According to Steve Wilfong, Chance Stewart just committed to Wisconsin. Stewart is a four-star quarterback from Sturgis (MI) in the 2014 class. It appeared that he was one of the guys in the running for a Michigan offer along with Kizer, Key, Henderson and others.
I think leaders are born not trained, but this was probably a good bonding experience for the seniors.
No, not this one
Much has been made of the fact that we once again have a 3-Deep of fullbacks – including 2 on scholarship. They’ve been discussed often as ‘fullbackian fullbacks who fullback in fullbackian ways’ or something similar, but I think that Borges has more plans for these guys than just being a “classic” Michigan fullback. To break it down simply, there are 2 schools of fullbacks: The 6’ 240lb linebacker-meeters like this guy
- great fullback name or greatest fullback name?
and the West-Coast Fullback.
Now the 1st type of fullback has one job and one job only – lead blocker. Out of the I he hits the hole before the running back and takes out the first defender he sees.
This type of fullback often drove many including the fearless leader Brian and myself to anger when we would line up in an I, the fullback would shuffle-shuffle-shuffle one direction and totally tell the defense where the run was going.
(14 seconds in. It worked, but it was Purdue)
I don’t believe that’s what we’ll be getting with Borges. I believe that Borges will be asking a lot more of his fullbacks, he actually already has. In the same vein, Hopkins is a converted RB who has handled the ball a lot and Houma is a triple-option FB who rushed for a ton of yards in high school. Also I think the best corollary to what we’ll see from our fullbacks in the future (Hopkins and Houma) is how Jacob Hester has been used, both at LSU and on the Chargers.
We’ve seen that Borges treats the fullback as a receiver (5:58 of the clip below. Thanks to SC Wolverine for finding it)
We saw often that Borges isn’t afraid to line up in a heavy I, split out the tailback, and hand it to the fullback on a dive. Sometimes with great, sometimes with terrible – THEN GREAT – results.
(See 4:59. Hell, just watch it all again in all its glory)
Doing this like 5 times in goal line situations of course lead to easy rollout Denard TDs on a fake dive as well.
Jacob Hester is listed (now, as a 5year pro) at 5'11” 235#. The new weights from B1G media days list Hopkins at 235# and Houma at 221#. Looking at some clips of Hester Highlights from the Chargers we see a couple of designed fullback pass plays:
Let’s hope we get a lot of those TDs from Hopkins and Houma going forward.
I'd say 9th just because they're going to want us in the top 10 for the first weekend matchup.
Finally. After all of these years of trying to find highlights online, and bugging people to upload them if they had them. I finally got a DVD copy of this game. This was a close call and an ugly win. But this game had a lot of historic things to it.
Braylon Edwards broke Marquise Walker's career record for receptions (but he fumbled after he caught it). This was the game where Mike Hart was "noticed". His first career start. This was also the first game that I attended with a group of friends that still go with to this day.
The broadcast was from ESPN with the Beckmann & Brandstatter WJR radio broadcast playing over it. It may be a little a faster than the video in the beginning for some reason.
Check out the cheap shot on Henne by that SDSU dirtbag at 15:06.
Per Tremendous -
Add another name into the bag. Per a couple tweets by Mike Farrell at Rivals, it sounds like LB EJ Levenberry Jr. wants to re-open his recruitment. I don't think he's officially de-committed from FSU, but it sounds like he is having second thoughts for sure and plans to visit Michigan. We had a good rapport with EJ during his recruitment, so I may be able to get to the bottom of what's going on.
Well this should be interesting....
edit - Here's the link to Rivals regarding the situation.
Right now I have to say my son made the right decision in choosing Jimbo
and FSU but that Michigan degree and Greg Mattison's relationship with
my son are hard to resist.
edit 2 -
And just like that #Michigan pulls out of the Levenberry race unless they lose a commit per levenberry's father
Jerry Sandusky has been quoted by his lawyer as saying that even if we are to believe he's guilty, the thought of a cover-up orchestrated by Spainer, Schultz, Curley and Paterno is "ridiculous". Apparently he's very upset with the sanctions and professes his love of Penn State through his lawyer. His attorney believes sentencing will happen in September, and reports that Sandusky is preparing a letter to read into the court record. Also, Sandusky is hoping for another trial or another opportunity for "the truth" to come out.
In the minor Penn State news portion of this post, former US Senator George Mitchell has been appointed Athletics Integrity Monitor within their AD, and will submit four reports annually for five years to the Board of Trustees, NCAA and Big Ten. Mitchell is famous for his report on steroid usage in baseball.
From the Ed-S-itor: Some of you may have noticed the new ad on the top of the site:
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