Scrimmage Observations

Submitted by JacksFootball on April 25th, 2018 at 3:30 PM

I had the opportunity to speak with a parent of one of the players who attended the scrimmage. Here were his observations:

-Rashan Gary was limited due to his ass kicking abilities. He is that good.

-Patterson, Peters and McCaffery all were given an opportunity with the one's and all had impressive plays. Peters command is a big positive.

-Tarik Black and DPJ should be the two best WR's at this school since Braylon.

-Oliver Martin doesn't drop balls and his get off at the line of scrimmage is impressive.

-K. Hudson's arms have their own zip code.

-It was fairly striking the speed in which this defense plays with, even compared to last year's team.

-For how good the defense is, the OL looked much improved over last year.

-There is a sense of "pissed off" and "we are going to prove doubters wrong" with this team.


Some of these items have been discussed, but we need all the football talk we can get.

Please get September 1st here quickly! Go Blue.



April 25th, 2018 at 7:48 PM ^

That “don’t talk/enough talk/I’m sick of X/etc. just win.” Comment is THE worst comment in sports internet. Why the fuck do you log in to say that? What is your mind like? It’s April you fucking jabroni. Why are you even here right now if you don’t care about anything until September?

Sorry, I had anger for about 48 other “just win” comments that I’ve ignored.


April 25th, 2018 at 3:42 PM ^

Had for a long time. If we can get just ok QB play and a line that can hold up we can contend for the Big. We are going to be under the radar for the first time since Jim got here too. Psu, OSU and Sparty will get all the love nationally. We will sneak up on people.


April 25th, 2018 at 3:42 PM ^

Harbaugh is just coaching the team and I think that is translating across the entire program right now. Reading the details from last year never seemed to reflect any of the things we are seeing right now. Good athletes and so on but nothing like the focus the team has right now. Not sure if I call it a chip on the shoulder but maybe a reflection of Harbaugh's sour taste from last year. Looking forward to Football this year for sure. Go Blue!!!

Perkis-Size Me

April 25th, 2018 at 3:46 PM ^

That’s all well and good. They just need to prove it on the field. Especially the offense.

They’ve been their own worst enemy for years. Hopefully Warriner can work some magic with the OL this offseason.


April 25th, 2018 at 4:01 PM ^

since we didn't have a public scrimmage, i guess folks will just have to read the tea leaves sort to speak.

the Defense is promising, with Brown, you don't really have to be worried about the D losing games... hoping that they are good enough to steal the program a couple of games this year good as they were last year, i don't think they were able to do that.

encouraging to hear all three qbs are looking good... if SP isn't eligible, we all need to pray to peters or dylan can take command of the offense.


April 25th, 2018 at 4:03 PM ^

Seriously, if Shea is good to go (and likely anyway), is there any reason why this team shouldn't be quite (as in very) strong this year?  I know OSU is maybe at a higher level (like every year); but seems like we should be competing in the East.


April 25th, 2018 at 5:44 PM ^

let me get this straight. james franklin and his staff can take a team from nothing to a power in a couple years, the same coach who their fan base wanted fired two years ago. and then take what was their biggest weakness for years, the off. line, and turn it into what they call the strength of their team now? but harbaugh cant figure out how to do that?


April 25th, 2018 at 9:20 PM ^

Dude I love harbaugh but if he doesn’t change his offense to fit sheas talents that is just ignorant. And penn state has beat Ohio in the last three years harbaugh has not. It’s because of the offense. The d is not the issue.


April 25th, 2018 at 10:32 PM ^

I’m not just disappointed about last season I’m actually more disappointed about 2016 then last year. Nobody said harbaugh is not going to change, I said it’s Ignorant not to. I think as a whole it’s is going to be tougher and tougher to run the type he wants since that offense is being run less in high school. They are running spread and rpo on freaking 6th grade now. These qbs and olineman are being trained in that system hence there is more to choose from more available qbs olineman and wide receivers that fit that system vs the old system. It’s already bleeding into the nfl. Change with the times you can’t ground and pound against teams like Ohio MSU penn state anymore or any top 20 team for that matter. You also need a mobile qb.


April 25th, 2018 at 11:23 PM ^

of coarse michigan never came close to beating osu in any of those games, while penn st. just dominated osu in their games. it is stupid to think harbaugh has done nothing right in those games just because they lost. there is alot more to it then just the wins and losses, dude.


April 26th, 2018 at 7:55 AM ^

Nobody said any of that you did. And you either win or you lose right. Doesn’t matter if you win or lose by 1 point. People are delusional on here sometimes and blinded by there love for this team. I believe if shea is eligible this team is a playoff team. Harbaugh is a great coach, and all I’m praying for is that this offense starts to help this team win and some change. It has been very frustrating the last two years to watch this dominant defense get wasted. Last year was about exactly what I expected except for the bowl game that was brutal. I did not expect them to be amazing because of the youth, but I also did not expect there offense to be that bad. I expect them to win the big ten championship this year with this talent and make a run at the playoff is shea is eligible and healthy all year.


April 25th, 2018 at 4:11 PM ^

This may be something more discussed on paywall boards already , but can we confirm that K. Crawford and Grant Perry were at the scrimmage and playing?  We haven't heard much about them this spring it seems.   


April 25th, 2018 at 5:43 PM ^

umbig11 may or may not have been "commenting" on Crawford. After all, Perry was hurt earlier and it's news that he's better now.

But Crawford has: 1. Changed away from #1. 2. Been cleanly passed by Black and DPJ and probably Collins. 3. Been totally absent from any camp talk, in contrast with Black and DPJ and Collins and Martin. 

It doesn't look great to me.