I know it's a slim possibility, but hopefully he can play right away. It's all hands on deck this year.
Hello: Ty Isaac
Baseless speculation, but I wonder if this has any effect on Derrick Green. He can't be too pleased to have another stud come in at his position. I know there was smoke around Green transferring out in the offseason, which was obviously not legitimized, but I can't help but wonder if this has Green hitting a sour note.
Not that I am anything but excited to get Isaac into this class. Absolutely great news.
If he's the better RB, all he has to do is prove it. He shouldn't be afraid of a little competition if he believes he truly is better.
Well, if Isaac has to sit out a year -- and this scenario seems most likely, given the rules -- the transfer shouldn't have much impact on Green. He already knew he'd very likely have other highly ranked backs coming in this year or next. He was fine when Harris committed. Now it looks as if Isaac may just be taking Harris's place. Granted, Isaac has a year's experience. But Harris is a phenom. Seems like a wash, more or less.
a) Green said he wasn't afraid of competition.
b) Michigan didn't take a running back in the 2014 class, so this isn't much different than if a stud freshman were arriving on campus. There's always going to be someone coming in and trying to take your job.
They seem like different styles, right? No one goes with one back anymore so I can see them both getting plenty of touches. Like Yeldon and Lacy under Nuss before.
It will also prolong their careers as long as they don't have major injuries.
Not sure there was a whole lot of merit to the rumors about green transferring.
Browsing opposing teams' boards, people are making it sound like he was unhappy with his PT his freshman year and had to be talked out of transferring. I'm assuming that's all speculative BS by know-it-alls?
Chat Sports started the rumor. Nuff said.
If Green has any this is driving him to do extra reps in the weight room. They all get better and this helps the team.
Cats and cheese are some of the finer things this world has to offer.
Get yourself a dog, son.
Yeah, well, that's just like, your opninion, man.
Nah, man. That shit's science.
LIsten to Ron Swanson, the man knows all.
but I will tell ya...chicks dig guys men who like cats.
mode. When you say "chicks dig guys men who like cats", did you actually mean "cats"? Or, did you mean something else that is cute and fuzzy and is a playful name for a cat?
I love cats.
I personally like hairless cats.
However, I HAVE learned to peacefully coexist with my older daughter's two cats. So, that has to be worth something.
I'm trying not to be giddy but am failing miserably.
I've been trying to think when it was that the last true home run hitter RB was in the UM backfield. Was it Ty Wheatley? Hmmmm, same first name as Isaac. Similar size, too. The Ty that binds. Awesome.
was Minor, and it sounds like he is somewhat comparible. There always seemed a little chaos when Minor had the ball, which was fun to watch. I'd take a comparible back if that is what we are getting.
I definetely don't remember the backfield being this big for a long time. (size of backs not quantity)
Isaac isn't quite as vicious of a runner, but he does have some of those same abilities because of his size. I compared Isaac to Eddie George when I did a scouting report on him. Eddie George wasn't an absolute bull, but he was big and fast, which seemed to work out well for him.
That's a bold comparison, which I'd gladly take, but I also saw the same comparison in Ace's hello post by someone.
I liked that I read he keeps his feet high. If he can avoid some of the arm tackles that can tend to trip up some of the taller backs, i'd be quite happy as well. Hopefully he can block. Seems to be one of the major deficiencies the backs had the last few years outside of Vincent Smith.
That person clearly stole the idea from me.
He wasn't the greatest overall back, but was definitely a threat to take it to the house.
Ace is just waitin' hit that publish button on the Hello post he has in the achives
Poor Ace. He said on twitter that he thought he had a Ty Isaac Hello Post already done. Turns out it was for Bri'onte Dunn. Something tells me though, that Ace will be happy to work a little extra today. Welcome aboard, Ty!
If Bri'onte Dunn wanted to transfer I would also be fine with that.
I will be attending the University of Michigan this year
— Ty Isaac (@TyIsaac) June 5, 2014
Bless you for posting this! Also, if you sneezed recently.
As good as he might be, he will look terrible unless the O Line can make major strides
ding, ding, ding, ding, we have a winner!
The best thing that could happen to him is that he cannot play this year, but will play next year. By next year, our OL will be much more experienced, physical.
This year we will be terrible again upfront. Next year most likely average, 2 years, a strong unit FINALLY.
so it's nice that there are two of them ^^^ above this post.
