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CTK Day 13: SCRIMMAGE HIGHLIGHTS
you can predict the future.. interesting......
Good. I'm glad I'm up all night to watch something.
5 AM I'm watching this in bed. Yeah, I need football real bad.
-Gardner looks really good
-Fitz and Hayes were the only RBs who really showed anything
-The OL is still unclear. They flipped between doing well and doing not so well.
-The WRs all looked good too
Hayes looks more like a slot receiver than RB.
Hayes really didn't impress me at all there - goes down pretty easy in that video, and there was one play where it looked like he had a big lane for a second, but he hesitated and got bupkus. Smith looked decent on his one carry, but ... one carry, I guess.
Great play by Dymonte on that screen, too.
Oh, and I'm starting to get excited about Chesson.
It should be noted that tit seemed like their were two OL combinations. The first (presumably the "ones") was Lewan, Glasgow, MIller, Kalis, Schofield. and the second was Magnusson, Braden, Miller, Kalis and Gunderson.
Go back and watch the Green carry again
Glasgow seemed to do well at pulling and finding someone to block.
1st team o-line seemed to hold its own against the 1st team defense.
2nd team defense, one the otherhand, seems a step ahead of 2nd team o-line. This actually hold pretty well with what Mattison has been saying about the D being two deep at almost every position (Joe Reynolds still owned the 2nd team secondary).
OMG !!!!!!!! Green didnt do anything amazing in those highlights !!!!! Hes no good !!!!!!!!! PANIC!!!!!!!
You know what's more annoying than people panicking about Green? People that can't shut up about how much they're not panicking.
Devin Gardner is good at throwing footballs...
Omg. You're right. The way he lets go of the ball. I see what you're talking about.
A team like notre dame (big,talented, physical front four on defense) could REALLY TEST OUR O-LINE early. I have faith our guys get it together...just don't know how fast. I guess my dream of us running over people may not happen right away (the dream is like how Wisconsin ran over us a few years back after halftime...remember..,they ran the ball 30 some times in a row and we could not stop them???? Yeah, like that but in my dream we were the offense inflicting the pain).
I'm impressed with our D. Just wait til our young talent gets developed. Guys like peppers. Bigger bodies on the back end of the D (think stribling). Our D could be CRAZY in a couple years.
SEE BALL.....HIT BALL.
Wow. Devin looked good, Fitz looked good, Chesson looked good, and the defense looked pretty fast. Only possible issue if this is highlights is that there were no runs longer than like 8 yards. I think we might be throwing a lot this year...
Yeah but if they can average something like 4, 5 yards per attempt that may be enough with our passing attack and defense. Also hope the O Line improves as the year goes on similar to Derrick Green.
Nice to see Dymonte getting in there and making a big play.
If we can get that kind of production out of Joe Reynolds the WR group might be very solid.
I was wondering #25 was. He almost looked like a linebacker.
It was great to see Fitz hit the hole hard and also bounce it outside. Dymonte is gonna be lethal on the nickel blitz.
has some nice fizz!
A few things that stood out to me:
- Chesson looks like he can just reach wherever and pull passes in. Good routes and great range. Some great catches by Reynolds too - it looks like he might be one of thego-to people on longer routes perhaps.
- It would be difficult to tell Fitz had been injured if you didn't know. He was looking a bit like 2011 Fitz out there.
- The defense was showing that speed that both Mattison and Hoke kept discussing in various pressers. They definitely looked as stingy as ever and were not leaving much in the way of room for RBs.
- De'Veon Smith sighting: he looked able to slide between defenders well enough, as did Hayes on a couple of his runs.
I woke up looking for scrimmage highlights - do I have a problem?
- Jack Miller AND Graham Glasgow will start
- It was obvious that Ben Braden always would be a tackle and not a guard
- More than one writer will use “The Great Fitzgerald” to refer to Toussaint
- Before every home game, the PA announcer will say, “In today’s performance, the role of Vincent Smith will be played by Justice Hayes”
- If Derrick Green does not lose 20 pounds by August 31, he will redshirt
- If De'Veon Smith continues to play as well as he did, by August 31, he will be the first running back off the bench
- Unfortunately, this season, fans will be deprived of using the phrase “I Love The Drake”
- Willie Henry will see lots of playing time so that announcers will be able to use the phrase "Oh Henry!" every time he gets a tackle for loss
- Frank Clark will have no sacks before November
- Joe Reynolds will lead the team in both TD receptions and record sales
- Jehu Chesson will lead the team in leaping catches
- Opposing offenses will be picking on Blake Countess
- Drew Dileo still can find an open seam with his eyes closed
- Dymonte Thomas will lead the nation’s freshmen in tackles for loss
- Jeremy Gallon has lost his job as Devin Gardner's favorite receiving target
- Neither Shane Morris nor Brian Cleary will get any playing time
- At his next press conference, in describing the scrimmage, each coach will say, "I liked some things I saw, but we still have lots of work to do to get ready for our opening game."
- Generalissimo Francisco Franco is still dead http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=butZyxI-PRs
No way Derrick Green loses 20 lbs in two weeks
Hey I'm at 1000 mgopoints..are these redeemable?
This blog is getting pretty pathetic.
/I miss 2008
WARNING: There's an F-Bomb coming.
As much as it would be nice to have the media's all-access privileges of the Rod-Gergian Era of Michigan Football combined with the on-field successes of Hoke-A-Mania, it appears that Fort Schembechler is as well guarded as ever. A few narrowly focused video clips and cautiously answered press conference questions aren't going to reveal very much about how any members of Michigan Football Team 134 are going to perform this season. . . . And that's why all of my "predctions" were intended to be facetious. (Except for that one about Generalissimo Francisco Franco still beind dead. I think that's probably true.)
A few narrowly focused video clips
You ain't kidding ... that was my general impression from the video ... really tight shots.
I love how not only this poster...but 1/2 the board is making predictions off of the SELECTED clips shown in this 3-4 min video. Also from the tightest angles imaginable. Do you think they're really going to show a random DG incompletion? Of course he looked good. Do you think they're going to show a bunch of big runs? Of course not. Just be happy we have 4 more minutes of "football" to watch, pray there are no injuries, and let's keep it moving.
Devin looks really really really good. The only play I saw Green in(was there more than one?) it appeared there wasnt great blocking. But OMG DEVIN!!!!!!!
Both time,s he hit a wall. He can power over LB's, but not 300 lbs DT's.
Up at 4:30 and watching it. Twice. Scrimmages are funny. Pretty much every play can be taken as both a negative and a positive. Plus these are highlights. 14 days, man.
Small samples but Gardner looked great. Put a few long passes right on the money where only his receiver could get to it. Fitz also impressed..looked to have good burst and speed.
need better consistency blocking the run up the middle and Hayes is 3rd down back. 2 weeks can't wait!
to limit the ability of opponents to scout formations, defensive schemes etc?
Yep. That's the assumption, anyway.
Come on kickoff! A couple of those passes by Devin just had magnificent touch on them. Also, good to see Fitz running like a new man!
But either the dline is pretty good or oline is going to take a bit of time...
-Either the defensive tackles are really good (incuding Henry and Ash...) or our o-line might have some troubles against Nix and co. in week 2. The DTs were getting in the backfield very quickly on most of those run plays. Not 100% sold on Miller, he looked pretty visibly upset, so maybe he was having an off night.
-Devin had ZERO running plays... I'm always going to worry that he's going to get hurt, but still, every time Denard took off and started running up the middle I tensed up (yes I was tense A LOT). Never felt nervous when Henne or Navarre were back there (then again, they have no athletic ability whatsoever compared to Devin).
