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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What to watch on offense
Mark Dantonio is in his 7th year at Michigan State has finally brought something to Sparty that they haven’t had in a long time, consistency. After years of mediocre and losing seasons the Spartans have reached a bowl game in each of Dantonio’s 6 seasons. The Spartans added co-offensive coordinators . . . → Read More: Michigan State Preview
Big Ten Press Release:
Rosemont, Ill. – Michigan State has been chosen as the unanimous Big Ten favorite heading into the 2013-14 men’s basketball season as voted on by a panel of conference media. The media also tabbed Spartan sophomore Gary Harris as the Preseason Player of the Year. Michigan and Ohio State were selected . . . → Read More: Two Wolverines Make First Team All-Conference
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Following Big Ten football games on Oct. 12, the offensive, defensive and special teams players of the week and freshman of the week in the Big Ten were announced this morning. Below are this week’s honorees:
Offensive Player of the Week
Jeremy Langford, Michigan State
Jr., RB, Wayne, Mich./John Glenn
· Accounted for four touchdowns, . . . → Read More: Big Ten Players of the Week
Michigan inked a very impressive 2013 recruiting class and the 2014 class in starting to take shape as well. So far the Maize and Blue have verbal commitments from Wilton Speight (3* QB – Virginia), Drake Harris (5* WR – Michigan), Juwan Bushell-Beatty (4* OT – New Jersey), Mason Cole (4* OG – Florida), Michael Ferns . . . → Read More: 2014 Recruiting: What’s Next? (Defense)
Michigan inked a very impressive 2013 recruiting class and the 2014 class in starting to take shape as well. So far the Maize and Blue have verbal commitments from Wilton Speight (3* QB – Virginia), Drake Harris (5* WR – Michigan), Maurice Ways (3* WR – Michigan), Ian Bunting (4* TE – Illinois), Mason Cole (4* . . . → Read More: 2014 Recruiting – What’s Next? (Offense)
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
The staff weighs in:
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The QB play wasn’t always pretty on Saturday, but Denard Robinson made enough plays in the end with both his arm and his legs to put Michigan in position to win the game. Robinson completed just 48% of his passes on the day but converted some critical 3rd down passes to extend drives. Denard . . . → Read More: Grading The Performance: Little Brother
What to watch on offense
Mark Dantonio is a defensive coach by trade and he puts a lot of trust in his offensive assistants to handle the day to day operation of the offense. Don Treadwell presided over a very effective offense before leaving to take the Miami (OH) HC job. Dan Roushar served as . . . → Read More: 2012 Game Preview – Little Brother
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)