Michigan Wolverine Football: Spring Game Review — Part I


GBMWolverine Michigan Football TidbitsPosted at 6:00am — 4/7/2015

Michigan Wolverine Football: Spring Game Review — Part I

Spring is an expression that can denote a welcomed season of warmth and growth (and rain and mud), or one that has the connotation of being a steppingstone. In the case of Michigan football, the second stated signature applies.

So, one way to review and discuss the 2015 Spring Game is to apply some common expressions within the context of normal discussion.

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Expression Number 1:

Well, what did you expect? This may be the most fitting common expression that can be applied to the Spring Game of Year One of Harbaugh. Take the following factors and place them into the context of expected future results of program growth.

Also, use analysis and a sense of reality versus adapting a mantra of another old expression, “I’m tired of excuses.”

Factor One:
This team had no bowl game practices, a significant disadvantage, and only 14 days of real opportunity to embark on the new path of progression. Learning a new system, a new approach, and, importantly, a new culture can be difficult, especially if the challenges are clearly meant to accelerate improvement.

Time can be the enemy of a college coaching staff more so than at the professional rank, where everyone really is on an even plane of time use and the talk is of less practice and preseason games, not more.

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Factor Two:

The new staff had additional duties that stretched the 14 days to the limit.

Factor Three:
There is newness at the quarterback position that is unwelcomed at university programs, and any other level as well. Even, taking into consideration the failures of the last few years.

Debate about how this happened is moot and moving the program forward to eliminate a future repeat is what the current objective.

A true freshman, a redshirt freshman who has never seen action, and a junior who has two forced starts with bad results is the elements of Valhalla for a quarterback happy mechanist like Coach Harbaugh.

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  • Factor Four:

    Offensive lines do not go from mediocre to vey good in 14 practices. The frustration of watching an offense that cannot produce basic results from a running game remains and the offense will stagnate until this most fundamental problem of Michigan’s offensive production is overcome.

    There will be two ways to overcome this profound difficulty, excluding the factor of efficiency within the ranks of the running backs:

    (1) the Contextualist Coach Tim Drevno, who has expressed a positive attitude of using the players who simply work well as a unit and experimenting to achieve results, will continue to develop and use what he can to get some running success;
    (2) the Mechanist, Coach Jim Harbaugh, will place an emphasis on getting parts that work and write off parts of the machine that are not successful.

    Come back later today to keep reading the Spring Game Review.

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