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12/29/2017 - 11:28am More likely he's realizing that he went for...

style(recruit rankings and HYPE) over substance once again.  DeJulius is on another level from Loyer as a player, and that's not likely to change going forward.  They are somewhat close skill wise now, they both play with a high bball IQ, but by all accounts, DDJ is bigger, stronger, and a better athlete than Foster is or is going to be.

4th quarter was a good indicator of that, there wasn't anyone on Clarkston's team who could slow down DDJ once he got going, while on the other end, DDJ was able completely shut down Loyer when matched up with him defensively.  That says something about something.  

09/08/2017 - 10:32am So, basically the same kind of person who sends...

a death threat, or any other number of despicable comments, towards Wilton Speight after having a rough game against Florida.

People need to get a grip.

08/09/2017 - 10:55am Start getting heated, then...

because Michigan doesn't seem to give a crap about Dobbs recruitment, despite the fact that he's a (supposedly)5* talent in their own backyard.

Barring a complete 180 on Michigan's part in their pursuit of him, and even then they'd be playing from behind, Dobbs isn't coming to UM.

08/09/2017 - 10:51am Doesn't it prove something to you...

that literally EVERYONE who covers recruiting has said that UM needs to pick it up soon(and they've been saying this since the spring, it seems) if they want to stay in the race for Dobbs, and yet everytime Dobbs is interviewed he says that Michigan isn't recruiting him hard?  To me it says they're not all that interested, regardless of how many stars he has next to his name on a recruiting site.  

Doesn't it say something that people who've seen Dobbs either play for his HS team or have seen him in camps have said that he doesn't stand out when watching him in games and he's been getting regularly beat in camps?

Harbaugh has put a ton of effort into any guy he really wants since he's been at Michigan, yet he's spending next to nothing on Dobbs, and that says something as well.

All this hand wringing over 1 guy and it would be an upset if Michigan doesn't end up with an OL haul in '19 that includes at the very least Nolan Rumler, Logan Brown and Trevor Keegan, with a not unlikely chance that they only take 3 OL in a smaller class numbers wise.

Seems like a waste of energy on your part, but have at it.

07/31/2017 - 10:41am Unless they have the Dragons reigning chaos...

from the sky, the Dothraki would get slaughtered by a disciplined army with armor, so it should be interesting to see how it gets sorted out.  One thing is for certain, Cersei and Jaimie are scooping up prime territory and money(the Tyrells were the richest family in Westoros since the Lannister mines dried up), so they've got the gold to buy the army they need now.  

And, it also looks like Dany does in fact NEED Jon Snow now that the vast majority of her army is either cut off or slaughtered, so he's finally got some leverage.  

And then you have Littlefinger, who's in charge of arguably the best troops left in Westeros in the Knights of the Vale, and he made it clear in his speech to Sansa that he's sees everyone as an enemy and friend(depending on what he wants), and plays out every scenario possible in his head all the time.  With power shifting back to the Lannisters, it will be interesting to see if he flips his allegiance once again.

07/24/2017 - 10:14am She's 10 yrs old when she meets Dany in the books...

it's one of the bad casting gone good for the show producers, as this Missandei is very nice to look at, still think it's stupid they did it so they could have her have a romantic relationship with a Eunich.

06/28/2017 - 1:18pm Getting his butt kicked and having to deal with Kawhii Leonard..

probably had something to do with it, and that's another point in favor of adding someone like Paul to take the pressure of having to create everything off of Harden.  If he isn't having a good game, or, in the case of San Antonio, they have a great individual defender matched up on him, they can just shift the responsibilities over more toward Paul and not have much of a drop off.  

The only other guy on the team who could reasonably create was Lou Williams, but he only creates for himself.  Eric Gordon is a nice complementary offensive player, but you can't run the offense through him.

A team with Paul, Gordon, Harden, Ariza and Capela is a pretty strong starting 5, they should be an iteresting team to watch next year.

