NOT MORALES!!!! NOOOOOOoooooooooooooooo!!!111
Mike Lantry, 1972
There will be significant attrition this offseason. The first to fall:
In today’s weekly Big Ten teleconference, Michigan coach Rich Rodriguez said sophomore Zion Babb was no longer with the team. Rodriguez said the wide receiver hasn’t been with the team since Sunday.
So… yeah. I was sitting on this until I had some outside confirmation and this serves as outside confirmation since three guys were mentioned as a group of players who had already made their decisions. The other two who have told the coaches they are out: sophomore LB/S Artis Chambers and Sam McGuffie.
Okay. Done panicking? Some context for this information:
How solid is it? Very solid. Three sources very close to the situation.
How official is it? It is not official until it is official. Earlier this year I said freshman RB Mike Cox was transferring based on equally solid info, but Cox reversed course and decided to stick out the year. Until someone actually enrolls somewhere else there is always the chance for a reconciliation.
Is this the end of it? No. The rumors are flying fast and furious about a couple guys buried on the depth chart; I don't have confirmation on anyone else and at this point I think they're still on the fence.
NOT MORALES!!!! NOOOOOOoooooooooooooooo!!!111
for not only taking my post as a joke, but for dealing with the fact that i included such an incoherent looking post. It was, however, the only way I could post all the names without actually writing them out. For those who don't know, that would take forever. Also, thanks for making me laugh out loud at the Morales rib. That made me feel better!
Not Ricky Reyes! He's my favorite new player.
And he scores on a huge percentage of his plays! The fact Rodriguez doesn't play him more often just shows he can't coach.
Shit, I just bought a jersey with his number...now what am I going to do?
to walk on at OSU! :)
There were rumors of Stonum leaving before the season even started. But I haven't heard anything about Warren.
Warren was mentioned when people first started talking about Mallett.
I haven't heard anything about either. The other guys I've heard about are not contributors at the moment.
I was actually surprised to see Babb getting pt this year*
Doesn't talk, bad life at home... guy clearly has depression, this is a mental health thing and not a football thing. He's only 19, let him work his problems out, okay?
And he scores on a huge percentage of his plays! The fact Rodriguez doesn't play him more often just shows he can't coach in the Big Ten.
This stinks. This is "ha ha look at crappy ND" bad. Our team might be just fine. And much of this is perhaps to be expected. But the appearance of it all is just horrendous.
I hope Sam finds what he is looking for and is able to contribute somewhere. I also hope that, if this is medical (Clinical Depression or SADD) as some have suggested, that Michigan makes an exception and supports his bid to forgo the mandatory redshirt year that comes with transferring.
It is a shame that he is having a tough time for whatever reason.
It'll probably be Forcier's number next year, so you should be fine.
Sam McGuffie should find one good friend -- one single person who he doesn't feel self-conscious around, maybe even a dork-wad or an outcast. Self-consciousness can be suffocating, especially for a person who's in a new environment by himself.
Take a year off. Just don't leave Michigan. That won't make things any better.
or a bunch of pussy
but seriously, we should stop psychoanalyzing a guy we don't know.
While I am bummed to see this kid go...so be it. He was talented, yes. I found him exciting to watch. But he looked slight in stature out there, like he was too small. IMO. He seemed to run upright. Not low to the ground like Barry Sanders or Jamie Morris. As a result, he took some savage hits this year. I was reading a Sparty blog this afternoon and there was a comparison of McGuffie to former Spartan tailback Blake Ezor, which I thought was interesting. Both are comparable in physical attributes, ie height and weight. But Ezor was one tough SOB to bring down. He was a load. I don't see McGuffie in this fashion. Not to sound like a dick, but I think we can move on just fine. I am not going to miss him. I hope the kid finds what he's looking for. Whatever that might be.
But as the saying goes - those who stay.....
With a name like McGuffie, let's pray Sam transfers to Notre Dame. The reality is players are usually happier there even though the weather is just as lousy and the academics at least as good, if not better. Our prayers go with you Sam.
Your post makes no sense. Why should we "pray" he goes to ND? Also their academics are worse.
Isn't that what Larry Harrison got arrested for? You better be careful, man. What is wrong with our team?