Camp Updates from Gregg Henson - WRs, TEs and More

Submitted by Navy Wolverine on August 18th, 2017 at 11:29 PM

Greggggggg Henson has put out a couple of blog posts with some fall camp updates based on information he's getting from his sources. Short and sweet but there hasn't been too much news from camp recently.

The most recent one covers the WRs - he says McDoom and Crawford are having very good camps but aren't as dynamic as Freshmen DPJ and Tarik Black.

TE play is solid with 5-6 guys who can play

Watson is pushing at CB

He also had a post from earlier in the week covering the QB competition and explains why Peters is falling behind Speight and O'Korn.



August 18th, 2017 at 11:35 PM ^

Did Gregg actually have inside info on the Harbaugh hiring? Or was it just that all the bullshit he throws at the wall something finally stuck?


August 19th, 2017 at 2:16 AM ^

Of course we want the best possible line, but I'm rooting for Kugler to make it this year. Nothing at all against Ruiz. Just would love to see a 5th year senior make it and see the field as a starter. Sentimental. Still, it is in the hands of Harbaugh, Drevno, and to a lesser degree, Pep Hamilton., Choose wisely.

We'll be Champions

August 18th, 2017 at 11:40 PM ^

Yeah I think overshadowed is a bit of a strong word. I think Crawford is a really good bet to start and may be doing what he needs to do to keep that status, just basing that off of some other reports and the fact that he got the your-a-starter-pull from the spring game, but I'm def pumped to see Balck and DPJ.

On the OL, it seems as though Onwenu is widening he lead over Ruiz which is good to see of a second year player, Bushell-Beaty I'll be interested to see how ling his leash is against UF since they have a very talented a deep core of DEs.


August 18th, 2017 at 11:53 PM ^

With several receivers who could each be gamebreakers makes me smile.  And that makes Evans, Higdon, Isaac (and hopefully some Walker) even more dangerous.  Throw in 1 or 2 solid TEs and the defense may not be the only group that's dominating.  Two more weeks!!


Santa Clause

August 19th, 2017 at 12:18 AM ^

I can't wait to see what the boards reaction would be in the 2018 QB battle if Speight has a similar or marginally better 2017 season. RS Senior Speight vs RS Sophmore Peters vs RS Freshman McCaffrey. I can't wait!


August 19th, 2017 at 12:47 AM ^

across all reports, seems to be the depth of the TE group, which is great to hear given the departure of Asiasi.

Seems like the McKeon hype may have been a thing. With him and Eubanks as RS Freshman, seems like not taking a TE last year was smart.

Random comment: I can't believe last year's class was only 5th nationally.  The size and quality combo was super impressive.  27 (!!!) top 500 guys with 6 in the top 100?  It's too bad Gary won't be around in 2019....


August 19th, 2017 at 1:30 PM ^

I'm not arguing the rankings, so that wasn't a "I can't believe they didn't rank us higher" it was more a "I can't believe four teams had a better class than us".

Bama and OSU definitely had classes far and away better than ours.  UGA and USC were very, very close.

We may not have an elite TE, but it does sounds like we have a lot of good ones.  Are we seeing/hearing that we're playing more no TE sets?  If that's the case, you may be correct.

 But if we're still playing most or all sets with at least one TE, then the fact that we don't have an elite one has nothing to do with how often we put a second one on the field (assuming the 2nd, 3rd, 4th guys are all "good-ish".

My guess is that any change in deployment of TEs has more to do with Pep being the new passing coordinator or the fact that we have too many good WRs to keep them off the field (whereas last year we really only had two).

Mocha Cub

August 19th, 2017 at 4:39 AM ^

If you read enough of these reports, you'll basically hear positive about most of the players on the roster. I find nothing he's said to be earth shattering news. Sam Webb still provides the best information out there imo. Take what most others have to say with a grain of salt, especially Gregggggggg. 


August 19th, 2017 at 10:13 AM ^

Exactly. Dude keeps his info vague enough to not be debunked but plausible enough to not be outright bullshit.

"Presumed returning starter from last year had a good fall camp and should contribute this year. Turns out the 4 and 5* WRs that have been getting heaping praises from every coach and player interview are actually good."


Late Bluemer

August 19th, 2017 at 8:08 AM ^

A lot of good camp insight from sam and the gang. It's nice that subscribers that also post here on MGoBlog are respecting the paywall and not spilling all of the information here. Sam does a great job and deserves to be fairly compensated for he value he provides.


August 19th, 2017 at 8:53 AM ^

I chose 247 last week to break my paywall cherry. They drop a lot of tidbits there, but I do wonder what I'm missing from Scout. Anyone that has both, can you say if Sam is dropping any different info? Don't have to spill the beans on the info, just if it varies enough to warrant their membership.


August 19th, 2017 at 9:58 AM ^

Sam has had that access for a long time and didn't need the podcast for it. The podcast is for the listeners.

People underestimate just how important Sam is to the program. He is a mouthpiece of the coaches and an influential public advocate of the program. The trust he has built has allowed him to be very ingrained in to Michigan football.