I just heard Kelvin was asked to move to DB. After his great camp and spring what is the opinion about the switch? He looks the most like a possible DB out of any of the slots, IME.
Kelvin Grady asked to move to DB?
And where did you hear that? Sounds like crazy talking.
It's premium content on Rivals.
so he knows which side of the ball to line up on.
This is the worse post in this thread.
Do you honestly believe Michigan is going to have the worst defense in CFB history? If so, then you my fellow MGoBlog member, have indeed just made the worst post in the thread.
The worst post in the history of threads.
I will bet you my brain (which will obviously be a major upgrade to yours) that Michigan does not have the worst defense in CFB history.
What do you get if you win? spider's brain?
I heard they were moving Denard...Commence MGoBlogNation meltdown..3..2..1..go.
Looks like someone struck a nerve...
Hopefully, that has all changed the morning of Sept 5th. Food will taste better, air will smell cleaner, the sun will be brighter, our sense of humor will return, and UM will have one less win needed to become bowl eligible.
Where is your avatar from?
This would surprise me, as Rodriguez just said in a press conference that no one from the offense would be moving to the defense. I wouldn't have a problem with it, but I wouldn't expect it to happen.
Cough: Rivals: Cough...no but really, I heard the same thing. I don't want to piss off the Rivals mafia but I think that's the source. If this is true, I'd be happy -- just hope Kelvin embraces it.
No, please no.
Grady was singled out as having an excellent camp & scrimmage.
But with the relative depth at the SR position, it's a great move. With Roundtree moving back to the slot, Grady will never see the field, barring injury.
Git 'r dun, Kelvin!
100% agree -- I like it.
Roundtree and Odoms have impressed me enough in actual games to hold down the slot postition along with Stonum at WR. In the past, Grady has shown little at the SR and has dropped several easy catches. There is also some depth at SR behind 'Tree/Odoms. If Grady can play corner well enough to challenge for the spot opposite JT Floyd, move him.
Right - he has already shown a penchant for knocking down passes
Agree, although he could be a two-way player if he really did have that good of a spring and summer. He probably wouldn't have had many snaps at SR as it is so you cannot really expect him to be overworked playing both positions.
I agree with you and lets not forget that last year Grady showed well in camp but had problems catching and holding on to the ball in games if he is playing DB those are no longer issues and we know he can run. What do you have to lose by making this move
Howeva, I would assume that if he switched to DB it would be to add a little depth as well. If we had a walk-on (although I realize that he was an accomplished high school player) backup slot receiver who moves to defense 2 weeks before the start of the season playing any significant minutes we are more screwed than I thought.
Grady can actually contribute at CB. That seems somewhat doubtful considering he hasn't played the position in college and there are less than two weeks left in camp. I thought he was going to contribute to the offense a bit more this year, but perhaps the suggested move speaks to that.
I can only assume that Molk is moving to DB
Rimington and Thorpe in the same year...
Maybe after Gibson stayed up all night watching scrimmage film his reaction was to curl up on RichRod's door step in the fetal position and cry himself to sleep. He might have resorted to beg for some help from the offense.
Paywalled at Rivals "ITF" section, it does note that, "word is (grady) was asked to move..."
their source? not disclosed. so who knows.
rivals said that? that makes me believe it less. we'll see though
Yeah, Scout is sooooo much more reliable...
If I didn't hear it from CFN, bleacherreport, Deadspin, Weekly World News (hereunto know as "the paper") Chicago Sun-Times, Chicago Tribune, Lane Kiffin's publicist, Fox News then I really don't give it much credibility.
they're more reliable than rivals
They're "more reliable" or they're "quicker to report [possibly erroneous] stories"?
I remember a few "commitments" reported on Scout that never actually happened...
I've heard Javarie Johnson has had a great camp perhaps he'll be in the two deep.
Depends on who is reporting it.
Take anything Tom Beaver "breaks" with the largest grain of salt you can find. I'd trust any of the rivals guy's over him.
When Sam speaks, it's usually because he's heard a thing or two from a reliable person or two.
I'm trying to verify this with Melanie Collins via twitter right now. I'll keep you posted.
Have her send some more pictures. kthx.
Maybe RR should ask Beilein before moving him to defense.
seems kind of odd given that RR said no offensive players would be asked to switch and given the rave reviews of grady's performance.
seems kind of odd given that RR said no offensive players would be asked to switch
Perhaps Grady never offended RR after all.
RR said no offensive players would be asked to switch
Is he an offensive "player" if he's not going to play? Okay that's a slight exaggeration, but he wasn't going to start. There's no reason he can't play both ways if need be. Extraordinary circumstances call for desperate measures. I don't think KG will start at CB right away, but traditionally receivers have been a natural switch to CB, because of their speed, hips, knowledge of receiver's schemes, and ball skills (usually). This could work well. You just have to give it time.
If this is true, Grady will have played PG, WR, RB, and CB. What's next? Can he skate?
He just can't stop.
This might be crazy, but if its true that Grady was asked to move, maybe its because Grady has had such a good camp so far? We have seen the benefit of knowing both sides of the ball when changing positions - Cam Gordon as case in point (if he learns to tackle). Perhaps the db coach, getting desperate, sees how athletic Grady is, how he has come to understand the offense side, thinks he is best suited for the position of need, and best able to make that transition?
Its crazy, counterintuitive, but perhaps?
I would agree with this sentiment, but for a different reason (i.e. not necessarily about knowing both sides of the ball). Since he's at a position of great depth and has had a great camp, it's possible that the coaches are trying to reward him with the possibility of more playing time since it was pretty likely that he wouldn't see all that much at slot.
Grady might understand that he has a better shot of making it in the NFL as a DB than as a WR. Undoubtedly, he sees a shot at more playing time, and a chance to help out the team by moving to DB.
Did he play CB in high school?
No offense to Grady, he is one hell of an athlete, but the NFL is a long shot IMO. Not impossible but probably not likely. Then again, NFL teams have drafted even more unlikely players before.