Saw this over at TheWolverine board. Nothin' too crazy but it's good to know the defense is bonding!
Craig Roh Interview
Even better if they bond on 3rd and 20!
4th and 20
that he had so little to say about Tate. I think a lot of us have the gut feeling that as long as Denard can get there mentally, it's his offense to lose. We'll obviously be using both guys, it just seems as though the more I hear, the more I think that Denard is THE guy.
I get that feeling more and more everyday too, and I subsequently get more and more excited everyday. We'll see if it actually plays out that way. Whatever the case is, I'm stoked for the offense this year, though I dare not think about how good they'll be next year due to the threat of my head possibly exploding from the awesomeness that will unfold before us.
Clearly, if Tate suffered a concussion in the Iowa game and that is why he was not in for the final drive, the concussion very likely cost us the game. But I think it was his shoulder injury more than anything that hurt his performance in the second half of the season.
I seem to remember Tate just being downright bad during the Iowa game, and Denard leading a productive TD drive before the last drive.
The thing about Denard's drive was that their defense was in a bend but don't brake mode at the time where they were content with letting D-Rob run because it was killing so much time. Sure he led a TD drive, but there was essentially no time left after this to get the ball back for us to really have a chance.
he didn't understand that he wasn't going in on the final drive. RR took him under his wing and shook his head. That's how I remember it at least. It looked like a concussive type injury to me.
We lost that game in many ways...this was one of them.
Great to see more Cam Gordon love.
I like when the host ask him what he has been doing this summer.
Craig's Response: "Gettin BIG and FAST"
Craig comes off as mature, intelligent, and well educated. Makes me proud to be a fan of the best school and football team in college history.
Something that grinds my gears? Why must every person interviewing a player ask if he knows who the starting qb will be? As if he knows and even if he did know he wouldn't tell you.
What a well-spoken player. Proud to have him in the Maize and Blue.
I like how he finished the interview off with a "Go Blue."
In an effort to expedite your banning. You suck dude.
Edit: The user I had replied to was banned.
Am I the only one who can never get these CBS videos to play?
Here you go.
+1 to you sir
when they ask about the QB competition the guy answering spends most of the time talking about how good Denard looks now compared to last year. I havent heard much praise of Tate in a while now.
IMO one of the top 3 avatars on MGoBlog
enjoyed the interview. Its great to hear of the 'bonding' talk.
I have a question.
no question, jim.
a comment someone reported about RR saying there was too much "I" here when he first came, it sounds like the early divisiveness of the "I"s vs the "we"s is making way for a great group of [cliché alert] character guys.
hopefully the "unwillingness to quit" part holds true over the ups and downs of the season...I remember at times last season the defense definitely underperformed in the 2nd half of the year, even if its ceiling wasn't very high to begin with
Michigan defense looking strong? Ru-Roh!
Someone needs to get him "The Victors" in iPod format ASAP!
Would like to see double digit sacks out of him this year. Martin, Campbell and Van Bergen need to dominate. Not sure if I've ever seen arms on a human bigger than Martin's.
Lamarr Woodley. I saw him in person after he was drafted, at a local drinking establishment in Ann Arbor, and asked if he'd take a picture with my then-girlfriend. I don't think it is even humanly possible to have arms bigger than Lamarr's were that day. I hazard a guess and say they were legitimately probably 22-24" around. Unfortunately, I don't have the picture anymore. But this should give you an idea, and keep in mind that Hugh Jackman is pretty freaking jacked himself: