Pharaoh Brown update via twitter

Submitted by zohizzle101 on November 22nd, 2011 at 8:08 PM

Pharaoh Brown just tweeted-

For everybody who wants to know I never de-committed from michigan. They said they don't consider me a commit b/c my OV that's their policy


Yes I am changing my position and will be weighing all my options

Looks like there is still a chance we end up with him but it does look doubtful at the moment



November 23rd, 2011 at 12:52 AM ^

They should still recruit him and absolutely offer him again if he wants to come here. Teenagers are fickle and screw up all the time. If you're a parent, this is something you already know. If you're not, you'll eventually find out. If the prodigal son wants to return, and you can still mold him into a man, then you do so, and you accept the kid, warts and all.


November 22nd, 2011 at 8:17 PM ^

I think this is the polite way this ends. Nobody loses face. But I don't think they take him back. Not because of what he did, but because of the way he did it. Sets a bad precedent.


November 22nd, 2011 at 8:18 PM ^

  I really like the way Hoke handles this.  Brown was told not to take officials on penalty of Michigan not honoring their commitment, and they are staying true to that.  It's a shame to lose Pharaoh, but it sends a clear message about how this program works.


 Also, maybe he gets replaced by a total 5* stud.


November 22nd, 2011 at 8:20 PM ^

He warned Terry Richardson and RJS not to go on joyride visits to alabama and they listened.  That was the precedent and brown disobeyed his coach.  Cant be trusted.  You want to play for michigan, then you do it the michigan way.


November 22nd, 2011 at 8:20 PM ^

Given that he knew the policy before visiting Oregon, and that they wouldn't consider him a commit if he was visiting other schools, I'd say that means he did in fact de-commit.  He just didn't say it outright.


November 22nd, 2011 at 10:08 PM ^

"Yeah, my fiancee warned me that if I went out with that smokin' hot chick at my office that our engagement would be over, but I went out with her anyhow. My fiancee then broke off the engagement like she said she would. I didn't break up with her, she broke it off with me. Bitch."

Six Zero

November 22nd, 2011 at 8:30 PM ^

... and he's got a lot to think about with this decision. I respect that.

However, there's a lot of eyes watching how Hoke's handling these things, and a preference is certainly being set with regards to extraneous visits by committed recruits.  Coach isn't just sending a message to Pharaoh Brown, and he's taking it seriously.    I REALLY respect that.


November 22nd, 2011 at 8:30 PM ^

I wonder if he knew the policy before going on the Oregon trip. Not that I'd be happy with his decision even if he didn't but it is possible he didn't even inform the coaches he was going. Of course, when they make their commitment, I'd think Hoke (or another coach) would tell them the policy.


November 22nd, 2011 at 9:48 PM ^

He knew, according to Sam Webb.  Webb stated that Hoke makes it clear that once you're committed , you're committed and it means no other visits.

From what it sounds like Brown just up and took a visit to Oregon w/o notifying UM.  Not cool, and if I were a UM coach I'd just go ahead and let him leave.



November 22nd, 2011 at 8:31 PM ^

hard for kids to realize what the term "commitment" means.

For Hoke, it means you are all-in. 100%. No going backwards. No what-ifs.

It's a good policy. If there is still an open space in the class, I assume Hoke may give him a chance to commit. But This Is Michigan fergodsakes, and don't expect Michigan to commit to you if you can't reciprocate.

Look Up_See Blue

November 22nd, 2011 at 8:32 PM ^

they may get a better player as a result, or they may not.  Either way, as i've said in an earlier post, It's a privilege to play for Michigan.  If no one ever holds these young kids accountable for their actions then they will never learn and grow from their poor decision-making.  Kudos to coach Hoke and his staff for sticking to their policies.


November 22nd, 2011 at 8:46 PM ^

Hoke is handling this 100% correctly.  I have had to terminate productive employees who broke rules that, if everyone  broke, would lead to corporate chaos. It hurt when we did it but by doing so we sent a message that every employee heard about for a long time to come.

As difficult as it is to let somebody like Brown go - the message it will send will pay dividends many years down the road. Don't commit to Michigan unless you mean it.  And committment means you can't "look around" any more.