maybe i should have had greg howard write the brandon obit.
DAMNIT ALL HE WAS MY FAVORITE FUCKING PLAYER THIS YEAR ARRRRRRGHHHHH
Although its nice to be informed (thank you), i think I would feel better if I was able to punch you in the face the moment I read this.
That's huge..yes we have depth, but hes an all American. Fuck
Wow...I was so excited for this years linebacker group. God damn it this hurts
Soul dong shot
Your "Frowney Rodriguez" avatar is pretty damn appropriate for this thread.
The Good News is that UM's LB corps is probably the unit best situated to overcome such a devastating blow. The Bad News is that it is still pretty unlikely that anyone who fills in for Ryan will perform at the level he was likely to achieve this coming season.
There's an alternate reality in which a perfecty healthy Blake Countess and Jake Ryan are both coming back off of All B1G seasons and getting ready to lead the back 7. Fuck this shit.
What are the chances he plays this year at all?
a mid-season comeback is the reasonable best case
I normally hate all the swearing, but I heartily concur with all your F's and U's. Get better fast, Jake!!!! Srsly. We need you.
Best player on the defense out until 2014? Yep, that sounds about right.
is arguably the worst news ever
Hope him a speedy recovery. On a sidenote, whoever it was that downvoted this thread is an absolute jackass.
It's not an easy thing to do when you're itching to get back out there, but I hope he waits until he's fully recovered to return. Sometimes guys come back too quickly and reaggravate the injury.
Is Dr. James Andrews in Ann Arbor yet?
Shit. This is no bueno.
At least we have a fifth year senior to back him up? That's all I got.
I know he already redshirted a year, but what are the chances that he can get medical hardship? I mean, we have seen the NCAA do this before, no?
It is certainly possible that Ryan could be granted a 6th year. I really doubt he will stay around to even ask for one though as he was a genuine risk to leave early after the 2013 season.
I've been reading some more and it sounds like there is really a very slim chance that he'd get it. His original redshirt wasn't due to a medical hardship, so he isn't eligible under the rules for a medical redshirt where we usually see people get a 6th year. It sounds like he is able to apply for a redshirt after his fifth year, but those seemingly rarely get granted. And as you metioned, he'd most likely be gone by then.
Jordan Shipley of Texas was granted a 6th year medical hardship. It happens. It's just rare.
We've never had one. I think Spencer Brinton got 6 years. But I think it had to do with him going on some kind of Mormon mission.
The difference with Shipley is that he was injured in both 2004 and 2005. Jake Ryan's original redshirt wasn't due to an injury so it isn't the same situation.
no no no no no no no
On defense in 12 month span for a college football team?
Is it too early for a "What are you drinking?" thread
On the positive with his medical redshirt he will be able to have even longer hair and by his senior year he will turn into a lion.
can someone please start the "look on the bright-side!" thread? items include:
1) you always wanted to see how far you could jam a pen into your thigh?
2) his hair will be super amazing next time he steps on the field
3) injury redshirt means one more additional year of Viking rage
4) see #1
Fuck. That is all.
Dang, that really hurts. Our best playmaker on defense out for the season...ouch. At least we have decent depth here. I know Gordon will get the start but, McCray...will need to be ready to contribute immediately, no RS for you. Man, that hurts 2 years in a row to lose a top playmaker to an ACL.
Brennen Beyer to SLB?
One good thing to come out of this; unless he's had a previous year in that same ACL, they generally come back stronger than they were. After the second tear however...not so good my friend.
My god! WHY!
Might hit the bottle after work.
why wait until after work?
+100 to you sir
I'm drinking my tears away now while curled in a ball, under my desk at work. No, I don't work for the city of Detroit where such behavior is encouraged. Ughhhhh, I would rather wear notre dame's basketball uniforms for a month than this tragedy. Please lord, noooooo.
damn damn damn damn damn DAMN!
Recovery time for ACL tears is 6-12 months. Most definitely out for the season. Damn, Damn, Damn! Someone will step up, someone will step up, someone will...
I wouldn't be entirely opposed to moving Bolden to SAM as a backup to Gordon... We have several capable inside linebackers. I wasn't a big fan of Beyer at SAM, but at least he has experience there and we would still have two weakside ends with playing experience in Clark/Ojemudia.
It might be too early for rationalization, Magnus. The board is in full meltdown. MELTDOWN!
ERMAGERD, ER.C. L. TER!!!!!!
I think Bolden is already a backup at WILL and MIKE, might as well get him to back up SAM...