Friday, February 23, 2018

Who is Ed Warinner?

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Prior to coming to Ann Arbor, Ed was the offensive line and running game coordinator for the Minnesota Golden Gophers.  Before Minnesota he held a number of titles at Ohio State including OC,TE and offensive line coach.

Here is a write up from Ohio State's web site from a few years ago talking about Ed and what type of offensive line coach he is:

Behind Warinner's offensive line that has produced five NFL players in the last three seasons, including three rookie starters in 2014 -- Corey Linsley for Green Bay; Jack Mewhort with Indianapolis; and Andrew Norwell at Carolina -- the Buckeyes have ranked in the Top 10 nationally in rushing three years with a national ranking of 11th in the fourth.
Expect the number of Warinner's offensive linemen to make an NFL roster to grow to six this year as 2015 Big Ten offensive lineman of the year and consensus All-American Taylor Decker will be an early pick in the 2016 NFL Draft.

Warinner represents the sixth offensive coordinator to work under Meyer and the previous five have all become head coaches, including Tom Herman, now the University of Houston coach.
Warinner's coaching career includes coordinator positions for three record-setting Kansas Jayhawks teams, including the 2007 unit that averaged 479.8 yards and 42.8 points per game. He also has two seasons as offensive coordinator experience at Army.

Warinner was named the 2014 FootballScoop offensive line coach of the year. He is the first coach to earn offensive line coach of the year honors from FootballScoop twice and he joins a short list of three other coaches -- Mark Helfrich, Kliff Kingsbury and Philip Montgomery -- to be named a FootballScoop positional coach of the year twice. He also won the award in 2012.

Warinner's honors also include being named a 2014 Top 25 recruiter. In 2012, named Warinner one of the Top 20 "hottest assistant coaches" in the nation and prior to coming to Ohio State in 2011, he was a finalist for the FootballScoop offensive line coach of the year.
Warinner has coached at eight different schools: Akron, Michigan State, Army, Air Force, Kansas, Illinois, Notre Dame and now Ohio State. In addition to his 11 years in coordinator positions, he has spent 19 of the past 24 seasons coaching the offensive line.

"I've always strived to coach in positions where I have a lot of responsibility," Warinner has said. "Serving as a coordinator goes beyond just coaching what my guys are doing. It is a thought process of attacking and moving the ball, and strategies and reading plays. There is a big picture as a coordinator that I am into and really enjoy, and it's a position from where I think I can make a significant contribution to the success of a team."

Ed Warinner Coaching Experience
2017        Run Game Coordinator/OL              Minnesota
2016Offensive Coordinator/TEOhio State
2015Offensive Coordinator/OLOhio State
2012-14Co-Offensive Coordinator/OLOhio State
2011OL/Run Game CoordinatorNotre Dame
2010Offensive LineNotre Dame
2009Assoc. Head Co./OC/QBKansas
2007-08Offensive Coordinator/QBKansas
2005-06OL/Run Game CoordinatorIllinois
2004OL/Run Game CoordinatorKansas
2003Offensive LineKansas
2000-02Offensive LineAir Force Academy
1998-99Offensive Coord/QBArmy
1992-97Offensive LineArmy
1991Defensive LineArmy
1988-90Executive Asst./RecruitingArmy
1985-86LB/SecondaryMichigan State
1984Running BacksAkron

Ed Warinner Quick Facts
Hometown: Strasburg, Ohio
High School: Strasburg-Franklin
Alma Mater: Mount Union, 1984
Master's Degree: Akron, 1985
Year in Coaching: 33rd (Fifth year at Ohio State)
Wife: Mary Beth
Children: Daughters Madisyn and Merideth, and a son, Edward

Michigan Friday: Drevno Being Out Goes From Rumor To Probable

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One of the things I love about the internet is that you can be on the ground floor of something that might happen.  A great example was that Brian at Mgoblog was the first to report Lloyd Carr was retiring.  He had that information days before the Detroit papers or even ESPN.  The Internet of course can also produce lies and reckless speculation.  

