Category Michigan Football

Michigan State loss shouldn’t dent confidence in Jim Harbaugh’s overall plan

Despite the increased criticism this week following Michigan’s 14-10 loss to rival Michigan State, by any objective measure Jim Harbaugh is doing great work at Michigan.

Yes, this may be hard to stomach for some Michigan fans still smarting from the loss Saturday night, but Michigan football is on the right track, and suggestions that Harbaugh isn’t getting it done in Ann Arbor are pure lunacy.

The “rivals” narrative is one that has gained a lot of momentum this week. Harbaugh is 1-4 against Michigan State while his predecessor was 2-2. Yeah, sure. But how about a little context?

Brady Hoke beat a depleted Ohio State team coached by interim coach Luke Fickell and edged a 7-6 MSU team in 2012. Yes, the Wolverines won, but in this case context matters.

Harbaugh and the Wolverines wou...

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Michigan QB Battle Is Over

I didn’t believe it at first, but those in the know insist that red-shirt senior John O’Korn gave Wilton Speight all he could handle in the QB battle but fell short of winning the starting job in the end.  For the record I was almost 100% confident Speight would job out with the starters against Florida.

Michigan has a QB and his name is Wilton Speight.  Sources say Speight and O’Korn both had great camps but Speight won the right to start against Florida by a slim margin.  Observer say both QB’s are energized new offensive coordinator Pep Hamilton and his presence was particularly “energizing” for O’Korn.

The downside of the battle was red-shirt Freshman Brandon Peters performance, one observer described Peters as “lost...

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Michigan Fall Camp Update! Who’s the Kicker; Punter?

This is a big week for the Michigan football team, it’s crunch time for players trying to win starting spots or at least a spot on the two deep.

It appears we have a winner in the battle to punt for Michigan.  There was a lot of speculation and a strong belief that Freshman Brad Robbins would win the punting job, but it appears that will not happen, at least not for the Florida game.  My sources inside the fort tell me that Will Hart, a sophomore from Hunting Valley, Ohio has won the starting job over Robbins.  Apparently Robbins battled injury throughout camp and wasn’t able to pull ahead in the competition.  Obviously this doesn’t mean Robbins won’t get a shot this year, but sources say he won’t be the punter for the game in Dallas against the gators.

The kicking game is up in the ai...

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