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Maize n Brew Aug 22, 2016

2016 Michigan Football Position Preview: Wide Receivers

The Wolverines are as deep at the position as they’ve been in recent years, led by Jehu Chesson and Amara Darboh. The battle at quarterback has been the story of Michigan football’s fall camp so far, but the man that wins the job will be relying on the strong group of wide receivers the Wolverines return in 2016. Michigan had a lot of question marks at the position entering 2015, but answered them thanks to the emergence of Jehu Chesson and Amara Darboh as two of the best receivers in the conference, if not college football as a whole. Both Chesson and Darboh return with some familiar...
Maize n Brew Aug 22, 2016

Monday Michigan Recruiting Roundup: A Silent Commit?

Silent commitments can be very fickle, but Michigan may, possibly, have one. Checking In On DPJ There isn’t any major breaking news here, but Rivals had a piece on DPJ and a source therein said Michigan is leading ($). Our source named Florida and Michigan as the two schools believed to be highest up on Peoples-Jones' list and believes that the Maize and Blue holds a slight edge. That is consistent with what we've believed for a long time and while it's not gospel, it seems to make sense given what Peoples-Jones is looking for in a school and where he's visited and will visit again....
Maize n Brew Aug 21, 2016

Scott Wolf of the Los Angeles Daily News ranks Michigan No. 1 in his AP Top 25 poll

Michigan has been ranked No. 7 in the preseason AP Top 25 poll. Michigan has landed at No. 7 in the AP Top 25 poll, which was released on Sunday. It marks the highest ranking for the Wolverines since 2007. Remember 2007? Michigan got upset by Appalachian State (FCS) to start the season, then the team was dismantled by Oregon in the second game. The Michigan schedule for that season was ranked as the 15th hardest in the nation. This time around, Michigan should find themselves with a 3-0 record heading into Big Ten Conference play. Scott Wolf of the Los Angeles Daily News gave Michigan a...
Maize n Brew Aug 19, 2016

Ex-Michigan Head Coach Lloyd Carr Leaves CFP Committee

Carr cites health reasons for pulling out of the committee. Update: Carr is considering surgery that would require an extended recovery time, per Angelique Chengelis of The Detroit News. re: Carr he's considering surgery that will require extended recovery time (non-life threatening) and felt best to resign CFP -- per UM— angelique (@chengelis) August 19, 2016 Former Michigan head football coach Lloyd Carr is removing himself from the College Football Playoff selection committee for health reasons. Executive director Bill Hancock made the announcement on Friday. He will not be...
Maize n Brew Aug 19, 2016

2016 Michigan Football Position Preview: Offensive Line

Michigan's run game hinges on their experienced offensive line. Can the group deliver? Michigan has a tradition unlike many schools when it comes to the offensive line, boasting numerous All-Americans, and even a former U.S. President played center in Ann Arbor. In 2015, the unit, much like the entire offensive, looked to get back to its roots and simplify the run-blocking schemes. In the first game against Utah, guys struggled to get where they needed to go and looked lost. Consequently, Michigan was only able to pick up 76 yards on 29 carries, which comes out to measly 2.6 yards per...
Maize n Brew Aug 19, 2016

Jake Rudock completes 8-of-11 passes in second preseason game with Detroit Lions

While he threw an interception, former Michigan QB Jake Rudock completed 8-of-11 passes for 90 yards in his second preseason game in Detroit. Former Michigan quarterback Jake Rudock played his second preseason game with the Detroit Lions on Thursday. He completed 8-of-11 passes for 90 yards, but threw an interception in the fourth quarter. The Lions fell to the Cincinnati Bengals, 30-14. Neither Matthew Stafford, Dan Orlovsky or Rudock threw a touchdown, with Orlovsky and Rudock both tossing interceptions. Detroit’s kicker Matt Prater hit two field goals. Then, running back Dwayne...
Maize n Brew Aug 17, 2016

