Would like to see the general thought on the entire starting lineup from fellow MGoBloggers.
Just passing along some info, which might resolve some of the panic a couple threads below:
Shane Morris, Jibreel Black, Chris Bryant, and Jeremy Gallon were held out of the scrimmage. We'll hear from Hoke about it Tuesday. I was told it's nothing to make a big fuss about, although personally I think Morris would have benefited a lot from the scrimmage. C'est la vie. Nothing really changes the fact that if Gardner goes down we should pack up and go home.
As you saw, Bryant's absence moved Glasgow to left guard in the scrimmage. Wherefore art thou, Ben Braden, ye of my prediction for lock at left guard? Braden, notably, has not been practicing at guard for some time. He's a tackle these days (womp womp), so the depth chart at left guard (assuming Bryant is fine) goes Bryant, Glasgow, Bars.
The point of a closed scrimmage is for the team to work on areas of improvement in a real game setting but far from the prying eyes of the public. As such, yesterday was run heavy, especially when Gardner was in. Green and Smith got a lot of looks. I'm told that neither really stood out because the blocking still had some ways to go. I wouldn't worry too much about that because the two freshman backs worked heavily with the second team, and the starting line was minus Bryant anyway.
Tyrone Wheatley Jr. and his brother Terius (soph. 5' 11 1/2" 170) were on the front page of the Buffalo News sports section today.
Can't find the online version yet, but there is a video and an older article about them deciding to attend Canisius High School. I hadn't heard of Terius, but they also have a brother in the eighth grade.
If I go to a Canisius game to see the Wheatleys play, what is the proper protocol?
1. Wear a throwback Tyrone Wheatley Sr. Michigan Jersey.
2. Make a "go to Michigan banner."
3. Blend in with the crowd and just enjoy the game.
BTW--my wife thinks it is weird to go to a HS game where you didn't attend or know anyone.
EDIT: Added the link to the article now that the Buffalo News put it up. As mentioned below there are some good quotes in it. It was interesting that Rob Gronkowski called up TJ (Tyrone Junior) and tried to get him to attend Williamsville North where Gronk had gone.
Just kind of board and saw an ad for LHN. If a network like Fox or ESPN were the parent company, I think a Michigan Network would be a goldmine.
Michigan has the most dedicated fan base in the country that supports every sport in the athletic department and then some. Just some general "survey" questions-
- Would you pay for a Michigan Athletics-only TV Network? Assume the network exclusively shows a few football games, non-conference basketball games and ALL hockey home regular season games? As well as showing Michigan Baseball, Softball, Lacrosse instead of showing reruns of football games (like BTN) while there are athletic events going on.
- What would be a good name for the network? (ex: Wolverine Sports Network, Michigan Athletics Network etc.
It might seem a bit on the early side to make a freshman All-American team, but the good folks at ESPN have done just that. I'd normally start making fun of them at this point, but since they included Derrick Green and Patrick Kugler as All-Americans, I will merely applaud their good judgment and insight into all things football.
EDIT: SIAP, this doesn't look that new, I just missed it. Mods feel free to delete, or just leave it for other folks who missed it as it is a slow day