THIS THREAD IS A CELEBRATION OF A NEW COMMIT. SAVE THE OL BASHING FOR ONE OF OUR MANY 'SKY IS FALLING' THREADS. I'm sure you won't have to wait long.
Hurry and get me to 100, cuz this guy needs my first upvote.
It's gotten to the point on this blog where whenever there's a thread about the football team, I just count the posts until the first one pops up that either:
1) Says X or Y will stop happening as soon as the team starts winning more games, or
2) States how bad our OL was last year.
They even have to pop up in a real positive subject thread like this. Sheesh.
Also means we don't absolutely need to land a blue-chip RB recruit this year. Would be nice regardless. But since this recruiting class is unusually small, maybe that spot can now go to a greater area of need.
i believe that the O line will make major strides now that this guy isn't the Offensive Coordinator anymore.
Idk man, he turned Bobby Boucher into a star. That has to count for something.
The line will be solid. I am convinced the talent is real and the scheme was the issue. These are kids running eight different blocking schemes and they were never on the same page. The line will be drilled to perfection over and over and over. Fast and tough execution. The future will be good.
Looks like it's official per Twitter. Welcome Ty! We're glad you took this do-over and went the right way this time around!
Edgy Tim (Northwestern Rivals publisher) has a free article with quotes:
— EDGYTIM.com (@EDGYTIM) June 5, 2014
"I decided that I'm going to transfer to Michigan," Isaac said moments ago. "I had a good visit there and it's just the place where I feel the most comfortable."
. . .
"They have all of the same coaches except one since I was recruited by them. They have a great staff, a great tradition and I also feel like I will be a good fit. The offense is a good system for me and I feel that I can come in and compete right away."
. . .
"I need to enroll and then go through the hardship process with the NCAA. I'm hoping to be able to be eligible right away but either way I'm just excited about Michigan."
He's coming whether or not he gets to play this year. Naturally hopes to, but is willing to sit. Could this mean he wants to come to Michigan because it's [gasp] Michigan?
That Urbs was hoping to talk to him...sorry...snack smack...go away..he's ours bitch
That's a nice tie, Ty.
All hail RDT.
I bet he never doubted this outcome for a second!
Nice edit to the title. Quick thinking!
I'm confused. Do we want him to redshirt or not? Personally I'd rather see him redshirt.
I'm torn. I think I want him to RS because I don't think there's a huge difference between Green and Smith and Green, Smith and Isaac. That said, when it comes to this stuff, I usually take the viewpoint "do what's best for this year and worry about 3 years from now later." So I'm a bit conflicted.
That's pretty much where I am too. I do worry slightly that if his waiver is granted, we may lose either Smith or Green to transfer. At the same time, I want to win NOW. I'm sure it will all work itself out.
I just don't see it. Quiet hardworker who chose us early and made zero noise when we also got Green and had D Harris committed.
If we had known last year we'd end up with Smith, Isaac, and Green, we wouldn't have known what to do with ourselves.
You don't need a great OL and a great RB stable. Either a great OL or great RB group will do it. I'm confident our OL will be serviceable. Here's to hoping these three RBs (plus Drake Johnson and whomever else) get it done.
You do need a strong O-line to be successful. The best SEC teams, Ohio does, so does MSU.
Considering our lack of 2014 RB, and I don't think the addition of Isaac to the Green/Smith combo (and also Justice Hayes) changes the outlook of the offense this season. I think I would like to see him RS. However, if him RS deters Harris from getting back on board, I would like to see him eligable. I think he's going to be eligable this year though. Seems to have a legit hardship argument.
If he is the best bcak, I want him on the field. If he is not, then a RS is fine.
Awesome, awesome news. We can now take our foot off the brakes and floor it!
COOKIE NOW PLEASE
Guys, we're getting Ty Isaac.
— † WolverineDevotee (@WolverinesMike) June 4, 2014
Honestly dude, predicting this two days ago wasn't exactly a bold prediction. On a scale of 1 to bold, I give you a 2
I figured, I'm just trying to ride the wave of me picking mercer and dayton months ago.
Nor should they.
That's what I call some Big Ol' Brenda right there.
The other schools had NUSSing on us! Woo puns! See how I TY'ed it all together?
wrong. VERY wrong. Disturbingly wrong.
Shits & giggles time... I put his ground yds at 350 his first year playing for M. Anyone think he'll surpass that?
In week 3!
Hello! Welcome! and Congratulations!
Dang, that's a large dude
WOW, that sure reminds me of Wheatley!
my heart is now healed... carry on.
