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Posted on Tue, Jan 17, 2012 : 1:35 p.m.

Ondre Pipkins surpasses Kyle Kalis as Michigan's top football recruit, according to latest ranking

By Kyle Meinke

The Michigan football team has a new top recruit, and they didn't even require a new commitment to snag him.

Ondre Pipkins' ascent into the recruiting stratosphere continued Tuesday when the defensive tackle from Kansas City jumped to 14th in Rivals' latest top-100 ranking. His leap from 59th included bypassing No. 22 Kyle Kalis, an offensive lineman who had been the Wolverines' consensus top recruit since committing last year.

Pipkins was ranked No. 246 by Rivals when he committed to Michigan in July. Now, he and Kalis -- who are friends, and matched up against each other at the U.S. Army All-American Bowl earlier this month -- have pulled neck-and-neck.


Kyle Kalis (67) is no longer the Michigan football team's highest-ranked recruit, according to Rivals. Fellow verbal commitment Ondre Pipkins passed him in the recruiting service's latest rankings.

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Both are five-star recruits according to Rivals. Pipkins is the second-highest ranked defensive tackle in the country, according to the list, and has already been told by the Michigan coaching staff he could play right away.

Kalis is the fourth-highest offensive lineman.

Another Michigan offensive lineman prospect made the top 100, with Erik Magnuson of Carlsbad, Calif., coming in at No. 78.

Related: Get to know the Michigan football team's 2012 recruiting class

The only Big Ten team with more recruits on the top 100 list is Ohio State, which has four. Interestingly, each is a defensive lineman: DE Noah Spence, No. 9; DE Adolphus Washington, No. 25; DT Tommy Schutt, No. 64; and DE Se'von Pittman, No. 95.

Only two other top-100 recruits are committed to Big Ten schools: No. 73 Vince Biegel (Wisconsin) and No. 99 Ifeadi Odenigbo (Northwestern).

Scout released its latest rankings last week, with Kalis still ranked ahead of Pipkins. Michigan also was a big winner there.

View the full Rivals list here and the full Scout list here.

Verbal commitments are nonbinding, but National Signing Day isn't far off. Recruits can send in their letters of intent Feb. 1.

Kyle Meinke covers Michigan football for He can be reached at 734-623-2588, by email at and followed on Twitter @kmeinke.



Wed, Jan 18, 2012 : 5:57 p.m.

MICK. . . great post!!!!!!!!!!!


Thu, Jan 19, 2012 : 12:26 a.m.

Thank you sir, Go Blue!!!


Wed, Jan 18, 2012 : 3:21 p.m.

I don't think Pipkins even made the ESPN top 150 recruits while 3 Michigan recruits are on that list. Will Campbell was like 25 on the rivals 2009 rivals ratings and has yet to put in a decent game. Maybe Pipkins will be great but who knows. Still it's great to follow recruiting. I just think ratings on a recruit should mention several different services since they vary so widely. Also, as we've seen with Drake Johnson, if you play the game and attend the camps you get high ratings and i you don't you are off the board unless you get a scholarship- then they give you a look.


Wed, Jan 18, 2012 : 6:58 p.m.

The boy has no heart. The ratings don't indicate anything about a person's work ethic.


Wed, Jan 18, 2012 : 8:13 a.m.

Hey, why are you allowing the comments of this Albee guy repeatedly spewing the same garbage over and over and saying some really classless things, yet you delete comments rebutting him? This is a Michigan site and an ohio fan gets more respect, why? Not cool. As for you Albee, blah, blah, blah, 1st off, you ever hear of paragraphs, sheesh? Why are you so concerned about Hokes' weight? He's not your coach. You make him sound like Jabba the Hut, he might not be the fittest looking guy but he's not that overweight, he played LB in college. Urb, Urbz, Urbanator, ooh all these cute nicknames are so scaring me and all other M fans, ROFL. Your guy is a big phony and quitter, Hoke is 11-2 at U-M, that's the only school's record we care about, that's an .846 win %. I think you're shaking in your boots and that's why you're on here posting repeatedly trying to convince us why we should be worried..........bwhahahahahaha! Lastly, you can have and keep your boy "Urbz", we don't like cats like that, we like genuine, caring guys like Hoke, we're happy so don't worry for us or about us, worry about yourselves, can't wait for the next time we meet.


