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Maize n Brew Apr 17, 2015

Friday Michigan Recruiting Roundup: Predicting the 2016 class

In this edition we predict who fills out the 2016 class, U-M football officially announces the dates and times for its satellite camp tour and take a look at the most recent offers to go out. Predicting the 2016 class, volume 1 Earlier this week, I put together my first 2016 class prediction. The link to that article can be found here, with the names provided below. (Highlighted names indicate current commitments) Quarterbacks (1) 4* Brandon Peters (Avon, Indiana) Running Backs (2) 4* Matt Falcon (Southfield, Michigan) 3* Kingston Davis (Prattville, Alabama) Fullbacks (1) 3* David Reese...
Maize n Brew Apr 16, 2015

Michigan Basketball: 2016 center Austin Davis commits to the Wolverines

The three-star prospect accepted John Beilein's offer within an hour of it being extended. Class of 2016 center Austin Davis (Onsted, Michigan) has committed to Michigan, according to TJ Kelly of Inside Prep Sports. Got off the phone with Michigan's newest commitment 2016 c Austin Davis (Onsted, MI./Michigan Mustangs 17u) — TJ Kelley (@scoopIPS) April 17, 2015 Head coach John Beilein extended the offer earlier this evening and Davis called him back within the hour to give the Wolverines his commitment, according to The Wolverine's Chris Balas. Beilein called him today. He committed...
Maize n Brew Apr 16, 2015

Jim Harbaugh talks Shane Morris, Jake Rudock in spring football teleconference

During his first teleconference as head coach, Jim Harbaugh discussed his quarterback position going forward. Spring practices have concluded for the Michigan football program and, typically for this time of the year, answers still surround the team. Head coach Jim Harbaugh spoke with reporters during the Big Ten conference spring practice teleconference on Thursday and discussed a variety of different subjects regarding his time. Normal for a Harbaugh-led media availability session, not much was said regarding new information. However, Harbaugh did confirm who is Michigan's number one...
Maize n Brew Apr 16, 2015

Michigan football announces Summer Swarm Tour 2015 camp dates

The program announced today the official dates and locations for the satellite camps they will be taking part in this summer. Michigan football has officially announced the dates for its "Summer Swarm Tour 2015," which will see them coach at satellite camps camps in Indiana, Alabama, Florida, Pennsylvania, Texas, California and Michigan. "We are excited to go across the country and teach youth football in these communities," said head coach Jim Harbaugh. "This is a great way for us to continue to be ambassadors for the great game of football." The dates for the nine camps can be found...
Maize n Brew Apr 16, 2015

Thursday Morning Brews (4/16/15)

One of the Big Ten's best receivers goes down, but what does it mean for his team? What Mikey Dudek's ACL Injury Means for Illinois There were three 1,000-yard receivers in the Big Ten last year: the departed Tony Lippett, Rutgers' Leonte Carroo, and Mikey Dudek. He had the only 200-yard game of anybody in the Big Ten (coming against Purdue), and led the Illini to a late-season victory against Penn State. Receivers don't usually lead offenses - often, they're afterthoughts to the quarterbacks and runners who see the ball more. But it was clear to anyone who watched Illinois football that...
Maize n Brew Apr 15, 2015

Spike Albrecht and Zak Irvin Named Co-MVPs at Michigan Basketball Banquet

Michigan basketball recognized the achievements of their players and staff members at their team banquet and named Spike Albrecht and Zak Irvin co-MVPs of the 2014-15 season. Spike Albrecht and Zak Irvin were named co-most valuable players of the 2014-15 Michigan basketball team, it was revealed at Michigan's banquet tonight (Apr. 15). Albrecht averaged only 7.5 points for the entire season, but he made his biggest impact in the final 11 games after Michigan had lost Caris LeVert and Derrick Walton to injury: In that stretch, he was Michigan's second-leading scorer, averaging 12.5 points...
Maize n Brew Apr 15, 2015

Michigan Football Recruiting: 2016 Class Prediction 1.0

We take our best shot at guessing the members of the 2016 football recruiting class for Jim Harbaugh and the Wolverines. We are still 10 months or so away from National Signing Day 2016, but it is never too early to pull out the crystal ball and take our best shot at what Michigan's football recruiting class will look like when it is time to sign on the dotted line. Below are our picks to be signees for Jim Harbaugh's first full recruiting cycle with the Wolverines: (Highlighted/italicized names indicate current commitments) Quarterbacks (1) 4* Brandon Peters (Avon, Indiana) Running Backs...
Maize n Brew Apr 14, 2015

