Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Wolverine Wednesday: News and Notes

  • Former MSU football player Keith Mumphery is suing MSU because he was thrown out of his graduate classes and now isn't hirable by the NFL because he was excused of sexual misconduct.  He alleges the allegations were false and he was never charged.   Here is the USA Today article.

  • Michigan offered 2020 defensive tackle Westley Neal and the next day Florida State offered. 

  • Jeff Long, former Arkansas AD (he also worked at Michigan) is a candidate for the Kansas AD position.

  • In a captain obvious statement:  Michigan AD Warde Manuel said this:  "We need seven home games in every year," Manuel said. "I don't know the specifics of it standing here, but in one of those years we would have six."  (on why he cancelled the VA Tech home and home)

  • 2020 Oak Park 4-star OL Justin Rogers will visit next week so he can spend some time with Coach Warinner.

  • 2019 Westlake Village (Calif.) Oaks Christian four-star RB Zach Charbonnet is expected to take an official visit to Ann Arbor.

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Michigan Tuesday: QB Transfers Everywhere!

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Jimmy pulled in Ole Miss 5 Star QB Shea Patterson this winter and now it seems another 5 Star is on his way to the Big Ten. 

Hunter Johnson a 5 Star QB in the 2017 class has decided to transfer from Clemson and is looking at a few Big Ten Schools.   Hunter saw playing time getting tight at Clemson with Senior QB Kelly Bryant and Freshman Trevor Lawrence on campus.    Hunter was the #2 Pro-Style QB in the 2017 and is from Indianapolis.    Most expect the top two schools he is considering is Purdue and Northwestern.   I wouldn't be surprised if IU also got a visit. 

If Jeff Brohm gets a 5 star QB that could be a lethal combination.  As long as Jeff is still there to see it through, reports are he turned down the Tennessee job last off season. 

Last year Hunter threw for 21-of-27 for 234 yards with 2 touchdowns and 1 interception.

  • Speaking of QB transfers: OSU's Burrows is transferring to LSU

  • Remember QB Blake Barnett from Alabama?  He transferred to Arizona State and recently enrolled at South Florida.

Monday, May 21, 2018

Michigan Monday: Well Done Chad Carr Foundation!

Chad Carr left us way too young, but his legacy and his foundation will now help children for many years to come.    The foundation has raised $30M to open the Chad Carr Pediatric Brain Tumor Center at the University of Michigan Hospital.  Well done all who donated and worked towards this goal. 

Just this weekend, there was a Chad Carr Foundation event that was put on by the MDen and Shinola that raised $1.2M!

  • 4 Star OT William Harrod announced his top 7 on twitter: UF, LSU, Michigan, UNC, Oklahoma, Oregon, and Tennessee.  He plans to take all his officials now and make an announcement probably prior to the season.  Michigan right now owns 100% of the crystal balls and two schools that were surprisingly left off the list are Maryland and VA Tech.

  • The coaches are spending some time in GR and have offered East Kentwood - OL Dallas Fincher and DE Bryce Mostella in the 2020 class.

  • Next Year's trip has now been confirmed, the team is going to South Africa including a Safari and trips to Cape Town and Johannesburg.

  • Les Miles was on campus this weekend.  No word on where his son is transferring to, I don't it expect it to be Ann Arbor.

  • Michigan Softball lost twice this weekend to ND and is out of the tournament.   

  • Mo tested very well at the NBA Combine and he was up 10 pounds from last year at the same time.

Friday, May 18, 2018

Michigan Friday: News and Notes

  • Michigan has offered Kansas City Rockhurst 2019 four-star OL Danielson Ike

  • Coach B had the team over to his house to spread a few yards of mulch.  Nice work coach!  The key is having a pitch folk!  #been there done that!

  • Mo Wagner's NBA draft status seems to be on the rise, we will see what happens after this weekend's NBA Combine.

  • Warde Manuel wants both Coach B and Jimmy to retire at Michigan.  Couldn't agree more.

  • As the season winds down, Michigan Baseball is on the NCAA Tournament bubble.

  • Peppers and his Cleveland Browns will be on HBO's Hard Knocks this pre-season.

BHB Deep Thoughts:  Scott Frost in his playing career and in his coaching career has won two disputed National Championships.  One was split by the media and coaches polls and the second one was self pro-claimed.  Since he is at Nebraska now, maybe he should just send the 1997 trophy up to Ann Arbor and close down the 97 debate.