Football 101 - Mgovideo

Submitted by Zarniwoop on September 21st, 2016 at 12:13 AM

Michael Spath and Steve Morrison break down tape on the Colorado game.

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September 21st, 2016 at 4:11 AM ^

Hill is amazing as a blocker. His ability to chip guys and block guys, and his agility to get out of the way we're really impressive. Plus he is fast for being that big. I'll bet he grades as a huge plus on those runs. There is one run where the defender just tackles him low like a cut block. Can the defense do that? Not that it mattered because the guy scored, but I'd think the defender can't just tackle a blocker below the waist.


September 21st, 2016 at 6:52 AM ^

and at a speed that I can comprehend. The team members complement one another, and play right up to the whistle. I really liked Butt screening downfield on Smith's touchdown run.


September 21st, 2016 at 7:02 AM ^

... and I imagine there's a fair amount of work that goes into it: determining what to go over, doing the video edits, recording the audio, cleaning it all up into a finished product.

I love how they replay the same sequence over and over again as they're describing it.  It helps reinforce the concepts they're talking about.

Would like it if they highlighted one or two breakdowns on Michigan's part and explain what went wrong.  That would show the other side of things.

Morrison is great.


September 21st, 2016 at 10:05 AM ^

This makes more sense out of those deep pulls by Newsome. Hill appears from behind Newsome, and instead of just sweeping around the end he cuts upfield and comes out of nowhere to attack the linebacker. It's also the kind of play that explains why having players play multiple positions on offense and defense makes sense: Hill isn't just pushing his man back, he's seeking and destroying, darting around like a "skill position" player or like a blitzing safety.


September 21st, 2016 at 10:07 AM ^

I'd love to see Brian and Ace doing something like this. Maybe add video to the podcast. Engage former players. This segment is just way more communicative than words and pictures.

Space Coyote

September 21st, 2016 at 12:08 PM ^

As noted on the first Peppers TFL, it's a great job by Peppers using eye discipline. As soon as the receiver goes inside to block, Peppers needs to fill the LB's gap responsibility. Thus, crack (block) exchange (gap assignment) and Peppers is able to take advantage of the crack block. Text book how that worked.


September 21st, 2016 at 12:25 PM ^

I wonder how many other fanbases have the wealth of knowledge available online for stuff like this. Between UFRs and the other front page breakdowns, plus the diaries and a number of knowledgable posted floating around here (like Space Coyote) on this blog alone. Plus stuff like this. I feel like the Michigan fanbase (given the number on mgoblog and other places) is probably a decent bit more knowledgable in basic strategy than your average fanbase.

I can tell you, without UFRs and the like I'd have no clue what to think of how the OL is blocking or how a DB is responding to a play