Monday, April 15, 2024

Michigan Monday: Happy For the Wagner's

Franz and his brother Mo are both proud former Michigan Wolverine Basketball players.  They also play together for the Orlando Magic.  Last night they got to celebrate together as the Magic secured the #5 seed in the NBA Playoffs.  The Magic will face the Cleveland Cav's in the first round.  Congrats to the Wagner's and Michigan's professional team, which also includes Jett Howard and Caleb Houstan. 

Today is Tax Day and the Master's is over.  I always get a little sad when Masters week comes to an end.  It's such a good event, Scottie Scheffler plays some incredible golf, but I was really hoping for a large playoff when there were like 4 guys tied at -6. 

  • This is Spring Game week for the National Champions.  The thing everyone will be watching is who steps up at QB. 
  • The Spring Game is also the best recruiting day of the Spring.  Let's hope we get great visitors and even some commits. 
  • Speaking of recruiting, Dusty continues to be very busy, but no commits yet. Oakland star Trey Townsend was expected on campus on Sunday. 
  • Chip Kelly and Jim Knowles are both making over $2M at year.  Those contracts won't be worth 10 cents if they don't beat the Wolverines this season. 


Chowman said...

Wonder if lack of commitments is due to NIL?

szanreno said...

You can't really say recruitment and NIL in the same sentence anymore those are two different things. In a very short period of time it's going to come down to who's going to pay me the most. Gone are the days of the student athlete that really wants to come to your school. Gone are the days that we're proud to have that Athlete on campus....

Brady2017 said...

Yep. Scholarships will turn into contracts.

Chowman- I just read earlier today that Michigan football and basketball have significantly stepped up their NIL game. I don't think recruits would even be visiting if they weren't seriously interested. UM likes to keep that NIL stuff on the down low.