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Tracking Dolphins UDFA signings

The 2013 NFL draft is in the books meaning the Miami Dolphins and the rest of the 31 teams can sign any player that did not hear their name called throughout the 254 picks. Players can agree to sign with a team but keep in mind that none of these contracts are official until the ink dries. Several players will be given an invite to camp only and not an actual contract. Below...
Via Phins Phocus
April 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Brady Hoke stars in Ad encouraging Michigan fans to vote for Denard Robinson for NCAA 14 Cover

Michigan Head Coach Brady Hoke, Wide Receivers coach Jeff Hecklinski, and former safety Jordan Kovacs all starred in this commercial that aired during the Michigan-Michigan State game on the scoreboard.  They did a good job making fun of Hoke’s lack of knowledge of social media and his interests, while still getting the point across.  Denard Robinson is one of the two finalists...
Via Diehardsport
March 04, 2013  |  Discuss

2013 Look Ahead: The Defense

DT Ondre Pipkins could be set for a big year in 2013. Previously, we looked at the offense. We also looked at the schedule. Now it's the defense's turn. Michigan loses 5 official starters on defense...Will Campbell, Craig Roh, Jordan Kovacs, JT Floyd and Kenny Demens. On paper, this seems like a lot. But if you look at what's coming up, your fears will be eased...
Via Maize & Blue Nation
February 15, 2013  |  Discuss

5 Michigan Football Players the Gamecocks Must Respect

South Carolina football will take on Michigan in the Outback Bowl on New Years Day. Kick off is scheduled for 1pm and the game will be televised on ESPN. Both teams want this win for their programs as getting that bowl win helps the mood of the program in the off-season but also gives a boost to recruiting. For USC, they must treat their trip to Tampa as a business trip and...
Via Leftover Hot Dog
December 29, 2012  |  Discuss

Presser Video: Kovacs not reflecting just yet

Michigan senior captain Jordan Kovacs has one game left wearing the winged helmet but he's not spending his time looking back on an exciting career. Kovacs talks about the development of Dennis Norfleet at corner and more.
Via michigan.scout.com
December 18, 2012  |  Discuss

Michigan to Wear Special Unis/Helmets for the Outback Bowl

Here they are. Can't say I love the unis. Actually not at all. Maize numbers are an interesting choice. Looks to me like the maize's don't all match up. I've been waiting for the day when Michigan would attempt a matte helmet. It's not bad. At least the maize isn't chromey like MSU's green or OSU's red when they played us. #sigh...
Via Maize & Blue Nation
December 18, 2012  |  Discuss

Penn State QB McGloin wins Burlsworth Award

Penn State quarterback Matt McGloin has won the Burlsworth Award, given to the top college football player who began his career as a walk-on. McGloin helped the Nittany Lions to an 8-4 record this season, setting school records for yards passing (3,266) and touchdowns (24) in a season. The senior also holds the school mark for career passing touchdowns (46). The West Scranton ...
Via AP on Fox
December 03, 2012  |  Discuss

College Football Week 13

                                          He most certainly does... It appears the day most of you (especially Drew and Seal) have been waiting for is upon us.  I may actually be dying.  Some outside force has shredded my insides and is teeing off on my immune system like I'm Andrew Beckett.  ELITE movie reference.  Just know that...
Via The Money Shot
November 27, 2012  |  Discuss

Michigan vs Ohio State game preview

As Thanksgiving has come and gone, we find ourselves at the game that signals season’s end, the annual showdown with Ohio State looming and yet another regular season ready to be etched into the record books. For some, like Denard Robinson and Jordan Kovacs, it means one final chance to perform against a bitter rival. For others such as Devin Gardner, it’s a chance to break out...
Via MaizeAndGoBlue
November 23, 2012  |  Discuss

Friend vs Foe: Ohio State edition

For this week’s edition of Friend vs. Foe, we are proud to welcome Jason Priestas from the best damn Ohio State blog in the land, Eleven Warriors.  He will provide his perspective on how or why Ohio State can beat Michigan on Saturday. Remember, this is not an actual game prediction. It is an attempt to describe how or why each team can win from each side of the matchup. The case...
Via MaizeAndGoBlue
November 22, 2012  |  Discuss

Former walk-on Kovacs living his dream at Michigan

(Eds: APNewsNow. Will be updated. With AP Photos.) By LARRY LAGE AP Sports Writer Michigan senior safety Jordan Kovacs says he's living his dream. Kovacs will start the 45th game of his storybook career Saturday when the 20th-ranked Wolverines travel to his home state to play No. 4 Ohio State. He grew up in Curtice, Ohio, about 15 miles southeast of the Michigan state line...
Via AP on Fox
November 20, 2012  |  Discuss

Michigan Wolverines football to be featured on 60 Minutes

The University of Michigan football program will be featured in a 13-minute segment aired on CBS’ 60 Minutes this Sunday, Nov. 18, at approximately 7:30 p.m. EST, following the networks NFL doubleheader. The feature hosted by Armen Keteyian looks at the business of college football. Athletic Director Dave Brandon, head football coach Brady Hoke, quarterback Denard Robinson and...
Via The Sports Bank
November 16, 2012  |  Discuss

