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Two short seasons after starting his Michigan Wolverines career on one of the nation’s worst defenses, Thomas Gordon, with the help of Brady Hoke, enters his senior season as an anchor on one of the nation’s best defensive units.
After seeing action as a hybrid linebacker while a redshirt freshman, Gordon’s move to safety his sophomore season has proved beneficial for the Michigan Wolverines defense. His ability to play both strong and free safety, overall athletic ability, and natural instincts make him a problem for opposing offenses and a target for NFL scouts.
“We have all the pieces in place, we expect to make that run and win every game this year. There are no excuses,” Gordon said at Big Ten Media Day.
Despite his experience and ability, however, Gordon does have some work to do, as does any incoming senior. A bit of inconsistency with a blown coverage here and there is expected, but a mistake while under the microscope of NFL scouts can mean the difference between a second-...
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New Offense, New Faces
all know Devin Gardner as a quarterback thanks to his 5 games as the
signal caller to finish out the 2012 season. While Gardner was certainly a
success at QB, that was a year ago in an offense that will be much
different from what we'll see 17 days from now. Gone are the days of
relying heavily on the spread. Team 134 will...
This installment of the Michigan Football position preview series focuses on the defensive line which is coached by none other than, defensive coordinator Greg Mattison with special emphasis from Brady Hoke. There are a lot of new names here for fans to familiarize themselves with. There is also great depth which is creating great competition for playing time.
What we know
We all knew that Brady Hoke was a stellar recruiter. But perhaps he’s a lot better than first perceived.
For the 2015 season (which is obviously still a long ways off), Hoke was able to pluck 5-Star wideout George Campbell (Tarpon Springs, Fla) right out of the heart of SEC country.
And before the Wolverine detractors (or even SEC slaps) begin to wonder when exactly Campbell will...
Michigan may have recovered from its slide under Rich Rodriguez.
Brady Hoke took Michigan to the Sugar Bowl in his first year as the Wolverines' coach, but the team slipped to an 8-5 mark last season, and there's still work to be done in Ann Arbor.
Michigan must now move on without Denard Robinson, who was such a big part of the offense. Last year, Robinson was limited...
Michigan senior wide receiver Drew Dileo came up big in crucial situations in 2012. Now 2013, Dileo believes he can do the same and more in the passing game with Devin Gardner taking over under center (VIDEO included).
Michigan coach Brady Hoke updates his team through 12 practices in fall camp. Hoke with thoughts on freshman running back Derrick Green’s return, what freshman quarterback Shane Morris is showing, and a very crucial scrimmage coming up on Saturday (VIDEO included).
The Michigan Wolverines became the first school in college football history to win 900 games. The milestone victory came against long time rival Michigan State last October and with such a cushion in the total wins rankings the Wolverines will be the only 900-win program for at least three more seasons, perhaps even the next four seasons.
Texas and Notre Dame are next in line among...
Michigan linebacker coach Mark Smith sat down with GoBlueWolverine’s Sam Webb recently to discuss progression of the players at his position this far in fall camp. Smith highlighted the leadership emerging at the position, the growth of Joe Bolden, and James Ross, Desmond Morgan’s move to the MIKE, Royce Jenkins-Stone’s improvement, and more.
Take a video tour and check out the photos of the Michigan Wolverine's future Athletic Campus.
Michigan defensive backs coach Curt Mallory fielded queries from the media recently about how his unit is progressing and gave an encouraging review. The third year Wolverine assistant discussed Blake Countess’ recovery, the improvement shown by Delonte Hollowell and Josh Furman, how Raymon Taylor has responded to the challenges issued him, and more.