Apparently the fact that Slocum isn't qualified yet means there was "zero mutual interest" between ND and Slocum. Because I'm sure ND would have turned up its nose at a near five-star DT because he still needs to take a test. Slocum has repeatedly stated that he expects to qualify, as well.
It's possible that Michigan informed Ofili he wouldn't be asked back for a fifth year, maybe he had academic problems, maybe his family needs money. I have no idea what happened here but whatever story that comes out will be interesting. This decision is even weirder than the Shantee Orr one a couple years back.
The impact on next year's team probably won't be great. Watson, Massey, and Branch are a clear 1-2-3 at defensive tackles, and then you've got Will Johnson, Will Paul, Marques Slocum, and Terrence Taylor. The depth is fine. I wouldn't be surprised if this decision was Michigan's, not Ofili's.
You know, as absolutely insane as the RCMB is all the time, it provides excellent comedy on a regular basis... some of it intentional, some of it not so much. The above thread is BOTH! Yow!
Zoltan the Inconcievable has acquired a third star from Rivals, which is two stars short of where he should be, but still a step in the right direction. He's now the #2 kicker in the country behind some dude going to Nebraska. Also the #6 kicker is named "Merf Trout."
Is official. Sweet. Another top-100 defensive linemen and a near five-star to boot.
Carr can't close this!