Kelvin Grady Sort Of Kind Of Officially On The Football Team

Submitted by Brian on June 1st, 2009 at 11:08 PM

Is this a stronger pronouncement than what was offered in Unverified Voracity this morning?

Kelvin Grady, who played the past two years as a backup point guard on the Michigan basketball team, is expected to join the football team. … Both U-M football coach Rich Rodriguez and Grady were unavailable for comment.

No quotes, no "sources"… eh, it's in a newspaper and serves as further confirmation. So, it's sort of official. Kind of.

Grady's scholarship is basically free this year since Michigan was five scholarships short of a full boat, and then he'll have two years to attempt to make an impact.



June 1st, 2009 at 11:52 PM ^

It will be interesting to hear what, if any, guarantees were made regarding a scholarship after this year. I wonder if this is basically a one year tryout, or a three year deal.


June 2nd, 2009 at 1:11 AM ^

So you're saying that Michigan Football actually may possibly maybe get a former basketball player, and his name is not Paulus. That right there is win enough for me.

The timing on this has to be decent for Kelvin's chances, as well as the team's depth, as he gets the summer to practice with the team, right?

In all seriousness, and probably an unoriginal thought, maybe this encourages Kevin to do the right things to stay/get back on the team - whatever his status may be.


June 2nd, 2009 at 8:26 AM ^

Well, he CAN, but something tells me that he'd have to prove something to Beilein/the team before he did again. He did quit. Also, he'd have to change his playing style (ie, he'd need to play defense), which is something he seemed somewhat reluctant to do last year.

Michigan Arrogance

June 2nd, 2009 at 7:21 AM ^

RE: You're not in the Big East anymore.

Dear RR,

So far you have recruited 75 slot WRs and 18 OLs. You cannot fill out an offense with only OLs and WRs. This is the B10. I demand some 5* LBs & QBs ASAP to commit to M. Also, some CBs and DLs. kthxbi,




June 2nd, 2009 at 9:12 AM ^

if Kelvin eventually becomes the Grady that is a difference-maker on the field for Michigan instead of his 5-star brother.


June 2nd, 2009 at 9:19 AM ^

why not bring in their cousins. they were good at the same division three highschool as well. im sure the transition to the big ten is smooth as silk. (sorry, im from the same town and was sick of the grady scene then, and sick of it now.)