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Ryan Van Bergen
No time to write a diary; it's past my bedtime.
Video companion to http://mgoblog.com/content/picture-pages-linebacker-hesitancy-fml. Analysis, as always, courtesy Brian.
Full YouTube link is http://youtu.be/vHoyD1dnj4w
In case anybody's wondering, I'm Chris of Dangerous Logic here, but parkinggod pretty much everywhere else on the web, including YouTube.
(apologies to those who are familiar with MPP from last year; this is for the new folks)
I love Picture Pages, but I'm so obtuse that I usually have to replay the video as I'm reading in order to understand what's happening. Finally it dawned on me that I have the game footage, a video editor, and a little bit of free time, so (with Brian's permission) I have annotated the play with pauses, spot-shadowing, and other kindergarden video effects to make it easier to follow. I notice that Brian has also started including an annotated version at the end of his regular picture pages posts (in this case, http://mgoblog.com/content/picture-pages-how-not-defend-power-part-i), but he points out different things there so I think this is still useful.
Setup: It's second and two on the Michigan 47 on Western's second drive of the day. Western runs a counter out of the shotgun against Michigan's 3-4 front with corners pressing and only Kovacs deep.
Wha'hoppon: The LT ignores Brennen Beyer to double RVB. Beyer crashes into the backfield only to get hit by a pulling guard as the RB runs by him on the counter. Demens steps up into the hole but loses outside contain, and the RB cuts outside and may well have had a TD if Kovacs doesn't make a tackle 25 yards downfield.
I recently interviewed Van Bergen for the Muskegon Chronicle and the subsequent article was released today. Most of the quotes used in the article were relatively straightforward, but some of the quotes that I was unable to add were among the most interesting to me (paraphrased obv.):
He believes Cam Gordon is going to be a star and said the same about Courtney Avery.
He thinks Pryor's story would have been different if he had committed to U of M.
He doesn't care about OSU bending the rules in regards to them beating us seven straight years.
The Denard-to-transfer talk was way overblown. Denard loves the Michigan family and appreciates the tradition. Wants to leave his own legacy behind.
Hoke shoots straight with the players and his honesty with recruits is helping him.
Just thought I'd share these with you guys.