February 6th, 2019 at 12:50 PM ^

It is amusing from an outsiders perspective how these things go sometimes (Justin Fields is a great example right now). When you commit, you see there are several scholarship QBs above you. Most of these guys say they aren't afraid of competition and aren't afraid of waiting their turn but then sometimes they come out of freshman year 3rd or 4th on the depth chart and it's *shocked Pikachu face* that they didn't beat everyone else out. I'm sure that even with all the positive quotes, most of these guys went through high school being the hot shot / greatest thing since sliced bread and secretly assumed they'd beat everyone on campus day 1


February 6th, 2019 at 10:44 AM ^

I called it from the beginning with Milton. He can see how good McCaffery is and when Shea’s time is up the coaching staff is gonna make Dylan the next great U of M QB. Milton hasn’t impressed me much anyway, he can throw the ball a long ways, great. His high school high light tape was him throwing fly routes down the field, and he had a sub 50% completion percentage. Sorry, but the writing was on the wall for him. Brandon Peters is better than him but everyone knows he wanted out so Harbaugh didn’t play him.


February 6th, 2019 at 10:49 AM ^

I strongly disagree with most of your post.  However, we are each entitled to our own opinion.  If he believes he is better than CM than he should stay.  Cam Newton body types do not grow on trees, and both coach and PH have a great eye for qb prospects, and are great at developing them.  I hope he stays on the team and pushes all the QB's in the room for years to come.  He also broke a bunch of Francois' records in high school, and can do much more than throw the ball far.  



February 6th, 2019 at 12:34 PM ^

I hope you're right, but have you seen Milton's high school tape?  It is not very impressive...at least not in comparison to his hype / ranking.  Many of his throws are just heaving it up to his WR who ended up signing D1 too.  

I hope Milton succeeds at Michigan.  It would be amazing to have a capable QB with a body like JM.  I just think that Milton was such a freak athletically and arm strength wise that they believed he would grow into a QB at Michigan.  I hope he does.


February 7th, 2019 at 4:45 AM ^

But the term “camp” did not come from Milton or his family; it came from the author of the post, who could have easily used “family” or even “inner circle” to describe him and his mother discussing his future with the staff. Word choices matter — even the subtle ones can create bias.

4th phase

February 6th, 2019 at 2:19 PM ^

Yes Pep recruited Milton and is his biggest fan in the world. Calling him the next Cam Newton. It's understandable that a player is a little concerned when his position coach and biggest advocate leaves (perhaps suddenly from his standpoint). I kind of expect this to blow over, Harbaugh will reassure him that he can be a starter one day if he keeps working. I mean Harbaugh let him play in the OSU and bowl games, he obviously sees him as part of the future.


February 6th, 2019 at 12:17 PM ^

Because I think he has the potential to be a great QB. Kid has a cannon and an obvious eye for identifying his blocks in the run game. Would really like to see this kid become something great. If he doesn’t, I’m not going to lose sleep over it. But that’s why I’m enamored with him. 


February 6th, 2019 at 12:30 PM ^

Everyone would like him to be great. Everyone agrees he has some potentially. The disagreement is around what he has, besides potential. 

I’d contend he has nothing besides potential. Additionally, there’s nothing I’ve seen to suggest that his potential surpasses any other unproven QB in the country who has a big arm. 

He’s a project with some upside. He’s at least as likely to boom as bust - that’s why he was supposed to be the lower ranked second QB in his class. He’s very far from the blue chip QB that some like to pretend that he is. 


February 6th, 2019 at 4:03 PM ^

He’s as raw a passer as DRob wasps s freshman. As talented as Denard was a runner, he did not develop much as a passer (different coaches, yes). Milton is not a runner, so he better develop or he will never have the chance to play like Denard did thanks to the RichRod offense. He’s got good coaches left, so where else would he develop more—he should ask that.


February 6th, 2019 at 12:29 PM ^

I root for JM.  Everything I've heard is he has outstanding character and works hard.  I just don't see how a kid who couldn't complete 50% of his passes in high school (while throwing to a D1 WR on his team) was ever gonna see the field at Michigan.  Amazing specimen of an athlete, but I don't see him ever getting on the field as a starter at Michigan.

Blue Middle

February 6th, 2019 at 2:38 PM ^

Milton is a unique talent and I believe he has a bright future at Michigan.  I think the new offense will benefit him as much as anyone.  Not sure what's going on behind the scenes, but I don't understand this one at all.  Patterson is back for a year, then the QB job is completely up for grabs in 2020.  McCaffrey, Milton, and McNamara should all have a chance.

I hope Milton stays.  I believe he could be a great one.


February 6th, 2019 at 10:12 AM ^

I doubt this. Big programs do this all the time, we just don’t always hear about it. Winning fixes all of this. If you want to play like the big boys, this stuff needs to be done. Let’s stop romanticizing college sports. Without Michigan initially offering him, he probably doesn’t get a scholarship from Kansas. It is what it is fam.