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Former Michigan captain Jon Jansen offers fans an exclusive look at the Wolverines’ football team, including one-on-one interviews, scouting reports and much more. Produced by the Michigan Sports Network from Learfield IMG College in partnership with Michigan Athletics.

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    Conqu'ring Heroes 31 - Sam Grewe

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 16, 2021 21:28

    Brian is in for Jon this week, and he catches up with current U-M medical student Sam Grewe, who won a gold medal in the high jump at the Paralympics Games a few weeks ago. Grewe discusses his decision to amputate his right leg in seventh grade (2:00), the process of transitioning to adaptive sports as a teenager (6:00), his memories from the day he won gold (10:00), and his professional goals in the medical field (15:00). This interview was made possible thanks to our friends at Michigan Medicine and their "Michigan Answers Spotlight" feature on our football radio broadcasts this season. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    In the Trenches 208 - Trevor Keegan

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2021 34:57

    We begin by putting the finishing touches on Michigan's strong win over Washington on Saturday (4:00) and discussing some of our main takeaways from the weekend that was in college football and the NFL (11:00). Then, Jon catches up with Michigan left guard Trevor Keegan, who talks about the atmosphere at the Big House on Saturday (25:00), the confidence level of the offensive line through two games (27:00), how the team is handling its early-season success (31:30), and his impressions of the Wolverines' defense (33:30).See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Defend the Block 66 - Chris Hunter

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 14, 2021 31:40

    One of the busiest people around Michigan men's basketball, Director of Basketball Operations Chris Hunter, is our guest this week, as he breaks down his important role in the creation of the Wolverines' recently-released non-conference schedule (5:00). Hunter also discusses the situation around the regularly-scheduled home-and-home series with Kentucky (12:00), his role and evolution as a member of this staff (15:00), and his early reviews of the Wolverines (23:30).See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Radio Replay - Inside Michigan Football - Sept. 13

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 14, 2021 42:25

    On this week's radio show, Jon catches up with Tight Ends Coach/Special Teams Coordinator Jay Harbaugh (4:00), Head Coach Jim Harbaugh (22:00), and tight end Erick All (41:00) to reflect on Saturday's win over Washington and look ahead to this weekend's clash with Northern Illinois.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    In the Trenches 207 - Washington Recap

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 12, 2021 37:03

    It was a tremendous Saturday night at Michigan Stadium! Relive all the fun from the Wolverines' 31-10 win over Washington with Jon and Brian's analysis of the game, along with interviews with Head Coach Jim Harbaugh (11:00), quarterback Cade McNamara (17:30), defensive lineman Aidan Hutchinson (19:00), and running backs Hassan Haskins (21:30) and Blake Corum (24:30). We conclude with some postgame thoughts from Jim Brandstatter and Dan Dierdorf and Jon's early read on next week's matchup with Northern Illinois.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    In the Trenches 206 - Washington Preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 10, 2021 9:11

    Get fired up for Saturday's Maize Out at Michigan Stadium with our preview episode. In less than 10 minutes, you'll hear this week's radio network scene setter, the Keys to the Game, and Jon's Locker Room Speech!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Conqu'ring Heroes 30 - Men's and Women's Golf

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 9, 2021 29:31

    We hit the links this week on Conqu'ring Heroes, as Jon catches up with members of both the men's and women's golf programs. We begin with the men's team, as Head Coach Zach Barlow discusses the scheduling and training philosophies for the program (1:45), and senior Patrick Sullivan breaks down his win in the Michigan Amateur Championship and his busy schedule during the school year (6:30). Then, women's Head Coach Jan Dowling and junior Hailey Borja talk about next week's Wolverine Invitational here in Ann Arbor (15:00), the goals for the upcoming season (20:00), and the close-knit nature of the team (26:00).See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    In the Trenches 205 - Bill Martin, Bruce Madej, Brad Hawkins

