Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Wolverine Wednesday: Nico Comes Clean on Why He Left

 Nico broke his silence on the Adam Schefter Podcast:

“Right now, (I’m) training, getting ready for the NFL combine down here in Pensacola, Florida at XOS. That’s what I’m doing right now,” Collins told Schefter.

“I came back for my senior season,” Collins said. “Everything was going smooth, just as planned, until this virus outbreak. The one thing that really impacted my decision was when we were supposed to play — our set date was Sept. 5 against Purdue — so during that camp process and they canceled the season. That was heartbreaking for me, because I wasn’t sure when the next time they would say — they was saying in the spring, Thanksgiving. There was too many unknown questions to answer. Nobody really had answers to it.

“I sat down with my family and I made a business decision, because I felt like I was in no man’s land for a minute. I came back to play my senior season and they canceled it. Maybe three weeks before we played Purdue Sept. 5 — it was supposed to be a home game. I had that marked on my calendar. Once they canceled that and they said they wasn’t sure when the next time we’d have a season — they was saying towards the spring, that was time — that’s training. That’s time when I would prepare for the draft, that’s around December, January, after the bowl game, and that was the set date they was saying — towards spring a little bit.

“I really just sat down with my family, I had a business decision. I really appreciate my family helping me out with that. That was one of the reasons — too many unknown questions to be had, nobody had an answer to it.”

“It really was (a hard decision),” Collins said. “And once I signed and got ready for the combine — and that’s when they came out with the statement to come back, to have a season at the end of October, we were gonna play Minnesota on the 24th. It was kinda just like, kinda late, eight-game — I just didn’t want to get injured, something bad happen. It just didn’t feel normal to me. I kinda just felt like everything is just forced almost, just pressured. I just made the right decision.

“It’s bittersweet, for sure. I want to be out there playing with my teammates and everything. But just had to make the right decision that’s best for me.”

Good Luck Nico, you will be missed every Saturday for the next 9 Saturday's.

14 comments:

Unknown said...

So all this talk that he was still here in class was bull

Voice of Reason said...

We just have to go to war and fight with the players that we have. It's always up to the coaches to make sure that when they recruit that they always have players that are able to step up when others move on. Michigan will be okay. IMHO!!!

Cmfgoblue said...

Agreed! He is no longer a Wolverine... who cares what he says or does! Waste of time to discuss, Michigan wins big on saturday!!

Rudy said...

Yep, time to move on. WR is going to be just fine, plenty of talent. Nico showed his real cards when he said "I don't want to get hurt". Therein is the sad truth of some of these guys; self before team. Fact is, there are many WRs that will have current tape for the NFL teams to view while Nico will have tapes from 2019 that is good, but not great, and then some lovely tape of him running around an empty field in Pensacola. That is not going to persuade some NFL team to spend a high draft pick on you. But, good luck.

Renegade said...

When he says "I just didn’t want to get injured" what he should have said is "I don't want to miss my chance to play in the NFL (and get a paycheck that I didn't get in college)". Personally, I have no problem with that. Self before team. Yes if you have a chance to play in the NFL.

Goblu said...

I'm supportive of Nico's decision - we all have to make choices with limited info and with our own perspective. Nico is blue for life.

MichiganMan said...
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MichiganMan said...

How come no one is talking about why he really doesn't want to play for the team...maybe he doesn't like Jim's coaching and philosophy.... Why play another season have 30 catchess and 450 yards with three touchdowns.... Best is to stay safe and collect some money from the NFL team... Having similar to those stats will not improve his stock.... Whit the offense Jim runs those will be his numbers most likely

MichiganMan said...

Blue for Life...

Fire 🔥 Dumpster Brown... He will give up more than 60 points to Ohio State once again

Rudy said...

MichMan…….I think your HotPocket is ready, go eat. Don't forget your flintstone chewable with dinner. Idiot.

Goblu said...

BucknutBitch, honestly, your comments really are stupid, childish, boring. If he didn't like Jim, he could have transferred long ago. It would be nice to be a part of this and not have to read your 12yo rants. Alternative is to stop reading this blog, but that just punishes me. So, guess we have to read your inane comments, but do know that no one finds your clever, wise or anything other than an a-hole.

szanreno said...

Flintstone chewables. That's funny. I bet he likes chew on Fred.

MichiganMan said...

Flintstone chewables...sound like one who eats it will mention it....

Blue for life...

Fire Dom Brown...give up 150yards to community college and give up 700yards to OSU and PSU and IU...etc...

Cmfgoblue said...

Holy shit this blog is classic stuff... what would it be like if we actually one a championship? The love is real around here...Nothing like telling your neighbor to fuck off, and that he sucks shit, and then high fiving him in the Big House! I feel like the running game will be good enough... to control the game on Saturday... I do not expect a close game at all... Flecks energy is all a bunch of bullshit, used car salesman, snake oil bastard... honestly guys! Would you be fooled by that guy? ...... HIRE Don Brown!! Haha!