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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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:
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 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)
But the 2012 class will usher in a bona-fide 5-star in SF Sam Dekker. He is a player that can shoot the long ball and take it to the rim. This past season he averaged over 30 pts. while leading his school to its first ever state championship. Dekker is a player that could take the program to the next level and is worthy of keeping an eye on. . . . → Read More: Adversary Update: Future Badger Sam Dekker
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
I love football recruiting. National Letter of Intent Day is one of my favorite days of the year, but it can be somewhat boring if your school isn’t in the running for many prospects. For Michigan, Commitmas Day came a little late, or a little early depending on how you look at it. I for one will never forget 2/18/2012. A day when my beloved Wolverines received verbal commitments from six four star prospects in a matter of 12ish hours. . . . → Read More: 2013 Recruiting: So What’s Next?
With Zeke Pike committing to Auburn on Wednesday, what does Michigan do about the future of the quarterback position? I have to imagine that they want to sign a QB nearly every year and this year IMO is very critical that we do. So where do we go from here? Below are a list of . . . → Read More: The Michigan Quarterback Dilemma
2012 Recruiting Board
The 2012 recruiting season has started off pretty slow commitment wise for the University of Michigan so far, but the coaches have been hard at work sending out verbal offers so far. By my count, Coach Hoke and Co. have given out 121 (give or take one or two) verbal offers . . . → Read More: 2012 Recruiting Update
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