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 8, 2021 59:26

    We are jam-packed for this mid-week show! During our "Seven from 77," Jon discusses the ramifications of Ronnie Bell's season-ending injury (5:30) and reacts to the biggest stories of the weekend in college football, including Washington's loss to Montana (13:30). Then, former Athletic Director Bill Martin and former SID Bruce Madej stop by to reflect on their memories from September 11, 2001 (30:00), talk through some of the key decisions they had to make locally after the attacks (35:30), and discuss the security measures they had to take at the Big House (44:45). We wrap up with defensive back Brad Hawkins, who talks about the defense's performance against Western Michigan (51:00), his impressions of the new-look coaching staff after Week 1 (55:00), and his early thoughts on Saturday's matchup with Washington (56:50).See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Defend the Block 65 - Ignas Brazdeikis

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 7, 2021 24:04

    After discussing the men's team being honored at Saturday's football game, Brian welcomes former Wolverine and 2018-19 Big Ten Freshman of the Year Ignas Brazdeikis to the podcast. Iggy breaks down his NBA journey to this point (10:00), reflects on his time in Ann Arbor (15:00), and talks about how well he keeps up with the Wolverines (19:30).See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Radio Replay - Inside Michigan Football - Sept. 6

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 7, 2021 40:54

    On this week's radio show, Jon recaps the win over Western Michigan and looks ahead to Saturday's "Maize Out" against Washington with Head Coach Jim Harbaugh (0:30), defensive lineman Chris Hinton (25:00), and Defensive Line Coach Shaun Nua (31:00).See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    In the Trenches 204 - Western Michigan Recap

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 4, 2021 37:03

    We cover Saturday's 47-14 win over Western Michigan from all angles! Jon and Brian break down the win before we share interviews with Head Coach Jim Harbaugh (14:00), defensive back Vincent Gray (20:00), defensive lineman Aidan Hutchinson (21:50), quarterback Cade McNamara (24:10), and running back Blake Corum (26:45). We conclude with some thoughts from Jim Brandstatter and Dan Dierdorf (29:30), before Jon gives his early perspective on next week's primetime matchup against Washington.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    In the Trenches 203 - Western Michigan Preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 3, 2021 10:32

    We're closing in on kickoff for Michigan and Western Michigan at the Big House! We give you everything you need to know in about 10 minutes on our preview episode for Saturday's season opener. Listen to the radio network scene setter, learn Jon's Keys to the Game, and get pumped for the game with the return of the popular Locker Room Speech!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Conqu'ring Heroes 29 - Jen Klein

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 2, 2021 24:11

    This week, Jon catches up with Women's Soccer Head Coach Jen Klein, who discusses her team's strong 4-0 start to the regular season (1:00), the leadership roles of each person within the program (7:00), the importance of Title IX to her program and career (14:00), and her preview of this weekend's important home matches and the rest of the season (19:00).See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    In the Trenches 202 - Hassan Haskins

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 1, 2021 33:22

    As you'd expect, Jon is pretty fired up for game week! He shares his expectations for each Michigan unit (4:30) and reacts to the announcement of the Wolverines' four captains (11:00) in this week's "Seven from 77." Then, Jon catches up with running back Hassan Haskins to discuss his excitement level for Saturday's opener (24:00), the mentality of the team and the offense heading into the season (25:00), and his personal expectations this season (29:45). This episode is presented by DTE Energy.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Defend the Block 64 - Will Tschetter

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 31, 2021 24:33

    We hear from another Michigan men's basketball freshman this week, as Will Tschetter joins the podcast for the first time. He discusses the acclimation process to Ann Arbor from a small town in Minnesota (5:30), his recruiting journey and how he arrived at Michigan (13:30), how he would describe and assess his game at this point of the offseason (16:45), and the craziest way he has heard his last name pronounced (20:50).See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Radio Replay - Inside Michigan Football - Aug. 30

