further adventures in Jed York being unsuited for his position
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!!"