Tuesday, February 17, 2009

What is going on around here?

The day Stephen Threet leaves Michigan, another former Wolverine leaves his new school:
Jason Forcier (pictured to the right) brother of "soon to be starter" Tate Forcier has left Jim Harbough's Stanford Cardinal program. I wonder if there has ever been a case where, you transfer from one school to another, only to go back to the original school? This is another clear case where Jason made "too quick" of a decision on transferring and would most likely have been Michigan's two year starter right now. I wish Jason luck and hope he pays his own way and comes back to Michigan. BTW: 7 players left the Stanford program yesterday.

  • Recruiting Update from TomVH at Mgoblog: It seems RR and staff will decide today if they want to offer Larry Raper a scholarship for the 2009 class. Larry reportedly will sign on the spot if offered by the Wolverines. The word on the street is this guy is crazy fast. Not sure why he didn't/doesn't have more offers. If this kid qualifies academically, then I say we take a flier on him and see what he can do. We all know Michigan has another scholarship available now. Michigan is looking for him to play cornerback.

  • Also, top 2010 QB recruit Devin Gardner from the State of Michigan has dropped OSU due to their focus on a young man with a pretty good blood line: Nick Montana. As we have heard in the past, Devin has always been an OSU fan so we will see how this plays out over the summer. If Nick does go "nuts" and picks the Buckeyes, I would guess Devin would look elsewhere.

  • Rumor Mill: is saying that Threet might end up at Eastern Michigan to play for former Michigan defensive coordinator now head coach Ron English. If Steve, did decide this route he would have to sit out a year and have two years still remaining to play. Since he transferred once already, he loses the right to redshirt.

  • I know zero about Hockey but Michigan is pretty good and ranked #3 in the country.

  • Michigan AD Bill Martin says the $226 million expansion and renovation of Michigan Stadium are on track to be complete for the first home football game of the 2010 season. He also said the athletic department is in a strong financial position, but he expects to see a downturn in donations from private individuals and less corporate sponsorship because of the nationwide financial crisis.

  • 2010 Safety prospect: LaTwan Anderson, from Lakewood Ohio has got a Michigan offer. LaTwan happens to be tight with Michigan 2010 commit Jerald Robinson. LaTwan is 5"11 185 with offers from State, BC, Iowa, Cincinnati, and Indiana.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Sure would make Fall Saturdays easier for the boys parents if they both played for Michigan.