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Michigan Football: Drake Johnson injured in freak accident

Michigan halfback Drake Johnson was hospitalized earlier this week after being hit by a forklift at practice on Wednesday. Many of the details from the incident haven’t been made public yet, but he appears to be in stable condition. Johnson was fortunate to have avoided more serious injuries considering the circumstances. As Jim Harbaugh said, the injury “would’ve killed a...
Via isportsweb.com
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Predicting Michigan’s Post-Spring Depth Chart

Below you can find our projected Michigan football depth chart following spring practice. (RS) – we expect a redshirt year QB Wilton Speight, JR. John O’Korn, JR. Shane Morris, JR. Alex Malzone, FR. Brandon Peters (RS) RB DeVeon Smith, SR. Ty Isaac, RS Jr. Drake Johnson, SR. Karan Higdon, SO. Kareem Walker, FR. Kingston Davis, Fr. Chris Evans, FR. (RS)  FB Henry Poggi, SR...
Via Diehardsport
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Jim Harbaugh comments on Drake Johnson accident

Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh said to reporters today that running back Drake Johnson’s accident, in which the rising senior was run over by a forklift while exercising, was nearly fatal and “would have killed a lesser man,” according to Nick Baumgardner of MLive. Harbaugh on Drake Johnson: "He's doing well. I can tell you this: It would've killed a lesser man. He is blue-twisted...
Via Campus Sports Net
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Jim Harbaugh Says Drake Johnson’s Accident “Would’ve Killed A Lesser Man.”

Yesterday, Michigan running back Drake Johnson was involved in an accident with a forklift at the Wolverines’ indoor track building. Fortunately, Johnson wasn’t seriously hurt, but that doesn’t mean he couldn’t have been. On a call with media today, Jim Harbaugh told reporters that Johnson’s accident could’ve been much, much worse.  Harbaugh on Drake Johnson: “He’s...
Via College Spun
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Drake Johnson run over by forklift while working out

Michigan running back Drake Johnson can now add his name to the odd injuries annals. According to tweets from Wolverines beat reporter Derick Hutchinson, Johnson was run over by a forklift while stretching at Michigan’s indoor track building. Guy said Johnson was "stretching with headphones and the forklift had something on it that was blocking their vision." #Michigan — Derick...
Via Campus Sports Net
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Michigan RB Drake Johnson hospitalized after being hit by a forklift

Tweet It sounds like Michigan senior running back Drake Johnson is lucky today after apparently being involved in a freak accident involving a forklift. According to Angelique Chengelis of the Detroit News, Johnson was injured and sub sequentially hospitalized after being hit by a forklift while stretching at an indoor track building. It’s assumed this tweet by Johnson...
Via The Majors Ann Arbor
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Was Michigan RB Drake Johnson injured in a freak forklift accident?

There are bizarre injuries and then there's this: Michigan running back Drake Johnson might have been injured by a forklift during a workout Wednesday.According to reports from WDIV in Detroit, Johnson was stretching at Michigan's indoor track facility -- he is on the track team also -- when he was possibly struck by a forklift. Details of the incident and the severity of the injury...
Via Fox Sports
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Michigan Confirms Drake Johnson’s Freak Injury

News circulated that Drake Johnson was hit and injured by a forklift while stretching yesterday. According to a statement from Michigan, the senior tailback was indeed injured and has been referred to the Michigan Health System for evaluation. Statement from UM confirms Drake Johnson involved in an accident at indoor track bldg and was referred to UM health system for evaluation...
Via Diehardsport
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Michigan RB Drake Johnson Reportedly Injured By A Forklift At Team Facility Wednesday

Michigan senior running back Drake Johnson, the team’s second-leading rusher in 2015, was reportedly involved in a bit of a scary situation Wednesday afternoon. According to the school, Johnson was involved in an accident at the indoor track building and is currently being evaluated at the U-M Health System Thursday morning.  What was the accident, exactly? Nothing has been confirmed...
Via College Spun
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Ugly Injury Rumor Circulating About Drake Johnson

Senior RB Drake Johnson, who has tore his ACL twice already in his Michigan career, sounds to have suffered another unfortunate injury.  Via Reddit: Whispers on UM message boards that Johnson was not just hit, but run over by a forklift while laying down stretching today and is in the hospital undergoing tests for internal damage to his midsection. Sam Webb of Scout.com has confirmed...
Via Diehardsport
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Spring Game Recap

The Maize team (actually white) defeated the Blue team in the annual Spring Game Friday night at Michigan Stadium. It was a thrilling finish as the Blue team scored a touchdown to make it 14-13 with eight seconds remaining. Blue team head coach, and new defensive coordinator Don Brown decided to go for two, and the win. However, the Maize team was ready for the play. After...
Via Maize & Blue Nation
April 01, 2016  |  Discuss

Michigan Football: spring game allows offense to shine

Michigan’s loyal fans were treated to an exciting spring game that saw the Maize team defeat the Blue team 14-13 on a goal line stand for the final play. The most important part of the spring game was achieved for the Wolverines-a game without injuries (though Kenneth Sloss did leave briefly with an injury, he was able to later return to the game). Additionally, key themes of discipline...
Via isportsweb.com
April 01, 2016  |  Discuss

Spring Game Preview: Running Backs/Fullbacks

Amber Ainsworth/Michigan JournalMaize and Blue Nation Football Writer Erick Lehman will be writing multiple Spring Game previews, and releasing new position group previews each day leading into the game. The Spring Game is scheduled for Friday April 1, 2016 at 6:00 p.m. and will be held at Michigan Stadium. The previews are looking into the Spring Game and will not account for incoming...
Via Maize & Blue Nation
March 29, 2016  |  Discuss

