Harbaugh talks expectations, quarterbacks and... 'constitutional rights'?

What effect has Jim Harbaugh's arrival had on Michigan? Linebacker Joe Bolden might have put it best. "Surrounding the program things are very Hollywood-ified," Bolden said Thursday on the Big Ten coaches teleconference. The Cincinnati native admitted he had to make up a word and explained there is a difference between how things look from the outside and how they are inside Schembechler...
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Joe Bolden Responds To Jim Harbaugh Calling Him Out On Twitter

Joe Bolden is expected to be a leader for Michigan’s defense next season. The senior out of Cincinnati, Ohio had a funny exchange with coach Jim Harbaugh this afternoon.  Harbaugh, who recently has been sharing photos of practice everyday, tweeted out a couple images that included Bolden doing the ‘Michigan drill’. Day 3: Joe Bolden #35 is […] The post Joe Bolden Responds...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

Michigan Football spring preview: Linebackers

Michigan Football will begin spring practice on Feb. 24 and will play their annual spring game on April 4. With the new coaching staff in place, there is a lot of uncertainty about which players will see their roles increased or decreased in 2015. One thing we know for sure is that new defensive coordinator and linebackers coach DJ Durkin has a deep and talented group to work with...
February 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Michigan Football: Jim Harbaugh, facts, fiction and opinion

I don’t know if Jim Harbaugh is able to leap tall buildings in a single bound, but rumors about where he will coach in 2015 are coming in faster than a speeding bullet. Did you know Michigan reportedly offered him a $48 million contract? Did you know the Falcons, Raiders, Jets and Bears to name a few all want him as their head coach? Did you know he played quarterback at Michigan...
December 20, 2014  |  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

Wolverines fall to another Big Ten newcomer

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) If Michigan's dismal season ends without a bowl, the Wolverines can blame the Big Ten's two newest members. Maryland and Rutgers, whose presence in the league still baffles some traditionalists, both beat Michigan this year. The Terrapins went to Ann Arbor and beat the Wolverines 23-16 on Saturday, leaving Michigan still a win short of postseason eligibility...
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November 23, 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...
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November 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Hoke: No discipline for stake-planting linebacker

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) Michigan coach Brady Hoke says linebacker Joe Bolden, the player who planted the stake in the ground before the Michigan State game, would not be disciplined. Hoke said Bolden meant no disrespect to the Spartans and feels bad about how his attempt to fire up his teammates on Saturday turned into something his coach felt compelled to publicly apologize for Sunday...
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October 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Michigan coach Hoke apologizes for pregame stake plant at Michigan State

EAST LANSING, Mich. -- Michigan coach Brady Hoke has apologized to Michigan State for Wolverines players planting a tent stake in the field at Spartan Stadium before Saturday's game. No. 8 Michigan State beat Michigan 35-11, the Spartans sixth victory in the last seven games against the Wolverines. Before the game Michigan linebacker Joe Bolden drove a stake into the turf with his...
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October 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Brady Hoke apologizes for stake-planting incident at Saturday's Michigan-Michigan State game.

The "Michigan Stake" before being planted in Spartan Stadium Turf. Via Mike Wilson.Michigan linebacker Joe Bolden decided to plant a stake into the turf on the field before the start of the Michigan-Michigan State game. This was an unfortunate decision, considering that a) Michigan St. are nicknamed the Spartans, and b) Michigan St. has defeated Michigan in six of the past seven...
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October 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Hoke apologizes for Michigan's pregame stake plant

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) Michigan coach Brady Hoke has apologized to Michigan State for Wolverines players planting a tent stake in the field at Spartan Stadium before Saturday's game. No. 8 Michigan State beat Michigan 35-11, the Spartans sixth victory in the last seven games against the Wolverines. Before the game Michigan linebacker Joe Bolden drove a stake into the turf with...
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October 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Michigan State 35, Michigan 11

The combined UM and MSU bands after the game joining up to show their support for Chad Carr. Literally the only thing that happened yesterday worth showing here. (Via @BTNBrentYarina)Michigan came into East Lansing as a 17-point underdog and left with a 24-point loss in yet another embarrassing blow for a program already on the ropes. If yesterday was truly Hoke's last chance at...
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October 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Here’s Video Of Michigan’s Joe Bolden Planting The “Stake” Into MSU’s Field, Wolverines Players Taunting Spartans

First, we heard about it via Mark Dantonio’s press conference. Then, we saw a few photos of it. Now, we’ve finally got video. Big Ten Network has released footage of Michigan junior linebacker Joe Bolden driving a stake into Michigan State’s field before their big rivalry game yesterday. As you can see, the Wolverines also start taunting the Spartans afterwards. Deadspin put...
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October 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Here’s A Photo Of The “Stake” That A Michigan Player Planted Into Michigan State’s Field

Saturday night, Michigan State head coach Mark Dantonio and starting quarterback Connor Cook, speaking at the team’s post-game press conference, both mentioned a “stake” that a Michigan player had “planted” into the Spartans’ field just before the contest kicked off. It took a few hours, but we’ve finally got some photos of the tool in question.  Here’s a photo of...
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October 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Biggest Takes from Miami (NTM)

Darrell Funk is turning around this offensive line unit.Biggest Encouragement: The DefenseWhen not put into less than desirable positions from offensive or special teams turnovers, the defense played as good as you'd expect against a team like Miami. The Redhawks finished with only 8 first downs, 33 yards rushing and 198 total yards of offense. All 10 points came off of turnovers...
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September 14, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 Michigan Football Preview: Linebackers

Previously: Offense: Offensive Line, Running Backs                    Defense: Defensive LineThe 2014 Michigan Football preview rolls on as we take a look at maybe Michigan's strongest position group.This could be as good of a year as Michigan has seen at the linebacker position in quite some time. The loss of Cam Gordon should have minimal impact as lots of veterans and...
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June 26, 2014  |  Discuss
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