Never understood his move to OL.
Will Campbell back to Defense
in short, he had issues with fundamentals that weren't getting better while those of the rest of the D-line were. Washington is already better as a DT.
Maybe a prior coaching issue....?
Fundamentals are a coaching issue. He has a ton of natural ability but technique is much more important in college when you can't just bowl over everyone. Let's hope BH can work some magic.
FWIW, Bruce Tall seemed to be our best assistant on the defensive side.
I would be curious what Coach Hoke saw in his 4 days on the job that would warrant a move like this. Hoke has never seen him in practice or coached him in a game yet he feels confident to move him back to the D-line. What did he see that the old coaching staff didn't. If we knew that motivation it would tell us alot about both coaches. Hope it works out
What he probably sees is a complete lack of depth on the defensive line to run a 4-3 defense now that three defensive linemen have graduated (Patterson, Sagesse, Banks).
Some recruiting services thought he had better potential as an O lineman. I think it was ESPN (?) who questioned his ability to be a dominant D-1 defensive tackle.
Hoke knows a thing or two about coaching D linemen.
Perhaps this means we get the D-Line we dreamed of last year: Roh, Martin, Campbell, Roh. Not even sure if we will run a 4 man front, but ths has potential.
Double-Roh. If Hoke can make it work, I like it.
Sweet! We cloned Roh! Yay science!
I read the NCAA bylaws and they don't have a cloning policy. Yes!
to commit the entire clone army?
What if we were in the SEC?
While we're at it lets clone Woodley and BG. Alan Branch mainly because he likes to lay out Penn St qb's. This means YOU Robert Bolden....oh wait, nevermind.
Dopplegangers or clones?
edit: too slow as usual
oh shit son we CLONED ROH? that's fucking sweet!!
haha everyone thinking clones at the same time. I'm all for it FYI. Lets get the UM research lab onto this.
Imagine, DRob at QB, RB, and WR. Now that's scary. Think he could DB too?
Make three more for both CB positions and free safety, as well. Kthx.
Is it bad that I even thought of cloning Garrett Rivas?
I can just imagine the geneticist looking up from his desk at Rivas and asking... you know we can clone anyone right?
My dream D-Line.
Martin, Martin, Martin, Martin
Graham, Martin, Martin, Graham
Graham, Martin, Branch, Woodley.
Steele, Renes, Josh Williams, Woodley
why not just throw james hall in there? we'll win the NC again no doubt about it
that was a good year all the way around for me
(podcast from yesterday). Not lineman, but my fantasy M names-defense started with Irons, Steele and Sword.
my childhood fandom was cemented by those names.
Mike Hammerstein and Mark Messner.
Ruh-Roh, there is two of them now!
Leave Craig Roh's sister out of this.
Im all for cloning Roh, but now I feel bad that RVB lost out to science.
Does this mean Q is staying at DT as well? Maybe we don't need a DT in this recruiting class then.
Even if WC and QW both end up as productive players, we still desperately need a DT or two in this class. Not trying to sound too negative, but our DT recruiting hasn't been awesome the last few years.
I had a feeling this was going to happen, its a good move.
Hopefully he pans out. He's been a major disappointment so far.
Boren is our new coach?!?
backside of our new coach if anything
never put that picture on here again. That guy doesnt exist.
I just vomited all over my desk at work. Ok, I didnt, but I sure thought about it. I hate watching highlights of the Capital One bowl win vs Florida and seeing Boren's punk-ass playing on our o-line.
The unbuttoned collar with necktie straining to the breaking point look is never a good one.
You can see his heart beat through his head. Good look. Works for Boren and the guys on Saturday Night Live "Da Bears" skit..
just plowed my driveway. didnt do a very good job either.
He looks eroded in that picture
he looks like he is melting.
His neck is muffin topping. Slightly.
Get ready to bust in the NFL JB
Poster child for NOT buying your dress shirts at WalMart. Get measured man, just get measured.
