I'm guessing they can't be referring to Toussaint or Gallon. Let's hope it's not Roh or Turner.
More vague rumor mongering from GBMW
It also cant be anyone thats enrolled, so either Roh, Turner, Witty, Bell, or Thomas Gordon.
Out of all those I'd be most disappointed by Roh or Turner
rumor not just VAGUE but also NOT CLEAR
but still more VALID than just epinion
Don't even mention Roh or Turner!! Okay, okay, deep breath...I hate rumor mongering...
50/50 chance this is B.S. and we never hear anything about it again. Just my epinion.
no sugarcoat this RUMOR because it not SWEET
it's not Roh if it is academics. didn't he have a pretty high GPA? i thought he had almost a 4.0.
Didn't Roh have a 4.0? Got to be One of these 3, Turner, Witty, or Gordon
a 4.3, according to Rivals. http://michigan.rivals.com/viewprospect.asp?Sport=1&pr_key=73836
FWIW, the other guys mentioned don't have GPAs listed.
From scanning the Rivals message board... he didn't pass the Ohio Proficiency exam...
Kill me now...
I thought you passed those things if you put your name down right? Or at least got 50% or something like that. He must have put down JT instead of Justin, that's where the mix up is.
I'm going to bed, this is too depressing. At least The Wings just took the lead. Sigh....
Kids have problems with grades, so what. I don't think it's appropriate to spread rumors about grade issues. This is disturbing.
However, if I had to guess, it would be Isiah Bell. I've heard that he needed to concentrate more in the classroom, and his teammate Toussaint is also a question mark as far as qualifying. Also, from everything I've gathered, Justin Turner is a good, responsible kid. Not that Bell is a bad kid, but I really don't think Turner would have any troubles qualifying.
Also, Roh is an excellent student. He had higher than a 4.0, I think. So don't worry about him.
I'm not going to lie... I read GBMW, but I'm not proud of it. What a horrible page layout. It looks like something designed in 1999.
And I'm pretty sure he writes his own questions for his daily "mailbag" posts, which are usually followed by something like "I love reading your blog everyday.. keep up the good work."
GBMW is more of a quantity over quality type of blog while MGoBlog is more of uality over quantity, which is why I love this blog.
That's gold Jerry. Gold!"
And for Big Pussy to say that the only thing this blog has over GBMW is a "snazzier looking blog that attracts more readers" shows a startling lack of insight which makes me question why he would even come here. It must be because he's attracted to SNAZZY looking things.
After reading Craven Morehead, er, Big Pussy's response my only conclusion is that he doesn't actually read Brian's writing, he just looks at the nice colors.
but I will disparage his statement. Really really dumb.
To each his own regarding taste in blogs, and feel free not to like this one without any criticism from me, but if you can't recognize the well written nature of this blog compared to others out there, then you can't really distinguish between good writing and something else.
From what I remember reading, I'm pretty sure Turner had a high GPA coming out of high school. GPAs aren't listed on any of his profiles though on Rivals or Scout. Can anyone confirm this?
JT is fine. I just hope we don't have another Witherspoon situation. Unfortunately, it looks like we will.
I can't for the life of me remember what the "Witherspoon situation" was. Marcus never made it to Ann Arbor, but I can't recall exactly why. Which chap plays the part this time around?
Don't lose to much sleep over this fyi.
care to explain?
Isn't scout famous for writing crazy headlines in the attempt of selling more subscriptions. They do this crap all the time. 50% of the time it turns out to be nothing, everytime.
Son of Jorel? Is that the same OSU alum, bon-vivant, man about town and all-around douche that posted here in the haloscan days?
It's Turner, he didn't officially "graduate" yet apparently. But I guess he still has all summer to get all the credits.
If it is, that should make it real easy for him to go to summer school and participate in practice at UM. That could really set him back.
yeah I had read something similar on another site but disregarded it, time will tell if its legit.
this already reminds me of the McGuffie transfer rumours. There had been rumours and then somebody came out and said it was a legit issue but nobody wanted to believe it. Then for a few days there were conflicting stories only for him to transfer.
I really hope that this isn't the same path we go down with JT but let's see it as it is. Whether JT or any other recruit, this is not a good story.
How many sites have rumors started on them? Pretty much all of them! Eroc's blog has information that I'd be unable to get on other free boards and focuses on Michigan football and what surrounds it. Personally I'm not worried about page layout or grammar, it's the content that matters to me. While I like this board, it seems more interested in making adolescent comments about posters and having spell check and grammar wars than talking UofM Football. My point is that no place is perfect, but if you don't like what you see you just move on. If you don't want to read about rumors, don't open the this link and don't got to Eroc's blog...seems simple enough.
the actual posting of rumors, which is fine because it clearly state "Rumor Alert." The issue is more about the cryptic nature of the post (not stating who, the source, exactly what the problem is, or what the time frame is).
Who knows if this is more or less credible than me posting something on a blog stating something random (see that Dex post from a week or so ago).
However, I do agree that content and information is far more important than grammar and it is childish to make fun of somebody's lack of page layout or grammar.
eBlog not only great BLOG, but also GREATEST blog.
If it is Turner does that mean that he will probably not be playing for us next year? Or will he just be behind in practice because he will have to make stuff up?
like to know this.
It's likely to be up to him. He could go the Marques Slocum route and try again and again to qualify. Or he could get his academics just enough in order to go to someplace like Cincinnati...Or, of course, he could never get his academics in order.
I mentioned this post to an OSU friend of mine this morning who tends to have a lot of info on OSU recruiting. Apparently OSU loved Turner and wanted him badly but there were always questions as to whether he'd qualify academically...That said, I have no inside information here and (obviously) wish the kid the best.
i don't know how much more bad news I can take.
player (DEFENSE) may or MAY NOT make it to school. no names so you can not verify accuracy or credibility. has more chance, so might make it, but might not. no matter what happen, coachBT and eroc RIGHT and you sugarcoater WRONG. if defensive player does not make team in fall, we reported RIGHT. if everyone comes, we still reported RIGHT because we say still chance qualify more now better. this how news work.
GBMW: Come for the crazy accurate news, stay for the Doppler Radar widget.
From reading the Scout free board, it sure seems like it's Turner that they are talking about.
its potentially a non-issue. He could technically be accepted despite not passing the graduation exam. Its up to the school, because the certification from the exam is separate from his GPA and test scores. Being Michigan, thats probably not a possibility though.
Also, the test is 6 parts and from what I understand he had issues with just one part. I would agree this probably won't allow him to start summer classes, but he's got at least two chances to rectify this situation before August.