Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Wolverine Wednesday: Nua Rumors and Tate Transfers To South Beach

There seems to be some pretty strong rumors that Jimmy and Don Brown have offered the DL coaching position to Arizona State's DL coach Shaun Nua.   We could get confirmation either way in the next day or two.

Here is a bit of a backgrounder:

  • 1 year at ASU, prior was 6 years as the Dline coach at Navy
  • Played and Graduated from BYU, he was also a GA there
  • Drafted in 7th round and played 3 years for the Steelers and 1 year for Bills
  • Born in 81 and is a native of Pago Pago, American Samoa
I don't know a ton about Shaun but I like he has some recruiting ties to the West Coast, a younger  coach, and has NFL playing experience.  He also has a Super Bowl Ring for being a rookie on the Steelers 2006 team.  

  • Do you remember a QB in the Big Ten with the first name Tate that had a lot of moxie?  Who transferred to Miami after he was concerned another QB was going to beat him out for first team snaps?  It's happened again but this time it's Tate Martell for OSU.   He has decided to go play for the U and will have to sit out a year.   Jalen Hurts is also considering Miami but he will be a graduate transfer and can play next year.   Justin Fields OSU's new transfer QB from Georgia will have to get an NCAA waiver approved to be eligible next season.   If that waiver is not approved, OSU could have some issues next year at QB. 

  • Former Michigan player and coach Roy Manning is now a DB coach at Oklahoma.  If you remember, Roy struggled as a CB coach for the Wolverines as his expertise was more as a LB coach.  Roy has gotten more expertise since then and we wish him good luck at Oklahoma.  

  • 2019 signed recruit Chris Hinton is now a 5 star on Rivals.

  • Former Michigan Basketball Player Ricky Dole had to retire due to health issues.

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