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Not just childhood, college too.
laconophilia is everywhere...
Really? That's crazy.
I bet as seniors they lost to a team from West Iron County in the regional finals a team they had beat twice that year because Izzo missed the front end of a one and one
Good loss? Bad loss? doesn't matter at this point, go Clemson!
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Anyone remember when I posted this?
Any UM fans able to validate anything in there? Particularly curious about that 2013 LB that visited.
I just spent the entirety of my flight from Detroit to Chicago sitting next to a position coach from UM. Shockingly, he provided me with som
That was my favorite episode of The Journey ever
Who were Diamond and Garnett and did Michigan get them?
They offered Reschke now
I assume that LB was Foster?
Fennell has impressed on the Scout team
He was def right on Danny O'brien
Foster never visited that I know of (he might have been referring to Levenberry?). Diamond signed with Auburn and Garnett with Stanford.
-I've got no clue who the LB would be.
-He was wrong about Diamond and Garnett.
-Does anyone actually have proof of what the grade situation was for some of the guys he mentioned?
-He was right about Pipkins playing.
-I feel like he was right about Michigan not having a lot of talent
-He was wrong about Morris and Elmer (especially since they took a lot of Michigan guys other than Morris)
There's tons of other stuff in that post but I don't feel like digging through it all right now. Those were just the obvious things that stuck out to me.
Ultimately, my guess is that the position coaches may not know as much about the full situation as he was making it seem.
That having been said, 90% of what he said strikes me as very believable and/or coach speak. I would hope he would think they'd get their top targets. If they don't believe the targets would pick them, then why should they expect the target to actually pick them?
I don't think he'd have said if he thought Hoke should offer someone he didn't (eg Reschke at the time), so not surprised by that.
Burbridge almost didn't qualify, so that makes sense I suppose. Never heard anything on Pittman though.
I was particularly intrigued by what he said regarding Money Madaris, because CBD had been alluding to something similar for awhile. Through some PM conversations with CBD, I was able to confirm much of the story with what he knew. Quick synopsis is that Madaris went against the wishes of several of his advisors to come to MSU, and my respect for him as a Spartan is much higher because of it.
The whole "Michigan-worthy" talent comment is cringe inducing. I understand what he's getting at, but he said it in the worst way possible. In general when I make comments about Michigan's talent level it's because I'm comparing it to other team's rosters in terms of how many future NFL players are on it (simple criteria I know, but generally if you are an NFL draft pick you are an above average college player). And right now I just don't feel like Michigan has a lot of future NFL talent starting for them compared to previous years. Hopefully that changes though.
Just watched highlights of the UM game. Those are easily the best looking UM jerseys I've seen in a very long time. Very clean and classic looking.
I still can't believe any coach would ever offer that much info to a stranger. I'd be pissed if I was Hoke.
Too bad they can't wear those the rest of the season.
It's like the classic black conservative tux that is all class and no pizazz. We love it, but there is always that person who walks in with the bright pink and purple pinstripe, with a top hat and 16 year old kids go crazy over it, so you have to sell em. I'm sure the loud uniforms have been researched and approved for recruiting purposes. Just like the clover on ND's helmets this year. Not our style, but a necessary evil..
Agreed. I'm a MSU fan, but was telling my friend while we were watching the game that those jerseys were very nice. They should consider going back to that.
I know, it was shocking. I don't want to beat my own drum, but I am a pretty personable guy, and am used to people opening up to me somewhat. Never expected that, though. He seemed like a great guy, but I could not believe everything he was willing to talk about.
Anyway, I thought about it because I just flew to Chicago again, and the flight attendant was telling me about his sons. I guess his oldest is a QB for Georgia, a senior I believe. I assumed he was a backup, but I'm not too familiar with Georgia's team.
Anyway, his younger son is a state champion wrestler, and so he got put on a Midwest tour with the airline I believe so he could go and talk to different B1G college coaches about a scholarship for his kid. He was planning on talking to Northwestern today, I believe. One of my roommates in college was a wrestler, so I was going to try and put them in contact in case he hadn't been able to talk to the MSU coaches yet, but I couldn't find him after the flight. Too bad, really. Seemed like a great guy. Introduced himself to the plane as "coach". I guess he was a Biology teacher and coach for 30 years or something. Wish I'd gotten a chance to get his name or something to try and help him out, even in just a small way.
Seriously, they looked great. I usually strongly prefer road jerseys too (except MSU, PSU, etc where white is a color for the school).
Yeah, I know. Too bad. I wish UM would at least wear these more often. The yellow seriously bothers me. It actually affects the number of UM games I'm willing to watch.
If he struggled to make it into Michigan State then he probably wouldn't have made it into Michigan. I don't think there's much of a difference in requirements(for players) but someone that just barely squeaks in to State would probably just barely miss Michigan. In the end, it's probably more about the risk of taking these guys than whether they could possibly qualify.
Michigan had talent but a lot of it wasn't developed properly. Fortunately, we had Denard to mask our problems.
This, to me, is one of the biggest reasons that we've struggled and why I think we'll struggle this year. Who do you see as NFL talent that will be starting for us?
Taylor Lewan is really our only sure-fire, 1st round, NFL prospect. I think you have second group with Jake Ryan and Jeremy Gallon who look like good NFL prospects. After that, there's nobody who stands out beyond their potential to eventually become that type of player.
You have an NFL wide receiver. He'll be taking snaps though.
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