2021 Ex-Wolverine Updates: Week 2

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14Sep 2021
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2021 Ex-Wolverine Updates: Week 2

Brady Hoke (image via sdsuaztecphotos.com)

FORMER PLAYERS

LB Jordan Anthony (Troy): Anthony made 2 tackles in a 21-13 loss to Liberty.

RB Zach Charbonnet (UCLA): UCLA had a bye.

WR Kekoa Crawford (Cal): Crawford made 1 catch for 49 yards in a 34-32 loss to TCU.

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8Sep 2021
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Ex-Wolverine Updates: Week 1

Zach Charbonnet

FORMER PLAYERS

LB Jordan Anthony (Troy): Anthony made 3 tackles in a 55-3 win over Southern.

RB Zach Charbonnet (UCLA): Charbonnet ran 11 times for 117 yards and 1 touchdown, adding 1 catch for 35 yards, in a 38-27 win over LSU.

WR Kekoa Crawford (Cal): Crawford made 2 catches for 33 yards in a 22-17 loss to Nevada.

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20May 2021
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Thoughts on Michigan’s Recruiting Restructure

Courtney Morgan (image via MGoBlue)

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As you may have heard, Michigan has done some restructuring of its recruiting plan. About a year ago, I wrote about how I thought Michigan could “fix” its recruiting (LINK). Some of those steps have been taken, and others not mentioned have also occurred.

A few things have changed in the past year, largely for the better.

1. Ronald Bellamy replaces Bob Shoop as safeties coach. There are rumors about Shoop’s time at Michigan, but he was never known as a good recruiter – though recruits did say a few positive things once in a while – and basically served as an analyst in 2020. Shoop is more of an X’s and O’s guy. Meanwhile, Bellamy spent the last chunk of his life coaching West Bloomfield (MI) West Bloomfield to a point where it was a perennial threat to win a state championship. Bellamy got good talent to come to West Bloomfield – who would normally have attended other schools – and coached them up. He developed positive relationships with athletes who didn’t even attend West Bloomfield, and recruits seem to gravitate toward him. The former Wolverines wide receiver seems to be more of a father figure than a bombastic personality, but it appears to be working on the recruiting trail.

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22Dec 2020
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Goodbye, Don Brown

Don Brown (image via Freep)

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Michigan defensive coordinator Don Brown has been dismissed by the program.

Michigan’s defensive finishes during Brown’s tenure:

  • 2016: #1 (tied with Alabama) in total defense, #2 in yards/play, #2 in scoring
  • 2017: #3 in total defense, #6 in yards/play, #13 in scoring
  • 2018: #2 in total defense, #8 in yards/play, #16 (tied with Utah) in scoring
  • 2019: #11 in total defense, #10 in yards/play, #25 in scoring
  • 2020: #84 in total defense, #56 (tied with Troy) in yards/play, #96 in scoring

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