Friday, December 2, 2016

Michigan Friday: News and Notes

  • J'Marick Woods announced this morning that he is sticking with his Michigan commitment  and will enroll in January.  Woods had recently taken official visits to Arkansas and Miss State. His offer list included the likes of  Arkansas, Florida, Kentucky, Mississippi State, Penn State, Tennessee, Virginia Tech, and others.  

  • Like predicted yesterday, TX LB Baron Browning committed to Ohio State and the reason why Pioneer LB Antjuan Simmons de-committed.

  • Former Michigan commit WR Jeremiah Holloman committed to Georgia

  • Big Ten Offensive Honors (Coaches):  First Team:  Jake Butt and Eric Magnuson  Second Team:  Mason Cole, Kyle Kalis, Amara Darboh, and Ben Braden.  Third Team: Wilton Speight

  • StubHub has Big Ten Championship game tickets starting at $12.

  • Coach Fisch and Brown visited Brad Hawkins yesterday.  I expect Brad will be enrolling in January.

  • IU surprised many of us by firing Kevin Wilson and then immediately hiring DC Tom Allen on Thursday.  I guess there were some off the field issues with Kevin on how he was treating his players.   Tom really turned around the defense this year and will have consistent coaching in the bowl game.  IU finished 6-6.

  • Grant Newsome has a video up on his twitter of him walking gingerly.   Which is great news.

  • Western KY and former Louisville QB Jeff Brom is rumored to be a candidate for the Purdue head coaching job.   PJ Fleck from Western will also get a look from Purdue and Oregon after the MAC Championship game this weekend.  

  • Don't be surprised if Michigan assistants like Tim Drevno name gets mentions in some head coaching openings.

  • Go Buffs!  Beat Washington!


Scott K said...

Go Buffs Go...

Go Hokies too, why not!

Kyle Aurand said...

Buffs win, Hokies win....oh the chaos that would cause! 3 big ten teams in the playoffs ha, I cannot fathom that actually happening but the pure chaos could be enjoyable

Scott K said...

it seems highly unlikely that we make the playoff.... for any number of reasons, but mainly because they aren't likely to take the BEST 4 teams. there will be a level of politics involved and we are never on the right side of those things.

all that being said, the committee did go to lengths to explain how close they thought a 2 loss Michigan team was to a 1 loss Washington team..... I think that pretty much says it all, although, again, i doubt we get a shot.

if karma truly exists, the huskies and tigers go down, we come in as a #3 seed and get to properly kick buckeye ass.

Neal Stephenson said...

What, if anything, is being done to address the issue of the pathetic job the referee crew did during the OSU game? Will those refs be banned from calling UM games in the future? Has AD Warde Manuel protested or send a letter of concern to the Big10? Will UM continue to be forced to accept having to play the refs as well as the opposing team, especially in Columbus (I remember the game in 1972 when UM was 1 yard into the end zone with no call confirmed by TV and Sports Illustrated)?