81 is Kwiatkowski
Video: Friday Scrimmage Highlights
Compare to Alabama's spring game- Commence overanalyzing- Develop hugely inflated level of confidence- Eat out of Saban's hands.
In all seriousness I like seeing the mashups that make the offense look good rather than the defense, because I think the offense is going to have the harder time against Bama. I have full faith in Mattison to get the defense up to speed. Same with Borges but there's just more moving parts in the offense and a screw up can lead to a 14 point swing rather than just 7. That said, I think they looked pretty crisp for a spring practice.
Vincent Smith had some really nice runs and Hayes had a beautiful run on that second to last play. I can't wait for the spring game next Saturday. Hopefully the weather is nicer than last year.
Did anyone else notice that in addition to Fitz, the rest of the guys taking handoffs were fighting hard and churning out extra yards. Vincent Smith did a good job getting into the endzone with a few white jerseys on him. It's good to see the backs fighting through that first contact.
Craig Roh appears to be picking up his position very well. The LBs looked pretty good too. I'm actually pretty disappointed in our tackling from our secondary, Kovacs included. I know it's a highlight video, but those guys are getting run over on every play. That's a recipe for big plays against us...
Anyone else cringe and wince at 0:38? I don't mind having QB's live but please dear god don't snap Denard's knee.
Seriously, that was better than most of the bowl games I saw last season. Hoke talking about never making the mistake of complacency again after '97 and Mattison talking constantly about setting the bar is so evident in this video. We're gonna see something special from team 133 this fall, and something new from team 134.
Or not, but man are we physical. Like really physical. But I have to say it, this is Michigan. So it's typical:)
Denard is Denard. Which is obviously a good thing. Especially if 2012 Denard has a few of the 2011 mistakes cleaned up. Denard was probably 5-8 mistakes away from being a Heisman contender is 2011.
DG looks like a QB. I think we'll be OK in 2013.
Rawls is starting to live up to his MGoBlog hype. He's a load, but he looks a lot faster than I expected him to. He had a couple plays where he burst through the hole, and another where he got clocked but didn't go down. That's a great combination for a RB.
Hayes only had a handful of carries, but looked agile. I think our RB spot is looking good for a while.
I have to agree about Rawls. Between the 2 big backs on the roster, Rawls looks much faster/quicker than Hopkins. Rawls looks the part of a good running back, Hopkins looks like a full time full back.
Thomas Rawls runs with bad intentions and I love it. He should be a quality back up for Fitz this fall.
good to see a #36 on offense making plays, shades of Aaron Shea!!
I think it was on Rawls but not sure. Rawls had a full head of steam and came to a complete stop. That was impressive and could be huge on 3rd and short. If this team can hold up on 3rd and short like last year's defense did I think we will be fine.