Category Michigan Football

Looking ahead: Michigan recruiting needs in 2018

Jim Harbaugh and his staff reeled in the consensus No. 5 recruiting class int he nation in 2017, and Michigan coaches now are fully focused on the 2018 recruiting class.

On the heels of two massive classes, Michigan will look to be more selective as there will be 17 to 20 potential spots open in the 2018 recruiting cycle. Because the Wolverines have loaded up the roster with 56 players in the past two cycles, they can afford to swing for the fences with this class.

The three main areas of need for Michigan are running back, offensive line and tight end.

1. Offensive line: Michigan missed on “big-body” tackles in 2017, so it is a need for the class of 2018...

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Is Harbaugh’s Most Recent Hire Unethical?

Jim Harbaugh has done it again, he’s managed to enrage his critics and excite his fans with one simple change to his coaching staff.

Michigan has hired California High School Coach Michael Johnson to join its staff, on the surface this doesn’t appear to be that controversial a move, after all, Johnson is extremely qualified for the job.  He has worked in the NFL and in college ball, particularly with wide receivers, a position which is currently unfilled on the Michigan staff.  Here is a list of Johnson’s coaching stops, Oregon State 1997-99 (WR’s coach), San Diego Chargers 2000-2001 (QB’s coach), Atlanta Falcons 2002-05 (WR’s, WBs), Baltimore Ravens 2006-2007 (WRs), San Francisco 49’ers 2009-2010 (QBs, OC), UCLA (OC, interim HC).

While all of this appears very innocent an...

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Is This Michigan Football’s Best Recruiting Class Ever?

The 2017 Michigan recruiting class could go down as arguably the best one in school history.

While the overall class is deep and balanced, the crown jewels are the wide receivers. Michigan wanted three receivers in this class and they did themselves one better with the addition of 2016 re-recruit Brad Hawkins, who was in last year’s class but took a prep school year to get his academics in order. The wide receiver class is led by five-star Donovan Peoples-Jones – a big, physical player billed as the next great Michigan receiver. In addition to Hawkins and Peoples-Jones, Michigan also signed four-stars Tarik Black and late addition Oliver Martin. Four-star wide receiver Nico Collins is still a potential commitment for Michigan’s receivers group.

The defensive back group is strong and ...

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