Mike Martin's Football Camp

Mike Martin's Football Camp

Submitted by Cranky Dave on June 21st, 2015 at 12:25 PM

On the heels of Summer Swarm, SMSB and A4, Mike Martin holds a (free) youth football camp in Ann Arbor.  In attendance were a number of alum, Mattison and a couple of Martin's teammates from the Titans.

Great group of people out with kids just starting to play the game.


Mike Martin Facebook Q&A

Mike Martin Facebook Q&A

Submitted by BiaBiakabutuka21 on July 15th, 2014 at 8:46 PM

Mike Martin is doing a Q&A tomorrow on facebook for American Muscle.  Its at 12pm ET/11am CT.  Link is here.  

If you haven't checked out the show yet, its on Discovery at 9/8c.  Looks like there is a story on Carson Butler this week too.  Hopefully no engineers were harmed in the making of his segments.  

ESPN identifies Mike Martin as a top 25 breakout prospect

ESPN identifies Mike Martin as a top 25 breakout prospect

Submitted by Moleskyn on July 22nd, 2013 at 10:03 PM

Aaron Schatz over at ESPN put together a top 25 list of potential breakout players for this next season (LINK, $). Here's what he had to say about Martin, who came in at #17:

Martin, a third-round pick in the 2012 draft, led all Titans defensive tackles last year with 8.5 hurries. That's surprising considering he's more of a classic nose tackle rather than a penetrating three-technique. Scouts considered Martin a blue-collar grinder whose best strength was his solid base. But in his first year in Tennessee, he was faster than advertised and showed a variety of pass-rush moves. Martin was considered a possible first-round pick until he really struggled during his senior year at Michigan. That was partly due to a scheme change, although oddly, the new scheme he struggled in was actually more similar to what he's playing now in Tennessee. He should be in line for a jump in playing time despite the signing of Sammie Lee Hill.

A couple other notable players are Ronnell Lewis of the Lions (#23), and Ryan Mallett (#8).

Make Your Predictions for Wolverines on Draft Day(s) 2012

Make Your Predictions for Wolverines on Draft Day(s) 2012

Submitted by NoVaWolverine on April 26th, 2012 at 11:59 AM

Draft Day! Woo-hoo!  Time to make your predictions for where our beloved recently departed Wolverine heroes will be selected (round and team). Very unlikely any of our guys get selected in the first round tonight, but I figured might as well get the thread up now.

Here are my best guesses:

Mike Martin

I will be shocked if Hulk Smash lasts beyond the 3rd round -- there must be at least a handful of teams who've fallen in love with his motor and measurables (and a Greg Mattison thumbs-up) and who will be willing to spend a third-rounder on him. A lot of mocks have him going to the Bears at #79, which sounds plausible. I could also see Cincinnati taking him at 83 -- he'd be a good fit in Mike Zimmer's 4-3.  Saints at #89 is also a possibility. Denver at 87 or 108 (mid-4th round) could also use a 4-3 DT.

David Molk

Someone's going to get a steal with Molk, because he'll drop due to his size -- he'll only fit a zone-based running scheme, and he's not big enough to backup at guard in a pinch.

Tennessee runs a zone-blocking scheme and needs a center -- Molk's a good fit for them at #155 in the 5th round. Green Bay is also a great fit at #163 -- they signed Jeff Saturday to replace Scott Wells, but Saturday's 36 and he could groom Molk as his eventual replacement. The Colts could also pick him up at the end of the round (#170) to replace Saturday.

Junior Hemingway

His combine performance probably boosted him from a fringe late-round pick or UDFA into a mid-rounder. Still, this is a deep draft at WR, so I think Junior goes in the 5th at best, more likely the 6th -- New Orleans at #179 or Carolina at #180.

Ryan Van Bergen

RVB's probably a borderline 7th round/UDFA-type, but I can see a 3-4 team looking for depth at the 5-tech DE spot taking a flyer on him late in the 7th round -- perhaps Pittsburgh, which has a ton of picks at the end of that round. San Diego's also a possibility there at #250, or Arizona at #221.

Kevin Koger

I would've had Kevin Koger as a late (6-7th round) pick before the Achilles surgery. sad

Undrafted free agents who will at least get a shot at a camp:

Martavious Odoms

Troy Woolfolk

All right, have at it everyone.

OT: Mike Martin goes beast mode for Appreciate and Reciprocate

OT: Mike Martin goes beast mode for Appreciate and Reciprocate

Submitted by Controversialidea on March 24th, 2012 at 3:35 PM



Appreciate and reciprocate is a group that raises money for the LSA Emergency Student Aid Fund, which helps Michigan students stay in school after having a sudden crisis at home.

In the video, you get to see chill Mike Martin and crazy Mike Martin. Worth a watch.  He's advertising for a benefit event featuring himself, Dhani Jones, Lloyd Carr, and Brady Hoke.

Reminder: Eat Dinner with Hoke and Co.

Reminder: Eat Dinner with Hoke and Co.

Submitted by markw on March 19th, 2012 at 2:42 PM


In January, I posted a Diary about the Appreciate + Reciprocate benefit dinner and silent auction featuring Coach Hoke, Coach Carr, Dhani Jones, and Mike Martin. The MGoBlog response was great, and I wanted to make sure that everyone has another chance to attend the event.

As a reminder, the dinner will be on March 28th, and be held in the Jack Roth Stadium Club. The event benefits the LSA Emergency Student Aid Fund which assists students in sudden and extreme financial need. To read more from the previous post, click HERE.

Tickets for the event will be on sale until this Thursday. Some limited tickets may be available after that date, but our group cannot guarantee them. “Regular Tickets” are $100 and Student Tickets are $50, with group rates available.

Visit umichappreciate.org for more information, to purchase tickets, or to make a donation to the cause. And thank you so much to the MGoBlog community for its support.