First Practice Video of Hoke Era
Shaw or Toussaint with the run up the middle at the 1:12 mark.
Also; Who negged this?
I just popped a wood
Sweet baby Jesus, that was stimulating.
PS. Is it me, or does Denard's helmet look a little "Kazoo-ish"
For you young guys:
Kazoo from the Flintstones.
For you really young guys:
The Flintstones (Wilma, Fred *Hokester*, Barney, and Betty)
HALOL I laughed at my own post. What a dork.
There's been a lot of movement lately with regard to rethinking helmet design -- Michigan could be giving feedback.
Looks like he might be sporting one of those bobble-head type helmets all the Penn State players wear.
I think it might have to do more with not having pads on. Most of the skill position players looked goofy. The linemen looked normal because they are already huge.
Looks like Denard has switched to the Schutt DNA helmet. Past two years, he had been using the basic old-school riddell helmet. The newer helmets are supposed to be better for protecting against concussions.
Here is a picture of Tate wearing the DNA and Denard wearing the Riddell in '09
I'm all for protecting Denard from injury, but I do like the look if the old Riddell more than the DNA or the Revo Speeds.
but he was too fast for the pause button
First offensive play they show is Denard taking a ISQBD...gotta love it.
this is better than porn...
the first practice of a new era can hardly be viewed too often.
Dear opposition. Yes, he backs up fast too.
clicked twice. I blame Kazoo.
To be fair, I doubt anyone that lives outside AA would have bothered opening that thread. Personally, I don't really care if Hoke is gonna be at M-Den. Neato.
Living in Dayton I couldn't care less if Hoke is at MDen since there is no possible way it's near me.
Denard is still fast! Woo!
Fitz looking like he's got a shot or two of dilithium in him as well.
My favorite part is when Hoke says "why the f...hell did you stop?"
It was like he realized, oh yeah they're recording this.
Missed it...where did that happen?
It's around the 20 second mark where Hoke's making the looping motion with his hands.
Didn't someone in the Freep once bitch about RR swearing? Wonder how they'd feel about Hoke doing it?
Doub-le stand-ard *clap clap clapclapclap*
Looks like some of the guys were wearing those new Adidas jerseys rumored for last year. I dunno if I like the big ass M above the names, but the loss of the yellow snaggle tooth on away jersey's is a happy development.
Also.. spring practice!
ive never been so excited about a spring practice the players look like they have a new energy that they didnt have with Dick Rod. The players look so small without pads on
No energy in practice with "Dick Rod?" Wasn't one of the big things being told last time that practices were really intense? I'm stoked for Hoke too, but huh?
i remember watching film from practice last year and the spring game (which was a joke) and it looked like they were just going through the motions compared to this video
I think you're remembering things that aren't there to fit your personal narrative, but to each his own. I negged you for your use of "Dick Rod" in a non humorous context which is childish and dumb.
There are humorous uses of "Dick Rod"?
I could think of some funny uses when that combination of words has nothing to do with Rich Rod...
of course, like when i tell my girlfriend I fucked her mom with my dick rod
thats kind of where I was going, but way to leave nothing to the imagination. +1
You should read more into this 1:40 of video...from the first practice.
I think you may be allowing the RAWK music to influence your outlook.
Just so you know, your comment right here is why the term MGoIdiot exists.
You sound like a fucking idiot
Substitute, "Peter," with whatever your name is, K? K.
It's fans like you maizeandblue21 that made me lose some love for michigan football... you really think this team didn't bust their asses off last year you're crazy.. I hope for you this team doesn't let you down because it is the michigan way now!!! WE know the michigan man way is best right i hope hokey poke is the real deal
that they didnt bust their asses out there i know they gave it their all every down its RR scheme on defense made them look terrible and they didnt bust their asses off because they were alway sout of position on defense. All im saying is they look like they have a new energy that they didnt seem to have during the spring practices from the past 3 years
lol.. you're an idiot.. In barely 2 min you can somehow tell that the team looks to have so much more energy? lol ok explain that in what way?
The players look the same as last year, some kids are probably faster and look to have more "energy" because we finally have some upperclassmen and kids are finally developing..
To say they had less energy during RR's practices is idiotic.. please don't post anymore
Do us all a favor and stop typing, please.
You're either 90 years old or a total douche. Probably both.
90 years old
the interwebs? Well dagnabbit consarnit
wow...now that's an amazing fast -39 (as of when I posted this)
They might not count for anything, but it sure felt good.
Football spring practice. Basketball in the NCAA Tournament.
I just had a "GOBLUEGASM"!!
That comment was hil-
wait for it
You can still see that gigawatt smile underneath Denard's helmet. The sight of those dreads and that uni bring me joy.
And I do think we're ready for the "F it, we're gonna throw deep on every passing play" offense.
He's always run the West Coast (changed name to Gulf Coast for Auburn) and that is definitely not a throw it deep offense. I realize Borges is going to modify the O some, but don't expect M to suddenly become mad bombers.
Is someone taking it upon themselves to neg everyone who comments on this post?
That would take some serious dedication. The site tends to lock up/slow down when you try to neg someone lately.
Also it does nothing. Joke's on them.
It's a controversial move, but replacing the slot ninja with a studio musician really seems to be paying off.
Gave me a boner
I know that it's a heavily edited video and thus totally worthless for team evaluation purposes, but the deep balls looked better to me. Which would make a lot of sense if you think about how far Denard progressed in is throwing last offseason.
My wife is gone right now, and I just realized that seeing M football makes me as happy as when she comes home from a trip somewhere. Is that bad?
Also, from that short video, I have divined that we will win the MNC this season.
I have divined that the awesomeness that is the football team is to great, it will filter to the basketball team causing them to reach the final four this year.
oh god yes. it's coming.
Thanks for posting!! Awesome, can't wait for fall!!! I hope Devin gets lots of reps this Spring, to be ready in case Denard gets banged up like last year.
I am all for Denard thinking safety first, but I really hope he doesn't wear that helmet/facemask combo come September 3rd.
it won't look nearly so funny. And I hope he practices in exactly what he'll wear in games, so the equipment doesn't mess him up later.
Well that, and if the equipment does protect him better I don't mind if it isn't as aesthetically pleasing.
I wanted to some signs of dilithium running down the field
DRob to Hemingway all day.
Love seeing Hoke get really involved with everyone here. The team is really his, and all the players seem to love it from their twitter posts.
He's inherited a lot of offensive talent and a dissheveled defense, but I honestly think next year will be a gooooood year.
Fine, I'll say it. Mattison's hair sucks.
you talk to Fred Jackson
anyone else here just glad to see that DG's back is ok for him to be taking snaps?
Oh hell yes!
I love hearing that music so much
Also, I know I'm not replying to the post, but isn't it "Gazoo" not "Kazoo"?
cutthroats, murderers, bounty hunters, desperados, mugs, pugs, thugs, nitwits, halfwits, dimwits, vipers, snipers, con-men, Indian agents, Mexican bandits, muggers, buggerers, bushwhackers, hornswogglers, horse thieves, bull-dykes, train robbers, bank robbers, ass-kickers, shit-kickers ... and Methodists!
I'm sure it was no accident that the first 2 major plays showns are Denard running it and showing Smith.
Is it me or are the adidas logos more noticeable than Michigan's.
Yep. I've been saying this for a long, long time.
... and I call bullshit on MB-21 as 90 years old.
This is more like it:
I'm pretty sure that's Brian.