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August 1st, 2013 at 9:41 AM ^

It's only about 2 seconds of video, but you start to understand why Gallon is so good.  He sets up the defender for a move BEFORE he has caught the ball, makes the catch, puts the ball in his outside arm so he can stiff arm the other oncoming guy and walks in.  Just great instincts and awareness, but zero thinkng and just reacting. 

Don't want to read too much into the clips of Devin, but he does seem to have a better arm slot in the clips from over the winter vs. from the season...also seems to get his left shoulder closed more on some of those deep balls vs. the one against Iowa and the one to Dileo against Minn.

Gardner is going to have a monster year.


August 1st, 2013 at 10:31 AM ^

One other thing I might add here is that in Gallon as well as in Dileo, we are returning the two receivers with more than 15 receptions that have the highest hit percentages in the receiving corps. Gallon was targeted 79 times and managed 49 receptions for 829 yards. Dileo was targeted 31 times and took in 20 receptions for 331 yards. With Borges' system fully implemented, I think that both of these guys will have some very good years. 


August 1st, 2013 at 9:59 AM ^

Sweet Addiction Batman! I need MOAR!

Kinds related topic, but are there going to be 3 captains again this year? I gotta think Lewan is a lock, and Gordon is a senior, on D, and getting a ton of exposure this offseason. But Devin is as well. It'll be interesting.


August 1st, 2013 at 10:14 AM ^

Devin makes passing the football look so effortles. I love Denard, but it's nice to see that again in a Michigan quarterback. Now just keep him healthy, O-line!