Michigan Football: Tidbits from MaizeMan — Some Initial Thoughts
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After watching the game and reviewing the tape. Some initial thoughts.
1. MSU is a good team. And for those who think they are now going to go downhill, let me say, I disagree. Maxwell is going to be a very good quarterback, he has all the tools and a great release. I also disagree with those who say MSU is not a hard team to defend, they use the whole field and multiple WR’s.
5. As most of you know, one of my biggest gripes about Michigan football since 2003 has been player development. Just has not been up to expectations. But you have to say, when you watch players like Q-Washington, Beyer, Ryan, even Demens this year, that player development has improved greatly. There were at least three times Saturday that Bell had to adjust his run to the outside because Q-Wash had beat his man and played his gap to perfection and although did not get credit for the tackle forced Bell into something he is not good at running to the edge.7. Did I mention, this was a “huge win” for the program no matter how we played.
8. The lack of playing physically seems to be over at Michigan and it is amazing at how fast our defense plays compared to just two years ago. No longer do other teams WR’s run free, or RB’s break tackles or run away from our defenders. Even our LB’s, like Morgan, who a year ago struggle to defend the edge or defend side-line to side-line, looks much faster after one year.
I know there has been some discussion of Wellman and our S&C, but it looks good to me. Now maybe it is because kids are just playing with so much confidence which makes players play faster. I think it may a combination of both.
9. Had to be a fun day for recruits, coaches and players are always in a much better place when so many are visiting after a big win.
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Written by GBMWolverine Staff — MaizeMan
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