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Tuesday Morning Brews (6/30/15)

Hitting the Links Goes Hollywood Four Legends, Five Heismans I'll admit, this was very impressive. Arizona State Is Turning To Land Development For a program that does not have Michigan's boosters, this is smart money-raising. It also begs the question what colleges sign up for when they try to compete in the world of Division-I athletics. And For Auburn, College Football's Largest Video Board Auburn was the second school to install an HD display in 2007, after Texas's 'Godzillatron.' Also, fun fact: Jordan-Hare was almost named Petrie Stadium in 1947. The Considerable Attrition of...
Maize n Brew Jun 29, 2015

Big Ten Football Preview 2015: Three Key Players For Illinois

The offensive line will have to make huge strides for Illinois to take the next step in 2015. We kick off Illinois week of our Big Ten preview coverage with a look at the guys that will factor the most into success, or lack thereof, for the Illini this season. Wes Lunt, Junior Quarterback Lunt played well at times last season and showed that he has the ability to make all of the throws, but poor offensive line play (more on them, later) caused him to run around the pocket scared at times and it really held back his progress. He will have to figure out a way to deal with it, because it is...
Maize n Brew Jun 29, 2015

Monday Michigan Recruiting Roundup: Rashan Gary Visit Recap

In this edition, we take a look at how the nation's top prospect felt about his visit to Michigan and a pair of targets that have set decision dates. It was a fairly slow weekend on the recruiting trail compared to recent weeks, but there were some notable headlines to come out of the last few days. We will start with Rashan Gary (Paramus, New Jersey), 2016's top prospect, and his visit to Ann Arbor over the weekend. The five-star defensive tackle was on campus with his mother and I was able to confirm with a few sources that the visit was an overwhelming success. It has long been reported...
Maize n Brew Jun 27, 2015

NHL Draft Day Two Recap

Four Michigan recruits were selected on day 2 of the NHL draft. Draft Selections Brendan Warren: Arizona. Pick 81 (3rd rd). Of the four players drafted on day two, Brendan Warren was drafted right where he was expected to be picked. The speedy winger was taken with the 20th pick of the third round and 81st overall.  The Coyotes get a high motor forward with blazing speed and a great work ethic. "There's a lot left to do but this is a great steppingstone. It's really rewarding." -@WarrenBrendan on #NHLDraft pic.twitter.com/QpxSxDD3k1 — Arizona Coyotes (@ArizonaCoyotes) June 27,...
Maize n Brew Jun 27, 2015

2015 NHL Draft Coverage: First Round Recap

Zach Werenski and Kyle Connor have been drafted into the Columbus Blue Jackets and the Winnipeg Jets organizations, respectively. To put it lightly, it was a loud evening full of boos and cheers at the BB&T Center, as one of the best generational talents in years, Connor McDavid, became a member of the Edmonton Oilers. As I recapped last night via vlog, the draft was absolutely nuts, but Michigan had a stupendous evening and proved a few things in the process. Zach Werenski - 8th Overall, Columbus Blue Jackets I love this pick for Columbus. After losing out on the Mike Reilly...
Maize n Brew Jun 26, 2015

For Northwestern, Two Familiar Demons

Have the demons that led to two 5-7 finishes been exorcized? We break down Northwestern's chances in 2015. If you spend time listening to Northwestern head coach Pat Fitzgerald, he'll often come back to the intangible of 'attitude.' "Sometimes you have to embrace the suck," he said after a particularly poor performance against Iowa, a 48-7 demolition this past November. And, two weeks later, Northwestern was punching well above its weight by giving Notre Dame a kick in the rear on its way out of the Big Ten schedules. It was a great game, one that reminded fans why they had placed hope in...
Maize n Brew Jun 26, 2015

Friday Michigan Recruiting Roundup: Wolverines Get Better On Both Sides Of Ball This Week

In this edition, we recap Michigan's most recent commitments in Ron Johnson and Devery Hamilton. Michigan's 2016 football recruiting class continued to grow this week with commitments from a pair of players that will factor into the rotation on the trenches, one on offense and one on defense. The first was on Wednesday with the commitment of four-star offensive tackle Devery Hamilton (Baltimore, Maryland). Here's a snippet of what he brings to the table: He is an athletic tackle prospect and does a really nice job of moving laterally in all facets of run and pass blocking. Hamilton is...
Maize n Brew Jun 25, 2015

