Thursday Lowdown Triumphantly Returns, Considers QB Transfers

Oh, Lowdown, it's been so long. Welcome back!

Now look at this...just look at it.

Punch me. Punch me in the face.

Hoops! Basketball news is wrapping up as everyone braces for the who will go pro. Burke is a foregone conclusion, but rumors are swirling around guys like McGary, Hardaway and Robinson. As UMHoops points out, all 4 are in ESPN's Chad Ford's top 15 of his mock-draft ($).
No. 12. Mitch McGary: Analysis: McGary mania is in full swing after a terrific run in the NCAA tourney, but NBA scouts still are getting their arms around his draft stock. They’ve really only been scouting this Mitch McGary for about eight games. However, on the surface, it appears that McGary has a lot of promise. He’s got an incredible motor, is a good athlete, has great hands, rebounds, blocks shots and has shown a midrange game. It’s possible he’s a one-hit wonder, but I think more and more teams believe he’s the same kid that ranked as one of the top five players in the country after his junior year of high school. He could be a great replacement for J.J. Hickson should he bolt in free agency this summer.

No. 15. Glenn Robinson III. Analysis: The Bucks don’t have a lot going for them right now at the small forward position — especially since sending Tobias Harris out of town in the J.J. Redick deal. Robinson would give them yet another long, athletic forward who can fly up and down the floor. The difference with Robinson? He can shoot, and let’s face it, there’s some karma at play here, too. The Bucks drafted Robinson III’s father with the No. 1 pick in 1994. Keep it in the family.
Personally, I think only Burke should be leaving. Hardaway is a bit of a wild card, and I think McGary and Robinson come back.

"Undefeated" Season. Notre Dame gets us on a calendar technicality with this commemorative DVD set.

12 is just a cleaner number anyway. Operators are standing by!

He left out "Win". New coach, Gary Anderson, posted some interesting new "core values" in the Wisconsin locker room.

I'll wager that maybe one of those is actually a "value". The rest are just common sense or against the law.

Spring game weather. Looks like its going to be cold and possibly wet on Saturday. At least it's not Texas Tech.

Need Michigan spring game info? Click here.

Denard derp. Clearly, not a baseball player.

All Buckeye blog jokes aside, that's a pretty sweet custom Tigers jersey.

Michigan on the horn. The B1G coaches/players did their annual spring media teleconference on Tuesday. Here is Hoke's call via BTN. Also on the call was LT Taylor Lewan

Michigan considering transfers to add QB depth. It was addressed in the call above, but it's no mystery that the ACL injury to Russell Bellomy threw a wrench into Michigan's QB depth chart. After Gardner, it's incoming freshman "Sugar" Shane Morris...who won't enroll until this fall...and that's it in terms of scholarship QBs.

Preferred walk-on Brian Cleary has suddenly had the spotlight shined upon him as Michigan's backup this spring.
"He's real bright," Borges said last week. "His deal was to get football smart, get some experience, let him learn a little bit through trial and understanding. If you watch Brian throw the ball, you would think he's a scholarship player."

"He's smart, he learns well, he has a good arm," Hoke said. "I'm not going to say he's throwing bullets, but he's got a good arm, accuracy. I'd like to see him a little more accurate, a little more patient in the pocket, those kinds of things."
So that brings us to this...
Michigan coach Brady Hoke said he and his staff are investigating options, like finding a junior college player or a graduate transfer, to shore up the lack of depth at quarterback.
"I think that's something we've looked into and will continue to address," Hoke said Wednesday on a Big Ten conference call, when asked about the JUCO and graduate-transfer options. "At the same time, you've got to feel good about the guys that are in the program, the guys who know the system, but that's something that, yeah, we continue to look at."
Bellomy will have surgery on May 1st.
Assorted bits
Michigan will play the Cincinnati Bearcats in 2017. Iowa State could be in some NCAA hot water. Former ND QB Gunner Kiel ends up at Cincinnati.

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