Niko Porikos grew up in an NTDP billet home. Cool story.
Tom VH and Rivals are showing an offer to Texas FB/HB/ATH Dominic Ramacher. Listed at 6'3" 230 lbs. with a 4.7 his tape shows him at FB, H-Back, and TE and he looks very solid with good atheleticism. I'm guessing we want to start him as a fullback but the versatility to switch to H Back or TE (or LB?) is valuable - think Aaron Shea (I hope).
This thread used to be the "go easy on Denard" post. I'm taking it over because some of the responses and discussions were on a level far above that of the argumentative original post that started with "Give me a break," ended with "get a grip" and in between had a laughable amount of spelling and grammatical errors. Please continue sharing your thoughts, remaining respectful to those who may disagree with you.
OP's main points enhanced and summarized thusly:
- Getting a hand on Denard counts as a tackle in the Spring Game, but Big Ten linebackers get no points for touching The Great Denard with one hand, except points for touching pure awesome amirite?
- The accuracy was off but other than the one interception his reads were good.
- Denard's rushing stats will come down when he's no longer the feature back, but that's a good thing so long as his legs and arm are opening up the running back running game.
- In the Spring Game, you're supposed to see the defense look better than the offense (Ed-M: why?)
Does anyone know of a replay of the spring game to be shown online tonight? I work nights so I didn't get to see it live today. Hoping to be able to see it at work tonight on the web. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.
EDIT: Found a place to see it. It missed the first couple drives including Mike Cox's touchdown, but you get the rest of it.
Go to http://www.justin.tv/maizenbluejw#/w/1090128960 and when promted to enter the access code enter MFootball2011
I've only caught a little bit, and I don't know much about ND's roster, but they seem to have pulled most of their starters for the drives I've seen. They seem to have a more game-like scrimmage set up than we did...blasting their qbs, although it looks like it's their backup and backup's backup.
Some things I've noticed:
- They've had their STs on the field for punts. Interesting how coaches run this scrimmage differently.
- They're playing just as physical as we seemed to have played.
- Kicking unit looks competent; no one's scored a TD, but they've hit 3 FGs.
- One thing that's reassuring is that they haven't looked spectacular in the spring, which reinforces the notion that with 15 practices, these teams simply are not "game-ready" yet.
- Their early enrollee FR QB (Everett Golson) looks pretty good, Mobile QB that's been on the button with his passes. Looks like potential trouble in the future.
- Versus coverage so far hasn't cut out, so I give Versus the edge over BTN.
Sorry this isn't about the M spring game, just figured i'd let you all know one of our enemies is on Versus. They're at half, and will be showing highlights around the nation of other spring games.
Fitz gets the start at RB. Denard with a huge run to start.
So I just watched Inside Michigan Football on FSD, which just got over a moment ago, which I hadn't seen on Thursday. If you haven't seen it, it finishes with a segment on Jake Ryan, who's going to be killer for us, I believe. However, that's not the thing I noticed most about him. What I noticed most is that he's not sporting the crew cut anymore.
Jake's segment is at about the 9 minute mark. At 9:50, you get a good look at his mop as they discuss it.
Ronnie Bass, anyone?