Monday, January 8, 2018

Michigan Monday: Wood Gets To The Hall and A Sparty Leading Michigan's Offense?

Charles Woodson was named to the College Football Hall of Fame yesterday.  Still the only primary defensive player to have won the Heisman Trophy and one of  the greatest DB's in NFL history.   Charles is a no brainer for this honor and the next one will be the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

This rumor has been out there for a couple weeks, but it looks like former MSU QB, MSU coach, CMU head coach, and Arkansas OC Dan Enos will be joining Jimmy's staff.   It's still a bit unclear on what Dan's role will be as Michigan currently is way too top heavy on offensive coaches.  Currently, Michigan has 3 offensive coordinators on staff which also include Pep Hamilton and Tim Drevno.   I expect we will hear news about Pep and/or Tim in the next week or so.

Dan is a very good coach and left CMU to become a Power 5 OC.   He is known as a good coach and recruiter.   I also hope he fills the QB coach role as that position has been lacking under Harbaugh.   Quick question, who calls plays against MSU next year?  Asking for a friend.  :-)

Since Jimmy seems to love former Arkansas coaches and maybe this some strange way to hire one moving company or something, but a name to watch is former Michigan offensive lineman Kurt Anderson as well.  Kurt was a graduate assistant at Michigan, has coached at EMU, and spent the last 3 season at Arkansas serving as their offensive line coach.    The rumor mill is that Dan Enos is very high on Kurt and could be a "no brainer" hire if both Pep and Tim move on.

  • Michigan Basketball keeps beating bad Big 10 teams as they won on Saturday against Illinois.  It gets much tougher this week as they play ranked Purdue and MSU.

  • Michigan DE commit Aidan Hutchinson had a great Army All American game.  Nice to see a Michigan commit playing well on a national stage.

  • Big OC names move on or don't.   Jedd Fisch did not get the Missouri OC role and Matt Canada was let go from LSU.   I don't expect either to make it to Ann Arbor. 

  • NFL Official Jeff Triplette is expected to retire after he and his crew had a terrible game in the KC - Tenn, playoff game.   NCAA Basketball official TV Ted Valentine is also considering retiring after he turned his back on a UNC player last week.   Please more retirements and get better younger officials in place!

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