Highlights from Saturdays football scrimage

Submitted by Farnn on April 7th, 2013 at 10:59 AM

They were posted by mgovideo last night but didn't seem to make it here in excitement from the game.


Mr. Yost

April 7th, 2013 at 11:34 AM ^

I'm thinking both are going to be playing significant snaps this season. Allowing Gallon to play both inside and out and Dileo to continue to terrorize from the slot.

Toss in Funchess and Butt and we could be pretty solid.

Jeremy Jackson seems like he's already been passed by the RS Freshmen.

Mr. Yost

April 7th, 2013 at 11:56 AM ^

Butt really doesn't have any competition except walk-ons for that #2 role.

I don't consider AJ Williams because I feel they play two different TE positions.

When Funchess goes out, it's porbably another WR or FB that comes in and we just go to a different formation...but I think Butt is going to be a throwback all-around TE that will make a huge impact on this team.


April 7th, 2013 at 11:15 AM ^

Yeah that's the problem... Everyone thinks the run defense is so great when the reality is that the run offense isn't doing much. O-line needs to step up the run blocking this year to take some pressure off Gardner.

Seattle Maize

April 7th, 2013 at 1:42 PM ^

The defense is supposed to be ahead of the offense in the spring and early fall. It is important for the offense to develop timing and chemistry (especially the OL) which usually puts them behind the defense. I wouldn't worry too much about the OLine. We know Schofield and Lewan are two of the best tackles in the country and Braden and Kalis have great potential. Miller has been good by all accounts.

What impressed me most in this highlight was the way the defense ran to the ball, and how the secondary looked much faster and more physical and the receivers still made some tough catches in traffic.

Naked Bootlegger

April 7th, 2013 at 11:09 AM ^

Football?   What is this sport you're talking about?

In all seriousness, thx for the highlights.  I especially love the raw on-the-field sounds and sideline cheering w/o the useless banter of announcers.

Clearly looked comfortable dropping back in one of the highlights.   Since this is the interwebz, I can therefore proclaim from this one piece of film:  "OMG.  Cleary is awesome!  He's gonna push Gardner for serious PT!"   It's hard evidence.  You can't ignore it.

Chesson had some nice catches.   This warms my heart.





April 7th, 2013 at 11:24 AM ^

Hey Mgo whateveryournameis these days........

Arent you in Korea?  If so, who's going to take over video duties for us if the Dear Leader is actually as crazy as it seems he is?

BTW.....doesnt he remind you of the short, skinny guy who goes into a bar and tries to act tough by picking a fight with a guy three times his size cause he's just SURE the big dude won't want to crush somebody that small and look bad?  


April 7th, 2013 at 12:50 PM ^

Under MSU sports and its an exaggeration. Rexrode is an MSU fan Michigan hater, not a journalist and he doesn't even mention Michigan, a school Harris clearly favors, as in the mix.


MSU is pouring it on since Izzo blew his wad on Jabari Parker and lost him too.

I don't understand why we are not talking about Harris as a two sport guy emphasizing football.

Wolverine Devotee

April 7th, 2013 at 11:20 AM ^

Unofficial Spring Depth chart? Please let me know if something is off because if the Spring Game is a scrimmage again, I'm making my own guide to take with me with the teams on it so I don't get confused. 


QB Devin Gardner
RB Justice Hayes
FB Joe Kerridge
WR Jeremy Gallon
WR Drew Dileo
WR Jehu Chesson
TE Devin Funchess
LT Taylor Lewan
LG Ben Braden
C Jack Miller
RG Kyle Kalis
RT Michael Schofield
WDE Jibreel Black
NT Ondre Pipkins
DT Quinton Washington
SDE Frank Clark
WILL Desmond Morgan
MIKE Joe Bolden/James Ross III
SAM Brennen Beyer
CB Raymon Taylor
CB Courtney Avery
SS Jarrod Wilson
FS Thomas Gordon
K Brendan Gibbons
P Matt Wile
KO Matt Wile
LS Jareth Glanda
H Drew Dileo
KR Dennis Norfleet
KR Drew Dileo
PR Jeremy Gallon

Monocle Smile

April 7th, 2013 at 11:27 AM ^

I'm not big on making random depth charts for no reason, but here's a few corrections:

-Black and Clark are switched

-Depth charts classically don't list 3 WRs

-Washington is a nose tackle, but I guess there's some flexibility because of Pipkins. There's not much certainty with the tackles

-James Ross plays WILL

-Cam Gordon will almost certainly start at SAM

-Blake Countess should start at corner, although I'm unsure of his injury status.

