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Kalis makes flip from Ohio State to Michigan

Posted on: July 10, 2011 7:18 pm
Edited on: July 10, 2011 8:44 pm
 
Posted by Bryan Fischer

When Lakewood (Ohio) offensive lineman Kyle Kalis decommitted from Ohio State following the resignation of Jim Tressel, many pegged archrival Michigan as the odds-on favorite to land the top 100 prospect. Sunday afternoon, Kalis ended speculation and made it public that he will be a Wolverine.

Why Michigan? "The coaches, recruiting class, feeling comfortable," Kalis told 247Sports.com.

The 6-foot-5, 300-pounder is ranked 61st overall in the class of 2012 by MaxPreps and is just the latest addition to an impressive recruiting class by new head coach Brady Hoke. Kalis is the son of former NFL offensive lineman Todd Kalis, who went to school at Arizona State and played for the Vikings, Steelers and Bengals during an eight-year career.

Kalis told MGoBlog.com that he would have committed to Michigan several weeks ago following his first official visit but that his coach told him to wait. Instead, he committed following his second unofficial visit to the school on Sunday and has already started recruiting for the school.

The addition of Kalis gives the Wolverines 19 commitments in the class of 2012 and their third Top 100 player. He is also the fifth offensive lineman to verbally pledge as Hoke overhauls the offense in Ann Arbor.
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Since: Nov 18, 2006
Posted on: July 16, 2011 1:28 am
 

Kalis makes flip from Ohio State to Michigan

UofM is a big 10 bottom dweller? Haha so funny to hear all of the Big 10 losers going after the Maize & Blue. Yes the Wolverines finally after all these years kicking Spartys butt and The Ohio cheater universitys tail finally hit a rough patch but the bottom line is that they are back and you are scared to death. Your claim of big 10 bottom dweller is laughable. Keep holding on to that Sparty football tradition. (Is there one) 

Fact is our little brother finally won a couple back to back. Congrats! Hold your breath until that happens again.
The Ohio cheater university finally found a way to win by any means possible.
The Wolverines are and always will be the face of the Big 10.

After all who else can actually beat an SEC team? You Sparty? How did you do last year?

Ohio? Hahaha!

Just remember we beat the mighty gators a few years back and we finally got a true coach that knows the Big 10
so sit back and watch the dominance once again.

Go Blue!!!



Since: Jun 24, 2011
Posted on: July 15, 2011 3:56 pm
 

Kalis makes flip from Ohio State to Michigan

UofM fans are going to end up looking like fools.  They are reaching to gain back a little bit of respectability by bringing down others.  The fact remains, michigan..

1.    Is a Big Ten bottom dweller
2.    Lost last 3 years to MSU - soon to be 4 straight
3.    Is a Prove Cheater
3a.   Guilty of FAILURE TO MONITOR - head coach
3b.   Guilty of FAILURE TO MONITOR - athletic department
3c.   On probation for 3 years
3d.   Self imposed a 2 year bowl ban
4th   Choice overweight head coach is 47-50 against below average competion


I wonder if any of this was mentioned to Kalis when Hoke's staff "manipulated" him.  (Dad's quote)  After michigan goes 3-5 in its first 8 games, buckeyes aren't hit hard, and MSU wipes the floor with scUM, he'll probably flip to another school anyway - kinda like RJS and Richardson.   


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Since: Jul 6, 2011
Posted on: July 15, 2011 1:47 pm
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Since: Jul 15, 2011
Posted on: July 15, 2011 7:43 am
 

Kalis makes flip from Ohio State to Michigan

Touchdown buck   I like what you have to say. We really do need a strong Big 10 to compete with the Southern egotistical Confrerence.  Enough said




Since: Oct 2, 2006
Posted on: July 14, 2011 11:24 am
 

Kalis makes flip from Ohio State to Michigan

As I understand it, OSU reported the e-mails to the NCAA in January.  Either way, it is far less than the "over 12 months" CWergs claims Tressel sat on the information.
Presuming Tressel was oblivious to everything surrounding his program, I will concede he swept it under the rug for roughly 9 months which is from the time he receive the first email.  Though from a math standpoint, 9 months would be rounded to 1 year.

