Just said something along the lines of it is a likely transfer situation because Boo Boo is not taking the demotion well. RRod and his family are meeting today to try to get him back in line.
to play football, not to play trumpet
He also said he doesn't have inside info on this. It's just his feeling.
Missed that. Not trying to start a firestorm. He also mentioned that Boo Boo was asked to leave practice a few times. I hadn't heard that yet.
Gotta keep those practice hours down somehow! (What, the 20 hours per week is an average, isn't it?)
It's Brian's feeling that RichRod is meeting with Cissoko's family today, or just that he thinks BooBoo is considering transferring. The family meeting seems awfully specific.
Yeah...that's an awfully specific thing to speculate.
Brian can probably explain his feelings better than I can. He said that a Cissoko transfer looks likely, but that comes from info that's already public, I think. I'm actually encouraged by the comments from Woolfolk at today's press conference.
If I said "likely" I didn't mean it: I meant "possible."
That would suck.
That would suck. He could be really good here at UM. At worst he would be a hell of a nickle back to Warren (please don't go pro) and Turner. If Warren goes pro and he transfers ... then fuck.
We definitely Do not need this. I had some concerns about this as well with him in terms of demotion and transferring. I don't think it will come to fruition.
We don't know the full story on his performance and what he does off the field. Perhaps he is injured kinda like Warren was last year and that is whats hampering his play so far. Who knows... only time will tell.
comment during the 10/12 presser: "Cissoko has responded well to his suspension. He's headed on the right track, and he knows what he did. 'Boubacar: He's a fighter, he'll be back.'?"
I really, really hope Boubacar doesn't decide to leave. He still has LOADS of talent and doesn't need to leave the university like this. Hopefully they can work it out and get him back in line and starting effectively.
he stays but - hate to say it - if he's the kind of kid to get so pissed off about being benched that he wants to transfer, there's the door. Rich has to do what's best for the team and I guess I'm just kind of sick of hearing about kids bailing when they don't like something.
For an athlete to transfer because he got demoted, because he wasn't doing the job on the field is petty and shows that he can't man up. What the hell is wrong with practicing harder, learning technique, using many man-years of coaching experience to become better?? I can't stand how kids think they should have a starting spot handed to them no matter how good or bad they are. So looks like he'll be another overrated recruit to come in here, not be able to cut it and find his way onto a MAC or D1-AA roster somewhere.
1. We don't know how this situation will play out.
2. But you can stand judging with minimal information on a 19 year old athlete who has basically made football his life? Were you at one point demoted from a starting position on a D-1 football team? I mean, you're saying at 19 you'd handle it with complete grace and no complaints?
You are talking to Message Board Guy--who is perfect, was perfect at 19, and has never made a bad decision.
Message Board Guy, you're my hero!
I'm looking forward to Woolfolk's UFR performance. Was it me but weren't you thinking "why the hell are they throwing towards Donovan even after that pick 6?" Could it maybe be that Woolfolk was playing his receiver that well that they had to go the other way? I'm just saying we mighta found our new man over there and (I hate to say this but...) BooBoo and his questionable attitude may quickly be forgotten.
Lets wait and see on this... clearly Boo Boo has some growing up to do and whether that is at Michigan or elsewhere is really up to him.
Woolfolk filled in nicely at Corner and if they can get the Safety situation shored up, they should be oK for the rest of the year.
Does anyone know whether M has shown a nickel formation this year, with a third corner on the field? Even when teams spread the field with receivers, it seems we just have the two corners and two safeties. Again, just wondering.
Stevie Brown just moves over to cover the slot guy. We're kind of in a permanent nickel because he's a hybrid safety/OLB.
Since we need help there now that Woolfolk seems to be the guy for the "other corner", could Boubacar move to safety. After Saturday, it's not like that area of the defense is solid yet.
What I heard Brian say was that coach was going to meet with Boo Boo and HIS family, to try and work things out, not trying to be a jerk about the grammar, just clarifying.
From the presser, RR made it sound like going to class is a part of it, but missing some practices and being asked to leave practice has much to do with it.
UM needs him and I think he needs this program. Hope they work it out.
Safety is a position that takes more knowledge/skills than CB. They're akin to the MLB in that they're like a defensive QB. When you're a safety, you have to read the play correctly almost as soon as the ball is snapped. If you come up on run support too late, the ball carrier may get an extra 2-3 yards. If you misread a pass, you may find the receiver past you deep.
Not saying that Cissoko won't make the move, but its generally harder to move from CB to S than the other way around.
Cissoko would be seriously undersized at safety. I think CB is his only realistic defensive position.
even at FS?
yes. He's even small for a corner, which is already the smallest position on the defense, and safeties (even the fs) have more responsibilities against the run that he probably wouldnt handle well at his size.
