Michigan Football Names Two Captains For 2015-2016 Season

The Michigan Football team was scheduled to vote on captains on Thursday and after doing so, sent out a press release announcing that the captains would be Senior LB Joe Bolden and 5th Year Senior FB Joe Kerridge. It’s not clear if there will be additional captains for the coin toss each game, but Bolden and Kerridge will be the offensive and defensive captains for this season...
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Michigan Names LB Joe Bolden, FB Joe Kerridge Co-Captains For 2015 Season

Joe Bolden Michigan Michigan players voted for team captains today and selected senior linebacker Joe Bolden and fifth-year senior fullback Joe Kerridge for the honor. The news revealed a short time ago in a release from Michigan Athletics.  The team’s top tackler from 2014, Bolden heads into his fourth season needing 13 stops to eclipse 200 in his career. The Cincinnati, Ohio...
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Predicting Michigan 2015: The linebackers

(Kirthmon F. Dozier, Detroit Free Press) Michigan’s linebacker corps was rock solid last season, but with its fearless leader Jake Ryan graduating to the NFL, it’ll be critical for a largely unproven group to fill the void. As a unit, the Michigan linebackers were great in the run-stopping game last season, flocking to the ball, and for the most part, keeping running backs from...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Michigan Football position preview: Linebackers

New Michigan defensive coordinator, D.J. Durkin, likes to mix things up on a play-by-play basis, and nowhere is that more evident than with his linebackers. He’ll inherit an experienced, talented, and athletic group in 2015, lead by fifth year senior Desmond Morgan on the outside, while MIKE linebacker Joe Bolden figures to (in all likelihood) start in the middle next to fellow...
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Six Wolverines make Senior Bowl watch list

The Senior Bowl has tabbed six Michigan seniors as worthy of tracking during the 2015 season. The list includes a pair of graduate transfers in quarterback Jake Rudock (who came from Iowa) and cornerback Wayne Lyons (Stanford). Joining those new Wolverines are linebackers Joe Bolden and James Ross III, offensive lineman Graham Glasgow and defensive end Mario Ojemudia. The Big...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Highlights From Today’s Michigan Football Practice From BTN

Joe Bolden and Ben Gedeon in drills/Jabrill Peppers backpedaling:   Jake Rudock and Shane Morris go through throwing drills:   Freddy Canteen playing cornerback against Moe Ways:Brandon Watson makes one-handed interception:   The post Highlights From Today’s Michigan Football Practice From BTN appeared first on Diehardsport.
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Michigan State Football: Michigan players discuss their rivalry with MSU

  CHICAGO- Heading into the 2015 season, the in-state rivalry between Michigan and Michigan State may be at its peak in excitement. The Spartans are coming off back-to-back top-5 finishes, while the Wolverines have added former Michigan QB Jim Harbaugh as their new head coach in Ann Arbor. Pairing the Spartans recent national success with the success Harbaugh has had at his previous...
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Morning Cup of Joe: One month closer to Penn State vs. Temple

33 days and counting… We flipped the page on our wall calendars this weekend, that is if any of you still use a wall calendar. We have now moved from July to August to bring us one month closer to the start of Penn State’s football season. Your Nittany Lions will open the new season in Lincoln Financial Field against the Temple Owls, so you might want to pay mild attention to...
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24 days ago  |  Discuss

Michigan LB Joe Bolden has no regrets about tent spike

Michigan Wolverines linebacker Joe Bolden drew ire from Michigan State Spartans fans when he drove a tent spike into the field of Spartan Stadium before the team’s game against one another last year, but he has zero regrets about his actions. Speaking to reporters at Big Ten media days this week, Bolden explained just why he did what he did. “Simply motivation that backfired...
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25 days ago  |  Discuss

Go Behind-The-Scenes With Michigan Football At Media Day shared this neat video (link below) of Jehu Chesson, Joe Bolden, James Ross and Jim Harbaugh at Big Ten Media Day. Click here to watch the video The post Go Behind-The-Scenes With Michigan Football At Media Day appeared first on Diehardsport.
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Incoming transfer rated Michigan's top draft prospect

If anything clarifies the type of situation Jim Harbaugh is inheriting at Michigan, it could be an NFL draft preview for the school from  According to analyst Dane Brugler rates, one of the Wolverines' best prospects for the 2016 draft hasn't even played a down for the Maize and Blue yet. In fact, he was originally recruited by Harbaugh when the new Michigan coach...
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July 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Michigan SR linebacker makes Lott Trophy watch list

Joe Bolden is more than a quote-maker for the Michigan football team. He is also a fine linebacker who has been recognized by the The Pacific Club IMPACT Foundation as one of the finest young men in college football, leading to his nomination for the 2015 Lott IMPACT Trophy. According to the club, Lott Trophy nominees "are considered for their academic standing at their university...
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April 21, 2015  |  Discuss

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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April 16, 2015  |  Discuss

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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March 31, 2015  |  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
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