Mr. Rager

May 17th, 2012 at 9:32 AM ^

You take him on this team every day of the week and twice on Sundays.

That being said, due to the Kalis', the Magnussons', the Boschs', etc. etc. we are no longer in absolute panic mode about OL.  


May 17th, 2012 at 11:03 AM ^

Ironically, it's not.  Cudi is much too mellow to resort to that sort of retort (oh wow, sorry, really didn't mean to go all Dr. Seuss there).  Mr. Rager is actually more about an internal anger (deep down hidden split personality if you will) than an outwardly one.


May 17th, 2012 at 9:32 AM ^

I only care about the recruits that do pick Michigan.


Well, mostly, I wish nothing bad upon those that choose otherwise but seriously I can barely keep up with all the kids that are in play each year for Michigan.


Steve T

May 17th, 2012 at 9:40 AM ^

After reading the article I noticed on the right hand margin of the web page Oregon's OOC schedule is listed.  Arkansas State, Fresno State and Tennessee Tech.  Wow.


May 17th, 2012 at 10:02 AM ^

Interviewer: If Rich Rod would have stayed at Michigan, would you have stayed committed?
Fisher: I guess we'll never know.
A wise answer, indeed. I think a better question for Jake would have been, "If you could have known how successful Michigan was going to be with the new coaching staff, would you have stayed?" That question may have given him a little more pause.


May 17th, 2012 at 10:43 AM ^

True, but if we can go so far as to say that future team success would have been essentially a draw between the two schools, his affinities for Michigan might have persuaded him to stay.


May 17th, 2012 at 11:37 AM ^

We'll never know.  His affinity for Michigan may not be that significant.  Obviously he chose Oregon after being committed to Rich Rod, so it seems his affinity is for the style of play.

I guess you can argue our prospects look better than they did when he was a recruit...but he might not have perceived it that way and I'm sure the Rodriguez staff didn't either.  It's a matter of perception, and we don't know that Fisher's have changed.


May 17th, 2012 at 3:27 PM ^

His choice to go play at Oregon was motivated by style of play. He left for a higly successful spread oriented team, and has worked his butt off based on those weight gain numbers. Congrats to him, looks like he's headed for the field on Sundays.

Sextus Empiricus

May 17th, 2012 at 1:28 PM ^

In what way? Fisher is quicker maybe. Lewan is meaner, bigger and more successful. Lewan did not play TE in HS.

Fisher in the games I have seen him play does not have the ability to shut down DEs like Lewan did Cameron Heyward as a freshman.

You can't judge a player before his career is over but so far Lewan, is better bigger meaner and year to year more successful - perhaps not as quick off the ball. It's hard to compare them straight up - since Fisher has not had the opportunity and plays in the spread which is a different OL philosophy.

I'm just asking, because I know you don't say things without being able to back it up.


May 17th, 2012 at 2:03 PM ^

Body type, athleticism, etc.  I do agree that Lewan is meaner/nastier, but he's also a redshirt junior-to-be.  I'll admit that I haven't seen Fisher play since he's been at Oregon, but at this point in Lewan's career, he was coming off his redshirt freshman season and hadn't played a down yet.  I might even argue that Fisher has been MORE successful since he actually got on the field for a pretty good team as a true freshman, while Lewan sat on the bench for a crappy 5-7 team.


May 17th, 2012 at 9:59 AM ^

     i do remember his loss as being significant.  i'm grateful denard didn't choose to sit out a year and join him at oregon-it probably would have been a logical move.


May 17th, 2012 at 2:22 PM ^

It certainly was significant, especially given the o-line recruiting fall-off under RR. RR landed a few good lineman, but not nearly enough of them. Had Fisher stayed, M's line would at least have some depth this year.


May 17th, 2012 at 10:46 AM ^

Sam Webb implied that Fisher was a huge loss at the time, FWIW.

Interesting to see guys like Fisher, Zettel, W.Gholston, etc, that would've likely been playing for us had Martin/Coleman not dropped the ball.

True Blue Grit

May 17th, 2012 at 11:06 AM ^

is about as useful as a poopy flavored lollypop.  Time to get over it.  He didn't want to come here and picked another school.  Good luck to him and let's be happy about the guys we DO have or are coming in. 

Mr. Yost

May 17th, 2012 at 11:46 AM ^

He was one of my favorite recruits...I thought he was a natural LT that was going to be next in line after Lewan. To me, he was a shade below Lewan, but still a top prospect who would've been and will be drafted.

True Blue Grit

May 17th, 2012 at 11:48 AM ^

is about as useful as a poopy flavored lollypop.  Time to get over it.  He didn't want to come here and picked another school.  Good luck to him and let's be happy about the guys we DO have or are coming in. 


May 17th, 2012 at 12:18 PM ^

Please update the other 494 recruits we offered over the last 4 years. Great job on the Fisher post! We anxiously await the purge 494 posts. Go Blue!