Hamilton: Offense Took 'Small Steps' in Spring

Michigan's Pep Hamilton says Michigan's offense took "small steps" this spring.

BOWIE, Md. -- Looking back at Michigan's spring practices, passing game coordinator Pep Hamilton knows U-M has the talent to win.

However, he’s still not satisfied where the offense is at currently, admitting there still progress to be made this summer.

“We took some small steps,” said Hamilton, who also coaches the quarterbacks. “We have a young receiver group, an inexperienced and young offensive line. Our quarterback group, a guy like Wilton Speight has played a lot of good football. So there is a lot of work for us to do. We feel like we have a lot of talent to go out and play at a high level, but ultimately it’s going to have to come together really fast once we start training camp.”

And part of that progress will be made in summer in player led practices, says Hamilton, who noted the importance of the players bonding on and off the field before the start of the season. A big part of that is through these summer workouts, he says. 

“That’s really important,” Hamilton said. “I think even back it seemed like a 100 years ago when I was in college, I think it (got) our team to really develop some continuity. You know, and not just on the field. Just to really get to know each other and intertwine their personalities and really decide on what they want to do regards on really grinding out, and if say we want to be champions, it starts in the off-season.”

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