Michigan Football: Tidbits from MaizeMan — UM Football Stuff
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Looking forward here is some of the stuff I have heard lately (UM football in the future). Some info on younger players.
First, I have heard all the rumors about Taco being upset and looking into transferring. As I have stated before, all frosh (especially those who enroll early) and who believe they are more talented than the players ahead of them go through a transition process in college. I have always worried more about how the frosh adjust to the social side of college life along with the need to learn how to budget their time more than the possibility of transferring.
6) When we talk about LB’s, almost all of our LB’s are back and lately both Ross and Bolden has shown some progress (although inconsistent), but because of his size and his superior athletic talent Gedeon is going to get some major snaps. At times, he has been our best LB in practice.
7) When it comes to CB, with our top 4 CB’s returning and Peppers coming in along with Hollowell who has IMO deserved more snaps. I expect somebody to be moved to safety. I know Stribling is getting a ton of snaps and the good news on Stribling is he will be in the mix because he is such a great kid who will do everything he can to stay in the line-up, but when it comes to pure athletic ability Lewis is our best. Countess to me has just not fully recovered from his injury and there are mix opinions about Taylor.8) At safety, Wilson has lost his starting position (I think temporarily), but finally Thomas got some important snaps (Thomas issue has been despite his talent just plays tenative), but is getting better all the time and now Mattison has more confidence.
Overall, Mattison sees the same stuff we do our defense is just not fast enough and he really wants to add speed, even on the DL. So players like Taco, Gedeon, Lewis, Thomas are going to get a real shot, the mantra will be, speed first, others will have to beat them out, despite the current depth chart.
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