First, let me start by saying Rich Rodriguez is wiser than me in the ways of football. Ditto for Greg Robinson.
But second, let me ask: when was the last time you watched a Michigan athlete dance and swagger around like a trash-talking clown because he was soaring on the knowledge that he was athletically superior to everyone else in the game? Not dance and swagger on occasion, but as a state of being. A player that was constantly feeding off the rush of his own talent, employing his physical tools wildly, freely and playfully, like an excited kid just given the controls of a fighter jet.
We have had superior athletes. We have had superior athletes with plenty of charisma. But we have not really had what I described above since the Fab Five. We have not seen it since Webber, but especially Jalen. Watching them was one of the most exhilarating (if sometimes maddening) experiences of my life.
Now third, watch this film
If you judge only on these few plays, a few things seem clear:
1. Dorsey will not be instructing our team on tackling fundamentals
2. Dorsey was the fastest player on the field in the UA game
3. Dorsey thought he was the best athlete on that field
4. He could hardly stop dancing around like a fool because of points 2 and 3
Where do I stand on all this? I will make my feelings plain. I like it. After years of tight, "dear God don't go the wrong direction" play at safety I am ready for an insanely gifted trash-talking kid who plays a reckless but decisive centerfield and then flaps his arms like a bird. I want that guy at the back of my defense. I want to see his winged helmet come flying into the viewable screen in a blur after starting the play 15+ yards deep.
I do not want him at corner. I want a Fab Five free safety. In 2010. Too much to ask?