11. April 2009 · Comments Off on Spring Game Wrap-up, Takes, Photos · Categories: Archive 2009

Forcier and Vincent Smith celebrate after a score

A beautiful day out there today as the masses came out to check out the Wolverines, back in Michigan stadium this year after holding a closed scrimmage in Saline in 2008.  A few of the posts I put up during the day:

  • Crowd Details, Biggest Ever?
  • Stevie Brown, 2009 Meyer Morton Award winner
  • Blue 32, Maize 24: M Alumni Game (Photos)
  • Alumni Game: Leach grunts, Line moves to Blue -1
  • Spring Game: Locker Room Tour (Photos)
  • Interview: Nick Sheridan
  • While there was no stand-out player at last year’s game, there’s no question that today it was freshman Tate Forcier.   He showed some of the things you heard about in practice: sharp passes, moving well in the pocket, throwing well on the run, and showed that he can carry that ball.   I don’t have all stats but I believe he ran for at least 2 touchdowns, including a beautiful jump and stretch to get the ball over the line in an overtime simulation.  Vincent Smith mixed in some nice runs as well.

    The defense gained a little momentum in the middle of the full-field scrimmage, but still showed some of the poor tackling that we’ve seen over the last few years.  Will Campbell noted that a focus for the defense will be wrapping players up via the patented ‘Wolverine Wrap”.

    A few more photos from the day:

    Woodley represents
    Savoy touchdown
    Larry Foote
    Big Will Campbell

    From mgoblue.com:
    Archived Video: Spring Game | Alumni Game
    Photo Gallery
    Relive the Spring Game’s Best Moments – Sights and sounds by Richard Retyi

    Around the M blogosphere:

    The Neverending Line: a photo essay (Ace @ TheWolverine Blog)
    Spring Game Recap (Excellent – Michigan Sports Center, Sean got to hold the M banner)
    Your “Girl Friday”: Notes from the Spring Game (Spawn of MZone)