Monday, December 28, 2020

Michigan Monday: What's next?

That is the question for Michigan Football.  Jim Harbaugh has yet to sign an extension but has already let go of his much aligned defensive coordinator.   There are a ton of rumors floating around, with names like Derek Mason and the explosive oil and water combination of Jimmy and Will Muschamp.  Mason's name has also being tied to the DC opening at LSU. 

One name I didn't consider was former Texas and Louisville head coach Charlie Strong.  He is currently on Saban's non-field coaching staff at Alabama.   He would bring more recruiting to Florida and is a pretty smart guy when it comes to defense.  He was South Florida's head coach prior to Alabama.   He is also good friends with Brian Jean-Mary who I believe has a great shot at staying on staff, no matter who gets hired as DC. 

Michigan Basketball took care of business with another great second half on the road against Nebraska on Christmas evening.   That is the game I think Franz should have every time out, a quiet 20 points.  Love Brown's defense and Smith hit a huge shot when the Wolverines started to lose momentum.   Hunter is clearly the best freshman in Ann Arbor since Trey Burke.   Loved the effort and any win on the road in the Big Ten is a good win.  

Next game is against Maryland on New Years Eve at 7:00 in College Park.  The Northwestern game on Sunday is set for 7:30.

  • Iowa loses their bowl game when MIZZU tests positive for COVID.  

  • MSU QB Rocky Lombardi is transferring to Northern Illinois. 

  • CA 4 star CB Ceyair Wright is announcing on Saturday.  Michigan is in his final 5, but he is going to USC.  

  • Congratulations to Jacksonville for winning the Trevor Lawrence sweepstakes, Trevor will get to play his NFL games only 6 hours away from Clemson.

  • Duncan Robinson went off on Christmas with 6 three pointers.  This guy continues to surprise and amaze me. 

  • More on the 2022 commitment from Connor Jones.   He is 6'7 and 285 pounds out of Colorado.  His early offer list included CSU, New Mexico, IU, Oregon State, Northwestern, VA, and WVU.  He seems to be a kid closer to his basement then his ceiling and will probably need a redshirt year to get with the S&C program. He was recruited by Ed Warriner and Michigan was his dream school.  Great to lock him in early to what hopes to be a class full of lineman on both sides of the ball. 

  • Kentucky Basketball is a very 2020 1-6 to start the season.  So it does happen to other programs?

1 comment:

Unknown said...

Charlie Strong is really bad idea!

Connor Jones will take until at least year 3. He is a project with a high ceiling.

Michigan 2-4 vs Kentucky 1-6 for worst season...Kentucky by far. Michigan was an 8-4 9-3 team with no opt outs and spring ball.

Have a great day