ANN ARBOR, Mich. – Michigan running back Ty Isaac had a chance to make some noise this spring. A former five-star recruit, word of his transfer to the U-M program was a big deal. It meant another talented back being added to the backfield.
However, the injury bug had other plans.
“I got hurt,” Isaac said. “That’s really it, pulled a hamstring and went down and fighting to get back. Spring is a lot shorter when you’re trying to rehab. It is what it is, I hate that I missed that much time, but fall camp is here now, I feel good and I’m ready to go.”
Now fall camp is around, Isaac has a chance to get right back into the thick of things with the running back competition.
The running backs are also aided being coached by someone who understands U-M and what it takes to be successful. Tyrone Wheatley’s familiarity with the position and the program sticks out to Isaac the most.
“He’s cool,” Isaac said. “I like him. It’s definitely a lot easier to relate with someone who has played the position, especially at a high level and obviously being as good as he is. Obviously dropping a lot of good information on us and then as well as being able to relate to the head coach.”
Not only the running back group has instilled a sense of accountability, so has the whole team. There’s a newfound sense of holding each other accountable around the program. For any successful team, Isaac feels like accountability is a must.
“We’re getting better at (accountability),” Isaac said. “At the end of the day, any good team that I’ve been on, you have to do that. I wouldn’t even say that it is for the coaches to demand of us. It should be something that we do our own and I think people are starting to take charge and do that.”