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10/04/2017 - 11:45am Of note is that Speight never

Of note is that Speight never showed up in the top 50 for any week while Lewerke is typically in the top 25. Should be a good game this Saturday.

10/01/2017 - 2:21pm #BeatMSU

#BeatMSU

09/25/2017 - 11:23am The 3-3-5 scheme that we've

The 3-3-5 scheme that we've used so far for spread-type teams allows the OL to pick their poison in terms of double teams. I would expect that to change when we play teams like MSU and Wisconsin. Mone will play meaningful minutes in a 4-3 scheme and Gary would be more disruptive as a traditional defensive end.

09/18/2017 - 10:49am Receiving is not limited to

Receiving is not limited to wide receivers. We also have a lot of receiving talent in the tight end group whom I believe are being underutilized so far.

09/15/2017 - 1:00pm Looks like Michigan baseball

Looks like Michigan baseball recruits from coast to coast

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DJsqJKMW4AEeUbR.jpg:large

08/22/2017 - 9:58am Had the pleasure of meeting

Had the pleasure of meeting Karan during one of his visits, really humble young man. Looking forward seeing him break tackles and having a breakout year!

05/23/2017 - 12:51pm The Free Press is reporting

The Free Press is reporting that the attorney for the victim stated that the Title IX investigation found the three students violated MSU student policy so it looks like it will proceed to the student counduct council.

04/10/2017 - 9:05am Agree with MichiganMan14 on

Agree with MichiganMan14 on this one - the play blew up because the OSU middle linebacker blew by Cole. If you watch the video slowly, you would observe that at handoff, the MLB is already flowing downhill. Higdon takes a couple of steps following his lead blocker to the right and is tackled by the MLB who blew by Cole. Higdon simply did not have time to react to the blown assignment by Cole.

http://imgur.com/a/TrCy7

03/15/2017 - 4:46pm "It wasn't clear to the

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03/15/2017 - 4:45pm "It wasn't clear to the

"It wasn't clear to the officers (Wednesday morning) if there was an assault, or who the aggressor was. Subsequent investigation led to a misdemeanor assault charge against Lewis."

We'll have to wait for the details of the case to come out but it was not a "clear-cut" case to officers who arrived at the scene. Either way, players should avoid situations where there might be an appearance of assault as they have a target sign on them.

02/15/2017 - 10:32am Go check out the freshmen

Go check out the freshmen admission profiles:

https://admissions.umich.edu/apply/freshmen-applicants/student-profile

https://admissions.msu.edu/apply/international/before-you-apply/admissi…

Michigan (mid 50% range) : ACT (30-34), Avg GPA: 3.987

MSU (mid 50% range) : ACT (24-28), GPA(3.4-3.9)

The bottomline is that 75% of MSU students would not get into Michigan with the true percentage closer to 90-95%. 

01/30/2017 - 9:00pm Really good pickup. 

Really good pickup. A NJ transplant who prepped in Connecticut. I suspect he'll be on scholarship when all is said and done.

01/30/2017 - 5:49pm Syracuse most likely forced

Syracuse most likely forced his hand as Michigan was waiting to see  the "final" numbers before extending an offer. That is too bad as Ifeatu will be a stud in the future, much better than his 2-star ranking.

01/24/2017 - 4:02pm I believe Wheatley was making

I believe Wheatley was making less than $500k. Don't blame him for leaving as the chance of moving up diminished with the hiring of Pep.

01/20/2017 - 4:45pm UMBIG11, would they be able

UMBIG11, would they be able to hold organized football practices during a "study abroad" program?

01/10/2017 - 9:07am Interesting as well that

Interesting as well that Clemson won without a rushing game. Alabama's defensive line and linebackers were incredibly fast but the key to the victory IMO was DeShaun Watson getting off his passes quickly.

Thinking back to the Orange Bowl, we failed to adjust to FSU's DL attack - still ran play action when the DL was in Speight's face before he had a chance to turn around. 

01/09/2017 - 4:34pm Just curious as to why Pep

Just curious as to why Pep Hamilton would take the Michigan job. Wouldn't the "Passing Coordinator" position be a step down from an NFL Offensive Coordinator/Associate Head Coach? Could we also afford his salary as Don Brown & Drevno are now in the million dollar plus club!

