Dawkins

September 13th, 2015 at 1:02 PM ^

There were also several tweets yesterday saying that he *started* following Jay Harbaugh and sparty's OC on Twitter (we know he was following Jay during his recruitment, so it sounds like he may have unfollowed him at some point, then re-followed him in the last 48 hours).  

Autocracy Now

September 13th, 2015 at 2:15 PM ^

That's kind of weird, unless he was already old for his class and then got held back a grade or something. Or Mormon mission. Always gotta consider the possibiity of the Mormon mission with these CT kids.

Mr. Yost

September 13th, 2015 at 1:43 PM ^

And has never been.

He liked UCLA's weather and girls. Period. He liked the bright lights...

And Harbaugh's really not a yeller at players. Look at every single Rudock INT or mistake we've made.

He's MUCH more of a coach than a yeller/screamer/Bobby Knight style.

Clark would do just fine...but are we still too far from home is my question.

Stringer Bell

September 13th, 2015 at 1:52 PM ^

Ok, the fact that he liked Mora because he thought he was chill is the more important part.  We all know Harbaugh likes players with a certain mentality and Clark just doesn't appear to fit that mold.  Harbaugh's an intense guy who demands his players to display a certain amount of toughness and competitiveness, and I don't think Clark would respond well to that based on what I know about him from his recruitment and now this story.

I Like Burgers

September 13th, 2015 at 6:15 PM ^

I think everyone is reading way too much into one innocuous quote.  But more than that, y'all don't know shit about Clark's mental state, how he would respond to coaching, or what he is like as a person.

And considering we have a RB and a starting QB on our roster who are transfers, I think all of this judgement is a) shitty, and b) hypocritical.

But have your fun.  Its cool to openly the question the mental health of a college freshman.

BroadneckBlue21

September 13th, 2015 at 9:24 PM ^

betwen a young man who transfers after a season, or two, or three, or even four. But after two weeks? Plus, the kid quickly committed to NC and decommited a day later. Committed to UM and then decommitted, and then spent the rest of the time being very malleable to both UCLA and UM. I'm not stating that he cannot grow up, or change. Yet, he has a very dubious track record in comparison. I worry that he has talent but doesn't have ethic--which is the type of player that will not last with Harbaugh. He has to be able to commit beyond one day, one week. Not just to the team, but for himself. 

Stop telling other fans that they are judging too quickly. We could argue that you simply are overlooking character to take a flyer on a dubious kid--who has already burned the school twice. Sure, the coaches may take him based on his potential, but many fans could care less about his potential at this point--and that isn't judgy. 

Hail-Storm

September 14th, 2015 at 11:25 AM ^

who is in his mid 30s and can't decide whether to redo my house, or move in the area, or move somewhere totally different, I'm not going to harp on some 19-20 year old trying to make one of the biggest decisions in his life.

I switched majors, and my wife has switched careers after getting her masters. The problem isn't the kids, it's the fact grown adults follow their recruitment too much. There is no reason we should have this much information on a possible recruit who ended up somewhere else. 

Bo Nederlander

September 13th, 2015 at 3:41 PM ^

This makes for an interesting argument. On one hand, he doesn't seem very mentally tough and it appears as though he is indecisive. He'll sit out maybe two years although, I think one appearance in a game with very limited participation and mono may very well be a good enough excuse for the NCAA to grant him a waiver allowing him to play next year. My money is on the ladder. If not, and he came to Michigan, being 20, we might have this kid until he's 24(!!) before he leaves/graduates? That's enough time for Harbaugh to instil some discipline, fortitude, and maturity in this kid. If not, he leaves and we move on. Just my opinion, and trusting the coaches, I'd take him. 

Reader71

September 13th, 2015 at 3:52 PM ^

I'm sure you didn't mean it this way, but it sounds like you don't think a lot of Harbaugh's ability to manage players.

There are a lot of guys with a lot of personalities on every team. The good coaches build a relationship with all of them.

Bo's guys weren't born Bo's guys. They were made.

Pit2047

September 13th, 2015 at 4:56 PM ^

I mean if the only knock on him is he might be an immature almost 20 year old that doesn't always make decisions that are in his interest but is still an overall good kid then I'll take him. He was the number 1 TE in the country last year and seeing as how Jake Butt probably has an NFL decision to make at the end of this year and the only in line TE behind him is Bunting and we've missed on our top targets for 2016, I would happily take a former 5 star TE who spurned Michigan inside of a year ago. While Harbaugh is at, he can steal Damien Harris and Dashawn Hand from Alabama and George Campbell from FSU. He's already trying to RS Morris, if Harbaugh can retroactively fix all the mistakes Hoke made he's a better coach than I even dreamed. Maybe we actually beat Rutgers last season, scored points on ND, Fitz Toussaint actually ran for over 100 yards against UConn, Devin Gardner was actually allowed to reach his potential as a QB!! I mean how far back can he go?! Can we not lose to App St? Can Tyler Ecker pitch it to Breaston? Can we go to the 1974 Rose Bowl? Having a coach with time traveling powers is awesome!!!

Mr Miggle

September 13th, 2015 at 2:56 PM ^

I don't know why he's quitting now, but it looks like a very bad decision for his football career. He played in UCLA's first game. He's going to sit out this season and redshirt next season unless the NCAA grants some sort of hardship request. Maybe he can argue he shouldn't have played because of mono, but I doubt it would work.

Mr Miggle

September 13th, 2015 at 3:59 PM ^

It's a self-imposed setback. Lots of players sit due to injuries, missions or simply having to wait their turn to play He'll still have 3 years of eligibility. Still, going back to UCLA might be his best option.