Taylor Lewan chooses settlement over trial

Taylor Lewan chooses settlement over trial

Submitted by Peter Nesbitt on October 23rd, 2014 at 12:20 PM

ESPN

"Lewan, 23, was arrested shortly after midnight on Dec. 1 after allegedly hitting two men outside of the Brown Jug, a restaurant in Ann Arbor. Hours earlier, Michigan lost to Ohio State 42-41 in Lewan's final game as a Wolverine.

Lewan said he was breaking up a fight, but the alleged victims and another witness refuted that claim."

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Here's an old thread about it.

The Bullying Meme

The Bullying Meme

Submitted by MGlobules on October 29th, 2013 at 10:10 AM

The Detroit papers have been pretty much in lockstep the last two days, leading with quotes from Lewan and Schofield about UM getting bullied during recent games between the teams and the need to be tougher this year. Wojo also considers this theme in today's column.

There's a lot to be said on the topic (and MSU fans are saying some of it on message boards and in comments right now). But. . . simple question: will such rhetoric prove productive for Michigan, psychologically or otherwise, for this or future games? 

Great story about players rallying around Gardner

Great story about players rallying around Gardner

Submitted by PeteM on September 8th, 2013 at 10:48 PM

I remember wondering after Gardner's interception in the end zone (and even more so after the 3 and out, poor punt etc.) if the players would start to feel the same heart tremors I was.  Instead, it sounds like they rallied around each other -- I Iove the way this article describes Schofield picking Gardner up off the turf by his jersey, and other  linemen rallying around him. 

www.michigandaily.com/sports/09-zach-helfand-devin-gardner-got-8

While it's a cliche of sports journalism to talk about how successful teams band together -- this team's bond seems real to me

ESPN Article about Lewan - Diet and Training

ESPN Article about Lewan - Diet and Training

Submitted by LB on August 8th, 2013 at 10:35 AM

Good article. It touches on what Lewan is doing from a nutritional standpoint as well as some of the efforts of Joel Totoro, the nutritionist that was hired from the Patriots, and Wellman. Lewan speaks of his motiviation to excel.

http://m.espn.go.com/general/blogs/blogpost?blogname=bigten&i=TWT&id=80923&w=1d5ic&src=desktop&wjb

2013 OL and Borges Offensive Play Calling

2013 OL and Borges Offensive Play Calling

Submitted by Hail-Storm on January 11th, 2013 at 12:36 PM

Now with Lewan coming back, Brian and others have made some predictions for what the line might look like. My question for some of the more knowledgeable posters is what type of line and play calling you would expect from Al and why some players would project to right guard vs left guard and so on. I know that with Long Michigan ran a lot of zone to the left, while under Rich Rod, our guards and center needed to get out to the second level.

With Lewan returning and Kalis a mauler, does this mean that we should expect to see runs go left with a pulling guard or tackle? Or are runs expected to go right up the gut? I'm looking for more of an explanation for what Al's offense might look like now with Devin and his lineman and what players are fighting for which positions and why. Do they need to be quick/ strong/ agile? Thanks in advance for the feedback.

The Clowney-Lewan battle

The Clowney-Lewan battle

Submitted by MGlobules on January 1st, 2013 at 9:02 PM

Article at sportsline about the game's big matchup, notes that it shaped up as the blockbuster battle that everyone expected:

http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/draft/blog/rob-rang/21483627/clowney-vs-le….

Suggests that Clowney gave Lewan problems, but that Michigan's All American lineman largely held his own. Lewan was not responsible for Clowney on the big play that nailed Vince Smith in the backfield and resulted in a fumble.

EDIT: After the game, according to the News, Lewan sought Clowney out. "I went up to him after the game and told him, 'You're one of the best defensive ends I've ever played against.' He said, 'You're the best tackle I've ever played against.' So that's a great compliment to have, but none of this matters because we didn't win the damn game."

Lewan and Roh in CBS's Top 50 Draft Prospects for 2013

Lewan and Roh in CBS's Top 50 Draft Prospects for 2013

Submitted by mgoblue No.1 on May 1st, 2012 at 9:00 PM

Just remember a debate going on a little while ago about whether UM has any guys who could go 1st round next year.

Taylor Lewan is #24 overall and 2nd rated OL.

Craig Roh #31 overall 

http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/blog/rob-rang/18908781/early-look-at-2013-top-50-prospects (Not much to read)

Edit: Bodogblog pointed out that Lewan is #31 in a different CBS writer's top 32

http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/draft/story/18906573/top-32-for-2013-barkley-headlines-a-class-that-already-looks-deep