not hinting at anything even though we were rumored to be interested in him a while back, just informative. On another note the NCAA gave full clearance for players to leave, does that include allowing players to transfer to other BIG TEN teams??
CB Ross Douglas Decommits from PSU
Holy God. I'm turning my computer off.
No you aren't.
but as a PSA to everyone else on this board, please do not start a new thread everytime a recruit decommits or player decides to transfer, thanks in advance.
I think his point is we don't need a new thread for if/when someone like Dorian Johnson decommits...someone we never offered and won't pursue. Doesn't relate to Michigan, and we get that the program is in real trouble.
Yes, but there could be 3-5 guys per day over the next couple days that are decommitting/leaving the program, unless there's a UM connection I don't see it necessary, but feel free to disagree, I just won't click on them. I really don't have my panties in a bunch over the sanctity of the board or anything like that.
The situation at PSU shouldn’t totally dictate posting. If interest in recruits warrant a post in a given situation, then the quantity that may occur shouldn’t negate the post.
If someone decommits from B1G schools, especially if they then pursue UofM or another B1G school that is of interest as it directly relates to our strength or a conference opponent.
If Johnson goes to ohio, (very possible) wouldn’t that "relate to Mich"?
I think ZoneLeft went through and already deleted the first time this was posted. I think he's pretty adament about having 1 end all be all thread for PSU today
I hate to see Michigan fans acting like little b!tches. If the time you "wasted" reading a thread that had already been covered was so damn valuable you wouldn't be spending time on a college sports message board to start with. Just deal with it and only share your worthless opinion with somebody who cares ..... and that somebody would be nobody!
Just my 2 cents
And bring Mr. Olaniyan home with you...
...Let's remember that this isn't like OSU or USC where the victim was the NCAA's definition of amateurism.. and I've been a bit disgusted by everyone talking of gutting PSU's roster and commitment list...show some tact, people.
You're 100% right on the mark. Well said.
Eh, I see where you're coming from, but is it really much different from the many, many calls to "burn the program to the ground"? Gutting PSU's roster is all part of the punishment, IME.
If a player wanted to transfer in this year from PSU would we have a spot for them?
Scholarship limits are waved for this year. i.e. a team can go over the 85 limit for this year provided they count the scholarship on next years total.
This thread was already deleted once.
I suggest editing your post asking for it to be deleted again.
We have 2 threads regarding PSU. Also, we can't have a new thread every time they lose a commit or someone transfers...it's going to be A LOT.
I can't believe I'm going to say this, but I think trying to limit this to one thread is a little silly... this is a complex situation with multiple facets, each of which could be examined and discussue seperately... what are the NCAA sanctions and what do you think of them? What are the B1G sanctions and what do you think of them? What will happen with current commitments and current players?
The problem with trying to contain this all in one thread is that if there is noly one aspect of this situation that I'm interested in discussing (for me it's the furute of the players), then I have to wade through a bunch of other stuff that I'm not interested in to try to find scattered posts about a specific topic.
Maybe in future days we can limit it back to one thread... but so much is going down today that I think multiple threads are warranted.
At last, someone with some common sense prevails! I'm with you, scrolling through hundreds to thousands of posts in one single thread is not even rational. With it being the off-season and this is the biggest story to rock the college football world ever, let's settle down the negativity on multiple threads folks.
ERMAGERD, LERTS OF THERDS!!!
I don't want to sift through 400 posts about sanction reactions to keep up with recruits/transfers
One thread for B1G fan sanction reactions, the other for the mass exodus.
Maybe the Detroit Lions can pick him up...I hear they are in need of a CB
In before out gets deleted
Just mentioned on the B1G teleconference that the B1G would be as amenable as possible to all PSU student-athletes that wish to transfer within the conference. Becasue of the uniqueness to the situation, the student-athletes' interests have to be taken into consideration moreso than than some of the existing stipulations regarding intraleague transfers of the past.
IMO, this is probably the appropriate decision. There are a lot of kids who come from the midwest and location is always a big factor in college decision--wouldn't be fair to limit their transfers to another conference in a different region.
The BIG got it right. I also agree with your comment about importance of location for mid west recruits. The players had nothing to do with what happened, and I applaud the BIG for recognizing that.
Are they going to let other B1G schools go over the 85 scholarship limit? We can't add anyone to our roster without affecting either existing commits or current players (and neither of those things are going to happen).
According to Tom V. in the live chat, the NCAA has said that it MIGHT allow teams to exceed the scholarship limits because of the uniqueness of the PSU situation.
This probably improves our position for 2014 LB Michael Ferns who had us as a finalist with PSU...
EDIT: "This" being the PSU situation in general... not Ross' decommit. Treating this as a general recruiting/player thread in the wake of PSU sanctions.
and yes i would like updates on the penn state players transfering / decommittng.. Some might not care, so dont read the post.. For those that would like info, keep it coming
They won't count against the team this year.
Seriously, there is nothing wrong with a few threads reporting new/different PSU tidbits. It's the off-season, this is the biggest story in college football in forever, and some days we have three threads talking about NCAA football dynasties.
I said this in another thread - let the mods delete the posts that say "Yay PSU burn in hell" or "I can't wait for Hoke to raid their cupboard" or something like that. But I come here for college football news, and decommitments/transfers are that. As long as the thread stays news-y and not celebratory, I see nothing wrong with it.
Start a thread to discuss whether we should open more threads
2013 OL recruit Dorian Johnson has announced his decommitment as well.
Some outlets are reporting that Breneman is visiting Ohio this weekend. Looks like Meyer's 'wait for PSU' to implode works for the second straight year.
His family released a comment this morning to the media saying that they were not going to comment.
Zettel and the other d-lineman they have returning....is it Jordan Hilll? That would be niiiiiiice....
My first thought was that if they didn't want to come to Michigan in the beginning, we don't want them now. On second thought however, maybe a DT like the Michigan kid (Zettle) that chose psu over Michigan a couple years ago, might not be a bad pickup. Then again, probably should stick to my first thought. Michigan - Champions and Best !
Go Blue !
Because they seemed to act more professional than the Michigan players. Good read on that one!
I love how deeply emotional you guys are, you act like some posts just absolutely ruin your day. You know you have the option to just "scroll" over it and not click on the post right?
Wolf pack on its way to get a piece before they starve
Right about now.