“The player development is the main thing I like (about Michigan),” Williams said. “You can see that they develop their players. They get them in the gym and they work them hard. And their hard work pays off.”
It's been kind of a slow weekend for football-related news, but last night I sat down and graded the defense in the Sugar Bowl against Virginia Tech. Two freshmen (Frank Clark, Jake Ryan) graded out the best with two seniors (Mike Martin, Ryan Van Bergen) coming in just behind them. It was not a great night for the secondary.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GKovNO6b4OM 14 minute video put together by a buddy of mine.
Click here. A 360 view of the Sugar Bowl will load. Scroll around, find yourself, and you can tag yourself using Facebook if you want. I guess now it's all bragging rights to whoever finds Lloyd Brady first.
(Bouncy VT girl is also a legit find).
there is a very interesting comment by Beamer in his post game transcript.
when asked about the fake punt that failed and lead to our field goal, he said it was a play they practice, and that on short yardage, the puner reads the outside cover guy. If that player is set up to retreat and block for the return, the punter is supposed to go.
Beamer said the Michigan man outside gave a look like he was going to retreat, but then rushed the punter, and that fooled the punter into holding the ball and starting to take off.
Who made this heads up play?
Sadly I missed the game....hoping someone would be able to upload / torrent the thing? Please let me know....
The shirts and hats the players had on at the end of the game are now for sale at the Big Ten online store. Other Nike BCS gear is available as well for those of you who are Nike fans. Unfortunately they need to be printed before they ship, so it will be a little while before orders are sent out.