Since I can't stream the game live because I have Comcast (*shakes fist*) I figured I'd live vicariously through you guys that can watch live or that are at the Big House.
Posts thoughts and observations here.
I set the DVR for the BTN at 9 EST.
Is there a stream for those without BTN?
That would be a question for Jim Delaney.
There is a visitor list that was posted yesterday I believe but we should not expect a commitment out of any of the visitors because most are deciding late in the recruiting process.
We are having a small class so there should be no anxiousness. We are in very good positions with a lot of top players who plan on deciding later in the recruiting process. I trust the coaches with their plan. Don't doubt them.
Are you guys serious?
I put the O/U at 7 commitments this weekend with 2 in the Rivals top ten. I would settle for 1 five star and 4 four stars.
I have a [mostly] complete one on TTB.
Any chance Chase Winovich commits this weekend? Kyron Watson is visiting next weekend and said it's possible he would commit on his visit.
There's always a chance, but usually that happens with guys who have Michigan as their leader going into the visit. It doesn't often happen that a team comes from behind to gain a commitment on the visit itself.
Have you watched Noah Furbush's HL yet? If so, what do think...I was thinking Jake Ryan when I watched it.
He looks a little bit stiff. I'm not sure if he has the lateral movement to be truly Jake Ryan-esque. He looks a little like a weakside defensive end to me, maybe more like Brennen Beyer than Jake Ryan.
Fyi it's streaming live on BTN2GO
it's also available on your smartphone or other electronic device on iHeart Radio.
I installed it last weekend on my android phone, now I can put it to good use and listen to WTKA's live coverage while I drive up to GR for a nephew's wedding today. Just tuned in; they're right now talking about changes Mattison has been making with the defense due to the loss of Jake Ryan (and occasionally even mentioning the on-field action of the Alumni Game).
You have to log on with your cable provider account login though. Sadly, Comcast is conspicuously missing from the options.
That's interesting. I'm confused though why doesn't Comcast provide btn for some people? I have Comcast and have btn...
Comcast has BTn, they just don't support BTN2go. U-verse is the same way.
Because Comcast... that's why.
For those who can't watch the game until the replay at 9pm but want updates in this thread.
I'm going to try and give as much play-by-play as possible.
Between commercials, time between drills, and the fact that this is THE FORT and they're not going to give us much...I feel like I can take some time to give as much detail as possible to keep me entertained.
My guess is that they'll do some drills then do 1st team O vs. 1st team D, 2nd team O vs. 2nd team D and rotate for about 50-60 plays. But that's just based off what we've done in the past.
Thanks Yost. This will hopefully make sitting though my daughter's ballet practice more palatable.
Michigan and Ohio wouldn't move their start time for the Spring Games...can't say I blame either school.
Also funny, and by funny I mean annoying, is that here in San Diego I get 5 different Big Ten Network channels on Time Warner Cable, yet the dumb thing is that each channel is ALWAYS showing the exact same thing as the other channels! What's the point of having 5 different BTN channels if they show the same damn thing all the time?! This would be the ONE TIME that I would actually like to be able to use multiple channels, so that I could watch the Michigan game live instead of dvr'ing the tape delay.
Come football season they won't all be the same. On many game days there are two or three different games on BTN at the same time.
now that I think about it, I do remember being able to watch a few different Big Ten games by flipping back and forth between the channels last fall. I guess I was just venting because the other 9 months of the year the channels all show the same thing, and I was hoping that today they'd make use of the many channels.
They're just preparing for when the Big Ten has 27 teams.
3 divisions of 9 teams. Istead of a championship game, there will be a B1G football tournament with the 3 division champions and a wild card.
I don't think they'll still be calling it something stale and inaccurate like the Big Ten at that point, though. I'm sure the braintrust will develop a catchy and more contemporary name by then, such as the Big Ten Plus or something.
Finally added the BTN to the basic package? Or did you have to buy the added sports package?
When I signed up with them I had to pay extra to get the BTN through that added sports package. I'm not sure if that's different now for new customers. Heck, I might be overpaying now if it's now part of the basic package.
i have heard rumblings that lawrence Marshall would not be at the Spring game, instead taking a visit to MSU. Anyone wish to confirm this?
