Denard and DG graduating today

Submitted by UM2k1 on May 4th, 2013 at 10:44 AM
Title says all the info, but couldn't be more proud of these two great ambassadors for Michigan. Go Blue, and congratulations to everyone graduating today. Welcome to the best alumni group in the world.



May 4th, 2013 at 12:55 PM ^

Going to have to.  You must be enrolled in the university to remain eligible.  I do wonder if the scholarship applies to grad school, though.  I assume it would as the ATH Dept. pays the athlete's bill to the U.


May 4th, 2013 at 1:50 PM ^

As long as he takes care of business it looks that way. I'm happy that the two schools I'm a diehard fan of actually turn out student athletes, not just guys that "ain't come to play school."

I know Brian has been giving Tom Crean and my alma mater, IU, a lot of crap about his over signing practices, but if you look at the Matt Roth situation last year he left after four years with a masters degree. Jordan Hulls is leaving with a masters, Victor Oladipo is leaving early with his BS, and Cody is two semesters away from a degree from the Kelley schooly of business (which he's said he will finish up the next 2 summers). So I wish he'd lighten up on the Tom Crean = Nick Saban stuff. Crean isn't pushing guys out the door that are injured, he's only not invited guys back that got their 4 years of free education (Creek is leaving with a degree as well even though he's transferring now).


May 5th, 2013 at 12:20 AM ^

When that Jackass Tom Crean stops magically finding ways for less talented players to move on from their program so he can sign volumes of new and more talented players he can stop being Nick Saban Lite.

Until then, he remains the less successful protege and your alma mater a joke for accommodating the practice.

Wolverine In Iowa

May 4th, 2013 at 11:03 AM ^

Welcome to the club!  Go Blue!!

Feel free to roast me, but I cannot recall this at all, and with DG graduating today, I have to ask:  did DG graduate early (i.e., after three years)?  And, he has two years left of eligibility, correct?


May 4th, 2013 at 2:16 PM ^

He graduated from high school and enrolled at Michigan early, so he got the winter semester in. I'm assuming he took some summer classes to take care of the last few credits. So, he got the degree in 3.5 years. He still has two years of eligibility and will probably end up with a masters degree if he stays both years.


May 4th, 2013 at 11:21 AM ^

Personal preference usually is expressed by the other stuff people put on their caps.

For example, my cap (avatar) was plated with carbon fiber kindly donated by the solar car team


May 4th, 2013 at 12:41 PM ^

Here's the Rackham Page.  They describe the Business color as "drab."  Gold is much more impressive (and, one would hope, appropriate).  White listed for Literature, so I'd guess LS&A for undergrads.  But where's Denard's tassel?  [Someone else can make the joke about a tassel being too much like a shoelace.]


May 4th, 2013 at 11:42 AM ^

Early enrollee or not, it is hard for anyone to graduate from Michigan in 3.5 years. Let alone a guy who also has the added burden of being on the football team. Extremely impressive