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Patrick Hruby is doing God's work.
first comment: "EVERY ATHLETE HAS ASPIRATIONS OF WINNING AND WE HAVE OUR FAVORITES BUT IT IS ALWAYS A PLEASURE TO OTHER STUDENTS ACHIEVE THEIR GOALS, TOO!"
stupid Pistons and their refusal to tank properly
rundown of Michigan's riser
needs moar usage
so much for that
This list is completely arbitrary and not a genuine analysis of the relative merits of state fossils.
will be michigan's highest pick in a while
money has to go somewhere
I am only motivated by people who have no opinion about me.
the just released schedules were a flat-out statement that the B10 doesn't believe SOS will matter in playoff selection
but I thought that draft was supposed to be incredibly loaded?
If you're gonna go please be in the first round.
another delightful side effect of a 14 team conference
I wonder if the coaches knew this was coming and it influenced their decision to move Jeremy Clark into the Class of 2012.
In any event - really sad to see him go. Best of luck to the kid.
Denard's 2010 was spent redefining what one man can do.
But not quite. The coaches knew that Greg Brown was leaving the team and that was why Clark got his offer.
Crap. This simply cannot be good. I am getting used to have secondary depth again. I remember 2008/2009 when there were a few of these posts, a couple of injuries and, the next thing I knew, 225+ RBs from Indiana were outrunning the freshmen we were throwing out there to play DB because we had no one else. (Not to mention Iowa TEs who were so open that the term "open" didn't describe how wide freaking open they were.)
How are Demar Dorsey's grades in junior college? (Just kidding. Unless they are really good. In which case someone needs to convince Brandon that he would totally be good for the brand and would look great in an alternate non-throwback throwback jersey.)
Still, best wishes to Carvin. I feel bad that Michigan didn't work out for him. I hope he finds the right place for him.
"Nobody cares what you think!"
Anyone else see this thread title quickly and thought it was about Calvin AKA MEGATRON Johnson? Maybe it was just me.
"And if that doesn't wet your appetite, you're watching the wrong channel."
You can usually find me bumping some Reggae, hammered on Higgins Lake with the goon squad. #HALOL
I really hate this stuff. He was a contributer. What more does he expect? Everything handed to him on a Silver platter? I don't get it. Maybe the truth will come out soon. Maybe he just didn't have the passion anymore.
I hope he's leaving for good reasons.
Playing time. I could see this coming since Thomas Gordon started the opener.
"Forty-two Big Ten Championships!"
to get any playing time and be practicing with the team as a sophomore. This is Michigan.
A Journey of Father and Son
do you have a source or are you speculating?
Weird timing. Why not suck it up 2 more months and enjoy a sunny bowl game?
I don't get this at all. I can understand transferring after the season if you don't think you are going to play but 1/3 of the way left with a bowl game / vacation coming up in January
Very weird. Maybe he feels he's putting all this work in for no reward, (playing time) otherwise I don't understand.
...confidence is the stain they can't wipe off...
It COULD be a little clearer. Is Carvin injured? starting? Joining a cult? Opening a bait shop in rural Nova Scotia?
It isn't a big deal but adding "leaving team" or "has left team" to the end of the title isn't exactly a huge inconvenience for the OP and tells everyone the pertinent info without even having to open it.
Well this certainly came out of nowhere, Shaq Thompson Come on Down...
"Everybody want's to be a bodybuilder but no one want's to lift no heavy ass weights, I DO!!! " Ronnie Coleman
Can we just stop recruiting Louisana? Has it ever worked out for Michigan?
successfully achieved 1 year self-imposed posting ban 4/10/13
Anthony Thomas says hello.
* Leroy Hoard
* Anthony Thomas
At least a couple of times, anyway ...
"500 channels and nothing but cats."
And Drew Dileo is very hurt. :-(
"I love him, he's a great coach, he's a great mentor, he's a great friend. He's every single thing you want a college coach to be, and he does it flawlessly." -David Molk
thanks for this. was not sure who else historically was from Lousiana...I just remembered this and DeQuinta Jones and how well that worked out...and I know historically is a very odd place to recruit.
