Monday, September 18, 2017

Michigan Monday: Looks Ahead To The Boilermakers

The Boilermakers are a hot tech stock right now that people are either buying or considering buying.   They have a new young CEO/head coach Jeff Brohm and the offense is putting up some points.   Wall Street/Big Ten is noticing and have a chance to send their stock price through the roof with a win this weekend.

Record: 2-1 (only loss is to Louisville by 7 points)
Last Week: Housed Missouri/SEC Team on the road, 35-3
Line: Michigan -9.5
ESPN Big Ten Rank: #8
Passing: 286 yards per game at 35th in the county
Defense: Gives up 19 points per game which is 41st

  • Jourdan Lewis struggled in his first NFL game on Sunday but did have an interception.
  • Darboh also had his first catch for the Seahawks.
  • Michigan transfer "Footwork" Freddy Canteen has torn his labrum and is out for the year for ND.   Sounds like he could be eligible for a injury redshirt.
  • Recruiting news has been slow of late as the Wolverines are planning huge weekend visits for the MSU and OSU game.   I hadn't seen this reported but 3/4 star 2018 VA WR Dillon Spalding visited for the Air Force game.   2019 WR Quinten Johnson also visited this weekend.

  • Big Updates:
    • Black's injury of a broken foot was confirmed by Jim Harbaugh today.   Will need surgery -no timetable for return but probably will be gone for the year.
    • He feels Ty Isaac will be Ok.
    • There are reports that Drake Harris may leave football to play for Coach B and the basketball team.  If you remember Drake was a top 100 player and MSU commit before deciding to play football full time.  Not sure if Drake is planning to play both or will leave football right now for basketball full time.   He will have two years of basketball eligibility left on the hardwood.


    Tim said...

    Thanks for the thoughts and updates.

    Anything could happen this weekend.

    I agree with many that Wilton has certainly struggled, but I am wandering how much is him vs play calling.

    I have not been overly impressed with Wilton, but - to me - it seems the play calls don't seem to have a lot of rhythm and seemed forced at times. Also, as good as Isaac has been he (and other backs) don't always seem to hit holes and help out the offense.

    I think it was the third quarter and we had a 3rd and 1 and Isaac took ball and just seemed to shuffle rather than hit hole and try to get 1 yard. He got tackled for a 2 or 3 yard loss and we punted.

    I think our young offense is still jelling with Pep and with Drevino. Who called plays last year? Was it Jedd?

    Bob said...

    It was Jedd, Drev and Jimmy combo play calling last year.