The Wolverine End Around For September 19th

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Senior Writer Andy Andersen recaps the victory over Eastern Michigan – Eastern Vanquished 10th Time

Forum – Wolverines in The Top 25, Buckeyes OutIs Al Borges Going To Screw Things UpAny Info. On Devin GardnerTaking Son To His First Game

2013 Recruit of the Day:

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Cass Tech DT Kenton Gibbs

Updated Commitment Profile:

Farmington Hills Harrison WR/TE Devin Funchess

Eastern Michigan Post-Game Quote:

Ron English

“You have to score from the one-inch line. Can’t score from the half yard line, you’re going to have a hard time winning, so that hurt us. As the game went along, Denard [Robinson] made some plays in there, and I felt that it took some of our steam away to be honest with you. I thought we had a hard time with him today.” – Eastern Michigan Head Coach Ron English

Pic of the Game:

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5th Greatest Season Opener – ‘99 vs. Notre Dame

Michigan entered the match-up in 1999 ranked 7th in the country while Notre Dame was 16th. Tom Brady, Anthony Thomas, Marquise Walker & David Terrell powered the Wolverine offense. Drew Henson also came in periodically to spell Brady. With four minutes remaining, Notre Dame went for it and 4th & 1, hit a wide-open receiver to pull ahead 22-19. The rest is history:

Link To WolverineHistorian’s Full Game Video w/Highlights

Michigan would finish the season 10-2 (losses to Michigan State & Illinois) defeating Alabama 35-34.

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2011 Michigan Football Contests

Hey everyone, we have two contests that you are eligible to enter at this time:

2011 Michigan Football Contests

All it takes is one minute to enter either of the two contests currently open revolving around making predictions for the entire season and for the Western Michigan game.  The prizes available range from a Playstation 3 to autographed books to McFarlane Figures.

For our season contest, we currently have 55 entries. With the Top 15 moving on to the Bowl Game Contest for the big prizes those are some pretty good odds. The Western Michigan Contest has 134 entries. Remember the leading rusher could come from a garbage time run at the end of the game. This is truly a contest where anyone can win. Here is a table of the picks so far:

PlayerEntrants Selected
Michael Shaw82
Fitzgerald Toussaint30
Vincent Smith12
Michael Cox4
Thomas Rawls4
Stephen Hopkins2
 
To enter either of the contests follow the links above.

Go Blue!

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A Chat with Shane Morris

Warren, Michigan quarterback prospect Shane Morris became the first commit for the Wolverine’s 2013 class last week. Morris will be the top player in the state and one of the highest rated signal callers in the Midwest, if not the country.

Shane MorrisSean O’Connell: The timing was a surprise to me, when did you come to this decision?

Shane Morris: “I came to this decision about a week before I committed and told coach I wanted to come up with my family and have them see everything.”

Sean O’Connell: Who was your primary recruiter? How is your relationship with him?

Shane Morris: “My primary recruiter was Coach Fred Jackson. We have a very good relationship we talked on the phone once or twice every week. He was a huge influence in my decision, he was alway telling me everything that was going on at U of M and I liked that he was completely honest in every aspect with me. ”

Sean O’Connell: Did you grow up a Michigan fan?

Shane Morris: “Yes I did grow up a Michigan fan, Michigan was my dream school until they changed the offense a couple years ago, now that Coach Hoke is back and running the pro-style again it’s where I belong.”

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