Ryan Mallett's Winter of discontent
At the 4th Annual Carr's Wash 4 Kids, true freshman sensation QB Ryan Mallett discussed the tough times he suffered during his first Michigan winter. Apparently, he did not like his first Michigan winter and he went two weeks with hardly talking to anyone. The adjustment to college life was made even more difficult by the fact that Mallett started at Michigan in January while the rest of his class was still in high school. Mallett did not have the support network of other Michigan freshmen as he was an early enrolee. The social isolation he experienced as an early enrolee is one reason I am opposed to the trend of bringing in freshman early.
It sounds as if the internet rumors about the possibility of transferring to the University of Arkansas were not unfounded. Fortunately, Mallett reports that he is past the homesickness now but he readily admits that it was bad. The winter was hard, he said, but it will be worth it come fall, when he'll be the primary backup to veteran quarterback Chad Henne next fall. Go Blue!
*Note: Photo of QB Ryan Mallett (15) with Coach Carr from final Spring Practice of April 14, 2007 by mzgoblue
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