How do you feel about Right Tackle/ Corner Back?

How do you feel about Right Tackle/ Corner Back?

Submitted by ScruffyTheJanitor on September 3rd, 2017 at 10:51 AM

Whilst watching the game yesterday, I was keeping an eye on the two major question marks we had heading into the season: Corner and Right Tackle. My takes:

1) Watson and Hill both stayed with their receivers pretty well. The main take away is that, with a couple of exceptions, they only needed to cover for about 1.3 seconds before the quarterback began to run for their life. With this combination of d-line dominance and army of tweaked-out banshees technically referred to as "Linebackers," the cornerbacks just have to be "OK" to be good.

2) Ulizio was really good when they could get him engaged into a defender. Once his hand were on someone, he could usually move them in the run game and neutralize them in Pass Pro. Against a pure speed rush he had major issues, and I am surprised that Florida didn't do more to attack that spot. One thing I noticed was that they had a number of plays where Wheatley would crash into the DE while Ulizio would sandwich a DT or bury some poor LB, and that we wildly effective in making the running game go. Bottom Line: Ulizio isn't quite up to snuff yet, but he pleanty good enough if the play design allows him to do what he does well: engage and generally neutralize his target.

What say you? Did my amateur observations match yours? Do you feel any better about these spots?

Early Enrollees - Who will impact in 2014?

Early Enrollees - Who will impact in 2014?

Submitted by Ron Utah on January 6th, 2014 at 12:28 PM

It's official--we've added seven players to the Michigan family:

  • Drake Harris
  • Wilton Speight
  • Bryan Mone
  • Freddy Canteen
  • Brandon Watson
  • Michael Ferns
  • Mason Cole

I believe all seven of these guys are future starters.  But who will make an impact in 2014?  The guy with the best chance on paper is Bryan Mone, since we don't have any established players at NT.  But I'm going to pick Freddy Canteen, who has freakish quickness and good speed (reported to have run a 4.43 40).  If he's half the technician he appears to be on tape and is a willing blocker, then his EE conditioning might get him into the line-up early.  Drake Harris is another possibility.  

Speight is up against two good QBs with game experience, Watson is on a depth chart with a plethora of quality DBs (that felt good to say), Ferns is one of many talented LBs, and, finally, we should be able to redshirt all of our incoming OL, so Cole should get a year of seasoning,

Welcome to the family, and GO BLUE!

Eastern Christian Academy (2014 Commits Canteen/Watson) @ Maplewood TN 9/27

Eastern Christian Academy (2014 Commits Canteen/Watson) @ Maplewood TN 9/27

Submitted by Look Up_See Blue on September 24th, 2013 at 9:22 PM

For those of you Michigan fans living in the Nashville/Middle TN area I wanted to let you know that there's a chance to catch a couple future Michigan Men in action this Friday.  Eastern Christian Academy (home of 2014 Michigan commits Freddy Canteen and Brandon Watson) is coming to Nashville on Friday 9/27 to play at Maplewood HS at 7 p.m. CST.  I'm trying to get confirmation that is game is being played because It's not on Maplewood's schedule, but is listed on the Eastern Christian Academy schedule on Maxpreps.  I couldn't find their school link anywhere.  The Maplewood coach mentioned this game to me a few weeks back but wasn't certain if it was being played or not.  As soon as I can get a confirmation I'll post it here.  I'm sorry if this is useless to many but just thought I'd let ya'll know about this chance to see some Michigan prospects playing in this area.  My plan was to attend and then give a small report about their performance, but I have to go out of town for a bachelor party this weekend so I won't be able to go.  If anyone makes it please let us know how Canteen/Watson performed, Go Blue!!!!