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Former Trojan Ty Isaac Denied by NCAA

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Issac playing sparingly during the 2013 season.

Ty Isaac runs the gauntlet at USC's Spring Game.
Ty Isaac runs the gauntlet at USC's Spring Game.
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Running back Ty Isaac left USC after the spring semester and transferred to Michigan so he could be closer to his mother. Today, Issac found out he would have to sit out this season after he had his appeal to play immediately denied by the NCAA today.

Isaac was a five-star recruit coming out of Joliet Catholic Academy in Illinois where he ran for 1,500 yards and 22 touchdowns during his senior season. During his freshman year at USC, Isaac competed for playing time with Buck Allen, Tre Madden, Silas Redd and Justin Davis and finished the season with 236 rushing yards and two touchdowns. He ran for a career high 87 yards and two touchdowns on 11 carries in USC’s 62-28 victory at California.

Isaac saw his role grow toward the end of the season and expected to compete for a primary role in the backfield for the new coaching staff. Against Fresno State in the Las Vegas Bowl, Ty Isaac was featured in the running back rotation, garnering eight carries. He rushed for 44 years (5.5 avg) and caught a pass over the middle and ran it for 35 yards, barreling over defenders along the way.

During the 2014 summer, Ty Isaac transferred to Michigan to be near his ailing mother, who recently had surgery for hearing loss. He petitioned the NCAA to grant him a hardship waiver for the NCAA's Division I transfer rules that require a player to sit out a season, but that appeal was denied today. Isaac will have three years of eligibility left beginning in 2015.