Michigan offensive lineman Dan Samuelson will transfer

Angelique S. Chengelis
The Detroit News
Dan Samuelson

Michigan offensive lineman Dan Samuelson has decided to transfer.

The junior from Plymouth, Ind., announced Saturday on Facebook that while a tough decision to make, he wants to be a starting offensive lineman and that won’t happen at Michigan. The Wolverines, under first-year head coach Jim Harbaugh. began camp Aug. 7.

“The past couple years have been wonderful, and something that I will never forget,” Samuelson wrote in his Facebook post. “I am beyond blessed for them. As time has come and gone, I’ve thought about what is best for myself in regards to football and obtaining the goal of playing time.

“In reality, that wasn’t going to happen at Michigan. I will be transferring to another school after doing much research and talking with my parents. This has been an incredibly tough decision to make. Many emotions have been running through my mind.”

Samuelson wished his former teammates well.

“I love you all and you are my brothers,” he wrote. “You are about to embark on a very awesome journey under this new coaching staff. Enjoy the success that will come with it! I will be watching.”

He joins a number of former Michigan players who have left or transferred from the program, among them, Jack Miller, who retired from the game, Dennis Norfleet, Russell Bellomy, Keith Heitzman, Justice Hayes, Blake Countess and Ondre Pipkins.