Gotta say that I love how the current commits are working the guys we want to bring into the family.
My prediction (though you probably did not hear it here first): 2015 will bring both a new coach and a new AD at UM.
The original excuse for Hoke's performance was that he inherited Rich Rod's guys. But his record has gone downhill each year as more of "his" guys came into the program. This despite having some really good recruiting classes. Could it be that (gasp!) Hoke is a poor coach, even though he is a "Michigan Man"? I think the UM faithful are coming to that realization, and in 2015 even AD Brandon will get the message and see the need for action. Brandon fires Hoke, then after the search concludes the Regents fire Brandon. And the UM football program enjoys 2 more years of upset and mediocrity!
This is a great time to be a Buckeye!
Thank goodness for the recruiting chase. It gets me through this terrible off-season period.
Will they deep-fry it?
Have you ever seen a 305-pounder who looks that trim? Imagine what he will look like after Mickey's weight training! Holy smokes, he is going to be fun to watch.
Hetuck: ...football ticket prices are at a tipping point...
Agree. I notice that this year the football ticket lottery deadline has been extended from May 30 to today (June 9). Is this the first time they have had to do that?
Consider the Title IX ramifications to paying football players, who are guys. Will schools be required to choose women's sports and provide equivalent remuneration? This could get really complicated.
I just totally love how Urbs is amused at how the pad guy is wiped out. BTW, anyone know who the pad guy is?
Nice game for Craft to have for his last home game. What fun it is watching him play.
I am also tired of the media hype of the "Sam coming out" story. I am pleased to see Sam's low-key live-and-let-live attitude, and refusing to push it in people's faces. Waving it like a flag and looking for confrontation is counterproductive, even if that is what the media types love.
I recall seeing a piece on TV within the past year about Oregon's (then) new football training facilities, and a large $ number attached to that. Anyone recall how many $'s that was, or at least see that TV piece?
Me, too. The only fix I have found is to make Chrome full-screen.
Demetrius -- I am impressed, that is a great piece of writing. Better than I see from many of the college graduate engineers I work with! Nicely done. I look forward to watching you play!
Why are Malik McDowell's parents so set against him going to an in-state school?
C'mon. How much trouble could football players get into in Mexico?
I heartily agree with your take on the Brendan Gibbons case. Four years and 2 months between offense and sanction? At a 4-year university? How can that process be credible? How can one avoid the conclusion that the matter was covered up until Gibbons' eligibility expired? And just 4 weeks after the last game he could have played, there is resolution? The whole thing makes me angry and sad for corrupt systems at UM and in the AA police department. The sexual assault victim must be feeling a great deal of cynicism about justice.
I love what she said, too. I wonder if she would mind if parents of players we are recruiting called her? Would that not be great?
The Jayru Campbell incident certainly points out the importance of character in recruiting. Lots of us can name highly-recruited athletes who never came near their potential because of alcohol, violence, drugs, etc. They are no help when they are not allowed on the field. I hope UFM keeps recruiting the guys who are willing to do the work and make the sacrifices it takes to be champions. I would much rather have a 3-star who will work his tail off and keep his eye on the prize, than a 5-star who cannot keep out of trouble.
17 out of the top 300 for Alabama. 11 and 9 for for the 2 best B1G recruiting classes. That right there is what we must fix as the first step back to a respected B1G conference.
Eww That is eerie. It's like you have a camera in my living room and have been watching me, a la Jim Carrey in The Truman Show.
Well, Lane Kiffin at Alabama is going to be interesting. I cannot imagine what recruiting sneakiness could be in store. I think I will call "shenanigans" now, just because it seems inevitable.
I believed that everything happens for a reason. But Vrabel leaves the Buckeyes, Petrino goes back to Louisville, and Lane Kiffen maybe to Alabama? My world is spinning, and I feel like I no longer understand anything about college football coach decisions.
So the coaching staff at PSU is dwindling fast? I hope Mike Gesicki thinks about a potential future as a Buckeye. It would be great to bring him into the Buckeye Nation.
Hyde, Shazier and Roby -- such great contributors. Hyde made beast-mode real to me. And I loved Shazier's heart and hustle. Many thanks to them for what they contributed to the team during their time. We will miss them, but I look forward to seeing what they do on Sundays.