Rebuilding the Eagles O-Line on the fly…

Since the Eagles are now without the services of LG Evan Mathis (sprained MCL tendon) and RT-fill-in Allen Barbre (high ankle sprain) for the immediate future, and with starting RT Lane Johnson still out for three more games as he serves his PED-related suspension, I thought you might like to know a little more about the “Next Men Up” on the offensive line. There’s Matt Tobin...
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September 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Freshman numbers and those who broke them in (Part 2)

Last Friday, we released Part 1 of our three-part series on the numbers the freshmen will be wearing this fall and the previous Wolverines who have either worn them or made a name for themselves while wearing them. Today, we take a look at the second part of the series with a group of linebackers and linemen. #49 – Kaleb Ringer Bob Chappuis, All-American, Hall-of-Famer, and war...
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August 09, 2012  |  Discuss

NFL Draft Center Projections

Average total drafted in last 5 years: 6.4 1. Peter Konz (Wisconsin) 1-22. Ben Jones (Georgia) 3-43. Philip Blake (Baylor) 4-54. Michael Brewster (Ohio State) 4-55. David Molk (Michigan) 5-66. Quentin Saulsberry (Mississippi State) 6-77. Garth Gerhart (Arizona State) 7-U8. Chris Anzevino (Kent State) 7-U 9. William Vlachos (Alabama) 7-U10. Scott Wedige (Northern Illinois) 7-U 
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April 18, 2012  |  Discuss

Raiders Mock Draft 2.0 by @RaiderDraftnik

This article is the work of Tyler Dickson, an avid fan of the Raiders and college football.  For more of his thoughts on players, as we lead up to the draft, follow him on Twitter @RaiderDraftnikYou can also check out his first Raiders-only mock draft or his 3 round mock draft. Player:                             Pick:       Overview: ...
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April 17, 2012  |  Discuss

Hoke says Michigan has holes to fill on lines

Michigan coach Brady Hoke will kick off his second spring in charge of the program, looking at how his largest players can fill the biggest voids. ''There's some obvious holes that we need to fill on our defensive line with three seniors graduating and when you look at our offensive line,'' Hoke said Friday, the day before the Wolverines' first spring practice...
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March 17, 2012  |  Discuss

Arbitrary Michellanea discusses adventures in twitterdom

Apparently you can’t congratulate a friend on twitter… For us fans, bloggers and media-types, Twitter is a valuable way to learn real-time news and connect with the athletes we all watch. But for those athletes and other celebrities, it’s a terrible invention that always seems to create controversy and get them in trouble. The rise and popularity of Twitter over the last couple...
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March 07, 2012  |  Discuss

What do the Patriots need to shop for through the draft on offense?

With another very good year over without the fairy tale ending, the Patriots are now well underway looking for players via the draft to fill their more glaring needs. Looking back at this year’s team, we will show you where the team’s personnel staff should focus their efforts this off-season. On the offensive side of the ball there are two positions that need to be addressed...
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March 02, 2012  |  Discuss

2012 NFL Draft: 10 Late Round Sleepers

QB - Brock Osweiler, Arizona State It's difficult to find a decent quarterback after the first two, but Osweiler has all the tools to be a top tier signal caller at the next level. The junior is 6'7, 242lbs, 4.7s 40yd dash, NFL arm strength, super quick delivery, and accuracy. On top of his quarterback abilities, Osweiler has rare athletic movement for his size (much like...
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February 28, 2012  |  Discuss

NFL Combine News: Former Buckeye Mike Adams fails to impress

Former Ohio State OT Mike Adams didn’t help his draft stock on Saturday completing only 19 reps in the 225 pound bench press. Adams, projected to be a top 25 pick in the April draft, saw 39 offensive linemen do better in the bench press. Adams’ 19 was better than only 5 linemen lifting at the combine. Another former Buckeye, center Mike Brewster pushed up 29 reps, and Matt Kalil...
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February 25, 2012  |  Discuss

NFL Combine: Follow all the action

Michigan Man looking to break bench press record Michigan center David Molk will miss most of the combine drills as he recovers from a recent foot injury, but he's looking to blow teams away in one area. According to a Detroit Free Press report, Molk thinks that he can break the combine bench press record. Molk, who won the Rimington Award given annually to the best center...
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February 23, 2012  |  Discuss

2012 Look Ahead: The Offense

Last time, we took a peak at the 2012 schedule in the first of a brief series of mid-winter posts previewing the upcoming season. Today, we'll look at the offense for 2012, which might not look or feel that different from the offense from 2011...and why that might not be such a bad thing. More of this? Follow the break for some in-depth goodness. So you're interested...
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February 13, 2012  |  Discuss

Mike Martin Gets Into It with Ohio's Brewster, David Molk's Sugar Bowl Injury

Martin following the win against Ohio on Nov. 26, 2011. Senior Bowl practice is well underway, and Michigan defensive tackle Mike Martin is making news after his brief altercation with Ohio center Mike Brewster. [Brewster] got into a brief shoving match with Mike Martin (DT, Michigan) after Martin beat him on an inside move during position drills.  Brewster and Martin...
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January 26, 2012  |  Discuss

Sugar Bowl Thoughts

Dave Martin, AP We made a ton of mistakes in this game. We played very undisciplined on both sides of the ball, but mainly on offense. We looked hesitant at times, graceful at times, downright terrible at times. But when the clock read all zeros, Michigan stormed the field like 3rd graders on the last day of school. And it was sweet. Why so sweet? Because bowl games are...
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January 05, 2012  |  Discuss

