Linebacker Antonio Poole is not listed in the Michigan football media guide. Checking on his status.
More on Poole. Michigan spokesman says it is a medical issue. Brady Hoke will address later today.
Wouldn't be surprised if true. He never seemed the same after getting injured early in his career, and seemed to get passed on the depth chart.
Ferris State is probably very interested in this news/development.
Sounds like he is still on the team but not on the active playing roster. Coach Hoke is supposed to elaborate on his status later today.
He seemed like a guy that if he stayed healthy could have made a decent impact on the field. Too bad too since he seemed like a pretty good player coming out of high school.
This is a bummer as he was a guy I was excited about when he signed. However, he most likely wasn't going to see the field, at least not much at all. After losing Ringer and now Poole, I'm not surprised we've been looking at so many LBs.
Poor kid. I wish him well.
Didn't he have a major pec injury that caused him to miss the entire season?
Here's the article from August 2012, from Michigan's Rivals' homepage:
At that time anyway, they had confirmed the tear via MRI and he was in rehab, which was limited because of the upper body exercise restrictions he had. I remember that he had been hopeful to return and in interviews was very eager to play, which makes this news rather sad.
If it is related to the same problem, hopefully Poole is able to keep working at it and make a complete recovery at some point.
We obviously saw this coming with the unpredictablity of that type of injury and the increase in linebacker recruiting. Wish him well.
Tough news hopefully Poole will still get that Michigan degree. This means probably playing time for true frosh Mike McCray this fall.
Poole was slated for WLB while McCray is most probably a SLB so Poole's absence should not affect McCray's PT.... now Gedeon....
A lot of people (including many on this site) question whether McCray is acually a SAM because of size. Taking 2 SAMs in the 2014 class might back that up.
I could have titled it Big Media Day open thread, but news came out also of Countess getting his redshirt granted
That's good to hear. Would have been pretty ridiculous if he didn't get it though. Wasn't it the opening kickoff against Bama? Or an early punt?
I've tried to block that entire game from my memory
Opening kick off. I suppose it's all in the game, ya feel me?
It was not the opening kickoff.
It was on punt coverage in the first quarter.
Why our assumed best corner was on punt coverage is beyond me, especially when it was for a game that was lost cause from the very beginning. I was more furious at that than anything else during that game and probably that whole season.
Michigan can only bring 100 or 105 (I think) players to August camp, so perhaps they're just leaving him off the roster while he continues to recover. I hope that's the case, but this obviously isn't a good sign. FWIW, his MGoBlue profile says he redshirted in both 2011 and 2012, so perhaps his injury(ies) could potentially give him a sixth year of eligibility if he continues his career.
can he continue to rehab and come back if he's able or is this a firm end to his career?
Supposedly, it's just for this year and he could return next year.
Do only 3* guys get injured?
I think he was referring to how Urbz booted that 3* OL off the team right away, but is waiting it out on the more important players.
Chris Bryant was a 4* as I recall
I think mostly 3* with maybe one site going to 4*... too lazy to look it up...
Don't be lazy
I saw Antonio at DTW on Friday, and he was decked out in Michigan garb. Not sure where he was headed, but the head-to-toe Michigan gear leads me to believe he's still with the team.
Career is over due to injury...he will be a student-assistant this year on the team. Glad to see that he will still be able to contribute to the team.