Brian, you have Vince Helmuth listed as a DT on the 2009. Can you (or anybody) tell me if this is accurate. I have not seen anything that said he was moving to DT, though it would make sense considering he's in the same class as Moundrous and clearly not beating him out at FB before they graduate.
that does not sound right.
got switched to DT around the time Butler went to DE, if i remember correctly.
I remember hearing at the end of the season that Helmuth was switching to D to get more PT, but it was kept on the DL.
I've always been a little disappointed with Vince--he was the #1 rated fullback coming out of high school. Moundrous has certainly exceeded expectations, so I guess that's made it hard for Vince to break through.
When it comes to the recruiting rankings and the fullback position, it's my understanding they usually give it to guys who were tailbacks in high school but project to be too big and therefore too slow (in the minds of the scouts) to be college RBs. In other words it's a hard position to project because it's really for the coaches to determine once the player arrives on campus; no other position relies so much on intangibles (brains and balls) and not measurables. I seem to recall Brandon Minor was also the #1 rated fullback on rivals, and one of the reasons he chose Michigan was because LC and Co. promised to give him a look at RB.
We have fullbacks?
Of course, Brodie. RR likes to hand it to the fullback every once in a blue moundros.
or you just flat out didn't notice Moundrous was our best blocker for a good portion of the year and played a good deal
can move zolton into that second fullback spot
I'm glad to see he's switching; I liked watching him in high school.
I believe it is accurate, but moot.
FWIW, Rivals still has Helmuth listed as a FB.
Rodriguez had said that Helmuth's move to DT was for practice purposes and because of some minor depth issues. He said at the time that it wasn't necessarily permanent. As far as I'm aware, no other official word has been given.
Last I heard Helmuth was playing DE on the practice team towards the end of the season. Although they might have moved him to DT for the 2009 yr due to lack of depth.
This is a link to notes from a press conference. Rodriguez said Helmuth asked to move to DT and that it's not necessarily permanent.