Book it. Dude is fast and knowledgable, and although he doesn't have the athletic skill-set of a Vlad, he at least is a scholarship body. Go Ray, Go Blue!
As reported by SI.com, Oregon and LSU will open up the 2011 season at Cowboys Stadium.
Should be a pretty good game. Maybe this will open up talks once again about Michigan and Alabama in 2012.
A pretty lengthy interview with both coaches on the upcoming ND-Mich game. RR's is in the video and Kelly's is in the text.
Not too bad for the WWL.
Bubble wrap please? Wait, he would probably have an allergic reaction to it and be lost for the season. Sumo suit? Walking in it would cause his knee to blow out for some reason. Iron Man's suit? The complexity of the controls would cause him to transfer. I'm out of ideas.
Although it does suck that Vlad Emilien has decided to transfer from a position that seems like no one wants to play we should not be worried so much by the depth but more about the APR.
If you look in hindsight, would Vlad had been a great football player if he couldn't start on the two worst defenses in Michigan Football history? Losing him undoubtedly hurts depth on a insanely flimsy position but with him being on the field would he have been a good player? If I am correct, Vlad only played when Michigan was up by twenty in the last minutes of the UConn game. Maybe his knee injury is the reason why he couldn't beat out a converted WR and a walk-on. Yes, Jared Van Slyke is out for the whole year which is the reason why Vlad's decision to transfer is so mind-boggling. This could bring the emergence of Marvin Robinson who may end up playing better than Vlad Emilien could.
The APR issue is the one that's worrying me. How many transfers can Michigan handle before we finally go below that "mendoza line"?
Let's move on from Emilien transferring and focus once again on the football season.
This is my nephew. We are all very proud of him.
Sophomore safety Vlad Emilien has left the Michigan football team, Scout.com learned Wednesday morning.
This was retweeted by Rothstein via Twitter (Brian Hamilton article from The Trib):
"You have to give it to him -- he's an athletic guy, he's hard to tackle, but every guy can be beat," Irish defensive end Ethan Johnson said of Robinson. "One guy is not going to rule the game.
"I read my keys and if he's really close to me, I'm going to tackle him. I'm not going to go in there afraid of the guy. If he makes a move, and I stay in balance, I'm going to make the tackle. If I misstep, I misstep. I'm not going to go in there scared like, 'Oh, maybe he jukes me.' Can't play like that. I'm going to go in there and make every play I can."
He is definitely not trashing Denard but those words are something that could play into some extra motivation.
Denard is so fast . . . he watches 60 Minutes in half an hour.
Denard is so fast . . . he can turn out the lights and be in bed before it's dark.
Denard is so fast . . . he got a speeding ticket on I-94. He was walking.
Denard is so fast . . . he leaves a vapor trail on cold days.
Denard is so fast . . . he bends time. He graduates in 1997.
Denard is so fast . . . they had to use high-speed film to take his class picture.
Denard is so fast . . . he has to use his dreadlocks as a parachute to slow down.
Denard is so fast . . . he catches rabbits during lunch. In Australia.
Denard is so fast . . . scientists measure the distance between stars in Denard-years.
Denard is so fast . . . he gives Usain Bolt a 90 meter head start in the 100 meters.
Denard is so fast . . . when he was a baby he broke the sound barrier learning to crawl.
Denard is so fast . . . you can tell how far away he is by counting the seconds until you hear thunder.
Denard is so fast . . . Cheetahs teach their young how to hunt by watching video of Denard.
Denard is so fast . . . he won the Indy 500. Without a car.
Denard is so fast . . . it takes light 8 minutes to reach the earth from the sun. Denard can do it in 4.
Denard is so fast . . . by the time you hear "Hike", he's already in the end zone.
Denard is so fast . . . [Your turn].