Featuring Blake Countess.
Countdown to Kickoff: Day 24
Clearly, Blake Countess has been to the Brady Hoke School for Handling the Media
some reason I no longer have Moderate buttons - otherwise I would upvote you.
Anyone know why this might be?
EDIT: Disregard - just saw the <Mic Check> thread. Now I know we're all "Borked" LOL
via Twitter, when the blog was transferred to a new server the comments boxes reverted to a previous version. I'm not 100% sure of all the details but I suggest we just wait it out for the staff to make the necessary corrections.
Either that or after a couple hours we hunt them down and take matters into our own hands.
did that video indicate that they were putting on pads today and that we can expect highlights later? if so, me excite.
Helmets and shoulderpads today and tomorrow, full pads on Friday.
Anyone else notice the nice pass from Cleary at the end there? Shane Morris redshirt.... plausible?
but Nebraska game all over again?
...I hate that everyone acts like a redshirt is the "end all/be all." Like if he redshirts, he just goes away and doesn't come to practice or doesn't get a playbook. Like he just shows back up in January like "okay guys! I'm back!"
I really don't see why we can't redshirt him AND make him the #2 QB...if he needs to play, put him in. If it's just mop up duty vs. Directional Michigan A&M...plant him on the bench. He's going to get more experience running with our #2 O vs. OUR #1 defense (in practice) than he would running with our #3 offense vs. Directional Michigan A&M's #3 defense.
How much game experience can one really get handing the ball off to a walk-on 5th string RB while up 40 vs. a crap team?
But did no one notice in yesterday's practice video that Courtney Avery, not Raymon Taylor, was running with the 1's on D?
I think it's expected that Avery is gonna get the #2 corner slot.
Was it covered in (my as yet undelivered) HTTV? I read here yesterday or the day before that Sam Webb mentioned he had a good spring. But I don't remember this being hotly debated. Wasn't it Taylor and Hollowell at the starting CB spots during spring?
I thought I heard they tried Avery at corner again and then moved him back to nickel (dime package)
Apparently that has been the plan for a while. Avery had the better spring.
That's news to me. I've never been quite as impressed with Avery's on field production as I was with Taylor. Quite frankly Avery scares me a bit
It's only one video, but Countess looks like he's moving pretty well and it was also nice to see that he is eager to get out there. As a freshman, I think he played in all but one game and started six,, and that in combination with 44 tackles as a CB should and did impress, and the fact that he seemed to be on the fast track to stardom made his absence due to injury last year sting even more, I think. With him and Taylor back there, CB should be a pretty solid pairing this year.
I've had 3 knee surgies including a torn ACL, MCL & LCL and his change of direction looks great for a guy testing the knee in a practice setting for the first time. He doens't look like he's hisitant about the knee and it's tough to get over the mental aspect and trust your knee after an ACL tear.
In the interview, Countess is like "aren't you going to ask any questions about me and my actual defense?" The questions were all about what's it like against Devin, Gallon, etc.