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2017 Michigan Football Position Preview: Defensive Line

2017 Michigan Football Position Preview: Defensive Line

Michigan returns some All American-level talent, but little depth, making health a critical factor. The cornerstone of Michigan’s elite 2016 defense, ranked at or near No. 1 in more categories than not, was its elite defensive line. Taco Charlton, Chris Womley, and Ryan Glasgow — all NFL draft picks last April — were starters, with senior Matt Godin a solid contributor. The two keys to the defensive line’s success last fall were the top-shelf production from the starters and the quality of their backups, meaning there was little drop-off from the first string. The former will...
Maize n Brew 16 hours ago
What Keith Washington’s transfer would mean for Michigan’s secondary

What Keith Washington’s transfer would mean for Michigan’s secondary

If Washington transfers, his departure would have an immediate impact on the secondary Keith Washington has decided to seek a transfer from Michigan, according to a report from The Michigan Insider on Monday. Got word today that Michigan soph DB Keith Washington gave word of his plan to transfer. Stay tuned for more on this story in hours to come. pic.twitter.com/00BUlNeip8— Sam Webb (@SamWebb77) August 21, 2017 The redshirt sophomore was in a position to build off getting playing time in nine games last year and a great opportunity to compete for a starting position with such a...
Maize n Brew 16 hours ago
Jim McElwain poked the bear and that’s probably a bad idea

Jim McElwain poked the bear and that’s probably a bad idea

Guaranteeing victory over Jim Harbaugh is a bold strategy. Let’s see how it works out. Jim McElwain is as excited for the season opener as any of us are. The Florida head coach is preparing his team for a showdown with the Michigan Wolverines in Dallas in the first week of the season, but he may want to tap the brakes a bit. He spoke to a group of Florida students earlier this week with the following comments: “We’re headed to Dallas here in a couple weeks to go beat the heck out of Michigan,” McElwain said. “And then come back to you guys, thanks.” Listen, these are the kinds...
Maize n Brew Aug 22, 2017
Tuesday Morning Brews: Four Pack

Tuesday Morning Brews: Four Pack

We have a four pack of interviews on tap this morning Good morning, folks. Welcome to Tuesday Brews. This morning we have more interviews from fall camp; starting out with Secondary Coach Brian Smith, before moving on to players. You guys might find the second video to be of particular interest, as it tees up the QB battle between Wilton Speight and John O’Korn. That battle is now in its final week, as a starter will soon be named and the team will go into game week preparations for Florida. Let’s get to it: Secondary coach @Coachblsmith knows it’s different this year — but...
Maize n Brew Aug 21, 2017
Michigan lands No. 11 ranking in AP Poll

Michigan lands No. 11 ranking in AP Poll

Following up their 10-3 campaign a year ago, the Wolverines find themselves entering the 2017 season just outside the top-10 of the AP Poll, landing the No. 11 spot. To start the 2017 college football season, the Michigan Wolverines find themselves ranked No. 11 in the first Associated Press poll, released Monday. The Wolverines will open up the season ranked No. 11 in the country. It's go time!#GoBlue 〽️ pic.twitter.com/CBw3YmdweE— Michigan Football (@UMichFootball) August 21, 2017 This ranking comes after Michigan lost a majority of its starting players from a season ago,...
Maize n Brew Aug 21, 2017
Ranking Michigan’s Position Groups by Talent

Ranking Michigan’s Position Groups by Talent

Defensive line, wide receivers lead young, skilled roster Our football fast is almost over, Wolverines fans. On Sep. 2, Michigan will take the field against the Florida Gators in Arlington, Texas, with the youngest roster of Harbaugh’s tenure. Nothing like facing another powerhouse program to mature a young squad, right? But what this team lacks in game experience (it’s replacing 17 starters) it makes up for in talent. Raw talent, perhaps, but crazy talented, none the less. Here’s my ranking of Michigan’s position groups based on talent, both proven and unrealized. Shoot me your...
Maize n Brew Aug 21, 2017
2017 Michigan Football Position Preview: Running Backs/Fullbacks

