Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Wolverine Wednesday: StoDone

Darryl Stonum was getting a second chance with the Michigan football program.  He had two rules that he had to follow; work hard and stay out of trouble - there wouldn't be a 3rd chance.   He didn't stay out of trouble and now this: 

"I love Darryl and wish him nothing but the absolute best," Hoke said. "However, there is a responsibility and a higher standard you must be accountable to as a University of Michigan football student-athlete. That does not and will not change. It's unfortunate because I believe he has grown a great deal as a person since the beginning of the season. My hope is that maturing process continues."

"I appreciate everything the University of Michigan, Dave Brandon and Coach Hoke have done for me," said Stonum. "I look forward to continuing my football career down the road, but more importantly, right now I'm focused on graduating from Michigan this Spring. I understand only I am responsible for my actions. I'm sad about how all of this turned out, but I completely understand. I love this school and my team and will miss them all greatly. But I'll always be a Wolverine. I know I have grown and matured as a person over the last nine months, and I will continue to learn and grow every day. I want to thank everyone for all of their support, and I hope they will support me in the future."

I wish Darryl all the best and wish it could have worked out differently.  We all make mistakes as college kids but he just made way too many serious ones.  I am happy he will graduate in the Spring and I hope he can play one more year at D1 school or D1A.  He would haven't to sit out if he transfers to a school with a graduate program that Michigan does not have. 

Now it's clear that Michigan wants a 3rd WR, too bad we didn't have space for Arnett to enroll right away.   I still believe MSU was his second choice.

This leaves a hole in Michigan WR and Kick Return plans for 2012.  Look for Gallon to take on more KR duties.

  • One of the rumors that is floating around is that Michigan started to back off Yuri Wright after they read some of his inappropriate tweets.   I read some and yes, they were way out of bounds and not what you want prospective schools reading.   I know 18 year olds say that stuff, I just think they should keep it off Twitter.  He could be a good kid but he used very poor judgement here.

  • The Michigan Basketball team pulled out their 3rd straight win against MSU last night.  It was a close one.  They did it on a night when Hardaway didn't have his best stuff but Trey Burke did.  This freshman can play!  Another nice win.   I love that Michigan Basketball is relevant again.  Love seeing Denard, Larry Foote, Woodley and Kelvin Grady at the game as well.

  • This new Michigan blog is pretty much interviewing everyone.  Here is his latest interview with Kyle Kalis.   I predict this kid will start as a freshman. 

Rivals final top 100 is out:

#14 Ondre Pipkins
#22 Kyle Kalis
#33 Josh Garnett
#78 Erik Maguson
#93 Jordan Payton


Anonymous said...

A lot of OSU fans think Kalis is going to make a signing day switch is that a possibility. Urban has destroyed us in recruiting so wouldn't be surprised.

Anonymous said...

supposedly he is 100% going to take a visit to OSU before signing day. I know it is OSU fans talking so it could be bad info i guess we will find out between now and signing day.

Anonymous said...

I guess they don't read twitter down there.

Bob said...

No way, Kalis is 100% blue.

BTW: Here is the Rivals 250

Joe Bolden at 111

James Ross at 172

RJS at 184

Amara Darboh at 215

Armani Reeves 219

Terry Richardson 224

1UM_Fan said...

Kalis is 100 Blue. Read in an interview that Urban called him and he blew him off. Urban can continue recruiting, but those recruits he gets will not have their coach in 3 years when he bails on them.

Chucky Gruden said...

Chris, quit bringing up negative BS about Kalis & Urban Liar - this has been addressed for weeks, he is going nowhere.