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06/09/2011 - 1:01pm Tom are we slow playing some OL recruits?

Tom are we slow playing some of these OL recruits? I assume we take 5 OL recruits, and since we already have 2 OL commits, I assume it is not first come first serve with some of these recruits. It looks like magnuson and Diamond are in very good position for UM so are we waiting on the higher tier recruits like Banner to decide before we take an Olsen? Just seems like we can be very selective on OL and was wondering what you have been hearing.

06/02/2011 - 5:42pm THANKS!

Thank you for the reply and for all the information you pass on!

06/02/2011 - 4:49pm Tom, if we assume

Tom,  if we assume that Wayne was the "silent" commit, has he taken back that "silent" commitment?  I don't want to compromise anything that you can't say, but was just wondering if the silent commit is still viewed as a commit by himself or the UM staff.  I appreciate all the info that you share and any light you can shine on the situation!  THANKS!

05/01/2011 - 1:40pm Pike's check

The check Pike received from Auburn must have bounced.  He's going Blue now!!!

04/17/2011 - 9:49pm Rivals mods confirmed its a defensive player as well.

Rivals mods confirmed its a defensive player as well.  If we assume it came from one of the prospects at the spring game than it would have to be Ross, TRich, or Day.  I don't believe Bolden made it so it would have to be one of those three.  I would be ecstatic with any of them!

02/20/2011 - 2:57pm That might have been the

That might have been the problem then.  I just have watched the available film on him from some combines and it wasn't impressive.  He was getting abused on 1 vs 1 drills.  If he had a tweaked back that would definitely explain it.  Like I previously stated, his offer sheet sure is impressive so I know there are coaches that feel very confident about his talent.  

02/20/2011 - 2:28pm Tom, do you know why Jordan

Tom, do you know why Jordan didn't participate in the combine?  I was really hoping he would participate to see how he has improved from last year.  I don't know if anyone has had the chance to see his past performances at some of the top combines, but he hasn't really shined.  In fact, he struggled quite a bit with top competition.  Jordan's offer sheet tells a different story and was wondering if he is more of a project/potential prospect.  Any thoughts Tom?

02/18/2011 - 11:29am Jarrod is reporting offers

Jarrod is reporting offers from Illinois, Indiana, Michigan State, and Toledo. Just looked it up.

02/18/2011 - 11:20am Nice to see a prospect

Nice to see a prospect excited about an offer and an unofficial visit. Just have gotten a little bummed with some if these kids who get a Michigan offer and their initial reaction is "what took you so long?". Does anyone know what other offers he has?

12/05/2010 - 6:58pm I'm in Orlando

and I am so excited to have the bowl in FL!!!  I just bought 5 lower bowl seats for the whole family.  I would've preferred to have matched up with Florida or Tenn, but I am just thankful it is here in FL.  GO BLUE!!!

09/08/2010 - 9:44am He said fastest WOLVERINES.

He said fastest WOLVERINES.  Call me bitter, but I no longer consider Trent one.

08/26/2010 - 9:56pm I would love to bring some

I would love to bring some "MUCK" slot ninja's with me to AA, but have you ever tried to go through airport security with one of them?  Shurikens, katanas, naginatas, daggers, spears, bows, smoke bombs, shabos, ninajaken, and wakizashi are a straight bitch to get by security! 

08/20/2010 - 8:53am What if CC or JT get hurt?

What if CC or JT get hurt?  We might need a little more depth.

06/05/2010 - 9:35am Cider mill is definitely

Cider mill is definitely on the list.  I would love to check out some of the smaller towns in the area  as well.  I am getting so excited for this trip!!!

06/05/2010 - 12:44am Thanks to everyone

Thanks to everyone who posted!  I really appreciate all the help and I am so excited to do this trip with my wife.  She will finally experience "all" of the events that I have tried to explain but simply don't do justice.  I have wrote notes on the following posts and will make plans accordingly!  Thanks again to everyone and keep it coming!

05/10/2010 - 3:27pm Great work Brian

I have been waiting for something like this to be written.  I really have been dissapointed with how Carr has acted through this crisis.  I think you hit it on the head Brian!  Great stuff!

04/11/2010 - 2:16pm That was my first choice but

the price kind of scared me away. I wanted to get an authentic helmet but it was around the $300 range unsigned. It was in the $500-$1400 range depending of the player who signed it. I perceived a better value on a signed jersey which were in the $300-$400 range. I opted for a "mini" helmet for $60. Got to work with the budget!!!

04/11/2010 - 1:17pm Nice recomendation!

I would love some of those front page posters! I also would love "the pose" picture of Desmond and would LOVE an 8x10 of the Heisman pose that Woodson did this year in Detroit after his pick 6. I thought that picture of Woodson would be everywhere but it is hard to find.

04/11/2010 - 12:10pm You are correct!

I am looking at the Desmond and the Woodson jersey's that are signed and that also have the Heisman inscription. The Jersey's are remotely expensive but it has been the expense of having them framed that has really shocked me. It basically costs the same to frame the jersey as it does to buy the jersey. I did not expect that!

04/11/2010 - 11:59am Good Question

Yes, it will be limited to football.

02/25/2010 - 4:31pm Thanks to all of you for your

Thanks to all of you for your valued advice! +1 to you all! I was also looking at paying about $350 for a single ticket around the 40yd line and pretty close to the field. Any thoughts on that price? As in too high or just about right? Thanks again for the advice!

