I did not make this headline up
You may hear some decommitment rumors due to a commit's recent tweets, but someone close to the situation said its nothing to worry about.
Anyone hearing anything?
- Committed too early;
- It ain't nothing against Michigan I just didn't explore anything that was the first time I've been to a college campus
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Save, the DL I think we would all agree that WR is the biggest concern and that this concern specifically, lies on the shoulders of backup QB Devin Gardner's ability to transition to WR. Well, I played WR in college and like to think I have somewhat of a decent opinion on the position. One thing I learned/witnessed, is that usually big, tall, fast guys, with big hands tend to do well at the position. I do think there is something to be said about timing and learning how to run routes, but from someone who's played the position, I truly believe Devin Gardner has the athleticisim to make an immediate big time impact. Charles Woodson didn't know the offensive play book and still was a serviceable WR option from time to time. Devin Gardner knows where he's supposed to be and when the ball is supposed to be coming from his time at QB which, just knowing a playbook (taken from my personal experience) will greatly help him transition.
A couple more recent transitions I can think of to help prove this point is Ryan Tannehill and Michael Crabtree. Tannehill practiced at QB and redshirted as a freshman. His (RS) freshman year he went all through camp before moving to WR, and by his 5th game went 12 for 210 yds, the rest of his career has been talked about on this blog so I won't drag into it.
Crabtree was a high school dual-threat QB in a similar mold to Gardner. In his first game at the receiver postion a 49-9 victory over SMU, Crabtree had 12 catches for 106 yds and 3 TD's. The rest is history.
I think we all for the most part expect Gardner to be decent to good at WR. I expect him to be great and as Brian would say "undeniable" at the WR position. Just one man's thoughts and opinions, can't wait for tomorrow. Go Blue!
Here's a hype video I made for the season. Go Blue!
Subject header says it all. Per RVB's twitter:
Sucks to hear, but the NFL is a tough gig to break into. According to Panther blog Cat Scratch Reader, he does stand a good chance of making the practice squad. Keep your fingers crossed for a exemplary Michigan Man to get his break, but either way, he'll be a success in whatever he winds up doing.
The last time played in a Kickoff Classic game was on August 26, 1995 in the Pigskin Classic against Virginia. It was the first game for then-interim head coach Lloyd Carr. This was the one and only time in Michigan history that another team's name was painted in the endzones at Michigan Stadium.
The Pigskin Classic lived up to it's name for obivous reasons. Hopefully the 'Classic' tomorrow is just like this.
GO BLUE!!! Beat bama!!!