Michigan Football #5 in Odds for the CFP Final 4

Michigan Football #5 in Odds for the CFP Final 4

Submitted by SkyPanther on June 2nd, 2018 at 3:56 PM

BetOnline ranks Michigan 5th in its odds for the final 4.

Link: https://www.betonline.ag/sportsbook/futures-and-props/ncaaf-futures

 

1. Alabama

2. Clemson

3. Ohio St

4. Georgia

5. Michigan

6. Penn St

7. Wisconsin

8. Oklahoma

9. Florida St

10. Auburn

 

Obviously this is based on bettors perception as there is little chance Florida St will be in the Top 10 at the end of the season. Penn St probably won't be there either, as I expect they will have at least 3 losses, to Michigan, Michigan St, and Ohio St. Georgia probably won't be in the top 4 as they've lost so many players to graduation, and the draft.

 

And most of all, it looks like they have a lot resting on the Ohio St vs Michigan game, their #3 vs their #5.

Elite 11 Finals after Day 1

Elite 11 Finals after Day 1

Submitted by Magnus on June 2nd, 2018 at 9:23 AM

The Elite 11 finals are going on right now, and Greg Biggins from 247 Sports put out a list of his top performers (LINK). If you don't want to click the link, Michigan commit Cade McNamara didn't make his top 11 but was one of two "Honorable Mention" players. MSU commit Dwan Mathis (from Oak Park/Belleville) is #10.

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.

https://twitter.com/JohnDunmore2/status/1002694551558148098

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.

https://twitter.com/Lance__Dixon/status/1002687585372852224

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. 

https://www.forbes.com/sites/thomasbaker/2018/04/25/will-gridiron-champ…

 

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:

Link

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.

https://www.si.com/college-football/2018/05/17/heisman-trophy-odds-slee…

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.