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SIAP, but didn't see anything about this yet.
Michigan coach Brady Hoke said Monday that he expects Devin Gardner's medical hardship waiver to be accepted, giving him a redshirt from his true freshman season. That means he would have two years of eligibility remaining instead of one.
I don't really understand the mechanics of medical redshirts, so I don't claim to be an expert. However, how do you get approved for a redshirt 2 years after the season that you're claiming the redshirt from???
Why not give one to Kings?
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If I remember right, RR played Devin in the 4th game of the season.. Doesn't that negate your ability to receive a redshirt due to injury?
Gardner played against MSU. Was that their 4th game?
Duh. It's for 2010. nm
Even so, it seems like you should have to petition after that season, instead of waiting 2 more years to see if there would be a payoff talent-wise.
This post was edited by has been 17 months ago
It was just a mistake;
I didn't mean to let them take away my soul.
Am I too old?
Is it too late?
As far as I remember, you never officially request or get your redshirt until after 4 years of eligibility are completed. It's always assumed that players will be granted the 5th year as long as they qualify. I can't remember a time when a player wasn't granted it when going for a 5th year.
I don't remember the specifics, nor how far into the season he played, but this all seems like some serious BS to me. If a kid plays even a couple of games into the season, you shouldn't be able to get a redshirt...
I have no problem with this. Very common situation.
Right answer =
"Eligibility for a medical hardship is defined via NCAA Bylaw 14.2.4. In order to qualify for a medical hardship, the athlete must not have participated in more than three (3) athletic contests or 30% of the team's contests, whichever is greater. The participation had to be prior to the season's halfway point."
So as long as he played fewer than 4 games (12 x .3 = 3.6) and no games after M.S.U. (the 6th of 12 games) he qualifies?
That will allow him time to finish his first year academically.
Didn't Gardner actually not play the rest of his freshman year because either Robinson or Forcier came returned from an injury, not because he (Gardner) got injured?
Hurt his fist punching too many Ohio State players in the back of the head.
Doesn't matter. You don't need to be injured. You just need to be "injured."
I've never heard of asking for a Redshirt for any season other than the previous one.
Shouldn't Kings be able to redshirt?
There's a time and a place for everything and it's called college.
According to this he didn't play against us in 2010
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He's played in 8 games.
For what, 8 total plays? A total waste of his season by the coaching staff. Complete failure on their part.
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RECEIVING G REC YARDS YDS/REC LONG TD YDS/G
2012 8 4 25 6.3 10 0 3.1
TOTAL 8 4 25 6.3 10 0 3.1
That's '11, not '10.
Fuck this though. So effing typical of scUM to try and pull something like this. Delany will no doubt get on his knees to help those fuckers.
I remember having a discussion about this with a UMAA fan on another board in early in the 2010 season who questioned DickRod burning DG's redshirt for no apparent reason. I explained to the UMAA fan that all DG had to do was come down with an "injury" by the mid-year point and UMAA could apply for a medical redshirt.
And that "injury" is exactly what later occurred.
Here's the 2010 article from Ann Arbor.com explaining DG's mysterious "sore back":
This post was edited by Murky Waters 17 months ago
Yes, but you take the risk of losing a potential 6th year of eligibility in case you get an actual injury (see Tyler Hoover, for example).
Not quite sure what the stink is about this. Was he really injured? Probably not. Does this happen all the time? Yes. Usually they'd just give him the redshirt after his freshman year. Not sure why they didn't or couldn't.
The problem for the scummers is that after Little Man Tate flaked out, Gardner was listed as second on the depth chart for many of their games - making the back injury an obvious case of being a "back injury:.
However, I'm sure Delaney will do every thing in his power to make it seem like his back was broken in 17 paces.
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