I read on ESPN last nght that he's attending the Ohio spring game.
Here's a link to the article. It is paywalled so I won't cut & paste the relevant text, but the gist of it is that since the Michigan and OSU games are at the same time, he had to choose--and chose unwisely.
My tale on that is that since he can come to AA so easily (and has) he picked OSU for the spring game. It doesn't necessarily mean he favors them over us.
I am hoping he commits to the Buckeyes again today, and then withdraws his committment again on Monday morning.
Marshall isn't visiting OSU. He's not on the list on any of the OSU sites.
Obviously it's not going to be a real game, but does anyone know the order of practice or any specifics?
Devin as all-time QB and a 5-apple rush count?
No it 10 Mississippi according to MGoBlue.com.
that Mississippi (Ole Miss) "bought" the snap count, too? They've already waaaay over-signed and bought $everal top recruits; my God, when will all of this mad-SEC-ness stop!!!
Would you count Mississippi's when we are at Michigan?
At my house, we count 1 Michigan 2 Michigan....
So it's not on tv? I was looking forward to watching some of it on BTN. They have Illinois on right now.
9pm tonight on BTN (or live on BTN2go)
Anyone know if he has tried any of Michgian Stadium's ice cream in a waffle cone, yet? He like it?
To make matters worse, Luke Fickell flipped from OSU to Michigan.
And Jake Ryan tore his ACL ... wait....... Crap.
That wasn't funny, I hate you now.
No, he's going to Penn State with Trey Burke. I heard they bought a house there and everything.
And then Kate Upton announced she is pregnant with the spawn of Andy Katzenmoyer.
Speaking of Spike I went to go find a picture for this post...and how can you choose amongst this greatness?
Here's a good article on him: http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/ncaab/2013/04/11/jim-beilein-spike-albrecht-kate-upton-twitter/2075191/
You have to give the man credit. As your Google Images search reveals, his name is well on its way to becoming permanently associated with Kate Upton. It's like the postive version of a Craig James/hooker killing thing.
Who the fuck wears red to a Michigan SPRING game?
Cut him some slack that jacket is clearly 20 years old
People need to get over this whole color thing. Maybe he's a high school coach whose colors are red?
HERETIC! BURN THE HERETIC!
For real. If he's at the spring game in this crappy weather, he's obviously a dedicated fan. Red is just a color.
strange coming from a guy with blue skin and maize hair.
The blood in every vein of my body courses BLUE!
I'm going to cross my fingers and hope it's a Red Wing jacket.
Michigan played Ohio in Lacrosse after the spring game....
I don't understand it. But I went to the 2002 ND game (atND) with 3 guys from work and 1 guy wore a Charlie Batch Detroit Lions jersey.........
Maybe that was his interpretation of pink, which is totally appropriate for spring.
...until I realized that it's 39 in Ann Arbor today. Whew. I'm sorry to me MGoAnnArborites.
Somehow I find myself unable to see the UM spring game. (But thank goodness for WTKA). To make matters worse, I found myself surrounded by red nylon jackets last night, and this morning was awakened to a chorus of "Across the Field" by the Sweet Adelines in my hotel lobby. I replied with my own solo version of Hail to the Victors from my balcony. Instead of finding any way to view our game, I can see the video board of Paul Brown stadium from my hotel. How did this happen to me? When did OSU decide to invade Cincinnati?
The decision was made last year, I believe, for OSU to hold their SG in Cincy. A few reasons for this...not the least of which is a conscious effort to bring the OSU brand to a city in Ohio that probably has an OSU fanbase that is substantially less, percentagewise, than most other Ohio cities.
Still...I really dislike this. A lot. Cincinnati is home to a BCS conference team (despite what anyone may -- quite validly -- think of the Big East), and it's kind of a slap in the face to the Bearcats and their fans. The ones who don't also root for OSU, that is -- and there are quite a few of those. Tommy Tuberville is probably too old and too out of touch to raise any stink, but if I were the head coach of UC football, I'd publicly go on the airwaves and say "WTF." Cincinnati has been in a BCS conference for years, and although they will obviously always play second fiddle to the big bad Buckeyes, it's high time to stop playing nice in terms of any crossover fanbase concerns.
twice this week for meetings, the school topic came up in both meetings thanks to our presence in the title game Monday night. According to the guys in both meetings, Kentucky and Louisville have their share of fans in the Cincinnati area (more than OSU). That makes sense when you consider Kentucky is right across the river and that Lexington and Lousiville are both easy driving distance.
