in spots yesterday? The UFR may totally disagree but I thought he had some nice plays.
Either way, I really hope we can get him on the field more because as bad as Obi has been we basically have ZERO depth behind him.
I heard his name a couple times over the PA, so that's good right? I'm excited to see the UFR and find out how well all the freshmen played.
UFR usually ends once the game is in hand. Brian may stop charting before they get in. I agree though it would be nice to see.
I think this game is a special circumstance. I would imagine Brian will analyze the entire game simply because I assume he (and a large portion of us) are really interested in seeing how some of the young guys did (Barnum, Washington, Demens, Vinopal, Christian, Campbell etc.)
Yeah, he honestly looked like one of our better tacklers. Really wrapped 'em up.
Is his name pronounced like "Dee-mins" or "Dem-ins"? I thought it was the former but it sounded like the latter when Grapentine said it over the PA. (The TV guys were no help - they said it both ways.)
There is usually a pronounciation guide in the game notes.
For example, "look at dat ass in dem jeans."
I thought he looked pretty darn good on the couple plays I saw him in on.
having watched that like 10 times. I liked Mike Jones better, but both have promise I think.
its dem-ins...kinda wish it was the other way though....that way his nickname could be chernabog or something
And I'm pretty sure it was after a good tackle, because the pleasant surprise is why I remembered.
I thought he played pretty well when he was in.
He had a nice stuff on the goal line early on but looked out of position on a couple plays later in the first half. Looks like he has some potential but I wouldn't expect him to be a difference maker in Big10 play...unfortunately
I thought a few of the kids looked good. I like what I saw out of Courtney Avery as the Nickel back. Terrance Talbott didn't look all that bad either. Dileo looks like he will contribute. Gallon showed that he could be a solid player in space over the next few years. He made a nice cut on his TD catch and got upfield. Vinopal showed great insticts for the safety position on his interception. Those kinds of things have been missing in a Michigan safety for a bit. I hope he keeps it going! Even if it was just Bowling Green, you can see that some of the kids have some tools to work with, and I am trending towards being slightly optomistic about the D in the next couple of years, once the young guys start playing more of a role on the team, as opposed to complete doom. Some of them have some skills to work with to make the D at least competent again soon enough.
He made a really nice break for the ball. Glad to see him trying to make a play when it was there and not being content with breaking it up/crushing the receiver.
Needs to improve not-coughing-up-the-ball, obv, but other than that nice play.
we need more of this guy...stubby legs and all...I like Vinopal.
But that was the kind of instinctive safety play that Michigan has sorely missed.
If Vinopal pans out, I will have to wear e-sackcloth for months, since I personally was hatin' on that signing at the time, I'll admit.
"Even if it was just Bowling Green,"
It's still a FBS school and allows the kids to get a taste of how fast they need to play. I would love to see some more of the freshmen in during garbage time every single game the rest of the year, but that's just wishful thinking.
Demon? He won't hear me. And that's just awesome.
He seems to take on blockers better then ezeh..., strong against the run.
Since Brian doesn't chart when the game is in hand I'm going to UFR myself with a different method. All Freshmen will be charted and I should be done relatively soon.
I wouldn't be surprised to see a full defense UFR this week. Lots of guys got their first significant action. Offense...not so much. BG wasn't really interested in defense by halfway through the third.
Hell, I probably wouldn't bother with Denard's drives either. I was laughing at BG's futile attempt at stopping those drives.
really liked his play in goal line stuff! His Mom makes awesome chilli too btw. Seems like he can choose the gap and wrap up his tacklers.
I was pretty excited when he got in and was kind of focusing on him for the plays he was in. i thought he played ok. There was the one play where he rushed after their QB really late and they hit a pass in the spot he'd vacated. It'll be interesting to see what people think after rewatching the game.
I had to go to the office for most of the 1st half and so I listened on Sirius to the Michigan radio announcers. I heard Demens name a few times mentioned in a very positive manner. At the same time I've all but decided that Ezeh is or almost is a liability.
More Demens please.
I watched him play in HS and if there was one thing that stood out it was his tackling. He was a very sure and solid tackler.