2019 in-state DE Michael Fletcher names top 6

2019 in-state DE Michael Fletcher names top 6

Submitted by Magnus on May 28th, 2018 at 8:43 AM

Flint (MI) Carman Ainsworth DE Michael Fletcher named a top six that includes Alabama, Kentucky, Michigan, Michigan State, Nebraska, and Wisconsin. He'll announce on June 29.


I know people have been worked up about Devontae Dobbs, Logan Brown, etc., but I think Fletcher has the potential to be the best of the in-state bunch. Right now he's a 247 Composite 3-star, the #25 strongside end, and #387 overall. He has Taco Charlton-like potential, in my opinion.

If you could change the result of one game

If you could change the result of one game

Submitted by Wolverine Devotee on May 27th, 2018 at 11:08 PM

Which would it be and why?

Mine: we win The Game in 2006. Would be Big Ten Champions and at the very least the BCS title game runner-up if not win it. 

Lloyd retires after the season as opposed to a year later. 

honorable mention: 1996 OSU. The season was a failure being 8-4 anyways and we did sort of better the next year. I would trade this win if it meant OSU never fired John Cooper or at least didn't fire him after 2000. 

Football Discussion: Team with more talent: 2016 or 2018?

Football Discussion: Team with more talent: 2016 or 2018?

Submitted by huntmich on May 27th, 2018 at 8:56 PM

Non-news based off-season "I miss football" discussion.


Subject says it. Which team has more talent: 2016 or 2018? Weaponized Chase Winovich and weaponized Rashan Gary and Devin Bush  and Aubrey Solomon and Long and DPJ and Tarik Black and Shea Patterson and Karan Higdon? Or Peppers and Hurst and Jake Butt and Darboh and Chesson and Wormley and Taco Charlton?


I know this team is still fresh-ish in comparison to that team of seniors, but I see a similar level of talent in the two squads. I think 2016 gets the nod, but only barely. I think by the end of the season the gap is basically nonexistent. 

2018 Walk-On Signee with Oregon St May (Has?) Flip to Michigan

2018 Walk-On Signee with Oregon St May (Has?) Flip to Michigan

Submitted by SkyPanther on May 27th, 2018 at 2:17 PM

Already signed on February 7 as a Walk-On with Oregon St, 2018 class, OL Griffin Korican, from Seattle, may flip to Michigan.

“I feel like Michigan is the only opportunity I have earned where I will compete against the best every day, which will make me into the best player I can become,” he said. “I also really like Coach Warinner because of his old-school mentality and toughness he instills in his players."

Link to article at Land of 10 Michigan: https://www.landof10.com/michigan/michigan-football-recruiting-griffin-korican-oregon-state-ed-warinner


Griffin Korican had little in the way of scholarship offers, Colorado School of Mines, and San Diego, were the only ones.


Link to offers (Oregon St was a Walk-On offer): https://247sports.com/Recruitment/Griffin-Korican-114141/RecruitInterests


But Ed Warriner sees potential in him. Ed Warriner has an eye for spotting O Line potential. In this video, he talks about, when arriving at Ohio St, he saw a 2nd string TE, whose career in football was going to end soon, but that he had potential as an NFL Offensive Lineman. He ended up getting drafted by the Cincinnatti Bengals.


Link to video, will start at the point where he talks about the 2nd string TE:  https://youtu.be/ljJN0DUlmFQ?t=825


Ed Warinner likes the run first. He says, "I think the first thing is: I believe in running the football".

He talks about it in this 3 min video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DdeXPyAAbl8


Griffin Korican's highlight video clearly shows his strength is run blocking. He plows defensive players. And that could be why Ed Warinner wants him to come to Michigan, despite him being a 2 Star with only 2 scholarship offers, from very small programs at that. Korican knocks players to the ground in the run game quite a bit, not just safeties, but LBs and DLs too.


7:27 min Griffin Korican h.s. senior highlight video: https://www.hudl.com/profile/5143638/Griffin-Korican


He looks like a big, strong block of humanity on the field. And I see he doesn't hold, like so many good run blocking O Linemen do. I am very curious to see what Ed Warriner is going to get out of him.


I had thought Al Washington was the best off season coaching hire. But as I learn about Ed Warriner over the past four months, I think he is the best off season hire.




Happy Memorial Day! God Bless our troops! God Bless America!




Odds for Michigan's 5 Biggest Games Released

Odds for Michigan's 5 Biggest Games Released

Submitted by SkyPanther on May 26th, 2018 at 3:29 PM

Odds from South Point Hotel & Casino, for their "Game Of The Year" matchups, have been released.


EDIT: The Maize N Brew article originally said Notre Dame by 6. It must have been a typo. It should have read -1.


Michigan at Notre Dame   ----  Notre Dame favored by 6

                                                 EDIT: should be -1

                                            i.e., Michigan favored by 1

Wisconsin at Michigan      ----  Michigan favored by 3

Michigan at Michigan St    ----  Michigan St favored by 1

Penn St at Michigan          ----  Michigan favored by 3.5

Michigan at Ohio St           ----  Ohio St favored by 9


Other notable games:


Wisconsin at Iowa              ----  Wisconsin favored by 5

Texas A&M at Alabama      ----  Alabama favored by 21

Stanford at Notre Dame     ----  Notre Dame favored by 8

Ohio St at Penn St             ----  Ohio St favored by 1.5, this

                                            will be the White Out Game

Nebraska at Wisconsin      ----  Wisconsin favored by 17

Alabama at LSU                 ----  Alabama favored by 10

Ohio St at Michigan St       ----  Ohio St favored by 6

Wisconsin at Penn St         ----  Penn St favored by 4.5


Ohio St favored by 9 over Michigan, clearly, seems too high. This game was very close the last 2 years. The 9 will probably be much smaller six months from now.


If Alabama beats Texas A&M by 21 it will be very embarrassing for Jimbo Fisher, and those at Texas A&M that decided to hire him. I do expect Texas A&M will lose that game. But I really don't think it will be a blow out like that.


Will Penn St take Ohio St by surprise this time in the White Out Game? I don't think so. I wish. But I don't think so.


Can Alabama win by 10 at LSU? Those games are always tough ones. But then again, Les Miles is gone from LSU. Maybe LSU will start to drop off a little.






B1G Conference Scheduling Update (2022)

B1G Conference Scheduling Update (2022)

Submitted by umbig11 on May 26th, 2018 at 7:04 AM
2022 it is! Unfortunately, the B1G is sticking with the conference games they have scheduled through 2021.
*No changes will be made until 2022.*
Michigan will not have Wisky or NW on the schedule very much after 2021. Fans can also expect more Minnesota games along with a rotation of Nebraska, Purdue, Illinois, and Iowa.
MSU lobbied hard for NW. MSU believes they need the Chicago market, but they will get stuck with Wisky. We'll have to see how this shapes up over the next year or two at the AD and conference meetings.
Major crossover opponents: 

There are...

There are...

Submitted by JWG Wolverine on May 26th, 2018 at 12:04 AM

...days until Tom Harmon (Practically Everywhere 1937-1940) looks down at some great performances from his 2018 Michigan Wolverines in all the positions he played, DOMINATING the Irish in South Bend! Maybe even some early Heisman candidates?

Honestly, one of the coolest Wikipedia pages you'll see on this countdown. What a life: