Ryan Van Bergen
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.
Shaw may have overdone it with the eye black.
Not sure what I'm going to do with myself next Monday.
Dear Press Conference Sound Guy, I hate you.
Offense every snap video will be up tomorrow morning.
Which player, in your opinion, has the most pressure on his shoulders in 2010?
"Pressure" could be anything from production expected, leadership exhibited, or most "playmaking" expected.
I have two answers: Ryan Van Bergen and Craig Roh. RVB because of his experience and leadership expected, and Roh because of his playmaking and production. Not to put too much on the kid, but if he could make a similar leap from FR to SO year like Brian Cushing (a guy I would compare him to) he'll undoubtedly be a star on our defense.
I am a huge believer in the notion that elite teams have elite defensive lines above all else. If these two can improve even moderately, I think our DL can be enough to get to 8 wins easily.