Sophomore safety Vlad Emilien has left the Michigan football team, Scout.com learned Wednesday morning.
it's a major award
Glad I got a #5 jersey a couple weeks ago. FML.
Wait a second...he's 3rd string. Charles Stewart?
We just got a new foreign-exchange student who is a walk-on. He is the new backup safety. His name is Barwis McBarwison.
But seriously, how soon until Moundros starts playing strong safety. Just kidding. But seriously that kid can move.
That's not good.
I saw it on scout but I don't have a membership. Was hoping rivals would post something. If so that sucks.
he's supposed to make a statement later today.
Didn't sound like anything "scandalous". Assume he's looking for a better opportunity to play.
And he wants to transfer. So is that like a good thing? Maybe? I
Edit. Double post. Sorry I have an iPhone and Get crappy coverage at work.
Assume he's looking for a better opportunity to play.
At the risk of pointing out the obvious, where else is he going to have a better opportunity to play safety?
I-AA perhaps? That's where I expect him to end up.
I was trying to be nice
Yeah, I was too. I suspect his high school injury was a lot more serious than many believed. At the time, I wondered why OSU stopped talking to him after that; it seemed like a Saban type move. Now, I'm beginning to think that they thought he'd never even play competitive football again as opposed to thinking that he'd simply not play quite as well as before.
You're preaching to the choir.
What's with these kids???? If at first you don't succeed, don't bother trying harder and just go somewhere else to start over?
it's all about "instant gratification" with teens today. Work hard and wait for your opportunity is a concept that is lost or fading quickly.
"The Impaler" t-shirts are going on sale. ;-)
Actually, considering how my Tate shirt is looking now...maybe we should avoid player shirts for the near future....ugh...
is a fucking joke right, there is nothing on Rivals
That's because the mods at Rivals will delete ANYTHING that ever mentions ANYTHING they haven't stated themselves. It's pathetic.
They delete ANYTHING that links to Scout, MGoBlog, and WTKA.
It definitely gets frustrating sometimes, but I understand it to a certain point. They're all competitors. Why promote your competition? Would Coke tell you: "Hey, you can get a pretty good drink from those Pepsi guys."
Thats why you should make a safe choice and buy the #1 jersey. You're guaranteed a great player from the past or present.
Its like buying a yellow helmet for your favorite player in the Swedish Elite league.
Too bad, but it looked like Vlad's injury had cost him dearly and he was never going to play meaningful snaps.
Didn't he get some action on D against UConn? I'm almost positive I saw him out there at one point.
Vlad was granted his release. This never F**king ends with us does it?
The good news is he loves Rodriguez and the Michigan program.
Wow. He was truly one of my favorite players on the team. Really smart and well spoken kid. I was really pulling for him. I hope it isn't true, but if it is I wish him well. I hope his knee troubles didn't factor into this. Here's hoping he gets healthy and can live a happy pain free life. There goes my second favorite player on the team (1st was J. Turner...)
No idea who Fav #3 is, but......
"I HATE DENARD....I HATE DENARD....I HATE DENARD....
Post a link at least. I can't find this anywhere.
dont kill the messanger
I can vouch for the original poster. No link yet (except for behind a paywall), but Bill Greene from Scout is reporting it. I believe Bill knows Vlad from back when he was being recruited (and he's very reputable).
8 other people linked at the same time
that the depth chart listing at FS of Cam Gordon, Jared Van Slyke and Vlad Emilien needs a bit of updating? Seriously, the dude just moved up to #2 on the depth chart due to injury and now wants to transfer?
Van Slyke is done for the year broken Collarbone............. Make it stop now
Am I wrong here? I thought M Rob was now in the mix with Cam.
at Bandit Safety behind Kovacs. Someone will have to move as there is no one behind Cam Grodon at FS.
I thought M-Rob was getting reps there as well. Anyways, I'm not gonna miss the lack of speed. Transfers don't scare me anymore. Watch Roundtree light it up at 1:05
I'm blaming Vlad for my first double post..
who moves into FS? Furman? Hawthorne? Simmons?
Given the depth and talent in the secondary, this shouldn't be much of a problem.
(weeps softly at desk)
not the university. Maybe he's convinced that he's simply not going to recover completely. Maybe he's going to suspend his scholarship for a year and go full time into rehab. Maybe when he tries to play, he's in pain.
Those are just possibilities, of course. More likely he wants to play, sees that his injury is going to hold him back from seeing meaningful snaps, and has elected to move to a lower tier where he is still an athletic top dog.
So long as he doesn't have any harsh words on his way out, I wish him well.
And seeing as he recorded a PBU against UConn and is #2 on the depth chart, a surefire link is needed to validate this.
...how many kids transfer from other B10 schools? Is this normal? Atypical?
This doesn't make sense with Van Slyke's injury, but I'm about done trying to figure out 18-20 year olds.
quick, somebody ask him on his formspring.
Sorry to see Vlad go as for whatever reason he was one recruit I thought would blossom at UM once healthy. I know one of the coaches at Wisconsin who had echoed those sentiments as they apparently were very disappointed to lose out on his commitment.
I wish him well though as he seemed to be a class act.
on Michigan Scout, but I'm not a member and can't read it.
It says Emilien leaving Michigan.