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EvanstonBuckeye


Member since 28 September 2012 | Blog

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  • SPORTS MOMENT: Sad to say, 8th grade year. Last minute red zone stand versus hated rival and I make a tackle at the three-yard line to save the game. Long gap... then I ran a marathon when I was 30. Not exactly Highlight Express.
  • COLLEGE BASKETBALL PLAYER: Evan Turner
  • NFL TEAM: Pittsburgh Steelers
  • NHL TEAM: Chicago Blackhawks
  • NBA TEAM: Chicago Bulls

Recent Activity

Comment 2 hours ago

Yes. Lindsey is that slot guy that we passed on this year, whereas Grimes and Harris are more traditional WRs.

Comment 2 hours ago

I think Moses goes back to LSU when all is said and done. Committing that early takes you out of the headlines as a major recruit and he should take his visits, even if it's just to see campuses and other parts of the country. I could be wrong, but I suspect he will not have the career that everyone projects. He'll be very good, but perhaps just that.

Comment 05 Feb 2016

I loved it when I saw Jerry Kill and Frank Beamer dancing with their teams. Their players were going crazy. Too often it just looks forced.

Comment 05 Feb 2016

Parents of recruits need to be very much involved. I know on this site that posters swing pretty wildly between the parents we love (The Elliot's) and those of whom we are a little wary (Rashan Gary's mom). I'm not sure there's so much difference between the two. Nobody's pulling greyshirt shit or going silent on either of these two families. And yes, I realize these are two tremendously talented kids, but the point remains that if recruits and their parents communicate with the school in the business manner that is appropriate when we're talking about several hundred thousands of dollars of tuition money, the school and coaches are less likely to fuck you over.

Comment 05 Feb 2016

somewhat of a mixed response to the whole deal by what my ears are taking in

Echoing these thoughts regarding the response to his tactics, at least according to those I know in the area. I think we need to let this run its course. If big school celebrations catch on, we may have something on our hands. I have a feeling, though, that you'll see a decrease in the tree-climbing, sleepovers, and dropping of commits and a much more tepid Jimmy Messiah this year; or a much more tepid response from recruits if these tactics persist.

Comment 05 Feb 2016

I've never had an issue with Michigan posters. If they add another perspective to the discussion, I'm all for it. Like with all posts, if it's something that annoys or bores me, I just move on.

Comment 04 Feb 2016

ASJ: Not sure if you got a chance to read the article, but there's a tweet that Hackett says something to the tune of: Rashan was offered money, but opted for a Michigan education instead.

So, yeah, the hubris is intact.

Comment 04 Feb 2016

True. And at least part of the motivation for the post was that you could substitute other players' names instead of "Rashan Gary" and the story is the same. I think this makes it all the more important for a guy like Hackett, who seems to be suggesting there is a problem here, to come out with some names if he wants to make his point, especially when Gary is the flavor of the month.
 

Comment 04 Feb 2016

Meh. I seem to recall John Cooper's assessment of a former player: "Looks like Tarzan; plays like Jane." A great strength coach can identify any bad weight that is holding a player back, but you cannot simply go on what a guy "looks like". 

Comment 03 Feb 2016

I wonder if this will push Robertson, after NSD, to Bama?

Comment 03 Feb 2016

I will rest and avoid work much easier when Keandre Jones's letter has been faxed in.

Comment 02 Feb 2016

I must say that I'll breathe easier when Jones's letter comes through. Both are "hometown-pull" type of situations, which always make me nervous. No offense to Burns, but I'd love Wallace just the same.