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Topic: Michigan 2017 Season Thread

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Re: MICHIGAN, 2017
« Reply #14 on: July 25, 2017, 01:16:52 AM »
Yeah, I had no idea there was any uncertainty for you guys.
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Re: MICHIGAN, 2017
« Reply #15 on: July 25, 2017, 01:29:35 AM »
Ha, is that a joke about the roster (it could be a good one) or just about QB?

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Re: Michigan 2017 Preseason Thread
« Reply #16 on: July 25, 2017, 03:39:32 PM »
Harbaugh on the QBs at media days:

http://www.espn.com/college-football/story/_/id/20154359/michigan-wolverines-3-way-tie-starting-qb

"[Speight] comes in really tied for first with John O'Korn and Brandon Peters, legitimately, through competition," Harbaugh said. "Throughout all the spring, we went through 15 practices and it was a dead heat. But the good news is they all did some things. Brandon really shot up."

Sounds like O'Korn is significantly improved, though I'm not expecting it to matter except for the big way in which the scout team matters.

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Re: Michigan 2017 Preseason Thread
« Reply #17 on: July 26, 2017, 07:33:07 AM »
Jordan Lewis acquitted of BS domestic violence charge pursued by zealot Ann Arbor DA.

http://www.detroitnews.com/story/news/local/michigan/2017/07/25/jourdan-lewis-domestic-violence-charge/103982064/
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Re: Michigan 2017 Preseason Thread
« Reply #19 on: July 31, 2017, 06:38:51 PM »
Where's MDoT?Hopefully he's not over @ CFN.Scout.com hitting F-5/enter
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Re: Michigan 2017 Preseason Thread
« Reply #20 on: August 05, 2017, 09:28:40 PM »
Georgia 2019 5* DL/OL recruit Christopher Hinton has committed to Michigan.


https://twitter.com/Thechrishinton/status/893993710169591810

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Re: Michigan 2017 Preseason Thread
« Reply #21 on: August 13, 2017, 05:14:46 PM »
Andy Staples ✔ @Andy_Staples
Leading WR Antonio Callaway and six other Florida players suspended for the season opener against Michigan.
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Re: Michigan 2017 Preseason Thread
« Reply #22 on: August 16, 2017, 08:16:04 AM »
Gregg Henson, who has proven to have some inside knowledge, reports...

1. QB situation - O'Korn has been great in practice and is pushing Speight.  Peter's trouble is mental; he's too laid back.
2. The best by "a mile" WRs are Black, DPJ, Oliver Martin, and Nate Schoenle.
3. "The #1 offensive line group right now is:  (LT) Mason Cole, (LG) Ben Bresedon, (C) Patrick Kugler, (RG) Michael Onwenu, (RT) Juwann Bushell-Beatty.  Cesar Ruiz will play but isn’t expected to run with the first team."  No surprises there.

http://gregghenson.com/michigan-qb-update-and-other-practice-notes/
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Re: Michigan 2017 Preseason Thread
« Reply #23 on: August 17, 2017, 10:32:55 PM »
MGoBlog (Brian and Seth) and a few other people were at the preseason Michigan alumni event in Chicago tonight. They had presentations about the team as a whole as well as about why Don Brown is such a great DC (ie. he knows how to effectively use hybrid players that don't have a traditional position to their combination of size/speed/agility/athleticism).

It basically reinforced the common beliefs. Speight is the QB and should be better. The RBs are solid and will split snaps based on their different strengths, but Evans is the top guy. WRs and TEs are relatively unproven, but there's a lot of potential and depth so they should improve as the season goes on. OL is average overall, most likely, but should improve through the season. The DL still has great starters but depth isn't there yet. LBs are at least good and potentially great. Safeties are relatively inexperienced but played well last year when they had to so it should be solid. CBs are a big unknown, but there's a lot of competition. Kicker and punter are highly rated but obviously unproven. Return game probably won't be as good without Peppers, but blocking punts/kicks could still be a big advantage.
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Re: Michigan 2017 Preseason Thread
« Reply #25 on: August 22, 2017, 01:37:02 PM »
stinks to hear about Washington. Liked his size and his length and speed.

I didn't see anything Zordich said that made me think it's going to be all doom and gloom. This is a very young secondary. They will take their lumps. For sure. That was always going to happen. Thankfully Florida doesn't have the QB to exploit them and Florida's best WR by far is suspended for the game.

There is a ton of young talent there though at CB. LaVert Hill is going to be a good one and he's already got one CB spot on lock. And the scary thing is Ambry Thomas is probably going to be even better. Thomas was better as a JR for King than Hill was as a senior IMO. Thomas was one of the top 3 kids I was most pumped for in the 2017 class. He should've been rated a 5* along with DPJ. He is just a flat out STUD football player.

To me that just sounded like an indictment on David Long. Zordich and the Michigan staff were expecting greatness from that kid. He was a very high 4*, rated #65 overall in the 247Composite out of Cali and he hasn't lived up to it yet or come close. And there is no excuse for that. He was a legit 5'11" and ran a laser timed 4.4 flat at one of those NIKE camps as a junior in high school and he's a legit 10.5 100m HS track star. Good size, super athletic. There is really no excuse for him not taking the reigns and grabbing that spot opposite Hill. He's got all of the raw natural athletic ability in the world.

I don't really look into what Zordich said about Brandon Watson at all, because honestly, Brandon Watson is just not that talented. He's far too slow and not quick-twitch enough to even be playing CB and he's too small to play anything else like Safety or the Jabrill Peppers hybrid spot. He's really just a special teams/depth guy.

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Re: Michigan 2017 Preseason Thread
« Reply #26 on: August 22, 2017, 02:00:58 PM »



That should be as good a starting 4 as there is in the conference if Mone can stay healthy. Hurst is going to just bring it on his way to being a pretty high draft pick. Gary has been nothing but dominant throughout spring and fall and his talent is through the roof. Mone is a big-time talent, has had some pretty bad luck with injury but if he's healthy he will be a productive force in the middle of that line. Winovich had 6.5 sacks off the bench at 240 pounds in his first year ever playing DE. He's added weight, gained a year of experience at the position- excited to see what he can do with more snaps.

Depth will make or break that front line. If they get some productive depth out of Lawrence Marshall and some of the young guys, that DL could be lethal yet again in 2017 despite losing Wormley, Taco, and Glasgow to the NFL.

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Re: Michigan 2017 Preseason Thread
« Reply #27 on: August 22, 2017, 02:27:31 PM »
I didn't realize Winovich was so big.  I knew he was fast.  DL is going to be special again this year.
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