I don't know if this information has been stated before and as I read this (http://www.annarbor.com/sports/um-football/rich-rodriguezs-lone-win-against-penn-state-one-to-remember-plus-michigan-football-injury-report/) mgo.licio.us article I noticed an interesting point on Mike Cox by RR. "Rodriguez disclosed Wednesday that running back Michael Cox has had “a knee issue” for the past few weeks, and that his growth and practice has been limited." This could be why we haven't seen much of him and why Hopkins has emerged as the big back. I for one have been more than happy with Hopkins and I think we will see a lot of him this coming week against Penn State.
Mike Cox Injury/Hopkins discussion
EDIT: Nice edit
I used the site search feature for Cox and nothing came up so I thought this was good to go. Furthermore I edited the title, hope that is adequate... and apparently it was haha.
He seemed fine in discussion yesterday. No brace, crutches or anything
Sadly you can have a painful knee injury without the need for a brace. I had to deal with plica syndrome for 9 months before I convinced my doctor to operate. My MRI was clean, and there was no point for a brace so all of my friends and teammates thought I was a big faker.
reading anything about an injury to Cox, maybe he was injured in practice?
But when I put my tinfoil hat on I get to thinking. Mike Cox is talented it's been printed that he may not know the play book that well. This may be a redshirt situation like DG and RR might want to keep him around who knows.
I agree, this sounds like it may be for documentation purposes. Get it out there. File the paperwork and hope to get a year back.
Also, you can only get that sixth year if you've missed two seasons due to injury. I don't believe that was the case for him in 2008. (Toussaint might be eligible for this down the road, though.)
Nice work, I didn't know that rule.
let's hope he's healed and back ASAP!
I hate it when Mike Cox gets injured.
I'm not finding your gif super-inspired. Giving you the benefit of the doubt and not negging but. . .
Then I would recommend to you that you do not let her hold the leash of a fairly decent sized dog. If you feel the need to do that, then I recommend she doesn't yell "GO" while remaining attached to the dog.
Not to mention that somebody (probably the responsible parent) then posted that on the internets.
I don't mean to sound like a jerk, but why is everyone so sensitive? It's a internet blog, have some fun.
Speaking for myself, as a fairly new father it seems like things involving little kids getting "hurt" that I used to find hilarious now upset me. I guess its because I can picture my kid as the little one falling or whatever and it upsets me. But that's just me . . .
it's a little disturbing. It is one thing to watch the Three Stooges or Johnny Knoxville do a face plant on a sidewalk. How am I supposed to get pleasure from watching a little kid get injured? It's like cheering when a player gets taken off the field on a stretcher. But, that's just me . . .
uhhhhhh this is something straight out of america's funniest home videos . . . . . soooooo . . . . . . . .yeah. btw, its the internet. if this offends you, you must be offended by 99% of the internet. also, the noise she makes when she falls is the funny part. . . . . you need to be able to laugh at the world sometimes ...... obviously her parents can because theyre the ones who uploaded it. this is seriously something youd find on americans funniest home videos, and you must be the prudest kind of prude to be offended by AFv....... i mean its on the family channel for gosh's sake.
So Coach Rod announced that Cox is having growth issues. That is all.
Maybe we should give all our slots knee injuries, to make them more tiny ninja-like.
If there is a growth issue, I can understand passing it off as an injury to avoid unwanted attention to the lack of growth.
What's worse, your football coach pointing out the lack of growth or your girlfriend?
I don't think his knee is the main problem. RR said in his Wednesday teleconference that Cox still hasn't learned all of the plays:
"confidence that we can leave him in for all the plays not some of the plays"
That sounds a bit odd, I mean the guy is a RS Soph, you'd think he'd be pretty familiar with the offense by now.
Here's what Brian said about him in Preview 2010: Tailbacks:
The story was much the same in spring, when Cox alternated impressive days that lent themselves to a thirteen-year-old's idea of the perfect headline with more of that stuff. Cox is the opposite of Mike Hart right now, a guy who has a ton of physical gifts but little idea how to use them. Michigan will have to put him on the field to see if he can use that upside. Whether or not he takes advantage is a mystery. His career could go like Chris Perry—a frustrating waste of obvious physical gifts until the light goes on and then BAM. Or it could just never go on. Cox is the Darryl Stonum of the running back corps; the difference here is that Michigan has a bevy of options instead of just the one potential deep threat. His role is crazy frustrating guy.
Mike Cox was not at the party at the Manoogian Mansion which never happened.
I think Cox will be gone after 2011.
He will be a RS Junior in 2011. He was not a RR recruit (Lloyd holdover) and he apparently can't remember the plays. I have a hard time believing he will ever see meaningful minutes for UM and will likely not be brought back for a SR season.
I hope that T. Rawls is able to get his academics in order, so he can get a UM offer and commit to Michigan. I would really like to see UM have two "power" backs on the roster at all times and he would fit the bill nicely along with Hopkins.
That would be too bad, since Cox might be the most talented runner on the team.
I haven't seen enough of Cox to even get a read on his talents - what makes you say he is the most talented runner on the team? I'm asking honestly.
has lead to that conclusion... Sorry man, too easy there.
Good one - you got me on the poorly worded question. I guess what I meant to ask is when has Cox played more than just a few downs to have the opinion that he's the most talented RB . . .
see some of these guys more than we do, in games, on TV.... just sayin'.
He has good speed, he runs really hard, and he's got a tiny bit of wiggle in him. A lot of practice reports have indicated that he's perhaps the most physically talented runner, but he hasn't picked up the offense as quickly as the coaches would like.
And if you want to expand the category a bit: Denard: Injured
Hopkins is in great shape.
*knocks on wood*
A good dose of Denard, Shaw, and V Smith should get us through this weekend. Hope Denard bounces back passing the ball, hate hearing questioning that part of his game
Mike Cox is a very talented RB, but he does not seem to able to grasp the offense enough to get consistent touches. I hope all of his physical gifts continue to get him playing time then he can just burst through and continue to get reps, because I beleive we all think he has the ability to be an absolute stud in the offense.