if Shea is NOT eligible.....

Submitted by reddogrjw on February 8th, 2018 at 7:29 PM

to you think McCaffrey beats out Peters?


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February 8th, 2018 at 7:32 PM ^

I also remember there was a rumor that if Shea isn't eligible Speight may return and I would definently pick him to win that battle. But hopefully we never have to cross that bridge.


February 9th, 2018 at 1:37 PM ^

feel like Peters is getting a raw deal here. He was bad in the bowl game but he played very well in the other games. He was still just a RS frosh, he could very well turn out to be a great qb.  Speight on the otherhand get so much love here and for what? In his starting career here he has only ever had 1 good 3 game stretch against bad teams. The majority of his playing time he has been below average to very bad yet somehow he gets let off the hook. I agree that DM will probably pass Peters but I would be willing to bet they would both be ahead of Sp8 in the fall.


February 9th, 2018 at 2:39 PM ^

"I agree that DM will probably pass Peters but I would be willing to bet they would both be ahead of Sp8 in the fall."

Damn, my brother, I hope you are right. Speight did get us to 10 wins and 1 save in his first 11 opportunities and if not for an injury against IA that, obviously hurt as much mentally as physically, he may have kept on that winning pace. If your conjecture is on the money, and both of these young men play as well as WS did in his first 11 - hell I'll take his overall winning pct - we will be in great shape with a stable full of confident qbs as deep and talented as the Dawgs from down Georgia way. Oh my my, oh hell yes. 


February 9th, 2018 at 3:54 PM ^

I would agree on Speight beating anyone on the roster, except Milton.  I do think DM over takes Peters though and if Shea is not eligible could win the starting job next year.

Be great to see Shea eilgible and have a huge year, then get DM some playing time next year and start grooming him to take over when Shea departs.


February 8th, 2018 at 10:14 PM ^

If Speight is allowed to return I might not watch next season.

How would he have any credibility with his teammates after bailing? They’d pay lip service, but NO ONE wants a guy back that bails on his teammates.

If that happens after Drevno apologizing and yet keeping his job, then it’s sad what the program is becoming.


February 9th, 2018 at 9:49 AM ^

If you don't post, either, that deal might be worth it for the rest of us.

I don't think any of his teammates are surprised or upset that he's seeking a grad transfer.  If he's willing to come back because of an unexpected development (Shea not getting his waiver), then I'd think his teammates would welcome his sacrifice; after all, he'd be giving up a high chance of starting somewhere else for a lower chance of starting at Michigan.  That's pretty much the opposite of "bailing on his teammates."

If Shea IS eligable, it is dumb for Speight to stick around, and I think his teammates know that, too.


February 8th, 2018 at 7:54 PM ^

Different coaches, different regimes, different methods, still a terrible line. I think the mentality or weight room regimine is not the same. I really don't know what it is. Something has changed since '07. Linemen don't even think of Michigan as an offensive line rich school anymore.