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Maize n Brew 9 hours ago
2017 5-star PF/C Mohamed Bamba includes Michigan in Final 4

2017 5-star PF/C Mohamed Bamba includes Michigan in Final 4

Mohamed Bamba has a final list of four teams: Duke, Kentucky, Texas, and Michigan. Class of 2017 five-star power forward and center Mohamed Bamba has included Duke, Kentucky, Michigan, and Texas in his Final 4, according to Evan Daniels of Scout. Mo Bamba said he's down to Duke, Kentucky, Michigan & Texas. Plans to visit Kentucky next weekend.— Evan Daniels (@EvanDaniels) January 15, 2017 Bamba will officially visit Kentucky next weekend. The 6-foot-11, 205-pound athlete is ranked No. 3 in the 2017 class, according to 247Sports. He is the second-best power forward and the No. 1...
Maize n Brew 10 hours ago
Penn State commit C.J. Thorpe to officially visit Michigan

Penn State commit C.J. Thorpe to officially visit Michigan

The offensive guard took an in-home visit from Michigan on Monday, and will head to Ann Arbor for an official visit. Class of 2017 four-star offensive guard C.J. Thorpe, a Penn State commit, will take an official visit to Michigan next weekend, according to Brandon Justice of Land of 10. 4-star Penn State OG commit C.J. Thorpe will take an official visit next week to #Michigan. No. 140 overall prospect, would fill void at OG.— Brandon Justice (@LandOfJustice) January 16, 2017 The Wolverines also sent offensive coordinator and cornerbacks coach Mike Zordich to Pittsburgh,...
Maize n Brew 10 hours ago
Former Michigan RB De’Veon Smith impresses in Shrine Bowl practice

Former Michigan RB De’Veon Smith impresses in Shrine Bowl practice

“The former Wolverines running back has more to offer NFL clubs than broken tackles.” Former college football players across the country are working to impress NFL scouts in a series of all-star games. In these contests it’s usually more important to impress in practice than in the game itself, which is what former Michigan Wolverines running back De’Veon Smith is doing in the Shrine Bowl. From NFL.com: "I thought De'Veon Smith had a good first day. I was impressed with him that, in the passing game at 228 pounds, how quick-footed he was," said NFL Network draft expert Mike...
Maize n Brew 11 hours ago
Five Michigan Wolverines will play on NFL championship weekend

Five Michigan Wolverines will play on NFL championship weekend

UM alums dot the field in NFC, AFC title games. College football is definitely over, unless you enjoy watching all-star games designed to improve NFL Draft stock. But fear not, the NFL still has two championship games this weekend followed by the Super Bowl. Even better, both of this weekend’s games will include multiple Michigan Wolverines on the roster. They are: New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (of course) and defensive tackle Alan Branch, Green Bay Packers linebacker Jake Ryan and fullback Joe Kerridge, and Pittsburgh Steelers running back Fitzgerald Toussaint. Here’s a...
Maize n Brew 13 hours ago
Tuesday Morning Brews: On the Road Again

Tuesday Morning Brews: On the Road Again

Rumors swirl around Coach Wheatley, while former Michigan players find success in the NFL Playoffs Author’s Note: I appreciate the kind words and encouragement that you guys have sent my way after my first two Brews. But for me being in the process of moving from the Midwest to the Mid-Atlantic, I would have responded to them all. Continue to sound off in the comments with what you like and what you don’t like - and remember, if you’re reading something Michigan/B1G that I don’t include in the Brews, feel free to post it and start your own discussion in the comments as well. On to...
Maize n Brew 23 hours ago
Tyrone Wheatley accepts Jaguars’ running backs coach job

Tyrone Wheatley accepts Jaguars’ running backs coach job

Another Michigan coach goes elsewhere The University of Michigan is in need of another coach for its football team. It was announced Monday that running backs coach Tyrone Wheatley is set to take on the same role for the Jacksonville Jaguars in the NFL. The former Michigan running back becomes the second coach to leave Michigan’s staff after Jedd Fisch left to be the offensive coordinator at UCLA back in December. As pointed out by Mark Snyder of the Detroit Free Press, Wheatley has worked with new Jacksonvile Jaguars’ Head Coach Doug Marrone in the past. He worked with him at Syracuse...
Maize n Brew Jan 16, 2017
Chuck Filliaga Talks His Recruiting Process and Decision To Attend Michigan

