Nightly Roundup: June 5, 2019

Nightly Roundup: June 5, 2019


June 5, 2019
Oliver Martin

Michigan wide receiver Oliver Martin has entered the transfer portal (LINK).

Aaron McMann has a piece on Daxton Hill’s arrival to campus (LINK).

13 comments

  1. DonAZ
    Comments: 434
    Joined: 8/12/2015
    DonAZ
    Jun 06, 2019 at 7:38 AM

    I’ll confess to being disappointed at Martin going into transfer. I was looking forward to seeing him play, based on the chatter about him early on.

    The rate at which players are entering the transfer portal will only increase as we go forward, I think. What will be interesting to see is how top programs like Alabama and Clemson fare in the transfer game. Will top recruits who don’t see playing time leave those programs, or will they stick in hopes of getting their turn (and a championship) in their later years?

    • Lanknows
      Comments: 4640
      Joined: 8/11/2015
      Lanknows
      Jun 06, 2019 at 11:13 AM

      Do you think the transfer portal will induce more or are you extrapolating that the increase in transfers due to other factors?

      • DonAZ
        Comments: 434
        Joined: 8/12/2015
        DonAZ
        Jun 06, 2019 at 3:23 PM

        I think as more and more transfer, then more will follow suit. In the past transferring was not that common; I suppose it was seen unfavorably … quitting the team, or giving up, or something. Transfers are becoming more common, and with that will come less and less resistance to transferring.

        • Lanknows
          Comments: 4640
          Joined: 8/11/2015
          Lanknows
          Jun 06, 2019 at 6:04 PM

          Seems plausible to me. The impact of Grad Transfers has been significant, IMO. That expansion may normalize transfers in general and spread to more traditional (sit-out-a-year) transfers as well.

          Dubious waiver cases like the recent QB shuffles (Patterson, Fields, etc.) are probably contributing as well. Transfer and have your lawyer sort out the details later.

  2. Avatar
    Comments: 1234
    Joined: 1/19/2016
    je93
    Jun 06, 2019 at 8:10 AM

    Clemson’s only had 4 enter the portal; Bama is at 7

    To catch up, we have to luck out and bring in talented guys who couldn’t get PT elsewhere. Otherwise, we’re just staying younger

    I don’t like this at all

    • 17years
      Comments: 158
      Joined: 2/6/2018
      17years
      Jun 06, 2019 at 10:32 AM

      I don’t know if any of the transfer are concerning for the team. This one just leaves more space for Mike Sainristil. And that is very good news. Sainristil will be surrounded by experienced WRs this year while he cuts his teeth. I just am not worried about it. Transfers happen to all teams. Alabama and Clemson will take their transfers in stride. Michigan will too.

  3. 17years
    Comments: 158
    Joined: 2/6/2018
    17years
    Jun 06, 2019 at 10:37 AM

    Oliver Martin is right to transfer. I can think of a couple of other players that should transfer now, because I can see they will likely never be a starter, or get a lot of playing time.

    • Thunder
      Comments: 2951
      Joined: 7/13/2015
      Jun 06, 2019 at 12:58 PM

      I don’t know if that’s true. There’s a lot of talk that the junior receivers (Peoples-Jones, Black, Collins) will be leaving after this year, which potentially leaves a LOT of playing time. Martin wouldn’t play much this year, but he’s not going to play much in 2019 if he transfers, either, because he’s probably going to have to sit out a year. He’d be better off trying to graduate after this year, transferring as a graduate, and having two years at his new school (unless, of course, he saw playing time on the horizon in 2020 and 2021 at Michigan).

      • Lanknows
        Comments: 4640
        Joined: 8/11/2015
        Lanknows
        Jun 06, 2019 at 2:39 PM

        I think you have a point here in regard to waiting to see how playing time shakes out for 2020, but it’s built on the assumption that he can graduate after 3 years. I know it’s been done, but I think it’s pretty exceptional for student-athletes to get there so I wouldn’t assume the option is available to him.

        Even if it is, it’s another year away from home, he may want to graduate from the school where he plays, etc. It’s not all about playing time of course.

  4. Avatar
    Comments: 230
    Joined: 12/24/2016
    INTJohn
    Jun 06, 2019 at 11:01 AM

    I was a lil surprised when Martin signed with Michigan in the first place with Ferentz & Co right down the road. It doesn’t surprise me that he’s leaving & apparently heading back home to Iowa City.

    I’m thinking that if a young guy leaves the ‘home base’ where there’s a good football program at P5 school nearby for one some distance away and he’s not getting the play time he wants; he’ll bolt back home in short order; geography & family ties do matter to most.

    Why waste time, energy & resources to recruit such a player in the first place when those resources are better spent on a player that is more apt to stay.
    Crootin is a crootshoot as it is……………intjohn

    • Lanknows
      Comments: 4640
      Joined: 8/11/2015
      Lanknows
      Jun 06, 2019 at 11:19 AM

      If Michigan only recruits players from SE Michigan and NW Ohio they would collapse in short order.

      • Avatar
        Comments: 230
        Joined: 12/24/2016
        INTJohn
        Jun 06, 2019 at 3:53 PM

        Not what I was trying to say or imply but rather that if a recruit who is not extremely highly ranked & is right within miles of another good program I don’t know why Michigan wastes their time energy & resources trying to recruit them when the general pattern seems to be that they don’t stay long if there’s competition at their position.

        Actually I’m all for Michigan recruiting Fla, Ga – the Se in general & TX & Ca too since thats were most of the top players are AND I’m on record that in order to more attract these types of top recruits Michigan needs to leave the B10 and join the ACC……….

        Michigan will not be on top of the NCAA Football all time winning list at the end of this century if they don’t get they ass into the ACC ASAP. There is a great big window open for them right now; it won’t stay open for long.
        NCAA Football dynamics & demographics- well thay b a changin’! The B10 will be close to being on par with the MAC in a couple decades.

        IF Michigan wants to stay on top of football recruitment & competition it needs to leave the B10 NOW! & join the ACC.
        Yep………..INTJohn

  5. Lanknows
    Comments: 4640
    Joined: 8/11/2015
    Lanknows
    Jun 06, 2019 at 11:18 AM

    I don’t think this is right perspective for either player or school. There should be way more to such a big decision than “will I start here”.

    To give one example — Rob Pelinka could have chased playing time at a smaller program but he ended up doing pretty well for himself. Saw the bigger picture. Experienced a lot.

You must belogged in to post a comment.