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Sad news from the Big 10...

Friday, June 30, 2006 by Tim

Northwestern Head Coach Randy Walker has died of an apparent heart attack. He was a good coach who consistently took bottom-level talent to the middle of the pack (or better). Our condolences go out to the Northwestern football family.

James Rogers II Videos

Wednesday, June 21, 2006 by Tim

Scout has next to nothing on this kid, but Michigan Elite Football has 4 videos of him. He plays mostly RB in them, but catches a few passes.

Link.

Michigan gains commit #8

by Tim

Maybe I should read all the news before I decide to post it.

Troy Woolfolk, a 6-0, 180 CB from Sugarland, Texas, has commited to the Wolverines. He is the son of former UM running back Butch Woolfolk.

This makes me wonder about the recruiting of defensive backs. We already have three (though Finch will probably be a weakside linebacker), and have yet to gain commits from the two we apparently covet the most - Ronald Johnson and Dionte Allen. This, combined with the recruitment of players like CA CB Michael Williams ,akes me wonder why we are taking so damn many DBs.

Is defensive back more of a position of need than I thought it would be, is this recruiting a reflection of English's new position giving him more power, or a shift in ideology to a more-speed oriented defense? Only time will tell.

Michigan gains commit #7

by Tim

James Rogers, a full-week camper from Madison Heights Lampheer committed today.

He is a 6-3, 185 Wide Receiver who got the Smokehouse Award as camp's fastest player. His previous offers were all for the RB position, from MAC-level schools and Colorado.

Rogers is not yet ranked on Scout.com

WWMD? vol. 2

Tuesday, June 20, 2006 by Tim

Per his camp statments, Ryan Mallett is currently enrolled in summer classes at his high school (though he is taking the whole week off to camp) , and plans to graduate early from high school. This makes him a January enrollee, and clarifies a little bit of his plans for the future.

New stadium renovation website.

Sunday, June 18, 2006 by Tim

Courtesy of the athletic department. It includes archives of all the updates from the athletic department, as well as some updated problems.

I got 99 problems but a site ain't one. Link me!

Carr's wash for kids this Saturday

Friday, June 09, 2006 by Tim

Come out to Michigan Stadium from 12:30 to 2, have your car washed by football players, and support C.S. Mott Children's hospital.

http://www.med.umich.edu/opm/newspage/2006/carwash.htm

Wolverines (notably) low on CFN's overrated teams

Monday, June 05, 2006 by Tim

College Football News has created a list of the most over- and under-rated teams of the past 35 years. This is based on preseason rankings compared to final rankings for each year. Michigan ended up 24th most overrated, while the most overrated team was MSU.

Opponent update: Vanderbilt

Saturday, June 03, 2006 by Tim

ESPN reports that Vanderbilt will be getting a new quarterback for next season.

Since Richard Kovalcheck has graduated from Arizona, but still has eligibility remaining, he will be able to play right away for the Commodores, and is expected to do so.

Despite the graduation of Jay Cutler, Vanderbilt was expected to be a passing-oriented offense, so this development will help them be more successful in that regard.

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