Now that Lloyd Carr has at last driven off into the sunset, CONSTRUDA wonders if Michigan QB Ryan Mallett will be staying or going:
The TOLEDO BLADE reports that the freshman signal caller is ready to transfer to UCLA, according to a “person close to the team.”
But Michigan associate AD Bruce Madej says no transfer paperwork has crossed his desk yet, and already overheard Mallett “talking with the guys about seeing them next week.” And a week earlier, Ryan told the Blade that he wants to remain a Wolverine next season.
The concern comes on the heels of Rich Rodriguez’s arrival to Ann Arbor, and the former West Virginia coach plans to install a spread offense with his new team. Mallett is more of a drop-back QB, and might not be a good fit for the new system.
However, as Construda points out, the new offense may convince top QB recruit Terelle Pryor to commit to Michigan, which may leave Mallett confined to the sidelines, back in his backup role.
Or Ryan can seek his fame & fortune in Westwood, helping new coach Rick Neuheisel build another winner.