in town for free camps
Two years ago, I really liked the idea of a Deathbacker. The name was obviously a winner, but also I liked the versatility. A pocket collapsing speed rusher that would sometimes drop into coverage (not too often) with a TE to show a different defensive look. We had Roh with an apparent beast-in-waiting with Wilkins stepping in behind him and an undersized Davion Rogers included in the class as well. Michigan would eschew the traditional "two big guys" at end, adding what I thought could be a promising wrinkle. Illinois, by necessity or by design, utilized a big run stopping end and a faster, lanky, speed rusher.
So what happened? The move to a three man front essentially got rid of a seemingly good wrinkle and position that was recruited. Besides the obvious "well RR just wanted a three man front", does anyone know why this was abandoned? Did anyone ready any post-season analysis regarding the experiment with the Deathbacker and if it was considered a failure? With an undersized Roh last year, I don't even know if we say the true potential there. Looking for input on this one.
Hello fellow Mgobloggers. I live in Tampa Florida and am going to drive up to Jacksonville for the game. I will not get there until around 11 or 12 that day but wondered if anyone on here was going to be there and has any idea where they may be setting up to tailgate. I really don't know much about Jacksonville but didn't know if anyone on here did and might want to meet up prior. Always good to meet fellow fans. If anyone is interested in meeting up and has a good place to meet let me know and we can exchange info.
Scanning through the submitted photos on the Michigan Football Facebook page, I came across this triple gift of Worst State Ever t-shirts.
The comment thread is also entertaining. Originally I wasn't into this Facebook thing for Michigan Football. Now I'm finding myself checking it more and more. Viral!
With the doldrums between X-mas and the Gator Bowl upon us, I thought I would share this. I just saw Tony Gonzalez on ESPN Sports Science and was blown away at the bit. ESPN should do it more.
After perusing on YouTube for any players relevant to the Michigan sports arena. I found Jahvid Best and Ndamukong Suh. This is when they were about to enter the NFL. I wonder how much their recorded times and measurements have improved since the videos were made. I now see how a inconspicuous hit to me watching could create a serious concussion to a QB or others receiving.
Then I imagined Brandon Graham, Mike Martin, Wheatley, and Biakabutku in the same settings. Then I drooled. Thoughts on Michigan greats being able to be in this segment would be welcomed.
Obviously I didn't look long or hard enough. Thanks to DreadlocksFast for the tip on Lamarr Woodley:
First team notable names
ILB Curtis Grant
Special teams as Util: Hasean Clinton Dix
and Kicker Kyle Brindza
RB Dee Hart
DT Timmy Jernigan
CB Blake Countess
edit:photos are down the page
In one of them it appears to JB Fitzgerald with the starting D, since RVB, Kovacs, and Patterson are also shown out there.
And in photo 12/14, be sure to take a close look on the right side of the photo,
It appears to be T-Wolf there with the starting D. I know he isn't set to play, but it's good to see him back out on the field.