12/06/2009 - 1:06pm Thanks Tom! I wish Brandon

Thanks Tom! I wish Brandon the best of luck. Tom, is there anybody on the recruiting "radar" that you see UM trying to get to fill Smith's spot? When I say "spot" I mean added depth at a position of need.

12/05/2009 - 1:56pm Thanks Tom!

Thanks for all the hard work and information that you bring to this forum Tom. I know a lot of us really appreciate your work and look forward to ANY TomVH posts!!!

12/03/2009 - 6:23pm Thanks for the link

Thanks for the link! I am on my wife's macbook and couldn't bring up the link!

09/24/2009 - 7:46pm Thank you guys so much!!

Thank you guys so much for the great info and suggestions. I was expecting a neg fest on my "Apple Cider" post but got some great info instead. Once I saw the first reference of "Captain Morgan" and cider I flipped out. That sounds like heaven in a cup! I will get to it right away!

09/19/2009 - 5:03pm Looks like

Looks like Floyd is out for good too!

09/12/2009 - 7:57pm Does Tate

Does Tate have any circumcisions on the docket for tomorrow?

09/01/2009 - 5:43pm Thanks

Thanks for the link and the information. I could understand that this could cause some tension between him and Michigan fan but I still can't understand the disdain that he seems to hold against UM. It must have gotten REAL nasty if he is still that pissed about what happened at the Mzone.

08/04/2009 - 7:21pm Since I live in Orlando, FL

Since I live in Orlando, FL, and had to watch this game with about 30 Gator fans, this was one of my favorite Michigan games of all time!!! I haven't screamed like that during a game in a long time! THANKS!

08/04/2009 - 11:27am If Gerg

If Gerg has a bad year is he done? I just wonder how committed UM is to The Gerg if the defense flops. I would assume, and I know what happens when you assume, that UM will stick with him for a couple years. Obviously, It would really negatively affect recruiting if we ditched two DC's in two years.

07/29/2009 - 1:24pm I hope so!

I hope so! I would love to have Dior in this class!

07/29/2009 - 1:09pm We definitely need him.

We definitely need him. Especially since we are slipping heavily with Dior Mathis. He just disclosed his top five to ESPN and he lists in order Oregon, MSU, U of Miami FL, Tenn., and Michigan. I know it is a long way away but we seem to be losing him!

07/19/2009 - 1:36pm The MucK

The Muck is a place that is hard to describe. Living in S FL for the past 15 years and hearing about this does not suprise me. It still makes me sad but doesn't suprise me. Most of you may not know but they were disqualified last year for fighting the Booker T Washington team after their matchup. Washington won the game and after the game ended the Pahokee players rushed the Washington bench and started throwing punches.

07/16/2009 - 5:34pm Incredible..

Incredible that he only just RECENTLY starting lifting weights!!!

07/08/2009 - 2:08pm Do you think....

Do you think the fact that he is going to Glenville might "cloud" his true feelings about UM? I just think that he may not feel "free" to express his true feelings about UM since he might feel he'll get ribbed, teased, etc.... I REALLY like Anderson and I hope we get him! I just hate that he transferred to Ohio State High School!

04/11/2009 - 4:28pm Rivals link to list of recruits at the game

Looks like everyone was there that we were hoping for except for Latwan Anderson. Doesn't bode well with his transfer to Glenville.

http://michigan.rivals.com/showmsg.asp?fid=338&mid=122409855&sid=883&ti…

04/06/2009 - 8:04pm I couldn't believe it

That run was plain SICK! Just shows how tough and elusive he is! You can't stop the "MUCK"!!!

03/06/2009 - 12:33pm Stats

HT 6'3"
WT 220
40 4.6
BP 225 18x's

Went on to play soccer in college. My playing weight was 180lb's but I always wanted to be big. Even though my weight was lean it still hurt me when it came to conditioning.

02/23/2009 - 9:28pm I just don't understand

I just don't understand how you can go from Terrell Pryor to Nick Montana. Going from Terrell Pryor to Devin Gardner seems like a dream transition. The fact that Tressell has such a hard on for Montana makes me feel like Tressell isn't sold on Pryor's passing ability. All speculation here but good forum conversation.

02/23/2009 - 9:09pm I still don't understand

I still don't understand the whole Nick Montana obsession with Tressell. I couldn't understand why Tressell would offer Green at QB but not Gardner. If Green is being offered at WR than that would make more sense.

02/23/2009 - 3:56pm Per Rivals Cullen Christian article..

Per Rivals Cullen Christian article, his top three are Michigan, Maryland, and West Virginia. Get a subscription, I honestly think it is worth it!

02/13/2009 - 9:26pm good catch

I owe you a cookie

02/13/2009 - 9:21pm link

here it is

http://www.sportingnews.com/yourturn/viewtopic.php?t=514660

02/13/2009 - 9:51am not really obscure

not really obscure, but Leroy Hoard is one of my all time favorites.

02/12/2009 - 2:36pm Tom

How come it seems like Gardner is getting the full court press but not too much noise around Bolden? Almost all of the recruiting sites say that Bolden is faster and more polished as a passer than Gardner. Is Bolden not interested in UM? Are there grade issues? Any insight would be appreciated from the "Yoda" of UM insider recruiting.

02/11/2009 - 8:13pm Mgostore

Is the store going to reopen anytime soon? I really wanted a couple of their shirts.

02/04/2009 - 9:21am Gibbons LOI

Gibbons LOI is in.

02/04/2009 - 9:18am Per Rivals

They seem confident that Stokes is now favoring UM. Just have to wait but at least it looks good "now".