I know this was discussed again yesterday as Mike McCray gave some comments on what Dawson said on signing day, but here are some direct quotes from Reon himself. At some point he has felt like he has let Michigan fans down by saying what he said, so sometimes it's important to realize they are just kids, and maybe he just mis-spoke.
"It was just a comment about being from the state of Ohio, not anything about Ohio State at all," Dawson stated. "Ohio State never even offered me a scholarship at all, so how could I be loyal to the school? What I meant was I'm proud of my state, and my family being from here, and I don't even know why I said that really. I was just happy to be headed to college and my family was so proud, that I never meant any reference to Ohio State."
"I feel terrible that some Michigan fans are mad at me, and I'm so grateful to the school for the opportunity they're giving me," he added. "I'm going to be a Michigan Man for life, and that's the next chapter of my life. I signed with Michigan because I loved everything about it and I switched from Illinois because of Coach (Brady) Hoke and his coaching staff."
"I can't wait to be apart of the Michigan-Ohio State rivalry, and I'm looking forward to beating them four straight years," he continued. "I talked to Mike McCray today about this, and he knows what I meant. We have been teammates here at Trotwood, and he was a big part of me going to Michigan, so he knows I'm a respectful person that never looks to say anything hurtful to anyone. I feel really bad how this came out, and I just want the Michigan fans to know I love being apart of Wolverine Nation and I'm going to do everything I can to make them proud of me."
Welcome aboard Reon, and Go Blue!
ESPN has an article on how the BCS is trying to structure the selection committee for the upcoming 4-team playoffs. The committee will have between 14-20 members, including representatives from all ten BCS conferences. The BCS director also stated that the members will be "football purists," whatever that means.
The part of the article I found most interesting was the following passage, which describes factors the committee will be looking at:
" The selection committee will receive a "jury charge" from the commissioners. In ranking the teams, the committee will consider strength of schedule, where the games were played, conference championships and whether teams lost games because of injuries to key players."
I am a bit surprised they intend to take "injuries to key players" into account. I don't necessarily think they should or shouldn't, but I can see the kinds of controversies that might lead to.
Per MLive - Fitz ahead of schedule in rehab
A couple of weeks ago I posted the : McGary vs Morgan who do you start?
Well, the consensus was to start Morgan and continue to play McGary off the bench. Now, with Morgan being limited by an injury, do you give McGary the start? Now I do understand that McGary did start the second half last game, but should/will he be the full time starter now? I haven't seen enough out of Horford to put him over McGary.
McGarys stats for last 5 games:
01/24 vs Purdue
21 MIN. 3/6 FG. 0/2 FT. 6 PTS. 3 REB. 1 BLK. 1 STL. 0 PF. 0 TO.
01/27 @ Illinois
16 MIN. 3/7 FG. 0/0 FT. 6 PTS. 8 REB. 0 BLK. 0 STL. 4 PF. 2 TO.
01/30 vs Northwestern
15 MIN. 2/4 FG. 2/2 FT. 6 PTS. 11 REB. 0 BLK. 0 STL. 2 PF. 1 TO.
02/02 @ Indiana
28 MIN. 5/7 FG. 0/0 FT. 10 PTS. 7 REB. 1 BLK. 2 STL. 4 PF. 0 TO.
02/05 vs Ohio.
29 MIN. 7/13 FG. 0/1 FT. 14 PTS. 6 REB. 1 BLK. 4 STL. 1 PF. 0 TO.
I like what I've seen out of him on the floor lately and I think it would definitely help boost his confidence to put him in the starting lineup. SIX STEALS in the past two games and 0 TO, those are pretty impressive stats. My vote, until Morgan is 100% and maybe even when he is, is to give McGary the start.
*OH and can we please leave Reon Dawson alone? He is committed to Michigan, so lets just leave it at that*
Just got off the phone with Reon he said he didn't say he loves ohio state he said"He loves the state of ohio"reporter changed up his words.
Make sure everyone is still voting for Denard to be on the cover of the next NCAA football videogame. He is currently 2000 behind Lacy. Lets use those mgoclicks and get him over the top. Make sure you like the photo every day and you have already voted for him on the poll. After all Denard has done for the university lets give him another accolade for the world to see. Go blue!