Bruce Feldman of FoxSports is reporting that there is a strong likelihood that University of Michigan interim athletic director Jim Hackett will remain put in his chair in the athletic department, at least for the foreseeable future. If that is true, Michigan will be making the right choice here. In fact, Michigan will be doing the only logical thing it can in this situation.
We knew coming into this one that Michigan was going to be tested by the Oregon Ducks, who like to get out in transition and run up the score. The Wolverines, however, were able to control the pace for the most part and ice the game with free throws late, winning 70-63 in the second semifinal game of the Legends Classic in Brooklyn, N.Y.
Tonight the Michigan Wolverines will begin their portion of the slate in the Legends Classic, held in Brooklyn, N.Y., by taking on the Oregon Ducks at 9 p.m. ET. Though Michigan’s last game against Detroit was a little closer than expected, don’t count on anything from that performance being transferred to tonight’s game.
Michigan quarterback Devin Gardner threw three touchdown passes in the first 30 minutes of the season. Since then, 630 minutes of game clock has seen him only throw five more. It’s difficult to comprehend that statistic. 10 games, five touchdowns. But please don’t think for a second that a few numbers will define Gardner.
The Michigan Wolverines‘ 2015 recruiting class is continually shrinking. The latest decommit came from four-star running back Mike Weber (Detroit, MI), one of Michigan’s top prospects in the class. Weber made his announcement via Twitter just as Maryland punched the ball into the end zone to take a permanent lead over the Wolverines on Saturday. As is the custom with irrational, crazy Twitter people, Weber instantly was bombarded with hate, but he didn’t waste much time responding to the critics.
The absolute saddest part of this 2014 Michigan football season has been how disconnected we feel from the program and the results it brings. Wins against Indiana and Northwestern were more refreshing than anything else—was anyone actually happy after those games—and losses are just becoming the norm. It’s incredibly unfortunate, but it’s undeniably true anymore. So after Michigan’s latest loss to Maryland on senior day, TBHR took to Twitter to ask you if these losses are even disappointing at this point. Here’s what you told us.
Maryland defeated Michigan this afternoon 23-16 in Ann Arbor.
2015 running back Mike Weber has decommitted from the university of Michigan today via his Twitter account.