August 5th, 2012 at 8:07 PM ^

Just want to say that your website is fantastic. Along with Wolverine Historian, Michigan may have the best sources for videos out of any team in the country. 


August 5th, 2012 at 8:50 PM ^

IMO Kovacs has a chance at the NFL, but he will need to break in on special teams.  He has the kind of drive and tackling ability to make an impact there.  He could end up being a Bill Bates type...long NFL career on special teams, IMO. 

Im not sure he has the quickness and lateral movement to be a full time safety in the NFL...but the again guys like Kurt Schultz did it (former Lion) without a ton of athletic ability.  Brains and tackling skills can take a guy a long way at the strong safety position.


August 5th, 2012 at 8:55 PM ^

08/03/12 - Top-five Michigan prospects for the 2013 NFL Draft: 4. SS Jordan Kovacs...One of the more inspirational stories in college football, Kovacs went from recruiting afterthought to walk-on to All-Conference defender. An All-Ohio selection out of the Toledo area, he struggled to receive looks from any FBS-level programs and decided to walk on for the Wolverines, the same path his father took nearly 20 years earlier. Kovacs always knew he had what it took to play in the Big Ten and dreamed of playing in the ‘Big House' and after a few tryouts in 2009, the Michigan coaching staff gave him a chance. He worked his way into the starting line-up as a freshman and started eight games, recording 75 tackles, 4.5 tackles for loss and one interception. Kovacs had his best season in 2010 as a sophomore (13 starts), finishing with a career-best 116 tackles, 8.5 tackles for loss and a pair of interceptions. He started a dozen games last year and had another productive season, earning All-Big Ten Honorable Mention honors. Kovacs is a savvy defender with a nose for the ball and the football attitude that endears him to coaches and teammates. He fills run lanes well, taking fast, accurate angles to the ball with an aggressive playing style. Kovacs is more of a downhill player who is limited in coverage and struggles when forced to turn his back to the action. He might be a liability in man coverage, but his approach to the game and overachieving attitude will find him a home at the next level. Kovacs might not be a top-100 pick next April, but he is at-worst a special teams stud who will probably exceed expectations, the same way he has done in Ann Arbor. - Dane Brugler, NFLDraftScout.com




August 5th, 2012 at 8:46 PM ^

Game in Dallas. Missed the alumni deal so looking for good locations. Appreciate the input. Got to think there are other venues to pay dollars for a tailgate party.


August 5th, 2012 at 8:56 PM ^

Denard at the end made me think that this is it for him, what the hell will next year be without seeing him around....don't want to think about it!!! I'm so pumped for the season.


August 5th, 2012 at 9:19 PM ^

It is getting somewhat harder to wait for the opener with the video clips now coming out in full force. 

I like how Barnum put it in perspective really - this is a month to worry about Michigan and getting better and developing, and then, in the week before that game, you worry about Alabama. There seems to be a drive on this team to strive for improvement, that you can always be better. I like the motivation they seem to have coming into camp this week. 

Les Miles

August 5th, 2012 at 9:19 PM ^

I don't know if this is thread worthy, or has already been said by someone, but it looks like the roster weights have been updated on mgoblue. Some of the weights are slightly different than the weights reported a few days ago. 


August 5th, 2012 at 9:38 PM ^

I saw Blake Countess and Tamani Carter moving out of Stockholm earlier. Also, I'm happy camp is starting but I miss having the freshmen around the dorm. Great guys and fun to be around.