TomVH writes a book: The Road to Ann Arbor

TomVH writes a book: The Road to Ann Arbor

Submitted by Magnus on August 13th, 2018 at 7:01 PM

SIAP, but Tom Van Haaren has written a book called "The Road to Ann Arbor." It details the stories of how a bunch of Michigan stars ended up wearing the winged helmet. It's not releasing until early September, which is coming up quickly. I'm excited to get started on it, and I'm sure a bunch of you would be interested in reading it, too.

Here's a link to it on Amazon (LINK).

New 2019 Commit Tyrece Woods, What Numbers!

New 2019 Commit Tyrece Woods, What Numbers!

Submitted by SkyPanther on August 13th, 2018 at 3:35 PM

Steve Wiltfong article/interview on newly committed Tyrece Woods (6'2", 255):

“I turned some heads running a 4.65 40 back to back and I had a 4.2 short shuttle.”

(on the decision to go to Michigan) “It was a dream come true,”

“Coach Brown and Coach Mattison expect nothing but plays to be made,”

Now locked in on having a special senior season with his college decision behind him...

Woods said he’s hit 225-pounds on the bench press 26 times. He’s a 500-pound squat guy.

Zach Smith arrested for DUI (OVI) in 2013

Zach Smith arrested for DUI (OVI) in 2013

Submitted by guthrie on August 13th, 2018 at 2:01 PM

By itself, it's not the kind of thing that would get a guy fired.  But it does add a data point making you wonder why the hell this guy was kept around at OSU (or how OSU didn't know about it, if they go that route).  Looks like it was never reported in the press.

https://twitter.com/KyleRowland/status/1029046451412914176

BTN in Ann Arbor today

BTN in Ann Arbor today

Submitted by SkyPanther on August 13th, 2018 at 12:07 PM

Gerry DiNardo tweeted yesterday (Sunday, August 12) that the BTN Bus Tour will be in Ann Arbor today:

BTN Bus Tour Stop 6 Michigan In Ann Arbor practice tomorrow afternoon always interesting.

https://twitter.com/gerrydinardo/status/1028739775652683777

But, looking at the BTN schedule I don't see it scheduled:

LINK:  http://btn.com/shows/

Unless they will be interrupting regularly scheduled programing.

 

Wild Offseason Recap in Bullets

Wild Offseason Recap in Bullets

Submitted by jamesjosephharbaugh on August 13th, 2018 at 10:00 AM

This was not a boring football offseason.  I got to thinking about what happened during the offseason and quite a lot came to mind! Here's a reminder of a bunch of stuff, in low-effort bullet point format.  Some of this happened during the season, too, ok sue me. I'm sure i'm forgetting a ton of stuff too, feel free to add on. 

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Drake Harris "never got opportunity" at Michigan

Drake Harris "never got opportunity" at Michigan

Submitted by Jasper on August 13th, 2018 at 6:38 AM

A Detroit News piece on Drake Harris:

https://www.detroitnews.com/story/sports/college/2018/08/12/drake-harris-has-high-hopes-western-michigan-never-got-opportunity-shine-michigan/972132002/

I'm accustomed to seeing articles of that type in the other Detroit paper. I found it at least somewhat informative. I doubt that his lack of playing time had to do with "getting an opportunity."

Possible commit watch for tonight

Possible commit watch for tonight

Submitted by njvictor on August 12th, 2018 at 7:35 PM

With a recent run of crystal balls, 3* WDE Tyrece Woods appears to be making his commitment decision tonight at 9pm via Twitter. Michigan currently holds 83% of crystal balls for Woods. Woods is ranked the #2087 player, #115 WDE and is 6'2", 225 lb. out of Belleville. I believe Woods was offered at the Michigan camp from earlier this summer off his performance. Not really sure why the staff is trying to load up at DE so much in this cycle

https://247sports.com/Player/Tyrece-Woods-46036684/

2020 WR Kalil Branham: "I told my parents the rest is on GOD & ME!"

2020 WR Kalil Branham: "I told my parents the rest is on GOD & ME!"

Submitted by SkyPanther on August 12th, 2018 at 5:02 PM

2020 WR Kalil Branham is committed to Michigan, and to his potential:

I Never had shoes that cost $100 My phone is hand me down I dont wear a visor on my helmet no arm sleeves I never asked. All I have ever asked for was a jugs machine, gym membership a real piano & go to UM FB Camp I told my parents the rest is on GOD & ME!

(bolds mine)

https://twitter.com/kbug_dash/status/1028685846332035073?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw