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|8 min 36 sec ago||Jabrill Peppers||
Will be 1st team All-B1G, the kid will be an absolutely monster. I've never had so much confidence in a player - especially one who has 10 times as much in himself.
I cannot wait to watch this kid, and if Canteen is working with him and on his level mentally, then put him as the starting slot because that is the mentality you need to succeed at the major D1 level.
|15 min 51 sec ago||Fuck the FREEP||
If the Michigan football quarterbacks thought this summer was their time to get comfortable, they now know better.
Jabrill Peppers is making sure of that.
"I'm making them better by trying to give them as much hell as possible," U-M's redshirt freshman safety said Monday, before his first day coaching at the Youth Impact Camp for at-risk Detroit kids. "So when they're in the game, they're already used to a crazy guy running in the backfield, or they're already used to somebody that's constantly in their ear. I do little subtle things that I think go a long way. But in terms of getting them better? That's just competing at the highest possible level."
By all accounts from the spring, Peppers lives at that highest competitive level, no matter the scene.
Waiting for the YIP campers to arrive, he was dancing in front of his teammates. When the kids got off the bus and headed to the Michigan Stadium field down the famed tunnel, Peppers was among the most vocal Wolverines cheering them on. When coach Jim Harbaugh was taking his time at the back of the pack, Peppers was jumping up and down in front of the 110 kneeling kids, waving his arms and trying to fire them up.
His intensity stood out to his teammates and new coaches in the spring. So far in the team-run individual workouts this summer, it sounds about the same.
Peppers and receiver Freddy Canteen said they yap at each other -- they're known as two of the team's most prolific (er, confident) talkers -- and that's what is pushing them.
"We just want to get each other as prepared as we possibly can," Peppers said. "I know I'm not going to see too many guys better than him, and likewise. We just try to keep working each other. He's telling me what I'm doing wrong, why I didn't make that play or missed this, and I let him know."
The transition to the new coaching staff meant a "new" position for Peppers. He was recruited as a cornerback -- the No. 2 overall player in the nation's 2014 class -- but had played safety his first two years of high school.
U-M's new defensive coaches put him back at safety in the spring, but Peppers doesn't want to be classified.
"When they say 'safety,' that's my predominant position. But I'm all over," insisted Peppers, who lost his true freshman season after playing in only 2 1/2 games because of injuries. "I'm nickel-guarding him (in the slot), I'm a corner spot. It's universal. It just depends on the scheme."
It's also part of the reason, when asked whether he and Canteen have raced to see who's faster, Peppers had a prepared explanation.
"We haven't raced but we do this thing in practice called speed groups, which is kind of like a race but in full pads. And fatigue sets in for different guys, so I don't really consider that a race," he said, grinning.
During the summer, the offensive and defensive players push each other in player-organized seven-on-seven drills, but Peppers and Canteen both want more.
Canteen has posted videos of his extra footwork efforts -- "It's up to us. The workouts are the same every day, but me and him and some others players, we go extra," Canteen said -- and Peppers has found his own unique training methods.
"I'm into boxing and hand-eye coordination," he said of his trips to local gyms, favoring TITLE Boxing Club recently. "Hand-eye coordination and footwork. I don't compete; I just train. I'll spar a couple times but I'm not trying to become a boxer. That's a whole different kind of focus."
And as for any quarterback separation? No hints from these two.
"I don't want to speak on the quarterback situation, just knowing that everyone is working," Canteen said. "Everyone brings their own flavor to the game."
From the sound of it, Peppers might be getting close enough to judge for himself.
|18 min 10 sec ago||A reporter who is reporting.||
What a motherFREAKING concept. Thanks AC!
|6 hours 45 min ago||I did smile at the Morgan Freeman meme though...||
|6 hours 46 min ago||This is literally my expression as I scrolled through the thread||
|10 hours 23 min ago||That's my only fear||
at $10 mil/year...we're the flagship of Nike (outside of Oregon). Which is a blessing and a curse.
Can Nike really have it's flagship University not go "full Nike?"
|10 hours 25 min ago||+ Notre Dame (unfortunately)||
And now probably UNC because of Jordan and their colors.
Maize, Burnt Orange, Carolina Blue are all real even outside of athletics. People know what those terms mean even when discussing items completely unrelated to sports.
|14 hours 17 min ago||Nordin is now trending to PSU?||
Why? When did this happen? This sucks.
