Looks like Denard is actually a triple threat, and I'm not talking about his punting. I wondered if Denard's breakout might be having any effect on Demetrius Hart, the 5-star #1 rated all-purpose back in the class of 2011, who was present at the UConn game. Apparently so: http://www.freep.com/article/20100914/SPORTS06/100913078/1356/sports/Orl... The tastiest bit from the article: [Heading into this season, Hart expressed a desire to see the Wolverines show that they are on the rise. After wins over UConn and Notre Dame, Hart is impressed with their play, especially the dominant performances by quarterback Denard Robinson. The prospect of playing alongside Robinson has high appeal for Hart. "I feel I can come in and play right now in that offense with Denard, then it will be 'pick your poison,’ ” Hart said.] I wonder if there are other players in the class of 2011 who would like to play on the same team as the most electrifying player in the country? The coaching staff just picked up a trump card to use on the recruiting trail that is going to be pretty difficult to beat: "Son, there isn't a player in the country like Denard, and you could be sharing the backfield with him/catching passes from him/blocking for him, etc..." Any thoughts on how much this could hasten the end of the rebuilding period and the beginning of a long period of annual reloading? I'm still marveling at the impact that one player could have, not only on a team, but on a whole program...
My brain says DRob should play sparingly the next two weeks, but my heart says pad the stats, baby!
AP article wrongly implies that Michigan's players have been inolved with agents
the article deals with but one topic - agents. although "schools that do not play by the rules" is rather broad, this article wrongly implies that our troubles are due to improper contact with agents. with UNC among others to choose from, it just seems bad.
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I love the play Michigan is running where Denard fakes a run to the left, which draws in the DBs, and instead throws the ball downfield while still on the run. Roundtree scored on this vs. Notre Dame - it keeps the defense guessing even more.
Question to the more informed: how far can offensive lineman advance past the line of scrimmage during pass plays? I thought they weren't allowed to at all; am I way off? Because on these plays where Denard fakes the sweep, the linemen have been advancing at least a couple of yards downfield. How far can they go downfield and block before the ball is thrown?
Thanks in advance guys.
Perhaps it's because in recent years we've had really bad games (and incurred losses) against opponents we are supposed to beat. I sure hope we don't take anyone too lightly.
The next few weeks (and also Indiana) give me the heebie jeebies.