There’s some pretty serious hype about Mike Sainristil (LINK).
Donovan Peoples-Jones and Michael Dwumfour are both injured (LINK). That’s not good. Peoples-Jones is a potential star, and Dwumfour plays a spot where there’s not much experience or depth.
Michigan is losing analyst Tanner Engstrand to Pep Hamilton’s XFL staff (LINK).
Via Bleacher Report, here’s a look through the eyes of Clemson wide receiver Justyn Ross on the draw of playing in the XFL instead of the NCAA (LINK).
Michigan got a transfer defensive end commitment today (LINK).
Cover 1 takes a look at the injury Chase Winovich suffered that might affect his NFL draft stock (LINK).
Here’s your daily vague Aaron McMann piece, this one on Donovan Peoples-Jones (LINK).
Devin Bush, Jr. slid in Mel Kiper, Jr.’s new mock draft (LINK).
Cade McNamara is pushing Shea Patterson in the weight room (LINK).
Fred Jackson’s son, Josh Jackson, is transferring from Virginia Tech to Maryland (LINK).
I always like to look back at my predictions for the previous season to see how well I judged the year beforehand. Here’s the link to my 2018 Season Predictions (and the comments): LINK.
Prediction: Karan Higdon, 1100 yards
Actual: Higdon, 1178 yards
Thoughts: Higdon was about as effective as I thought he would be, although he would have ended up with more yardage if he didn’t miss one regular season game (due to injury) and then the bowl game (due to selfishness). I was surprised he was named First Team All-Big Ten, but there were some other backs in the conference who were not as effective as I thought they would be.
Prediction: Donovan Peoples-Jones, 750 yards
Actual: Nico Collins, 632 yards
Thoughts: Collins had a breakout season, going from 3 catches for 27 yards in 2017 to leading the team in receiving yardage (and being #2 in receptions) in 2018. Peoples-Jones was just behind Collins by a mere 20 yards and led the team in receptions (47), but Collins was the big downfield target.
Prediction: Devin Bush, Jr., 95 tackles
Actual: Bush, 79 tackles
Thoughts: As the middle linebacker, Bush was an obvious choice, but his instincts and sideline-to-sideline speed ensured that he would make plays all over the field. Safety Tyree Kinnel was not far behind with 74 tackles in one more game, since Bush missed the bowl game.
Hit the jump for the rest of the review.