Highly unlikely Stonum gets to play this year. I won't say there's a 0% percent chance... but I would be VERY surprised if he sees the field at any point this season. Hoke wants to send the message. The Team comes first and that players need to be accountable. Installing a Championship mentality is priority number 1.
Under what circumstance does Hoke burn Stonum's redshirt?
Under one circumstance: in which Stonum invents a time machine, goes back to those two nights he drank and drove, and abstains.
Agreed. This isn't a redshirt because he's a freshman or because of an injury. This is disciplinary. With the depth we have at WR and because Hoke strikes me as a man of integrity, there's is no logical situation I can foresee in which he's burning his redshirt. Besides, in a selfish way, its much more beneficial for the team to have him for the 2012 season anyways.
The Only Circumstance in which Hoke would burn Stonum's redshirt is if Stonum were actually wearing a red shirt and Hoke found it highly offensive.
I already told the press yesterday that I will not elaborate any further than i already have.
Its a private matter between Me, Darryl.
Best case scenario: Stonum practices with the team, learns the system, behaves, and plays next year
Worst case scenario: Stonum gets in trouble again, off the team
Per Josh Helmholdt's twitter "Rivals100 WR Jordan Payton of Westlake Village (Calif.) Oaks Christian lists #Michigan No. 1 http://bit.ly/rdejrc"
Hoke might burn Stonum's redshirt when hell freezes over, even then its highly unlikely
Nobody has mentioned this: what if Stonum commits some sort of ridiculously heroic act that saves the entire team between now and Western? If he redirects a meteor from Ann Arbor to Columbus, I think he's shown that he really does have the dedication to the team required to play, and I for one would be fine with Hoke announcing his return.
Or maybe he can directly make up for his actions if he spots a drunk driver on the road hurling out of control toward a family with young children and, soberly, smashes his car into the drunkard, saving the family.
In that instance, I would approve the burning of his red shirt.
right around 0 percent
He would be seriously compromising his integrity by doing so. There's no reason to think Hoke would go all Dantonio on us and reverse course on disciplinary issues.
There's no chance we'll see Stonum this season.
I don't get why posters are so adamant that this will never happen. It's possible Stonum is on his best behavior and Hoke changes his mind. It's possible that, God forbid, Hoke didn't give us 100% of the story. And there isn't anything wrong with that.
Look this might sound arrogant, and if it is, it is. Where Michigan and I will made this decision.
My players are being held accountable for their actions, Period(pointing at you)
And I already told you that I'm not good at english and I like to make words up. So it is was what it is.
It would need to spontaneously combust or otherwise accidentally catch fire and be consumed. Beyond those unlikely events, the redshirt stays firmly on.
Knowing Hoke's distaste for Red, I say there is a really good chance he burns that damn infernal redshirt. God willing, going forward Michigan men will be granted Blueshirts.
There's a better chance that Stonum transfers, quits football or goes pro after this year than Hoke going back on his word.
So go head and take him off your NCAA Football 2012 depth chart, he's not playing this year. Leave him on the roster for next year.
Given the nature of the situation, he should be considered lucky if he even dresses for home games. This is a question that shouldn't have even needed to be asked.
If Stonum wears an OSU shirt to practice, Hoke should immediately burn it.