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07/19/2018 - 10:25am Most of it is ridiculous,…

Most of it is ridiculous, but "The Bachelorette" is real.

07/19/2018 - 10:24am That's true. That's a…

That's true. That's a societal commitment on another level, though, since the majority of Israelis are required to serve in the military. It's soldiers breeding soldiers over there.

07/19/2018 - 8:50am On a slightly different note…

On a slightly different note, I have heard military recruiters discussing a lack of participation in high school sports (particularly football) has been hurting the military's recruiting numbers. If kids aren't playing sports in high school, they're either not in shape or not mentally prepared for the rigors of the military.

07/17/2018 - 9:43pm Maybe I'm wrong, but I think…

Maybe I'm wrong, but I think maybe the effort to fix the site is sucking away the time that used to be devoted to writing new content.

07/17/2018 - 9:41pm I'm right here.

And it's at…

I'm right here.

And it's at touch-the-banner.com.

07/17/2018 - 9:38pm IMO, it was a bit of…

IMO, it was a bit of throwing out the baby with the bath water. There were issues with the old site, largely having to do with functionality. I think most people would have been fine with basically copying the old site but updating some of the things that didn't work. Don't fix it if it ain't broke.

07/16/2018 - 9:52am I didn't hear about any…

I didn't hear about any significant visitors for this past weekend. The month of July is usually when the coaching staff (of every school) goes on vacation, so you rarely see big visit weekends during the first few weeks of the month. That's why Michigan had their big recruiting weekend toward the end of June, and it's one reason why you see The Opening take place at the beginning of July - because none of those kids are taking visits at that time.

The next big recruiting weekend will be the BBQ, so don't expect much news on visitors this coming weekend, either.

07/16/2018 - 9:43am I heard it a while ago, but…

I heard it a while ago, but things change. I put together these visitor lists sometimes over the span of months, and when 17-year-olds change their minds, that's what happens.

07/15/2018 - 8:11am A quote from him:

"I played…

A quote from him:

"I played rugby for many years and it is fuck all like a bunch of cunts arguing about brexit on a Michigan sports blog."

https://mgoblog.com/mgoboard/can-we-please-stop-politics#comment-242995037

07/15/2018 - 8:02am Get a room.

Get a room.

07/15/2018 - 8:01am He said "good."

He said "good."

07/13/2018 - 1:28pm I don't know if that takes…

I don't know if that takes care of most of the issues, but it's a start.

07/12/2018 - 10:10pm "Every living creature dies…

"Every living creature dies alone."

07/12/2018 - 10:08pm They didn't take down his…

They didn't take down his tight end film. Just look at the second half of the Hudl highlights posted in the OP.

07/12/2018 - 10:06pm That depends on your…

That depends on your definition of a bust. The article doesn't say that guys who are bigger are busts in college. The article says they just (generally) don't turn out to be the elite guys. Mike McCray didn't get drafted, but I wouldn't call him a bust. There's space between "Elite of the elite" and "bust."

07/12/2018 - 3:12pm I had Hutchinson as the #1…

I had Hutchinson as the #1 in-state recruit for 2018, so I'm really glad we got him. He got a lot better over his last couple seasons.

07/11/2018 - 8:48am I'll believe it when I see…

I'll believe it when I see it.

Otherwise, I expect him to go to OSU.

No use getting excited about this sort of thing. It's better to be pleasantly surprised than bitterly disappointed.

07/09/2018 - 7:29am Smaller, speedy backs?…

Smaller, speedy backs? Michigan had De'Veon Smith for 2015 and 2016, who was neither small or speedy. They also had Derrick Green (2015) and Ty Isaac (2015-2017). 

07/09/2018 - 7:25am Michigan is currently #5 in…

Michigan is currently #5 in recruiting rankings. Ohio State is #8 and Penn State is #18.

Come back and complain about recruiting when they pass us. Right now there's no point.

07/07/2018 - 8:30am Nah, they do this every year…

Nah, they do this every year and with every team. Go to any team's site, and that team's beat writer is pumping up the commits, their chances with top recruits, etc. Every team has a couple good commits (relative to their program's standing) and then the rest of the guys are sleepers/underrated.

07/07/2018 - 8:27am *getting better

*getting better

07/07/2018 - 8:26am It's amazing that all of…

It's amazing that all of Michigan's commits are likely to hold, could move up, or should move up.

Please share the link when you find it to the team's stock report where their players are likely to hold, could move down, or should move down. After all, if Michigan's guys are moving up because the coaching staff is just that awesome that they only find guys who are getting, then there must be a coaching staff out there that finds highly rated guys who actually suck.

07/05/2018 - 5:07am I think Michigan was hoping…

I think Michigan was hoping to get him on campus one more time before he committed. The fact that he's announcing this early is probably not a good sign.

07/04/2018 - 7:41am You mean he told you to "get…

You mean he told you to "get bent" if you disagree? How horrifying. I hope you can find a safe space with other "get bent" victims to recover from this horrific crime.

07/03/2018 - 6:37am Here's the funny thing to me…

Here's the funny thing to me about the "no politics" rule, whether it's for Brian, his readers, or both:

There's almost nothing more important to discuss than politics.

I wish we lived in a society where politics wasn't such a vitriolic topic. Both sides (why are there only two?) hate each other so much that we can't even stand to read a blog post about politics without calling names, vowing never to return to this space, etc. We can talk about Kate Upton and Reddit memes and Star Wars, but not the economics of Ann Arbor, Michigan. Yeesh.

