Former Michigan Athlete of the Week: Tom Brady

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11Sep 2019
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Former Michigan Athlete of the Week: Tom Brady

Tom Brady (image via Sports Illustrated)

The 42-year-old New England Patriots quarterback completed 24/36 (66.7%) of his passes for 341 yards and 3 touchdowns in a 33-3 victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers.


  • Devin Bush, Jr., LB (Pittsburgh Steelers): Bush made 11 tackles in a 33-3 loss to the Patriots.
  • Frank Clark, DE (Kansas City Chiefs): The former Seattle Seahawk made 1 tackle and returned an interception 5 yards in his first game with his new team, a 40-26 win over Jacksonville.
  • Devin Funchess, WR (Indianapolis Colts): Funchess made 3 catches for 32 yards in a 30-24 loss to the Los Angeles Chargers, but he also broke his clavicle, which could sideline him for the remainder of the year.
  • Brandon Graham, DE (Philadelphia Eagles): Graham made 2 tackles and 1 tackle for loss in a 32-27 win over the Washington Redskins.
  • Maurice Hurst, Jr., DT (Oakland Raiders): Hurst started and made 2 tackles in a 24-16 win over the Denver Broncos.
  • Jourdan Lewis, CB (Dallas Cowboys): Lewis made 2 tackles and 1 pass breakup in a 35-17 win over the New York Giants.
  • Bryan Mone, DT (Seattle Seahawks): Mone made 2 tackles and 1 tackle for loss in a 21-20 win over the Cincinnati Bengals.
  • Jabrill Peppers, S (New York Giants): Peppers made 7 tackles and 2 punt returns for 7 yards in a 35-17 loss to the Cowboys.
  • Jarrod Wilson, S (Jacksonville Jaguars): Wilson made 5 tackles in a 30-13 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs.
  • Chase Winovich, OLB (New England Patriots): Winovich made 1 tackle in the 33-3 win over the Steelers.
11Sep 2019
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Ranking Michigan’s Quarterbacks

Drew Henson (image via Detroit News)

This was originally posted on March 17, 2017. It has been updated following the 2018 season.

Sports fans love to debate the greatness of players and rank them in order from most revered to most despised. And while despised probably doesn’t fit any of these players, since they played for the University of Michigan, we all have our favorites. I have endeavored to achieve the un-possible: Rank all of Michigan’s starting quarterbacks.

Okay, that’s too tall of a task for me right now. I’m working up to it. So I’m only going back to 1995, which was the beginning of the Lloyd Carr era. That’s the earliest full coaching tenure where I can count on my recollections of Michigan football. I was a big fan of Bo Schembechler, Gary Moeller, and the Michigan Wolverines before then, but I’ll be damned if I say I was aware enough to understand what was happening on the field.

This ranking only takes into account what the quarterbacks achieved wearing the winged helmet. High school highlight tapes and NFL performance aren’t taken into account. (After all, we can agree that Tom Brady is far and away the best quarterback who ever played the game of football, and that includes Uncle Rico.)

So if you were starting a season with your pick of any Michigan QB since 1995, which one would you take?

On with the show:

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4Aug 2019
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Nightly Roundup: August 4, 2019

Devin Bush, Jr. (image via PennLive)

How is Washington so loud when the PAC-12 doesn’t care about football?

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26Jul 2019
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Morning Roundup: July 26, 2019

Trey Burke (image via CBS Sports)

Trey Burke signed a one-year contract to play for the Philadelphia 76ers.

Middle Tennessee State is still looking for its starting quarterback (LINK).

Andrew Kahn gives a mini-preview of Army (LINK).

A few updates on pre-season watch lists and such:

  • Will Hart is on the Ray Guy watch list for the country’s best punter
  • Donovan Peoples-Jones is on the Paul Hornung Award watch list for being the nation’s most versatile player
  • Michigan transfer Ryan Tice (CMU) is on the Lou Groza watch list for the nation’s best kicker

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