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The Michigan Insider is combining all three of its podcasts, The Wolverine247 podcast, The Michigan Recruiting Insider, and the Michigan Basketball Insider into one mega-podcast. All your Michigan podcast needs in one place.

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    Michigan thumps OSU: Breaking down the Wolverines' epic win

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 28, 2021 80:40

    Zach Shaw and Steve Lorenz break down the Michigan football team's exceptional upset win over No. 2 Ohio State, and all the detail on what it means and what's next. We begin by breaking down what worked for the Wolverines in the win. We look at Michigan's dominant run game, stingy defense and Jim Harbaugh building a team that is distinctly his. We discuss how the Wolverines pulled off what they had to pull off on defense, and how Hassan Haskins put together an all-time showing at running back. We then discuss what the victory means. We look at Michigan's national title opportunity, how the win can have an emanating effect on both fans and the players' culture, what it says that the Wolverines stuck with the plan and saw it pay off in an era where many athletic departments struggle to have that faith. We close with some more talk on Aidan Hutchinson and Haskins, and their place nationally. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Michigan-Ohio State 2021 preview: Can the Wolverines find a way?

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2021 66:09

    In this episode, Zach Shaw and Steve Lorenz preview the title bout matchup between the No. 5 Michigan and No. 3 Ohio State football teams. We begin by looking at how the Wolverines' offense matches up against the Buckeyes' defense. Shaw outlines a soft spot in Ohio State's coverage that Cade McNamara may be able to exploit. We also preview Michigan's run game, and why it may be able to fare better against the Buckeyes' defensive front than other teams on the Buckeyes' schedule have so far. We also look at some other key factors on the offense. We then proceed to the strength-vs.-strength matchup between Ohio State's offense and Michigan's defense. We discuss the Buckeyes' underrated run game, elite offensive line play and, of course, how the Wolverines will have to go about defending Ohio State's passing game. Along the way, we tackle our over-unders, then close with our final thoughts and predictions for the matchup. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Another huge visit weekend on tap for battle with Ohio State - Michigan Recruiting Insider

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2021 47:45

    Sam Webb, Steve Lorenz, and Brice Marich break preview Michigan's visitor list for its weekend battle with Ohio State. Domani Jackson Zeke Berry, and Deone Walker headline a a group of attendees that could still have a few surprise additions.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    The 'Mooou-sa' effect & a chat with Jett Howard - Michigan Basketball Insider

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 21, 2021 53:59

    Tim McCormick and Sam Webb recap Michigan's 74-61 win over UNLV, highlighting more signs of Hunter Dickinson's evolution and the huge spark that is Moussa Diabate. Should Diabate move into the starting lineup? The duo then discusses the many hats worn by Eli Brooks and the moves that could help ease the transition process for Devante Jones. Attention then turns to the important role definition for Caleb Houstan and Kobe Bufkin. The podcast concludes with an interview with top 2022 signee Jett Howard. The talented youngster discusses the growth of his game, playing for his dad, his recruiting efforts for football and basketball, and more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Michigan blows out Maryland, sets stage for epic showdown vs. OSU

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 21, 2021 52:12

    In this episode, we break down what stood out from the No. 6 Michigan football team's 59-18 win at Maryland, and how it set the stage for next week's clash against No. 4 Ohio State. We begin by looking at the Wolverines' win, and if any of the game can factor into our overall view of Michigan's team. We discuss Donovan Edwards' breakout game, the Wolverines' growing passing game, some minor issues on defense in stopping the run and letting Maryland receivers get open. We then turn our focus to Michigan's much-anticipated clash again against the Buckeyes. We look at how the Wolverines stack up against their 2016 and 2018 selves, how Saturday changed our confidence in Michigan's chances, some early keys to the game and more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Hunter Dickinson needs more touches; Team needs a no. 3 scorer - Michigan Basketball Insider

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 19, 2021 26:26

    Hunter Dickinson played well in Michigan's loss to Seton Hall, but Tim McCormick believes he can be even better. Analysis of Devante Jones and Brandon Johns and freshman hiccups from Caleb Houstan and Moussa Diabate. Who will emerge as Michigan's no. 3 scorer? Is it time for Kobe Bufkin to get more minutes. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Takeaways from Michigan basketball's first three games

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 18, 2021 56:07

    In this episode, Zach Shaw and Steve Lorenz break down some of their biggest observations from the Michigan men's basketball team's first three games of the season. We look across the board at the Wolverines' play. We discuss Michigan's 3-point shooting, foul trouble at point guard, whether or not the true freshmen are off to a "slow" start, the need for more depth at guard and consistency at the '3' and '4,' and the strengths of the team. We also look at how worrisome Michigan's early loss to Seton Hall is, whether it applies to the rest of the non-conference slate and things we're keeping an eye on this weekend in Las Vegas' tournament. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Michigan-Maryland preview: How the Wolverines can avoid a road trap ahead of OSU

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 18, 2021 42:30

    In this episode, Zach Shaw and Steve Lorenz preview the No. 6 Michigan football team's road trip to Maryland, and what it will take for the Wolverines to avoid any issues with a matchup against Ohio State looming next week. We spend the first half of the episode talking about Michigan's offense, and how the Wolverines can navigate passing vs. rushing, starters vs. backups and building confidence in some position groups that could use it. The second half of the episode looks at Michigan's defense, and how Saturday might be a lighter preview of the Wolverines' upcoming matchup against Ohio State. We then offer our final thoughts and prediction for the matchup. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Michigan-Penn State recap: A breakthrough win for the Wolverines

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 16, 2021 54:23

    In this episode, Zach Shaw and Steve Lorenz break down the Michigan football team's 21-17 win at Penn State, and what it showed about the Wolverines' current and future capabilities. We open with a discussion of how impressive Michigan's win was. We look at the grit the Wolverines showed, the fight-back on display in the fourth quarter and the significance of the win. We then dig deeper into some of the top performances of the game, including the secondary's strong coverage on Jahan Dotson and Penn State's receivers, Aidan Hutchinson and David Ojabo's dominant pass-rushing performances (and runs at history in the process)), Hassan Haskins' elite offensive performance and Cade McNamara's ability to take what the defense gave him. We also spend a portion of the show discussing what Saturday's win taught us about Michigan's final two games. We look at areas the Wolverines can feel good about, and areas they may try to improve in the next two weeks. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Michigan's frontcourt makes big first impression - Michigan Basketball Insider

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 12, 2021 51:19

    Tim McCormick and Sam Webb share week one observations of the new look Hunter Dickinson, freshman Moussa Diabate, and Michigan's effort to play them together. The duo then focuses on Terrance Williams mental and physical transformation into a key player in the rotation. The week one evals conclude with first impressions of Devante Jones and Caeb Houstan in their Michigan debuts. The podcast closes with a 2022 recruiting class overview, and first looks at Ohio State, Michigan State, and Purdue. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Michigan-Penn State preview: A pivotal road test awaits the Wolverines

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 11, 2021 68:18

    In this episode, we discuss the Michigan football team's latest playoff ranking, assess the importance of the Wolverines' road trip to Penn State and preview how we think Michigan will fare in State College. Before we preview the matchup, we begin our episode by discussing the College Football Playoff rankings, which surprisingly put Michigan ahead of Michigan State, whom the Wolverines lost to Oct. 30. We discuss why national media overreacted, and showed some hypocrisy in the process. We also look at why Michigan is put on the chopping block more than the Spartans, and what the significance of the early rankings are. We then discuss the importance of Saturday's game, assessing why it's arguably a more important game to win than even the Ohio State game in terms of the perception and progress of the program. In the second half of the episode, we look at our weekly over-unders, keys to the game and make our final prediction for the game. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Not over with Domani Jackson; Just beginning with elite ATH Nyckoles Harbour - Michigan Recruiting Insider

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 11, 2021 64:41

    Sam Webb, Steve Lorenz, and Brice Marich break down Michigan's standing with 5-star USC commit Domani Jackson on the heels of his Alabama visit, then share the latest on Michigan's attempt to flip East Carolina commit Kaleb Webb. Attention then turns to U-M's strong push for Jimmy Rolder and Zeke Berry. The podcast closes with a lengthy interview with the track coach for top 2023 target and world class athlete, Nyckoles Harbour. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Michigan-Indiana recap: Wolverines make dominance look routine, but endure injuries ahead of home stretch

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 7, 2021 42:55

    In this episode, Zach Shaw and Steve Lorenz dig into the Michigan football team's 29-7 win over Indiana, and discuss what the victory means for the Wolverines moving forward. We begin the episode with a look at some of our key takeaways from Michigan's win. We discuss Hassan Haskins, Taylor Upshaw, Michael Barrett and David Ojabo, the Wolverines' continued red-zone struggles, a passing game that showed a couple promising trends and other things that stood out to us. We then broaden the discussion to the remainder of Michigan's season. We discuss where the Wolverines might rank in the latest College Football Playoff rankings after several top-10 teams struggled, and what that might say about Michigan's season. We also look at what areas, if any, the Wolverines need to clean up before their final three games (at Penn State, at Maryland, vs. Ohio State), and discuss Michigan's injury situation. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Michigan on flip alert? - Michigan Recruiting Insider

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 4, 2021 67:20

    Sam Webb, Steve Lorenz, and Brice Marich break down Michigan's attempts to flip Amorion Walker, Domani Jackson, and Kaleb Webb, plus intel from recent scouting trips to see Deone Walker, Zeke Berry, and Mason Graham. Plus word on possible Michigan visit plans for Top247 WRs Darius Clemons and Jalen Brown and both prospects get closer to making decisions. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Michigan-Indiana preview: How will the Wolverines bounce back?

