Michigan Fans React to Losing Da'Shawn Hand to Alabama

November 14, 2013 at 1:47p    by DJ Byrnes    
The #1 Prospect in the country chose Alabama.

Michigan had long been considered the landing spot for the nation's #1 overall prospect, five-star defensive end Da'Shawn Hand of Woodbridge, Virginia. That was until today, when Hand chose Alabama, winner of three of the last four national titles, over Michigan, who has lost eight games in the last two years under coach Brady Hoke. 

We go now to the abyss of Twitter, to take a pulse on just how Michigan fans are reacting to the news. We start with THE GOOD:

Ok, ok. Some Michigan fans are apparently well-adjusted adults and aren't going to let a teenager verbally committing to another school ruin their day. Let's check on THE BAD Michigan fans.

Ah, passive-aggression: the true sign of a Michigan Man. Now, let's get to the main event; THE UGLY MICHIGAN FANS:

This one wasn't sent directly to Da'Shawn, but it's being included for LOL purposes:



ChazBuckeye's picture

Something tells me he won't be riding the bench...

Some people think we’re the hunted.I don’t feel that way at all.We’re the hunter.Everybody wants an angry football team.Everybody wants a team on edge and a hungry team.If you’re a hunter,that usually equates to being hungry.

tennbuckeye19's picture

Even if he does, it will only be for a season or so. 

Doc's picture

Stay classy Missigain!

"Say my name."

oldbuckeyedave's picture

it seems that meatchicken fans do have an abundant and overflowing whine cellar


GoBucksToledo's picture

Apparently these posters missed spelling and punctuation class in whichever (reform) school they attended. 
They are definitely taking this too hard and need to get a life.

RedsBuckeyeBoy's picture

Those fine Michigan academics on full display! HA!
I would enjoy this more, but unfortunately every school has its fair share of this type of fan. Every single school EXCEPT FOR OHIO STATE!!! Wait a minute, my son just came into the room:

Brent Clay's picture

I would love to see this kid now, how old is he now?  He would be a good person to interview and ask who he was actually sending the "Bird" to?  (He better be a buckeye Fan)
I have always loved this picture! It has been photo shopped (altered) more than any other photo in existence.

jeremytwoface's picture

Bahahhha.... I love this.

And when we win the game, we'll buy a keg of boooooooooze!! And we'll drink to old Ohio 'till we wobble in our shoes.

BME_Buckeye's picture

Fire Al Borges! Jk

Look closely, because the closer you think you are, the less you will actually see.


Chief B1G Dump's picture

HAHAHA! If anything, I think Borgess would HELP in recruiting Hand...since his offense is so shitty, Hand would be on the field playing defense 90% of the game.
One more nail in Hoke's coffin.

Buckeye_Mafia's picture

*ichigan men at their best.  If the kid chooses somewhere else to play, for whatever reason, just accept it, wish them luck, and move the eff on.  What a bunch of b*tchboys!

Adolphus Washington is half grizzly bear and half dragon | Noah Spence kills quarterbacks, just to watch them die.

gumtape's picture

Does it need to be said that if this was Ohio State similar stuff has and would probably happen?
Seantrel Henderson? Stefon Diggs? Bobby Boucher Jr.?
I am all about schadenfreude too, but there are always going to be nutballs.

High and tight boo boo

cronimi's picture

Does it need to be said? No. Is it true? Sadly, yes. There are way too many adults "invested" in the college decisions of 17- and 18-year-olds -- among most all fanbases.

iamcbs's picture

Couldn't have said it better myself CRONIMI!! People have way too much time on their hands. Fans of every school sit and worry incessantly over the machinations in the minds of 17 and 18 year-old's about where they choose to further their academic and athletic careers. There's always another Top Recruit coming next year!!  

I am not afraid of an army of lions led by a sheep, I am afraid of an army of sheep led by a lion~Alexander the Great

rdubs's picture

I think the point of posting this is to raise awareness so that our fan base doesn't embarrass itself in the future.  Hopefully putting idiots on blast will discourage future idiots who just happen to cheer for a better team.

sharks's picture

It's true.  Sad, sure, but true.
I'd take even odds that none of those negative twitwits that mouthed off to him have ever stepped foot in a UM classroom.  It's the idiots that grab the headlines though.

The postgame show is brought to you by... Christ, I can't find it. The hell with it...

Bolt's picture

lololz. D Rosenthal is something else!

Ramzy Nasrallah's picture

This GIF could use a sequel/update.

KLF Buckeye's picture

The reaction is more embarrassing than losing the recruit.

ShowThemOhiosHere's picture

On one hand, I agree with Bucknuts on how it would help the B1G and OSU if TTUN was able to land this kid. However, I can only imagine how unbearable some TTUN fans would be if they did. Including some of the same ones that are slamming Hand right now.

