Hockey pet peeve: "when a teammate tips a puck in on you, which is exactly how my first collegiate goal against happened. Thanks, Copper."
A pretty lengthy interview with both coaches on the upcoming ND-Mich game. RR's is in the video and Kelly's is in the text.
Not too bad for the WWL.
Bubble wrap please? Wait, he would probably have an allergic reaction to it and be lost for the season. Sumo suit? Walking in it would cause his knee to blow out for some reason. Iron Man's suit? The complexity of the controls would cause him to transfer. I'm out of ideas.
Although it does suck that Vlad Emilien has decided to transfer from a position that seems like no one wants to play we should not be worried so much by the depth but more about the APR.
If you look in hindsight, would Vlad had been a great football player if he couldn't start on the two worst defenses in Michigan Football history? Losing him undoubtedly hurts depth on a insanely flimsy position but with him being on the field would he have been a good player? If I am correct, Vlad only played when Michigan was up by twenty in the last minutes of the UConn game. Maybe his knee injury is the reason why he couldn't beat out a converted WR and a walk-on. Yes, Jared Van Slyke is out for the whole year which is the reason why Vlad's decision to transfer is so mind-boggling. This could bring the emergence of Marvin Robinson who may end up playing better than Vlad Emilien could.
The APR issue is the one that's worrying me. How many transfers can Michigan handle before we finally go below that "mendoza line"?
Let's move on from Emilien transferring and focus once again on the football season.
This is my nephew. We are all very proud of him.
Sophomore safety Vlad Emilien has left the Michigan football team, Scout.com learned Wednesday morning.
This was retweeted by Rothstein via Twitter (Brian Hamilton article from The Trib):
"You have to give it to him -- he's an athletic guy, he's hard to tackle, but every guy can be beat," Irish defensive end Ethan Johnson said of Robinson. "One guy is not going to rule the game.
"I read my keys and if he's really close to me, I'm going to tackle him. I'm not going to go in there afraid of the guy. If he makes a move, and I stay in balance, I'm going to make the tackle. If I misstep, I misstep. I'm not going to go in there scared like, 'Oh, maybe he jukes me.' Can't play like that. I'm going to go in there and make every play I can."
He is definitely not trashing Denard but those words are something that could play into some extra motivation.