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Michigan officially adds USC-transfer RB

It has been expected to be all but a formality for a while now, but Michigan finally confirmed the addition of USC running back transfer Ty Isaac.

“We’re excited that Ty has decided to join the Michigan Football family,” said Michigan head coach Brady Hoke in a statement. “I know it was important for him to get back to the Midwest to be closer to his mom and family, so I think it’s a great fit for everyone. Ty’s a big back with really good speed and catches the ball extremely well out of the backfield. He certainly adds depth and competition to a position we feel very confident about.”

Isaac made the decision to transfer in May and the Big Ten always seemed to the be the most likely destination.  After making visits to Illinois and Michigan, Isaac made his choice and could become a key ingredient in what could be a strong running game in Ann Arbor.

Michigan made no mention of when Isaac will be eligible to play for the Wolverines, and his eligibility has been a key part of the story. Wanting to be closer to his family and ill mother was a primary reason for wanting to transfer, but Michigan falls outside of the usual limit for what the NCAA would consider for a hardship waiver. If a waiver is approved, Isaac will be eligible to play this fall, but that may be a slim chance if one exists at all. The more likely scenario will see Isaac eligible to play football for Michigan starting in 2015.

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9 Responses to “Michigan officially adds USC-transfer RB”
  1. cfballfan1 says: Jun 10, 2014 1:29 PM

    Davey Brandon and his gal-pal Jim Delaney will pull enough strings to get this kid eligible for the upcoming season. Too much $$ at stake.

  2. ningenito78 says: Jun 10, 2014 3:36 PM

    ^^Got an extra tin foil hat?

  3. derekgorgonstar says: Jun 10, 2014 6:47 PM

    Hands are so good, he may move to wideout, at 6’3″, 230lbs.
    Damn, what a monster this kid is.

  4. basebuck says: Jun 10, 2014 8:07 PM

    Won’t make a big difference! They lose 5 games…at least!

  5. basebuck says: Jun 10, 2014 8:09 PM

    Won’t make a big difference, they lose 5 games at least!

  6. barnesaintnoble says: Jun 10, 2014 8:52 PM

    Relax on the submit button pal, your Michigan trolling will get up there whether you click once or ten times.

    If he is able to play this season it might be hard to keep him off the field. Maybe we’ll see him out wide (as mentioned above) or even in the slot.

  7. derekgorgonstar says: Jun 10, 2014 9:17 PM

    @barnesaintnoble

    Take it easy on him, he’s a buckeye.

    It’s all he can do to not drool on the keyboard.

  8. steeler1nation says: Jun 10, 2014 11:14 PM

    scUM is overrated at everything, bunch of arrogant has-beens. Just like Notre Lame.

  9. huck222 says: Jun 10, 2014 11:42 PM

    Why isn’t none of these media outlets talking about USC’s probation ending? The Beast will be back in three years!

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