Freshmen Rashan Gary, Chris Evans Receive Praise from Teammates

A pair of true freshman are turning heads early in Ann Arbor. Michigan football returns one of its most talented rosters in recent memory this upcoming season, but a pair of true freshman could find their way on the field early on in 2016. Defensive lineman Rashan Gary, the nation’s top recruit in the 2016 class, is expected by many to be a key contributor this season and it appears he has backed up the hype through just over a week and a half of camp so far. “I’ve gone against him a lot, playing end obviously,” offensive tackle Erik Magnuson said after Wednesday’s practice....
Maize n Brew Aug 17, 2016

Michigan to host the 2017 Big Ten Softball Tournament

The Wolverines will host the Big Ten Tournament at Alumni Field from May 12-14. Michigan will host the 2017 Big Ten Softball Tournament at Alumni Field. The tournament will be held from May 12-14. Mark your calendars! Michigan will now host the 2017 Big Ten Tournament, May 12-14, at Alumni Field. #GoBlue pic.twitter.com/Ath1el7mMd— Michigan Softball (@umichsoftball) August 17, 2016 In the 2016 season, Michigan won the Big Ten with a 21-2 record. Nebraska was second, Minnesota third, Illinois fourth and Ohio State finished fifth with a 12-7 record. Maryland finished last with a 7-17...
Maize n Brew Aug 17, 2016

Jim Rome disses Jim Harbaugh: Harbaugh throws haymaker back

What’s Jim Rome’s deal? Things have gotten personal between radio host Jim Rome and Jim Harbaugh. After leaving his Monday media session ten minutes in, Harbaugh was asked three follow up questions about suspended players after he said things would be handled internally. Harbaugh chose to say thank you and end the session, walking off. Rome wasn’t the only person in the media who took shots at Harbaugh for this, but his comments were by far the most personal. Rome’s comments: "With that a walk off, with that line of questioning. That is not an unfair question. What that is a jerk...
Maize n Brew Aug 16, 2016

WATCH: Maize and Blue is the Perfect Remedy for a Crying Baby

This young man has his priorities straight. Anyone who has spent time around young children knows it can sometimes be difficult, but for one baby, a Michigan Wolverines basketball made it all better. How to curb your baby’s crying? A little Maize and Blue! 〽️#GoBlue pic.twitter.com/p7NyaEW6w9— Michigan Athletics (@UMichAthletics) August 16, 2016 He’s got a bright future.
Maize n Brew Aug 15, 2016

Jim Harbaugh Says Ahmir Mitchell, Shelton Johnson Currently Suspended

Both players are out indefinitely for undisclosed reasons. Jim Harbaugh spoke to the media on Monday evening after practice and shed some light on the status of freshman wide receiver Ahmir Mitchell and defensive end Shelton Johnson. Neither appeared in Michigan’s team photo. According to Harbaugh, both are currently suspended indefinitely for undisclosed reasons. Harbaugh mentions two players are currently suspended, didn't say who, and then abruptly ended his media session.— Josh Henschke (@JoshHenschke) August 15, 2016 Shelton Johnson and Ahmir Mitchell are the suspended...
Maize n Brew Aug 15, 2016

Some More Takeaways From Michigan’s Fall Roster

A closer look at Michigan’s fall roster shows some interesting trends and developments. First things first, let me take the opportunity to plug the beefed-up football roster I put together this past week, which you can access from the ‘Library’ dropdown at the top of the page (unless there are some issues with the new format that SB Nation is trotting out). I wanted to have a better and more helpful display of the information provided in the football roster, and (I humbly feel like) this accomplishes that. Feel free to check it out and tell me what you think. While putting that...
Maize n Brew Aug 14, 2016

Devin Gardner and Jeremy Gallon sign with Nojima Sagamihara Rise of Japan’s semi-pro X-League

Former Michigan athletes sign to play football in Japan. Sagamihara City, Kanagawa is 6,400 miles from Ann Arbor. However, that is where former Michigan quarterback Devin Gardner and receiver Jeremy Gallon will play this season. The duo signed a deal with the Nojima Sagamihara Rise of Japan’s semi-pro X-League. They will start their football career in Japan on August 28th. The X-League has 18 teams that compete for the Japan X-Bowl. “Yeah, that was a huge decision, because I still had a chance to play in Canada and the NFL,” Gardner said to The Japan Times, when asked if it took...
Maize n Brew Aug 12, 2016

