Mike Lantry, 1972
WI 3-star "Big Back" (at 6'1 190 with room to grow) is headed to Iowa. Recent MGoRecruiting posts suggested he was regaining interest in UM. He held a UM offer.
It's really Dee or bust in 2011's class
This is a re-post but Brian did us all a favor and put this to bed last March. APR is not an issue barring a disaster on the team. I don't know what happened with Austin White to cause his exit...but APR is not an issue wrt to his leaving. The sky is not falling... http://mgoblog.com/content/apr-raw-and-wriggling
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if he knows the playbook as well as he says he does then he could be a valuable asset to this team regardless of whether he's a freshman or not. Im not saying he should start or will start but i think he can contribute. Which leads me to believe he wont be redshirted as is suggest in a below post
I just noticed a couple replies on the Michigan Scrimmage Notes diary entry that stated the need or desire to red-shirt Devin Gardner. What are your thoughts on this topic?
As for me: Without much thought, I emphatically disagree with this opinion. I think that if there is ANY inclination that Devin even MIGHT be the starting QB once things get sorted out, or if they never get sorted out and you pretty much have an even-ish split all season between Dev and Denard/Tate, then YOU HAVE TO PLAY HIM!!! (this is under the assumption that the QB situation still has very little separation, esp between Dev and D-rob .
I could MAYBE see redshirting a frosh battling for #1QB if we were coming off a BCS season (emphasis on the cap&bold "maybe"), but this is college football. Players come and go, some get lost and some get found, some come of age and some can't grow up ... and then there's injuries... ugh.
If they/we are "all-in", then 7 doesn't just get his wings, he gets to play!
*On another note, but same argument: Kevin Sousa.
I noticed a lot of drama concerning the attrition rate, but it didn't appear anyone wanted to be bothered with the facts, so I thought I'd do a little research. Here is M . Desimones chart
I encourage you to go to his sight and look at the class outcomes and see that every class has players leave for multiple reasons. It's not always a bad thing. Usually players not working out leave freeing up a scholarship for the next class. Would you rather they languish around with no chance of playing bringing morale down? So far RR's 1st class he had to time to vet himself has turned up 1 transfer in Turner, not bad so far.
I'm not saying it is something not worth watching, but I think so far we don't have nearly enough data to make a conclusion about how RR is running the program. I think things are going fine right now and now that Rich has mostly his guys things should settle down if we start racking up W's.