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Maize n Brew 1 hour ago

Fa'avae Fa'avae Waiting On Michigan Offer

MnB caught up with 3-star OLB Fa'avae Fa'avae about his high interest in Michigan. It's become noticeable as we roll through the 2017 recruiting cycle that Jim Harbaugh is recruiting the West Coast and Polynesian players much harder than last cycle, for good reason too. This Californian has taken notice to Michigan for a long time, even before Jim Harbaugh was dabbing after home runs. Fa'avae Fa'avae, who claims to be so nice they named him twice, is a 3-star OLB out of Mater Dei (Santa Ana, CA), and he told us all about his love for Michigan. "I have really liked Michigan ever since I was...
Maize n Brew 9 hours ago

Friday Michigan Recruiting Roundup: Some California Dreamin'

In today's edition, we discuss Michigan's satellite camp plans, defensive tackle recruiting, and the effect of Jabrill. Also, a top-100 player spends the weekend in Ann Arbor and more. Camping In California There is probably no one on earth better suited to reach into California and sing the praises of Michigan football than Jim Harbaugh, but the 2015 class was stitched up on the fly and the 2016 class centered on New Jersey and Rashan Gary. Hold onto your hats, though: #Michigan will host satellite camp at Antioch (CA) HS, home of 2017 #1 player Najee Harris: https://t.co/Uid5wIEM9d...
Maize n Brew May 5, 2016

Jim Harbaugh Will Face Rick Leach in a Softball Home Run Derby

Harbaugh being Harbaugh for a good cause. In the latest episode of Harbaugh being Harbaugh, the Michigan Wolverines coach will face off against fellow former UM quarterback Rick Leach tonight in a softball home run derby for charity. Here's Harbaugh warming up for the big event: Coach Harbaugh took some cuts at practice yesterday. He's ready for tonight. https://t.co/4RFJQ5NafX. #GoBlue https://t.co/C0HaGuXIYI — Michigan Softball (@umichsoftball) May 5, 2016 The seventh annual Michigan Softball Academy begins tonight, 5 p.m. at Alumni Field in Ann Arbor. Harbaugh and Leach, who...
Maize n Brew May 5, 2016

Thursday Morning Brews: Giving Shoutouts

Hitting the Links Is All Work, No Play Auburn Coach Not Worried About Satellite Camps Honestly, this is fine. (Missouri head coach Barry Odom had similar things to say the other day.) It will still make it more enjoyable whenever Michigan takes a blue-chip recruit out of the deep south, though. Also, a shout-out to Kingston Davis, who easily could have been a four-star. Jabrill Is The 2017 Draft's Most Intriguing Prospect He'll probably be hosting the thing, then clean up the place after. He has every job. Voice of Michigan Stadium Dies At 83 Rest in peace, Howard. Thanks for the decades...
Maize n Brew May 4, 2016

John Beilein Announces Billy Donlon, Saddi Washington as Coaching Staff Hires

John Beilein and the Wolverines have filled their assistant coaching vacancies. Michigan Basketball has hired Billy Donlon and Saddi Washington to fill its two assistant coaching vacancies, the program announced on Wednesday afternoon. The news was first reported by ESPN's Jeff Goodman earlier in the day. Beilein had this to say in the statement released: "We are forever grateful for the fine work that LaVall Jordan and Bacari Alexander brought to our program over the past six years," said Beilein. "Their departures, however, have opened up a great opportunity for our staff to grow. Billy...
Maize n Brew May 4, 2016

Film Room: Michigan Football '17 Commit LB Ben Mason

Taking a look at the latest Michigan verbal's film. Michigan picked up a commitment from 3* CT LB Ben Mason on Tuesday afternoon, which came as a surprise to hardly anyone. After his visit to Ann Arbor last month, crystal balls pegging Mason to Michigan came flooding in. Mason had offers from some solid football programs including Cal, Pittsburgh and Wisconsin, and offers from prestigious academic programs like Columbia, Yale, Dartmouth, Duke, and Harvard. Mason also held scholarship offers from two of the service academies. Boston College offered Mason at linebacker while Don Brown was...
Maize n Brew May 3, 2016

