We started thinking about all the others who thought that the grass might be greener, nicer, easier, and/or more conducive to playing somewhere else. And so, we were wondering....how's that working out for you, boys????? SO, this first weekend of the 2010 Football Season, I'm beginning a new feature here on the Spawn of Mzone. I'm calling it Title IX's Transfer Tracker. Let's see how the ex-Wolverines did....
Steve Threet (Arizona State)
The SunDevils opened the season against Portland State and crushed them 54 to 9. Steve did pretty well, completing 14 of 21 tosses for 239 yards (66.7%), with two TDs. And he threw one pick. Oh, and he scampered for 24 yards. Steve should do ok next week against Northern Arizona. The big test will be on the 18th, when ASU travels to Madison to take on the Badgers. You remember what Steve did to the Badgers in 2008 right?????? Right???? Put that one on your viewing calendar.
Justin Boren (tUOS)So he's playing left guard for them. And they blew out Marshall. Yawn.Next up for them...THE U: Miami of Florida.
Ryan Mallett (Arkansas)
The Razorbacks dismantled Tennesse Tech this weekend 44-3. The Batesville, Akansas native posted some pretty impressive numbers, actually. 301 yards on 21 of 24 attempts. 3 TDs and an I-N-T. And he rushed for a mind-blowing two, yes 2 yards. Lightning. Next up for them on the 18th is the Dawgs of Georgia. Ouch.
Sam McGuffie (Rice) SO, poor guy woulda done a lot better if his team wasn't playing the Longhorns. That crazy D only let Sam scamper for 46 yards on 14 carries. The Owls lost 34-17. It also didn't really help that he ran laterally and backwards a bunch trying desperately to find some room. North/South son. North/South. I really am pulling for this 5'11" sophomore. Heck, even Mack Brown had nice things to say: "First I'd like to give credit to Rice, I thought they played better than they had at anytime last year," Texas head coach Mack Brown said. "They started a quarterback that we didn't anticipate, they ran an offense that we didn't anticipate and Sam McGuffie is going to help them ... he is a good back and he made some yards against us. I think Rice is a better football team than what we saw last year."
J T Turner (West Virginia): He has reportedly transferred to WVU. Cue Alanis Morrisette.....No stats for him, unless you count the number of pine splinters as he sits for the NCAA required time out.
Kurt Wermers (Ball State) Hmmmm. That's funny. I thought that he went to Ball State. I mean, he left because he really didn't like the business of Michigan. But, I can't find him anywhere on their roster.....
Oh oh oh. That's right. He's probably with JT Turner on the pine this year.....
It should be interesting to see how the season plays out for these guys. We'll keep track here on Title IX's Transfer Tracker. Let me know if there are others out there we need to follow too !!