I want to see what Toussaint can do!
this week in unintentionally grim-sounding recruiting headlines
PROBABLE (75% PLAY)
Robinson, Marvin Shoulder
Toussaint, Fitzgerald Knee
No surprises from the guy who are out (though seeing Brandon Herron and Carvin Johnson not even up to 25% is a little discouraging).
The good signs, obviously, come from Marvin Robinson and Fitzgerald Toussaint, both of whom are probable to play. Robinson back in the mix give the defense a lot more flexibility from a personnel standpoint. Although Shaw has emerged as the feature back over the past couple weeks, Michigan is looking for a true consistent threat in the backfield (aside from that Denard guy). Getting Toussaint into the mix prior to Big Ten play gives him a chance to get into game shape, and hopefully provide the run game that Michigan wants.
I want to see what Toussaint can do!
You Toussain't seen Nothin' yet!
Not optimistic at this point (in year-freaking-three mind you).
A lot of two-back sets.
Well, Denard is always in the backfield, so that counts as one...
+1 for you as per my signature.
What happened to Mike Williams? Concussion? 2 straight weeks with a "head" injury.
Yes, he is still recovering from a concussion. It's better to be safe than sorry when it comes to head injuries.
Unless you play for ND.
see "Mike Williams: head" and start finding that ironic, or am I just a huge dick
Hm...with a Michigan player legitimately injured, I'd go with dick.
for thinking this was a "mental injury." Not that I actually think it's funny about the actual injury part. C'mon man, gimme a little more credit than that.
No, I get what you are saying. I will get you more credit. I did chuckle a bit then felt bad for doing so since he is actually injured. So with the added credit, you are now only half a dick. I don't know if that's better or worse, though. Sounds worse.
John Bobbitt thinks it's worse.
that makes you a half-dick too!
Well, you did offer your comment up for evaluation.
I know that RR has implied that he won't miss too many games, but judging from the way Carvin had to be helped off the field, and then driven to the locker room on the cart, I wouldn't be surprised if he's not back until later in the season, if at all. As far as Fitz goes, I'm not holding my breath either. Considering that he's been injured his entire Michigan "career," there are a lot of people banking on him being a difference maker in an actual game. He's been really snakebit so far.
Agree about Carvin. Even if its a grade 1 or 2 sprain it can take months to heal. I've been dealing with soreness from a grade 1 for 4 weeks now, and all I do is ride a bike.
He has a sprained MCL and from the early reports not a serious one. This is a 3 to 6 week ( for the more serious ones ) injury. My guess is that he is already up and running ( close to if not at full speed) it's just his lateral movement thats not at 100% yet. Im betting he's cleared to play for the Indiana game ( although how much he plays depends on how far he's fallen behind ) and is back starting by MSU, unless Gordon starts playing out of his mind and refuses to give it back.
On the bright side, if he misses most of the season, he would be able to still redshirt right?
I think he'd have to be unable to play the rest of the season; the injury definitely happened early enough, but if he is healthy in November I don't think they can apply for one on his behalf.
RR has given no reason to believe that the injury status of a spain MCL has changed. In fact he has done the opposite in sayin he should be back next week (which falls into the appropriate timetable for an MCL injury). This is a more common injury then you think and I've played with a few team mates who've had it. If they had dropped the surgery bomb on us I'd be worried. Even if it lingers, we're looking at the middle of Oct. Im not lossing any sleep on this one.
TY, i was just wondering worst case scenario and the silver lining in it. I wasn't aware of how serious, or not serious in this case, a sprained MCL is.
If he isn't ready to play by, say, the tenth week (i.e., after Penn State), they could decide to shut him down for the season. I believe zlionsfan is right -- a medical redshirt can't do the same things as a standard redshirt -- he would have to be held out of full participation for the rest of the season, even during practice. Compliance would be all over it -- MIchigan has to be very careful about anything like this.
I think they are just being cautious -- they want him ready to play in as much of the Big Ten schedule as possible -- they don't want to risk a pointless re-injury this week, which would pretty much guarantee a medical redshirt. I doubt we'll see him until MSU, unless he is truly 100% next week.
I'm going to drink a Guiness in honor of Fitzy if he gets in the game.
And then another if he scores a TD.
Eh I'll probably have two anyways.
After two I switch to a mixture of whiskey and gasoline.
This year I may just stick with beer since I won't feel nearly as bad.
I respect you and your beer.
Instead of Guiness, how about in honor of "Fitzy" you try a Great Lakes Edmund Fitzgerald Porter. Otherwise known as an "Eddy Fitz". See what I did there.
2nd best porter on earth. (Flying Dog Imperial Porter being #1)
When I see the name Mike Jones, I immediately think of the rapper Mike Jones.
"Mike Jones (Mike Jones)"
DON'T ACT LIKE YOU DON'T KNOW THE NAME
+1 for all caps.
You are the first.
And he had his to say:
Back then hoes didn't want me, now I'm hot hoes all on me.
Go figure that it takes a full moon for Junior to avoid the injury report.
Here's to hoping that he's the guy to give us that much needed special teams boost.
On the brightside, Junior Hemingway is healthy. It's a festivus miracle.
If Mike Williams was available to play, would he be having any impact? In other words, would he be getting any playing time?
And we'll leave it at that...
I want to see what Cox can do he seems like the most explosive back we have and should be given a chance!