Apr 5, 2014; Ann Arbor, MI, USA; Michigan Wolverines defensive end Frank Clark (57) pressures quarterback Devin Gardner (98) during the Spring Game at Michigan Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Tim Fuller-USA TODAY Sports

Michigan Football: Spring Football -- Chat Notes -- Defensive Line

Posted at 2:00pm — 4/21/2014

Michigan Football: Spring Football — Chat Notes — Defensive Line

We thought our defensive line looked better than it has in years and it is a group that really works hard so I expect that group to be even bigger and quicker by fall. Think Pipkins injury and our depth is going to make him really work which is something we wondered/questioned when he first arrived at Michigan.

Don’t forget we have another Glasgow on the team as well and he started every practice at defensive tackle the practices we saw this spring. Glasgow and Godin were the starters the practices we saw and we really like Godin, both were starters for the big scrimmage.

Michigan DefenseHurst, not sure I have ever seen a defensive tackle with such a great first step also, he is a worker and will play. Hurst is tough to block, his first step is really impressive.

Godin and Wormley are getting many wraps with the first team. Godin is a very good pass rusher from the inside. Strobel is in the next, but needs a big summer. Hurst and Strobel played on the second group. Henry played with the third group every practice we saw this spring. Henry must have made someone mad and he better step it up in off-season. Give Godin and Strobel a whole summer along with Hurst and kids like Mone, and don’t forget Glasgow which makes them a pretty deep group.

Mone, what a talent this kid is, he is quick, he is tough, he is strong, and he can play. He played with the 1’s some snaps and they use him all the time in goal line defense. Mone seems as strong as upperclassman right now and he is really good.

Devin and ClarkThey are finding new ways to use Frank Clark and it was effective.

We think Mario will be better this year, but he is not an impact defensive end.

Taco is one player who is on top in terms of measurable, He needs a tone of work, putting him in a position now to succeed. Here is the deal with Taco, our biggest beef with him and he just does not seem to play with any “enthusiasm” sometimes I wonder if he really likes being there. Taco is obviously talented, but he makes way to may mistakes.

The strong side defensive ends our Beyer, Taco, and Poggi. Beyer is Beyer he just does not make mistakes. Henry Poggi on third team, but he is an intense player. Very excited to see Poggi, thinks he will stick in the lineup once he gets an opportunity to play.

The weakness on defense is with depth at the quick defensive end, where Mario and Clark play. This is a big need and recruiting.

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