I live in Cincinnati, and that's absolutely the case. A lot of pull in different directions from several BCS-affiliated colleges -- and although not in the immediate vicinity, Notre Dame is certainly one of them. Quite possibly the most concentrated ND fanbase in the state of Ohio seems to be located smack dab in Cincy. Ah, lucky me.
I will say this, though -- I watched most of Michigan's NCAA tourney games at a local watering hole, and the Wolverine fans were out in full force. Kinda nice to see, and a little unexpected. I guess winning brings em out of hiding! I also noticed this in the days immediately following our wins in football vs. OSU in 2003 & 2011, and after the Sugar Bowl win...
Look how well the hiring of Smith from the NCAA director of enforcements has helped the suckeyes. Aurburn is another renegade outfit in need of some help to stave off the investigators.
Jibreel Black Juh-BREEL
Jehu Chesson Jay-You
Amara Darboh uh-MAR-uh DAR-bow
Drew Dileo Dill-e-o
Devin Funchess FUN-chess
Matthew Godin GO-din
Will Hagerup Haa-GRUP
Sione Houma See-own-a Home-uh
Taylor Lewan Luh-wan
Kristian Mateus Muh-tay-us
Mario Ojemudia Oh-juh-MOO-dee-uh
Jordan Paskorz Pass-korz
Raymon Taylor ray-MOAN
Fitzgerald Toussaint Two-SAHNT
Matt Wile like ‘while’
ROSTER BY POSITION
No. Player Pos. Ht. Wt. Year/Elig. Hometown (High School/Previous School)
15 Austin, Shaun QB 6-1 204 So./Fr. Plymouth, Mich. (Plymouth)
8 Bellomy, Russell * QB 6-3 213 Jr./Sr. Arlington, Texas (Martin)
6 Cleary, Brian QB 6-3 199 So./Fr. Detroit, Mich. (Detroit Jesuit)
12 Gardner, Devin ** QB 6-4 210 Sr./Jr. Detroit, Mich. (Inkster)
13 Swieca, Alex QB 6-1 210 Jr./So. New York, NY (The Frisch School)
5 Hayes, Justice * RB 5-10 190 Jr./So. Flint, Mich. (Grand Blanc Community)
51 Henderson, Bobby RB 5-11 226 So./Fr. Hopewell Junction, NY (John Jay)
29 Johnson, Drake RB 6-1 212 So./Fr. Ann Arbor, Mich. (Pioneer)
26 Norfleet, Dennis * RB 5-7 168 So. Detroit, Mich. (Martin Luther King)
38 Rawls, Thomas ** RB 5-10 217 Jr./So. Flint, Mich. (Flint Northern)
28 Toussaint, Fitzgerald *** RB 5-10 200 5th Youngstown, Ohio (Liberty)
49 Anlauf, Brad WR 6-4 187 So./Fr. Hinsdale, Ill. (Hinsdale Central)
86 Chesson, Jehu WR 6-3 193 So./Fr. St. Louis, Mo. (Ladue Horton Watkins)
82 Darboh, Amara * WR 6-2 213 So. West Des Moines, Iowa (Dowling Catholic)
3 Dever, Bo WR 6-2 190 So./Fr. Lake Forest, Ill. (Lake Forest)
9 Dileo, Drew *** WR 5-10 177 Sr. Greenwell Springs, La. (Parkview Baptist)
10 Gallon, Jeremy *** WR 5-8 187 5th Apopka, Fla. (Apopka)
17 Jackson, Jeremy *** WR 6-3 206 Sr. Ann Arbor, Mich. (Huron)
27 Keizer, Jonathan WR 6-5 212 Jr./So. Portage, MI (Portage Northern)
85 Reynolds, Joe ** WR 6-1 200 5th Rochester, Mich. (Rochester Adams)
88 Butt, Jake TE 6-6 231 Fr. Pickerington, Ohio (Pickerington North)
