Tim Staudt hosts a radio show on WVFN in Lansing.
Staudt Reports Tate is Out
Uh, right. Lets listen to a Lansing radio show and Spartan Tailgate for our news about Forcier.
Well, I couldn't link what I heard, so I used the tailgate link just to kind of verify that he said what he said.
Staudt's fairly connected, for being in Lansing, he has a lot of friends who know people/things at UofM. I'm not saying he's 100% right about this or anything, just that he said it. I find it hard to believe that anyone would have made a decision on Tate's status on Monday morning... unless his shoulder is a lot worse than everyone thinks.
Well sure, he COULD be right. Not saying he's not.
But paying any attention now, until something is reported somewhere I TRUST, would be like making a major religious decision based on the marigold I got from the Hare Krishna's at the airport.
i'm sure he has the inside info...
Yea I'm sure the Michigan coaching staff are so in love with Tim that they called him first thing so he could break the news. I bet he'll be on national radio soon, what an investigative reporter he must be. Tim, ur cool.....will u be my friend?
Not a good sign, but I'll wait to hear it from RR before I get too worried.
I'll believe it when RR confirms it. Until then, he's full of shit.
the best thing I saw at that link is somewhere in the comments (about mid way through) is an icon in a poster's signature that shows a green roller coaster steep on the rise, then steeper going down. The caption says "Michigan State Football."
Seems like the icon is old. They hit their peak last year and now are on the way down.
haha, thanks for digging that up! +1 to you, sir.
Look at those little guys, they look so jubilant. They know it's coming...
that's not necessarily the case. he's a sports talk guy in lansing not ann arbor, he really doesn't have to be all that accurate in regards to something like this
He also is the Sports Director at WILX-TV. I'll be interested to see if he says the same on TV as he does on the radio. In the past, he's been more hesitant to go with "iffy" items on TV, but more willing to discuss them on his radio show.
I can tell you Staudt is a respectable journalist, much more so than the likes of Joe Rexrode. Having said that, I'm curious as to how, of all the reporters that cover Michigan for a living (and general sports in Michigan), he is the first one to come across a solid confirmed report like this (big big big IF it is true).
I hope rumors keep going up to EL all week. Better yet, I hope the coaching staff buys into them. Involving their football team, it's always great to add uncertainty to their despair; it will make for a lack of focus in their 70-hour practice week.
While considering the source, this would obviously be horrible, horrible news. If Tate does have to miss the game at Lil' Brah, hopefully he'll be able to play against Iowa.
Off the top of my head, I'd guess that Tate not playing would reduce Michigan's chances of winning from something like ~50% to something like ~25%. I love Shoelace, but if he plays nearly every down I see some major growing pains (interspersed with "HOLY SHIT, he's made of dilithium!" moments). Then, of course, there is DEATH. So ... yeah.
Hopefully this guy is full of shit, and Tate will be good to go. Or maybe they're just laying the groundwork to add to the Tate legend this Saturday.
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Staudt is saying the game is off the board in Vegas because of Forcier being out.
Wow great investigative reporting there...
This makes me feel a bit better. I hate when people read into things like that and get me worried for no reason.
Vegas line is off because Tate is _questionable_, I believe. If he were officially _out_ for sure wouldn't they create a new line accordingly?
rage and Brown rockets interspersed with dilithium. All this to setup a couple of long passes by DR when no one expects it. Sparty keeps it close (thats a given considering our defense) and takes the lead with a couple of mins to go.
AND THEN...stomach punch time....Tate jogs out and lasers the living bejeesus out of them. Michigan wins 37-35.
Sounds like wishful thinking on sparty's part.
Like many others in this thread, I will believe it when I hear it from Rich Rod.
as I read through this I see a good chance that he will play. I really don't give a flying f%^k what some EL arsehole thinks is going to happen. I think we will see more of D-Rob and perhaps a little Sheridan (crap) but I think TF will still be in for a lot of the plays. We will rely on the run game a little more heavily but I think that is not really a bad thing to do.
might never say if tate is out or not. he might just that tate will be a game time decision. there is no way that michigan has released any info about tate yet.
If Denard gets the start, which to me seems likely, Tate's playing time will depend on how the game is going and how Robinson is playing. If he is leading the team on touchdown drives or the game is close, I expect Tate to sit the whole game. Let the shoulder rest.
Until Friday, even Sat., RR & Tate won't know whether or not he can throw. It sounds like something where the swelling just needs the time to go down.
I don't think Rodriguez will wait to see how he's throwing on Saturday. If he doesn't practice during the week, then I can't imagine that he will start. It is very rare that a coach will start a kid that did not practice. Maybe if you've got Tim Tebow on your team, but not with a freshman.
Let's wait until it's official. Even if it didn't come from an MSU reporter, I'd still recommend waiting for an official announcement.
source of good sports talk and news in the Lansing area, he's pretty solid about MSU info...........HOWEVER, since moving back to the area I have noticed he is a complete MSU homer with his highlites when dealing with Michigan, rarely does a positive highlite show up in his broadcasts, its always the negative plays. He's part of the Spartan media machine now.
He rarely has much to say about Michigan these days period, unless its negative and when reported all of the Detroit Free Press nonsense he could not hold back the smirk on his face.
I really don't trust anything he has to say with regards to Michigan.
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