Nightly Roundup: January 28, 2019

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28Jan 2019
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Nightly Roundup: January 28, 2019

Nolan Ulizio

Offensive lineman Nolan Ulizio is transferring (here’s his “Nolan Ulizio, Ex-Wolverine” post) to the Pitt Panthers (LINK).

Former Georgia Tech and Appalachian State defensive coordinator Nate Woody is being hired as an analyst at Michigan (LINK).

Aaron McMann writes about Shea Patterson leading the QB room going into 2019 (LINK).

Oak Park (MI) Oak Park wide receiver Maliq Carr, who has a Michigan offer, was possibly going to play his 2019 season in Missouri, but it sounds like he will be staying in the state (LINK). He’s a jumbo wide receiver/flex tight end.

Here’s an article from the Post and Courier on Clemson’s PED issues (LINK).

If you’re subscribed to ESPN+ Live Sports, here’s Peyton Manning’s breakdown of Tom Brady from the AFC Championship game (LINK).

28Jan 2019
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Mailbag: Site Censorship


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Just wanted to say thanks for all of the fantastic, informative, and free content you’ve provided through time.  On that note, I can’t fault you from omitting “attractive girls” to generate income for yourself…you deserve it!  I am also surprised by how much I miss that aspect of the site but I do.  It’s not the same.  I remember an old school barber shop in the back of a bowling alley where I grew up that had Playboy magazines on the table next to the barber chair.  I think when I was 10 or so I finally worked up the courage to open one and the barber didn’t say a thing.  Just kept cutting my hair.  Your site had that cool feel where you could get the news, interesting analysis, and a bit more in a classy way, regardless of whether it’s deemed so or societally appropriate.  I hope you’re considering saying screw the ad robots and bringing back the ladies but my perspective is wholly selfish and my opinion cheap.   
Either way, thanks for all you do and Go Blue!
I mentioned this last week, but Google AdSense started dinging me for all the pictures of good looking women that used to be here on Touch the Banner. I typically make anywhere from $400 to $900 per month from AdSense, which is the majority of the blog’s income, so I couldn’t afford to keep the pictures. Not only did I stop posting new ones, but Google’s bots were dinging me for pictures from several months ago, so I went back and purged them all.
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28Jan 2019
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2021 Recruiting Update: January 28, 2019

Scottsdale (AZ) Saguaro DE Quinton Somerville (image via 247 Sports)

If you like what you see here at TTB, please consider using the links to Amazon to do your purchasing (LINK):


Tommy Brockermeyer – OT – Fort Worth (TX) All Saints Episcopal: Brockermeyer is a 6’6″, 268 lb. prospect with offers from Auburn and Oklahoma, among others. He’s the son of former Texas offensive tackle Blake Brockermeyer, who was a first round draft pick of the Carolina Panthers in 1995 and the franchise’s second ever draft pick after taking quarterback Kerry Collins at #5 overall. Tommy’s older brother Luke also played at Texas.

Bralon Brown – WR – Hollywood (FL) Chaminade-Madonna: Brown is a 6’2″, 175-pounder with offers from Nebraska, Penn State, and Pitt.

Clinton Burton, Jr. – CB – Baltimore (MD) St. Frances: Burton is a 5’11”, 170 lb. prospect with offers from Duke, UMass, and Virginia, among others. He’s a teammate of new Michigan linebacker commit Osman Savage.

David Davidkov – OT – Winnetka (IL) New Trier: Davidkov is a 6’6″, 265 lb. prospect with offers from Indiana, Iowa, Minnesota, and Wisconsin, among others. If Wisconsin wants him, then most Michigan fans want him, too.

Hit the jump for a bunch of other new offers.

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27Jan 2019
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Nightly Roundup: January 27, 2019

Karan Higdon (image via The Wolverine)

Ian Boyd from Football Study Hall writes about “Stopping players, not formations: The next shift in defensive strategy” (LINK).

The 2019 Reese’s Senior Bowl took place yesterday, which the North won by a score of 34-24 over the South. Karan Higdon was the only Michigan participant in the game (Chase Winovich missed due to injury). There was a lot of talk during the week that Higdon impressed in practice, particularly in the passing game, but he went without a catch and carried the ball 5 times for just 18 yards. Here’s the recap (LINK) and the box score (LINK).

27Jan 2019
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2020 Recruiting Capsule: East Kentwood DE Bryce Mostella

Bryce Mostella (image via Twitter)

Name: Bryce Mostella
Height: 6’6″
Weight: 235 lbs.
High school: Grand Rapids (MI) East Kentwood
Position: Defensive end
Class: 2020
Offers: Akron, Ball State, Boston College, Bowling Green, Central Michigan, Cincinnati, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Northern Illinois, Northwestern, Ohio State, Penn State, Pitt, Purdue, Syracuse, Toledo, Western Michigan
Commitment: Undecided

Notes: Teammate of 2019 OT Logan Brown (Wisconsin) and DT Mazi Smith (Michigan)…247 Composite 4-star, #14 WDE, #8 in-state, #345 overall as of 1/26/19

Stats: N/A