January 1,2013; Tampa, FL, USA; Michigan Wolverines head coach Brady Hoke huddles up with teammates against the South Carolina Gamecocks during the first half of the 2013 Outback Bowl at Raymond James Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Michigan Football: Tidbits from MaizeMan -- Spring Practice Report for Friday's Practice

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Posted at 7:00am — 3/23/2013

Michigan Football: Tidbits from MaizeMan — Spring Practice Report for Friday’s Practice

Here is a small sample of MaizeMan’s post on the message board. You must be a member to see the entire post.

Just a personal note:
I am a UM football fan just like everyone else on the UM boards. I have and will always stand by my information. Having said that I will be happy to answer any questions, but I do not want or have any interest in the discussions between any of the other sites.

The reason I am going to wait until GBMWolverine Monday Night Chat is because I simply cannot answer all of the questions in this format—but can in a Chat format. And there is a lot to talk about based on the last 2 days.

Couple of thoughts:
I have no idea how many games team 134 will win in 2013, my impression from the past 2 days is they could be pretty darn good. But I just want all Michigan fans to know what a “class act” the Michigan football program is. If you do not believe me, ask any Midwestern High School coach who attended this years coaches clinic. Here is a question for you. What exactly does it mean to be part of Michigan football? I guarantee you if you had the opportunity to witness what I have you would have either a different perspective or at least an renewed confidence that the program is in the right hands.

Part of being around the program the past couple days allows you to not only see the players, who is progressing, what the depth chart looks like, etc. But you get the opportunity to see some of the “behind the scenes” stuff like leadership, commitment, character of the players and coaches that you just cant experience by watching the games on Saturday.

And to me, this is the most impressive part of team #134. These are great kids, great coaches who go out of their way to make sure all your questions are answered, are willing to share any ideas.

January 1,2013; Tampa, FL, USA; Michigan Wolverines head coach Brady Hoke talks with defensive coordinator Greg Mattison against the South Carolina Gamecocks during the first half of the 2013 Outback Bowl at Raymond James Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

One of the great part of this clinic is being able to meet and listen to High School coaches around the country. This is something Hoke has brought to the Michigan clinic. This year, we got to hear from the head coach of De Lasalle HS out of Concord, California. The “mad scientist” as I call him (you would never believe he was a football coach) was one of the most entertaining speakers I have heard since Rickey Powers of Akron spoke 2 years ago. He once again won the California state championship and plays “Michigan type” football. And he shows us tape of his games and practices along with an offensive linemen who I thought was one of the most impressive players I can remember, but the most amazing part was this kid was a freshman. He called him a nickname, but guarantee he is the #1 High School offensive linemen in 3 years.

If you want to read the entire post which details some current players this spring, please visit the message board.

We will have a chat on Monday Night at 8:00pm Eastern Time to discuss Spring Football in more details, Michigan Basketball, and also the Michigan Hockey team and how they did this weekend in the CCHA Tournament.

Come to the message board and give us your thoughts, agree or disagree.

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