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USC transfer Ty Isaac has waiver denied; Michigan files appeal

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It doesn’t appear Ty Isaac will be available for Michigan in 2014, but the Wolverines aren’t going out without a fight.

Head coach Brady Hoke confirmed Wednesday that the running back’s initial appeal for a medical hardship waiver has been denied by the NCAA.  However, the school is appealing that decision, hoping that Isaac will be declared eligible to play immediately at UM.  The second appeal occurred last week; there’s no word on whether an answer will come prior to the season opener against Appalachian State Saturday.

The appeal is based on the health of his mother, who is having complications after undergoing a surgical procedure to correct a hearing loss.  Because of the complications, she is unable to fly.  Isaac’s mother lives in Joliet, Ill., and Isaac transferred  from USC in order to be closer to her.

Isaac also considered Illinois after leaving the Trojans in May before landing at Michigan a month later.

If Isaac were to be granted immediately eligibility, he possesses the kind of talent that would allow him to contribute immediately.

As a true freshman in 2013, Isaac rushed for 236 yards and a pair of touchdowns on 40 carries. Coming out of high school, Isaac was a five-star recruit rated as the No. 4 back in the country and the No. 27 player at any position in the country.

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6 Responses to “USC transfer Ty Isaac has waiver denied; Michigan files appeal”
  1. sfsugator says: Aug 27, 2014 1:08 PM

    He should have stayed at Sc would have played.

  2. beedubyatoo says: Aug 27, 2014 1:12 PM

    UM will need all the help it can get against App. St. Which they so ably proved just a few years ago.

  3. polegojim says: Aug 27, 2014 2:17 PM

    @beedu… You realize that college football teams completely change out about every 4-5 years, right??? You see, kids do this little thing called GRADUATE.

  4. stoicpaisano says: Aug 27, 2014 4:26 PM

    Good, sick of players trying to game the system because a family member has a malady. In Ms Issac’s case, she was the point person for both recruitments and went on the campus visits the second time around, so this is obviously nowhere close to a debilitating condition that would necessitate an immediate waiver.

    NCAA got things right with this and DGB.

    On the field, it gives UM a chance to put a year between Green/Deveon Smith and Issac. Still a question whether the o-line will ever develop to help these guys out, but the RB pieces are in place.

  5. redwing26 says: Aug 27, 2014 6:58 PM

    @polejim no he doesn’t because he’s either an osu fan or from the sec!

  6. cfballfan1 says: Aug 28, 2014 12:11 AM

    This smacks of desperation.

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