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Two years ago, an 8-4 record for Michigan, a winning record in the Big Ten and a New Year's Day bowl game would have been seen as a step in the right direction.
Brady Hoke's first season, though, raised expectations and now fans are left wondering what went wrong.
This season was supposed to be the year that Michigan took the big step forward, building on last year's BCS win over Virginia Tech and winning the Big Ten title. Or at least getting to the championship game. Instead, an oddly dysfunctional team will watch Nebraska play Wisconsin in Indianapolis on Saturday. Assuming the Cornhuskers beat the underdog Badgers, the Wolverines seem destined to face Heisman favorite Johnny Manziel and Texas A&M in the Capital One Bowl.
So what went wrong?
It started, as Hoke always says, up front. Despite the presence of All-Big Ten first-team Patrick Omameh and Big Ten Offensive Lineman of the Year Taylor Lewan, the offensive line never turned into the steamroller that Hok...
BEST OF MAXIM
Michigan Football recruiting update: The Michigan coaches were in school with David Dawson (Detroit, Michigan) this week and subsequent to that visit they have re-offered him a scholarship. Dawson, who seemed to regret spurning the Wolverines for his Florida visit last month, is likely to make an official visit to U-M on December 14th. Dawson is ranked #87 overall and...
THE INDIGNITY OF IT ALL
What year is that Mike Vrabel Ohio State jersey? Look like an ’84 version to my Ohio eyes. Tom Brady spent yesterday at practice paying off his Ohio State-Michigan bet with Vrabel. This isn’t the first time Brady has worn Vrabel’s jersey. You might remember 2006 when the teams came in #1 and #2. Ohio State won, 42-39, in what was the first so-called Game of the 21st Century...
Devin Gardner’s play over the final four weeks of the 2012 season has given Michigan Head Coach Brady Hoke plenty to ponder as the Wolverines wait to hear where they’re headed for the New Year. Does a healthy Robinson mean one final start under center?
John Beilein came before the media on Friday to talk about his team’s upcoming game against Bradley, what he saw from the Wolverines in their game against NC State and whether he might be making a tweak to Michigan’s starting lineup. You can watch using the embedded media player below or read selected notes and quotes after the jump.
Opening statement: “We really have our...
Max Bielfeldt, redshirt freshman forward and a Peoria, Ill. native, spoke with the media Friday about what it will be like playing against his hometown team, how it feels to finally have shoes that fit him and more. You can watch using the embedded media player below or read selected notes and quotes after the jump.
On how having really wide feet has affected his shoe selection...
Nik Stauskas, Trey Burke and Jordan Morgan met with the media after Michigan’s eight point win in Peoria, Illinois on Saturday afternoon. Stauskas scored a career high 22 points while Morgan notched a double-double. Watch the interviews in the embedded media player below:
Michigan had its most impressive offensive showing of the year versus North Carolina State, but John Beilein says his team can still perform better. In his weekly appearance on Sports Talk 1050 WTKA the Wolverines headman discussed plans to add a low post element to the attack, the growth of Nik Stauskas and Mitch McGary, defensive versatility, the upcoming match up with Bradley, and more.
As Michigan prepared for its first true road test at Bradley this afternoon at 4 pm EST (ESPNU), Head Coach John Beilein continued to look at his lineup options.
It wasn’t easy but eventually Michigan pulled away from Bradley in front of 11,019 fans at the Carver Arena in Peoria, Illinois. Bradley gave the Wolverines a test in their first true road game but Michigan’s talent persevered and held on down the stretch for a 74-66 win. Nik Stauskas led the Wolverines with a career high 22 points in his first career start...
Michigan took a 34-30 lead into the half, then in the second stanza extended it to 16 and fought off a late Bradley rally. Nik Stauskas started and led the Wolverines with 22.
Jordan Lynch of Northern Illinois has set a single-season record for yards rushing by a quarterback.
Lynch broke the major college mark set by Michigan's Denard Robinson in 2010. Robinson ran for 1,702 yards.
Lynch entered the Mid-American Conference title game Friday night against Kent State with 1,611 yards rushing. He broke Robinson's record with a 44-yard run in the...