Thursday, September 17, 2020

Michigan Thursday: Big Ten Back - Nico and Dylan Not

 I have no idea why this happens, its almost like people in the media are just waiting to pail on after Michigan gets good news, it has to be follow up with bad news.  

On Thursday, we get the great news that Big Ten football is back and will start up in October.   Within that same hour it was announced we hear that Nico Collins is opting out and signing with an agent and Dylan McCaffrey is transferring.  

I can't blame either players decision but it makes me sad on day that should have been a 100% celebration.  As Ohio State players opt back in and consider opting back in, Michigan loses its top offensive weapon.   I had hoped Nico would stay for his final season and increase his draft status, now it seems the risk doesn't meet the reward.  

Dylan on the other hand makes 100% sense as the rumors are swirling that he has fallen to #3 on the depth chart behind clear QB1 Joe Milton and also surprisingly behind Cade McNamara.  A strong depth chart at QB has now become a little questionable with the only QB behind Cade is the flyer they took last year after Michigan's recruited QB had to retire due to medical reasons.    I like Dylan and had hoped he would stay and compete, but that is not the norm any longer.   Maybe he will transfer and play for his dad who is recently a new college head coach in Colorado.  

If your keeping score at home, the players that have opted out include Nico, Ambry, Dylan, Jalen, and maybe Kwity.   I don't have to tell you this, but Michigan is not going to beat OSU with its NFL caliber players not participating.  

So now we wait for the schedule and hope its a favorable one for the Wolverines.  

  • OSU's top OL Wyatt Davis is trying to opt back in for the season. 

  • Fans are not expected at Big Ten games and it will be interesting to see if they leverage any of the NFL domes for later in the season games. 


Cmfgoblue said...

6-2, with a win over need to see schedule

Voice of Reason said...

Yes, people will always do what they "believe" to be the best option for themselves,even if what they do is counter intuitive to the facts. But because they were/are Michigan men we want them to do well. I am optimistic however, believing that this crisis is an opportunity for those players that stay will prove themselves to be champions. IMHO!!!

Cmfgoblue said...

Champions of what?

MichiganMan said...

Jim Harbaugh ruined another quarterback's career...guys no football please no football people are getting sick people are dying please no football.... If these kids are smart and I know they're smart cuz they're going to Michigan they will not play football.... Why Don Brown is still on this team he should be fired please fire him

SecondChance said...

Seems like a lot of players leave Mich early, both in football and basketball. Would be interesting to see what other BIG 10 teams lost notable players for this season.