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Go Blue Crew | How Will Drafted Michigan Players Do In The NFL?

On the Go Blue Crew, hosts Tyler Fenwick and Derek Devine look back at the Michigan players taken in the 2016 NFL draft and discuss what kind of pro players they could turn into.

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Go Blue Crew | Michigan’s Enormous Nike Deal and Recruiting Tactics

Hosts Derek Devine and Tyler Fenwick break down Michigan’s finalized (and enormous) deal with Nike and disagree on the importance of jerseys. They also talk about what Michigan is doing on the recruiting trail with social media and much more.

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Measuring Michigan’s Rising Expectations With Next Season’s Schedule

Hosts Tyler Fenwick and Derek Devine of the Go Blue Crew are back to talk about the rising expectations for Michigan heading into this season and relate it to the upcoming schedule.

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Straight Outta Compton: Backing Up Butt

Last week I wrote my thoughts about the quarterback battle that is heating up in Ann Arbor. I gave the early edge to Speight based off his leadership and patience in the pocket, but believe O’Korn can just as easily be a great option. This week I’ll be previewing a few of the guys at the tight end spot.  Senior Jake Butt is a proven option who had a chance to bolt to the NFL after last season. He tallied 51 catches, three touchdowns, and 654 yards for the Maize and Blue, and was awarded the Big Ten tight end of the year. I expect another solid performance out of Butt this season — but who else will the Wolverines rely on for production?

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Go Blue Crew | Talking Satellite Camps Ban and Harbaugh’s Response

The Go Blue Crew is back and sounding better than ever. Tyler Fenwick and Derek Devine made the executive decision to move over to Podbean to create a new sound wave.  Wolverine Sounds is a podcast network devoted to unleashing the many voices of Michigan fans. Check out the newest episode as the fellas discuss Jim Harbaugh, the NCAA’s ban on satellite camps and a side of the fanbase we both hate.

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Straight Outta Compton: Quarterback Watch

Michigan’s spring game on April 1st was a blast to say the least. From the recognition of the 2000 Orange Bowl team, to announcing the 2016 signing class at halftime, to the goal line stand stand to end the game, the buzz around Ann Arbor was bigger than it has been in a long time. There seemed to be a new swagger at the Big House, and I absolutely can’t wait until this fall. As I wrote in last weeks article, I have my eye on a few different Wolverines who I believe will make an immediate impact this fall. I will be writing my thoughts about each of them over the next few weeks. Where better to start than the most talked about position on the field: the quarterback. Here are some of my thoughts as I was on quarterback watch during last week’s 14-13 Maize victory in the annual spring game.

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Straight Outta Compton: Players to focus on this spring

“And now the victory formation, as Harbaugh’s not gunna try to score. Well what a great day for the Wolverines. Rudock gets over 3,000 yards, they win their tenth game. Quite a first year for Jim Harbaugh….10-3.”

These are the words we heard in January, as Jake Rudock took a knee to cap off an impressive 41-7 Citrus Bowl victory, and a very memorable Michigan football season. We saw a lot of great things out of team 136 and first year head coach Jim Harbaugh. For one, Michigan announced it would be switching from current sponsor Adidas, to former sponsor Nike (specifically Jordan brand). We saw the neon “maize” fade out of Michigan’s uniforms, and transition back to the true, darker maize that IS Michigan football. We saw the return of helmet stickers, smash mouth football, and yes, a ten win season. We saw a quarterback throw for 3,017 yards, which is good enough for 2nd all-time on Michigan’s single game passing yards record list. The list goes on and on of positive take aways from the 2015-2016 football season, but one of the key takeaways from last year is the fact that Michigan returns 16 starters (9 offense, 7 defense).

Coach Harbaugh had the boys in a position to win a Big Ten championship last season, and I don’t expect this season to be any different. Guys will be asked to step up and fill rolls of those who have moved on from the maize and blue, but I am confident that this squad has the depth to do so. As we prepare for the upcoming season, I am going to give you a look into some new faces that could help take Michigan to the next level. The list consists of a few incoming players as well of some guys who didn’t see much playing time in 2015.

As I head to the spring game in Ann Arbor today, these are the players I will have my eye on….and I recommend you do too:

Wilton Speight/John O’Korn/Shane Morris/Brandon Peters: QB- Who will get the start under center for team 137?

Tyrone Wheatley/Zach Gentry: TE– With Butt, Williams, and Bunting taking most of the reps for the Wolverines last year, these two HUGE weapons look to be a headache for opposing defenses.

Grant Perry/Ahmir Mitchell: WR– Michigan’s receiving core is one of the most experienced in the country, but who is next in line if the injury bug bites the Wolverines?

Mike McCray/Grant Newsome: LB/OL– With injury and inexperience behind them, these two hog mollies look to be immediate impact players this fall.

Khalid Hill/Henry Poggi: FB- With the graduation of Sione Houma and Joe Kerridge, Coach Harbaugh looks for a replacement to lead the smash mouth attack out of the backfield.


 

Who do you think will make an impact this year for the Wolverines? Let us know, or let me know on Twitter:@craig_tbhr or Email:craig.tbhr@gmail.com

Finley’s Finest: Xavier Simpson is next up

Shortly following post-season play where the Michigan Wolverines finished 3-2 , I starting thinking about the future of the hoops squad. Next season should feature all the same players from this year, minus seniors Caris Levert and Spike Albrecht of course.  One sure thing is John Beilein is in no danger of leaving the program. Once again he will bring in a full recruiting class of guys who are looking to make a difference. The 2016-2017 team will include four incoming freshmen, three of which are from enemy territory in Ohio. Over the next weeks I’ll be profiling each of the new guys. First up: Xavier Simpson

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Real Madrid and Chelsea to play Fútbol at Michigan Stadium

Ann Arbor has been the main focus of the college football offseason, and it seems as if that will continue to spill over into the summer.

On July 30th, Michigan Stadium will host English Premiere League’s Chelsea and La Liga’s Real Madrid.

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Wolverines fall short in the NCAA Tournament

Michigan’s basketball program looked to take their recent hot streak into Brooklyn, taking on Notre Dame.

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