Offensive lineman Kyle Bosch is set to transfer from the University of Michigan after meeting with head coach Jim Harbaugh yesterday. This was first reported by Steve Wiltfong of 247Sports.
Going to miss my teammates more than anything I wish the best of luck to my all of my brothersThe 6-5, 303 pound junior did not see the field after the season opener against Appalachian State when he left the team to take a "personal leave of absence".
— Kyle Bosch (@Kyle_Bosch65) January 6, 2015
Aside from playing only one snap this season (the final snap of the opener), Bosch started 3 games in 2013 and saw action in 5. According to 247Sports, he will be able to get his redshirt back from 2014.
Impact for Michigan? Well, it's hard to miss what you never really had. Bosch was highly rated coming out of high school and was a nice grab for Hoke in his 2013 class. Where this really impacts Michigan is in overall depth. Bosch was likely not going to challenge for a starting spot in 2015 but having a junior with game experience would've been a nice bonus. This will put added pressure on Harbaugh and his yet-to-be-named staff to grab some OL talent in this incoming class.
Either way, Kyle just didn't want to be at Michigan. He is the second player to leave the program since Hoke was fired on December 2nd…true-freshman Michael Ferns left the program in mid-December. We wish Kyle all the best in his next endeavor.