01/05/2017 - 11:17am Could be something very

Could be something very simple:

Tua: "What time is your flight?"

Najee: "9am what time is yours?"

Tua: "9am as well, wow we are on the same flight?"

They might both be on the same flight from San Antonio to Atlanta and take different connecting flights to Birmingham vs Oakland. Tua would technically be telling the truth but the Alabama 247 guy then blows it out of proportion. 

 

01/04/2017 - 11:42am Magnus - what are your

Magnus - what are your thoughts on his 40 time. The ESPN website says 4.66 which seems slow for an elite RB.

http://www.espn.com/college-sports/football/recruiting/player/_/id/2035…

11/30/2016 - 9:28am The Irony would be if

The Irony would be if Washington loses and the final four becomes Alabama, OSU, Clemson, Michigan. Michigan beats Alabama while Ohio State beats Clemson. The Championship game would then be Michigan vs OSU - neutral field, neutral refs, bright lights, etc. I can only dream!

11/30/2016 - 8:43am My prediction is that

My prediction is that Colorado will beat Washington but Wisconsin will thump Penn State leading to a final four of Alabama, OSU, Clemson, Wisconsin. I just don't see how Penn State can beat Wisconsin but Michigan will be the four seed if Penn State somehow manages to squeak by Wisconsin and Colorado beats Washington.

02/03/2016 - 8:07pm No doubt about it. As Hackett

No doubt about it. As Hackett noted, Clem$on was most likely offering "incentives" through his uncle who lives close to the Clemson campus. Rashan was thus torn between his family who were pushing Clemson and his coaches/friends who were pushing Michigan. Tough position for a young man to be in but glad he made the right choice as the NFL money will come in due time. 

02/03/2016 - 7:54pm This is Big Boy recruiting

This is Big Boy recruiting and as Hackett notes, Clem$on probably offered "incentives" to his uncle who lives close to the Clemson campus. Gary was most likely torn between his family who were pushing Clemson due to their "incentives" and his coaches/friends who were pushing Michigan.  

01/27/2016 - 11:13am Welcome to the Legions of

Welcome to the Legions of Doom.

01/27/2016 - 8:41am Glad we picked this kid up

Glad we picked this kid up instead of waiting for Cassius Winston to decide. He's got clutch written over him, has ice running through his veins and is a great defender. Michigan will make the final four before Xavier graduates from Michigan.

01/25/2016 - 5:08pm "I am curious . . . does

"I am curious . . . does anyone know where the family name "Dwumfour" originates from? Also Elysee Mbem-Bosse? I guess also Uche and Onwenu? I loved the stories on Darboh and Chesson"

Dwumfour is of Ghanaian origin, Mbem-Bosse - Cameroonian, Uche and Onwenu - Nigerian, Darboh - Sierra Leone and Chesson - Liberia. All have roots in West Africa.

01/24/2016 - 9:59pm "How is it pronounced? My

"How is it pronounced? My guess would be U-chee" 

I believe it is of Nigerian origin and pronounced U-chay.

01/22/2016 - 2:38pm Legions of Doom

Does he have a younger brother so we can have the Legions of Doom!

01/21/2016 - 11:59am Michigan's Side of Things

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01/21/2016 - 11:58am Michigan's Side of Things

Michigan's Side of Things is thus:

1) Asked to camp over the summer but refused.

2) Told in fall that offer was contingent on performance.

3) Reviewed senior film (http://www.hudl.com/athlete/1601282/highlights/303048382/v2) and found it underwhelming.

4) Told in December to take other official visits but refused.

My take is that Erik really wanted to Go Blue and refused to heed the warnings or demonstrate to the coaches that he wanted to compete in a Harbaugh-like environment. He would have been an ideal fit for Hoke, i.e. kids that peak early and earn early accolades only to be a bust in college.

01/21/2016 - 9:12am Can't wait to hear - "You've

Can't wait to hear - "You've been Em-Bossed" in the Big House!

