OK, so it's summer, I'm not a big fan of watching the soccer on television, and I'm a teacher...a little bored! But, I happend to come across this picture of Jordan Lewis, Jabrill Peppers, and Terry Richardson and I figured some may be interested.
I'm really excited about how good the DBs can be this year. With Countess and Wilson coming back, Lewis' performance in the spring game, Stribling getting all that experience last year, and Peppers in the mix it should be a very talented group. I don't want to forget about Thomas and Taylor too, so hopefully they both continue to make strides.
I will say this picture does continue to make me question if Peppers is really 6'1". Unless Lewis grew a lot this offseason Peppers looks closer to 5'10". But, Lewis sure looks a lot bigger than 174 lbs weight he's listed at...if Peppers is in fact 210 lbs. I'm gonna hope that Lewis is getting bigger! I think thest two are really good this year!
Brady Hoke said he expects Peppers to get his feet wet on returns to see how he does. He also hints he might get some time with Nuss. I don't think this is any huge revelation. He's a coach and he's going to put him in situations he can handle and be successful. I'm sure he sees the talent and it's hard to get excited.
He also said he's thinks Canteen and Mone to have an impact this year.
Video from Campus Insiders interview is auto play so the link is provided.
It's a day early but since I have to head to that cesspool known as Columbus, OH this later today, I'd like to welcome Jabrill as well as the other freshmen coming to campus this weekend and wish them huge success in their Michigan careers. Go Blue!
Although he will likely wear the #2 before he leaves Ann Arbor, it doesnt' appear that it will be this season as was widely speculated yesterday.
Woodson wore No. 2 at Michigan, and while it has not been given special designation, Hoke believes it is a number that should be earned.
What number will the 6-foot-1, 205-pound Peppers wear this fall?
“We’re not sure yet,” Hoke said after speaking to the Sound Mind Sound Body football campers about the value of education Friday at Chandler Park Academy. “He may be wearing (No.) 5.”
According to The Star Ledger Jabrill Peppers plans on running track at UM after becoming the second boy ever to win both the 100 and 200 meter races.
The amazing part is:
The 6-1, 210-pound Peppers — brawny and chiseled with muscle — cuts an imposing figure on the track, looking like a freight train next to mostly smaller opponents. He says he is still only starting to learn proper technique when it comes to sprinting, but he is such an extraordinary athlete it has not mattered.
“I’m just running on sheer strength,” he said.
Time to get excited.
Jabrill Peppers will arrive in Ann Arbor on June 21. Anyone excited?— Brandon Brown (@CoachBrown3) May 20, 2014