Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Wolverine Wednesday: News and Notes

  • ESPN follows Jimmy's Director of Communication and Operations JT Rogan for a day.  He does stuff.

  • Simone Biles dates a former Wolverine gymnast and was at the game on Saturday.

  • Bill Connelly points out when Michigan struggles, they struggle on first downs:
Michigan has snapped the ball 88 times on first down. The Wolverines are averaging a not-completely-awful 5.3 yards per play, but of their 464 total yards gained, 211 have come on five plays. They have gained one yard or fewer 43 times. Success rate: 33 percent — 27 percent rushing and a much healthier 46 percent passing.

It gets even worse when the Wolverines generate scoring chances. Yards per play on first downs in the red zone: 1.1. They’ve gained zero or fewer yards in eight of 12 instances.

Sounds like Michigan needs to be a bit more creative on first down in the Red Zone and pretty much everywhere.

  • 2018 5-star DE Eyabi Anoma who seems to be a strong Alabama lean, is planning an official visit to Ann Arbor. 

  • Want to waste $10M?  UCLA booster Tod Spieker has donated $10M to have his name in the Rose Bowl.  The Rose Bowl will now have Spieker field.   


Scott K said...

The entire world is taking sponsorship ideas from NASCAR. When players helmets have sponsor stickers on them and they go thru the litany thanks at the end of each interview, I'm going to stop watching. LOL

Although I am glad we have Jim Harbaugh as our J. Ira and Nicki Harris Family Head Football Coach.


Renegade said...

I read Connelly's article yesterday. Glad you provided a link for others. Short article, but well written.