I'm not big on theoryball. My game is and has always been hockey, and the extent of my football playing was IM flag football.
I ask because I was always stuck at FS with the assignment "cover sideline to sideline" in IM, and I'm all of 5'9"/130. In retrospect it makes sense because I have speed to spare, and those responsibilities against the run don't exist in flag.
he would be just fine.
Height / Weight:
5-9 / 177
Bob Sanders | #21 | SS
Indianapolis Colts | Official Team Site
Height: 5-8 Weight: 206 Age: 28
Troy Polamalu | #43 | SS
Pittsburgh Steelers | Official Team Site
Height: 5-10 Weight: 207 Age: 28
Mike Brown | #30 | SS
Kansas City Chiefs | Official Team Site
Height: 5-10 Weight: 207 Age: 31
Just to name a few around his height.
Edit: I'm just comparing size not skill.
And No I have not been stalking them in the shower either...get your minds out of the gutter lol.
Cissoko's pretty solid as it is. I don't think he can put much more on his frame. Anyway, most DBs can't put on 30 pounds and keep anywhere near their current speed. Those guys are freaks.
Someone should inform Booboo that those who stay will be champions.
While Cissoko's perfomance he hasn't been stellar this year, giving up on his potential would suck. Not to mention that we are already thin in the secondary as it is. A potential transfer would also mean he'd be the seventh recruit from the 2008 class to leave. That was supposed to be a highly ranked one, and we've already lost four 4* and two 3* players (for those who put a lot of stock in rankings). Right now we are struggling with depth issues, and for a couple more years we will have to rely on many freshmen or sophomores contributing. It's going to be interesting to see how things unfold. It just makes me wonder how much time will it take to have a stable team in place, where the occasional transfer and players graduating do not mean we start from scratch the next year.
If he leaves and Warren leaves, we have Woolfolk (a senior I think) starting and probably JT Floyd, but maybe Turner. The rest will be freshman. That depth would be worse than this year. He's got a great chance to start next year if Warren goes pro. Maybe move him to safety? Who gets this pissed that they transfer after not playing for TWO games? He has a serious attitude problem. He's a pre-madonna.
He is actually not "pre-Madonna." Not even close. Given that BooBoo was born on June 6, 1990, he came approximately 9 weeks after the March 20, 1990 release of "Vogue." He also was born after the THIRD Madonna greatest hits album.
For your reference:
Sorry to be a jerk. No I'm not. If you're going to call the kid a prima donna, at least spell it right.
Brian, you are being way too specific. This could transpire into the Sam McGuffie situation of last year. Just keep it to yourself.
Before we get to down on the guy, remeber Chris Perry had the exact same discussion. He told Carr that he wanted to leave. Carr, in a very smart move, got Perry's mom on the phone. According to her, she then told "Christopher" that he was staying at Michigan and would work harder, etc. How do I know this? I saw her interviewed when her son was a finalist for the Heisman.
I am not saying that Cissoko is of Perry's talent level, or that he will be a Heisman candidate. My point is that other, very successful players have thought about leaving. Just because he is having a meeting does not mean he is going anywhere. There is also a chance it could be a very good thing. I hope he stays and makes the changes that are needed. If he leaves, I wish him well.
Unless he goes to MSU.
Agree completely. Nice post.
Also heard from Tyrece Butler at a local alumni event that Braylon was VERY close to transferring early in his career at UM before finally "getting on the same page" as Lloyd. That turned out pretty well.
Let's hope that Warren gets advice to stay in school by the draft prognosticators and sticks around for next year.
earlier this past summer on Belle Isle, and the showboating he was indulging in after allowing a completed pass was another indication of this.
Many kids go through a brain-dead phase in their life, driving their parents and other adults in their lives to want to strangle them out of frustration. I hope for his own sake that his parents are wise enough to not let his disappointment and embarrassment at being benched interfere with his long term interests, which should include getting a degree from UM.
will be champions.
I'm not saying I want Cissoko to transfer, so don't misconstrue the following.
However, Cissoko has basically been demoted to our fourth cornerback (or lower). He lost his starting job to J.T. Floyd, who lost the job to Troy Woolfolk. It would definitely hurt our depth, but the loss of a DB would be a little easier to handle if you look at it from the perspective of him being the fourth CB rather than #2.
If he does decide to leave, that gives us Warren and Woolfolk (depending on whether either one leaves early), J.T. Floyd, Justin Turner, and Teric Jones. Warren and Woolfolk would both be seniors next year, which would give Floyd, Turner, Jones, and any incoming freshmen a season to percolate.
Apparently Bo showed up at least one time to stop an angry Anthony Carter from returning to Florida.
These are kids we are dealing with, try to remember what your thought process was like when you were 18/19 years old.
Give him some time, let him see the bigger picture and hope he stays around.