42 Esterline, Dylan * TE 6-5 240 Sr./Jr. Blissfield, Mich. (Blissfield)
19 Funchess, Devin * TE 6-4 228 So. Farmington Hills, Mich. (Harrison)
46 Grace, Clark TE 6-3 228 So./Fr. Tecumseh, Ontario (L’Essor)
95 Jocz, Michael TE 6-4 213 So./Fr. Novi, Mich (Novi)
91 Mitropoulos-Rundus, Alex TE 6-2 254 Jr./So. Ann Arbor, Mich. (Pioneer)
94 Paskorz, Jordan * TE 6-3 251 Sr./Jr. Gibsonia, Pa. (Hampton)
84 Williams, A.J. * TE 6-6 265 So. Cincinnati, Ohio (Sycamore)
62 Bars, Blake OL 6-5 284 So./Fr. Nashville, Tenn. (Montgomery Bell Academy)
65 Bosch, Kyle OL 6-5 307 Fr. Wheaton, Ill. (St. Francis)
71 Braden, Ben OL 6-6 314 So./Fr. Rockford, Mich. (Rockford)
58 Bryant, Chris OL 6-4 325 Jr./So. Chicago, Ill. (Simeon)
56 Burzynski, Joey ** OL 6-1 291 Sr./Jr. Carlsbad, Calif. (Carlsbad)
79 Gibbs, Dan OL 6-7 311 So./Fr. Birmingham, Mich. (Seaholm)
61 Glasgow, Graham* OL 6-6 303 Jr./So. Aurora, Ill. (Marmion Academy)
69 Gunderson, Erik ** OL 6-8 316 5th Milan, Mich. (Milan)
67 Kalis, Kyle OL 6-5 297 So./Fr. Lakewood, Ohio (St. Edward)
77 Lewan, Taylor *** OL 6-8 308 5th Scottsdale, Ariz. (Chaparral)
78 Magnuson, Erik OL 6-6 286 So./Fr. Carlsbad, Calif. (La Costa Canyon)
70 Mateus, Kristian * OL 6-7 306 Sr./Jr. Ada, Mich. (Forest Hills Central)
60 Miller, Jack * OL 6-4 291 JR./So. Perrysburg, Ohio (St. John’s Jesuit)
63 Pliska, Ben OL 6-3 280 So./Fr. Kirkland, Wa. (Lake Washington)
75 Schofield, Michael *** OL 6-7 303 5th Orland Park, Ill. (Carl Sandburg)
72 Tuley-Tillman, Logan OL 6-7 285 Fr. Peoria, Ill. (Manual)
54 Ash, Richard* DT 6-3 316 Sr./Jr. Pahokee, Fla. (Pahokee)
97 Beyer, Brennen ** DE 6-3 254 Jr. Canton, Mich. (Plymouth)
55 Black, Jibreel *** DT 6-2 276 Sr./Jr. Cincinnati, Ohio (Wyoming)
33 Charlton, Taco DE 6-6 265 Fr. Pickerington, Ohio (Central)
57 Clark, Frank ** DE 6-2 277 Jr. Cleveland, Ohio (Glenville)
96 Glasgow, Ryan DT 6-4 295 So./Fr. Aurora, Ill. (Marmion Academy)
99 Godin, Matthew DE 6-6 277 So./Fr. Novi, Mich. (Detroit Catholic Central)
92 Heitzman, Keith* DE 6-3 277 Jr./So. Hilliard, Ohio (Hilliard Davidson)
69 Henry, Willie DT 6-3 306 So./Fr. Cleveland, Ohio (Glenville)
53 Ojemudia, Mario* DE 6-2 244 So. Farmington Hills, Mich. (Harrison)
56 Pipkins, Ondre* DT 6-3 308 So. Kansas City, Mo. (Park Hill)
50 Strobel, Tom DE 6-6 262 So./Fr. Mentor, Ohio (Mentor)
76 Washington, Quinton *** DT 6-4 305 5th St. Stephen, S.C. (Timberland)
43 Wormley, Chris DE 6-5 290 So./Fr. Toledo, Ohio (Whitmer)
35 Bolden, Joe* LB 6-3 222 So. Cincinnati, Ohio (Colerain)
4 Gordon, Cameron *** LB 6-3 233 5th Detroit, Mich. (Inkster)
52 Jenkins-Stone, Royce* LB 6-2 215 So. Detroit, Mich. (Cass Technical)
27 Jones, Mike *** LB 6-2 223 5th Orlando, Fla. (Edgewater)
59 Lawson, Mark LB 6-2 215 So./Fr. Ada, Mich. (Forest Hills Eastern)
