well that's just, like, your opinion, man
if thats the decision he felt he needed to make thats fine. I am just glad that every other post on message boards won't be McGuffie rumors anymore.
Good for him. Honestly, I harbor no ill will toward the kid... I know that if I'd gone through everything he did a thousand miles from home in a strange, cold place I don't know I'd want to get out as soon as possible. Wish him luck wherever he goes.
What did he "go through"?
Concussions, losing a family member, the depression that comes from said concussions, a losing football season...
Ugh, that sucks. I know that running back is a position of great depth, so this isn't the worst loss ever, but I was really excited to see what McGuffie had to bring the next couple years. Good luck elsewhere, Sam
Best of luck to him...
I never wanted him anyway....
He wasn't Michigan Man material...
He was a little fairy... who jumps over defenders? Gay.
Oh boy, you know people are going to think you're serious.
I was hoping he'd be able to ride it out, I think we could have flourished in RRod's system given time. Hope he does well wherever he goes.
Haha, as soon as I posted that I was afraid of the barrage of idiots ripping on me for saying that. Thank goodness enough people went along.
Clearly, not a Michigan man.
But in all seriousness I wish him the best of luck.
I know it was a joke, but I feel it's worth saying. I think McGuffie is more of a Michigan Man than half the people ever given that designation. We're talking about a kid who, days after his grandmother's funeral with lingering depression and injuries, suited up against Ohio State and left it all on the field. He is a tough son of a bitch, and I for one will always cheer for him.
So will I. He is easily one of my favorite white running backs in college football.
Definitely in my top ten favorite current white running backs in college football.
I'm not sure if I can name 10 white running backs in college football....
Are we sure about the depression? Not that it really matters. I just don't think it's fair to say a kid had depression without really knowing. And I though it was his great grandmother that died.
McGuffie seemed like one of those freaky guys who always seems to go somewhere else, and I was thrilled to have him at U^M (much like Freshman Stevie was the kind of return guy who's usually seen torching Michigan ... I'll never forgive Gittleson for slowing that Stevie down, but that's another story - where was I?)
Anyway, put me down as one more wishing Sam the best of luck, and here's hoping he's had his last concussion.
He was MSU's sloppy seconds anyway. They could have had him, but they passed him onto us (just like Cameron Gordon). It says so on the Spartan Tailgate message board.
i bet a lot of people are going to take this the wrong way. BUT a lot of people really liked mcguffie because they really, really wanted to see him do well more so than probably any other guy on our team. Most other freshmen wouldn't get this type of love & admiration after leaving their program. how many people were sad to see artis chambers(i know not a fresh), weatherspoon, or taylor hill leave? with that said, i'll miss having him since i wanted to know what he'd be capable of in the next few years in maize and blue.
Chanmbers, Weatherspoon and Hill weren't youtube sensations.
you speak the truth
If Lonelygirl15 commits and plays a year of football for Michigan, then transfers, we will feel the same way.
I'll miss Chambers only because of an awful joke.
If he ever legally changed his name he'd be the Artis formerly known as Chambers.
Horrible I know, but it will never be remotely topical enough to mention again.
I was going to ban like four people in this thread and then I was like "ohhhhh."
the offseason provides zero excitement for us
Clarification: I love you Sam!
on a completely different note, why do people say 'no homo'? i only think someone is gay once they want other people to not think their gay. haha this isn't anything against you LA, but i just hear this all the time.
"no homo" is funnier than "But keep in mind that my love for you is strictly platonic."
First time I heard "No Homo" really coined was by Juelz Santana in "Santana's Town."
"Po' Po' and the cops again..No homo but they cockin' them, 4 4 glocks and them..."
Anyway, like most funny sayings it just rolls off the tongue naturally...er...no homo.
I think a proper example of using "no homo" would be:
I'm sad that McGuffie is leaving, and I'm listening to Justin Timberlake's - Gone....no homo. ???
I think it's more like this:
"Hey Tom, that shirt looks really great on you. No homo."
So I wouldn't be able to respond with:
"Thanks, I got it at Banana Republic...no homo." ?
**I'm just kidding by the way, for anyone that can't sense sarcasm**
Tom - the powers of the "no homo" only reach so far. For example, you can't say: I would totally give Sam McGuffie a blow job if he stayed at Michigan. No homo.
Yes you can, if you genuinely think it's in the best interest of the Michigan football team. Take one (or a few) for the team.
So if I give another man a blow job for some personal gain (convince a guy to stay at UM, get a promotion, drugs) and I don't actually enjoy it, it's not gay?
This could help clear up a lot of shit.
as long as you don't lick his balls
That's fair. Are these rules posted somewhere? Just in case I don't have access to MGoBlog when a "maybe homo" moment arises.
Okay licking balls is okay. But licking balls at the top of Tiger Stadium is totally gay.
Not sure about a complete list, but I do know that its not gay as long as you think about a girl during it.
HOLY HELL you guys are nuts today. Pun intended.
