Rivals: Opponents Size Up Michigan's D Anonymously ($)

Rivals: Opponents Size Up Michigan's D Anonymously ($)

Submitted by Sinsemillaplease on July 25th, 2013 at 12:07 PM

Really cool article that features some of our opponents' anonymous responses to questions about Michigan's defense. They're very homogenous/consistent responses. An interesting read for those with Rivals subscriptions.

VIDEO: Michigan - UMass Highlights and Postgame

VIDEO: Michigan - UMass Highlights and Postgame

Submitted by Thorin on September 15th, 2012 at 9:41 PM

I'm rooting for ND for the first time in my life. Feels dirty.

 

DonkeyPuncher231 highlights:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2DsUYRj6fns

MGoBlue highlights:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YsUYzLLH1d0

Hoke:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rURgkqmIF1Y

Denard and Vinny Smits:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O65ErY3cTmg

BWC and Gordon:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rSLBakbSenk

Omameh and The White Receiver:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dp6Vcrc-flA

 

 

Brady Hoke Presser

Brady Hoke Presser

Submitted by MGoShoe on January 1st, 2012 at 6:07 PM

These are all from Kyle Meinke's (A2.com) Twitter feed.

  • Hoke was surprisingly revealing today. He typically clamps down on info as game day approaches, esp. on players gaining/losing starting jobs:
    • Will Heininger "probably" won't play in the Sugar Bowl.
    • Will Hagerup has held off Matt Wile, will start at punter.
    • Thomas Gordon will start at free safety. Troy Woolfolk also is expected to see time.
    • Should a long field goal be attempted, freshman Matt Wile, not Brendan Gibbons, would be the guy.
    • J.T. Floyd joined Denard Robinson in submitting paperwork to the NFL draft advisory board. Hoke expects him to be back.
  • Denard used to get too hyped before games, a problem he's mostly solved by listening to slower music like R&B during pregames.
  • "Spent my New Year's Eve watching Arrested Development in my hotel room." -- Denard Robinson, showing off his superior taste in TV. [Maize and Bluth]

 

 

Michigan coach Brady Hoke provides updates on the team leading up to the Allstate Sugar Bowl.

Players Redshirting

Players Redshirting

Submitted by Tim on October 22nd, 2009 at 11:23 AM
Here's the current status of every (scholarship) player on the Michigan roster who has not yet taken a redshirt year. In order to be eligible to redshirt for the 2009 season, a player must have not played in any game past the 5th (Michigan State).
Player Western ND Eastern Indiana MSU Iowa Delaware State Redshirt
True seniors
Carlos Brown Started Started Started Started Started DNP DNP Nope
Stevie Brown Started Started Started Started Started Started Started Nope
Brandon Graham Started Started Started Started Started Started Started Nope
Greg Mathews Started Started Started Started Started Played Started Nope
Brandon Minor DNP Played Played Played Played Started DNP Nope
True Juniors
James Rogers Played Played Played Played Played Played Played Nope
Renaldo Sagesse Played Played Played Played Played DNP Played Nope
Donovan Warren Started Started Started Started Started Started Started Nope
Martell Webb Played Played Played Played Played Played Played Nope
Troy Woolfolk Started Started Started Started Started Started Started Nope
True Sophomores
Boubacar Cissoko Started Started Started Started Played DNP DNP Inj. Only - suspended
Kenny Demens Played Played Played Played Played Played Played Nope
JB Fitzgerald Played Played Played Played Played Played Played Nope
Kevin Koger Started Started Started Started Started Started DNP Nope
Mike Martin Started Started Started Started Started Started Started Nope
Martavious Odoms Started Started Started Started Started Started Started Nope
Mike Shaw Played DNP Played Played DNP Played Started Nope
Darryl Stonum Played Started Started Played Played Started Played Nope
True Freshmen
Isaiah Bell DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP Yep
William Campbell Played Played Played DNP Played Played Played Nope
Vladimir Emilien Played Played Played Played DNP DNP Played Nope
Tate Forcier Started Started Started Started Started Started Started Nope
Jeremy Gallon DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP Yep
Brendan Gibbons DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP Yep
Cameron Gordon DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP Yep
Thomas Gordon DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP Yep
Brandin Hawthorne Played Played DNP Played DNP DNP Played Nope
Mike Jones DNP DNP DNP Played Played DNP DNP Inj. Only
Teric Jones Played Played Played Played DNP Played Played Nope
Anthony LaLota DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP Yep
Taylor Lewan DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP Yep
Denard Robinson Played Played Played Played Played Played Played Nope
Craig Roh Started Started Started Started Started Started Started Nope
Michael Schofield DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP Yep
Vincent Smith Played DNP Played DNP Played Played Played Nope
Je'Ron Stokes Played Played Played DNP DNP DNP Played Nope
Fitzgerald Toussaint DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP Yep
Justin Turner DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP Yep
Quinton Washington DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP Yep

