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2014 Michigan Football Preview: The Defensive Backs

Previously: Offense: Offensive Line, Running Backs, Receivers/TE'sDefense: Defensive Line, LinebackersThere was a time, not that long ago, that I would basically just skip previewing the secondary in the hopes that you, loyal reader, wouldn't notice. Michigan's defensive backfield was in such disarray that simply blogging about it would cost you at minimum 2 days of...
Via Maize & Blue Nation
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Jabrill Peppers To Wear No. 5 At Michigan, Blake Countess Gets Charles Woodson’s No. 2

The mystery of what number star freshman Jabrill Peppers will wear at Michigan this season appears to be over. The Wolverines’ official roster for 2014 was released yesterday. Peppers, the five-star recruit rated as a top 10 player nationally in the 2014 class, will wear No. 5. Blake Countess, a junior defensive back, will wear No. 2, Charles Woodson’s former number many expected...
Via College Spun
June 21, 2014  |  Discuss

CBR Rewind: Looking back at week two of the 2013 season

#98 helped put Michigan on the map with a big week two victory; Photo: USA Today Sports Its the college football off-season and while college football never sleeps, it's tough waiting to watch 2014 play out on the gridiron. Last month, we took a look back at week one of the 2013 season. Now let's take a look back at week two of the 2013 season and some highlights and key...
Via Bloguin Best
March 03, 2014  |  Discuss

CBR Rewind: Looking back at week two of the 2013 season

#98 helped put Michigan on the map with a big week two victory; Photo: USA Today Sports Its the college football off-season and while college football never sleeps, it's tough waiting to watch 2014 play out on the gridiron. Last month, we took a look back at week one of the 2013 season. Now let's take a look back at week two of the 2013 season and some highlights and...
Via Crystal Ball Run
March 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Michigan Football spring practice preview: Secondary

Perhaps the unit on team 135 with the best combination of experience and raw talent is the secondary. While Thomas Gordon and Courtney Avery are both lost to graduation, neither were looked at as anything more than “solid” players during their time in Ann Arbor. With two returning starters at CB, and some guys who played a lot at safety, combined with some highly rated recruits...
Via isportsweb.com
February 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Tight End Jake Butt Tears ACL

#88It was just about a year ago that another Jake, Jake Ryan tore his ACL in spring practice. Shortly after, backup QB Russell Bellomy tore his ACL. Last September, Drake Johnson tore his ACL. About a month later, Ondre Pipkins tore his ACL. A year earlier, Blake Countess tore his ACL in the season opener against Alabama.If I'm a Michigan Football player with two intact ACL&...
Via Maize & Blue Nation
February 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Michigan blows 14 point lead in 24-21 loss to Iowa

Michigan took a 21-7 lead into the half but couldn’t hold on as Iowa emerged victorious scoring 17 unanswered to win 24-21. The Hawkeyes committed 4 total turnovers however Michigan’s one proved very costly as Devin Gardner lost the football scrambling for the first down with 2:12 remaining in the game as Anthony Hitchens recovered to seal the game for Iowa. The defense got off...
Via The Majors Ann Arbor
November 23, 2013  |  Discuss

GIF: Gardner finds AJ Williams to give Michigan the lead against the Hawkeyes

The Wolverines were able to take advantage of a Blake Countess interception as Devin Gardner scrambled right to keep this play alive eventually finding AJ Williams in the end zone to give Michigan the lead over the Hawkeyes in the second quarter. Gardner showed nice poise and concentration down field to give Williams his first TD in a Michigan uniform. The Wolverines have seemed...
Via The Majors Ann Arbor
November 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Michigan football vs Nebraska game preview

The match up in Ann Arbor on Saturday features two teams that have not played to their potential to this point in the season. The Michigan football team will play host to Nebraska. Both teams enter the game at 6-2 overall, with Michigan at 2-2 in Big Ten play and Nebraska at 3-1. The game will kickoff at 3:30 p.m. on ABC on Saturday. The teams will enter the game on opposite ends...
Via isportsweb.com
November 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Staff picks: Michigan Football at Penn State

The Michigan Wolverines (5-0, 1-0) will play at Penn State (3-2, 0-1) on Saturday. Kick off is scheduled for 5pm and the game will be televised on espn. For a complete game preview click here: Michigan at Penn State. Click here for the Extra Points. Staff picks Tyler Brochhagen Tyler is 1-0 picking the results of Michigan games this year. It’s no secret that Michigan’s road record...
Via isportsweb.com
October 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Extra Points: Michigan Football at Penn State

The Michigan Wolverines (5-0, 1-0) will play at Penn State (3-2, 0-1) on Saturday. Kick off is scheduled for 5pm and the game will be televised on espn. For a complete game preview click here: Michigan at Penn State. For the extra points, read on. Michigan leads the all-time series against Penn State with a 10-6 record. The Wolverines have a 5-3 record at Beaver Stadium. Blake Countess...
Via isportsweb.com
October 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Mattison Familiar With O’Brien’s Attack