The Michigan Man Podcast Extra: U-M DE Chris Wormley Joins the Show

The senior defensive end is our guest on this episode. In this episode of The Michigan Man Podcast, Wolverine defensive end Chris Wormley joins the show to discuss the upcoming season. Listen using the player below!
Maize n Brew Aug 11, 2016

14 college coaches give thoughts on Jim Harbaugh: Malzahn, Meyer, Fisher, and more sound off

ESPN put out a video with college coaches giving a short response about Jim Harbaugh. We take a look at their comments ESPN put together a video of coaches playing word association with the name "Jim Harbaugh". Their reactions were interesting to see, along with their body language. Urban Meyer, Jimbo Fisher, and twelve others had comments (or lackethereof) about the Michigan coach. These are the comments made in the video: Jimbo Fisher- Florida State: "Interesting" Will Muschamp- South Carolina: "Classic" Pat Narduzzi- Pittsburgh: "Wow" Dan Mullen- Mississippi State: "Kind of an amusing...
Maize n Brew Aug 10, 2016

2018 4* Robby Carmody receives offer from Michigan

Michigan has now offered a scholarship to three 2018 athletes. Michigan has extended a scholarship offer to Class of 2018 four-star shooting guard Robby Carmody. Grateful to say I've received an offer from the University of Michigan pic.twitter.com/iSO1cKa40s— Robby Carmody (@Robbycarmody23) August 9, 2016 “I’ve been interested [in Michigan] even before,” Carmody told Maize n Brew. “Today definitely meant a lot to receive an offer. I just love the school, the coaches, the area around it and the style they play.” From Mars Area Shs High School in Pennsylvania, Carmody is...
Maize n Brew Aug 9, 2016

Michigan’s Jake Butt and Jehu Chesson ranked among top 4 college football pass catchers by NFL.com

NFL.com writer Bucky Brooks thinks highly of two Michigan pass catching machines NFL.com writer and former scout for the Carolina Panthers and Seattle Seahawks, Bucky Brooks, has just released rankings that will make Michigan fans happy. Brooks has listed Jake Butt and Jehu Chesson in his top 4 college pass catchers, with Butt coming in at No. 2 and Chesson at No. 4. Both Michigan standouts are already generating early round chatter for the 2017 NFL Draft. Brooks on Butt “It is hard to find an old-school tight end in today's game, but Butt is a throwback with the size, soft hands and...
Maize n Brew Aug 9, 2016

The Michigan Man Podcast 316 Welcomes Jim Brandstatter

Michigan football's radio voice joins this edition of the show. Michigan football's radio voice, Jim Brandstatter, joins the program today. Listen using the player below!
Maize n Brew Aug 8, 2016

Michigan Football Film Room: New Commit 2017 3* DE James Hudson

Checking out the Toledo product's play on the field. Michigan ended up on the right side of an up and down recruitment, as Toledo (OH) DE James Hudson picked the Wolverines after many had him heading to Michigan State. However, the MIchigan staff was able to close in on him and he joins an already solid class of defensive lineman heading to Ann Arbor in 2017. Hudson is ranked as the 340th best player in the class according to 247Sports Composite Ranking, and is just outside the 4-star range. The 3-star defensive linemen boasts an impressive offer sheets, including some midwestern powers, as...
Maize n Brew Aug 7, 2016

Michigan TE Jake Butt on Ian Bunting: “He’s going to be a star”

Ian Bunting is the No. 2 tight end behind Jake Butt. Michigan tight end Jake Butt is entering his final season as a member of the Wolverines, but he has made it clear that 6-foot-7, 252-pound tight end Ian Bunting will not disappoint. As a matter of fact, Butt claims he will be a star. “He’s going to be a star,” Butt said of Bunting to Maize n Brew at Michigan football’s media day. “He’s going to be a very great player. He’s going to help our team a lot cause he is a tight end that can do both jobs. He can run, catch, block and he has the size... Maybe 6-foot-6 or 6-foot-7,...