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07/30/2016 - 6:27pm Same with the 5

So yeah you don't have to like it but there's a story

07/30/2016 - 6:10pm It's a historic font

The 4 is from Gerald Ford era

08/16/2012 - 12:52pm No, they changed that rule

You can be on a scholarship now if you transfer within the Big Ten. The new "punishment" is that the year you have to sit out counts against your eligibility. In other words, you can't use the sit out year as a redshirt year.

03/06/2012 - 7:28pm Yep this is true

see this press release from Minnesota in regards to their RB Kirkwood, which frankly only raises more question about the current situation


"University of Minnesota running back Donnell Kirkwood has been granted a medical hardship waiver by the Big Ten Conference. Kirkwood's participation in the 2010 season will not count against him and he will have four seasons of eligibility remaining.

"This is great news for Donnell and for our football program," head coach Jerry Kill said. "We're happy for him and we appreciate all those who assisted in getting the waiver approved."

Kirkwood rushed for 107 yards on 27 carries, averaging 4.0 yards per carry, early in the 2010 season before missing the remainder of the year with a leg injury.

-UM- "


01/26/2012 - 10:45am Pretty sure Gregory already committed and decommitted from

Arkansas. I know it's not out of the ordinary to recommit, but it's more the exception.

01/14/2012 - 8:25am No he did not visit
No, he is

No he did not visit

No, he is no longer an optin for UM

Rivals and Scout suggest this was UM's decision

12/20/2011 - 8:59am LSU has an OC

who I believe just got a nice little pay raise.  That article is from January.  But he is under consideration for the Akron HC job.


12/18/2011 - 11:56am No, no it's true

Lloyd Carr is solely responsible for Nick Moore catching 20 passes against Michigan and Steve Threet's pick 6.


12/09/2011 - 10:37am Except for that whole

calling Terrelle Pryor on his way out the door at West Virginia. RR was recruiting during that time

12/05/2011 - 10:22am Short answer

is yes it's possible and yes it's financially better to be IU during bowl season, especially in the Big 10 where it's basically an even split

12/01/2011 - 3:33pm fwiw

10/30/2011 - 9:32am (No subject)

10/30/2011 - 9:24am As everyone else said it's conference record

that determines the divisional standings.  Division record is the second tie break.  So currently as it stands, Nebraska and Iowa actually control their own destiny and MSU and Michigan need help.


10/15/2011 - 4:28pm guess I'll put this here

09/23/2011 - 11:41am No I get that they're dependent on each other

and that Denard's struggles are affecting the WR.

09/23/2011 - 11:32am It's not just the games

but the pre-season practice reports were not glowing of the wr corps either. The point is I think the staff has weighed the relative need of taking a second DT versus getting skill positions on offense and determined that those skill positions are a more pressing need given the play to date and the current makeup of the recruiting class.

I'm not sure I disagree with them, if that is indeed the case. Or perhaps this is all spin out of Webb and O'Brien simply was never going to go to Michigan, which is certainly possible.

09/23/2011 - 10:14am "I dont think O'brien adds as

"I dont think O'brien adds as much to that as, say, Darboh would add to our WR situation. "

I think you pretty much hit the nail on the head here. The complete lack of an emergence of a go to WR and RB has played a big role in this, in my opinion.

09/20/2011 - 11:36am "Apparently the Big 10 is

"Apparently the Big 10 is working with Nebraska to facilitate entrance into the AAU."

Nebraska was in the AAU at the time of their admittance and then schools like Michigan and Wisconsin voted them out of the AAU. So not sure the above statement is particularly accurate.

09/18/2011 - 3:35pm Texas-OU is the much bigger rivalry

than OU-Nebraska especially since the Big 12 killed it

09/13/2011 - 12:36am So

Michigan's defense and offense need a lot of work regardless of the outcome of the ND game? Thanks OSU article writer guy.

09/12/2011 - 6:18pm He's been wrong on a bunch of stuff

Here's one example:

ChipBrownOB Chip Brown

There is no truth to reports that Texas A&M will join the SEC in the spring of 2012. None. #A&M #Aggies#big12 #cfb
ChipBrownOB Chip Brown

For all the Aggies wondering who my sources are on this, they are sources at the highest level of your school.

09/12/2011 - 1:48pm My random thought

is you do a patch that is not necessarily person specific and then add a star to the patch for each legend that has worn that number. Pretty much ripping off the World Cup jerseys for soccer.

09/11/2011 - 12:27pm Both are


09/04/2011 - 6:38pm That's not really a lot going on

now this on the other hand



and is it really more than

09/04/2011 - 5:12pm Oh thank god it didn't

09/03/2011 - 9:07pm espn3 and tomorrow

espn3 and tomorrow I believe

08/23/2011 - 11:02pm I prefer watching premier league

but that's just me.  They have games now early on Saturday/Sunday mornings on ESPN2 and then FSC, so it's usually always on.  The Champions League is more of a tournament than an actual league, in my view.  The games are usually during the week as opposed to league games on the weekend.


08/11/2011 - 1:34pm This feels like a post

That should have been written 6 months ago

07/26/2011 - 10:48am Brady hoke is the coach of

Brady hoke is the coach of the University of Michigan, Rich Rodriguez is not. Perhaps you can show a little more respect to the coach of the team you say you cheer for.

07/26/2011 - 10:18am 3-4 kids need to be cleared

3-4 kids need to be cleared to reach 26. We will know by February 2012

07/26/2011 - 9:54am what's funny is that post was put together

by the Sparty mods in an effort to put down UM fans lauding Hoke's recruiting.  Congrats Dudeness, this must be a great day for you alligning yourself with Sparty

07/19/2011 - 4:53pm Was just being a smartass

Was just being a smartass based on my screen name

07/19/2011 - 3:03pm Thread title was deceiving

Was disappointed

07/08/2011 - 7:18pm It was an institutional thing

and related to textbooks.


"The infractions involved 89 athletes in 10 sports from the spring semester of 2003 to the end of the 2004-05 school year. A separate investigation is ongoing involving former men's basketball coach Ronny Thompson, who resigned in July amid accusations that he and his assistants broke NCAA rules by attending voluntary offseason workouts in 2006 and 2007 and lying about their involvement."


"At the time, the university's bookstore had a computerized system that placed $1,000 per semester in each athlete's account, but there was no system to check the class schedules to make sure the books corresponded with the classes the athletes were taking.

Those whose schedules did not require $1,000 worth of textbooks were able to use the balance to obtain books for friends and other athletes who were not on scholarship, the NCAA found.

The university has been reimbursed for the value of the books and "all books involved were accounted for," Collins said."

07/04/2011 - 10:59am This was written back in March

he included Elmer at the beginning, I just didn't copy him over:

First, I will give you the name of a Class of 2013 in-state sleeper who absolutely nobody is talking about.  He is an offensive lineman who could well follow in the tradition of Jake Long and recent Oregon signee Jake Fisher.  His name is Steven Elmer (6-6, 297, 5.15 forty, Midland High) and he could well have as much potential as any lineman in the state of Michigan.


Again, this was written in March before Elmer started getting all of his offers.

07/04/2011 - 10:41am some other names

and names that are probably being repeated.  This is from:…

He says this is not in any particular order and just some names to keep a look out for and this is generally from Michigan's perspective.  Also, he has short blurbs on each that I did not copy


1)  Shane Morris (QB, 6-3, 185, 4.90, Warren De La Salle)

2)  Berkley Edwards (RB, 5-9, 172, Chelsea):  Younger brother of former Michigan star Braylon Edwards. 

3)  Brandon Moore (WR/DB/P, 6-4, 190, Montague): 

4)  Adam Coon (DL/OL, 6-5, 230, 4.80, Fowlerville): 

5)  Luke MacLean (DL/LB, 6-3,233, 4.85, Grand Blanc): 

6)  Wyatt Shallman (DL/RB, 6-3, 241, 4.92, Novi Detroit Catholic Central):

7)  John Reschke (LB, 6-2, 215, 4.65, Birmingham Brother Rice):  

8)  Trent Bragg (LB/WR/DB, 6-1, 200, Detroit Frederick Douglass):

9) John Doyle (LB/FB, 6-1, 215, 4.80, Grosse Pointe South): 

10)  Dai-Zoun Oliver (DB/RB, 5-9, 164, 4.40, Melvindale): 

11)  Jaleel Canty (DB/WR, 5-9, 184, 4.46, Lansing Everett): 

12) Eddie Huckleby (DB/LB/ATH, 5-10, 175, Farmington Hills Harrison):   The son of former Michigan star RB Harlan Huckleby.  