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 31, 2021 43:31

    The "Inside Michigan Football" radio show is back for another year! In advance of Saturday's season opener against Western Michigan, Jon Jansen catches up with Head Coach Jim Harbaugh (2:00), offensive lineman (and captain) Andrew Vastardis (24:30), and Offensive Line Coach/Co-Offensive Coordinator Sherrone Moore (32:45).See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Conqu'ring Heroes 28 - Marcia Pankratz

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 26, 2021 16:04

    Jon catches up with Field Hockey Head Coach Marcia Pankratz to discuss the quick turnaround from last season to this season (1:00), Friday's national championship game rematch against North Carolina (3:50), her deep and talented roster (7:00), and her impressions on the Big Ten as a whole (9:15).See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    In the Trenches 201 - Mike Golic

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 25, 2021 53:17

    In this week's "Seven from 77," Jon and Brian discuss the latest around training camp (3:45) and react to the "Alliance" created by the Big Ten, ACC, and Pac-12 (11:00). Then, Jon catches up with the great Mike Golic, who talks about his new radio project with LEARFIELD (23:15), his observations of the recent changes in college football (26:30), and the storylines he is monitoring within the Big Ten and in Ann Arbor (42:45).See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Defend the Block 63 - Isaiah Barnes & Jon Teske

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 24, 2021 38:47

    We resume our introductory interviews with incoming men's basketball freshmen by welcoming Isaiah Barnes to the podcast. Barnes discusses his first stint in Ann Arbor during summer classes (6:00), his unique recruiting process and why it ended with choosing Michigan (10:30), and the key aspects of his game (15:15). Then, Brian catches up with former Wolverine center Jon Teske, who updates fans on his quest to reach the NBA (22:00), discusses the abrupt ending to his Michigan career (28:15), and reflects on some of his favorite memories in the Maize and Blue (32:40).See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Conqu'ring Heroes 27 - Warde Manuel

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 19, 2021 40:47

    Conqu'ring Heroes is back! Each Thursday, we will bring you coverage from Michigan's athletic department. We begin with Warde Manuel, the Donald R. Shepherd Director of Athletics, who recaps the last few months from his perspective and the perspective of the department (1:00), discusses some of the COVID protocols around campus in the coming months (10:00), updates the financial situation of the athletic department (23:00), shares his thoughts on NIL and its impact on Michigan's student-athletes (29:15), and responds to discussions around the evolving relationships among conferences (33:00).See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    In the Trenches 200 - Aidan Hutchinson

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 18, 2021 36:33

    After discussing the latest around camp and breaking down his thoughts on the other Power 5 conference races, Jon welcomes defensive lineman Aidan Hutchinson to the podcast. Hutchinson reflects on his decision to return for the upcoming season (21:45), breaks down his fit into the Wolverines' new defensive scheme (23:00), shares his excitement level for the start of the season (25:45), and sets the scene for the rest of the defensive line (29:30).See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Defend the Block 62 - Phil Martelli

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 17, 2021 27:17

    Brian visits with Phil Martelli, the Associate Head Coach for Michigan men's basketball, about a range of topics: his reflections on the challenges and triumphs of last season (6:00), the work that the team has done so far this summer (10:15), and his takeaways from the seven incoming freshmen at this point of the offseason (14:00).See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    In the Trenches 199 - Jim Harbaugh

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 12, 2021 61:04

    After this week's "Seven from 77," Jon sits down with Head Coach Jim Harbaugh to discuss the energy around the team this offseason (19:00), his observations of the defense (22:00), his perspective of the changes involving the helmet stickers (34:40), some thoughts on the Wolverines' offense (39:50), and the latest surrounding Michigan's quarterback situation (54:45).See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Defend the Block 61 - Frankie Collins & Ian Burns

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 11, 2021 34:27

    We welcome two more men's basketball freshmen on this week's edition of Defend the Block. First, Frankie Collins discusses his acclimation to Ann Arbor on and off the floor (6:30), breaks down the evolution of his game (9:50), reflects on his decision to commit to the Wolverines (11:45), and answers some random questions (17:00). Then, walk-on Ian Burns stops by to talk about his journey to Michigan basketball (22:00), what Wolverines fans can expect from him on the floor (24:15), and the impact that the late Donnie Kirksey had on his career and life (29:45).See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    In the Trenches 198 - Cade McNamara

