but I imagine there are plenty of guys ready to continue playing for the Maize and Blue in his place.
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but I imagine there are plenty of guys ready to continue playing for the Maize and Blue in his place.
...he ends up at Pitt.
If he's thinking of coming back then there was no point of even doing this.
I agree, I don't see Morris' status today as any different than it was yesterday. He hasn't done anything that preculdes him from playing for us next fall. We knew he was interested in the draft, and he still is. We also know he's interested in playing college ball next fall, or he'd have an agent working him through all of this. Just like yesterday, Morris is keeping his options open as he gathers more info.
Agreed. Relax, people. It's probably a better idea he stays in college anyways because of the uncertanty with the NBA collective bargning agreement.
He's not ready. I'll get an unfavorable estimated draft position and then play one more season for the Maize and Blue.
...the love he'll get when he publically announces he's staying.
No reason to think he is leaving. These are the steps we were told by Beilin to
Expect. He encouraged Morris to learn the process. I don't expect him to leave this year, but fully expect it after next
DJ Williamson is out also.
Wow. If he couldn't crack the worst two-deep in the league. He was the ace of RR's defensive class.
Is there a need for you to keep on repeating this. He is still young. Cut h some slack.
...if memory serves he was the corner who committed that *really* dumb penalty that got Notre Dame in position to win at the end and ended up in Rich Rod's dog house for doing so.
Also, I think Christian got left put in positions where the fact that his average speed got exposed last season.
I still think he'll be more likely to play where ever he transfers to than Tate is likely to play in Miami (that's not a knock on Tate by the way).
Are you saying that because you think Tate has a very low chance of playing or because you think CC will play? I suppose it depends on where CC transfers to, but if it's a BCS conference team, I doubt it.
Though I initially wrote what I did because I didn't think Tate would play much at Miami (like his brother at Stanford), however, upon further review, all Miami has at QB after next season is Stephen Morris (and, in the 2012 class, David Thompson) and in hindsight I could see Tate beating out both of them (since Jacory Harris graduates after next season).
He was also a true Frosh starting. I'm sad he's leaving, but I think it would be sour grapes to write him off and say too bad he's terrible. Plus, that tempts fate, and fate could put him making a game ending interception against us in a bowl game in the next couple of years.
...that I expected him to play. Heck, in the right system I still believe he could actually excell. Though I'd need to see where he ends up to say anything for sure.
...football, and you insult his ability to do so. You write on a message board, and you do so with piss-poor sentence structure. Nicely done!
C.Christian requests transfer ! Plz old news.
That stinks. Anyone know why he transferred?
Good luck CC.
I'd be willing to bet that "coaching change" is the reason he gave, but not the real reason. When a player uses coaching change as his reason for transferring, almost everyone reads that and says something like, "yeah, that makes sense" since we did just have a coaching change. However, for the reasons you suggested, I think that's not really the case.
I think it's one of two things - either "coaching change" means "the new coaches don't think I'm any good" which is not really the same, Or it could jusr be "I think I'm better than the coaches do so I'll try my chances elsewhere."
you should "wonder". That'd be the reason.
He and his father did not care for Hoke and Mattison's assessment of where he stood on the depth chart.
As I watched him on the sideline during the Spring game, his body language told me he wanted to be anywhere else. He did not look happy to be standing there.
If he finds a new home where he can excel, I'd consider his transfer a win-win.
it sucks he never panned out, I had really high hopes for him ... i wish him the best, i understand when kids transfer for playing time
I don't know about not panning out, I mean he was only a freshman
I wonder if the retards over at RCMB have started a thread about kids who transfer under hoke called "Hoked" yet...
Then put all the dumbass wrong reasons that they left like they did for the RR thread..
In the rumours section on ESPN college FB it says Rising Sophmore. He can't be rising that much if he can't even crack the two deep. I have a feeling some of the incoming freshmen would've past him on the depth chart. Nobody wants to sit their entire careers. Especially when you are one of the top guys recruited by your team.
Perhaps you were joking about the "rising sophomore" bit, but in this case "rising" means "nearly," basically meaning that when he next plays football he'll be a sophomore. It's a way of indicating a college athlete's year of eligibility the next time he or she competes when that year is different from the athlete's academic year. It has nothing to do with how well that athlete is performing.
I haven't heard it used that way before and didn't read it like that when I initially read it.
Not saying you're wrong, it's just interesting now that you mention it.
Yeah, it's used pretty frequently in the education world.
(I'm not saying you're not educated, just that you hear it pretty frequently if you work in the school system.)
As Magnus says, it's a commonly used term--for both athletes and nonathletes. If you don't believe us, just google "rising sophomore" or "rising junior" and take a look at the results that come up. Better yet, switch to the Google news search and see just how many players are "rising."
