Last night BTN was replaying the Georgia - MSU Outback bowl from last year. I had not seen the game, and admitedly, did not watch the whole game last night. However, as I've read MGoBlog for the last few years, I began to watch the game differently, and began to focus on the play of one player, as I've done multiple times in Brian's great Michigan breakdown and grading of Michigan players.
Last night I focused on Gholston, as I had heard that he had an outstanding game, and as a top defenseman we will be going against next year, it seemed relevent. Anyway, here are my observations;
- Georgia seemed to run away from Gholston a lot, either up the middle or towards the opposite sideline
- Ghoslton appears to be a high risk high reward type of guy (ala Jake Ryan in the early part of the 2011)using speed to explode up field, but often losing edge contain for cutbacks
- Non of this may matter as Ace and Brian pointed out that Gholston was kept in check by our next great OT in Lewan
- Non Gholston tidbit, I think Michigan will do much better against the interior. Jerel Wrthy is unstopable when he jumped the snap, and he did that a lot against us last year
Anyway, since it is the offseason, and it appears the BTN will show a lot of footbal now that baseball is over, I was wondering if anyone else now watches games like this after reading MGoBlog for a while. Also, anyone who wants to correct my assessment feel free.
Detroit Free Press reporter Mark Snyder just tweeted this:
Hoke on Alabama radio: Gerald Ford's No. 48 jersey will be worn by a UM player this year to honor him... No. 1 in "near future" not this yr
That's a retired jersey number.
UPDATE: Bennie Oosterbaan (#47) and Ron Kramer (#87) will also become Legends this fall. Click here for more details in a more recent thread.
Andrew interviewed incoming freshman defensive end Chris Wormley and posted it this morning. Last time I posted a link to an interview, I was accused of "overselling" it, so this time I won't do that. Enjoy.
Rivals Article talks about our new LS. While the article/commentary is about what you'd expect in a glowing bio, and I'm loathe to bring up the topic again, I'm petty enough to take the opportunity to suggest that we should all relax a bit. Taking a step back, let's remember that recruting is not an exact science, and let's celebrate with a kid who, based on the article, has worked hard and seems to be the type of student-athlete we can be proud to consider a Michigan Man.
Yes, I'm still scratching my head on it, but I'm happy that we've added a bright, diligent young man, and I'm more than happy for him.
/steps off soap box
From The Big Lead, some fine work by noted Michigan fans Red Hot Chili Peppers at their concert in Columbus when they sang the Victors to end their show.
Reminds me of when Michigan grad Scott Steiner clowned Ohio on WCW Nitro in Columbus.