Thursday, June 14, 2018

Michigan Thursday: Weekend Visitors and a New Jordan Release

Before we get to the fun information lets do a quick re-cap of the two new NCAA rules that were approved yesterday. 

#1: Freshman 4:  Freshman now will be able to play in 4 games a year and not lose their eligibility for a redshirt.   Some of you might remember RR's last game at Michigan in the Gator Bowl.   Tate got sent home due to grades, which left only Denard being able to play.   If Denard got hurt, that would have meant Devin Gardner a true freshman would have burned his redshirt for playing in a bowl game.  Now, that won't happen and freshman can still save their redshirt year and get some game experience. 

#2: Transfer rules have been reduced:  from the NCAA...…….

The Division I Council adopted a proposal this week that creates a new “notification-of-transfer” model. This new system allows a student to inform his or her current school of a desire to transfer, then requires that school to enter the student’s name into a national transfer database within two business days. Once the student-athlete’s name is in the database, other coaches are free to contact that individual.

Conferences could still limit inter-conference transfer but no longer can coaches restrict a players school options.

These are good changes, well done NCAA!

Michigan will be hosting some important 2019 visitors this weekend including:

  • 5 Star RB Quavaris Crouch from NC
  • 4 star S Lewis Cine from Texas
  • 3 star WR Demontae Crumes
  • Teammates from Columbus Rodas Johnson 4 star DT and Joey Velazquez LB - Joey is the prospect that is committed to OSU Baseball.
The Jordan brand released a Michigan Jordan 12 Player Edition that was designed by PSNY a Michigan Alumni designer for the team only.  We expected that same shoe would be released this summer and it's coming a week from Saturday with a twist. 

The PSNY branding has been removed and here are some official looks at the shoe that will release in about a week.

Cost is $225
Release date: 6/23/2018

Michigan Air Jordan 12 Retro BQ3180-407 Release Date
Michigan Air Jordan 12 Retro BQ3180-407 Release DateMichigan Air Jordan 12 Retro BQ3180-407 Release Date

1 comment:

Renegade said...

Been away for a while. Just read your post regarding the MLB draft. The draft takes 3 days, same as the NFL. Obviously on that 3rd day each team has much less time to select a player in order to finish the remaining rounds.

As for Patterson / Henson comparisons, there are none. Patterson was drafted in the 39th round and Henson in the 3rd. I have no idea what (if any) bonus a 39th round selection would receive and the contract would be negligible. However, Henson on the other hand:

"signed a contract with the New York Yankees last week that will give him a $2 million bonus for playing pro baseball only during the summers. If he leaves college at any time or decides to play baseball after graduation, he will receive another $2.7 million, making his signing bonus the second-highest for a rookie in the history of the game."