no wonder we hired Hunter Lochmann
With the commitment from Chesson at WR, Michigan filled perhaps the greatest remaining need for the incoming class.
From my understanding, this leaves only two solid needs, and a third lesser need:
- OL - Josh Garnett, Jordan Diamond, Alex Kozan, outside chance for Kyle Dodson.
- TE - Sam Grant, Pharaoh Brown, and outside chance for McNamara.
- CB - Yuri Wright, Armani Reeves.
I definitely see a positive outlook for a commitment from at least one in each of these position groups. Should that happen, and if it works out for 3 to enroll early, Michigan would have one last spot for the best available athlete at any spot (or, there is an unexpected 5th year renewal, or a scholarship to give to a walk on, an unexpected transfer in.)
Am I missing anything? (other than sleep.)
His contract now lasts through the 2016 season. Hope is 15-21 (10-14 Big Ten) so far at Purdue. Michigan plays at Purdue in 2012, but does not play the Boilermakers in 2013 or 2014.
Thread-worthy? I think so. Am I pathetic for being this excited? No chance.
Upon return from a semi-business trip to Florida, I exited my plane at Detroit Airport with my girlfriend, glad to be on land. As I looked ahead, a bundle of light could be seen, the brightness of which can only be compared to the sun, or possibly the headlights on those really expensive BMWs. What could that be, I asked? Of course, it was the smile of the one and only Denard Robinson, enough to brighten even the shittiest of days. Sporting my backward Michigan hat, block M for all to see, I went up to him and gave him a firm handshake and said "Good luck, Denard, You're the man."
I am around pro hockey players almost every day. I've met Crosby, Yzerman, Thornton, etc. But this was my first experience becoming starstruck. On the way home, after listening to me go on and on about Denard, my lady finally say "I get it....he's good, keep it in your pants!"
It was a festivus miracle!
So this is the last post in the JeepinBen Holiday Content Creating Blitz... but over at Maize Pages:
there's a good writeup on VaTech's defensive front 7. The gist is that VT is slightly undersized most places, but fast and athletic.
There's a lot of real insight as well, and I dunno how many people know of Maize Pages, but hey, everyone's on vacation and looking for MOAR content, check it out, you won't be disappointed. Just a snippet below:
"Because of Denard Robinson’s running ability, Foster could implement what he did against Georgia Tech by moving Collins to defensive tackle and substituting Tyrel Wilson in his spot. Wilson is perhaps the smallest defensive end one will see in FBS, standing at 6-1 and weighing only 220lbs. With that said, Foster likes the redshirt sophomore’s added speed and agility at the position and feels he is a weapon in containing speedy quarterbacks. On the season, Wilson has 29 total tackles with 2.5 sacks and three tackles for loss."
There are also writeups on the other position groups (save the seconday) on the page I linked.
Happy holidays all,