Sunday, July 4, 2010

5 Reasons Not To Worry

So im in the middle of a Family reunion (all die hard Michigan fans), and on my way up to Clare, I notice something. I have seen just as many OSU reps, as I have Michigan. This usually doesnt bother me until I realize...IM IN MICHIGAN. I know were falling on downtime but come on people. Show your true colors! I will not settle being out repped by OSU in MICHIGAN, I will not!

We may have had some bad past couple seasons but we will very soon return to the old Michigan. Book it. Let every OSU fan hear what I am saying! Michigan will defeat them in the next 2 years. Below is my reasoning.


#1. The Two Headed Beast

We have "QB controversy! OH NOO!"
FAIL. We have two legit QBs that are from what I have seen equally good. Both can run, both can pass, and both can do one while doing the other, and one (Denard) is improving rapidly. Ummmm, why not have a QB controversy? One will just make the other one better. Is that not what we want? Two QBs pushing each other to get better? Constantly? Thats exactly what we want.


#2. Roundtree and Crew

Our WRs, while not yet very experienced, will end up being the most consistent in the country. We have four legit targets, at all times. Some are better than others but none are good enough to shut us down if they get double teamed. If they double team the good ones and every one is covered? Denard runs 46 yards for a TD. No matter what play we run, no matter who is open and who is covered, we always have one good receiver to throw to.


#3 Brick Wall

Our defensive line, even though we lost Graham will be in the top 15 in the nation. We have the most power, agility, and speed in that area out of everyone in the Big12Ten.


#4 Defensive Backs

We suck. There is no way around it. All we can do is improve. If we can win 5 games with virtually no secondary then we can win 10 with a halfway decent one!


#5 Were Freaking Michigan!

Were one of the top football schools in the nation! Always! Even when were doing horrible we get the best recruits! They just keep on coming. With Rich Rods recruiting we will in very few years be a powerhouse again. He is getting us good players. Great players. So stop giving him a hard time. They WILL perform on the field, give him two more years, that will be a full class that is 100% on him. We will be back on top. Just wait.

So for all you Michigan fans freaking out, chill. We will get back on top, everything will be fine, we will soon beat the Buckeyes.

And for the OSU fans I saw in and around Clare, Michigan...
GO BLUE!

-Hunter Stephens

Friday, July 2, 2010

New Recruits: Kevin Sousa

Now I am not a recruit expert, but I will give you everything I know about Kevin Sousa and tell you why this is good for Michigan.

First of all, its good for Michigan because this will give Devin Gardner some extra motivation if he has to battle for the starting position when Tate and Denard leave. Second, this kid has only been playing football two full season! And hes already gaining National attention from colleges with prestige! Ex. Michigan! He had delivery issues and mechanical issues but has been to every combine and camp he get word of and every single time the people running the camps say he is getting better! Why not have this kid on our team?!


6’2”

213 lbs

40: 4.5-4.8

Shuttle: 4.4-4.6

Bench: >300

Squat: 400

Cling and Jerk: 260


Oh and by the way he is on the weightlifting team at his high school.

This kid has the body of a linebacker, but throws like Randy freaking Johnson! At the VERY least he can play any position on the field we ask him to, and with a recent quote from him saying “I will do whatever they tell me to do” when asked about changing positions proves he is Michigan material! A hard working kid, raw with super potential, that will do whatever is told. On top of that, he has a whole year to progress in high school football still.

He will be coming to Michigan when Tate and Denard are Juniors. When they leave he will be a Junior and will likely be battling Devin Gardner for the starting QB spot. He will have two more years left at Michigan to be a starter. If worse comes to worse, he will start his senior year unless he becomes a Cone/Threet/Sheridan like bust. 2 full years in the system, and possibly one more before he becomes full-time starter will give him enough experience to make a difference when it matter in my opinion.

Now I am kind of biased as i have been high on Sousa from the moment i heard about him on MGoBlog. (full of snobby people that think they know everything about Michigan football along with a few people that actually know what they are talking about). I believe he will be an excellent fit for Michigan. Big, strong, hard worker, will do whatever is told, duel threat QB. We need someone like that to take the ropes when the two headed beast (Tate and Denard) leave.

Welcome to Ann Arbor Kevin Sousa

-Hunter Stephens