Mike Hart, Wolverine

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13Jan 2021
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Mike Hart, Wolverine

Mike Hart (image via Hoosier Sports Report)

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I would say “again,” but I wasn’t blogging about recruiting back in 2004 when Mike Hart committed to Michigan as a player.

Hart is joining Michigan’s coaching staff as running backs coach after spending the past several years coaching at Eastern Michigan (2011-2013), Western Michigan (2014-2015), Syracuse (2016), and Indiana (2017-2020). That followed a college career with the Wolverines, when he finished as Michigan’s leading career rusher, and a short career with the Indianapolis Colts. Hart happens to be the last Michigan running back to get drafted, an agonizingly long gap since 2008.

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13Jan 2021
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Michigan’s 10 Longest Plays vs. Wisconsin

Here’s a walk down memory lane to check out the ten longest plays Michigan players have made against Wisconsin over the years:

  1. Seth Smith 100-yard kickoff return TD (1994)
  2. Ryan Mallett 97-yard TD pass to Mario Manningham (2007)
  3. Butch Woolfolk 92-yard TD run (1979)
  4. Butch Woolfolk 89-yard TD run (1981)
  5. Tony Boles 81-yard TD run (1988)
  6. Shea Patterson 81-yard run (2018)
  7. B.J. Dickey 74-yard TD run (1977)
  8. John Wangler 71-yard TD pass to Doug Marsh (1979)
  9. Shea Patterson 68-yard pass to Ronnie Bell (2019)
  10. Rick Leach 65-yard TD pass to Ralph Clayton (1978)

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12Jan 2021
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Highlights: Stars of the National Championship Game

DeVonta Smith (image via Maxpreps)

Michigan and Alabama don’t always cross paths in recruiting, so I wanted to go back and watch highlights of some of the stars of Monday’s national championship game. So here are a few of the guys who really stood out for Alabama and Ohio State.

Devonta Smith – WR – Amite (LA) Amite: Smith was a 4-star, the #9 wide receiver, and #62 overall in the 2017 class.

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11Jan 2021
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Goodbye, Nick Eubanks

Nick Eubanks (image via Michigan Daily)

HIGH SCHOOL
Eubanks attended Fort Lauderdale (FL) American Heritage, a program pretty well known for producing college prospect. He was a 3-star, the #15 tight end, and #344 overall in the class of 2016. Michigan secured his commitment late in the process, and he was one of three tight ends in that class, joining Sean McKeon and Devin Asiasi. I gave Eubanks a TTB Rating of 44 (LINK), largely because I thought Asiasi (a 92 rating) and McKeon (77) would push him out.

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10Jan 2021
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All-Time Season Passing Touchdown Leaders

Elvis Grbac (image via The News-Herald)

Here’s a look at the top passing touchdown leaders for any single season in Michigan history:

  1. 25 – Elvis Grbac (1991)
  2. 25 – Chad Henne (2004)
  3. 24 – John Navarre (2003)
  4. 23 – Chad Henne (2005)
  5. 23 – Shea Patterson (2019)
  6. 22 – Chad Henne (2006)
  7. 22 – Chad Henne (2018)
  8. 21 – Elvis Grbac (1990)
  9. 21 – John Navarre (2002)
  10. 21 – Devin Gardner (2013)
  11. 20 – Tom Brady (1999)
  12. 20 – Jake Rudock (2015)
  13. 20 – Denard Robinson (2011)
  14. 19 – John Navarre (2001)
  15. 18 – Jim Harbaugh (1985)
  16. 18 – Drew Henson (2000)
  17. 18 – Denard Robinson (2010)
  18. 18 – Wilton Speight (2016)
  19. 17 – Rick Leach (1978)
  20. 17 – Elvis Grbac (1992)
  21. 17 – Todd Collins (1993)
  22. 17 – Brian Griese (1997)
  23. 17 – Chad Henne (2007)

It’s pretty impressive that Chad Henne, Michigan’s career leader in passing touchdowns, has all four of his seasons in the top seven in Michigan history.

Here are some Elvis Grbac to remind you of his exploits: