Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Wolverine Wednesday: Some Spring Game Notes

Update:  The Michigan Athletic Department has now cancelled the game due to weather concerns.   I wonder what Ford Field has going on Saturday and if that was ever an option?

The Spring Game might be more of a practice on Saturday at the Big House.  They will do some scrimmaging but don't expect a full game.   I hope we don't get 45 minutes of punting like we did during Brady Hoke's time running the program.

The time is 5:45, sounds like the BTN coverage will be on tape delay at 7:00 PM for those not local or don't want to sit in the cold and rain.   The forecast around 5:00 pm should be about 40 degrees with 90% of rain.

  • A person you won't see in uniform on Saturday is FB/LB Ben Mason.  He has a torn meniscus and will have surgery.  He will be out of football activities for about 6 weeks, so he will be good to go for Fall Camp.   Ben is expected to play FB and LB next season.  

  • A guy that is getting a ton of buzz is Michael Dwumfour at DT.  Many who have seen practice are saying he is similar to Mo Hurst.   That would be great and even more depth to maybe the best D-Line in the country.   Yes, Byran Mone will be back for his 12th season at Michigan on the defensive line as well.

  • The offensive line will also be interesting on Saturday.  Reports are that Ruiz and Bredeson are the two best lineman and the rest of the spots are up for grabs.   Ruiz is expected to be a lock a center and Bredeson at left guard.   Who are going to be the tackles and right guard spot seems to still be open.   Battle Royale with JBB, Runyan, Hudson, Filiaga, Stueber, Onwenu and Spanellis.


UofM91 said...

no expectations for Grant Newsome returning this season?

Bob said...

He hasn't been cleared medically yet. There is an expectation he will be ready for Fall Camp, but its hard to know if he will be in playing shape or if his condition will let him be cleared at all.