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Maize n Brew 1 hour ago

Michigan establishes the run, paces Wolverines to 52-14 blowout victory over Appalachian State

Michigan finds a way to establish the running game, paces Michigan to a 52-14 blowout victory over Appalachian State. The fears of establishing the run early in the season appear to have eased a little bit... At least for now. Michigan's running game got off to a hot start in the second half as both sophomores Derrick Green and De'Veon Smith paced the Wolverines to a 52-14 victory over the Appalachian State Mountaineers on Saturday. It was the first time Michigan had two 100 yard running backs in the same game since Brandon Minor and Carlos Brown did it against Minnesota on Oct. 27,...
Maize n Brew 2 hours ago

Michigan 52 - Appalachian State 14: UM Wins Its Home Opener In Impressive Fashion

Michigan came out and controlled the game early against Appalachian State en route to a big win. Michigan's last year of football has been up and down.  Mostly down.  But the Wolverines came out and won big against Appalachian State thanks to an early serving of the two Devins and then a nice showing from the sophomore running back tandem of Derrick Green and De'Veon Smith. Devin Gardner might miss having Jeremy Gallon as a safety blanket, but it didn't show as he and Devin Funchess picked up right where Gardner-Gallon left off last year.  In the first quarter Gardner was six of six...
Maize n Brew 7 hours ago
Devin Funchess to wear No. 1 jersey this season, Michigan announces

Devin Funchess to wear No. 1 jersey this season, Michigan announces

An hour before kickoff, Michigan announces that wide receiver Devin Funchess will wear the No. 1 jersey this season. It's the third time in his career that he's had a number change. Is the third time the charm? Michigan announced an hour before kickoff Saturday that wide receiver Devin Funchess will wear the No. 1 jersey this season. Wearing Ron Kramer's No. 87 legacy jersey last season. "It was an incredible honor to be selected to wear the number 87 Legends Jersey in honor of Ron Kramer. I spoke with his son, Kurt, and many of my teammates before I decided to change my number and they...
Maize n Brew 12 hours ago

How to watch Michigan vs. Appalachian State: Preview, TV schedule and more

In the midst of hope and renewal, a forced look back at one we all know by heart. Opening season contests between two unranked opponents - one of whom is in their first game ever as an FBS member - don't usually inspire articles in Sports Illustrated. But this one is different. It will be the only time this year that mighty Michigan faces a team it has a losing record to, but that doesn't do the game justice, either. Less than a decade after the first match, SI's Andy Staples sought out members of that 2007 Appalachian State squad and interviewed them. Rarely do games that happened so...
Maize n Brew Aug 29, 2014

Your Friday Drinking Instructions Are So Hype

It's time, my friends. It's finally here. The single greatest thing there is. And I'm not talking about Fred Jackson's book, which is going to be like The Catcher in the Rye, only with better hands. It's going to be like Heart of Darkness, except with more heart. It's going to be like War and Peace, but with more war and more peace. I love you, Coach Jackson. At this point I'm so delusional I watch Countdown to Kickoff and some fan videos. I usually watch hype videos all day on Friday and then barely sleep Saturday. It's rough. One thing I remember is how much I love the sack. Remember...
Maize n Brew Aug 29, 2014

2015 4-star defensive lineman Darian Roseboro commits to Michigan

2015 4-star defensive lineman Darian Roseboro committed to Michigan on Friday. He is the ninth 4-star commitment for the 2015 class. The 2015 Michigan football recruiting class got a little bit larger on Friday, in more ways than one. 2015 4-star defensive lineman Darian Roseboro (Lincolnton, North Carolina) committed to Michigan on Friday over Alabama, Clemson and in-state schools North Carolina and North Carolina State. Roseboro is the fourth 4-star commit on the defensive side of the ball and is the 11th for the 2015 class. The six-foot-four and 285-pound lineman is projected to be a...
Maize n Brew Aug 29, 2014

This Wolverines game day in history is split

The Wolverines have played only two games on August 30th in their 135-year history. That's the easy part. But how have they fared on opening day in seasons similar to 2013? Let's take a look. Seeing as the Wolverines didn't start a football season in August until 1995, there are only two Aug. 30 games to choose from: a 45-7 victory over Central Michigan in 2003 and a 23-25 loss against Utah in 2008. Greatest Victory Easy, the domination of the Chippewas, the day's only win. Chris Perry led the way for Michigan, rushing for 232 yards and two touchdowns while breaking records and...
Maize n Brew Aug 29, 2014

