"He's a hard worker, and he watched me and Tim (Hardaway Jr.) and Nik (Stauksas) put work in to become (first-round picks), and I'm just happy he's getting better," Burke said. "It's great for the program, too. It shows what type of program the University of Michigan is and the direction it continues to go in."
This came across my twitter feed from @thearttheart about an hour ago...
"Good News: Michigan football in 6 days. Bad News: No weekly wallpapers this season unless you can upgrade my daily allotment of 24 hours."
I'm devastated, as I'm sure many of you are as well. Angry Michigan Photoshop Artist Hating God has struck with a vengeance.
Mike Florio and the rest of Profootballtalk.com. continue their personal vendetta against Suh, with this recent post. My own personal disdain about these kind of attacks against Suh aside, this seems like a witch hunt. I can talk about Suh's abnormal strength until I'm blue in the face, but this all boils down to certain individuals jumping to conslusions. If you watch the Dalton play over, it was not a dirty play at all, it was just the ridiculous strength Suh has. He wants to punish Quarterbacks certainly, which doesn't make him any different than any defensive player in foootball. What makes him different, is like I stated, his uniquie power. Add to that his quickness off the line, and his technique, and he's the most feared player in football.
When he tackles someone like he's capable of, it's going to look vicious at times. But, save for the hit against Delholme last pre season, I'm hard pressed to find a play in which I'd fine Ndamukong.
That being said, I can only say one thing about the possibility of Ndamukong Suh getting fined again......
Greg Mattison recently stated he wants 22 defenders he feels comfortable with playing because injuries are not an excuse for any loss. Pessimistic prognosticators point to our paper thin depth as a reason to pick us for 6 wins. I ask, are we really that thin in depth?Or am I just inflating the following depth compared to the miniscule depth over the past three years?
Depth by position-
OL-Schofield-This RS Soph was already subbed in the past weekend and has received high marks from the staff.
WR-J. Robinson, J. Jackson, J. Gallon, D. Dileo-Three of these youngsters played last year and Robinson is the most hyped redshirt frosh on the team.
QB-Gardner-Denard is the absolute worst injury this team could suffer. However Devin has the athletic talent to keep things interesting.
RB-Fitz, Smith, Hopkins, and Rawls-Fitz looks like a 1b starter from preseason videos and reports.
DB-Floyd, Talbott, and pick your favorite frosh DB-both played at DB last year.
LB-Assuming Hawthorne, Demens, and C. Gordon start-M. Jones, J. Ryan, B. Herron, M. Evans, and Fitzgerald-That's 5 linebackers that are either old dudes, or their stock is on the rise (Ryan this year, Jones last year who played on 3rd downs vs. ND pre-injury).
D-line-Heininger, Campbell, Qwash, Black-I think Qwash will step up this year. He looked ok in limited time last year and Mattison said in the spring he could "roll" Washington and Campbell to keep them fresh. Let's hope Brink is a true starter Kovacs style.
Conclusion: Overall I am not going to hit the panic button at any position unless Denard, Mike Martin, or Troy Woolfolk go down given their all-star power. Only 6 days away, Go Blue!
Hey everybody, now that we are less than a week away from Michigan football I thought Id post my hype video here. Its my first time ever editing one so let me know what you think. Go Blue!
MM has a short little blurb on Tyner, who will be one of the top players in the 2013 Class. He is a freak athletically and could be a future Olympian in Track and Field. Also, looks like he has legit interest in Michigan.