Happy 139th Birthday, Michigan Football!

Happy 139th Birthday, Michigan Football!

Submitted by Wolverine Devotee on May 30th, 2018 at 11:13 AM

139 years ago today at White Stockings Park in Chicago, Michigan took on Racine in the first game in Michigan Football history. 

Irving Pond scored the first TD in Michigan history, and captain David DeTarr scored the winning goal kick to give Michigan the 1-0 win.

TDs didn't count unless you made the goal kick. 

 

 

http://bentley.umich.edu/athdept/images/1879/racine1879.pdf

 

The heat was oppressive, but despite the heat, about 500 students of Racine and citizens of Chicago witnessed, what we may call, the finest game of Rugby foot-ball ever played this side of the Alleghanies.
 
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A rest of ten minutes given the teams, during which Mr. Keeler and other graduates amused themselves with a few kicks, but they only succeeded in covering themselves not with glory, but with dirt. The second inning opened by a good kick-off by Captain DeTarr.
 
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In a short time a touch-down was made by our team and a kick was made by Captain DeTarr for the goal, which, according to the referee's deicision, missed ; but our umpire and the whole team and the spectators declared the goal was safely made ; however, we did not wish to dispute with the referee, yet, we must suggest, he is as liable to be mistaken as anyone else.

Captain David DeTarr

 

2019 in-state DE Ruke Orhorhoro names Michigan to top 4

2019 in-state DE Ruke Orhorhoro names Michigan to top 4

Submitted by Magnus on May 30th, 2018 at 10:30 AM

River Rouge (MI) River Rouge defensive end Ruke Orhorhoro named Michigan to his top four, along with Clemson, Indiana, and Kentucky. Orhorhoro is a guy who has not been talked about a ton in this recruiting cycle, at least not by Michigan fans. He's a 3-star, the #63 WDE, and #981 overall. Right now there's only one crystal ball pick in, and it's for Michigan (it came from Demetric Warren).

https://twitter.com/D1ruke/status/1001495554483015681

24/7 quotes Uche RE: Al Washington, Ed Warriner, QBs

24/7 quotes Uche RE: Al Washington, Ed Warriner, QBs

Submitted by Salinger on May 30th, 2018 at 9:37 AM

Nice little puff piece over on 24/7. Josh Uche has some boilerplate things to say about coaches, QBs, and the OLine. More than anything I think it's promising to hear that he's making progress. I'd love to see Josh Uche become a 3rd down missile set to blow up opposing QBs. 

 

Link

Bagman Documentary: Foul Play Episodes 1-4

Bagman Documentary: Foul Play Episodes 1-4

Submitted by farside286 on May 30th, 2018 at 7:23 AM

The original bagman article written was written by SB Nation's Steven Godfrey (link here in case you haven't read it: https://www.sbnation.com/college-football/2014/4/10/5594348/college-football-bag-man-interview) a little over four years ago.   It brought to light what everyone knew was happening in some extent.

We'll he's back with a new documentary series covering this topic in way more detail.  Sounds like this will be heavily featuring Ole Miss's 2013 class.

Episode 1-4 were released and can be viewed here.  https://www.go90.com/shows/foulplay

Comment below your thoughts.

The Big House documentary

The Big House documentary

Submitted by scanner blue on May 30th, 2018 at 6:34 AM

"The Big House" will be showing June 2 at 7pm at the State and June10 at 1pm in the Michigan Theatre Screening Room as part of the Cinetopia Film Festival. This has previously screened at the AA Film Festival, the Freep Film Festival and The Berlin Critics Week.

This is a film by visiting professor Kazahiro Soda and 16 other (U of M) cinematographers/editors let loose on two different Saturdays during the 2016 season. Their motto "film anything but the game" gives you 2 hours of everything happening at Michigan Stadium sans football.

 

Link to review with trailer

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/review/big-house-1085842

Cinetopiafestival.org for tickets.

There are...

There are...

