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Gage Smith - concussions, anxiety, and depression

Post by HookedonGriz » Sun Aug 12, 2018 9:48 am

Best of luck to this young man. Talking openly about this topic is not easy, nor was walking away from the game and team he loved. Griz Nation supports you Gage!


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Post by AZGrizFan » Sun Aug 12, 2018 10:58 am

Damn. Him AND Carder Key....that really sucks for these guys...
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Post by Paytonlives » Sun Aug 12, 2018 11:05 am

Back when I was at UM I had a class with Scott Werblow (sp) UM QB and after a concussion on Saturday. He introduced himself to me three days in a row at the class that we sat next to each other for three weeks prior to the concussion.


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Post by bgbigdog » Sun Aug 12, 2018 11:14 am

When one door closes, another one opens. Get your education & on with all that’s ahead. Best of luck Gage.
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Post by Dutch Lane » Sun Aug 12, 2018 12:07 pm

Nice article. Sound decision, what a great griz walk on. Thanks gage smith. :clap:

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Post by Gaeilge1 » Sun Aug 12, 2018 8:42 pm

Good for you Gage! I'm sure this was not an easy decision for you. But it was clearly the right one and I'm certain all of your teammates will feel the same way.

Good luck to you and may your future be healthy and rewarding in all aspects of life!

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Re: Gage Smith - concussions, anxiety, and depression

Post by Zirg » Sun Aug 12, 2018 11:51 pm

Paytonlives wrote:
Sun Aug 12, 2018 11:05 am
Back when I was at UM I had a class with Scott Werblow (sp) UM QB and after a concussion on Saturday. He introduced himself to me three days in a row at the class that we sat next to each other for three weeks prior to the concussion.


Nothing to mess with at all.

I wish them both the best
Scott Werbelow or Scott Waak? I barely remember Werbelow and I don't know his story at all, but Scott Waak took THE biggest hit in Grizzly history, Period! I've never seen anyone hit so hard in my life. The stadium gasped at the hit and went instantly silent. I, literally, thought he might be dead. He never played another down of football and I wonder how he is today.

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Post by indian-outlaw » Mon Aug 13, 2018 12:51 am

Who was the griz player that took the wallop against Washington State on the opening kickoff? I believe it was in the mid 90s. He got a concession and never again stepped foot on a football field as a player. Hardest hit I've ever seen.
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Post by alabamagrizzly » Mon Aug 13, 2018 4:35 am

Zirg wrote:
Sun Aug 12, 2018 11:51 pm
Paytonlives wrote:
Sun Aug 12, 2018 11:05 am
Back when I was at UM I had a class with Scott Werblow (sp) UM QB and after a concussion on Saturday. He introduced himself to me three days in a row at the class that we sat next to each other for three weeks prior to the concussion.


Nothing to mess with at all.

I wish them both the best
Scott Werbelow or Scott Waak? I barely remember Werbelow and I don't know his story at all, but Scott Waak took THE biggest hit in Grizzly history, Period! I've never seen anyone hit so hard in my life. The stadium gasped at the hit and went instantly silent. I, literally, thought he might be dead. He never played another down of football and I wonder how he is today.
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Re: Gage Smith - concussions, anxiety, and depression

Post by maroon » Mon Aug 13, 2018 5:42 am

indian-outlaw wrote:
Mon Aug 13, 2018 12:51 am
Who was the griz player that took the wallop against Washington State on the opening kickoff? I believe it was in the mid 90s. He got a concession and never again stepped foot on a football field as a player. Hardest hit I've ever seen.
Scott Spraggins.

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Post by Paytonlives » Mon Aug 13, 2018 7:05 am

Zirg wrote:
Sun Aug 12, 2018 11:51 pm
Paytonlives wrote:
Sun Aug 12, 2018 11:05 am
Back when I was at UM I had a class with Scott Werblow (sp) UM QB and after a concussion on Saturday. He introduced himself to me three days in a row at the class that we sat next to each other for three weeks prior to the concussion.


Nothing to mess with at all.

I wish them both the best
Scott Werbelow or Scott Waak? I barely remember Werbelow and I don't know his story at all, but Scott Waak took THE biggest hit in Grizzly history, Period! I've never seen anyone hit so hard in my life. The stadium gasped at the hit and went instantly silent. I, literally, thought he might be dead. He never played another down of football and I wonder how he is today.
Yes waak. Moment of oldmanitis.

I remember the coach saying on Wednesday that he was “probably be back” in a few weeks

WTH. Glad they are much better with concussions now.
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Re: Gage Smith - concussions, anxiety, and depression

Post by Paytonlives » Mon Aug 13, 2018 7:06 am

maroon wrote:
Mon Aug 13, 2018 5:42 am
indian-outlaw wrote:
Mon Aug 13, 2018 12:51 am
Who was the griz player that took the wallop against Washington State on the opening kickoff? I believe it was in the mid 90s. He got a concession and never again stepped foot on a football field as a player. Hardest hit I've ever seen.
Scott Spraggins.
I honestly thought he was dead...
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Post by Hells bells » Mon Aug 13, 2018 8:37 am

Anyone's well being is bigger then Cat/Griz.
I wish him luck in his future endeavors. This must have been a hard decision for him
That must have been hell for him to go through.
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Re: Gage Smith - concussions, anxiety, and depression

Post by reinell30 » Mon Aug 13, 2018 8:43 am

Nothing sucks more than having to give up what you love, especially when it isn't on your own free will.
Good luck young man there are always other opportunities in life!

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