Story: Michigan Transfer Oliver Martin Checks Out Iowa

Discussion in 'Football' started by RobHowe, Jun 7, 2019.

  1. tksirius

    tksirius HN's Love Doctor

    Sounds like Martin would've been smart enough to have never hired Davis or Kennedy.
  2. HawkleberryFinn

    HawkleberryFinn Well-Known Member

    Weren't they fired over the Eno Benjamin/Texas recruit debacle?
  3. HawkleberryFinn

    HawkleberryFinn Well-Known Member

    No that was Bobby Kennedy and Chris White. Davis just got old and sucked.
  4. EstronHawkKing

    EstronHawkKing Well-Known Member

    Hope he doesn't got to the Dark Side of football, Iowa State.
  5. deanvogs

    deanvogs Well-Known Member

    I think that is all water under the bridge now. I think Martin is gonna turn into a fan favorite before all is said and done with his career in the black and gold. I think most of the vitriol that was aimed at him was because people wanted him so badly as he was a top recruit at a position for need for Iowa.
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  6. revkev73

    revkev73 Well-Known Member

    I think the football players should have a committee of elected representative players, who would serve as the "Coaching Portal" to approve or disapprove of coaching moves, and how such moves might affect the players who were given "promises" by said coaches who want to leave. are denied! Why, this makes no sense. Correct.
  7. guffus

    guffus Well-Known Member

    Sitting out a year sucks for Oliver, but what if he would have stayed at Michigan another year knowing he wanted to transfer to Iowa eventually.

    Where would his head be when Iowa played at Michigan this year?
  8. hawkdrummer1

    hawkdrummer1 Well-Known Member

    GD's suckage had nothing to do with age. He just sucked.
  9. revkev73

    revkev73 Well-Known Member

    Great hire after a nationwide search!
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  10. PCHawk

    PCHawk Well-Known Member

    Playing another year at Michigan does nothing to prep him for success at Iowa in 2 years. It really goes to show how bad he wants to be here to make this decision tho. It's on par with Uthoff paying his own way just to play here instead of Wisconsin. Decisions like this are rare and hell yea fans should (and will) welcome him with open arms.
  11. revkev73

    revkev73 Well-Known Member

    If he is a humble kid, which seems to be the case, he doesn't fit in at Michigan.
  12. guffus

    guffus Well-Known Member

    Too bad you can't have the same rule for transfers that the new redshirts get. Let them play in a maximum of 4 games total.

    That is, if they did not previously redshirt, or in Martin's case, did not previously play in any games in his redshirt season.
  13. trj

    trj Well-Known Member

    Uthoff is an excellent comp. Even down to their personalities.
  14. trj

    trj Well-Known Member

    As I stated in the other OM thread I can only remember him playing once and barely. I can't remember if it was SMU or Western Michigan. He played in all 13 games last year so I was either drunk or have some sort of ADD, AHD or some shit like that not to recall seeing him play more.

    I compare the OM situation to dating. You have an opportunity to date a 10, a smokeshow(and yes I am waaay too old to use the word "smokeshow") and you just can't pass it up. Then you realize the 10 wasn't all that it was cracked up to be and you are happier with the 7 that is funnier and smarter and occasionally can be a 9 on certain days.:)
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  15. thetrza

    thetrza Well-Known Member

    I remember watching a nature documentary about a sloth that hears a mating call from a really attractive sloth, but the female sloth is a long ways away. By the time the sloth swims over to where he heard the call, the female sloth already has a baby. But then the sloth hears another mating call and can swim to meet his next partner. In a way, we are are sloths swimming through the water of the recruiting process, looking for that perfect good looking smoke show sloth with the attractive mating call.

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  16. hawkeyebob62

    hawkeyebob62 Well-Known Member

    Kennedy and White were GD's "boys". Their "non-renewal" was his cue to "retire".
  17. HawkleberryFinn

    HawkleberryFinn Well-Known Member

    Kirk found them to be of poor moral compass and low cunning.
  18. hawkeyebob62

    hawkeyebob62 Well-Known Member

    Everyone else discovered the same thing...unfortunately.