Stonum to Redshirt 2011, Hagerup Suspended 4 Games

There will be none of this during the 2011 season.

Via UM media relations:
U-M Football Head Coach Brady Hoke Announces Wide Receiver Stonum will Redshirt 2011 Season

ANN ARBOR, Mich.University of Michigan football head coach Brady Hoke announced Sunday (Aug. 7) that senior wide receiver Darryl Stonum (Stafford, Texas/Dulles HS) will redshirt the 2011 season.

“While it would be great to have Darryl on the field this season, we feel it is in his best interest and the best interest of our program for him to redshirt,” said Hoke.  “Darryl will continue to be an important part of our team and family.  He has done everything we have asked him to do, but our number one priority is to help Darryl grow as a person.” 

Hoke also announced the suspension of sophomore punter Will Hagerup (Milwaukee, Wis./Whitefish Bay HS) for the first four games of the season and junior wide receiver Terrence Robinson (Klein, Texas/Oak HS) for the season opener for violating team rules.

“In order to build a championship-caliber culture, you have to be accountable to each other on and off the field,” said Hoke.  “There are expectations at the University of Michigan you must live up to.”

Michigan begins preparation for its 132nd season of gridiron action on Monday, Aug. 8.  U-M opens the 2011 season on Sept. 3 at Michigan Stadium by hosting Western Michigan at 3:30 p.m. EDT on ABC.  
We know the Stonum decision stems from a DUI received during the off-season (his 2nd in 2 years). It was widely suspected that some sort of disciplinary action would be called for. While a forced redshirt is pretty harsh, it's probably the best Stonum could have hoped for. From what I hear, he was very close to not being on the fall roster.

BUT...this opens the door for Stonum to make a splash in 2012. We're going to lose Odoms and Hemingway after this year. And if it weren't for this disciplinary action, Stonum too. Bonus...I guess.

The suspensions of punter Will Hagerup and WR Terrence Robinson are for violations of team rules. If you recall, Hagerup was suspended for the OSU game last year. And correct me if I'm wrong, but he was also out for the bowl game as well? Either way he's a terrific punter and I hope he can pull it together.

TRob's suspension will have minimal effect as he has yet to prove himself on the field...and it's only for the Western Michigan game.

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