January 12, 2007

Coach envisions more than defense for Williams

As the head coach of the West squad in the Army All-American Game, Ventura (Calif.) St. Bonaventure's Jon Mack had the advantage of familiarity, with two of his own players in the game, including Michael Williams. Reflecting on the play of his star pupil, he was impressed with how U-M's latest commitment was able to make an impact in the all-star game.

"Both Mike and Ryan [Mallett] were very pleased with how they played in the game," said Mack. "Mike played incredibly well. I mean, we were in cover zero almost the whole game, and I don't think his guy caught one pass the entire night. You're playing against the premier guys in the country and they don't catch one pass? It's unheard of. And then he was able to get involved in making a ton of plays.

"The scheme we played called for Michael and Marshall Jones to turn everything back to Chris Galippo. Chris ended up being the first defensive MVP in no small part because of Michael and Marshall Jones."

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