Tuesday, April 30, 2019

2019 Recruiting: Daxton Hill


Neck Sharpies: The Indirect Approach


Recruiting: Why Michigan football is dream school for this Utah 4-star DE

Michigan football extended a scholarship offer recently and it garnered a great reaction from Van Fillinger. http://rssfeeds.freep.com/~/601422534/0/freep/wolverines~Recruiting-Why-Michigan-football-is-dream-school-for-this-Utah-star-DE/

Michigan football: Time to let Shea Patterson air it out

Taking a look at the Michigan Wolverines' quarterback situation post spring practice, heading into 2019 season http://rssfeeds.freep.com/~/601401234/0/freep/wolverines~Michigan-football-Time-to-let-Shea-Patterson-air-it-out/

Monday, April 29, 2019

Unverified Voracity Avoided The Lions


Michigan football's top 2020 NFL draft prospects: An early look

Jim Harbaugh's had 21 NFL draft picks in four years at Michigan football. Who's most likely to be selected in 2020? http://rssfeeds.freep.com/~/601360298/0/freep/wolverines~Michigan-footballaposs-top-NFL-draft-prospects-An-early-look/

Saturday, April 27, 2019

Michigan football's Karan Higdon, other Wolverines get free agent deals

Former Michigan running back Karan Higdon agreed to an undrafted free agent opportunity with the Houston Texas on Saturday. http://rssfeeds.freep.com/~/601269826/0/freep/wolverines~Michigan-footballaposs-Karan-Higdon-other-Wolverines-get-free-agent-deals/

Pittsburgh Steelers draft Michigan football's Zach Gentry in Round 5

Former Michigan tight end Zach Gentry was taken by the Steelers in the fifth round of the 2019 NFL draft on Saturday. http://rssfeeds.freep.com/~/601250562/0/freep/wolverines~Pittsburgh-Steelers-draft-Michigan-footballaposs-Zach-Gentry-in-Round/

Michigan football's Chase Winovich bringing same mindset to New England Patriots

Former Michigan star Chase Winovich is headed to the New England Patriots after getting taken in Round 3 of the NFL draft. http://rssfeeds.freep.com/~/601242914/0/freep/wolverines~Michigan-footballaposs-Chase-Winovich-bringing-same-mindset-to-New-England-Patriots/

L.A. Rams 'got richer' by drafting Michigan football's David Long

Former Michigan football cornerback David Long is headed back home to play for the Los Angeles Rams. http://rssfeeds.freep.com/~/601236766/0/freep/wolverines~LA-Rams-aposgot-richerapos-by-drafting-Michigan-footballaposs-David-Long/

Friday, April 26, 2019

ESPN: Michigan football's Chase Winovich 'is the perfect Patriots pick'

Pundits react after the Patriots picked Michigan defensive lineman Chase Winovich and the Rams picked U-M cornerback David Long in the NFL draft: http://rssfeeds.freep.com/~/601235572/0/freep/wolverines~ESPN-Michigan-footballaposs-Chase-Winovich-aposis-the-perfect-Patriots-pickapos/

2019 Recruiting: Quinten Johnson


Clemson makes Dabo Swinney the highest-paid college football coach with $93 million deal

The Clemson compensation committee approved a new contract for Dabo Swinney making him the top-paid college football coach with a $93 million deal. http://rssfeeds.freep.com/~/601216660/0/freep/wolverines~Clemson-makes-Dabo-Swinney-the-highestpaid-college-football-coach-with-million-deal/

Thursday, April 25, 2019

Michigan football DL Rashan Gary drafted by Green Bay Packers at No. 12

Michigan football DL Rashan Gary was drafted by the Green Bay Packers at No. 12 overall. http://rssfeeds.freep.com/~/601199542/0/freep/wolverines~Michigan-football-DL-Rashan-Gary-drafted-by-Green-Bay-Packers-at-No/

Unverified Voracity Finds Large Swede


Michigan football recruiting: Wolverines eyeing another top-notch safety

Now, Michigan football may be able to strike again at the top of the safety ranks with Oradell (N.J.) Bergen Catholic's Jordan Morant. http://rssfeeds.freep.com/~/601180244/0/freep/wolverines~Michigan-football-recruiting-Wolverines-eyeing-another-topnotch-safety/

Don Brown's next test: Evolve Michigan football's defense but keep its identity

Michigan football defensive coordinator Don Brown has an interesting challenge in front of him heading into the 2019 season. http://rssfeeds.freep.com/~/601172386/0/freep/wolverines~Don-Brownaposs-next-test-Evolve-Michigan-footballaposs-defense-but-keep-its-identity/

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Michigan LB Devin Bush: What if Detroit Lions take him in NFL draft?

