UM vets praise freshmen in presser

Submitted by Wee-Bey Brice on August 17th, 2016 at 8:22 PM

Players were allowed to speak to reporters after practice and spent much of it talking up the freshmen:

Both De'Veon Smith and Drake Johnson both mentioned Chris Evans as sticking out.

— Josh Henschke (@JoshHenschke) August 17, 2016

Mason Cole also praised Evans, says he really knows his stuff.

— Josh Henschke (@JoshHenschke) August 17, 2016

Drake Johnson, who is roomies with Evans, says he's "mad athletic" and smooth. Makes them say "wow."

— Josh Henschke (@JoshHenschke) August 17, 2016

Evans is going to play, folks.

— Josh Henschke (@JoshHenschke) August 17, 2016

Ty Isaac mentioned Eddie McDoom and Nate Johnson. McDoom can "fly"

— Josh Henschke (@JoshHenschke) August 17, 2016

Magnuson says 'everything is advanced' with Rashan Gary. Says only Peppers impressed him more as a frosh.

— Nick Baumgardner (@nickbaumgardner) August 17, 2016

De'Veon says he's beyond impressed by Rashan Gary: 'But I'm not about to lose to a teenager (in pass pro)'

— Nick Baumgardner (@nickbaumgardner) August 17, 2016

I, for one, am ready to see Chris Evans do Chris Evans things.

Comments

RockinLoud

August 17th, 2016 at 8:26 PM ^

The lack of speed on offense has been around (other than Denard and maybe a couple other individuals) since... man, idk, a long time. Will be nice to have more speed in the coming years!

MotownGoBlue

August 18th, 2016 at 7:13 AM ^

We've had speed on defense. Just to name a few returning players:

Wormley is damn fast for a man his size.
Lewis and Peppers are both 4.35-4.4 "dudes."
Dymonte Thomas and Jeremy Clark are in that 4.45-4.5 range.

As mentioned, the LB group (exception Ryan) is the only spot we've lacked in speed during recent years.

evenyoubrutus

August 17th, 2016 at 8:30 PM ^

Evans gets on campus and is instantly impressing everyone with his freak athleticism and insane speed, which pretty much backs up what we all saw on his film. So how was this kid only rated as a fringe 4 star recruit?

BroadneckBlue21

August 18th, 2016 at 9:57 AM ^

Size. Guys like him and Stevie Breaston are seen as slight and those with big bodies and height get all the stars. Plus, Indiana as a state isn't seen as good as Cali, Florida, Texas, Penn, or Ohio. Bigger kids from these schools (and NJ) are going to get the higher rankings. Small gap between 4s and high 3s.

Oh, and he hasn't played yet and ratings aren't exact.

Indonacious

August 17th, 2016 at 8:30 PM ^

Since I requested my thread deleted....

 

From Nick Baumgardner:

Everything about Rashan Gary is 'advanced,' Michigan teammates say 

http://www.mlive.com/wolverines/index.ssf/2016/08/michigan_players_say_…

De'Veon says he's beyond impressed by Rashan Gary: 'But I'm not about to lose to a teenager (in pass pro)'

Asked De'Veon Smith if Chris Evans can bring a spread look to this team: 'I could see that.'

Magnuson says 'everything is advanced' with Rashan Gary. Says only Peppers impressed him more as a frosh.

Magnuson says the LT job isn't locked up yet. TBD. Bushell-Beatty making a push there.

Erik Magnuson says Dave Dawson has impressed him in camp. He's been a different player. Getting run w/ the 1's

Magnuson said he's (Bredeson) rotating in with the 1's plenty.

From Angelique chengelis:

Magnuson praised frosh OL Bredeson, said all OL freshmen "have been very impressive. It’s very strange to see how good they are (already)”

Magnuson said of Rashan: "he’s one of the fastest defensive linemen we have. ... Rashan has a lot of raw talent.”

Magnuson hasn't seen a freshman like Rashan since Peppers.He noted they went to same HS; "’I don’t know what’s happening in New Jersey.”

From Chris Balas:

Eddie mcdoom. Remember that name. As though you could forget it. Teammates say he is a burner

Chris Evans.... Shifty fast and deceptive per teammates

From Mark Snyder:

Erik Magnuson said left tackle is up for grabs right now with Newsome, Juwann Bushell-Beatty among them. David Dawson emerging at guard.

From Josh Henschke:

Both De'Veon Smith and Drake Johnson both mentioned Chris Evans as sticking out.

Mason Cole also praised Evans, says he really knows his stuff.

Drake Johnson, who is roomies with Evans, says he's "mad athletic" and smooth. Makes them say “wow."

Ty Isaac mentioned Eddie McDoom and Nate Johnson. McDoom can "fly"

LSAClassOf2000

August 17th, 2016 at 8:37 PM ^

No worries about the other thread - to both OPs, thanks for doing this incidentally. It is a little much sometimes when all the individual tweets become threads of their own sometimes, so hopefully this mitigates some of that. Much easier to digest than the tidbits from practice as they come in real time. It also makes my job here just a shade easier, so admittedly there is a selfish motivation here.

Blueblood2991

August 17th, 2016 at 8:33 PM ^

Hmm more tidbits from the submarine. Wasn't expecting that. I wonder if this is Harbaugh's way of playing nice with the media for possibly overreacting a tad the other day without actually apologizing.

Mr. Yost

August 18th, 2016 at 2:53 AM ^

It's nothing more than this is the 2nd year...he knows what type of team he has.

People are over thinking the limited access vs. the no access.

In year 1 you're trying to use every second to get to know your players, set a culture, remain focused, etc.

You can't do that every year...it's just too much, you don't have that fear of newness.

But he's still locked things down more than 99% of other schools around the country. It's just compared to last year this is a flood of availability.

Don

August 18th, 2016 at 6:57 AM ^

Who was Warde Manuel's head coach at Michigan? Do you honestly believe that head coach gave a flying crap about the media? So why would Manuel issue so much as peep to Harbaugh? This is a complete fucking non-issue that professional pearl-clutchers in the sports media are trying to gin up into something worth mentioning. Fuck Murphy and fuck Snyder.

MichiganTeacher

August 17th, 2016 at 8:38 PM ^

The thing I most wanted to hear out of camp other than "everyone's healthy" was something about the young OL making a serious push to challenge for a spot in the 1s or at least a lot of time. So I suppose I am happy now.

Huh.

It's nice. But I'd be a lot happier with actual football.