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2014 Michigan Football Preview: The Defensive Line

Previously: Offensive LineI don't think I'm alone when I say that Michigan has a pretty good shot at having one of the better defenses in the country this year. Hoke and Mattison, and others, have assembled a bunch of talented guys to play on that side of the ball. For years the youth argument has been made to justify Michigan's struggles, but mainly…defense was just...
Via Maize & Blue Nation
June 16, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 Look Ahead: The Defense

Previously: The ScheduleThe snow is still falling and hoops and hockey are on the minds of most Michigan fans these days, but as we all know...it's never too early to start thinking football. After all, spring practice starts in just a couple of weeks.The 2013 season was an up and down year for the Michigan defense. They finished the season ranked 41st in the nation overall...
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February 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Outgoing: Rawls, Ash and Furman

Thomas Rawls, CMU pregameThere's been transfer rumors swirling in the wind since the end of the regular season, and it seems now it's finally starting to happen.Thomas RawlsEric Woodyard from MLive reported that Rawls will transfer to Central Michigan. With the tailback picture becoming more clear for 2014 with Green, Smith, Hayes and Johnson all in the mix, Rawls would&...
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January 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Michigan grants transfer releases for Josh Furman, Richard Ash and Thomas Rawls

Michigan's first bout with attrition heading into 2014 has officially arrived. A team spokesman confirmed Saturday that Michigan has granted transfer releases for running back Thomas Rawls, safety Josh Furman and defensive tackle Richard Ash. Ash and Furman would have both been fifth-year seniors next season, while Rawls would have been a fourth-year senior. Rawls, a 5-foot...
Via Pro Sports Daily
January 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Michigan grants release for 3 football players

Michigan running back Thomas Rawls is one of three players who have been granted a release by the school. Rawls along with safety Josh Furman and defensive tackle Richard Ash can now transfer. Rawls had a career-low three carries for 12 yards and a touchdown last season as a junior. He ran the ball 57 times for 242 yards and four TDs the previous season. Furman started three games...
Via AP on Fox
January 25, 2014  |  Discuss

RB Rawls among three released by Michigan

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) -- Michigan running back Thomas Rawls is one of three players who have been granted a release by the school. Rawls along with safety Josh Furman and defensive tackle Richard Ash can now transfer. Rawls had a career-low three carries for 12 yards and a touchdown last season as a junior. He ran the ball 57 times for 242 yards and four TDs the previous season....
Via Fox Sports Detroit
January 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Spring Practice Rumor Mill - The Defense

Via the 2012 spring game gallery. With the offensive rumors out of the way, it's on to the meat of Michigan football program: The defense. The cornerstone of Michigan's recruiting effort since Brady Hoke was hired has been to amass as much top-tier defensive talent as possible. Before Hoke was hired, Dave Brandon said he wanted to find a defensive minded coach. Hoke...
Via Maize & Blue Nation
April 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Michigan's Health, Fitz Toussaint and important takeaways from Brady Hoke presser

Here are some huge takeaways from the Michigan football pressers, even including the ones that seem absolutely loaded with BS. Like it seems all coaches are scripted to do unless the conflicting approach has the cover blown off of it prematurely, Brady Hoke says all of his guys are a-ok! The transcription is courtesy of MGoBlog. How’s your health coming out of the bye? “I feel...
Via 60 Max Power O
October 03, 2012  |  Discuss

Heights and Weights for Michigan's Incoming Freshmen

L-R: Ondre Pipkins, Royce Jenkins-Stone, James Ross, Kyle Kalis, Erik Magnuson at the 2012 Army All-Star Game. Not that we need to obsess to much, but useful media guide info is gushing out of the B1G media days in Chicago. Here's the heights and weights for all of Michigan's incoming freshmen. You're welcome. OL Blake Bars, 6-5, 282 LB Joe Bolden, 6-2, 224 OL...
Via Maize & Blue Nation
July 26, 2012  |  Discuss
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