March 17th, 2012 at 5:43 PM ^

Is not a safe assumption.


As was discussed here: 



"The gray facemasks were the practice set all year, and the helmets won't be reconditioned until after spring practice anyway, so they'll be using whatever is on hand.  Which means gray facemasks and numbers. "

Hard Gay

March 17th, 2012 at 10:09 PM ^

Point taken.

Did the practice helmets always have hi-liter colored numbers on them?  I thought the old helmets had the oldschool maize numbers.  The sugar bowl helmets definitely had the oldschool maize, so if these are the same (which they might be, since they have the BCS stickers), then the numbers at least have definitely been redone since then.  


March 18th, 2012 at 3:56 AM ^

It's the first day of practice, obviously it's not gonna be perfect so don't read too much into that. Now if it continues then yea but come on they haven't played in nearly 3 months.


March 17th, 2012 at 5:24 PM ^

I'm not an expert, but denards throwing motion has REALLY improved. His throw at 0:44 showed patience, good timing, and an accurate throw down the middle of the field into double coverage. I know it's only one throw, but if he starts making plays like that, I can't wait to see this offense in action.


March 17th, 2012 at 5:25 PM ^

First practice video.......... and we have a discussion about helmet stickers? Let's talk about the tight spirals Denard was actually throwing or something pertinent to performance come September 1st. 


March 17th, 2012 at 5:41 PM ^

* With the weather, it really _will_ be Spring practice for at least a few days.

* I agree with the above poster that Denard's throws looked pretty good.

* Is it just me, or is Gardner still shot-putting the ball a little bit? I saw only a single throw.


March 17th, 2012 at 5:42 PM ^

I thought that video would serve as a welcome relief from the months of not seeing any live football. I was wrong. Like a smoker lighting his first cigarette in a long time, it did nothing but awaken the inner beast who demands MOAR FOOTBALL.

Damn you, MGoBlue.com. Damn you.


March 17th, 2012 at 6:03 PM ^

Here is how old and out of touch I am (I'm 38, married, 2 kids, (I drive a DODGE STRATUS)).

This morning as I usually do on Saturdays at about 7am I'm out for a run and I'm passing through the UM practice field area.  The sun is just coming up and there is a fine mist coming off the railroad tracks and coming across the lacrosse field.   Of course I start thinking about the first football practice and wondering how it will go.  As I head north on State St. I notice lots of people out and about and some house parties.  "Huh" I think, "they must be stoked for the first practice cause I only see this on game days."

It wasn't till I got to Ashley's I realized it was St. Patrick's day.  A pointless holiday if you aren't Irish, an alcoholic, or if you are burdened by the twin drudgeries of work and family.


March 17th, 2012 at 6:24 PM ^

It's amazing on some folks on here can take a video that last 2.24 of 1st spring practice and make judgment calls-Hilarious some of you. Let them get through the spring and pads and start hitting and then maybe some assumptions can be made.  But you know what happens when you assume!  Chill Out folks


March 17th, 2012 at 7:25 PM ^

After the Spring Game last year we lost 1/5 of the readership to hangings and other forms of suicide because of how ugly it was. And none of them lived to see 11-2.