Twitterverse Coaching Update

Submitted by jbibiza on January 4th, 2015 at 3:59 PM

According to Sam Webb via  Teddy Blanks, Durkin and Greg Jackson (DB coach) are both on campus today meeting with JH...

Blanks also notes that Vince Marrow has been recruiting cornerback Marcus Lewis for UK so that helps our already revived chances with him. He has also been the recruiter for Damien Harris... but that may be a bridge too far.



January 4th, 2015 at 4:42 PM ^

If it should happen and Wheatley showed up along with his son in Ann Arbor, I think that we have to keep with the tradition of his position and call it a "burst of Wheatley" or an "effort of Wheatley". Either might work in this case. We can certainly put it up to a blog vote if at any point this looks like it might happen. 

rob f

January 4th, 2015 at 4:06 PM ^

Everything I've seen indicates JH did a lot of homework well before his hiring at Michigan was announced.  With just about a month to go to signing day, I think everything is about to be finalized with the new staff and they'll jump on the restocking process to fill up those available spots. 

I predict a LOT of "Hello!" posts in the near future!


January 4th, 2015 at 8:05 PM ^

Just some inside background. I work at the U, so know a bit about how and community works. The profiles that are linked above, are the type that we create when setting up a temporary unique name, so that people's email can start. Usually the situation is either that this is for a visitor, or in this case more likely a way to temporarily give access to the university systems while hiring paperwork catches up with them. The fact that they have M community entries is an extremely good sign thatthey are going to be employed at UM

rob f

January 4th, 2015 at 5:46 PM ^

haven't also seen---DJ Durkin turning down other opportunities, Greg Mattison continuing to recruit, Drevno coming on board so quickly, etc., etc.  

All the above just seem to show that JH was on-board at Michigan well before he was officially  on-board at Michigan


January 4th, 2015 at 4:16 PM ^

I'll take some mini-searchbits (searchpicos?  nanosearchbits?  searchmicrobits?  searchsnippets?) wheneva.

Also, a million thanks for starting a thread with info.  Much prefered to those created just to ask a question. ;)


January 4th, 2015 at 5:28 PM ^

So based on the latest we are looking at:

Durkin DC - in.

Drevno OC - in.

Mattison LB or DL - in.

Jackson DB - in.

Manning LB or RB - in.

Marrow TE - in.

Morton WR - probable.

S&C - Turley or Tolbert probable.

2 spots open:


Tyrone Wheatley RB - unkown.

Andy Moeller OL - unknown

Due to the lack of any info on Wheatly I doubt he's in.