I am so happy right now.
Seth really needs to start a new Friday feature "worst of the worst" as measured by down votes. The amazing thing to me is that the OP seriously worried this might be a reason to transfer. How anyone could spend almost two years here and still believe that is almost unbelievable but as evidenced by his responses in the thread he tried to DEFEND it.
There would be a lot to choose from this week but this one would be hard to beat.
Lets hope that he is a good freshman, understands that an older player has the number he wants, and chooses a new one.
You hear all the time about players buying their preferred number from the incumbent --usually when a star comes in through free agency. Probably does not happen like that in college, although perhaps at a school down the road that appears to use tattoos as currency it might very well work the same way...
UM "fans" that track sparty stories and games. That is not even news worthy.
He will get #27, I doubt whether he didnt choose Tennessee or auburn because 27 was already taken. I imagined him taking #32 anyways...the D-Train!
...your thread sucks.
This just in from the "Cool Story, Bro" Department:
My brother-in-law played at Mt. Union. He was telling me that their roster was so large that at one point, they had 3-4 guys wearing the same number, for most of the numbers.
This is a non-issue.
This, has ended well.
I'm not usually one to pick on a thread, but a walk-on wears the same number as a starter all the time. IIRC a walk-on receiver had the same number as Guitierrez back in 04. Ee might have been called on at any time (including garbage time) and also was the holder for field goals. It was never a problem. I can't even imagine a scenario in which a walk-on receiver sees the field at the same time as a starting (?) RB. We're good there.
What we need here is two sides of bacon
Why is this a thread?
Dammit you made edits before I can ridicule. Suffice to say guys on the scout team change their numbers all the damn time. You'll note that 11 is not the 2nd, not the 3rd, not the 4th, but the 5th number Kovacs has worn in his Michigan career, according to him. I don't have all of them in front of me but there was one number he wore when trying out in 2008, one number when trying out in 2009, and then he was wearing 22 going into the 2009 season. He switched to 32 after his first game, and because of this his coaches got him confused with another walk-on who'd been wearing that number.