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Maize n Brew 53 mins ago

Friday Michigan Recruiting Roundup: Top Ranked Colorado Recruit Set To Visit Michigan

In this edition, Carlo Kemp, the No. 1 ranked recruit in the state of Colorado has confirmed that he will be in Ann Arbor this weekend for the Big House barbecue. Jean Delance Places Michigan In His Top Five Michigan and Ohio State are two of five programs in the running for four-star offensive tackle, Jean Delance (Mesquite, TX), who announced his final five on Twitter Wednesday.  Texas A&M, Alabama and Texas are among those Delance is considering, with the Aggies leading the way as the favorite. He's the No. 12 ranked offensive tackle in the country by Rivals.com...
Maize n Brew 1 hour ago

Former Detroit Lions Executive Matt Millen Gives His Two Cents On Jim Harbaugh

The Jim Harbaugh discussion continues as one of the most infamous figures in Detroit sports history shares his thoughts on the head coach. Everyone and their children has been given the opportunity to provide some words of wisdom about Jim Harbaugh since his hiring back in December. Whether it is a story during Harbaugh's playing days, his demeanor as a coach or even adding lighter fluid to his fiery personality. And this time, the recorder was brought forward to Matt Millen, the infamous former Detroit Lions general manager and president. Millen, who announced his recent broadcasting...
Maize n Brew 21 hours ago

Harbaugh tops BTN's list of Media Day Storylines

Surprise, surprise. Big Ten Media Days kick off on Thursday, which is headlined by media sessions with Michigan State's Mark Dantonio and Ohio State's Urban Meyer. Friday will be Jim Harbaugh's turn, and a list by Big Ten Network's Tom Dienhart says he is the top storyline during the next two days of coverage. You might have heard the news: Michigan hired Jim Harbaugh. The hype, anticipation and build-up of Harbaughpalooza even dwarfs the run-up to Christmas. Jimmy Boy and his khakis, ball cap and whistle seemingly have been in the news every day, whether fawning over Judge Judy, stirring...
Maize n Brew 23 hours ago

Thursday Morning Brews (7/30/15)

Big Ten teams are still doing some finishing touches on the eve of Media Days. Hitting the Links Will Enjoy Media Days Talking Braxton Miller's Position Change Nothing entirely new, but all in one place and well-summarized. Checking In On Michigan's Quarterback Battle Jim Harbaugh has been impressed with Shane Morris' work ethic, which is good news. Michigan Defensive Line Preview Consistency seems to be the theme for some of these guys, but Harbaugh will be able to draw that out. SEC Has Become A League Of Ridiculous Excuses Stewart Mandel has some fun ribbing the SEC. Alabama Out For...
Maize n Brew Jul 29, 2015

Wednesday Michigan Recruiting Roundup: Notable List Of Attendees At Upcoming Barbecue

In this edition, a pair of highly touted Detroit King recruits will be in attendance at the Big House barbecue in Ann Arbor this Sunday. Isaac Nauta decommits from Florida State Five-star tight end Isaac Nauta, who committed to Florida State back in December of last year, announced his decision to decommit from the program on Tuesday. pic.twitter.com/3e0RmJZMcn — Isaac Nauta (@inauta24) July 28, 2015 The nation's No. 2 ranked tight end, according to 247Sports, told reporters at The Opening that he'd consider taking an official visit to Michigan. Ole Miss was listed as a finalist...
Maize n Brew Jul 28, 2015

Big Ten Football Preview 2015: Three Key Players For Nebraska

Taking a look at the guys who will make a difference for the Cornhuskers this upcoming season. Nebraska went through a coaching change this offseason with Mike Riley coming over from Oregon State. Expectations are still fairly high for the Cornhuskers with the talent to win the Big Ten West still in Lincoln. Here are the three guys that will make the biggest difference for them this year. De'Mornay Pierson-El, Sophomore Wide Receiver Pierson-El flashed the ability to be a gamebreaker for Nebraska last season as a true freshman, taking three punts for touchdowns. Jordan Westerkamp is still...
Maize n Brew Jul 28, 2015