Thu, Jan 19, 2012 : 2:14 a.m.

Way to go, Mick. By the way, I'm sure Hoke is not only a better coach than "Urbz", but he would kick his butt in a street fight.


Wed, Jan 18, 2012 : 3:54 p.m.

With regards to your first point, thank you! I agree completely.


Wed, Jan 18, 2012 : 8:48 a.m.

I find it hilarious that Ohio fans always checkin up on my wolverines lol... Urb is a good coach in florida.. and what?! Hit the field and strap ya n$ttz first! We got the right coach in our program and as far as recruits go, they're still freshmen .. Hail to the Victors! SuarBowl champs that is a fact.Go Blue!!

Albee Macaw

Wed, Jan 18, 2012 : 6:31 a.m.

Yet here you are, repeatedly posting on an Ann Arbor website. You easily have out posted any UM fan on this article. Praising Urban and trashing Hoke doesnt change the fact that Hoke is 1-0 against OSU. So how does it feel knowing that your Buckeyes got beat by a "third rate" coach. That third rate coach is also going to beat down Urban just like Lloyd did It feels bad and that is why we (Buckeye Nation) brought in Urb. Enjoy your 1 year of success. Remember the past 10 years under the Vest? I do. It was a massacre. Get ready for a decade of the same. While Joke is living off the past and getting fatter (that is a feat in itself) Urbn is loading up as he has been out of the game for a few years. While B Joke craves ham hocks and chitins Urb is hungry for ANOTHER National Championship. Tell Brady to think about a salad before the view of his shoes are history. How can such a slob get respect from so called 18 year old world class athletes? He fits in perfect in michigan. Fat stupid and soon to be unemployed after Urb shows him the way. Keep voting Obunbles as your unemployment runs out. FOOLS.

Albee Macaw

Wed, Jan 18, 2012 : 5:25 a.m.

Obsessed with this MICHIGAN site much?? No just a boring day in San Diego. Actually headed to the beach now as there are high waves. Kind of cold at 60 degrees but anything is better then living in michigan.

Matt Patercsak

Wed, Jan 18, 2012 : 4:32 p.m.

how many beaches are in Ohio?


Wed, Jan 18, 2012 : 5:56 a.m.

Yet here you are, repeatedly posting on an Ann Arbor website. You easily have out posted any UM fan on this article. Praising Urban and trashing Hoke doesnt change the fact that Hoke is 1-0 against OSU. So how does it feel knowing that your Buckeyes got beat by a "third rate" coach. That third rate coach is also going to beat down Urban just like Lloyd did.

Albee Macaw

Wed, Jan 18, 2012 : 4:52 a.m.

Funny how michigan fan has all of these excuses. Oh just because you past us in recruiting it is coaching that matters. Oh we are getting all of the top players from Ohio. Certainly not going to get any ballers from Michigan. Maybe ballerinas or chefs. Cupcakes. Oh we won one year after getting humiliated for a decade. Oh Meyer will have health issues while our coach is a walking heart attack. I know it gets cold in the winter but your brains and logic is frozen. Michigan should stick to there little skirmish w/ msu because for at least the next decade (AGAIN) TOSU will look at their game w/ you as a warm-up to a major bowl. I would say stick to basketball but TOSU owns you in that also.


Wed, Jan 18, 2012 : 5:16 a.m.

Obsessed with this MICHIGAN site much??


Wed, Jan 18, 2012 : 3:44 a.m.

I'm not in the least bit worried about Urban Meyer. If OSU finishes ahead of us in recruiting, so be it. I'd prefer we get the players we need for our program, our system, our values. If that leads to a top 5 class, all the better. If it doesn't, it's not a big deal. We got to the Sugar Bowl this past season with a lot of Big East type players. Those same players comprised one of the better defenses in the nation. This current recruiting class is one of the more talented we've recruited at Michigan. And they are Big Ten type players. And let's be honest, there is no real difference between the 1st and 10th recruiting class. I live in Georgia. The University of Georgia's average recruiting class rating in the last ten years is higher than every major program. How many national championships have they won in that time? Zero. IMy point here is that highly rated recruiting classes are nice and do give a school a better chance at winning. However, it is just one piece of the puzzle. As another poster pointed out in a previous post, Urban Meyer's Florida team was beaten by a Michigan team who's cumulative recruiting class rating was lower than Florida. Good coaching makes all the difference (Boise State shows this time and again with a team full of two stars) and Hoke and company are GREAT coaches.

