six years of eligibility for him?
chance of bowl: 13.6%
six years of eligibility for him?
sounds like RR was blunt about Threet's limitatations and long term prognosis. Specifically, that given his skill set and what he had shown so far, he was likely to be riding the pine at some point in the near future. For the negative pall that may cast, it is actually a much nicer thing for RR to do than to blow sunshine up the kid's ass just for the short term sake of the team.
I think it is important to note that the Threet's who have apparently told I hate Levy their version of events do have a bias in this. Sounds like there is another version going around that is less harsh on RR, and maybe the truth is somewhere in the middle.
But at the end of the day, if RR said that Threet was not well suited for his system and Threet really wanted praise from his coach who was unwilling to give it, it is best for both parties that he moved on.
why did Steven and his father feel the need to have a meeting with Coach Rod? They were obviously looking for answers to their questions. The questions had to deal with Steven's playing time and how his role would change with two 4* star qb's now on the team. It would seem based on Threet's transfer that Steven and his Dad didn't get the answers they were hoping to hear. As far as how and what was said are the only questions we may never know for sure.
I suspect he was told he would get the same chance to compete for playing time as the 2 other qbs. It seems evident at this stage of the game that is all RR ever promises. RR may have even told him that he sees a good chance of Denard Robinson playing as a change up option. That leaves Threet very possibly looking like the 3rd stringer. Even if Threet would have somehow won the job he always would have been hearing the boos, calls for Forcer, and people reading how he got a pink slip from some guy on MGOBLOG.
I don't understand your last sentence, consider me confused.
Look Im not here to rip on the kid...he showed some heart last year...but if this is true:
"5) From what I have heard, that wasn't even the biggest concern, the biggest concern was, according to the Threet's, the lack of any sort of praise or acknowledgement from RR about last season and what Threet did on the football field. I got the impression that they felt 'slighted'."
Well...DAMN... imagine if Threet had played for Bo Schembechler.... does he think he would get praised tossed at him for QBing a 3-9 team, and overthrowing WIDE OPEN WRS all season long (costing the team at least 3 games)....??/ Would Bo praise him for that?
Such is the state of today's athlete... a sense of 'entitlement' prevails.
Well, Threet was put in a difficult situation last year...but it WAS an opportunity to QB the #1 program of all time....
he didnt cut it...he really did not cut it.
Good luck to him.
So, you don't think that having an inexperienced offensive line that was pretty awful for most of the year didn't have an affect on Threet's play? How about WRs that struggled to run the proper routes (Odoms, Stonum) and didn't block particulary well? Laying the blame solely at the feet of Steven Threet (or Sheridan, for that matter) for last season's debacle is short-sighted and unfair.
PS. Let's not forget that Threet was a RS Freshman last year learning a new offense. It's not uncommon for a QB to show dramatic improvement after they have a year of game experience under their belt (See John Navarre).
however, he could not cut it last year...he had plenty of time given to him to throw...and he missed wide open guys all year.
There was not a problem with WRs, TEs running patterns. Threet's 100yd pick six vs. Toledo was awful, he missed a Wide open Moundrous in the Ill game which would have been a key score at that time, missed wide open guys all game long vs. Miami, MSU, NW (really bad int in final drive)... he was erratic and very inconsistant all year long...
watch the tape, it is all there....
so he has to take responsibility for this, his play on the field... and to think that he should be praised for it...well like I said, he wouldnt have gotten that from Bo, so why would he expect it from RR.
(Rick Leach said recently that for his first 2 years at Michigan... he thought his name was "Hey DumbA--" because that is what Bo called him.)
Sometimes it is time to suck it up and make it happen yourself... rather than blame others for your mishaps.
but like i said, good luck to him, he probably made the right decision to leave.
If you have been the boss of ANYONE, EVER, you understand that you can't just tear, tear, tear people down. You need to pay them complements some as well. I'm not saying RR only tore Threet down, but to act as if "He sucked, what did he want?" is dumb.
Since you're not saying RR only tore Threet down, can I ask if you think he praised him enough?
I don't think anyone's suggesting that RR should have insulted Threet. Given that most of us have no idea what was said in practice or "the meeting", we can only go off RR's public statements. So what I *am* saying is that, given Threet's (and the team's) performance this year, he got an adequate amount of praise. To expect more sounds pretty needy to me. To transfer over it (if that is indeed a significant reason he transferred) just floors me.
just realized after talking with RR what we all already knew - he just didn't fit in with this system. I don't think there are any hard feelings on either side. Threet wants to play football, and it was more than evident he wouldn't be doing that again for Michigan.
the kid has done nothing to deserve it. He has not badmouthed the program and he had plenty of good reasons to leave. He has done so and with class, so lets not say "he couldnt cut it or he sucks or anything else like that.
He showed some good flashes and some terrible play last year. He was a freshman playing in system that not only was new to him, but also to his young teammates, he had one returning oline starter, he had a freshman tailback to start the season and not to mention the fact that he is not well suited physically for the system.
Was his arm inaccurate? Yes. So was Henne at times - too many times - you think Tacopants was invented last season?
That he realizes that he is not a good fit for the system and that RR had the integrity to tell him that he was not in the long term picture, and that would show up in the short term.
RR did not recruit the kid and it is completely fair to say that both parties realized that it was not a good fit for him. Would that have happened with Les Miles? Probably not, but this transition has been painful and will be for probably the next year. Then these type of things will be rare. We just need to weather the storm and wish Threet good luck. He tried his utmost and made the best of a situation and it is time to move on.
let's not forget that the line had plenty of injuries on top of inexperience. it woulda been pretty hard for ANY qb to excel under those conditions.
he seems like a good kid, sad to see him go.
how many different offensive coordinators has this kid had in 3 years? like 6? HS, GT1, GT2, UM1, UM2, and TBA. either he's going to know a heck of a lot about offensive philosophy, or his head is spinning with trying to learn 6 different languages.
I'm guessing it's more of the latter.
sucks for him, but he's got decent athletic ability, his running was much better than advertised for his size. he should do well in 1-AA, but it's gonna be hard for him to get to the pros by that route. of course I think he shoulda stayed and tried to battle it out with the freshmen coming in.