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 5, 2021 35:34

    In this week's "Seven from 77," Jon shares his enthusiasm for the start of training camp (2:00) and reacts to the latest news surrounding realignment in college football (7:00). Then, Jon sits down with quarterback Cade McNamara to discuss being named the team's QB1 heading into camp (16:15), his improvements throughout the offseason (17:30), the importance of leadership from the quarterback position (24:00), and his impressions of some of the other position groups on the team (31:30).See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Defend the Block 60 - Moussa Diabate & Maddie Nolan

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 4, 2021 35:34

    After Brian reacts to the latest news around professional Wolverines, he continues to introduce the new men's basketball freshmen by talking with Moussa Diabate, who talks about learning the English language (6:30), his basketball journey starting at the age of 12 (8:40), the reason why he came to Michigan (14:45), and his self-critique as he prepares for his freshman year (18:30). Then, soon-to-be-junior Maddie Nolan of Michigan women's basketball stops by to discuss her thoughts on the summer work the team is getting (25:00), the team turning the page from last season (29:00), and growing up in the basketball-crazy state of Indiana (31:15).See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    In the Trenches 197 - Ohio State Preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 29, 2021 45:01

    We conclude our game-by-game preview of the 2021 season with The Game. In this week's "Seven from 77," Jon discusses the Wolverines' focus on the Buckeyes (3:00) and sizes up Ohio State's roster heading into camp (11:00). Then, Jon chats with Ohio State play-by-play voice Paul Keels, who reflects on his time calling Michigan games back in the 1980s (20:00), breaks down some of the keys for the Buckeyes' defense in 2021 (25:40), shares his thoughts on Ohio State's quarterback battle and the offense as a whole (31:20), and gives his opinion on the potential College Football Playoff expansion (38:15).See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Defend the Block 59 - Caleb Houstan

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 28, 2021 29:03

    After Brian discusses a few memories of the four former Wolverines eligible for Thursday's NBA Draft, we begin our introduction of the new freshmen with Michigan men's basketball by welcoming Caleb Houstan to the podcast. Houstan reflects on his experience with Team Canada in the FIBA U19 World Cup (13:15), breaks down his recruiting process and his decision to come to Michigan (17:30), dissects some key aspects of his game (22:40), and answers a handful of non-basketball questions (24:45).See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    In the Trenches 196 - Media Day & Maryland Preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 22, 2021 40:45

    With Big Ten Media Day starting on Thursday, Jon and Brian discuss the leadership roles of Michigan's three representatives in Indianapolis (4:45) and a few storylines to watch from around the league at the event (12:45). Then, we continue with our season preview by catching up with Johnny Holliday, the play-by-play voice of Maryland football. Holliday discusses the excitement around the program heading into 2021 (23:15), some of the key storylines for the Terps' defense (28:00), and his expectations for Maryland's offense (31:00).See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Defend the Block 58 - Emily Kiser and Jaaron Simmons

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 21, 2021 42:54

    We begin with Emily Kiser, a soon-to-be senior for Michigan women's basketball, who discusses her tight-knit connection with her recruiting class (6:00), her growth as a player over the years (11:30), and some early impressions of this season's team (17:15). Then, Brian catches up with men's basketball Video Analyst Jaaron Simmons, who discusses his role in practice and recruiting (25:45), some of his early observations on this year's team (32:45), and his opportunity to coach in The Basketball Tournament this month (39:00).See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    In the Trenches 195 - Penn State Preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 15, 2021 68:42


    In this week's "Seven from 77," Jon discusses the start date for fall camp (8:00) and his impressions of Penn State this season (15:45). Then, we delve even deeper into the Nittany Lions with play-by-play voice Steve Jones, who discusses the Nittany Lions' struggles a season ago (31:00), some of the key players to watch on the defensive side of the ball (39:00), the storylines for Penn State's offense (45:45), and the potential ramifications of the proposed expansion of the College Football Playoff (1:01:00).See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.