66 Liesman, Dan LB 6-2 220 So./Fr. Lansing, Mich. (Lansing Catholic)
48 Morgan, Desmond** LB 6-1 227 Jr./So. Holland, Mich. (West Ottawa)
40 Poole, Antonio LB 6-2 218 Jr./So. Cincinnati, Ohio (Winton Woods)
49 Ringer, Kaleb LB 6-1 236 So./Fr. Clayton, Ohio (Northmont)
15 Ross III, James * LB 6-1 223 So. Orchard Lake, Mich. (St. Mary’s Prep)
47 Ryan, Jake ** LB 6-3 241 Sr./Jr. Westlake, Ohio (St. Ignatius)
5 Avery, Courtney *** CB 5-11 174 Sr./Jr. Mansfield, Ohio (Lexington)
95 Capatina, Anthony DB 5-9 179 Sr./Jr. Novi, Mich. (Detroit Catholic Central)
34 Clark, Jeremy S 6-4 201 So./Fr. Madisonville, Ky. (Madisonville North Hopkins)
18 Countess, Blake * CB 5-10 181 Jr. Owings Mills, Md. (Our Lady of Good Counsel)
7 Douglas, Ross DB 5-10 176 Fr. Avon, Ohio (Avon)
14 Furman, Josh ** S 6-2 197 Sr./Jr. Annapolis, Md. (Old Mill Senior)
12 Gant, Allen S 6-2 203 So./Fr. Sylvania, Ohio (Southview)
30 Gordon, Thomas *** S 5-11 208 5th Detroit, Mich. (Cass Technical)
24 Hollowell, Delonte ** CB 5-9 175 Jr. Detroit, Mich. (Cass Technical)
36 Pearson, AJ DB 6-0 199 So./Fr. Johns Creek, Ga. (Northview)
13 Richardson, Terry* CB 5-9 162 So. Detroit, Mich. (Cass Technical)
3 Robinson, Marvin *** S 6-2 202 Jr. Winter Haven, Fla. (Lake Region)
6 Taylor, Raymon ** CB 5-10 186 Jr. Detroit, Mich. (Highland Park)
25 Thomas, Dymonte DB 6-2 187 Fr. Alliance, Ohio (Marlington)
22 Wilson, Jarrod* S 6-2 196 So. Akron, Ohio (Buchtel)
91 Allen, Kenneth K/P 6-3 212 So./Fr. Fenton, Mich. (Fenton)
34 Gibbons, Brendan *** PK 6-1 240 5th West Palm Beach, Fla. (Cardinal Newman)
54 Glanda, Jareth ** LS 6-3 246 5th Rochester Hills, Mich. (Brother Rice)
43 Hagerup, Will *** P 6-4 227 Sr. Milwaukee, Wis. (Whitefish Bay)
45 Wile, Matt ** PK 6-2 215 Jr. San Diego, Calif. (Francis Parker)
I thought Russell Bellomy was a RS Soph?
I love it. Can we make the font smaller?
Why isn't BTN2Go available for Comcast?
Not available on the DirecTV link either.
That's my standard answer for any question involving a cable company, anyway.
Anyone have issues with the BTN2Go stream? All I see is the logo and the word "LOADING." Nice work, Delany.
I do too. I think it starts at 1PM
Question: If I have charter and BTN, do I automatically get BTN2GO? Its not working.
This is all I am getting. What the heck?
Let's keep Gardner in bubble wrap.
Is there some secret to getting BT2Go to work? That window where it says drag a score into this area to watch has never worked for me. None of the options are highlighted.
Turning off Adblock Plus fixed that for me.
Anyone have the Android app working? It has a banner saying with "Spring Football" and a picture of Michigan, but no working link.
That said, I forgot how poor BTN programming is when it's not a marquee matchup.