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 4, 2021 52:49

    In this episode, we discuss what the Michigan football team must show in its home game against Indiana, as it looks to bounce back from its first loss of the season. We begin the episode by looking at how Michigan's culture has shown in the wake of the Wolverines' loss. We discuss the team's players-only meeting, what was said in press conferences and what we think it all means. We then look at Michigan's offense and defense, and what each group can do in order for the weekend to be a "success" beyond simply beating the Hoosiers. We look at things Michigan must improve upon, along with other areas where the Wolverines can continue to build confidence. In the second half of the episode, we run through prop bets for this week's matchup on both offense and defense, and make our predictions for how we think Saturday night's game will go. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Michigan-MSU recap: What went wrong for the Wolverines, and what's next?

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 1, 2021 60:05

    In this episode, we look at the ups and downs of the Michigan football team's 37-33 loss at then-No. 8 Michigan State, and what's next for the Wolverines. In the first half of the episode, we look at Michigan's offensive performance. We discuss the Wolverines' breakout passing game, the significance of the ascensions of Andrel Anthony and Erick All, how worrisome Michigan's run blocking and lack of run game was and what changes the Wolverines can make in the red zone. In the back half of the episode, we turn our attention to Michigan's defense. We discuss the Wolverines' inability to stop Kenneth Walker III, Michigan's largely preventable issues with defensive substitutions, the Wolverines' failures on some key defining plays and an overall decent day from Michigan's secondary. We close with a discussion of the Wolverines' culture, and how we expect Michigan to respond after enduring its first loss of the season. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Michigan-MSU preview: Keys, storylines and predictions as the in-state rivalry hits a peak point

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 27, 2021 60:18

    In this episode, Zach Shaw and Steve Lorenz preview the much-anticipated matchup between the No. 6 Michigan football team and No. 8 Michigan State. We look at keys the the game, storylines we're watching and make our predictions for the game. We open with a look at the keys for Michigan's offense. We discuss the underrated art of piecing together drives, the need for the Wolverines' passing game to develop and the value of Michigan's two-back system. We also look at the importance of improving red-zone success rates and other tasks. We then look at Michigan's defense. We discuss the Wolverines' potential in shutting down Kenneth Walker, their improved play in limiting big passing plays and more. In the second half of the episode, we discuss some of the key storylines from this week's press conference, make our weekly prop bet predictions and our final assessment and score predictions for the game. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Breaking down Michigan's win over Northwestern, early MSU impressions

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 25, 2021 68:52

    In this episode, we discuss the ups and downs of the Michigan football team's 33-7 win over Northwestern, and discuss our early impressions of the Wolverines' upcoming matchup at No. 8 Michigan State. We begin by looking at two things that worked well for Michigan on Saturday. We discuss another elite defensive performance from the Wolverines, and why we think the group is ready to hold its own against superior offenses. We also discuss the standout performances from Hassan Haskins and Blake Corum, and why the duo has a case among the best in the country. We then discuss Michigan's passing game, and how concerned fans should be over lackluster numbers. In the second half of the show, we look at other remaining concerns, Michigan's upcoming matchup against Michigan State and what the Wolverines can do between now and then to ready for the matchup. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    U-M recruits rise in Top247, Damani Dent commits, a likely JUCO addition, & more - Michigan Recruiting Insider

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 21, 2021 60:52

    Sam Webb, Steve Lorenz, and Brice Marich break down Damani Dent's commitment and game, then discuss the rise within the top247 rankings of several Michigan commits and targets. From there the crew discusses the latest trends with other top targets like Deone Walker, Lander Barton, and Walter Nolen. The crew also shares intel on Michigan's pursuit of junior college defensive tackle Jeffrey M'ba. The conversation later shifts to live evals of Colston Loveland and Dante Moore. The episode concludes with a preview of our upcoming trip to see Notre Dame commit Amorion Walker. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Northwestern preview: What Michigan must show after bye week

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 21, 2021 54:21

    In this episode, we discuss some of the key storylines surrounding the Michigan football team this week, and preview the Wolverines' upcoming game against Northwestern. We open with a look at Michigan's much-discussed team culture. We break down strong comments from players about how the Wolverines handled the bye week, and what that means for the trust and energy Michigan has within its program. We then turn our attention to the Xs and Os, and discuss additional thoughts on where Michigan stacks up coming out of the bye week. We discuss concerns the Wolverines have to address, and what Michigan can show this weekend (beyond a win) to make this weekend a success for the Wolverines. In the second half of the show, we do our weekly prop bets, and offer our thoughts on how Saturday's game will transpire. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Breaking down 3 new commits; Catching up with Devante Jones - Michigan Basketball Insider

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 15, 2021 59:35

    Breaking down the games and potential impact of Jett Howard, Gregg Glenn, and Christian Anderson, More practice observations from Tim McCormick. Plus another interview with Devante Jones. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Bye-week review: Midseason awards and analysis and predictions for the second half of Michigan's season

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 13, 2021 77:25

    In part two of our two-part midseason review of the Michigan football team, we hand out midseason awards for standout Wolverines, assess the rest of Michigan's schedule, make some predictions for the rest of the way and set revised expectations for fans after the Wolverines' 6-0 start. We begin by looking at our picks for Michigan's MVP, freshman of the year and most-improved players on both offense and defense. We discuss the impact they have had, and call our shots for players who might continue to ascend in the second half of the season. In the episode, we also discuss position groups that have impressed us, concerning groups and make our picks for position groups that could still get a lot better this season. We also look at Michigan's future opponents and make updated record predictions for the Wolverines' 2021 season. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Takeaways, questions from Michigan's win at Nebraska, 6-0 start

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 12, 2021 56:58

    In this episode (part one of a two-part midseason review), we recap the No. 8 Michigan football team's 32-29 win at Nebraska, then look at the biggest things we learned and remaining questions after the Wolverines' 6-0 start. We begin by looking at Michigan's win over the Cornhuskers, and why it might be an underrated victory for the Wolverines. We discuss Michigan's comeback victory, what the Wolverines showed on both sides of the ball during the game and impressive team culture, run defense and run game. We also take a look at concerns that arose in the game, particularly in Michigan's passing game and coverage abilities. In the second half of the episode, we look at the biggest things we have learned about the Wolverines in their 6-0 start, along with the biggest remaining questions we have about Michigan as it enters a tough final six games. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Parting ways with Mario Eugenio; Josh Conerly & Dane Key updates - Michigan Recruiting Insider

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 8, 2021 55:57

    Sam Webb, Steve Lorenz, and Brice Marich talk about how Mario Eugenio's departure from Michigan's class REALLY unfolded. They then share the latest on Kody Jones (after his Illinois visit) and Josh Josephs (before his Tennessee visit). Next, they turn their attention out West and share scouting reports on Kevonte Henry and Jayden Denegal after Brice's recent trip to see Michigan's Golden State commits in action. The podcast closes with Sam interviewing the father of five-star offensive line target Josh Conerly, and Top247 wideout Dane Key and his dad Dante. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Michigan-Nebraska preview: Can the Wolverines win at Nebraska, start 6-0?

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 7, 2021 48:26

    In this episode, we preview the No. 9 Michigan football team's road trip to Nebraska, offering our keys the the game and our predictions for the contest. Looking at the keys to the game, we first discuss the challenges and opportunities facing the Wolverines' defense. We discuss Adrian Martinez, his big-play abilities, Michigan's potential against a dual-threat quarterback and other threats Nebraska poses on offense. We then identify where Michigan matches up well, looking at the Wolverines improvements in the pass rush and in coverage. We then look at keys for Michigan's offense, the the challenges the Cornhuskers' improved defense presents. In the second half of the episode, we do our weekly prop best for the Wolverines' offense, defense and special teams. We conclude with our final thoughts and score prediction for the game. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Reacting to Michigan's dominant win at Wisconsin

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 3, 2021 49:29

    We break down the Michigan football team's 38-17 win at Wisconsin, looking at the key takeaways and impact that Saturday's win can have on the Wolverines' season. We begin by discussing Michigan's defense, and how the Wolverines put together an elite defensive performance. We look at the pass rush, run defense and outstanding performances. We then look at Michigan's offense, and how much the Wolverines showed they could win without an effective run game, especially after some initial struggles. We also discuss the play-calling, and quality of Wisconsin's team right now. In the second half of he show, we discuss if it's fair to change expectations for Michigan's season now that the Wolverines are 5-0. We look at the rest of Michigan's schedule an how the Wolverines stack up. We also discuss what Michigan can still work on in practice, and where the Wolverines can improve most between now and their road trip to Nebraska. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    EXCLUSIVE: inside bball practice report (part 2) - Michigan Basketball Insider

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 1, 2021 58:05

    Practice observations of Caleb Houstan, Moussa Diabate, Frankie Collins, Kobe Bufkin, Isaiah Barnes, and Terrance Williams; Plus an interview with the cousin of 5-star center Yohan Traore., Daniel Ehambe. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Michigan-Wisconsin preview: Can the Wolverines pass their first road test of the year?

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 30, 2021 63:33

    We preview the Michigan football team's first road test of the season at Wisconsin, looking at the keys to the game for the Wolverines and making our predictions for the matchup. We begin by looking at what Michigan's offense needs to do to have success. We discuss how concerned Wolverine fans should be about Wisconsin's nation-leading run defense, especially coupled with the run game's struggles against Rutgers. We also look at Michigan's contentious passing game, and offer our thoughts on how the Wolverines can improve their success through the air against the Badgers. We then look at the other side of the ball. We assess how much Michigan's defensive front has narrowed the gap from last season's matchup, particularly in its ability to stop the run. We also look at Graham Mertz's struggles as Wisconsin's quarterback, and how the Wolverines can capitalize. In the second segment of the episode, we make our weekly prop-bet predictions, and deliver our final thoughts on how Saturday's game will go. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Michigan-Rutgers recap: How concerning was the Wolverines' 20-13 win?

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 26, 2021 37:38

    In this episode, Zach Shaw recaps Michigan's 20-13 win over Rutgers by fielding questions from listeners, and just how concerning a close win with an ugly finish is for the rest of the Wolverines' season. The discussion begins at the quarterback position. Shaw discusses Cade McNamara's strong first half and brutal second half, and whether it's time to re-open the quarterback competition. He opines why J.J. McCarthy has been capable of closing the gap with McNamara in the last month, and why Michigan should consider letting there be a competition this week in practice and an increased effort to get McCarthy involved. He then takes a look at play-calling, a lack of outside runs and hypothesizes why the Wolverines struggled to move the football in the second half of the game. In the second half of the show, Shaw takes a look at how much of the result was due to Rutgers' improvements vs. Michigan's own issues. He closes with a discussion on if the Wolverines played a better game than fans are giving them credit for. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    EXCLUSIVE: inside bball practice report (part 1) - Michigan Basketball Insider

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 24, 2021 36:19

    Tim McCormick and Sam Webb discuss Tim's recent attendance at a Michigan basketball practice. The former Wolverine standout goes in-depth on Hunter Dickinson's physical metamorphosis, DeVante Jones' surprising touch, Brandon Johns' assertiveness, his initial impressions of the freshmen, and more. The duo also previews the major visit weekend on tap with center commit Tarris Reed and five-star big man Yohan Traore coming to town. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Old fball targets back in play; Big bball visit weekend on tap - Michigan Recruiting Insider

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 23, 2021 53:11

    Sam Webb, Steve Lorenz, and Brice Marich highlight the reappearance of three former targets back on the radar; Cal quarterback decommit Justyn Martin, linebacker Deuce Spurlock, and USC running back decommit DeAnthony Gatson. The trio then turns its attention to recent trips to see top underclassman targets Raylen Wilson, Luke and Ryan Montgomery, and Nyckoles Harbor. The podcast closest with a peak ahead at the big basketball weekend on tap with four-star center commit Tarris Reed and five-star center Yohan Traore coming to town. They also detail the change in Michigan's standing with top in-state target Ty Rodgers. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Keys, storylines and predictions for Michigan-Rutgers

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 23, 2021 44:49

    In this episode, we look at the key storylines for the No. 19 Michigan football team's Big Ten opener against Rutgers, along with making out variety of predictions for Saturday's matchup. We begin by discussing the biggest keys for Michigan in the matchup on both sides of the ball. We discuss the importance for the Wolverines to neutralize the Scarlet Knights' linebackers, effectively run the ball, generate more of a pass rush and more. We also look at where Michigan stands, and how it can avoid looking too far ahead. In the second half of the episode, we take a look at the game, and make our weekly prop bet picks before offering our final score predictions for the matchup. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Recap, takeaways from Michigan's win over NIU, 3-0 non-conference showing

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 19, 2021 55:00

    In this episode, we recap the Michigan football team's 63-10 win over Northern Illinois, along with taking a more macro look at the Wolverines' 3-0 performance in non-conference play. We begin by taking a look at our biggest lasting thoughts from Michigan's blowout win. We discuss Blake Corum's continued success, the ascension of Daylen Baldwin and Cornelius Johnson, a consistent performance from the Wolverines' defense and if Michigan answered the bell in the passing game. Next, we expand our discussion to the entire month so far, breaking down what we learned and what has surprised us so far about Michigan through three games. We look at the Wolverines' offensive line, defensive line and contributions from underclassmen. We close the episode by looking at remaining questions about Michigan heading into Big Ten play, and debating if the Wolverines' 3-0 start was dominant enough to change expectations for the season. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Recapping the epic visit weekend; Commit rush to follow? - Michigan Recruiting Insider

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 16, 2021 84:33

    Sam Webb, Steve Lorenz, and Brice Marich break down Michigan's epic visit weekend. The trio shares the latest post-visit rumblings on five-star targets Domani Jackson, Josh Conerly, and Walter Nolen. Jackson's father Randy joins the podcast as on this week's feature interviews. The crew then turns its attention to Michigan's major surges with Kenneth Grant and Amorion Walker. Plus in-depth discussions on Joshua Josephs, Damani Dent, Dane Key and several top 2023 & 2024 visitors. 5-star WR Jalen Brown is the episode's second feature interview. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Michigan's atmosphere, two-week check-in and NIU preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2021 64:55

    In this episode, we discuss a number of key talking points about the Michigan football team this week, along with previewing the Wolverines' matchup against Northern Illinois. We begin by discussing the atmosphere surrounding the Michigan football team's night-game win over Washington. We discuss what worked, why the Wolverines' fan atmosphere might be underrated and how games like Saturday can change that reputation. We discuss how valuable it can be to recruiting, and if Michigan should incorporate more night games. We then turn our attention back to the field. On defense, we look at the long-term significance of so many young and inexperienced players making early impacts on the Wolverines' defense, and why that should really excite fans. We then offer our concern levels of Michigan's run-happy game plan, and if fans should worry about that already. We close by looking at Michigan's Saturday tilt against Northern Illinois. We look at what would constitute as a successful weekend this week for the Wolverines, then make our over-under and score predictions for the game. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Reaction to Michigan's dominant win over Washington

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 12, 2021 39:31

    Following the Michigan football team's 31-10 victory over Washington Saturday night, we look at some of the key takeaways and talking points from the game. Along the way we discuss several topics covering the scope of what happened and what it means. We examine Michigan's decision to run the ball 56 times, as well as how the Wolverines were able to run the ball so effectively. We discuss if the offense was "boring," in addition to how troublesome Michigan's passing game was. We discuss Michigan's fast-improving defense, and our standouts on both sides of the ball. We look at how recruits will react to a gigantic recruiting weekend, take a quick check-in on expectations for the Wolverines in the coming weeks and address a few other smaller topics. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    The biggest visit weekend of the Harbaugh era - Michigan Recruiting Insider

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 9, 2021 70:05

    Sam Webb and Steve Lorenz break down the visitors list for Michigan's epic visit weekend for the Washington. The duo details Michigan's best shot at turning the tide with five-star USC commit Domani Jackson, then discusses the significance the game versus the Huskies has in the recruitment of five-star offensive lineman Joshua Conerly. Chris Fetters from Dawgman.com joins the podcast to share the Washington perspective on the race for Conerly. Attention then turns to important developments in the recruitment of top Michigan target Joshua Josephs. From there attention turns to other top targets including four-star wideout Dane Key. This week's feature interview is Key's father Donte Key ahead of his family's trip to Ann Arbor this weekend. The podcast closes with Steve highlighting several elite 2023 prospects that will also be in attendance under the lights. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Michigan-Washington preview: How the Wolverines can score a statement win

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 9, 2021 45:21

    In this episode, we preview the Michigan football team's matchup with Washington, set to kick off before a maize-out crowd Saturday night. We look at keys to the matchup, other storylines, then make prop bets and our final prediction for the contest. We begin by looking at how the two teams match up on each side of the ball. We discuss Washington's stellar secondary, Michigan continuing its offensive success, the Wolverines needing to slow down the Huskies' tight end play and other keys to the game. We also discuss just how Washington's surprising loss to Montana impacts this week's game, how Michigan will try to replace Ronnie Bell and other storylines that emerged this week in press conferences. We then take a look at some key predictions, assessing prop bets on both sides of the ball and making our final score prediction in the contest. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Reacting to Michigan's 47-14 win over Western Michigan

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 4, 2021 32:32

    In this episode, we offer our quick takeaways and reactions to the Michigan football team opening its 2021 season with a 47-14 win over Western Michigan. We discuss some key takeaways, standouts, surprises, low moments and thoughts moving forward. Along the way, we discuss Blake Corum, Daxton Hill, Vincent Gray, young defensive players, Michigan's offensive line, J.J. McCarthy, Donovan Edwards, Jim Harbaugh, Cade McNamara and plenty more. We also debate just how opponent-neutral the Wolverines' apparent progress is heading into a tough matchup against Washington. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    2023 contact begins, Desmond Howard cameo, & DB recruiting reset - Michigan Recruiting Insider

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 2, 2021 66:11

    Sam Webb, Steve Lorenz, and Brice Marich break down the rises of Mason Graham and Lemar Law on the defensive line recruiting board. Next, the crew highlights several of the 2023 targets Michigan reached out to on September 1st, the first day programs could initiate contact with prospects. Dante Moore, Tackett Curtis, and Jalen Brown were among those mentioned. Brown's mentor Desmond Howard has a cameo appearance on this episode during which he shares his thoughts on his mentee. The crew then shifts its attention to the major changes to the defensive back recruiting board - i.e. the dropping of Dillon Tatum, the additions of Daman Dent, Zeke Berry, and Austin Ausberry, and the rise of Notre Dame commit Amorion Walker. Walker's father, Robert is this week's feature interview. The podcast closes with a look ahead to the massive visit weekend on tap for the Washington game. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Michigan-Western Michigan preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 2, 2021 46:20

    In this episode, we preview the Michigan football team's season-opening contest against Western Michigan. We discuss some storylines that stood out to us this week, keys to the game and make a series of predictions for the contest. This week, we begin by taking a look at what players had to say about the trust that Mike Macdonald has built with his players, and the significance of a culture change. We also take a look at what Cade McNamara brings as a starting quarterback that past Michigan quarterbacks haven't brought. We then look at keys to the game for Michigan, including what would need to happen for week one to be considered a success, and how the Wolverines can avoid an upset early on. We close with our typical format for predictions, doing some prop bets, identifying our picks for MVP and player on the spot, as well as making out final score prediction. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    2021 Michigan football season predictions episode

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 27, 2021 70:35

    In this episode, we make a number of key predictions for the Michigan football team's 2021 season. We look back on fall camp, go game-by-game through Michigan's schedule, then take a look at our picks to be Michigan's final record, biggest trap game, leading receiver, rusher, tackler, sack-generator, freshmen of the year, most improved players of the year and MVPs on both sides of the ball. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    The key to Michigan regaining recruiting momentum - Michigan Recruiting Insider

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 26, 2021 69:23

    Sam Webb and Steve Lorenz set the record straight on where Michigan stands with defensive line prospects Tawfiq Thomas and Walter Nolen Next the crew resets the defensive line board, highlighting the addition of a couple new targets. From there attention turns to reflecting upon recent scouting trips to see Jalen Brown, Joshua Josephs, Dane Key, and Kody Jones. Jones' parents appear on the podcast in this week's feature interview. The podcast concludes with a discussion about the biggest key to Michigan regaining recruiting momentum. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Top 100 evals, big man recruiting, & rookie transitions - Michigan Basketball Insider

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 24, 2021 48:23

    Tim McCormick and Sam Webb discuss the NBA Players Association Top 100 camp performances turned in by Dug McDaniel, Jett Howard, and recent Michigan offer recipient Yohan Traore. Attention then turns to Traore's potential fit alongside recent Michigan commit Tarris Reed. The podcast concludes with NBA draft and summer league reflections. The duo assess the landing spots and performances turned in by Franz Wagner, Chaundee Brown, Isaiah Livers, Cade Cunningham, and many more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    2021 Michigan football season preview: Special Teams

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 24, 2021 22:03

    Concluding our series previewing the Michigan football team at each position group, we take a look at the depth chart, position battles, strengths, weaknesses and question marks in Michigan's special teams unit, while also making a bold prediction for the group. We open with a discussion of our projected depth charts at kicker, punter and in the return games. We dissect how many of the battles are already likely decided, while previewing a bit of a battle in the return game. We discuss the group's strengths, including punting, potentially high ceiling in several key areas and Michigan's all-around coverage game. We then look at the unit's weaknesses, including costly mistakes, muffed punts and penalties. We then turn our attention to questions about Michigan's kicking woes and turning talent into production in the return game, and make our bold predictions for the group in 2021. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    2021 Michigan football season preview: Defensive back

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 23, 2021 25:10

    We continue our series previewing the Michigan football team's 2021 at each position group, taking a look at the Wolverines' defensive backfield. We discuss the position battles, strengths, weaknesses, question marks and make predictions for Michigan's cornerbacks and safeties in the fall. We open with a look at the battle for the No. 2 cornerback position, along with a peek at the depth chart battles that persist at both spots, including one backup who has emerged as a starter-caliber player. We then turn our attention to the group's strengths, looking at an underrated group in coverage and a faster defensive backfield than Michigan is used to having. We also look at the unit's weaknesses, discussing the room's inconsistency and mental hurdles they must overcome. We then close with our biggest questions about the group, looking at Daxton Hill and Vincent Gray, and our biggest bold predictions for the group this season, looking at Gemon Green and RJ Moten's ascent. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    2021 Michigan football season preview: Linebacker

