Michigan Football: the tweet, The Tweet, THE TWEET! -- 8/17/2013

Posted at 10:00am — 8/17/2013Posted at 8:45am — 8/17/2013

Michigan Football: the tweet, The Tweet, THE TWEET! — 8/17/2013

GBMWolverine Readers: Here is an overview of University of Michigan happenings in the Twitterverse.

It took all of one game in 2012 for the secondary to be put into a state of flux when corner Blake Countess went down with a season ending injury during the Cowboy Classic against Alabama. Since that injury we have also seen the graduation of Safety Jordan Kovacs and departure of Safety Marvin Robinson who seeks a starting position, so while Blake has returned, and there is excellent depth at corner and nickel, safety is now a position of concern.  During a recent presser Defensive Coordinator Greg Robinson discussed the desire to ensure that a player loss would not be as devastating as the Countess injury was, and thus is trying to ensure the secondary players are capable of filling multiple positions. Including the recent identification that senior Courtney Avery who has played both corner, and nickel is also receiving practice time at safety.

The Big Ten Network fall tour of Michigan aired last night, and while the show was more like a random grouping of soundbites, more so than an actual preview that a fan could glean anything from.  

The two main item to take away from the show were the fact that Michigan and Ohio are separating from the pack through recruiting, and though the buckeyes may possess a little more speed, the two teams are really close in talent  and potential.

Despite some secondary concerns, it appears that the front seven will be deep enough, and have the talent to roll potentially three sets of players in without a large change in capabilities. This will be a huge benefit as Michigan enters the teeth of the schedule in the later part of the year. If this is the case, and the front four can dominate the line, achieve pressure, stop the run, and get sacks with a three squad rotation it may be a very good year on defense. 

Speaking of defense, the Tide, and “Big-Boy” football.  Linebacker James “Bigs” Ross discusses his development as a player, and how shocked he was playing against Alabama.

In high school he was used to players on the opponents offense avoiding him, in the game at Jerry’s World, and his first at the college-level, he was dumbfounded when the offensive linemen sought him out.


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