I posted a screenshot of the comment the other day but mods deleted it for some reason. Comment was legit though, TG made it on a public page. Look at the "players absent from media guide" thread from the other day for the leftovers from that discussion
It's Official: Kellen Jones Gone
It was in a Facebook message thread, and somebody posted a picture of it in the thread the other day about players not being in the media guide. I wouldn't be surprised if the comment has been deleted.
EDIT: Just read the comment above mine ^^^
I wish him well, but I really wanted to see what he could do on Saturday afternoons. He was probably the incoming freshman that I was the most excited for.
this opens up 2 more scholarships immediately?
Just makes it easier to get to the 26 that they desire since technically the Inn is full. Attrition was needed.
I did the math about a month ago and I counted 27 scholarships for 5th year seniors and incoming freshmen. This would make it 29. I also counted about 6 players that I think will definitely get a 5th year, so I'm assuming we are at around 23 scholarships for next year's class now.
His dad must be PISSED.
I am glad that action has been taken swiftly and sad that it had to be.
He seemed more excited about all this than Kellen.
As am I, and I don't have nearly as much at stake. A terrific student, and he credited his Mom for stressing his academics. Not surprising that it's such a shock that he won't be here. Very sad all around.
not to get overly excited about recruiting. Some great high school guys never see a college football field, some of those guys you thought were just "fillers" end up as starters. I hope whatever happened he gets fixed and finds his way somewhere.
Hope he lands on his feet somewhere.
What a shame. I really thought he'd be a good player. Best of luck to him.
This was the kid who was so excited about committing that he started singing The Victors in RR's office, who was fulfilling a long-time dream of his father's. Given that he was supposedly a really good student, it doesn't seem likely that this was academic in nature, so the rumors have continued life.
Being a parent, I know that if a son of mine was booted off the team for the rumored reason, I'd wring his neck.
Some kids just can't handle the freedom of college.
College hadn't started yet. Is it really possible that an academically solid kid who loves Michigan gets to campus in June and by the middle of July blows it?
I don't get it.
This sucks. I was really excited about Jones in Mattison's defense. Jenkins-Stone will have the opportunity to play early after Demens leaves now.
Or Bolden. Ross seems like he would make a terrific WILL.
Maybe I'm wrong, but I thought they were planning on RJS being MLB and Ross/Ringer/Bolden taking the outsides...
I think you are correct. I think Ross is supposed to play WILL.
is a wlb
If the kid did something offensive -- if -- then at least let his departure stand as an example of what separates Michigan from, oh, let's say OSU and MSU.
Pretty sure the reason MSU had such a bad year last year in basketball was because Izzo booted his troubled kids.
If you are referring to D'Antonio then well played, sir.
Correct you as well, sir. Izzo is fine. But Dantonio is the league's biggest sleazebag (now that Tress is gone).
I hate being this guy, but MSU had a couple of basketball players who were accused of some really awful sexual offenses last year. Obviously, they might have been BS allegations, but as far as I know, there were no punishments from Izzo and the story was kept strangely quiet.
To echo what has already been said, this is disappointing. Hope he is able to bounce back from this.
Also disappointing to hear Pace's UM career is over before it even began. Good luck to him. And even though he is no longer on the team, any word on if he will stick around to earn his degree?
Maybe the coaches knew something we didn't when they agreed to take 4 LBs, plus some DL prospects that might be LBs...
Sad to hear that. Hopefully the rumors aren't true and it's due to another reason, but gotta wish him the best. I guess this opens the door for the '12 LBs to make an immediate impact
What happened with Pace. Article in Detroit News says medical issue. Is he going to be all right? Serious? Anybody know?
Nothing life-threatening but he's had some persistent back problems which apparently are serious enough to be career-ending.
Back problems are terrible at any position in any sport, but a position where you start out bent over and really need your core to be solid makes it that much harder. Even if our coaches engaged in Sabaning of guys (and we hope they don't) there's no way in hell they'd do it to an offensive lineman given the lack of depth there, so this must be a pretty big issue.
"a position where you start out bent over and really need your core to be solid makes it that much harder"
For Kellen Jones. Not for other posters in this blogs cursing other posters. A lot of internet tough guys.
Well damn...I was really hoping this was over blown because you always have two sides to a story and then you have the truth. But I guess he really blew it. Like the posters said above, his dad is probably PISSED. Best of luck to him getting his life together and so sorry it didn't work out.
Sure, we have a lot of LB in the incoming class, but we will need someone to step in ASAP and Kellen looked like one of the most promising options.
Hopefully he can get his college career on track.
I'm not much on rumors; but I do like news, even when it is sad and sobering news.
Please stop recruiting the whole state of Texas...There's always an issue..
Jarrett Irons and Mercury Hayes disagree.
Mallett, Stonum, McGuffie and now Jones.
That has a lot to do with the fact that we haven't had many coaches lately with close Texas ties, so we haven't gotten many players out of there to begin with. Furthermore, I don't consider Mallett or McGuffie's departures to be anything out of the ordinary. If anything, we would have been extremely lucky to have gotten Mallett to stay after we hired a coach who favored a completely different offense.
Greg Mattison has some Texas ties, going back to his days at A&M. We recruited Texas very well in his first stint here and hopefully we will again now.
Now I think you're a fool. Texas and Texas A+M, to name just two schools, have rosters full of players from Texas who aren't a problem and don't have issues.
EDIT: This appears as a reply to Jmblue for some reason. It was actually a reply to Natesezgoblue's second post where he lists Mallett, McGuffie and a couple of others as players he seriously believes we shouldn't have recruited.
so medical hardship means that Pace is done for his career? or just the year?
Someone investigate the entire state of West Virginia for witchcraft. The curse they have on RR recruits has gotten ridiculous.
Thank goodness Denard's smile overcomes all forms of evil.
He seemed like a great recruit, good student, etc. I hope he can get his act together whether he ends up playing football or not.
If the rumors are true, I don't really feel as bad for Kellen as I do for his father. He must be devistated.
I just looked around on the GoogleBinge and found what I did not want to see about Kellen. Anyways, let's hope he gets it together.
As for Pace you can feel nothing but pain for the young man. I want him to stick around and get a great degree.
this is sad...sounds like...based upon what Ive read here that he was a good smart kid and gifted athlete...prob first really bad thing hes ever done and his lifetime dream is shattered..It mustve been Obvious bad for this to have happened this quick given what kind of kid it appears he was...