This is a big week for the Michigan football team, it’s crunch time for players trying to win starting spots or at least a spot on the two deep.
It appears we have a winner in the battle to punt for Michigan. There was a lot of speculation and a strong belief that Freshman Brad Robbins would win the punting job, but it appears that will not happen, at least not for the Florida game. My sources inside the fort tell me that Will Hart, a sophomore from Hunting Valley, Ohio has won the starting job over Robbins. Apparently Robbins battled injury throughout camp and wasn’t able to pull ahead in the competition. Obviously this doesn’t mean Robbins won’t get a shot this year, but sources say he won’t be the punter for the game in Dallas against the gators.
The kicking game is up in the air, those in the know say Quinn Nordin has not locked down the job and it is very much a wide open race between Freshman Quinn Nordin, Junior Ryan Tice and sophomore Kyle Seychel from Brighton. Harbaugh infamously had a sleepover with Nordin during his recruitment and it is my personal belief that Nordin wins the job by next week.
Centers Patrick Kugler and Cesar Ruiz are both beat up in camp, they have battled hard for the starting job and it appears to be taking its toll, look for Kugler to start at center.