06/28/2017 - 12:11pm Harden clearly wore down at points near the end of the season...

last year, and the fact that he had to facilitate nearly everything for the Rockets on offense clearly had a lot to do with it.  Bringing in someone like Paul solves a lot of those issues, as they can now share those responsibilities.  And the fact that both are good shooters off the ball, and the rest of the roster is basically set up to play off of a playmaker, should help them out a lot, IMO.

Still don't think they're good enough to give the Warriors a serious run, yet, so they'll still have to make a move or two more to put them into serious contention, but it's a good start.

06/21/2017 - 11:06am Looks like a good addition...

is he more or less likely to be the 10th coach than Scott Turner?  Or is Turner just a 1 season rental before he goes and looks for another NFL job?

05/31/2017 - 1:15pm Cot dam, that's impressive, if true...

Henry managed to impregnate at least four sets of women at the same time, and then they co-birthed the children.  That's hard work.

"He is one of Travis Henry's 19 children by 23 different women."

05/25/2017 - 12:10pm I'd like to see them bring back Tuioti to work with Mattison...

not only would it give them a lead in to evaluate a guy up close to eventually replace him, but they'd also get back Tuioti's Poly ties on the recruiting front.  

Win-Win

05/15/2017 - 9:49am Nice...

04/07/2017 - 1:37pm There's a Partridge in a Peach tree...

he certainly knows how to adapt his recruiting.  Georgia coach oughta be taking notes.

03/31/2017 - 1:25pm 10 is for people who are okay with doing the bare minimum...

02/13/2017 - 10:29am He's a scared of Michigan's depth chart at corner...

though that's hyperbole, according to those close to him, he's very aware of the player's Michigan's brought in at corner in the two classes ahead of him, and he's been leaning elsewhere for a while.  

Not sure ND is a great pick for him, unless he just really likes the school, as Kelly might have a difficult time keeping his job barring a big turnaround from last season's disaster.

12/21/2016 - 4:17pm Yeah, according to MTV's enlightening new commercial..

it's racist for a white guy to say they are 'woke', and MTV is run by smart, reasonable people, so you know it's the truth.

/s

12/01/2016 - 1:57pm Everything IS Awesome...

Shout it out!

11/08/2016 - 3:30pm He's probably just high...

according to reports, that is, looks like mama's concerns with him at MSU have come to pass.

10/17/2016 - 1:39pm If you want to give Hoke credit for...

identifying, recruiting, and for the most part developing a lot of the Defensive talent currently on the roster, I think that's perfectly fair, though to argue that Harbaugh and his staff hasn't taken them to a new level would be absolutely absurd.  

OTOH, I think it's equally absurd, with the benefit of hindsight, that Hoke and his staff aren't the main reason for the problems with the players on the offensive side of the ball, even if there were a few outliers(Glasgow, Cole, Butt).  Given the performance of that unit and those players under Hoke vs their performance under Harbaugh in fact gives clear evidence that Hoke and his staff were clueless about teaching and developing the talent they had on hand.  

Where there are incremental jumps in the defensive performance, there are night and day differences in the offensive performance and output, and I think you're being far too forgiving in saying that Hoke WASN'T the main reason for the underperformance of those players.

10/07/2016 - 9:53am Taysom Hill was also just named the starter...

after he had been rotating with Mangum(I think, can't recall his name atm), Hill is the kind of QB and BYU has the type of offense that would give even a good MSU defense trouble, and this MSU defense isn't really all that good, and are even worse with McDowell out for a half.  

Combined with the fact that MSU's offense has been average, at best, and this is definitely a game BYU could come in and win, and then the schadenfreude would be phenomenal.

10/06/2016 - 10:06am That's funny, other college sports have been doing satellite...

camps for years, Lacrosse, Volleyball, not to mention the psuedo satellite camps that are AAU for bball, but Harbaugh comes along and does it with college football and a bunch of pansies get their panties in a bunch because he's doing too many camps, and they don't want to do that much themselves, so instead of trying to work harder and keep up, they try and force the NCAA to regulate how hard Harbaugh can work.

What a bunch of crap, and your coach comes across as the pitiful loser he is once again.  Hey Franklin, get better at your job, and maybe next time you won't be embarrassed by Harbaugh, instead of whining about how hard Harbaugh works and trying to get someone else to slow him down for you.

