I'VE HAD JUST ABOUT ENOUGH OF YOU SONNY
Michael Rothstein has an article out featuring today's testimony from Josh Furman's trial. I'll add the link but it looks like the situation was overblown and, unless something new comes out, I think Furman should be back on the field for fall practice.
I have a class with Josh Furman that met today for the first time since spring break. At this time I can confirm that Josh Furman has a crew cut. He shaved all his dreads. Dk what this says about his PT prospects but he definitely made a major life decision here.
I know this is pointless, but was wondering if anyone has herd about Josh Furman. I know he was a little under sized coming in, but with the depth problem I know we could use some speed out there. I know he'll most likely red shirt but would like to know whatever one else thinks.
TheWolverine.com provides their take on the standout defensive performers of spring practice. This article is not behind their paywall.
- Most Improved: JT Floyd and Will Campbell
- Breakout Starter in 2010: Greg Banks and Cam Gordon
- Could Be Starting By Oct. 1: Kenny Demens
- Freshmen Expected To Contribute In 2010: Cullen Christian and Josh Furman
- MVPs: Jonas Mouton and Craig Roh
Click on the link for the full ananlysis, but here are my thoughts:
- Their evaluation of JT Floyd is the most encouraging word I've heard about his spring performance and provides some measure of reassurance about the state of the cornerbacks.
- Greg Banks apparently has a compelling story that they will roll out in their Football Preview. Could be another reason to get it if you don't already buy everything Michigan Football related.
- They buy into the Kenny Demens love and the Obi Ezeh skepticism.
- Amidst all the Dorsey obsession, their focus on Cullen Christian and particularly Josh Furman is interersting. Of course until these guys get on campus for summer conditioning and camp, who knows if they'll really be instant contributors, but the idea of "Furman [who] is a bit of a freak, boasting a 4.3 40-yard dash with the strength and power to play linebacker" competing for playing time at Spur is exciting.
- More Roh man love and admit it, you're smitten too: "The 6-5, 249-pounder, already showing the leadership skills of a future captain, should emerge one of the Big Ten's best pass rushers and one of the league's most versatile defenders. One astute observer noted: 'I don't think we've seen any Michigan defender, as close to the line of scrimmage as he plays, like him in 20 years.'"
as well as his own feeling during his visit that we were the right place for him. That according to this article in the paper that shall not be named:
Per BrayBray1's post from 9-15. Welcome Josh 3000.