December 9th, 2012 at 9:38 PM ^

By the looks of practice devin will be starting qb for bowl game.  They had denard in the backfield.  All i ask borges is please pull out the whole kitchen sink in the bowl game.  We have nothing to lose. 

Mr. Yost

December 9th, 2012 at 10:10 PM ^

We unleash things so that teams have to prepare for different looks, but we never actually use it in those big games.

The exception is Notre Dame, we want to get cute vs. them when they're trying to hand us points.

This is the problem, Borges is a BRILLIANT play designer. I think most people would agree that he comes up with some truly GREAT plays. However, he's a questionable play CALLER. I love our playbook, I think we may have the best offenseive playbook in the country. We just don't call the right plays at the right time a lot of the time.



December 9th, 2012 at 11:30 PM ^

Hoke might not have a headset on but I wonder if he isn't limiting what Borges can call when they game plan because he wants to play to play ball control offense to protect the defense. Of course, Hoke is beyond reproach and Borges is the only flaw with the program, I'm just saying.


December 9th, 2012 at 11:36 PM ^

Given Denard's skill set, the passing game against teams like Alabama and ND was something less than solid. If you're going to give Borges a pass for not recognizing Denard's inability to throw into NFL windows, how are you blaming him for the interior line and RB's lack of execution?


December 10th, 2012 at 6:22 AM ^

Michigan Rushing vs. UMass

Fitzgerald Toussaint 15 85 5.7 1
Denard Robinson 10 106 10.6 1
Thomas Rawls 6 42 7.0 0
Russell Bellomy 5 8 1.6 0
Justice Hayes 3 19 6.3 1
Vincent Smith 3 20 6.7 2
Dennis Norfleet 1 14 14.0 0
Taylor Lewan 0 0 0.0 1
TEAM 43 294 6.8 6



December 9th, 2012 at 9:42 PM ^

Looks like Devin will be our QB come Jan 1. Denard as a rb getting an outside sweep pitch must be Borges's new 3rd and long play call.


December 9th, 2012 at 9:59 PM ^

Willie Henry looks pretty big and pretty quick. Likewise some good footage of what looks like quick feet on Braden vs Strobel. Always tough to extrapolate drills to performance though, given we don't always know the point of the drill

Nice to see the younger players anyway, including Terry Richardson being Johnny on the spot for a pick

Mr. Yost

December 9th, 2012 at 10:03 PM ^

Young guys HAVE to take advantage of these practices, it's especially great because you have guys like Kovacs around to help give advice.

I'm really interested to see how the scout team guys progress.


December 10th, 2012 at 7:24 AM ^

Only saw Bellomy make one throw and it was a INT too. yikes.

Denard getting a toss sweep is nice though. I think we will see a true Percy Harvin role for Denard. Hoepfully he tears it up and gets the NFL scouts attention. 

Sione's Flow

December 9th, 2012 at 11:56 PM ^

Braden looks light on his feet for a 300+ pounder.  Good to see Kovacs "coaching" younger players.  Fingers crossed that in the future we see Kovacs on the sideline with a headset on.


December 10th, 2012 at 12:04 AM ^

Anyone else notice how Lewan said...

"I couldnt have won any of these awards without the three interior linemen, who are also seniors."

Was it a slip? I think he is gone, saddness...


December 10th, 2012 at 2:56 AM ^

To me it sounded like he was giving them extra respect because they are seniors, not including himself.

He said he could not have had his success without the three interior linemen--who are seniors to boot-- and their help. 


December 10th, 2012 at 7:17 AM ^

Not thread worthy because it's paywalled and I can't even watch the video but Mike F (I know, I know) just tweeted a video of Derrick Green allegedly saying Michigan has the edge. We've only got a few more weeks until decisions are being made.