Jerald Robison has left the program, according to Chris Balas. I guess the writing was on the wall with respect to his playing time. Disappointing that he never lived up to the hype. Best of luck to him.
From Portage Northern.
And this explains the expanded class size a little more.
Wow that's a big loss
Like all 5 catches?
It still hurts WR depth.
No disrespect intended to JR, but the coaches could elevate a walk-on to the 2-deep who could just as likely produce 5 catches, and in reality we will have Darboh and Chesson, plus at least 3 (?) true freshman next season.
I say it hurts depth becuase next year the players who have actually played extensive time at WR are only Dileo, Gallon and Jackson.
It could mean nothing to our depth if Chesson, Darboh and the true freshman prove that they are better and more capable.
Don't forget Joe Reynolds. At the end of the season, he was getting reps ahead of Robinson, and is about his same size. Chances are, if Jerald Robinson stayed, he'd be behind Reynolds on the depth chart. So this has little effect of depth, really. Probably why he left.
Woops, I did forget Reynolds. I should think about walk-ons more often.
Not sure if serious.
Wow that's a big loss
To what, the practice squad?
Remember how like, everyone, was talking about how good he was in practice and how he was going to be a breakout player? Curious to know where the disconnect was.
And those reports weren't coming from the talking heads of the media. It was actually coming from players who were graduating.
Maybe there was a disconnect between practice and game time production.
"the team practiced great."
I know Hoke says that too but I long learned that how a team practices doesn't always equate to how they play on Saturdays.
The only person that should feel bad is JR. Hopefully he can contribute with what ever team he transfers to.
Good luck JR...ok we need WRs..like right now !
I had high hopes for him, best of luck JR.
To Darboh being a BIG contributor next season. We need a Hello post...
I choose to think that he left because of the development of Chesson and Darboh
Um, Mr. Treadwell, here's our depth chart. I'm sure you'll find it most pleasing.
Here's our WR depth chart, our top o-line class, and a five star QB named Shane Morris coming in to back up another 5 star QB named Devin Gardner.
Will any of the incoming commits (Note: not uncommitted recruits) be ready to play when they step on campus? That would make me feel a little better
We've got Chesson and Darboh, finding a guy to start shouldn't be the issue. It hurts depth though.
EDIT: Nevermind, I misinterpreted what you were saying. For what it's worth York was a monster in the summer.
I don't know, maybe Dukes.
But we won't need them this fall, at least not much. We lose Gardner and Roundtree from the receiving corps, and they'll be replaced by Chesson and Darboh. The TE will be emphasized more, because we'll have TEs who aren't either walk ons or true frosh, and guys like Gallon and Dileo will get more touches.
And I guess we'll still have Jeremy Jackson out there to watch the ball sail over his head on a deep route.
kinda shocked especially since so many guys at the end of last season were talking about him being the break out player
see Jerald deliver solid stats in the MAC or Big East. He never looked comfortable in the offense - not sure if it was our offense or B1G defenders.
Hope he gets a degree from UM. Good luck to him.
Of the 27 signees in our 2010 recruiting class only 12 remain.
I hope Chesson and Darboh come through.
Honestly...once Reynolds passed him up late in the season I think the writing was on the wall.
I do wonder where the disconnect was as a lot of teammates thought he would be the guy to step up. Maybe the route reads from the WR position weren't his cup of tea and maybe a more spread oriented passing game is what he needs.
Either way best of luck to the kid, he gave it 2 full yrs instead of quitting on the spot. Shows a lot of maturity on his part to put the work in like he did.
Hope he does well whereever he ends up.
Interesting, especially considering how a lot of people thought this would be his breakout year. But I can't say that I blame him. He got buried on the depth chart, and with Darboh and Chesson stepping in next year, he probably didn't see much light at the end of the tunnel.
Remaning players from the 2010 class (12):
We had 27 in that class. Wow. That is a major hit to our depth.
from the class wouldn't shock me given the depth chart has many of them buried. Especially with Sam Webb noting 7 spots left.
Hope they they stay and become Champions ...
To be honest, this class was not very talented to begin with, so while it hurts short term depth in terms of number of bodies, I think having open spots for the staff to fill with recruits is a good thing.
Here's your chance, Bo Dever.
I met his father in New Orleans for the sugar bowl last year, he was a super nice guy and was especially excited when I knew who his son was from mgoblog
This is a bummer. I hope Hoke does everything and anything he can to land LT. Hell, promise him the #1 jersey if that will work.
Disappointing that he never panned out. In other news I did win the Biletnikoff award with him twice in NCAA 12.
Commence Countess recovery/rehab setback! Just kidding of course. Countess is gonna be a stud.
I hope it works out for him at another school. Best of luck to the kid.
It is a shame that things did not seem to pan out. Coming into the team, I believe he was, at that time, a top fifty WR nationally and one of the top players coming out of Ohio according to most services. He started to see some time here and there this year, but not much, and as others have mentioned, with Darboh and Chesson and Reynolds seemingly on the rise, his place as the third or fourth receiver down on most depth charts (as he was this year) might have been the norm. I wish him well wherever he decides to go.
I wonder if this increases the odds that Jourdan Lewis ends up at WR instead of CB. Seems he could play either. If Countess is healthy (please, please, please), then the need seems greater at WR.
Finding a stud CB is typically harder than a stud WR, but it may make sense for us next year.
That's a pretty shitty thing to say.
Jerald Robinson's exit are intrinsically linked. On second thought, wrong freakin' thread, dude.
Magnus, if you're out there, was this one of the guys you had heard rumors about transferring as mentioned in an earlier thread?
This was the offensive guy, yeah.
There's a defensive guy, too.
I had hgh hopes for Jerald. Early on in the year, he was a starting receiver canidate. What happened?
This is yet more evidence that Rodriguez couldn't cut it as a recruiter of Michigan-caliber players.
If you look back at Robinson in high school, he lacked speed and really wasn't very good at going up to get the ball and catching with his hands. The passes he caught in games and spring games generally seemed to be passes thrown right into his body, and his drops generally seemed to be passes that were thrown outside the frame of his body.
I never really understood why exiting players suggested that he would be a breakout player. Obviously something got lost in translation, but he never seemed like a kid who had the potential to be a star.
You can watch him make body catch after body catch here:
Great evaluation. I completely agree. He is one of those players who just couldn't set himself apart. You were hoping that he would be a great possession receiver, but he couldn't make the catches when they were there. That was his shot, and that was why he got buried on the depth chart. Jeremy Jackson is another great example. Both lack elite athleticism. Jackson can't seem to pull in any of the tough ones either and he runs horrible routes to begin with. Darboh seems to be a playmaker and Chesson will be Breaston 2.0. We just need the incoming freshmen wr's to compete like the defense does for a starting spot. If that competitiveness can translate to offense we could have a damn good season next year.
about WR if Funchess is utilized more as a go to TE.