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Comment 17 Jul 2014

Hey, honest mistake.  CDUB4 set me straight on the 11W football scholarship grid inaccuracy.

you fucking weasel

Thanks for the vote of confidence on my sexual prowess.  Now if I could only get my wife on that bandwagon....

Comment 17 Jul 2014

Somebody had to leave before the season or else the team would have been over the scholarship limit.  According to the football scholarship grid of this site, with JT, there were 83 players on scholarship with the limit for this year being 82 (2014 being the last year of the 3 scholarship reduction).  This gets the scholarship numbers down to that magic number of 82 just in time.  Good Luck to you JT in your future endeavors!

Comment 16 Jul 2014

The other thing people are losing sight of with Cornell was that his original #1 ranking was based on the viewpoint he was going to be a Clowney type WDE.  Now that he has put on a lot of weight since the initial rankings, most are now projecting him to move inside on the DL.  So that mixed with being good but not dominating in his camp appearances are the main reasons for his drop in the rankings.

Comment 30 Jun 2014

I wouldn't call Damien Harris a flip.  To me, a flip was either currently committed to another school at the time or commits to another team in a relatively short period after a decommit.  This shows that the reason for the switch was most likely due to another coaching staffs work and not something else.  Damien Harris stated he decommitted because Michigan fired Borges, not because tOSU coaches convinced him to.  He also opened himself up and is concidering more than one other school.  I would consider Shaun Crawford a flip by Notre Dame, but not Damien Harris.  He just opened things back up.  Either way, I can tell you that both sting the same, which is probably the more important aspect.

Comment 30 Jun 2014

FWIW - I did not DV you once.

Are you secretly saying you downvoted Bass multiple times, i.e.  more than once?

 

Comment 26 Jun 2014

Not to throw off the conversation, but I am interested in asking a question to see if it affects others thoughts on the 2015 RB topic.  Recently Birm interviewed Damien Harris and the following comment by Harris stuck out to me.

"I don't mind coming and trying to compete for my spot, but I'd still like to be the only back in my class.

Before Damien Harris committed to Michigan, the coaches had indicated they were looking to add two RB's to the class.  As soon as Harris committed to Michigan, they changed their recruiting strategy and shut down their RB recruiting for 2015, pushing away other RB recruits like Weber and Patrick.  Once Borges was fired and Nussmeier hired, Michigan once again began recruiting for 2 RBs in the class and subsequently Harris decommitted. (Did Borges secure Harris' commitment by promising he would be the only RB in his class?)

So with the above being said, if Damien Harris is intent on being the only RB recruit in his class, should that affect tOSU's recruiting strategy?  Would you be willing to accept a commitment from Scott or Weber if you knew it would hurt your chances with Harris?

 

 

Comment 26 Jun 2014

Haha.  Nice observation.  You might also notice that it makes its way down to the Toledo area.

Comment 26 Jun 2014

Michigan actually has a rich Native American heritage.  I happen to be a bit of an expert on the topic having invested many hours at some of their casinos.  (Link to a version of the original map that can be zoomed in to see what the guy came up with too)

 

 

 

 

Comment 26 Jun 2014

He was never thought of as a lock by Michigan fans and has always been considered a Sparty lean (over 75% CB since September 13, and having no Michigan predictions since December 13).  His name hasn't even been mentioned with regards to Michigan recruiting for a while now.  For the 2015 cycle, Michigan's class size is quite limited and as far as DE recruiting goes, they seem to be strongly focused on WDE prospects (KLS being priority #1 and as evidenced by no longer recruiting Cornell and cancelling his visit, which in my opinion was really stupid by the staff).  Going back to Alibi though, Michigan being left out wasn't really a surprise (If they made his Top 5 it would have been because they were one of the instate schools).  I don't know who cooled on who first and won't even try to speculate.  I will say the instate recruiting for 2015 seems to favor MSU over Michigan though and seemed to swing that way with MSU's hiring of Curtis Blackwell.  If you recognize his name, it's because he helped start and ran the SMSB camp until MSU hired him.  He's very well connected in the Detroit football community and it appears to be paying dividends for MSU in the short term.

Comment 25 Jun 2014

Madonna actually attended Michigan too, so I guess Lourdes is just following in her mother's footsteps.

Madonna Ciccone (Music, Theatre & Dance)

One of the most acclaimed pop icons of the 20th century, known for many chart-topping hits, including “Like a Virgin” and “Like a Prayer.”  A native of Pontiac, Mich., Madonna received a dance scholarship and attended U-M for two years, then moved to New York City in 1978 to pursue her career in entertainment.

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Comment 23 Jun 2014

Hey, I'm not trying to pick holes in your statement, I'm just saying that I don't trust Bill Kurelic's info as much as the 11W guys.  I think the 11W guys get things right more than he does.  If Birm and the other 11W guys don't call it, then it doesn't move the needle for me.  I just don't think the 11W staff would have missed Chris Clark deciding he was going to pick tOSU the night after his visit.  I just don't.  (Especially so badly that Jordan crystal balled him to Michigan after it).  That has nothing to do with what you said, and more my trust in them to be on top of the story and not needing to drum up some juicy info to convince you to pay for a subscription.

Comment 23 Jun 2014

However, Hilliard going somewhere else (as long as it's not *ichigan) will not cripple OSU.

Fixed that for you since I'm pretty positive he has already eliminated Michigan even though he hasn't said it yet.

Comment 23 Jun 2014

Is this behind a paywall?  If not, it would be great to see a link.  I don't know how much I believe Bill's story.  Could Chris Clark have said something like "I could see myself picking OSU after this visit"?   I could see that, but Michigan was always seen as having a tenuous lead heading into these visits with the Buckeyes playing catch up.  From 11W's Jeremy on June 8th about 11 days before Clark's commitment to Michigan.

As for Chris, the nation's most-offered tight end, the Wolverines of Michigan continue to be the team to beat,

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I still believe Michigan has the edge for Clark

When it comes to recruiting, and especially with shared tOSU and Michigan targets, I tend to find the 11W guys to be really plugged in and since all of them continued to crystal ball Clark to Michigan as his visits progressed, I felt pretty confident that things hadn't swung.  In fact, I feel Jordan's crystal ball selection of Michigan a day after his tOSU visit tends to poke a hole in Bill's story.

 

 

 

Comment 17 Jun 2014

It is definitely a system that has potential for abuse, but as long as the money changing hands is transparent, it shouldn't be a problem.  Except....

LSU, Clemson and Oklahoma run their camps through private entities and thus did not provide public records of guest fees to CBSSports.com.

Wait, what's that?  LSU, CLemson, and Oklahoma are running their camps through private entities?  FOI requests don't apply?  This stuck out to me in the article.  What could they be trying to hide?  Really, there could be a good reason for this, but it does give them the added perk of keeping things off the books so to speak.

I guess another question that could come up is, since a lot of times these HS coaches will take their recruits on college visits, since the University would be paying for the coach's travel and expenses to work the camp, can this be used as a potential back door official visit if the coach drives the recruit to the camp?  Maybe the coaches aren't permitted to take the recruits directly with them for this reason.  I'm not sure if they are allowed to or not, but it would make sense if they aren't.

 

 

 

Comment 05 Jun 2014
the staff took Eze and then stopped recruiting Isaac and Green.

Not true.  The tOSU staff was still recruiting Green after Eze's commitment.  Alex even confirmed as much in the comment of Eze's commitment post.  The staff didn't decide until almost 4 months after Eze's commitment that they could only take one running back and stopped recruiting Derrick Green.  As for Isaac, tOSU offered him three months earlier than Eze, so he was at least on their radar sooner, and I guess it is hard to tell when the staff stopped recruiting Isaac because they weren't really considered one of his top choices and he committed to USC within a month of Eze's commitment.

Either way, none of this really matters.  Eze looks like he is going to be a very good back for you guys and between Green, Smith, and Isaac, Michigan has some good depth at RB now and just needs the OL to improve.  Fingers crossed that consistency with blocking schemes helps this year.

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Comment 05 Jun 2014
According to multiple witnesses, Munsch had been walking around with a megaphone on the night of Nov. 30 and Dec. 1. He taunted U-M fans on the street and inside the Brown Jug about 20 to 30 minutes before the fight, according to police.

Is this why you aren't surprised?  I guess it still doesn't justify fighting, but damn that would be super annoying. (you can see him with the megaphone in the video)

Out of curiosity, since it has been a while since I've been to the bars in Ann Arbor on a football weekend, how would you say the Michigan fans are treating opposing team's fans these days?  Better, average, or worse than other fan bases?  We were nice to opposing fans when I went there, but for me, it was during the Cooper years and I was watching a better Michigan product.

Comment 05 Jun 2014

The assault didn't occur at the 5 second mark and can't really be seen on the camera.  I tried to watch the video first and thought that at too, but the guy actually fell at that point because he ran into a fence there.  From the article.

One of the men in the Munschs’ group fell in the moments before the altercation because he walked into a fence outside the Brown Jug on South University Avenue.

The video is so bad that if you even want to try to figure out what happened you need to read the article first and then try to decipher what's in the video.  Even then, no punches can be made out.

Video reviewed by Ann Arbor police shows Lewan in the area. But, Detective Dave Monroe — the lead investigator — wrote the film doesn’t clearly show Lewan’s actions.

This video is about as bad as the one in the Carlos Hyde situation, so it really is going to come down to the witness statements, which are pretty inconsistent.  My guess is this ends in a plea deal unless Lewan is absolutely against that and it goes to court.  At that point, I couldn't even guess what the verdict would be.  No matter what the verdict though, Lewan still is a deuche and from the police reports, it looks like his little brother might be too.

Comment 04 Jun 2014

The first time he was asked to keep it a secret was two weeks after he was first told about it.  Nothing is ever mentioned about him being indicted personally, it seems like the request was made because the lawyer was violating attorney-client confidentiality by telling Tres.  The lawyer was later disbarred after the scandal broke and his role was revealed.