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Nah. If he is recruiting overrated players, so is pretty much everyone else. Green is a crazy athlete, he will need to be coached to be good though.
I understand why you guys don't like UM but I never heard anybody say anything negative about hoke. I know this is a overused term but everyone says he's a true "players coach". People like him and his players love him.
I don't believe anyone sane or mature would. Dantonio is going to turn you into a man and make you accountable. You will not be handed anything but must earn it, but imagine the growth under that possibility, a real team, and real friends for life. Dantonio will have your back for life.
UM simply offered an immature kid a quick sales pitch and promised things he cannot deliver. It will be a fleeting experience of disappointment wrought with hard pressure sales now----commit now or forget about it. Hoke has always lost 3 or 4 or 5 games a year and that will continue, they would have been better keeping Rodriguez and finding a real D-Cordinator instead of those bozo's they had.
1890's prestige/tradition is important to recruits these days.
I think he is afraid of Monty and Aaron
This post was edited by AllSloppyNoJoe 12 months ago
To answer the OP, tradition goes a long way in college football.
Well hoke only lost 2 games in 2011 and lmao@ being better off keeping rr. Michigan offense in 2011 was better than anything rr had at michigan. It wasn't just his defense that was bad, it was turnovers and terrible special teams to match.
I see a fast 6'4" receiver who plays against HS safeties and DB's who are often 6' or less and slower.
I saw DeAnthony Arnett and Ronald Johnson dominate in HS too. Johnson had a decent career at USC but nothing earth shattering. We all know Arnett is still a work in progress at MSU while he learns to block and not get bumped off routes.
I also remember watching Randy Kinder just run away from HS defenses and Kevin Grady run over them. Neither had spectacular college careers.
A reason why scum has the highest paid assistants in college football. Saban has his nose in everything, Hoke has his on the nose tackles. He's more of a figure than a coach
Just don't cut in front of him at the all-you-can-eat buffet though.
"I love March!" - Tom Izzo
If you compare him to charles Rodgers, the talent level isn't close.
Fat people are generally non-threatening, and they often pick up the tab.
Anyone. Anyplace. Anytime.
Successful recruiting comes down to selling the student athlete what they want in a school. Athletes want attention, facilities, and lastly, good coaching that can advance them to a professional football career. Ultimately, the student athlete chooses the school that he believes will be most successful at delivering these things.
Attention: This is television exposure. It's not just about broadcasting the games nationally, but all the media hype that goes with major college athletics. Athletes want to be talked about ad nauseam on sportscenter, radio broadcasts, BTN, news articles, etc. They want as many people to see them and hear their name as possible. Having 114,000 people pack into a stadium just to watch you play also doesn't hurt. Having outrageous looking uniforms is also part of this. Athletes want to look cool while everybody watches them... and right now what is "cool" is synonymous with looking totally ridiculous.
Who's better, Michigan or Sparty?
Facilities: High school athletes want to feel like they are highly valuable commodities. The best way for an athletic department to show how valuable of an athlete you are is to spare no expense in providing the best possible resources to you for cultivating your talents. Having the best stadium, the most beautiful athletic campus, and the most extensive workout facilities prove to the athlete that you are there to service their wants and needs.
Good Coaching: Of course, athletes want to know they are being trained to advance to the next level. Their coaches have to be experienced at taking raw talent and transforming it into NFL ready prospects. Credibility is what matters. This is not simply the responsibility of the head coach, but the entire coaching staff.
Obviously a case can be made for Michigan State in all three of these categories. The idea that you can't comprehend why a player would choose Michigan over Michigan state though... that's laughable.
Really? When he was committed here everyone was calling him the next Charles Rogers. I'm glad to hear he isn't now that he's going to UM.
I seen them both play in person, Charles was better in high school in every way.
I hate the fact that that "BCS" bowl occurred. Neither UM nor VT deserved a "BCS" bowl that year, but were given it due to nothing other than financial gain. And that bowl was so hilariously bad, it ended up being the catalyst for the death of the system. But congratulations on finishing third in the Big Ten, that's about all you'll be for the foreseeable future.
I think the poster you are replying to defines relevance as in being in the National Championship race, not jut being in the top 25 for most of a year.
Can you imagine a fan of a real powerhouse football school like Alabama typing what you did? They would consider just about every year since 89 an absolute failure since you really haven't been in championship contention since then just as they would be equally frustrated over the majority of the fourty years prior to that partial championship year.
Not true, Shoelace was completing 66% of his passes against the blitz with Rich Rod, under Borges who has been criticized his whole career it was at 43% or so. In fact, in case you missed it ,he was moved to wide receiver and bounced the first pitch at Comerica Park because of the Borges "effect".
My guess. Much less discipline at um. Have to work your ass off at MSU.
The moment is eternal
Wow, all that and you've won just half a title in 65 years. Money well spent.
"RCMB: You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainry." - some dude from MgoBlog
Recruits are probably impressed by his competitive eating abilities?
Where did Michigan State finish in the Big 10 last year? Where do you project Michigan State will be in the foreseeable future?
It's seriously shocking to me that you can make such bold claims with the overwhelming evidence suggesting... well... you all know. Why bother?
All the zit faced kids that have no girlfriends are here today?
Exactly why bother?
Do you like being called an asshole?
This post was edited by Tree Rat 12 months ago
1/2 a NC since 1948 and they still think they are "relevant?" The truth often hurts...and they definitely can't handle the truth.
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