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GBMWolverine: Coach’s Corner — Michigan Football — Steve Schilling — BoltBeat FanSided Network — San Diego Chargers Q&A


Posted at 6:00am — 5/4/2011

GBMWolverine: Coach’s Corner — Michigan Football — Steve Schilling — BoltBeat FanSided Network — San Diego Chargers Q&A

BoltBeat who covers the San Diego Chargers on the FanSided Network asked GBMWolverine a few questions about Stephen Schilling and we thought we would share with our viewers the question/answers on this former Michigan Wolverine.

GBMWolverine welcomes and sends best wishes to the San Diego Charger FanSided readers. The Midwest frequently gets to watch the Chargers and some of our staff fondly remembers the great fun of watching early AFL wild shootouts featuring John Hadl and Lance Alworth. And who can forget the famous Don Coryell offense, that to this day is on display in one form or another every Sunday of the NFL season. Below are the staff comments regarding inquiries concerning former Michigan offensive linemen Stephen Schilling.

The Charger’s selected another Michigan Wolverine with the 6th round draft pick Stephen Schilling, where did you project him to be drafted?

BoltBeat: In the range he was drafted.

GBMWolverine could have seen Steve going where he did, possibly in the 7th round, or even not drafted, because of some of his limitations and how the NFL drafts works towards the later rounds where needs are looked at by certain teams more than who might be the best player left on the board.

BoltBeat: What kind of player/person should we expect coming out to San Diego and what position do you think he will play?

Steve gives a team great flexibility; he can play any of the positions on the offensive line, except left tackle.

Schilling is a solid run blocker, he is not a great pass blocker or overall athlete. He has very short arms, which can cause a problem.

Schilling also has a bit of an edge to his game.

Please note:

the player San Diego is getting is a very high caliber person and a hard worker. He started as a red-shirt freshmen at offensive tackle, lost weight and moved inside to offensive guard.

BoltBeat: Any other fun facts about Stephen we should know out here in San Diego?

Stephen comes from Bellevue, Washington where he was a 5-star prospect, one who participated in the U.S. Army All-American game. Just like Jonas Mouton, he was recruited by Ron English from Coach Carr’s staff.

Steve had offers from a plethora of teams and his offer sheet was a who’s who on the west coast. He chose Michigan over the likes of USC, UCLA, CAL, and in-state school Washington and on 1/26/2006 picked Michigan.

Schilling is a four-year starter at Michigan. He has started 49 games, tied for the second most in school’s history by an offensive lineman. Showing his versatile Steve had 25 starts at left guard, 22 at right tackle and two at right guard.

He was also a 2010 team captain at Michigan. The verdict here is good get for the 6th round.

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Written by GBMWolverine Staff/Bolt Beat writer Ernie Padaon

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