Stonum to Redshirt, Hagerup Suspended Four Games

Submitted by Brian on August 7th, 2011 at 6:53 PM

091209_SPT_UM v Norte Dame_MRMWill Hagerup punts the ball during the Michigan Spring Football Game at Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor, Mich. on April 16, 2011. Angela J. Cesere |

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Press release:

U-M Football Head Coach Brady Hoke Announces Wide Receiver Stonum will Redshirt 2011 Season

ANN ARBOR, Mich. – University of Michigan football head coach Brady Hoke announced Sunday (Aug. 7) that senior wide receiver Darryl Stonum (Stafford, Texas/Dulles HS) will redshirt the 2011 season.

“While it would be great to have Darryl on the field this season, we feel it is in his best interest and the best interest of our program for him to redshirt,” said Hoke.  “Darryl will continue to be an important part of our team and family.  He has done everything we have asked him to do, but our number one priority is to help Darryl grow as a person.” 

Hoke also announced the suspension of sophomore punter Will Hagerup (Milwaukee, Wis./Whitefish Bay HS) for the first four games of the season and junior wide receiver Terrence Robinson (Klein, Texas/Oak HS) for the season opener for violating team rules.

Stonum's redshirt is obviously an effect of his second DUI in two years; Hagerup and Robinson's naughtiness is unknown.

Stonum's absence will be felt, as no one on the roster has his combination of size and speed. Michigan still has seniors Martavious Odoms and Junior Hemingway, though, and those two were about as productive as Stonum was. Folks like to rotate their wide receivers, though, and without Stonum the backups are untested Je'Ron Stokes, Jeremy Jackson, and Jerald Robinson. Michigan might think about getting Roundtree some reps on the outside now.

This is Hagerup's second strike after he missed the Ohio State game last year for the proverbial undisclosed violation of team rules. In his stead Seth Broekhuizen took over, averaging 29 yards a kick. Michigan will probably turn to freshman Matt Wile; Wile averaged 42 yards per attempt as a high school senior.

Robinson probably wasn't going to play anyway.

SILVER LINING: If Stonum can get someone to drive him around this year, his return in 2012 should soften the blow of losing Odoms and Hemingway. Michigan still needs receivers stat.

SIGNIFICANT DIFFERENCE W/ MICHAEL FLOYD: Floyd had two MIPs, which are nothing, and the one DUI. Stonum had two DUIs and went to jail for not doing the probation on the first one. Please refrain from outing yourself as a derp by derping about Notre Derp.


matty blue

August 7th, 2011 at 11:44 PM ^

notre dame can go to hell.

i seriously could not give two shits less who they suspend, or for how long, or for what reason.  it has nothing to do with us.  period.


August 8th, 2011 at 1:36 AM ^

I'm missing everyones argument that Stonum is getting a 13 game suspension or whatever we are calling here?! He is redshirting therefore will play all of next season, essentially missing no games in the grand scheme of things. Floyd's punishment? How about being immediately suspended indefinitely from the football team, meaning missing all of spring ball and not being able to attend team functions/workouts/summer school etc...fortunate? Sure, but it was his 1st DUI, and all you mich fans can scream false here because of the blinders... but if he had gotten his 2nd DUI he would not be enrolled at ND anymore and that is a fact. I know it was a different coach but what was Stonum's punishment for the 1st?

San Diego Mick

August 8th, 2011 at 2:43 AM ^

What do you mean it's not a punishment? What the hell are you talking about?

He now has to wait a whole year to start his Pro career if he's to make it that far, he has to behave for a year to stay on the team and he has not proven enough to the scouts to be deemed as a can't miss high draft pick, ok? How is that not punishment?


You ND fans man, are so full of shit sometimes. Get your head out of your asses. What Hoke did is for the good of the program long-term. What Kelly did is for the good of Kelly to get to the NFL within 3-5 years.


I would be concerned about that little matter if I were you. See Hoke plans on being around a while, I'm really happy for us and I guess I'm happy for you, LMAO!!!


August 8th, 2011 at 8:00 AM ^

ass clown troll. only a nd fan would not see the difference between the two. there is no guarantee stonum even makes it to next week more or less next year given his track record. floyd lost nothing. spring practice? for an all american senior? come on dude. kelly is a joke. keep sticking up for a guy that killed a kid. d-bag.

Blue in Yarmouth

August 8th, 2011 at 8:01 AM ^

Are you serious here? You think the fact that a player is suspended for a year is not a punishment but missing spring practice is a big deal? The fact that ND has a player who has three drinking related offenses under his belt and has yet to miss a single game because of it is a joke, plain and simple.

Look at Hagerup, 2 violations of team rules that you can be sure are not even cose to as serious as a DUI and he was suspended the first time for 1 game (the OSU game) and for his second he has 4. You sir, are an idiot. 

panthera leo fututio

August 8th, 2011 at 8:34 AM ^

Imagine that Floyd suffered another injury this preseason. How many games would he have to be projected to miss before you'd want to see him redshirt, rather than to come back and finish out the year? How many before Floyd would want to pack it in and try next year? I'm guessing that both numbers are over four. Thinking of a forced redshirt this way, in terms of the number of missed games you'd be willing to trade to avoid it, seems like a natural way to gauge the punishment's severity. I'd say it's at least as severe as a 5 game suspension.


August 8th, 2011 at 11:36 AM ^

As a well-regarded recruit, Hagerup probably has the normal dreams of making it to the NFL. Given the fact that punters get in the game 3-5 times per contest in most games, he has a very limited number of chances to show pro scouts what he can do, and the number of high-profile games against big-name opponents in an average career is pretty small. By the time the conference season rolls around in 2011, Hagerup will have missed five games already, including two marquee matchups against OSU and ND. If his "team rules" violations are of the illegal substance nature, he's already given NFL scouts a reason to downgrade him, and he hasn't played a down during his sophomore year. The contrast to Mesko couldn't be more striking.


August 8th, 2011 at 12:02 PM ^

Lol so I come to argue something logically, attacking nobody and my post gets deleted? Isn't that the point of a forum...there are mich fans on ND forums and as long as they follow the rules they can stay. just looking for an explanation if you are censoring ND fans just let me know and I'll leave.


August 8th, 2011 at 8:44 PM ^

These suspensions set the tone from the start, that the players' actions have consequences. Plus gives the kids time to sort out their problems in a sheltered environment, unlike the "real world" where there may be no such safety net.