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08/30/2018 - 1:24pm Congrats man. My daughter is…

Congrats man. My daughter is 1 and a half, and there is nothing more rewarding than coming home to your child after a long day and visibly and verbally thrilled to death that you're home. It can be exactly what you needed to get through the rest of the day. The early months are the hardest for dads, especially with an ever-growing connection between you and your baby. But man.. it's great. Soak up each day like it's your last. 

08/28/2018 - 6:59pm I heard about how Zach Smith…

I heard about how Zach Smith went to a rehab center and left after a few days without completing his treatment and then how the OSU staff accepted him back despite the fact that he did not even complete his obligations. I did not, however, hear about it in this sort of depth. The fact that they let him back after not even completing his treatment is bad enough. Just paints a very VERY bad picture.

08/28/2018 - 1:27pm Which is why I sort of made…

Which is why I sort of made that same response in the comments. We all know that there are individuals out there who literally made a "check list" of possible transfers, so I was hoping to at the very least allowing them to cross off a few of those names. Just trying to save a few lives if possible.

08/28/2018 - 12:25pm I guess to be fair... Sam…

I guess to be fair... Sam never really said "there are no transfers." He just addressed individuals who were rumored to possibly be transferring. So we can all still freak out if we want to.

08/28/2018 - 12:24pm And just to be clear for the…

And just to be clear for the sanity of some, the "Tarik Black rumor" is only regarding what has already been made public in that he fractured his foot. There IS NOT another Tarik Black rumor. 

08/26/2018 - 5:51pm You can't compare season…

You can't compare season stats on WR's last year to get any significant data about how their performance will be this year. Shea Patterson at the very least will bring up the level of everyone's play. WR's cant catch balls that dont make it to their hands. 

Besides, every WR outside Grant Perry and Walk-Ons was a freshman last year. And they were all highly rated and have been raved upon in fall camp. We will be fine... This doesnt mean that Tarik Black isn't a loss. Those are not mutually exclusive.

08/26/2018 - 5:42pm He's hobbling around but…

He's hobbling around but should be fine. 

08/22/2018 - 11:06pm I actually have more respect…

I actually have more respect for Drake. It sounds like he was the only one who demanded at least a suspension based off the Twitter reports, and he followed through with that. I still wish he would have resigned after dealing with all the BS he had to face from the BoT and everyone else on Urban's disciplind, but he clearly didnt do what Urban wanted. And while that was completely unreasonable to wish for, it still would have been awesome to see.

08/22/2018 - 2:20pm Yeah... no.

If by some…

Yeah... no.

If by some miracle that does happen, I will be crying laughing. And not because I think Dantonio is a bad coach, which he is not, but for many MANY other reasons. 

08/20/2018 - 8:48pm I have never fished there,…

I have never fished there, but I have clients who fish there regularly and hear nothing but awesome things. One of the offshore fishing meccas of the world. 

08/13/2018 - 11:09pm It would be nice if the…

It would be nice if the media would ask these same questions instead of just reporting what everyone says happened. The fact that McMurphy was the only one who decided not to trust what was being said in public and do some actual research gives further proof that investigative journalism is somewhat lacking at the moment. Surprise: People lie. 

Just like you said, there is no possible way that Urban Meyer didnt know he had a suspended license. I dont know how you just accept that and move on without at least asking a bunch of questions. Makes no sense.

08/13/2018 - 6:11pm That is what I read as well…

That is what I read as well. He was one of 3 or 4 freshmen named by umbig11 I believe. 

08/11/2018 - 6:32pm As others have said, Ambry…

As others have said, Ambry Thomas was a dynamic playmaker on offense at The Opening, which was a bit of a surprise at the time. I would take this more as a nod to his athleticism and overall skillset and trying to take full advantage of it instead of a knock on the offensive side of things. If anything, I believe the skill positions are spots of surplus for this years team with all the talent at WR and #1 & #2 RB as well as the tall athletic TE's.

Another thing is that Ambry isn't likely to start or play a majority of the snaps despite his talent due to who is ahead of him, so this is a way to get him on the field more. Cant have a guy like him just sit the bench. I would expect a few snaps a game but likely not much more because of depth, but who knows. 

