from fort schembechler, sometimes many months after the fact, and you're just like...da fuq?!
Maurice Hurst, Henry Poggi, and Dymonte Thomas Good News
Nothing wrong with encouraging news. I will be keeping an eye on the NB position during the game to see if Dymonte can BRING THE HYPE!
Not sure why Thomas did not get more reps this year just to learn the speed of the game
Positive news, yay! I saw their names and thought they decommitted.
Um, why would they "decommit" when two of them RS'd and one of them played?
'Twas the night after Christmas and 'twas a bad joke. 'Twas.
sense than some of their fans.
Good news to hear for sure. I never knew that Poggi was injured, though. So pumped to see what Dymonte Thomas can do next year(maybe get a glimpse in the bowl game, perhaps?). Michigan's going to have a whole lot of speed in the secondary next year! And as soon as the BWW bowl is over I will already be looking forward to next fall.
We talked about this last week? But anyways always good to see these progressing!
I searched the board and didn't find anything, so my apologies if it was already talked about. Just trying to share some good news!
Biggie my friend! I thought we did but maybe we didn't. The news is definitely good for the future!
I'd love to hear about the redshirting guys on offense as well.
Who would play if they weren't redshirting? Who's progressed the most this year? etc.
because we no longer have Heiko. Straight from the press conference.
Hopefully we are able to get a replacement for Heiko for next year. I do admit that Heiko was one of my favorite parts of Mgoblog coverage. He was always a great mix of being informative and entertaining. Hopefully the next guy pulls it off too.
Also, Brian predicted Hurst would be good based on burst off the line from his high school tape so good to see that is coming true.
How long have I been asleep?
Who are all you people?
Where is Tate forcier?
Heiko had to stop working for MGoBlog to focus on schooling.
Because Heiko would ask questions from posters on the site or just stuff we wanted to know.
Now it's 99% fluff questions or ESPN-style beat the dead horse (eg. asking about Devin's injury) questions.
Some of us care about the guys who get no press, not the obvious stuff that anyone can find out.
I would always just scan the press conference questions for the "Mgoquestions". They were the only ones that were questions that I actually had any interest in.
Having Heiko at those press conferences was a very rare window into being able to ask actually inciteful questions.
Yeah, Borges did get kind of pissy when Heiko brought up bubble screens, didn't he?
But I swore after this season I refuse to believe any more hype. The only way I'll believe it is if I see it on the field.
Dymonte was not only suppose to start at NB but revolutionize the position after spring practice. Even our beloved Mattison likes to spoon on the hype.
There was a ton of hype about Clark too, but while he had a solid year, it didn't seem to match the hype he received in the fall. But there was always seems to be a player or two that gets a ton of hype out of spring and/or fall and then on Saturday's in the fall you wonder what the hype was all about.
See: James Ross III
I'm sure Frank Clark deserved all the hype he received from practices, but the only thing is, he was going up against our OL, so of course he looked like an all-american. How many sacks do you think he'd have this year if he played against our oline every game?
did Poggi play? if so, is he headed for a medical?
if he didn't play, well, then, d'oh--RS
AFAIK, he hasn't played yet
Always nice to read positive things about the kids.
Show us the video or don't post this shit.
WTF does that mean? Did the athletic department slam the door on them or are they just not that interested in anything but profiting or otherwise advancing themselves? Spare us the outrage.
You have only been as precise as to make your story sound plausible.
You obviously have lots of practice at lying.
not been shown? If you have shopped it then why isn't CNN showing this purported video? There is no better time than the season to show this.
black people at Michigan.
You are a terrible troll.
I was so confused by this post, so I jumped on the app. The post you are replying to does not show up. Nor does any post from VII.
I couldn't help but laugh at some of his comments. We shouldn't have fed it.
Yeah that's my fault. I was on my phone and didn't realize he was a troll. Although you'd think his original post would have given it away. I'm slow.
Not saying it's not true, but you see a video on a cell phone of a Michigan player making racist comment. Don't be kid, if it's true you contact the athletic department with everything you know. If it's true you would be helping this kid out more than you know.
You are a troll. Go away from this site and back to bucknuts or wherever you came from
If any of this is true(and it could be), the reaction is getting dangerously close to thought police territory. A young guy saying stupid shit is not news, even if the content is not what you'd prefer it to be. He'll grow up, and frankly being surrounded by black teammates will help the process along much more than being sentenced to a "diversity seminar" would.
Or it didn't happen, bro.
Going up against our OL in practice will create lots of hype.
But until I see it on the field this is meaningless. Between bowl practice and spring practice hype you would think we have 22 all americans.
At this point I'd rather not bother burning Poggi's redshirt. He might be the real deal, but I'd feel better knowing that we didn't burn his redshirt for a few potentially (in the grand scheme) meaningless snaps.
I know Poggi wants to get on the field regardless, but I'd like to know we potentially get 4 more years of him versus 3.
Absolutely no way he plays in my opinion, I think they're just noting what they're seeing out of him. More of an excited for the future kind of thing. Much like Johnson, these guys will get the hype now. Then next season they'll probably start showing up in games getting some snaps.
Trying to get me excited for next year. And it always works. Can't wait to see if these bad boys live up to the hype. And if they do, oh yeah!!
I think Hurst might be the biggest surprise of the 2013 class. Kid comes off the line like a bullet
I know a little off topic, but has there been any talks about taco transferring or was that just made up from the start? Or was Taco legitimately thinking or still is thinking about a transfer?
he has quality playing time, is young, and has nice upside. No advantage to transferring.
You've been Ace Wiliams'd
Holy shit!! I saw only their names in the title had almost had a heart attack. My immediate thought went to 'transfer'. Good to hear that some of the more highly touted freshman are starting to accelerate their learning curve. Gotta expect some big things outta Thomas next year with the lack if safety depth, and you can never have too much DL depth
I know that Greg Mattison was high on Dymonte Thomas at the beginning of the season and that the nickel was more or less how they wanted to use him even then. It's good to hear that he is settling in and they are even more confident about his future there. This, of course, is something you really like to hear about players from their coaches:
"His attitude is just tremendous," Mattison continued. "He comes out every day trying to (get better).
Glad to hear that the younger players seem to be progressing in practice. However, like most of the comments here I'd like to reserve my excitment until I see it translate onto the playing field. Nevertheless, the old adage is that you play like you practice, so maybe we have something here.
I think comments like these are primarily for the players themselves, sure they are probably doing well, but we hear these in the fall camp too. I thought for sure Dymonte would get more PT based off Greg's comments in August. There is no question that we need to get more athletic in the defensive backfield. If Jabrill and Dymonte can show some consistency in practice and not just outstanding athletic players every so offten, it would help our ENTIRE defense. As far as Poggi and Hurst? This team is in DESPARATE neeed for a interior d-lineman to command an immediate double team. That would help Taco and Frank immensely. Like others have stated, I want to see it on the field before I get too excited. But things like this get you feeling good about team 135. Competition makes EVERYONE better.
I'm just looking forward to seeing Poggi reppin' #7 at DT.
Glad to hear and good for them.
Have to get better one snap at a time.
Not going to lie, after Dymonte blocked that punt vs CMU, I thought we would be seeing a whole lot of him. I guess I was wrong. Great to hear the good news, though.