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Yeah but if they did that anyone who was 1 minute late would get screwed. Gotta find some sort of cutoff of when you're going to tell people who bought tickets not to show.
All in all, I have traveled to every B1G school for a football game and many other schools around the country, and The way that the Michigan students show up so late is awful. I went down to a couple different SEC schools and their student sections look like Michigans did for the UTL game in 2011. That is an atmosphere that is crazy and exciting.
I'm always there in plenty of time. And I work late friday nights and start tailgating at 7
Anyone heard anything on T-Rich? Hoping he gets a lil bigger this year and can make an impact this year.
He added like 10 pounds from last season, but he came in at like 154. Burned redshirt for garbage snaps and special teams which is very unfortunate. He really probably needs another 10 lbs before he's really ready to contribute. He seems to be behind Hollowell and Avery if the spring game is any indication at this point.
I personally haven't heard anything and have been wondering the same thing.
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To me, it doesn't look good for him. He's pretty squarely behind Delonte Hollowell who only has a year less eligibility than him and occupies the exact same limited role.
With Dymonte getting playing time at the nickel, Douglas earning some pretty good reviews, and J. Lewis arriving with similar abilities but better size, I just don't see where he fits in.
Last I saw him, he was getting trucked by Rawls in the Spring Game.
Didn't Mattison make a reference in an interview that some DB needed to gain weight in the winter because (and I paraphrase) "even if you're shorter, you have to have enough strength to fulfill the responsibilities of the position, or you're just not going to play"...pretty sure he was referring to TRich...
In the spring game the cornerbacks looked better than we've seen in sometime.I hope its some indication of progress.Are they just trying to get Dymonte on the field or is there a reason they don't like him at safety?
He's s very aggressive player and loves to come up in run support... Maybe he's not disciplined enough to play back there yet and at nickel he'll be closer to the line of scrimmage and can be used in blitz packages... bottom line is he might get a little nosy at safety and exposed on play action....I don't care where he's at as long as he's on the field
Yes he came out and said trich won't play until he is physically ready
This is the busiest part of my while life, so I haven't been abke to watch film on kids or rewatch the spring game. Did you actually slow it down and evaluate how the corners did?
He didn't play safety in HS (LB) and you never want a freshman safety, let alone one who hasn't played the position before. Since we should have senior leadership at SS in Gordon, where Dymonte will play, it's better he learn the intricacies of the position before bring thrown to the wolves. His athleticism is too much to keep off the field though, hence, he's put in a position where he can cover and be aggressive in the run.
I thought it was just evident on the tighter coverage I saw in shorter routes and deep routes... Better tackling, coverage sacks, quarterbacks having to come off primary and secondary reads and hit the check down....I must admit I've watched the spring game over a dozen times...what can I say....I'm not busy
Mattison made a comment about prefering to start him at nickel to help get him on the field while learning the defense and refining his coverage skills. Pretty much sounded like they were really trying to find a ace on the field for him to contribute immediately. Remember Dymonte ayed mostly LBer in high school.
This post was edited by Brennan Huff 12 months ago
Yep. Getting him on the field getting his feet wet.
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I don't think they were all that bad last year. We were like 5th in the nation in pass defense and we were missing Countess, who was our best CB, all year and JT Floyd in the bowl game.
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The coverage seemed to be real tight.I have it dvr'ed they looked good.Again its a spring situational scrimmage.Fwiw
This post was edited by UM97 12 months ago
Yes, I agree they were alright last year.some of our issues were related to a lack of a four man rush.But At the same time we played airforce and a run heavy big ten.So while I loved the ranking I have to put an * by it.I really feel the secondary could be our biggest positional strength.
Really? Personally, I want the best 11 to play regardless of their eligibility year.
True dat. Best 11 play...simple as that
I think the point is that only very rarely is a true freshman safety one of the best 11. Experience means a lot more than natural talent at the safety position.
That goes for just about all positions... but if the frosh is just plain better then they should play and you live with the freshman mistakes cause they will make plays they other dude can't. It's a fragile situation....gotta give and take either way
He is one of the best 11, which is why he will be in at nickel. You don't want an inexperienced player who isn't 100% on the scheme being your last line of defense. He doesn't have the diagnosing skills yet, but he flies around the field and is very physical against the run, which is what the coaches look for our of their corners. Don't get me wrong, I believe he will start at SS following Gordon's departure, but for this year, he'll get on the field as a nickel back.
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