The Michigan Man Podcast Episode 246: Recruiting & Spring Game Talk

Recruiting analyst Garrett Fishaw from MGoFish & beat writer Nick Baumgardner from MLive are my guests this week. 1) Gameday Xtra: Recruiting analyst Garrett Fishaw from the site MGoFish updates the football and basketball classes of 2016. 2) Michigan Gameday: Beat writer Nick Baumgardner from MLive is with me to recap spring football. 3) Wolverine Quick Hits: Softball & Baseball News. Website: www.maizenbrew.com Listener Line: 313 263-4842 open 24/7 for your calls. Email: themichiganmanpodcast@yahoo.com Follow me on twitter @themichiganman, and Wolverine Sports Radio @goblueradio Go Blue!...
Maize n Brew Apr 14, 2015

Spring Film Focus: Running Backs

After reviewing the film from Michigan's spring game, we provide an X's and O's breakdown about how the running backs performed and what it means for the 2015 season. Previous: Quarterbacks Michigan's running back situation has been grim since the miniature, yet magnificent, Mike Hart left after 2007. In the seven years before Hart graduated, a Michigan running back rushed for over 900 yards six times. In the seven years after Hart graduated, it's happened once: Fitzgerald Toussaint's 1,041 yards in 2011. Not only is that the only time a Michigan running back has topped 900 yards in a...
Maize n Brew Apr 14, 2015

Tuesday Morning Brews (4/14/15)

Michigan's spring may be over, but it's still in full swing through much of the Big Ten. Hitting the Links Is Trying to Catch OSU Urban Meyer Gets Raise He will now be the second-highest paid coach in college football, and he easily deserves it. Big Ten Expanding Night Game Schedule Penn State and Rutgers will draw some casual interest, Buckeyes Host Student Appreciation Day, Open Practice This is a really nice touch by Urban Meyer, who opened up practice for students and offered plenty of food, in between pushup contests, 40-yard dashes and wheelbarrow races. Leader at Receiver: Michael...
Maize n Brew Apr 13, 2015

Mattias Samuelsson Commits To Michigan

The Wolverines receive a commitment from 2000 born defenseman Mattias Samuelsson Congrats to freshman Mattias Samuelsson (@M__Samuelsson) on his commitment to the University of Michigan! #GoBlue #B1G @umichhockey — Northwood Hockey (@NWS_hockey) April 13, 2015 Announced earlier today, Northwood Prep defenseman Mattias Samuelsson has committed to play for Michigan. The first thing about Samuelsson that stands out is that he is leagues ahead of his classmates physically. He towers above his opponents as a stately figure, already measuring above 6'2 and close to 200 pounds as a freshman...
Maize n Brew Apr 13, 2015

Michigan lacrosse loses to No. 16 Ohio State 13-8

The Michigan men's lacrosse team fell to the Ohio State Buckeyes after holding a 4-2 lead. Ohio State scored the first two goals of the game, but the Wolverines powered to a 4-2 lead off of efforts by Ian King, David McCormack, and Kyle Jackson. But those good feelings soon went away once OSU used five different guys to score the next five goals to take a 7-4 lead into the locker room.Michigan mustered only four more goals the rest of the way, while the Buckeyes scored another six to drop the Wolverines to 1-2 in league play. Michigan head coach John Paul used a different strategy against...
Maize n Brew Apr 13, 2015

Monday Michigan Recruiting Roundup: Who is next to join the 2016 class?

In this edition, we answer a popular recruiting question, a pair of defensive targets narrow down their lists of schools and we take a look at offers that went out over the weekend. Answering everyone's favorite recruiting question It was a busy week of commitments in the last 10 days or so, so naturally everyone out there is wondering who is next to join Michigan's 2016 class that is starting to take shape. If the "#Fab25" hashtag is any indicator, it now appears Michigan is looking to take about 25 players in this class. With needs at wide receiver, tight end, linebacker and defensive...
Maize n Brew Apr 12, 2015

