March 16th, 2012 at 5:47 PM ^

I took it the opposite way.  I think it's great that he has a chance to actually get some playing time (which he wasn't going to get here), play against his old friends and show them what he's capable of and actually do all of this in the big house.  I actually hope he gets a few yards against us.  TD's not so much.


I used to play senior hockey, quit for a year, and then came back to another team.  I used to love playing against them.  There was always quite a bit of fun spirited trash talking when we were on the ice. 


March 16th, 2012 at 4:40 PM ^

Always wanted him to get out there and do his thing but never worked out. I'm pretty sure Cox will have a big chip on his shoulder and come out ready to prove something Sept. 15. He's put in some time so good luck to him.

magnus_caerulus (not verified)

March 16th, 2012 at 5:01 PM ^

Why on earth would you presume he can even start at umass?? He doesn't get the fact that one must run the ball to gain yards, not move laterally every time for an inevitable big negative loss. One or two big runs during mop up time does not make a RB in the BIG.


March 16th, 2012 at 5:23 PM ^

What are you talking about?  He gained yards every time he touched the ball.

Besides, the only guy who had significant yardage last year was a fifth year senior, who is on his way out the door.  Nobody else had even 200 yards rushing.  So the opportunity is there.


March 16th, 2012 at 5:35 PM ^

And if he ran laterally, he wouldn't have lost any yards. He'd be moving directly to the left or right. The only way he could have lost yards if he moved backwards in any direction. 


March 16th, 2012 at 4:44 PM ^

over at RCMB regarding Hoke running off players and opening spots so we can oversign.  The lone M poster trying to use logic and reason (His first mistake) keeps getting rolled over.  I am not sure how you can rate someone a troll over there when 95% of that board are trolls.


(And yes I KNOW I am asking for it going over there,,,,but it was in my history so it was the fastest way to the ND board to see their feelings after the Tee Shepard defection.  Answer btw is 50% want Neal to play CB since they are "loaded" at WR.)


March 16th, 2012 at 4:51 PM ^

9/15 game against Michigan. Doesn't that challenge the idea that a 4 year graduate is a " Michigan Man"?

He could have transferred to 20 other schools but chose a place where he plays his alma mater. Too Justin Boren-esque for me.


March 16th, 2012 at 4:55 PM ^

He's from the area of UMass.  There aren't many places he could transfer in that area and still play FBS ball.  Most kids transfer to closer to home (NJ's Brandon Smith to Temple, OH's Boren to Ohio State, OH's Bryan Wright to Bowling Green, OH's Mixon to Kent State, etc.).  His other options would be, what?  Boston College?  UConn?  

I think you're creating drama where there doesn't need to be.


March 16th, 2012 at 5:01 PM ^

Maybe he thinks he can show the coaches what they missed out on.  Plus if he thinks he can get a shot at the NFL, doing well against Michigan, the team he transfered from, would be a big deal.  He spent 4 years at Michigan, never got serious playing time, and will get his degree.  I have no problem with him transferring to a team Michigan plays as long as it's not a rival.


March 16th, 2012 at 5:13 PM ^

What sucks about this is we're scheduling teams that are happy to take one-year options on guys that just aren't seeing the field for us.  I have no problem with Mike Cox seeking greener pastures and I wish him luck. 

This does, however, point again to the lack of respect D. Brandon has for his patsies er...his home fans...and the quality of game for which we spend our money.


March 16th, 2012 at 5:35 PM ^

Weren't there whisperings about him having some kind of attitude problem? He posted something to the effect of "Bye bye Dick Rod" on his Facebook page back when RR was let go...