THAT'S HOW YOU DO A FUCKING PUN DANTONIO YOU DUMB FUCK.
That was my favorite Dantonio moment. But I'm disappointed none of the reporters at that press conference had a follow-up along the lines of 'Coach, can you explain what your definition of a pun is?'
Did you have an extra cup of coffee this morning? You, my friend, are in rare form today.
Yeah, you're right. I need to settle down. Long night last night. Listen to nothing I say until Dec 13th.
I wouldn't say he's in "rare form". I always find LA witty and refreshing. No homo.
Back when I was facebook friends with the entire football team, I noticed that a bunch of them were joining a group called "REAL MOTHER FUCKERS DON'T NEED TO SAY NO HOMO." (the original name was in caps, IIRC) The creator of the group? DSHOF inductee Marques Slocum. And who better to tell us what's "real" than the son of Carla, da realest bitch alive?
Didn't you learn anything from Marquis Slocum's Facebook page?
This all seems so reminiscent of when Justin Fargas left, at least to me. Plucky speedster with exceptional potential suffers troubling injury/series of injuries. Transfers elsewhere to heal and show us what might have been.
I sort of anticipate similar productivity - flashes of brilliance, not a leading role...
But was McGuffie's father a pimp on a popular 1970's cop show? I think not.
In his one(?) season playing for USC, Fargas rushed for over 1600 yards (6.5 ypc). He was drafted in the third round in 2003, and now plays for the Raiders.
Maybe he didn't live up to his potential when he was a recruit, but I think he did pretty well for himself. I hope McGuffie has similar success or better.
He had 715 yards, 4.4 YPC and 7 TDs in his one year at USC. Quoting wiki is not always a good idea.
Wikipedia has failed me yet again.
My recollection was that he had a pretty good year at USC, and those stats seemed to correlate with that recollection. I should have gone to the USC site.
I'll still hold to the point even with the stats you found, because he still had some success and went on to the NFL. I figure that's got to count for something.
Fargas was going to be amazing until his knee exploded. Then he had to reinvent himself as a power back, and credit to him, that's exactly what he did. I remember being at the Northwestern game in 2000, watching Fargas warm up with the DBs and then never see the field. It was really said considering Ryan Field had been the sight of his greatest performance two years prior.
Honestly, I remember being underwhelmed by Fargas before his injury. Granted, he was a freshman so it may not have been entirely fair to judge him, but he struck me as one of those guys with great straight-ahead speed but not great lateral quickness. I remember thinking that he showed some promise but not as much as I'd expected from the nation's #1 RB recruit.
The game at Northwestern, in the rain and the mud, was one of the best performances I've ever seen. If he'd stayed healthy you'd have had him and A-Train in the backfield for a few years.
The weather conditions were bad that day, but Fargas's performance has been elevated in people's minds way beyond what it actually was. Against a crappy Northwestern defense, he averaged just under four a carry that day (120 yards on 31 carries) and did not score.
On the season, he gained 277 yards on 77 carries (3.6 avg) and scored one TD. For the consensus #1 tailback recruit in the country, it was a fairly underwhelming season. On mgoblue.com's statistics archive, you can find his game-by-game results, most of which were pretty ho-hum (e.g., 36 yards on 12 carries vs. Indiana, nine yards on five carries vs. Minnesota).
I calibrated the *sarcasm key*...this thread didn't start out to cool!
Difference between Fargas and McGuffie is that while McGuffie also faces a logjam, the coaches aren't (weren't) thinking about moving McGuffie to defensive back.
And we pretty much had a stud RB anyway at the time, who wasn't going to give up his spot. Think it was A-Train. McGuffie was supposed to be the stud RB.
I don't know if that's a fair comparison. The coaches didn't ask Fargas to switch until midway through his redshirt sophomore season (2000). It's possible that McGuffie, had he stayed, could have slipped in the depth chart and been asked to switch also.
The only reason they moved Fargas to DB was they thought he'd lost too much explosiveness with his injury to play on offense.
Which is another way of saying "They thought he wasn't good enough."
I didn't know what to expect when I saw all the replies, but it's been full of hilarity.
BTW, not too sad about McGuffie, since we all know he had secret meetings with Sheridan in which he instructed Nick to not give any other players a chance to catch a pass.
Honestly though, good luck to Sam.
60/40 he ends up at LSU says dandy don
I can’t believe some of you on here, calling him a homo and how he’s not a Michigan man. I mean really what does it take to be a Michigan man? This guy played for Michigan and left it all out on the field and because he wants to go home you’re calling him names and asking about the troubles he was going through. I bet most of you have never played college football and the commitment it takes to be a student athlete. I don’t think anyone should be able to say your not Michigan man material unless you’ve played football for or at the very lest graduated from Michigan. You should all be wishing him all the best sorry it didn’t work out for you here, but good luck. How about showing some class and what it truly means to be a Michigan man!
I think you might need to take a reading comprehension course.
Also, you forgot to write "THOSE WHO STAY WILL BE CHAMPIONS!!"