The in-state rivalry between the Michigan Wolverines and Michigan State Spartans isn’t taken lightly. In recent years, the Spartans have dominated the series, taking five of six from the Wolverines. On Monday afternoon Brady Hoke compared this intense rivalry to playing for a state championship.
While Michigan football head coach Brady Hoke shortened up his answers for the media on Monday afternoon, he did confirm that quarterback Devin Gardner was a “full go” in practice on Sunday, which is great news for the Wolverines as they prep to travel to East Lansing to face Michigan State.
Largely considered to be Brady Hoke’s largest and most impressive recruiting find is Jabrill Peppers, a physical nightmare who is capable of playing both sides of the ball. Michigan has opted to stick him in the nickel for now and use him as a punt returner, but a few injuries later, we really don’t have any idea what Peppers is capable of doing and how useful he could be to this team.
The University of Michigan Central Student Government (CSG) President, Bobby Dishell, told the Board of Regents on Thursday, “The athletic department has broken its trust with the student body.” That sentence perfectly sums up the tenure of Dave Brandon as athletic director.
Sophomore quarterback Shane Morris was a very highly touted recruit, earning a five-star ranking from Scout and a four-star ranking from Rivals and 247Sports. The Detroit News named him the top prospect in the state of Michigan in 2013 on its Blue Chip List. By early January in 2013, Morris was becoming so overwhelmed with media that he was forced to discontinue any direct media contact. We’re talking a big-shot, in-state quarterback who chose the Michigan Wolverines and Brady Hoke, but what has he done since arriving in Ann Arbor as one of the highest rated quarterbacks ever to choose Michigan?
Bye weeks can get boring in the college football world, and when your team is limping (literally, for some) into the second half of the season, it can also be a frustrating time. The Big House Report, beginning today, is bringing you a Seven Lessons Learned series to take us through this week and into our regularly scheduled coverage of Michigan next week. We hope you enjoy it, and as you’re always welcomed to do, tell us how you feel.