April 15th, 2011 at 12:39 PM ^

Quotes from Hart:

"If you want to play quarterback at the next level you need to show people that you can drop back"

"Do I think he has the talent (to play in the NFL)? Yes, I think he has the arm strength. Can he put everything together to show (he can play in the NFL)? I think that's what's going to make this year so exciting. He'll be able to show how dynamic of a quarterback he is — that he can drop back and thrown those in-routes and throw those patterns."

"I think everyone is most interested in seeing Denard and what they're going to do with him and how they're going to use his talents. He's such a great player you have to allow him to touch the ball so many times and just run with it because he's so dynamic."

Not really anything groundbreaking here. 


April 15th, 2011 at 1:03 PM ^

See everyone, Hart is already making coach-esque analysis and statements regarding players.

Mike Hart - UM Head Coach  2022-2042:     20-0 record against Michigan State (24-0 counting his time as a player)

James Burrill Angell

April 15th, 2011 at 3:27 PM ^

Hart is going to have to cut his teeth just like Wheatley did. Wheat started as a grad assistant at somewhere called Northern Ohio then coach his old high school team for a year, then a year at EMU and now in second year at Syracuse. Hart isn't going to jump right into a high profile position coach job. He'll have to work his way up.


April 15th, 2011 at 3:00 PM ^

Yes, this is a great resource.

I found this (, from 1945, on eBay last fall, and bought it for my grandfather for Christmas.  He was a UM pharmacy student at the time, and would have attended this game, with his brothers from FIJI.  Not to brag or anything, but apparently I won Christmas this year.

Space Coyote

April 15th, 2011 at 2:57 PM ^

But it is nice when you link an article to summerize it a litte.  I was clicking the link anyway, but in some cases it's nice to say where it's from (some people may not want to click a Detroit News link), what it says, etc.  Just for future reference and to make it nice for some others.

st barth

April 15th, 2011 at 3:52 PM ^

Nobody's mentioned Pat White's NFL flameout?  Considering that Denard is practically the same size as him (about 6'0" & 195 lbs) it would appear that Shoelace will have a very steep hill to climb to become an NFL qb.

Even if he adapts well to the more traditional offense this season, there will still be many skeptics with respect to his NFL potential as a qb.  At least that bodes well for him staying for his senior season.