I hope Alex gets it together. Quitting the team now would be one of the 4 or 5 things that, when he is 60, he would look back on and regret. I have my own regrets and one is quitting something in my early 20s.
I get that this is "the Rant." I get that the point of this is to vent and to critique. We all do it. And, no, I have no idea what the "personal issues" are. But I do know this: #72 has been a vital cog of this football team for several years. #72 is a big, strong kid, who by all accounts is a quality teammate and person. #72 is a Tiger.
Let me repeat, #72 is a Tiger.
He is obviously going through some issues that are none of your or my business but they must be serious. And if you call yourself a Tiger fan, you should not spend your time wildly speculating about that which you do not know. I will heed my own words and do likewise. There will be plenty of time to react and pontificate if and when there is real news. But #72 needs some time. And even though we have no idea what is wrong, other than that something is wrong, we should respect the kid and the team and let them handle it.