Spring practice wrapped up Tuesday, and it was unlike the last few years mainly due to having no spring game due to weather.
A few coaches spoke to the media, but other than a few players mentioned it was a quiet spring. I am sure other than fans wishing they could have attended the spring game, most are fine with it being a quiet and uneventful spring.
We compiled the highlights from spring practice to get you up to speed on what happened and who stood out:
- Shea Patterson and the other three quarterbacks (Joe Milton, Brandon Peters, Dylan McCaffrey) got equal reps with the first string based on what Pep Hamilton mentioned Sunday.
- We saw some progress in the Shea Patterson case with the NCAA and Ole Miss. More people in the media backed up Shea, and some think a decision will be announced within the next week, likely when the team is in France. Our Brewcast guys discussed this in their latest podcast.
- Pep Hamilton will play a huge role in the offensive play calling alongside Jim Harbaugh.
- The Amazon Michigan series was released, and our Anthony Broome shared his reactions.
- Michael Dwumfor made big strides trying to be the next Maurice Hurst. Jim Harbaugh also mentioned him on his podcast.
- Our Von Lozon shared his thoughts on five players that need to improve the most this spring.
- Ed Warinner likes what he sees so far with the offense line, which is one unit that needs the most improvement this fall.
- Wilton Speight announced his decision to head out west to UCLA for his final year.
- Jim Harbaugh likes what he’s seeing in his wide receiver unit from Donovan Peoples-Jones, Tarik Black and Oliver Martin.
- Ben Mason tore his meniscus in one of his knees, but he’s has already had surgery and is likely to be ready for the opener.
- Cornerbacks coach Mike Zordich provided injury updates on Lavert Hill and Benjamin St-Juste. With those injuries, other guys like Brandon Watson, David Long and Ambry Thomas have been stepping up in the position group.
The team is now preparing to depart for France, which may not be as hyped up as last year’s abroad trip to Rome. They won’t be practicing on their trip this year, which will give them a chance to truly take in the experience of France and Normandy as a group.
The long summer is about to begin in preparation of fall practice and the countdown to Sept. 1 when Michigan travels to South Bend to play Notre Dame in the season opener under the lights.