triangle_M

January 9th, 2013 at 12:22 PM ^

I think he stays. A few days ago Sam Webb had a caller on who knows his dad and thinks he's staying. I know ... all the callers may not be legit but I am going enjoy my wishful thinking for a few more hours.

jmblue

January 9th, 2013 at 12:58 PM ^

There was someone posting here a few days ago who claimed to have talked to him recently and reported that Lewan felt he has "unfinished business" at Michigan.  I had completely written off his return but then that post made me reconsider just a hair . . . now I'm ever so slightly getting my hopes up.

 

johnvand

January 9th, 2013 at 12:24 PM ^

He's gotta be gone.  The class he came in with is graduating this year.  Denard, Roh, etc.

Can't see a guy sticking around when the majority of his classmates are leaving and he has a top 10 pick in the NFL draft pretty much secured.

He's riding a donkey twosie off into the sunset.  So long, sweet moustache tattoo'ed prince.

MJ14

January 9th, 2013 at 12:28 PM ^

Good luck to him whatever he chooses to do. I saw some Mock Drafts having him picked between 7-10 in the first round after the match-up with Clowney. So whatever he decides to do, it looks like he'll have a bright future.

ScruffyTheJanitor

January 9th, 2013 at 12:30 PM ^

I have really enjoyed his progression-- at least as I percieved it-- from "Is He really that good" his first year to "I guess he is" the second to "Actually, better" his third year. If the Colts can some how, some way, get him as their new LT I'll be stoked. Since they pic 24th, that will never happen. I always have this line from the Anthology of Interest:  "So that's what things would be like if I'd invented the fing-longer. [Sigh]. A man can dream though. A man can dream..."

TallyWolverine

January 9th, 2013 at 12:34 PM ^

My vision: Two hats. One has the NFL logo, the other is Michigan. He puts on the Michigan hat and everybody shouts, jumping up and down, and congratulating each other. Best recruiting job to date.

cozy200

January 9th, 2013 at 12:36 PM ^

We got alot out of him. Happy with either decision. Ask yourself, if your friend got an amazing job offer... Would you be a douche to him for accepting?

RowoneEndzone

January 9th, 2013 at 12:36 PM ^

Quick! Someone steal his twosie and write a ransom letter.

Dear Taylor,

You will get your beloved twosie back at the end of the 2013 season if you stay.

Sincerely,

Anon

Todd Plate's n…

January 9th, 2013 at 12:45 PM ^

We think this will be streamed by mgoblue.com or some other outlet?  (although we will quickly know via twitter and the like)

 

I've moved from the "i'd be shocked if he came back" to the "i'd be surprised, but not shocked..." camp.  Seems like a kid who loves college, has done all of his homework on the decision, including, I assume, talking to the likes of Jake Long and others who may have both stayed and come out early.  Taylor seems like a mature young man who can grasp the notion of "you get a 2nd chance at a senior year in college and all it entails, but then that's it, never again can  you have this experience". 

He'll be missed if he leaves, but nothing but deep gratitude can be felt for the years he gave the team and university. 

ish

January 9th, 2013 at 12:45 PM ^

we'd all prefer that he stay b/c it's better for the team next year.  but in reality, recruits want to see that we're putting high level talent into the NFL and in the long run doing so assures us more long term success.  and the other bottom line is that lewan was an awesome player, helped the team, allowed us to enjoy the team more and now deserves to redeem the spoils of his efforts.

LSAClassOf2000

January 9th, 2013 at 12:46 PM ^

I wish Taylor Lewan nothing but the best in whatever he decides to do. His years of service to Michigan have been excellent and his play really has earned him that very high projection in the NFL draft, which is an honor for both the program as well as Lewan. If he does decide to stay ultimately, then best of luck on what would then undoubtedly be an excellent senior campaign.

MGoStrength

January 9th, 2013 at 12:47 PM ^

Where is he announcing?  Is this like a nationally broadcasted thing like on ESPN, locally like on mgoblue.com or just something we'll have to catch on the net?

Bo Knows

January 9th, 2013 at 12:54 PM ^

By all means I think he's leaving.  He gave his mother his helmet after the bowl game, and seemed to talk about having a good ride while here.  His stock probably couldn't get any higher either.  However, this press conference gives me hope.  Recently it's become more common for guys to hold these press conferences to inform their school that they are staying (Burke, Barkley).  Lewan sticking around would give the team a moral boost going into the offseason and into next year.  Also, with Braden looking to be ready to step in next season it could allow Schofield to go back to guard where I thought he played very well last season.  I do know that Taylor loves this university, evidenced by how visible he is at major university non-athletic events.  Maybe, I'm just trying to convince myself of the impossible, but I wouldn't be totally shocked if he stayed.

Either way, I loved watching Lewan progress over the best three seasons.  Best of luck in whichever endeavor he chooses. 

jericho

January 9th, 2013 at 12:59 PM ^

Let's just say he stays.  How does that change the perception of next year's offense?  Chances to get to the Big ten Title game? 

To me this is a huge decision for next year's team and means a much much more productive offense.  Therefore increases our chances to play for a championship.

DPUblue

January 9th, 2013 at 1:06 PM ^

But as a Redshirt Junior he'll leave with a degree and would be among the best decorated M Lineman in history.  I think more importantly though in making his decisions...he's had some pretty close calls with injuries and has been pretty banged up throughout his career.  

 

The ULTIMATE tragedy would be if he came back, got injured, played less than standard Lewan level and gets drafted in the 2-3rd round (or not at all).  I want him to stay, but I want even more for him to succeed at the next level and not wonder what if, and cast self doubt in costing himself a career.  

 

Spread your WWWings and FLY awaaaaayy.  If you really love something, sometimes you just gotta let it go.  

jericho

January 9th, 2013 at 1:16 PM ^

Some good points, but really?  You rather see him succeed at the next level than play for Michigan?  Sure there is a chance he could get hurt next year in college.  There is a chance he could get hurt walking up to the podium on draft day too or in his combine workouts or any other place.  Not to discount it, but that is just a part of life.

I'm not saying he should stay.  He has to do what's right for him.  But there is no way I want him to leave. I would rather he played for Michigan, but will be very happy for him if he chooses to go on to the NFL.

ToledoWolverine

January 9th, 2013 at 1:09 PM ^

but there is something to be said for enjoying one last year of college. He will get his millions this year or next. How many chances does a person get to be a broke ass college student. Whichever decision he makes will be a good one, I wish him luck either way. 

BiSB

January 9th, 2013 at 1:25 PM ^

Everything says he's gone, and in reality that's almost certainly the right thing for him.

But I'm in this for me. STAY, GODDAMNIT.