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Michigan Football: Wolverine Spring Notes -- Summer Work-outs

Posted at 12:00pm — 4/12/2014

Michigan Football: Wolverine Spring Notes — Summer Work-outs

Another comment pertaining to summer workouts. During Carr’s later years it was public knowledge (for anybody in the know) that our summer program was not as intense as other programs. Carr made it known he believed workouts should be “voluntary” which in fact it is suppose to be, but in reality, is not.

During the RR years, Barwis spent abouth 70% of the time running the players to get off what RR determined was “bad weight”. And our depth during those years was so bad that there were certain players who knew they were going to play no matter how hard they worked. Same situation in the first two years of Coach Hoke our depth did not create any incentive or competition during summer season. This year is the first year in almost a decade that if there is an individual player who does not want to participate up to expectations this summer, he will hurt his chances in fall.

Therefore, although I think players on both lines have shown substantial growth by fall we should see even more dividends.

So, I tend to be more optimistic that I have in the past. I like the direction of the program. I like the urgency in the coaches and players when they practice.

If by the time Big 10 games come around next fall and we see more of the same in terms of missing assignments and not being able to knock people off the ball, then I wont be as positive.

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