Spring football game shows UM has a lot to do

Michigan head coach Brady Hoke let it be known after the spring game that the Wolverines have a lot to work on.

“We’re glad we don’t open up tomorrow,” Hoke said at the post-game press conference.

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While Michigan’s defense was stout throughout the spring game, it did allow two big plays.

“You can’t give up big plays if you want to be successful as a defense, and unfortunately we did that,” Hoke said.

Two bright spots on defense were safety Carvin Johnson and linebacker Jake Ryan.  Johnson picked off two passes and Ryan had a pick six.

“(Johnson’s) done that throughout camp. That’s one thing he’s showed, he’s the kind of guy that always shows up where the ball is,” defensive Coordinator Greg Mattison said at the press conference.

“When Jake’s on the field, he adds a little something out there and you can just feel it, there’s an intensity,” Hoke said.

On the offensive side of the ball, there were many miscues, but one of the things Hoke did not seem too discouraged by was the muffed snaps.

The reason he gave was experienced center David Molk sitting out because of an injury.

“When Molk was in there, they didn’t have any problems,” Hoke said.

As always, the one bright spot on offense was Denard Robinson.  He looked like he was at full speed.  On his first run attempt he gained 55 yards.

Hoke said he is going to learn a lot about his team over the summer. With the NCAA rules restricting coaches time with players, they must progress on their own.

“You find out about their accountability for each other, find out about their respect for each other, find out about their love for each other, and that’s to be seen,” Hoke said.