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coming back for his senior year.
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) -- Michigan offensive tackle Taylor Lewan is putting millions of dollars on hold to chase a Big Ten championship.
The rug really tied the room together, did it not?
Not for nothing, but what an ahole. And I say that about anyone who could make 1st round money now and comes back. You have to be an incredible ahole to do that. You go to college to develop skills (admittedly not all in the class room...the development of social and networking skills is more often than not just as, if not more important, but still) so that you can earn a healthy living. This guy can do that NOW. College will be there later. No guarantee the money will. Not that I'm wishing injury on the kid, but it's always a very real possibility.
Cut the guy some slack. Its his choice. With insurance if he blows both legs off, he still will have more money than any of us lol. Kids get blasted if they stay or go.
Peyton Manning was one of the 1st ones that I remember that came back and I respect the hell out of him for it.
Bad attempt at a troll.
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D-Bag post of the day
There is absolutely no way he improves his draft stock. Dumb decision but it shouldn't affect us at all. We won't play them next year.
Good for him if that is what he wants to do.
Poor guy can't even have an article written about him not going pro without JD being mentioned. That is going to haunt him.
"He didn't give up a sack to JD".... There were other players that can say the same this year, but I think that they are trying to make him look better. He really did a good job on JD in the first half, but the longer the game wore on (and the cooler it got), the better JD got. I even remember gruden saying "JD is having his way with him now".
Another pathetic post!
Maybe he'll be able to work out the massive amounts of facemasks and holdings penalties, called and uncalled, in his senior season.
What a moron.
Kid can't win - he's an ahole for leaving and now he's an ahole for coming back!
No player is ever a ahole for leaving for the first round and first round dollars. It's cool that he wants to finish what he started at Michigan and you can respect him for that but 95% of America would understand him leaving.
Michigan must be paying him so much. He didn't want to take a pay cut am I right guys.
Funny, I find that those who consider money to be the most important thing in life tend to be bigger a-holes than those who do not. But by your logic I guess you think Pat Tillman was an a-hole for giving up an NFL salary to fight for his country?
Interesting point. I think the OP goes too far in calling Lewan an ahole, but I believe that Lewan is making a bad choice. The only way that I would come back is if I believed that the team had a realistic shot at winning championships (Big Ten and/or National). I don't believe Michigan has the ability to get to the National Championship next year and will not be able to get over Ohio State to win the Big Ten Championship.
However, I do not really follow Big Midwest football so Michigan may be in a much better position to win a championship next year than I believe.
Maybe not aholes. But they both made/are making poor decisions, IMO. Lewan's decision is worse than Tillman's, at least he was altruistic/inspired by something greater than himself. Lewan is inexplicable.
I agree with all of this. I would not have come back if it was me, but I certainly would not call someone an a-hole for not being as motivated by money.
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Tillman certainly passed up the NFL for something more important than football, but Lewan would probably say he was motivated by something greater than himself. If he were thinking of himself as opposed to his teammates and his school, he would have come out.
It's disappointing that anyone considers him an ahole for returning to school, but it's not a wise move if his career goal in to play in the NFL.
I bet if you polled (no homo) 50 year old retired NFL'ers and asked them if they could have another year back, 90% of them would take another year in college playing ball.....especially if they played at a school like Michigan. I'm pretty sure this kid is smart enough to decide what's best for his own interests.
Nope. Michigan's obviously paying him off.
Spurrier...I appreciate him plenty
Guys like him will go in the first round even if they get injured. Aside from a tragic neck injury, which nobody can worry about, there are not career ending injuries anymore. If a kid wants to come back for college, good for him. They enjoy playing football, and there are no guarantees that anybody will play in the NFL. Enjoying your time in college is not a bad thing.
Ally will beat the crap out of Uga.
OK, so take injury out of the equation. Let's go back to a guy named Troy Williamson. Let's say he comes back for his senior year, and the dropsies he developed in the NFL, he develops his senior year, instead. Would not he have cost himself millions of $$s?
The research shows that guys, almost without fail, always increase their stock by coming back for their senior year. If they love playing football, the only guaranteed year they have of playing is their senior year as well. A lot of these guys really like playing college football, so why not enjoy it while they can. The NFL is not going anywhere. All this talk about leaving early, and especially Clowney sitting out next year, are all steps towards a process that will ruin college football. I say let the guys play as long as they are eligible, if that's what they want to do. I imagine it is not as much fun when it becomes a job.
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