Michigan Football: Coach’s Corner — Jack Miller — Offensive Line — Wolverine’s Spring Football — GBMWolverine Evaluations
GBMWolverine Football Spring Evaluations: Position-by-Position — Player Profile.
GBMWolverine readers: Here is a brief overview of Jack Miller and GBMWolverine’s analysis concerning his progress this spring in our opinion.
Note: We will not evaluate every player on the team and with this position group (Offensive Line) we will not evaluate #61 Graham Glasgow and #70 Kristian Mateus. If you would like to chat about this player bring them up on the message board or send us an e-mail request.
Reminder: Also noted that we didn’t attend every practice and realize things happen during those fifteen practices, but our evaluations are based on what we seen first hand and in our opinion and not what we hear like just about every other site out there that relies on second, third hand information to make their evaluations of the players during the spring.
Losing from 2011 (Team #132) on scholarship: David Molk, Rocko Khoury, and Mark Huyge.
Coming in for 2012 (Team #133) on scholarship: Kyle Kalis, Blake Bars, Erik Magnuson, Ben Braden, and A.J. Williams (TE/OL).
Commit for 2013 (Team #134) on scholarship: Patrick Kugler, Logan Tuley-Tillman, David Dawson, Chris Fox, and Kyle Bosch.
Position: Offensive Center
Year: Red-shirt Freshman
City/State: Perrysburg, Ohio
High School: St. John’s Jesuit
High School Coach: Doug Pearson
Jack Miller is a classy guy that is an asset to any program. From the start his position on the line was projected at center and the primary question was could be could Jack gain the bulk to play in the Big.
Despite gaining 15 to 20 pounds in the off-season, Jack still needs to add another 10 to 15 pounds to prepare himself for the college level of competition at a place like Michigan.
He has all the other attributes of a good offensive center: brains, quick feet, and he uses his hands very well.
Jack brings a defensive aptitude to the offensive line and that is something Coach Funk really enjoys. Coach does not like offensive linemen to just play patty-cake with the defenders, but to attack and punish them. Football is a physical game and you better be ready especially with Coach Funk as your offensive line coach.
We believe Jack is a year away from being fully prepared to challenge for the offensive center position. We are not guaranteeing he will be the starter next season, but as of right now he is the leader in the clubhouse.
Jack is going to have to work really hard and what better way to learn than having watched David Molk last season. Molk was another player that many people always doubted because of his size, frame, hands, etc.. But Molk worked really hard on and off the field and forced the coaches to play him, even if he wasn’t the most talented, he was prepared and earned job.
That is something that Jack can keep in mind. He knows that this staff has recruited a lot of good offensive linemen the past couple of recruiting classes and some of those recruits are coming in with more talent; are bigger, stronger, and probably a little more athletic as well. But it will be up to Jack to see if he plays or not.
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Written by GBMWolverine Staff
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