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Comment 04 Feb 2016

Says the AD whose program hired Gary's high school coach.  Maybe he was just upset that they had to bring the coach on payroll and match the opposing offer to get him that Michigan education....I kid!

Comment 04 Feb 2016

“[Wide receiver] Binjimen Victor was the last one, and we kept waiting for it to come and he kept saying he sent it. [Wide receivers coach] Zach Smith had been sitting there for about five minutes, and then somebody figured out we were out of paper.

Along the lines of outdated technology, I actually passed a pay phone with my 5 year old recently.  She asked what it was and I told her it was a phone.  "She said daddy you aren't telling the truth.  Phones go in your pocket."

Comment 03 Feb 2016

Doing things right like hiring his high school coach?  But yes, big get for them.

The Wolverines had a few key advantages beyond their head coach's willingness to spend the night at a recruit's house. They hired Gary's former high school coach Chris Partridge as director in 2015 of recruiting operations and also have two of his former teammates, Jabrill Peppers and Juwann Bushell-Beatty, on their roster.

Comment 31 Jan 2016

Hmm...I thought Harbaugh wanted all his remaining commits to remain silent for a big signing day.  Odd they would be trying to out him as a Michigan commit.  More likely a last ditch effort to flip him.

Comment 28 Jan 2016

Ok.  Some prior posts were asking why do this.  My point was that this is a different spin on something I am sure he recruited against while at Stanford.  It's more of an organized spectacle for publicity and to create buzz that Michigan is the "it" place.  It worked quite well for Pete.  It also got him noticed in the ultra-conservative world of NCAA football.

From 30 for 30 on USC

The other thing that was stressed by Thomas in the documentary was how Carroll used USC’s location, Los Angeles, to his advantage. Carroll had invited celebrities such as Snoop Dogg to hang around the program and that helped gain publicity for the team. Players liked being able to associate with some of Hollywood’s biggest stars, and Carroll used that to his advantage in his time at USC. Players like Leinart and Bush were celebrities in L.A., according to Thomas. Some of the USC players said Leinart was a bigger celebrity than most actors in the documentary. The celebrity status of the USC players is part of what made USC so big from 2003-2006.

Comment 28 Jan 2016

He's stealing from Pete Carroll and his days at USC.  He's just trying to build a rock star / celebrity vibe.  Next he'll try to have famous people on the sidelines at their home game and practices.

The big names who have been connected to the Trojans football program this season come straight from the pages of People and the sound bites of Entertainment Tonight. At times the sideline at the Coliseum, USC's home field, has looked like a red-carpet parade at the ESPYs, Emmys, Grammys and Academy Awards rolled into one.

The list includes singers Nick Lachey and Flea; actresses Kirsten Dunst and Alyssa Milano; actors Will Ferrell, LeVar Burton, Wilmer Valderrama, Jake Gyllenhaal and Tiny "Zeus" Lister; rappers and hip-hop artists Snoop Dogg, Dr. Dre, Andre 3000, Warren G and The Game; and directors George Lucas and Spike Lee.

They're standing center stage, right beside the USC bench, during games.

Comment 22 Jan 2016

I have no issue with Michigan fans that admit to what Harbaugh is...it's the ones that continue to preach he does everything the ethical or my favorite the "Michigan way" that will have to continue to rationalize things further from the truth.  Hopefully those are not the same ones pointing to OSU about the Weber or Dean scenario.  Harbaugh preaching on Twitter about being forthcoming with Weber is hypocritical.

Comment 15 Jan 2016

Jimmy went for his "sleepover"

Recruit have a hot mom?

Comment 10 Jan 2016

TTUN does not yet have elite talent at the skills positions.  I think Peppers is good, it's just he's it and you can shut him down when you have equally athletic players at multiple positions.  Meyer gets a player like McCall every class.

Comment 02 Jan 2016

Nick Bosa - family work ethic, has a built in mentor in Joey (and the rest of his family), knows LJ coaching style worked for brother, and I've read several places that Nick is further advanced in technique than Joey was his Senior year. 

I think because of family, Nick will be mentally prepared for the adversity during freshman year.  Read that a lot of 5 stars expect to come in and dominate like they did in high school and this is a much different level.  Bosa's dad said Joey called back his freshman year thinking he might not be able to make it.  And family for Gary will be far.

Comment 01 Jan 2016

And this is what happens when people are nice to Iowa for a good season.  In all serious, the lack of skill players & athletes for Iowa and MSU is showing.