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Michigan's Drake Johnson set to become two-sport athlete

Michigan's No. 2 rusher in 2015, Drake Johnson, has joined the Wolverines tracks and field team as a hurdler. The 6-1, 207-pound Johnson was a track star at Pioneer High School in Ann Arbor before joining the Michigan football team. Per Track team assistant coach Steven Rajewsky told the school's website Johnson's high school exploits show he is good enough to compete...
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Michigan RB De’Veon Smith Out vs. Maryland

Michigan junior De’Veon Smith will not be making the trip to Maryland Saturday, according to Chris Balas of The Wolverine. Smith injured his ankle last week against BYU and was seen wearing a protective boot this week. There’s no word on how much time Smith is expected to miss. De’Veon Smith did not make the trip for Michigan, we hear. — Chris Balas (@Balas_Wolverine...
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October 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Injured Michigan RB Drake Johnson may play Saturday

Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh announced there is a chance that injured running back Drake Johnson may make an appearance during Saturday’s home-opening game against Oregon State. During a radio interview,  Harbaugh stated  “there’s a possibility” that Johnson “could see action as early as this week.” Johnson tore his anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee for...
Via Campus Sports Net
September 11, 2015  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Jim Harbaugh gives Drake Johnson the socks off his feet

Gregory Shamus/Getty Images Jim Harbaugh is better than the guy who will give you the shirt off his back.  He’ll give you the socks off his sweaty (and crazy) feet.  A Busted Coverage reader sent oldie (a month old) but goody video below from Michigan’s Youth Day festivities.  Michigan running back Drake Johnson apparently forgot his socks before hitting the field.  Johnson...
Via It's Always Sunny in Detroit
September 09, 2015  |  Discuss

The most underrated team in the Big Ten is…

Yesterday, we kicked off our week long discussion of underrated teams with an ACC discussion. TSS Associate Editors Bart Doan and Terry Johnson join staff writer Kevin Causey and special rotating guests in our weekly roundtable discussing all things college football. Earlier this offseason, we explored multiple Big Ten topics including the most intriguing games, the most improved...
Via The Student Section
August 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Michigan’s Drake Johnson Told Tyrone Wheatley He’s Going To Be Better Than Him

Running back Drake Johnson is near 100% healthy after recovering from an ACL injury he suffered during last year’s Ohio State game.  Johnson, who at the end of last season looked like the Wolverines’ best RB (320-yards and 4 touchdowns in five games), clearly has high expectations for himself for the upcoming year.’s Josh Henschke shared the following quote from...
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August 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Michigan Football falls to Ohio State, Hoke era over?

Michigan Football (5-7, 3-5) lost to the Ohio State Buckeyes (11-1. 8-0) on Saturday, by the final score of 42-28. The Michigan offense played fairly well in the first half, with Drake Johnson leading the way. The defense held strong in the first half, but was unable to get pressure on the quarterback in the second half, and crumbled down the stretch. There is something about this...
November 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Staff Predictions: Michigan Football vs Northwestern

Michigan Football (4-5, 2-3) will play at Northwestern (3-5, 2-3) on Saturday afternoon. Kick off is scheduled for 3:30 (EST) and the game will be televised on ESPN. Click here for a complete preview of the game: Michigan at Northwestern. For the staff predictions, read on. Rob White So far this season, Rob is 5-4 picking the results of Michigan games 12-22, that is the combined...
November 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Michigan Football: Grading Saturday’s win over Indiana

A week after being dominated by Michigan State, Michigan Football (4-5, 2-3) bounced back with a convincing win over the Indiana Hoosiers (3-5, 0-4) by a final score of 34-10 on Saturday afternoon. Without defensive tackle Willie Henry, the Wolverines defense faced a tough-nosed Indiana ground attack led by running back Tevin Coleman. The challenge was steep, but Michigan’s defense...
November 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Michigan Football season preview: Running backs

This is part five of our Michigan Football 2014 season preview series. This edition will take an in depth look at the running backs, a young group that will now be headlined by Drake Johnson and De’veon Smith, since Fitzgerald Touissant left. Part three focused on wide receivers and tight ends and part four focused on the linebackers. What we know The Wolverines struggled in running...
August 11, 2014  |  Discuss

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