Friday, August 3, 2018

Michigan Friday: Wheat To Grow In Another Program

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Michigan started fall camp on Thursday and surprisingly released a fall roster on Mgoblue.   Tyrone Wheatley, Jr. was not on it.   This is a loss for Michigan fans that love legacy players.  Many of us enjoyed watching his dad run in the Big House and in the Rose Bowl. 

Unfortunately, Wheat Jr. had too many injuries and had issues keeping weight off to be more then a blocking TE.  In his entire Michigan career, he had 6 catches for 61 yards and 1 TD.   My expectation when he came to Michigan from Buffalo that would be a good game, not his career stats. 

The word on the street is that he came back at over 300 pounds and didn't want to move to the tackle position, so he will take his talents to another program.   Many thought this might be an option a year ago when Sr. left for the Jacksonville Jaguars. 

Like mentioned above, Wheat is a good blocker but his snaps should be split up between Sean McKeon, Zach Gentry, Nick Eubanks and maybe freshman Mustapha Muhammad.  Michigan has a number of options for its jumbo package if it wants to replace those pass catchers with more of a blocker. 

Good luck to Junior and I hope he stays healthy and finds a program where he can catch 5-6 balls a game!

Not much more news has leaked out and I expect Jimmy will take the team back in the sub as a rumored new offense is being implemented in the next 30 days.

If your wondering Kareem Walker and wide receiver Kekoa Crawford were also not listed on the roster.  We know Kareem is going the JuCo route, even though there hasn't been an official announcement from either player.   Jimmy said that he would let any player wanting to transfer the ability to announce the change themselves. 

1 comment:

Tim said...

Thanks Bob. As always, I appreciate your reporting.

With sub mode, when do you think we will know more about Grant Newsome?