And that is friggin awesome
Greg Skrepanek and Trezelle Jenkins would be ashamed of these guys!
What can you tell from video clips? The discussion of is the offense good/defense bad etc has been beaten into the ground.
I'm curious if the coaching staff plays the disinformation game and select what they want to limit, or influence the game planning of our early opponents? Or maybe they looking to manage expectations?
I really love to hear comments from those that watch the entire scrimmage and build my early expectations around that. I was fortunate to see a scrimmage and slightly surprised at what I thought were the highlights versus others.
I'll take the video highlights until the real thing arrives. hell, I'm happy to see anything that resembles Michigan football until the season starts!
That being said, we have one more week of speculation before the second guessing, I told you so's, We're back!, and We suck comments start.
Since all these videos are for public consumption (including the opposition coaching staff), are they all to some extent "sanitized"? Why would RR want to actually tip off what we are going to do in one week and 3 hours?
When he gets in the open field hes just gone. I remember someone saying that he might be as fast as D-Rob
Saw a glimpse of the new Trojan package.. I really like Koger being used in the backfield and as an H-back.
Hopefully he'll see more passes his way this year...
I've never really understood what the term "H-Back" means. I see "H-Back" and think "halfback," which is obviously incorrect.
Can someone shed some light on this term? I've seen it used to describe Jeremy Jackson as well.
I always understood the H-Back to be an all purpose TE. He'll line up in the backfield like a fullback or as a traditional TE or split at in the slot. Basically you take a big athletic TE and create mismatches.
I think Rick Pitino should try and get a glimpse of a Trojan package..huh? Huh?
and Rick should stay away from the spinner position while he is at it
It looks like Rod has used a variation of this formation, but with one tailback instead of two.
(with Owen Schmitt as the HB)
I'm pretty sure we do have a new announcer. They talked at the last home gam last year about it being the guys last year and he teared up over the pa. Wait...maybe that was two years ago? All the games blur together over four years I guess. Even though I
was totally sober for most of them.
That's news to me. Sounded like someone other than Carl Grapentine on that clip, but it could be one of any number of things.
1. Carl lives in Chicago and travels to and from Ann Arbor every week to do the games. It could be likely they just got someone else to sit in so he didn't have to come all the way up.
2. Wouldn't surprise me if Carl decided to go back to just announcing the Band. I know he pretty much gets zero break from before kickoff to after the MMB postgame show, and that's certainly grueling.
3. Carl had some health issues in '04, also wouldn't be surprised if he decided enough was enough. He's been the voice of the Michigan Marching Band since 1970. Sometimes you just want to move on. Though I think we would have heard something if he was giving everything up entirely.
I tend to think #1 is the most likely scenario.
I saw an interview with RR the other day where he talked about this
event and basically said that it is just to get the team used to all the details involved in playing a real game in the Big House (ie sideline procedures, situational stiff, etc). There are so many tiny details behind the scenes of a football game that go unnoticed to most fans, especially those who never played football at any level. Something as simple as knowing where to meet when the punt team is getting ready to take the field can cost the team the game if it's not executed properly.