Granted, I have no problem with this, given how well Hemingway played, but I don't think I saw Roundtree on the field once.
He is on the participation list so he did play...but is 3rd string...he is a good player and will eventually make a contribution, but hes still young and maybe not quite filled out yet.
it was surprising we didn't hear to much from him but I guess Coach Rod doesn't take advice from us, hehe! We got to see Kelvin Grady, he's really impressed. I'm really impressed! I'll take no sign of Roundtree as a sign we have some pretty good depth at the wide receiver spot.
IIRC, Forcier mentioned Roundtree in an interview as a friend with whom he does a lot of extra work. That being said, I'm happy when they win, no matter who gets the minutes. As already mentioned, it's probably a reflection of the talent level at UM right now.
I was surprised that you picked WMU to win Sommy!
I was surprised not to see him, but it's a good thing we have so many other good receivers so this definitely isn't a problem.
The spring scrimmage sensation Roy Roundtree noticeably absent!
He looked good in the spring game but Kelvin was still a basketball player then.
Roundtree may not be up to par with the blocking aspect. We all saw the improvement in blocking from the receivers. In this offense that is a must.
Grady must have knocked the socks off the coaching staff in practices. For him to get the nod over Odoms, who was nothing if not dependable last year, probably means Grady is going to be The Slot Guy, and he didn't disappoint at all.
Tate had a great game and is a prodigy, but I think you still had Game One, and the focus may have been to get him to establish relationships with the guys who are going to make the biggest difference--Hemmingway, Koger, Matthews and Grady. Also, I think they worked on passing to the running backs. Roundtree is probably a guy who will be worked into the offense more as the season progresses and the playbook expands. Might be as early as this week.
Good point. Roundtree still looks like he weighs like 165 pounds.
I still think Roundtree needs another year to develop physically. He came in weighing like 150 pounds; there's no way someone that size can be an effective blocker at the D-1 level. Roundtree isn't shifty like Odoms or Grady, but not fast enough like Hemingway or Stonum. Interesting to see where he ends up.
I think Roundtree's playing time might be situational. The coaches seemed happy to throw the ball short (most of the time) and let guys like Hemingway, Grady, etc. make people miss. I imagine that strategy might change depending on the quality of the opponent and the confidence in the quarterback to throw the ball downfield more. I think Roundtree is more of a threat to run down the seam or across the middle than Odoms or Grady.