April 9th, 2010 at 1:00 AM ^

Quick analysis:
Bad snap.

Couple of the whiffs were by Moundros (FB playing LB, not projected starter) and Leach (former walk-on) who were engaged by OL?

Teric Jones? gets passed by but I can't even get a good answer if he's playing WR or DB for next season.

Vlad Emilien (clearly #5 but thought he was out this week?) didn't have the angle or speed to catch up. But then again he is hampered by lingering injury, no?

Overall: DG took advantage of some good 2nd-level blocking by OL and took off against a 3rd string D (guessing)

Was that the V-flap from FRIENDS at the end? Or just some extra butterfly presses. Not too worried, glad he's just getting experience and I have another video to wet my appetite. Fall can't come any sooner.


April 9th, 2010 at 8:39 AM ^

It did look as though Vlad had a knee brace on - I'm hoping this means that he just couldn't run as fast because of that particular injury that he's still recovering from. That, or, DG is just insanely fast. I'd take either.

If this was 3rd string vs. 3rd string I would say our depth at offense is far more advanced (game wise) than defense.


April 9th, 2010 at 1:01 AM ^

Nice to see him handle a less-than-good snap, although it's probably just a little tiny bit easier in spring practice. Also, he carries that ball like a running back--high and tight. I also like how he switched to his left hand at the end of the run. If you're gonna have a qb running, ball handling is important.


April 9th, 2010 at 2:46 AM ^

Also didn't the commentator say that the defense was allowed to make contact but not tackle? Seems to me that maybe they were not going full tilt. But I could way off.


April 9th, 2010 at 9:18 AM ^

Wow, some of you are being total buzzkills. It was a nice run by our most prized recruit. So what if it wasn't against the number 1 defense? Give the kid some love and move on. It's PRACTICE in APRIL.


April 9th, 2010 at 9:28 AM ^

This is exactly the kind of QB who has been killing Michigan since Donovan McNabb (or even Roger Staubach for anyone else who can remember that far back), and now they have two of them if the "spring buzz" about Denard is correct.

I am looking forward to Michigan being the team with the elusive QB who turns busted plays into first downs and even TD's.


April 9th, 2010 at 10:03 AM ^

If we are going to be lucky to win 7 or 8 games, why not just play DG, like tOSU played TP as a true frosh?

I know why RR may not want to do this...


April 9th, 2010 at 1:49 PM ^

Why not just play him? You mean play him for the hell of it, or play him because he's the best option. Do you, as a Michigan fan, want us to play DG against OSU if he's not the best option? Or should we do it because that's what they did when TP was a true frosh?

Otherwise good, well-informed comment.

Monocle Smile

April 9th, 2010 at 3:48 PM ^

the other practice vids, he's actually pretty gritty and breaks tackles as well even though he sometimes looks like a slender dude. He's extremely physically gifted and Barwis hasn't even touched him yet.


April 9th, 2010 at 4:38 PM ^

Well, Barwis has had his hands on him since early January, so that's not completely true. Also, and this might not be much to do with Barwis, but DG was listed at 195lbs on his Rivals profile, and now he's listed at 203 on the M roster. He's no TP yet, but he's putting on weight.