Sunday, September 16, 2007

Consult your free Michigan Football Guide

The free Michigan Football Guide returned yesterday (it was absent during the first two games of the season) and so did Michigan's winning ways. Coincidence? Probably. Nevertheless, I was happy to have the free program to consult as there was a myriad of personnel moves yesterday. Some items of interest:

  • After the first quarter, Adam Kraus moved to Center and Justin Boren moved to Left Guard. Boren, a left-hander, and new QB Ryan Mallett were having trouble on the snap exchange including on Michigan's first offensive play. Kraus had played Center previously as he played some games at the position in the 2005 season. No word yet on what the configuration of the line will be next week for Penn State.
  • Kickoff specialist Bryan Wright left the game with an injury and was replaced by K.C. Lopata who saw his first action of the season. Lopata booted four kickoffs for 231 yards averaging 57.8 yards per kick. (Note: Kickoffs are from the 30 yard line this season).
  • Quarterbacks Nick Sheridan and David Cone took the first game snaps of their respective careers but neither player threw a pass.
  • Cornerback Johnny Sears may have a new role: left out. Sears was not on the Michigan sideline for yesterday's game and Coach Carr refused to answer the question when asked whether Sears was still on the team.
  • Freshman WR Toney Clemons made his first career start yesterday. Clemons started in the place of usual starting #3 WR, Greg Mathews, who was presumably being punished for the "kicking incident" that occurred against Oregon.

Go Blue!

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