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11Sep 2017
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Michigan vs. Cincinnati Awards

Lavert Hill (image via the Journal Gazette)

Let’s see more of this guy on offense . . . Ty Isaac. I hit on it last week when Isaac had 114 yards, and the Michigan coaching staff listened. Can you guys believe Jay Harbaugh reads this blog? I’m honored and humbled . . .  Really, though, Isaac ran 20 times for 133 yards in this one and is averaging 8.0 yards a carry this year. So far he has been the best back on the team, and Michigan should continue riding him until Chris Evans and/or Karan Higdon step up their performances.

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26May 2017
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2017 Season Countdown: #80 Will Hart

Name: Will Hart
Height: 6’3″
Weight: 190 lbs.
High school: Hunting Valley (OH) University School
Position: Punter
Class: Redshirt freshman
Jersey number: #17
Last year: I did not rank Hart. He redshirted.

Michigan is in a unique position going into 2017. It’s not often that your kickoff guy, your punter, and your placekicker are the same guy, but that was the situation in Ann Arbor last year. Now Kenny Allen is gone, and Michigan needs to start fresh everywhere.  Will Hart might be the answer at punter, but reports from this spring were not overly positive, and true freshman Brad Robbins is expected to win the job when he arrives this fall. But you never know what might happen. Last year people expected Quinn Nordin to come in and win one of the kicking jobs, and injury prevented him from playing at all. Michigan does have options – Robbins, Hart, Nordin, Ryan Tice – so Hart himself isn’t very high on this list.

Prediction: Backup punter