Those Who Stay are Sugar Bowl Champions

It wasn’t exactly how Brady Hoke planned it, but Michigan’s 23-20 Sugar Bowl win over Virginia Tech was a fitting end to Team 132′s season. The squad that endured three of the worst years in Michigan history fought to the end on Tuesday night and came away with an ugly victory, fulfilling Bo Schembechler’s legendary statement that “those who stay will be champions.” ...
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January 04, 2012  |  Discuss

Virginia Tech Football: Sugar Bowl Preview

Hello, Friends! I don’t think we can top yesterday’s overtime games for excitement, but the Sugar Bowl should be very interesting to watch…even though neither team deserves to be in New Orleans.  I won’t get into that discussion here, but we have two quality teams, for sure, and that should produce an interesting match-up! VA TECH has a lot to prove.  After their beat-down...
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January 03, 2012  |  Discuss

Extra Points: Michigan Football – Sugar Bowl Edition

Michigan Football will tangle with Virginia Tech in the Sugar Bowl on Tuesday night. Click here for a Complete Game Preview. For the Extra Points read on… David Molk David Molk was awarded the Rimington Trophy (nation’s top center) and named a first-team All-American. One of my fondest memories of the 2011 season was in the closing moments of the Ohio State game. I had the privilege of...
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January 02, 2012  |  Discuss

Michigan's Molk, Martin push each other

Part of the credit for Michigan's David Molk winning the Rimington Trophy as the nation's top center should go to one of his teammates, defensive tackle Mike Martin. Moke and Martin have gotten stronger and better throughout their careers by competing against each other on the practice field and in the weight room. "Mike Martin is a guy who pushed me every single day...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
December 16, 2011  |  Discuss

Michigan Wolverines Lineman Achieves All-American, Center Honors

Michigan Wolverines fifth year Center David Molk (Lemont, Ill./Lemont Township HS, hey that’s close enough to SICA! Holla!) has been named recipient of the 2011 Rimington Trophy, announced during the ESPN College Football Award Show last night in Disney World. Molk becomes the second Michigan player to win the Rimington Trophy, named after former Nebraska center and two-time All...
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December 09, 2011  |  Discuss

David Molk Wins Rimington Award, First-Team All-American

David Molk prior to the Ohio game on Nov 26th. Via UM Media relations: U-M Center David Molk Named Rimington Trophy Recipient, First-Team Walter Camp All-American   ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- Fifth-year senior center David Molk (Lemont, Ill./Lemont Township HS) of the University of Michigan football team has been named the recipient of the 2011 Rimington Trophy...
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December 08, 2011  |  Discuss

Michigan Football: David Molk awarded Rimington Trophy, named 1st team All-American

David Molk Michigan Wolverines center David Molk was named the recipient of the 2o11 Rimington Trophy which is awarded annually to the nation’s top center. Molk was also named a Walter Camp Foundation First-Team All-American. ”I am truly humbled to be the Rimington Trophy recipient,” said Molk. “It’s such an honor considering all of the great centers around the country...
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December 08, 2011  |  Discuss

U-M's Molk named nation's best center

Michigan's David Molk was named winner of the Rimington Trophy on Thursday as the nation's best center. Molk is the second Wolverine to win the award, joining David Baas, who shared the honor in 2004. The trophy is named after former Nebraska center Dave Rimington, a two-time All-American. "I am truly humbled to be the Rimington Trophy recipient," Molk said....
Via Fox Sports Detroit
December 08, 2011  |  Discuss

Oh So Sweet: Michigan to Face Virginia Tech in Sugar Bowl

Imagine how you felt at this time three years ago, watching the bowl selection show and knowing Michigan was staying home for the first time in nearly four decades. Then move forward a year and think about watching bowl season without your beloved Maize and Blue for the second straight year. Now advance to this time a year ago, finally being bowl eligible, but limping into the Gator...
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December 05, 2011  |  Discuss

TWICF - This Week in College Football: 12/3/11

The Week That Was - This was a quiet week for upsets as all of the favorites won including:#1 LSU over #3 Arkansas which was close for the first quarter, than LSU woke up thanks to Tyrann Mathieu’s 92 yard punt return and the Tigers then proceeded to run over the Razorbacks 41 -17. Michigan ended its 7 year drought against the Buckeyes, 40 – 34. As I was cheering for the Wolverines...
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December 02, 2011  |  Discuss

Brady Hoke Named B1G Coach of the Year

File photo. Hoke speaking to ESPN field reporter Quint Kessenich following the 40-34 win over Ohio. Via UM press release: PARK RIDGE, Ill. -- The Big Ten Conference announced Wednesday (Nov. 30) that University of Michigan head football coach Brady Hoke was chosen as the Hayes-Schembechler Coach of the Year, as selected by conference coaches, and the Dave McClain Coach of...
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November 30, 2011  |  Discuss

Finally, Michigan Beats Ohio

The 108th installment of The Game was a whirlwind of emotions for both school's fans. I can easily say that I had a tough time keeping my heart rate down, especially down on the field in those last few minutes. But the way this team was able to persevere, and finally overcome the seven-year losing streak against the Buckeyes was truly one of the most emotional moments I'...
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November 28, 2011  |  Discuss
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