Does this mean we will be playing 4 man fronts?
and let him gain 40 pounds whilst he's at it
...can get some quality PT out of Big Will it will be a huge boost to this team. It was one of the things that really hurt RichRod.
How about Q and Will in the middle against bama in 2012? They could turn that game for us if they develop.
that's a really long time from now
...And after the capital one bowl it seems even closer.
Campbell at NT. Wrecking ball. Collision.
Opposing Quarterback: "Ouch. Did anyone get the license on that freight...hey, the sky from down here in Michigan Stadium looks remarkably blue. Hello little birdies...what are you're names? My God, it's full of stars!"
I was thinking the same thing.
How did you get an advance copy of Anthony Morelli's memoirs!?
It will be interesting to see how this works out. This is a good test to see how good Hoke is at developing D-linemen (at least compared to RR).
Whatever allows Campbell the best ability to succeed. Hopefully he is able to make an impact like many thought he would have.
I sure wish he would have redshirted.
Maybe Hoke just fundamentals (yes, I'm using that as a verb) the hell out of him while he redshirts this year and then he can become something resembling a force at defensive tackle as a redshirt junior.
I'm not exactly holding out hope that it'll happen, but it seems plausible and might be the best way to get two productive years out of Campbell.
If Campbell can't crack the regular rotation, he should absolutely redshirt. I think as a general rule, any player who isn't needed and has a redshirt year available should redshirt whether he's a freshman or a senior.
Nick Saban and Les Miles think that avenue is for pussies.
gotta give him some love for being all about the team and hanging in there.
While I like this move, it means that we absolutely HAVE to keep our OL commits and get Chris Bryant and/or another OL in this class.
coaching the DL we'll see a lot of improvement there. Big Will should benefit - and I think Hoke is the kind of guy that can motivate someone like him.
A good move. If Hoke can develop him into the player we all hoped he would be it will prove to be genius and add some much needed size to the DL. RR did make a good move by redshirting Ash and the bigger of the 2 Talbott's (can't remeber who's who) so hopefully our D-line will have some playmakers for the next couple of years.
Terry Talbott-D Line
once they both get on the field together. -NC Talbott and -Y Talbott? Or save some letters and go with the obvious: Big T and L'il T?
I think we'll be able to tell them apart just fine.
Let's just use their first names.
Terry will be TY. TALBOTT. Terrance will be either TN. TALBOTT or TC. TALBOTT.
Like the idea of Campbell and Washington next to each other in a four man front for 2012 - 2013 and having more time behind Mike Martin will only help. Runstoppers.
this is crazy quick to make this sort of call...IMO...maybe quick is what Campbell wants and the team needs though...who is Hoke listening to in making this move?...what film is he looking at? I thought Campbell to OL and Q to DL was a great move. This is interesting.
Either Campbell is going to make it on the DL, or is not going make it. I don't think he was at serious risk of playing major minutes on the OL.
As in pad level. No more standing straight up and getting pushed around by smaller OL. Get low and SMASH!
I'd like our D Line to perform like LSU's vs TAM or Auburn's vs Oregon. Those guys looked like they were shot out of a cannon.
Probably a good move. BH could get something out of him.....
....coming out of high school but apparently he wasn't good enough for play for our "sort of" defense.....i'm sure BH knows what he's doing by putting him back on D. WC, MM, RVB, CR and JB could form a much better line next year.
Hopefully Hoke can coach up Campbell so he can receive playing time next year
Would love to see us have a Detroit Lions-type defense: an awesome D-line that makes up for a below average secondary. If anyone can get us there, it's a former Dline coach
.....I was growing weary of players being moved to offense when they clearly belonged on the other side of the ball. If Rodriguez had been allowed, the whole team would have been on the O-line.
Brady Hoke having coached d-lineman at Michigan already,i think BIG WILL will finaly live up to the hype.GO BLUE!!!