10/04/2016 - 10:47am They need a vision board, then all their wishes...

will come true.

 

09/22/2016 - 2:45pm His answer to the question about Franklin, and having worked...

with him in the past was interesting.  He instead wanted to talk about Moorhead, the new OC, have heard that Brown and Franklin didn't exactly like eachother, and of course, that seems to be Franklins reputation, maybe Brown's wife wasn't hot enough for him.

09/06/2016 - 10:39am Foster Sarrell has also said he's likely...

to OV to Michigan, along with Chuck Filiaga, two very highly rated OL from Washington and Texas.  Looks like Michigan is working their butts off on the OL recruiting front to make sure they bring in a great class, and I'd be shocked if they didn't succeed on that front with all the guys they're highly involved with/already have committed.  

08/10/2016 - 2:24pm Nice...

07/13/2016 - 11:01am My guess is they finish up with...

Kyle Young and Nojel Eastern.  Or maybe that's more of a hope, but Michigan seems to be in pretty good shape with both, and they'd be the perfect complements to Poole and Matthew's(who's essentially a 2017 recruit as far as eligibility) to fill out the class.

06/19/2016 - 12:39am Noted*

No-ted

06/18/2016 - 10:20am So, just so we're clear...

when Marvin Wilson said there was a great chance he would go to UM, and then 3 days later left UM out of his top 10, the narrative was that Rivals sucked and was misleading us all with sensational headlines.  

Not even a week later, Allen Trieu runs an article saying that Willie Gay Loves UM, and 4 days later, Gay commits to Ole Miss.  Does this mean that Scout sucks and is misleading us with sensational headlines now too?  Just wanted to check, or if that logic only applied to Rivals.

http://www.detroitnews.com/story/sports/college/university-michigan/wol…

FTR, I'm still of the opinion that this is just another example of 'crootin, but there were a few people who were adamant that Rivals actual intent was to mislead us and as such sucked at recruiting info, yet I don't see them yet in this thread bashing Scout for essentially doing the same thing after a very similar situation.

06/17/2016 - 12:15pm Johnson is a workout warrior...

he earned tons of praise last summer for his camp performances, yet when watching him against Peters in their game last year, Peters was the superior player.  

I'll take the guy that Harbaugh prioritizes, and from all the chatter I could gather, Peters was 1b to KJ Costello, and Harbaugh had a chance to pursue Eason late(after Richt was fired), but didn't do it so as not to upset the applecart with Peters.

And he also prioritized McCaffrey in the 2017 class.  Johnson was committed to Tennessee and now Clemson, but Harbaugh hasn't let that stop him from pursuing other prospects that he really wants.

Looks like Harbaugh is landing who he really wants to land at the QB spot, and his evaluations are a heck of a lot more valuable than a recruiting site.

06/17/2016 - 10:54am But Ecuador also plays their home games...

at something like 9,700 ft abover sea level, IIRC, so they get a similar home field advantage to Mexico when they play at Azteca.  So, while there is certainly an advantage to playing on home soil, it's not usually as distorted as Ecuador's record would indicate it would be.

06/14/2016 - 11:59am Brandon Brown, who did the interview...

actually gave all the context you just provided in a postscript to the interview(ITF Extra, as they call them), and when questioned whether he thought Wilson was being truthful, or just playing to the audience, gave the reponse that what Wilson was saying should certainly be taken with a grain of salt(based on the momentum of his recruitment), but that he'd also witnessed Wilson telling a reporter from another school that he flat out wasn't interested in them(so why tell the Michigan guy he was interested if he wasn't?).  

Given that context, unless you think Brown is a flat out liar, I don't see any problem with what he did, and how he framed the interview, and I think it's also poor form to jump to the conclusion that rivals is giving bad information and misleading readers when that's not the case.  Certainly the posters who made those allegations had no proof that that was the case. Their 'proof' was Wilson saying Michigan had a great chance, and then within 3 days saying they weren't even in his top 10.  That's on Wilson, not on rivals, IMO.

