Following in the footsteps of Justin Boren. Damn
Former UM DL Chris Rock Walks On at OSU
Waaaaaaayyy less of chance we'll ever hear about him again ever.
Justin Boren walked on?
at the time said he couldn't get a scholarship after transferring from one Big Ten school to another, so I'm about 99% sure he/his father were paying his bills.
about 10% that he/his father were paying the bills and that is with the understanding that tOSU wasnt paying them. Someone was though...
Correct. Intra-B1G transfers are ineligible for athletic scholarships.
to say that you can get a scholarship, but the year sitting out counts against playing eligibility. The change wouldn't have affected Boren, though, he was gone by the time it took effect.
...and he probably won't play there, either.
I edited you into the OP. You get one opinion, damnit, one!
Well, thanks for editing me into the original post! That was sweet of you.
Maybe he knows he won't play much football and picked an in-state school for tuition reasons. And if you're not going to play pro football, walking on at OSU is better than playing some at Bowling Green or Arkansas State or something, in terms of your life after college. Plus it's close to home since he's from Columbus.
It seems to me that most people who are going to make the commitment that is required of a walk-on would want to play on Saturday.
Oh well, it's his life.
Edit: Also, a full scholarship is better than in-state tuition.
Lots of walk-ons make that commitment and don't play on Sundays. And OSU is a far better academic institution than Cincinnati (do we know he'd get a scholarship at UC anyway?). I could have run track at GVSU on scholarship, but I decided to pay in-state tuition at UM anyway. I know we joke about the academics thing with recruits, but for some kids it actually is important.
I'm not saying there is anything wrong with the kids who transfer to MAC or FCS schools so they can keep playing, but I don't see why people think it's so wild when kids decide to pay their way for a better education. Once you've realized the NFL isn't in your future, it's not that crazy to start working for what is in your future, and play a little football along the way.
there either. There's a ton of talent ahead of him there as well.
in Madagascar... does a hell of a zebra
No Sex in the Champagne Room
I'll give him that. I think I would probably walk on at Eastern or Central (no offense to them). Well, more power to him. Good Luck to him.
Chris Rock > Urban Meyer
He did not have a commitable offer.
But he did manage to commit.
I'm not certain I see the problem here. If he went back home tuition at Ohio has to be cheaper than at Michigan and if he wants to keep playing football or be a part of the team then he walks on.
I'm not going to say best of luck to him, but I doubt there's any screw you to UM going on here.
I honestly had forgotten about him so I doubt much will ever come of this. Certainly is interesting that he ended up at Ohio and not a MAC school or say Youngstown State where I figured he'd have a much better chance of playing
Honestly, if he could've crack the two-deep on our D-line, he probably isn't going to crack the four-deep at OSU. They have a lot of defensive line talent
If you look closely, you can tell its's photoshopped.
I thought he had something growing out the side of his neck!
Just wait until they find out it's not that Chris Rock! Dissapointments.
This just proves Hoke can't recruit.
His choice to where he wants to go, but if he couldn't crack the two-deep on the DL here, not sure what makes him think he's got any chance at OSU with all the talent Meyer is bringing in on the DL.
Good luck 364 days out of the year. Hope you get embarrassed on that one other day.
This has to be one of the dumber players Michigan has ever had, gave up a free education at Michigan to pay to go to Ohio and ride the bench. Saved us a scholarship, which you can say freed one up for Northfleet, and that is a win.
There was a guy named Northfleet on the team? He must have transferred, too.
His brother Southfleet wears #62.
In all fairness, he was riding the bench here too.
Maybe he didn't like Michigan that much. Maybe he grew up an OSU fan, picked M because OSU didn't offer, and once he realized he was going to be riding pine either way, he decided OSU was where he wanted to be.
If a kid from Ann Arbor (or anywhere in Michigan for that matter) made the same choice the other way, we'd all be saying how he made the right move. I don't see this as being so dumb, especially if Chris and his family think it's his best choice.
If you are not going pro as an athlete, then you should get the best degree possible (within the limits of also enjoying your school). OSU is terrible in academics, so walking on, going to practice and class while paying for that degree is kind of dumb.
He could have gotten s free M education, but decided to pay for an OUS one. That's dumb.
Also, Columbus is a few hour drive. If you get homesick, it's not that far to see family
There's a lot more that goes into it than that. I went to Michigan even though it wasn't the absolute best academic school I could have gone to. Maybe he wants to be near his friends. Maybe OSU has a very good program that he wants to study. Or maybe he just didn't like Michigan, and once he decided AA wasn't for him, OSU was the best academic school he could get into.
I find it crazy how quickly some people (like you) can call a kid's decisions dumb without knowing a damn thing about it.
it was a dumb decision to walk away from a full scholarship at Michgan..so he could walk on at OSU? I dont care if he is a huge OSU fan its dumb. How many here would have gone to OSU if it was on an athletic sholarship instead of paying for UofM? I love UofM but I would have still gone with the free ride.
So just because you wouldn't do it, it's a dumb decision?
OSU in-state is probably 15k or so a year, which he (or more than likely his parents) will have to pay for 2 or 3 years. That's somewhere in the 30-45k range, which for college is not exactly big money.
I had two good friends from college who got into Michigan and chose to go to K College instead. They (again, their parents) paid in the neighborhood of 200k for them to go to Kalamazoo College when they could have gone to Michigan for 60k(ish). That's a $140k swing! You must think they are double dumb! I had another friend pass on Michigan to go to WIsconsin - similar situation, dollars-wise.
Here's the thing - not everyone bases their college on money. And not everyone chooses the best possible school. Just like not every football recruit picks the most prestigious program, but rather where they feel most comfortable or have the best fit. We've had recruits pass on us and pick schools like Iowa or MSU or Arkansas. And that doesn't make it a dumb decision, it just makes it their decision.
So maybe Chris feels more comfortbale at Ohio State. By all accounts he handled his exit with class, so good for him.
I hate Ohio State as much as the next guy on this board, but it does not have terrible academics by any stretch. It's not Michigan, but its not Florida State, either.
That's about the extent to which I will ever defend Ohio State.
never doubt how much a former HS star and D-1 college football player overestimates his ability.
he probably thinks he has a chance to play there.
I don't think you can call him dumb knowing nothing about the specifics of the situation. He'll never see the field unless AODLHG is awoken.
Oh....you meant ANGRY OHIO DEFENSIVE LINEMEN HATING GOD there, didn't you? Touché
I harbor no ill will - wish him luck. I kind of doubt he'll see the field, but it didn't work out here and, unless I missed something, he left without throwing people under the bus or otherwise being a jerk.
I'm fine with this unless he starts running his mouth like boren
WTF is he gonna run his mouth about? holding the LOS on a trap up the middle on scout team?
if you see him around Halloween time, saying "well" and "fergodsakes" while wearing a Michigan polo, I think we have our not-so-subtle Mr. Plow #2.
Clearly he will be All-Big Ten in two years. Book it!
...and wasn't playing and left in "good standing," so I don't necessarily compare it to Boren. But he's still a traitor and I wish him no success on the playing field for him or his team.
he's going for the tatoos
But he's staying for the cars.
Sorry, but I puke in my mouth hearing about such scenarios. Going from the UM football team and the academic standards up here to the world of football jihad and questionable academics shocks the senses. Sorry, but maybe he needs an exorcism.
And he's paying money for all that
Kid is from Columbus. Makes some sense.
Most likely Henry since he was the last one to join. At worst, that will end up a wash.
I thought he was killed in The Longest Yard?
good luck to him. I would go to a smaller school and get some PT, only get to go to college once.