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Predicting Michigan 2015: The running backs

It seems long ago that five-star recruit Derrick Green’s commitment to the University of Michigan sent former head coach Brady Hoke into tears of joy. Ever since that day (Jan. 26, 2013), Michigan’s offense has left fans crying for another reason. Though much of the blame for the team’s poor rushing performance over the past few years belongs to the offensive line, a few...
Via MaizeAndGoBlue
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Michigan’s RB recruiting shows little faith in current group’s future

Recruiting is the lifeblood of a program, and one of the oldest clichés in college sports. It’s also really true — even if you’re at the top of the recruiting food chain, identifying and getting the right talent to your program makes all the difference. Over the past two coaching tenures at Michigan the Wolverines haven’t wanted for top named or top ranked talent on the...
Via Talking 10
June 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Drake Johnson Jokingly Tweets He’s Quitting Michigan Football For Quidditch Team

Michigan senior RB Drake Johnson, who’s currently recovering from an ACL injury suffered in last year’s Ohio State game, apparently thought today was April Fools. After careful consideration, I've decided to stop playing football in favor of trying out for the university of Michigan quidditch team. Lol — D.R.A.K.E. (@DRAKEington) April 13, 2015 Low key trying […] The post...
Via Diehardsport
April 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Jim Harbaugh Gives Funny Birthday Shoutout To RB Drake Johnson

Michigan running back, Drake Johnson, turned 21-year-old on Sunday.  The redshirt junior, who 15% of fans think should be the starting back next year, got a birthday shoutout from head man Jim Harbaugh on Twitter. Happy 21st B-Day Drake Johnson! We're Ann Arbor natives, Pioneer High School & Wolverines! Only difference Drake's got 6 State Track […] The post Jim Harbaugh Gives...
Via Diehardsport
March 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Fridays Future Huddle Looks at the 2016 Running Backs

Each week leading up to the Spring Game, I’ll take a look at each position Michigan will be recruiting and which recruits could possibly fill the needed spots. This week, I’ll be taking a look at a position Michigan has good depth at heading into the 2015 season; Running Back. Photo courtesy: Karsen Welch King Who is Michigan Targeting at Running Back in 2016? Heading into...
Via Maize & Blue Nation
February 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Recruiting profile: 2015 RB signee Karan Higdon

Previously: 2015 TE Chris Clark, 2015 CB Iman Marshall, 2015 QB Zach Gentry Karan Higdon – RB | 5-10, 190 | Sarasota, Fla. – Riverview ESPN: 3-star, #70 RB Rivals: 3-star, #45 RB 247: 4-star, #29 RB Scout: 3-star, #84 RB Other top offers: Iowa, Arizona, Tennessee, Arkansas, Syracuse, South Florida, Kentucky, Nevada One of the first commits flipped to Michigan on National...
Via MaizeAndGoBlue
February 06, 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...
Via isportsweb.com
November 29, 2014  |  Discuss

GIF: Michigan Runs Halfback Toss Pass Back To Quarterback Devin Gardner To Set Up Touchdown

No matter how much of an underdog that Michigan is, the Wolverines always come to play against Ohio State. Brady Hoke and his staff dipped into its bag of tricks midway through the third quarter to set up a game-tying touchdown. On first and ten from the Ohio State 22, Devin Gardner tossed the ball out to running back Drake Johnson, and quietly snuck out into the flat, where Johnson...
Via College Spun
November 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Michigan 10 Northwestern 9

In what will eternally be remembered as the #M00N game (see image above), Michigan and Northwestern's comedy of errors (or tragedy?) ended, mercifully, when Pat Fitzgerald decided to go for two...unsuccessfully...after scoring the game tying touchdown with 3 seconds left .As per usual, Devin Gardner struggled...only adding to the frustration that has been mounting for weeks with...
Via Maize & Blue Nation
November 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Michigan can't afford letdown against Northwestern

EVANSTON, Ill. -- Their bowl hopes hanging by a thread and their seasons slipping away, Michigan and Northwestern have little room left for error. That margin is just about gone. The Wolverines and the Wildcats simply can't afford a letdown when they meet Saturday if they want to make something of their seasons. Michigan got at least a little bit of a reprieve with 34-10 win over...
Via AP on Fox
November 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Michigan, Northwestern trying to hang on

EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) Their bowl hopes hanging by a thread and their seasons slipping away, Michigan and Northwestern have little room left for error. That margin is just about gone. The Wolverines and the Wildcats simply can't afford a letdown when they meet Saturday if they want to make something of their seasons. Michigan got at least a little bit of a reprieve with 34-10 win over...
Via AP on Fox
November 07, 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...
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November 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Michigan Football vs Northwestern: Game preview

This Saturday, the Michigan Wolverines (4-5) will travel to Evanston, Illinois to take on the Northwestern Wildcats (3-5). The last meeting of these two teams ended in a triple overtime Michigan victory. It was Michigan’s only win in the month of November last year. The Wolverines sent the game into overtime with a last second field goal and they held on to secure the win 27-19...
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November 06, 2014  |  Discuss

With 3 games left, Wolverines still hope for bowl

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) With so much talk about what will happen at the end of this ugly season for Michigan football, it's easy to overlook that there's a month to go in the regular season. The players - especially the seniors - don't have that luxury. ''They're playing for each other. They really have done a nice job of going to work,'' coach Brady Hoke said. ''They're no different...
Via AP on Fox
November 02, 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...
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November 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Michigan 34 Indiana 10

In a time when the entire football program is in flux, these Michigan Wolverines were able to put all the off-the-field distractions aside for one afternoon and take care of business against an overmatched Indiana squad.Like every Michigan game this season, there were ugly moments. But from the very start of the game when Indiana punted on their first possession and fumbled the ball...
Via Maize & Blue Nation
November 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Big Ten Football Roundup: Week 10

(We know you can go anywhere to find your typical game recap, so we’re changing things up a bit here at talking10. Each week we will give you a look at the best, the worst and of course the most viral moments of  Big Ten football. So let’s take a look at the biggest talking points coming out of each weekend.) Biggest Winner: Maryland Terrapins There was a lot of bluster and...
Via Talking 10
November 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Instant Analysis: Michigan Football defeats Indiana

In the first game since the resignation of athletic director Dave Brandon, the mood around the Michigan Wolverines seemed to be that there wasn’t much left to lose and Michigan played like it, beating the Indiana Hoosiers, 34-10. It was a windy day in Ann Arbor but the breeze made for some very picturesque flag waving during the national anthem. The Wolverine offense seemed much...
Via isportsweb.com
November 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Michigan stifles Indiana, 34-10

ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- Devin Gardner threw for two touchdowns and Drake Johnson ran for two, helping Michigan to a 34-10 victory over Indiana on Saturday in the aftermath of athletic director Dave Brandon's resignation. The Wolverines (4-5, 2-3 Big Ten) beat Indiana for the 19th straight time and have won 34 of the last 35 games in the series. This homecoming win came a day after Brandon...
Via AP on Fox
November 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Michigan handles Indiana again, 34-10

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) Devin Gardner threw for two touchdowns and Drake Johnson ran for two, helping Michigan to a 34-10 victory over Indiana on Saturday in the aftermath of athletic director Dave Brandon's resignation. The Wolverines (4-5, 2-3 Big Ten) beat Indiana for the 19th straight time and have won 34 of the last 35 games in the series. This homecoming win came a day after...
Via AP on Fox
November 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Is the Offense That Bad, Or is the Defense That Good?

Saturday night at the Big House was an interesting night. Kind of like a spring game, only much better from a fan perspective...we got another chance to see Michigan vs. Michigan, which always leaves fans with more questions than answers.But the first thing to remember for all of the knee-jerk reacting Michigan fans out there...this was a scrimmage. Not a game. We saw only what the...
Via Maize & Blue Nation
August 18, 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...
Via isportsweb.com
August 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Michigan going back to playing smash-mouth football

ANN ARBOR -- After all these years, Michigan is going to play smash-mouth football again.  Brady Hoke and new offensive coordinator Doug Nussmeier were both clear about that at Michigan's Media Day at Schembechler Hall.  "I want to be a football team that can run the ball," Hoke said. "You always want your team's execution level to be high, no matter you play, but we want to get...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
August 10, 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's, I...
Via Maize & Blue Nation
February 13, 2014  |  Discuss
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