It can be difficult to read between the lines at times when it comes to Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh, but it sure seems as though running back Ty Isaac is not thought of particularly fondly by the Wolverines head coach. That assumption can be made given Isaac’s gradual drop off the Michigan depth chart and Harbaugh’s lack of information regarding his status when pressed about the situation Monday.
“That’s an internal matter,” Harbaugh said Monday (per MLive.com) when asked about Isaac’s absence from the depth chart this week. “I’ll keep you posted. (It’s) none of your business … that’d be another way to say it.”
Isaac transferred to Michigan from USC last year. Michigan, with Brady Hoke as the head coach, filed for an NCAA appeal to have him eligible to play immediately in 2014, but that was denied by the NCAA. ISaac sat out the 2014 season with the hope of getting to play in 2015. Isaac is currently second on Michigan’s roster in rushing with 205 yards in seven games. He rushed for 114 yards and a touchdown against UNLV in mid-September byt has carried the football more than twice in a game just once since then, and his high rushing total since that UNLCV game is 17 yards against Maryland on six carries.
Isaac’s last action was seen three weeks ago against Michigan State, when he carried the football twice for a gain of five yards. He traveled but not play at Minnesota this past weekend.