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|1 week 2 days ago||As a former rugby player I am||
As a former rugby player I am loving these. Simply awesome.
|6 weeks 2 days ago||Im not so sure thats the case||
Im not so sure thats the case regarding under the radar recruits. I think this coaching staff is simply the best at evaluating elite NFL level talent out of high school and star ratings arent something they worry about. That being said im glad im not the only one who thinks Walker seems overrated. It looks like he goes down to easy and isnt that strong of a runner. Personally im much more excited about Kingston Davis and Higdons future at Michigan.
|6 weeks 2 days ago||I hate them very deeply. We||
I hate them very deeply. We need this win bad.
|6 weeks 2 days ago||Agreed||
|7 weeks 2 days ago||Devin Gardner. Good person,||
Devin Gardner. Good person, team player. Horrible quarterback.
He cant even make an NFL practice squad. He simply wasnt very good. There was a number of games the offensive line was blocking good and he was throwing the ball all over the place. Go watch the 2013 Iowa and Northwestern games.
Edit. Thats my last Devin Gardner was a bad quarterback regardless of coaching and terrible offensive line post.
|10 weeks 5 days ago||Yeah.. some of these||
Yeah.. some of these comments are both hilarious and sad. On a serious note, hunter johnson the brownsburg quarterback is very impressive. He has a much quicker release than Peters and seems deadly accurate. Looks like tennessee found a good one in him.
|11 weeks 2 days ago||If we can have some semblance||
If we can have some semblance of a running game by seasons end and can keep long drives going, controlling the clock. We might have a shot against them. Getting Drake Johnson back and everyone else staying healthy will be key.
|11 weeks 3 days ago||If it was THAT bad, wouldnt||
If it was THAT bad, wouldnt he just be fired?
|11 weeks 3 days ago||I thought overall the defense||
I thought overall the defense played solid and didnt panic in bad situations.
It seems like a lot of people on here dont want to give Travis Wilson any credit. His short to intermediate pass accuracy was on the money and was hitting his guys in stride. Also scrammbled very well and showed deceptive speed. This guy could be a nightmare for many teams this year.
|14 weeks 3 days ago||Nothing ground breaking here||
Nothing ground breaking here but thought I would comment about what i saw yesterday.
My grandmother is visiting from florida and shes a diehard Michigan fan. She had never seen the bighouse before so the whole family decided to take a trip down there with her and take some pictures in front of the stadium.
As we were going over the bridge over looking the outside practice field the team was out there practicing. Me and grandma ended up getting out of the car to watch practice from the bridge for about 5 minutes. A few things i noticed.
Morris and Rudock kept being rotated after about 3 plays each.
Morris threw an interception and every defender went pretty nuts yelling and screaming.
Players were being substituted very fast and they would get to the next play quickly. The practice seemed very uptempo and organized.
|15 weeks 6 days ago||The player ranking system||
The player ranking system also stuck out to me when reading this. Theres no way this doesnt have a huge impact on the team. Guys will start working themselves to death to move up the list.
Im thinking Joe Bolden is #1.
|21 weeks 4 days ago||And you won't see anything||
And you won't see anything from them this year monkey, because well.. There just not that good. It seems michigans top rated players the last few years outside of a few guys ( peppers, butt, bolden ) have simply been over hyped and aren't who we all wanted them to be. It's still confusing how some people on this board cling to false hopes about some of our guys. Devin Gardner being the worst example of the delusional hopes star rankings can bring.
|21 weeks 4 days ago||injuries aside I just can't||
injuries aside I just can't see Smith getting more than 7-8 carries a game. His poor vision is the biggest reason.
|21 weeks 4 days ago||Go blue 1984 I'm with you on||
Go blue 1984 I'm with you on this. Shallman definitely surprised me with some of his runs in the spring game and I think he's going to be the starting running back at some point this season. From what I could tell he seems to have great vision and a very strong first cut. Extremely elusive running style. He also caught the ball very well a few times and is a good blocker. Derrick green is simply overrated and is what he is. A very average running back who goes down easily despite his size. I still think he can be a solid contributor obviously but should not be the starter. Deveon smith can't see the holes and won't be able to pickup the playbook fast enough. I'm hoping Ty Issac can blow up and become a star but not counting on that happening. My votes on Shallman then possibly Karan Higdon being the dark horse surprise of the year. He seems the opposite of Derrick green in that he doesn't go down easy and has the strength to compete in college right away.
|22 weeks 2 days ago||Definitley needs to get a lot||
Definitley needs to get a lot stronger but I see the potential with him. Good ball skills, good hips and very long arms. Awful tackler and seems to be pretty soft physically, hopefully going up against top competition in practice will improve this. Overall I believe the coaches have a plan in place for him and he seems more of a situational passing downs player.
|42 weeks 1 day ago||Scout says he looks more||
Scout says he looks more natural on defense. Any idea what position hes going to play?
|42 weeks 1 day ago||This kids speed and body||
This kids speed and body control look to be elite. His upside is off the charts.
|43 weeks 4 days ago||Going off his 2 year old film||
Going off his 2 year old film I came away pretty impressed. He seems very calm in the pocket and hits his receivers in stride almost every completed pass. Not the strongest arm but his vision and accuracy can make up for that.
