I dont see how you have 947 MGopoints
here's one vote for "John Beilein's head in a Futurama jar"
I dont see how you have 947 MGopoints
Devin Gardner actually willing to cut up field. I realize that he was a no-contact player, but it was nice to see him actually try and do something when he ran with it. Made an excellent case for getting him some time out at receiver. They need help.
Not much to see in the game as most players with any relevance left early. Countess looked good only because when we saw him he was making a pick. Everything else looked bad to meh.
Oh, and I guess Toussaint. So, Countess and Toussaint impressed me.
COuntess did not look good only when we saw him making a pick. He was in the right place all day. Floyd had some nice moves, too.
We knew our WR's were gonna be light this year, but the O-line should be pretty darn good and the RB's seem to be in great shape. If we're a running team, so be it. We can be a darn good one.
I like the first team offensive line and (I can't believe this given the last four years) the secondary. The running back situation looks really nice too.
Denard is obviously the key, but I'm less confident about him going down than I was last season. Gardner just isn't quite there. He has really nice flashes, but isn't consistent at all.
Finally, I'm still concerned about the defensive line. They'll be okay, but we're not beating Alabama unless there's some serious improvement there.
I still dont feel like we have depth anywhere other than CB....
Former walk-on QB, Wilson (#4) was running with the 1's and 2's at WR....
And anytime Jeremy Jackson is on the field, I dont feel good about our WR corps
I liked seeing a walk-on, Burzynski, starting on the OL
Glad Gorges Al is saving the Bubble Screen for poor old Alabama
I think seeing Burzynski get the nod over Mealer at the start of the game all but assures that Kyle Kalis will be starting at LG at some point this season...
Cam Gordon looked scary to me
Brandin Hawthorne looked really good... but that may have just been a reflection of the depth at LB as he was going against a mix of strings including some walk-ons.
I thought Barnum's blocking was impressive... seemed to be able to take BWC alone without much problem. Obviously he and Denard need to work on their exchange.
Overall, OL, QB, RB, defensive backfield all looked pretty good. WRs were hard to judge... didn't get open as much as I would have wanted. And DL looks like a big liability.
I should add, that as sketchy as the DL looked, Black seemed to stand out.
Rawls is beast, hawthorne is beast, bellomy is good, Gardner needs to step into his throws, still looks like a run first qb.
looks like a player!
Bellomy was a bit of a pleasant surprise. He didn't come in with a lot of recruiting hype, but he looks pretty athletic. He shows a lot of promise as a passer, though I agree that he needs to work on his arm strength. He probably needs to bulk up a bit in general. The good news is that can be addressed through S&C.
Starting now on ESPN3
I'm not sure I understand why North Carolina's spring game is on ESPN over 'Bama. Also, 'Bama's game is clearly a "game" rather than a glorified scrimmage.
i think rawls did great, clearly and countess. hayes and carter looked good. I was impressed with jack kennedy he looked good. sadly he is leaving after next year and probably wont play. it was interesting to see all the position changes out there.
The loss of Junior Hemingway is painfully scary right now....
I thought most of the scrimmage was ok...I saw Tamani Carter's # a lot...I thought Marvin Robinson, Raymon Taylor,Lewan, Rawls, Toussaint, Hawthorne, Black, and Roh look good to me...Also Ryan was around the ball a lot.....Bolden look solid...
I thought Hawthorne looked really good. Bellomy impressed me, too. Hope to see him get his share of snaps next year.
Gardner still worries me a little bit. Looks like the talk about WR for him won't be going anywhere anytime soon.
Caveat all this with the fact that I think we learned virtually nothing today, and I thought after watching last year's spring game we were a 7-8 win team... but my eyes told me:
But honestly who the hell knows at this point...
russel bellomy he can play made good decisions reminds me of john navarre thomas rawls he looks like a solid tailback physical and not to slow. fitz he was running well today as allways. the o-line great blocking up front and now terible snaps. but the recivers looked horifying i mean i've seen MAC recivers get better seperation then those guys could mean we have good corners though but I hope the freshmen are ready to play at that position or the passing game might die completly.
Grammar and punctuation are not one of your strong points are they?
I would have left out "one of" and put a comma after "points."
Get a life grammar Nazis
That would be "Get a life, grammar Nazis."
I have a fun little mental game I like to play, so I was wondering if you could answer a question for me: How old are you?
and grammar, and you won't find yourself having to use Nazi as often. You might even find it to be an uplifting, if not empowering experience.
Yeah, it should say, "Grammar and punctuation is not your strong point, is it?"
russel bellomy he can play made good decisions reminds me of john navarre thomas rawls he looks like a solid tailback physical and not to slow.
*Gasp* Whooo! That's a helluva sentence. *pant pant*
...for a certain definition of "sentence."
big will decleated gryant at one point. he had his moments
Honestly, I'm struck by how little I learned today. It felt like every single guy played within the one-game margin of error of what I expected from him beforehand.
does anyone else notice how when crashing the line, Roh and Black seem to get "folded" up by the linemen (for lack of a better term).... they seem to always get their bodies turned....
Ive noticed it throughout both of their careers, and it scares me that they do not look very strong out there
I don't know which game you were watching, but both Roh and Black were impressive today.
They get their bodies turned because they get past their blocker, who is forced to hold one of their shoulders. That's football.
None of us watched a game today... we watched a practice in which not much happened on the lines...
I am just very concerned with Roh and Black's lack of strength, and i think it has been apparent in past games when they seem to get folded up along the line
Edit: Im not trying to argue... just Roh and Black need to be big playmakers this season, and neither of them appear to have the strength needed to handle the linemen in front of them
By far I was most impressed with Fitz. The guy looks on another level compared to other running backs. He runs with an anger and has the best vision of the backs by far.
In the few plays that we got to see Fitz run the ball, I thought he really separated himself from the other RB's. He seems to be on a different level than the other RB's now, and much better runner now than he was this time last year.
Fitz looked good and Rawls is a strong runner. Marvin Robinson was making quite a bit of plays and so was Hawthorne. Black looks bigger and I think he will be a decent 3-tech but Campbell looked inconsistent to me. Some plays he looked good and others he didn't. I would have to say that our coverage was tremendous since there weren't many passes other than little slants or dump passes but sometimes it was hard to see the secondary on Big Ten Network. I'm taking everything with a grain of salt but the defense was obviously more impressive than the offense, but that's not saying much.
The only things that really stood out to me were
Denard and Devin look like runners. The contrast is striking.
Something which a lot of people were missing was that Campbell was not the one getting destroyed at the nose a lot of the time. In fact, when he was single blocked, he often dominated his man, which is a good thing. All that we need from Campbell is that he requires double teams.
The key things to realize are:
I thought I saw Cambell making some good plays but I didn't often see 73 out there when a run near the middle got anywhere.
BWC with his shirt up - I think that was a testament to the effort he has been putting in to his game. I hope he continues it, and really shows us something in the fall.
I'm surprised and dismayed how little it seems Devin has progressed as a QB. I will say though, his running ability has improved. And with the decent play of Bellomy, maybe he actually would be well suited for WR. At either position, I really want this kid's career to begin take off bcuz he's an amazing athlete and already a junior.
He is big for a free safety. He played quite a bit today. I think he is gonna be a stud for sure!