Ty Isaac Visiting Michigan Next Week
wish I could unsee it.
If I wasn't still in La Paz from a minor religion offense from 4 months ago I'd upvote this excellent retort.
Now THAT is a disturbing hot dog oriented clip.
Sam Webb this morning: Isaac has a friend (maybe girlfriend) at Illinois, and is very good friends with the Northwestern DB commit (forget his name), both of which are lures to those schools. Also, the hardship radius will be a hurdle for Michigan, given he'd have to appeal in order to play immediately given the distance between his home and Ann Arbor. I think NW and Illinois are within the radius so he automatically would be able to play immediately.
He hinted at a visit next week but didn't confirm.
Northwestern is the only school out of that group that's within 100 miles. If he wants to play in 2014, the choice has to be Northwestern.
If he doesn't mind waiting, I've actually heard that Michigan is the front-runner.
It's obvious that Isaac didn't really request the transfer for family reasons if he wants to go to a place fourteen miles outside the one hundred mile radius.
Illinois is within 100 miles as the crow flies. What's the rule say, is that driving distance or map distance?
It depends on whether the NCAA is in the mood to do the right, rational, and common sense thing, or, if they are in the mood to F up someone's future with technicalities that may or may not be adhered to the next time the same exact situation comes up....
saving him from playing at Illinois.
That depends. Will he be taking a crow to and from campus? If yes, then that's legit.
An African or a European crow?
An African crow maybe but not a European crow that's my point.
An African crow could grip Ty Isaac by the pants!
So they wouldn't be able to bring a Ty Isaac back anyway.
Hey man, I live in DC, you never know how ridiculously technical and beaurocratic an organization can get.
You also have to consider the elevation at which the crow flies. Crows that fly higher may experience less wind resistance and thus arrive quicker, but the total distance traveled will be larger due to the increase in vertical distance.
with regards to altitude for birds. Birds breathe oxygen, which is needed for proper muscle operation, and is thinner at higher altitudes. So although there's less resistance, there's a decrease in performance over the distance traveled.
We'll have to run some tests...
The crow doesn't get nailed for speeding in fucking Kankakee. I, however, have 2 tickets from their driving down to UM games. One was in 2000, I almost was killed by disgruntled UI students after that game.
NCAA bylaw 12(c)(iii)(A.154): The transferred student athlete may play immediately at a school beyond the 100 mile radius as long as the school does not provide the student athlete cream cheese for his bagels for one year post-transfer.
spent some time recently in Champaign and it is a nice place, don't get me wrong, but its a postage stamp of civilization in the middle of a bunch of farmland. I'm sure I'm wearing some maize colored glasses here, but I just can't see how that place can compete with Ann Arbor. And the stadium is nice, but not even close to as impressive as the Big House. If he picks U of I, he must really have wanted it...and if that's the case, more power to him and good luck.
Agree - visited Champaign last fall and I don't understand the appeal to any recruit, let alone a kid going to study Electrical Engineering. It's just a very boring place, albeit I visted for about 2 days.
Illinois is consistently top 5 in EE, so if he wants a good education, that might explain it.
I visited for 2 minutes. Got off the highway, drove towards campus and said ' this place sucks.' Turned around in a gas station, left.
Illinois is an excellent engineering school
I'm not being mean or making a joke, it really reeks of farm dung. Perhaps students get used to it, or just chain smoke to mask it.
I graduated from Illinois, and yes, it is not the greatest city to live in or look at. Ann Arbor blows it out of the water. I wish I could of afforded UM.
It could of been the grammar holding you back and not the money.
I went to school in Sheboygan Wisconsin....the whole place smelled like cow dung when it got hot outside.
Sounds like Grand Valley
Yeah... That place sucks
I live and work in champaign during the week and it sucks. I'm not a college student though. But it sucks.
The Northwestern DB commit is Parrker Westphal. Parrker and Ty are cousins. By chance, I met Parrker's dad, Sam. We had a nice chat about recruiting long before Parrker commited to NW. Sam was not very impressed with they way Ty handled his recruitment. You'll notice Parrker handled his much differently. I provided Brian/Ace with Sam's contact info. Perhaps they should reach out and see if they can get some insight.
I wonder if Sam would be thrilled about you posting the gist of your conversation - in which he's critical of a young relative - on the internet for everyone to see.
That's a huge step in the right direction.
With the coaching change, is he eligible to play this year? Sorry if this has been discussed already.
He is looking to get a hardship waiver (since he transferred for family reasons). If he gets it, he can play this season but only for schools within a 100 mile radius of his home. Northwestern is the only school that fits. Otherwise, he'll need to sit out a year.
would pan out if he were able to play immediately. We already have 2 highly ranked guys in the same class and this would make 3. Depth, it is a nice problem to have, no?
I don't think he'd be able to play immediately (as mentioned above, only NW is within the 100 mile hardship radius from his home). That being said, if somehow could it'd make a very interesting RB competition.
If he has to sit a year, does he get to count that as some sort of redshirt year, or does that take away a year of his eligibility?
...he would lose the chance to take another redshirt.
Adding talent is always a good thing and I’ll be happy and excited if he does choose UM, but for some reason, I'm not really concerned if UM adds Isaac or not.