Chuck Filliaga Talks His Recruiting Process and Decision To Attend Michigan

We caught up with Michigan’s recent offensive tackle commit. Last Saturday, several recruits announced their college decision live during the U.S. All-American game. One of them was four-star OL, Chuck Filiaga, who had Michigan in his final group of three schools. He posted his announcement later that day on Twitter. OFFICIALLY COMMITTED TO UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN〽️ #GOBLUE pic.twitter.com/OWqIFy41Rs— Chuck Filiaga (@CFiliaga) January 7, 2017 The 6-foot-6, 335-pound lineman was an important recruit for Jim Harbaugh to land after Isaiah Wilson selected Georgia. The Texas native...
Maize n Brew Jan 15, 2017
Michigan Swept at Minnesota

Michigan Swept at Minnesota

The Wolverines are downed easily at Mariucci Minnesota 5 - Michigan 2 Minnesota 4 - Michigan 2 Coming into the weekend the Wolverines needed to do everything right if they were going to get a win at Mariucci. They never came close to a win, in fact, the Gophers took care of business like you would expect a first place team to do against a team near the bottom of the conference standings. Friday and Saturday night at Mariucci gave us the same old stuff we’ve seen all year; goaltending was great, defensive zone play was shoddy and their offensive possessions were so short that Minnesota...
Maize n Brew Jan 15, 2017
Report: Tyrone Wheatley set to accept job with Jacksonville Jaguars

Report: Tyrone Wheatley set to accept job with Jacksonville Jaguars

The Wolverines may have to replace their running backs coach. Michigan may need to fire back up a hiring cycle. According to a report from The Sporting News’ Alex Marvez, running backs coach Tyrone Wheatley is set to accept a job on Doug Marrone’s staff with the Jacksonville Jaguars in the NFL. Sam Webb of The Michigan Insider says that while no final decision has been made, Wheatley is contemplating the move. This comes days after the reports emerged that Wheatley was interested in the head coaching vacancy at Western Michigan, who elected to hire Tim Lester to the position. Wheatley...
Maize n Brew Jan 14, 2017
Michigan ends losing streak, defeats Nebraska 91-85

Michigan ends losing streak, defeats Nebraska 91-85

Mortiz Wagner, Zak Irvin and Derrick Walton have big days for the Wolverines The Michigan men’s basketball team returned home to Ann Arbor to take on the Nebraska Cornhuskers after experiencing a two-game skid which saw the Wolverines lose to Maryland and Illinois. Michigan was able to end the losing streak as it defeated Nebraska, 91-85. Michigan was in a consent battle throughout the game against Nebraska. The Wolverines were able to beat the pesky Cornhuskers due to their “Big Three” (Zak Irvin, Derrick Walton and Mortiz Wagner) having big time games. Wagner started out hot...
Maize n Brew Jan 13, 2017
Fan Poll: What's the biggest reason you're a fan?

Fan Poll: What's the biggest reason you're a fan?

Where did it all begin for you? I would like to take this opportunity and quickly introduce myself. I joined the team as a Staff Writer early this month and the news about the opportunity was a fantastic way to start 2017. I look forward to the future fan interactions and if you have a comment or suggestion, please share them. Here's my quick personal story in two sentences. I’m a Michigan native and spent many fall Saturdays at The Big House, then attended Xavier University on a golf scholarship, where I also met my beautiful wife. We live in the bluegrass state where I've successfully...
Maize n Brew Jan 13, 2017
Michigan - Minnesota Preview

Michigan - Minnesota Preview

The Wolverines head to Minnesota to face the Gophers Michigan resumes conference play after an underwhelming showing at the GLI where they were shutout by Michigan Tech and barely hung on to beat a bad Michigan State team. Minnesota is a good team. The Gophers always seem to ice a team that has a lineup balanced by an upperclassmen core complemented with talented underclassmen and this season is no different. The core of Justin Kloos, Vinni Lettieri, Mike Szmatula and Leon Bristedt have paced a team that boasts the 5th highest goals per game average in the country (3.72) and the 5th best...
Maize n Brew Jan 13, 2017
WATCH: New Michigan Assistant Head Coach Pep Hamilton talks football, Harbaugh

WATCH: New Michigan Assistant Head Coach Pep Hamilton talks football, Harbaugh

“The ultimate goal here in this program is to win a national championship.” Just because the Michigan Wolverines are back to their winning ways doesn’t mean Jim Harbaugh isn’t going to shake things up and bring in fresh faces on the coaching staff. UM has hired Pep Hamilton, a coach with extensive experience in the NFL and past ties to Harbaugh, as assistant head coach and passing game coordinator. Hamilton worked under Harbaugh at Stanford and was the highest-ranking offensive assistant with the Cleveland Browns before heading to Ann Arbor. Watch Hamilton’s interview with Go...
Maize n Brew Jan 13, 2017
Zak Irvin’s best season is still not enough

