Logan Tuley-Tillman Dismissed From Team

Submitted by Ace on September 10th, 2015 at 3:08 PM

According to a very brief release from the athletic department, redshirt sophomore offensive tackle Logan Tuley-Tillman is no longer a member of the football program.

Statement from Jim Harbaugh, J. Ira and Nicki Harris Family Head Football Coach:

“Logan Tuley-Tillman has been dismissed from the football team for conduct unacceptable for a Michigan student athlete." 

Tuley-Tillman saw some action as a sixth lineman in the Utah game, so something must have transpired since then. His departure means Michigan's depth on the line is worrisome both this year and moving forward. Unless a guard slides out to tackle, the only backup tackles are now freshmen: redshirt freshman Juwann Bushell-Beatty and true freshmen Grant Newsome and Nolan Ulizio. Graham Glasgow and Ben Braden could each move to right tackle, allowing David Dawson or Patrick Kugler (when he's healthy) to slide into the lineup if need be. Michigan can stand pat for now, but if there's an injury on the line things get dicey in a hurry.

Expect Michigan to make a big push for another tackle in the 2016 class. Meanwhile, the heralded 2013 O-line haul is looking like a disaster. Kugler and Dawson still have plenty of time to contribute, but Chris Fox's career is over due to medical issues, Kyle Bosch transferred to West Virginia, Dan Samuelsen couldn't crack the two-deep and transferred, and now Tuley-Tillman is off the team.

Comments

Knight

September 10th, 2015 at 4:58 PM ^

this "music" video (NSFW):

Mildly interesting story- I had never heard of this Montana idiot until this morning when I came across his name while looking up Jabrill Pepper's rap vids on youtube. Jabrill goes by J-Reall, Montana raps with a guy going by J Real. LTT is in multiple Montana of 300 videos. LTT should have left those losers behind.

Gofor2

September 11th, 2015 at 10:12 AM ^

to deserve the boot. Surely one has to think it had to take more than being in a picture or video. For that that matter it should take more than who he chooses as friends. No coach has a right to dictate those types of things, not that I think that's the case anyway..BUT if that was a picture of 4 white guys holding shot guns dressed in camouflage and bright orange hats then we wouldn't even be talking about it.

Rabbit21

September 10th, 2015 at 6:30 PM ^

Just being in the video wouldn't be enough to get him off the team.  It's probably enough for him to have done some punishment conditioning.  Besides the video has been out for awhile and he wouldn't have traveled to SLC if that was the issue.

He was likely warned about this and may have had a shorter rope as a result, though. 

MLaw06

September 10th, 2015 at 3:13 PM ^

What happened to Bosch.  Came to Harbaugh's office said I'm here to play.  Harbaugh said no thanks and Bosch went to WVU.  Seems strange considering we need OL depth.  There must be something we don't know.

BlueCube

September 10th, 2015 at 3:51 PM ^

He was the only one I'm aware of who left the team mid season for personal reasons.

This makes me question even more if what happened with LTT was as serious as most of us think. It may be but Harbaugh is trying to instill discipline and partying may not be part of it.

When you read about Lewan and Glasgow with their issues and "Burger" in BLL, you start wondering if Hoke was too much of a nice guy or not paying attention. I drank in college but these are some pretty serious drinking problems coming out. Maybe we are seeing why the line has underperformed.

I'm not indicating that LTT was drinking. Only addressing overall discipline.

tspoon

September 10th, 2015 at 3:55 PM ^

I seriously doubt this was just a drinking incident.

 

Jim has plenty of personal experience with drinking issues.  No way he straight up boots a guy off the squad for ONLY that.

 

Now it may turn out that alcohol was involved in whatever happened.  But it's a very safe bet that whatever it was, it was very serious.  Jim has been around the block ... publicly canning a veteran player and explaining it with "conduct unbecoming" ... that's smoke from a very significant fire.

 

 

 

 

BlueCube

September 10th, 2015 at 4:00 PM ^

I said there apparently were some major discipline problems and it may be more about Harbaugh trying to instill discipline than being a crime as some are indicating. We have no idea what Harbaugh will do as far as discipline.

 

Brady Elliott

September 10th, 2015 at 3:15 PM ^

I remember during his recruitment that he mentioned several times in interviews how he works hard and will work hard to succeed to help his family. I'm sure he's very disappointed in himself for letting his family and himself down. I hope this is the bottom for him and his life goes up from here!

FreddieMercuryHayes

September 10th, 2015 at 3:15 PM ^

Per the Twitter, for that 2013 OL recruiting class, some notable 'passes' from the coaching staff include:

Ethan Poccic,  starter at center and gaurd since his true sophomore season at LSU

Dan Skipper, starter at gaurd as sophomore now starting LT at Arkansas

Cameron Hunt, starter last year and this year as gaurd for Oregon.

Yep, that 2013 OL class worked out juuuuusssttt fine.

FreddieMercuryHayes

September 10th, 2015 at 3:25 PM ^

True, but off field issues for two (Bosch, seemingly LTT) and injuries (Fox) de-railed three of the four.  Meanwhile three notable passes have had none of those derail their playing at other schools.  I'm guessing it wasn't UM that caused those off field issues and injuries.  Also, Samuleson just couldn't crack the two-deep on a not so great UM line.  Meanwhile all three of those guys I've mentioned are now at least two year starters on pretty damn good OLs. 

tspoon

September 10th, 2015 at 3:31 PM ^

He wasn't exactly chosen over Pocic.  He was a late-ish add when the view on OL numbers had changed (increased)... the Pocic ship had long sailed at that point.

 

Samuelson was glad to trade up.  Pocic was in a different boat than that.

 

Now you can argue Pocic vs Bosch for sure.  That was the real decision at hand at the time.

 

 

Mr Miggle

September 10th, 2015 at 4:30 PM ^

for anyone. The staff let recruits know there were taking 5 OL. Bosch and the others committed before Pocic was ready to decide. They were all plan A recruits. I don't think turning one down to wait on another was a realistic option.

You're right about Samuelson. I don't think any of us know for sure if Skipper or Hunt would have come here if he didn't. Hunt came in on a visit, but wanted to take more trips. He had a chance to commit first.