VIDEO: Hoke Presser (3/14)

Submitted by Thorin on March 14th, 2013 at 4:50 PM

It sounds like the spring game might be more of a game type thing as soon as this year.

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beat ohio

March 14th, 2013 at 5:06 PM ^

What they've done from a genetic standpoint? Brady, I'd love to know how they pulled that off =P Now I finally get why we've gone back to being "Fort Schembechler"

big10football

March 14th, 2013 at 5:26 PM ^

I was surprised that he described Drake Johnson as "Big" then gave a long pause, and talked about him running downhill and breaking tackles.  He didn't mention speed at all.  Wasn't Drake's major asset speed coming out of high school?  I thought he was an elite track star.

Gobgoblue

March 14th, 2013 at 10:59 PM ^

for this, but football speed (pads on) is quite different from track speed.

I knew a buddy in HS who ran a 4.6 40, but couldn't catch up to nearly anyone on the turf.  Not expert experience coming from someone who merely played HS ball, but seemed like this affected a number of guys.

Maybe it's a lesser problem for those elite/D1 athletes on the track.  

WolvinLA2

March 15th, 2013 at 1:07 AM ^

Although its true that track speed doesn't translate for everyone, you'd rather have your football players run fast on the track than not. There are also tons of very good football players who were also great track athletes. Considering Drake was also a super productive HS running back, it's probably safe to say his speed translates pretty well.

No one is saying Drake will be a good football players simply because of his track exploits, but it's fair to say his speed is a strength.

BigBlue4U2NV

March 14th, 2013 at 5:39 PM ^

Likely own thread worthy, but as reported on MLive, and as commented in lesser detail in Hoke's press conference, 4 players depart before spring practice. These include DT Kenny Wilkins, TE Nate Allspach (walk-on), Andrew Offerdahl (walk-on), and most notably WR Richardo Miller. This last departure thins out an already anorexic WR corps for this upcoming season.

Blue boy johnson

March 14th, 2013 at 6:05 PM ^

Glad to hear Bellomy get some love.

Ditto for Cam Gordon; I would love to see Cam and Jake on the field at the same time, and listening to Hoke, it sounds like it is going to happen.

Thorin

March 14th, 2013 at 10:06 PM ^

I know most people will be happy if he can just be a serviceable backup so Shane can redshirt, but he's only played one bad (ok, really bad) half. Remember how bad Devin looked in the spring game last year or how bad Gibbons was his first year? It wouldn't shock me if Bellomy plays and plays well at some point before his career is over.

Edit: I just realized you were probably talking about Cam and Jake on the field at the same time.

WolverSwede

March 14th, 2013 at 7:06 PM ^

After reading the recap, I only watched this to be reminded of what it was like to watch Hoke speak and to get a little excited for spring football.  Somehow I got to thinking about how we are going to get to watch Hoke age quite a bit if things go well.  Just imagine a grey-haired, short-sleeved Hoke looking wise on the sideline in about 12 years.  Pretty awesome if you ask me.  That will eventually be the imagine that will linger on.  Sorry if this was strange to anybody.  Carry on.  

WolverineFanatic6

March 14th, 2013 at 9:51 PM ^

Gotta admit I'm really excited to see the progress of the Hoke era begin to come to fruition. I'm interested in the progression at the WR position. Guys like Reynolds and Jackson worry me greatly. Very hopeful for Darboh and Chesson.

Schedule is favorable in many ways, IMO, sets us up nicely for a serious run at big success this year.