Michigan football LB Devin Bush speaks to the media at Nissan Stadium in Nashville, Tenn., on Wednesday, April 24, 2019. http://rssfeeds.freep.com/~/601146212/0/freep/wolverines~Michigan-LB-Devin-Bush-What-if-Detroit-Lions-take-him-in-NFL-draft/

The Rules Have Changed Slightly


Michigan football recruiting: 5 under-the-radar guys they are after for 2020

Here are five names Michigan football is paying a ton of attention to that fans will likely hear about in the near future: http://rssfeeds.freep.com/~/601134686/0/freep/wolverines~Michigan-football-recruiting-undertheradar-guys-they-are-after-for/

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

The Michigan Rant: A dive into what's next for football, basketball

Welcome back to another episode of The Michigan Rant podcast. http://rssfeeds.freep.com/~/601113878/0/freep/wolverines~The-Michigan-Rant-A-dive-into-whataposs-next-for-football-basketball/

Michigan football's Jim Harbaugh: Rashan Gary is a top-10 pick

Michigan football's Jim Harbaugh responded to the idea that Rashan Gary's draft stock is sliding during his podcast this week. http://rssfeeds.freep.com/~/601107200/0/freep/wolverines~Michigan-footballaposs-Jim-Harbaugh-Rashan-Gary-is-a-top-pick/

2019 NFL draft: Analyzing the value of six Michigan football prospects

Looking at Michigan Wolverines football's top 2019 NFL draft candidates, which begins Thursday http://rssfeeds.freep.com/~/601098100/0/freep/wolverines~NFL-draft-Analyzing-the-value-of-six-Michigan-football-prospects/

Monday, April 22, 2019

Neck Sharpies: Making Space for Speed


Monday Recruitin' Appreciates Authenticity


Michigan football and Jim Harbaugh know 'close' is no longer enough

Another spring, another bout of change for Jim Harbaugh's Michigan football program. Will it work this time? http://rssfeeds.freep.com/~/601063904/0/freep/wolverines~Michigan-football-and-Jim-Harbaugh-know-aposcloseapos-is-no-longer-enough/

Sunday, April 21, 2019

Michigan football's Don Brown sprinkles in zone coverage: 'More is more'

Michigan defensive coordinator Don Brown says his team will never be a true zone team. But "more is more." http://rssfeeds.freep.com/~/601022242/0/freep/wolverines~Michigan-footballaposs-Don-Brown-sprinkles-in-zone-coverage-aposMore-is-moreapos/

Friday, April 19, 2019

Rashan Gary calls Michigan State 'little sister,' says state belongs to U-M

The latest in the U-M/MSU football rivarly comes from a Rashan Gary interview on "The Rich Eisen Show." http://rssfeeds.freep.com/~/601005364/0/freep/wolverines~Rashan-Gary-calls-Michigan-State-aposlittle-sisterapos-says-state-belongs-to-UM/

WTKA Roundtable 4/18/2019: It's Sinking In


Ask Nick: Did Michigan football's defense learn from Ohio State game?

Welcome back to another edition of the Michigan Wolverines mailbag, answering your football and basketball questions http://rssfeeds.freep.com/~/600992050/0/freep/wolverines~Ask-Nick-Did-Michigan-footballaposs-defense-learn-from-Ohio-State-game/

Thursday, April 18, 2019

Myles Sims in the Transfer Portal


Michigan football CB Myles Sims enters the transfer portal

Michigan redshirt freshman cornerback Myles Sims has entered the transfer portal. http://rssfeeds.freep.com/~/600972230/0/freep/wolverines~Michigan-football-CB-Myles-Sims-enters-the-transfer-portal/

Michigan football D-linemen Donovan Jeter, Mazi Smith make push for playing time

Michigan needs as much help as it can get along the defensive interior. Donovan Jeter and Mazi Smith could be answers. http://rssfeeds.freep.com/~/600968260/0/freep/wolverines~Michigan-football-Dlinemen-Donovan-Jeter-Mazi-Smith-make-push-for-playing-time/

Michigan football CB Vincent Gray finds footing, now climbing depth chart

Michigan football cornerback Vincent Gray has ascended the depth chart this spring. http://rssfeeds.freep.com/~/600955812/0/freep/wolverines~Michigan-football-CB-Vincent-Gray-finds-footing-now-climbing-depth-chart/

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Michigan football recruiting: What to like about 2021 commit Giovanni El-Hadi

Sterling Heights Stevenson 4-star lineman Giovanni El-Hadi was the Michigan Wolverines' 1st commitment in the 2021 class http://rssfeeds.freep.com/~/600932584/0/freep/wolverines~Michigan-football-recruiting-What-to-like-about-commit-Giovanni-ElHadi/

