Youth Football Camp with Harbaugh today in Ann Arbor

Youth Football Camp with Harbaugh today in Ann Arbor

Submitted by StephenRKass on May 21st, 2016 at 6:21 PM

Jim Harbaugh hosted a football camp for 2nd through 7th graders in Washtenaw county earlier today. His goal was to teach the kids 2 to 3 things, and to focus on how safe football is. Warning:  this is from the Freep.

LINK: Harbaugh tells campers, "Football's never been safer than it is now"

Money quotes for those who want to avoid a Freep link:

Don’t know of any other sport that requires toughness, courage, discipline, being on time, teaching youngsters to be a part of a team,” Harbaugh said. “So many good things come from being on a football team.
There’s a lot of people attacking football these days, talking about it being too rough of a sport or too tough. I feel like there’s a real prejudice against football at all levels. But there’s just a misconception about football. ... Football’s never been safer than it is now with the rule changes and technique changes.

Darboh looking good in practice

Darboh looking good in practice

Submitted by MilkSteak on August 7th, 2012 at 1:29 PM

AnnArbor.com reports Amara Darboh is looking good in his first few practices as a Wolverine.

Featuring quotes from Roy Roundtree such as:

 

"He's really fast and strong. Amara, he just showed out today. I feel like he's really being comfortable. I told him, 'It's football, man. It's just a faster pace.' And he did it."

And:

"I quizzed him last night to make sure he was on his Ps and Qs. He asks a lot of questions, but he did a great job.His head is spinnin', just like all the other freshman. Asking questions. But he's a great kid."

Depth chart & prognostications

Depth chart & prognostications

Submitted by myantoniobass … on August 28th, 2011 at 10:08 PM

Greg Mattison recently stated he wants 22 defenders he feels comfortable with playing because injuries are not an excuse for any loss.  Pessimistic prognosticators point to our paper thin depth as a reason to pick us for 6 wins.  I ask, are we really that thin in depth?Or am I just inflating the following depth compared to the miniscule depth over the past three years?

Depth by position-

OL-Schofield-This RS Soph was already subbed in the past weekend and has received high marks from the staff.

WR-J. Robinson, J. Jackson, J. Gallon, D. Dileo-Three of these youngsters played last year and Robinson is the most hyped redshirt frosh on the team.

QB-Gardner-Denard is the absolute worst injury this team could suffer.  However Devin has the athletic talent to keep things interesting.

RB-Fitz, Smith, Hopkins, and Rawls-Fitz looks like a 1b starter from preseason videos and reports.

DB-Floyd, Talbott, and pick your favorite frosh DB-both played at DB last year.

LB-Assuming Hawthorne, Demens, and C. Gordon start-M. Jones, J. Ryan, B. Herron, M. Evans, and Fitzgerald-That's 5 linebackers that are either old dudes, or their stock is on the rise (Ryan this year, Jones last year who played on 3rd downs vs. ND pre-injury).

D-line-Heininger, Campbell, Qwash, Black-I think Qwash will step up this year.  He looked ok in limited time last year and Mattison said in the spring he could "roll" Washington and Campbell to keep them fresh.  Let's hope Brink is a true starter Kovacs style.

Conclusion: Overall I am not going to hit the panic button at any position unless Denard, Mike Martin, or Troy Woolfolk go down given their all-star power.  Only 6 days away, Go Blue!