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USC-transfer RB Ty Isaac could give Michigan potential three-headed monster

Ty Isaac

USC’s loss will likely be Michigan’s gain. Running back Ty Isaac  is expected to transfer to Michigan after leaving USC last month.

Isaac reportedly committed to join Michigan on a visit this week, according to Jeremy Fowler of His status for the 2014 season remains unknown. Due to standard transfer rules, Isaac will have to sit out the 2014 season in Ann Arbor before being eligible to play again in 2015. All indications to this point have suggested Isaac will hope the NCAA approves an application for a hardship waiver, due to his desire to be playing closer to home with his mother ill. The only problem is the hardship waiver typically is for when a player transfers to a school within 100 miles from home, which is not the case for Isaac and Ann Arbor. However, there are exceptions to the rule, which is more of a guideline. The NCAA will have to make the decision.

If he does receive permission to play this season, Isaac should immediately become a contributor in Michigan’s offense. The Wolverines lose last season’s leading rusher Fitzgerald Toussaint and look to take the pressure off quarterback Devin Gardner, second on the team in rushing in 2013. This fall the Wolverines hope to get the most out of Derrick Green and De’Veon Smith, both sophomores in 2014. Adding Isaac to the mix would only add tremendous depth to the running back position for the Wolverines, giving Michigan a bit of a potential three-headed monster in the Big Ten.

USC confirmed Isaac was leaving the program to play closer to home and his family in mid-May. Soon after that confirmation came reports Isaac was seeking to land at a Big Ten school, which made sense given his talent and the location. The two schools emerging as Big Ten favorites for Isaac became Michigan and Illinois. According to a previous report, these two schools were the first to reach out to Isaac once word broke he was leaving USC behind and visits to both schools were scheduled. A visit to Michigan was reportedly set for this week, which came after a trip to Illinois.

Isaac rushed for 236 yards and two touchdowns for USC in 2013.

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7 Responses to “USC-transfer RB Ty Isaac could give Michigan potential three-headed monster”
  1. addict2sport says: Jun 5, 2014 10:41 AM

    As long as he’s closer to his ailing mother.

  2. socalcharger says: Jun 5, 2014 10:53 AM

    Great player. Sad he couldn’t finish his career at SC. Fight On, Ty!

  3. stoicpaisano says: Jun 5, 2014 2:19 PM

    Why again should Issac be allowed to avoid sitting out a year?

    Mom Dukes has a wonky ear and won’t fly. I understand that “ailment” is the impetus for Ty to come back to the Midwest, though the cynic in me questions the timing of this “ailment”.

    Someone please explain why this “ailment” should allow the kid to play in 2014 rather than 2015?

  4. johnnya2 says: Jun 5, 2014 4:30 PM

    Quite honestly a player should NEVER be required to sit out a year for a transfer. A dram astudent wouldnt sit out a year if they transfered, A B School student does nto forego joining a fraternity or club when they transfer. If they are TRULY STUDENT atheletes, then they should be treated like every other student. If they are ATHELETES first, then they need to be paid for their services.

  5. dumbpollack says: Jun 6, 2014 8:02 AM

    With that crap O line the “3 headed monster” isn’t going anywhere.

  6. tdub821 says: Jun 6, 2014 2:12 PM

    Fourteen years later, Michigan finally gets the player-to-be-named-later in the Justin Fargas trade. It’s about time Ty Isaac went blue! Welcome aboard, Ty

  7. pdcooper08 says: Jun 6, 2014 10:41 PM

    Really johnnya2, so the typical frat boy is the same as a scholarship athlete? If you where to allow athletes to bounce around every year without any consequence, do you think this might create a bunch negative problems to the sport. How about making a choice and sticking to it. It’s not like these kids haven’t gone through the recruiting process for two to three years, took several official/non-official visit and had a chance to select the best choice for them and there future. At the minimum, sitting out a year should be manditory. Red shirting is a good thing. It builds character, plus allows the indivdual a chance to take advantage of another year of FREE education plus gain physical maturity. I don’t care if he has to sit or not, I’m just against an open transfer rule. Anyway, I love this kid he is a beast and it kills me he left my team. Good luck to Ty, you will be a success when ever you play.

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