Submitted by JWG Wolverine on May 30th, 2018 at 12:32 AM

...days until Jason Horn (DT 1992-1995) watches the 2018 version of his alma mater's defense force ND coaches to look for the Tylenol, as they beat the snot out of the Irish offense at smaller knockoff Michigan Stadium in South Bend (and not Soldier Field, right?)!

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jason_Horn

(One of the shortest wiki pages I've ever read btw)

So excited, Don Brown will have 'em seeing maize and blue spots!

Go Blue and To Hell With Notre Dame!

Jourdan Lewis thinks Lavert Hill and Ambry Thomas are 'Ahead of Where He Was'

Jourdan Lewis thinks Lavert Hill and Ambry Thomas are 'Ahead of Where He Was'

Submitted by SkyPanther on May 30th, 2018 at 12:06 AM

Jourdan Lewis hosted the "Jourdan Lewis WR vs. DB Skills Camp" in Detroit this past weekend. Lavert Hill and Ambrey Thomas attended. Here's what he said about them, and about Michigan's secondary:

 

According to Lewis, Hill and Thomas focused on attention to detail, repeating every drill until they had them down pat. He believes both are ahead of where he was at the same point in his Michigan career.

“I’m pretty sure they’re going to be one of the best, if not the best, secondaries in the country,” he said.

 

 

 

Link:  https://www.freep.com/story/sports/college/university-michigan/wolverines/2018/05/27/michigan-wolverines-football-jourdan-lewis-urgency/648711002/

 

HatTip to Maize N Brew for the link:  https://www.maizenbrew.com/2018/5/29/17406006/jourdan-lewis-michigan-wolverines-football-national-contenders

 

 

Mind-blowing WR statistics from 2017

Mind-blowing WR statistics from 2017

Submitted by Wolverine Devotee on May 29th, 2018 at 9:48 PM

Saw this tweeted earlier and was shocked by it.

I knew Grant Perry was our leading receiver with very few yards but I didn't know only 3 TDs last year were by WRs......

Player Rec. Yds. Yds/Rec. Yds/Gm TD Lng
Grant Perry 25 307 12.3 27.9 1 33
Zack Gentry 17 303 17.8 23.3 2 36
Sean McKeon 31 301 9.7 23.2 3 36
Donovan Peoples-Jones 22 277 12.6 21.3 0 48
Kekoa Crawford 17 243 14.3 22.1 1 43
Chris Evans 16 157 9.8 12.1 1 24
Tarik Black 11 149 13.5 49.7 1 46
Karan Higdon 8 131 16.4 10.1 0 35
Eddie McDoom 11 81 7.4 6.8 0 24
Khalid Hill 5 62 12.4 4.8 0 22
Nick Eubanks 2 61 30.5 15.2 0 48
Nate Schoenle 4 41 10.2 3.7 0 15
Nico Collins 3 27 9.0 6.8 0 13
Tyrone Wheatley, Jr. 3 26 8.7 2.4 0 15
Henry Poggi 2 21 10.5 1.6 0 11
Ty Isaac 3 16 5.3 1.8 0 10
Drake Harris 1 10 10.0 2.0 0 10
Maurice Ways 3 7 2.3 0.7 0 4
Ian Bunting 1 6 6.0 0.5 0 6

 

Most Overrated/Underrated teams in ESPNs FPI (according to 247)

Most Overrated/Underrated teams in ESPNs FPI (according to 247)

Submitted by Indy Pete - Go Blue on May 29th, 2018 at 11:17 AM

Most people agree that ESPN's FPI leaves plenty to be desired, but it is still fun to read a decent speculative piece on a Tuesday in May.

Notable underrated teams: Michigan @ #11, Wisconsin @ #12

Notable overrated teams: ND @ #5, PSU @ # 8, MSU @ #10

 

Which B1G team do you expect to outperform their ranking?  Which team do you expect to underperform their ranking?

 

https://247sports.com/ContentGallery/10-overrated-underrated-teams-in-E…