Mike Lantry, 1972
<unrelated note: WOO 5-0 GOOD GUYS!>
DAYS UNTIL <HOPEFULLY> JUNIOR HEMINGWAY IS BACK ON THE FIELD DOING THAT!
Moving Picture Pages version of http://www.mgoblog.com/content/picture-pages-snag-package. After what seems like a dozen MPPs that all end badly for Michigan (even the one that showed Denard gaining seven yards was a woulda-coulda-shoulda been a lot more), I finally get a chance to do one that shows something going right. Don't worry, I'm right back to working through the backlog after this one, and the next one will definitely leave a bad taste in your mouth.
I don't have a whole lot to add to this one except that there's a whole lot of analysis after the last picture that didn't translate well to a clip, so go read it again (I say this because it's safe to assume you've read it once already). And I'm still working out the timings on the titles.
The other thing that struck me about this, as I learn more of the intricacies of the game, is that there's a whole lot more to a simple 5-yard slant-and-hitch than just running a 5-yard slant and stopping. It also makes me realize just how difficult it is to play a zone defense, as you have to make split-second decisions about what to do when someone (or multiple someones) enters or leaves your zone.
It appeared to me that the winning two-point conversion was the identical play, merely the opposite direction, as the winning Forcier-to-Matthews TD pass vs. Notre Dame last year. Is that correct? The two-point conversion was thrown to Forcier’s right; the pass to Matthews went to his left. However, the pattern and the coverage appeared to be nearly identical.
Two segments from this week's Inside Michigan Football from MGoBlue. I'll post higher quality video of the whole show tomorrow night-ish.
With Hemingway's great game against IU, it got me thinking...when we have 3 WRs on the field, who should be out there?
In my opinion, there are 4 WRs (Roundtree, Stonum, Hemingway & Odoms) for 3 spots. I like Hemingway over Odoms because of the downfield threat. What does everyone else think?