2017 Michigan Football Position Preview: Running Backs/Fullbacks

Is there a future star at running back for U-M? Let's look at what Michigan is working with this season. There are plenty of question marks on this team heading into the 2017 season, but two of the easier to predict positions are running back and fullback. Let’s face it. The running game hasn’t been dominant at Michigan for a very long time. But this year may be the year that all changes. It all starts with my presumptive No. 1 on the running back depth chart this year. Chris Evans - 5'11, 200 lbs Man, I love this kid. From being a coach and mentor for youth football leagues, to his...
Maize n Brew Aug 18, 2017
2017 Michigan Football Position Preview: Tight End

2017 Michigan Football Position Preview: Tight End

With Butt and Asiasi gone, what does the future look like for the tight end position at Michigan? Jake Butt is arguably the best to ever play the tight end position for the University of Michigan. Devin Asiasi didn’t have a sensational freshman year in 2016, but was a potential future star at the tight end position for the Wolverines and was expected to be featured a lot more in 2017. Those two players are now both gone – Butt was drafted by the Denver Broncos and Asiasi transferred to UCLA, much closer to home. What will Michigan do at the position now? What they’ve been doing since...
Maize n Brew Aug 18, 2017
Duncan Robinson: One last chance to have a season that will be remembered.

Duncan Robinson: One last chance to have a season that will be remembered.

Duncan Robinson stunned John Beilein with his one season at Williams college, along with anyone who watched him that season. He now looks to rebound from a down year, and finish his career on the bigger stage like he started it on a smaller one. Williams College — a traditional Division III powerhouse in college basketball — plays essentially in what is a high school gym, with a team that not many people outside of their fans know about. Nearly four years ago, John Beilein linked up with an old assistant coach from his West Virginia days named Mike Maker, but the call didn't come from...
Maize n Brew Aug 17, 2017
2017 Michigan Football Position Preview: Offensive Line

2017 Michigan Football Position Preview: Offensive Line

Can this offensive line improve to be one of the best in years? Players are impressed so far and positions are not all determined yet. If you are old enough to remember the Bo and Carr days, then you know when Michigan was known for their smashmouth, hard-nose, downhill football. One of the true missing links mostly in the past decade or so to making Michigan a powerhouse again like in the late 1990’s and early 2000’s is a solid offensive line to control the line of scrimmage. While Brady Hoke helped bring back the pro-style football that was missing under RichRod, it never got back to...
Maize n Brew Aug 16, 2017
No. 1 ranked RJ Barrett has Michigan in final five schools

No. 1 ranked RJ Barrett has Michigan in final five schools

The No. 1 ranked recruit in the 2019 class, who has now reclassified to 2018, RJ Barrett has put Michigan in his final five schools of choice to attend for school. There has been talk about a possible visit from the five-star recruit RJ Barrett to Michigan, and now the Wolverines have made his final five cut. On Wednesday evening, the 6-foot-6 forward put out a tweet with Michigan falling in his final five choices of where he will attend college. Arizona, Kentucky, Oregon and Duke were also included in the image. I want to thank all the schools that have recruited me.. these are my top 5...
Maize n Brew Aug 16, 2017
The Michigan Man Podcast Episode 383: Greg Skrepenak joins

The Michigan Man Podcast Episode 383: Greg Skrepenak joins

Good afternoon! Today we have an excellent episode with Greg Skrepenak, who talks about the Michigan quarterback battle, Mason Cole being somewhat forgotten for such an important and terrific part of the team, and much more. Tune in below and let us know your thoughts.
Maize n Brew Aug 16, 2017
Michigan Basketball announces 2017-18 Big Ten slate of games

Michigan Basketball announces 2017-18 Big Ten slate of games

The Wolverines begin conference play on Dec. 2 and the slate features only a single matchup with MSU. Michigan Basketball has officially set its 2017-18 in stone with the announced of the Big Ten Conference slate of games for the upcoming season. The Wolverines open Big Ten play on Dec. 2 when they welcome Indiana to Crisler Center and travel to Columbus two days later for a showdown with Ohio State on Dec. 4. A disappointing and continually head-scratching development comes in the form of only one matchup with rivals Michigan State set for Jan. 13 at the Breslin Center in East...
Maize n Brew Aug 16, 2017
2017 Michigan Football Position Preview: Quarterback

2017 Michigan Football Position Preview: Quarterback

We take a look at the quarterback position for the 2017 Michigan Wolverines Michigan football fans have a lot to look forward to in 2017. The expectations are high, the anticipation is mounting, yet Jim Harbaugh hasn’t announced a starting quarterback as we sit here in mid-August. How the quarterback does will be a direct correlation to the hopes Michigan has of appearing in the College Football Playoff. Earlier this week, Harbaugh said that Wilton Speight and John O’Korn have created separation from the other quarterbacks in the battle for the starting nod. So, we are in the same...
Maize n Brew Aug 16, 2017
A brief history of Michigan football: From dominance to decline (and back)