08/09/2018 - 9:46am Google and Wikipedia.

Google and Wikipedia.

08/08/2018 - 9:08am Exactly. This does not…

Exactly. This does not disprove the notion that Urban Meyer has a "win at all costs" mentality. Urban chooses who is on his staff. Not the AD or the "higher up" that he reported this incident to. And just because he potentially "reported" it does not mean it was reported with the correct intentions. Again, Urban had the ability to fire Zach Smith. The fact that he didn't makes it clear that he didn't want to, whatever that reason might be. 

08/06/2018 - 5:13pm I believe this has more to…

I believe this has more to do with Wandale Robinson and Giles Jackson trending elsewhere than Kyle Ford and Cornelius Johnson. There were looking at signing 1 from each of those groups of 2 from how things looked.

08/04/2018 - 8:40pm Instantly my favorite player…

Instantly my favorite player. 

08/04/2018 - 8:39pm I believe you are correct on…

I believe you are correct on that sir.

08/03/2018 - 1:55pm Doesn't sounds like it. He…

Doesn't sounds like it. He is currently at the "rover" safety position and was graded out as the best Safety the last 4 practices of camp AFTER being injured for a big chunk of camp. I don't think they want to remove him from Safety. Besides, the staff likely knew about Crawford at this time and did not move him, so I would be shocked if it happens.

Edit(!): Props to Mr. Miggle. Beat me to the punch.

08/02/2018 - 10:04am It helps both, but in my…

It helps both, but in my opinion is better for Michigan. The reason for that is proximity to home, which is a major part of why the only schools Zach is considering are all in the same region. Ann Arbor is, if I remember this correctly, approximately 2.5 hours from home vs. around 6 hours from home for Penn St. Maybe his parents hate Michigan due to their OSU fandom or for whatever reason hate Harbaugh, but if proximity to home is more important than who you root for or root against on a typical Saturday, then Michigan likely benefits more from this. Especially if Zach does in fact favor Michigan personally.

Then again, it's all just speculation. We will find out soon enough. 

08/01/2018 - 6:42pm They never put any of their…

They never put any of their athletic coaches on administrative leave.

08/01/2018 - 12:11pm Meant to say "that much more…

Meant to say "that much more appealing... even for Mom."

08/01/2018 - 12:10pm Not that this is probably…

Not that this is probably the time to say this or something to glorify, but at this point with this Urban Meyer news, I wouldn't be surprised if we end up getting his commitment. Mom apparently loves the OSU coaching staff, and I don't know how this doesn't at the very least make you re-analyze your previous judgement. If that was the main reason for holding strong with the OSU vibes, and now that comes into question, then I just don't see how Michigan doesn't become that much more appealing. 

07/25/2018 - 12:53pm I laughed out loud. Job well…

I laughed out loud. Job well done.

07/12/2018 - 5:42pm This is exactly why you don…

This is exactly why you don't complain about Summer commits prior to rankings updates. This is not to say that we are now recruiting at Ohio St. or Alabama levels, but if you include the targets we are after, this looks a LOT like the 2016 class.

07/12/2018 - 5:39pm He moved down because others…

He moved down because others behind him moved ahead of him. That is all. 

07/06/2018 - 9:54am I could root for an OSU…

I could root for an OSU upset. I'd be fine with that.

07/02/2018 - 12:33am Only difference is that…

Only difference is that Harrison did not live in Columbus his whole life and doesn't have the personal ties to OSU. From what I have heard, he wasn't an OSU fanboy. Doesn't mean he isn't likely to go to OSU, just saying that it isn't the same situation as most kids from Columbus if he does decide to go a different route.

07/02/2018 - 12:10am Wont be getting my hopes up…

Wont be getting my hopes up yet, but it seemed from the connections Sam has that he has been better than just a "long shot" or a little while now. I dont remember, but is there anything about him coming back up for the BBQ? I believe it has been stated that he wants to end his recruitment before his senior season starts.

