Why? What happened?
in town for free camps
Why? What happened?
Have you even watched this team run the football the past few years? I wouldn't say any of it has been "good"!
I see, so you're saying the problem was the running backs and not the blocking, play calling or coaching? So Ty Isaac is going to come in and average at least 5.5 YPC like he did last year?
Priorities, good sir.
We'd all prefer "a more evenly distributed level of talent per class." Let's worry first about putting together a running game that gains yards. Isaac would help in this regard.
So as I just replied earlier, you believe Ty Isaac is the answer to our running game? Not the blocking, coaching, or play calling?
Scenario 1: Issac gets his waiver. We have 3-4 top level backs to help us win now. We win 9-10 games, program momentum turns around. Harris or Weber signs on because those guys will be juniors, pro ready tend to leave early, and there's still no '14 running back to play behind an O-Line with a ton of young talent in a Nuss offense that's proven it can feed multiple backs.
Scenario 2: Isaac doesn't get the waiver. Our talent is spread, as you wished. We don't get Harris or Weber, but there's always talent in the next class. Those guys aren't the end of running backs. Bird in hand vs two in the bush.
Scenario 3: It's scenario 2 combined with scenario 1. Talent is distributed, and Harris signs on because he's not scared of a depth chart and this is where he wants to be. He'll save his legs, develop his talent, and blow up as a junior.
Ty Issac is absolutely a good pickup, regardless of the Harris or Weber fallout. We need to win ASAP and only current Michigan players can make that happen.
Where do I begin...
Scenario 1: So you are convinced Ty Isaac is/was the missing piece in our running game? Please confirm this, because this sounds like what a lot of people believe to be the case. Additionally, you seem to believe a Nuss offense automatically means a running game that can be successful enough to "feed" multiple running backs.
Scenario 2: Not getting Harris or Weber is not/was not the spreading of talent that I spoke of.
"Bird in hand vs two in the bush."
So if we can get the top 4 QBs in each class, should we sign them all? No, we shouldn't which is what I meant by too much of a good thing...
Scenario 3: Great, we get Isaac, Harris and/or Weber.
"Ty Issac is absolutely a good pickup, regardless of the Harris or Weber fallout."
I still disagree with this. Maybe I'm in the minority, but I believe in our current group of running backs. I believe that our OL will get better and open more holes, and I believe Nuss will call a better game and the offense will be much better. And I believe that will happen with or without Isaac. So once again, I want Isaac, but I'd rather have Harris or Weber. And yes, all three would be great.
Thats another peeve of mine, of the current state of the program... stop changing uniform numbers...
Smith has been, and I think will be better than Green.
The NCAA is such a joke I could see then granting a waiver
In the joke that is the NCAA, the students are usually the punchline.
He has to get NCAA approval for this. I wouldn't be dancing just yet. Does anyone know how the hardship waiver process works?
The waiver just means hr plays w/o sitting out a year (right)? He could come either way.
If he sits out a year, it just counts as his redshirt and he still has three years of eligibility. The NCAA waiver process is only as important as not sitting out a year is to him. This could be very important, even critical, or it could be something he has accepted as worth doing to go to Michigan.
I've always needed a copy of “NCAA Eligibility Rules for Dummies,” so just to clear this up:
Have I got it?
My wife is a senior manager at Wiley Publishing (they make the "...for dummies" books here in Indy). Sweet that you referenced them.
Wiley ... reference ... I see what you did there.
I worked in rights acquisition/administration at Cengage Learning for a few years, and also as an editor at a tiny Detroit magazine for several years before that. So consider it a professional courtesy. (Besides, I've always found the Dummies books to be quite helpful.)
Good peeps over there
He only needs the approval to be able to play this year not transfer, Northwestern was the only real option within the 100 mile radius and he didn't want to go there. I think he comes here and is willing to take the redshirt year if it comes down to it.
Go get your coffee, Coach Hoke.
2nd place is a set of steak knifes
Ask Al Borges.
Was told anything can happen and process not done but Isaac has given UM strong indications he'll end up there.
"strong indications" not exactly "commits."
Not exactly Debbie Downer, but maybe Cautious Connie.
I get that, but he said committed in the original article. How do you give just "strong indications" and commit at the same time?
I don't know what's going on :/
Cautious Connie mode engaged.
I'm guessing it has to do with the outcome of his waiver.
I do enjoy having 5* RBs, but it's not like we've been missing RB talent lately, we've been missing people who can block for them. I'd be totally comfortable with Deveon or Green being the feature back the next 3 years. Isaac is great, but any of the 3 would be just fine behind a good OL
Yup. Bo should have followed up his "team" speech/motto with one that said "The Line, The Line, The Line"
The line is certainly the single biggest concern for at least 2014 and probably 2015 unless they do something very impressive this year. However, the addition of a 5* recruit is always huge in my book, especially considering that what is likely his weakest season is already out of the way. The waiver is going to be interesting to follow, but even if he has to sit out a year, you basically added a 5* recruit for the 2015 class. Sure, he only has 3 years of eligibility, but he would have 2 years under our belt and would certainly at least help the scout team. Not saying you disagree, but I think this could be huge down the line.
He would have to sit out a year correct? I wonder what this will mean for Green and Smith in regards to playing time when Isaac is able to play.
cant take it serious until I see something on the main page but if true...this is monster pick up. For people who are worried about too many solid RBs and playing time for these kids...competition makes everyone better (a la Alaama), step up your game and you will play...with this stable of running backs, they will have to bring their A game every day on the field and in the classroom.
I hope this is true
Does your momma do things a la Alaama (yta)?
It was the beer talking, I promise officer
Not the grammar police. I realize that it was a simple typo, but thought it made an interesting rhythmic sound pattern. So, I tried to have some fun with it.
So there actually is a chance he can play next fall for us? So confused. I guess the NCAA can do what they want.
Exactly what they're asking at the INDY HQ...
So this means that he ends up at Michigan State, Ohio State, or Notre Same right? Isn't that how Michigan 'locks' work? (juuuuuuuuuust kidding)
I think that would win name of the year.
I wish I could give you more points for that response.
Loved him in Game of Thrones.
Olleh, Sagraf Nitsuj! Emoclew ot Nagihcim!
I think that guy played for BYU or UCLA.
If we somehow have a terrible running game this year again then I give up all hope forever.
*IF* he comes to Ann Arbor, I would actually prefer that he redshirts a year.
he wants Isaac to redshirt a year still to create a year gap between him and Green/Smith. It's fairly obvious?
No way this guy redshirts voluntarily. For Hoke it has to be all hands on deck this year. Also, if he's as good as advetised he could be in the NFL in two years.
The crazy thing is Ty going to USC got us Derrick Green and somehow we still may end up with both. Don't think that would have happened if Ty committed to us initially.
That was the plan all along.