Predicting Michigan 2015: The defensive line

(Jim Rogash, Getty Images) For fans who watched Michigan football struggle through a miserable 5-7 season a year ago, including the team’s first shutout loss in decades and another pounding at the hands of Michigan State, encouraging signs were few and far between. But the defensive line stood out as a strong unit in 2014, holding opponents to just 3.2 rushing yards per carry...
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August 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Ryan drafted in 4th; Gardner, Beyer sign free agent contracts

(Tony Ding, AP) A day after former Michigan standouts Devin Funchess and Frank Clark were drafted in the second round of the NFL Draft, Michigan linebacker Jake Ryan found a home in the NFL with the Green Bay Packers as the 129th overall pick. Ryan, who played defensive end and outside linebacker before moving to middle linebacker for his senior season at Michigan, fits the mold...
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May 03, 2015  |  Discuss

New in Blue: 2015 defensive end Shelton Johnson

(247) Shelton Johnson – DE | 6-5, 220 | Delray Beach, Fla. – Atlantic ESPN: 3-star, #36 DE Rivals: 3-star, #37 WDE 247: 4-star, #16 SDE Scout: 4-star, #27 DE Other top offers: Florida State, Miami, Mississippi State, South Carolina, NC State, Kentucky Michigan picked up somewhat of a surprise commitment on National Signing Day when Delray Beach, Fla. defensive end spurned in...
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February 04, 2015  |  Discuss

A Soldier's Death

Things went better than expected, but the end it was all just too much for this Wolverine team to handle.  Ohio State had too many answers for Michigan on this day. JT Barrett, who's season is probably over, made Michigan pay like everyone thought he would. Michigan, like so many times this year, had too many mistakes. Turnovers, missed tackles, penalties. You...
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November 29, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 Michigan Football Preview: The Defensive Line

Previously: Offensive LineI don't think I'm alone when I say that Michigan has a pretty good shot at having one of the better defenses in the country this year. Hoke and Mattison, and others, have assembled a bunch of talented guys to play on that side of the ball. For years the youth argument has been made to justify Michigan's struggles, but mainly…defense was just not a priority...
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June 16, 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...
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November 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Michigan football vs Iowa game recap

On a cold, windy day at Kinnick Stadium, the Michigan football team was defeated by Iowa 24-21. Michigan (7-4, 3-4 Big Ten) struggled once again offensively, especially in second half. Iowa (7-4, 4-3) dominated the Wolverines in the second half and racked up 400 yards of offense. What we saw Michigan got off to a good start after Iowa quarterback Jake Rudock was intercepted by Michigan’s...
November 23, 2013  |  Discuss

GIF: Jake Ryan’s pressure forces a pick 6 to Brennen Beyer

The Michigan defense got off to a quick start Saturday afternoon in Kinnick as Jake Ryan applied massive pressure to Iowa QB Jake Rudock forcing an errant throw. That errant throw was picked off by Brennen Beyer who returned it 7 yards for the touchdown! On the ensuing Iowa drive Ryan once again made his presence known as he tripped up Rudock from behind forcing the Hawkeyes to...
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November 23, 2013  |  Discuss
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