Albee Macaw

Wed, Jan 18, 2012 : 4:36 a.m.

I guess those two National Championships rings mean nothing? Urban has entered three programs (BG, Utah, and Florida that were struggling when he entered. When he left they all had 10 plus win seasons and a few National Championships. I have no idea where people get the idea that he is not a good coach. That is simply foolish. The proof is in the pudding. Look at his over all record. Georgia has not had a sniff since Herschel Walker. They may recruit well but like you stated they have had mediocre coaches at best. I am pretty sure that Nick Sabin just won his second championship and he is looked at as a God. Sabin was just catching up as Urban already posses two. Amazes me how you michigan fans give a 3rd rate coach the stars after winning a measly Sugar Bowl but can not credit a man that has won TWO national championships. This talk is all irrelevant. You notice how you never hear any quotes from Meyers. He will let his team and coaching do all the talking. I have yet to hear one michigan fan say they would take b joke as a coach over Meyer. That is becausr only an idiot would take a coach w/ barely wins 1 of every 2 games (In pathetic levels of talent) over one that wins close almost 2 to every 3 games. Comparing Joke to Meyers is like comparing RR to The Bear. Just amazes me that michigan fan can not see the obvious. I guess thiat last decade of geting beat into oblivion has taken its toll. Only a michigan fan would take a minor league coach like Joke over Meyer. Actually also a Florida fan as they are bitter. Do michigan fans know how ignorant they come across as implying that B Joke us in the same class as Meyers? Again it is all in W and L. Meyers has the rings and W and Joke has the L.

Albee Macaw

Wed, Jan 18, 2012 : 3:27 a.m.

\ Matt Patercsak Do you guys even play football? TOSU is as concerned w/ MSU as I am about the mail not arriving in the morning. I always heard that MSU was the step child of michigan. Certainly not a concern of TOSU. That is why that school is never included in any conversations when it comes to football. Sorry I should have labeled MSU the Royals of sports. I have been on that campus. I can understand why the women wrap themselves in parkas. They were very large and extremely hideous looking. They made that Happy go lucky Spartan look inviting and he comes across as a switch hitter.


Thu, Jan 19, 2012 : 2:07 a.m.

Don't you mean O? You guys are now officially known only as "Ohio."


Thu, Jan 19, 2012 : 12:33 a.m.

Albee, you sure talk a big game that your ohio team can't back up......ohio lost to MSU in C'Bus, maybe you should be concerned. 'm no MSU hawk, trust me, just sayin' albee. Also, ohio cheated all those years you beat us, when you couldn't cheat, you lost to U-M and went 6-7, that's right, a losing record.

Matt Patercsak

Wed, Jan 18, 2012 : 4:29 p.m.

youre clearly missing the point, i am in no way defending the cow college in east lansing. im just surprised because usually OSU fans carry themselves with a little more dignity and class on a regular basis. most of which can accept a loss here and there (i would hope so, given that they lost 7 last season). anyways, your making some pretty big claims which lack support. We could care less at what our class is ranked for 2012, as long as it fills the holes (which it does), why dont you tell me where brionte dunn fits in the grand scheme of Urban's spread offense? ps: tommy schutt was destroyed by Kalis all week at the army all american combine. he said so himself.

Albee Macaw

Wed, Jan 18, 2012 : 2:49 a.m.

B Jokes record Career record 58 W 52 L The Urbanators career record 104 WINS 23 Losses Ya I would take the fatman (B Joke) over the fitman (The Urbanator) w/ these career numbers. How does this name taste in your mouth? Rich Rodriguez. Rodriguez even had a better record at much higher competition. B Joke is going to make Michigan fan wish they had RR back. Recall the response when they hired Joke? I do. michigan fan was incised as they well should be. Anyone can have a good year but the proof is in the pudding. Joke has a just above 500 career record and that will materialize. It will be a pleasure watching Michigan fan turn on Joke like Benedict Arnold after he becomes the 500 coach he is. How can you be out recruited in less then 2 months when you have put more into a year into the same process/ If that does not put up red flags to all of Michigan then you need to stay in school.

