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Last season in the NCAA was a turning point for a lot of programs. One, in particular, made a wave of change that rippled through the very core of collegiate athletics.
There was a shift in a program that made impact on a university, a conference, and on a nation. Yes, you already know who this refers to: The Michigan Wolverines.
What this college football program turned around in one year is one of the greatest success stories you will find. And for those of you across the U.S. who forgot, here is a recap. And, here is why the Wolverines are poised for another monumental season this year.
The start of any great team in any sport is the head coach. And what more can one say about a quality coach other than Brady Hoke. This is simple. Let the raw numbers talk for him.
In the 2010 season, under coach Rich Rodriguez, Michigan didn't have an exceptional year. (7-6 overall, 3-5 Big-10.) Last season, with Michigan-man Hoke at the helm, the Wolverines accomplished numbers they had ...
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Michigan's football team has restored some of its lost luster.
Brady Hoke's leadership, Denard Robinson's talent and an improved defense helped the Wolverines cap a comeback season with an 11th win in the Sugar Bowl.
It starts this season with high expectations after winning a BCS bowl for the first time since 2000.
Hoke enters his second season in charge of college...
Official statement from Brady Hoke via UM media relations:
Ondre injured his neck during practice this morning. He had movement in all extremities and was taken to U-M Health System for precautionary reasons and evaluation.
That is all we know right now. It's very encouraging that he had movement in all extremities and was only taken to UM Health System as a precaution. But...
Welcome to part 1 of our 3 part Michigan Football season preview. In this edition, I will focus on the offense which of course starts. Last year, season one under Brady Hoke and Offensive Coordinator Al Borges, Michigan ranked 13th nationally and 2nd in the Big Ten in rushing offense (221.8). They ranked 26th nationally and 2nd in the conference in scoring offense (33.3).
Last night it was the Michigan Wolverines being put under the 2nd annual B1G Countdown to Kickoff microscope. Helping us to break down the Maize 'N Blue was Brad Muckenthaler of Maize 'N Blue Nation.
Denard Robinson's passing game
The brutal schedule
How important is the Michigan State game?
What young players could contribute in 2012?
Michigan Head Coah Brady Hoke on a Player Injury this (Friday) morning - Ondre Pipkins.
Welcome to Part 2 of our 3 part 2012 Michigan Wolverines Football season preview. Part 1 centered on Michigan’s offense, part 2 will focus on the defensive side of the ball. In 2010, Michigan finished 110th in overall defense (450.8) and the 107th in scoring defense (35.2). In one season under the tutelage of Brady Hoke and Greg Mattison, the Wolverines made a shocking turnaround...
Michigan sophomore cornerback Blake Countess is looking to create turnovers this season. GBW caught up with the rising sophomore as he talked about his expectations this season, his reflection on his freshman campaign, his thoughts on Alabama, and more.***Video Interview included***
Michigan sophomore linebacker Desmond Morgan burst onto the scene with an impressive freshman campaign in 2011. Morgan talks about the 2012 defense’s approach, he reflects on life as a freshman, and looks forward to the opportunity against Alabama.
2011 Record: 11-2 (6-2 in B1G)
Head Coach: Brady Hoke (58-52 All-Time; second year at Michigan)
Last Bowl Game: 2011 season Sugar Bowl: beat Virginia Tech 23-20
2011 Exit Survey
2012 Schedule Link
Out of Conference: 9/1 vs Alabama, 9/8 vs Air Force, 9/15 vs UMass, 9/22 at Notre Dame
Revenge: 10/20 vs Michigan State, 11/17 vs Iowa
Linebacker Jake Ryan had a breakout redshirt freshman season and is back for an encore as he looks to lead the Wolverines to a Big Ten title.
Normally, if the third string quarterback has to enter the game, that means trouble, but that might not be the case with the Michigan Wolverines, as redshirt freshman Russell Bellomy is proving to be more than capable.
[Ed.: Chris has returned to provide expert analysis in his regular Monday Morning Quarterback feature this season. He's a former Air Force quarterback, so he knows a thing or two about the game - especially the quarterback position. He assures us he'll be rooting for Michigan on Sept. 8]
If you’re anything like me, and you probably are since you’re taking the time to...
Michigan vs. Alabama at Cowboys Stadium in Dallas.
It sounds like a BCS classic or a matchup in the new NCAA football final four rather than a Sept. 1 season opener. Brady Hoke, though, is making sure that his team knows the difference.
"This isn't a bowl game by any stretch of the imagination," he said. "This is a regular-season game at the beginning of the...