Don Brown had a presser on Friday after the first day of spring ball and a couple of interesting sound bites:
The next walk-on starter?: (bold is mine) “The Sam-Mike-Will thing: getting Mike McCray back. (W)robo, Mike Wroblewski, there’s another guy where I’m watching him in practice last year [and] just can’t even believe it’s the same guy. You talk about a self-made football player, but a guy who knows it all. Here’s—I’ve never had to do this before. He’s telling the secondary, making their on-rights and lefts call, he’s making the tight call, he’s making the detach call for the outside linebacker and it’s finally like, ‘Hey Robo, you need to shut up and let those guys make those calls themselves.’ ‘Oh yeah, Coach, yeah, yeah, yeah.’ That’s how well he knows the scheme. So him and Devin Bush and Mike McCray. Furbush was good.
Who is going to replace Peppers?: Khaleke Hudson was our VIPER today. Arrows up; really excited about him. Glasgow was a VIPER today. Josh Metellus as well.
Who is going to replace the seniors at CB?: Obviously they (Hill and Long) get first dibs and if they can hold onto it, great. They’re such young guys, just let ‘em compete and it’ll take care of itself. I’m really not—you know, I joked around last fall and said I’m not afraid.
“We’ll get it, we’ll be settled, we’ll have our packages down, and we’ll have a very, very solid group that’ll be able to compete at a high level despite the age. I’m not worried about that at all. I’d rather be talented and young than not, than the alternative; have a bunch of veterans and you’re going, oh my god, what am I gonna do? I’ll take the alternative and be happy with it.
- Michigan on Friday also lost another guy to transfer when Kingston Davis decided that the RB position was full and he isn't interested in playing FB. If the rumors on Shelton Johnson are accurate, this would get Michigan back to 85 scholarship players. The loss of Kingston doesn't really hurt the program but would have loved to see him stay and play some FB.
- The Michigan offensive line is far from cemented but on the first day of spring practice, one configuration was moving Cole back to LT (from center), LG Bredeson, C Ruiz (true early enrolled freshman and could still be a HS senior), RG Onwenu, and RT JBB.
One a side note, I guess Oregon was better then I thought. I thought you were going to have to be Golden State to beat Kansas in KC, I was really wrong.