spoiler alert: i linked this
Sophomore guard Kyle Bosch is taking an indefinite leave of absence from the team, per this release from the athletic department:
Below is a statement from Michigan head football coach Brady Hoke:
“Kyle Bosch has taken a leave of absence for an undetermined amount of time for personal reasons. We ask that his privacy be respected at this time. We wish him the best and look forward to his return.”
Bosch started three games as a true freshman last year, but only played one snap in the opener. His most recent tweet didn't indicate any issue with the program—in fact, quite the opposite:
Couldn't be prouder having the people family, and teammates that care about me I love em all couldn't be prouder to be a wolverine
— Kyle Bosch (@Kyle_Bosch65) September 1, 2014
Here's hoping Bosch is able to work through whatever is going on at this time.
I am looking forward to your return Bosch. Go Blue!!!
He's going to develop into an outstanding talent for us. Look forward to his return, he's a Michigan Man all the way.
I wonder what Cunning_Stunts thinks about this news?
Certainly hope that whatever the issue is can be resolved completely, and that he returns soon. Until then, best of luck, young man.
And a question for those of you who are better versed in redshirt rules than I am: If Bosch's leave of absence takes the entire season, can this season be considered his redshirt year? Or doesn't it count because he left the team voluntarily?
call it redshirt or something else is up to you.
The problem is he's played this year.
Good point - the story said that he played one snap in the opener.
But is that one snap enough to burn his redshirt for this year?
Yes. See: the rulebook
Yes - for a regular redshirt, one play will burn it. However, in a situation like this it's certainly possible to get a waiver, especially if he truly only played one snap.
I'm haven't heard the reason for the absence.
The language of the rule covers things like personal hardships and the like. We don't know why Bosch is stepping away, but we can probably assume it would fall under the definition of a hardship that the NCAA would take into consideration.
I hope all works out well for Bosch and that his personal issues (i) remain personal, and (ii) aren't too burdensome.
Looking forward to seeing him back on the field ASAP.
The key words are "look forward to his return."
If only because that means he's managed to overcome whatever issue is in his face right now.
In these situations I have no right to be selfish as a fan.
hopefully this is something the team will be able to support him in
Hope everything turns out well for that young man. He has a bright future ahead of him.
Take care of your business, bro, then come on back and play some ball.
And remember, you are part of our family and tradition.
I see a key word missing from his tweet.
So are professors, athletic trainers, and all of us fans.
Well your critical reading skills are just excellent! Please decipher As I Lay Dying for me, would you!?
Good luck big fella.
Hope everything works out and you're back soon, Kyle.
Sending good vibes from the West Coast.
get rockin Bosch
and that Kyle is back with the team soon. He's a great young man from what I've read with a bright future. Whatever it is, let's all hope it's temporary and can be overcome. My wife and I wish him the very best.
Whatever it is, praying for you brother!
I think I figured out what's going on guys.
I want to be a professional wrestler
— Kyle Bosch (@Kyle_Bosch65) April 19, 2014
I hope that doesn't hurt his amateur status.
Thanks for the comic relief! I laughed.
Bosch would have enjoyed our events on 4th floor Hunt House. It was NWO madness up there. I'm sure nobody would have had he balls to take on Bosch though.
Wow, you dug deep for that one. Time well spent.
Your first sentence is literally word for word what I intended to reply. Glad I decided to keep reading.
The team sure needs him, but healthy and family first.
I wish him all the best in getting through whatever it is he's going through.
And yes, to answer the question earlier, despite playing a snap...he'd almost certainly get a redshirt if he sat the entire year. The only thing from it being 100%, is the fact that we're dealing with the NCAA.
This is a health issue and he really needs the time away from football and us fans to resolve it.
Many on this board have been where you are Kyle. You do you and the arms are still open. Come back anytime and in any capacity but get well soon and focus on getting yourself better. It's all that matters.
How do you know it's a health issue? Honest question.
Good question. The evidence I have seen indictaes the opposite: that this is a personal crisis rather than a health crisis.
Good luck. I hope it is nothing serious.
Good luck, Kyle!
Hope he is able to work through whatever the issue may be, whether he returns to this team or not, whatever is best for his future and well being
There are certain situations that separate Michigan and Hoke (and, to be fair, some other institutions) from other schools (hello SEC). I am sure that his recovery or lessons learned will be paramount as this plays out.
I don't need to know what the problem is, just that a player on my favorite team is in need of time and space to get things sorted out (whether mental, physical, emotional or educational), that player gets my best wishes and prayers. Good luck to you young man and remember, lesser men have been through whatever it is you're going through and made it out the other side, so stick with it.
Just to be clear, that last statement isn't to belittle what it is he's going through, but to provide hope in what may seem (to him at least) a hopeless situation. NOt that he reads this, but you know what I'm saying.
As one of my former bosses in the military would say, FIRST...take care of yourself and your family, THEN do your job. Can't do it in reverse. I sure hope that everything works its way out for the best.
Bad enough to be going through any sort of crisis, but having to be in the spotlight with everyone knowing that you have some issue has got to suck. Hope he works through it and that he gets the space he needs.
I so so hope it is nothing serious and life threatening to either him or his loved ones.
Good luck with whatever it is, Mr. Bosch. Well wishes from everyone here.