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Michigan grants scholarship release to three players

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Michigan has granted a full scholarship release to three players who will look to play football elsewhere in 2014. Running back Thomas Rawls, safety Josh Furman and defensive tackle Richard Ash have all been removed from Michigan’s scholarship totals for 2014.

According to the, Rawls has plans to enroll in classes at Central Michigan. He appeared in just one game for the Wolverines in 2013, and he rushed for 12 yards and a touchdown for a Michigan team that struggled at times to establish a running game. Michigan’s running back depth is not exactly a huge concern heading in to 2014. Despite losing Fitzgerald Toussaint to graduation, Michigan welcomes back Derrick Green and De’Veon Smith, both freshmen in 2013. Rawls was buried on the team’s final depth chart of the season for the bowl game against Kansas State, sitting behind both Green and Smith in addition to Justice Hayes.

Furman and Ash are both fifth year seniors. Where they go from here at this time is unknown.

Standard NCAA transfer rules will require Rawls to sit out a season before being eligible to play for Central Michigan. He will have one year of eligibility remaining.

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8 Responses to “Michigan grants scholarship release to three players”
  1. hightopandrocket says: Jan 25, 2014 8:12 PM

    Two fifth year seniors and a kid who had one carry, and this is newsworthy?

  2. derekgorgonstar says: Jan 25, 2014 8:56 PM

    Freeing up scholarships.

  3. polegojim says: Jan 26, 2014 12:17 AM

    Let’s see ‘hightop’…

    ‘NEW’ information regarding scholarships that causes a major university to have ‘NEW’ and enhanced opportunity… to use the scholarships with ‘NEW’ recruits… a situation that didn’t exist before they made the scholarships available to ‘NEW’ people.

    Yep… that’s ‘NEWs-worthy… you see it’s ‘NEW’… notice the theme?

  4. indi0228 says: Jan 26, 2014 8:09 AM

    um=Little sister

  5. harbourimages says: Jan 26, 2014 8:51 AM

    Hey indio… guess you missed the M-MSU basketball game last night, huh? Isn’t MSU supposed to be the big BB powerhouse school? Different sport, I know, but still… sweet victory for M.

  6. polegojim says: Jan 26, 2014 9:35 AM

    Oh and indo… note the men’s hockey SWEEP too.

  7. dmvtransplant says: Jan 26, 2014 12:51 PM

    @ harbourimages & polegojim

    Can you 2 remind me again where does the current B1G championship & Rose Bowl trophy reside?

    Keep your comments about sports other than football off this website. Face it MSU is the champ and Michigan couldn’t even win the KFC/Taco Bell bowl.

  8. heismanti5 says: Jan 26, 2014 7:12 PM

    Little brother news! Clock ticking on Brady joke!

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