Nightly Roundup: April 3, 2019

Nightly Roundup: April 3, 2019


April 3, 2019
Mike Sainristil (image via USA Today)

There’s some pretty serious hype about Mike Sainristil (LINK).

Donovan Peoples-Jones and Michael Dwumfour are both injured (LINK). That’s not good. Peoples-Jones is a potential star, and Dwumfour plays a spot where there’s not much experience or depth.

Michigan is losing analyst Tanner Engstrand to Pep Hamilton’s XFL staff (LINK).

Via Bleacher Report, here’s a look through the eyes of Clemson wide receiver Justyn Ross on the draw of playing in the XFL instead of the NCAA (LINK).

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    je93
    Apr 03, 2019 at 11:08 PM

    We need dpj on offense – he can be a difference maker we need to overcome…
    The lack of depth on DL. This Dwumfour injury is something our D canNOT afford

    • 17years
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      17years
      Apr 04, 2019 at 12:00 AM

      Should have a lot of depth at end with Mike Danna coming in. 🙂

      • Lanknows
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        Lanknows
        Apr 04, 2019 at 9:49 AM

        Yes, DE looks stronger than DT. And Michigan sometimes uses it’s DE at DT (a la Paye). DL is a huge question but probably not as doom and gloom as some might have you believe.

  2. 17years
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    17years
    Apr 03, 2019 at 11:58 PM

    Really good to have a 4th real deal receiver! Tough spot for Ronnie Bell.

    BTW, I don’t know if there’s a better actor for the part, Joaquin Phoenix, a real life joker playing the Joker.

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    je93
    Apr 04, 2019 at 8:27 AM

    JH now says Christian Turner has been out with a hammie since day2. So much for the hype article from WolverineWire

  4. Lanknows
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    Lanknows
    Apr 04, 2019 at 9:48 AM

    Obviously you want everyone healthy but I don’t think it’s a season-breaker to lose a couple of guys for spring, even critical players like DPJ and Dwum.

    Sainstril hype should be taken with a grain of salt. All he’s really done is beat out Bell and Martin. The later at least is probably working at outside WR anyway due to the injuries. When the rest of the WRs are healthy and the new crop of freshman arrive he might not keep his position atop the depth chart. Still, nice to hear.

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    Roanman
    Apr 04, 2019 at 11:00 AM

    Don Brown is going to have to do the best job scheming in the entire history of his career, or we’re gonna get run on. Sans Dwumfor, we’re going to war with a true freshman Nose Tackle taking a lot of snaps. To quote Fenster, “This is really bad.”

    And it isn’t like Dwumfor has showed us stout against the run.

    In particular, Wisconsin is not going to forget to run it up inside on us this year. If I’m those guys, I’m running it up inside for last year too. I don’t know if we get Iowa this year, but those guys don’t have enough imagination to find much else to do anyway. Sparty, TOSU, it’s gonna get ugly unless Brown has magical powers that he can ramp up next year like no other year. Maybe the nua guy can walk on water too.

    We better be scoring in bunches or 9-3 is a pipe dream.

    This really is a damn shame after pulling in two big time DTs whose heads proved to be empty, as demonstrated by their inability to read a simple depth chart.

    • Lanknows
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      Lanknows
      Apr 04, 2019 at 1:28 PM

      Losing Solomon was an enormous blow.

      Dwumfour will be back. There 5 months till the season starts.

      Has anybody ever beaten Don Brown by running the ball inside consistently?

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        Roanman
        Apr 04, 2019 at 4:01 PM

        Yeah, I can’t disagree with that, but then the issue becomes what you give getting it stopped.

  6. DonAZ
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    DonAZ
    Apr 04, 2019 at 11:22 AM

    I’ve learned to pretty much ignore spring ball chatter.

    This year’s team will not be world-beaters. Let’s hope on the offensive side it looks like they’re laying a good foundation for the future.

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