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Agreed. Any OV should happen relatively quickly IMHO.
“Those who stay will be champions”
― Bo Schembechler
Guys, I just thought it over, there is no need to fear. I'm just going to walk-on and take Dawson's spot at guard.
Idk if Michigan can flip the #1 recruit in the country...
Has Coach Hoke called you yet?
Yes, he said he could envision me playing DT or OG and possibly both.
I was told I could be a DB/OG/punter and that Coach Hoke had a dream that I would win 3 Heismans in my career. He offered me a scholarship, but I told him to keep it so he could fit Derrick Green, Laquon Treadwell, and Leon McQuay in the class.
All this means is we know we now have room for Treadwell, Green and McQuay or maybe another QB.
The coaching staff promised Shane Morris they wouldn't recruit any other QBs if he committed.
Honestly, I want to wish Dawson well, but I'm pretty unhappy right now, mainly because of the shock. I absolutely didn't think he'd be one of our decommits, and it sounds like this has been in the works for a while. I'm doubly unhappy due to dragging it out - at least it's not an NSD flip, but it seems like the last few days have just been absolutely miserable for Michigan recruiting: Conley thinking about Oregon, Oklahoma hiring Treadwell's uncle, and now Dawson.
While I think we can bring in someone good so we'll still have 5OLs, this does sting. Anyone who thinks Dawson isn't a hell of a player and wouldn't be a very valuable piece of our team is kidding themselves. Obviously, one player doesn't make a class, but losing a good 6 months of recruiting time on other OL prospects pisses me off.
If/when we replace Dawson with another top OL recruit, I'll wish him well. Until then, I reserve judgment.
According to Tom VH, we may look to fill Dawson's spot with a defensive lineman.
That would surprise me. Who could it be?
Probably someone who we're not actively recruiting at the moment. Honestly, I think that's a good move on the part of our coaches. Unless we can get back in on an elite O-line recruit like Pocic or McGovern, I see no reason why we need to reach for one. It's still entirely possible that AJ Williams is eventually moved to OT.
FWIW here is the story from our end
He has called our staff and said he wanted to set up a visit to UF, he has done this 3 times this year, first for FNL's and then for the UK game and the LSU game. He set up the visit throughout the week and then come time to visit he no showed. After he did for LSU again one of our coaches who is still close to Mattison decided to give him a call and fill him in on what the kid was doing. This was a week ago(the day or 2 after the LSU game) and a week later Michigan drops him
draw your own conclusions. Kid was trying to play the game with both staffs
This post was edited by GibbonsGator 18 months ago
LORD FORGIVE ME FOR THE GOON DADDY IS COMING OUT TONIGHT
Thanks for the insight
Just don't see Treadwell ending up here, I will eat crow if I am wrong but I am almost to the point of a guaransheed
Well, if true, Coach Hoke did the right thing by cutting Dawson lose. He was being less than honest with our coaches.
Teenagers are annoying lol.
Hey! You just called out like 4 of us on this board.
It's alright, you'll grow out of it lol.
If I had a chance to meet the teenage version of me, i'd slap the piss out of him.
Where that at?
I get that he had some harsh times but that's a pretty dishonest thing for him to do if the coaches didn't know about it.
Not worried about it. UM will be fine without him.
"Those Who Stay...Will be Champions"
agreed, the way he handled it is upsetting and I hate to miss out on good instate talent, especially to the sec but we have several good interior lineman in the fold and with all the top rated ol for 2014 already showing heavy Michigan interest we will be fine. Would Dawson have been a very good player for us, probably so and it's too bad to lose him but it's not critical. The future oline is still gona be very good.
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