Ive never been that impressed with Malzone so this makes me happy.
|1 year 7 weeks ago||Russell Bellomy should start||
Russell Bellomy should start
|1 year 11 weeks ago||You could make an argument if||
You could make an argument if the recruiting has really been that good. Just because rivals says so doesn't mean shit. Derrick green is a perfect example and is clearly overrated. Kalis is another one of the top of my head. It's also disturbing that Shane Morris has not been able to beat out Gardner when he's been flat out bad in so many aspects. These guys are still young and hopefully can still make a difference. Also the bad coaching obviously has an effect as to how they play but how good are these players really?
|1 year 31 weeks ago||If those measurables on||
If those measurables on Chatman are legit then we should all be very excited. also I have very big expectations for Wilson. His ball handling and passing ability at that size are just rare. Still have to se how he transitions to college but having an amazing coaching staff makes me feel good about this. Im also very curious to see what doyle and donnal can bring to the table next year. God its awesome michgan has a basketball program again. Cheers !! !
|1 year 31 weeks ago||As much as I want Gardner to||
As much as I want Gardner to be the guy and lead this offense I have to agree with gremlin. devins a great person and has a ton of talent but he just makes terrible decisions with the football. And for anyone who wants to use the offensive line excuse look back at last years northwestern game and the second half of the iowa game. The o-line was solid in those games and we actually could run the ball but devin was just awful. Should have been picked off atleast 4 times against northwestern and it was a miracle we won the game. I admit he played his ass off against ohio state though and will always love him for that. Gardner will most likely start the season but would bet a lot of money it doesnt stay that way for long.
|1 year 33 weeks ago||Interesting he weighs 212 lbs||
Interesting he weighs 212 lbs now. Curious to see his new build and if he maintaned his speed.
|1 year 33 weeks ago||no QB competition? yeah||
no QB competition? yeah right..
|1 year 33 weeks ago||The oline was definitley||
The oline was definitley questionable from what i saw but i also think the coaches were mixing different groups together. I never saw Glasgow playing with Bosch or Kalis and i think when the season starts they will all start. Really hoping Magnuson can come back 100% or were in some big trouble. Braden looks like a bust to me. He seems to lean forward far too much and i dont trust him on passing downs and he doesnt seem to be this huge mauler in the run game even though hes a giant. I really liked what i saw from Cole out there and he will have a bright future. Dawson made a few mistakes but i saw a lot of good things from him especially on a few pulling plays.
Deveon smith should i believe will be the starting running back. Hes just flat out better than Green.
Freddy Canteen has been a very pleasant surprise. This kid could be something special. Has Denard game speed.
Devin Gardner... the support he gets around here still shocks me. The bottom line is hes a terrible decision maker and he always has been since stepping on campus. He has all the talent in the world but between the ears he doesnt have it. People will be in denile about this but a lot of sacks last year were a direct result of Gardner holding onto the ball to long and thinking he was Johnny Manziel. I really really do hope though that im wrong and he lights things up this year but i would bet a lot of money thats not going to happen. Nussmeier will put in Shane in the second half of the Notre Dame game and that will be the end of Gardners career, book it.
Liked what i saw from Speight out there.
|1 year 35 weeks ago||Please dont compare him to d||
Please dont compare him to d harris as that is laughable. Although I really like webers speed, acceleration and agility. He goes down farely easy and doesnt seem to be very strong. Reminds me a lot of justice hayes and michael shaw. I could never see him being more than a third down recieving back / special teamer.
|1 year 35 weeks ago||Good news as he needs the||
Good news as he needs the practice reps. Still needs another year of getting stronger though before he can compete to start.
|1 year 42 weeks ago||Magnus how can you judge||
Magnus how can you judge Drake Johnson when no one has actually seen him play in a live college game? Have you been to practices and know something we dont? Now after a serious injury like that im not sure how he will play but I believe he could be perfect for our offense. I mean hes 6'1 and around 220 lbs and the fastest running back on the team. As far as Derrick Green, we all saw him improve once he lost some weight and i think he needs to lose another 5 lbs or so. Playing at around 225. I agree with Magnus that hes not the type of runningback who can create things on his own. The o-line must get some type of consistent push at the snap or were in trouble. If we were playing today I would start Deveon Smith. It was really frustrating he didnt get more snaps last year.
|1 year 42 weeks ago||If were going by rivals||
If were going by rivals ranking of Speight then yes we should consider him a sleeper. Along with many others here though i wouldnt consider him a sleeper. Hearing him talk in interviews really has me believe this young man will be something special for Michigan. I hear leadership in his voice. More so than our other quarterbacks. Combine that with his mobility, size, accuracy and throw on the run. Well, lets all be excited. My sleepers though are Chase Winovich and Bryan Mone. Winovich just needs to add on some weight which might take about two years but he has as much potentiol as anyone in the country IMO. His motor and athleticism is what sets him apart. Mones going to be sort of a project but his size, strength and natural balance are just things you cant coach. Very happy with this class :)
|1 year 48 weeks ago||And khris middleton added 20||
And khris middleton added 20 points