And btw, both Scout and 247 use titles for 'clickbait' as well, but rivals is the only site that's consistently villified for it.  

06/14/2016 - 11:12am Sorry, didn't realize I was ranting...

just think it's interesting(or maybe stupid) to blame a recruiting site because a Wilson, who was quoted, essentially contradicted himself when it comes to the information he gave regarding his recruitment.

 

06/14/2016 - 10:42am No...

but I have common sense, and quoting a recruit is not misleading on the part of the person who's writing an article, if anything, it's misleading on the part of the recruit if that information turns out to be false, and as such, falls under the purview of 'crootin.

edit: If we're going to say that quoting a kid is giving bad information, as has been said, then literally everyone is giving bad information.  Rivals didn't twist the words to try and give readers false hope(which is what people have implied), they simply reported what the kid himself said.

06/14/2016 - 10:29am So, it's rivals fault that the kid...

was quoted as saying that their was a great chance he would attend Michigan?  How is quoting a kid an example of a recruiting site being misleading?

As the OP said, it's a great example of 'crootin, it's a terrible example of a recruiting site misleading it's readers when they're specifically quoting a recruit and putting it in a headline.

06/10/2016 - 1:43pm Directly from the article...

"He knows he has pull moving forward and he says he'll do as much as he can to help sway other top stars to Michigan moving forward. Signed players, of course, cannot publicly recruit prospective student-athletes.

But they can always chat in private."

Looks like he can't recruit them publicly, but is allowed to chat with anyone he wants privately, so like he also says in the article, look for me in your DM's.

05/27/2016 - 11:30am Cutthroat business, that women's bball...

obvious cash cows, too, makes perfect sense, gotta get those ladies on campus and keep them eligible.

/s

05/24/2016 - 5:00pm He must really feel like he hit the lottery...

getting to go to Michigan after having to play in his god awful HS uniforms.

 

05/23/2016 - 11:15am In the books, Meera and Jojen were sent to the Starks...

to foster by Howland Reed, but most people think they are odd, and are usually disliked as a result.  The Cranoggmen, or frog people, because of where they live, and how they fight, using stealth and poison, as opposed to the honorable way on the field of battle.  As a result they are usually left alone.

It will be interesting to see if they are introduced now that Jon and Sansa are shopping for allies, and if Jon meets Howland and that's how he learns of his parentage, something Ned promised to share with him, but never got the opportunity.  Jon and Sansa should both be well aware that Howland Reed was one of Ned Starks most loyal friends and supporters, and will almost certainly try to recruit them to their side in the war against the Bolton's.

I think we will learn from Bran what happened at the Tower of Joy, as he seemed to be particularly interested in that event, but wasn't allowed to see it though at the time by the 3 eyed Raven, I assume that's one of the first things he'll go back to now that he's on his own.  But even if Bran learns the truth, he now knows that trying to change the past has negative consequences for those he tries to communicate with, so Jon will have to find out the truth on his own.  Hopefully after what happened with Hodor, Bran learns the that the past is done, 'it's already been written, and the ink is dry'.

05/06/2016 - 1:31pm Agreed, and it's really unfortunate that such a nice...

stand up guy like Osama Bin Laden got such a bad rap when it's quite obvious that Connor Cook was in charge all along.

05/05/2016 - 9:58am Stupid thing to say considering Michigan has a great...

shot this year of pulling in Nico Collins and Toyrque Bateman(if they really want him), and both have Auburn/Bama offers.  Of course, the dude's more or less following his head coaches lead, as Malzahn made a similar claim last year, but then that begs the question as to why they're so opposed to the Satellite camps in the first place.

04/27/2016 - 10:27am Don't remember where, but it was on record...

that Dantonio was for the ban(along with Ferentz I believe) because he was concerned about his coaches quality of life, one of his assistants said that was one of the reasons he loved working for Dantonio.  Harbaugh should absolutely use it on the trail to bust his balls, and let every recruit know that Dantonio was more worried about his coaches vacation time than he was about the kids opportunities for exposure to coaching and schools.

