August 13th, 2010 at 8:16 AM ^

I was seconds away from posting this. I even included a kitten in my post to appease you. 

But seriously, this this one is 2:19 of pure ecstasy. My fire is quenched... for about 90 seconds. 


August 13th, 2010 at 8:43 AM ^

Looks like Tate actually IS practicing with the team! /s

Passes looked good except for the one by Gardner that got batted down. Fitz looks fast, Denard looks fast, everybody looks fast!

EDIT: After watching a few more times, a couple more observations:

  • Good to see Ricardo getting some reps. He's a big guy, and hopefully he can help us out on the outside this year.
  • I LOVE the way Denard tucks the ball away as soon as he decides to run. He's clearly been given a lot of coaching on that. Less turnovers, please!
  • Both Denard and Devin have some serious jukes. My ankles hurt just watching Denard.
  • Vincent Smith appears to be not only unafraid of contact, but running right into it, so hopefully that means his confidence in his knee is at 100%.

kevin holt

August 13th, 2010 at 10:45 AM ^

which is very good for us. All I could notice in this video was "wow that guy has huge shoulder pads for his size" and "wow that guy can move fast." One of these is a very good thing, the other is just a little funny.

Also, I know I don't need to say it, but Denard + Read Option = me very happy. Actually hold on, Denard + Running the ball in any way = me very happy

kevin holt

August 13th, 2010 at 10:47 AM ^

and thirded. This video made it even moreso. but I've had it for a while.

(Commencing "I said he'd start at the beginning of last year guys srsly") I've known he was gonna be good, even when Tate was 100% (95%?) the main QB.

I also love Vincent Smith


August 13th, 2010 at 8:42 AM ^

Did we already run out of interesting players to interview? I was hoping to hear whether Obi likes crunchy or creamy peanut butter.


August 13th, 2010 at 8:46 AM ^

Oh man, does this one psych you up or what.

A lot of flying dreads. Some good defensive plays. Demens, holy cow that young man is fit. Cam had a lock on Denard too. DG looking for real (the future is bright), like he could step in in the face of a double calamity. Smith in the mix at full speed. Fitz takes one to the house.

Oooh, I am psyched now!


August 13th, 2010 at 8:48 AM ^

That one pass by Gardner was a little forced, but that's why he's a freshman and will redshirt. Everyone looks killer, baby!

Also, when Gardner finally does play, he is fast and mobile, but I think besides being shifty, he's going to have an absolutely lethal straight arm. That's a big, powerful dude. That's like... if Henne could run.

Oh... goosebumps.


August 13th, 2010 at 9:02 AM ^

While it's kinda (read: not at all) interesting to know the  favorite movies of players; the last few didn't have near enough clips from practice. More of these, please!

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August 13th, 2010 at 9:22 AM ^

Maybe it's the maize colored glasses, but man does the pace look a lot faster than previous seasons' early practices. 

- call me crazy, but Troy had his head down going full jets and it took him awhile to catch Fitz

- All 3 look to be throwing the ball accurately in the short passing game.

- Ricardo is a big dude


August 13th, 2010 at 9:52 AM ^

For some reason I really enjoyed seeing Kenny D demolish Gardner, imagine what he is going to unleash on the Big 10 this year. This was the best video so far in the countdown.


August 13th, 2010 at 9:53 AM ^

I feel so bad for Kovacs at 51 seconds. I hope his ankles don't hurt too bad. Don't feel bad, man. The Flash himself couldn't have gotten to Denard right there.