Remember when we were arguing with Rutgers bloggers about which athletic director was worse?
Ty Isaac's appeal was denied. He'll sit out the season.— Nick Baumgardner (@nickbaumgardner) September 17, 2014
Isaac is the team's scout RB right now, will have 3 years left starting in 2015.— Nick Baumgardner (@nickbaumgardner) September 17, 2014
Considering the team's depth at RB, this is good news.
I have a good friend at the Michigan Assosciation of Broadcasters event at Mackinac tonight and she is sitting at Jim Brandstatter's table.
Obviously, I had her ask him if he thought Isaac would be getting his waiver for this year. He said, "I don't think it would hurt if he didn't play. They are lined with running backs."
Take it as is or read between the lines like I do, but I'd guess one of two options: 1) Isaac won't be getting his waiver, so he's tempering the news by praising the current crob of RBs. 2) Our current RBs are just that good – Isaac being on the field won't matter much at this point.
Could be a combination of both. Just figred I'd pass it along.
The title says it all. The university is now saying it's official so we can stop the speculation as to whether there's a possibility if Isaac didn't recieve the waiver to play this year he might not transfer to Michigan. There's still no mention of the waiver so it appears we are still waiting on that, but at least we all know he's a Wolverine either way. Welcome to the good guys Ty!
Here's all I could find for clips featuring Ty Isaac last year. Not a lot but better than nothing.
Vs. Fresno State (bowl game)
IIRC, we were his leader for a bit. Was a 5-star RB; do we take him if we don't get Damien Harris? (He played sparingly last year in his freshman campaign -- I'd imagine he would have to sit out a year unless he gets a waiver. 40 carries for a 5.9 YPC average and 2 touchdowns as a 3rd/4th string backup last year.)
#USC tailback Ty Isaac confirmed that he's been released from his scholarship and will to transfer closer to home. Story coming.— Chris Swanson (@ChrisPSwanson) May 14, 2014