Michigan makes top lists for Lance Dixon, John Dunmore

Michigan makes top lists for Lance Dixon, John Dunmore

Submitted by Magnus on June 2nd, 2018 at 9:00 AM

Hollywood (FL) Chaminade-Madonna wide receiver John Dunmore named Michigan to his top 7. There was a story floating around that he tried committing to Michigan when he visited a couple months ago, or at least was very close to it, but FSU currently has the crystal ball lead with 69% of picks. He's the #18 WR and #107 overall and a teammate of cornerback commit Te'Cory Couch.


West Bloomfield (MI) West Bloomfield Viper prospect Lance Dixon named Michigan to his top 5. He's the #16 OLB and #252 overall. The crystal ball favors MSU (57%) with Michigan having a pick in there, too.


Exit Tyran Steward, the Professor Who Helped Deliver Rashan Gary

Exit Tyran Steward, the Professor Who Helped Deliver Rashan Gary

Submitted by BursleyHall82 on June 1st, 2018 at 11:54 PM

Farewell to Dr. Tyran Steward, the history professor who is greatly responsible for the fact that Rashan Gary will be wearing a winged helmet this year. For the past couple years, Steward has been the Assistant Director of Football Operations and Player Engagement at U-M, working on connecting the players with the community. Per Facebook, he's taken a job writing and researching at Carleton College in Minnesota.

You know Dr. Tyran Steward as:

  • Rashan Gary's favorite professor, and the guy who helped bring him here. When Gary was being recruited, he met with Steward (who was then a history professor), and Gary's mom was so blown away that she wanted Rashan to enroll on the spot.
  • The professor who was one of the presenters during the first "Signing of the Stars." (And at the time, you were probably thinking, "Who is that guy and why did Harbaugh ask him to be here?" Now you know. Rashan Gary is why.)
  • As a historian, he's the world's foremost authority on Willis Ward, and he was interviewed prominently in the documentary "Black and Blue." Along with the guys who made "Black and Blue" Steward is greatly responsible for the Willis Ward story coming to the forefront after being buried for decades.

So best of luck at Carleton College, Dr. Steward. Thank you for telling the story of one great Wolverine (Willis Ward) and thank you for helping bring another great Wolverine to town. You will always be Professor Needs-a-Raise on this campus, good sir.

College Football video game to return in 2020

College Football video game to return in 2020

Submitted by Wolverine Devotee on June 1st, 2018 at 9:54 PM

But not as NCAA Football and not by EA Sports.

IMV Gaming is working on a 100% customizable video game that will be released in 2020 on the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. 



2019 4* S Marvin Grant commits to Purdue - HOW???

2019 4* S Marvin Grant commits to Purdue - HOW???

Submitted by boliver46 on June 1st, 2018 at 3:17 PM

While busy trying to gain Karma for the CFB Risk War, I came across this:


From this, I have ALL the questions:

  1. Why would a 4-star Safety out of Detroit sign with Purdue?
  2. Was UM not heavily involved? 
  3. His Crystal Ballz were heavily for Kentucky...Why?

And further - this link shows that Purdue now has 3 4-Stars in the 2019 class. 

They only had ONE (!!) in the 2018 class.

What kind of Snake Oil is Brohm pushing?

I look to my Supreme Recruiting Overlords to help me understand this...

Current Feels:

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First year student football tickets: Group ticket strategies?

First year student football tickets: Group ticket strategies?

Submitted by Naked Bootlegger on June 1st, 2018 at 3:15 PM

My daughter is an incoming first year UM student.  She just received an email stating that student football tickets are available for purchase until June 15.   

Since she's an out-of-stater without a built-in seating group, she cannot instigate a group purchase.   My main question:  how stringent are student seating assignments enforced?  She will undoubtedly develop a UM friend group after arriving on campus - any strategies to suggest for first-year group seating under this scenario?

When I was a student, seating assingments were merely a suggestion.  Have things changed in the past {NUMBER OF YEARS REDACTED}?     

Any suggestions are appreciated. 

Lewerke as Heisman Candidate?

Lewerke as Heisman Candidate?

Submitted by TheLastStraw on June 1st, 2018 at 11:52 AM

MSU QB Brian Lewerke getting some pre-season hype as a Heisman candidate:

MICHIGAN STATE QB BRIAN LEWERKE, JUNIOR Lewerke will begin his second season as the Spartans’ starting QB in a favorable position to build up Heisman momentum. Not only does Michigan State look set to mount a challenge to Ohio State, Michigan and Penn State in arguably the toughest division in the Power 5 leagues (the Big Ten East), it brings back its top three receivers and four starters on the offensive line from the group that rebounded from a dismal 2016 season to win 10 games last fall. Lewerke’s output as a runner and passer could keep him in the Heisman mix, provided the Spartans make good on their preseason expectations by staying in the playoff hunt.


I honestly don't see it.

Last year MSU was 8-0 when Lewerke threw 35 or fewer passes. MSU was 1-3 when Lewerke threw 36 or more passes.

A Heisman candidate needs to be able to put his team on his shoulders. Anytime Lewerke had to put MSU on his shoulders, they lost.

All Time Favorite Michigan Football Players

All Time Favorite Michigan Football Players

Submitted by TheGoatin99 on June 1st, 2018 at 10:57 AM

It has been a recent trend on twitter to post your favorite players of all time for individual sports. Eric Upchurch tweaked this trend on twitter and posted a list that included his favorite michigan football players at each position. Following his lead, I recorded my own list and would love to see what others have. Feel free to copy, paste, and edit the list!


QB - Denard Robinson

RB - Chris Perry

WR - Mario Manningham

TE - Jake Butt

OL - Jake Long

DL - Brandon Graham 

LB - Devin Bush 

CB - Jourdan Lewis

S - Jabrill Peppers

ST - Steve Breaston/Dennis Norfleet


MGoFish: Best Guess Recruiting Class

MGoFish: Best Guess Recruiting Class

Submitted by JonnyHintz on June 1st, 2018 at 8:13 AM
Sorry for the format, I’m posting this from my phone. It’s only June 1st, so a lot can change with the names on this list. But MGoFish posted his post-spring best guess recruiting class list last night. http://mgofish.com/2019-best-guess-michigan-football-recruiting-class-l… With players ranked as they currently are, this class would give Michigan a score of 262.43. Michigan currently has the #5 class in the country with 193.72. But if they were to finish with this score, it would’ve given them the 13th best class in 2018 and the 9th best class in 2017. Now obviously things will change. Players will continue to jump up in the rankings and players will fall in the rankings. Names on this list will disappear and new names will appear as the summer camp circuit starts up and interest comes and goes. But this gives us a general idea on where we stand with some of our top targets and a rough idea where our class is looking to rank nationally. As it stands now, and with a few commits looking like they’re candidates for a rankings bump, this has the makings of a top 10 class, and if the cards fall right it could push for a top 5 class.

Video Q&A with RB Chris Evans

Video Q&A with RB Chris Evans

Submitted by SkyPanther on June 1st, 2018 at 12:16 AM

While at the "Jourdan Lewis WR vs. DB Skills Camp" in Detroit this past weekend, Chris Evans fielded a few questions.


Videos from The Michigan Insider YouTube channel:


On DPJ and Tarik Black: "....they combine into one great artwork".

Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TDwtR6ctqn4


On Ed Warriner: ".....we look at him as like a god".

Video:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d4SWu2NJzh8


On the O Line: "....we simplified".

Video:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QbVOV7brft4