It's been a bad week for [former] Michigan WRs

It's been a bad week for [former] Michigan WRs

Submitted by Leaders And Best on August 23rd, 2013 at 6:27 AM

Braylon Edwards' job is in jeopardy after the Jets signed Mohamed Massaquoi yesterday:

http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/football/jets/jets-insider-wr-signing-bad-braylon-article-1.1434586

Steve Breaston was released by the NO Saints a couple days ago:

http://www.nola.com/saints/index.ssf/2013/08/new_orleans_saints_make_slew_o.html

Mario Manningham was placed on the PUP list by the SF 49ers and will miss at least the first 6 games of the season:

http://blog.sfgate.com/49ers/2013/08/18/wr-manningham-will-miss-first-six-games-of-regular-season/

David Terrell was arrested on felony drug charges a couple days ago in Chicago:

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/chi-former-bears-top-pick-hit-with-felony-drug-charges-20130819,0,479646.story

And of course, Amara Darboh is out for the season after foot surgery. Jeremy Gallon and Jason Avant need to be extra careful right now.

SLIGHT MOD EDIT - I modified the title so that people would not think that the current Michigan WR depth chart was taking further hits. LSA

Darboh looking good in practice

Darboh looking good in practice

Submitted by MilkSteak on August 7th, 2012 at 1:29 PM

AnnArbor.com reports Amara Darboh is looking good in his first few practices as a Wolverine.

Featuring quotes from Roy Roundtree such as:

 

"He's really fast and strong. Amara, he just showed out today. I feel like he's really being comfortable. I told him, 'It's football, man. It's just a faster pace.' And he did it."

And:

"I quizzed him last night to make sure he was on his Ps and Qs. He asks a lot of questions, but he did a great job.His head is spinnin', just like all the other freshman. Asking questions. But he's a great kid."

Michigan 1st Practice Reports Open Thread

Michigan 1st Practice Reports Open Thread

Submitted by Leaders And Best on August 6th, 2012 at 6:46 PM

Open thread to post interesting nuggets coming out from Team 133's first practice.

From Chris Balas, Stephen Nesbitt, Sam Webb, & Wolverine Nation twitter:

Roy Roundtree: Amara Darboh was the most impressive freshman today

Will Campbell weighed in today at 310 lbs. Hoke would be surprised if he didn't play well this year.

Gardner did take snaps at wide receiver today.

Jibreel Black returned bigger. Both Black and Roh impressed in offseason conditioning.

Ricardo Miller will play TE and WR.

Fitz Toussaint and Frank Clark did not participate in first practice today.

Denard untied the shoelaces on the mannequin sporting his Cowboys Classic jersey:

Give Amara a Nickname

Give Amara a Nickname

Submitted by Steve Lorenz on January 13th, 2012 at 10:38 PM

I just got done following up with Amara Darboh when he made kind of a funny request: get him a nickname. He was known primarily as simply "AD" for the last two years of his high school career and wants something fresh. Where better to go than the most creative message board on the internet. What say you? 

Would you rather have Amara Darboh or Jordan Payton?

Would you rather have Amara Darboh or Jordan Payton?

Submitted by kaykaybroke on October 6th, 2011 at 5:30 PM

Just wondering in the eyes of the mgousers, which WR you would rather have in this years class? I understand that taking both is a possibility, but with the likelihood of Michigan leading for both, which would you take over the other?

Payton has been considered ovrrated by some, but still looks like a solid possession reciever, while Darboh seems to be the "big-play threat" type of player. Rivals and Scout ratings seem to prefer Payton to Darboh, but they're both consensus four stars.

Thoughts?

Darboh's recruitment: Is Kelly helping us out?

Darboh's recruitment: Is Kelly helping us out?

Submitted by PeterKlima on September 8th, 2011 at 9:12 AM

It sounds like WR Amara Darboh's guardians were taken back by the way Brian Kelly losses his poise and composure (while teaching that his team should keep theirs):

 

http://www.desmoinesregister.com/article/20110907/SPORTS05/309070083/-1/iowapoll07/Hansen-One-Darboh-s-suitors-took-too-far

 

“I know how emotional it gets out there,” he said. “I understand that’s part of the game. I really do. But it did shock me. You hold Notre Dame up a little higher than that. It made me wonder how I would feel if Amara was treated like that on national TV.”

When the Notre Dame player reached the sideline, lip readers across the nation were certain they saw Kelly call his player a (f-bomb) something or other. In front of “Touchdown Jesus” and everything.

When the player walked away, the coach followed on his heels and went off again. Always teaching, that guy. But not always learning.

This is also the person in charge the day a student-videographer climbed a 50-foot tower in 50 mph winds to record a practice session and fell to his death. It's been a rough couple of years.

Here’s what Kelly said Tuesday at his weekly news conference: “Did I hit somebody? Did I strike somebody?”

Then he admitted to being “extremely frustrated” at the time and said, "I've got to do a better job of understanding when that camera is on me, and it seems like that camera is on me more than I'm used to. I'll have to do a better job of controlling my emotions.”