Friday, March 5, 2010

So What's In Store For Michigan This Upcoming Season?

So what does everyone think is going to happen with Michigan this upcoming season? Think they will just win 7 or 8 games? Or do you think they will finally have their first 10+ win season under Rich Rodriguez? I personally think they will probably win 8 games as Rich Rod is in his third year and their offense is starting to finally gel with more experience together. I don't see them winning ten games yet because of such a young defense but next year will defiantly will be hopeful. So Please leave some comments and also vote in my poll.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Michigan's Donovan Warren Out to Prove Critics Wrong at Combine

Hey check out this STORY from on how Donovan Warren(Former Defensive Back of the Wolverines) is getting ready for the combine and is out to prove to the scouts on how good of a defender he really is!

Monday, March 1, 2010

Daily Surveys!

To go along with the blog, I will be adding different surveys/quizzes everyday for you guys to do. If you have any questions please leave a comment. Please look under "Daily Surveys" on the right side of the blog to complete them.

Sunday, February 28, 2010

NCAA finds Michigan not in compliance

Here is the story from ESPN about Michigan and the allegations about the rules they broke.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Michigan Vs. Notre Dame Recap

Hail to the victors Valiantly! And what a game it was. Probably the best Michigan-Notre Dame game I have ever seen in my life time. Maybe the best ever as both teams are on their way to a come back. As I watched the game I couldn't have been more nervous as each play progressed. But that is what makes a good game. It came down to the last few seconds and that is why it is a Michigan rivalry game against Notre Dame. I haven't felt that happy after a Michigan game since they beat Florida in that Capital One Bowl Game. And that crowd was just amazing from looking at the above view of it. It was definitely a Maize out. Now I won't say they are completely back until they are 5-0 and beat Michigan State at State. That will be another big game to watch and if they beat them watch out Ohio State here we come! Just looked at the Ap Top 25 and Michigan is now number 25 and they booted Notre out of the top 25. Got to love that!

Key Players For Michigan to Win
Tate Forcier
Once again Tate Forcier had fenominal game. His game included 23 passes for 240 yards with 2 touchdowns and one interception. Yes he does look like freshman but the way he plays, no, not at all. The way he moves around in the pocket just amazes me because he is so young and looks like he has been doing this forever. He kept them in the game late. But yes he did throw that interception in the fourth quarter but made up for that in the game winning drive with seconds left. His running ability also surprised me as he was breaking ankles of the Notre Dame defense. Quite a superstar. And he is only going to get better as this is his freshman year.

Brandon MinorMichigan needed a running game this week and Minor brought a pretty good one. He had 16 carries for 106 yards with one touchdown. A pretty good day and that helped the Wolverines out. He ran tough and even a had a couple of big plays which was good to see. If Michigan's run game out does their passing game like this you could see them having a good season. I say this because the Big 10 is all about the run game and Michigan is doing a good job about that. It also helps that Forcier is picking up some good rush yards as well.

Darryl StonumWell in my preview for this game I said that Stonum needs to step and make some big plays. He did not have an outstanding game but it was good. He caught 4 receptions for 54 yards with some of those being big plays. He also had a kickoff return touchdown for 94 yards. He played a pretty big role in the game for the Wolverines winning the game.

Other Points About this Game
What can I say Charlie Weis is for sure on the hot seat right now and might be looking for a job after this season. He has to do very well the rest of the season if he wants to continue to coach at Notre Dame. Michigan beating Notre Dame was very big and now Weis is going to be suffering for the rest of the season. Michigan played their hearts out and deserved to win but I really thought Notre Dame was going to win it the fourth quarter but in the end Michigan became its old self and really showed that they are able to win in big games again.

These Michigan freshman are pretty unbelievable
Coming into this year with how young Michigan is on Offense and Defense I was thinking maybe 6 or 7 wins. But after these two games against Western Michigan and Notre Dame I have really been impressed with young freshman. Tate Forcier has really surprised me with how good his pocket presence is and how moves around in it. Denard Robinson is another guy. I don't ever see him as a starting qb but I think if he moves to another position he will really help out the Wolverines. I am sure he can catch the ball with how talented he is. Aslo some of the young receivers have really stepped up and made some big plays this year so far. Some of the young guys on defense as well have done pretty good like their defensive line and some of their cornerbacks. I think after these two games I believe they will have a good chance of going 7-0 when they meet Penn State here in Ann Arbor. Michigan State doesn't really look good after that loss against Central Michigan and Iowa did not look impressive at all with their win against Iowa State. So I see them beating them but they will be both good games as they are away games.

Friday, September 11, 2009

Maize and Blue Vs. The Irish Preview

Couldn't be more happy this week as Michigan is at home playing their fist rivalry game of the year against Notre Dame and this game lands on my birthday this year. It's going to be great weekend and I am really going to enjoy it. Since 1887 they have been playing each other off and on for a total of 36 games and this one being the 37th. Michigan leads the series 20-15-1. Luckily we will have this great rivalry game until 2031 with that extension in 2007. I look forward to this game every year just like the Ohio state game just because how aggressive us fans get during these weekends.

The Big Game

Who: Michigan vs. #18 Notre Dame
When: 3:30 Eastern time, September 12th 2009, on ABC
Where: Michigan Stadium "The Big House", Ann Arbor, MI

Keys for Michigan to Win
Well I think Michigan can really win this game the way things are set up. They are at home and are riding on a lot of momentum from last week beating Western Michigan 31-7. In which a lot of people thought they were going to be upset by the Broncos. But they proved people wrong and just toyed with them with their great young offensive talent. They got Minor back at around 75% to 80% health wise and should be ready for the game. He will be a big help as he runs tough and he has his speedy back-up Carlos Brown to help the load. Even though Hemingway does not look good for the start, because of a sprained ankle, I believe that the other young talented receivers will step up abd make some plays. Another key for Michigan to win is if they get Forcier and Robinson in some plays together to really get that offense going. Tate really knows this offense good and he should dump it off to Robinson to make a big play happen. I also believe that Michigan needs to have less penalties in this game compared to last and have to stay away from turnovers.

Michigan's defense is got to be very fast out there this week just like the first half of last week when every player was at the ball when the whistle blew. I feel that Graham should be the play-maker and try to cause a fumble in the backfield. I know he is hungry for a win in his Senior year against Notre Dame and Notre Dame should see him as a threat because he is one of the elites on the defensive side in the Big 10. But I feel that Michigan's cornerbacks and safeties are under a lot of pressure with those great Notre Dame receivers they will have to face. If they contain them it will be an easy win for the Wolverines.

My Thoughts of Notre Dame

I see Notre Dame as one of the most explosive offenses out there right now with Clausen as Qb and him having those talented receivers throw to. Not to mention they have a pretty good o-line.
But I still think they are really over-rated right now because they lack defense and don't really have a solid running game. They depend on Clausen too much in which that might get them into trouble this year. And as for Lou Houltz(from Espn) saying they are going to the National title game he is a crazy old man. No chance of them getting there, Defense wins championships.

My Prediction

It's going to be a great game this weekend and I see a lot of scoring going on in this game with these two offenses. It's probably going to be a back and forth game until a couple of big plays happen. Michigan will probably have another big play with Denard Robinson as he will be the X-factor for every game he is in and for Notre Dame will make a few big plays with their receivers. If Michigan strikes first I think they have a good chance of winning this game once they get the crowd going crazy as last week was the loudest I have heard it in a couple of years.
My score prediction is Michigan winning 38-24. Yes I predicted a high score but these defenses will be really challenged this week.

Go Blue!!!!