This is huge! I don't think it matters if he redshirts or not. It will sort itself out. You take this type of talent and deal with any problems later.
Great pick up.
We get a 6'2" 220lb. player who can rb or wr. He's also a proven commodity having produced in his limited touches with USC.
if we can block someone....we might have something on the ground.
Hell yes. Good news at work!
This year? What about next year?
And dare I say an upgrade to our current stable of RB's?! I hope he gets a hardship waiver and competes this fall. I for one am looking forward to seeing him play!
We gave USC Fargas and we got Isaac. Nice doing business with y'all.
Updated incoming transfer history. GREAT players have come here. Let's hope this is like Michigan stealing Heston from SJSU.
|Player||Pos.||Years at U-M||Transferred From|
|Ebin Wilson||C||1900||Ypsilanti State|
|Willie Heston||HB||1901-1904||San Jose State|
|Dan McGugin||G||1901-1902||Drake College|
|Arthur Reid||?||1901||Simpson College|
|Willard Peach||E||1916, 1919||Western Michigan|
|Len Ford||E||1945-1947||Morgan State|
|Michael Kerr||OL||1986-1987||DuPage J.C.|
|Chris Kurpeikis||OT||1995||Notre Dame|
|Russell Shaw||WR||1996-1997||Locke - El Camino C.C.|
|Jonathan Goodwin||OL||1999-2001||Ohio University|
|Spencer Brinton||QB||2001-2004||San Diego State|
|Austin Panter||LB||2007-2008||Kensington - Butler C.C.|
|Steven Threet||QB||2007-2008||Georgia Tech|
Thank goodness we stole the dual Threet from GT.
My memory may be faulty, but I don't think he ever became eligible after transferring.
Didn't he start his first game back and never started again?
I also think he may be the first UM player to play at UM, transfer, then play at UM.
Were REALLY good transfers.
Hell yes! Welcome aboard, sir! Now if the O-Line can open some holes we're going to be in great shape.
I sorta hope he has to sit a year cause I am not to confident on the rbs now in this class. Plus I think it would be best for the team. Then we have a more spread out rb class.
I sorta hope he has to sit a year cause I am not to confident on the rbs now in this class.
Can you further explain that thought? It makes no sense to me.
Just give me negative million points please cause the same stuff people post over and over about stupid stuff that is not even funny anymore and they get plus points.... I love this site and what it posts but come on man!!!!!! How do u give a guy plus points for a picture of a cat or the same picture someone has posted 50 times. Played out and this is who gives us Wolverine fans a bad name.
Happy to oblige.
with this one, too:
Uh, guys. We are going to win the national championship this season. I hate to tell everyone out there, but they are simply playing for 2nd place. AND yes, I've only said that 100 times since March. Save up for Dallas, because the Michigan football team and band are going.
Doesn't mean much if you don't get a tattoo!
Great News. Welcome aboard Ty.
So it's true then? Hoke still can recruit!!
Yep. Jim Harbaugh will love coaching the two 5 star RB's, one 4 star RB, one 4 star FB, and five 4 star OL's from the class of 2013.
can we get some Kate up in here?
TB depth for 2014 (assuming hardship granted):
Someone mentioned Brandon Minor, and i think that is a good comparison for Isaac.
At the 2:30 mark of the following link is a very nice run of his from USC vs CAL.
I'd never wish ill on anyone, but if Laquon Treadwell's mother could also develop a conditon that made it impossible to travel, I'd be ok with that.
Just hope Treadwell doesn't wish the same upon your mother...
But from the sound of it, you'd take that fate-trade
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Would Ole Miss still send backpacks full of 100s though?
Please un-bunch your ladies garments.
THE REVERSE FARGAS
I did have a dream last night that I missed the opening game and checked the boxscore only to see that Michigan won 76-34, with all three running backs rushing for over 1,000 yards in the game (and as a typical Michigan fan I was upset that they let up 34 points). Let's hope that dream comes to fruition.
If we had 3k yards rushing in a game and only scored 76 points. I would be pretty upset with the offense too.
DG had 14 picks. Just joking.
3,000+ yards of offense and only 76 points? Fire Nuss.
Maybe the reports are wrong. But from what's been reported, the hardship involves his mother not being able to fly due to some sort of ear surgery. Not sure this will qualify as bona fide hardship -- especially since Ty didn't transfer to a school within 100 miles of Joliet.