Quick Analysis: What 2016 DE Ron Johnson Brings To Michigan

Taking a look at what the four-star prospect from Camden, NJ will bring to the program. Michigan football received its 20th commitment of the 2016 recruiting cycle on Thursday afternoon in the form of defensive end Ron Johnson out of Camden, New Jersey. It was a nice rebound for the Wolverines after losing out on in-state prospect Khalid Kareem to Alabama earlier this week. At 6-foot-4, he is a four-star prospect and the 14th-ranked weak side defensive end in the class, according to the 247 Composite ranking. He has a big frame that has room to add some good weight throughout his college...
Maize n Brew Jun 25, 2015

Big Ten Football Preview 2015: Northwestern's season outlook

Justin Jackson leads Northwestern entering 2015 season For the second consecutive year, Northwestern finished with a 5-7 record. But unlike 2013, last season featured wins against big foes in Notre Dame, Penn State and Wisconsin. So where does Northwestern go from here? We examine the Wildcats in our season outlook. Jackson Time Remember Justin Jackson's name. You'll hear it a lot this year. Northwestern's quarterback position is up in the air, but one thing is for certain: Jackson will carry the load at running back. Jackson totaled 1,187 yards and 10 touchdowns as a true freshman last...
Maize n Brew Jun 25, 2015

NHL Draft Preview: Kyle Connor

Name: Kyle Connor Position: Wing/Center Team: Youngstown (USHL) 2014-15 Stats: 34-46--80, 56 games played Measurables: 6'1", 180 lbs CSS Rankings: Final: 13. Midterm: 14 The Rundown I've seen Kyle Connor play close to a dozen times over the past three years and he has been everything as advertised and more. Connor has it all; elite stick skills, high end speed and no shortage of offensive creativity. He's a defensemans' worst nightmare 1-on-1 using that elusive extra gear and a flawless stride to carve through the neutral zone. In-zone Connor is just as lethal as he is in transition....
Maize n Brew Jun 25, 2015

Thursday Morning Brews (6/25/15)

More season previews, a quiet addition at Penn State, and a slow end to the week. Still, we're partying like it's 1999. Hitting the Links Loves Old-School Window Fans Jalin Marshall's Rise To Starting H-Back Dontre Wilson has his work cut out to take back the position from Marshall. Marshall was born with speed and balance, but it was his good decision-making and a love of contact that made him effective. Pac-12 Discussing Improved Player Health Care Simply, this is wonderful. There are a mountain of details to sort out, but this is a firm step in the right direction. Former NFLer Jim...
Maize n Brew Jun 25, 2015

Quick Analysis: What 2016 OT Devery Hamilton Brings To Michigan

Taking a look at the skill-set of the four-star offensive line commit. Michigan received its 19th commitment of the 2016 football recruiting cycle in the form of offensive tackle Devery Hamilton (Baltimore, Maryland) on Wednesday afternoon, adding to the already impressive haul of players up front on the offensive side of the ball. Hamilton, 6-foot-6, 290 pounds, is a four-star prospect and the 23rd-ranked offensive tackle in the class, according to the 247 Composite. He is an athletic tackle prospect and does a really nice job of moving laterally in all facets of run and pass blocking....
Maize n Brew Jun 24, 2015

The Michigan Man Podcast Episode 252: June Recruiting Update

Steve Lorenz from 24/7 Sports joins me to update the class of 2016. 1) News & Notes: Summer Swarm is paying dividends already! 2) Michigan Gameday: Steve Lorenz from Wolverines 24/7 sports joins me for our June football recruiting update. 3) Quick Hits: News from around WolverineNation Website: www.maizenbrew.com Listener Line: 313 263-4842. Open 24/7 for your calls. Email: themichiganmanpodcast@yahoo.com We'll be back on July 8th with our next show. Weekly programming resumes in August. Have a great Wolverine week everyone! GO BLUE!
Maize n Brew Jun 24, 2015

NHL Draft Preview: The Goalies

Hayden Lavigne has the physical tools NHL teams crave, but an up and down season could see him go undrafted again. Name: Hayden Lavigne Position: Goalie Team: Waterloo - Bloomington (USHL) 2014-15 Stats: 34 GP, 3.08 GAA, .886 SV%. Measurables: 6'3, 190 lbs CSS Rankings: Not Ranked The Rundown Hayden Lavigne has had an up and down career so far. When he committed to Michigan, Lavigne was an OJHL Top Prospect playing for the Wellington Dukes. The Brampton, Ontario native had all of the physical tools the scouts dream of and ranked in at 15th among North American goaltenders at the...
Maize n Brew Jun 24, 2015

