Karan Higdon Highlight Tape.

Submitted by MichiganMan14 on August 22nd, 2017 at 1:26 AM
https://youtu.be/9hs9PtjXxSQ For the first time at Michigan, Karan is fully healthy. The playbook is down and the confidence is high. Karan is the strongest (375 bench 475 squat) and fastest(4.46) of the Michigan Running backs and looks to make a big production jump this season. It will be a fun first game as he grew up playing a lot of the kids at Florida, through Pop Warner and high school. Looking forward to a B1G season!

Comments

Mr. Yost

August 22nd, 2017 at 1:50 AM ^

They both can hit the home run. I know you're proud of your boy, but Evans is no slouch. They're going to be an awesome tandem and with Isaac finally putting it all together we may have a 3 headed monster we haven't seen here at Michigan.

Big IFs, but they're all poised for a big time year. Each brings some different things to the table - I excpect all 3 to have multiple big time games.

Glad to hear Karan's healthy! That's frickin HUGE! We're going to need his combo of power and speed to control the ball early in the year while the young players on both sides of the ball get experience.

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August 22nd, 2017 at 11:26 PM ^

While I have high respect your opnions 14, and am very high on Karan, I'm not jumping to conclusions this time. Karan, and Issac are my two favorites by a large margin, but it is important to point out that all three of these guys have become very capible blockers. A slimmed down Ty Issac is getting the most mentions of all three. He is also get getting the most recent positive quotes period. I would say that he and Karan are the two home run hitters, and that Ty and Chris are the ones with the better 3 down tools. They all can block well now, but it is the receiving aspect that I'm focusing on here. I don't know if Karan can catch it, we at least have not seen him do much of it here,but Ty and Evans certainly can. It is really sounding like a 3 headed monster, and it will be interesting to see if Higdon can make defenses fear, or at least respect his abilities to catch the ball. Otherwise it could be a greater sign that a running play is coming to the opposite side of the ball when he enters the game. I love Karan's play,and wish it would get mentioned more that he has very good vision, and is a tough little son of a gun. Always falls forward while going down :)

MichiganMan14

August 22nd, 2017 at 1:50 AM ^

The line is athletic this year and can mash. Youth on the Oline generally comes with pass pro issues. I think with our backs and this powerful and athletic line, we will run the ball well this year. The Florida game should be a good test but I would look at the second half for Michigan to wear them down. Florida is shorter than normal number wise with D line studs and sustained drives in the 3rd and 4th should see some big runs.

Mr. Yost

August 22nd, 2017 at 1:53 AM ^

Good to hear, Florida will definitely be a test.

And maybe this 4 WR quick passing game negates some of those pass pro concerns with the inexperience. Speight and O'Korn both have solid pocket awareness.

I just want to be able to run the ball...line up and hit people straight in the mouth.

Last question, then bed for me...how's Karan looking in the pass blocking game?

MichiganMan14

August 22nd, 2017 at 2:01 AM ^

But I'll play donkey and confidently say that Michigan will win this game by 8 or more. Too many questions in too many areas for UF. Their Oline is not deep or effective in pass pro. Their QB is still unsettled . Their best player is sidelined for his 4th offense and they are missing Marcel Harris (star safety) and a good amount of depth defensively. Coach Mac has not brought in the defensive studs at the level Muschamp was and Michigan simply has a better roster. Michigan is tough to beat in September and I like the coaching matchup in Michigan favor.
Michigan 30
Florida 20

Apureidiot

August 22nd, 2017 at 2:26 AM ^

However, I would not like to see our line collapsing like pylons (e.g. 2013). Karan reminds me a lot of Akrum Wadley.

Three Caveats:

1. RT is concerning (Ulizio, Runyan, and JBB are in the mix I presume?). However, I will note that this fanbase has PTSD from the jokes of lines we had for the last 5 years.

2. Lack of experience in wide receiver. I know this one will net plenty of flak on this site, but before smashing that neg button, what if our freshman wide recievers look good only because our secondary is shit? From what I'm hearing, this is a 50/50 scenario.

3. QB. O'Korn, Speight, maybe Peters? Honestly, Speight... you started for one year and you can't beat the guy you beat last year? Screams regression to me.

 

Apureidiot

August 22nd, 2017 at 2:29 AM ^

However, I would not like to see our line collapsing like pylons (e.g. 2013). Karan reminds me a lot of Akrum Wadley.

Three Caveats:

1. RT is concerning (Ulizio, Runyan, and JBB are in the mix I presume?). However, I will note that this fanbase has PTSD from the jokes of lines we had for the last 5 years.

2. Lack of experience at wide receiver. I know this one will net plenty of flak on this site, but before smashing that neg button, what if our freshman wide recievers look good only because our secondary is shit? From what I'm hearing, this is a 50/50 scenario.

3. QB. O'Korn, Speight, maybe Peters? Honestly, Speight... you started for one year and you can't beat the guy you beat last year? Screams regression to me.

 

TIMMMAAY

August 22nd, 2017 at 2:21 PM ^

Moe and somewiityname are not the same person. Honestly, I don't think somewittyname deserved half of the flack she caught in that thread. Others deserve it far more, and for a lot of other reasons than a simple opinion. 

This place is becoming tiresome. 

Everyone Murders

August 22nd, 2017 at 3:49 PM ^

I agree that somewittyname and Moe may not be the same user (I actually had a grudging admiration for Moe).  Moe's style put many off, but it was distinct - so you're probably right.  That stated, it's pretty plain that somewittyname is now operating under the moniker Apureidiot.

And somewittyname didn't get plowed due to expressing a "simple opinion".  He or she expressed an opinion that was simultaneously not well-thought out and reactionary.  When challenged, he/she doubled, tripled, quadrupled, quintupled, sextupled, etc. down on it, becoming increasingly condescending the whole way down. 

That'll buy you a lot of flak.

Apureidiot

August 22nd, 2017 at 9:18 PM ^

I've seen how, in the Brady Joke years, this team's question marks turned out. Granted, Harbaugh is different and Zordich is a very good secondary coach, but I'm still worried about what we might face against any opponent (think how Murray burned us on the 90 yard TD). If OSU has a passing game that's serviceable (think this year), how will we beat them?

I'm not somewittyname! Seriously. Period. And the profile pic is an honest reflection of who I am.

Frank Chuck

August 22nd, 2017 at 5:16 AM ^

Karan should thrive in a system which uses inside/outside zone to create perimeter runs. Here's hoping Greg Frey can work some of his magic this season.

The TD run against Illinois is a perfect example of Higdon getting to the edge and then running wild on the defense.