Michigan Football: Wolverine Odds and Ends -- Part II

Posted at 12:00pm — 4/13/2014

Michigan Football: Wolverine Odds and Ends — Part II

Since I do not think the transfer from Alabama is coming (Lindsay) I think on opening day our starting offensive line will be Mags, Bosch, Miller, Kalis, Braden. For the Notre Dame game, Glasgow starts instead of Miller. Dawson becomes the first sub off the bench.

The bad news is, Mason Cole may be our best offensive linemen after that so the chances of him red-shirting looks worse by the day. Fox, really needs a huge summer (he needs to get healthy and in shape) and Kugler needs to really bulk up. If Kugler can show by fall he is ready then things could change.

Doug Nussmeier 2One thing I think we see on offense in fall is Coach Nuss getting the ball to our skilled players more often. And I think Darboh is going to be ready.

Off Topic:
Went to Alabama practice. I don’t think I have ever seen a group of more talented skilled position players than Alabama has this year. Quarterback is still a question. But Henry could play in NFL right now, and their tigh end and wide receivers are just unbelievable. If they get some improvement on the offensive line and their defense (which is much more athletic than in the past) just not as big, can produce, quarterback may not even matter. It will be just don’t lose the game type of quarterback play. I would not want to play Alabama late in season or in bowl next year.

One Other Comment:
I cannot remember a spring that I did not hear of any academic issues with this group. Of course players will take classes over the summer and they still have finals coming up, but I have not heard of any player being in trouble.

In the past, most off-season (summer stuff) did not really begin until the second week of June. This year a number of players will stay in Ann Arbor and after taking a couple weeks off plan to start right after finals.

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