UM TE A.J. Williams will be suspended for Saturday's game vs. MSU, Brady Hoke announced, for violation of team rules
Just read it on Chantel's twitter feed.
lol, have you watched any of our games this year?
Your sarcasm meter must be broken. Lucky for you, mine is working flawlessly and I can tell you exactly what he meant. He was being sarcastic.
Funchess can play tackle
Because of the way Williams has played, people will claim this doesn't hurt. Here's where it does hurt: you are now forcing either Funchess to move by the H-back and put Butt at Y-TE, or you're putting Paskorz at Y-TE, which isn't his strength either.
Yes, it probably means a bit fewer 2-TE sets, which I think you were going to see to an extent anyway, but the moving of parts around Williams could put Michigan in some situations they don't prefer to be in.
Funchess stays at WR...Paskorz and Butt are our TEs.
When you need a 3rd TE you bring in Kalis and move Lewan to TE.
When you need a pass catcher you go with Gallon-Funchess-Dileo and Butt as your TE.
Outside of depth, I don't see how this affects us. Butt has been solid at blocking and he's been in with Williams OR Paskorz. Now you just eliminated the OR and it'll be Paskorz as the 2nd TE behind Butt.
Doesn't hurt? I think this helps. Don't get me wrong, AJ Williams is a positive for the team, but this should eliminate the possibility of running any tackle over formations.
And so is Paskorz. Now one of them has to step in and play a different role that is much more dependent on blocking. It is different.
It's not like Williams was going out catching passes.
Just use more of Kalis if that's the big issue.
Still don't see it as a big deal.
More Dileo, More Kalis.
Borges has never shown any indication of reducing his 2-TE sets in response to personnel, which has been a weakness since Koger left.
Paskorz is going to see significant snaps, and he's not as good as Williams.
I would say our best hope is more use of 6 OL with Kalis taking Williams' role in the tackle over stuff.
But it was going to be less against MSU because of the how Borges wants to attack MSU. Underneath, the #2 receiver is the most effective way of attacking MSU, lining up 2-tight like Borges likes to do isn't as effective. They would still run it some because it's part of their system, but it probably wasn't and isn't going to be as often as they have in the past.
I'd rather see a tackle or guard play the TE position on obvious blocking downs if Butt is not playing and save Funchess for outside role. With Dileo questionable and even if healthy not an outside threat we have nothing outside opposite Gallon other than seniors who do not do much except against MAC level competition and special teams demon Chesson. Need Funchess outside period.
Hoke's quote on this, pieced together from two tweets from Kyle Bogenschutz:
"It's certainly disappointing when one of your kids makes a very poor decision. AJ realizes he has let a lot of people down, including himself. As families do, we will help AJ as he learns a valuable lesson from this."
They really should think about using Kalis or Bryant in Williams' spot. Might as well, Williams never goes out for passes anyways.
Put Kalis in and were kicking out Magnusson in many situations. So that's already happened to some degree in some circumstances.
Whatever works. I mean, Williams was used to block, and he got beat a lot this year. Kicking Magnuson out wouldn't be bad. Max protect Gardner so he hopefully doesn't see a whole lot of pressure.
Against indiana when they went Tackle Over they put Kalis in at RG, bumped Magnuson to RT and gone with 6 OL rather than have Williams try to play Tackle.
But yes, I'd expect that to continue to be the plan
Damn college kids!
Maybe this will force them to pass the ball more instead of trying to manball -- oh who am I kidding. They love manball. There's no quitting manball.
Remember when CL Rucker was issued a DUI and Dantonio lifted his suspension right before the week of the Michigan game? What a drastic difference in disciplinary approaches.
IIRC Rucker's DUI came after the Michigan game, in fact I'm pretty sure it was the very same night.
Correct. He played against Iowa because it "wouldn't have been fair to the team" for him not to play.
Michigan week, Iowa week
My bad. Anywho, we get this point.
Dantonio: The team, the team, the team....
a random internet article whatever will we do now
EDIT: was in response to a troll who's been caved
Yep. I loved what Dileo brought to the TE position.
A slot receiver takes the place of a tight end and vice versa.
The joke flying over your head. No offense I just thought it was funny. I'm pretty sure his statement relied on the implied knowledge that slot is same place on field as tight end.
what exactly was his injury, and what is his status now?
that should be fun....we'll see what kind of push he can get.
A.J. Williams was arrested for operating a vehicle while intoxicated in Oxford, Ohio, early Sunday morning, according to WKEF-TV.
— Mark Snyder (@Mark__Snyder) October 28, 2013
Never go to Oxford.
Never go to OHIO.
Never drink and drive. That would solve that issue pretty quickly...
No one here has suggested that he shouldn't be suspended.
Was he on his scooter?
Do we think this is going to lead to further suspensions?
And he's under age. GAHHHH
He should be suspended just for being IN Ohio.
Was this an attempt to be funny?
I thought it was pretty good.
On opposite day.
He either drank the world Saturday night or had one too many mimosas. Poor lapse in judgement, thankfully nobody was injured
I can't tell if you're joking or not, but anything after midnight Saturday night is considering Sunday morning.
There is nowhere in Oxford you can't drink and walk to in five minutes.
time for all of the negative nancies and chicken littles to come out.
Michigan 126 MSU 3
Staee gets taken to pound town