“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.”
Contrary to popular opinion a couple days ago, Brady Hoke said that Derrick Green is now the number 2 back behind Toussaint.
"Fitz (is) No. 1," Hoke said. "Then it'd be Green No. 2, then (Thomas) Rawls and (De'Veon) Smith and then Justice Hayes."
Obviously a lot of this has to do with the injury to Drake Johnson. It is interesting to me that he moved up the depth chart quickly. Sure, he had that great run against Central, but that had more to do with great blocking. Overall, his running seemed pretty "meh" that game.
I did not see this in the comments to the other post and if it is not "post worthy" fell free to delete.
Here is a BTN highlight video of "Tommy" Brady addressing the Michigan team:
(someone else has to embed I guess)
Here is the full speech with Hoke introduction - UM approved version: http://www.mgoblue.com/allaccess/?media=400277&utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=tweets&utm_content=twitter_1377197787
Highlight? - His single greatest football achivement? Being Voted Michigan Captain.
UPDATE: Registration has been extended to next Wednesday. Reservations can be made by calling Mike Santicchia at 248
Full disclosure: I am a member in good (?) standing of the UM Club of Greater Detroit, which puts on the annual football bust.
and this event, the Monday before the season opens. Coach Hoke is gracious enough to take time out to stop by, give a short talk, and usually answer some questions.
David Harris, Greg Mattison, Brady Hoke, Al Borges and David Brandon all joined "The Rundown" sports radio show on WBBL The Ball this morning for their Michigan Wednesday of their tailgate tour.
Dr. and Bently are pretty terrible to listen to, but Mattison had some good nuggets when talking about the defense, specifically the players we could see a lot of. Nothing earth shattering, but worth the listen.
Thankfully the Michigan Men make it worth listening to.
As many of you know, Coach Hoke spent the day at ESPN fielding mostly silly questions. And, being Coach Hoke, he gave mostly boring answers. But here are two quotes that caught my interest:
“One of the surprise dark-horse guys will be a young man we redshirted a year ago, a wide receiver, Jehu Chesson. A young man out of St. Louis. Six-four, wide receiver, track guy, can catch it, works hard.”
There's been so much talk about Darboh, I was sure that's where coach Hoke would go. Or even to RB, with all the Drake Johnson and Justice Hayes fluff we've heard (which there was some more of today). Hearing Chesson's name is a pleasant surprise and, if he were to emerge, would be a huge boost to our offense.
“We’re young in a couple places. We’re young in the guard position, offensively, the center position, but we have a lot of young depth and competition. On the defensive side of it, the interior of our defensive linemen and our strong end, our five-technique, are going to be young players, but we really like how, genetically, how they’ve worked at it.”
What I found interesting about this is that Black, Washington, and Ash are all juniors and seniors. Pipkins--the only other player on our roster to get significant snaps on the line last year--is a sophomore. Henry is a RS Frosh. The only other true DT's (Poggi, Hurst) are true freshmen. Maybe I'm reading too much into this, but I think this comment signals that we'll see a lot of Pipkins (starting?) and a good amount of Henry (more of a surprise) this year.
Brady Hoke will be on several ESPN platforms tomorrow August 1st. Unfortunately for Hoke, he will be on First Take with Skip and Stephen A. Here is his schedule from Michigan:
Following is Hoke's entire schedule at ESPN Thursday. Please note that not all interviews will air live, and the schedule is subject to change (all times EDT):
11:20 a.m. -- SportsCenter
11:40 a.m. -- First Take
11:55 a.m. -- Highly Questionable
12:30 p.m. -- The Herd
12:45 p.m. -- SportsCenter Tonight Radio
1 p.m. -- Podcast - ESPN U College Football with Ivan Maisel
1:30 p.m. -- Scott Van Pelt and Russillo Radio Show
1:50 p.m. -- College Football Live
2:10 p.m. -- Digital Media
3:00 p.m. -- Coach & Company Radio Show
3:15 p.m. -- College Football Insider w/ Travis Haney
3:30 p.m. -- ESPN.com chat
3:50 p.m. -- ITK/Front Row