First full week of Spring Practice
Spring Practice began last Saturday (March 15th) and now Coach Rodriguez is really beginning to get a feel for where he is with implementing his system with the team. Yesterday afternoon (Thursday, March 20, 2008) was the first practice that was conducted in full pads. Afterwards, Coach Rodriguez commented that, "I think they felt in practice that our conditioning still has a long way to go. We thought we were in shape, but not quite." As for the quarterback competition, Nick Sheridan, Steven Threet and David Cone all got equal reps, Rodriguez said. (This is in contrast to the first spring practice session on 3/15/08 when Threet and Sheridan took the majority of the reps). Also, Coach Rodriguez announced that Carlos Brown will miss the remainder of spring practice as he suffered a broken finger in a freak weightlifting accident. Thus, there will not be any chance for Brown to take snaps at QB during the spring practice sessions. Lastly, Coach Rodriguez indicated that Michigan will hold a public scrimmage on April 12 at an Ann Arbor-area high school, likely in the afternoon. Go Blue!
*Note: Photo of Coach Rod on 3/15/08 by ERIC SEALS/Detroit Free Press