In the leading segment they show Fitz's injury and a bunch of highlights of Lewan...none of them really blocking (they showed a facemask, a hold and a jersey grab).
We're not wearing the OSU jerseys anymore.
Solid orange with blue numbers...Adidas logo actually on the uni.
Just standard practice...
OLmen all growing their mustaches.
Great, now he's gonna commit to OSU.
You sure he didn't say Devin Norfleet?
...just called Dennis Norfleet "David."
Has a huge club on his right hand...
Bosch and Frank Clark both appear to have clubs on their hands - broken digits?
Charlton beats LTT (who was playing LT)
Charlton, Clark, T. Gordon all look very solid (size wise) for their positions...
...scrimmage is next.
First play a 30 yard pass to Darboh.
Second play a safety by Clark.
Third play a 10 yard out to Gallon.
Drake Johnson is first team RB.
2nd team offense is on now...
Can someone explain to me why guys pull their jerseys up around their chests in practice? Is it a comfort thing?
Showing off their abs for the ladies.
Much more comfortable. Allows air flow into your chest underneath pads.
Chesson and Reynolds are the 2nd team outside WRs
#65 is LG and #62 is RG...Bosch and Bars.
2nd team LT and RT's
Bryant also in at 2nd team RG for Bars.
Makes good reads, he just has zero arm strength.
So he's Bellomy?
...but in all seriousness, Bellomy is Brett Favre in comparison.
Running with the 1st at LG.
AJ Williams also now in with offense.
Defense is rotating so no one is really playing with a "team" no surprises on defense.
Gardner still has the hardcount and Gallon doesn't go deep on the free play.
Are they just wearing whatever they pulled out of storage first?
every year we wear stuff we wore in previous years...
Last year we wore the UTL helmets for practice.
Because Gardner gets everyone to jump offsides every time. 3 plays in a row.
Sounds good to me, more football! But in all seriousness, if he does that enough time a game they might not be long because we'll be scoring muchos puntos.
Nice run off they right side by Rawls. Schofield, Williams and Kerridge with the main blocks.
And his name is Devin Funchess
Right down the seam...perfect throw and Justice Hayes steps up in the name of finger pistols with a NICE block.
Next play Rawls gets a VERY NICE run for a TD off the left side.
all the other parents are wondering why I just pumped my fist at the five year-old girls doing "demi, and rise..."
I'm just listening on the radio, but Im getting the impression that Rawls is still doing the 'bounce everything outside' from last year. Is this the case?
...they were outside runs, so he did what he was supposed to do. That said, it doesn't mean he's still not running like Mike Shaw.
I am hoping they are crushing people
...you don't want them crushing people, that would mean Q, Pipkins and Black are playing terrible.
That said, they're holding their own. Kalis sealed the edge on Rawls' TD run, Miller hasn't had any noticeable mistakes.
Looks good on a short pass to the FB Houma. He has great footwork and ball skills.
NORFLEET between the tackles shaking two guys for a first down.
Holds the edge J-Ryan style and contains Norfleet until help arrives.
Next play Cleary throws a nice pass to Jackson.
Cleary is very solid 15 yards and less, anything else...not so much. But seems like a Spike Albrecht "heady" kind of a kid.
Are for B1G to go?
I really think Funchess is gonna be an all American before he's done.
I don't remember this from last year
... My desire to join the FIRE ADIDAS camp continues to increase.
If you watch the post Michigan St. celebration from last year, alot of the players had them !
Not really going to comment, but Allen Gant just had a solid hit.
Is this a real person? I have never heard of him
Edit: I figured it out I think. Apparently a freshman walk-on from Detroit Crockett. De'Anthony Hardison
Speaking of which, this backup QB, Alex Swieca isn't too damn bad. He's making some decent throws and at least knows what he's trying to do out there.
Looks like a backup QB at Iowa or something like that.
I've been wondering the same thing about the degage. Is that a real move or just a poorly-executed tendu?
Here's a profile on DeAnthony Hardison:
I'm guessing he's related to this guy:
Thoughts while the 3rd teamers are getting some run.
Starting OL looks very solid IMO. Still some progress to be made, but when they lock in, GOOD LORD, they move people. They're so much more aggressive.
