Addition of USC-Transfer RB Ty Isaac Won't Turn Michigan Wolverines Around

By Connor Muldowney

With yet another highly-touted transfer hitting the college market, not many people knew what to think of USC Trojans running back Ty Isaac. After just one season in Southern California, Isaac decided he wanted to move closer to his home in Illinois to be near his sick mother.

After some time and a few visits to other schools, Isaac has decided he will be attending Michigan in the fall, giving the Wolverines a much-needed boost at the running back position.

Although Isaac was a five-star running back out of high school, this addition means very little to the Wolverines right now — or at least they should see that. Sure, he was one of the best high school running backs in the 2013 class, but he hasn’t proved anything yet.

With the possibility of sitting out a season due to NCAA transfer rules — he’s applying for a hardship waiver because of his sick mother — Isaac may not even play until 2015.

He has what it takes to be a star at the collegiate level, but the running back is only as good as the offensive line. The best lineman from 2013, Taylor Lewan, is now in the NFL and Michigan’s offensive line isn’t exactly known for great run blocking.

Michigan averaged just 102nd in the nation in 2013 in terms of rushing yards per game.

To think that the addition of a running back that hasn’t proven anything yet will tremendously improve the run game is just ridiculous — especially after losing top running back Fitzgerald Toussaint.

Don’t get your hopes up, Michigan fans.

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