So Jabrill Peppers appears to be practicing football in a winged helmet (with a few other guys). Countess dons the #2 for the first time and the block M on the front of the helmet is definitely a thing.
Day 25 Countdown to Kickoff - First Practice
Eeeeeeeee!!! Commence over-analyzation!
That kid is quick as a cat! I'm in full blown optimism mode.
I thought the same thing. That guy has such good feet. But please put some weight on.
That guy does his work in a phone booth. He is a little light but with that quickness, feet, route running, and hands he looks ready to impact from day 1.
yeah ill take a little light all day long from true frosh as long as hes got the quicks and agility - and it looks like hes not only quick but also has decent long speed. plus canteen appears to be one of those dudes who wont gain more than several pounds per year during his career - and the nfl has scores of 6'0" or 6'1" guys below 200 lbs. as many have said, much needed addition to WR room, especially as his skill set differs greatly from statue WRs in 2013 class. not many 6'4" WRs turn into calvin or keyshawn johnson or julio jones or braylon edwards - so while i think harris and ways will both be players, its nice to see coaches recognize need for speed and different skill sets and set aside the apparent preference for prototypical height/weight players. real excited to see that kid this fall
Damn government firewalls, I can't access from here. So frustrating...
All the comments describing awesome things, and we can't even access the video.
"Oh, did you see Jabrill? He looks...." Ahhhhhhhhh!!!!
I'll summarize it for you and the other guys who cant see it.
Starts out with a few interviews, shots of guys running through various drills and lots of camera work on the QBs & O - line.
Ends with Kate Upton completely nude singing The Victors.
Serves you right for making me the punchline in your golf joke.
True, true, very true...
LOL go ahead and take your +1 from me, you deserve it
i broke my ankles just watching that move. check him out at about the 2:15 mark.
Lightning is no longer kept in a bottle...
It's in a Canteeeeeeeeeen!
I want him to take Braxton's head clean off his shoulders in November.
Nice plug for tickets at the end.
Show off product
Capitalize on marketing pitch
Guess you got negged for not explaining the 4 P's:
+1 because of your username...love it!
That was surprisingly (and refreshingly) honest. Yes, the offensive line had problems last year, so we're going to mention it and not pretend it didn't. Yes, everyone wants to see Peppers in a 'M' uniform so we're to show him and not try to treat everyone equally by showing some walk-on freshman (no offense to the walk-on freshmen).
Braden is huge. He looks like the mountain sans beard
are you pointing out that mountains don't have beards, or that Braden looks even larger without his beard? Either way, I agree the dude is huge.
Game of Thrones reference...
but I'm not ruling out a Mt Rushmore reference until he clarifies.
For some reason, my head is starting to hurt... can't pinpoint it.
Great, now I am imagining all mountains with an Abraham Lincoln beard.
Joe Bolden looks like a football player.
I'm really cheering for Bolden to get the start against Appy State. Not because I don't like Morgan or think Bolden will be better, but I really want to see Brian eat a lemon on the internet.
I thought they all did personally
Damn, Freddy Canteen is quick!
Damn, Frank Clark was going through those drills with some violence. Hope to see him break out this fall.
I know it's just drills but he looked like a real deal animal.
Also noticed how much slower and methodical Beyer did the same drill. I hope Taco sees more time this year.
That jumped out to me too. He was slow and very deliberate with the footwork. I guess he's not one of the more athletic d-lineman we have.
I was always confused about Hoke's talk about violent hands, I'm less confused now after watching Frank.
Lightning! It was lightning for all you fools bitching yesterday in the picture thread about "boo hoo, why are they inside on a perfectly beautiful day, whaaaaaa". You think Hoke would be practicing inside on the very first day of practice if being outside was an option?? Cumong man!!
I was one of those who complained because nearby, the weather was non-threatening. They should practice out in the sun and heat, unless there's lightning. Now I know the reason.
Do you feel better?
Also, it was revealed last year that we practiced INSIDE during MSU week. So my complaint about being indoors is not unfounded.
Jesus it's good to have football actually back. I know the dark years (08-09) where we didnt have a bowl were actually longer but man did this offseason seem to take forever to go away. I am so, so ready for Michigan to start looking like the Michigan team I remember and I really think this is the year it starts to happen.
I had been calling for 9-3 with losses to all of our road rivals but I think I'm going to up that number to 10-2 with at least one win over the big three. Not sure which one but I think this is the year we turn the corner and win one.
After reading Bry Mac's (I think it was him) preview in HTTVs I feel a lot bette about ND. They lost a decent amount on both sides of the ball. Their linebacking core has Jalen Smith coming back and guys who couldn't push out medocre seniors. Not to mention their new DC doesn't seem to inspire confidences. It just seems like a good matchup for us.
And yeah, their defensive front seven is in line for some serious regression. I'd expect a LOT of inside zone against them until the safeties have to come down. They have a lot of talent offensively, but the quarterback situation is still iffy. Brian Kelly is insisting that Malik Zaire is pushing for a starting spot.
Didn't understand people marking the ND game down as a loss.
Shell shock from the end of last season probably. And it's not out of the realm of possibility. Kelly can generate a certain amount of offense with his schemes, and even with a regression in ND's front seven, will UM be able to take advantage? And it's on the road...which has not been good for UM.
Probably so. A loss is possible. I'd say it's a toss up.
It's not a loss.
UM does not exactly have the best road record against ranked teams the past few years. I think it's pretty clear why most "experts" don't expect UM to win this game.
That's true, but at some point the momentum will shift.
I thought the same thing watching #BTNLive last night. One of their poll questions was "Which team do you think will win the Big Ten Championship?" The choices were OSU, MSU, Wisconsin, Iowa, and "other." My wife commented about us being an "other" and I guess my point is--we will be an "other"....until we aren't.
At some point the experts become wrong and end up just observing & commenting on current events. In which case the media meme will be "a resurgent Michigan team......."
Yes, but Notre Dame will once again prove they have no reason to be a ranked team...at least as high as they're always ranked.