Never have I been so happy to be wrong,
chance of bowl: 13.6%
Never have I been so happy to be wrong,
This is pretty Kate Upton worthy. Que the gif.
"Offensive lineman here, they stay." - Hoke
all these epic Brady quotes from today and present it to every amazing junior who is ever contemplating the pros. Can't fail, fergodsakes
I feel stupid for clicking and reading some of those comments.
that place never changes
holy miracle. someone get that man 3 blonds tonight. maybe 4.
How about a redhead, brunette and a blonde
If Taylor wants a brunette then Gibbons will take care of him.
Our line is gonna be so beast next year.
Why u say that? We'll have a awesome left tackle and a decent right tackle. Who will play center and the two guard positions? One guy doesn't make a offensive line great. Central Michigan has a stud playing left tackle. Do you consider their line awesome?
I'm excited to think about the effect this decision will have on all of the young OL both what they'll learn from Lewan next year and the example it sets and what it means to play at Michigan.
Donkey rider extroardinnaire
...for the posbang....
I sure hope so.
When was the last time we had a player who was projected to be drafted in the first-half of the first-round return?
Not that they're similarly-situated players, but it makes you wonder ... what if Woodson would have returned in '98?
Jake Long. Taylor is fulfilling his destiny.
Perhaps his RS Freshman year - he met Long on the sidelines and commeted that Long was as wide as Lewan with pads on, and that Long told him to "take care of that number".
What more could he do?? Heisman, Big Ten Title, Rose Bowl Win, and National Championship. It was a perfect season.
but rather, what would it had been like if he returned? It's a purely speculative thought. I wholeheartedly agree with you. Woodson had virtually no personal motivation to return. The only argument for staying I can conjure up would be to equal Archie Griffin's repeat.
Would he have played more WR? Blitz more? It's fun to think about, IMO.
That said, this is Taylor's thread. Hooray Taylor! I'd love it if the coaches could figure out a way to get him a TD on a tackle-eligible play on senior day.
He knows something special is right around the corner. This season gone be cray!
And especially, Taylor Lewan.
DANG!!! Not expected, but entirely pleasing news. I'm honored to watch you play in a Michigan uni for another year, Mr. Lewan.
Lewan knows how good this team can be this year. He's a tremendous help to that O-Line. He'll dominate this year and go top 5
No cats, but if you look right above your post there's a ton of... never mind.
of...PUPPIES!!!!! ~Jerry Lawler voice
Not one person in this thread said "Sweet, what master's program is he enrolling in?"
Take that Mark Emmert.
While I am happy that Lewan is coming back, this decision does not make him a Michigan Man in my eyes. I believe that he already was a Michigan Man, even if he left, due to his hard work and representing the university with class and dignity. That being said, WHOOOOO!!!!
Michigan Man! Speaking of Michigan Men on the OL, do we still take 6 this class?
first, hoke didn't sound surprised. He probably knew Lewan was staying and is still going after more OL. Second, anyone coming in for 2013 was going to redshirt. By the time they would have played, Lewan was going to be gone anyways. This doesn't change that. I bet we still do get that 6th OL.
Yes. I assume the coaches have known about his decision for at least a week or two, so I don't imagine things will change.
Awesome news! For some reason I had a gut feeling he would be back, but I tend to trust my head more than my gut so I wasn't optimistic (perhaps I should change that?).
Good luck to Lewan on having an awesome final year and raising his draft stock even more.
Muppets! We need Muppets!
Awesome news. Muppets! Many many Muppets!
Great service to the program.
2013 Preseason National Champions
It's suddenly super dusty in here.
I must have video! I assume someone's taping this and we'll have access to the presser, right?
What. A. Man.
Unselfish. Leader. Unfinished business. Can't wait. CAN'T WAIT!
Thank you Taylor! You have already established yourself as one of Michigan's greats, but now you can build on your legacy and be the leader of a big ten champion team!
2014 Rose Bowl, HERE WE COME!
I did not see this coming!