Matt Patercsak

Wed, Jan 18, 2012 : 3:23 a.m.

i noticed you posted brady hokes and urban meyers comparative records. why dont you post how many programs Urban has turned around? anyone can come into a powerhouse and win, try winning 12 games at ball state and SDSU for that matter. Hoke turns floundering programs into conference contenders.

Albee Macaw

Wed, Jan 18, 2012 : 1:51 a.m.

B Jokes record Career record 58 W 52 L The Urbanators career record 104 WINS 23 Losses Now even a Michigan man can see this is a no brainer, Again what a slap in the face that Miles and Harbaugh wanted nothing to do w/ Michigan and they SETTLED for the Jokester. While at OHIO STATE they land a coach that Michigan can only dream about. Can ANY Michigan fan tell me why your school is so undesirable and TOSU coaching position is one that coaches get in line for??? You settled for the scraps goat meat and TOSO chose fillet mignon. I know that that would be embarrassing to me if I was a Michigan fan. Then again after SETTLING for B Joke I can not imagine that it gets any lower. Just like when the Vest was running the show under the Urb the Michigan game will be routine. Just another W and looking ahead to a national Championship. That term has not been in a Michigan fans vocabulary for decades. Must suck to have to put a smile on when the AD goes so low to hirer a B Joke. Then again he had no choice as no real coach wanted the job. Coach's look at the Michigan job is comparable to a baseball coach looking at a job w/ the Yankees compared to a job w/ the Royals. Guess what? michigan are the Royals of college sports.


Thu, Jan 19, 2012 : 2:02 a.m.

"Urbanator?" Seriously?


Wed, Jan 18, 2012 : 10:22 a.m.

Yeah, the Goat Meat Jokester went 11-2 in his first year. Goat Meat Carr went 13-0 in the 3rd year. UM went for a so called "Fillet Mignon" in RR and the program went down like plane on fire! lol. Goat Meat Carr smoked Meyer in the bowlgame.

Matt Patercsak

Wed, Jan 18, 2012 : 2:52 a.m.

get your facts straight, Les Miles wanted to come to Michigan. It was Bill Martin's fault for pushing him before his season(s) were over. and Harbaugh is, and always has been an NFL guy. Michigan is the winningest program in college football history. the yankees are the same for baseball, so where are you getting at saying theyre like the royals? If michigan are the royals at 11-2. what are the 6-7 buckeyes? "oooh it was a tough year" try having 3 tough years then talk. there's actually talk of MSU being a bigger rival than OSU at this point because theyre in the same division, and theyre also better than OSU now too haha go figure

Albee Macaw

Wed, Jan 18, 2012 : 1:15 a.m.

Again the 2012 OHIO STATE recruiting class has blown past the Michigan 2012 class. They even show the Michigan class as sloping down while TSUO class is shown going up. Given Urb has passed B Joke in less then two months it is scary what he will do after getting his people in place. I live in San Diego and the Jokester is despised here for leaving them high and dry. He did not even have the class to tell his SDSU team to their face that he was leaving. You guys have picked a real gem. He looks like the Pillsbury doughboy (apologies to the doughboy) and hung SDSU out to dry. The Vest was wrong and paid the price but what he did was in an effort to protect his players. Brady Jokester did not even take the time to address his SDSU team and let them know he was leaving. They heard it through the AD. You can rip Urb all you want but to recruit an 18 year old and then not have the decency to tell them you are leaving is pathetic. Not like Michigan should worry about him doing the same thing to them. He is far from in high demand. Career record 58 W 52 L The Urbanators career record 104 WINS 23 Losses Even a michigan man can figure this one out. The Urb will beat the Jokester like a rented mule. Well I guess w/ Joke a cow is more appropriate. Dumb as a mule but the size of a cow. Trust me michigan fan. The beating that the Vest gave you for the last 8 years will look like a picnic compared to the hurt Urb will lay down.

Robert Granville

Tue, Jan 17, 2012 : 11:54 p.m.