-Glasgow running with the 1s. Is he beating Braden? Do the coaches realize Braden is the only tackle with the capability of setting in for the starters and performing well and want to keep him as a reserve guard instead?
-Dymonte made the biggest play of any of the freshmen.
-I saw #4 around the ball many times. I still wish I saw Ryan, but I liked how visible Cam was.
-Green needs to lose weight. I know Jackson and Borges said they're not concerned with his weight, but what are they going to say to the media. There are very few 5'-11" RBs that carry 240 well, and maybe he's one of them, but I can guarantee he'd play better at 225-230.
-Saw a lot of Reynolds, Hayes, Fitz, and Biggs, maybe I need to watch it again, but I didn't see much Morgan/Bolden, Thomas Gordon, Funchess, or Gallon. Then again, it's just a scrimmage.
You can guarantee that Green would play better at 225-230? That's a bold statement and I also think everyone is as expected over analyzing 2 minutes of scrimmage film and a play or two by one player way too much. That being said, from watching these 2 minutes I am convinced we will go undefeated and win the BCS title.
I guess I should've said, "I can predict with a very high level of confidence"
These two plays? Well in that case..."I can predict with a very high level of confidence that Devin Gardner will not have an incompletion all year and Joe Reynolds will win the Biletnikoff."
It's really pissing you off that people are over analyzing this short clip that shows nothing of any real consequence. Getting mad at people who are dumb is a waste of your energy and emotional capacity. They're the overwhelming majority after all. Here's an e-hug.
Based on these highlights, I can guarantee that Joe Reynolds will win the Heisman and a Grammy.
he didn't even sing in that scrimmage video.
You don't need to sing to win a Grammy.
Never occurred to me that the Milli Vanilli card could get played. But why link "Girl You Know It's True" when "Blame It On The Rain" is clearly the superior alternative?
Dymonte nuked what looked like a screen to me
Green had one run which got blown up 2 yards deep in the backfield and everyone is saying he is too heavy and calling for a redshift. We need real football to get here.
I wouldn't mind it if Green were running away from everyone so fast that he was redshifted.
Do you not remember Navarre's magical touchdown run?
I think Miller will be good enough. He won't overpower people, but he'll be in the right position and block the right guy.
His biggest strength is getting out and blocking a LB when that's his job. I watched him closely in the spring game, and he goes full bore for the LB and always gets there.
Maybe the reason there were zero DG run plays and you didn't see certain players very much had something to do with the scrimmage being longer than 3:30 or 20 plays. Hokes an illusionist, we will see only what he wants us to see.
If the defense makes a good play, is it because they're good or because the offense is bad? If the offense is moving the ball, is it because they're good or the defense is bad? We won't really know until the season starts.
The only conclusion I saw was that Devin throws a good ball with nice touch when needed and his footwork looks improved. The one play where he rolled out to the left and stopped to set his feet before throwing was nice.
looks like. It has been so long that I had forgotten.
It looks like everyone for the most part worries about offense. I myself am looking forward to seeing this defense in year 3 of the Brady Hoke era.
The goal is 3 yards and a cloud of dust and welcome back to controlling the clock and playing lights out defense.
Mr. Green does just fine at the weight he is at. Trust me.
Am I missing something or did they only show one Green carry where Kalis missed his block on Willie Henry? I don't know how anyone can read that much into one play.
Emmitt Smith would have gotten buried on that play, too. Green is gonna be OK.
Ross seems to be EVERYWHERE. I cannot wait to watch that animal set loose when the games actually count.
This Green stuff is hilarious. You people making assumptions from one run after instant penetration is comical.
Its not the one run(at least not for me). Its the fact that he came in at 240 lbs. I hope I am wrong but I can't see him being his best at that weight much less win a position battle at RB.
You saw the play. That should be enough to judge his career at Michigan and at least his first two years in the NFL.
IMO Derrick Green just looks to big to be at his best. Unless he has Ron Dayne's magic feet I doubt he can be elite at 240 lbs.
