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Former Paramus Catholic head coach Chris Partridge joins Michigan as recruiting operations coordinator

The former high school coach of Jabrill Peppers and Juwann Bushell-Beatty has been hired to Jim Harbaugh's staff in a recruiting role. The Michigan football program has made Paramus, New Jersey a bit of a pipeline on the recruiting trail recently and they now have hired former Paramus Catholic head coach Chris Partridge in a recruiting role, according to NorthJersey.com. The move reunites Partridge with a pair of former standout players for the Paladins in defensive back Jabrill Peppers and offensive lineman Juwann Bushell-Beatty, both 2014 recruits. Current Paramus Catholic head coach...
Maize n Brew Jan 30, 2015

Out Of Gas

Michigan's seven game winning streak comes to an end at the Joe We knew this kind of game had to come. The Wolverines were scoring so many goals at a pace that couldn't possibility be sustained; they were due for a defensive battle and that's what they got tonight. The teams traded goals in the 1st period with the Spartans' Haag getting on the board and Larkin answering on a power play. From there it was Michigan State's brand of hockey that controlled the game and it worked to perfection. The Spartans slowed the pace, trapped the neutral zone, blocked shots and got great goaltending from...
Maize n Brew Jan 30, 2015

Wednesday announcement times for Chris Clark, Roquan Smith and Iman Marshall released

ESPNU will televise the college choices for three of Michigan's top targets as part of their National Signing Day coverage. The 2015 recruiting class will become official on Wednesday, which is National Signing Day for the cycle. Announcement times for a trio of Michigan's top targets have been announced and will be televised live on ESPNU, according to a press release from the network. The first announcement of the day will come from four-star tight end Chris Clark (Avon, Connecticut), who will be choosing between his final two of Michigan and UCLA at 8:30 a.m ET. The second target...
Maize n Brew Jan 30, 2015

Keith Heitzman will not return to Michigan, will explore graduate transfer options

Keith Heitzman elects to not return to Michigan in 2015. He will explore graduate transfer options. ANN ARBOR -- For the second time on Friday, a redshirt junior has announced that he will not return to Michigan for a fifth year. Keith Heitzman, who has spent time as a tight end and defensive lineman, announced on his Instagram account that he will explore graduate transfer options and declined a fifth year at Michigan. Per the NCAA guidelines, Heitzman would be immediately eligible to play. "The past few years have been an unforgettable journey full of ever lasting memories, both exciting...
Maize n Brew Jan 30, 2015

Russell Bellomy elects not to take fifth year at Michigan, will become a graduate transfer

Like Justice Hayes, Michigan quarterback Russell Bellomy elects to not take his fifth year at Michigan and will play elsewhere. ANN ARBOR -- Michigan loses another potential fifth year candidate to transfer. Announcing on his Instagram account on Friday, senior quarterback Russell Bellomy elects to not receive a fifth-year and will look to play his final year of eligibility elsewhere according to NCAA regulations. Michigan lost running back Justice Hayes earlier this week as well. "To those of you that know me well, I always try my hardest never to get emotional; however, I write this...
Maize n Brew Jan 30, 2015

Michigan - Michigan State Preview

The Wolverines head to Joe Louis to take on Michigan State Who: Michigan State (9-11-2) vs #13 Michigan (15-7-0) Where: Joe Louis Arena When: Friday, January 30th, 7:35pm. TV: FS Detroit About Michigan State It's only been four games since the last time we faced off with the Spartans in the GLI, so not much has changed. On the blueline Michigan State is a solid group like they have been since Tom Anastos took over. They play a smart game in the neutral zone against transition teams like Michigan, limit mistakes and block a ton of shots. Behind upperclassmen Rhett Holland, RJ Boyd, John...
Maize n Brew Jan 30, 2015

Preview: Michigan at Michigan State

The Wolverines head to East Lansing for the first of two in-state rivalry tilts. Who: 14-7 (5-3) Michigan State Spartans When: Sunday, Feb. 1, 1 ET (CBS) Where: Breslin Center -- East Lansing, Mich. The Stage Somehow, despite not having the services of Derrick Walton (and Mark Donnal), the Wolverines found a way to grind out a convincing win against a Nebraska team that had come into Tuesday's game winning four of its last five. How did Michigan do it? This might sound funny, but they did it not with the startling offensive efficiency it flashed the past two seasons -- they did it with...
Maize n Brew Jan 30, 2015

