Tremendous: Dan Gibbs Interview

Submitted by Steve Lorenz on February 7th, 2012 at 9:08 PM

Just finished up my interview with our newest commitment, Dan Gibbs. A really funny interview from a guy who is excited to be a part of the team: Dan Gibbs

 

 

Comments

yossarians tree

February 8th, 2012 at 10:53 AM ^

The hell with Jordan Diamond (actually not, good luck to the kid), but I love the fact that Hoke et. al. are stacking this club with intelligent, high-character kids who love Michigan. Of course you need talent to win as well, but the glue that holds a program together year-to-year is a constant supply of upper classmen who can LEAD. Hoke is building a program that he knows he can be proud of, regardless of wins and losses, and that is good with me (though, wins please). Gibbs sounds like a great kid and I wouldn't be surprised if he's starting in a few years.

manchild56

February 7th, 2012 at 9:16 PM ^

his highlight film, and also seeing his measurable I am really glad he is part of this team. I mean with the luck we have had with walk-ons who to say he cant continue the gold mine we have had with Kovacs, and Henniger

UM Reject

February 7th, 2012 at 9:21 PM ^

Thanks Aquaman for the great interview!

What a cool kid! He really understands what he has going. I teach juniors and seniors and many of them want to attend Michigan but most of them just can't make the grade. It's neat to see Mr. Gibbs embrace his opportunity. You're right; he will be easy to cheer for!

aiglick

February 7th, 2012 at 10:17 PM ^

Great interview. Great committ with a great personality. Tremendous. I am excited for him and hope he earns a scholarship. Especially important given the much talked about depth at O line. Could be huge.

RollDamnTide

February 7th, 2012 at 10:43 PM ^

Saban offered him a quality job at the Tuscaloosa Best Buy until next semester, and he still walks on at Michigan. Some kids are just so ungrateful these days, I tell you.

419Wolverine

February 7th, 2012 at 11:21 PM ^

I have been reading Mgoblog for about a year, and just now decided to sign up. Great interview Aquaman. It is always good to hear interviews like this. I think he will be force to be reckon with. schollie or not. thats a big boy and with the right coaches his skill limit is sky high. Go Blue!

DonAZ

February 7th, 2012 at 11:30 PM ^

I honestly believe we're seeing the front-end of a long string of recruits coming in based on Hoke's principle of integrity, responsibility and honor.  Young men of good character yearn for that ... and they see it in Hoke and Michigan now. 

Such players over-achieve.  Just watch.  We're in for a show.

AlwaysBlue

February 8th, 2012 at 6:45 PM ^

I remember when Carr was named head coach talking about something similar.  Apparently there had been some defection or personality issues in recent years and one of the things he said was that he was going to recruit Michigan hard because kids who love the university and understand the rivalries are the glue of a program.   (Well I'm paraphrasing from a memory but that was the general idea.)  Anyway, it just makes sense that you need the energy of kids who see Ann Arbor as their destiny or dream, not just a stepping stone to the NFL.   

markinmsp

February 8th, 2012 at 12:49 PM ^

  Really enjoyed the Gibbs article, any chance you might continue and do others on M's walk-ons? I for one would love to know them and get some inside info. I know Bo Dever, Ken Allen, and Mark Lawson have been offered preferred walk-on status.  They might be very emotional stories, as some have turned down scholarships at other schools just to BE BLUE!!