Are you really accepting this as a foregone conclusion? WTF?! This forum is the National Enquirer of the running world. That's really messed up if people accept everything they read on here as the truth. As far as you know, someone is just stirring up shit.
tuff times for U of M wrote:
and yes Ronnie is a great guy so it is unfortunate this has come to this...
So you\'re mentioning 1 race in April where Michigan ran well?? Where were those freshman when it mattered. Neither of the New Zealanders could even qualify for regionals even though both of them had high school times that were more competitive then nearly every U.S. freshman.
Fair enough on some of that, but Ron does not spend a disproportionate amount of time with his post collegians at all.
In fact Brannen is not even local anymore at all. Willis is usually gone quite a bit.
It is funny how this rolls to me.
UM was 4th in DMR at Penn, with two frosh legs and Third in 4 x mile with a former 9:20\'s HS guy and two frosh.
You are right about one thing, UM does not value that. like a Villanova.
It is funny that when you are kicking everyone\'s, and that would be everyone\'s asses, you just had GREAT talent, when you place well at Penn with no sure fire stud on any leg, that goes for naught.
Like I said, if you are going to evaluate, fine, but you get to score credit when you have good guys that run great , as well as the other side when you get good guys that seem to not get where folks MIGHT see them.
No stud on any leg?? Dallas Bowden ran a 3:46 1500 as a 16 YEAR OLD. Thats better then any 16 year old sophomore has ever run in the United States. Somebody who ran a 3:46 as a 16 year old should be making nationals by his freshman year in college...
when you place well at Penn with no sure fire stud on any leg, that goes for naught.
A real DI coach wrote:
He bleeds blue and gold and would do a great job in a combined program.