EDIT: Im sorry. My computers blowing up as we speak. I cant change this. I hate my computer right now. HATE!!!!!! ALMOST AS MUCH AS I HATE ANYTHING THATS NOT MICHIGAN FOOTBALL!!!!!!!!
He always has. Should be a fantastic player.
What did I do wrong?
blowing up on me right now. I cant see the video and it looks like someone else did. Sorry for the confusion guys. I need a new computer really bad.
Denard ran a ZONE READ in the video (0:34)!! Alert Brian and Magnus ASAP!!!! This is not MANBALL
Also, your title is definitely what she said.
In all honesty thanks for posting. I find it interesting that some defensive players have "game style" jerseys while others have the "practice style" (no maize). BWC #73 has a name on his jersey, Maize around the numbers, and the Maize Stripe thingys. Hawthorne and Roh do as well. Other defenders have plain blue - on - white and the 3 adidas stripes. Denard, Cox and Gardner seem to be wearing a fancier blue jersey as well - name on the back and no adidas-style 3 maize stripes up the side.
at :34 smith gets tackled for loss with manball
at :39 Hopkins gets a yard with manball
at :53 Toussaint gets a yard with manball
at 1:06 Hopkins gets maybe a yard with manball
To be fair - that's more likely an endorsement of our run defense than an indictment of MANBALL. First, I think Molk and Lewan are both out, and with our OL depth, that could hurt our inside running ability. Also, if there will be one part of our D that should be good this year it's our run D. Lots of beef up front, much of it experienced, and relatively talented and seasoned LB corps - likely Demens, Cam Gordon, and JB Fitz or Mike Jones, or someone like that. If that group doesn't stop the run well, they won't do anything well.
I already knew we would run some zone read. I mentioned it in my post yesterday.
Love the fact that there was a Mike Cox sighting. I want Cox all day long this fall
That title could be misleading....just saying
Best offensive play of the whole video?
Mike Cox catching the ball, breaking a tackle, making a cut, and dragging a defender for a couple extra yards.
Still has a funky delivery. I know that doesn't always take away from on-field results, but I'm slightly terrified about John Navarre-style batted passes at the line.
I am not sure it is possible for a QB to have more passes batted back at them than Denard did last year...I don't know what the stats were on Denard, but it sure did seem to happen frequently.
I'm not sure, but I seem to remember John Navarre having a lot of passes batted down. I also remember thinking that it was odd that a QB as tall as he was would have so many passes batted down. Maybe he just had a low delivery and difficulty finding the passing lanes at the line of scrimmage. Don't know.
One thing Navarre definitely had a problem with was staring down receivers. Could be that any D-lineman paying enough attention would know pretty easily where and when the ball was coming out.
Plus, I don't know if Navarre did this, but a tall strong-armed QB may have a tendency to fire the ball on a straight-line (i.e., within the reach of D-linemen) rather than throw it in an arc over the line. But like I said, I have no idea if Navarre did this.
with the way he's holding the ball in dropback. It's very low which encourages low delivery. John is 6'6" and shouldn't have his passes batted at LOS. Like the poster said, he has a tendency to stare down recievers which makes it easier for DL to know where and when he'll throw the ball.
If you think Denard gets a lot of passes batted back at him, you haven't watched a lot of football.
His delivery reminds me more of Danny Wuerffel.
It couldn't be zone read. Zone blocking and power run schemes cannot exist in unison.
The offense looked pretty nice in that segment with a good mix of MANBALL and some shotgun.
...a zone read play in there, or am I insane?
I could just be insane.
Hoke requested this that the zone read clip be added to the video to prove to all of us doubting Thomas' that Denard will be able to run the ball. Little did we know he was laughing maniacally behind the scenes...
Not until he's on a game-winning drive against Ohio State and he bombs a last second pass into the newly-installed lights at Michigan Stadium and shards of glass and sparks rain down on everyone. Unfortunately, Michigan would lose the game as a result.
Too bad you beat me to it. /shakes fist at sky
Looks like Karsch was on Mgoblog yesterday. They hit all the points in the video.
The power looks like it needs a lot of work.
