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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Anyone not still stinging from last week’s brutal beat down by the Spartans in East Lansing must have been on a coma this week. Every fear fans had, other than turning the ball over, was experienced time and time again. We’ve known for several weeks that Michigan had issues on the interior of its offensive . . . → Read More: Nebraska Game Prediction
What to watch on offense
Bo Pelini is in his 7th year at Nebraska and the natives are growing restless. Despite bringing a level of stability to the Huskers, Pelini has lost at least 4 games in each of his 6 seasons at the helm. Off Coor. Tim Beck enters his 3rd year after serving . . . → Read More: Nebraska Preview
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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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While in the game Denard was dialed in with the passing game for the most part. A mix of short precise routes and downfield passes kept Nebraska off balance and passive. Denard threw a beautiful post route to Roy Roundtree that was later ruled incomplete after replay and he continually found Jeremy Jackson in . . . → Read More: Grading The Performance: Nebraska
While last week’s game against Sparty was critical in that losing for a 5th straight time to Little Brother for the first time in program history would be unbearable, this week’s tilt with Big Red is basically a 3 game swing. Win it, and you have a 2 game lead in the division against the . . . → Read More: Nebraska Game Prediction
What to watch on offense
Like many defensive minded coaches Bo Pelini puts complete trust in his OC to manage most, if not all aspects of the offense. Pelini has allowed veteran OC Tim Beck to run the Nebraska offense as he sees fit. Beck has traditionally employed a pro-style offense, but with the ascension . . . → Read More: 2012 Game Preview – Nebraska
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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Michigan currently has 18 commits for its 2013 recruiting class and with the recent departure of Chris Rock, look for the Wolverines to sign anywhere between 22 and 24 prospects. So with 5 or so spots remaining here are some of the positions and prospects to keep an eye on during the upcoming months.
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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)
The torrid pace the Wolverines set in February has finally slowed a tad since we last talked, but they did add Gareon Conley, Michael McCray and DeVeon Smith in March. . . . → Read More: 2013 Big Ten Recruiting Rankings
The QB play these last few weeks have been average at best. The combination of Denard and Devin haven’t graded above a C+ since the Northwestern game. Even in several of the wins the QB play has not been at its best. Saturday’s performance was as good as Denard has looked all season. There . . . → Read More: Grading The Performance: Nebraska