Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Cardinals Nab a Wolverine Defector

Word has broken, and OTP sources have confirmed that former Michigan player and Indiana native Artis Chambers has become the latest Wolverine to find a new home, this time at Ball State University. Chambers, he of former All-State fame at Fort Wayne Snider High School, returns to the Hoosier State and the Cardinals after leaving Michigan with basically two seasons under his belt.

Chambers was sort of a late pick-up for Lloyd Carr, and through a shift in administration, a position change, and some controversy surrounding the young man his freshman season, he never really developed into a superstar at the collegiate level. This past November, rather than toil away on special teams as he had been doing for roughly a year and a half, Chambers and Michigan decided to part ways.

For the Cardinals, this is an addition to an already strong secondary, and if Chambers is capable of playing multiple positions, this gives added depth to a defensive unit that is already looking good. Chambers will have two years of eligibility remaining when he begins play in the fall of 2010. Welcome back to the Hoosier State, Artis.

5 comments:

StanIsTheMan said...

Big pick up for Ball State. Would have liked to see this kid do something special at Michigan, but blame DickRod for running off another one.

Anonymous said...

DickRod? Pretty sure most of you Michigan fans were loving this guy when he was hired.

Alan said...

I am no Michigan fan, but I firmly believe that UM will be a player in the very near future for a national title. Enjoy kicking RichRod now, because pretty soon, you won't be able to.

Dbone said...

DickRod? Clever. And you're blaming the coach for "running off" a kid who decided to leave because he wasn't good enough to get any PT? If he was that good, he wouldn't be transferring to Ball State.

Brandon said...

Chambers was supposed to be a very solid option for Michigan, it just never worked out for him with the program. Artis should have no problems taking over Alex Knipp's spot after Alex graduates this year and continuing the new Ball State tradition of having two All-MAC safeties.