Dude, you saw ONE CARRY.
I don't care about the carry. The line killed the play from the snap. I am talking pure weight here.
How dare you speak negatively about Derrick Green's weight without having actually seen him play multiple games and without having jiggled his belly with your own hands? You sir, are clearly a COMMUNIST!!!!! A communist who hates U of M, only logical explanation.
I don't know anything about you but I suspect that you have no significant other, are in a dead end job, and have a face only a mother can love. How on Earth can I say these things? Well, you're very confrontational so having any kind of long term relationship seems to be out of the question. Someone who is confrontational to that degree is unhappy. The main perpetrator of sorrow in our society is a dead end job. Spending half or over half of your waking hours in a place that not only you loath, but such is the case for all employees of Ace brand bandages. Lastly, the easiest case to make would be that of a dog face. You post on a blog with hatred in every vowel and very rarely leave the consonants to frolic unmolested.
My mistake. How could I ever make such blind assumptions after only reading a small portion of your posts? Apologies from me to you and yours.
I was being sarcastic. I'm sorry I offended you by expressing my opinion about the weight of a Michigan player and then joking about how sensitive people get when someone brings up his weight.
On a personal note, I'm a happy married man with a great job. But I do like to joke around.
Playing the odds, I would have to agree with you. Hopefully we'll be very wrong.
A power back over 240.. How the hell long have we been away from the power run game? Jesus, Carlos Hyde weighs more then that and he ran down hill and killed teams. We didn't recruit green to run away corners and safetys in the spread, we recruited him to run through linebackers and wear down a defense. This freak out bs needs to stop. He looks fine. If he was lookin like justice Hayes then I would be freaking out.
How come no one is outraged by this hideous new home jersey?!!!
Devin may be the only one wearing it now, but thats usually how it starts. Fuck Dave Brandon!
a sensible and logical comment.
Guards that pull and actually HIT something.
year. Hopefully he will be leaner and stronger as the season progresses. We definitely need him in Novemember.
I am equally excited about Deveon Smith.
Avery getting lots of PT at the other saftey spot is interesting. Several times the big pass play was to the Taylor AND Avery side of the field. Whats goin on with Wilson? Fitz looks like a man on a mission. I like how zoomed in they were to the QB so you cant tell the formations lol.
There's a flip side to most scrimmage plays. A good offensive play may be good offense or bad defense. A good defensive play may be good D or bad O. But an individual making a big play is a good thing every time, at least as far as that individual player is concerned. Gardner threw an accurate ball, at times even under pressure with a defensive player blanketing his receiver. Hard to be negative about a few of those plays. Toussaint looked like he had more burst than before he was hurt. Maybe the blocking was good and maybe it wasn't. He did OK with what space he had, I thought. Chesson had a great catch, and it's hard to blame Countess because he didn't exactly leave Jehu much room. A play like that I think looked good all the way around. And I could go on. Basically, though it is hard to tell whether a lot of plays are net positives or negatives, the individual players seem to look good for the most part. Still not worth jumping to any conclusions on such a small sample size, but if you want to know whether you should come away feeling optimistic or pessimistic, I'd lean toward the former.
Beautiful pass to Reynolds(? #85) in the end zone... I honestly haven't been this giddy for the season to start since Henne was a freshman. Go Blue!
I guess all the sites that have guys who are paid to evaluate talent for a living were wrong too. But you are right, ok.
Green played in probably a top 5 conference in high school football against a ton of d1 kids. Smith played at warren howling.. They play in one of the smaller divisions in Ohio and the kids in his conference are not very big. Like 200lb on dline big. Yeah evaluating a kids hs film seems very logical considering green camped everywhere with the best players in the country.
Dude you're making an ass out of yourself. Just stop.
However, the way you're posting makes it sound like you're related to Smith and have absolutely no credibility. Nobody is going to take you seriously.
