Impressions: Michigan Football Spring Game
I did not attend the spring game. I have watched about 20 minutes of highlights and post is based on that.
1. I am not going into personnel. It was obvious this scrimmage was not about competition.
2. Any personal judgments would be useless (IMO).
3. Offense at first glance looks to be more in sync.
4. Offense did not look like a bunch of mismatched plays, but more like a package.
5. Running game that was shown will work better with Coach Ed Warinner blocking scheme.
6. I was happy with the small sample of the passing game Coach Josh Gattis showed.
7. What we saw was a simpler, quicker scheme.
8. I smiled when Michigan actually threw a slant/skinny post in the red zone of a play action look.
9. First time we have seen this in some time.
10. Other thing that was interesting, Shea Patterson actually read a blitz and went to the hot or check down.
11. Almost impossible to make any judgement on defense, but #19 (Kwity Paye) sure looked quick off the ball and consistently beating the OT off the ball.
12. Still saw times Patterson held onto ball too long. This has to get fixed.
13. As predicted, Gattis does have a power running package. Caveat, it was still out of the gun.
14. I know, some of Michigan’s more skilled players sat out, but offense needs an upgrade in the speed and skill area.
15. That is all I have, not much, but when all you have is a 1/2 go dummy scrim tough to get much.
16. Until Sept, GO BLUE!