Agreed. Sorry about the mom. But an ear surgery that keeps mom from flying doesn't seem to merit hardship. Plus, the kid didn't come close to the 100-mile radius.
well I have something that would be somewhat similar, and I can't do a lot more than just flying...
are you seriously questioning the legitimacy of a parent's desire to their son play football? sure, many parents live far away from where their students and never see them play (and they are medically able to fly). that's their choice. but to be unable to do so because of a medical condition is entirely different. She isn't driving to California for a game. If the physician that cares for her deems her unable to fly, who are you to say otherwise?
Isaac can get the waiver because it is compatible with the 'spirit of the law'. It doesn't need to meet the 100-mile requirement because the NCAA has historically decided matters on a case by case basis.
Because hardship means real hardship, ie: a player with a relative who's in bad shape, physically or financially. Usually the waiver is so the player can go home to help out, be supportive. I'm just not sure having a parent who can't fly to games due to a bad ear will qualify as significant hardship. Also, how many players have parents who fly cross-country to their games? Most definitely do not.
Hopefully she at least flew out there once.
the NCAA tends to decide things on a case by case basis, and I could see them sympathizing with a mother and a desire to attend a game to see her son play. Exhibit A, in which the NCAA tends to decide things on a case by case basis, and has worked out in our favor, Devin's medical -
Knows his moms medical condition. The no fly b/c ear surgery is just a rumor.
Also, even if it's not, nobody knows how bad her condition is. Not everything has to be cancer to be serious.
Definitely runs upright and strong. The thing that surprised me is his 6th gear separation. The kid sure can move at 6'2.
people on Rivals saying he won't get it, I believe the NCAA could grant it, if they wanted to (because they can)
when will we know, either way?
The NCAA kills me. Makes a non paid student athlete sit out a year on a transfer AFTER they have to appeal to the school to be released- with restrictions.
They should make Coaches have to sit out a year too when they jump shop.
Enough pontificating, now, if we could only get some O lineman to transfer to block for all these stud backs...
However,you've made it home...HAIL!!
I don't want to come off as Fred Jackson here, because I'm in no way implying that these 2 are even close to their level... But I know another big, relatively fast back that runs upright, his name is TJ Yeldon... With Nuss in two and if he can squeeze the potential out of our highly touted OLine... Couldn't Green and Isaac effectively become Lacy/Yeldon lite??? Wishful thinking sure, but not impossible.
100% reminds me of yeldon's style
Who in the world would neg this???
I'm in the redshirt camp. We already have (likely anyway) two solid backs in the 2013 class, not to mention Drake Johnson if he gets healthy. Nobody in the 2014 class at all. If we want to develop a "shark teeth" type of dynaic with our RB corps similar to what we eventually want for our O-Line, the team is best served getting at least one RB per class if we can.
Ty sitting out a year also takes the recruiting pressure off that position for 2015. So in the event that Harris and Weber or Patrick don't look like they're going to the pull the trigger for Michigan, we don't necessarily have to pull out all the stops or burn a scholarship just to get SOMEBODY to avoid having a 2 year drought of RB recruits. We still pursue our 2015 targets obviously, but if things develop poorly on the RB front for the 2015 class, it'll be easier for coaches to start focusing their time & energy on other positions once things get down to the wire.
If he can get a waiver he plays this fall.
In 2015, Michigan may very well have the most talented RB group in the Big Ten.
No excuse not to have the most talented RB group this year. RB's are supposed to be able to compete early (like as freshmen) as it's an easier transition. There is no reason that this group shouldn't be the top group in the B1G.
Derrick Green - 5 Star Sophomore
De'veon Smith - 4 Star Sophomore
Justice Hayes - 4 Star RS Junior
Ty Isaac - 5 Star Sophomore
Drake Johnson - 3 Star RS Sophomore
Our 1st team defense should be ready to go facing a scout team of: Speight, Hayes/Johnson, Dukes/York, and all 20 of our OL from the last two years on a daily basis.
It is great to have Ty Isaac on board. I really don't care whether the NCAA gives him a waiver or not. Having said that, I'm all for him playing, if he is the best back, should he be cleared by the NCAA to play now.
I also love the sense that Michigan is not slacking in recruiting. I really am looking forward to this coming season.
bring on the THE PARTY ROOM appreciation/posbang thread!!
Gonna need more from the offensive line and out of Gardner in order of Issac to be effective.
...2015 under head Coach Nuss is our year. :)