Friday 6-Pack: Appalachian State

Michigan takes on that one team from that one time for the second time. Here are six match-ups we're looking forward to. Football season is officially upon us. If you've been looking for an excuse to crack one open, there it is. Now, let's get right into the six-pack. 1. Jack Miller vs. Tyson Fernandez Every last Michigan offensive lineman will be under the microscope Saturday, but this battle is the biggest of them all. Doug Nussmeier will look to establish some sort of rushing attack, and Miller has to seal off Fernandez in order for that to happen. Appalachian State runs the 3-4, meaning...
Maize n Brew Aug 29, 2014
MnB Roudtable Predictions: Week One

MnB Roudtable Predictions: Week One

College football is back, and Michigan takes the field at high noon tomorrow. Each week, the MnB writers offer some thoughts on Michigan's opponent, plus a pick from the college football slate to watch on television. Give some initial thoughts on Michigan's opening game against The-Team-That-Shall-Not-Be-Named: Atticus Finch: I think this game will look just like the game against Central Michigan, where the run game looks healthy and everything seems great, even if there are still problems that will show up later. I want to see how ferocious this defense is. I want to see the corners...
Maize n Brew Aug 29, 2014
Friday Michigan Recruiting Roundup: Today is Darian Roseboro Announcement Day

Friday Michigan Recruiting Roundup: Today is Darian Roseboro Announcement Day

The FRR updates you on the latest with Michigan football recruiting. In this edition, Darian Roseboro is choosing a school on Friday, Mike Weber speaks about his commitment, Brian Cole shows out during a game and Michigan looks like it will get a few visitors this weekend. Darian Roseboro making college decision on Friday Well, here it is. The day those who have followed four-star defensive end Darian Roseboro's (Lincolnton, NC) recruitment have been waiting for. He will make a college decision on Friday afternoon at 2:30 p.m. The decision will be made on ESPN.com between Michigan,...
Maize n Brew Aug 29, 2014

Only One Day Left Until Michigan Football

The long wait is almost over. Redshirt Senior Devin Gardner, Quarterback Number: 98 Hometown: Inkster HS, Detroit, MI Height/Weight: 6-foot-4, 216 lbs. Three Things To Know About Devin 1. I've already talked at length recently about Gardner and the upcoming season.  If you haven't yet, go back and read that now. 2. Gardner looks to have taken another step forward in the offseason, getting more acquainted with Doug Nussmeier's offense and the reads and checks that come along with it. "He's brought a lot, and done a lot for me to be able to protect myself in the passing game and getting...
Maize n Brew Aug 28, 2014
Darian Roseboro Announcement Primer: Things are looking good for the Maize and Blue

Darian Roseboro Announcement Primer: Things are looking good for the Maize and Blue

2015 4-star defensive lineman Darian Roseboro is set to make his college announcement tomorrow at 2:30 on ESPN.com. We get you set for what to expect. Michigan's 2015 recruiting class could see a nice boost on Friday if all goes their way. 2015 4-star defensive lineman Darian Roseboro will make his college choice at 2:30 on ESPN.com between Michigan, Alabama, Clemson and his two hometown schools in North Carolina and North Carolina State. The six-foot-four and 285-pound lineman from Lincolnton, North Carolina is the rated as the sixth-ranked player in his home state and the sixth-ranked...
Maize n Brew Aug 28, 2014

"The Horror" was more than a Michigan loss, it was one of the best memories I had of a friend I lost

I remember exactly where I was in 2007 when Michigan lost to Appalachian State, a 17-year-old kid hanging out in Michigan Stadium with a friend of mine. Little did I know it would be one of the last memories I'd have with that friend. Sometimes distance after graduating from high school can ruin friendships. The separation grows further and further until the deep crevasse between us signifies the end and all communication ceases. However, in this instance, the end was premature and painfully, painfully unjust. Now graduated college, I can still remember where I was that day as a junior in...
Maize n Brew Aug 28, 2014
Inside the Numbers: The Success of Senior Starting Quarterbacks

