Aug 30, 2014; Ann Arbor, MI, USA; Michigan Wolverines head coach Brady Hoke during warm ups before the game against the Appalachian State Mountaineers at Michigan Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

Michigan Wolverine Football: After Week One

Posted at 12:00pm — 9/3/2014

Michigan Wolverine Football: After Week One

1) I think we are starting to see what Michigan football is going to look like for the next four years. Coach Hoke (we can argue whether it was the right decision) put together schemes that met our personnel, and now through good recruiting, we have enough depth and type of players that allows Michigan to play the type of “physical” football Coach Hoke has been talking about for the past three years.

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We still have a long way to go, Notre Dame will be a good test, but with the amount of young talent we have this past Saturday is just the beginning of the style of football Michigan will play.

Darian Roseboro 12) The 2015 Commitment of Darian Roseboro (DL) was really huge (IMO). You can see his profile that GBMWolverine did on him yesterday — Michigan Football Recruiting: Darian Roseboro — 2015 Commit — Profile — along with Lawrence Marshall (DL) (who will red-shirt from the 2014 recruiting class and see his profile that GBMWolverine did — Michigan Football Recruiting: Lawrence Marshall — 2014 Time Capsule — and Bryan Mone (DL) it gives Michigan a very talented core of defensive linemen moving into the future. Will have to add Henry Poggi (DL) to that list.

3) A player I was impressed with on Saturday was Mike McCray (LB). I think he shows the type of athleticism at linebacker we have lacked.

Aug 30, 2014; Ann Arbor, MI, USA; Michigan Wolverines quarterback Devin Gardner (98) passes the ball in the second quarter against the Appalachian State Mountaineers at Michigan Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

4) I know it is Appalachian State and I will hold judgement until after Notre Dame game, but Devin Gardner (QB) did some things in that game he has not executed since being at Michigan. Too many times in the past as soon as Gardner felt any type of pressure he would tuck the ball and start running. On Saturday, I saw him move up in the pocket with his eyes down-field where one play he completed a touchdown pass to (WR) Devin Funchess. Early returns remind me somewhat of former Michigan quarterback John Navarre his senior year when he became quite efficient in stepping up in the pocket and delivering the ball.

5) I think Jehu Chesson (WR) becomes a real threat before leaving Michigan. And he is very good on special teams.

Jul 28, 2014; Chicago, IL, USA; Michigan Wolverines defensive end Frank Clark addresses the media during the Big Ten football media day at Hilton Chicago. Mandatory Credit: Jerry Lai-USA TODAY Sports

6) Notice how many plays Frank Clark (DL) lined up as a linebacker. We reported back in spring in passing situations this was common. And although Frank Clark did not get to the quarterback it caused the opposition to make adjustments and allowed Taco Charlton (DE) and Chris Wormley (DL) to get lanes to the quarterback.

7) If he keeps playing like he did Saturday, I can see Delonte Hollowell (CB) getting more playing time.

8) Just an opinion, but this may be Coach Hoke’s best recruiting class, although very small. But the success in the past three years and the depth we have created has allowed Michigan coaches to go after top talent. Notice how we have commits from multiple positions and all in areas of need. Add in a pass rushing defensive end, an athletic linebacker, and maybe one more defensive back and they can call it a year.

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Written by GBMWolverine Staff — MaizeMan

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Tags: Appalachian State Bryan Mone Chris Wormley Coach Brady Hoke Darian Roseboro Delonte Hollowell Devin Funchess Devin Gardner Football Frank Clark Henry Poggi Jehu Chesson Lawrence Marshall Michigan Football Michigan Wolverines Mike McCray Taco Charlton

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