Smith's mom knows how to look at cuts, vision, setting up blocks, footwork, pad level, and elusiveness.
You don't have to be wrong to be an asshole.
(I happen to agree with you re: Smith>Green, but I'm not goint to berate anyone for thinking differently because neither you nor I really have much info to judge by).
Wow, this comment made me realize how much we need negs back. Quit acting like such an ass, you're making a fool out of yourself.
It seems weird to me that the only play they show is him on a play that is blown up at the point of attack. My assumption is that he is tearing it up and they don't want anyone to know quite yet. Sneaky...
well, no one's going to mistake this for the "all-22" reel. they zoomed in so much I couldn't simultaneously measure the position AND momentum of devin gardner.
I wish Brian would stop being a tyrant and give us our points back so I could tell you how I really feel about how funny your comment was.
The only way to tell is to look ahead to November 16th and see if the Wildcat in the box is alive or dead.
Pretty much the only view I would expect. They are not going to release wider views to allow opponents to see formations, routes, blocking schemes, blitz packages, etc.
The overreaction in this thread has reached a fever pitch. I guess I never paid much attention in the past but some of the comments are laughable, if not for their content, for their conviction
There are no comments that are even mildly humorous. I have never been so certain of anything in my life.
The overreaction in this thread has reached a fever pitch
Well, the OP did tell us to do that -- "COMMENCE OVERREACTION".
So we're just doing what we're told to do.
You expect the defense to dominate these scrimmages and they did.
Well, that didn't make me feel any better about the interior line, but it was only a scrimmage. So I guess I'll have to wait till the actual season...
No push whatsoever once again. Get ready for a historic season for Gardner because if it's like that we're looking at another 3.3 YPC season avg.
Bunch of fuckin' chicken littles around here! So much overreaction on a 4 minute video zoomed in so you can't see shit.
And it's not like there were NO HOLES at all.
MGoIdiots gonna MGoIdiot
Agree that Smith will be the better all around back, he is hungry!
Hmm..it is mid August and time to throw out some "bank it" statements.
Devin has a better year and numbers than Braxton Miller and finishes All B1G.
Fitzgerald makes everyone forget about heralded freshmen RBs.....1100 yes and 10 TDs.
Darboh/Chesson live up to the fan base hype and leave the rest of the B1G wondering "Where did these guys come from?"
Our D finishes in top 15 scoring.
Our sack totals increase by 8-10.
We see Thomas playing in non-nickel situations early in the season.
Wormley "gets it" around the fifth game and starts to become a dominant force.
What is up with the reviving corps practice jersey numbers being a different typeface that the rest of them? They also don't have the stupid Adidas claw mark things on the shoulders.
PRACTICE jerseys. Chill.
typefaces and not 2 rawls carries was a subtle hint i was chill, relative to the rest of the hubbub here.
I will offer my take, which, as a critically uninformed and over excitable fan, is clearly absolutely essential reading.
Pass Blocking may be pretty good, or Pass Rush may have great potential but be spotty.
Run Blocking may need some work yet while showing flashes. I don't think there's anything wrong with the D-Line's run defense.
Gardner can flat out throw that ball.
Saw good things from all over the recieving corp.
Fitz looked great running and did some nice pass-pro.
Fitz is probably definitely our #1 back. (Really strong statement, isn't it? Probably definitely.)
Cam Gordon could have a very nice year.
Hayes will see increased playing time this year.
Was hoping to see some Shane clips.
There were no catches for Darboh on the clips, but he looks like a very eager blocker. He comes in and cracks down on LBs and DBs on the first 2 run plays.
We still can't get push up front when run blocking. Our d-line is solid, but not elite by any means. If we can't move them off the ball we can't expect to do so against top defenses. We will have trouble running against ND, OSU, MSU, etc. This situation has not ironed out yet, it won't be next year either with two new tackles. Our o-line won't be what we expect until 2015 at the earliest. That is frustrating.