Michigan football's Mike Zordich 'pleasantly happy' as cornerback depth develops

Michigan football cornerbacks coach Mike Zordich has been pleased with what he has seen from his unit this spring. http://rssfeeds.freep.com/~/600928166/0/freep/wolverines~Michigan-footballaposs-Mike-Zordich-apospleasantly-happyapos-as-cornerback-depth-develops/

Michigan football: Daxton Hill, 5-star freshman, could play 'very early'

Michigan football safety Daxton Hill, a 5-star prospect from Oklahoma, should be on campus June 1. http://rssfeeds.freep.com/~/600926320/0/freep/wolverines~Michigan-football-Daxton-Hill-star-freshman-could-play-aposvery-earlyapos/

Michigan football's new staff makes inroads with Port Huron Northern star

In the 2020 class, Michigan football has their sights set on Port Huron Northern defensive lineman Braiden McGregor. http://rssfeeds.freep.com/~/600918866/0/freep/wolverines~Michigan-footballaposs-new-staff-makes-inroads-with-Port-Huron-Northern-star/

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Spring Bits: Defense


Spring Game Presser 4-13-19: Defense


Top 10 2020 Michigan high school football prospects, where they're leaning

Here is a breakdown of the top 10 state of Michigan prospects in the 2020 class, and a look at where they might play college football. http://rssfeeds.freep.com/~/600880726/0/freep/wolverines~Top-Michigan-high-school-football-prospects-where-theyaposre-leaning/

Michigan football film study: First glimpse at Josh Gattis' offense

Free Press sports writer Nick Baumgardner checks out the film from Michigan's spring scrimmage. http://rssfeeds.freep.com/~/600880618/0/freep/wolverines~Michigan-football-film-study-First-glimpse-at-Josh-Gattisapos-offense/

Monday, April 15, 2019

Spring Bits: Offense


Spring Game Presser 4-13-19: Quarterbacks


MGoPodcast 10.29: Jim Get Coffee


Michigan football recruiting in prime position with top 2021 QB

One of the top 2021 recruits the Michigan Wolverines are after is La Grange Park (Ill.) Nazareth Academy's J.J. McCarthy http://rssfeeds.freep.com/~/600852810/0/freep/wolverines~Michigan-football-recruiting-in-prime-position-with-top-QB/

Michigan football's Shea Patterson didn't 'put his feet up' this spring - he got better

Michigan football's Shea Patterson looked smooth and in control at QB during Saturday's spring game, proving he's ready to roll in this new offense. http://rssfeeds.freep.com/~/600845684/0/freep/wolverines~Michigan-footballaposs-Shea-Patterson-didnapost-aposput-his-feet-upapos-this-spring-mdash-he-got-better/

Michigan football recruiting: Targeting high-upside prospects on OL

Gilbert (Ariz.) Williams Field's Noah Nelson has visited the Michigan Wolverines, loves the recruiting effort from coaches http://rssfeeds.freep.com/~/600844156/0/freep/wolverines~Michigan-football-recruiting-Targeting-highupside-prospects-on-OL/

Sunday, April 14, 2019

Michigan football's new offense just makes a lot of sense

Michigan football's new offense is modern, clean and just makes a lot of sense, from what we saw in Saturday's spring scrimmage. http://rssfeeds.freep.com/~/600817472/0/freep/wolverines~Michigan-footballaposs-new-offense-just-makes-a-lot-of-sense/

Saturday, April 13, 2019

Michigan's Aidan Hutchinson: Mattison to Ohio State a 'feeling of betrayal'

Michigan football is expecting big things from Aidan Hutchinson, who weighed in on Greg Mattison's exit for Ohio State. http://rssfeeds.freep.com/~/600806552/0/freep/wolverines~Michiganaposs-Aidan-Hutchinson-Mattison-to-Ohio-State-a-aposfeeling-of-betrayalapos/

Michigan football spring game: QB Shea Patterson looks smooth

Michigan Wolverines had a situational spring practice/scrimmage Saturday at Michigan Stadium http://rssfeeds.freep.com/~/600804720/0/freep/wolverines~Michigan-football-spring-game-QB-Shea-Patterson-looks-smooth/

Michigan football recruiting: 2020 receiver Kalil Branham decommits

Michigan Wolverines lost commitment in 2020 recruiting class when Kalil Branham announced his decision to re-open his search http://rssfeeds.freep.com/~/600806270/0/freep/wolverines~Michigan-football-recruiting-receiver-Kalil-Branham-decommits/

Friday, April 12, 2019

Spring Football Bits Needs Beard Work


Obligatory Spring Watch Post


Michigan football's Ambry Thomas waited for his chance. It's here now

Michigan Wolverines junior cornerback Ambry Thomas bided his time for two seasons. He's now a starter in Don Brown's defense http://rssfeeds.freep.com/~/600756194/0/freep/wolverines~Michigan-footballaposs-Ambry-Thomas-waited-for-his-chance-Itaposs-here-now/

