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07/18/2018 - 9:36pm So Columbus turns pettiness…

So Columbus turns pettiness into trespassing while EL turns violence into littering.

Got it.

07/16/2018 - 10:12pm Brian Kelly and his…

Brian Kelly and his replacement will be Bob Stoops.

Barry Odom at Missouri is in over his head.

Herm Edwards won’t finish the season and he won’t be fired - probably just wander into the desert and never come back.

07/15/2018 - 9:54am So a 5* picks a program with…

So a 5* picks a program with a coach who has 1 player drafted in his HC career - an inherited player who was B1G POY but drafted 2nd are at 48th. Recruit claims a desire to win NC for a coach with 1 trip to the Sweet Sixteen.

He turns down a coach with 10 players drafted better than 48th and 8 1st Rd picks, plus 6 trips to the Sweet Sixteen and 2 NC games. He also elevated a 3* PG who was 6’ to National POY and 9th pick in the draft.

“Gut feeling” is clearly a substitute for “best choice”. On the upside, this opens a spot for Rocket or a better shooter than Carton.

07/14/2018 - 7:50pm Shenanigans.  Welcome to top…

Shenanigans.  Welcome to top tier basketball recruiting. 

The AAU world and “perks” for these recruits are a cut throat environment.  Beilein just won’t get entangled in that environment and UM has little chance without the perks.

It’s ironic that UM recruiting will probably rise once he retires even though he is a fantastic developer of talent.

07/14/2018 - 4:13pm Don’t be baffled - the…

Don’t be baffled - the reason for Beilein’s struggles to recruit the top 50 is obvious and already recognized by his peers. Is this the sole reason or the deciding factor in this case? Unknown.

UM just has to keep building a track record of great player development so the short-term “sacrifice” by players/AAU coaches/parents is clearly less than the long-term gains.

https://www.cbssports.com/college-basketball/news/candid-coaches-who-are-the-high-major-coaches-who-dont-break-ncaa-rules/

07/13/2018 - 7:18pm Nope, have to cut off the…

Nope, have to cut off the B1G money train.  

They would gladly play a bunch of MAC or FCS teams to register some wins, but they need the $ to keep their AD even close to viable.

07/01/2018 - 9:23pm Awesome. Great 2019 class of…

Awesome. Great 2019 class of RBs with Gray and Charbonnet.

go Blue.

06/26/2018 - 8:11pm Start recruiting 2020 - just…

Start recruiting 2020 - just a couple guys on board so far and a QB (Harrison Bailey, please) would get things really rolling. Put together a strong season to grab a couple late stars for 2019 and real momentum for 2020.

06/25/2018 - 3:42pm Awesome. DJ has upside as a…

Awesome. DJ has upside as a safety with good angles, ranges well, and high points the ball. Plays big time ball in GA so he’ll adapt quickly.  Just needs some weight/strength, which is a win-win as we don’t wamt a true frosh at safety.

Congrats to DJ.  Go Blue.

06/24/2018 - 10:08pm Boom. That’s a key piece to…

Boom. That’s a key piece to add to the board. Congrats to Mazi. He will get great development with Mattison and Herbert.

Go Blue.

06/24/2018 - 8:54pm Awesome news. He should be a…

Awesome news. He should be a great fit as a JH running back - versatile, fast, physical.

Go Blue.

06/24/2018 - 6:38pm What’s even more painful is…

What’s even more painful is the # of close losses. Yes, Minnesota was close. But FSU, MSU and Iowa were all decided in the final minute or two just like MSU 15, OSU 16, OSU 17 and SC 18.

The program is close to reclaiming the winning culture that evaporated by the end of RR/Hoke. It’s not there yet. I think Shea’s arrival is crucial in two ways - playmaking skill and attitude. The youth and bad luck last year obviously sapped the confidence by the bowl game.  Believing they can win close games and then actually doing it will raise the program to the next tier.

06/24/2018 - 5:57pm Awesome - he looks…

Awesome - he looks physically ready now and he tracks the ball so well. West Coast guys are a tough pull but always a chance once he visits.

06/24/2018 - 3:57pm It’s borders on neurosis…

It’s borders on neurosis when it becomes an obsession like his perpetual posts.  Someone commented that he is Shawn Martin on Twitter who repeatedly berates Dudek and others about recruiting - that dude needs some help.

What is truly bizarre is the motivation for the behavior. Is he trying to persuade UM fans to turn against JH? Does he want misdirected attention because he lacks personal achievement to get attention otherwise?  

06/24/2018 - 2:55pm Bryant (3 Star) just pushed…

Bryant (3 Star) just pushed Johnson (5 Star) to transfer and Trevor is behind Bryant largely because Bryant is a true dual threat with a willingness to run between the tackles 10x per game. Plus, Bryant seems underrated with his size, athleticism and arm as the #420 recruit - probably attributable to small town SC football. He is a good fit in their current scheme.

Net, I agree that fit is very important and Trevor’s skills will require some changes to their scheme. 

06/24/2018 - 12:40pm Congrats to Erick.  Harbaugh…

Congrats to Erick.  Harbaugh knows how to develop rangy kids into TEs and he joins a very talented group. Give him a year or two to add weight/strength and he should be a solid contributor.

Go Blue.

06/23/2018 - 12:59pm I think Turner already…

I think Turner already specified 6/25 as his commitment date - which likely means UM since it follows so shortly after this official and other positive signs.

I think someone else will commit today.

06/22/2018 - 7:19pm Bingo.  Well stated.

Bingo.  Well stated.

06/22/2018 - 12:05pm Just a guess:  Bluey is…

Just a guess:  Bluey is committing to the University of Bolivia.

06/22/2018 - 12:04pm Congrats to Joey on an…

Congrats to Joey on an excellent choice. Don Brown coached baseball at one point - he must appreciated the multi-sport skill and competitiveness.

Go Blue.

06/20/2018 - 9:31pm I think he looks like Devin…

I think he looks like Devin Hester - hope his speed, ability and returning ability match Hester. 

Good to have him committed to the Blue.  Nice size, athleticism and attitude.  Also great to see his excitement with the offer and shout out to the paw paw.

06/20/2018 - 7:22pm Excellent news - speed is…

Excellent news - speed is always a good addition to the roster.

06/16/2018 - 5:52pm He also didn’t post about…

He also didn’t post about the visit this weekend by the #1 athlete (Crouch) or the visit next week by 5* Hinton with his 5* younger brother in tow.  Good news just doesn’t interest Bluey/Maizen.

06/15/2018 - 10:15pm Sorry for being way behind…

Sorry for being way behind the news cycle today ... but this shitshow just wont end as long as their admin has people devoted to a quick solution rather than leadership committed to resolution. Engler is a buffoon and the BoT are worse.

MSU alum should be enraged by this point, but sadly no.  I cannot imagine the outrage and embarrassment for every UM alum with one of these incidents, let alone weekly stupidity. 

06/13/2018 - 10:23am If he is a PWO, then it’s a…

If he is a PWO, then it’s a sound move to add B1G experience at low cost. Supposedly a good teammate so he can mentor Dylan and Joe even if he doesn’t win the job at any point.

If he holds a scholarship, then it seems shaky.

06/11/2018 - 8:03pm Don’t call the the Mildcats…

Don’t call the the Mildcats.

Nice pickup for NW. The West needs more balance and Fitzgerald is a solid coach with high standards.

06/09/2018 - 8:09pm Well done.  Evans could have…

Well done.  Evans could have a big year with some OL improvement and Shea to keep the D honest.  

[Noted Asiasi in the video.  Miss that dude - he was a great blocker as only a frosh.]

06/07/2018 - 11:57am Fully support actual…

Fully support actual recruiting news and even OT recruiting news.

This post, though, is simply a pessimistic diatribe about the overall state of UM recruiting with the excuse of one crystal ball for the #252 recruit. The mods need to snuff out this type of BS.

06/05/2018 - 8:49pm Same here with iPad. Reset…

Same here with iPad. Reset on my phone and it still rejects on iPad. My mgocrack addiction is keeping me on my phone ...

06/05/2018 - 8:40pm No surprise, but…

No surprise, but disappointed to lose two guys with lots of physical skills. Their PT seemed like a challenge with the depth at WR and RB so hopefully they find PT and success elsewhere.

06/02/2018 - 9:34pm Could be a UGA season

with a good QB and a great defense. Also should have outstanding STs with Anthony, Singleton, Woods, FurbushSt Juste, Thomas, Paye and other 2nd string athletes who can run.

With some life from the O and scoring at key points, this will be a great year.

