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Michigan Football Greg Paulus Update

Big House BobSenior Analyst IIApril 16, 2009

DURHAM, NC - FEBRUARY 11:  Greg Paulus #3 of the Duke Blue Devils reacts to a call during the game against the North Carolina Tar Heels on February 11, 2009 at Cameron Indoor Stadium in Durham, North Carolina.  (Photo by Kevin Cox/Getty Images)

Since Spring Practice is over, I thought I would have a hard time finding interesting information here on BigHouse Blog, so first I would like to thank Greg Paulus for keeping the Internet burning for Michigan Football information.

One side note: Kelvin Grady would love to work a trade between Duke Basketball and Michigan Football and Terrance Taylor would like to play Center for UCLA next year. Ok, jokes aside here are the latest updates on GP:

  • Greg is holding a 10:00 press conference to announce something or give people insight into his plans.
  • Greg's father confirmed he does hold a Michigan offer.
  • Greg's father also confirmed that other NFL teams have expressed interest in a tryout.
  • Duke will give him a tryout at Wide Receiver if he wants. "He's a quarterback at heart, but there was no way he was going to be able to compete and play quarterback for us," Cutcliffe said. "I think that was the deciding factor.
  • The Free Press was duped into believing the Paulus transfer story was an April fools day joke on April 15th. Maybe it was a tax day joke?

Again, IMO I don't see a lot of upside for Greg coming to Ann Arbor. He at best would be the second or third string QB and may never see the field. There is no way he would transplant Tate Forcier who as been working with a QB coach for years and has been knee deep in Rich Rod's offense for four months.

Here is what Tate's brother had to say about Greg being at practice: "He mentioned Greg Paulus being at the practice and thought it was pretty funny," Jason Forcier wrote in an e-mail to ESPN.com. "Tate is not worried about it all. Colt McCoy can be transferring into Michigan and it wouldn't faze Tate one bit. He is one of the most competitive kids I know."

So to net it out. It would give Michigan depth for one year at QB, but that's about it. I'm not sure Greg coming to Michigan would give him a better shot at the NFL then he has right now, but Michigan isn't in any position to turn down All American QB's that want to play for them. Maybe he has dreamed about running out of the tunnel and touching the banner on game days?

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