When Dave Brandon fired Rich Rod, he laid out his measures for evaluating coaches. One of those measures was the coach’s record in “red letter games.”
“If you want to be successful at Michigan, you better win more than your share of those ‘red-letter games.’”
Brandon identified the follow opponents as red letter games*:
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While 7-3 though ten games is not what Michigan envisioned when the season started, how they got there has been equally as disappointing. They showed marginal improvement last week against an injury riddled Northwestern team, however this week in Iowa City will be a much stiffer challenge.
With the shot of playing for a . . . → Read More: Iowa Game Prediction
Tweet Lance Callihan Sean O’Connell Ryan Callihan Matt Brinkman Clint Derringer Jon Jennings Drew Montag Todd Male Luke D’Mello Joseph Boyd PSU/MINN IOW/PUR ILL/IND NEB/MICH BYU/WIS OREG/STAN OKL/BAY LSU/ALAB Last Week 5-3 5-3 5-3 5-3 4-4 6-2 7-1 5-3 5-3 5-3 Overall 79-18 78-19 77-20 75-22 74-23 73-24 73-24 68-29 68-29 67-30 Use Facebook . . . → Read More: Week 11 B1G Ten Picks
Note: As usual we include Notre Dame in B1G Rankings as they recruit same area and are a common opponent.
Biggest Get – Jalin Marshall (ATH-WR). Marshall is a special, explosive athlete who will thrive in Urban Meyer’s offense.
Biggest Miss – James Quick (WR). Quick is one of the most explosive receivers . . . → Read More: Final 2013 B1G Recruiting Rankings
Devin Gardner continues to improve at an amazing rate. The better Devin plays, the more Al Borges has opened up the playbook and there has been little drop off in play. Devin made several NFL caliber throws on Saturday that Michigan fans haven’t seen since 2007. Throwing the deep 15-20 yard out route between . . . → Read More: Grading The Performance: Iowa
Here we are, at the end of the home slate of Team 133′s season. Amazing as the years go by, how quickly they seem to pass.
The drama surrounding Denard Robinson’s injury continues, and I’m not sure we’ll even know anything until after the Ohio game. Don’t be surprised to see him play some Saturday, . . . → Read More: Iowa Game Prediction
The staff weighs in:
Record Wisconsin @ Indiana Purdue @ Iowa Penn State @ Nebraska Minnesota @ Illinois Northwestern @ Michigan Ryan Callihan 25-6 Matt Brinkman 23-8 Joseph Boyd 23-8 Jon Jennings 22-9 Clint Derringer 22-9 Sean O’Connell 22-9 Lance Callihan 21-10 Todd Male 21-10 Use Facebook to Comment on this Post . . . → Read More: Big Ten Week 7 Pickoff
1. Michigan (23) No additions in August.
2. Notre Dame (19) Added former 3 star Penn State verbal Will Fuller (WR-PA).
3. Ohio State (16) No additions in August.
4. Nebraska (14) Added three stars Zach Hannon (OT-MO) and Jonathan Cook (CB-AL).
5. Illinois (19) Added three stars Martize Barr (JC-WR-IA), Reggie Spearman (LB-IL) and . . . → Read More: 2013 Big Ten Recruiting Rankings (9/1/2012)
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Added four star Ross Douglas (CB-OH) just days after his de-commitment from Penn State.
Added four star prospects Alex Anzalone (LB-PA) and Jamel James (RB-TX). (Editor Note: Anzalone was a previous O$U Commit.)
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Added four star defensive tackles Henry Poggi (DT-MD) and Maurice Hurst Jr. (DT-MA) as well as unranked long snapping prospect Scott Sypniewski (ranked as one of the top LS in the nation) and sleeper cornerback Channing Stribling (CB-NC).
Added four linebacker prospects . . . → Read More: 2013 Big Ten Recruiting Rankings (7/9/2012)
Added 4 star linebacker Ben Gedeon (Hudson, OH) on 4/10. Quote from The Detroit News: "Michigan just has what I’m looking for,” Gedeon told the Cleveland Plain Dealer. "It has what I need to support me academically, I relate well with the coaches, it’s a great football program with players who really . . . → Read More: 2013 Big Ten Recruiting Rankings (5/1/2012)
Michigan travels away from the Big House for just the 3rd time this year, to the land of pink locker rooms, farm boys, cornfields, and well, not much else.
One thing is certain this year in the Big 10, winning on the road, isn’t easy. Just ask Iowa, who played Division 2 Minnesota last . . . → Read More: Iowa Game Prediction
Vonte Jackson is probably the top prospect in the Badger State for the 2012 recruiting season. Michigan will probably be looking for one running back in this class and they have made Mr. Jackson a priority.
Sean O’Connell: What offers do you have so far?
Vonte Jackson: "Wisconsin, Iowa, Northwestern, Michigan State, Minnesota, Illinois and . . . → Read More: A Chat with Vonte Jackson
Michigan only inked two offensive linemen in their 2011 recruiting class. Therefore, the coaches will be hitting that area very hard for 2012, possibly taking 5 kids. Illinois guard Dan Voltz is one of the Wolverine’s early targets and he recently answered a few questions about his recruitment for UMGoBlog.
Sean O’Connell: How many offers . . . → Read More: A Chat with Dan Voltz
Hello all. Just a quick update on recruiting before commitmas day arrives. Coach Hoke and crew should be commended for the excellent job they have done over their first three weeks on the job. They’ve picked up seven commits since January 11th, six of which were new on the recruiting board. Developing those relationships that . . . → Read More: Pre LOI Day Recruiting Update