Michigan Football Will Re-retire Legacy Jersey Numbers

The program announced today that legacy jerseys are officially done and will be honored during the Nov. 28 game against Ohio State. As Jim Harbaugh hinted earlier Tuesday, the legacy jerseys are officially out and will be retired again in a ceremony during the Ohio State game on Nov. 28, the program said in a release today. The numbers that will be taken out of circulation are Gerald Ford (#48), Tom Harmon (#98), Desmond Howard (#21), Ron Kramer (#87), Bennie Oosterbaan (#47) and Albert, Alvin and Whitey Wistert (#11). Howard's will be retired for the first time officially during the...
Maize n Brew Jul 28, 2015

Tweetcap: Harbaugh Speaks To Media Prior To Big Ten Media Days

Jim Harbaugh had some interesting things to say about the quarterback battle, Dennis Norfleet's status and more this morning. Michigan head football coach Jim Harbaugh spoke to reporters on Tuesday morning and was asked about a number of topics, including an interesting quote about Jabrill Peppers' role on the team. Here are some other notable topics he hit on: On Dennis Norfleet's status Wide receiver/return specialist Dennis Norfleet's place on the Michigan roster has been up in the air in the last few months due to an academic issue. It was initially reported as a dismissal from the...
Maize n Brew Jul 28, 2015

Heisman Odds: Braxton, Big Ten, and Bunches of Value

Sportsbooks were given a bit of leeway once Urban Meyer shifted Braxton Miller to WR for 2015 The operation of a sportsbook frequently entails toying with the minds of the public. The roles have been moderately reversed this offseason, as the 'smart guys' have encountered a minor obstacle in setting Heisman action within the state of Ohio. While it was announced that OSU's Braxton Miller would flip positions and folly on over to wide receiver, it was just a partial stride for the books, as Miller and fellow gunslingers J.T. Barrett and Cardale Jones had been shuffled amidst the...
Maize n Brew Jul 28, 2015

Former Michigan Return Man Dennis Norfleet Garnering Interest From Division II Program

Tuskegee University has been given permission to speak with Dennis Norfleet, who was relieved of his duties with Michigan this past spring. According to multiple reports, Tuskegee University, a division II program from the state of Alabama, has been granted access to talk to former wide receiver and kick returner Dennis Norfleet. Norfleet, who was heading into his senior year as a member of the Michigan Wolverines, was kicked off the program back in early May after missing a final exam and some classes. If Norfleet intends to transfer to Tuskegee, he will be eligible to play immediately...
Maize n Brew Jul 27, 2015

So long, Maize n Brew

Thank you and goodnight! I'm in a very strange position because it seems like it were just yesterday that I was writing my first recruiting roundup on the site. Now, today, it's time I say goodbye. I officially accepted a Beat Writer position to work with Sam Webb over at The Michigan Insider on the Scout.com network. For those of you that have been following me for awhile, you know my dreams are to become a full-time sports writer. Working at Scout is the next logical step. My last day will be August 31, but much will need to be done until then so I can't promise I'll be around much. SB...
Maize n Brew Jul 27, 2015

Big Ten Trends: Taking A Look At Week One Openers

The opening week in the Big 10 offers some interesting trends to consider. Trends and history play just a fraction in determining the outcome of a game. While the randomness of college football frequently overtakes past results, perhaps previous data can illustrate even a portion of what we can expect once the season kicks off. The opening frame looks a bit like this: Michigan @ Utah -4.5, 46.5 Jim Harbaugh's return to the college football scene will match him up with Kyle Whittingham's Utah Utes, a rematch of a 2014 back breaker for the Wolverines, as the PAC 12...
Maize n Brew Jul 24, 2015

MnB Opponent Q&A: Turtle Power

Maryland beat Michigan in Ann Arbor to notch a signature conference win in year one. They get the Wolverines in College Park this year, and read on to see what kind of team Coach Edsall has for 2015 courtesy of Testudo Times' own Alex Kirshner. We're about forty days from the start of college football season. Maryland is entering their second year in the Big Ten. What're some goals for this season to not only avoid the sophomore slump but to build on the success they found in year one? This figures to be a bridge year for Maryland. The Terps graduated most of their defense and a few of...
Maize n Brew Jul 23, 2015

Sources: Former Wolverine Roy Roundtree to be named wide receiver coach at CSU-Pueblo

