can you throw fire into the fire? unreal
this week in unintentionally grim-sounding recruiting headlines
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HAI GUYS I BET YOU LIKE GOOD NEWS. Troy Woolfolk's twitter:
Things just got worse for Michigan fans. Can't elaborate that's all I'm saying.
UMGoBlog's got a rumor that this is in reference to JT Floyd's ankle, supposedly in a nonfunctional state after practice today. Tom got an independently sourced email saying the same thing. Player on team saying bad news + two different sources with identical stories about what that bad news is == 99% true e-rumor.
So JT Floyd is probably done for the year. One of three freshman will start opposite James Rogers. I'm working my way through the Penn State game tape and am not sure how much this actually hurts but it's not good. Your available non-freshman cornerback on the roster is James Rogers. That is all.
UPDATE: Woolfolk is hurriedly backtracking, which may be CYA but may not. Downgrade your likelihood somewhat here. I probably wouldn't have posted this without that third bit but the two standing are melding with other stuff around the internets and this is still likely to be true.
UPDATE II: So the "out for year" bit seems unknown. Definitely out for Saturday, though.
can you throw fire into the fire? unreal
out of the frying pan, into the suicide booth.
I don't think it hurts that much for the next game as the Illini are not a competent passing team and will likely be running with success. But I'm really worried about bowl eligbilty as I can totally see Purdue airing it out with a third stringer.
They include Rob Henry (RS Fr) with a crushed finger on his throwing hand and the guy they subbed in for him on obvious throwing downs. The guy they subbed in, true freshman, is currently 13/30 with something ~2.5 YPA. Not that this means anything, Matt MF'n McGloin and all.
and yeah, McGloyven - doesnt really matter who is throwing the ball.
but I really don't see how this changes anything with our defense. Wide receivers running around uncovered all over the field does not change when the person not covering is a Freshman or a Sophomore. There is no amount of suck you can add to infinite suck to make it suck more. Again, I feel for Floyd, but this is a non story for the team.
Even if they had Stevie Wonder it would be a problem.
thinks our defense is playing too well.
RR's fault. Fire him. No excuses.
Seriously, this sucks for Floyd. He's put in so much effort this year, given his all for this team, and this just plain sucks. He doesn't deserve this.
I understand the sarcasm about blaming RR for this but isn't this exactly why you keep and maintain depth in the secondary?
The attrition becomes especially painful in situations like this
Definitely feel for JT though
In Situations like this... what?
When exactly did this one injury all of a sudden make our depth an issue.. we haven't had depth since August 14th.
losing your top 2 corners to season-ending injuries is never going to be anything but incredibly devastating
but in theory, JT could be the one now coming in to replace warren or turner had they stayed here and gone down in week 9 - leaving us in a much better position than we will be now
I'll ask again: Do you honestly think it's Rodriguez's fault that Turner and/or Warren left? What should he have done, offered to pay them to stay?
Like everyone else here reading the blog I can't speak to what was or wasnt said or done behind closed doors with these two, emilien or any of the other recent transfers.
That being said, they aren't here and we're hurting because of it
Warren, probably not. But who knows with Turner? Given the huge number of transfers we've experienced, one has to wonder what's going on.
The players are having to work for something for once in their lives. At Michigan they aren't the All-Sate, All-Conference stud anymore. They are a small fish in a big pond. Entitlement is killing us. That is all. (you don't see Molk looking to walk)
NOW GET OFF MY LAWN!!! Actually, I am only 31.
Oh, wait. "Those Who Stay Will Be Champions"
and in 1984 people thought he was past his prime.
like 1985 next year I, for one, will be very impressed.
If Bo ever lost as many as two games in a season, the Ann Arbor Torch and Pitchfork Company was out in full force.
Michigan fans have been a bunch of whiny brats thinking they're entitled to 10 win seasons every year just because they're Michigan for as long as I can remember (back to '69 or so). I'm finding the "Fire Rodriguez" nonsense quite amusing.
Why are we talking about Warren??? Totally not RR's doing...
Turner was behind Floyd on the depth chart...In fact it's debatable whether he was the #3 corner...
losing your top 4 non-senior CBs?
Do most teams have a dozen non-underclassmen backups that could step in at any time? Have we seen Turner, Vlad, or any of the other losses via attrition pan out somewhere else? Did Donovan Warren suddenly come out in a press conference and say that he would have stayed if RR hadn't run him off?
Sure, Rodriguez should have put a bit more effort into recruiting in the secondary, but good heavens. It's not like RR told a bunch of instant contributors to take a hike.
I agree BlockM. Not his fault. Also, he brought in 6 DB's last year and if you include Dorsey, it would be 7. Do we normally recruit more DB's than that every year?
Every team in the country, even the best ones, have certain position with less depth than others. CB was that for us a year ago. Any team that has one position group where - their best player leaves early for the draft, their next best player is out for the season before it starts and their third best player goes out for the season halfway through conference play - is going to be in trouble.
Completely agree, this was completely out of RR's control in anyway. And look, now our secondary will have 4+ players that have started 5 games next year. Talk about super depth!! YAY!!!
What do I need to sacrifice to placate AMHG? Just tell me so I can buy in bulk.
Looks like these freshmen will get a lot of good experience this season (half full).
I guess we used up all of our CB luck for a while with Woodson, Law, Jackson and Hall.
So it's all Carr's fault.
Troy and JT get well and be ready to FSU when you get back.
I submit to the will of the Angry Michigan Corner Hating God. My firstborn is yours.
This is all i can manage to say anymore about injuries....
+1 for the avatar/quote. I named my character denard-robinson shepard
At this point, I think I still have some eligibility remaining. I'm a moderately-fast 6'0" 29-year-old who never played HS football. That would make me 4th on the 2-deep and a possible option during Nickel coverage.
on the bright side, with no defesive improvement this year Brandon can't deny that injuries have decimated the secondary and the season here on out is kind of a bad sample to judge RR on. maybe he will get another year even with beatings here on out
Wake me up from this nightmare
Well, had this happened at the beginning of the season like Troy Woolfolk then I would probably be smashing my face into every object imaginable, but right now it doesn't even matter. Michigan's defense with him was horrendous, without him will still be horrendous.
I hope he gets better soon so we can have depth on this football team but if it's season ending, look on the brightside we'll get both of our CB's back for next season, no?
I'm at a loss for words. I don't understand how so many things can go wrong for one defensive secondary.
To I slit my wrists lengthwise or across?
the street and not across the corner.
with the professional approach and cut your hands off..
But you have to make sure to get the radial artery. Push at the outer edge of the wist, where you feel the pulse the strongest. There is also the ulnar artery on the opposite edge of the wrist (still on the inner edge)
I just pounded my balls flat with a wooden mallet and I am feeling much better.