I think Green, Smith and others are more than capable of providing what Michigan needs. I don’t necessarily believe having another RB will automatically equal success for the future or is what the team needs to be successful.
At this point, I guess what I’m saying, is that I’d be more excited if some 4-5* defensive or offensive lineman had interest in transferring here.
"I don’t necessarily believe having another RB will automatically equal success for the future or is what the team needs to be successful."
If this is your only criterion, then I'm guessing no transfer would fit your bill. No 5-star lineman would automatially lead to team success. All the parts add up to a whole.
That’s kind of true.
I just feel that they have the talent and depth at RB right now.
The biggest unknown, in my opinion, is the O line. The general thought is that although they have a bunch of talented young O lineman on the team, not many fans are willing to be patient for them to develop and come into their own.
A ton of people were ecstatic when a 3* backup center possibly had Michigan as a transfer destination.
RBs break down or don't work out all the time, so you add more (especially highly rated ones) whenever you can. And since we've seen very little from any of our RBs on the field, I'd say the competition there is wide open.
Edit: Double post
stated on the Scout board today that this visit is nothing new. It has been tentatively set for the last couple weeks and to stay cautiously optimistic until a firm date is confirmed.
Take that for what its worth.
Hmmm... lets weigh our options here. Would you rather sit out for a year and go to Michigan or play for Illinois "LOLWUT" Football immediately? I'll have to sleep on this one.
Well if going to Illinois means getting instant playing time....I'd probably go there.
he is being looked at as a potential wide reciever rather than a runningback? In high school he would occasionally line up as a reciever and appeared pretty well-suited for the position. I would be interested in hearing the opinions of some of the posters more skilled at talent evaluation.
Disclaimer: I have no scouting/coaching expertise.
I had wondered as well. It seems as though he had the skills to play either position.
He played in an old school double wing or "india" offense at joliet catholic. His high school highlight reel was 7 minutes of him taking jet sweeps for 60 yards. lol
The double wing frequently lines the wingbacks into the slot. Its just part of the offense. They have 3 backs on the field at all times, so to "spread" it out, they slide the wings into the slot.
But to sort of answer your question, no, he is a RB. He would lineup in the slot occaisionally in high school, and he has nice receiving skills, but I assume he would stay at RB. He has great size and vison. I liked his balance. Looked like a great RB prospect. I wanted him much more than Green
kid broke my heart.. don't know if I can trust again. lol.
I hope he's fast enough to outrun unblocked defenders in the backfield
I'm looking at a google map app with a radius of 100 miles outside of Joliet and this is what I'm seeing:
- Much does depend on if it's "as the crow flies" or on roads. Google driving directions from Joliet to Champaign says 114 miles, but as the crow flies it looks like it's barely within the 100 mile radius.
- My other question is--where in Joliet does this guy live exactly? Believe it or not, it might make a difference depending on what side of town he lives on. If he's on the northwest side, Memorial Stadium is literally a mile or so outside the 100 mile radius. If he's in the south end of town, Memorial Stadium falls within the 100 mile radius.
- Other potential schools I see include: NIU Huskies; Purdue; and Notre Dame.
It's possible that the options are "Northwestern or wait a year for sure", in which case Michigan might stand a good chance. But if the options are all of the above, I could see him going to at least ND unless the recruiting reports say otherwise. It also might be really a 3 tiered approach: immediate play at Northwestern; appeal to schools that have a solid chance of getting the OK (Notre Dame, Illinois); appeal to schools that have less of a chance (those far outside the 100 mile rule---250 miles like Ann Arbor for example).
The other thing is--could he ask for a decision or an appeal and see what the NCAA would say first? As in---"I'll go to XYZ school, but only if I get that immediate play ability; if not, then I'll go to ABC school with a guaranteed immediate start"? Or is this kid basically forced to roll the dice and if he chooses a school that requires an appeal, just be OK if he ends up losing it?
in Shorewood, Illinois which is just wests of Joliet.
Yeah, in a development called Nottingham Hill on a street named Robin Hood Ave. at 427, which is on a cul de sac. It's a nice place with some chrysanthemums out front and a Chrysler Sebring convertible parked in the driveway.
No one would plant chrysanthemums in the spring. It's a late summer and fall flower.
Google Maps knows no season. I will forever be building my paver patio, according to Google. Or at least until they decide to renew the satellite image.
Radius seems to imply as the crow flies but it's the NCAA so who knows.
Northern Illinois is 63 miles from Joliet. They have a pretty good squad and have put a few RB's in the NFL in the last decade. Not to mention they did make an Orange Bowl two years ago.
Northern Illinois would be a major step down for him. I always got the feeling that Isaac wanted to be on the big stage. I feel like he has to end up in the Big Ten (preferably at Michigan) or at Notre Dame. Maybe I'm wrong, but I just don't think NIU, Illinois, or even Northwestern are big enough programs to satisfy his wants.
I agree on Michigan and ND, but since ND is off limits (conflicting reports there) I would say the best team in his "hardship" area has been Northern Illinois hands down the last 10 years.
Maybe his mother would like to move near to Ann Arbor with all of it's excellent medical facilites?
Ditto that. Saline is nice this time of year.
We can't be turned down twice can we?
I went to school at Toledo....worse. But agree...still can't justify paying for a UM degree.