Wednesday Michigan Football Quick Recruiting Primer

A few things to keep in mind throughout the day Wednesday kicks off what is expected to be a busy rest of the week for the Michigan football coaching staff as we head into the rest of the week, as teased by tight ends coach Jay Harbaugh. Today Is a HUGE day for UM football!! #GoBlue — Jay Harbaugh (@JayHarbaugh) June 24, 2015 Starting with the biggest item on the list: 2016 defensive end Khalid Kareem (Farmington, Michigan) is set to make his college decision today at 2:30 p.m. ET. Many, including myself, believe that Michigan is in a great spot to land the four-star defensive end,...
Maize n Brew Jun 23, 2015

MnB's 2015 NHL Draft Preview: Alex Kile

Alex Kile will get a shot at pro hockey, but will a team take him in this year's draft? Name: Alex Kile Position: Wing Team: Michigan 2014-15 Stats: 13-13--26,  36 Games Played. Measurables: 6'0, 190 lbs CSS Rankings: Not Ranked The Rundown The 2014-15 edition of the Michigan hockey team was loaded with talent. They had Dylan Larkin, Andrew Copp, Zach Hyman and a myriad of other skill forwards. They also had Alex Kile, a player with more pure skill than any of them. Yep, you read that right. Kile was a nightmare last season for opposing defenseman showcasing an array of 1-on-1 moves,...
Maize n Brew Jun 23, 2015

Tuesday Morning Brews (6/23/15)

Lots of stupidity this week. Hitting the Links Prefers The Film Room Film Study: Joey Bosa | OSU: Double-Digit Favorites In Every Game Is Joey Bosa the next Jadeveon Clowney? Not exactly, says Eleven Warriors, but that's to OSU's benefit. Talking To Rashad Weaver | ...And Lloyd Carr One of Jim's two-star commits, Weaver brings all the intangibles you need in a football player. 2017: Florida State vs. Alabama | Florida State Getting Bigger, Rangier This is Alabama's fifth season opener in Atlanta since 2008. It's worth noting that while the entire South is rich in football talent, Georgia...
Maize n Brew Jun 23, 2015

MnB's 2015 NHL Draft Preview: Christian Meike

The incoming freshman isn't all that big and hasn't racked up a ton of numbers, but will that change? Name: Christian Meike Position: Defenseman Birthday: 1996-01-23 (Age 19) 2014-15 Team: Sioux City Musketeers (USHL) 2014-15 Stats: 2-5-7 in 10 games played with Skipjacks 18U, 0-1-1 in 4 postseason games Measurables: 6'0, 165 lbs Final Rankings: Did not qualify for final NHL Central Scouting rankings. The Skinny While we usually stack up the odds and give full breakdowns and scouting reports, Meike missed the entirety of the 2014-15 USHL season due to injury. As of now, he stands to fill...
Maize n Brew Jun 22, 2015

NHL Draft Preview: Cooper Marody

Following a midseason trade to Sioux Falls Marody has seen his stock rise into 2nd-3rd round consideration Name: Cooper Marody Position: Winger Team: Muskegon / Sioux Falls (USHL) 2014-15 Stats: 22-36--58, 32 PIMS, 52 Games Played. Measurables: 6'0, 185 lbs CSS Rankings: 53 Final, 63 Midterm The Rundown Marody is the kind of player scouts and fans love to watch play. He excels as a creative offensive talent with the ability to make that "wow play," as well as possessing above average speed and a penchant for being in the right place. Sioux Falls coach Cary Eades described his game in a...
Maize n Brew Jun 22, 2015

Aerial Assault Recap, Plus New Site Announced

The busiest off-season in Michigan history is still going strong. A4 Football Camp It's only June, but that isn't keeping Jim Harbaugh from tackling every new week with a great headline. This weekend, Harbaugh invited Michigan quarterbacks past and present, plus NFL quarterbacks and dads, to participate in the first ever Aerial Assault. And the results were pure Harbaugh. Michigan brought baseball players out to the QB camp. Going to have the QB's field ground balls and throw to first pic.twitter.com/LyoG28cQ9C — Tom VanHaaren (@TomVH) June 20, 2015 Playing baseball in Glick and...

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