I would like to point out several facts: 1) Urban Meyer is 0 - 1 vs. The University of Michigan 2) Urban Meyer's 2008 Florida Gators that lost to Michigan were made up of a # 15 2005 recruiting class, a #2 2006 class and a #1 2007 class. 3) The Valiant and Victorious 2008 Michigan Wolverines were made up of a #6 2005 class, a #13 2006 class and a #12 2007 class. 4) Urban's 2012 class includes no Michigan recruits. 5)Hoke's 2012 class contains several top Ohio recruits. Seems clear to me that Urban outrecruited Michigan during the years leading up to the Capital One bowl. History demonstrates that it was of no consequence to the Victors. With Hoke and Mattison locking down the State of Michigan, Urban better hope the state of Florida doesn't hate him. Go Blue!


Wed, Jan 18, 2012 : 1:20 a.m.

Well said. As I've mentioned above, as long as you recruit a top 15 or so class all that matters is coaching and player charecter going forward. Go Blue!

Robert Granville

Tue, Jan 17, 2012 : 10:51 p.m.

We'll be ahead of OSU in number of Rivals Top 100 recruits by national signing day. Mark my words. Josh Garnett and Jordan Payton will GO BLUE.


Wed, Jan 18, 2012 : 2:09 a.m.

Hey Albee, Where did Tressel (3rd choice) come from? By the way, the only reason Urb was available is because he quit on Florida. Twice. He's proven that he's a winner, no doubt. But he's also proven that he's a quitter...again no doubt.

Robert Granville

Tue, Jan 17, 2012 : 11:34 p.m.

It sounds like you don't remember what happened last time Urban played the boys in Blue. I'll take Hoke any day.... Urban has already introduced his slimy SEC ways into the Big Ten. In that sense, he's a fine replacement for the lying sweater vest. He'll exit the same way Tressel did... in shame. Just ask Adolphus Washington..."The academic support at Ohio State, there is no way you can fail. Even if you're giving minimal effort there is no way you can fail." haha... what a joke

Albee Macaw

Tue, Jan 17, 2012 : 11:14 p.m.

I sincerely hope you land them so you can be some what competitive in the coming years. It got old handing you your heads year in and year out while the Vest was coach. Watching the Urbanator clean up in recruiting w/ less then 2 months on the job is very encouraging. I know if Michigan had landed Miles, Harbaugh or Myers as a coach instead of B Joke I would have been very concerned as an OSU fan. But you SETTLED for Joke and should have you head examined if Urb landing in Columbus is not a concern. Funny how all Michigan fans speak of their football program as being elite yet no big name or real coach wanted the job. Again the SETTLED for a 3rd rate coach in Joke. Being punked like that is a real slap in the face.

Albee Macaw

Tue, Jan 17, 2012 : 10:29 p.m.

Funny no michigan fan comments on how the Urbanators recruiting class has now passed the michigan recruiting class. I guess there is not much to say when you are beaten. It is very touching that so many michigan people are concerned w/ the Urbanators health. Word is he jogs at least 5 miles a day. Also I am not sure if you have seen Brady Joke lately? From his girth it is apparent the only time he jogs is when he is going from the buffet line to the desert table. Odds are Mr. Joke will blow a major artery before any health issues occur w/ Urb. I wish nothing but the best of health for both so michigan fan can not use any excuses when they start losing year in and year out (AGAIN) to TOSU. You used RR as a beating pole for those 10 years that Ohio State was laying the wood to you. Pretty funny how TOSU lands the top college coach in the country and michigan has to settle for some 3rd rate coach from a school (SDSU) known more for their surfing and hackee sack then football. Urb landed a better recruiting class in less then 2 months then Mr. Joke landed in over a year. Michigan fan should be very worried. This says it all. The only Big Ten team with more recruits on the top 100 list is Ohio State, which has four.

Robert Granville

Wed, Jan 18, 2012 : midnight

And that win didn't count so technically its been 787 days... lol

Robert Granville

Tue, Jan 17, 2012 : 11:58 p.m.

Looks like you've got a lot to say "when you're beaten"... Scoreboard... it's been 416 days since OSU beat Michigan.


Tue, Jan 17, 2012 : 11:55 p.m.