"Yeah best recruiting class ever - watch out Suckeyes!"
"We're going to beat Ohio all 4 years! Big Ten and National titles too!"
"Hoke > Meyer at recruiting"

The bad and ugly tweets are why they can't have nice things...haha

Class of 2010.

cronimi's picture

Give TTUN all the Recruiting National Championships and September Heismans they can get their grubby little hands on -- I give no f**ks about any of that. All I care about is them losing to the Buckeyes in the last regular game of every season.

Ohio State Ombre's picture

i love that the guy spelled inbred wrong...wow. and the guy who linked to engineering school rankings linked the grad rankings, not undergrad. dont think many football players of that caliber are going to be going to grad school in engineering

DJRoss926's picture

Just a few hours before he started trashing Hand:


Beat Meatchicken's picture

Wow this country fried rube is acting like a scorned lover. First happy birthday...then he opens the flood gates! He probably couldn't even punch his way out of a wet paper bag. You have to love how miserable Meatchicken fans are! 

xrox's picture

God, that's creepy. I don't follow any recruits on Twitter. I can't imagine a time where I would. Journalists aside, I don't see a reason to follow a teenager on Twitter. Fans tweeting at recruits just gives me a bad, bad vibe. I don't even like coaches/recruiters tweeting at these kids.

Buckeyevstheworld's picture




"YOLO" = I'm about to do something extremely ignorant/stupid & I need an excuse to do it.

Poison nuts's picture

Eye luv Mishagan speeling airers.

"Do not pass me, just slow down - I can move right through you" Superchunk - Precision Auto.

Buckeyevstheworld's picture

Eye no, rite?

"YOLO" = I'm about to do something extremely ignorant/stupid & I need an excuse to do it.

Maestro's picture

I have to believe that at some point picking Bama will stop being the thing to do.  Maybe even before they get knocked off the pedestal.  Trends change.  I hope sooner rather than later.
and again, stop following high school kids on twitter.  Unless you are related to them it should be off limits IMHO.

vacuuming sucks

Frostybuck88's picture

Amen sir!  Your opinion need not be so humble...

The Dude abides...

Alhan's picture

I always took the H to mean honest...my world as I know it is a lie!

"Nom nom nom" - Brady Hoke

Idaho Helga's picture

If I'm a parent of a highly visible recruit, I'm not allowing them a twitter account.  I don't let my kids walk through minefields for the same reason.   Facebook is bad enough, but twitter just seems to bring out the knee-jerk, "wasn't thinking", responses out of everyone.

causeicouldntgo43's picture

The high schoolers have already moved on to other sites anyway............too many parents on FB and Twitter

Earle's picture

There are minefields in Idaho??

Just say no to italics abuse.

Idaho Helga's picture

No minefields but I must say we are all armed to the teeth. So don't trespass. It won't turn out well.

OSU2002Grad's picture

I'd love to hear some more of the backstory on what went wrong with Ohio State and Hand. Just feels like htere was something Birm wasn't telling us.

WOLFofOHIO's picture

...they just cant get over the hump, can they? poor little recruiting yellow snowballs. LOL!

there is no greater joy than watching Michigan get slammed. in anything

bigbadbuck's picture

Good thing for Missagain fans....there are still kleenex and for Hokey Pokey who's  after today an even bigger jokey, there's always gonna be buffets!

Gentlemen, you can't fight in here, its a war room

PortlyOSUMan's picture

There, there michigan fans. Everything will be aaallllllll right. Now shhhhhh.

Scott K's picture

Nice, Rosemary's Baby!

"There's a fine line between stupid, and....clever.  David St. Hubbins/Nigel Tufnel

mh277907's picture

I, too,  wouldn't want to go to UM and play OSU every year.


RunningFree's picture

Twitter logic: "I'll unfollow him... that'll show him!"
Um... this is important?

EDUGOON's picture

IMO dude is overrated. But it's still gives me joy to see sCUM on the struggle bus. I wonder who will be the first commit to flip after we tax that but in a few weeks!!! Oh and I'm surprised I haven't seen the blame Urban comments as of yet. Lolz Go Bucks

"We Don't Believe You, You Need More People"- Hova #GOBUCKS #FreeElGuapo #Famthik

nrbuckguy's picture

Okay this has really brightened my day, my personal favorite from MgoBlog, "CooperLily21- I used to be a fun-loving Wolverine fan.  Then I started visiting this website.  I started noticing bad things.  Then I started following recruiting.  Now I hate Michigan, myself, and all of you too". HAHAHA!

In Urban We Trust

Hovenaut's picture

Major college football recruiting, the social media and M...igan: An expose' in butthurt.

National Champions

causeicouldntgo43's picture

And the Michigan fans all said in their best Sean Penn Spicoli voice - "Mr. Hand, you're a dick!"