Report: Michigan Forward Kameron Chatman Considering Transfer

An off-season of departures continues for the Wolverines. Michigan Basketball could be set to lose another piece this off-season. Forward Kameron Chatman, who would be a junior this upcoming season, is reportedly set to transfer away from Ann Arbor barring a change at the last minute, according to ESPN's Jeff Goodman. Barring a last-minute change of heart, source told ESPN that Michigan sophomore Kameron Chatman will transfer. — Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanESPN) May 3, 2016 If Chatman decides to transfer, it will be the fourth Michigan player to depart for greener pastures this off-season....
Maize n Brew May 3, 2016

Tuesday Morning Brews: Draft Fallout

If you're not a draft enthusiast, it's been a quiet week. Hitting the Links Created Bitcoin 2017 Draft Will See Plenty of Wolverines In The Early Rounds Of course, for Michigan fans, the 2017 draft is worth the wait. There's some business to clean up in the 2016 season first. Jake Rudock Brushes Off Comparisons To Tom Brady Fun fact: Rudock was 15-10 at Iowa, and 10-3 at Michigan. Illinois Satellite Camps: Chicago, St. Louis, Tampa, Dallas Ohio State will also be running a satellite camp in conjunction with Alabama, USC, and TCU (which is hosting). This is about to get fun. If you want to...
Maize n Brew May 2, 2016

Monday Michigan Recruiting Roundup: Dillon Dazzles at SPARQ Combine

Big weekend for former and future Wolverines. The NFL Draft has come and past the Wolverines have continued their streak of consecutive years with a player drafted, which now reaches back into the 1930s. We also would like to extend our congratulations to all the Wolverines who graduated this past weekend, as well. AJ DIllion Had Himself a Day A couple of future Wolverines had big weekends. AJ Dillion, a running back out of Massachusetts, won the rating MVP at the New Jersey SPARQ Combine and will be headed to the opening in Oregon this summer. Dillion's performance only confirmed what we...
Maize n Brew Apr 27, 2016

2016 NFL Draft Profiles: Michigan Defensive End Mario Ojemudia

Ojemudia's senior season in Ann Arbor ended due to injury and his redshirt request was denied, leading him to prepare for the NFL. The Basics Age Height Weight 40-Time Bench Press 21 6'2'' 255 pound 4.82 seconds 20 Reps Mario Ojemudia had an excellent start to his 2015 season, stepping in at the BUCK spot in Michigan's defense and showing extreme growth in his game. He tore his Achilles in the Maryland game, which ended his senior season. He attempted to receive a redshirt to play one more season in Ann Arbor, but was denied, leaving him to prepare for the 2016 NFL...
Maize n Brew Apr 26, 2016

The Michigan Man Podcast Episode 306: Recruiting Update with Brandon Brown

Brandon Brown from The Wolverine joins to talk recruiting. In this edition, Brandon Brown of The Wolverine joins to discuss recruiting and more! Listen using the player below:
Maize n Brew Apr 26, 2016

Department of Justice Looking into NCAA Satellite Camp Ban

This is getting serious. There was plenty of backlash against the Michigan Wolverines and Head Coach Jim Harbaugh earlier in the offseason about satellite camps, but now that the NCAA has actually banned them the tide appears to be turning the other way. No less than the United States Department of Justice has begun looking into the topic of satellite camps, according to USA Today and several other outlets. A couple of anonymous sources leaked the information. Why would the DOJ care about college football and satellite camps? The answer is the potential effect a ban could have on...
Maize n Brew Apr 25, 2016

Monday Michigan Recruiting Roundup: Making the Cut for Elite Prospects

The Wolverines continue to be in the mix for some of the 2017 class' top talent. Isaiah Wilson Update Michigan made the final cut for elite 2017 offensive lineman recruit Isaiah Wilson. They will be in the running with USC, LSU, Alabama, and Georgia. One of the key developments is that Ohio State was replaced with USC, so for the time being it keeps him away from a rival should he choose somewhere other than Michigan. This seems like it will be one of those recruitments that goes down to the wire as Wilson has retweeted that he'll be at the Iron Bowl in person this year. Alabama may be the...
Maize n Brew Apr 25, 2016

Let's Talk Some More About Satellite Camps

Michigan is at the epicenter of a national discussion on players' rights. We try our best to break down what this means for everyone involved. Sometimes to get a better perspective, you have to look back. (Matthew McConaughey may have said something along those lines once.) So, to start talking about satellite camps, let's go back to 2015 - to an article written by MLive's Nick Baumgardner. The title: "'Summer Swarm' Tour Could Kill Two Important Birds With One Stone For Michigan." And what exactly are those birds, Nick? To reload and reintroduce. "This builds a bridge in the unofficial...
Maize n Brew Apr 22, 2016

Friday Michigan Recruiting Roundup: Wolverines Busy Nationally This Week

Michigan was busy on the West Coast this week. Michigan was very active throughout the week and into Friday offering a number of recruits on a national level. The offered California Cornerbacks Elijah Gates and Bookie Radie Hiles, Missouri OL/DL Michael Thompson, IMG Athlete Jhamon Ausbon, California WR/FS Isiah Hodgins, Alabama linebacker Jacquez Jones, California WR/FS Alex Cook, Legacy linebacker, Kolin Demens, Florida OL/DL Richard Gouraige, Louisiana OT Adrian Ealy, California WR Austin Osbourne, California OLB Solomon Tuliaupupu, and California CB Thomas Graham. Michigan extended...
Maize n Brew Apr 21, 2016

Thursday Morning Brews: Already Winnin'

Ohio State's Spring Game: Winners, Losers There were a couple moments where I was watching Ohio State's spring game and had to shake my head. This team is fast. Torrance Gibson and Austin Mack looked like rookies at times, but they were also able to out-run Ohio State's DBs with ease. And Ohio State has some fast DBs. Anyway, here are some more takeaways. Winner: Mike Weber, RB Buckeye fans have grown tired hearing the hype for Weber's teammate Bri'onte Dunn, who is entering his redshirt junior year with 287 career rushing yards (on 6.0 yards a carry, it's worth pointing out). From what...
Maize n Brew Apr 20, 2016

Report: Michigan Basketball Losing Assistant Bacari Alexander to Detroit Titans

It appears John Beilein has to make two very big hires on his staff this offseason. It has been thrown around as rumor recently, but it appears more coaching staff attrition is on the way for Michigan basketball. Assistant coach Bacari Alexander is reportedly finalizing a contract to become the new head coach for the Detroit Titans of the Horizon League, according to ESPN's Jeff Goodman. Detroit and Michigan assistant Bacari Alexander are finalizing a deal, sources told ESPN. — Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanESPN) April 20, 2016 Alexander has been a member of John Beilein's coaching staff since...
Maize n Brew Apr 20, 2016

Michigan Football Jumps on the Running Man Challenge Craze

Dancing to a 20-year-old song is the new thing. Who says the Michigan Wolverines can't have fun? Above, watch as members of the UM football team dance around various parts of campus doing the "running man challenge." What's the running man challenge? Glad you asked. You can get the whole rundown here, but it was started by Maryland Terps basketball players Jared Nickens, Jaylen Brantley and Damonte Dodd. The trio began dancing to the 1996 hit "My Boo" by Ghost Town DJs, and posted it to Instagram: Oh yeahh!!! wassup wit it ? @jaybriddle_1 add my snap: jnickkk A video posted by Jared...
Maize n Brew Apr 19, 2016

Tuesday Morning Brews: A Coach's World

A busy weekend of spring games, a lot of exits stage left, and coaches doing all sorts of things. Hitting the Links Buries The Hatchet Rich Rod Sides With Michigan In Satellite Ban Fight Heeey, Rich Rod, you're all right. (Too soon?) A Complex Role For Peppers, With Gary Waiting In The Wings Now I want a picture of Rashan Gary with a shirt that reads, "Life is good, and I am very good." Don Brown Is Confident In His Freshmen | How He Recruits While the defensive line has enough depth to supply a couple good teams, the linebackers and the secondary could get punctured with enough injuries....
Maize n Brew Apr 18, 2016

Michigan Football's Six Biggest Questions, Post-Spring

Jim Harbaugh made waves when he equated the first day of spring practice (and later fall camp, too) to the birth of a team. It's a refrain he's gone back to several times before and since he came to Michigan. And spring football does have a strong sense of discovery and newness. Veteran players who did amazing things are now gone; young guys who haven't proven themselves try and fail. It's like learning to walk, or, in this case, learning to hit people in pads. Anyway, you could say it's the perfect time to take stock of the biggest questions. The last time we did this the Wolverines were...

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