so wheres the big news??

Submitted by BOGEY on August 2nd, 2013 at 9:39 AM

at the start of the week when campbell and harris both committed that there was going to be even bigger news at the end of this week... well we are here, its friday WHERES THE BIG NEWS?


Maison Bleue

August 2nd, 2013 at 9:47 AM ^

I'm a member over at and Tom Beaver insinuated that there could be big news by the end of the week. From a kid that no one would guess even if they had ten guesses, because this particular kid has never talked about an early commitment. Tom ended by saying he thinks either the kid commits end of this week or waits until signing day. 



August 2nd, 2013 at 11:09 AM ^

Funny you should say that, in my years as a scout member Tom would say that all the time. Every week that clown says something cryptic like that and then nothing else. Then when something happens he comes out and says, see, i told you.


He is an after the fact guy, loves to toot his horn. He is a blatant liar too, and the reason I dropped scout.

Thank God for MGOBLOG


August 2nd, 2013 at 3:23 PM ^

for speaking up about something completely obvious to me, but everyone else (at least on GBW) is afraid to say.

In order to be as vague as possible, I recently asked Tom to clarify a recent statement he made and was asked by others to leave the site. What is this Nazi Germany? I'm not allowed to ask someone to clarify their completely ambigious (and pretty obviously BS) statement without the threat of being silenced. Good grief!

If Sam Webb wasn't at GBW, I'd be gone in a second. That site is ridiculous!

Maison Bleue

August 2nd, 2013 at 11:22 AM ^

I am aware of this, just trying to answer Don's question. Now, whether you should call Tom "some random guy on the internet" or "somebody that actually knows something real" is certainly up for debate.

Toasted Yosties

August 2nd, 2013 at 11:29 AM ^

a critique of recruiting experts section under the Useful Stuff tab.  Not sure how it'd work, just floating the idea out there, but it would be great to have some idea of who is worth listening to and who we should ignore.

On a side note, I'm happy to see Brandon Brown join the staff.  I followed him on The M Block and he seemed to be one of the experts who was truly in the know.


August 2nd, 2013 at 9:43 AM ^

No inside dope but by piecing together various things from the UM blogosphere and whatnot, I think that there was a belief in some circles that Malik McDowell was going to commit to UM soon. I don't think it is actually going to happen, though.

Blue in Yarmouth

August 2nd, 2013 at 9:47 AM ^

I thought from everything I read here (that included what had been said elsewhere as well) was that it was someone that we weren't in the lead for previously and the BBQ pushed UM from essentially nowhere, to the head of the pack for the specific recruit and that this development was "huge".

Given everything that was said I think many people thought it was the glennville guys. 


August 2nd, 2013 at 9:56 AM ^

I don't have anything against Tom Beaver, but I'm smelling clickbait. That statement is so loose you could easily cram Charlie Weis on a Twinkie bender through it.

M Go Dead

August 2nd, 2013 at 10:20 AM ^

I thought it was that Fournette was going to run around the world a few times against our current rotation and turn back time so he could attend the BBQ and then commit. But it turns out that comic books, movies and some recruiting experts mislead us sometimes.


August 2nd, 2013 at 10:35 AM ^

A writer from 11 Warriors also mentioned something about Michigan landing a player from Ohio in the near future... pretty much everyone assumed he was talking about Shaun Crawford.


August 2nd, 2013 at 11:13 AM ^

We've got guesses ranging from Malik to somebody from Cleveland Glenville to Shaun Crawford to somebody you'd never guess, with sources ranging from Tom Beaver to TomVH to Rivals to Steve Lorenz.

Just a week ago some people were assuring us that Leonard Fournette was already in Ann Arbor.

In other words, just another day on the internet.


August 2nd, 2013 at 11:18 AM ^

When a rumor like this first comes out in recruiting and a general consensus isn't had or tipped by the recruitniks pretty much the next day (due to ego/FIRST!) it tends to be a confusing pile of nothing built on said confusion. I doubt any of them had any kid say "was/wasn't a UM lean but I think I'm committing this week". Not one.