A Reminder That Should Not Be Needed - DO NOT Attack Recruits

Submitted by EastCoast on February 8th, 2015 at 2:47 PM

Judging by people's reactions to this thread, I feel like I should clarify a couple things:

1) I believe that Michigan fans are by and large less moronic than other fans (I'm a relatively recent convert and, from my experience, we have one of the better fan bases).

2) This isn't about wanting Weber. I think he's a fine athlete, but I am very happy with Higdon...especially after reading MichiganMan14's wonderful post.

3) Weber's Mom is probably overreacting, though at the same time this is her kid and no parent wants their kid attacked -- online or otherwise.

 

Let me preface this by saying that this critique is not directed toward MGoBlog users. During my time on this Board, I have gotten the distinct impression that the people who post here are by and large intelligent, reasonable fans.

That said, just like any other fan base, we have our complete MORANS. Don't let this be you!

http://collegespun.com/big-ten/ohio-state/mike-webers-mom-went-off-on-michigan-fans-on-facebook-friday

The upshot of the article is that Michigan fans have been attacking Weber, leading his mother to have a very negative opinion of the Michigan fanbase. If the LOI wasn't the final blow to the chances of Weber wearing the Maize and Blue, then everything that seems to have happened since then was.

DO NOT ATTACK 17 AND 18 YEAR OLD KIDS!!!!

Comments

Bando Calrissian

February 8th, 2015 at 4:17 PM ^

For connecting with people you actually know, absolutely.

For following high school kids you want to go to your preferred college, or for stalking college kids who play a sport you like to watch, absolutely not.

Unfortunately, too many people think social media is for the latter than the former. And that's why, in a sports context, it's pretty much the worst.

mgokev

February 8th, 2015 at 2:52 PM ^

Perhaps she should read what OSU fans said about Kalis if she's going to use the voices of few to judge an entire fan base. This will always be an issue in today's tech age when people can hide behind keyboards.

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xxxxNateDaGreat

February 8th, 2015 at 3:05 PM ^

That's why I'm not that bothered by her comments. Every fanbase has their idiots, and if she is going to judge one as large as Michigan's based on a couple of anonymous jackwagons, then I'm just like, "Eh, that's her problem."

Before someone says something, NO I am not condoning anonymously tweeting horrible things at people on the internet. I am just saying that if she wants Weber to avoid an opportunity like Michigan just because of some stupid ass fans, that's her loss and especially her kid's loss.

Desmondo

February 8th, 2015 at 3:48 PM ^

How perfectly convenient that you all feel this way about the guys who chose other schools. I'm quite sure that if they had gone blue, you would have been upset about their inclusion in our program, because they are such awful headaches.

This surely has nothing to do with post hoc rationalizations and sour grapes...the problem is 100% with the 17 year old kid who didn't make the biggest choice of his life in a time frame that suited your needs. Those kids are screwed up, and you folks are righteous.

Of course, all those guys who committed to other schools before flipping to M are just making sound decisions. Nothing headachy about them, amirite???

OccaM

February 8th, 2015 at 4:09 PM ^

I never thought Weber would come back to UM even with Harbaugh hired. Urban n co already had established relationships with him. If you're gonna commit somewhere, then commit and call it a day (See every other high profile recruit). No hard feelings outside of the trolls that every fanbase has. 

Next we hear it was cuz of Higdon, then we hear his RB coach leaves, next his HS coach goes off on a stupid rant about Urbz n co, and somewhere in there Weber removes #buckeyenation or some shit on his Twitter inviting even more senseless drama. 

Now we have both OSU and UM fans blowing up this stupid story of something that is just business in the world of college football for their own interests. 

This Weber situation is a headache; the Roquan Smith situation is a headache. Pick a school based on coaches, institution and fans not just 1 of the 3. Learn the game and call it a day. 

I'm not being righteous. There is certainly a segment of the fanbase that feels high and mighty. Just peep the 2 other threads about this below regarding Smith and Weber. 

I'm just tired of this stupid story. Good luck to Weber. I have no feelings for Clark, so idk why someone would feel that way about him. Kid was having fun with the recruiting game. I personally thought Jay Harbaugh looked pathetic writing Clark letters (while spelling Adidas wrong) and cleaning up his school's cafeteria tables... like cmon. 

If this is the amount of attention that Weber gets/brings on himself for things that are just a part of the trade for college football just 2 fucking days after NSD, how will he deal with shit during the ACTUAL season? Good luck. 

CorkyCole

February 8th, 2015 at 4:29 PM ^

I think what makes your comment more comical than it should be is the fact that you complained about Jay accidentally misspelling "Adidas" while you purposefully misspelled 1/10 of the words I'm responding to. I realize you're not trying to sell yourself here or anything, but it's still comical.

schreibee

February 8th, 2015 at 3:31 PM ^

Yes, so glad MichiganMan14 posted the story of the Higdon recruiment/commitment!

What a contrast to Mike Weber! I'm sure Weber will at some point go off and have a great game against Michigan - although he probably won't be a buckeye when that happens. But I'll be forever grateful that we got a Man like Karan not an immature youngster like Weber. And his mom is showing everybody where his lack of judgement and maturity comes from!

BlueCube

February 8th, 2015 at 3:32 PM ^

is to stay off it. Also avoid the public decision spectacle that happened. Finally when making the decision, be gracious. Don't attack the other coach as being disingenuous.

As I said it should not happen but he should have had better counseling to avoid these things that led to a train wreck. Few 17-18 year olds would do better under the pressure. The adults in his life have to keep him from making the mistakes.

Muttley

February 8th, 2015 at 7:52 PM ^

to himself and lay off the Tweets.

Who was the audience for the I'm hurt as hell I ain't gone lie Tweet?

I enjoyed it as a Michigan fan, but should he decide to stay at OSU, he's disparaged Urbz' recruiting.

And if he decides to go elsewhere, other coaches will know that he's disparaged both Urbz' and Harbaugh's recruiting publically. While I'm sure someone will overlook that for a Top 100 recruit, by itself it sure doesn't help him.

This is just constructive criticism.

mgokev

February 8th, 2015 at 5:01 PM ^

Well, obviously she doesn't care about Kalis the way she would her son. But if rude fans turn her off to a particular school, there wouldn't be any schools left from which to choose.

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victors2000

February 8th, 2015 at 3:14 PM ^

I'm going for almost ALL ways; not too much good comes from the social media, there's always going to be some jackoff who hates his job, his life, depends on Michigan Sports to feel good about things and goes off the deep end when a commit goes elsewhere...

julesh

February 8th, 2015 at 2:53 PM ^

You'd think this would be something that would be preaching to the choir, but the comments I've read on here from some people about Weber have been embarrassing, to say the least. 

The2nd_JEH

February 8th, 2015 at 2:53 PM ^

Every fan base has their morons/trolls. No matter where he goes, Mrs. Weber, he will get attacked. Social media has that power and that is completely unfortunate.