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Lewan Announcement Open Thread (Edit: He comin' back yo!)
UPTON! MUPPETS! MUPTON!
Bring 'em on!
This is awesome! Glad you're staying, Taylor!
Lewan said he had lengthy conversation w Jake Long about this decision
Thank you, Jake Long.
Jake long keeps winning my heart over and over again
'MERICA!!!!! FUCK YEAH!!! :) That's right! I posted a smiley. Taylor you've made me the happiest man
I was so sure he was gone. I still can't understand it honestly
Can you imagine the roar of the crowd next Sept during the player introductions during UTL II when his name is called?
Jake Long for MGoBanner.
In the case of Lewan I expect most fans WANT him to stay but will support him if/when he leaves early for the NFL. He's clearly ready and will be a top 10-15 pick.
This shouldn't be the situation like with Darius Morris, who most fans WANTED to stay but were UPSET when he left. In that case they felt that it wasn't in his best interest to leave and felt that it was going to severely set the program back by doing so. Still not a reason to hate on the guy, but some fans did since they felt like it was a mistake. As it turned out, the program was just fine and his decision to leave didn't entirely blow up in his face given that he got a second contract with his home-town Lakers.
that is one spaced out double post
I AM ECSTATIC!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I LOVE YOU ALL.
I did not see that one coming. Good job by Hoke, great news for us!
or was that just a really horrible prank?
I may have just lost my house
Gardner has to be ecstatic.
Lewan, Kalis, Miller and Schofield, this gives Michigan the flexibility to play Schofield inside at guard if they HAVE to. If one of the tackles, Magnuson or Braden, is more ready to play than the best guy for that last guard spot, they may just shift a tackle inside. I haven't heard practice reports of Blake Bars breaking out or Chris Bryant being remotely ready to play.
Could we see Lewan-Schofield-Miller-Kalis-Magnuson/Braden?
I dont think its out of the question.
This is fucking huge! My concerns about the oline just got a whole lot smaller. Thanks Taylor and you know what they say about those who stay!
Yeah, it's about half what it was an hour ago. There's a big difference between replacing 3 marginal starters and replacing 3 marginal starters and an all-American.
Risky move for Lewan, but it sounds like he took his time with the decision. I hope for his sake that he stays healthy.
That vomiting sound you just heard was a Mr. Meyer of Columbus.
Didn't see this coming and would have totally understood had he left, but oh my what a mensch! Can't wait to see the video (hopefully?)!
Thank you Taylor! #leadership!
I was resigned to him leaving so this news is most excellent and unexpected. It's like Christmas all over again.
"Offensive lineman here, they stay" - Hoke.
You're damn right.
This has to bode well for Mr. Derrick Green. Hmmmm. I suddenly have the energy to make the 20 minute trek to the store for beer!!! GO BLUE! THOSE WHO STAY WILL BE CHAMPIONS!
Holy crap. Yes!! Muppets!
Taylor: please take out a good insurance policy.
What a boost for next year's team. Honestly, you only go to college once. I loved my time at UM as well. Go Blue!
Awesome news, great way to end a long day!
Great news. Big help for absorbing so many young guys into the o line next year. Huge service to the program. Thank you, Taylor. Thank you, Jake. Thank you, Kate.
Couldn't be prouder of a player than when they make a decision not only for his own benefit, but for his team, his team, his team.
So I think we need Jake Long on the coaching staff in the future!
I saw this thread and I was like "Oh no, here it is."
I scrolled to the end and now "I be like, dang!"
This is great. The surprise factor is right up there with Wheatley announcing that he had to do what was best for him, took a breath, and said that it was best for him to be at the University of Michigan. I totoally thought the kid was gone. Good for him, good for Hoke and great for the University of Michigan.
Sweet! Thanks Taylor, and this speaks very well of the program.
Giving up all that money to risk a senior year injury... As much as this says about Lewan's feelings for Michigan ,I feel it speaks greater volume about how good the coaching staff is for him to feel he can learn more and improve here, expecially after holding his own vs Clowney. It's not like we will be on anyone's top 5 MNC contenders this spring...
Tears of joy
POSBANGS FOR EVERYONE!
I love when decisions that don't seem to make sense work out in our favor!
Excellent. Just got home from work and now I can celebrate.
Holy two seated bicycle, Batman! I am shocked.
I can't believe he's coming back! Like everybody else, I thought he was GONE. This is GREAT news!!!!! Makes my day!!
I'm just thrilled he's coming back.
Now take care of business, Step one: find Gittleson's anvil. Step two: Pick it up (Just like Jake did). Step three: grind opposing D players bones into dust. Step four: Win B1G title.
Thanks for being a true Michigan Man!
I guess he gets the Jake Long legends jersey now........
Awesome player and awesome announcement. Super psyched he is returning, our Oline will be above average next year because of this.
Lewan very likely a top 15 pick and decides to come back to Ann Arbor. Tom Golston and others likely not going in the first two rounds and bail on MSU anyway. All ill say is its interesting.
says they saw this coming they are a damn liar.
I would have bet all i own that he was going to leave and i would not have blamed him even a little.
Thank you Mr. Lewan and i hope your senior season is a memorable one indeed!