I'm happy you figured out our o-line for the next two years based off that video. Haha. SERIOUSLY PEOPLE!!!!!
Our returning DTs are better than what osu and msu have coming back. I do give ND an edge though. Osu does have Spence and Washington at the DE spots but I would like them to meet Lewan and Schofield.
The only sack Lewan was credited with giving up last season was against true freshman Adolphus Washington IIRC. I was under the impression that Washington was moving inside to the 3 Tech spot this season, though. Does anyone confirm or deny?
you are an idiot
I don't know, our DL might be pretty close to elite. QW is a sure-fire NFL draft pick and everyone around him is solid. Our DL won't be the best in the league from a pass rush standpoint, but in terms or run D, we have the best in the league. As mentioned before, I think only ND will play better against the run than us.
My point is that our OL will look better running the football against all but one of or opponent than they do against our DL. Running the ball against ND will be tough though.
You too? Ugh.
I don't mean that to sound as though we suck. We are above average, just not sure we are a B1G title type o-line yet as some think. I do think our run defense will be good against a pro style offense like the one our offense is running...not so sure if they will against the style OSU, NW, and Neb will run. I think this is mainly due to the size of our NTs. I just don't think we will be a good enough down hill running team to take advantage of the play action the way the coaches want agains the better teams we play. I still think they will have to use Devin's legs more than they want against the better defenses we play (ND, MSU, OSU, etc.). I think we won't have trouble running against our other non-conference opponents and Minn, Ind, Neb, and Iowa. Just not sure about ND, OSU, MSU, maybe even PSU, and whoever we get in the bowl. And if we really are gonna win the B1G we need to be able to get it done against OSU, MSU, PSU, etc. Time will tell and hopefully they will develop over the course of the season, but as of yet I don't see the evidence that's all.
Fitz had some good runs. Looked just like his old self on a couple. Getting really excited for the season!
But seriously, Derrick Green looks fat. He's got to slim down a bit if he wants to beat out Deveon.
Lets see how he plays in games first. Ron Dayne looked fat. Jerome Bettis looked fat.
Both also came from a different era of football
Or LeVeon Bell and Carlos Hyde.
Todd Gurley from Georgia, Le'Veon Bell, Carlos Hyde, Eddie Lacy, etc. There are plenty of current players that are of the same build as Green that don't have fan bases freaking out over them being "fat".
Shane Morris is so good they didn't want our opponents to see any of his plays.
That was fun to watch, but I don't think we can take anything out of some heavily edited clips. Obviously plenty was left out. Remember, Borges treats the existence of the pistol like the US treats the existence of drone strikes. Also, I'm thinking that they didn't go an entire scrimmage without Gallon getting a single look.
Numerous players weren't even shown. Everything heavily edited...I'll make no comments until we get some actual game footage.
I think DG is on the verge of greatness - he could be in the draft next year......but that is enough optimism.....so here goes some overreaction
OMG we will not win a game - our defense can't stop the pass! We're gonna get killed. Also, no pass rush......
Now I feel better - have a great day
The best part was the guy yelling "Dileo!" after Dileo's catch at around 2:20. I just coudn't tell if it was a victory roar or if he was yelling in excitement over being able to see Dileo again, as Dileo clearly just appeared in that hole after removing his invisibility cloak (it's the only possible explananation for a guy finding a hole that big in one of Swag Mattison's defenses).
I like to think that Drew shouts his own name every time he makes a catch.
I still get a chuckle out of the MSU fans melting down after, as they called him, "a midget white dude" lit up their defense with catch after catch.
The one where Avery got pressure on Gardner.
Please, DO NOT EVER PUSH DOWN DEVIN IN A SCRIMMAGE. Never!
similar weight/height, hope he does not bust. I am worried
He's a bust...you just jinxed him.
