things go poorly
There's the link but I'll give a brief summary of what was said:
- Rich Rod wants to spend 15-20 mins a day with the defense to get a fix
- Hard to figure out a 18-19 year olds mindset going into an FCS game following an emotional win versus Notre Dame
- Tried to stress contain during practice and during the game last week, things just didn't get fixed (ARGH!) Will work on it more during practice this week.
- Kickers kick well in practice, need to perform in game. Had a kid ask him about trying out and he may end up on the team.
- Working out to burn off stress avoid having what happened to Dantonio happen to him
- Lewan may start this week.
- Impressed with BG skill positions, especially running back. They run a spread.
- Ash definitely redshirting barring injuries to guys ahead of him.
- Carvin still questionable, Marvin will be back
- Would have played Tate and Devin had Gordon not dropped the pick.
- Stonum has greatly matured.
I thought the injury report was due today? Am I taking crazy pills here?
We've got a lot of guys out with kinda week to week injuries, so I'm always optimistic about who could be back.
As we all know, we're still a very young team. This is from Spath at thewolverine.com
Michigan has played more true freshmen this season than any other school in the Big Ten, and it's not even close. When Ricardo Miller earned a spot on U-M's coverage teams Saturday against Massachusetts he became the 13th rookie the Maize and Blue have used this fall, in three games - Purdue and Illinois rank second with seven apiece.
Via NittanyWhiteOut.com, for your discussion:
Denard's run against ND, and a few drives vs UCONN definitely pull it out a bit. Interesting discussion on field position and punt/kick returns might also be in the mix.
We know how badly UofM needs DBs over the next few years. One of the popular sports cliches I hear about DBs when they drop an interception is "that's why the play on defense".
So, I was just wondering, how well do WRs translate to the defensive side of the ball? I know we have a few former WRs in the defensive backfield, but I was curious if there would be any benefit to recruit WRs as DBs over the long term.
I would assume the cliche is over simplified (I'm guessing DBs probably need to be more explosive for the "react" part. They probably need to be more physical to initiate contact, etc). But, our WRs are pretty physical in their own right.
If the difference between a WR and a DB is truly how good their hands are, then wouldn't it benefit us to recruit WRs as DBs? Just something I was curious about. Our coaches seem to be good evaluators of WR character/talent and I just thought if we could bottle that, and simply flip them to the other side of the ball, maybe it would make us better off?
so Denard says the other students are not making a big deal of him, just a few passing "great game" comments. good for us.
who has any "I came across Denard in the...." stories? I hear he is a very friendly guy.