Best of luck to CC and I hope he finds a place tht he feels is a better fit.
Best of luck. Every loss turns into a opportunity for another to earn a degree from The University Of Michigan.
At least now we know why Zeke Pike didn't come here...no Christian in AA
...I think between the last class and the current incoming freshmen that we do have decent depth at Cornerback (Woolfolk, Floyd, Avery, Talbott, Browns, Countess, Hollowell, Trayloer) and Safety (Carvin, Furman, Carter for FS). So at least this wasn't at a position of near term need in terms of numbers. Though its never a good thing for a highly touted recruit to not work out (Christian had an offer from Ohio State, UCLA, Pittsburgh, and West Virginia, so he difinitely had options).
No more non-prodigy Freshman playing...please.
CB is a spot I really don't mind true freshmen playing - just as long as they're playing because they're good enough to play, not because we just don't have anyone above him.
Good luck to him wherever he lands.
I'll bet Morris looks at those draft position projections and comes back.
How is it possible to have this many highly touted db's not work out. This is a straight up curse.
that Hoke and Mattison are "driving off" recruits.
B. Said Talent that leaves excelling elsewhere (see Family Values becoming an All-Big 10 Lineman and Ryan Mallett exploding in Arkansas).
Rich Rod started taking a hit from the media about Boren before he coached his first game so losing wasn't the issue. He took more grief about Mallet before he (Mallet) played a game for Arkansas.
Mallet and Boren weren't just starters but they were the functional equivalent of Denard and Martin.
Losing those two would get some heat on Hoke. Not guys like CC, DJ, and Ray.
Because of your avatar, i always expect something villainous and ornery, for whatever reason.
That said, I very often agree with what you have to say.
Hoke and Mattison are going to get at least a two year exemption from serious criticism. If things go south and DB is still at Michigan instead of in politics on a couple of years, he will pontificate about how Bo taught him that a coach deserves at least five years to get the job done.
In other words, root really hard for this regime to succeed and support them with all your might, because there is no plan B.
O well...best of luck to CC though. Hope everything works out. Great oppurtunity for a young guy to step up and we get that scholie back. Nobody knows the real reason and it really doesn't matter but to leave the training of Mattison, Hoke, Mallory...uh...I guess so
Great Kid, sat next to his parents during a game,Cullen just wants to be sucessful, and he thought he could accieve that at UM, had a meeting with the coaches and both felt that they werent meeting in the middle about the young mans future,but I will say this, I dont think he's the last to leave because of -------certain things, nuff said. P. S You will hear from Cullen again.
but now I am all pins and needles about "certain things." What things? Scary things? Tasty things? Easter things? Spandex things?
Please don't bring up things you don't want to talk about because it is maddening for those of us with no things.
"Mass exodus" is redundant. By definition, an exodus is massive in scale.
I love how the OP is so petty he had to imaginary neg you.
I kinda like the OP's self up-vote. No idea what the purpose of that it is.
Sometimes grammatical "errors" are used to make a point stand out more. To some it works; to some it doesn't. I like "mass exodus." YMMV.
little redundancies that we use all the time for that kind of emphasis - young whippersnapper, old crone/old coot, etc. They give a lot of color and life to the language.
Although one player leaving hardly qualifies as a mass exodus.
So Cullen Christian is entering the NBA Draft. Got it.
I see what you did there...
This will be the last time we hear of him. IMO
There were practice reports that suggested he was playing pretty well at times. To be honest, I have never seen anything out of Terrence Talbott to suggest that he's a long-term answer at cornerback. I did see flashes - albeit rare ones - from Cullen Christian.
Frankly, I think a lot of this comes down to one big point, which I've been criticizing since early in his recruitment:
He's just not a very good tackler. You can't play in this defense (or any defense, really) if you're not willing to come up and lay a lick on somebody at least once in a while.
That, coupled with the incoming depth we will see at the CB position I think makes this basically a wash. Still, it is never any fun to see a highly touted recruit leave your program. At least we get that extra schollie for the next class. I wish him the best.
Supposed quote from Cullen Christian's mom on his FB page says something like:
"I know if Barwis were still there, you wouldn't even have this back pain."
Seems like kind of a silly shot to take at the current S&C coach. Yep, I'm sure he developed back pain in the last 3 months simply because Barwis left. That dude was Miracle Max, right?
Wasn't his listed 40 time in high school almost 4.7? Even last year in the limited time he played, he looked a little slow. Not something you can coach up.
Odds are he'sgoing to wind up at Pitt. Close to home, and Coach Gibson is there.