The problem is that too many people want to join a team (Republicans, Democrats, Libertarians, etc.) rather than just taking things issue by issue and trying to figure out what's right. Use your brain rather than pledging to a clique.

Also: LOL at the "He broke a rule so I'm never coming here again!" people. Is this third grade? You've all broken rules, whether it's speeding or cheating on your taxes or throwing a cigarette out the window or checking your text messages in a theater. What about your own rules regarding no shoes in the house or no snacks after 10:00 p.m. or no sweets this month? You must be the most disciplined people on Earth if you never break any rules.

07/01/2018 - 11:57am I'm going to sic PETA on…

I'm going to sic PETA on this guy for kicking his dog.

07/01/2018 - 11:56am It's Drupal, not Wordpress.

It's Drupal, not Wordpress.

07/01/2018 - 11:54am Yep. Communication issues…

Yep. Communication issues with parents are OFTEN because the correct thing is not told to the parent by the kid. Sometimes kids want to avoid embarrassment, and sometimes kids just generally aren't great at telling ALL the information.

I had a parent apologize to me just last week, because his kids didn't tell him ALL the information, so he sent me a nasty e-mail that was totally off base.

Anyway, I doubt a bunch of walk-ons were kicked off the team entirely. This is part of the deal with preferred walk-ons coming in, though. The PWO kids have to have a spot on the roster, so the student body walk-ons have to play second fiddle.

07/01/2018 - 11:48am They are giving him a…

They are giving him a medical scholarship.

06/26/2018 - 9:08pm Seth said recently that, due…

Seth said recently that, due to reader requests, he thinks an app will be happening now. The time table on that was not discussed.

06/25/2018 - 9:53pm I don't think you understand…

I don't think you understand how recruiting works.

06/25/2018 - 9:52pm Or maybe he didn't want him…

Or maybe he didn't want him very badly.

06/25/2018 - 9:51pm Michigan didn't want him…

Michigan didn't want him that badly. You show your priorities by your actions, and Michigan didn't pursue him.

06/25/2018 - 9:48pm I've watched his film…

I've watched his film several times, and "mauler" has never entered my mind when watching him.

06/25/2018 - 7:58am DJ Turner and George Johnson.

DJ Turner and George Johnson.

06/24/2018 - 10:30pm Damn trophy generation...

Damn trophy generation...

If ya ain't first, yer last...

06/24/2018 - 10:25pm I wish Hinton was open to…

I wish Hinton was open to playing offensive line.

06/24/2018 - 8:21pm Reese is starting at MLB for…

Reese is starting at MLB for Florida. Weaver had several sacks for Pitt last year as a backup. Richardson is projected as the starting SS at Maryland. Harding is projected as the starting MLB at Illinois.

Enis had off-the-field issues. Falcon had injury issues, and he was kindly told Michigan wasn't interested after he hurt his knee again (and he was recently medically DQed by WMU). Viramontes was a flyer as an ATH.

Sir Patrick Scott is the only guy with no known answer for why he's not contributing somewhere.

06/24/2018 - 8:15pm Chris Webber.

Chris Webber.

06/24/2018 - 3:27pm Some perspective:

Michigan…

Some perspective:

Michigan is #16 in team recruiting rankings for 2019, and they're #2 in the Big Ten, according to the 247 Composite rankings.

06/24/2018 - 3:22pm News flash: Ohio State is…

News flash: Ohio State is better than Michigan, so they're going to get better players.

More at 11.

06/24/2018 - 3:20pm Sort of. From what I've…

Sort of. From what I've heard, he's a guy they would try to get the ball to in different ways, including from the slot and out of the backfield (and on special teams).

06/24/2018 - 3:10pm IMO, Ty Johnson should be #3…

IMO, Ty Johnson should be #3 on that list behind Taylor and Dobbins. Johnson is underrated because he plays for Maryland. He would probably be getting Heisman hype if he played at OSU or Penn State.

06/24/2018 - 3:07pm The RB position is very…

The RB position is very interesting in this class. Michigan had Giles Jackson, Eric Gray, and Wandale Robinson all visiting this weekend, and they're all similar players. Gray is getting crystal balls, Robinson says Michigan is his #1, and Jackson bothered to take an official to Michigan all the way from Oakland, CA, so he must be pretty interested, too.

06/24/2018 - 3:06pm Georgia Tech is going to…

Georgia Tech is going to miss out on another QB prospect...

06/22/2018 - 5:11pm Yep, let’s divert attention…

Yep, let’s divert attention away from him by making posts about him.

06/22/2018 - 1:49pm I believe that camp was…

I believe that camp was actually in Columbus, so it doesn't take a lot of time/commitment to travel to his hometown. That might be why he did that camp but hasn't done a ton of others.

06/22/2018 - 1:48pm I've thought about it, but I…

I've thought about it, but I feel like it would be confusing in itself. Because I want to rate the players as how they'll fit in at Michigan, not their overall talent level.

06/22/2018 - 1:46pm Thanks for reading! Feel…

Thanks for reading! Feel free to join the conversation over there.

06/22/2018 - 1:01pm Barring some unforeseen…

Barring some unforeseen circumstances, I think the only thing standing between this kid and a very solid Michigan career is the prospect of playing baseball. If he decides to try to save his body or gets drafted and goes for the "easier" money, then maybe his career never gets off the ground. But if he sticks with football, I think he has a good chance to be all-conference by the end of his time at Michigan.