Rich Rodriguez has said that Boubacar Cissoko is expected to return to the field this year once he clears up the issues that got him suspended. That means he won't be redshirting. Only freshmen will redshirt this year, then, and the list of eligible guys is as follows:

  • Isaiah Bell
  • Jeremy Gallon
  • Brendan Gibbons
  • Cameron Gordon
  • Thomas Gordon
  • Mike Jones (Injury redshirt only, as he's played in a couple games - but not the DSU blowout).
  • Anthony LaLota
  • Taylor Lewan
  • Michael Schofield
  • Fitzgerald Toussaint
  • Justin Turner
  • Quinton Washington

A couple of these guys might be in the mix for playing time later in the year (especially Jones, since he's already played), so keep your eyes peeled.


Recruiting Michigan and Detroit And an Apology

Recruiting Michigan and Detroit And an Apology

Submitted by The King of Belch on August 20th, 2009 at 6:01 AM
This is more a message to our fan base than Rich Rodriguez, because I think Rodriguez gets that Michigan high schools, while not rich with talent, can provide needed talent to help him win.

From behind a paywall, Michigan kids like Cam and Thomas Gordon, Rocko Khoury, Teric Jones, and of course Will Campbell are drawing praise from an "insider" who sees a lot of practices. Right now, Teric Jones, who was moved from offense to defensive back, is responding well and asserting himself as a talent that will warrant playing time. Khoury is pushing those in front of him. Cameron Gordon, who many believed would end up at linebacker, has been very impressive as a receiver; a big guy with good hands who is not afraid to go over the middle for a catch, and he will undoubtedly be a good blocker as well.

For those of us who believe in recruiting Michigan, this comes as no surprise. What Michigan kids may lack in development due to the constraints of the MHSAA, weather, coaching and facilities, they make up with in ahleticism, talent, love of the game, and desire. You can't say enough for kids who have dreamt of playing for one of the big in-state schools, and if given a fair shot, as they are, they do not back down to their much more heralded colleagues from football havens like Ohio, Florida, and Texas.

I am encouraged by the reports coming in regarding Michigan kids and look forward to seeing how they perform on the field. I also hope that Rodriguez works to downplay, and even wipe out this silly perception that seems to be going around Michigan that the Wolveerines are not necessarily a welcome wagon for home-grown talent. Especially in his first few formative years, when as we saw with DaQuinta Jones and Pearlie Graves, out of state kids in general and southern kids in particular can be awfully wishy-washy about their committment to play for Michigan.

Much of the 2010 class is made up of midwest recruits, and UM has landed three top players from the home state already. It will be interesting to see how this trend develops in the future.

I know there has been a wave of folks who say things like "A three star from Florida is better than a four or five star from Michigan" or "I don't care where the players come from"--but again, getting kids from your own back yard, solidifying your home base, is a foundation that I believe UM needs and can benefit from. These kids won't get homesick, are used to the weather, can be spiritual and emotional leaders, won't wilt under Barwis, and will more likely stick out their first couple years when playing time is not exactly easy to come by.

I'd like to know the thoughts any MGoBloggers have with regard to this topic!

Updates on Teric Jones and Thomas Gordon - '09 Recruits

Updates on Teric Jones and Thomas Gordon - '09 Recruits

Submitted by Lance on May 20th, 2009 at 12:38 PM

Michael Spath, Rivals, recently interviewed 2009 Recruit HB Teric Jones.

On Mike Barwis - "Every day, I feel bigger, stronger, faster. Thomas (Gordon S, fellow recruit) and I have been working out according to the Mike Barwis' plan and we can both see the changes in ourselves and each other. It's a full-body workout. It's a challenge but it's preparing both of us for what's coming up this summer."

On fellow future Wolverine Will Campbell - "I see him all the time – the three of us hang out a lot – and he tells us all about the coaches and our teammates and what you have to know about everybody," Jones said. "He just tells us that the coaches are very honest and straightforward and they're going to tell you what you have to do to play and it's up to you whether you want to do those things or not. But they don't let you just 'get by' – they're going to make you work hard."

On learning the playbook - "The coaches keep telling me they want to use me at both but they can only do so if I understand both," he said. "Every day after working out I go home and look at those books and try to learn as much as I can. I'm going to be prepared."

http://umgoblog.com/post/Update-on-2009-Recruits-Teric-Jones-and-Thomas…