06/30/2018 - 12:34pm Only been playing football…

Only been playing football for a year, hence the low rankings. Freak athlete at 6'4-5" 240lbs who I thought I heard ran a 10.9 100m dash but after researching saw an 11.1. 

This is the kind of kid who has a lot of room to jump up in the rankings after scouts see how much he has improved during his senior season. His ceiling is vast. This is the kind of 3 star you get giddy over, especially knowing Mattison and Co.'s track record for DL development. I will be shocked if he's not a top 300 recruit by the time February hits. 

Recruiting wise Harbaugh has been hitting it out of the park lately. 

06/26/2018 - 1:52pm It was a sarcastic made up…

It was a sarcastic made up quote saying "don't go to Ann Arbor or you might die due to the high crime rate in Detroit." I added a word that I didn't intend to be in there. Like I said, I don't think there's an edit feature still. Thought I proofread it first but apparently my lack of sleep is affecting my judgment. 

06/26/2018 - 11:28am **he might die

**Their

**he might die

**Their

Hopefully this stops the grammar police. I haven't found the "edit" button yet.

06/22/2018 - 4:46pm C-Webb is lighting up the…

C-Webb is lighting up the air right now. Hard not to like him after this interview.

06/22/2018 - 12:19pm Khaleke Hudson was a…

Khaleke Hudson was a composite 3* ranked in the upper 300's by the time signing day came. Miles Sanders was the #1 player in Pennsylvania with an overall composite ranking of #21 or somewhere around there.

And this was AFTER the rankings bumps from his senior year as well as the full summer camp bumps. We aren't even close to being there yet. Joey Velazquez will most likely be around the same rankings wise by the end of the recruiting cycle. You are reading into these rankings like it's Signing Day already.

06/22/2018 - 10:26am At this point I'm not sure…

At this point I'm not sure if website traffic on Mgoblog is down because of the new web design or because of this guy.

06/21/2018 - 2:20pm I think that had more to do…

I think that had more to do with O'Korn having an incredible game than Purdue being terrible. O'Korn was missing guys in the OSU game that he was hitting in the Purdue game on stride. It was just a really weird one-off performance.

06/21/2018 - 11:21am I honestly at this point…

I honestly at this point believe you are just trolling, but with the chance you actually are a Michigan fan, I offer you this advice - If you actually want people to listen to you and take what you say remotely seriously, try offering something positive to the conversation as well. Sometimes some of your commenting would actually add value if you didn't only complain or nag, especially in a post about something extremely positive and exciting in recruiting like this coming weekend. 

That is all.

06/19/2018 - 11:02am It was either Wiltfong or…

It was either Wiltfong or Trieu that claimed Michigan has a realistic shot at Dax Hill within the last week. I was just repeating what I heard. Sam didn't necessarily want to go that route, but it sounds like Michigan is picking up a little steam with him and will be getting him on campus. A "realistic shot" just means he is seriously considering Michigan and not just throwing out a hat on the table. It's not saying much more than that, but it's still another 5* that will be visiting.

Crouch was supposed to visit this week but I saw someone on the board yesterday say his "tag" or whatever was never picked up, so it looks like that visit maybe didn't or won't happen. 

I wouldn't predict Karlaftis to come to Michigan, but he has stated several times that "NFL development" is one of the top if not the top reasons for choosing a school. Sam has shown a lot of confidence - I wouldn't necessarily be so down about that one, but I wouldn't necessarily say Michigan leads either. It's something to at least be excited about as a potential addition because he is one of the kids that we have be best shot for with which we don't lead for.

And I thought they were looking at Lewis Cine as a tall cornerback prospect. That's why I said "S/CB" and not just CB, because I wasn't entirely sure as I knew his ranking position is at Safety.

I mean half of these negative comments stem from crystal balls or offers, which if those are worthy of directing feedback then so is some of the information that I provided. It's all based off potential additions to the class with prospects with interest as well as guys Michigan is going after. None of these situations mean Michigan will be landing a kid, so if you can grumble about a 3* offer then you can be excited about a 5* player visiting Michigan.

