So, Coach Hoke was hired on January 11th last year, after a coaching search that was tumultuous and resulted millions of hours of lost productivity.
I ask you, MGoColleagues, how should we mark the day?
How will we celebrate year one of what John U Bacon will one day refer to as the Restoration?
A huge thanks to Josh (aka MaizeNBlueJ) for compiling these highlights of 2012 commit Joe Bolden from the Under Armour All-America Game. Bolden, as you can see, was pretty much everywhere on the field, and though he had some issues corraling players to the ground (not normally an issue for him—his tackling earned high praise in high school and at the UA practices), his ability to diagnose plays appears to be quite strong:
Bolden, who was named a captain for the game, had seven tackles and was named as the Under Armour Game week's "Best Tackler" by Rivals ($).
The Under Armour game and highlights are up at mgovideo, but let's face it, there was only one highlight for Michigan fans.
Keep in mind that this was the state of Jake Ryan's almost negative flow coming out of high school.
Projecting high school kids to the next level is an inexact science, but with Mattison coaching him up and Ryan there to mentor him, Bolden looks like a high flow ceiling kid.
Seeing as Monty is still scheduled to visit on the 13th it may signal that we will take a 3rd WR, so link below to his senior highlights. Note the tape stops at 2:17 but enough there to see that he has progressed and would be a good pick up.