Monday, December 30, 2019

Michigan Monday: Game Week News and Notes

As everyone knows, Michigan gets Alabama on Wednesday afternoon in Orlando.  We had some news over the weekend on who and who won't be playing in the game.  
  • Michael Dwumfour is out after a medical procedure earlier in the month.  Michigan's lack of depth on the DL takes another hit.   He is still in Ann Arbor and was even at the Lions game on Sunday.  Mike was injured pretty much all year and hopefully this procedure can get him back to 100%.  Mike is expected to come back for a 5th year.  
  • Carlo Kemp and Brad Hawkins are both practicing and expected to play.  Brad missed the last two games of the season and Carlo played but nowhere near a 100%. 
  • Christian Turner isn't with the team in Orlando but is expected to fly down, but will be held out with an injury as well.  
I will give you a little peak at my preview post for tomorrow.   Alabama has a huge advantage on both lines and will hit the Wolverines with a strong pass rush and running game.  

More news from the weekend:
  • I hate to make the comparison but the difference between LSU and Oklahoma looked like a Michigan - OSU game.  
  • OSU finally matched up against a team with equal talent and lost a close one.  Ohio State wins easily if they scored TD's instead of field goals early in the game when they were dominating.   After the game, I had one thought watching Urban Meyer in his catchers position watching the last few moments.  If Ryan Day took an NFL job, Urban would slide right back into that job.  

  • Michigan Basketball ate another cupcake on Sunday but now the real schedule begins as they re-open the Big Ten season with a trip to East Lansing.

  • Nick Eubanks has decided to come back for another year.  I think he is nowhere near his ceiling as a college TE. 

  • Former Michigan Special Teams coach John Baxter was fired from USC staff. 

  • Former 5 minute Michigan coach Dan Enos was fired as Miami's OC.  

  • 2020 OL Micah Mazzccua still plans on signing with Michigan in February. 

  • Jimmy and 2 other coaches are expected to visit Stanford's DL transfers right after the dead period. 

1 comment:

szanreno said...

I always found it curious that Meyer was hanging around the OSU program. I feel it's that if Ryan Day fails they'll slide him in calling him interim and eventually he'll be right back in as a permanent coach.