Learning to love Jordan Kovacs

Submitted by jbibiza on August 12th, 2010 at 10:33 AM

I just watched Countdown to Kickoff #23 and am ready to shed my anti-walk on bias; at least when it comes to Kovacs.  He is a solid kid who loves Michigan and has the attitude and fortitude that we want to see in all Wolverines.  It is rare for a true walk on to make an impact and many of us withheld our seal of approval in hopes that a scholarship player with stronger measurables would emerge.  It wasn't enough that he made a zillion tackles (and barely missed any) including 17 against MSU.  It wasn't enough that he played hard every down and was almost always in the right position.  All we could see was that he was smoked by that Indiana running back and that he could not possibly be great because of his status.  

I hereby resign from that club and declare myself to be a Jordan Kovacs fan.  May he SPUR us to glorious defensive heights.

GO BLUE!

Comments

MGoDC

August 12th, 2010 at 1:21 PM ^

Great kid. He deserves his spot on the starting roster. I hope he can get his speed up a bit but he already seems to have the mental responsibilities down very early. Definitely a blessing to have this kid work his ass off to make the team, I don't even want to think about what our safety situation wouldve been like without him.

Rx

August 12th, 2010 at 5:56 PM ^

Kovacs in now one of my top 3 favorite current players, along with denard and odoms. Not only are all three good players, but they seem to be some of good people too.

Blue boy johnson

August 12th, 2010 at 9:02 PM ^

Kovacs is a recovering Walk-On and I guess he always will be, won't matter if he is a 4 year starter, he will never overcome the walk-on stigma.

If Rivals or Scout anoint a kid a 4 star he will immediately be a better player than Kovacs could ever hope to be. Kovacs is a former walk-on you know