Peppers at 10, which seems low.
RedEye: What would you have given to play with a quarterback like a Jay Cutler? Terrell: (Laughs, for a long time) I would have cut off both my balls. I’d give those up, no problem. You could have neutered me. I woulda been neutered with a smile. Shit, man, for real.http://www.redeyechicago.com/sports/redeye-redeye-gets-call-from-david-t...
Tom Dienhart interviewed Borges about this upcoming season and Borges had some good things to say about Gardner and updated Dienhart about the state of the offensive line, amongst other things. Link to full interview: http://btn.com/2013/06/12/qa-al-borges-sees-a-lot-of-rg3-in-gardner/
Q: So you finally get to use your full playbook, right?
A: ......our plan was to install our offense and do what we did at San Diego State and Auburn and those places. We have studied some stuff and have some things that will allow us to spread the defense out.
Q: Who does Devin Gardner remind you of?
A: He’s not really like anybody I have had. I’ve had so many prototype drop-back passers. He isn’t like (former Auburn quarterback) Jason Campbell, who was athletic but he really wasn’t a runner. I haven’t had a lot of real runners. He’s different. He’s hard to compare to someone else. He’s more like an RG3 type of guy. He’s a little taller than RG3 but plays a lot like him.
Q: What would you like the run-pass percentage to be?
A: We’d like to be around 50-50. Maybe favor a little more run than pass....
Will the interior of offensive line be ok? Three starters are gone.
A: It’s a little concerning but not that much. Jack Miller has been here a while, knows the system and has pushed for that position (center). He’s ready to take that step, I think. Ben Braden, Kyle Kalis and Graham Glasgow, those three inside guys are kinda fighting for those two spots at guard. And Graham is still fighting for that center spot, too. It isn’t like we don’t have good candidates. And the difference now is we have more of them. Before, we were shorthanded. There weren’t enough players you could put in the game and feel good about it. But I think we are much better off.
Q: Roy Roundtree is gone. Who do you like at receiver?
A: Jehu Chesson and Amara Darboh had very good springs. On a daily basis, they demonstrated some big-play ability. Going up to get some high balls or running by some people. Run after catch. It was nice to see them take that next step. You don’t know if they can do it with the lights one....
I'd definitely recommend clicking on the link and reading the rest of the interview as I didn't include it all.
For those that saw some of the DL vs OL drills at the most recent camp in Chicago, y'all saw how big Malik McDowell looks now. He has really put on some good weight, but it looks like he struggled in some of those 1 on 1 drills. Perhaps some lost speed with his weight tipping close to 310.
Well, any chance he is considering a move to the OL or is he 100% DL all the way? I know those drills don't allow bullrushing, which is likely a strength of a 310 lb DL, haha.
Thanks to a fellow MGoBlogger who had the foresight to capture all* of Wolverine Historian's YouTube uploads, we can now share and distribute WH's archive of game highlights. I believe these highlights were all of WH's archives (it spans from 1950-2012), but please correct me if I'm wrong and certainly share any videos I might be missing in this torrent. It's a rather large download (29GB), but we've got some good bandwidth behind it.
*Edit, link fixed.
Anyway, she was asking me my opinion on colleges -- specifically Harvard, which she aspires to attend. And even more specifically, whether I felt a Harvard education (and subsequent cost) would open more doors and create the foundation for a happier life than a Michigan education at roughly a third the cost.
I'm a homer, and I will always encourage anyone who asks to attend Michigan. It's my opinion we are afforded a truly unique opportunity nationally to have access to an elite public institution at in-state rates. But after dinner I was left thinking -- if she were fortunate enough to be accepted to Harvard one day, would I REALLY encourage her to attend Michigan? I'm not so sure.
Great problem to have obviously. But I'm wondering if a Michigan education at a third the cost > Harvard Degree?
EDIT: I should also mention, for the sake of this discussion, that we are NOT a rich family by any measure except love :-)