#1 kicker and from our own backyard...
|14 hours 43 min ago||Good thing we got Moe Wagner||
Good thing we got Moe Wagner BEFORE the Nike annoucement. Phew.
|14 hours 45 min ago||Exactly||
Even if it would've been something like this past year with the Harbaugh hype...I think it goes to Ford Field.
However, in 2008 we were awful...I assume that was RR's first year so it's not like he knew the area, had contacts or gave a fuck...he just wanted another practice.
Brandon Graham...and everyone else.
|22 hours 9 min ago||On the national landscape...yes||
But if it hurts OSU even 1% it's worth it for us.
Who gives a shit if Bama is the fucking Patriots at this point...we need to focus on dominating MSU and then getting over the "even" mark with OSU.
Fuck how good Bama is...they aren't on our schedule anymore* and if we ever do play them, that's a GOOD thing.
*Thanks, no thanks Dave "motherFUCK you" Brandon.
|1 day 2 min ago||Sucks for Urbz||
But smart on Bama's part...they're always looking to get better. I hope Harbaugh does the same, that's how you get better.
Hoke would've just took the loss and said we needed to be more physical.
|1 day 6 min ago||lol||
Admittedly it kind of makes me happy that people on this board think I'm anywhere from 20 to 60, white, black, or anything...
...that said, I purposely made the Brian comment so people wouldn't think that was me (no offense Brian)
I just Google's pee yellow Michigan jersey and that was in the search, I thought it was funny, so I added it to the other pictures.
|1 day 1 hour ago||Brian with no glasses?||
Brian with no glasses?
|1 day 1 hour ago||But...but...history?||
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|1 day 1 hour ago||+1 Informative||
You can't be from Ohio.
|1 day 1 hour ago||Yes||
But that was Nike making money off a phenomenon at Michigan without paying the players...it wasn't a contract with Michigan.
They just noticed the Michigan players wore black socks and so they started making their own black socks with a white swoosh so people could be like the Fab 5.
Then again, you can't pay someone for starting a trend or a style. Otherwise I'd come out the house wearing some outlandish shit hoping something would catch on and I'd get a check.
|1 day 1 hour ago||I don't want to go back to the dehydrated pee yellow||
...but I don't want the highlighter either.
I think there is a middle ground.
That to me is perfect, it's not damn near orange, and it's not what you see above.
P.S. "shoulder pads" not "pades"
|1 day 1 hour ago||Nike changed it...not Adidas||
Common mistake, but Nike started the highlighter before Adidas ever got the contract.
|1 day 1 hour ago||Not sure, Champion?||
But Nike only provided shoes for Michigan...not jerseys. Football and MBB. We didn't get Nike apparel until March 1994 and basketball season was almost over, so I'm guessing they didn't get them until the next season, where football got Nike that fall of '94.
|1 day 1 hour ago||To answer the question...||
Don't touch the home uniforms - put the small Block M back above the nameplate and get rid of "MICHIGAN" spelled out
Away uniforms should look like what was rumored in March...except outline the navy in maize so we don't have a Penn St. top and put navy numbers on the shoulder pades (just like the home) and outline those in maize. Outline the names on the back in maize as well. AND NO HIGHLIGHTER YELLOW!
For Men's Basketball:
Go with the Cazzie Russell's, with longer shorts, and put a jumpman logo on them...
|1 day 1 hour ago||FYI for those that say Fab 5 Jerseys||
The Fab 5 didn't wear Nike
...also note the block M on the maize shorts was often at a different height on the side of the shorts. Weird.
|1 day 1 hour ago||lol||
Those aren't Nike. I believe they're Champion, could be wrong, but they aren't Nike for sure.
|1 day 1 hour ago||WD||
Where are the Twitter updates now that this is official?
I'd like a complete rundown, please. I came here to see reaction, all I got was the OP. #Disappointed.
|1 day 1 hour ago||I know...||
I was responding to the fact that "Uniforms Matter"...it had nothing to do with NIKE.
|1 day 1 hour ago||lol||
You mean the ones where the block M was at different spots on the shorts? Some high, some middle, some at the bottom trim?
|1 day 1 hour ago||I didn't.||
|1 day 5 hours ago||Look at how many points I have...||
...there ARE no other sites besides MGoBlog.