Hoke's evening press conference has been summarized (free content) at both the Wolverine and Scout.
Here are a few quick notes:
- Mealer would start at LG if the season began today.
- Funk is trying different combos to have 8 or so guys in the OL mix.
- Roundtree is progressing nicely, and Hoke thinks he'll start against Bama.
- Pipkins is back at full practice.
- Hoke is pleased with the "physicalness" of the 19th practice.
- The freshmen are adjusting well and doing well.
- Toussaint and Clark have not yet been cleared to play vs. Bama.
- The DL coaches are trying different formations to get more beef on the line at the same time. I.e., they want to have BWC and Pipkins et al all playing at the same time on the line in a "big package."
- Gardner is doing well at both QB & WR.
Like all the rest of the guys here, I'm starved for news and looking forward to the season. One comment: Hoke seems very positive and pleased, with not many critical comments. I'm waiting to hear what Mattison has to say.