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The Green Bay Packers aren't the only ones who are interested in Greg Paulus.

According to sources close to the situation, the former Duke point guard was in Ann Arbor Tuesday meeting with Michigan football coach Rich Rodriguez about the possibility of playing this season for the Wolverines.

The 6-foot-1 Paulus, who was the Gatorade National Player of the Year as a standout quarterback at Christian Brothers Academy in New York, has one year of eligibility left for football after playing four years of basketball at Duke.

He watched Michigan practice this afternoon and could fit in with Rodriguez's spread offense. The Wolverines don't have a clear-cut starting quarterback, and Paulus could come in and play immediately.

Two Michigan freshmen, Tate Forcier and Denard Robinson, will likely compete with Nick Sheridan for the starting spot.

Sources also told FOXSports.com that Paulus, who worked out last Thursday for the Packers in Durham, N.C., has been contacted by a half-dozen NFL teams and several other college programs.

Paulus, 22, started three seasons for Blue Devils coach Mike Krzyzewski but came off the bench this season. Coming out of high school, he was recruited by numerous big-time football programs, and schools such as Notre Dame would have allowed him to play both sports.

Paulus, however, has not played football since graduating high school, when he threw for 11,763 yards and 152 touchdowns in 45 career games and led CBA to a 42-3 record in four seasons. His younger brother, Mike, is a reserve quarterback at North Carolina.

Paulus, according to one source, is still exploring the possibility of continuing his basketball career but was caught off-guard when a Packers scout contacted him a couple weeks ago after the Blue Devils season ended with a loss to Villanova.

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He currently has 1 year of football eligibility left and this will not happen IMO, In Tate We Trust.

Yeah I am ready to let Tate take over and just grow with the program. Sorry but Denard is just behind at this point, unless he's the next coming of Pat White.

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Yeah I am ready to let Tate take over and just grow with the program. Sorry but Denard is just behind at this point, unless he's the next coming of Pat White.

I think Denard will have his own package of running plays when he gets here so he will only need to learn a handful of plays, I think he will still get in during the season at QB just because he is so fast.

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:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

Kids a bad actor.

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Paulus: Michigan to give him shot at QB

Paulus Offered Scholarship From Michigan

Joe Schad reports on Rich Rodriguez offering Greg Paulus a scholarship to play football at MichiganTags: Michigan Wolverines

Paulus Offered Scholarship From Michigan

Former Duke basketball player Greg Paulus has been given an opportunity to join Michigan's football team and compete for the starting quarterback job this fall.

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Paulus, a former All-American quarterback in high school, visited Michigan's final practice of the spring Tuesday in Ann Arbor. He did not throw or work out for Wolverines coaches.

"There has been an opportunity given there," Paulus said Thursday morning on a conference call with reporters. "I thought it was a really good visit. It was really helpful to get to be on a campus and meet with coach [Rich] Rodriguez and see the system and understand what types of opportunities are out there."

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The four-year point guard is scheduled to graduate from Duke in June.

Since Paulus did not redshirt for the basketball team, he has one year of eligibility remaining in another sport. And since he will complete his degree in four years, he can go to graduate school elsewhere and compete immediately.

Paulus said he can only play for Football Bowl Subdivision teams, ruling out a move to a Football Championship Subdivision (formerly Division I-AA) member.

The 6-foot-1, 180-pound Paulus has received interest from several other college programs, including his hometown Syracuse Orange, but at this point he has no other visits scheduled. He recently worked out for the Green Bay Packers and is exploring possibilities with other pro teams.

Paulus is solely interested in playing quarterback and would enter Michigan's open competition under center if he chooses to join the Wolverines.

"The chance to compete for a starting job is important," Paulus said. "With me only having an opportunity to play for one year, the chance and the opportunity to compete at a high level is important. There is an opportunity to do that at Michigan."

True freshman Tate Forcier took most of the snaps this spring for the Wolverines and performed well. Last year's primary starter, Steven Threet, transferred from the program in February.

Junior Nick Sheridan, who started four games last year and broke his leg midway through the spring, will also compete for the job alongside another freshman, Denard Robinson.

Paulus was a former Gatorade high school football player of the year at Christian Brothers Academy, where he was a four-time all-state player, set six state passing records and was a starter in the U.S. Army All-American game. Christian Brothers was 42-3 during Paulus' time there, and he had 11,763 career passing yards and 152 touchdown passes in 45 games.

"The quarterback position is like being the point guard," Paulus said. "You get the ball every possession and every play. That's exciting to me."

Paulus is still gathering information about Michigan and other schools, as well as the possibility of working out for more NFL teams. If he chooses the college route, a school's graduate program will be a major factor in his decision.

"I just feel very fortunate and really appreciative of some of the opportunities given," Paulus said. "It's been a dream."

Well I was wrong -_- -_- -_- -_- -_- -_- I also predicted Michigan to go 9-4 last year so me being wrong is nothing new. :D :D :D :D

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U-M hasn't offered Greg Paulus a football scholarship

Angelique S. Chengelis / The Detroit News

Former Duke point guard Greg Paulus has not been offered a football scholarship from Michigan, school officials said Thursday.

He has been offered, however, a chance to join the team and compete this fall for the quarterback job.

Michigan does have three available scholarships. Offering one to Paulus could be a strong possibility if he goes through the NCAA process of petitioning for the year of football as a graduate student.

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Paulus, during a teleconference Thursday with reporters, said he did not throw or work out for coach Rich Rodriguez during a visit to Michigan's final spring practice Tuesday, but he said it was "helpful" to meet Rodriguez and see the offense in person. He said Rodriguez offered a scholarship for the fall

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dude go to the NFL if u can. no way I would risk going to Michigan and being a flop. go tryout with the packers and hopefully get a signing bonus that will make it worth ur troubles even if you dont pan out.

Everyone doesn't get a signing bonus, I am sure he doesn't fit the bill for receiving a signing bonus. <_< <_< <_<

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