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Maize n Brew Oct 3, 2015

Maryland vs. Michigan: Keys to the Game

Win, stay healthy and come home. Michigan heads to College Park for a date with the Maryland Terrapins on Saturday afternoon. It looks like the rain will hold off, but swirling winds could be a factor in the outing. Here's what Michigan's objectives are for their quest to get to 4-1 on the season: Play a Clean Game Michigan did not turnover the ball against BYU and it led to a near-textbook day of execution on the offensive side of things. With inclement weather likely for kickoff, it will be more difficult than usual to take care of the football, but it would really cement the Wolverines...
Maize n Brew Oct 2, 2015

YFD Picks Up A Hurricane

Ever wonder how best to make that first move to talk to that special someone? Especially if their Tinder profile makes them look a little blurry, looks like the camera was wet, and could violently twist and turn at any minute? We've got you covered. Online dating seems to be all the rage these days. Tinder, Huddr, Grindr, Smoochr, BUMBLR, Tumblr, 911, all apps where you can go flip through pictures and pick your perfect mate for three hours of boozin' and... things. But we've all been there. You know, where you show up at your date and the 6'5 Adonis with a six-pack is actually a 4'11 man...
Maize n Brew Oct 2, 2015

This Wolverines Gameday in History Says Goosfraba

This gameday in history covers some fun topics, like taking both games in a doubleheader, winning the turnover battle while still turning the ball over five times, and shutting out fellow Big Ten opponents. It definitely doesn't talk about losing - Goosfraba - in - Goosfraba - overtime - Goosfraba. GREATEST VICTORIES 27-0 vs. Central State Teachers College in 1931 34-0 vs. Michigan Normal in 1931 In theory, a doubleheader to start a football season sounds daunting. Then you look at the schedule, see a couple of schools from Michigan that you've never heard of, realize it's probably not as...
Maize n Brew Oct 2, 2015

Maize n Brew Roundtable Week Five: Michigan-Maryland

Thursday morning we awoke to a change in kickoff time for Michigan's game against Maryland. Whether it's for the safety of everyone in College Park or avoiding having to send Jim Harbaugh out to battle a hurricane, we can't be sure. However, the Maize n Brew crew is sure about some other things regarding a stiff road test for the Wolverines. Coach Harbaugh had a lot of positive impressions from the beatdown against BYU. Put on your coaching hat, though, and pick out one thing you think the Wolverines should work on at practice this week. Kevin: Harbaugh is clearly a genius at drawing up a...
Maize n Brew Oct 2, 2015

Michigan vs. Maryland: Game Preview, How to Watch, Score Predictions and More

Key storylines, YOUR score predictions, how to watch and more in our comprehensive Wolverines/Terrapins preview. Jim Harbaugh's 22nd-ranked Michigan Wolverines (3-1) travel to the Washington D.C. area to take on Randy Edsall's Maryland Terrapins (2-2) in a game that already has one big notable storyline developing before kickoff takes place. The game was originally slated for a prime time kickoff, but due to the threat of inclement weather from Hurricane Joaquin, the decision was made to move the game to noon ET. Rain and winds look like they will still factor in, which could cause a sloppy...
Maize n Brew Oct 1, 2015

The Michigan Man Podcast Episode 267: Maryland Preview

Maryland football legendary radio voice Johnny Holliday joins the program to preview this week's game with Michigan.
Maize n Brew Oct 1, 2015

Kickoff for Michigan-Maryland Moved Up to Noon Saturday with Hurricane Joaquin Looming

Michigan's game against Maryland in College Park on Saturday, originally scheduled for an 8 p.m. ET kickoff, has been moved up earlier in the day to noon, U-M athletics officially announced in a release. The change comes due to the threat of Hurricane Joaquin hitting the D.C. area. Here's the statement from interim athletic director Jim Hackett: "The weather experts are still dealing with uncertain probabilities for the course of Hurricane Joaquin," said Jim Hackett, interim Donald R. Shepherd Director of Athletics. "Thus we remain vigilant on developments and will err on the side of...
Maize n Brew Oct 1, 2015

Week 5 Locks: Pony Up and Grab SMU Plus the Points

The Mustangs of Southern Methodist fall into an excellent spot on Saturday as they gear up for American Athletic play. LOTS OF CHARTS INCLUDED. For as long as my body continues to pocket a pulse, I will forever root against Nick Saban and the Alabama Crimson Tide. It just constructs a flawless formula to look ahead to. Following a 34-0 win versus UL Monroe, the Tide have registered a string of 11 consecutive unders following a loss in the Saban era. I reckon the pregame festivities deal with St. Nick devising a two-hour strategy on a white dry erase board, only for the conclusion to...
Maize n Brew Oct 1, 2015

Thursday Morning Brews: Checking In On Sparty

Peeking ahead to Little Brother, and bad news for Indiana against Ohio State. How Good Is Michigan State? The #2 team in the country - the penultimate. It's a ranking that carries with it a certain amount of expectation, yet Michigan State hasn't exactly razzled and dazzled to that collegiate perch. In Week 1, there was a 13-point win over Western Michigan. In Week 2, what easily could have been a loss. In Week 3, a two-touchdown game against Air Force. Last week, 30-10 against CMU. But as much as rankings are supposed to reflect the quality of teams today, certain teams are bolstered by...
Maize n Brew Sep 30, 2015

Film Focus: Michigan's Defense vs. BYU

Our film review of Michigan-BYU dissects how Michigan suffocated BYU's pass-happy offense and concludes that Michigan's defense is elite. This is the film breakdown that I have been anxiously waiting to do since the clock struck 0:00 on Michigan's 31-0 shutout win against BYU on Saturday. Don't get me wrong. I enjoyed reviewing Michigan's offense against the Cougars, during which I noticed that Jim Harbaugh had tinkered with his formations and plays to confuse the BYU defense and put its defenders in vulnerable positions. But Michigan's offense didn't face a unit that had averaged 30.3...
Maize n Brew Sep 30, 2015

Wednesday Michigan Recruiting Roundup: Recruits Rave About Weekend Visit to the Big House

The Big House was packed with recruits this past weekend for the Wolverines' win over the BYU Cougars. In this edition, find out what those athletes had to say about their visit, and more. Several recruits took their official and unofficial visits this past weekend to Ann Arbor, and were treated to a 31-0 route of BYU. It appears as though all of these athletes thoroughly enjoyed their time in the Big House, and for good reason. Perhaps the most notable and exciting name on the visitors list was the 2016 No. 1 overall recruit Rashan Gary. According to Steve Lorenz of Wolverine247 ($),...
Maize n Brew Sep 29, 2015

B1G Football Roundup: Business as usual

Nothing all that surprising happened this week in the Big Ten. Words are at a premium this week. Let's get to it: Rutgers plays something resembling football for once, beats lifeless Kansas 27-14 A life lesson that everybody except Kansas knew prior to December 2011: Never hire Charlie Weis. He torpedoed an already sinking ship in Lawrence; a ship that may never float again. After falling to Rutgers, Kansas has a significant chance of going winless this year. On the flip side, this win means absolutely nothing in terms of the state of Rutgers football going forward. Aside from Army and...
Maize n Brew Sep 29, 2015

Breaking down Michigan's smothering win over BYU and what it tells us about the Wolverines going forward

Michigan took BYU to the woodshed on Saturday, and in doing so the Wolverines made a strong case that everyone is underestimating the improvement this team has made over the last month. There is no such thing as a perfect game in football.  The myriad of moving parts and the complexity of the thing lend a greater degree of difficulty to the pursuit of the perfect 60 minutes of football.  Somewhere at some time some guy is going to blow his assignment, a bad play will happen, and things will stall on offense.  Punting is just like pooping: everyone does it some time or another, some...
Maize n Brew Sep 29, 2015

Would Michigan Fans Rather Beat Michigan State or Ohio State This Season?

