I feel like Mattison was hails at brilliant when he starter, and then the shine wore off. Granted, being on this board for over a decade (lord), it seems as if every Michigan reset came with a wave of promise and then gradual slip.
I say that because Fields committed to 3 different teams as a recruit, went to Georgia thinking he would just win the starting job despite Georgia having a really good young QB firmly entrenched in Jake Fromm, and as soon as he didn’t win it as a true frosh he decided to transfer. He has zero shot in hell to get the waiver to play right away. His entire argument is a baseball player there called him the n word sometime in October and Fields was scared for his life. LOL. Well that baseball player was kicked off the team and out of school by Georgia basically immediately, and Fields stayed at Georgia all the way until a week ago. And his younger sister just enrolled at Georgia and is taking classes there. You are comparing apples to oranges. Patterson showed that Ole Miss and specifically that dirtbag Hugh Freeze misled recruits about the sanctions and penalties. Patterson wasn’t the only kid to get an immediate playing time waiver. Every kid on that team who applied for it got it. Fields has no argument for a waiver. None. Someone called me the N word and then that someone got kicked out of school, so hey NCAA, let me transfer halfway round the country and play right away please. NCAA will laugh him out of the building.
Harbaugh picked a bad time to go on vacation.
OSU got two really good recruiters, that’s for sure. Mattison has kind of slowed down with age, he’s not on the road as much as he used to be, but he’s still a great recruiter. Who knows how much longer he’s got left in the tank. He is 70. But if OSU can get a few solid years out of him, it’s a great hire. As for Al Washington. He was in Ann Arbor for less than a year. Not sure how good of a coach he is or isn’t. The LB play honestly fell off with him. Khaleke Hudson absolutely regressed, Devin Gil and Josh Ross were both very up and down, and Devin Bush was his amazing self. Bush really didn’t get any worse or better, he just kinda stayed the same. All of this sort of leads me to believe he’s probably not the best LB coach.Washington was a hell of a recruiter though. He will kill it recruiting at OSU. Next to Chris Partridge, OSU just poached Michigan’s second best recruiter in Washington.
So, My Buckeye Season tickets appears to be in jeopardy (Season Ticket holder '93- '18.) The Mrs. Typhon moved out over the weekend. Now this stay at home dad of 2, needs to figure out his finances, and it looks like sporting event tickets have peculated to the top of my chopping block.
Damn. Been there 3 years ago. Two words: lawyer up. I wish I had.
The Mrs. Typhon moved out over the weekend.
And I will miss going to the games.
Tate Martell enters the NCAA transfer portal. Day probably told him flat out you’re going to be the 3rd guy in spring ball behind Baldwin and Fields imo.
Why would a coach basically tell a former top-60 recruit to just eff off? He's not a salty fan. He's a guy who wants to have access to lots of talented QBs.In what world would this happen unless the kid was just a massive cancer?
Not sure Day would have said outright, kid-you will be third string at best. Who knows, but he is not the type of QB I would see in Day's offensive scheme. He did not impress last year with is arm in the Spring Game, and never really had a chance for playing time behind Haskins, which I found odd in a few of the blow games. The mythical Red Zone scheme never was developed like Urban claimed and he has to get on the field this year, not much college time left for the kid. The surprising thing was all the smack talk he was doing prior to Fields announcing, talking about he looks forward to competition and such-then tucks tail. Just because he is entered, does not mean he is leaving, guess we have to wait and see if Day pulls his scholarship/Aide.
Breaking down the jersey before 1934: In the pre-Eckstrom era, 1890-98, they initially wore the baseball uniforms but switched after a few seasons to horizontally striped scarlet and grey rugby sweaters. The "grey stripe" on the sleeve was born. They burned through a lot of coaches with Fred Ryder being the most prominent one, coaching from 1892-95, as well as 1898. They were a middling program that mustered only one Conference title before the OIAA disbanded. They only played Michigan once, in 1897, and it was a loss. They went only 3-6 against Kenyon, who was their primary rival at the time.John Eckstrom coached the team from 1899-1901, which was the pinnacle of the pre-Big Ten era. They had an iconic look with Red sweaters that had a block O on the front and long, horizontally striped scarlet and grey sleeves. This is the inspiration for the modern jersey obviously, only with a block letter instead of block numbers. They won two state titles, including an undefeated 1899 campaign, kicked off the annual Michigan series with a tie in 1900, and went 3-0 vs Kenyon, which kicked off a winning streak in that series that is technically still alive to this day. OAC era: 1902-1912. They rolled through this era with the Eckstrom jerseys, albeit with the caveat that only one player had the block O on the front; presumably the QB or maybe the head captain. The era was somewhat disappointing after the Eckstrom administration. They went undefeated against Kenyon, but went winless against Michigan with the lone tie in 1910. They did manage to muster a pair of OAC titles in 1906 and 1912. Dr John Wilce era: 1913-1928. The Buckeyes joined the Big Ten in 1913, and Wilce guided the buckeyes from then until 1928. The Eckstrom jersey was replaced with the "Chic Harley" look that had leather helmets and a Scarlet sweater with vertical Grey stripes across the front. The grey striping was removed from the sleeves entirely. They stuck with that look the entire time that Wilce was the coach, with zero modifications whatsoever. A lot of innovations in that era obviously. Big Ten, Ohio Stadium, the first two all Americans, the Illibuck Trophy, Senior Tackle, and so forth. The Michigan series was suspended from 13-17, but Wilce collected wins over them in 19, 20, 21, and 28. Big Ten Titles in 16, 17 and 20.The era between Wilce and Schmidt: 1929 to 1933. They reverted back to the old Eckstrom look for the jerseys, initially with numbered jerseys in 1929, but with the numbers removed for the duration of that era. Sam Williman was the coach, and he did not fare well. Script Ohio became a thing in 1932, so there's that. He did manage to muster a pair of Michigan wins in 29 and 31. The striping on the sleeve was dialed back from being a sleeve made entirely out of grey stripes to one that had just a small band of stripes above the elbow, more like the modern look.