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In this week's edition, Tom and Brad discuss what Michigan's biggest needs are in the 2015 class, as well as 2015 running back Damien Harris and his explosive start. Plus, 2015 linebacker Tyriq Thompson has interesting bloodlines that could give his offer from Michigan State some in-state company.
Topics discussed in this week's installment:
Southfield defensive lineman Malik McDowell has some new developments in his recruitment, and Brother Rice quarterback Alex Malzone recently jumped into Michigan's big board of 2015 quarterbacks. Plus, Brad and Tom discuss the impact of Lane Kiffin's firing at USC.
Here is the weekly 4 and 1 with TomVH and Brad Galli from WXYZ 7.
The guys discuss the impact of Michigan's back-to-back close wins over lesser competition, Jashon Cornell's upcoming Final 10, a unique story from foreign recruit Hjalte Froholdt, and the 2015 class' potential ranking.
TomVH tweeted that 2015 DB Tyree Kinnel is visiting Ann Arbor this coming Saturday.
Guys, drive carefully with seat belt on!
2015 DB Tyree Kinnel (Wayne, Ohio) is visiting Michigan on Saturday.— Tom VanHaaren (@TomVH) August 20, 2013
In case it was missed when posted a few weeks ago, wanted to provide a heads up that the U of M Club of NYC is hosting their 5th Annual Football Kickoff Party w/ Brian and TomVH a week from Thursday. All students, alumni, and M fans are welcome. Also, scroll down for bonus MBB in Brooklyn ticket info.
Date: Thursday, August 15
Time: 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Cost: Free for current students, $5 for AAUM members, $15 for non-members. Registration is online through Wednesday, August 14th at midnight. Day-of door pricing will be $20 for everyone.
Registration Link: http://alumni.umich.edu/event/?1a4e7538-eec6-4ad6-b392-130590de4924
Location: Professor Thom’s, 219 Second Avenue, NY (2nd Ave between 13th and 14th streets). Guests must be 21 and older.
Information: The NYC alumni club is pleased to bring back MGoBlog sports blogger Brian Cook and ESPN WolverineNation’s reporter Tom VanHaaren to NYC for our annual football season kickoff event. They will be on hand to spread their knowledge of all-things Michigan football, preview the 2013 season, and discuss the future of Michigan football in Michigan’s incoming class of HS recruits.
Questions? Club leaders will be checking this thread, so post a comment if you need more info etc. Also free free to post any questions for Brian and Tom (stay on-topic please) you would like the moderator to mix in during the Q&A portion of the evening.
Spread the word - Join the facebook event & invite your friends http://www.facebook.com/events/154623154725781/?ref=22
Bonus MBB Info:
The University of Michigan men's basketball team will return to NYC on Saturday, December 21st to play in the Barclays Center for a second straight year. Sit and cheer together with your local alumni while the team takes on Stanford in the 2nd Annual Brooklyn Hoops Holiday Invitational. In partnership with the Barclays Center, the University of Michigan Club of NYC is pleased to extend a special discounted ticket offer to our alumni. (Students and other M fans are welcome to purchase through us as well.)
Email us for info/directions on how to purchase: firstname.lastname@example.org
Our Ticket Prices:
lower level center - $82.00 each – regular price is $100+fees each
lower level corners - $54.00 each – regular price is $65+fees each
lower level end zone - $42.00 each – regular price is $50+fees each
mid-level corners - $34.00 each – regular price is $40 +fees each
upper level sideline - $19.00 each – regular price is $21+fees each