Hoke was top notch at this aspect of his job.
Michigan lands 2012 walk-on WR Bo Dever
Before clicking, you might want to turn down the speaker volume. BOOHMZ action.
i muted the volume on youtube and put on Pathetic by Lamb of God, so he now has the most awesome highlight film music ever
Than again, the score could have been 50-0 and it would still be epic, it just comes with playing football in the stuff and getting the ol' front yard hose-down afterwards.
Eh, it's been almost two weeks -- Hoke just wanted to give us something to hold us over. Welcome Bo!
I'll always welcome another Bo.
Hello: Bo Dever!
is Bo Dever? Like what is his game?
So he is a slower Jason Avant. Can't hurt to get a guy with his size and intelligence to provide depth and challenge for some playing time.
the kids seems to really enjoy downfield blocking. Big help on the run game with that. Strange to see a WR contribute on the other side of special teams like that.
is Bo Dever? Like what is his game?
Sounds like a good talent at a position of need.. I like it! Welcome, Bo!
Is this for the fall, or 2012?
This situation seems perfect. kid even said that if he is offered a full ride somewhere he thinks he would stick with MIchigan cause its his dream. Now we just see if he becomes a viable option in the receiving game. Best of luck to him when he arrives
The video says he's class of '12. So, I would have to think it's for next Fall. He'll be a HS Senior this Fall.
walk ons get any benefits? I hope they at least get books paid for or something.
I am pretty sure preferred walkons get some benefit. Just not sure what it all entails.
Edit: And from the sound of this he would be a preferred walkon
Preferred walk-ons don't have to try out for the team.
Preferred walkons get the same benefits as a normal scholarship player except for free tuiton. AKA a spot on the team, room and board, ross academic center.
room and board? i don't think that's right.
I met some football players when I lived in West Quad and one of them was a preferred walk on so he explained what he got as a preferred walk on. Its also mentioned in this article below.
that article does not say that walk-ons have their room and board (dorm and food) paid for. it says that they get the benefits of a scholoarship player without the tuition. the more likely interpretation is that the author is mistakenly lumping in room and board with tuition.
see this article: http://www.pittsburghlive.com/x/pittsburghtrib/sports/college/s_715456.html which explicitly says that walk-ons do not get room and board.
The NCAA rulebook is pretty complex...but they even ask that walk-ons pay for their training table...not sure how that applies to other boarding costs.
This is from a section re: Housing and Meals...
A student-athlete who does not receive institutional athletically related financial aid covering the
full cost of board, including a walk-on or partial scholarship recipient, may purchase one training table meal
per day at the same rate that the institution deducts from the board allowance of student-athletes who receive
athletically related financial aid covering board costs pursuant to Bylaw 188.8.131.52.6
i asked the bylaw blog guy. wonder if he'll get back to me.
I could very easily be wrong.... but that was my understanding.
nuts and bagels at any time. It gets pretty silly. There is a reason whole law firms can make a go of it just dealing with the NCAA.
He directed me to a nice little place that actually paid me to eat there as long as I would sign a couple autographs during my meal.
Didn't you see Rudy? That dude got a free custodial closet to sleep in as a walk on.
They get into games for free.
It's good to see we're getting some talented preferred walk-ons like Dever and Kerridge. Plus there are a couple young OL on the roster that may contribute in a couple years.
But, we will be losing a lot of contributing walk-ons after this year, IIRC, the following guys are 5th year seniors and all are crucial special teams players (There will be a lot of spots to replace the special teams' units next year):
McColgan - Starting FB
Heinenger - DT/DE contributor
Pimarico - Starting LS
Tony Anderson - CB
Van Slyke - FS
Zach Johnson - S
Floyd Simmons is a RJr. that will hopefully stay for a 5th year.
but I think Van Slyke has two years of eligibility left.
I really like that his tape isn't just of him making catches. My favorite play is when he comes back to the play and drills a guy for his running back. Love the grit. Welcome.
Seems like a hard working, 100% effort guy at a position of need for the future.
his grit and hustle make up for his stubby arms and legs I'm cool with it...
He went to the same High School as Matt Vogrich I believe, let's hope he can develop in to a Blair White or Dane Sanzenbacher
Why? Because he's white?
Looks a little slow but tuff! No, run after catch. I do see him playing speacial teams.
Your words are weird.
5-7-11 Haiku form:
Looks a little slow but tuff!
No, run after catch.
I do see him playing speacial teams.
He nailed it, as long as "speacial" is 4 syllables.
Nothing wrong with a good possession WR. You do not have to be the fastest guy to run a good clean route, get behind the LB's and in front of the Safety. Not every WR has to be a deep threat.
after watching Denard there is no doubt that not every deep threat must be a WR.
Do we get a Hello: post for walkons? I'm going through Hello: withdrawal..