A brief history of Michigan football: From dominance to decline (and back)

The Wolverines had high hopes heading into the 2007 season. Safe to say, after 10 years, it was a crazy — and often unpredictable — road back to the national spotlight. We need to put things into perspective here. Sure, call 2016 a disappointing year. Say the team didn’t live up to expectations, or that they fumbled down the stretch. Now talk about all the talent that was lost to the NFL. Discuss what’s coming back, about the “rebuilding” that needs to be done. Chatter about how difficult it will be to put another Top 10 squad on the field this fall, and about the challenges...
Maize n Brew Aug 10, 2017
Mustapha Muhammad Releases Top-5, Includes Michigan

Mustapha Muhammad Releases Top-5, Includes Michigan

Will the sought after TE prospect commit to the Wolverines? Late last night, Michigan target and four-star TE prospect Mustapha Muhammad took to Twitter to announce his Top-5. Michigan was included in the list, as was Clemson, Texas, UCLA, and LSU. In Honor Of My 17th Year of Existence Embarking Today,I Am Proud To Announce My #Final5 Schools of Interest!Thank You All And God Bless . pic.twitter.com/gk9v5Ijxzr— Ⓜ️ustapha (@MustaphaM_) August 10, 2017 Muhammad is the #111 prospect in the 2018 cycle and the #5 TE prospect, according to the 247 Composite. He holds 35 offers from...
Maize n Brew Aug 10, 2017
2018 Michigan DB target, Miami commit, transfers schools, keeps recruitment open

2018 Michigan DB target, Miami commit, transfers schools, keeps recruitment open

Four-star cornerback Josh Jobe receives Michigan crystal ball prediction Michigan has already loaded up on a plethora of defensive backs in the 2018 class, but it is leaving at least one more spot open for a current Miami commit. Josh Jobe, a 6-foot-1, 180-pound four-star cornerback from Miami (Columbus High School) has been committed to the Hurricanes since June of 2015. However, recent news could open up a chance for the Wolverines to get back into the race. Jobe announced on Twitter Wednesday he is transferring to Chesire Academy in Connecticut for his senior year. The move comes...
Maize n Brew Aug 9, 2017
Attendance: Reasons to why it could be dropping yearly

Attendance: Reasons to why it could be dropping yearly

Michigan's attendance just dropped for the fourth straight season at the Crisler Center, here is some speculation as to why. For the Crisler Center in Ann Arbor, less and less seats being filled is starting to become a regular deal. Since the 2013-14 season (when Michigan made its run to the national championship), the Wolverines attendance has dropped 12.4 percent rate. Then, their average attendance was 12,698 and ranked 24th nationally. In the 2016-17 season, Michigan found themselves down to 11,121 fans per contest (18 home games, four conference tournament games) and 33rd overall in...
Maize n Brew Aug 7, 2017
Weekend Recap: Off-season records broke, recruiting news

Weekend Recap: Off-season records broke, recruiting news

A recap of the events that happened throughout Michigan basketball this past weekend. Outside of the coaching hires of Luke Yaklich and DeAndre Haynes to the assistant coaching positions, Michigan began its off-season workouts this weekend. While there were many different points of players who stood out, it was the sophomore Ibi Watson that stole the show. The 6-foot-5 wing supposedly set a new team record in the vertical leap on Friday, jumping 44 1/2 inches to touch 12 feet, 1/2 inches, strength and conditioning coach Jon Sanderson tweeted out. Unbelievable day! @ibi_watson_2 touched...
Maize n Brew Aug 5, 2017
Preseason Awards

Preseason Awards

Who will shine on offense and defense for Michigan Football this season? With less than a month until the season, players and coaches are chomping at the bit to finally play. The Wolverines have a lot of unproven talent that is ready to go, so let’s go over some pre-season awards. Keep in mind, with a lot of starters to replace, this list may not even be close to true at the end of the year; but at the same time, it could be pretty close. Let’s start with the offensive side of the ball. MVP: Chris Evans Chris Evans ran for 614 yards on 88 carries in 2016. Michigan’s offense lost a...

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