Nov 9, 2013; Ann Arbor, MI, USA; Michigan Wolverines running back Fitzgerald Toussaint (28) runs the ball in the second half against the Nebraska Cornhuskers at Michigan Stadium. Nebraska won 17-13. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

Michigan Football: Tidbits from MaizeMan -- Just Some Football Stuff

Posted at 12:00pm — 11/22/2013

Michigan Football: Tidbits from MaizeMan — Just Some Football Stuff

This is a small sample of MaizeMan’s post on the message board.

1) Wormley and Henry have really improved. I would say these two stand out as the most improved players on the team–with Bolden being close behind.

2) As the season progressed, it is amazing to watch tape and look for the number of times our RB’s made the defenders miss. As of now, besides the great run Fitz had against ND these are hard to come by, in fact, it is hard to see a RB that was not brought down by initial contact and over 90% (this is guess but has to be close) is either 3 yards or less.

In fact, offensively we rarely break tackles and rarely get YAC’s. Although a very small sample, the most explosive player we have in terms of gaining extra yards in Chesson and he rarely gets the ball.

4) By my count, we have thrown to the RB’s this year (including the FB and including the RB) less than 15 times. All year. It would seem to me, we should use the RB in the passing game at least 5-7 times a game.

6) In the past, most of Mattison’s defense has always had a top notch safety who seemed to make plays all over the place. There are games on tape that for most of the game I could not tell you who is playing safety, they never seem to be in the play. What is the deal with our safety play? Is it the scheme or we just lack talent?

Not sure, all I know is the teams we play, the safeties seem to be AA.

7) Here is something you may or may not want to hear, but someone very close to the program told me just today, that next year, Gardner is going to be 100% improved because our OL is going to be better. I reminded him we lose 2 Senior OT’s and he agreed that will be an issue, but the overall OL will be better.

This one I guess we wait and see.

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