New in Blue: 2017 RB A.J. Dillon

(Lawrence Academy photo) A.J. Dillon – RB | 6-1, 230 | Groton, Mass. (Lawrence Academy) ESPN: 3-star, NR Rivals: 4-star, #16 RB 247: 4-star, #18 RB Scout: 3-star, #41 RB 247 Composite: 4-star, #19 RB Other top offers: Notre Dame, Florida State, Wisconsin, Virginia Tech, Iowa, Nebraska, Mississippi State Michigan landed two commitments last week and wasted no time kicking...
Via MaizeAndGoBlue
March 28, 2016  |  Discuss

Tyrone Wheatley Names Front-Runner At RB Position

Michigan RB coach Tyrone Wheatley Jr., talking with media on Thursday, said the running back position is De’Veon Smith’s to lose. Wheatley says the RB job is De'Veon's to lose. Says he could average 20-25 carries a game — angelique (@chengelis) March 10, 2016 Smith finished the 2015 season with 753-yards on 180-carries and six touchdowns. Drake Johnson, Ty Isaac, Karan Higdon...
Via Diehardsport
March 10, 2016  |  Discuss

Michigan Football Spring Preview: Running Backs

Michigan Football has prominently featured a power run game, and that has never been truer than right now under Jim Harbaugh. The past few seasons have seen various Michigan running backs earn playing time and succeeding in the role; a few have even gone on to play roles in the NFL (Thomas Rawls, Fitz Toussaint). 2016 should be no different. Look for senior De’Veon Smith to lead...
Via isportsweb.com
February 24, 2016  |  Discuss

Michigan Depth Chart Prediction Pre-Spring Edition

Below you can find our projected Michigan football depth chart heading into spring practice. QB John O’Korn, JR. Zach Gentry, FR. Shane Morris, JR. Wilton Speight, JR. Alex Malzone, FR. Brandon Peters (RS) RB DeVeon Smith, SR. Drake Johnson, SR. Ty Isaac, RS Jr. Karan Higdon, SO. Kareem Walker, FR. Kingston Davis, Fr. Chris Evans, FR. (RS) FB Henry Poggi, SR. Wyatt Shallman...
Via Diehardsport
February 09, 2016  |  Discuss

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 MGoBlue.com: Track team assistant coach Steven Rajewsky told the school's website Johnson's high school exploits show he is good enough to compete...
Via Fox Sports
January 14, 2016  |  Discuss

Michigan Football recruiting: David Long nears decision

Michigan Football’s 2016 recruiting class currently ranks No. 2 nationally. The Wolverines could be adding another key recruit in the form of 4-star cornerback David Long (Los Angeles, California). He will be deciding soon between Michigan, the heavy favorite, and Washington. Long, who had previously been committed to Stanford, participated in the US Army All-American Bowl this...
Via isportsweb.com
January 14, 2016  |  Discuss

Outgoing: Ross Taylor-Douglas and Terry Richardson

Damien Dennis/The Pit: SEThe Michigan Wolverines will be without running back/defensive back Ross Taylor-Douglas, as well as defensive back Terry Richardson next season.The Taylor-Douglas departure was first reported by 247 Sports, and Scout.com. He will have two years of eligibility left according to Mark Snyder of the Detroit Free Press.Richardson will only have one year of eligibility...
Via Maize & Blue Nation
January 12, 2016  |  Discuss

Michigan 41 – Florida 7: Wolverines smoke Gators for 10th win

(MGoBlue.com) Prior to Friday’s Citrus Bowl, Michigan’s offense had surpassed 500 yards just once all season, in a 48-41 double-overitme win at Indiana. Prior to Friday’s Citrus Bowl, Florida’s defense, which ranked sixth nationally, allowing 295.4 yards per game, hadn’t surrendered 500 yards to anyone. On Friday, Michigan’s offense racked up 503 yards, scoring on...
Via MaizeAndGoBlue
January 04, 2016  |  Discuss

Michigan Football: Grading the win over Florida

After a great regular season finished with a whimper against Ohio State, Michigan football fans were eager to see how head coach Jim Harbaugh would have his team respond in their Buffalo Wild Wings Citrus Bowl match-up with SEC East division winner Florida. They had been decimated via the ground by Ohio State’s combination of J.T. Barrett and Ezekiel Elliott, and faced a task...
Via isportsweb.com
January 02, 2016  |  Discuss

An Extremely Early Look At The 2016 Michigan Wolverines

Erick Lehman/Maize and Blue Nation It’s never too early to look ahead to next year’s team. For Wolverine fans it is without a doubt never too early, especially after the team’s 41-7 shellacking of the Florida Gators next year. So here is a position breakdown of what next season’s team could look like. Obviously we are still a month away from National Signing Day, which...
Via Maize & Blue Nation
January 02, 2016  |  Discuss

Michigan Football: Grading the loss to Ohio State

After a season of improvement, it wasn’t supposed to end like this. The Michigan football team ended its regular season with their worst loss of the regular season to rival Ohio State, 42-13. It was just a bad game all around for the Wolverines, with not a lot of bright moments to talk about. It was a terrible way to end a great regular season, and with the bowl game still to go...
Via isportsweb.com
November 30, 2015  |  Discuss

The Game: Breakdown and Prediction

Ricky Lindsay/The Michigan Journal It’s here. The one everybody has been waiting for. The Game. On Saturday, Michigan will play host to Ohio State in the 112th meeting between the two, a game that still has a lot meaning. Not just because it’s the greatest rivalry in all of college sports, but because the winner of this game still has a chance to punch their ticket to Indy...
Via Maize & Blue Nation
November 27, 2015  |  Discuss
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