There is no separation at RB, all 4 have shown flashes...Rawls just got the best opporunity and took advantage of it. That said, they're all solid, it could be a LOT worse. A lot of specialty guys.
TE's look very good. I've been impressed with Funchess, Williams and Butt thus far.
Gardner obviously isn't the athlete Denard is, but I don't think it's far fetched to say he has better command of the QB position. He seems to understand the little things better. Hard count, tempo, down and distance, etc.
On defense, I think we're solid, I haven't see any surprises...I'll try to pay more attention to SDE and S since those are the question marks.
He's looked great. He's not pinpoint accurate, but he's throwing balls that are being caught.
He's just got to improve and put it on the numbers to get YAC.
He's hitting his targets, just not too many bullseyes.
Although Taco just got back to back sacks on him. #youngBEAST
Taco Charlton is wrecking whatever poor walk-on tackle is trying to guard him
Swieca stealing the backup spot from Cleary? I've never even heard of this guy.
Jim Brandstatter, "Taco Charlton is the real enchilada"
Taco - stop hitting the quarterbacks!!
on the audio. I thought he was still injured. Was he really out there?
Has a couple of tackles...running with the 2's and 3's
VLC player and BTN Mobile streams (http://188.8.131.52/#) used to have a work-around that let folks stream basketball games this year. It was great. It's not working for me now. Maybe they've changed there streams to avoid this?
Does this work for anyone else?
Doesn't work for me either.
Hey, someone responded. I appreciate it. Terrible answer and all, but messanger =/= kill
I can't find the other safety...
Gordon and Wilson.
Funchess injured? Fuck....
I didn't see it and they announcers didn't mention it.
They said his shoulder was hanging limp when he went to the sideline. The color man added he was limping a bit on a previous play. Not sure what's going on.
Jake Butt is in (and just caught a TD pass)
Always in position (even if it was against a backup TE)
...of course I say that and he doesn't quite contain and Norfleet squirts outside for a nice run.
Norfleet HAS to get the ball.
Snow not good for impressing Artavis Scott.
Big Ten to Go is working as a live stream...
and it's snowing! HA
Just destroyed Graham Glasgow for a "sack"
Funny video of my 10 year old pan-caking Glasgow at a camp. Just sayin.
I have to double take. Keep wondering why Roh is playing TE
He's going to be a BEAST at Michigan. I can't wait to see him.
Then Cleary throws a strike to Reynolds on the next play!
Lol at Butt getting taken out by Gardner on the celebration.
...are not impressing.
Nice route, BUTT for the TD
If we don't get Wheatley Jr I will be shocked.
...I will be shocked.
Then again, it could be Hart replacing Freddy J in a couple years.
Is your starting LG. No questions asked. His side of the line, him and Lewan are always 3 yards down the field.
Who looks better at RG? How is Kalis doing?
Much better play here at the end. I think we might be done.
Gardner and Lewan up front in the huddle...future captains.
Overall, we look solid. September can't come any sooner!
Hoke is pointing at people in the team huddle
QB: Devin Gardner is clearly a better QB...I said earlier that he's hitting his target, but not necessarily hitting a bullseye. That's the next step. Then again, a few of his passes he purposely threw away from pressure.
RB: I saw good things from all 4 backs. I think they're all solid. No superstars, but they're all somewhere on that Brandon Minor, Carlos Brown, Vincent Smith level, IMO. Just depends on who gets the opporunity. Rawls looks quicker than he did last year. Hayes looks bigger. Norfleet is Norfleet. Johnson looks like a good and everything, great at nothing type back.
FB: Kerridge and Houma both played well and will be fine.
WR: Gallon looks exactly the same (the good and the "meh"), Dileo was silent, I'm not sure if this offense really is suitable for him...his catches seem to go to the TE now. Darboh looked good, he was starting outside with Gallon. Chesson ran with the 2's and you can see the talent, but he just needs to put it all together. I feel like he has the higher ceiling, but Darboh at least today is currently the better player. Reynolds is solid, love his toughness. JJ is JJ.
TE: Worried about Funchess, hopefully it's nothing serious. He was clearly one of the 5 most talented players on the field. Butt is an all-around TE who's going to be VERY good, I'm super "high" on his in this offense. Williams caught a ball or two, he looks much improved, I think in hindsight he should've redshirtted last year.
