January 9th, 2019 at 9:07 PM ^

I'm pretty sure this was expected. I think everyone assumed the reason he hadn't committed yet was he was waiting on Stanford. Oh well, good luck to him. 2020 will still be a good class, even though this is a bummer.


January 9th, 2019 at 9:42 PM ^

Sorrell + Little will be Sr's by the time Hinton lands on campus. 

Whereas Mayfield will be RS SO and Keegan and Jones will most likely still be RS Freshmen. 

Early playing time is always a factor and I don't discount that as a reason that Hinton chose Stanford over us. 



January 10th, 2019 at 1:42 AM ^

Excuse me "Albatross"? 

Some word of advice for you: If you don't agree with an opinion then a) either offer an intelligent counterpoint of your own instead of shit talking a fellow fan or b) shut up. 

And judging by your comment I don't think I'm the one that has been drinking liquor here, buddy :)


January 10th, 2019 at 11:55 AM ^

Stanford needs OL in the 2020 class. 

Stanford took no OT's in 2018 (1 OC) & only 2 in 2019 (so far). 

2017 OT 5 stars, Walker Little & Foster Sarell (who might play guard and maybe redshirted this year), will be in their 4th year when Hinton hits The Farm.  Little could go after 2019, if he wanted to.    

Stanford took 5 OL in 2016.   Devery Hamilton being one of them and he might be gone after 2019.

Meanwhile, M took 5 in 2017 (4 are still at M) and 6 in 2019.

And it is STANFORD.


Frank Chuck

January 9th, 2019 at 8:27 PM ^

We're a basketball school now.

Instead of wasting your life on a grossly underachieving football program, focus your attention on the elite basketball program we have.

Notice that the "we can't recruit against Duke, North Carolina, Kansas, Kentucky, etc." posts have stopped.

Elite coaches, exceptional player development, and great execution on both ends have elevated the basketball program.

Frank Chuck

January 9th, 2019 at 8:33 PM ^

Yes. Hence, I wrote "elite coaches" at the beginning.

I implied that Beilein had the great sense/awareness to make the necessary changes.

Btw, schools were interested in hiring Lavall Jordan and Bacari Alexander.

Why isn't anyone trying to hire away Pep Hamilton? That should be an indication...

You Only Live Twice

January 9th, 2019 at 11:06 PM ^

Well you know what.  We have always been a football school in addition to an academic school, and now we are a basketball school too.

We are not going to stop being a football school, although the concept provides opportunity for endless message board and talk show conversations.  Endless.  Hey, conversation between people is not a bad thing.  But it isn't going to change the past, present or even future.  Not in this case anyway.  

The day Michigan stops being a football school, folks, is the day that college football stops altogether.


January 9th, 2019 at 8:49 PM ^

Your point on Pep is taken, but in recent years there have been rumors about Partridge, Warinner, Brown, Mattison (obviously), Harbaugh etc ... Not every assistant can be getting offers. Should be able to win when at least five guys were "hot." Plus there actually were Pep to Lions rumors and I even read a crazy Pep to Bucs rumor. So maybe even Pep is wanted...


January 9th, 2019 at 8:43 PM ^

I'm going to have to be done with following football for awhile. All the cryptic bs tweets trying to take the stink off two coaches leaving for arch rival. Now, a guy who was 100% crystal balled to us, commits elsewhere. There is nothing positive right now with football.  Basketball is not a cluster flip like football is. 

Frank Chuck

January 10th, 2019 at 6:17 AM ^

I'm sure there would be quite a bit of overlap.

That said, I can only speak for me. I don't want Harbaugh fired. But I have legitimate concerns and criticisms about Harbaugh's Michigan tenure so far. (If voicing these opinions is considered "bitching and moaning" then so be it.)

I often defended John Beilein during the rough years and pointed out that we must improve on defense or we'll be hindered by our ineffective/porous defense against elite teams/programs. Beilein demonstrated his ability to adapt by making great hires and ceding control to well-qualified assistants. Beilein even went so far as to modify his offense despite his expertise on that side of the ball. (Who remembers LaVall Jordan convincing Beilein to make the offense more ball-screen oriented?)

Now to Harbaugh's credit, he has shown a similar ability and willingness to adapt or compromise on certain things. But he needs to make further dramatic/significant changes to the offense which is his side of the ball.

While some of the changes he made went unnoticed at times this season (such as transitioning from gap man blocking to inside zone blocking), he can do so much more such as adding tempo, making the offense no-huddle as the base, altering the route combinations/priorities, asking his QBs to throw down the field more frequently on intermediate and deep routes, using the RB more often in the passing game, using more 11 personnel at the expense of the FB, cycling pre-packaged plays, etc.

As Darwin said, "It is not the most intelligent or the strongest of species that survives but the species that is best able to adapt and adjust to the changing environment in which it finds itself."