Friday Michigan Recruiting Roundup: Status of Chris Clark, Iman Marshall, Mike Weber heading into NSD

In this edition, we take a look at where Michigan's top remaining targets are at heading into next Wednesday, a list of official visitors this weekend, and more. With National Signing Day just five more days away, things are starting to get interesting with Michigan's top targets with only about six spots remaining to fill out the 2015 class. Let's take a look where things stand heading into the weekend Chris Clark Perhaps Michigan's biggest target heading into the end of the cycle is four-star tight end Chris Clark (Avon, Connecticut), who Jim Harbaugh and Jedd Fisch visited in-home on...
Maize n Brew Jan 29, 2015

Michigan offers 2016 four-star defensive end Quayshon Alexander

The Michigan coaching staff is busy heading into the home stretch for the 2015 recruiting class. However, it didn't stop the coaches from offering a 2016 prospect on Thursday. Wayne, N.J. -- National Signing Day for the 2015 class is just under a week away. However, the Michigan coaching staff didn't forget to add an offer from a 2016 prospect on Thursday. According to DePaul Catholic High School's Twitter account, 2016 four-star defensive end Quayshon Alexander (Wayne, New Jersey) has been offered by Michigan. University of Michigan has offered 2016 DE @KinG_QuaY_23 Quay Alexander...
Maize n Brew Jan 29, 2015

The Four-Year Anniversary of Stu Douglass' Clutch Three-Pointer at Michigan State

It's been four years since Stu Douglass massively shifted the trajectory of Michigan basketball with his clutch, game-sealing three-pointer in the final minute at Michigan State in the Breslin Center. We remember the shot and examine how it has changed everything for Michigan basketball. With one shot from the right wing at the Breslin Center, it all changed for Michigan. Prior to January 27, 2011, Michigan was mired in obscurity. After surprising folks with its first NCAA Tournament appearance in over a decade in 2008-09, which was only John Beilein's second season in Ann Arbor, Michigan...
Maize n Brew Jan 29, 2015

Thursday Morning Brews (1/29/15)

The SEC lost a lot of talent at quarterback after 2013. How did they fare at replacing it? What's in store for 2015? Head of the Monster There's a quote by William Shakespeare that sums up college football: we know what we are, but know not what we may be. Sometimes, you can replace All-Americans. Sometimes, you can't. After losing a host of great QBs in 2013 - Johnny Manziel, Aaron Murray, AJ McCarron, Zach Mettenberger, Connor Shaw, James Franklin, and Austyn Carta-Samuels - the SEC had its work cut out to produce the next great slew of game winners and world destroyers. And replacing...
Maize n Brew Jan 28, 2015

Quinn Hughes Commits To Michigan

The Wolverines received their first commitment from a 99 defenseman this evening Michigan has received a verbal commitment from Toronto Marlboros' 99 defenseman Quinton Hughes. Hughes commitment signifies a shift in recruiting for the Michigan coaching staff. To this point, they have only received verbals from bigger, defensive minded players with less offensive upside from the blueline. Hughes is strong defensively in his own end but has a much different skill set as a shorter (5'8), quicker puck moving defensemen with great skating ability and a hockey IQ that's off the charts. Hughes...
Maize n Brew Jan 28, 2015

A Mike Weber flip from OSU looks unlikely, but U-M still trying

The four-star running back seems firm in his commitment to the Buckeyes, but Jim Harbaugh and company continue to push as we head into signing day. The saga surrounding four-star running back Mike Weber (Detroit, Michigan) and his recruitment has been one of the more fascinating storylines to follow throughout the 2015 cycle. Weber was once committed to Michigan from August to November, when he decided to open things up following the firing of head coach Brady Hoke. 18 days later, Weber chose the rival Ohio State Buckeyes and has seemed firm in his commitment to them ever since. With that...
Maize n Brew Jan 28, 2015

