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How Greg Paulus can play for five years

Posted on: April 15, 2009 6:56 pm
 

That's the first thing that came to mind when point-quarterback Greg Paulus began marketing himself to Michigan.

How can this guy play college sports for five years? A veteran compliance officer at a BCS conference school clued me in. Players are allowed four years of eligibility per sport. Paulus has exhausted his four years as annoying point guard at Duke. Now he gets one more year.

Here's how it works: If Paulus goes to Michigan he would have to pursue a master's program that is not available at Duke. That's step one, and a big one considering that Michigan isn't exactly South Carolina when it comes to post-graduate work. I have to think that Michigan and Duke match up a lot on master's offerings.

Step Two: Write a formal letter to Michigan asking to be accepted.

Step Three: Obtain a waiver from the NCAA. That's no guarantee but I'm assuming that Paulus (being from Duke) isn't exactly abusing the system.

I'm starting to wonder what Rich Rodriguez really feels about his quarterback situation. The fact that he would have serious discussions with a kid who hasn't played quarterback since high school tells me something about how Rich Rod views his quarterbacks. Early-enrolling Tate Forcier has the job going into the fall, but incoming freshman Denard Robinson will challenge. If Paulus beats out those two guys, Michigan is in worse shape than I thought.

And what does it say about Paulus that he is closer to playing football for Michigan than basketball in the NBA?

The latest twist is that Duke football coach David Cutcliffe is willing to take Paulus as a receiver. For that to happen Paulus would have to enroll in a) a second degree program or b) in a master's program.

Hope that helps.

 

Category: NCAAF
Tags: Duke, Michigan
 
Comments

Since: Sep 11, 2006
Posted on: April 23, 2009 4:45 am
 

How Greg Paulus can play for five years

 What does it matter? He didn't live up to his basketball expectations, so what makes you think he's going to live up to his football expectations after he's been removed from the game for several years?? Nothing other than blind homerism. The sad shape of michigan football...

LOL! Coming from a Notre Dame fan???? The Irish have been sad now for most of this Decade.




Since: Mar 19, 2009
Posted on: April 21, 2009 9:49 pm
 

How Greg Paulus can play for five years

Rickey Dudley signed to play basketball at Ohio State in the early 90's.  After his third year in basketball, he realized that he did not have an NBA future, so he talked with Randy Ayers and John Cooper about playing tight end for the football team.  He played with the football team for two seasons (his fourth and fifth in school), while finishing out his basketball career his fourth year in school.  The actual rule is that you have five years to to play four seasons and your clock starts when you enroll full time in college.  Thus, Dudley gave up three of his five years of football when he was just a basketball player.  The only difference with the Greg Paulus case is that he's talking about playing football at a different school, which he can do because of the "graduate school" transfer rule.  This five to play four is also applicable for the case of gray-shirting, where recruits will delay entering school full time until winter term, like Todd Boeckman did.  He was essentially at OSU for 6 years, including his gray-shirt and red-shirt years. 




Since: Jan 25, 2008
Posted on: April 18, 2009 11:30 am
 

How Greg Paulus can play for five years

Good question. I'm guessing in the rare case (as an example) that someone might play 2 years in basketball at one school and then transfer to another school and play three years of football. (But i'm assuming there's a 5 year max which Dodd doesn't mention)




Since: Jan 22, 2008
Posted on: April 18, 2009 10:27 am
 

How Greg Paulus can play for five years

Were you aware that Paulus was recruited by such schools as Notre Dame and Florida to play QB?

What does it matter? He didn't live up to his basketball expectations, so what makes you think he's going to live up to his football expectations after he's been removed from the game for several years?? Nothing other than blind homerism. The sad shape of michigan football...




Since: Mar 13, 2009
Posted on: April 17, 2009 5:57 pm
 

How Greg Paulus can play for five years

 this guy has poop in his pants thats why he doenst talk positive

 




Since: Aug 8, 2008
Posted on: April 16, 2009 10:28 pm
 

How Greg Paulus can play for five years

huh...that does help...good work dodd. Your first thoughts on the situation basically mirrored that of the rest of the country. It'd be interesting to see this becoming a trend in college sports. I'm not saying it will, it would just be interesting.

 

 




Since: Dec 19, 2008
Posted on: April 16, 2009 3:47 pm
 

How Greg Paulus can play for five years

who cares about paulus anyway. This guy isn't going to take michigan to a national title or even a big ten championship. If he comes to Michigan then fine but a difference maker no, not in the cards. To much attention on this issue. The real issue for true Wolverine fans is whether or not Rich Rodriquez can take this team to an elite level in the next 2-3 years. Dodd is starting to wonder what R.R. really feels about his QB situation? Where have you been Dodd, everyone knows the QB play at U of M was aweful last year, no surprises and we have a true freshman coming in who will probably play right away. Your starting to wonder, well I wonder why your wondering at all. I wonder why you have a job to wonder so deeply. Go buy some Wonder bread and make yourself a wonderful sandwich to fill your pie hole Dodd. Wonder, you talking about wonder, wonder! 




Since: Aug 18, 2006
Posted on: April 16, 2009 3:11 pm
 

How Greg Paulus can play for five years

 dennis could you explain this...why did you even say a player is eligible four years per sport and then just throw out this comment without any explanation?

A veteran compliance officer at a BCS conference school clued me in. Players are allowed four years of eligibility per sport.

READ.. He was saying he asked whoever he talked to that question..

 

I still want to hear from him though on the USC thing... compliment or dig?




Since: Feb 26, 2008
Posted on: April 16, 2009 2:10 pm
 

How Greg Paulus can play for five years

I do.........  and I rank you right up there with Freeman!   Annoying?  Now that is classy!!   




Since: Aug 19, 2006
Posted on: April 16, 2009 2:01 pm
 

How Greg Paulus can play for five years

 

How Greg Paulus can play for five years

 

No, just one year. I asked that question myself.  

dennis could you explain this...why did you even say a player is eligible four years per sport and then just throw out this comment without any explanation?



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