Morning Roundup: January 19, 2020

Morning Roundup: January 19, 2020


January 19, 2020
Michael Onwenu (image via Wolverines Wire)

The East-West Shrine Game took place yesterday, and several Michigan players participated. A brief take on the Wolverines:

Hit the jump.

  • DE Mike Danna: Danna earned quite a bit of praise. He’s not a standout athlete, but he was holding his ground and getting in position to make plays. He did a nice job maintaining his contain responsibilities.
  • LB/S Jordan Glasgow: Glasgow was playing a hybrid box safety position. I know the gritty/hardworking thing gets used a lot, but there’s no getting around it with Glasgow. He was hustling his tail off, chasing plays down from the backside and showing good tackling form. He got called for a really lame defensive holding penalty that was just some excellent man coverage.
  • CB Lavert Hill: Hill was attacked a little bit in zone coverage, and he was slow to come up and support the run. His performance was probably the worst of the bunch, in my opinion. I’ve seen talk that he’s physical and should be a nickel corner at the next level, but Hill has never looked like a physical corner to me. I have no idea where that opinion started.
  • OG Michael Onwenu: There were times when Onwenu was dominant in pass protection, and he also obliterated a linebacker, driving him about 7 yards downfield on a touchdown run. He’s just so much stronger than opponents. I still don’t like how he gets lazy with his feet at times, and he just opens up rather than keeping his shoulders square.
  • OG Jon Runyan, Jr.: Despite being listed as a tackle, Runyan played much of the game at left guard. He struggled with his footwork, which could be expected. He was giving up ground and opening up, which is fine at tackle but not at guard. I also think he’s going to get overpowered if he stays at guard in the NFL.

This tweet seems relevant to this blog:

Jordan Poole had a career night:

247 Sports writer Brian Dohn put in a crystal ball for Michael Dwumfour to transfer to Rutgers.

Former Georgia safety (and Michigan commit) is headed to Ole Miss to play for Chris Partridge…who is also the guy who got him to commit to Michigan:

7 comments

  1. Avatar
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    je93
    Jan 19, 2020 at 11:34 AM

    The story on LHill being physical started with the history of MZordich Corners, and then Brown’s system

    I appreciate Hill playing at MICHIGAN, but I’ve never been a fan

  2. Lanknows
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    Lanknows
    Jan 19, 2020 at 9:36 PM

    Do the “times when Onwenu was dominant in pass protection” include the 2019 and 2020 seasons? PFF seems to think so.

    • Thunder
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      Jan 19, 2020 at 11:31 PM

      I don’t agree about 2019, but he got to be pretty good in 2020.

      • Lanknows
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        Lanknows
        Jan 20, 2020 at 7:19 PM

        haha. got me.

  3. Lanknows
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    Lanknows
    Jan 19, 2020 at 9:37 PM

    Good to see Poole do well in the NBA, albeit for a very bad team. Proving his many haters wrong, including those who would claim to be Michigan fans.

    • UM_1973
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      UM_1973
      Jan 21, 2020 at 10:13 AM

      I am not a hater of Jordan Poole. I just think he is overrated after he hits the buzzer beater against Houston. He is a very talented basketball player but he is not a good defensive player and he “free-style” too much on offense. Poole might have a better NBA career than Stauskas/Walton/Burke but I would rather take the other player’s college career over Poole.

      • Lanknows
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        Lanknows
        Jan 21, 2020 at 3:44 PM

        Overrated by who? I’ve never seen anyone put Poole’s college career above those guys.

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