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 22, 2021 31:20

    Continuing our series previewing the Michigan football team at each position group, we look at the Wolverines' linebacker room. We discuss the position battles that exist at linebacker, the room's strengths, weaknesses and key questions, while also making our predictions for the room in 2021. We begin by looking at the depth chart. We discuss the inside linebacker duo of Josh Ross and Michael Barrett, and what kind of push Nikhai Hill-Green and Junior Colson can provide. We also look at the edge position, and what the hierarchy might look like behind Aidan Hutchinson. Our attention then turns to the strengths and weaknesses of the room. We discuss the unit's tackling ability, high ceiling at edge, coverage woes, lack of depth and more. We also ponder if any of the room's former top-tier recruits will pop in 2021, and what a hype-filled offseason for Aidan Hutchinson can translate into on the field this fall. We close with our predictions for the group in the 2021 season. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    2021 Michigan football season preview: Defensive line

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 20, 2021 29:34

    Continuing our podcast series previewing the Michigan football team at each position, this episode zeroes in on Michigan's defensive line. We look at the position battles, strengths, weaknesses, key questions and make bold predictions for how the group will fare in the 2021 season. We begin by taking a look at our projected two-deep for the defensive line, as Michigan tries to find its best three between Christopher Hinton, Mazi Smith, Donovan Jeter, Jess Speight, Julius Welschof, Kris Jenkins and Jordan Whittley, and the position battles that will come from that. Our attention then turns to the line's biggest strengths and weaknesses. We discuss the line's added weight, improved depth, athletic potential, lack of pass-rushing capabilities and lack of ceiling. We then close with discussions about the biggest questions surrounding the group, and make our bold predictions for the room heading into the 2021 season. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    2021 Michigan football season preview: Offensive line

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 18, 2021 29:30

    Continuing our positional season preview series, we take a look at Michigan's offensive line, previewing the position battles, depth chart, strengths, weaknesses, questions and making a bold prediction on the Wolverines' front for the 2021 season. We begin by taking a look at position battles, as Michigan returns seven players who started up front in 2021, leading to technically three position battles. We assess the competition level at each spot, how the Wolverines could move layers around to truly come up with a 'best five,' and why Michigan may wait longer than usual to decide its starting five up front. We then turn to the group's strengths, looking at the line's depth, size and potential ability to move the line of scrimmage more this year than last season. We also look at weaknesses up front, including some pass protection concerns and a lack of experience and proven production. We then offer our biggest questions about the group, then make prediction for the line's outlook this fall. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    2021 Michigan football season preview: Wide receiver/tight end

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 16, 2021 26:17

    Continuing our series previewing Michigan's 2021 season at each position group, we take a look at the depth chart, strengths, weaknesses, questions and bold predictions in the Wolverines' wide receiver and tight ends room. We begin by taking a look at potential position battles in Michigan's receiving game. We forecast our projected starters, and dissect the battle to make the two-deep rotation — battles we argue are as equally important as the starting roles. We then turn to the group's strengths. Shaw takes a look at the Wolverines' speed out of the slot, while Lorenz lauds Michigan's versatility at wide receiver. In terms of weaknesses, both of them had a very clear-cut one in mind. Finally, they look at questions and predictions surrounding the group. They look at Michigan's tight end usage, Daylen Baldwin's impact and offer their thoughts on how the group could fare in 2021. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    2021 Michigan football season preview: Running back

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 13, 2021 27:18

    Continuing our series previewing the Michigan football team's 2021 season at each position, we look at the depth chart, strengths, weaknesses, question marks and make bold predictions for the Wolverines' running back room. In looking at the group's depth, we discuss the value of a three-back rotation, elaborate why all three backs could start in any given situation and assess the battle between Blake Corum and Donovan Edwards' similar roles. We then turn to the position group's strengths: Shaw takes a look at the physical strength of the room led by Hassan Haskins, while Lorenz outlines that Michigan should benefit from multiple years of landing its top recruiting targets. We also look at the room's weaknesses, taking a peak at Michigan's lack of a home-run hitter at running back, improvements to be made in vision and maybe some concern over a diluted rotation and limited carries. We also ponder what Edwards could bring in year one. We close with our predictions, looking at who might lead the Wolverines in rushing yards and how we think the position group will stack up compared to other position groups on the team and in recent Michigan running back history. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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