    Defend the Block 57 - DeVante' Jones & Jon Sanderson

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 14, 2021 49:03

    We have a pair of great men's basketball interviews for you this week! The newest member of the program, grad transfer point guard DeVante' Jones, is first up, as he talks about his busy last few months culminating with arriving in Ann Arbor (7:00), his style and fit on the floor with the Wolverines (11:00), and some non-basketball topics to get to know him better (18:45). Then, with Camp Sanderson underway, Strength and Conditioning Coach Jon Sanderson discusses the key aspects of his work with players this time of year (24:30), breaks down how he personalizes the workout plan for each player (31:20), shares his impressions of the newcomers to the program (38:00), and talks about the honor of being Juwan Howard's first hire at Michigan (44:00).See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    In the Trenches 194 - Indiana Preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 8, 2021 53:19

    After a wide-ranging "Seven from 77" that touches on the recruiting power of the Big House, some big future non-conference games, and upcoming ticket on-sale dates, Jon continues our game-by-game previews by welcoming Indiana play-by-play voice Don Fischer. Don discusses the impact of Head Coach Tom Allen on the program (29:00), the expectations for the Hoosiers' defense (37:00), and some of the key storylines for Indiana's offense (42:30).See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Defend the Block 56 - Danielle Rauch & Adrien Nuñez

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 7, 2021 43:54

    This week's episode begins with a reaction to Hunter Dickinson's decision to return to Michigan for his sophomore season, including a few of the most important clips from his media availability on Tuesday. Then, Brian checks in with newly-named captain Danielle Rauch of Michigan women's basketball, who discusses the honor and requirements of that captain position (10:00), the incredible journey she and the team had last March (13:15), and her early thoughts on next season's team (20:10). We conclude with senior-to-be Adrien Nuñez, who talks about the early days of men's basketball summer practices (27:45), the importance of the new Name Image Likeness era for social media influencers like him (33:45), and some of the projects he is working on with NIL in place (41:30).See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    In the Trenches 193 - Michigan State Preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 1, 2021 51:36

    This week's "Seven from 77" focuses on the beginning of the "Name Image Likeness" era (5:00) and Jon's feelings about the Wolverines' rivalry with Michigan State (11:00). Then, Jon catches up with fellow offensive lineman Jason Strayhorn, a former Spartan player turned broadcaster, to preview Michigan State. Strayhorn discusses the effects of the transfer portal on college football (21:00), his impressions of second-year Head Coach Mel Tucker (25:00), some key storylines to watch for the MSU offense (29:00), the important aspects of the Spartans' defense (36:00), and his expectations for Michigan State this season (44:20).Privacy Policy and California Privacy Notice.

    Defend the Block 55 - Jace Howard

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 30, 2021 37:29

    Brian catches up with soon-to-be sophomore Jace Howard to discuss the team-first mentality that the Howard family utilizes (10:00), some of his best basketball memories from his childhood (14:30), his evolution as a player heading into his second season in Ann Arbor (20:30), and the opportunity to play for his Dad (28:15).Privacy Policy and California Privacy Notice.

    In the Trenches 192 - Northwestern Preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 24, 2021 51:12

    In this week's "Seven from 77," Jon and Brian discuss several key topics, including the big ruling by the Supreme Court pertaining to the NCAA (6:30) and the latest surrounding the proposed changes to the College Football Playoff (10:30). Then, our game-by-game preview continues with Northwestern, as Jon chats with the Wildcats' play-by-play broadcaster Dave Eanet about Pat Fitzgerald's importance to the program (23:30), his expectations for the Wildcats in 2021 (29:30), some of the key storylines for Northwestern's offense (32:15), and the most noteworthy aspects of the Wildcats' defense (40:20).Privacy Policy and California Privacy Notice.