Sports Recap: Spirit Champs, NCAA Gymnastics Finals

Oh, fine, more championships, I suppose. Softball It's tough not to add superlatives to how well Michigan played this week. Since last Sunday, Michigan has beaten Minnesota 9-1 in six innings, breezed past Eastern Michigan 11-1 in five innings, and then proceeded to gently crush Rutgers into a smooth powder with 18-0 (5 innings), 16-3 (5 innings), and 5-0 wins. That's a 59-5 week. ICYMI, Ramirez went 8-for-9 this wknd w 2 doubles, 2 HRs, 6 runs, 7 RBI from the No. 9 spot! @Abbers410 #GoBlue pic.twitter.com/5OGvvPDsnO — Michigan Softball (@umichsoftball) April 12, 2015 Coming into...
Maize n Brew Apr 10, 2015

Michigan officially announces addition of graduate transfer Australian punter Blake O'Neill

Michigan has made the addition of graduate transfer punter Blake O'Neill official on Friday. ANN ARBOR -- Michigan's special teams has received much-needed depth in the form of an Australian graduate transfer. Michigan officially announced on Friday that graduate transfer punter, Blake O'Neill, will play for the Wolverines in 2015. According to the NCAA graduate transfer rules, he will be available to play immediately. "We are looking forward to having a player of Blake's level of maturity, background and skill set -- growing up playing Australian rules football -- in our program,"...
Maize n Brew Apr 10, 2015

Friday Michigan Recruiting Roundup: Falcon Punch Edition

In this edition, we take a look at Michigan's newest football commit and a busy week of offers. Falcon commits to Michigan Michigan added its sixth member to the 2016 recruiting class on Wednesday in the form of 2016 running back Matt Falcon (Southfield, Michigan), he announced via his Twitter account. Extremely blessed to announce that I am committed to THE University of Michigan!! #goblue #fab25 #B1G pic.twitter.com/7kOWZ5dsVn — Matt Falcon (@mfalcon21) April 8, 2015 Falcon, a four-star prospect, is the sixth-ranked player in the state of Michigan and 13th-ranked running back in...
Maize n Brew Apr 9, 2015

Michigan officially announces addition of graduate transfer quarterback Jake Rudock

Michigan officially announced the addition of Jake Rudock to its roster on Thursday. ANN ARBOR -- The quarterback position at Michigan just got a little bit deeper on Thursday, as does the competition for starter. What was once a worst-kept secret, Michigan formally announced the addition of graduate transfer Jake Rudock from Iowa. According to NCAA transfer rules, Rudock will be able to play his last year of eligibility immediately for the Wolverines. "I am excited for Jake to get here and compete with the quarterbacks that we already have in the program," said passing game coordinator...
Maize n Brew Apr 9, 2015

Spring Film Focus: Quarterbacks

After studying the film from Michigan's spring game, here is an X's and O's analysis how Shane Morris and Alex Malzone performed and what it means for the 2015 season. Film Focus is back! Last season, when I joined Maize n Brew, I began the Film Focus series to provide an X's and O's analysis of how Michigan performed each week. The series took a look at offensive blocking schemes, press man coverages, how specific plays worked, and the performance of individual players among other interesting topics. I wanted readers to see the things on the football field that are easy to overlook when...
Maize n Brew Apr 9, 2015

Thursday Morning Brews (4/9/15)

More spring practice fallout. Hitting the Links Stops The Run Presser Bullets #9 The defensive backfield looks to be stronger. It will be interesting if Cardale Jones takes advantage of this spring to round out his passing abilities, adding touch and route savvy to his arm strength. I wouldn't put it past them all to make it happen, and coaches have said he's significantly improved so far. Alex Malzone Has A "Place To Improve From" Again, Malzone looked very nice for essentially a high school athlete. He needs some time in the weight room, and obviously assimilating himself more in the...
Maize n Brew Apr 8, 2015

Quick Analysis: Matt Falcon to Michigan

Taking a look at what the four-star 2016 running back brings to the Wolverines. Michigan received its second 2016 running back commit of the week in the form of in-state prospect Matt Falcon(Southfield, Michigan). Falcon is a four-star prospect and the 13th-ranked running back in the class of 2016, according to the 247 Composite. Much like Kingston Davis, Falcon is a bigger back at 6-1, 215 pounds. But the similarities do not stop there. Falcon has a nice combination of power and speed in his arsenal and he is very shifty with his feet. What separates him from a guy like Davis is that he...

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