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:

MGoBlue highlights:


Denard and Vinny Smits:

BWC and Gordon:

Omameh and The White Receiver:



The formation that "WILL" undo the 2012 D

The formation that "WILL" undo the 2012 D

Submitted by dragonchild on March 29th, 2012 at 2:39 PM

"Will":  A One-Down Play (w/ apologies to "Airplane!")

by Dragonchild



ANNOUNCER:  Welcome to the game, folks.  The Michigan defense starts their work at the 22.  Looks like the offense is in an unusual formation, trips plus tight end all on one side of the field.  Split end goes into motion. . . to the strong side!  Five guys on one side?  I don't know if they're trying to confuse Mattison, but they're sure confusing me!


JORDAN KOVACS:  Coverage Blue-18. . . Wait, it's not trips, guys!  It's quints!


KENNY DEMENS:  Denny, Will covers the slot, not the wideout!


DESMOND MORGAN:  I'm on him!  Coverage, Black-32!


JORDAN KOVACS:  They can't all be on the line.  They're forming a second row!


JAKE RYAN:  Split your zone with Denny, Kenny!



JAKE RYAN:  Jordan, JT will cover the flanker, but can he stay with him?




Question for the Board Regarding BWC

Question for the Board Regarding BWC

Submitted by ManBalls on August 29th, 2011 at 9:00 AM

Can 5* Will Campbell suddenly get it?  The fact that he didn't become that guy in the middle this off season was definitely a disappointment for me.

Basically, we have all heard about the poor fundamentals and crap coaching he had under RR/GERG.  My question is, is he simply a 5* bust with the wrong body-mass distribution and poor leverage, or with the correct coaching and technique under Mattison and Co. will everything suddently click?

Not sure how it works in football, but I was hoping it is like a coding or mathematics problem, where you can struggle through it and do it, but not consistently...but then one day it suddenly clicks and it is easy and you just "get it."  I know QBs often talk about this, especially the successful NFL they start seeing the field and everything slows down.  Can this happen for 300lbs defensive linemen too?  Is there a matrix moment for BWC?

Heavy package with Will Campbell in the backfield

Heavy package with Will Campbell in the backfield

Submitted by oakapple on November 18th, 2010 at 5:00 PM

During the non-conference schedule, I recall a goal-line play where Will Campbell lined up in the backfield as a fullback, and Michigan scored. I do not recall seeing that play again.

Am I right that it was used only once? Does anyone have a theory as to why it hasn’t been seen again? I thought it would be called much more often, given that it worked the first time, and it’s not a trick play that loses its value once the defense has seen it. A fullback Campbell’s size is going to be a force in short-yardage, practically by definition. It ought to work elsewhere on the field, too.

There are...

There are...

Submitted by MGoShoe on June 23rd, 2010 at 9:35 AM


days until you will be popping a cold one or two or three in preparation for the moment when Will Campbell and the boys follow Brock Mealer into Michigan Stadium. 

The Huskies won't know what hit them. 

But you will be ready, because you are a member of the MGoBlogerati.

The Spring Revelations (Defense)

The Spring Revelations (Defense)

Submitted by MGoShoe on April 29th, 2010 at 9:44 AM provides their take on the standout defensive performers of spring practice. This article is not behind their paywall.

  • Most Improved: JT Floyd and Will Campbell
  • Breakout Starter in 2010: Greg Banks and Cam Gordon
  • Could Be Starting By Oct. 1: Kenny Demens
  • Freshmen Expected To Contribute In 2010: Cullen Christian and Josh Furman
  • MVPs: Jonas Mouton and Craig Roh

Click on the link for the full ananlysis, but here are my thoughts:

  • Their evaluation of JT Floyd is the most encouraging word I've heard about his spring performance and provides some measure of reassurance about the state of the cornerbacks.
  • Greg Banks apparently has a compelling story that they will roll out in their Football Preview. Could be another reason to get it if you don't already buy everything Michigan Football related.
  • They buy into the Kenny Demens love and the Obi Ezeh skepticism.
  • Amidst all the Dorsey obsession, their focus on Cullen Christian and particularly Josh Furman is interersting. Of course until these guys get on campus for summer conditioning and camp, who knows if they'll really be instant contributors, but the idea of "Furman [who] is a bit of a freak, boasting a 4.3 40-yard dash with the strength and power to play linebacker" competing for playing time at Spur is exciting.
  • More Roh man love and admit it, you're smitten too: "The 6-5, 249-pounder, already showing the leadership skills of a future captain, should emerge one of the Big Ten's best pass rushers and one of the league's most versatile defenders. One astute observer noted: 'I don't think we've seen any Michigan defender, as close to the line of scrimmage as he plays, like him in 20 years.'"