ANN ARBOR, Mich. – Offensive lineman Logan Tuley Tillman has been around the Michigan football program for three seasons.
So far he’s averaging one offensive coordinator every season.
In his short time at U-M, he has seen new schemes, new faces and new terminology. The past two seasons have been a refresh for Tuley Tillman and this season is no different.
Luckily for him, however, the third adjustment has not been a difficult one.
“Actually really wasn’t that hard of an adjustment, it was just learning names,” Tuley Tillman said. “All the techniques are all the same from Coach Borges’ offense to Coach Nussmeier to Coach Drevno. It’s all the same thing that everybody else around the country is doing, but just different names for it.”
Tuley Tillman has had a busy offseason trying to get into shape and work towards earning a starting role on the offensive line. Telling reporters on U-M’s media day that he’s been able to drop his body fat percentage from 31-percent when he enrolled to 21-percent presently.
All work, Tuley Tillman says, that has him finally turning the corner.
“Yeah I feel like it is really starting to come around,” Tuley Tillman said. “It is a blessing being in the position we’re in. I had a chance to talk to (a) little youth football team yesterday. I told them it was a privilege to still be here and how it is really all starting to come around. We’re at Michigan and we’re in the position we’re in and we’re all excited and getting ready to go.”
His position coach, Tim Drevno, has also taken notice of what he can do. Even going as far as calling Tuley Tillman a natural in his position.
“Logan has got really good feet and has done natural things with playingwith his cleats in the ground that some people don’t have,” Drevno said. “He’s an athletic guy. He played AAU basketball growing up. He’s fleet-footed and he does some really, really nice things naturally.”