Zak Irvin’s best season is still not enough

The senior is ending his career on a personal upswing, but the team is still struggling. Zak Irvin has struggled with consistency throughout his Michigan career. There is no denying his talent, and he has enjoyed his share of big moments, but it has felt like he is always on the cusp of truly putting it all together. A shooter with a knack for living in no man’s land, Irvin has been the source of criticism because of disappointing offensive outputs for most of his career. But just as he is heading out the door, things are finally starting to come together. Taking the reigns As an...
Maize n Brew Jan 13, 2017
An Early Look At 2017 Michigan Football: Defensive Backs Preview

An Early Look At 2017 Michigan Football: Defensive Backs Preview

The Personnel Who’s definitely leaving? For the safeties, both Delano Hill and Dymonte Thomas are moving on, and for the corners, Jourdan Lewis and Channing Stribling are bidding farewell. Who might, or might, be around? The big name here is Jeremy Clark, who is applying for a sixth year because of injuries. Getting him back would be huge. So, who’s definitely going to be in town, then? Michigan is adding a couple freshmen safeties, Jaylen Kelly-Powell and J’Marick Woods, to a team that already features Tyree Kinnel, Jordan Glasgow, Josh Metellus (who seems primed to replace Jabrill...
Maize n Brew Jan 13, 2017
Interview: Carter Selzer Talks His Recent Walk-On Offer With Michigan

Interview: Carter Selzer Talks His Recent Walk-On Offer With Michigan

We caught up with the 2017 TE with an offer to play for Jim Harbaugh. Carter Selzer is a 6’8, 225 pound TE that posted earlier this week his excitement about a preferred walk-on opportunity from Michigan. Blessed to have received a preferred walk-on from @UMichFootball pic.twitter.com/trd1yJLxLG— selz (@CarterSelzer) January 11, 2017 I caught up with the Kansas City native to ask about his recruiting process, opportunity of competing at the next level, and thoughts on Michigan. 1. When did your walk-on offer come from Michigan? “I received my walk on offer on Tuesday after my...
Maize n Brew Jan 12, 2017
Michigan to visit 2017 5-star DT Aubrey Solomon next week

Michigan to visit 2017 5-star DT Aubrey Solomon next week

Coaches from Alabama and Georgia were at Lee County High School on Thursday to see Aubrey Solomon. Michigan will visit 2017 five-star defensive tackle Aubrey Solomon next week, according to Lee County High School assistant coach Kevin Pych. U of M will be visiting Lee Co Ga next week to see uncommitted All American Aubrey Solomon. Aubrey's character Ed club will meet Wed at MS— Coach Pych (@pychke) January 12, 2017 Alabama and Georgia both had coaches at Lee County on Thursday morning to see the recruit after the dead period ended on Wednesday. The five-star has taken official...
Maize n Brew Jan 12, 2017
Report: Tim Drevno interested in Western Michigan opening

Report: Tim Drevno interested in Western Michigan opening

Make that two Wolverine assistants in the running. Add another Michigan assistant coach to the head coaching vacancy watch list in Kalamazoo. According to Lynn Henning of The Detroit News, offensive coordinator Tim Drevno is interested in the Western Michigan job that opened up when PJ Fleck bolted for Minnesota. Henning’s report states that while Drevno did sign an extension with Michigan last week, his contract does not bar him from exploring head coaching opportunities. It remains unclear if WMU has contacted Drevno about the position, but the interest does appear there. Drevno joins...
Maize n Brew Jan 12, 2017
An Early Look At 2017 Michigan Football: Linebackers Preview

An Early Look At 2017 Michigan Football: Linebackers Preview

The Personnel Who’s definitely leaving? Middle linebacker Ben Gedeon, and a fellow named Jabrill, will be saying so long. Who might, or might not, be around? Only one guy here worth mentioning, and it’s a recruiting question: Willie Gay is a really good linebacker prospect, but there’s been a very tight recruiting race with LSU and others. So, who’s definitely going to be in town, then? There are a lot of faces returning, but only a few that fans know well: Mike McCray is set to return, as well as Devin Bush, Noah Furbush, Mike Wroblewski, Carlo Kemp, Elysee Mbem-Bosse, Josh Uche,...
Maize n Brew Jan 12, 2017
Thursday Morning Brews: God Willing and the Creek Don’t Rise

Thursday Morning Brews: God Willing and the Creek Don’t Rise

We’re about to enter peak crootin’ season We’re now less than three weeks from National Signing Day, so buckle up. With February 1st fast approaching, expect plenty of twists and turns as the recruiting season comes to a close. Michigan currently has the 4th ranked recruiting class, comprised of 27 commitments, according to the 247 Composite Rankings. In front of the Wolverines are Alabama, Ohio State, and Georgia. Penn. State (#14) and Maryland (#17) are the only other B1G teams presently in the Top 25. Michigan State (#31), Nebraska (#33), Rutgers (#35), Wisconsin (#38),...

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