    Defend the Block 54 - Zeb Jackson & Chris Williams

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 23, 2021 39:30

    Brian begins by catching up with soon-to-be sophomore guard Zeb Jackson, who discusses his unique last two years (10:00), his strengths and weaknesses heading into next season (15:00), his acclimation to Head Coach Juwan Howard and the Michigan program (19:15), and the potential of next season's team (21:45). Then, Chris Williams, the new Athletic Trainer for men's basketball, discusses the key aspects of his position (24:00), his professional journey to this point (29:30), and his perception of the program from afar (35:30).Privacy Policy and California Privacy Notice.

    In the Trenches 191 - Steve Clinkscale & Nebraska Preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 17, 2021 43:09

    We have two great guests this week! We begin with the newest member of the Wolverines coaching staff--Defensive Passing Game Coordinator and Defensive Backs Coach Steve Clinkscale--who talks about the process of taking the job here with Michigan (1:45), his acclimation process into the program (5:45), and how to work with and develop those around him in the program (11:45). Then, we roll along with our game-by-game preview by breaking down Michigan's trip to Nebraska with Huskers sideline reporter Jeremiah Sirles. He discusses the Huskers' quest to return to contender status in the Big Ten (19:00), some of the key players and storylines for Nebraska's offense (23:00), the potential of the Huskers' defense (35:15), and his thoughts on Nebraska's fan base and gameday experience (39:20).

    Defend the Block 53 - Franz Wagner

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 16, 2021 28:54

    Brian catches up with now former Wolverine Franz Wagner about his decision to enter the NBA Draft (9:00), his time in Ann Arbor as a student and a player (14:30), his experiences with Head Coach Juwan Howard (20:00), and some of his favorite memories during his time at Michigan (23:30).

    In the Trenches 190 - Wisconsin Preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 10, 2021 55:48

    In this week's "Seven from 77," Jon discusses the successful completion of all 2020-21 sports as of this weekend (4:15), Adam Coon's attempt to make the Tennessee Titans' roster (12:00), and the latest reports surrounding the College Football Playoff format (15:30). Then, we continue our game-by-game previews for 2021 by welcoming in Wisconsin play-by-play voice Matt Lepay, who discusses Barry Alvarez's legacy (28:30), the potential of Graham Mertz and the Badgers' offense (34:30), and some of the keys for Wisconsin defensively (44:15).

    Defend the Block 52 - Kim Barnes Arico & Harry Rafferty

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 9, 2021 50:46

    We check in on Michigan women's basketball this week, as Head Coach Kim Barnes Arico chats with Brian about each of her three new assistants (11:00), what she and the players are up to at this stage of the offseason (19:30), and Naz Hillmon's opportunity to represent Team USA in next week's AmeriCup (26:30). Then, we have our final one-on-one interview with the new-look women's basketball coaching staff. Harry Rafferty stops by to discuss the work with the program that helped him earn an assistant position (31:00), the acclimation process for the new-look staff (35:30), and his close relationship with former Wolverine Duncan Robinson (42:15).

    Conqu'ring Heroes 26 - Jerry Clayton & James Henry

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 8, 2021 21:03

    On this week's episode, Jon catches up with the two Head Coaches of Michigan Track & Field, Jerry Clayton and James Henry. They discuss the unique challenges of the season (1:00), the dividing of responsibilities between them and among their staff members (6:00), their expectations for the individuals who qualified for this weekend's NCAA Outdoor Championships (8:00), and the environment they are expecting in Eugene, Ore., for the event (17:00).

    In the Trenches 189 - Remembering Laurie Carr, Rutgers Preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 3, 2021 51:30

    We begin by discussing the life of Laurie Carr, the wife of former Wolverines Head Coach Lloyd Carr, who passed away last week (6:00). Then, Jon discusses the return of in-person recruiting (14:30) before continuing to preview each 2021 game by welcoming in Chris Carlin, the play-by-play voice for Rutgers football. Chris breaks down the improved talent within the Scarlet Knights' defense (26:00), the effect that Greg Schiano has had on the program (32:30), and his impressions on the potential of the Rutgers offense (38:00).

