PHONE'S RINGING -- IT'S URBAN ON THE LINE
Happened a couple hours ago per Sam Webb
I wish he would have waited until saturday to announce. Oh well. Now if we can just get the rest of the guys we want...
Those who stay will be CHAMPIONS!
Why do me-shit-agin fans constantly troll our website... SMH
"You're pissed because we went after a committed guy? Guess what, we got nine guys who better go do it again. Do it a little harder next time." -- Urban Frank Meyer -- I LOVE THIS DUDE!! :)
No one is trolling. Grow up.
Katzfan I agree
@Hail you are the stereotype
- Respect the Rivalry -
I disagree. Hail does come on here and say somethings that are fair. I don't agree with alot but he is not trolling. Real trolls have no true judgement and are so one sided. They can not be argued with or you will go crazy. They can be very unrealistic. Hail shares his opinion and doesn't push his agenda. He and Mman comment very soundly.
Michigan still sucks though!
I'm with you, Squirrel. Trolls say incendiary things to provoke angry responses. Hail just gives us the perspective from his team.
Hail isn't doing anything wrong and is civil around here....I personally don't care to read his comments that "hopefully we can just get the rest of the guys we want", well because I don't hope TSUN gets any of the guys they want haha
I prefer M-Man, but Hail is alright too, I guess. Having an intelligent conversation with a fan from AACC is hard to come by. Now, I feel dirty again, back to the shower....
Actually Gedeon is an interesting case. By all accounts, he is an extraordinarily high-character kid from Hudson, with a brother who plays for our off-field rival, Harvard. ;-) Michigan doesn't have any terrible personnel needs at linebacker, yet Hoke seems to be going out of his way to create space for kids that he and Mattison want as extremely capable athletes (Levenberry?) and team leaders/examples (Gedeon).
The quiet story, between Michigan and OSU, is to what extent Meyer tried to recruit Gedeon. There was a Buckeye offer, and as far as I know it was a very serious, committable offer. But I am not so sure that Michigan's getting Ben Gedeon is such a terrible defeat for the Meyer program at OSU. The commit was not a surprise in Ann Arbor; he's a kid we've been waiting for. The story of an OSU offer is one on which I defer to the experts at 11W.
It does seem like Flounder is loading up on top notch linebacker recruits. I don't know how he is going to have room for them all.
Hey Flip... No need to get nasty... I'm sorry that I could care less what any fan from TSUN has to say. They have their site, and we have ours and that's how I like it. Do we always get what we want in life? Of course not but I can still wish for it....
Hey Squirrel is it fun driving down the middle of the road? Let me know if I should try it out.
Ya! Let's not entertain the level headed, rational opinions of OSU's biggest rival's fans! RABBLE RABBLE!
MMan and Hail are cool in my book. I enjoy their take on all things UM.
"It is said that if you know your enemies and know yourself, you will not be imperiled in a hundred battles; if you do not know your enemies but do know yourself, you will win one and lose one; if you do not know your enemies nor yourself, you will be imperiled in every single battle."
@ Katz-that's not even a funny attempt and a Michigan insult either. Its actually hard to say....Keep perpetuating the OSU stereotype though. GG.
4-6 seconds from point A to point B and when you get to point B, be pissed off
Did Gedeon have a commitable offer?
Apparently he is slow. That's according to his high school coach. Just sayin'
@MAESTRO Where did you hear that? Just out of curiosity.
I'm from close to where he plays, and his school is full of spoiled little entitled kids, so I picture his training routine as being not as rigorous as a routine of someone who doesn't mind getting his fancy school clothes dirty, per se, but he looks good to me. LB is a position that I can't judge too well based on tapes though
I think MAESTRO is kidding.
"Attack the Strong, Trample the Weak, Hurdle the Dead!"
-Former OSU S&C Coach Lichter
It's going to be weird in 3 years to see our roster compared to Michigan. Going to be a lot of good Ohio kids playing for Michigan, and a bunch of good players from everywhere but Ohio playing for us. I guess without Ohio talent and coaching, Michigan wouldn't exist.
Dustin Fox was our leading tackler as a corner.... because his guy always caught the ball.
^^ Nah. His H.S. coach said he has alot intangibles, but he needs to get faster.
@Gluefingers, 5 of our 8 commits are from Ohio. What about that don't you get? Last time I checked that means 62.5% of all players committed for 2013 are from Ohio...
Hey Phxbuck, you accusing me of supporting Michigan with that comment? Are you sure you want to go there?
Squirrel, don't even bother with it. I think PHXbuck is out of bounds.
