M&GB season preview roundtable 2015

(Getty Images) The last Friday before the first game week is traditionally when we put forth our season previews in roundtable form. That day has come and it’s time to put our predictions in ink. We won’t fully revisit last season’s predictions because, well, why would anyone want to? But our record predictions ranged from 8-4 to 10-2 and we all know how that went. Here’s...
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13 hours ago  |  Discuss

First-Hand Impressions From Michigan's Student-Only Open Practice

This article was written by and sent to us from Derek Heitman (@DEREKH2), a UM student who attended last night's open practice. The image is also courtesy of Derek as well. You may know him from his on-air work with the Student BTNU program. I just want to thank him a ton for taking the time to send us his thoughts and impressions from what he saw last night. Enjoy!The University...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Michigan Football ranked in the top-25 most arrested list, MSU outside top-25.

The University of Michigan claims to be the leaders and best, especially with their football program. Well this list isn’t one you want to be tied for second the Big Ten Conference on or ranked in the top-25 nationally. Top 25 college football teams for most player arrests in the last 5 years: pic.twitter.com/lS5y2CMFcK — Mike Rosenberg (@RosenbergMerc) August 18, 2015 As...
Via The Majors Detroit
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Michigan football position preview: Wide receivers/tight ends

The Michigan football program is undergoing a change in identity with the hiring of new head football coach Jim Harbaugh, and that means big changes on offense. With new passing game coordinator Jedd Fisch in the mix, the Wolverines will need better production out of their pass catchers to improve a lackluster offense from a year ago. What We Know Coach Jim Harbaugh has a history...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Michigan Football: Media day observations

Harbaugh presser On tryouts for fifth year seniors: “Well its, you know, fifth year is, its mutual, you know, when it comes to a fifth year, if you have a fifth year of eligibility, and then it becomes, do you want to come back to the University of Michigan for a fifth year? And does the football team mutually want you to come back for a fifth year? Now all the, all the fifth...
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22 days ago  |  Discuss

Predicting Michigan 2015: The tight ends

Among its many other offensive deficiencies last season, Michigan’s offense lacked a consistent tight end threat in the passing game. Devin Funchess’ move to wide receiver left the tight end corps scrambling for a playmaker, and only one tight end finished the season with more than 100 receiving yards. Enter, Jim Harbaugh. In his takeover of Ann Arbor, the new Michigan head...
Via MaizeAndGoBlue
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Bloguin Top 50: No. 32 — Michigan

Michigan Wolverines 2014 Record: 5-7, (3-5 Big Ten) 1 Burning Question – Just what will the immediate impact of Jim Harbaugh be on the field? Improvement is a funny thing, and your metrics might not be the same as someone else’s. Most times when you coach, you measure it as “we want to be better in some way every day,” and that’s where success is. In the end, “wins...
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July 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Bloguin Top 50: No. 32 — Michigan

Michigan Wolverines 2014 Record: 5-7, (3-5 Big Ten) 1 Burning Question – Just what will the immediate impact of Jim Harbaugh be on the field? Improvement is a funny thing, and your metrics might not be the same as someone else’s. Most times when you coach, you measure it as “we want to be better in some way every day,” and that’s where success is. In the end, “wins...
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July 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Shane Morris’ Instagram Post For Jake Butt On His Birthday

Shane Morris’ Instagram: “Happy birthday to my brotha @bigjakeyb88… Still remember when you called me right after you committed when we were in high school. You said “I’m coming to Michigan, now let’s get some rings!” The attitude is still the same! Let’s have a big year and get some rings!” Happy birthday to my brotha @bigjakeyb88… Still remember when...
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July 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Michigan TE Jake Butt makes feeble attempt to duplicate Odell Beckham, Jr. highlight tape

Instagram Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham, Jr. released this rather impressive (see also disgusting) display of his ball skills on Instagram earlier in the week.  Sure, he used gloves which have more tack than most velcro, but it’s still sick. On Wednesday, Michigan tight end Jake Butt tried to show that he can do the same.  And while I won’t knock JB for being a decent...
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July 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Michigan TE joins crazy catch race with Mitchell and OBJ

On Tuesday, we brought a story of New York Giant wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr and UGA wide receiver Malcolm Mitchell showing off their ridiculous catching skills. One Michigan player didn’t want to feel left, so on Wednesday, he posted a video of himself answering the challenge that the two laid out. College Spun shared a video of Jake Butt making some pretty impressive flat...
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July 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Michigan TE Jake Butt Copies Catch Video Made By Odell Beckham Jr

Michigan Wolverines tight end Jake Butt was so motivated he made a video duplicating the one Odell Beckham Jr made.
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July 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Video: Michigan TE Jake Butt Does His Best Odell Beckham Jr. Impression With Cool Catch Video

Michigan tight end Jake Butt is getting in on the Odell Beckham Jr. impression game.  The New York Giants’ wide receiver posted a video of himself making some crazy catches while lying down earlier this week. Butt has attempted to replicate the video.  It’s pretty impressive.  A little work from today.. pic.twitter.com/jOmzgujgmg — jake butt (@JBooty_88) July 9, 2015 Not bad, Jake.
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July 08, 2015  |  Discuss

