Now that we've blown Gardners redshirt (yeah i know this fact has been discussed plenty so thats all im gonna say about it), I think this is the smartest course of action going forward:
Note: I dont think this strategy will actually be employed
Starter: Denard (Jr)
Backup: Tate (Jr)
Redshirt: Gardner (RS Fr)
Starter: Denard (Sr)
Backup: Gardner (RS Soph)
Redshirt: Tate (RS Jr)
Starter: Tate (RS Sr) or Gardner (RS Jr)
Starter: Gardner (RS Sr)
Backup: Sousa (RS Jr) or other
This would give us veteran starters and backups for the next 4 seasons.
This is another interesting wrinkle.
This popped into my mind coming out of a post I just put on the board.
I understand the recovery from knees and we still see some lingering from Smith from his injury last year. There seems to be an assumption that Troy will be fully functional next year to add depth to the DB corps. Is that possible with the type of injury he has? Will he lose any mobility from an injury of that type since there has to be considerable ligament damage? With the need to plant and accelerate, I would think the recovery is non-trivial. Not sure if we have any doctors on the board or anyone who stayed in a Holiday Inn Express last night.
QB - Denard Robinson (Senior)
RB - Demetrius Hart (Sophomore)
WR1 - Roy Roundtree (Senior)
WR2 - Ricardo Miller (Sophomore)
Slot1 - Jeremy Gallon (Junior)
Slot 2 - Je'Ron Stokes (Senior)
LT - Taylor Lewan (Junior)
LG - Quinton Washington (Junior)
C - Christian Pace (Sophomore)
RG - Patrick Omameh (Senior)
RT - Michael Schofield (Junior)
Defense (Assuming 4-3) - (Assuming 3-3-5, sub out Talbott/Ash, Furman in at Spinner)
DE - Jibreel Black (Junior)
DT - Will Campbell (Senior)
DT - Terry Talbott (Sophomore)/Richard Ash (Sophomore)
DE - Craig Roh (Senior)
LB - Cam Gordon (Junior)
LB - Kenny Demens (Senior)
LB - Mike Jones (Junior)/Josh Furman (Sophomore)
S - Marvin Robinson (Junior)
S - Carvin Johnson (Junior)
CB - Cullen Christian (Junior)
CB - Terrence Talbott (Junior)/ Courtney Avery (Junior)
P - Will Hagerup (Junior)
K - Random fan from student section
For those not quite over MSU loss - a list of some little brothers who had 15 minutes of fame, then back to the lower bunk.
King Richard and Prince John – Richard “the Lionheart” and “bad King” John
Albert Brooks and Bob Einstein (Super Dave Osborne)
Jimmy Carter and Billy Carter
Sly and Frank Stallone
The Gallagher Brothers (The one that smashed watermelons and the one that copied him)
Charlie Sheen (Wall Street, Platoon) Emelio Esteves (Mighty Ducks)
New hints from the Recruiting Roundup this morning lead me to believe (HOPE) that the mystery guest is Trey DePriest. "renewed interest".... "Michigan hasn't been very pertinent for him on the surface for quite some time"....."now he's giving them another look".
Trey was a life-long UM fan who never visited and then committed early to Alabama... fits Sam's narrative.