that's unfortunate, but at least the interest is there on both sides
From Adam Schefter:
Charges of assault and domestic violence against former Michigan DE Frank Clark have been dropped and reduced to "disorderly conduct." It's the lowest misdemeanor and teams have taken notice. Clark has had eight visits with NFL teams and other private workouts, even with charges against him pending. Some teams looking for a pass rusher are intrigued with Clark.
Maybe a Debbie Downer for a Friday - but this story popped up for me first thing this morning...and yes:
The stories of athletes spending their money have been told before
Definitely true - but Buchanon's story was particularly poignant for me...especially this:
Buchanon says his mother told him he owed her $1 million for raising him. "Well, that was news to me," wrote Buchanon, who played 10 NFL seasons for five teams. "If my mother taught me anything, it's that this is the most desperate demand that a parent can make on a child. The covenant of having a child is simply that you give your child everything possible, and they owe you nothing beyond a normal amount of love and respect. There is no financial arrangement."
As a father of 5 (and 1 on the way), I just can't conceive of seeing your children in this way.
Since a slew of transfers are on their way and that number could still rise, I figure I'd post this since Michigan has already appeared to set a record for transfers welcomed in a single year with 4.
My source for this is the Bentley football roster database. This is a list of every documented Michigan incoming transfer.
I say documented because it is possible that guys transferred here in the late 19th century and early 20th century and it just wasn't listed that they transffered.
There are some really impressive names on this list that you might recognize.
|Player||Pos.||U-M Years||Transferred From|
|Charles Street||QB||1898-1899||Williams College|
|Ebin Wilson||C||1900||Eastern Michigan|
|Willie Heston, Sr.||HB||1901-1904||San Jose State|
|Arthur Reid||N/A||1901||Simpson College|
|Willard Peach||E||1916, 1919||Western Michigan|
|Howard Yerges||QB||1944-1947||Ohio State|
|Len Ford||E||1945-1947||Morgan State|
|J.T. White||C||1946-1947||Ohio State|
|Michael Kerr||OL||1986-1987||DuPage J.C.|
|Chris Kurpeikis||OT||1995||Notre Dame|
|Russell Shaw||WR||1996-1997||Locke - El Camino C.C.|
|Jonathan Goodwin||OL||1999-2001||Ohio University|
|Spencer Brinton||QB||2001-2004||San Diego State|
|Austin Panter||LB||2007-2008||Kensington - Butler C.C.|
|Steven Threet||QB||2007-2008||Georgia Tech|
|Blake O'Neill||P||2015-||Weber State|
Italics indicates JUCO (junior college) transfer
Officially official, finally:
"I am excited for Jake to get here and compete with the quarterbacks that we already have in the program," assistantJedd Fisch said in the university release. "I've known Jake for a long time, since 2011, and I am excited to be a part of the staff that is now coaching him. I think that Jake brings great maturity and experience to the program. He has 25 starts under his belt in the Big Ten and a winning record of 15-10. All of that, combined with the quarterbacks we currently have in the program and all the skill we are surrounding him with, we are excited about the things that Jake can do for our program."
Hard to believe he's already 29. It seems like just yesterday we beat Florida in Orlando.
Finally got this thing done after a week or so of looking around for the Michigan-Iowa 2013 game.
Rudock was 19 for 30 with 239 yards at 8 yards per completion. He threw 2 TDs and 3 INTs. Brought Iowa back from a 21-7 halftime deficit.
Some drives are pretty funny on here. There are parts where Rudock throws once on one offensive drive for Iowa and several drives in the game where Iowa ran three times and punted because Kirk Ferentz.