Thats fine, but at 330 lbs and immobile he is not a good fit for Rich Rods system and it is better that he moved on.
Justin Boren at OSU
But in the OSU-USC game, I made it a point to watch Boren's play, as my interest in Pryor wanes and few other Buckeyes stood out. I actually graded Boren as near-perfect in my observation; I think he clearly gave the Bucks their best OL play of the night.
I also noted, to my astonishment, little brother Zach get put in at FB/lead blocker on an off-tackle slant that went over his big brother's side of the line and got completely blown up, with little brother Zach bouncing off a blitzing SC linebacker like he was a tennis ball bouncing off the bumper of a speeding truck. I forgot to look and see if Zach is on any special teams (I suspect he may be, but even that is surprising).
Given the abominably bad/nonexistent reporting of the Boren family's self-determined exile from Ann Arbor (and quite possibly worse, as we wait to find out who some of Rosenberg's "former players" and "parents of 2008 team members" were), I shall be watching the performance of the two Borens with more than casual interest.
A side note on the 2009 OSU freshmen; Reid Fragel of Grosse Pointe is on the Bucks' FG unit; I did not see him get any other playing time.
Ann Arbor has no use for snowplows until December at the earliest, and by then the team is getting ready to head to warmer climates. So this one would really just be sitting in a shed and getting rusty all year-round.
Wrong. Boren would have fit fine in our system; he just had differences with the new guard and Coach Frey. Losing him further crippled our OL last year. I have no love for Boren, but he's a good talent.
is dead to me. He's exactly where he's supposed to be.
Who is "Justin Boren" you speak of?
I'm probably wrong here, but I thought Boren re-injured himself recently and was going to be out for weeks with a possible October return. Can anyone confirm?
If I remember correctly, that was a preseason article about the injury, after which he played in both of OSU's first two games. Either misreported or the severity of it misrepresented. I would just forget about it.
yea he was supposed to be out six weeks, i wonder what happened
Wasn't Boren with the Bucks last year when they won. I know he couldn't play, but I assume he would consider last year being on the winning team. Not defending Boren here, of all the players that left, he makes the least sense. Wonder what actually happened behind the scenes.
Boren sprained his knee in early August, and it was suspected at the time that he might be out 4-6 weeks.
I'm all for truth in the telling of the Boren story; in any serious telling of the story, it is always Rich Rodriguez that is the ultimate beneficiary. Justin Boren was and is a very good player. But he didn't leave Michigan because Rich Rodriguez lacks any "family values." The "family values" that the Borens desired was a legacy scholarship for Zach. And the moment that was denied to them, Justin was yanked out of Ann Arbor. Hence, the weirdest quote in the world of sports in 2008; from Mike Boren - "I will not have my two sons playing at two different universities..." (Tell it to Archie Manning, Mike.)
I truly believe that just as bad as the Rosenberg/Freep malice, has been the generalized negligence in the reporting of the Boren story, to the extent that "family values" became the meme of the anti-RR forces for more than a year.
Do you have any source documentation on this that could be shared?
If Michigan beats OSU this year, Boren may never be on the winning side of The Game. I think that would be perfect.
Sitting on the bench and being the world's fattest cheerleader last year doesn't count as playing on the winning team.