They still have the zone read.
Magnus is right Cox looked good.
Who is #6 on defense? Looked like a keeper on that tackle.
Does anyone know what are toughness drill is under Hoke?. RR had the M drill where we had 3 levels of 1 on1's with the runner picking thru. Hoke have the same or is he different?
PS No,,,I love Devin but he doesn't look like a natural. He looks like a kid trying to get out of shot putting the football.
I was wondering who #6 was too.
Look out future M opponents! Furman's comin' for you and your ladies.
That is ZOMG Shirtless.
Ah makes sense. Thank you much. I guess I could have not been a bum and looked it up, but I appreciate your helpfulness.
- Huyge puts a really nice block on J. Black
- The most I've seen Hawthorne in 3 years
- Somebody's putting thought into the vids - zone read isn't an accident
- TE's have to be loving Hoke. I mean writing-him-long-love-letters loving him
- Jake Ryan (!) at :42, on the field with Martin, RVB, BWC, and Mike Jones (is Ryan at DE?)
- Yes Cox looks great on that one play, Furman on the other
Washington tossed Smith on that...impressive.
But if you meant how he moved so quickly past Gunderson to get there, I agree. If he and/or Campbell can be playmakers at the the 3-tech...
But a little concerning give our lack of depth at OT. Gunderson is only a RS Sophomore and a walk-on, but if injuries prevail it's likely he'll get playing time in the next 2 years. Though I think it's pretty clear that's the scout team O.
in video. I loved the play where Denard came off his first reciever and found our tightend up the gut. I have a feeling the game is definately slowing down for him. Can't wait for spring ball.
putting anything on here again until I get a new computer!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Thanks for saving me
You could edit the OP to include this link, if you wanted. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YDS-Jbth8LY
Apparently embedding in OPs has been a little weird since the malware disaster. I don't start threads, so I don't actually know how it differs from the general format.
It's ok, really...it'll be alright...
Thank you. The MGoBlue videos never load from the site on my work computer - regardless of the browser.
Nah, he definitely has some high fructose corn syrup and artficial flavors.
Shit dont cook up right dawg
I like the footage of Q-Wash and BWC. Also Brandon Moore getting in the mix is nice to see.
Gardner's release still troubles me. It's hard to see clearly on the video because his release is fairly quick, but he's still really rotating the ball around when he throws.
Let me try to say this clearly. Obviously, when a QB releases the ball, he wants the nose pointed at his target. How the nose gets to that point can be important. In an ideal world, the nose of the ball will be in the same vertical plane for a few instants before it is released. (This is what is often meant by "coming over the top.") With Devin, the ball is coming around, instead of over the top.
Thankfully, Devin's a good passer, and this doesn't seem to be bothering him much in practice. The concern is what will happen under the far-from ideal situations in a game. When it all hits the fan, an over-the-top QB tends to be more accurate. He's also safer, because if he misses, the ball goes high or in the dirt. That can be bad, but is often safely incomplete.
When a QB brings the nose around, however, a miss goes left or right, which can be very dangerous.
At the end of the day, it might not matter much. Plenty of QBs are athletic enough and have good enough timing that they can be accurate under pressure with less-than-ideal mechanics. Devin might prove to be one of those. But I'd sleep better if he came over the top more.
From the few clips I've seen of Denard, by the way, he's coming over the top much better than he did last year.
(For those so inclined, i saw a YouTube video quite awhile ago of Joe Montana working wth his sons on this very point, and with the motions, he was explaining it very well. I haven't searched for it, but it's probably still out there.)
I have been in the "wait and see" mode on Devin from the outset. Still waiting to see.
Just one man's opinion.
I am in agreement with you but it's nice to have a former 5 star prospect being groomed behind a potential Heisman winner.
It looks like Furman is for sure at LB
that he's a safety.
Those plays looked like he was at LB to me, could be wrong though
WOTS is that he's playing strong safety. So it's feasible that he could be walked up closer to the line of scrimmage, but still playing a safety position.
Is that good for the defense or bad for the offense?
This is why spring ball is so hard to judge.
He's never fumbled in a game.