Was it Drew Dileo again, or someone else? Regardless of who held, was there anything wrong with the placement on the two FG attempts, or did Gibbons just whiff?
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I would love to see Tate holding on those.
Does anyone else find it strange that an athlete like dileo is holding instead of a punter like we're used to? I predict fake field goal runs and passes at some point this year.
I suspect the objective is simply to get a good placement and hold. People tend to underestimate holding. It is not a trivial thing to do. I am assuming Dileo did it in high school, and Hagerup didn't.
Now, I am sure that Michigan, like every team, has a fake FG play in its repertoire. But with Dileo a true freshman, I doubt you are going to see trick plays off a FG/XP attempt any time soon. At some point before season's end, we probably will.
Right now, our best surprise play would be a made field goal. No one would see it coming.
It was Dileo back there, and I fully expect RR to utilize him with a fake sometime this year, preferrably to beat the Suckeyes. He's a talented kid who I thought would redshirt when Gallon won the punt returning duties. I can't see why RR would burn his redshirt just for holding duties, surely someone else could man the helm. RR is cooking up some crazy madness
I don't mind at all using up his redshirt for that purpose. I can understand getting upset if a redshirt is burned for inconsequential plays. But every FG or XP attempt is a potential scoring play. If he's the best guy to do it, he should be in there.