I started thinking after this game, just how good Denard can be in this offense. He has showed over the past two weeks that he is capable of making all of the throws, and playing games without many bad reads (I dont remember any today). Now throw in an offseason with Borges... and we could have an all B1G QB on our hands. Not all B1G back, all B1G QB. Borges has been making a lot of first year bumps that will come with his offense, and a perfect example that he uses is Cade McNown. In Borges' first year with McNown, he was last in the Pac10 in passer efficiency. In Borges' second year, he was first in the nation.
The other part of it, of course, is Denard's legs. Not only does this mean he can scramble, but it means the other team wont rush as much. His TD pass to Odoms was a perfect example; the DL was too focused on being gap sound to get any pressure, Denard had all kinds of time, and he made a perfect throw.
We have already seen throughout the year what Borges' coaching can do (compare Denard's footwork early in the year to what it was today), I can't wait to see what it will do over the offseason. Hemmingway and Odoms will be missed, but we get back Stonum (a deep threat we didn't have this year), and possibly a potential impact freshman in Diggs. With Fitz entering his RS Junior year, and much of the line coming back... could we see improvement? I don't think its a stretch to say that this team could improve in every phase next year.
Wish I could have been at this game. Post your videos from The Big House here.
Im sure many of you saw it if you were at the stadium, but if you werent and didnt watch the pressers, at the end of the game Denard took a knee and the team rushed the field. He then threw the ball high in the air and when it hit the ground everyone fell to the ground. I thought it was pretty awesome.
Does anyone have video of this??? I've been looking everywhere for one.
RJS and Terry Richardson defeated Godin and Shallmen as Cass Tech beat Catholic Central 49 to 13 earlier today.
James Ross and St. Mary's defeated Mt. Pleasant 45 to 7 for the Division 3 State Championship.
Pretty amazing that RJS, TR, and Ross all win states in the same year. As childhood best friends and Michigan commits, Congrats to all of them!
what an awesome player. Given his frame, he earns every yard and plays like a guy twice his size. not afraid to put his shoulder down, but amazingly deadly in open space (sick double move he once again pulled out today)
but yes, it was a pleasure to watch him play at Michigan Stadium these last four years. Wish him and the rest of the Seniors a bright future ahead.