:-)

CWergs



Since: Jan 17, 2008
Posted on: July 14, 2011 11:02 am
 

Kalis makes flip from Ohio State to Michigan

He sat on the information from April until it was reported in January. 

This comment of mine was vague and needs to be clarified.  It should have been:

Tressel sat on the information until OSU reported the infractions in December.

As I understand it, OSU reported the e-mails to the NCAA in January.  Either way, it is far less than the "over 12 months" CWergs claims Tressel sat on the information.



Since: Jan 17, 2008
Posted on: July 14, 2011 9:56 am
 

Kalis makes flip from Ohio State to Michigan

Let me ask the question again - which other schools have multiple offenses of playing known ineligible players and their head coach lying and attempting to cover it up for over a year?

I don't know of any school...OSU included...that meets all of your criteria.  First off, Tressel may have attempted a cover up, but he did not do so for over a year.  He sat on the information from April until it was reported in January.  I was not a math major, but that looks more like 9 months than 12+ months.  I don't know of many cases where schools knowingly played players who should have been ineligible, and there are no known cases of any school being a repeat offender of that violation.

I know you don't like hearing about NCAA Bylaw 2.8.1, but that is a very important point with respect to OSU's case.  OSU was not charged with violating this Bylaw (Failure to Monitor or Lack of Institutional Control).  Of the 29 programs hit with the same level of allegations as OSU over the past decade, only two received bowl bans.  Needless to say, this indicates that the odds are OSU will not receive a bowl ban.  That is, unless some new information surfaces that would prompt the NCAA into filing higher level allegations.  Considering ESPN's lawsuit, that might end up being the case.






Since: Oct 2, 2006
Posted on: July 14, 2011 9:56 am
 

Kalis makes flip from Ohio State to Michigan

young-guy,

Can't think of one?  How about Ohio State?  This isn't a hypothetical but rather exactly what Coach Tressel is accused of doing.  Knowingly playing multiple ineligible players and covering it up for a year....  

The point then being - if you can't think of another case similiar to this one, then it would be dillusional to predict the sancations against OSU based on other cases of a "speeding" violation - to refer to my previous metaphore.

So even though you were trying to insult me, thank you for your help in making my point.

CWergs



Since: Nov 12, 2010
Posted on: July 13, 2011 11:44 pm
 

Kalis makes flip from Ohio State to Michigan

have multiple offenses of playing known ineligible players and their head coach lying and attempting to cover it up for over a year?



Can't think of one.  What are you talking about?  This hypotetical has nothing to do with OSU or anyone else.  You sound like a whiney little person who is about to cry.  So Michigan&nb
sp;got disgraced for Ten years, it is only a game.  You will be back.  It is ok honey. 



Since: Oct 2, 2006
Posted on: July 13, 2011 2:04 pm
 

Kalis makes flip from Ohio State to Michigan

Nitro,

Let me ask the question again - which other schools have multiple offenses of playing known ineligible players and their head coach lying and attempting to cover it up for over a year?

I didn't ask about any bylaw's or lack thereof... 

Speeding is speeding if you're going 10 mph over the limit or 30...  but rational people realize which one is worse. 

my fear is this negative media attention may influence the NCAA to treat OSU more harshly than it otherwise would have.
The NCAA has rarely allowed public perception to sway them into making a decision...  see the Tatto 5 playing in the Sugar Bowl - only OSU fans thought that was a fair deal.  When the NCAA comes down more harshly than they did on the speeders going 10 mph over the limit, it won't be because of public opinion, it will b/c OSU tried to make the NCAA out to be fools and lied for years.

CWergs


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