01/14/2016 - 8:50am Other conferences do not have

Other conferences do not have the 28 cap and can technically oversign, just have to "trim" scholarship roster to 85 by fall camp. The only way I see Michigan going over 28 is through grayshirts or delaying the enrollment. Either way, it is still murky waters.

01/14/2016 - 8:39am Class size can't be over 28

Class size can't be over 28 per BIG rules so we can't oversign. Other conferences do not have the 28 cap.

12/27/2015 - 1:24pm The question is not how to

The question is not how to get to 27 but how to get to 85 total scholarship players by Fall 2016.

12/08/2015 - 9:59am Go incognito in your browser

Go incognito in your browser and keep voting!

11/05/2015 - 5:28pm Most schools have offered him

Most schools have offered him as an athlete. My personal opinion is that he would excel as a free safety in college. Kid has a nose for the football and loves to hit.

09/25/2015 - 12:20pm Hey Magnus, what do you think

Hey Magnus, what do you think of the 2017 Pioneer kid Antjuan Simmons who just landed a Notre Dame offer?

09/03/2015 - 10:07am 28-17 Michigan
Detroit Rescue

28-17 Michigan

Detroit Rescue Ministries (drmm.org)

08/19/2015 - 4:35pm I am rooting for Rudock

Shane has not shown that he has the intangibles required to be a good QB. O'Korn is the complete package and will lead Michigan to great heights in 2016 and beyond. 

07/14/2015 - 11:43am It is nice to have an

It is nice to have an embarrassment of riches but don't sleep on O'Korn. I believe he wins the job next year with Gentry as backup.

06/20/2015 - 3:33pm "I would rather have two

"I would rather have two years of Shane rather than 1 year of Rudock."

Don't sleep on O'Korn. He'll win the job next year and keep the job for two years!

06/04/2015 - 12:51pm Going to MSU. Next!

Going to MSU. Next!

04/06/2015 - 3:28pm Welcome LCDavis!

Great to have your son onboard. Saw you and him with other recruits at the spring game - thought he was built like a truck. I was hoping that he would commit to Michigan and excited that he did. I also agree with you that he is under-rated and will surprise a lot of people!

04/06/2015 - 11:54am 3-star RB Toks Akinribade has all michigan crystal balls

I don't think they'll take Toks Akinribade now as the second back will be more of a speed back.

04/06/2015 - 11:10am Can someone give a lazy man a list of his other offers?

Why are people so stuck on offer sheet. Derrick Green had a 5-star offer sheet but has not panned out yet. The current UM staff has a dedicated group of recruiting personnel that actually evaluate recruits instead of going off other team's or Scout/ Rivals/247 assessment. Kingston Davis is not a speed back but a bruising running back who will fit Harbaugh's scheme well and surprise a lot of people.

04/06/2015 - 10:49am Wow, saw this guy at the

Wow, saw this guy up close at the spring game - real stud. Will surprise a lot of people. Welcome to the #Fab25!

04/02/2015 - 10:09am Irrespective of who is the

Irrespective of who is the primary backup for this year, my gut feeling is that most of Hoke's QBs will transfer. My predictions for starting QB, Rudock - 2015, O'Korn 2016/17, Gentry or somebody else 2018 & beyond. Don't sleep on O'Korn!

04/01/2015 - 1:36pm This most likely means that

This most likely means that both Morris and Speight will transfer at some point with O'Korn, Malzone and Gentry battling it out in 2016.

03/30/2015 - 3:16pm "Harbaugh has one with QB's

"Harbaugh has one with QB's and the success he had in the nfl as a player and coach, you would think they would flock to UM."

Picking a school goes beyond the coach. Besides academics, recent success and geographical proximity, a key consideration is the depth chart. A 2016 QB would see Morris, Speight, Malzone, Gentry and O'Korn ahead of him. If Gentry pans out as expected, that would mean waiting until your senior year to compete for the job with most likely 3-4 other junior/sophomore/freshman QBs. I believe that Harbaugh will get an elite QB every other year but not neccesarily every year.

03/19/2015 - 11:51am Thanks Magnus. He apparently

Thanks Magnus. He apparently was the solo QB during Saline's playoff run and blossomed over that period. Let's see how his senior season pans out.