ND has put several offensive linemen in the first round of the draft in Kelly's tenure. 

Kid's got to look out for himself, and I don't blame him for making the choice he did. 


February 7th, 2018 at 10:14 AM ^

At this point - we are selling Hope to OL. Kids want to play for a coach/team that has the best chance to put them in the NFL. I don't blame this kid at all.

Look at what we did to Mason Cole - moved him around his whole career because of necessity and likely hurt his peak draft stock. I honestly think untill we get a new OL coach and our team starts consistently putting OL in the NFL we will have trouble recruiting the types of kids we want.

Occam's Razor

February 7th, 2018 at 10:08 AM ^

Another one in W column for Tim “sorry” Drevno.

Who the hell is going to commit to a school in which the oline coach public apologizes for doing a shitty coaching job?

Mind boggling.

Perkis-Size Me

February 7th, 2018 at 10:26 AM ^

And our highest commit before that flipped to Bama. 

Harbaugh and Co. are really going to have to earn their paychecks next Fall. Don't care that all three rivals are on the road. It's put up or shut up time. You have a championship-caliber defense that's being wasted on a barely bowl-eligible offense. You've got 7 months to fix it. Find a way or make a way. 

The Mad Hatter

February 7th, 2018 at 10:38 AM ^

I visited there in the fall of 2016 when my daughter was picking schools.  That campus, while pretty, was one of the most depressing places I had ever been.  None of the kids were smiling and the whole place just seemed repressive and backwards.  A stark contrast to NU, where all the kids were happy and obviously brilliant.

I just don't understand a kid choosing ND over Michigan.  Even my super Catholic kid hated it.


February 7th, 2018 at 3:11 PM ^

I went to ND for undergrad. I'm sorry you guys had a bad experience. Most people who wind up going never want to leave---there's a term for it: "Domesick." We actually had a decent number of people transfer in from Northwestern because they found it depressing and were much happier at ND. But obviously, ND isn't for everyone. It's a good thing your daughter had an opportunity to visit since it sounds like it gave her an opportunity to see it wasn't for her.

Michigan is a good place to go as well but for contrasting reasons. Michigan people think ND is a terrible experience in part because South Bend sucks, which is a little like University of Minnesota people thinking people at the University of Michigan can't have a good time because the Huron isn't as good as the Mississippi. The river just isn't a huge factor for student life, just like at ND, the town just isn't very much a part of the student experience. So the fact that Ann Arbor is awesome and South Bend sucks matters less than you think it would.


February 7th, 2018 at 10:22 AM ^

What in the world does Drevno do????? Guy can’t land an OLine prospect down the stretch to save his life. He is so overpaid. I know people say Ed Warinner, while a great OLine coach, isn’t a good recruiter....but man, he can’t be as bad as Drevno. Drevno is awful. If we get to the ND game and the OLine still isn’t improved, I can’t even imagine the outrage.