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Izzo screwed up by putting all his eggs in one basket. He had been recruiting Parker forever and the kid still decided to go elsewhere. Then Izzo looks foolish for not offering other top players and tries to round up some scraps and takes Schilling and Ellis at the end of the cycle. I think this was a pretty big recruiting blunder. Izzo would trade Zak Irvin for Alvin Ellis in a second.
YOUR have been banned from reading and posting on the Michigan Wolverine board.
If anyone in this thread wants to join the B1G/ND player Draft we have one spot open drafting now. We are in the first round. If you want in just post in the thread for the draft.
This is Michigan, fergodsakes.
This was a great sunset. Lake Michigan sunsets. Nothing like em.
Clearly you don't venture over to the Michigan board much. I've said over there that it always sucks to lose a great assistant coach, but that's the name of the game. I'd much rather Michigan assistants be in high demand than have nobody interested whatsoever. These opportunities to move on are evidence of how talented these assistant coaches are.
That being said, I don't sweat it or melt down because we have yet to suffer a backbreaking loss to any of our coaching staffs. The guys we have lost, while good, have been replaceable. Would I have preferred it if Jerry Montgomery stayed? Absolutely. Is Roy Manning doing an excellent job replacing him? Again, the answer is absolutely. Manning has been instrumental in extending Michigan's profile in the DMV area, and given the talent to come out of Virginia recently, that's an absolute must. So, while it always sucks to lose a good assistant, it's silly to melt down when your programs have proven that they can replace assistants relatively seamlessly.
(Of course, if/when Pat Narduzzi leaves for an HC gig, it'll be more than understandable to completely melt down.)
P.S. And I promise not to melt down when Pat Narduzzi leaves.
Sorry, again replace them to keep you elite??
You are right, seamless and you often stay the same. No doubt.
FTR. Doesn't fife have just as good of a shot at that job anyway?
This post was edited by DWags 12 months ago
It's not my fault if you're terrified of losing your assistants.
Since Roy Manning replaced Jerry Montgomery, Manning has closed on Chase Winovich and started on 2015s like Ricky DeBerry and Garrett Taylor. Meanwhile, Montgomery has landed 2 low-mid 3-stars at Oklahoma. Not a huge difference.
Again, I'm not saying that it doesn't always suck a bit to lose good assistants, but when you've got capable replacements, it's really not a big deal.
What does this have to do with the UM basketball team as initially discussed?
that guy that runs the charlotte bobcats? ill pass
Alvin Ellis's scholarship was based on Kearney's transfer, which wasn't even available until after Irvin committed.
Derrick Walton wouldn't have gotten a scholarship offer because we already have 3 guys that can play PG.
If you want to compare Gavin Schilling to Donnel or whoever the big man is, go ahead. Neither will provide much impact for a couple years at least.
The fact is, Izzo put all his eggs in one basket because he thought he only had 1 scholarship to give, which would've been for a forward. Izzo is in on many top prospects but since he has 3-5 scholarships to give, he isn't putting all his eggs in the Jones/Alexander/Okafor basket.
If you look at stats JMU over VT was a bigger upset. Virginia Tech went 11-3 in 2010 and JMU went 6-5 in the FCS that same year. In 2007, Michigan went 9-4 and Appalachain State went 13-2 and won the national championship.
Stealing Sparty's recruits and owning them on the field since 1898
MSU. I was in 8th grade and lived in Lansing and remember it.
UM is the only top 5 team to ever lose to a FBS school ever. EVER
The VT L is up there (along with USC losing to Stanford), but the UM loss is the worst.
And of course you live in Lansing. Wags was right
This post was edited by CaliSpartan0606 12 months ago
We were top 5 because of preseason rankings. If you look at what the teams actually did VT in 2010 was better than Michigan in 2007 and App State in 2007 was better than JMU in 2010. Therefore the VT upset was bigger.
This post was edited by msucantmakebcs 12 months ago
Dude- I'm not going to sit here and argue with you.
UM was in the top 5 and lost to a FCS school. The first time in CFB history a top 5 team lost to a FCS school. Attempt to justify it anyway you want, but VT was #13 when they lost to JM.
Anyone who actually had a list on Google: (excluding BR)
And as Stewie Mandel puts it:
This was a team with at least 22 less scholarships and one-tenth as much funding as its opponent (according to public data, Michigan’s football program raked in more than $50 million in revenue in 2005-06; Appalachian State pulled in less than $5 million) walking into a 110,000-seat stadium and knocking off a team chock full of Rivals.com five-star recruits and future NFL draft picks.
"I'm not gonna argue with you, but here's my 6th post on the topic including links and opinions from others who support my argument".
This post was edited by Due51 12 months ago
My latest posts ends the discussion of that topic
Game. Set. Match.
So basically your only justification for why the App State upset was bigger was because we were ranked higher than VT was in September and a bunch of internet articles. Virginia Tech was a better team in 2010 than we were in 2007. App State won the national championship in 2007 while JMU went 6-5 the year they had their upset.
What CaliSpartan's trying to say is that App St. was a bigger upset because Michigan is a top 5 all time football program and perception is reality. So because Michigan has been sooooooo great at football for such a long time, losing to App St. in a single game was more shocking than VT losing to JM. It's a big deal because we are awesome.
This post was edited by iAmBrookBanks 12 months ago
3-5 years is a decade now?
The App State lost didn't prevent us from beating MSU again
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