Pre-Spring Game Update from umbig11

Tag: spring football

6Apr 2017
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Michigan Inexperienced but Reloading on Defense

Bryan Mone (image via MLive)

First things first, Michigan lost a lot of talent from last year’s team. However, there is no question about the impact that Don Brown has made on the program. He developed a defense that led the nation in many categories throughout the year. He is also responsible for developing raw talent into NFL caliber players. There is no reason to believe that will not be the case again this year.

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3Mar 2016
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Spring Football Preview: Safeties

Dymonte Thomas 751x

Dymonte Thomas

Projected starters: Senior Delano Hill started eight games this past season, making 46 tackles, 2.5 TFLs, and 2 pass breakups. He is a decent tackler when stepping up to support the run, but he has yet to make much of an impact in the passing game and does not flash great speed. He is the odds-on favorite to be Michigan’s strong safety. At free safety, fellow senior Dymonte Thomas has the inside track after starting four games, making 24 tackles, and breaking up 7 passes. He has better speed and makes more plays against the pass, but he is not quite so stout against the run.

Hit the jump for more on the safety position.

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2Mar 2016
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Spring Football Preview: Cornerbacks

Jourdan Lewis 751x

Jourdan Lewis

Projected starters: Senior Jourdan Lewis had an All-America season last year when he made 52 tackles, 3.5 TFLs, 1 sack, 2 INTs (1 TD), and a school-record 20 pass breakups. The other side is a bit murkier, but senior Channing Stribling may be the best bet. He started four games last season and finished with 17 tackles, 2 INTs, and 3 pass breakups, including picking off a botched fake field goal by Florida in the bowl game.

Hit the jump for more on the cornerback position.

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