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Now with Lewan coming back, Brian and others have made some predictions for what the line might look like. My question for some of the more knowledgeable posters is what type of line and play calling you would expect from Al and why some players would project to right guard vs left guard and so on. I know that with Long Michigan ran a lot of zone to the left, while under Rich Rod, our guards and center needed to get out to the second level.
With Lewan returning and Kalis a mauler, does this mean that we should expect to see runs go left with a pulling guard or tackle? Or are runs expected to go right up the gut? I'm looking for more of an explanation for what Al's offense might look like now with Devin and his lineman and what players are fighting for which positions and why. Do they need to be quick/ strong/ agile? Thanks in advance for the feedback.
Bernie Kosar held a press conference yesterday in the wake of the Seau report in which he discussed his own problems with brain trauma, which have included ringing and buzzing in his head, insomnia, and slurred speech (anyone who has seen Bernie - who is the salt of the earth, AFAIK - do a football game has heard him sound like he was drunk). He said that used to have smelling salts with him on the field at times so that he could get through games and that he sometimes called running plays to give him time to get his head straight.
Anyway, what makes this story different from any others that I've seen is that Kosar reports that he's receiving successful treatment for his head injuries. Kosar and his doctor report that Bernie's PET scans are showing improvement thanks to treatment that increases blood flow to the brain, and Kosar says he feels twenty years younger. The doctor won't say much about the way the treatment is administered, though, and he sounds a little sketchy, but I thought this was at least an interesting claim (and it's likely to be a slow day on the board).
Warm and fuzzy article by Angelique Chengelis in the Detroit News this morning. With Denard's football career at Michigan finally over, Hoke finally reveals some of his thoughts on #16's lasting impact and legacy at Michigan.
Particularly good quote, IMO:
"There's people who want to criticize, which is easy," he said. "It's easy to be critical. There's people who obviously have no idea about the work he did and the love his teammates have for him, the love he had for them. Right, wrong or indifferent, that's where I see his legacy, being a guy who embraced Michigan and totally became engrossed in what Michigan is all about.
From The Detroit News: http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20130111/SPORTS0201/301110330#ixzz2HgMsoXSu
Excellent feel-good read for this Friday morning.
Jay Paterno provides his take on why Alabama has experienced such a run of success over the past 4-5 years. I'm not sure I disagree with any of his points although he never brings up the spector of oversigning. I did think it was LOL that credit for Bama playing in the NC this year is credited in part to Jim Delany and Gene Smith.
TremendousUM just got hired by 247...
For those who don't know, Eleven Warriors is Ohio's version of Mgoblog (their love isn't just for gentlemen though).
umhoops.com has an article where they did a Q&A with Eleven Warriors about this weekends matchup with Ohio State. It's pretty interesting to see 11W perspective on their own team and how they predict the game to end.
GO BLUE! BEAT OHIO!