Like many of you, Ondre is one of my favorite Wolverines, so I was very happy to see a short segment featuring Ondre during the Inside Michigan Football signing day special. Pee Wee reflects on his signing day and first season as a Michigan Wolverine.
If you watch Ondre's segment on the signing day special, you will notice he has lost a lot of weight in his face:
Ondre Pipkins: His two minute segment had some interesting tidbits. Best news of all may be the 32 lbs Ondre has shed since arriving on campus last summer
For a guy who only made two solo tackles as a freshman; Expectations are stll very high and rightfully so.
|Career Defense for Ondre Pipkins|
|2012||vs South Carolina||0||1||1||0.5|
I though Ondre had his best game, and most playing time of the season vs South Carolina. I can't really be sure because of the unreadable jerseys Michigan wore for the Bowl Game.
I am going to post the two hour signing day video in the first post of this thread because it is too difficult for me to do so in this section.
I would recommend watching the video in its entirety, if you have a couple hours to burn.
The parts on Ondre are in the following time segments.
Start time 1:25:19
End time 1:27:42
Ondre speaking of his indoctrination to Michigan football:
“I had a rough start”, laughs, “dealing with technique, learning to play with your hands and things like that”
“listening to details was a challenge for me, but as the season went on I had some help from the upperclassmen, Jibreel Black, Will Campbell, Q Washington…They all helped me out to groom me for later on in the season, and that’s why I started to build my confidence up, and you know that I appreciate those guys for that.”
“You know I came in at 347 and know I’m down to 315, That was part of discipline and part of knowing everyday what you need to do to accomplish that common goal”.
“I’m very excited, I still got a lot of learning to do, still got a long way to go…. But I’m ready to step up and help this team win and help them win the Big Ten championship”