In two seasons at Michigan, Rich Rodriguez has yet to make a bowl and is a combined 8-16 overall and 3-13 in the Big Ten. Is it any wonder his name came up among coaches on the hot seat at the Rivals.com Roundtable? Get inside for the scoop on that and more as we take a look ahead to 2010.[details]
2007 (Sophomore): Alexander impressed in fall camp and earned time as a true freshman. He ended the season with 15 catches for 251 yards and a touchdown in the Sun Bowl. The strong finish, coupled with a good showing in spring football, has him atop the depth chart entering fall camp.
Danario Alexander Audibles
""So fast. In the Sun Bowl, he caught that pass and took it down the sideline and that was just kind of an eye-opener. I was like, 'Who is this guy?'"" — Martin Rucker, Mizzou TE
A big, long target, Alexander strides his way into routes; it takes him a couple of steps to get going. He isn't overly explosive down the field ' and isn't a real vertical threat ' but he has that strider speed that can be tough to keep up with once he gets going. Displays good short-area quickness as a route runner against a free release and does a nice job remaining balanced out of his breaks. But he lacks the type of shiftiness or lateral ability to beat press coverage and struggles to cleanly get into his routes. Can be easily rerouted off the football against physical corners. Lacks the type of power to fight his way through the bump and separate out of his routes. Does a nice job using his big frame to shield defenders from the ball. He has the kind of reach that allows him to go up and get the ball ' even when he's covered. Possesses natural hands and consistently plucks the football away from his frame. Has struggled with injuries throughout his career (left knee ACL tear) and is a definite injury concern in the NFL. Overall, he possesses natural ball skills and can high-point the play, but he doesn't look like a guy who can separate and beat the bump on the outside in the NFL. Looks more like a big slot guy.