Niko Porikos grew up in an NTDP billet home. Cool story.
Found some footage of today's football practice from Maize & Blue News
This morning, Sam Webb talked with Marcus Ray for almost an hour on Michigan's spring practice. They discussed how practices were run, including the differences between this year and what was done under Hoke, and then did a position by position analysis, including going into a great deal of depth of the three QB's, Morris, Speight and Malzone.
These are on today's WTKA podcasts at this link:
Look for "Marcus Ray In-Studio (and a segment number).
Marcus Ray hopes to be able to announce the spring game and has attended practice to become familiar with the team. This was by far the most informative piece I've yet to come across on how Harbaugh does things, player development and where the team is headed. I was very encouraged by what I heard.
"Under the previous coaching regime, a fair amount of the time allotted by the NCAA for practice work in the spring was spent in team meeting rooms.
Under Harbaugh, if Michigan's on a practice day, it spends its full four countable hours on the field -- non-stop."
The players seem to be impressed.
Here is the video of Drevno working on the OL.
Experts can let us know if he is doing anything different than Funk.
I really liked the statement that every detail is planned and that no time is wasted.
ESPN just went live with their preview of Spring Ball. It's nothing new, but for the content-starved offseason, it's worth a read.
It was refreshing to see Devin Gardner practicing in the first spring practice video. Let's hear it for some good news on the injury/recovery front!
Good luck to Devin and the rest of the team! Go Blue!