"Mr. Joke" just took an undermanned Michigan team that had been poorly coached for 3 years and went 11-2 (best record in the B10) and won a BCS bowl game. I guess the "joke" is on you. By the way, which major college did the Bucks hire Tressel from?

Jeffrey Boone

Tue, Jan 17, 2012 : 11:34 p.m.

dont get too excited there troll ohio was allowed 2 staffs 1 for coaching the other for recruiting. SO what was the score of that last game cant wait to make it 2 in a row then when we meet again it will be 3 then come that 4th year urban will retire because of health or some stupid contract he signed that was made up by his kid or he will retire because ohio will be caught cheating yet again.


Tue, Jan 17, 2012 : 10:17 p.m.

Remember ladies, it's not just getting the recruits, it's bringing their potential out. Right now these boys are just that ... boys. When Brady gets them into the program, they will be Michigan Men. When that Ohio coach gets talent, he'll teach them how to curtsy and drop a kerchief on the floor ... hoping a real man might pick it up for them. .... that is, right after they finish their jail sentence. PS - I don't wear red, and I don't wear green. Go Blue!


Wed, Jan 18, 2012 : 1:17 a.m.

What's Tebows record vs Michigan?


Wed, Jan 18, 2012 : 1:16 a.m.

What's Urbz record vs Michigan?

Albee Macaw

Tue, Jan 17, 2012 : 10:49 p.m.

I guess that all of the traits you mention are very apparent in Tim Tebow? You know an Urb coached guy. He certainly comes across as being soft and shying away from a hit. It has to be killing Michigan fan seeing that Urb has recruited a better class in less then 2 months compared to what Brady Joke recruited in over 1 year. Then again when you hirer a 3rd rate coach because real coaches like Miles and Harbaugh turn you down what can you say?


Tue, Jan 17, 2012 : 9:41 p.m.

well al bee darn you still support the vest after all the cheating he did! good for you. . . typical ohio fan. . . you better hope urbz doesent follow in the vest 's footsteps? after all he learned everything from the vest! GO BLUE!!!!!!

Blue Marker

Tue, Jan 17, 2012 : 9:24 p.m.

The Buckeye fans on here are hilarious. If Kalis would have stuck with them they would be singing his praises.


Tue, Jan 17, 2012 : 11:50 p.m.

Loyalty? Ever heard of Justin Boren? Kalis, on the other hand, is extremely loyal. Once he made up his mind to go to Michigan, he told 'ol Urbz to not even bother TRYING to get him away from Michigan. Unlike Boren, Kalis IS a Michigan...loyal to the core.

Albee Macaw

Tue, Jan 17, 2012 : 10:42 p.m.

Please take him. If he does not have the heart of an Ohioan and an Ohio State football player then he is perfect for Michigan. Heartless and shows no loyalty, Perfect Michigan man. We are about the land the tackle from Illinois. Your school probably sent him a letter showing interest but I am sure that is as far as it went.


Tue, Jan 17, 2012 : 9:18 p.m.

Cummon' down Josh Arnett, we will need you to block those stud d-line guys that urbz is bringing in! The new war between Hoke and Meyer could bring these two teams to new levels not seen in some time.

Matt Patercsak

Tue, Jan 17, 2012 : 9:17 p.m.

"THE BATTLE IN THE TRENCHES" will be the headline of Michigan Ohio State games in the future. I cannot wait for the youth of our team (freshman and incoming recruits) to develop players I am excited to see in the spring game 1: Thomas Rawls 5'10 219lb RB 2: Joe Bolden (with a spring to train he could add up to 10 pounds to his 225) 3: Josh Furman 4: Chris Bryant 5: Frank Clark these young players have bright futures at UofM, I wish Kalis, Chesson, Darboh and Pipkins were all committing early so we could see them in the maize and blue in April!

Albee Macaw

Tue, Jan 17, 2012 : 9:17 p.m.

Nice to see The Ohio State University blow by Michigan in the recruiting race. Michigan better get used to it as it is only the beginning. Remember all the beating Michigan took while the Vest was roaming the TOSU sideline? This will be round 2 under the Urbanator. After seeing what he has done w/ less then two months on the job and Michigan fan that is not worried has no knowledge about college football. I se the Urbanator took a high ranked offensive lineman away from Notre Dame today. The way these blue chippers are lining up to play for Urb I would be concerned regarding any recruit until they actually signed. Go Bucks. This is the best part of the article. The only Big Ten team with more recruits on the top 100 list is Ohio State, which has four.


