Michigan will be one running back short this season as USC transfer Ty Isaac will miss the remainder of the 2014 season due to NCAA transfer rules. As a transfer, Isaac would need to miss a full season before becoming eligible, but applied for a hardship waiver in August with hopes to be eligible immediately this season.
That waiver request was originally denied, Michigan would later appeal the denial.
Michigan coach Brady Hoke, who met with reporters on Wednesday, confirmed that the appeal was denied.
"It didn't go through," Hoke told reporters. "He's handled it great. He's our scout running back, one of the two guys who fill that role, and he had a great day. From an attitude standpoint and everything else, he's been awesome."
The 6-foot-3 225-pound Isaac who was ranked as a five-star recruit in high school, had 40 rushes for 236 yards and two touchdowns in his lone season at USC. Isaac decided to transfer closer to home to be with family.
Isaac is expected to be fully eligible for the 2015 season and will have three seasons of eligibility left. He will join juniors Derrick Green and De'Veon Smith on the depth chart.