LaTerryal Savoy, WR, Mamou, LA. Not a stud, but he was a 4-year contributor from 2006-2009.
Adam Kraus, OL, New Orleans, LA. Solid O-line member (All Big Ten?).
I see nothing wrong with taking LA players. Sometimes it just doesn't work out.
But great call on Kraus. He was good.
How could we forget about Fred Jackson? He's the ultimate Wolverine Cajun. He's the sole reason why he have a small LA pipeline:
A native of Baton Rouge, La., Jackson was an all-conference quarterback at Jackson State (Miss.) after leading the conference in passing during his senior season. He earned his bachelor of science degree from Jackson State in 1972 and added his master of arts degree from Michigan in 1975.
Oh, relax. Nine times out of ten, players leave for the same reason: the depth-chart. Probably Carvin read the tea leaves and determined that he wasn't going to see much PT. So this is not a big deal, except to him.
...and our APR
but these kids are so short sighted. They're so quick to quit at any adversity.
Those who stay will be champions.
The apr thing is silly too. Michigan is not in trouble there.
Good luck to Carvin. This hurts the depth chart but not much else. I don't understand why he would want to leave the team because 1) you can earn a degree from Michigan and 2) play for an improving team that can only get better. Not many 2/3 stars were recruited before RichRod, so he should have felt like this was meant to be. Of course the DB haul in the 2011 and 2012 class possibly contributed to his departure as well but why not fight for a good spot on the depth chart?
THOSE WHO STAY.......
He hated losing soooo much!
Yuri Wright? Shaq Thompson? Stefon Diggs? I wish Carvin the best but this opens up some exciting scenarios in recruiting.
I hate ohio. Thats all you need to know.
I really hope it works out for him but he is making a poor choice.
There are many examples of someone who transfers and does well and ends up in the NFL: Cam Newton, Randy Moss, Ryan Mallet, Troy Aikman, Glenn Davis...but they are mostly really good QBs or other skill players with clear cut talent. ? Any DBs ever make this type of jump?
With the way teams play multiple WR sets, there are not just 4 DB slots but actually 6 or 7 spots: nickel, dime and first sub.
Did he think he wasn't in the top 6 DBs? WIth Kovacs going down and uncertain when he'd be back, he should expect to see some playing time.
Finally, this is really where coaching and advisors can only do so much. I hope that most of the team has a realistic understanding of the likelihood of playing pro ball. A Michigan degree with networking with Michigan alumni is worth a lot.
I'm not sure about Troy Aikman or Glenn Davis but the other ones on your list were either starters or going to be starters and transferred for reasons other than playing time. I think the list is much shorter of players who couldn't crack the starting lineup tranferring somewhere and then making it big.
while the team goes on playing? Everybody he encounters on campus is going to ask him the same thing—"WTF, dude? You only had two more months?" Seems to me that would be far worse than sticking it out.
I have the feeling this is primarily emotional because of his perception of his playing time. He's just an injury or two away from starting, for chrissakes.
Probably isn't. He was playing as a sophomore on a 7-1 team for coaches that don't seem to be all about "their guys" (see: Brian Kelly.) He's 19? 20? Probably just wasn't happy. People probably tried to tell him to grind out the semester, and after two months it just wasn't working for him, so why stick around?
Sophomore year is tough for a lot of people. I left school near the end of my fall semester, took the spring off, and recharged while I considered life. When I got home, I found that about 10% of my senior class in high school had done the same thing. I ended up going back to where I started, and had a great final three years. I know other people transferred from their schools. It's life, and it isn't always about football.
That said, even from a football consideration, it still isn't crazy to leave once you know you want to leave. Gives him a couple of months to find a place that fits him better, so he can enroll for the spring semester there, and get a headstart on meeting his future teammates.
Whatever the rationale, all the best to him.
Though I am guessing he'll transfer down south near home somewhere. Tulane? Louisiana Monroe or Lafayette? I really liked him as a player, sad to see him go. Hopefully he can make a difference on another team.
Can we get an updated “Never Forget” secondary banner.
We are here because we're not all there.