August 14th, 2014 at 3:22 PM ^

Out of the 5 spots, Braden locking up RT may be the most important, so I'm glad he stood out enough to name him first. If it wasn't Braden, it would necessitate a lot of shuffling with at least one person being out of their natural position. With RT locked down, it seems like the rest of the linemen will at least know what position they're competing for, even if the starter isn't quite named yet.


August 14th, 2014 at 5:01 PM ^

All I can think of is miller and states blitz right up the middle, gotta trust the coaches though, they have forgotten more about football than I know.


August 14th, 2014 at 6:00 PM ^

This OL thing is a daily happening: ) Part of me just wants everyone to be patience and part of me loves the debate.  

If Cole jumps into the lineup do we have some guys transfer?  Coach Hoke recruited so strong at OL that I wondered if we have some guys transfer anyway once we got a young OL set.  

I hope not and please don't mention any player by name, but I respectfully predict we have one OL transfer out after the season for playing time.  The school will not be Ferris is also a joking prediction.         


August 14th, 2014 at 7:07 PM ^

So the point of recruiting is trying to get as much raw material in here to mold.  You will hit and miss.  If we keep the guys who hit and a guy or two who missed and/or was behind the guys who hit leaves, that's part of it.  It is part of the system.  You are still retaining the guys that hit for Michigan football.  The other guys still want opportunities and it may not be here so you can't lose sleep over it - esp since they were not going to be playing much if at all here.  See Rawls as an example for RBs.

There were 4 OL in the 2012 class - 3 are in every discussion, 1 you never hear about.  Etc.


August 14th, 2014 at 7:22 PM ^

I think worded my post well enough to not get negged.  I didn't mention any players by name, etc. 

I agree with Alum96.  Yes, players transferring out is part of the system and it should not be taboo to bring it up.