Let's get a few things straight:
I hate Ohio State. I rarely support them in any way. However, I have the upmost respect for Ohio State. I occasionally throw in some (usually sarcastic) digs, but I behave on here, for the most part...just like Rational and M Man. Do I speak up if I think that the consensus feeling about something Michigan is incorrect? Sure. Do I complain about Brady Hoke fat jokes and Michigan insults...not once (here, at least).
It's kind of funny how this topic makes its way to a thread at least once a week. Well, if I wear out my welcome, Mods, feel free to boot me. Most of the regulars here are good conversation, though, and would be missed.
Sometimes hearing the same things over and over at your team's board gets old and you need a perspective that's a little less homerish. I see Buckeye fans (and ND, Alabama, MSU, PSU) in every Michigan forum I visit almost daily, and I'm fine with the ones who offer insight. Heck, Fortmeyer reports what goes on at MGOBLOG once a week or whenever he feels like the Buckeyes are being shamed. Don't worry, having a civil conversation with your enemy doesn't make you a fan of them. Obviously we each have a vested interest in what's going on in the other's camp---if we didn't, we wouldn't be rivals. This thread is exact proof of that, along with every OSU related thread on M boards.
Yes, perhaps I took the high school coaches comments a little farther than he intended them to go, but he did in fact say that the Gedeon needed to get faster. Not a comment that I would want my coach making about me, but whatever.
Not a terrible insight, Hail. While I wish destruction and winlessness upon your team, thanks for commenting.
And the sheer number of these comment threads (WHY IS A TSUN FAN ON OUR WEBSITE) is astounding. I have to think that a new one must get started by each new 11W reader when they get an account, like a rite of passage or something. Go Bucks!
To be fair, there are also Bama fans who read our every word. So I can at least kinda understand a GoBlue-er checking the site out.
@Hail, doesn't this come up at LEAST once a week ("he's a troll, grrrr, get off our board"), every member is a die-hard tOSU fan, and as MUCH as I despise all things scUM, it is nice to get some persective and the going on's at scUM. And I think what's going on in the B1G right now with recruiting and all the press is very good for a conference that's been down the last few years.
That being said and moving on to the real subject, I think Urban really overloaded with linebackers in the 2012 recruiting class as it was a HUGE area of concern with us (and it was pointed out by Fickell as a position of need). I just think they wanted Gedeon for the reason's listed (good kid, smart football player, etc) however I would say he was probably the fourth option behind Love, Anazlone, and Smith (of course). I think scUM got a good LB and it's going to be fun playing mostly Ohio kids in the next few years (maybe we can start calling scUM....Northern Ohio Junior College with all the Ohio kids playing there??? <sarcastic dig>).
I think Hail and the gang should be allowed to post whatever they want here as long as they're not being rude. yes, sometimes they make comments that I really couldn't care any less about, like the one at the top of this thread, but I'm sure the rest of us do that as well.
11W does a good job of making sure trolls don't last long on here. The moderators do their job well. This is one of the reasons I do frequent this site. For the most part the comments are interesting and rarely go over the edge. Hail, Mman, and Rational M are courteous and do engage in civil discussions. Contrast that to M1EK, a PSU troll whom the moderators eventually banned - there is just no comparison. While I understand the views of some of the posters not wanting rivals comments on here, I also enjoy the input when it is offered in the manner these three put forth. I must admit, it gets a little annoying that they are called out so often, but I have to remember that this site is attracting new readers every day, and many just don't know the history and/or the rules. Without exception the fans of other teams that come on here just trying to stir the ashes and pick a fight will not last long. Trust your moderators!
This is perhaps the biggest reason that I just can not read too much on the newspaper sites that let the commentors run wild. It just is not worth reading the crap in the comments generated by trolls on both sides. I know the content on here is great, but the encouraged civility on the comments just makes this site the best option for everything Buckeye!
Exactly. Hence why they are not trolls. If you want to see some real trolls, go on over the ESPN. Only thing worst than the posts over there is the hate trolling! Every now and then, against my better judgement, I comment over there and the trolls just jump all over you. All you can say is "I think this kid is a good player and will help out this team alot" and they just redicule you for saying it and then go beat up your dog!
No one on here wants to beat up your dog! Dogs are safe!
"You're pissed because we went after a committed guy? Guess what, we got 9 guys who better go do it again," said Meyer. "Do it a little harder next time."
So who do we think is the next buckeye commit? Is Lazard still just about to pull the trigger?
"I like to believe that my best hits border on felonious assault."
@Hodge, I was literally laughing my ass off.... I hate those one liners... Like someone gets frozen and the guy says "Looks like he's.....out cold.", very nice
Edit: and yes, I mean literally, for all u grammar nazi's. I had to pick it up off the floor
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