August 9th, 2014 at 9:46 AM ^

Bolden and Morgan both really popped off those blocks. I'm really optimistic about this LB group.


Things got pretty chippy, too. That's a football team alright.


August 9th, 2014 at 10:41 PM ^

We are so deep at LB.  I have confidence in at least 6 of them.  Each of the past few years this drill has looked faster, more physical, and harder hitting than before.  I know we all get so impatient with the player development aspect of this staff, pr lackthereof, but I see guys getting older, bigger, faster, more physical, and more confident and that is encouraging.


August 9th, 2014 at 11:22 AM ^

I know physicalness had become a bit of a cliché here but yes, there was something a little extra this year. Guys are finishing their reps hard and popping right back up to push and shove each other. They definitely seem to be a little more energy efficient them. 


August 9th, 2014 at 9:53 AM ^

Michigan drill is always lovely!


Edit: Did y'all see Ty Isaac truck stick James Ross III? We have two of the best running back recruits from 2013, and Deveon Smith, who I always thought was better than both Green and Isaac...consider me pumped.


August 9th, 2014 at 10:11 AM ^

Poggi looked good on his attempt

Pipkins was 2/2 IMO and is supremely badass

Chesson might be the best blocker on the team, maybe he can play LT (1:25)


August 9th, 2014 at 11:04 AM ^

I will definitely leave the critiquing to more knowledgable posters like yourself, Reader71, SC, Magnus, etc., but I thought Jack Miller, Glasgow and Bosch were the most impressive OL in this video. DL I thought Pipkins, Taco, Clark, Mone, Hurst, and Poggi looked good and at LB, Joe Bolden looked great in his rep. Ty Isaac gave James Ross the 'ole truck stick in their rep. 3 more weeks!

Edit: also, AJ Williams and Heitzman looked very impressive.


August 9th, 2014 at 11:36 AM ^

I take this videos with a grain of salt.  The defensive linemen is required to hit directly into his man (no angling).  Naturally the OL is bigger and generally stronger than the DL so they should win a 1-on-1 against a lighter DL.  The DLs advantage is when he gets to use his quickness to get to a gap.

As far as Bolden and the LBs, they get to take a straight 3 yard run right at the OL.  They should win that battle every time because they get a running start against a guy who is coming out of a 3 point stance.

The idea of the Michigan or Oklahoma drill is to get the guys lathered into a frenzy and see who can take or deliver a hit.  That's about it.


August 9th, 2014 at 10:38 AM ^

Somewhere in the 2:30-ish range, we get to see Pipkins successfully take out two players plus several other things within about a 10-foot radius, or damn near. Either way, I like the intensity of everyone in this drill. This is something that hopefully translates into game time - I would enjoy seeing these guys play like they are on a mission this season, as it were. 


August 9th, 2014 at 10:44 AM ^

Just because...

  1. Bunting v Marshall - even
  2. Braden v Hurst Jr - Hurst sheds block, great play
  3. Glasgow v Pallante - Glasgow win
  4. Bosch v Godin - Bosch solid
  5. Norfleet v Lewis - wash
  6. Williams v Clark - nice by Williams
  7. Magnuson v Pipkins - Pipkins needs to eat!
  8. Pliska v Morgan - Morgan hungry!
  9. Couldn't identify v I think Henry
  10. Miller v Glasgow - Miller tastes great, less filling
  11. Bars v Bolden - Bolden sheds block, strips ball
  12. WR v DB - WR dominated (Chesson?), drove DB 10+ yards
  13. LTT v Hurst - Hurst hungry!
  14. Fox v Wormley - Wormley hungry!
  15. Samuleson v Ross III - Ross shed block nicely but bounced off RB in tackle attempt
  16. Bunting v Poggi - Poggi levers Bunting
  17. Braden v Clark - Clark feeding time
  18. Heitzman v Beyer - Heitzman dominates
  19. Cole v Taco - wash
  20. Bosch v Godin - Bosch does the job
  21. Kugler v someone - someone sheds the block but misses tackle
  22. Dever absorbs Jeremy Clark than drives him 6-7 yards
  23. Pipkins beast mode versus unclear OL
  24. Miller v Pallante
  25. Bars v Ferns
  26. Couldn't tell
  27. Mone beast mode vs LTT
  28. Miller neutralizes Henry
  29. Someone v Winovich
  30. Someone v Watson


August 9th, 2014 at 11:00 AM ^

Could be, some of these guys wear their jersey's pretty high or the camera didn't stick on them long enough.  Aside from Dawson, I didn't see a Kalis rep anywhere either but maybe he was one of the unidentified.