The Michigan Man Podcast Episode 235: Recruiting & Hoops Talk

Football recruiting set to finish strong! Michigan basketball needs to do the same! Wolverine football & basketball beat writer Mark Snyder from The Detroit Free Press is my guest. Thanks to Mark Snyder for being our guest this week. Next week we'll have basketball beat writer Rod Beard from The Detroit News! Join us for that and more on next weeks show! 1) Wolverine News & Notes: Recruiting closing hard, and hoops needs to do the same! 2) Michigan Gameday: Wolverine basketball & football beat writer Mark Snyder from The Detroit Free Press is my guest. 3) Wolverine Quick Hits: News from...
Maize n Brew Jan 28, 2015

Michigan 58, Nebraska 44: Five Takeaways

Our five key takeaways from Michigan's much-needed 58-44 win against Nebraska, including the realization that John Beilein is a miracle worker. 1. John Beilein is a miracle worker. John Beilein should never ever be doubted. Since his time at West Virginia, Beilein has been a coach that can transform a team that appears to be in dire straits into a team no one wants to mess with. In 2005, the Mountaineers were 11-6 and 1-5 in the Big East, but they reeled off 13 wins in their next 17 games before falling short in overtime against Louisville in the Elite Eight. In 2006, West Virginia entered...
Maize n Brew Jan 28, 2015

Wednesday Michigan Recruiting Roundup: Seven days to go for the 2015 class

In this edition, we take a look at some of the developments on the recruiting trail as we approach National Signing Day a week from today on Feb. 4. What happened with Daishon Neal? The above question was a popular one on Tuesday, when three-star 2015 Nebraska defensive end commit Daishon Neal (Omaha, Nebraska) announced on a local radio program he would be sticking with the Cornhuskers. Michigan had offered him on Monday and sent defensive line coach Greg Mattison in for an in-home visit with the Neal family. The offer looked to put the Wolverines in prime position to flip the 6-foot-7,...
Maize n Brew Jan 27, 2015

Michigan 58, Nebraska 44: No LeVert, No Walton, No Problem

Without its two best playmakers in Caris LeVert and Derrick Walton on the floor, Michigan still found a way to keep its season alive with a 58-44 home win over Nebraska. They were supposed to be sitting on the end of the bench tonight. In the preseason, when college basketball experts discussed Michigan's upcoming year, the names "Aubrey Dawkins," "Muhammad-Ali Abdur-Rahkman," and "Max Bielfeldt" were rarely uttered. If mentioned, it was only to discuss whether freshmen Dawkins and Abdur-Rahkman should redshirt or Dan Dakich's obsession with Bielfeldt's calves. They weren't expected to be...
Maize n Brew Jan 27, 2015

2016 quarterback Messiah deWeaver decommits from Michigan

The four-star quarterback has decided to reopen his recruitment. Messiah deWeaver (Dayton, Ohio), Michigan's 2016 quarterback pledge, announced Tuesday night that he his decommiting from the Wolverines and reopening his recruitment, per his Twitter account. "After conversations with my family and God, I am announcing that I will be reopening my recruitment and decommitting from the University of Michigan," he said. "Thank you to everyone who supported me and still supports me through this decision." deWeaver committed to Michigan back in June 2014 after an offer from Brady Hoke's staff...
Maize n Brew Jan 27, 2015

B1G Hoops Power Rankings: Jan. 27th, 2015

After another incredible week of Big Ten basketball, we not only rank the teams but also examine each school's most interesting statistical nuggets. 14. Rutgers (10-11, 2-6 B1G) Last Week: Michigan (L, 50-54); at Penn State (L, 51-79) Just two weeks after its shocking upset of Wisconsin, Rutgers has slipped back into the Big Ten cellar. Last week was an opportunity for Rutgers to garner not just one but two wins, hosting a depleted Michigan squad before traveling to a then-winless-in-Big-Ten-play Penn State. However, the Scarlet Knights lost to both. They allowed Michigan to cobble together...
Maize n Brew Jan 27, 2015

The Curious Case of Daishon Neal

Taking a look at how things broke down between the Wolverines and the three-star defensive end. With eight days to go until signing day, Michigan's coaching staff is doing all they can to fill the remaining spots in their 2015 recruiting class. The new coaching staff coming in as late as they did and having to wait out the winter dead period means that they have been hard at work trying to flip players committed to other schools, and have been successful doing so thus far with their most recent three commits. Another candidate to do so this week was three-star defensive end Daishon Neal...

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