GBMWolverine: Mailbag Question -- Michigan Football -- Preview and Little Details

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Posted at 6:00am — 8/27/2011

GBMWolverine: Mailbag Question — Michigan Football — Preview and Little Details

Guys you gave been putting out great info about practices lately! Thank You!

Got two parts of a question I wanted to ask GBMWolverine.

Are you guys going to be doing your previews again this season? I thought by far some of your commentary was the best around, but didn’t know if you guys would continue it or not. I just found you guys in the middle of the season last year.

My other questions:

What are the little details leading up to the first game that the coaches are trying to stress to the players right now?

Do the coaches just want the season to get going to see how their team really is at this time and see what needs to improve?

Also is it just a cliche’ or is it true that you improve more after the first game to your second game then anytime during the year?

Thank you guys for the time and effort!

Danny

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GBMWolverine Response:

We have not had discussions on Previews at this point, but would expect some sort of pre-game warm up that you have seen the past couple of years from us at GBMWolverine. Thanks for being a reader and following our site.

Now to your other question. At this point the preparations are mental.

The heavy physical work has been done and you start tapering back letting kids get their legs back so you don’t get a tired team in the second half on Saturday.

Your question mentions “details” and that is a key word.

You are working on the details, the little things that make the difference between winning and losing. The biggest issues early on with teams are the little things such as holding on the ball correctly, making proper reads, know what your suppose to be doing, who your suppose to block and what coverage your suppose to be in.

Penalties and turnovers are some of the biggest issues especially early on that can stall drives and turn wins into losses when your trying to get the offense clicking.

Finally, you put extra work into the kicking game and get all the special teams coverage teams straightened out and what needs to be done to make special teams something that can win you game and not cost you a game.

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