04/27/2016 - 10:14am From what I've read, normally the April 28th...

meeting would just be a rubber stamping of previously proposed and passed legislation, but due to the controversial nature of the satellite camp, and the enormous backlash that has come from the sideshow way in which it was pushed through, instead of receiving it's normal rubber stamp, it will simply be denied.

04/27/2016 - 10:08am Harvard has a program where if your parents make...

under a certain threshold of income, they cover the costs of your tuition as long as you can qualify to get in, combine that with Amaker getting the admissions to lower their standards some for bball athletes, and that's how he's been able to up their recruiting. 

He's in a good spot, he goes after the high end bball talent that's academically inclined and sells them on the alumni connections that Harvard gives you after your playing career.  And these are the players who are more likely to be realistic about their NBA opportunities after college, so it means a lot to them.

04/27/2016 - 9:56am That's not how the restictions worked...

Instead of being able to carry 13 players, Amaker could only carry 12 scholarship players for the 4 yrs, and IIRC, he wasn't really ever even close to maxing out on his scholarships anyway, making it a moot point to begin with. 

Amaker's problem was lack of development, and a sloppy, disorganized offfensive bball team.  Guys like Horton, Harris and Lester Abram were virtually the same players as Seniors as when they were freshman.  His big men never seemed to take the next step either, whether it was Chris Hunter, Courtney Sims, or Brent Petway, their games were stagnant while under Amaker, the only one who got noticeably better was Graham Brown.

All that, and they always seemed to lose the games when great stakes were on the line, the final game of the year against a IU team at home that would have set them up for the tourney, the Big Ten Tourney game against an atrocious Minnesota team, again when they needed a win to make the tourney, Amaker's teams could never get over the hump, and he was deservedly fired for it.  Amaker is in a better spot now, he was loathe to promote the program at UM, and he doesn't have to do that at Harvard, and he's in a much easier league as far as competition and coaching go.

You can have his great recruiting classes, I'll take Beilein's ability to put together great teams.

04/21/2016 - 4:44pm Is it still considered cannibalism if they eat him up...

but then spit him out?  Important to consider the distinction...

Either way I hope Cook fails in the NFL, from all accounts he's a first rate prick, I enjoy seeing those type of people fail.

04/15/2016 - 11:03am The problem is that it wasn't the conference commissioners...

at least not all of them, that voted on the ruling at this meeting.  UCLA's AD was PAC12 rep(the only school who abstained from the conference vote that Leach talked about) at the meeting, the Big 12 rep was some Iowa State faculty rep(oddly enough, he voted in favor of the ban in spite of his coach being very much against it, not too mention, plenty of other coaches in that conference like Briles and Stoops).  As noted in the above article, the Sun Belt rep didn't even bother to take the conferences actual feelings into consideration when casting it's vote, and so on and so forth.

Maybe there weren't outright monetary bribes, but there has certainly been plenty of speculation that both the ACC and SEC had threated the smaller conferences in their region about sending talent their way and the promotion of coaches from those conferences to positions in their own, as well as scheduling opportunities.  That's not technically a bribe, but it is using their position of power to strong arm them into doing what they want.

04/14/2016 - 11:47am Winner, winner, chicken dinner...

Mr Miggle has correctly outed Amir_6 as the Hugh Freeze of MgoBlog.  Well done, sir.

03/31/2016 - 2:51pm Good idea for them...

good way for them to jumpstart their program.;)

03/31/2016 - 11:22am Because it's SOP for any B1G player that...

wants to transfer within conference, it's a B1G rule that they need a waiver to do so, Max and Rudock went through the exact same process.

03/31/2016 - 11:20am Ferentz has said he would have had an issue...

had Rudock tried to transfer within Iowa's division, but knowing that he was going to Michigan and Iowa wasn't expected to play them, he didn't attempt to place any restrictions on his transfer, but go on believing what you want. 

Plenty of people who were at the Michigan-Indiana bball games this year could hear Max calling out our plays as we were running them, but I guess Beilein is a fool for not wanting to have to deal with that again if Spike were in a similar situation.