But now, as bowl practice rages on, Michigan defensive coordinator Greg Mattison believes Thomas is turning a corner.
"The thing with Dymonte, you can put him at a position now (and leave him there)," Mattison said this week. "We've worked him a lot at nickel, and he came (Tuesday) with blitz, and we were like 'wow, that's what we're looking for.'
"For him, it's important to settle in at one position and just become as good as he can be right there."
Sounds like Dymonte is settling in at NB and might get a chance to play some more downs in the bowl game. If nothing else, he's really progressing and learning and should be ready for next year.
"Both (of them) are going to be guys who contribute in a big way," Michigan coach Brady Hoke said. "Mo, I think he's won the scout team player (of the week) three or four times. Henry's won it a couple times.
The article talks more about how Poggi and Henry are playing great in bowl practice. It also includes this little bit of information about Poggi:
"This poor guy, he had two months where he couldn't do anything, and then he hurt his shoulder after that," defensive coordinator Greg Mattison said of Poggi. "All of a sudden, now, he's healthy. And the things we saw when we recruited him, you're seeing on the field.
I had no idea Poggi was injured for a while. It's good to hear he's healthy now. Here's the link to the article: http://www.mlive.com/wolverines/index.ssf/2013/12/michigan_dts_henry_poggi_mauri.html