Denard giving Brian and his photobomb face a run for his money-
Denard giving Brian and his photobomb face a run for his money-
The only thing I can think is that he's trying to shed the 1 million watt smile reputation.
Or his face is finally succumbing to its power. Was really only a matter of time.
He's either being goofy of fighting back tears. Since the other guys aren't being goofy, I'm going with the latter.
Must be too much like shoelaces for Denard.
Maybe he just flips a dread from one side to the other.
is DG gonna leave UM with a Masters Degree?
Going to have to. You must be enrolled in the university to remain eligible. I do wonder if the scholarship applies to grad school, though. I assume it would as the ATH Dept. pays the athlete's bill to the U.
Lots of guys, especially 5th year seniors, start grad work on scholarship. I'm guessing the athletic department pays for it just as they pay out of state tuition for all players.
As long as he takes care of business it looks that way. I'm happy that the two schools I'm a diehard fan of actually turn out student athletes, not just guys that "ain't come to play school."
I know Brian has been giving Tom Crean and my alma mater, IU, a lot of crap about his over signing practices, but if you look at the Matt Roth situation last year he left after four years with a masters degree. Jordan Hulls is leaving with a masters, Victor Oladipo is leaving early with his BS, and Cody is two semesters away from a degree from the Kelley schooly of business (which he's said he will finish up the next 2 summers). So I wish he'd lighten up on the Tom Crean = Nick Saban stuff. Crean isn't pushing guys out the door that are injured, he's only not invited guys back that got their 4 years of free education (Creek is leaving with a degree as well even though he's transferring now).
When that Jackass Tom Crean stops magically finding ways for less talented players to move on from their program so he can sign volumes of new and more talented players he can stop being Nick Saban Lite.
Until then, he remains the less successful protege and your alma mater a joke for accommodating the practice.
I know this doesn't really have anything to do with the topic, but who is the guy in between Thomas Gordon and DG?
For these young men. A degree from the greatest university on the planet.
Actually, the greatest university in the Universe.
Welcome to the club! Go Blue!!
Feel free to roast me, but I cannot recall this at all, and with DG graduating today, I have to ask: did DG graduate early (i.e., after three years)? And, he has two years left of eligibility, correct?
He graduated from high school and enrolled at Michigan early, so he got the winter semester in. I'm assuming he took some summer classes to take care of the last few credits. So, he got the degree in 3.5 years. He still has two years of eligibility and will probably end up with a masters degree if he stays both years.
Impressive on DG's part. Graduating in 3.5 years.
Dumb question here: do the different color tassels have a significant meaning, or were they just a personal preference?
Each has their own color
I figured that's what it was.
Personal preference usually is expressed by the other stuff people put on their caps.
For example, my cap (avatar) was plated with carbon fiber kindly donated by the solar car team
It's dictated by the college from which you graduate. Gold is the business school, baby blue is education, and that's about all I know.
Orange is engineering. That is the extent of my knowledge (can't guess what college I was in, huh?).
Here's the Rackham Page. They describe the Business color as "drab." Gold is much more impressive (and, one would hope, appropriate). White listed for Literature, so I'd guess LS&A for undergrads. But where's Denard's tassel? [Someone else can make the joke about a tassel being too much like a shoelace.]
In the Instagram pic you can see it hanging off the back. It's white.
In three years?
As noted elsewhere, closer to 3.5. (He enrolled early back in '10.) Still ... pretty cool.
He was an early enrollee. Impressive nonetheless
Each school has its own color.
Engineering, for example, is orange
say it. Who thinks he is sticking around for two more seasons when he is done with school?
He applied to grad school.
I pray he was accepted.
And if he's not ready for the NFL, what else would he do?
Follow along on Twitter at #MgoGrad, led by the CEO of Twitter himself.
Devin graduated already?
So proud of all of those guys.
Early enrollee or not, it is hard for anyone to graduate from Michigan in 3.5 years. Let alone a guy who also has the added burden of being on the football team. Extremely impressive
Can I hire DG to be the CEO of my hypothetical company right now?
/ducks at flying shoes
I mean in two years?
Is absolutely phenominal. How in the world has this program never come up at the alumni meetings I've been to? Do other schools offer this type of thing?
Go forth and make a M difference!
Congratulations to Denard and Devin. One ends his journey at Michigan today sadly, but one continues his - both have been exciting players, of course. Very impressed with Gardner completing his undergraduate degree in 3.5 years while playing football - he has an incredible work ethic, as we have noted in numerous articles posted here. Of course, so does his predecessor at starting QB. Both Robinson and Gardner are examples of how managing time well and giving your best effort to all pursuits yields success on and off the field.
managing their time well---both found the right balance between very demanding football careers and their studies at a very demanding university (yeah, I know, athletes do get some extra tutoring, etc. to help them negate the demands of their athletic schedules) ---and one graduates on time and the other early! Congratulations to both of them and all their fellow grads today.
How many times did we (either in person or on TV) see Denard (in particular) and other athletes in the crowd at other athletic events enjoying their college experience? And yet, their studies were not neglected, so today they reap the rewards, that diploma that should evolve into their own personal proverbial "pot-of-gold at the end of the rainbow", once their athletic careers end.
This pic was missing someone.
You just give and you give and you give....
But not before taking and taking and taking. (I have next to zero Photoshop skills, but have a friend who loves to do my bidding.)
On the other:
"Why should we have to go to class if we came here to play FOOTBALL, we ain't come to play SCHOOL classes are POINTLESS"
(my son graduated yesterday as well--woo hoo!)
Gardner is listed in the booklet as graduating in August if requirements are met (those folks were elibible to participate--Quinton Washington is in this catagory as well)