Maize n Brew has learned that former Michigan wide receiver Roy Roundtree will become wide receiver coach at CSU-Pueblo. A former and highly popular Michigan wide receiver will get his start in the coaching ranks. Sources told Maize n Brew on Thursday that former Wolverine Roy Roundtree will be named wide receiver coach at CSU-Pueblo. Roundtree will be joining former wide receiver coach Jeff Hecklinski, who coached Roundtree while on former head coach Brady Hoke's staff. Hecklinski is currently the passing game coordinator and quarterback coach for the Thunderwolves. Roundtree finished his...
Maize n Brew Jul 23, 2015

The Michigan Man Podcast Episode 254: July Recruiting Update

Recruiting analyst Brandon Brown from The Wolverine is with me to update the classes of 2016 & 2017. 1) News & Notes: We're back to weekly programming beginning with our next show on August 5th. We have great guests lined up on our preview shows, so make sure you join us. 2) Gameday: Recruiting analyst Brandon Brown from The Wolverine Magazine updates the classes of 2016 & 2017. We also discuss the battle at QB, and much more. 3) Quick Hits: News from around WolverineNation Website: www.maizenbrew.com Listener Line: 313 263-4842 Open 24/7 for your calls. Email:...
Maize n Brew Jul 23, 2015

Why Maryland, Rutgers Could Endure 'Sophomore Slump'

Previous data suggests a decline for Big Ten's recent newcomers Perhaps a subtle golf clap for both Maryland and Rutgers, a duo that sauntered into the Big 10 and tallied bowl bids in the initial year as conference representatives. While surveying schedules and dissecting returnees act as vague, loose factors to predict results, I decided to take the scenic route in previewing these clubs, and for newcomers entering sophomore seasons within fresh groups, history won't side with the Scarlet Knights or Terrapins for 2015. Compiling the list of Power 5 clubs that have realigned the previous...
Maize n Brew Jul 23, 2015

Thursday Morning Brews (7/23/15)

Talking more recruiting, plus a little bit of chatter about Week 1. Can Wolverines Recruit Michigan Again? "The best players in Michigan play at Michigan." It feels good, but for a while now, this hasn't been the case. The 2015 cycle's best player, Mike Weber, signed with Ohio State, and only two of the top ten players pledged to UM. In 2014, Malik McDowell and Damon Webb went to Michigan's rivals, and UM managed only three commitments out of the top ten in the state. In 2012 and 2013, coming off the most successful part of Hoke's tenure, the Wolverines did manage to keep most of the...
Maize n Brew Jul 22, 2015

Big Ten Football Preview 2015: Maryland's season outlook

Stefon Diggs is one of several players the Terrapins have to replace in 2015 Maryland posted some of the worst statistics amongst FBS teams last year, but managed to rack up seven wins in its Big Ten debut. With only 10 starters returning and top receiver Stefon Diggs in the NFL, how will the Terrapins fare in 2015? This week, we take a look at Maryland in our Big Ten Football season outlook series. Key returnees Bueller?...Bueller? There's a whole lot of emptiness in College Park this year. Gone are Diggs, quarterback C.J. Brown and Maryland's entire defensive line starters. It returns...
Maize n Brew Jul 22, 2015

Wednesday Michigan Recruiting Roundup: Ranking Jim Harbaugh's commitments so far

In this edition, MnB ranks Harbaugh's recruits so far, predict how the 2016 class will finish out and more. Ranking the Harbaugh commitments Our very own Nick Bodanyi took a look at Michigan's football commitments so far under Jim Harbaugh in his most recent edition of "Tuesday Morning Brews." (FREE) He ranked the commits from top to bottom, starting with at the top through number-14. Here are some snippets of what he had to say about some of Michigan's top prospects: 1. Zach Gentry (Rivals: 5.9) Quarterback - 2015 It would be hard to find a more hyped statement than this: his frame is...
Maize n Brew Jul 21, 2015

National Championship Futures: Public Buying into Harbaugh Hype

Early money came pouring in on Michigan to be crowned 2016 National Champions. Aside from traditional recreational wagering, future bets not only require insurmountable patience, but betters must locate value and pinpoint a plethora of factors. Perhaps the holy grail of college football stakes, mere moments were wasted once the 2016 National Champion odds were unleashed in May. And upon the hire of Jim Harbaugh, early money came pouring in on the Wolverines, Michigan punching the clock at No. 5, trailing only Ohio State, Alabama, Auburn and Notre Dame. I weighed in on the early season hype...

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