-It's likely T. Gordon will be at SS and Wilson at FS.


April 7th, 2013 at 11:44 AM ^

I agree with all of this. Also, this was a line up not a depth chart. A depth chart should have some, you know, depth.

Just like the WDE and SDE are swapped, the WILL and MIKE are as well.

I don't think Pipkins and Q will start next to each other, at least I haven't heard of anything to that effect. I'm sure they will be together in packages though.


April 7th, 2013 at 12:18 PM ^

I agree with most of this, but Black is playing 3-tech defensive tackle.  Unless something happens, he will probably start at 3-tech while Pipkins backs up Washington at NT.  The SDE will probably be Heitzman or Wormley.


April 7th, 2013 at 12:29 PM ^

Sure appears that Beyer is the starting SAM.  Gordon makes one appearance, on the field with Richardson and Gant (i.e. certainly second team).  Sample size insufficient, but Beyer is featured often with the first team D.  Including one play where he annihilates Drake Johnson

Seattle Maize

April 7th, 2013 at 1:48 PM ^

I'm excited to see what a healthy Beyer can do. In high school he was reported to be very fast and explosive but he has had nagging injuries both seasons here. With Mattison saying he has improved more than anyone in getting to the QB maybe we are finally going to see what he was billed as a recruit.


April 7th, 2013 at 6:35 PM ^

I agree with you Seattle on Beyer.  All reports have been very positive about him.  He has had significant playing time both his freshman and sophmore seasons and there is no reason not to anticipate good things his junior year.  Mattison continues to speak highly of him and it will obviously be proved out on the field.  Some folks on here have already made up their minds about him, and constantly try to put other people in his place, but he is still there on the field playing.  I will stick with Mattison's evaluation.

Mr. Yost

April 7th, 2013 at 11:51 AM ^

QB: Gardner
RB: Hayes/Rawls
FB: Kerridge
WR: Darboh/Chesson
WR: Gallon
Slot: Dileo
TE: Funchess
LG: Braden
C: Miller
RG: Kalis
RT: Schofield

WDE: Clark
NG: Washington
DT: Pipkins
SDE: Black
WLB: Ross
MLB: Morgan
SLB: C. Gordon
CB: Countess
CB: Taylor
NB: Avery
FS: Wilson
SS: T. Gordon

Ojemudia sees significant time at WDE. Black sees significant time at DT. Wormley/Godin/Heitzman see significant time at SDE. Bolden sees significant time at MLB.


April 7th, 2013 at 11:24 AM ^

but in your title you might want to add the second "M" in "scrimmage."  The folks that read this blog like to see as many Ms as possible.

~compulsive proofreader

EDIT: And compulsive over-writer means my comment is now redundant.

the Glove

April 7th, 2013 at 11:23 AM ^

Feeling a little better about the wide receivers. Devin still has the problem of throwing up his back foot when a defenders in his face. Yet to see anything that makes me feel better about the running game. In hindsight the defense seems to be moving much faster.


April 7th, 2013 at 12:27 PM ^

to draw from, but I didn't see Devon look off any receiver. It looked like he tracked and threw to the primary target every time. Here's hoping that has everything to do with the small sample size and that it isn't an issue defenses will exploit in the fall.


April 7th, 2013 at 11:23 AM ^

Looks to me as of right now...


Lewan, Braden, Miller, Kalis, Schofiel.


Good to see Kalis is ahead of Burczinski given he is so much bigger than him.  Looks like center is not solidified yet as Glasgow is also seen taking reps with the first team.  Everybody needs to not panic about the Oline, they usually take time to gel and needs lots of repetitions.


April 7th, 2013 at 12:47 PM ^

My impressions were first Gardner and the recievers looked good.  The secondary looks more physical even if the recievers were catching balls they were contested pretty well and offhand it looks like the DBs had good position.  Our defense looks pretty physical.  But, we still get no push from the o-line and subsequently the running backs have no holes to run through.  I know some will say Fitz, Green, or Smith will be playing RB in the fall, but they won't gain any yards either unless the o-line makes some holes.  Atlhough they did seem to pass protect pretty well. 


April 7th, 2013 at 9:32 PM ^

Looked to me like two of the running plays were blown when TEs missed blocks.  One was Williams and one was Funchess.  From the Borges interviews, it's clearly a point of emphasis, but they've got some more work to do before fall.