I’ve missed the calls from Detroit News beat writer Angelique Chengelis into WDFN, so it was a nice surprise to hear her again this afternoon on WTKA with Big Host host John U. Bacon. She was in town for the Michigan basketball banquet and found a few moments to talk with Bacs. The audio:
- On the spring game, the Angel offered “they didn’t show a lot” but called Forcier was “poised”, offensive line is better, as with the running backs, and defense needs some work. Yep.
- She noted she spoke with Denard Robinson, and was very impressed with his overall confidence and demeanor. For someone who hasn’t seen the field, she couldn’t say enough nice things about him. I saw him buzzing around and signing autographs in the tunnel, overall seemed like a nice guy.
- Angelique thinks there will be a great competition between Forcier and Robinson, and she’s not counting out Nick Sheridan.
- A side note: you might be able to tell from the photos that I had some media access to the game, and caught Chengelis up in the press box. In a environment full of mostly pretty goofy looking men (webmaster included), she sticks out like the sore thumb with red nail polish. Please save the ‘take a cold shower’ comments.
Related: If you’ve got time, don’t miss Jim Carty’s call into WTKA from this morning where he offeres his perspective on the spring game, including a tip of the hat to Rodriguez for opening up the program to fans.