“The player development is the main thing I like (about Michigan),” Williams said. “You can see that they develop their players. They get them in the gym and they work them hard. And their hard work pays off.”
I know there were a lot of questions about why our LB coach, Roy Manning, who played LB at Michigan and in the NFL, was moving to CB coach.
Mlive has an interesting article suggesting his rapport with our new CB recruits may have been a big factor. It also points out the the defensive backfield still has Curt Mallory coaching safeties. I'll bet a lot of the time they are coaching together.
For those who wondered why Michigan assistant Roy Manning was given the new position of cornerbacks coach earlier this winter, you may have part of your answer.
After being one of the main point men in Michigan's long and competitive recruitment of five-star 2014 corner Jabrill Peppers, Manning struck again on the recruiting trail Monday when the Wolverines landed four-star corner Garrett Taylor -- the top player in the state of Virginia.
Shortly after announcing his commitment via Twitter on Monday, Taylor spoke with Rivals.com about one of the main reasons why he chose to come to Ann Arbor.
Manning's name was almost immediately uttered.
Started from the bottom now we here.
I know the guys who run this site know Dickens and bring him up every once in awhile during podcasts. Obviously they dealt with him since he was the PR guy for the program.
Official MGoBlue release: http://www.mgoblue.com/sports/m-footbl/spec-rel/032514aaa.html
I really wasn't sure.
It's hilarious to me that college and pro football are losing attendence every year and wonder why that is.
They've already outlawed dancing celebrations and now they're outlawing dunking on the goalposts.
Original founder and longtime owner of the Buffalo Bills, Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. has passed away at 95 years old.
Wilson, who resided in Grosse Pointe, has ties to the University of Michigan and was enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2009.
R.I.P. Mr Wilson.
2015 TE and recent North Carolina commit Chris Clark just texted me to tell me that he will visit Michigan afterall. He was scheduled to visit Michigan last weekend and committed to the Tarheels just days before. He had a very real sentiment about why he still wants to check out Ann Arbor.
I'm visiting Michigan not for attention man, it's just a place I really like and need to see. I only get to make this decision once and I want to make sure I get it right. I owe that to myself.
Clark doesn't know exactly when he will visit yet, he said he'd tell me later tonight once he gets the plans finalized.
Per the Detroit News, the Lions and James Ihedigbo have agreed to a two year deal. Ihedigbo to the Lions had previously been posted on this board, but that post was premature. After the Lions hosted Ihedigbo at the beginning of the FA period, other teams expressed interest and the deal was uncertain until Ihedigbo's pronouncement that a deal has been struck.
A couple of quick observations. First, a board member previously pointed out his last name is pronounced "He Dig Bo" so that may be reason enough for this board to support this pickup. Second, the Lions really needed a safety with recent losses at the position, so this looks like a good move.
Next on my wish list? Re-sign Shaun Hill (currently the Rams are competing for his services). The Lions currently lack much cap space, so I'm not expecting a whole lot more FA action until some veteran contracts are restructured - Suh's in particular.