 

06/18/2018 - 9:32pm Holy crap man. Cheer up. 

I…

Holy crap man. Cheer up. 

I was on vacation last week, and so I listened to Sam Webb's recruiting podcasts today from last week. Here is what I gathered.

We now have a realistic shot with 5* #8 overall player in Safety prospect Daxton Hill.

From last week, #14 overall player Quavaris Crouch is visiting next weekend I believe.

#31 Overall CB Prospect Akeem Dent (Florida State commit) is seriously interested in Michigan and will be visiting (I think next weekend but may be wrong)

#48 Overall S/CB prospect Lewis Cine - Michigan has a great shot at landing him and Sam believes is the likeliest  CB prospect to join the class.

#99 Overall prospect (#12 on 247) George Karlaftis has very high interest in Michigan. This is a legit 5* kid.

These are just top 100 guys that have been discussed in the last two weeks.

Of course you won't comment on any of that (at least positively). I honestly thought about creating a post just because you have been such an extreme downer on this board. 

06/03/2018 - 5:53pm If you watched the

If you watched the playcalling in last year's game especially, it should be pretty clear that there was a major emphasis put on that game. The problem was QB play not a lack of emphasis.

05/27/2018 - 10:47pm Also need to mention The

Also need to mention The Train. Great Burt Lancaster movie. Very underappreciated.

05/26/2018 - 10:41pm War Films are my favorite

War Films are my favorite movie genre, but I'm disappointed in the lack of mention of The Thin Red Line. Great depiction of the devastation of war on soldiers. I fell in love with Jim Caviezel as an actor after seeing that movie. Amazing film. A bit more "artistic" than your typical action war film, but it is basically the exact opposite of Dunkirk (which I also loved) regarding character development.

05/23/2018 - 1:29pm This should be addressed to

This should be addressed to about half of Mgoblog. At least the rowdy bunch.

05/22/2018 - 2:42pm Can we get his brother to

Can we get his brother to come here now? 

05/22/2018 - 2:41pm This was most definitely one

This was most definitely one of my favorite "Week's Obsession" articles I've read. Man I'm going to miss Moe. I do think Jordan Poole will take over a bit on the Personality front, but Moe took away from me the void that was left when Stauskas bolted for the NBA. I missed that swag. 

I was so busy with things going on in my life this past year that I didn't get to enjoy the basketball season like I had wished. This helped remind me how truly great of a season 2017-18 was as well as just how special Moe was/is.

I will say that I don't expect to see another lapse like we did after Stauskas, Robinson, and McGary left. Future is bright. More memories will be made. 

05/20/2018 - 5:57pm What About Bob is fantastic.

What About Bob is fantastic.

05/17/2018 - 1:24am Eh, maybe. I mean, he was a

Eh, maybe. I mean, he was a former 5* #1 QB after all... those guys are projected to be Elite. That being said, it would be somewhat wise to keep expectations down a bit to save thyself from major disappointment. But not too much.

05/10/2018 - 6:04am Well if there is anyone to

Well if there is anyone to believe about the status of the sky, it would be you "SkyPanther." We should all be able to calm down now. Thank you for the update. I only hope it isn't too late!

05/09/2018 - 9:38pm 3 of the OT's we have the

3 of the OT's we have the best chance with (either projected leader or near the top) are all rated higher than this kid. That is of course only worth mentioning if you care about rankings, which isn't usually the case around here.

05/08/2018 - 10:42am Players, coaches, and

Players, coaches, and observers have all gone out of their way to say how excellent of a spring Milton had. It's not just smoke. Sam isn't saying that anyone told him that he would be playing but that if the Fall goes like the Spring did he "wouldn't be surprised" if he played. 

All you need to take out of that is that Milton had a much better than expected spring and looked great. Spring is still spring, but that's promising for the future at worst. And honestly, who cares if he redshirts or not if he's actually that good. That likely means he wouldn't be staying past graduation anyway. He has an NFL body type with an NFL arm - If he puts it together and plays extremely well, there's no way he won't be an early rounder. 

Emphasis on IF.