the four horses [Aaron Bills/University of Michigan]
This is Part 2/3. Instead of making you listen to 3.5 hours straight we’re splitting this one up into three parts. That was decided after it was recorded.
We Couldn’t Have One Without the Other
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starts at 1:00
SOME DUDES. Rashan Gary is more agile than all of the cornerbacks, works out like a walk-on. Winovich was barely behind: Taco, Bosa, everyone but Don Brown’s last DE. Kemp is getting talked about the right way. Talking about Paye right with Vilain. Can be creative.
starts at 10:55
Hurst is a lethal first step attached to a football player: triple-digit offensive linemen exploded into tiny pieces. Mone is a tank; probably not going to be worse than okay. Ace is not just talking up Aubrey Solomon because he took him in draftageddon it’s because he Ryan Glasgow’d Bredeson. We’d really like to see Mr. Dwumfour’s “Hurst-like first step.” Would love Lawrence Marshall to be a Godin but skepticism. Jeter stock up, Hudson stock down from our Willie Henry-level excitement. Paiea a better guard prospect we think.
starts at 22:20
Blitz City TFL Pool starts now. Michigan passed up two of last year’s best LBs for Devin Bush, who looks like that was a good idea. McCray developed into an NFL draft pick last year. Three words to describe Khaleke Hudson game. Don Brown: “violence, aggression, hammerhead.” Ace: “violent, violent, violent.” Brian: “shares a birthday.” Wrobo is fine if he’s Desmond Morgan. Then…freshmen. SAMs: more of a role this year for Furbush vs MSU-Wisconsin-Air Force. Uche is a situational Brown weapon.
starts at 39:04
Recorded before Washington announced his transfer. Hill and Long are winning the jobs but not at all cleanly. Watson can jam, and tackle after he gives up a slant. Ambry Thomas needs weight, Ben St-Juste looks like a Canadian.
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Kinnel looked like Jordan Kovacs with free safety talent. Metellus is a savant. Both guys won jobs by default/beating Jordan Glasgow, who’s probably better at viper. Two true freshmen: Woods is a centerfielder and needs a better nickname. JKP…is he even a safety yet?
starts at 47:40
Don Brown Year 2 bump = Top 10 defense? Top 5? Impressed how together they were in spring.
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Quinn Nordin’s 48-yard field goal defies hyperbole. He attempted 3 kicks last year. Michigan has brought in a kicker expert—the walk-on crew can handle short range if Nordin isn’t the greatest kicker in Michigan history. Brad Robbins is Kornblue’s #1 punter with the right recruiting story. Cheeseman has great levers. Holder of the Year Garrett Moores returns. Peppers’ ability as a fair-catcher is hard to understate. Shield punting kryptonite these guys.
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