2008 Spring Practice commences next Saturday
Shakespeare famously wrote "Beware the ides of March" but I'm looking forward to March 15th as that is the first day of Spring Practice. Spring ball is typically a time to evaluate your team, try players out and make adjustments so the team will be ready to hit the ground running by the time fall practice rolls around. Because of the change in coaching regimes, Michigan Football has been undergoing a revitalization since the end of last season. Coach Rodriguez has his own system, his own style, and his own way of doing things and it is radically different than anything that has been done at Michigan in the past 40 years. Although changes have already been implemented (see the conditioning program), the real change will be seen once Spring Practice begins. The players may be in for a bit of a culture shock beginning next Saturday. One thing is for sure. There is one way to do things and that is Coach Rod's way. A player is either fully on board or he is not with the system. I think this Spring Practice is likely to be one of the more eventful ones we have seen at Michigan in quite some time. It may in fact turn out to be the most eventful since Bo's first Spring Practice in the Spring of 1969. It's going to be interesting to watch. Only a week away. I can't wait. Go Blue!