"Sherman ran an option play right through the south" - Greatest Civil War analogy EVER.

buckeyedude's picture




HighBallAce's picture

"In-bred cousin fuckers".....ROTFLMAO

avail31678's picture

No, no good sir.  The exact quote was "imbread cousin..."
Imbread, not in-bred.  Please capture this TTUN fan's horrible spelling accurately.
Shoot, this isn't even a spelling error, it's an I-don't-even-know-the-right-word error!!!

HighBallAce's picture

Sorry. I tend to get a little confused when we're talking about "imbread cousin fuckers"......lol

OSUStu's picture

Michigan should have tried a preemptive breakup.  I heard that is a good way to get some Hand.

If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them.  ~ Bruce Lee

Oldschoolbuck's picture

So Missagain doesn't even get a Hand job?!

ATXbucknut's picture

Now some M fans are turning their spite back toward us. Just saw this circulating on the webs. So weak...


What else can they do? Other than committing mass suicide and collapsing in on themselves like a dying star?

"Sherman ran an option play right through the south" - Greatest Civil War analogy EVER.

buckeyedude's picture

I saw that on the Science Channel.



Hovenaut's picture

National Champions

alust2013's picture

Applicable to so many situations. I think the only one with Meyer in it that I like better is when he laughs at Hyde bulldozing Stan Drayton.

...and Michigan still sucks.

KLF Buckeye's picture

Ha ha ha ha, who better than TTUN to know just how fine that wiener is. Hope they are ready for it again November 30.

HolyBuckeye1093's picture

I'm sure there would have been plenty of wieners in the state of Michigan if Hoke hadn't eaten all of them!

jkrk's picture

It might raise you up to know that I've heard of a M*ch*g@n coach crying.

ABrown07's picture

These people are putting too much pressure on these kids and their college choices. I know there are plenty of OSU fans who do the same but bottom line, everyone needs to back off these kids and let them make a decision that belongs to them. whether its right or wrong, its THEIR decision. Get off their twitters and facebooks and whatever else people use to stalk them FOR THE SIMPLE REASON THEY PLAY FOOTBALL AND EXPRESSED INTEREST AT ONE POINT IN YOUR FAVORITE COLLEGE SPORTS TEAM.

I don't like nice people. I like tough, honest people.

-Woody Hayes

BoFuquel's picture

It's 4:19 PM 11-14-2013, and TSUN still sucks. GO BUCKS!

I wish I didn't know now what I didn't know then.

BierStube's picture

Michigan wound up with this Mr. Hand

"No matter where you go, there you are." B. Banzai

unholy bucknut's picture

Thats Mr Hat. Wheres the respect? SMH. Mr. Hat wouldn't be caught dead in AA.

CC's picture

I know we could say the Akron game may be the beginning of the turning point for UM, but at this point the momentum is gone.
In reality they were almost on par with OSU from a recruiting perspective and their coaching seemed good through last year, but at this point it seems like all momentum is gone.
The 2015 class will be interesting, especially after they get crushed by Ohio.  I've never been more confident about a game vs. UM.
We're at a point where the objective observer has to say OSU by 21.

Oldschoolbuck's picture

Lol -- one of the "bad" posters, Keith Reeves, is busting on Hand about academics; "Thought academics WAS ..."
Dude, subject-verb agreement is something we learned in 2nd grade; if you actually received a degree from scUM, you'd better ask for your money back!

dubjayfootball90's picture

Well that escalated quickly

You can feed a bobcat all the chili it wants. That don't mean it's going to crap out diamonds.

stevebelliseeya's picture

LOL this is great...watch the path of the employee as he is jettisoned, not only into the first row of product, but into the next row as well...gold.

"We are eternal. All this pain is an illusion." - Tool

Hovenaut's picture

The dude in the background who coldly turns cheek and strolls away had me laughing just as much.

"Whoops. Wrong aisle."

National Champions


The dude in the background looked like The Dude lol

"Sherman ran an option play right through the south" - Greatest Civil War analogy EVER.

ronhack's picture

The HAND gave Missagin the Finger!  Just glad they didn't land him! Espn would have said it was the greatest recruiting ever by a BIG school!

Ron hack

Eph97's picture

Lost in all this news, I can't but think he would have been an impact player for Urban. He is going to be another cog in Saban's machine, but if he came here he could have been part of something special, i.e., starting a new dynasty and surpassing Alabama.

MichiganBuckeye222's picture

Just heard that he is reconsidering....the @wolverineviper unfollow was the kicker.

Representing the Buckeyes in the Mitten State since 1987.



BuckeyeFreak4844's picture

I seen a buckeye fan that i follow on twitter was bashing hand (enjoy sucking at bichigan)  so not the worst i have seen, and then hand called saying something like hey man i am a 17 year old kid and your an adult not cool lol.....  Moral of the story is lay off the kids they are kids OSU football will still be ok without every commit you want coming to the school.

Michigan Sucks!