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Michigan Football: Tidbits from MaizeMan -- Spring Practice Recap -- Just a Thought


Posted at 6:00am — 4/29/2013

Michigan Football: Tidbits from MaizeMan — Spring Practice Recap — Just a Thought

One thing I believe by listening to Coach Borges over the past few years is that although he has a basic offensive philosophy, he is the type of coach who gets excited to find ways to use players who he thinks can enhance the offense.

The reason I bring this up is because looking at Michigan and the players who will be coming to Michigan, it is obvious they just need to find a way to use the tight end and hybrid type of players even more than expected.

Not saying they should move to a New England Patriot type of offense completely (we still do not have a quarterback like Brady), but if Brady was a college quarterback right now, I am sure he would love to have Funchness and now Bunting, not to mention Butt and people forget we have Shallman and Hill coming in this fall.

I am sure at least early in the fall, teams are going to scheme against Michigan defensively exactly the same way they have for the past three years, even though Gardner will be the quarterback vs. Denard. They will put an extra player in the box, keep someone to watch Gardner in case he starts to scramble, etc.

The easiest way to stop this is the use your tight end’s especially in a mid-range game where linebacker’s have to make deeper drops. If they don’t, the pass to the tight end is basically a simple pass to complete. In effect, the tight end becomes an extension of your running game.

Also, starting this year, with our influx of talent, I am hoping our pace of play increases. I am not advocating returning to the no-huddle, hurry up style under RR, but I have always believed that when you have more talent than opposition (on both sides of the ball) you find a way to “speed the game up”, not slow it down.

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