Just noticed this on TomVH's twitter. Apparently Vlad is answering questions from people. Some funny stuff on there. Nothing super informative, but cool either way.
I don't know why but this part bothered me:
Hey Vlad, Just curious, did a lingering injury keep you off the field last year? Did it affect your play? A lot of us expected to see more of you and that was the rumor. I'm looking forward to seeing you play next year. Thanks for making Blue proud!
to be honest i dont know why i wasnt playing... my coach told me he felt i wasnt ready yet
With the state of our safety play in 09...this one left me a little unsettled
He didn't get a redshirt either, which is more unsettling.
Don't be. It's what 95% of freshman should hear from their coaches.
I also thought it was interesting when he replied to a question that he wasn't sure about the recruitment of Parker but thought we had a decent shot at Dorsey.
wow he responds quickly.
everytime I see that avatar of chris farley in that bus...what a hilarious scene. Thanks Nerd.
Can Mike Barwis take you?
yea im afraid of him lol
who's the biggest trash talker on the team? I'm going to guess Little Man Tate
What does the team need to do to finally beat the buckeyes?
we need swag
Who's the biggest playaaa on the team?
Who is the hardest working and strongest guy on the team?
who is AP and where can i get some swag?
I like the one where somebody asked whether Barwis has ever brought his wolves to practice. Nice.
along with the mike barwis vs. chuck norris question
I'm just glad I was not drinking anything when I read those questions. Well-played.
Looks like he stopped now.
From a current, not anonymous player...
"alright for real, did yall go over the workout limit hours? i don't think so, just a bunch of reporters trying to raise some trouble.
hell naw we didnt"
Nice quote Vlad!
I find it interesting that he seems to admit the defense last year was lacking a few key pieces. He then also says he thinks we'll have those pieces next year and will be a better unit.
Also, like I have told friends and said on this board, we need attitude on defense. BG had it, DW had it, and hopefully he and the rest of the youngsters can conjure up their inner-Woodson. Like he said "we need swag".
When asked of his thoughts on mgoblog, Vlad had this to say
"its ok inaccurate but its ok."
I'm just suprised he ever visited mgoblog.
Why? This is the most popular Michigan sports blog by a mile and a half, and it's not like these kids don't use the internet.
I'm not sure why you are getting negged for that comment, but the "these kids" reference makes you sound like an "old" guy with unwanted kids on your porch--which I guess could make you a contemporary of mine.
I think I was negged because people just don't want to accept the fact that 19 year old football players Google themselves and read what people say about them.
Sadly, and probably not surprisingly, you can no longer ask Vlad Emelien anything.
"Hey, can't you say anything?"
"No, he no say nothin'. All the time he no say nothing. I aska 'im to find out some stuff, and he no find out. Now 'ow am I gonna find out what I wanna find out if he no find out what I gotta find out!"
Looks like he got spooked by the Freep scoping him out. He deleted his Formspring.me account. I wonder if the coaches told him to?
My first double post. I gasped in horror when I clicked the send button for a second time out of frustration, and I realized what my impatience had just led to.
Wow, if I had known the Free-P was just going to copy and paste his Q&A, I wouldn't have asked him if he donkey punched any girls at Michigan.