Tuesday, May 9, 2023

Michigan Tuesday: Kicking It in A2

After Michigan's best kicker ever, Jake Moody gets drafted in the 3rd round, Michigan is on the hunt for its next kicker. The Wolverines have Tommy Doman on the roster who can kick and also punt and local kid Adam Samaha joining the team this summer.   

Michigan went to the transfer portal to pick up Saline's James Turner who has been kicking for Louisville and last week added Mississippi State's, Hudson Hollenbeck (whose name sounds like a new Netflix Private Eye show).  Hudson didn't have any stats at Mississippi State and will likely have 4 years in Ann Arbor if he stays the entire time.  Hudson is very similar to Tommy Doman and can kick field goals and also punt.  Sounds like a great solution for competition and depth purposes.  It seems kicker was a big priority for the coaches coming out of Spring Camp. 

  • Reports that over 100 athletes from Iowa and Iowa State have been betting on sports.  The NCAA is going to have to deal with sports betting and athletes as it becomes legal across the country. 
  • The media asked Jimmy this: If Harbaugh hadn’t gone to Michigan and become a famous football player and coach, what skilled trade would he have undertaken? “A lawnsman!” Harbaugh enthusiastically responds. “That’s what I do. Mowing the lawn is one of the great feelings I have in life.”  Making $10M a year and mowing his own lawn is classic Jimmy. 
  • Bronny committed to USC over the weekend.  If Bronny was going to commit to a Big Ten school, I didn't expect it to be USC.  Fun fact, Bronny will probably never play in a Big Ten game. 

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