Indy Pete - Go Blue

December 23rd, 2018 at 1:05 PM ^

Jeter’s development means a lot to next year’s team.  Vincent Gray has received practice praise for a while, but it was also nice to hear about Sammy Faustin.  Hopefully these whispers are true. The Christian Turner buzz sure sounds great as well. 


December 23rd, 2018 at 1:36 PM ^

For those of us who don't follow as closely it would be great if we always mentioned what position guys play. Turner is, I think. a running back, and getting good RB play with Higdon gone will be important. Haskins is an LB and Gray is a corner, I believe. 

EDIT: I see down below that Haskins is slotted at RB, too. Gotta expect that with Charbonnet in the wings and Evans maybe featured we will be in good shape ultimately at RB.


December 23rd, 2018 at 3:43 PM ^

I'm sorry, but why would Jedd Fisch leave the Rams for Michigan? As much success as they are having I would think his next job would be HC or OC Asst HC of another pro team. I don't know if something came up about him losing his job, but he would be in high demand in the pro's.

Mr Miggle

December 23rd, 2018 at 4:30 PM ^

Sorry, but what is Jedd's job with the Rams?

He's not the OC. He's not the passing game coordinator and not the run game coordinator. He's listed below those guys with the position coaches as a senior offensive analyst. I'm not sure exactly what that is, sounds a lot like our analysts, but should pay better. 

Coming back to Michigan as the OC would be a big step up. Coming back as passing game coordinator with Pep's salary would be a big step up.

yossarians tree

December 23rd, 2018 at 1:12 PM ^

Good to hear that Jeter is making a move, though I'd be cautious in expecting him to be anything more than acceptable next season (see Dwumfour, M.). We are going to need to one of the freshmen (Smith or Hinton) to also make an immediate impact.


December 23rd, 2018 at 2:41 PM ^

Yeah, people act like we won't be able to field a team.  We'll still have 11 guys on offense and 11 guys on defense.

I'm not one of those guys that thinks that bowl games are meaningless to the point where is does not matter if we win or lose.  I've seen too many painful Michigan losses in bowl games.  I don't want to lose another bowl game the rest of my life.

So I don't want too many guys to sit out to the point where we are setting up a loss, but getting younger guys in there who really want to be in there is not all bad.


December 24th, 2018 at 1:31 PM ^

A chance to notch 11 wins is a huge accomplishment for this program, I believe we only have something like eight or nine total 11-win seasons ever. That seems pretty meaningful to me, disappointing it's not the playoffs yeah but not meaningless. 

Some bowls are meaningless though, like the ones already played, and for the season we had anything other than the playoff seems meaningless. But I still think the NY6 bowls are meaningful and typically pit two top teams against each other. 


December 23rd, 2018 at 8:34 PM ^

The only reason I brought up Johnson was Ger Sauden said something like 'years to come'.  Not trying to argue anything, just that I think Johnson will compete for spot sooner than most.  Fast. Hits hard.

Great pick up by the staff after has speed that so many have wanted for our safeties.  Good shuttle time, etc. 

I'll drink a beer if he doesn't make the field in 2020. 


December 23rd, 2018 at 1:22 PM ^

OP, thanks for sharing. Personally speaking I think most of the practice rumblings are bunk, and are mostly to muddy the waters for the opponent or satiate the fanbase's demands for updates. I'll be pleasantly surprised if any of these young guys are heavily featured in the bowl game.