Inside the Numbers: The Success of Senior Starting Quarterbacks

Devin Gardner will be the ninth senior to start at quarterback for Michigan in the past 25 years. Inside the Numbers dives into the statistical benefits of starting a senior quarterback, reflects on the previous eight Michigan seniors to start at quarterback, and analyzes what this means for Gardner in 2014. After playing a strange charade with the media all spring and summer, claiming that there was a quarterback competition between Devin Gardner and Shane Morris, Brady Hoke surprised absolutely no one when he announced that Gardner will be Michigan's starter against Appalachian State. Why...
Maize n Brew Aug 28, 2014

Previewin': Appalachian State

Well, folks, it's here: football! Here's a look at Michigan's first opponent, a foe Wolverine fans know all too well. Who: Appalachian State Mountaineers (2013 record: 4-8) Time: Noon ET Date: Aug. 30 Place: Michigan Stadium--Ann Arbor, Mich. The long wait is finally over. Team 135 hits the Big House turf this Saturday, hoping to bounce back from an underwhelming 2013 that begin with what felt like one of the most hollow 5-0 starts in Michigan football history (2010 is another contender in this department). With that said, football is here -- no matter how worried about the offensive line...
Maize n Brew Aug 28, 2014

College Football Must See-TV: Week One

The week one preview includes Michigan football, Derek Jeter, the Michigan State locker room spelling error, Game of Thrones and a 99-pack of beer cause 'Merica. The wait is over. If you are in the Dallas-Fort Worth area on Saturday, get to Sundance Square! #GetUp4GameDay pic.twitter.com/nBKRYqgSEv — College GameDay (@CollegeGameDay) August 25, 2014 CFB teams are adding new uniforms at a dizzying pace. 2014 @UniWatch preview " http://t.co/gAqgu3DpaU pic.twitter.com/lLIeyrj5Bg — ESPN CollegeFootball (@ESPNCFB) August 25, 2014 Put away your weekend do-it-yourself projects.  The...
Maize n Brew Aug 28, 2014

Thursday Morning Brews (8/28/14)

Wall Decorations For those looking forward to seeing the NFL invaded by plenty of guys like Rob Gronkowski, Aaron Hernandez, and Jimmy Graham, there's some bad news. Those guys are hard to come by. Of the ten players on this watch list, only a small portion of them seem likely to become a star at the next level: FSU's O'Leary, Alabama's O.J. Howard, perhaps Ohio State's Heuerman, and perhaps OU's Bell. This is a quirky, flawed, and mostly underwhelming group. Preseason Watch List (Tight Ends) Conf. School H/W Yards YPC Catch Rate ACC FSU 6'3", 244 Nick...
Maize n Brew Aug 28, 2014

Two Days Until Michigan Football

Two more days. Redshirt Senior Jake Ryan, Linebacker Number: 47 Hometown: St. Ignatius HS; Westlake, OH Height/Weight: 6-foot-3, 236 lbs. Three Things To Know About Jake 1. He can do things like this: Courtesy of MGoBlog. 2. I mean, this isn't even fair. 3. Now, Jake will be playing middle linebacker in Michigan's new-look 4-3 over defense.  The move is designed to make Ryan a factor on every play and keep teams from being able to run away from him or spread him out with three- and four-wide sets.  This new defense will also highlight his skills as a blitzer, as Mattison looks...
Maize n Brew Aug 27, 2014

Game One: Michigan vs. Appalachian State (8/30/14)

Michigan looks to exorcise some demons on Saturday as Appalachian State comes to town for a rematch of the biggest upset in Michigan history. This saturday the Michigan Wolverines face off against Appalachian State to kick off the 2014 season. Sadly there is no way to talk about Appalachian State without addressing the 7 ton Elephant in the room. 2007 happened. We all know it happened. We all wish it didn't happen. We all prayed Dave Brandon would do the wise thing and never schedule another FCS team again. Well guess what, Appalachian State is an FBS school now and they are coming to Ann...
Maize n Brew Aug 27, 2014
A Visit from St. Footballis

A Visit from St. Footballis

Our traditional ode to the start of the season, Twas the Day before Football Christmas! It’s the Day the Before Football, I couldn’t sleep last night,Tomorrow it starts, kick off at twilight.How will I work? I don’t even know.My give-a-fuck meter is under zeroScurilina and Aggie, they christen our year,With rushes and passes and icy cold beer.Now it is fall and there’s football to see,Abandon your family, buy a bigger TV.A flick of the screen and there’s Herbie’s face!"What a season we’ve got! It’ll be quite a race!"Eminem was so stoned, he couldn’t see straight,But I’m...

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