jace owen

August 29th, 2015 at 12:56 PM ^

This kid just screams "Harbaugh." Tough enough and willing to play LB but also agile enough to play QB. Going to be fun watching this staff develop the young man.

True Blue Grit

August 29th, 2015 at 1:30 PM ^

bringing in (like Gentry and Peters), I just can't see VV staying at QB when he gets here. LB makes a lot of sense with him with his toughness and athletic ability.  If he does make that switch, it might be the first QB to LB switch I've ever seen at Michigan. 


August 29th, 2015 at 1:11 PM ^

Agreed, just depends on if he can catch.  I like him in the H-back type Aaron Shea role.  Kinda like how (and I hate using this comparison now, but football-wise it works) Aaron Hernandez was used in college.  He was a shorter, faster TE who wasn't a big time blocker but Meyer got the ball in his hands in different ways, sometimes with a little shovel pass.  


August 29th, 2015 at 1:06 PM ^

I could definitely see harbaugh using him at a RB position like a toby gerhart type. He's huge and while he may not be the fastest player, he's quick enough to be an effective bruising back.


August 29th, 2015 at 1:13 PM ^

You could, but only situationally as well.  You hope we'll have guys on the team who are a lot quicker than him as our every down backs, but I wouldn't have a problem playing him in short yardage situations, almost as a fullback, but not permanently.  


August 29th, 2015 at 2:17 PM ^

He McGuffie'd a guy at the 2:00 min mark. I'd actually start him out at QB and THEN move him if he fails there to TE/HB.

Putting him in Kaepernick/Tebow style offense would be awesome. Too explosive to put at TE first,


August 29th, 2015 at 3:08 PM ^

This guy needs to play QB.  Not TE. Not H-back.  Q fricken B.

Give him a redshirt year and then unleash him.

Please, for all that is holy, keep this recruit healthy and happy to stay committed to Michigan.

Haywood Jablomy

August 29th, 2015 at 3:31 PM ^

this man will dominate elsewhere.  Make no mistake about Gentry.  Funny thing is either one could play either position. Harbaugh...an Army of Tight Ends.

Mismatches of size and power punctuated w/athletism against urban's mismatches of athleticsm in the open field w/burst of power. I like the ball control Harbaugh method.


August 29th, 2015 at 3:43 PM ^

I don't see in the video the arm strength, decisionmaking, or accuracy needed to be a QB in a west coast/pro style offense. Maybe he shows it in other videos, but I don't see it here.


He's obviously a good athlete, but more than athleticism is needed to be a quarterback. The guy is rated as three star for a reason.


August 29th, 2015 at 4:18 PM ^

Doesn't look like a Power5 arm.  Small sample size in this particular video, as you point out. So could be wrong, but I've watched some of his other vids and I don't recall his arm jumping out at me.  Like his versatility though.   Will be fun to watch what position he ends up at.   "A football player," as coach Harbaugh would say.