This information right now is just message board material but it might be something or nothing. 

  • Fact - Zach Drevno, Tim Drevno's son has committed to Vandy (I believe as a walk-on) as a long snapper.  Zach is a member of the 2018 recruiting class.

  • Speculation is that Tim will follow Zach to Vandy and will have a role on Derek Mason's staff.  -Just a rumor at this point.

  • Michigan insider, Sam Webb has speculated that there are more staff changes to come. 
Is this something or nothing?  Hard to tell at this point but we should see soon.   BTW: Drevno leaving for Vandy wouldn't help with Michigan's recruitment of Rice OT transfer Calvin Anderson.

Update: Its happening folks!!!

Former OSU and Minnesota OC Ed Warinner is expected to be named the offensive line coach.   No word on the OC, probably Pep or the Shark lover.
  • This FBI/Yahoo/SI Basketball Investigation is going to continue to find out information.  The latest report includes MSU star Miles Bridges.

  • Steve Lorenz at 24/7 is saying that Michigan has 38 offers out in the state of Georgia for the 2019 class.

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Michigan Thursday: Some Good News!

Michigan Basketball continued it's great play late in the year as they went on the road and beat a solid Penn State team that is probably on the wrong side of the NCAA bubble right now.  If early in the season star Charles Matthews can re-find his game, Michigan is going to be a difficult out in the Big Ten and NCAA Tournament.   Chuck was scoreless last night.  Robinson went for 19 and Wagner had 18 points last night. 

The biggest difference I can see is in the Wolverines defense, which has gotten a ton better from early in the year.  I love how John's teams always seem to be much better as the year goes on.   That is a sign of a very good coaching staff.

Michigan's final game of the regular season is another road game at Maryland on Saturday at noon.

Hello Big Trente Jones a 2019 4 star Offensive Tackle!

Michigan has huge needs on the offensive line and that need was lessened a bit last night as Georgia OT Trente Jones committed to the Wolverines after a un-official visit last weekend.  Trente is 6'6 and over 280 pounds and had offers from a number of SEC and ACC schools like:  Arkansas, Auburn, Florida, Texas A&M, Mississippi State, Louisville, and others. 

Many insiders believed this was a Michigan - Florida battle and is the first recruiting win in Ann Arbor for new coach Al Washington.  24/7 ranks Trente as the 333 player in the country and 36th OT in the 2019 class.  Trente is also a former teammate of current Wolverine RB Kurt Taylor.  

Michigan will need to continue to recruit the offensive and defensive lines in the 2019 class.   Keeping these guys committed as you know will be a big challenge prior to December.  Trente is the 5th commit in a class that is expected to be in the mid-20's.

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Wolverine Wednesday: Deep Thoughts

So the question of the day is.........

Was it really a National Championship game if the record books shows only one team played but didn't win?

That is really strange isn't it.   Michigan Basketball had a great run in the 2013 NCAA Basketball Tournament and ended up in the finals against Louisville.   Of course the Cardinals won the game after a really bad foul call on a clean block by Trey Burke.  It was a great run and the closet Coach B has gotten to a National Championship. 

The issue is that Louisville was hiring hookers and dancers to help with recruiting.   That news leaked out and Rick Pitino of course didn't know anything about it.  He must have been tending to his bats or sleeping during the day during that time of the year. 

Of course later, the FBI names Rick in having Adidas pay his recruits to come to Louisville and is quickly fired.

The net is that Louisville has been cheating and possibly committing Federal crimes.  The NCAA has now taken away a bunch of wins from Louisville's program including the 2013 championship.   Which means the record book will show that Michigan was in the national game and there was no winner.   A classic no win situation. 

  • Since the waterfall of bad news doesn't seen to stop this off season, here is another piece of information for you.   It seems 2019 4 star DE commit Stephen Herron Jr. is now strongly considering committing to Stanford.

  • Michigan plays Penn State tonight on the road.  7:00 BTN.

  • Commit Nolan Rumler got invited to the UA All American Game.