Appeal fails, Michigan running back Ty Isaac won’t play this season

Angelique S. Chengelis
The Detroit News

Ann Arbor – Michigan will be without tailback transfer Ty Isaac this season.

Isaac, a highly-recruited back out of high school, came to Michigan from USC, in part to be closer to his ailing mother in Illinois.

Michigan filed a hardship waiver with the NCAA that would have allowed Issac to play this fall, but after that was rejected, UM filed an appeal.

Michigan coach Brady Hoke on Wednesday said the appeal also was turned down.

“It didn’t go through,” Hoke said.

The 6-foot-2, 225-pound Isaac will sit out this season and have three seasons of eligibility remaining. He has been working as a scout-team back.

“He’s handled it great,” Hoke said. “He’s our scout running back, one of the two guys who fill that role. He had a great day (Tuesday). From an attitude standpoint he’s been awesome.”

Isaac’s mother has been recovering from hearing loss surgery.