are a lot of NFL teams scrambling now that JT came off the board.
Denard and JT Floyd returning
with jt off the board...do u think luck goes #1 overall now
I don't know. I hear that there is a chance that Nathan Brink might still declare. I guess we'll have to wait for the 3:30 announcement.
i like jt actually...considering how he came in im willing to say he has exceeded expectations here. not an all conference player but a solid 4 yr player for us.
has caught the eye of quite a few scouts since the Sugar Bowl. Most are impressed with his hands and his route running. Would not be surprised to see him move up a little now.
He could be another Gronkowski.
I wish I could moderate this higher than 5
the Colts are looking at Sam Bowie.
I damn near pissed myself laughing at this comment
Not surprising, but good nonetheless.
Umm... I want to be a program where this would actually be big news. It wasn't too long ago that it could have been (Mario Manningham returning would have been big). We're almost there though. Go Blue
Apparently he was out the Door no matter what
I'm apparently in a small minority, but I actually think this is big, good news worthy of the hype. These announcements are unpredictable and, as we know, can blindside fan bases with crappy news.
Our multi-year starter, Heisman candidate QB is returning for his senior season. Cheers.
A QB like Denard will never win a Heisman in this offense. Luckily, Denard will be the first to say he doesn't care. That is what has been most impressive about Denard's loyalty to the maize and blue. He could have transferred to Oregon, for example, and been a Heisman frontrunner as a redshirt junior next season. Instead, he chose to stay with his "family" at Michigan.
We owe Denard Robinson an unpayable debt of gratitude. He sacrificed any shot at the Heisman to stay in Ann Arbor. How many people would do the same in his situation?
Umm... I want to be a program where this would actually be big news. It wasn't too long ago that it could have been (Mario Manningham returning would have been big)
Brandon Graham coming back after 2008 was a bigger deal than Manningham would have been, IMO. Especially given that we'd just had a horrific season.
Favorite (partial) quote from Denard: "We still hungry"
In a similar vein I would like to announce I will not be dating Kate Beckinsale.
sorry bro :/ at least JT spurned billions of dollars for another year at ][V][
You sound all broken up about it. I'm surprised you can still type.
Wait, what? Nooooooo!!!! Say it isn't so dude.
Then I guess my chances just went up.
It's great to hear that they both are coming back but my thought is who would have made the bigger mistake by leaving early?
Definitely Floyd. Denard would probably latch on somewhere due to his athleticism.
Color me shocked.
what NFL's feedback was to JT Floyd?
Oh yeah, and it was written in one of those singing cards from Hallmark and had "Beauty School Drop Out" from Grease playing through the tiny speakers when you opened up the card. It was pretty sweet.
Couldn't be harsher than Magnus.
let's just say he's staying
My Source was wrong. He told me the announcement was related to new uniforms.
Those would not look very flattering on the D-line.
Andre Smith 40 yard dash (1 min 48 sec):
I thought it was someone that took 1 minute and 48 seconds to finish the 40 yard dash.
Those uniforms would look fine on the D-line if they took intercepting-passes-at-the-line-and-returning-them-for-touchdowns-and-doing-the-booty-dance-afterwards lessons from BJ Raji. Frank Clark already has one third of that down.
"Being around all of the great people here, I just couldn't see myself not being here for my senior year." - JT Floyd
haha neither could the NFL. (love ya JT)
But I laughed out loud when I saw the thread title. I look forward to the day when we will need to genuinely worry about this.
Color me not surprised. Happy to have them both back.
Denard was having so much fun at the hoops game on Wed night - you knew he was coming back. Thank God this is a not a head scratcher like Shazor, Warren and a few others who left early.
pheww. was worried, especially about JT
i think their coming back was a given.....
I guess theoretically I could see Denard leaving and getting drafted... somewhere, but Floyd?
I think every LSA junior on campus could make an announcement about returning for their senior year with as much hype as JT Floyd.
"I'd like to announce that I'll be finishing out my final year for the Chemical Engineering Program. Professor Farnsworth has this department headed in the right direction and I'd like to finish out my career here on top." ***Cue Brandon Blog Entry, New Beakers with Yellow Stripes Down the Sides, and Domino's Sponsorship of the Chem Building.***
Always play the first year!
....they greyshirted me in the neuroscience program because the program requirements were going to change in the winter 1997 semester and I needed the time to get other courses out of the way, so I did my JUCO stint almost exclusively at Angell Hall.
I must inform you that I will not be coaching the U of M football team. Brady Hoke seems to be returning ahead of me. That is more probable than these two going pro. Take off the maize glasses for those buying the bull. Denard wanted to know "if" he will move to special team or receiver in a draft I would bet. Floyd needs a drug test. I can maybe see Denard having a good year and getting a special teams job. He has the talent there, but durability would be a risk. He is phenomenal in games against lower talent. I think he does kick butt coming up this year!
Apparently he considered the draft only on the condition that he be able to cover AJ Jenkins in all 16 games
Floyd is going to be, whether you like it or not, one of the Big 10's top corners in the whole package of being a cornerback next year. He's got the same company as Ricardo Allen (Purdue), Johnny Adams (MSU), Darqueze Dennard (MSU), and Roby/Howard (Ohio), and that's it. Seriously, the Big 10 doesn't have many returning stars for cornerbacks next year.
He showed to be pretty darn good in man coverage, especially as the year progressed. He really only got torched a few times by Posey and Coale, but that's it. He's definitely got to work on his willingness to come up in run support and to avoid being blocked down the field. But, if he works on those things and maybe improves his technique (I hate his horrible backpedalling-with-45-degree-hip-angle thing), he could be pretty damn good in the Big 10. Probably not draftable, but one of the better corners.
Floyd is going to be, whether you like it or not, one of the Big 10's top corners in the whole package of being a cornerback next year.
Why would we not like that?
I feel like many of the comments posted above show a level of disrespect towards him. That, and certain people saying he's too unathletic to play corner. I feel that those are baseless and that he's a victim of post-GERG prejudice. Let him prove himself with FINALLY a 2nd year in the system. He should improve vastly
It was no surprise that he wasn't going pro this year (maybe ever). But I didn't find all of the dick-ish comments about a guy who's played his heart out for Michigan to be amusing.
as much next year as he did this year, he'll be an NFL player.
Your table is ready, sir. It's right here in the end zone.
Glad he's coming back.
Denard is such a nice person, and a real Michigan man, that I'm thrilled he will be back.