Kyle Bosch Takes Indefinite Leave Of Absence

Submitted by Ace on September 3rd, 2014 at 6:05 PM

Sophomore guard Kyle Bosch is taking an indefinite leave of absence from the team, per this release from the athletic department:

Below is a statement from Michigan head football coach Brady Hoke:

“Kyle Bosch has taken a leave of absence for an undetermined amount of time for personal reasons. We ask that his privacy be respected at this time. We wish him the best and look forward to his return.”

Bosch started three games as a true freshman last year, but only played one snap in the opener. His most recent tweet didn't indicate any issue with the program—in fact, quite the opposite:

Here's hoping Bosch is able to work through whatever is going on at this time.



September 3rd, 2014 at 6:23 PM ^

Certainly hope that whatever the issue is can be resolved completely, and that he returns soon. Until then, best of luck, young man.

And a question for those of you who are better versed in redshirt rules than I am: If Bosch's leave of absence takes the entire season, can this season be considered his redshirt year? Or doesn't it count because he left the team voluntarily?

True Blue Grit

September 3rd, 2014 at 7:15 PM ^

and that Kyle is back with the team soon.  He's a great young man from what I've read with a bright future.  Whatever it is, let's all hope it's temporary and can be overcome.  My wife and I wish him the very best.

Mr. Yost

September 3rd, 2014 at 8:19 PM ^

I wish him all the best in getting through whatever it is he's going through.

And yes, to answer the question earlier, despite playing a snap...he'd almost certainly get a redshirt if he sat the entire year. The only thing from it being 100%, is the fact that we're dealing with the NCAA.

The Denarding

September 3rd, 2014 at 8:50 PM ^

This is a health issue and he really needs the time away from football and us fans to resolve it.

Many on this board have been where you are Kyle. You do you and the arms are still open. Come back anytime and in any capacity but get well soon and focus on getting yourself better. It's all that matters.


September 3rd, 2014 at 10:08 PM ^

not saying this is an issue like will's.  however, it seems like it very well could be, and it would be great to have a guy like will be able to talk to him (and any other players going through the same issues)



September 3rd, 2014 at 10:51 PM ^

There are certain situations that separate Michigan and Hoke (and, to be fair, some other institutions) from other schools (hello SEC). I am sure that his recovery or lessons learned will be paramount as this plays out.


September 4th, 2014 at 1:44 AM ^

Sad to lose anyone but it is a game and anything that would cause someone to take a total break from it has to be serious. I won't speculate. Hope all is well.

Blue in Yarmouth

September 4th, 2014 at 7:34 AM ^

I don't need to know what the problem is, just that a player on my favorite team is in need of time and space to get things sorted out (whether mental, physical, emotional or educational), that player gets my best wishes and prayers. Good luck to you young man and remember, lesser men have been through whatever it is you're going through and made it out the other side, so stick with it. 

Just to be clear, that last statement isn't to belittle what it is he's going through, but to provide hope in what may seem (to him at least) a hopeless situation. NOt that he reads this, but you know what I'm saying.


September 4th, 2014 at 9:03 AM ^

As one of my former bosses in the military would say, FIRST...take care of yourself and your family, THEN do your job.  Can't do it in reverse.  I sure hope that everything works its way out for the best.


September 4th, 2014 at 10:38 AM ^

Bad enough to be going through any sort of crisis, but having to be in the spotlight with everyone knowing that you have some issue has got to suck.  Hope he works through it and that he gets the space he needs.