Nov 24, 2012; Columbus, OH, USA; Michigan Wolverines linebacker Mike Jones (27) fights with Ohio State Buckeyes cornerback Adam Griffin (9) in the fourth quarter at Ohio Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

Michigan Football: Mike Jones Confirms by Twitter he is Leaving Michigan

Posted at 6:00am — 5/14/2013

Michigan Football: Mike Jones Confirms by Twitter he is Leaving Michigan

Mike Jones confirmed on twitter on Monday that he was looking for an opportunity to play his final year of football.

Comments from Mike on Twitter:

To the University of Michigan thank you for everything you have done for me. I have learned so much about myself since I arrived in 2009.

I earned my degree and I grew up into a man on & off the field. Two of the most important things that I could have been blessed with.

To my former and current teammates at UM, y’all will forever be my brothers so many great memories on and off the field. I love y’all man.

To my former & current coaches thank you for challenges that you placed in front of me. I would not be who I am today without them.

I see now to that those were also blessings, so again thank you!

To the UM fans thank you for the support and love. I have never seen such love on game days! It’s been so real Michigan I will miss y’all!

Thank you to everyone who helped me through this process I appreciate and love all y’all.

GO BLUE!! Michigan Man forever.

GBMWolverine Comments:

Injuries have been the biggest issue with Jones and now Michigan has just has more talent than when he came to Michigan. Jones was actually a great kid, a kid who did everything that was asked of him and early in his career, barring injuries probably would of become a starter. At least the early spring practices we attended he was our most physical LB.

Jones continued despite his position on depth chart to be a very effective special teams player and is leaving simply because he wants to play his last year of football and who can blame him for wanting to do it.

We have to admit to have always liked Mike Jones. He was absolutely fearless and one of the better hitters early in his career. Plus we have always had great respect for players who play superior special teams and didn’t complain about doing it.

November 19, 2011; Ann Arbor, MI, USA; Nebraska Cornhuskers quarterback Taylor Martinez (3) runs the ball as Michigan Wolverines defensive end Frank Clark (left) linebacker Mike Jones (27) and defensive end Jibreel Black (55) chase after him in the fourth quarter at Michigan Stadium. Michigan won 45-17. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

This is the new Michigan and people are going to have to adjust as is the players themselves. For the past decade, Michigan although a pretty good program really lacked depth throughout their program and it was rare in which Michigan was “loaded” at almost every position group.

We keep reminding people there is a difference between having “bodies” and having “depth” and for almost five years, we barely had “bodies”.

Now, we have quality depth and it is getting better every year, so those kids who do not want to dedicate themselves, get involved with outside activities, not go through the off-season workouts properly, then he has little chance of playing.

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