Thursday, February 2, 2012

NSD Hang Over

That was a fun ride yesterday watching all the letters come in and trying to get into the head of 17/18 year olds.  Jordan Payton has to be one of the funnier recruitment's I have seen in awhile, he verballed to Washington on Tuesday night on ESPNU and signed with UCLA the next day.  

Alex Kozan is the guy that Wolverine fans are following.   He is still considering Michigan, Iowa and Auburn.   We don't have a timeline for his decision but we know the Wolverine coaches want him.   Here is what Alex told ESPN: When asked if he were planning on holding off making a decision until Monday, Kozan responded, “Don’t know. Trying to decide ASAP. Want [it] to be done.”

Jordan Diamond will announce his decision on Friday night.   His announcement could effect Kozan since they both have Auburn and Michigan in their final group.    The latest buzz isn't great for Diamond to Michigan but who knows at this point.   Diamond tweeted he was going to shock the world on Friday.  Picking U of M really can't be considered a shock.  Don't hold your breathe on either of these guys coming to Ann Arbor. 

  • Urban Hate:  Two Big Ten Coaches are not really happy with Urban Meyer.  One is MSU's Mark Dantonio, who only smiles once or twice a year.    He is upset that OSU came after one of their commitments in Se'von Pittman.   I guess when your best friend isn't running/cheating in Columbus things are different between those two programs"They've got a new coach, there's differences when a new coach comes in," he said. "It's a new testing of the waters, but it's a two-way street, it's always a two-way street. There's always gotta be the other person listening, too. I think when it becomes a matter of twisting somebody, when you're a 50-year-old man or 40-year-old man twisting a 17-year-old, that's when it's wrong.  "I'm not saying that's happening in the Big Ten conference, but I see that happening around the country. That happens when somebody decommits on the day of signing day and you've got to wonder about that."     Next is Wisconsin's Bret Bielema on his thoughts if Big10 recruiting would chance with an SEC guy in the mix I hope it doesn’t change. I think the potential for change is there,” Bielema said. “There are a few things that happened early on that I made people aware of that I didn’t want to see in this league, that I had seen take place in other leagues. Other recruiting tactics, other recruiting practices that are illegal. “I was very up front and was very pointed to the fact, actually reached out to Coach Meyer and shared my thoughts and concerns with him. The situation got rectified.”

  • Rumors are that Jim Tressel is taking some time of job at Akron.  It can't be as the head coach so who knows.

  • Is Dan Gibbs an option for the Wolverines?  Could be, I don't believe he signed anywhere yesterday and could be weighing his options for a walk on or late Wolverine offer.  Dan has a couple of MAC offers and must be a good student becuase he is looking to walk on to Michigan, Stanford or Northwestern.


uncle ron said...

Why haven't we gone after Mr. Gibbs? Just wondering..

Bob said...

He has the size at 6'7 320 but I'm guessing he is a bit raw and a project on the Oline.

He would have more offers if he wasn't raw with that size.