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Bowl practices start today.
What younger players will benefit the most from these.
Who will turn the most heads? Someone does every year. Does anyone have a guess?
"Those Who Stay...Will be Champions"
Im hoping its darboh. But i would be very happy if wilson is impressing.
I really hope it's either Darboh, Chesson, or Jerald Robinson. We'll need a big WR next year.
I feel we will be in the exact same spot this time next year if A) the current '13 WR commits remain the same and/or B) Darboh and Chesson are just more Jerald Robinsons.
I think it'll be the guys on the O-Line. They'll get a lot of run together I think during these next 23 days.
I think Darboh is going to be really good.
I think Chesson could be similar to Steve Breaston.
Curious to why you compare Chesson to Breaston, they are very different physically and in terms of speed.
They are both very fast, but they both have those long strides. Idk....they just move with similarity
This post was edited by Moon 19 months ago
Steve Breaston a long strider? I thought he was known for his quick cuts and crazy acceleration?
Steve was a real long strider. I would say he was more slippery than actually a guy who made ridiculously quick cuts. He was able to change direction without really slowing down a lot which made him tough to wrap up in the open field (or even in not so open fields if he was running at full speed)
Five minutes of Steve Breaston Highlights
This post was edited by vcmarsh1 19 months ago
I didn't see Breaston play live, or at least remember seeing him play live, so I just also thought he was quick and had good acceleration because he was a dynamic punt returner.
Ah I gotcha. He was real fun to watch. The 2005 Rose Bowl against Texas was a phenomenal single game performance by him. I think he had 3 KO returns where he was literally one man away from breaking it and that one man had the angle on him to bring him down
Oh yeah, breaston had such a long smooth stride. He did change direction fast but i wouldnt say he was a super accelerator. He was, like you said, slippery though. His never looked like the fastest guy on the team but just floated right through and then blew by people like they were standing. One of my all time favorites.
Antonio bass was my favorite guy that never got going. Kid could have been one of the fastest until his career ending injury
Gareon Conley's running style is a near mirror image of Breaston's. Sorry to ruin the party
That's exactly what I was going to say. Outside of quarterback, offensive line is the most technique-focused position in football. Now that those true freshmen have a full season under their belt, hopefully things start slowing down for them and they can make some serious strides between now and January 1.
Ahhh the good days at WR. I can't believe we had Avant, Breaston and Braylon all at the same time. I would love for one of them right now. We should have one it all when we had those stacked teams. I remember watching the Michigan Michigan state game when Braylon took over, I still marvel at it today, unreal
Agreed. I think 2003 was the year we should have. Lost 2 extremely close early season road games to Oregon and Iowa and finished the regular season 10-2. That team was ABSOLUTELY STACKED offensively with Perry at RB, Edwards, Avant, and Breaston at WR. Navarre, for all the flak he got, was a damn good college quarterback. Offensive line was also great that year.
Very true, that 2003 Michigan team was loaded.
Navarre could sling the ball. No doubt about it.
Ive seen statues beat him in a race, but he was acchrate tbrowjng the ball.
Interesting thread. I never really thought about bowl practices much. How many bowl practices are there? I hope a bunch of the RS freshman take this opportunity to impress the coaches like Wormley(if able), Strobel, Darboh, Kalis and Mags.
Question: Can our 2013 early-enrollees participate in bowl practices? And do they travel with the team to the bowl game?
I think our best WR lineup was 2006 with Manningham, Arrington and Matthews (if I recall correctly).
I think they can? I kind of remember Mike Hart traveling with the team to the rose bowl.
I do not think they can. They don't enroll until early January, after the bowl game.
It was actually Kevin Grady in practices for the 2005 Rose Bowl against Texas. He simulated Cedric Benson, and it's where his legend was born. We read he was a monster with the ball in his hands, and it never really turned out that way.
Early enrollees can practice, but cannot play in the game.
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