â†µâ‡¥Paulus, the former Duke point guard who is weighing his career options and visited Michigan’s spring practice on Tuesday, said this morning that U-M coach Rich Rodriguez has extended him an offer to join the Wolverines. â†µâ‡¥â†µAs Spencer pointed out yesterday when these Michigan rumors were all fun and game, Tate Forcier has pretty much solidified himself as the Wolverines starting QB next season. So, essentially, Paulus would come on to be a second or (more likely) third string player for one year. Which actually seems like a great gig: be part of one of the most prestigious football programs in the country for a season, while at the same time enjoying one more year of the good life before entering the real world. â†µ
â†µâ‡¥“There is an opportunity to do that at Michigan,” Paulus said on the Dan Patrick radio show. “There is an opportunity at Michigan to continue my academic education in the graduate program there and compete in football.” â†µâ‡¥â†µ
â†µKeep in mind, though, that Paulus still hasn’t accepted Rich Rod’s offer. Syracuse and Duke are both reportedly among teams interested in his footballing services. I’m not sure how Paulus became the hottest football recruit in the nation, but wherever he ends up this season, he certainly owes the Packers a thank you note for stirring this whole mess up. â†µâ†µ
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