    Defend the Block 51 - Hunter Dickinson

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 2, 2021 30:14

    Hunter Dickinson stops by to break down his decision to enter the NBA Draft, while maintaining his college eligibility (8:30). Hunter also shares some of the improvements he has made on and off the floor (13:00), reflects on his memories from last year's incredible team (20:00), and reacts to his former high school head coach Mike Jones' new position at Virginia Tech (25:30).

    Conqu'ring Heroes 25 - Erik Bakich

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 1, 2021 23:56

    Fresh off Michigan Baseball earning a berth in the NCAA Tournament, Jon Jansen welcomes Head Coach Erik Bakich to discuss the emotions before and after Monday's Selection Show (0:45), the status of the Big Ten entering this year's tournament (4:00), some of the Wolverines' key contributors this season (10:30), and a few other thoughts on this weekend's South Bend Regional (14:30).

    In the Trenches 188 - "We're Back" Reaction, NIU Preview

    Play Episode Listen Later May 27, 2021 47:41

    We begin this week's episode by discussing the athletic department's statement that events are on a path to return to full capacity starting in the fall (2:00). Jon and Brian also discuss the impact that this news will have on the team (11:15), along with a few news items regarding the Michigan staff (13:00). Then, we continue our previews of each 2021 game with a look at the Northern Illinois Huskies, as their play-by-play voice Bill Baker stops by to talk about the Huskies' youth movement (24:00), his impressions of third-year head coach Thomas Hammock (28:00), the impact that grad transfer Rocky Lombardi can have at quarterback (32:00), and some of the other key Huskies to watch come September 18 (37:00).

    Defend the Block 50 - Jay Smith

    Play Episode Listen Later May 26, 2021 34:31

    Brian catches up with Jay Smith, the Director of Player Personnel and Development for Michigan men's basketball, about the unique challenges of the last year (2:30), the development of Juwan Howard from incoming Wolverine player to current Wolverine Head Coach (7:45), the importance of continuity among players and staff members (17:00), his impressions of some of the returning and incoming players (22:15), and his emotions surrounding the Fab Five's presence around the program (28:45).

    In the Trenches 187 - Washington Preview

    Play Episode Listen Later May 20, 2021 65:05

    After a wide-ranging "Seven from 77," Jon and Brian continue their game-by-game preview of the 2021 season by breaking down the biggest non-conference matchup--September 11 against Washington--with Tony Castricone, the Voice of the Huskies. During the conversation, Tony reflects on his time working with the Michigan Radio Network (25:40), discusses some of the key storylines and position battles surrounding the Huskies this offseason (31:00), describes the start of the head coaching era for Jimmy Lake (50:15), and shares some stories of living with Brian for five years (54:00).

    Defend the Block 49 - Luke Wilson, Val Nainima

    Play Episode Listen Later May 19, 2021 43:07

    We begin this week with another outgoing Wolverine, as Brian chats with Luke Wilson about his memories from last season (7:45), his journey from Michigan fan to Michigan player (13:40), and his plans now that his playing days are over (22:30). Then, Brian welcomes the newest member of Michigan women's basketball - Assistant Coach Val Nainima - to talk about her first few days with the program (27:40), her impression of the team and some of its key players (31:00), and her journey from Fiji to the United States and, ultimately, the University of Michigan (35:00).

    Conqu'ring Heroes 24 - Carol Hutchins

    Play Episode Listen Later May 18, 2021 25:49

    We catch up with another Big Ten champion here on Conqu'ring Heroes. This week, it's Softball Head Coach Carol Hutchins, who discusses the challenging journey to another league title (1:00), the growth and importance of the senior class (7:30), her impressions of the team heading into the NCAA Tournament (14:15), and her frustrations about the tournament's selection process (20:00).

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