One of the premium sites said in an article that Q. Washington is taking very well to the position switch. They even used the word "Beast." Obviously take it with a grain of salt, but I wanted to pass on some good news today. I hope he becomes all conference after taking one for the team.
Some good news on Defensive position switch
This switch could and I stress could work out for the better. Q could be that young defensive lineman that locks down the NT position after Martin is gone. Big Will could become a beast at guard and man the position while we groom the incoming class.
Allow us to play Martin at 3-tech DT and RVB at DE in a 4-3 against pro-style offenses. Big Will was my hope; now I pray for Q's development.
Look on the bright side. Our hope just had the reset button pressed.
and what I found most interesting was that it stated, "Q's nasty disposition and strength are better suited for NT, also he loves to hit." Then on BWC the article mentioned his "super surprising footwork", as a great asset suited for guard.
Like to see some productive use of their skillsets
was 3rd strongest on the team, behind Molk and Martin
Please, please be right, Mr. OP...
I like the melted statues of Soviet dictators, though. Maybe there should be some DNA of great military leaders in there too: Genghis Khan, Julius Caesar, Alexander the Great, Attila the Hun, and so on.
I think COBRA was trying to create the perfect leader. Can't remember if it was in the cartoon or the comic book. Or if I totally made it up. Hmm...
His name was Serpentor and the plot would have worked perfectly if that damned Sgt. Slaughter hadn't prevented his own DNA from getting into the mix.
Alex Mack was such a babe.
But she's no Clarissa.
So that's what's in chocolate milk!
I did not know that iced tea was more dense than melted statues of Soviet dictators.
I guess you learn something new every day.
...has a low pad level, I take it.
I am sure that Fred Jackson will describe his strength against the running backs falling somewhere between Thor and Mike Martin.
I wondered if anyone was going to post that under.
Very well played.
But when we practice aren't 'we", in fact, the opposing team? So isnt a good practice for one side of the ball actually a bad one for the other? And now big willy and Q are switching positions so it gets even more metaphysical.
I'm so confused.
The offense and defense only scrimmage against each other at the end of practice, Otherwise they're doing various drills or going up against the scout team.
This is great news, and the thing is, I'm really not all that surprised. Q is what BWC was supposed to be. He wasn't as hyped a recruit, but not far off. And since coming on campus all we've heard is how big and strong he is.
I don't expect him to do much against Penn State, in fact I really don't expect him to do much this year. But then we have 3 years of him at NT. That will be badass.
No matter what position Q settles into, I think we landed a good one.
I assumed he won't even see the field against PSU. Bad assumption now?
i very much doubt he sees the field, even if we're up a lot and it is garbage time. i'm sure they want him to train more in practice before unleashing him into the wild.
and assignments, but maybe he grabs a spot on goal line / short yardage package ....
Run downs- Destroy the Center and Guards, do not move backwards and make a pile of bodies in the middle.
Pass downs- Pick up/Drive center and throw him into the QB. If your being double-teamed push, you're doing a great job.
As a Former LB life is easier if the NG just soaks up blocks, and God forbid the guy can get push. KILL, CRUSH, DESTROY.
Sorry it's Friday and I'm getting a little pumed.
Go Q GO. Put Martin a DT and watch the PSU O-line Burn.
Sounds like he's showing the tools and instinct. I'm sure he still has a lot to learn though. If he's taking time from Patterson by the end of the year it would be highly encouraging.
On the Will Campbell position switch from DT to G - do you know who else made that switch prior to the 1997 season? Steve Hutchinson. I'd say it worked out pretty well for him...
True, but it wasn't because Hutch spent 2 years at DT and couldn't crack the 2 deep.
I know! Every player that switches positions for Michigan is going to become a world beater!
Lets hope you are right. In the same article mentioned by the OP, they had said that BWC had the best feet he has seen from a 300lb linemen.
I just hope they redshirt him. From the sounds of it, Barnum is looking good. We all know how good Omameh is. Having a third very good guard in that same class only does us so much good, but having him for an extra year after those two are gone is much better.
DE Van Bergen
OLB Mike Jones
Spur T. Gordon
CB Avery/Talbott/FR Stud
Holy shit, that actually looks promising.
I think Cam could be really good at Bandit or Spur.
You didn't have Cam Gordon in there anywhere. If Woolfolk plays FS, Cam will start at either spur or WILL.
That will only make your projection that much stronger.
A little early but I think Isiah Bell and Marvin Robinson are two to watch out for next year. They both are amazing athletes who are learning the system. Once they do it will be hard to keep these guys off the field.
Jones has gotten a lot of positive buzz, but isn't he a little undersized? He's listed at 6-2, 208.
Only a little. He has a full year to bulk up, but even at 215 or 220, that's not too small for a WLB. Just last year, Mouton started at 228, and lots of teams have LBs under 220. I think Greg Jones is only around 215 or so.
Greg Jones this year is playing closer to 235 than 215. He bulked up over the last couple seasons.
Also, the cool thing about that defensive line-up is that it doesn't have any freshmen, true or redshirt. Everyone one of our starters will have some in-game experience.
It also doesn't list guys like Furman, Marvin, Fitz, Bell, Black, Cullen (well it might), or any of a number of other up and comers. We'll actually have talented football players coming off the bench next year on defense, at most every position. That's a luxury we haven't had in a while.
I stand by my prediction of a Big Ten title in 2011.
Then he needs to get faster.
Yeah, not a fan of Cam right now.
Several others are more worthy of cracking that starting line-up than Cam.
Well, I bet Cam is as fast as Mike Jones, and it's not like you need blazing speed at linebacker, mostly quickness. Also, we don't really know how good of a tackler Mike Jones really is, so that's not a great argument. Cam really lays the wood, that can't be taught.
In most of those characteristics you mentioned, Cam is as good as Mike Jones, but also has the attitude that I don't think Jones has as well as a year of starting experience. I would rather have Cam at WILL than Mike Jones.
However, had you put JB Fitzgerald or Brandon Herron at WILL over Cam, you'd have a better argument. I think one of those guys will back up Roh next fall, and the other will play WILL, maybe start, maybe not.
Appears to be horrible. He "brings the wood" and whiffs on tackles because there is no tackle. There is a shoulder check.
except I like Cam at either the Spur or OLB your choice. The best part is none of these guys are new booties.
We should visit the Kremlin, nab the corpses of Stalin and Lenin, and puree them in a blender when we get back to A2. That will make a nice foamy topper for the beast potion.
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I didn't see Carvin Johnson's name anywhere on the list?! Depth Baby, Depth!