OL: The O-Line is set IMO, Lewan-Braden-Miller-Kalis-Schofield. That's it, write it down, go with it. These guys gave up a safety on the 2nd play, but other than that, there may have been 4-5 snaps where they didn't get good push. They're SO much more physical than last year, they actually move people. Magnuson-Bosch/Glasgow-Burzynski-Bars-Gunderson seem to be your 2nd team. Bosch got more 2nd team snaps, but Glasgow got reps with the 1st team when Braden went out for like 2-3 plays.
In all honesty, I was watching 75% offense, 25% defense. This is because we were playing with clear "teams" on offense and the defense was just subbing guys in and out. It's harder to pay attention because of who guys are playing with. For example, if you're Des Morgan and you've got the first team DL in there to keep you "clean"...you look better than if they're out.
DL: Clark is a manchild as advertised, Q is starting at NG with Black next to him. I never got a good read on who got the most snaps at SDE. The coaches rotated Q and Pipkins quite a bit. I think this is why they have no interest in starting both...they like having 2 NG's they consider starters since neither plays a ton of consecutive plays. Charlton looked very good, but it was against 3rd team OTs.
LB: Ross-Mogran-Gordon. Gordon looked GREAT, IMO. He's not going to be Ryan, but if we were going to lose one of our better players, it helps having a great backup. In fact, he was probably our best backup outside of the punter position that has Wile as a backup to Hagerup and RB that really doesn't have seperation in players. I thought Gordon was active, he was in position. He only had one play in which he allowed Norfleet to get the edge, but it's Norfleet, he can cut that makes people on TV hold their ACLs.
CB: Guys were in position for the most part, but didn't see much that we haven't seen before. Avery and Taylor are solid B1G level players. Richardson disappointed me last year and still does. Hollowell could be a solid backup to Avery at the nickel spot, he's better inside than he is out.
S: It's Thomas Gordon and no seperation between M-Rob and Wilson. It could be that Robinson plays vs. the run and running teams and Wilson plays against the pass and passing teams. Jeremy Clark also looked solid back there. Furman, I wish they'd move him to LB already (especially with Gant and Dymonte Thomas on the team).
I'm glad to hear that Marvin Robinson is in the mix for a job. He's definitely paid his dues.
...a nice little fix.
It'll be nice to watch it tonight where I can pause the TV and really look at each position and breakdown every play.
We should have a much better idea of everything tonight. Hopefully by that time we'll know that Funchess is 100%.
per announcer, Fred Jackson compared Thomas Rawls to Mark Ingram. Nice
This is not new, he's been saying that since for a couple years now. It's too bad that it isn't even close to true.
At Pizza House. Still thawing out. By my counting, Maize won 13-8.
Very vanilla. This is probably the worst spring game weather since that 08 one at saline.
that Hoke expects Jake Ryan to be playing by mid-October...please tell me this is not a joke!? I was under the assumption he would be out the entire season...this pleases me greatly!
You shouldn't have assumed that to begin with. ACLs don't take that long to recover from.
Mid-October would be 7 months from the injury, which is a little ambition but not a whole lot. Remember when Vincent Smith tore his ACL against OSU a few years ago? He was just fine to start the next season, which was a just about 9 months later, and IIRC he wasn't limited in fall camp either.
Wormley tore his ACL in August of last year, which is less than 8 months ago and he's been full go all spring.
that annoying fan, that knows everything about everything and was loud about it. I really dislike the people who talk out of their asses and think they sound smart doing it. My suggestion to those fans, sit, shut up and watch. My 3 year old and I just wanted to sit and watch the spring game (practice) and hear the band.
That was Yost
I was going to say if you asked him what his username was?
For the folks saying "Swieca looks good, but why have I never heard of him?"
You never heard of him because the dude didn't play HS football. He was in Isreal playing in what constitutes their pro league. Where he was a star. Not a bad guy to have 3rd or 4th on the depth chart.
First rule of spring game: draw no conclusions based on what you see in the spring game.
I didn't get a chance to see it, going to turn the replay on in 15 minutes...
This happened 8 hours ago, it's on tape, and yet BTN still missed the first play of the scrimmage. You'd think they'd be better at this by now.