Yeah, I know what you're thinking... This is just what we need; another Demar Dorsey thread, though I just wanted to make one quick point, and honestly, I didn't know which of all the threads to put this in... There are two things that should help Demar Dorsey's transition to college; he's away from home and he's with his cousin, who I have yet to hear anything bad about. Of course, the papers and Drew Sharp have yet to even mention this, which isn't much of a shock. Thing is, maybe going to Michigan, being away from it all, will turn out to be the best thing that ever happened to Demar Dorsey.
Demar Dorsey's transition
... If he even gets a chance
The best thing is that this should all be calmed down by the time he hits campus, hopefully that means low exposure to it.
He will get the chance as long as he's academically qualified.
Is this a concern that we've been made aware of? Or is this speculation? Seems a little out of line to just speculate that he'd be academically ineligible.
ive heard a bunch of reports that people are concerned about him academically. He has stated that he was qualified. I didn't just randomly say oh he has long dreads, he must have shitty grades. jesus.
Double post. My bad
Even though I have never meant DRob, I have heard from other people (a friend had DRob's roommate as a partner in an ENG class) that he is legitimately a very nice guy so heres hoping that demar is like him or at the very least DRob will rub off on him.
FWIW - I actually met DRob two weeks ago Friday as I was driving out of AA and he was walking back from the Athletic facilities on S. State.
We spoke for about a minute as he signed an autograph for my 13 year old son and I snapped a quick pic on my cell phone to prove it was Denard's signature on the paper.
He was a very softspoken young man, took the time to sign "Christian, Go Blue, Denard Robinson #16". I wished him well in the coming season and thanked him for taking the time to make my son's day. He smiled for the snapshot and continued on his way.
From that very brief time, he was unpretentious, kind and definitely a very nice kid.
I it nice to know that Denard is humble and a good person, most kids in his postion I think would be cocky as hell
i just want him to have a chance at life ya know? he's gotten himself a great opportunity at Michigan, the distance from florida was actually a big reason he decided to pledge for UM. if he messes up while he's in A2 he'll be gone but give him a chance.
My sentiments exactly. Give the kid a chance before grabbing the pitchforks. Well put MgoObes.
Maybe having Dorsey will keep DRob from considering transferring out too if he gets buried in the QB depth chart or has some difficult adjustments to a new position.
I can't believe you would suggest D-Rob getting buried on any depth chart. The coaches will get him on the field one way or the other, and if they don't they probably won't be around long. Like Brian has said multiple times, I would make Shoelace the slot/RB hybrid and jet sweep him to death.
I don't think Denard would've lobbied that hard to get Demar here if he thought that was going to be the case. He seems to really love Michigan.
Whether or not he becomes starting quarterback, I think Denard will become an important leader of the team.
How many stupid things did we all do in highschool? Its part of being a kid. Granted, I didnt commit burglary but there were a few occasions that my parents had to come pick me up a the police station and a few other issues (none of which resulted in charges being filed). Its part of growing up....the kid should be given a chance to do the same.
I can speak personally to the fact that you don't have to come from a "bad neighborhood" or hang out with "the wrong crowd" in order to get mixed up (semi-willingly) in some pretty unbelievably stupid stuff when you're sixteen. We're talking they almost wouldn't let me live in Canada type stupid. And they drink milk from bags here.
Did anybody else cringe at the irony he wore his football gloves to prevent prints?
I also made a lot of mistakes as a kid that just never got caught. The one thing that saved me was when I joined the military and got away. Dorsey may just need the same thing. I know that some people are going to disagree with everything that RR does but the kid should be left alone. I find it really disheartening that grown adults will put a college recruit down just to show their dislike of RR. I honestly did not think the media would go to that level.
I did the same thing. I grew up in the Flint area in
the late 70's. We used to go out and raise all kinds of hell, and never got caught, that's just what we, and a lot of people did. This generation is doing nothing that hasn't been
done before. Legally, he's done nothing wrong. I'd bet
he didn't know he'd get a media colonoscopy as a welcome
The military was a structured way of life, similar to
what he's going to see at UM on the team.
I listened to that F#$kstick at the Freep's bashing of
the kid. I just can't understand why he still has a job,
with that chicksh%t, Busch league journalism.
I just hope Dorsey hits the Mgoblog, and sees what the
true Blue think, and knows that he'll be welcomed on
campus with open arms.
Yes rod, coincidence? I think not!