|Shane Morris did not perform well in the Under Armour All-America Game but the potential is there for a good future|
Patrick Kugler, OG: Kugler wore #57, started at left guard, and also was named a team captain. He looked good when pulling and also seemed to be the best pass protector of the three future Wolverine offensive linemen in this game. There was an ugly busted blocking assignment that allowed a sack, but it looked like Kugler was expecting a double-team that his linemate ignored.
Shane Morris, QB: Morris wore #12 and was the #2 quarterback. He showed a strong arm - perhaps the strongest in the game - but he made some inaccurate throws and bad decisions. He threw one pass into the arms of Vonn Bell that should have been picked off and returned for a touchdown, and later he got suckered into throwing a corner route against Cover 2 when Vernon Hargreaves III was sinking back in coverage; the throw to the flat was open and could have been completed. However, Morris did have one of the better throws of the game on a fade route to LaQuon Treadwell in the endzone that should have been caught, but Treadwell allowed Hargreaves to rake it out at the last second. Morris showed a little bit of mobility in getting out of the pocket, and he's quick enough to be effective on rollouts, but he'll never be a significant threat as a runner and took a highlight-reel shot in the open field from Oregon-bound linebacker Matthew Thomas. Overall, he finished 2/10 passing for 23 yards, 0 touchdowns, and 1 interception. He also carried the ball 2 times for 1 yard.
Henry Poggi, DT: Poggi wore #17 and started at defensive tackle. He showed some quickness early in the game, pressuring PSU-bound Christian Hackenberg into an early checkdown, and grabbed a fumble recovery on a botched shotgun snap. He also has very active hands and doesn't allow himself to stay blocked. Poggi is still pretty thin for a defensive tackle, and I doubt he can put on 30-ish pounds of good weight in the next eight months to contribute this season. Overall, he and Kugler had the best performances of the group. Poggi finished with 1 tackle, 1 fumble recovery, and 2 quarterback hurries.
Logan Tuley-Tillman, OT: Tuley-Tillman wore #72 and was a backup offensive tackle. He did okay in pass protection at times, but he generally stands too high and is susceptible to the bull rush. Then when he gets ready for the bull rush, defensive ends can run around him. He needs to adjust quicker. There was one screen play called to the left where he let his guy run right past him untouched, which forced the quarterback into a hurried throw and an interception (that should have been a pick six). However, when he chooses to do so, he moves his feet well and his wingspan allows him to keep defenders out of his body.
Here's a boxscore for the game.