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Brando
12-13-2008, 01:33 PM
University of Michigan true freshman tailback Sam McGuffie will no longer be wearing the maize and blue. The 5-foot-11, 185-pound Houston, Tex. native confirmed to Rivals.com that he received his official release from the university on Friday morning.

"I just got out of the compliance office and picked up my release," said McGuffie. "They gave me a full release no restrictions. I will be somewhere else in January."


"I'm looking to stay in or around Texas," he said. "There are a couple of schools that I'm interested in such as Texas A&M, Texas Tech, TCU, Oklahoma State and a couple of others."

He did say that Texas A&M would likely be considered the frontrunner as of right now.

"They were one of my top teams last year," McGuffie said of the Aggies. "I have a former teammate, Chris Lathrop, that signed with them last year and he loves it. I've talked to him a bunch about it. I know a lot of guys on the team there and I have a bunch of friends from home that go there, too."


link (http://michigan.rivals.com/content.asp?CID=888262)

Blake
12-13-2008, 01:39 PM
Wow. Didnt see that coming.

So will he have to wait until 2010 to play ball?

Brando
12-13-2008, 01:42 PM
Wow. Didnt see that coming.

So will he have to wait until 2010 to play ball?


I'm not sure of the rules of college football. He may lose a year of eligibility.

nunusguy
12-13-2008, 01:47 PM
I saw him a couple times this year on TV playing for Michigan and it looked like he was their starting running back, which seems pretty dang good for a "true freshman" ? Wonder what happened up there, why he decided to leave and come back this way ? I remember the 2 schools he was most interested in attending were Michigan & the U of Cal.

ChampionTexan
12-13-2008, 01:54 PM
I saw him a couple times this year on TV playing for Michigan and it looked like he was their starting running back, which seems pretty dang good for a "true freshman" ? Wonder what happened up there, why he decided to leave and come back this way ? I remember the 2 schools he was most interested in attending were Michigan & the U of Cal.

According to Rich Rodriguez, at least a part of it was that he was homesick. Also, FWIW, he suffered his 3rd concussion of the season in the Ohio State game.

TexanSam
12-13-2008, 02:47 PM
According to Rich Rodriguez, at least a part of it was that he was homesick. Also, FWIW, he suffered his 3rd concussion of the season in the Ohio State game.

3rd concussion in one season? Wow...

At that rate he wouldn't be able to continue playing football for very long. Having to sit out in 2009 should be beneficial from a health perspective

bah007
12-13-2008, 03:12 PM
I'm not sure of the rules of college football. He may lose a year of eligibility.

He can redshirt the 09 season and begin playing in 2010 as a redshirt sophomore.

bah007
12-13-2008, 03:15 PM
I saw him a couple times this year on TV playing for Michigan and it looked like he was their starting running back, which seems pretty dang good for a "true freshman" ? Wonder what happened up there, why he decided to leave and come back this way ? I remember the 2 schools he was most interested in attending were Michigan & the U of Cal.

Brandon Minor was the starter but McGuffie did get a lot of work before he started getting hurt.

He has a really tight-knit family and he started getting depressed after his grandmother died.

Add to that, apparently he didn't feel like he fit in with his teammates, so he was lonely and homesick.

Plus, I believe he did suffer three concussions this seaon, as ChampionTexan mentioned.

mexican_texan
12-13-2008, 03:46 PM
I'd go to Oklahoma if I was in his spot. Won't get too many concussions with the lines OU has over the years.

Vinny
12-13-2008, 03:58 PM
These kids go way, way out of state then they have to go to school with a bunch of other kids that are local to the area, have families and friends nearby and also have to deal with a little climate change and even some culture shock. The novelty of being away from home wears off fast for some of these kids when their new buddies get more visits from friends and family than the outsiders from far away places like Houston Texas do.

Polo
12-13-2008, 04:37 PM
These kids go way, way out of state then they have to go to school with a bunch of other kids that are local to the area, have families and friends nearby and also have to deal with a little climate change and even some culture shock. The novelty of being away from home wears off fast for some of these kids when their new buddies get more visits from friends and family than the outsiders from far away places like Houston Texas do.

Bingo...

When I went to play ball in Florida I got very homesick...I drove home on weekends sometimes...Crazy stuff...

kastofsna
12-13-2008, 06:16 PM
he wants to go to A&M? maybe he had more than 3 concussions

Ckw
12-13-2008, 06:34 PM
This is awesome news. I am ready for it to be official that McGuffie is an Aggie. Whooop!

bah007
12-13-2008, 06:59 PM
This is awesome news. I am ready for it to be official that McGuffie is an Aggie. Whooop!

Why? Cyrus Gray is a better running back.

Ckw
12-13-2008, 09:12 PM
Why? Cyrus Gray is a better running back.

Agreed. Glad you noticed. But Bradley Stephens has been a bit of a letdown so far and Goodson is probably going pro (as dumb as that is with as terrible of a season as he had) so adding McGuffie would only help.

