Cam Gordon and Troy Woolfolk laying people out.
the season has truly begun now
Cam Gordon and Troy Woolfolk laying people out.
without downloading that stupid player?
I'm uploading them to the mgovideo youtube channel.
Thanks for doing this. For some reason the links straight from mgoblue.com won't work for me even after I download the plug-in.
Thanks for all the hard work so everyone can see it.
I'm putting you on Perma-Pos status.
Has to rap up
Woolfolk's was better
According to TomVH twitter......Ashton Gaines, Valdez Showers, Shawn Conway, and Ed Davis were spectators for practice today.
He looked BIG, and was sporting blonde highlighted dreadlocks
Who was the receiver that Woolfolk crushed? I couldn't tell the number
Looks like a #8 to me
Man, Cam Gordon is everywhere. A year ago you might not even know who he was if you weren't a die-hard, and this year you can't read a paragraph about M football without seeing his name. I think this was one of those good position switches.
Troy Woolfolk any words to describe that hit it would be. Lights out
What I don't like about Gordon's hit is he doesn't grab the guy and tackle him - too many times the ball carrier bounces off those hits and keeps going. Hope that doesn't become a habit.
As long as he gets the ball-carrier to the ground, I don't care how he does it.
I agree, but consistently tackling like that is bad form. Your not going to generate enough power to take the ball carrier down every single time if you don't wrap up. Take a look at the way Kovacs tackles, perfect every time.
I'll take the Cam Gordon hit so next time the receiver is catching a ball he's thinking about getting licked. He might not catch it then. Hits like that can motivate an entire defense. That's been missing from UM defenses for quite some time now.
When you hit a guy so hard his feet fly out from underneath him there is no need to wrap up. Because A. he is hitting the ground hard, or B. someone else ( like in the clip ) is going to make sure he gets hit in the air then hits the ground hard. Good defense.
ill take both of those hits from our secondary. hopefully the next ones are on that other in state institution they claim to be a school or the suckeyes. Go Blue!
I hope they aren't that infrequent.
I'm more excited about Tate getting rid of the ball before he gets whacked.
I guess the other question is who is John McColgan and where is Moundros? Full time LB?
He did take a hit... hopefully he can either get rid of the ball earlier or Barwis the tacklers.
is a full time LB now. Hes had a bunch of interceptions in practice and had a forced fumble during their M Drill.
I get what they are trying to do, accent the helmet stripes, but it does not work.
Not really, the 3 stripes have been Adidas' logo for a few decades now. All of their sponsored teams have them.
AFAIK, the three stripes are only on the practice jerseys.
Tate, running with the "who the f is that" team (#49, John McColgan)...one of those rare plays where I can get equally excited about the play Tate made as I can the play Cam made:
EDIT: in response to "KinesiologyNerd"
is the starting full back... granted they dont really use one unless under center, but since moundros moved to LB McColgan has been the full back with all 3 teams. Koger has also been playing some fullback.
were sexy passes.
Almost as sexy as the hits!
Watching those two plays made me wince. As much as I love seeing the D do their thing, I HATE seeing any M players go down. I guess you can't erase years of conditioning.
Don't look now but I wouldn't be surprised to see him get major playing time next year.
Those were some nice hits, although the Woolfolk one gets the slight edge. He decleated that poor slot receiver (couldn't tell who it was).
I just hope no one was harmed during the filming of these highlights.
For those of you saying that Woolfolk's hit was better (and I'm not saying I disagree, necessarily), keep in mind that the guy Cam Gordon hit is about 70 lbs bigger than the guy Woolfolk hit, making TW's look bigger. Makes a big difference.
...our secondary doing nasty, nasty things.
I think that came out wrong.
is letting his play speak for itself. I was most impressed with the reaction speed by the defensive players. While technique and defensive schemes can be taught, the "desire" to knock the shit out of someone can't. Defense starts with the desire to hit and the heart to want to get up and do it again. A guy that plays in the secondary with these qualities sometimes leaves fans (like above) questioning technique, but the defender wants more than a tackle-they want to tattoo their opponents forehead with WTF-were you thinking. The receiver that drops the ball when no seems to be near him, more than likely is sporting such a tattoo. Gordon and Woolfolk-sweet!