Wed, Jan 18, 2012 : 1:14 a.m.

Lol as long as both recruit top 15 or so classes it only comes down to coaching and player charecter. Not whether your ranked 3 or 5. Wake up


Tue, Jan 17, 2012 : 8:55 p.m.

This "one guy that I know" said that Pipkins and Kalis will eat all the glazed donuts before anyone else has a chance to get their hands on them. MEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEANchigan football is getting BIG, BEEFY and buff. As they roll with the BIG COACHING staff and all that stuff!!!


Wed, Jan 18, 2012 : 6:53 p.m.

sorry about that bigblue. I guess the fat jokes hit a little too close to home.


Wed, Jan 18, 2012 : 1:11 a.m.

Teddy misses RR and yerns for Urban. Both of you 2 should head to C-bus and not worry so much about Michigan if you think our class is so terrible. Oh an I love the fat jokes. Their a sign of fear as its the one thing you can use as an attack because they do their actual jobs do well, there's nothing left to pick on. Keep em comin, it means our boys are having success an doing there jobs.


Tue, Jan 17, 2012 : 9:08 p.m.

You are right ted. The class kind of resembles their coach. Probably place first in a hot dog eating contest.


Tue, Jan 17, 2012 : 9:05 p.m.

They need to recruit fast skill position players and they don't have ANY in this class


Tue, Jan 17, 2012 : 9:03 p.m.

...and slow


Tue, Jan 17, 2012 : 8:54 p.m.

i guess some people are not always in there right mind when they think that urbz will out coach and out recruit HOKE. MICHIGAN has righted the ship and HOKE will be around for a long time! but then thats why your in here thumping your chest again. . . urbz health problems could cut his coaching at ohio short. . . i hope it doesent because i look forward to beating urbz like a drum! the GAME is the GAME again. . . fear the coaching change! GO BLUE!!!!!


Wed, Jan 18, 2012 : 10:16 a.m.

Ohio State did the right thing in hiring a Meyer than a Rich Rod. They will be back to relevance in just a short time like UM.


Tue, Jan 17, 2012 : 9:02 p.m.

Ohio states good fortune will only make Michigan better. Lets face it though Meyer might end up with the best class in the nation in his first year and he is a great coach.


Tue, Jan 17, 2012 : 8:09 p.m.

Rivals now has OSU # 3 in recruiting. UM #5. When Urbz took over OSU was #30. fear the Urb. Hoke doesn't have a chance once Meyer takes over.


Wed, Jan 18, 2012 : 10:14 a.m.

Hoke is not 57 he is 52. Yeah there are other issues with Florida why Meyer bolted out not just health issues.


Wed, Jan 18, 2012 : 1:05 a.m.

Lol there's Teddy jumpin on the Urban train again.


Tue, Jan 17, 2012 : 9:51 p.m.

Oooooohhhhh... I'm shaaaaaaking. (Puhleeze) Let's wait and see how many of those highly rated Bucknuts end up in jail LOL

Blue Marker

Tue, Jan 17, 2012 : 9:19 p.m.

And how many times has "Urbz" retired due to health issues? I'm at 2 and counting. I see the subtle worry in all OSU fans. It's like they're trying to convince themselves, not Michigan fans. We'll be fine.


Tue, Jan 17, 2012 : 9:06 p.m.

umgoblue, Health issues? Have you looked at Hoke lately? Dude is 57 and 100 lbs overweight. When it's 50 degrees out he's sweating like he's in a sauna. Hoke's heart won't last 10 years. The DC is 63. Um will be lucky if either of these guys finish their current contracts.


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Tue, Jan 17, 2012 : 8:06 p.m.

Sounds like a lot of hype. No doubt Ondre Pipkins is a blue chip player and will be an impact player for the Maizie and Blue. Comparing Pipkins to Kyle Kalis seems ridiculous because one plays on offense while the other on defense. Can't wait for LOI signing day.