13)  Demetrius Stinson (DB/RB, 5-9, 175, Detroit Frederick Douglass): 

14) K.C. Zenner (DB, 6-0, 181, Rockford): 

14)  Grant Niemic (RB/LB, 5-11, 205, Orchard Lake St. Mary’s): 

15)  Amani Bass (QB/ATH), 6-1, 180, Jackson Lumen Christi):  Younger brother of former Michigan player Antonio Bass

06/30/2011 - 9:39am Because the Scout and Rivals

profile don't show every single offer that a kid may have.  And, the profile is based on the recruit's interest not a school's.  So, just because Bama offered doesn't mean it will show up because Wormley has expressed no interest in them.


Point being, don't trust the Rivals and Scout profiles as the gospel of offers

06/24/2011 - 12:27pm "his offer can be yanked without repurcussion."

You can say that about every single commit in this class. There are no written offers out yet and even then written offers can be yanked.

And we do know how this was handled. UM offered him a grey shirt opportunity and he took it. They explained to him that they did not have room in this class for him right now but may if Wilson goes elsewhere but they still wanted him and this is the way they could do it.

06/24/2011 - 12:23pm Don't really disagree with your main point

grey shirts are subject to abuse. Was more just commenting that the way this one has been handled seems more than above board and in no way shady or abusive. If they got rid of grey shirts all together, it wouldn't cause me any heartburn whatsoever

06/24/2011 - 12:15pm To me the difference in the way the SEC

gets trashed over it is that the full ride for a kid becomes a grey shirt offer after he has already accepted what he believes is a normal offer and just before he enrolls so the school can fit under the limit.

I don't think it's as big of deal when the grey shirt offer is made up front and the kid knows what he is accepting.

06/24/2011 - 11:53am The issue though

is very few schools have seen him at his new height. The limited times would be camps and spring evaluations. Based on his camp performance, UM felt he deserved a scholarship. The biggest thing with him will obviously be to watch his development in his senior year (I know very obvious statement, but I think applies in this case even more). This isn't a late offer senior year hoping that a sleeper pans out.

06/16/2011 - 9:47pm Let's just get this part out of the way

"Three other Big Ten institutions -- Iowa, Michigan State and Michigan - said that it is OK for their compliance officers to get free dealer cars.  The eight other schools, Illinois, Indiana, Minnesota, Nebraska, Northwestern, Penn State, Purdue and Wisconsin said that they do not allow it."

05/24/2011 - 3:55pm There's actually a 940

in there before the 897 comes off, so without a large buffer replacing the 918 or a similar 940 the following year, we'll still be watching this. Then the 897 comes off and everything should be back to "normal"

05/24/2011 - 3:05pm Yeah not sure about White

but good call on Emilien. And I'm sure there are a handfull of others. But my larger point is, I don't think that academic year so the large swath of attrition that the previous two did.

05/24/2011 - 2:52pm Next year's number

will be for the 2010-11 academic year, a.k.a this past one. So yes Forcier will show up on this coming year as well as anybody that left between June 2010 and before the completion of this academic year. But I don't think it would include that many people. For example, someone like Cullen I believe finished the school year out, so he would actually count against the 2011-12 year.

I'm trying to think of the players that have left since last June but can't come up with who that would have been. Justin Turner I think, but who else?

05/24/2011 - 1:31pm link to pdf of all

link to pdf of all programs

05/24/2011 - 11:39am ok. thank you

ok. thank you

05/24/2011 - 11:23am just from reading around, Wilson's recruitment

with Michigan seems to be on the backburner. Whose choice that is, is not clear. But what seems to be clear is that Michigan is sitting well (top 2 if not outright leader) with:

T. Richardson (Commit)
A. Reeves (CB)
W. Morgan (CB/S)
A. Gant (S)
Standifer (CB potential S at his size)

Those guys seem to be the focus right now and that would be 5 DB's on top of the 5 DB's brought in the last class, where some of the kids could project as FS. Whether Wilson is part of this class or not (and his recruitment may pick up again if the above kids fall to the side), the S position will be addressed.

05/16/2011 - 2:10pm Yes

"but seems to indicate that transfers of students in good academic standing won't count against schools."

This rule has been in place for several years now and schools have taking advantage of it. As I understand it what it does is the school does not count a retention point but gets to keep an eligibility point.

As way of example, each student every semester is worth up to 2 points. One for staying in school and one for staying eligible. You add up all the points and apply some math and you get the APR. So if a student leaves in bad standing, a school gets 0 for 2 for that kid. It hurts. What this adjustment allows is that a kid who leaves in goo academic standing counts as 1 for 1. The retention point is no longer considered gained or lost, so it is removed from the equation.

that's my understanding anyway

05/16/2011 - 2:04pm Because the 2010 APR

is for the 2008-2009 academic year