Michigan defensive coordinator Greg Mattison remembers the last time he coached the Maize & Blue at Penn State. Mattison touches on the issues playing in a loud atmosphere, on Jake Ryan’s possible return, Blake Countess’ play, preparing for the Nittany Lion offense and more.
Via michigan.scout.com
October 08, 2013  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Players React To Win Over Minnesota

VIDEO: Michigan seniors Taylor Lewan and Fitz Toussaint address the Wolverines rushing attack following the win over Minnesota while sophomore CB Blake Countess breaks down his pick six and big season thus far.
Via michigan.scout.com
October 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Post Game: Countess/Clark Talk Win Over ND

VIDEO: Michigan cornerback Blake Countess came up huge for the Wolverines with two interceptions in the win over Notre Dame. Countess discusses his play and defensive end Frank Clark addresses the pass rush moving forward.
Via michigan.scout.com
September 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Does this series have to end?

Does this really have to end? In an era when coaches' contracts have the permanence of takeout food, can't Notre Dame tear up its agreement with the ACC? Do college football fans want to watch the Fighting Irish play Duke or N.C. State, when it means we can't see what we just savored on Saturday night? We may forget the exact score -- Michigan 41, Notre Dame 30 -- but...
Via Fox Sports
September 08, 2013  |  Discuss

No. 14 Notre Dame loses 41-30 to No. 17 Michigan

Tommy Rees took it on himself. He couldn't outplay Devin Gardner, and the Notre Dame defense couldn't stop the Michigan quarterback. Gardner, wearing No. 98 to honor Michigan great Tom Harmon, threw four touchdown passes and ran for a score to lead No. 17 Michigan to a 41-30 win over No. 14 Notre Dame in front of an NCAA-record crowd of 115,109. Rees threw the first of...
Via AP on Fox
September 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Mallory Seeing Improved Depth in Secondary

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.
Via michigan.scout.com
August 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Photos From Practice (August 8th)

Two Devins. Media photographers were given access to roughly the first 30 minutes of practice today. As you can see, not much other than some walk-through drills and stretching were going on. What...you thought they'd let us diagram plays or something? As a blogger, and a photographer, I'll take what few precious moments inside the walls of Fort Schembechler I can...
Via Maize & Blue Nation
August 08, 2013  |  Discuss

First Practice Video

A lot of the usual stuff here. No pads, just helmets. Nice to see Fitz up and running. Same goes for Blake Countess. Also, Derrick Green and Shane Morris, everybody! Enjoy! Michigan Football First Practice Fall 2013 by mgovideo
Via Maize & Blue Nation
August 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Brady Hoke’s Fall Preview (Part 2)

In part two of Brady Hoke breakout session with the media, Michigan’s headman gives the latest on Blake Countess', Jake Ryan's and Fitz Toussaint’s health, and discusses expectations for the new coaches in the league, and more.
Via michigan.scout.com
July 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Michigan expects 2 key players back for opener

Michigan coach Brady Hoke says he has ''no doubt'' running back Fitzgerald Toussaint and cornerback Blake Countess will be healthy enough to start the 2013 season. Toussaint broke his left leg in a game five months ago and Countess tore a knee ligament in last year's opener. Both were able to participate in non-contact drills this spring, but were not cleared...
Via AP on Fox
April 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Spring Practice Day 1

On a Michigan weather day like this, it's nice to have one of these. Welp, it's on. We've discussed before, the virtues of dissecting each and every frame from these practice videos. However, since media/public is banned from attending even a single minute of practice inside Fort Schembechler, these videos are all we got. Also, mgospringroster lives here. ...
Via Maize & Blue Nation
March 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Recruitaholics: Coming Down to the Wire

This Week's Dose: The Decision We've All Been Waiting For, Big Visit Week, A Big Offer, Another Highlight, and a shocking version of Sayonara Suckas The Decision We've All Been Waiting For '13 RB Derrick Green has been the hottest commodity to the Wolverines coaches as we near National Signing Day.  And the day we've all been waiting for is only a few...
Via Maize & Blue Nation
January 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Recruitaholics: A Connection for the Ages

This Week's Dose #2:  Hail to Dymonte, And Another Offer Goes Out, OT, and THE Visit I don't know if you'd heard, but the dead period began a few days ago and will run a week or so into January.  So unfortunately, recruiting news will be somewhat non-existent for the next few weeks.  But with the holiday season coming up, a little break makes sense.  So in that...
Via Maize & Blue Nation
December 21, 2012  |  Discuss

Team 133 by the Numbers

What numbers stand out to me as the 2012 regular season comes to and end? 8-4 Of course, the record. Many pegged Michigan for, at minimum, 2 or 3 losses. I think 4 is certainly close enough to not make the entire season a disappointment. But those 4 losses came at the hands of teams that have achieved more (and in some cases, much more) success than Michigan has this year. To...
Via Maize & Blue Nation
November 26, 2012  |  Discuss
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