Regardless A&M is still a ways away from being a good, competitive football team. Now the basketball team on the other hand...

bah007
12-13-2008, 09:15 PM
Agreed. Glad you noticed. But Bradley Stephens has been a bit of a letdown so far and Goodson is probably going pro (as dumb as that is with as terrible of a season as he had) so adding McGuffie would only help.

Regardless A&M is still a ways away from being a good, competitive football team. Now the basketball team on the other hand...

I haven't talked to Mike directly, but we went to high school together and one of our mutual friends told me he wasn't making the grades at A&M so he was going pro.

As for McGuffie, I don't see where he fits in since y'all changed to a more pro style offense. Maybe a slot WR? Lord knows y'all need help there.

Ckw
12-14-2008, 04:39 AM
As for McGuffie, I don't see where he fits in since y'all changed to a more pro style offense. Maybe a slot WR? Lord knows y'all need help there.

If we ever start running the pro style offense. It was essentially all spread this season.

Good idea though. I would be interested in seeing McGuffie in the slot. If he has decent hands, he could be used kind of like a Wes Welker type.

IMA TEXAN
12-14-2008, 08:29 AM
he wants to go to A&M? maybe he had more than 3 concussions
Michigan, now A&M? Maybe he just likes losing.

BullBlitz
12-14-2008, 09:00 AM
Michigan, now A&M? Maybe he just likes losing.

You said it.

Maybe he should make a call to Mike Goodson, who decided he's had enough and is moving on to the NFL.

bah007
12-14-2008, 09:59 PM
Wow, he's leaving Michigan! He should stick it around but oh well, this isn't the NFL and they don't have contracts (well, you know what I mean). How about Texas Tech or TCU, huh? Those would be good options, maybe not Tech since it is pass heavy but TCU is sexy.


:user:

He would fit well at Texas Tech, I think.

He's shifty enough to run the ball in Tech's offense and he seems to have decent hands out of the backfield.

Can he block though? That is a must for a Tech RB.

texanfan2002114
12-14-2008, 10:26 PM
According to Rich Rodriguez, at least a part of it was that he was homesick. Also, FWIW, he suffered his 3rd concussion of the season in the Ohio State game.

His dad was a Michigan grad and his mom is an aggie. His dad won the original commitment but it looks like mom might win out

Errant Hothy
12-15-2008, 08:57 AM
He would fit well at Texas Tech, I think.

He's shifty enough to run the ball in Tech's offense and he seems to have decent hands out of the backfield.

Can he block though? That is a must for a Tech RB.

I think he would fit in well with Leach's offense, if he can pick up the blitz (bah007 pretty much nailed it).

TCU and Okie St would also be good fits.

GlassHalfFull
12-15-2008, 08:58 AM
His dad was a Michigan grad and his mom is an aggie. His dad won the original commitment but it looks like mom might win out

As well she should!!!:glasshalffull:

threetoedpete
12-18-2008, 02:07 AM
he's got to sit out a year anyway doesn't he ? Might as well go to Blinn and ride back and forth to Brian for his hard core classses. Play football for Blinn.
If I were him and I was looking to go pro one day...he wants to get back on the map....I'd look aweful hard at Baylor. Get in that attack with Griffin....go to the coton bowl....he'll be an ESNP Darling again.
Drag a dead progam to the top once again....make his classes, he could be govenor one day.

pete voodoo. Glad he's back.

MannyFresh
12-18-2008, 08:40 AM
Is this the kid the Houston Area Touchdown Club picked as Offensive Player of the Year instead of Rosenberg's own "Mr. Touchdown" Jacquizz Rodgers?

I knew they got that award wrong.

bah007
12-18-2008, 08:51 AM
Is this the kid the Houston Area Touchdown Club picked as Offensive Player of the Year instead of Rosenberg's own "Mr. Touchdown" Jacquizz Rodgers?

I knew they got that award wrong.

IIRC, McGuffie rewrote the record books for rushing yards and TD's in Houston.

Everyone knew Rodgers was the better college prospect but that doesn't take away what McGuffie did in high school.......unless you think the Heisman should be awarded to whoever has the most NFL potential.

MannyFresh
12-18-2008, 09:05 AM
"IIRC, McGuffie rewrote the record books for rushing yards and TD's in Houston."
"unless you think the Heisman should be awarded to whoever has the most NFL potential."

He did? Quizz got 8,246 career rushing yards from 04-07 and 136 career TDs.

Maybe they should, worked out well for Torretta.

bah007
12-18-2008, 09:25 AM
"IIRC, McGuffie rewrote the record books for rushing yards and TD's in Houston."
"unless you think the Heisman should be awarded to whoever has the most NFL potential."

He did? Quizz got 8,246 career rushing yards from 04-07 and 136 career TDs.

Maybe they should, worked out well for Torretta.

I didn't mean his career stats. He was only a two year starter.

McGuffie owns the single season Houston records in rushing yards (3,212) and rushing TD's (44).

For what it's worth, Rodgers does own the state record for rushing TD's in a career (136).