Warren Leaning "Heavily" Towards Leaving

Submitted by Brian on December 3rd, 2009 at 7:27 PM

The delightful news keeps coming:

Warren, a third-year junior who led Michigan with 4 interceptions this year, has filed paperwork to ask the NFL's underclass advisory committee for his draft status.

He said Thursday their input will play into his decision, but turning pro is "just something that I believe it's just for me."

"I'm definitely, I'd have to say heavily, I like the chances of me coming out," Warren said at Michigan's annual football bust.

Lame.

BONUS: Vincent Smith's ACL was torn against Ohio State. He'll miss spring practice and may be touchy going into the fall according to someone close to the situation.

Comments

wishitwas97

December 3rd, 2009 at 7:35 PM ^

Looks like Mike Shaw will be the starting RB with Mike Cox, Fitzgerald Toussaint battling out to get some share of carries. People forget that the coaching staff likes Fitzgerald a lot better than Vincent Smith coming out of HS. He's one player to watch out for in spring practice.

UMaD

December 3rd, 2009 at 7:51 PM ^

Is one position where a true freshman can make an immediate impact w/o being a huge liability. Whoever ends up sticking with the class out of Hopkins/Drake/White may play also role in the backfield.

Beavis

December 3rd, 2009 at 7:39 PM ^

That Jake Olson story just popped up again on Sportscenter. If you haven't seen it - please do.

Makes you realize just you fucking lucky you really are. Things like losing Warren to the NFL and Smith for one year seem meaningless compared to life's real challenges.

DoubleMs

December 3rd, 2009 at 7:46 PM ^

So far, the shit that has shat on Michigan appears to be:

FOOTBALL:
David Molk: Foot Break followed by ACL Injury
Brandon Minor: Persistent Ankle Sprain followed by Shoulder Injury
Vincent Smith: ACL Injury
Tate Forcier: Concussion

HOCKEY:
Robbie Czarnik: Departure for OHL
Jack Campbell: Decommit for OHL

BASKETBALL:
Ben Cronin: ACL Recovery and Broken Hand
Manny Harris: Hamstring Issues

What am I missing?

streaker

December 4th, 2009 at 11:13 AM ^

Czarnik was addition by subtraction. He didn't want to play at Michigan, but was negative and a drag to all the other players. Let him take his Eyore act to Plymouth, where they'll cut his azz for dogging it, not back checking, complaining and not scoring.

Campbell played Red and played the system. If the kid is that good, he'll play in the NHL in two years. History suggests otherwise, but hey, he sold out, so screw him.

Don't count this team out, they still can make a run. I like the 2010 class, too.

dahblue

December 3rd, 2009 at 7:48 PM ^

I was hoping to be very wrong when I said we were going to lose our top defenders. Hopefully this doesn't mean that another 5-7 season will be excused due to our "inexperienced" defense.

seattleblue

December 3rd, 2009 at 7:55 PM ^

Considering this isn't even a post-football Monday (which I hate even saying, but it's sort of true) this was definitely a black day on Mgoblog. I'd like to petition this blog to post only kittens tomorrow. I need something to lift my spirits before the weekend.

BlueGoM

December 3rd, 2009 at 8:13 PM ^

He needs to sweet talk and sugar coat all the reasons Warren should stay, bust out the wizard hat and talk him off the ledge. Maybe play Warren the famous "THE TEAM, THE TEAM, THE TEAM" sound bite a few times. Or a dozen.

Smith with the ACL is just the salt in the wound at this point.

CalJr3000

December 3rd, 2009 at 8:12 PM ^

-Entire hockey team has mono
-Zoltan was academically ineligible, voiding all Michigan wins this year
-There's still games to be played in the basketball season

If this winter keeps up the blog's gonna have more kittens than icanhascheezburger

DeuceInTheDeuce

December 3rd, 2009 at 8:30 PM ^

There was chatter about him being fed up last year. Compound it with this year and well... There's only so much losing a good player can take. I think this has more to do with wanting out than the CBA or anything else.

He better pray he doesn't go to the Lions.

dahblue

December 3rd, 2009 at 8:55 PM ^

He is predicted (by at least one "draft guru type website") to be a 1st or 2nd round pick. There's a lack of great secondary players in this draft, so while I'd love to stick some it's-your-fault on RR...I don't think it is. Donovan just has a chance to get picked in a good spot. His leaving should have been expected (although I'll be thrilled if he stays).

daveheal

December 3rd, 2009 at 9:02 PM ^

The only website I've seen that on was the one posted somewhere around here that essentially looked like somebody's crazy uncle made the thing with GeoCities. If he gets picked in the first round (crazy uncle had him at #14), I'll eat my hat. And anybody else's hat.

MileHighWolverine

December 3rd, 2009 at 10:35 PM ^

the NFL wanting a rookie salary cap put into the next CBA (which is going into negotiations this year) than anything to do with RRod.

Even at 5th or 6th round he probably would make more money than if he went 2nd or 3rd with a salary cap in place.

Worth the risk, if you ask me.