Have they been practicing everyday since Monday?

Have they been practicing everyday since Monday?

Submitted by TMayBG20 on August 12th, 2010 at 4:42 PM

So, have they practiced everyday since Monday?  No, I don't know the practice schedule.  However, I have looked for any information on how the first few days have gone and there isn't much info out there.  But, there is plenty of info on other teams in the conference readily available in cyberspace...

Is there any particular place to go to receive practice notes?

Michigan Fatheads

Michigan Fatheads

Submitted by pdgoblue25 on August 12th, 2010 at 4:38 PM

Just giving you guys a heads up, not sure how long ago this happened, but there are new Michigan fatheads!  In addition to Tom Brady they now offer:

C-Wood, Mike Hart, Desmond (pose), and Griese.  They are all sick!  I'm still waiting for a stadium mural, I'm assuming they're waiting until it's finished.

Fan Day Questions

Fan Day Questions

Submitted by UM4ME on August 12th, 2010 at 4:17 PM

I've read the official release about Fan Day but was wondering if anyone knows any additional details. Will there just be autographs on the concourses or will there be other things going on? Last year was great because there were activities for the kids in addition to the outdoor practice field (next to the Glick Fieldhouse) being open. It was wide open and festive and my boys had a great time! I might be less inclined to go this year if it's just a few autograph lines to stand in.  

T-Wolf will slap Rittenberg

T-Wolf will slap Rittenberg

Submitted by Michigan Shirt on August 12th, 2010 at 3:57 PM

Sorry if this has already been posted, but I couldn't find it anywhere (maybe it's because the blog just crapped itself). So Rittenberg asks Troy if he can talk to T-Wolf and then Troy goes on to say T-Wolf would slap Adam if he were to bring him out. Thought it was funny with some other good stuff.

http://espn.go.com/blog/bigten/post/_/id/14455/video-michigan-cb-troy-w…

D Warren being noticed

D Warren being noticed

Submitted by maineandblue on August 12th, 2010 at 3:00 PM

http://blog.newyorkjets.com/2010/08/11/everythings-starting-to-click-fo…

Nice to see him making plays and being noticed, even if it's practice [obligatory practice we're talkin' practice] and second team defense. As a Jets fan, I sure hope he makes the roster and helps out (especially if Revis continues his holdout).

Lots of people mention lack of elite speed and/or ankle injury prior to the combine to explain why he didn't get drafted. I think it had at least as much to do with the fact that we didn't have the luxury of showcasing his ability to play tight man defense because he had to help make up for weaknesses throughout our secondary. He did that fairly well, and I could see him helping the Jets as a nickel, dime, or safety type, and if we needed it as a primary cb.

Really wish he could help Michigan this year--and he would have been better able to showcase his skills with a now competent Woolfolk opposite him, resulting in much higher draft stock (obviously)--but as far as I'm concerned the Jets got a steal and I hope he continues to impress.

Phil Steele's Favorite Teams, Bowl Selection Predictions

Phil Steele's Favorite Teams, Bowl Selection Predictions

Submitted by Geaux_Blue on August 12th, 2010 at 1:49 PM

While every talking head has an opinion and 98% of them end up wrong by season's end, it's always nice to read a positive review of UM going into a season where very few have faith in the team's abilities...

Phil Steele features Michigan in his 2010 Favorite Teams with a bowl prediction

Michigan- Like I said earlier, I have no allegiances to any team other than where my magazine predicts them. While I have been born and raised in the state of Ohio my entire life and as a child rooted for Ohio St, this year the Wolverines make my most improved list and I have them playing in the Gator Bowl against LSU. While I have the Wolverines picked to finish tied for 5th, other magazines like Athlon and Sporting News have them picked 8th. I will have no trouble rooting for Michigan in most games this year.  

A Gator Bowl against LSU, while it means a lot of success was had and that the tide has turned, would be... scary. 

(HT: TomVH)

Who will emerge as our top players on Defense this year?

Who will emerge as our top players on Defense this year?

Submitted by artds on August 12th, 2010 at 12:52 PM

Last year, Brandon and Donovan turned out to be the #1 and #2 players on our defense, respectively. This was hardly a surprise since both were expected to be among the top players on the team before the season started.

This year, the front runners are less clear and there’s an opportunity for a handful of guys to step up and be the leaders of the Michigan defense.

Who do you predict will emerge as the anchor(s) of our D this year?