Done. NOW i get it...duh
I've read this 3 times and still have no idea what this rant is about.
I think Harbaugh knew it was an uphill battle w/ the 2016 (and 2017) classes against Meyer in the state of Ohio because of the relationships the OSU staff has built with those kids and schools. Looking further down the road in the state is his best chance at getting in.
I apologize. It was a rough monday morning. I'm doing much better now.
Congrats, that's a heck of a pickup. He will excel far higher than just a 3 star ranking
I think it's a funny idea and I bet Harbaugh would laugh if you guys started a chant during their practice, but more importantly, is anyone else bothered by the grammar and formatting of the OP?
Eli Manning has more Super Bowl rings than his brother, Aaron Rodgers, Dan Marino...So I guess he's better than all three of those guys?
It also makes me happy to read your words, then see you call yourself "intelligent"...For someone with this many grammatical errors and incomplete sentences in their writing, I'm surprised you spelled intelligent correctly.
Notice how no other Ohio State fans have jumped in to defend or agree with your reasoning that Harbaugh is a bad coach - apparently not even one of the top 10 coaches in college football? Yeah, you're right though, I'm the ignorant one.
You don't even make sense. I, unlike yourself, am a realistic fan and don't think someone sucks just because of where they play or coach...Like I said, Harbaugh has turned every team around he's been at. He won a BCS bowl w/ Stanford and they are now a consistent power every year. He has a coaching tree that stretches from head coaches in college and the NFL. He's gone to the NFL and turned around the 49ers including 3 trips to the NFC championship game and a trip to the Super Bowl. He was the most sought after coach in both the NFL and college. How is he not a top 3 coach in the game? Pretty sure you're the delusional, ignorant one, buddy.
He's a top three coach b/c he's been successful at both the college and pro levels - besides Urban and Saban, who would you take over Harbaugh as a coach? Take off the scarlet and gray glasses for a second. "They didn't even finish in the top 3 of the conference"...1) The 4th best team in the Big Ten East is better than the best team in the West, so...2) He took a 5-7 team and got them 10 wins in year one. 3) He just got a top 5 recruiting class for his first full recruiting cycle. Is he crazy and different? Yes. Does it work? Yes.
Secondly, Gary to Derrick Green? Come on man, that literally has zero basis. When was the last time you saw the unanimous #1 recruit in the nation flop? What about his game or personality do you feel make him "the next derrick green"? Or do you still have those scarlet and gray glasses on?
Michigan has a top 5 recruiting class, a top 3 coach and a program that is on the rise, proven by getting the #1 player in the Nation. There's a lot of reasons why Michigan fans are celebrating, but they should be very happy getting a can't miss player like Gary.
wow...didn't see this coming...
said noone ever
I'm confident O'Korn will be a solid QQ, especially under Harbaugh. The progression Rudock made through the season was very impressive. Like you said, it's not ideal to have a transfer come in and start, but he's been here for 1 year and has solid game experience (outside of Michigan). Luckily the start of the season is pretty easy so he should have plenty of time to get confidence before the first tough games come.
Also, the long term solution is Brandon Peters, a top QB recruit and early enrollee. They also have a great shot at landing Dylan McCaffrey in 2017.
I think Nick Bosa would be at OSU no matter who his position coach is
Let's just all admit that 99.9% of college football coaches have used crappy recruiting tactics and it sucks.
I gotcha. And no, I was not intentionally trying to deflect from what Michigan apparently did here and point fingers elsewhere. It sucks that this kind of stuff is happening, especially at the very schools we root for. These types of crootin' tactics are becoming more and more common and that sucks. I'm just guessing the NCAA sees this stuff going on, thinks to themselves "hey, we gotta do something about this!", but quickly gets distracted by the pile of money in the corner of the room and forgets about it quickly.
Did you not pay attention to the Mike Weber recruiting story at all? I am well aware of where Stan Drayton is coaching and what time he announced his departure to take that position.
I'm not justifying the team tactics. In fact, I said I was not a fan of what they did. I guess you missed the big part of my post:
"To be clear, I am not happy with how Michigan/Harbaugh handled Swenson if everything that is getting out is true. It's a crappy practice for sure and shows that ALL coaches going to lengths to get the guys they want, no matter how long they have been committed or even at a school. The recruiting practice as a whole needs a HUGE overhaul, but there's no way the NCAA knows how to regulate it."
Stan Drayton. Jamel Dean. Taivon Jacbos.
To be clear, I am not happy with how Michigan/Harbaugh handled Swenson if everything that is getting out is true. It's a crappy practice for sure and shows that ALL coaches going to lengths to get the guys they want, no matter how long they have been committed or even at a school. The recruiting practice as a whole needs a HUGE overhaul, but there's no way the NCAA knows how to regulate it.
Is Jim a bit of an odd duck? Yes. Does it work to pull in big recruits? Yes. I'm fine w/ a little tree climbing.
considering the recruiting guys they have on that side of the ball with Mattison, Partidge, Jackson, Zordich - I'm not too concerned if he's the black sheep of the crew. It's a home run hire.
You can't compare Hoke and Mike Dantoni when it comes to development
No, but you have to also take into account what caliber of player he had while at BC. The talent Michigan has coming back in 2016 is 10x better (overall) than anything BC will ever have. Don't get me wrong, BC has had some good players, but there's a HUGE talent gap. I'm very excited with what he brings. I'm a little scared he's already 60 years old, but whatevs I guess