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Michigan Football: Tidbits from MaizeMan — Spring Practice Report for Thursday’s Practice


Posted at 7:00am — 3/22/2013

Michigan Football: Tidbits from MaizeMan — Spring Practice Report for Thursday’s Practice

Here is a small sample of MaizeMan’s 20 points in his post on the message board. To read the entire post you must be a member of the message board.

Monday I will cover much more detail in GBMWolverine Monday Night Chat at 8:00pm Eastern time, but some highlights of Thursday’s practice.

1) Remember the name, Kenneth Allen, he is a punter from Fenton, Mich. This kid can really punt a football who was very, very, impressive. The indoor facility if rarely has a very high roof and is rarely hit (besides when Mesko was in there), but this kid was consistently hitting the ceiling and punting the ball over 50 yards. I know it is indoors, but I have not seen a ball “explode” off a kids foot like this kid since Mesko.

January 1,2013; Tampa, FL, USA; Michigan Wolverines wide receiver Drew Dileo (9) scores a touchdown against the South Carolina Gamecocks during the first half of the 2013 Outback Bowl at Raymond James Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports2) Some times you wonder why coaches recruit/use a scholarship on a long snapper, but today it became obvious. After this year, we do not have anybody who can do this important job.

7) Here is a quick quiz? Who played with the first group as the SDE??? Black?, Stroble?, Wormley, Heitzman? How about none of the above. The winner is — Godin and he looked good. It was not just one rep with the ones, but every rep. Now this is not to say he is the starter because sometimes a players gets promoted based on previous practice, but he sure did not look out of place. A big, very versatile kid, he is the sleeper to watch in fall.

10) A quick comment, every program needs kids like Dileo who is a kid who shows up every practice and does everything that is asked of him and he just makes plays. Dileo is one of those “program kids” and continues to impress!

November 26, 2011; Ann Arbor, MI, USA; Michigan Wolverines cornerback Courtney Avery (5) celebrates his interception of a pass late in the fourth quarter against the Ohio State Buckeyes at Michigan Stadium. Michigan won 40-34. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports11) Avery, the forgotten Cornerback who played with the starting group. Looks like he is either a starter or depending on Countess our #3 CB. I don’t see anybody challenging him at this point.

13) Okay, pencil this in, Miller is our Offensive Center and I do not see anybody close. Maybe Kugler when he shows up to Michigan, but I doubt it. A little thing, but in the past almost every OC at Michigan has had issues with the snap when QB was in shotgun (including Molk). I did not see one bad snap from Miller. Kid is pretty good.

19) Good, physical practice, Coach Hoke and company once again showed why they are such a class act.

20) Have some good stuff on S&C Coach Wellman in Chat (remind me if I forget).

Have a lot more, just some quick stuff.

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