Monday, April 13, 2009

Michigan Monday Smells Excitement In The Air

Coming off Saturday's strong performance in the Spring Game, the excitement level around the Michigan program is starting to rise. Many fans, players, and recruits are starting to feel it. It's time to jump on the band wagon..............

  • Jason Forcier a Wolverine again? The answer is yes. Jason has graduated from Stanford and is now enrolling in Ann Arbor for graduate school. He does have one year left but he isn't publicly saying he will join his brother on the football team yet..... Jason said: "I can't really comment on any of that stuff right now."

  • Defensive end Ryan Van Bergen might have injured his MCL during the Spring Game.

  • Donovan Warren had minor surgery on his ankle and did not play in Saturday's scrimmage.

  • Mike Martin, DT didn't play either on Saturday but could participate in Tuesday's final practice.

  • Denard Robinson will be a Wolverine this Fall but plans to arrive in Ann Arbor just two days after graduation in early June. He has been working on the play book with QB coach Rod Smith. "I love competition," said Robinson, who will arrive June 5, two days after graduating high school. "I don't care who I play, I just worry about, when I get up here, how I perform." Denard spent some time on Saturday meeting fans and signing autographs.

  • Torrian Wilson, an Offensive Tackle from Florida says Michigan is in the lead for his services after attending the spring game this weekend.

  • Marvin Robinson, a 4 Star Safety out of Florida was also at the game on Saturday sporting his Michigan gear with Devin Gardner and Ricardo Miller. Some insiders are saying Marvin is a "silent" commit but at the very least seems to be a heavy Michigan lean right now. "This is wonderful," Robinson said. "Michigan is definitely the leader on my list, which I've cut down to Georgia, Alabama, USF (South Florida) and Tennessee."

The stars from Saturday include:

- Tate Forcier whose unofficial numbers were 11 of 14 for 130 yards.

- Redshirt freshman Roy Roundtree who had that this funny development before the game: Roundtree had difficulty focusing on passes this Spring because he had trouble seeing the ball. The U-M staff ordered him contact lenses, which arrived just in time for the spring game. Roy put them in and then put on a show for the Michigan faithful, making big plays and catching a handful of touchdown passes, including a big 60-yard touchdown from Forcier.
"All Spring ball my coaches have been asking me when I'll get my contacts, when I'll get my contacts," laughed Roundtree. "I got my contacts today. I couldn't see the long balls in practice, but today I saw them just fine."

- Then of course, the often injured Carlos "Santana" Brown did this:

If you missed the game on Saturday here are some highlights from the BTN:

More comprehensive offensive highlights. Look at Tate's scramble around the 1:54 mark, that is the one that really impressed me. Michigan's QB's didn't have that ability last year.

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