...we will beat Uconn.
Tennessee is not recruiting well just because they got 18 dudes
Every time I see one of these videos I breathe a little easier. I'm assuming UConn is better than they were at the time(?), but I could see us making a lot of those type of plays.
It looks like UConn was ranked 20th at the time.
Man would it be sweet if we put up over 500 rushing yards on UConn. I'm all for Fitz and Vince going crazy like Slaton and Devine did this game.
Unfortunately, Vincent Smith is nowhere near as fast as Slaton or Devine.
but devine is actually not as fast as he looks. he's the rare guy who looks like he couldn't possibly be caught from behind but often is
Damn, 16 rushes for 186 yards for Pat White.
...he gots that dilithium...and faster jets than one Pat White...
I want us to crush them so I can cackle with glee.
Pat White was a martian.
Unless I'm seeing it wrong in the last read play they showed, it appeared White misread the crashing DE and handed off the football instead of taking it himself. It still resulted in a TD though.
I'm fairly sure that was a straight stretch run rather than a read option.
You can't stop him from getting at least a few yards a play if the o-line is playing well.
I think Denard will be alright on shorter routes. I like how he looked on those roll out slants and curls.
And add in even a little bit of a threat of a deep pass? Eeeeeeee.
I hope we see an actual deep pass or two that is completed. Defenses, and their coordinators, on our schedule will be crapping their pants.
DR really didn't do anything singularly impressive on that drive; he just kept converting and moving the chains. If you're successful in creating gaps at the LOS, he's got at least 5 yards every time.
It was still a very solid drive under pressure (4 minutes left in the 4th) against an Orange Bowl champion defense.
And a defense that hadn't given up a rushing touchdown all year until earlier in the game.
is all of the runs(except for the scramble from the rollout play) are QB power to the off-tackle. He basically outathleted Iowa defense despite the fact that Iowa knows that he's going to run the ball especially when Kevin Grady is on the field next to him as a blocking FB. He still averaged over 5 yards a carry which is impressive all by itself.
The scramble is equally ridiculous because he split the defense with his burst and speed. He did a good job of not forcing the throws and use his legs to get the 1st down.
Man is that encouraging to watch, even knowing what unfolds in the final drive. Just a great athlete, completely raw as a qb going out there against a good defense and running right through it.
Should any of the progress shown in the spring game and in practice clips* translate to the field, he is going to be very very hard to stop.
*not solely denard's, but the o-line and the reports of Stonum having an excellent camp.
Thanks. I needed to see that again. Also, Robinson looks noticeably bigger this fall than in the video, which is awesome.
the only thing I would be skeptical about there is that we never had a play on that drive that was 3-4 yard loss which yes is good but this will undoubtedly happen at times in the game. That is where Denard needs to prove he can get it done....can he pick up 3rd and 7s/8s/9s through the air. You're not going to be able to tuck it and run in that situation very often. Still, like I said, very encouraging, as we all know, that Iowa defense was no slouch.
Opposing defenses won't know whether to shit or go blind.
My brother's going to kill me! He's going to shit!
So which is it - is he going to shit or kill you?
First he's going to shit, then he's going to kill me!
My dad uses the phrase all the time. I'm not even completely sure what it means, but it sounds funny.
It was nice to see how much space opened up when he actually stood in the pocket for that 1 play.. Hopefully he will be able to do that everytime this year. Only thing i would worry about then is how gassed he looked during this 1 drive
Why was Shaw in the game then? Was Minor hurt?
Minor asked out after one of the plays (tapped himself on the helmet/chest) and you can see that his left ankle is heavily taped
once he learns to use the whole field to run and try not to tun through tackles. Many plays Pat White was never even touched because he learned to hide behind blockers and let his speed and elusiveness do the rest. Once Denard masters this, watch out.
this is like the best quality youtube video evar
White injured his hand, WVU didn't play well to boot, and they lost to Pitt 13-9, at home. If WVU beats Pitt, they go to the NC game instead of LSU, RR stays at WVU, and Michigan hires somebody else, maybe The Hat. Funny how things work out.
"Can't find anyone to throw to? Ok." as Pat White scrambles for a TD.
Is it just me or does Pat White look slow compared to Denard?
but then again everyone is slow compared to Denard
He may look a little slower, but White looks so much more comfortable and fluid running that offense. At times it looked like DRob was too fast and got to the defenders too fast to make a cut or cause them to miss a tackle. Hopefully with the strides he's made in the summer/spring Denard will be able to approach that comfort level.
Give Denard time running this offense and then things will slow down for him. Once he has a couple of years running it - like White had before those highlights - he will look comfortable and still have the speed. Just think of how he will be able to use his speed to set defenders up to look silly as he strolls downs the field.
That's my hope, I wasn't expecting him to have the same comfort as White at this point. One of the things that made White so great though was his ability to read the field and find those open areas to run to, lets hope Denard can match that.
It's not just you, but dang did White ever have Hart-esque vision. I don't know if Robinson has that or if it will develop as he becomes more comfortable as a QB.
I absolutely love watching that play. I can't wait to see all the new house calls he makes this year. Without fumbling the snap of course.
god that's awesome
to open the highlights by some guy named Ryan Mundy.
Because after Pat White they had... well... um... yea. They had what we saw in the Pitt game: a whole lotta nothin.
IF Robinson was to be the starting QB getting most of the snaps and IF he was to be tearing up the league and IF he was to at some point injure his hand.... we have Tate (who IF he has lost the starting position, would be a backup with major game experience) and Gardner, who is raw but very talented.
This is what I like about RRs recruiting strategy vs. Carr's... It has been since 1999 since I have felt that we have had two QBs that we could possibly win with. Next year we will have 3 (presuming, of course, that they all develop in their abilities accordingly).
It gets me excited thinking about the Michigan offense running like that. Hopefully we get some of that this season.
That's why I was so excited when we hired Rich Rod. Big Least, blah blah blah. WVU was a team that I would stop to watch.
I long for the day when we have over 500 yards rushing and still lose the Time of Possession battle by 10 minutes because the offense scores so quickly that we put up nearly 70 points. Bring it home this year RichRod.
Can we win some turnover battles this year? UConn was -2 in that game. We all know that is the difference between at least 2 of our losses last year being wins.
with some luck we could be neutral
If he can throw it AT ALL this whole thing could be really pretty.
Also, I'm looking forward to the play where he has handed off to the RB 3 or 4 times in a row, then sees the hole, keeps it, and jets up the middle for 60 yards.
Can you imagine what that hole that Tate ran through against ND would look like with DR in it?
It would have ended the same way. Unless, DR was so fast that the refs allowed him to score twice.
Hole? the same.
Difference? The extra point would have been airborne right around the same time Tate put the ball in one hand and lifted his arms with about 10 yards to go.
I pity the foo' who runs Cover 0 against Denard.