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Backup LB leaving Michigan

Brady Hoke AP

Not used at all during the 2011 season, linebacker Isaiah Bell won’t be used by Michigan at all in 2012, either.  Or 2013, for that matter.

According to, Bell has decided to leave the Wolverines football program, likely as a result of being buried deep on UM’s roster heading into spring practice.  As noted by the website, the Wolverines return all but two players from the three-deep, leaving little room for upward mobility for Bell.

The school has not confirmed Bell’s departure, nor is there word on where the Youngstown, Ohio, product may be headed.

Bell, who becomes the eight player to either transfer or be dismissed from the program since Brady Hoke took over last year, redshirted in 2009, and did not play in any games during the last two seasons.

A three-star member of UM’s 2009 recruiting class, Bell was rated as the No. 26 outside linebacker in the country by

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7 Responses to “Backup LB leaving Michigan”
  1. woebegong says: Mar 13, 2012 10:24 AM

    It is probably a smart move by the young man, since his chances seemed pretty dim of being on the field much for the team. Better for him to try and get a fresh start someplace else, and maybe have a chance to play more.
    I would assume, like most kids that go to college on a football scholarship, he has NFL stars in his eyes, and he realizes he will not be able to reach that goal, riding the pine. Good luck to the young man.

  2. BrownsTown (the 1st one, not the new guy using my name) says: Mar 13, 2012 10:49 AM

    Another Ohio player. OSU Lite. Or “Ohio” Lite, if you prefer.

  3. BrownsTown (the 1st one, not the new guy using my name) says: Mar 13, 2012 10:49 AM

    P.S. Hoke is fat.

  4. pdcooper08 says: Mar 13, 2012 11:57 AM

    I agree with the first post. There’s nothing wrong with excepting you will not play at one place, and relocating to a situation they may give you a better chance of getting on the field. Isn’t that what it’s about.

    For all we know, this kid may not have the heart or desire to excel and doesn’t have what it takes commitment wise to get on the field. I’ll bet he could go home now and without sitting out another year, go contribute at Youngstown state. Just a guess. Good luck to you.

  5. takingbovadasmoney says: Mar 13, 2012 1:53 PM

    Uh, Hoke isn’t fat, he is big boned. I ‘d love to sit and type more but I have to drop the Browns off in the super bowl.

  6. mgmac says: Mar 13, 2012 4:46 PM

    so he’s leaving the state of michigan. that’s the state where they mug WWII vets and leave them to cawl on their hands & knees to get help because all the passerbys walk away. I’d leave that sh*&hole of a state too if I were ever forced to live there. michigan sucks

  7. detroitcityryda says: Mar 13, 2012 11:25 PM

    @1stguy Yea they wanna play at up north at Michigan because Ohio is the most boring state there is .cant blame the kids for wanting to be in a better place and not look at corn fields as soon as they leave Columbus .good luck beating the fat guy with your redneck state of mind .

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