The Michigan Medley salutes the seniors of Team 133

They arrived in Ann Arbor four or five years ago, to a program in a state of flux that no incoming class had seen in nearly 40 years. Unlike last year’s graduating class, none came to Michigan under the old regime of Lloyd Carr prior to his retirement. The 18 players that will play their last game in Michigan Stadium on Saturday came to Michigan full of promise with a new coach...
Via MaizeAndGoBlue
November 15, 2012  |  Discuss

Kovacs reviews the season, looks ahead (video

Michigan senior safety Jordan Kovacs talks to the media about the adversity of the season, the team getting better, how he has become a dependable player coming up as a walk-on and now a four-year starter, playing with the new coaching staff, the progress of Big Will, his favorite memories as a Wolverine, and more.***Video Interview Included***
Via michigan.scout.com
November 14, 2012  |  Discuss

Presser Video: Jordan Kovacs

Michigan senior captain Jordan Kovacs discusses the lofty expectations of defensive coordinator Greg Mattison, the reason his tackles are down over past seasons, and how the defense can improve with three games left in the regular season.
Via michigan.scout.com
November 07, 2012  |  Discuss

Defensive Growth Continued vs. Minnesota

Jordan Kovacs, Jake Ryan, and J.T. Floyd reflect upon the latest impressive defensive showing in Michigan’s 35-13 victory over Minnesota. **With Video**
Via michigan.scout.com
November 04, 2012  |  Discuss

Kovacs talks the D vs MSU, Nebraska (video)

Michigan senior safety Jordan Kovacs talks the media as the Wolverines prepare for Nebraska this Saturday. The defensive captain discusses the secondary play versus Michigan State, the secondary focus on not giving up big plays, preparing for QB Taylor Martinez and the rest of the Nebraska offensive skill players, digesting pre snap plays, and more.***
Via michigan.scout.com
October 24, 2012  |  Discuss

No. 20 Michigan leaning on its improving defense

(Eds: APNewsNow. Will be updated. With AP Photos.) By LARRY LAGE AP Sports Writer Michigan has given up just 23 points in three Big Ten matchups and fewer than 10 points a game since opening the season with shaky performances against Alabama and Air Force. Safety Jordan Kovacs says the defense is feeling more confident each week, but doesn't want to get too comfortable and complacent...
Via AP on Fox
October 22, 2012  |  Discuss

My 5 Takes From Michigan State

A celebration, 5 years in the making. As the clock struck all zeros after Michigan State's failed attempt at a lateral-a-thon on the final play, 4 seasons of in-state misery melted away in a jubilant celebration for the Michigan football team. It was chaos on the field after the game. But as always, the team ended up in the northwest corner of the field, to celebrate with...
Via Maize & Blue Nation
October 22, 2012  |  Discuss

He’s Back! The Michigan Governor’s Paul Bunyan Trophy In Perspective

Michigan Wolverines celebrate with the Paul Bunyan trophy for the first time in 5 years after their 12-10 victory over the Spartans on Saturday (Image/MGoBlue.com)As I polish the Governor of Michigan’s Paul Bunyan trophy, I realize two things: 1) This is an ugly trophy, and 2) Saturday’s win was just as ugly on many levels.As I predicted last week, the Spartans brought everything...
Via Hokeamaniac.com
October 22, 2012  |  Discuss

2001 game still sore spot for Wolverines

ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- When Brady Hoke and Jordan Kovacs think about the Michigan-Michigan State rivalry, the same game comes to mind. It isn't the one you would think -- last year's 28-14 loss in East Lansing, when Hoke was a first-year head coach of the Wolverines and Kovacs was his star defensive back. They flash back to 2001, when Hoke was a defensive assistant coach and...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
October 15, 2012  |  Discuss

2001 game still sore spot for Wolverines

ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- When Brady Hoke and Jordan Kovacs think about the Michigan-Michigan State rivalry, the same game comes to mind. It isn't the one you would think -- last year's 28-14 loss in East Lansing, when Hoke was a first-year head coach of the Wolverines and Kovacs was his star defensive back. They flash back to 2001, when Hoke was a defensive assistant coach and...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
October 15, 2012  |  Discuss

Extra Points: Michigan Football vs Illinois preview

Gerald FordMichigan Football will host Illinois on Saturday afternoon. Kick off is scheduled for 3:35 and the game will be televised on ABC/ESPN. For the game preview click here: Michigan Football Game Preview vs Illinois for the Extra Points read on.Michigan will honor Gerald Ford on Saturday. The 38th President of the United States, Ford was also a standout on the gridiron for...
Via isportsweb.com
October 12, 2012  |  Discuss

Pur”don’t”: A Gravy Train With Biscuit Wheels

Michigan quarterback Denard Robinson breaks off a long run in the first half against Purdue. (Image courtesy of MGoBlue.com) After the very disturbing, not to mention embarrassing and demoralizing performance at Notre Dame the Wolverine Nation was on suicide alert for this season.  The questions were abounding. Could Denard come back?  Could the team bounce back from the demoralizing...
Via Hokeamaniac.com
October 08, 2012  |  Discuss

Michigan defense is back to basics

Michigan defensive players Desmond Morgan, Jordan Kovacs and Kenny Demens talk about the defensive focus on pursuit drills and playing as a cohesive unit against the Boilermakers Saturday.
Via michigan.scout.com
October 04, 2012  |  Discuss
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