06/02/2018 - 11:12am Dunmore seems like a JH type

of player with the back half of his tape as a QB and some cockiness. McElwain hooked him at UF - suspect that is helping for UM now. Still, FSU seems the most likely landing spot.

What other WR targets are really in the mix for UM? Seems like WR would be a high priority in this class with only Bell in 2018 (who will require a lot of weight/development to be ready by 2019) and Black/DPJ possiblly early NFL entrants.

05/31/2018 - 8:37pm Head says 9-3 and

fandom says 11-1 so I’ll settle at 10-2. Really believe this could be a great defense and an explosive offense (if not dependable). Need a few bounces and playing well at the right time to break through.

05/28/2018 - 5:33pm Talent by position - 2018 barely

Shea > Speight
Higdon> Smith
Mason > Poggi/Hill
Black > Darboh
DPJ > Chesson
McKeon Bunting (assume 2 TEs)
Runyon Braden
Whomever Wormley
Solomon Peppers
Bush > Gedeon
Ross > McCray
Hill Thomas
Long > Stribling
Nordin = Allen
Robbins

05/27/2018 - 6:10pm Jaden is worth the likely one year

DJ, Jaden and Jalen would be a fantastic class. I don’t expect any one-and-done from the 2018 class (even Iggy seems like 2 maybe 3 years) so the squad would be extremely loaded for 2019-20 season.

I agree with your assessment - Jaden has incredible upside.

05/26/2018 - 11:34pm FBI probe has not hurt us

The blue bloods appear unscathed at this point. Perhaps the neutering of Louisville and Arizona is helping UM, but the recruiting by the two key assistants has really raised UM’s profile. They are both strong recruiters.

It only takes a little luck in bball recruiting with 1-2 recruits to change the entire class, so maybe it’s luck. Still, I give Beilein credit for the good luck.

05/26/2018 - 9:28pm Bluey will be silent re Beilein

if Wilson and Carton pick UM. If there is room for McDaniels and he picks UM, that would be a great class.

Yaklich and Washington have significantly boosted recruiting. Have to give Beilein all the credit for hiring them, 2 or 3 top 30 recruits will raise the national perspective of UM.

05/26/2018 - 6:25pm Honey, if you call and I’m not

here, I’ll be at the gym or gun club.

05/26/2018 - 9:45am Yeah, 220 ... 221

Whatever it takes.

05/26/2018 - 8:11am Had to seize the opportunity

to follow in the thread for namesake only ...

05/25/2018 - 8:43pm So several blue blood programs and

top public universities have offered him — and he includes MSU in his considerationlist but not UM.

OSU, USC, Georgia and Clemson are all really good football choices. Good luck to him.

05/25/2018 - 7:44pm He has high upside

As a safety. DB can turn a 6’2” safety with good cover skillls into a key part of the D.

It also should not be discounted how these types of athletes can contribute to special teams.

Yeah, a 3* has high upside after a year or so in the system.

05/25/2018 - 5:57pm Clemson has prioritized him

I’ll trust Dabo and JH on the 3* or low 4* recruits any day.

05/22/2018 - 1:25pm Bring back the pistol!

*nm

05/21/2018 - 1:37pm Meh, Hunter was 2nd string

in HS behind Brandon before he transferred to start at a new school. Why take Peters’ backup now?

[Literally, Johnson was behind Peters on the depth chart ...]

05/20/2018 - 6:22pm An impressive record and

clearly a Michigan thread - where posters cannot celebrate outstanding contributions by some college athletes because national titles are supposedly a standard of achievement.

Well done by this group of UM athletes. Go Blue.

05/19/2018 - 7:03pm Except JH prepares players

for the NFL better than Dantonio. And obviously so does Beilein for the NBA ...

05/18/2018 - 9:43pm Assuming their choice

was purely based on on field results. It wasn’t. the “flips” are concentrated in a few schools ...

05/18/2018 - 2:59pm I would have gladly settled

for the 4* John Embry Jr . . .

05/14/2018 - 8:15pm We can only hope

Trade labor shortages are a huge governor on our national economy and far too many college “students” would be better off to pursue technical professions. We are pushing kids to college and debt for menial jobs when many of them could have a trade skill and $80-100k job by 20 yrs old.

That perspective comes from a huge proponent (me) of liberal arts education to improve the quality of life and citizenship for the common man. However, we simply need to find ways to provide broad education in addition to technical skills. There is honor and value in young guys and women who want to run their own business and learn a trade like plumbing.