OK Fine...Michigan's All-Adidas Era Team

I debated whether or not to do this because frankly, why make an "All-Adidas Era" team when Michigan's relationship with the tri-stripped apparel company just happened to coincide with one of the worst stretches of time in Michigan football history – why subject any of us to that?But the answer is simple. As Michigan and Adidas begin their year-long divorce procedure, I think it...
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July 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Michigan Football: Michigan TE Jake Butt: “We All Know Ohio High School Football Is Better (Than Michigan)”

A Michigan football player has admitted football is better in the state of Ohio than it is in Michigan. High school football, anyway.  Jake Butt, a junior tight end for the Wolverines – and an Ohio native – got into a little high school football debate with some of his teammates on Twitter, during which he admitted Ohio HS football is better than Michigan HS football.  @ShaneMorris_7...
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June 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Michigan Football 2015 recruiting recap: Skill positions

In this five-part breakdown (Secondary, Front seven, O-Line, Skill positions, Quarterback), we’ll dive into the short n’ sweetness that was Michigan’s 2015 recruiting class and try to examine (guess) how each player may fit into the grand scheme down the road. Brian Cole: WR/ATH, Saginaw, MI. 6’2, 195-210 lbs. 247 composite: Four star (96) Brian Cole 247: Four star ...
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June 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Michigan Wolverines Football Preview: Potential Offensive Starters

With a new coaching staff in place, especially one as highly thought of as Jim Harbaugh and Tim Drevno are you can bet things are going to shake up. Having many new faces and plenty of roster turnover can also make for an uncertain first year. Either that, or…it can make for the foundation for future success. One thing we know about Harbaugh is that he isn’t afraid to look at...
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May 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Chase Winovich Officially Switches From LB To TE

We reported back in early March that Michigan’s Chase Winovich appeared to have switched positions from linebacker to tight end. According to UM’s official football roster, Winovich’s move has become official. Michigan should have plenty of talent at TE with the former four-star recruit now at the position along with Jake Butt, Ian Bunting, A.J. Williams and Khalid […...
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March 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Fridays Future Huddle Looks at the 2016 Tight Ends

Each week leading up to the Spring Game, I’ll take a look at each position Michigan will be recruiting and which recruit could possibly fill the needed spots. This week, I’ll be looking at a position Jim Harbaugh has a niche in developing- Tight End Gregory Shamus/Getty Images Who is Michigan Targeting at Tight End in 2016? Heading into the 2015 season, Michigan only has five...
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March 13, 2015  |  Discuss

New in Blue: 2015 tight end/defensive end Tyrone Wheatley Jr.

(Scout.com) Tyrone Wheatley Jr. – TE/DE | 6-6, 260| Manlius, N.Y. – Canisius ESPN: 4-star, #12 TE Rivals: 4-star, #13 TE 247: 4-star, #13 TE Scout: 4-star, #25 DE Other top offers: Alabama, USC, UCLA, Oregon, Auburn, Florida, Florida State, Miami, Nebraska The new Michigan coaching staff is keeping it in the family with a commitment from legacy recruit Tyrone Wheatley Jr on...
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February 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Jake Butt Has Arthroscopic Procedure, Will Be Back By Spring

Michigan TE Jake Butt, who tore his ACL last season, will have an ‘arthroscopic procedure’ on Tuesday. Butt’s expected back by spring First reported by @BenSMeyers, a U-M official confirms to me that Jake Butt had an "arthroscopic procedure" on Tues. Will be back by spring. — Joshua S. Henschke (@JoshuaHenschke) January 29, 2015 Butt, […] The post Jake Butt Has Arthroscopic...
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January 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Fridays Future Huddle Is Looking for a Commitment

Once again, the Michigan coaching staff has hit the recruiting trail in full force this week, visiting with several recruits and handing out scholarships. Which 2015 and 2016 recruits landed an offer? Which recruits will be in Ann Arbor this weekend for official visits? Could Michigan be taking a second Quarterback in 2015? Find out in this Fridays version of “The Future Huddle...
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January 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Michigan fires coach Brady Hoke

            Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports University of Michigan interim director of athletics Jim Hackett announced Tuesday that Brady Hoke will not be returning as football coach next season. “I met with Coach Hoke today and informed him of my decision to make a change in the leadership of our football program,” said Hackett...
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December 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Michigan TE Jake Butt Tweets That He Is Thankful For Brady Hoke And His Staff

Multiple people have reported that Michigan has decided to fire head coach Brady Hoke. While the university hasn’t made an official announcement yet, Wolverines tight end Jake Butt already took to Twitter and said that he’s thankful for his now-former coach and his staff. Love coach hoke and the rest of this staff. Wouldn’t be half the player or man without them and for that...
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December 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Was Hoke's 4th season his last at Michigan?

ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- If Brady Hoke's tenure at Michigan ends with Saturday's loss at Ohio State, it was a somewhat fitting conclusion. Hired to help restore the program's luster -- and its competitiveness against its biggest rival -- Hoke has fallen short through four seasons. Michigan kept it close for most of the game Saturday before losing 42-28. The Wolverines finished 5-7 and...
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December 01, 2014  |  Discuss
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