Harbaugh at it again...

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I did, sounds like there’s some grey area.
But it sounds like the Michigan Director of Recruiting told the family that there are no longer issues with qualifying.
 

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oh the kid should go to prep school and enroll at Michigan after that, I mean it is so clear that Harbaugh is a man of his word and would keep a scholarship open for him.... what a d**k. I hope the kid ends up at a Big 10 school and then kicks Michigan's a** everytime they play against him. hell, maybe we should take a look at the kid.
 

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Is this terrible for the kid? 100% without debate. Absolutely horrible situation for a young man who put in the work to get it done. But honestly, he’ll be better off.

I just wish they would create a system where these types of things don’t happen, because it happens at a lot of places.

And it’s not just scholarship football, it’s all levels where they overload the class and then leave kids hanging out when they come in over their numbers.

I’ve seen situations at lower levels where kids come to campus, anticipating playing, and then simply get ignored by staffs.

The unwritten handbook rules followed in college right now for dealing with these situations can be very ugly.
 

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Have rooted for Michigan my whole life against everyone but Cuse. Can't justify this in any way if the kids grades are good to go. Can understand why the team wants to do it, because they had a few guys that transferred out and a few leave early and need to fill some crucial spots with experienced guys but this definitely looks bad.
 

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Is this terrible for the kid? 100% without debate. Absolutely horrible situation for a young man who put in the work to get it done. But honestly, he’ll be better off.

I just wish they would create a system where these types of things don’t happen, because it happens at a lot of places.

And it’s not just scholarship football, it’s all levels where they overload the class and then leave kids hanging out when they come in over their numbers.

I’ve seen situations at lower levels where kids come to campus, anticipating playing, and then simply get ignored by staffs.

The unwritten handbook rules followed in college right now for dealing with these situations can be very ugly.
Not all that dissimilar to when Dino took over and some of the commits didn't even get calls. Happens everywhere because this is a results only business.
 

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Not all that dissimilar to when Dino took over and some of the commits didn't even get calls. Happens everywhere because this is a results only business.
Yup - over time, I’d imagine just about every institution has similar dealings.
 

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Not all that dissimilar to when Dino took over and some of the commits didn't even get calls. Happens everywhere because this is a results only business.

yes, yes it is. If he were my son I would ask him how bad do you want to go to Michigan now? Tough pill to swallow. Maybe he still goes. Most offers will still be there after a semester at prep school anyway. This stuff happens all over and people like to point out this coach or that coach but 9 out of 10 are guilty of it. You are paying phys ed meathead coaches 8 million a year for christ sake.
 

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yes, yes it is. If he were my son I would ask him how bad do you want to go to Michigan now? Tough pill to swallow. Maybe he still goes. Most offers will still be there after a semester at prep school anyway. This stuff happens all over and people like to point out this coach or that coach but 9 out of 10 are guilty of it. You are paying phys ed meathead coaches 8 million a year for christ sake.
P5 level football and basketball are the equivalent of high-end politics. You might start out with the right intentions and your morals intact but somewhere along the way you're going to have to give some of that up in order to climb the ladder.
 

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If he goes to prep school and then goes to Michigan next season, won't he still have four full seasons at Michigan?
 

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If he goes to prep school and then goes to Michigan next season, won't he still have four full seasons at Michigan?
Yep, possibly 5 if he redshirted. Could end up with a Masters from Michigan if done correctly.
 

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Not all that dissimilar to when Dino took over and some of the commits didn't even get calls. Happens everywhere because this is a results only business.
An entire new coaching staff taking over and not committing to a kid that committed to an entirely different staff is similar to the team that has recruited you for two years telling you to kick rocks the week of signing day?
 

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As someone who was part of a D3 recruiting class that was literally 80+ people deep, I might be the only one here who knows first hand how right you are. I was one of those kids who came to campus anticipating playing and got ignored by the staff.

Is this terrible for the kid? 100% without debate. Absolutely horrible situation for a young man who put in the work to get it done. But honestly, he’ll be better off.

I just wish they would create a system where these types of things don’t happen, because it happens at a lot of places.

And it’s not just scholarship football, it’s all levels where they overload the class and then leave kids hanging out when they come in over their numbers.

I’ve seen situations at lower levels where kids come to campus, anticipating playing, and then simply get ignored by staffs.

The unwritten handbook rules followed in college right now for dealing with these situations can be very ugly.
 

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An entire new coaching staff taking over and not committing to a kid that committed to an entirely different staff is similar to the team that has recruited you for two years telling you to kick rocks the week of signing day?
Pretty sure that I read that you should commit to the school and not to the coach, so yeah when that school hires a new coach and you don't get called or your calls returned then yeah that's kind of a big deal too.
 

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As someone who was part of a D3 recruiting class that was literally 80+ people deep, I might be the only one here who knows first hand how right you are. I was one of those kids who came to campus anticipating playing and got ignored by the staff.
It’s real, as you know, unfortunately.
 

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Not all that dissimilar to when Dino took over and some of the commits didn't even get calls. Happens everywhere because this is a results only business.
Except, HCDB was coming in as a new coach. Harbaugh just jerked the kid around
 

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Except, HCDB was coming in as a new coach. Harbaugh just jerked the kid around
End result is same with a kid getting screwed over that was committed to a school for months.
 

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As someone who was part of a D3 recruiting class that was literally 80+ people deep, I might be the only one here who knows first hand how right you are. I was one of those kids who came to campus anticipating playing and got ignored by the staff.
I was part of one of those classes, but I played. I was always amazed at how many kids showed up every summer, most of them were gone by the end of the first semester.
 

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