JOHNNAVARREISMYHERO

May 8th, 2015 at 1:19 AM ^

I think its pretty smart to gauge his interest.

Things got away from him quite a bit about half way through the season, but he had won a lot of games prior to that and has some real talent.  

 

The Baughz

May 8th, 2015 at 7:01 AM ^

I don't think he can go to an SEC school due to his past academic troubles. They put some sort of new rule in last year to prevent transfers with academic transgressions from playing there.

This was posted on twitter by Bruce Feldman and some other prominent journalists. Im on my phone and can't link.

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pdgoblue25

May 8th, 2015 at 10:06 AM ^

Held out for a year, and returned to the place where he embarrassed himself.  He won the starting job, and then graduated.  He didn't take the easy way out, in my opinion he faced it like a man.

I think Golson is good and I would take him in a second.  If Harbaugh can hammer ball security into his head he can be very impressive.

Cheating scandal is a harsh way to describe what happened.  This wasn't a situation where someone took his ACTs for him, or an entire fake major being created like at UNC.  He cheated on a quiz, got caught, and accepted his punishment.

uminks

May 8th, 2015 at 1:45 AM ^

For transfer QBs under Harbaugh. I think both our transfers have a good chance of starting in '15 and '16. I think by '17 Gentry or Malzone will be more than ready under Harbaugh guidance. I'm not sure if Morris or Speight will ever get to be starters? Morris may have the best chance, if he plays well this season, to beat out O'korn in '16. Only time will tell. Rudock has to be the odds on favorite to win and keep the starting job this season.

CoverZero

May 8th, 2015 at 3:49 AM ^

Michigan has had 8 straight seasons with Turnover Machines under Center.

Gholson is a playmaker, but he is also a TM.

Michigan will be better off with a Care Taker under Center this year, because the Defense will be Deep, Talented and Stout.

#1997

TdK71

May 8th, 2015 at 8:45 AM ^

Denard and Devin were amazing Athletes that had a great WOW! factor, that left many of us in awe of their athleticism, but they also made many of us say "please don't turnover the ball, every time they touched it.". 

If we want to be competitive this season we need to take care of the goddamn football.

As Bo would say "We are not Here to debate this"

That is all.

steve sharik

May 8th, 2015 at 1:46 PM ^

OL: Backus, Hutchinson, Jansen + others 

That's 3 NFLers who played 10+ years in the league.

Also, this defense will be good, but I don't think it'll be '97 good.

Even if it were, you additionally need to be very good at running the ball and TO margin to be successful with a QB who doesn't wow you but takes care of the ball.

CoverZero

May 8th, 2015 at 2:06 PM ^

The 1997 team was not a great rushing offense, even with all of those NFL OL that they had.  They were decent at running and decent at passing, and protected the football.

http://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/schools/michigan/1997.html

C Wood took away 1/2 of the field, both by his playing ability and presence.  The overall Defense had about the same talent level as the current roster does.  C Wood was the difference.  If Peppers can step up and be 3/4 of what C Wood was, then they will really have something special.

rob f

May 8th, 2015 at 3:49 AM ^

Did Golson look back at Harbaugh?

Strangers in the night, exchanging glances,
Wondering in the night,
What were the chances...

/s

umbig11

May 8th, 2015 at 6:32 AM ^

I would bet that Golson passes on Michigan due to the fact that we are bringing in Rudock. He needs to play right away to improve his NFL stock. As for the cheating scandal, I'm not sure what admissions will have to say about it if any.

LSAClassOf2000

May 8th, 2015 at 7:03 AM ^

It's unclear whether or not Golson would reciprocate any interest in Michigan. Texas is one program he's been connected to immediately by most outlets, and the Longhorns would be a good fit for his talent. Wolverine247 will have more on this situation as it continues to develop.

He probably walks into Austin and starts right away, given their situation at QB right now, so if that's what Golson would prefer, I would doubt he has much interest in Michigan. That being said, the fact that the current staff is trying to create a situation where we need to expand to a five or six-deep to accommodate depth at some positions is something I definitely don't mind.

maize-blue

May 8th, 2015 at 9:26 AM ^

He's a good athlete and could probably play a few different positions. I'd probably gauge his interest in that possibility, I don't know how he projects to the NFL as a QB.

As for taking him strictly as a QB, I'm kind of "meh" on that.

Jack Harbaugh

May 8th, 2015 at 12:03 PM ^

I'm not sure how you came to that conclusion. Rudock is the best we'll have on the roster. Slightly better completion %, a marked improvement from year 1 to year 2 on interceptions. They're pretty even across the board on stats but the TD-INT ratio is much better with Rudock. I'm not sure getting Golson does much for us other than adding depth to the position.