At some point during the season Devin will be running with the ball and will have a wide-open path to the end zone in front of him, but will be caught from behind. 15 seconds after that you'll see posts on MGoBlog by people wishing that Denard was still QB.
Post-Scrimmage Pressers >>> Post-Scrimmage Highlights.
(note: "Highlights is bolded...because they are highlighted plays. As in a selected few plays the video staff chose to share).
Delete this too...
Delete. Me no like the new system... :-(
Done posting for the day. Nonetheless...stop overreacting.
The only thing I have to say about the video is this: Go Blue!!
Not much to say from these highlights except that Justice Hayes is apparently the only player to have earned the right to have his name on the back of his jersey.
I also muttered "nice play Demens" when a screen was all busted up by #25, then quickly realized that I was Dymonte'd.
Hoke needs to stop recruiting 5 star running backs. All they do is show up as freshman at their weight thy played at in high school.
That cut by Touissant around the edge against Thomas Gordon (i believe) was one of the prettiest things I've ever seen him do. Nice fake.
Also, in every scrimmage highlight they've released over the past 2-3 years, I never see Hayes get more than 2 yards in either direction running. However, I understand they don't show you every play or blocking and etc, I did like what I saw out of his receiving game. Seems like it would be a nice fit as a passing down back
Have any oline coaches or defensive coaches noticed that Glasgow tips when he is pulling?
I'm not a coach but I thought this initially too, although after seeing it I thought he was going to pull on a couple other plays based on this and he didn't. He might just have a little bit of a wonky stance.
Another number I saw a handful of times in the middle of the action is 96, and I had to look up who that is. It's Ryan Glasgow, Graham's younger brother. It looks like he might be getting some PT on the line this year. Although he's a walk on, he's 6'4" 300.
Sounds fat. He'll never amount to anything unless he loses 20 lbs.
If every player were on a vegan diet with regular colon flushes this team would be so much better.
Not only that, but there are too many TOXINS on this team. Everyone needs to get the TOXINS out of their system with the ONE SECRET discovered by a MOTHER WHO DOCTORS HATE.
Made me spit up my beer. Well done.
RELAX. That's like watching 4 minutes if a game and basing the winner on just 4 minutes
In regards to the O-line and the running game. The coaches are still trying to find the top 5 combination and said so going into the scrimmage. They sure don't want to put anything out there in the public at this time. Mattison seems to be further along with the defensive line up which is usually the case at this time of year. Offenses need to work together and get in-sync as a group, especially the line.
So, Gardner made some nice throws and used his legs to keep plays alive. No shocker there. Reynolds was on the receiving end of some of the throws.
Fitz looked like the #1 back he said he would be. Obviously, the staff wanted to reinforce that message.
They've talked about Chesson and Darbo and this time Jehu got the spotlight. They do want opponents to think that we have multiple weapons at receiver and there is no point showing what Gallon can do. We've all seen that.
They showed a play with Green to prove he's healthy and expected to be ready for the first game.
They choose a run by Deveon to give opponents something to think about. Michigan has quality depth at RB with these two freshman. New faces, new weapons.
You show Dymonte blowing up a play to give your opponents something to fear. Another new face that may make an impact.
Don't show your pass rush. You've already made it clear it is a point of emphasis for the season.
You show hitting and swarming to the ball with speed. You want to send that message.
These aren't randomly chosen highlights and the coaches know once they hit the interwebs, everyone will be watching. So, it's propaganda, not a highlight film for the fans.
While this is just a scrimmage... there is no denying that Devin made some really nice throws. One exception, though, was that ill advised desperation heave resulting from having Avery in his face. In a game that's probably intentional grounding. Yeah, I know. Blah blah scrimmage blah. Still not a great decision.
EDIT: On second thought, it looks like he got outside the pocket before throwing, so forget all of that. Devin for Heisman.
What I gathered from the brief video of the scrimmage:
The coaches don't want us or anyone else to know anything of importance about this team.
Run blocking looks Turrible