What looked like a pipe dream a month ago now is more realistic: Michigan can beat either of these two teams. But, which win do fans want more? By all accounts, it appears that the Michigan Wolverines are back, at least to their winning ways. Many believed this was a rebuilding/reloading year and that the first true season of the Jim Harbaugh era would take place in 2016. Well, that is not the case now. Through the first four weeks of this season, Michigan has shown that it is ready for the big boys now, and there are two that stand in their way the rest of this season: Michigan State and...
Maize n Brew Sep 29, 2015

Tuesday Morning Brews: I Want You

A survey, fireworks, and injuries - in no particular order. I Want You! It's been a while since I've done this, so I want to thank you once again - any and everyone - for making this a great site and a good experience, and all the support and discussion that comes along with it. Today, I also want to ask your help to answer a three-question survey to help me tailor the Morning Brews to your preferences. Seriously, please participate. It should take you 30 seconds - unless you are narcoleptic and fall asleep in the middle, in which case it might take you a few hours. The link is...
Maize n Brew Sep 28, 2015

Michigan Football 2015: Week Five vs. Maryland

All of Maize n Brew's coverage of this Saturday's Michigan-Maryland contest. Saturday night, Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh and the Wolverines will travel to College Park to face a team that recently lost by 21 points to MAC team Bowling Green. Even more recently, the Terrapins were clobbered by No. 23 West Virginia, losing 45-6. After watching his Wolverines shut out then-No. 22 Brigham Young 31-0, you would imagine Harbaugh has less to worry about this week. Regardless, he only had good things to say about the Terrapins. "Maryland is a very good football team in all phases," Harbaugh said....
Maize n Brew Sep 28, 2015

Do the Wolverines have an elite defense?

After Saturday's complete dismantling of the BYU offense, we need to ask if Michigan's defense is approaching elite status. Michgian has had some very good defenses, but most of them seem so long ago; I remember very clearly that the Wolverines had that bend-don't-break defense that helped win a national championship. RichRod didn't give two shits about defense, and still doesn't--do you remember having similar comments to the following here at MnB?: Good times. The one area that Hoke's teams showed promise was in the defense, but what we've seen so far this season with D.J....
Maize n Brew Sep 28, 2015

Harbaugh on "High Alert" for Maryland Special Teams, Stays Mum on Smith's Status

Without a doubt, Maryland's Will Likely will be a point of emphasis for the 22nd-ranked Wolverines. Saturday night, Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh and the Wolverines will travel to College Park to face a team that recently lost by 21 points to MAC team Bowling Green. Even more recently, the Terrapins were clobbered by No. 23 West Virginia, losing 45-6. After watching his Wolverines shut out then-No. 22 Brigham Young 31-0, you would imagine Harbaugh has less to worry about this week. Regardless, he only had good things to say about the Terrapins. "Maryland is a very good football team in all...
Maize n Brew Sep 28, 2015

What We Learned: BYU Week

Michigan finally put it all together, and it was a thing of beauty. But can they keep winning? And will their improvement continue to the point where they can hang with their rivals, and possibly beat them? WHAT WE LEARNED: ABOUT MICHIGAN Michigan is good at football. I had a joyous moment of realization that I have been waiting a long time for, around the time Michigan got their 3rd touchdown of the 1st half. Or maybe the 4th TD? I don't remember, it was tough to keep track after a while. Michigan is good at football. Michigan is…good at…football… MICHIGAN IS GOOD AT...
Maize n Brew Sep 28, 2015

Michigan Football 2016 Commitment Performance Recap: Mitchell is Compared to Reggie Bush

The majority of Michigan's 2016 commitments helped lead their team to victory in their last game of September. Michigan took care of business against BYU on Saturday which was just icing on the cake for several of their 2016 commitments as the majority of the staff's senior pledges won their late September games. This also included one of their top offensive commits being compared to Reggie Bush after a ridiculous catch and run. QB Brandon Peters vs Fishers Peters is having, arguably, the best senior season out of any of the Michigan commits and continued it against 2017 safety target RJ...

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