Thursday, April 11, 2019

Michigan football: 5 things to watch for at the spring game

Michigan Wolverines football's spring game is Saturday in Ann Arbor. It will not be televised. http://rssfeeds.freep.com/~/600717416/0/freep/wolverines~Michigan-football-things-to-watch-for-at-the-spring-game/

Michigan football's Jake Moody, Quinn Nordin will have lengthy kicker battle

Michigan's placekicker battle won't likely be finished until the season opens Aug. 31. http://rssfeeds.freep.com/~/600735398/0/freep/wolverines~Michigan-footballaposs-Jake-Moody-Quinn-Nordin-will-have-lengthy-kicker-battle/

Michigan football's Chris Partridge: Coaches leaving for Ohio State isn't OK

Michigan safeties/special teams coach Chris Partridge wasn't thrilled with Greg Mattison and Al Washington. And he'd like everyone to know it. http://rssfeeds.freep.com/~/600732806/0/freep/wolverines~Michigan-footballaposs-Chris-Partridge-Coaches-leaving-for-Ohio-State-isnapost-OK/

Chris Partridge 'candid' on Michigan football assistants leaving for Ohio State

Michigan football special teams coordinator Chris Partridge speaks with the emdia on Thursday, April 11, 2019, in Ann Arbor. http://rssfeeds.freep.com/~/600732968/0/freep/wolverines~Chris-Partridge-aposcandidapos-on-Michigan-football-assistants-leaving-for-Ohio-State/

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Roster Overanalysis Spring 2019


Michigan football's modernized offense not all that new to its talent

Michigan's had to adjust offensively this spring. But it's modern now. And everyone gets it. http://rssfeeds.freep.com/~/600684552/0/freep/wolverines~Michigan-footballaposs-modernized-offense-not-all-that-new-to-its-talent/

Unverified Voracity Would Have Used Google Docs Anyway


Saturday, April 6, 2019

Michigan football practice observations: Mike Sainristil looks quick

Here are observations from Michigan football's open practice Saturday afternoon. http://rssfeeds.freep.com/~/600468302/0/freep/wolverines~Michigan-football-practice-observations-Mike-Sainristil-looks-quick/

Thursday, April 4, 2019

NFL draft: Well-traveled Berkley Edwards clings to NFL dream - as a WR

The Detroit Lions are expected to host a number of Michigan football prospects on local visits, including potential top-10 pick Rashan Gary http://rssfeeds.freep.com/~/600354474/0/freep/wolverines~NFL-draft-Welltraveled-Berkley-Edwards-clings-to-NFL-dream-as-a-WR/

If Josh Gattis' offense can change speeds, Michigan football could soar

Michigan Wolverines under Josh Gattis will be fascinating, but ability to alter tempo more important than always playing fast http://rssfeeds.freep.com/~/600333094/0/freep/wolverines~If-Josh-Gattisapos-offense-can-change-speeds-Michigan-football-could-soar/

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

The Michigan Rant: Spring football heats up as hoops closes

Welcome back to another episode of The Michigan Rant podcast. http://rssfeeds.freep.com/~/600265892/0/freep/wolverines~The-Michigan-Rant-Spring-football-heats-up-as-hoops-closes/

Unverified Voracity Yells Something


Michigan football: Donovan Peoples-Jones, Michael Dwumfour still injured

Jim Harbaugh said Wednesday that both Peoples-Jones and Dwumfour have had injuries that have become more significant than originally thought. http://rssfeeds.freep.com/~/600298660/0/freep/wolverines~Michigan-football-Donovan-PeoplesJones-Michael-Dwumfour-still-injured/

Michigan football recruiting 2020: Biggest positions of need include RB

Here are three positions the Michigan football staff must make a big priority going forward this cycle: http://rssfeeds.freep.com/~/600287932/0/freep/wolverines~Michigan-football-recruiting-Biggest-positions-of-need-include-RB/

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Spring Football Bits is Leading in Fluff


Michigan football WR Mike Sainristil, DE Luiji Vilain climbing depth chart

Michigan football coach Jim Harbaugh updated the team's spring depth chart on his podcast this week. http://rssfeeds.freep.com/~/600258476/0/freep/wolverines~Michigan-football-WR-Mike-Sainristil-DE-Luiji-Vilain-climbing-depth-chart/

Michigan football recruiting 2020: Jim Harbaugh's top-5 targets

Early official visit period is upon us, so here are Michigan Wolverines top-5 prospects they are targeting in 2020 recruiting http://rssfeeds.freep.com/~/600249796/0/freep/wolverines~Michigan-football-recruiting-Jim-Harbaughaposs-top-targets/