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The Michigan Man Podcast is produced for die hard Wolverine fans. The show will include weekly interviews with Michigan Bloggers and other special guests. The center piece of the show will be fan feedback. We want fans to phone in audio posts, and email their comments, rants...whatever is on their mind regarding Michigan athletics. The Podcast format will evolve in the coming months. Initially we will have four segments. 1) The View from section 17 - Commentary from host Mike Fitzpatrick 2) Weekly guest interviews. 3) Post game notes and scores focusing on Wolverine Football, Basketball, and hockey. 4) Fan Feedback - Audio posts from fans who want their opinion heard, or would like to comment on topics from earlier shows. Website:www.themichiganmanpodcast.com email: themichiganmanpodcast@yahoo.com Listener Line: 313 263-4842

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    • Jul 29, 2022 LATEST EPISODE
    • every other week NEW EPISODES
    • 35m AVG DURATION
    • 661 EPISODES

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    The Michigan Man Podcast - Episode 663 - Big 10 Media Days Talk & Much More

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 29, 2022 32:01

    Jim Harbaugh came off as very calm, cool, and collected at B10 Media Days this week. Joining us today with his thoughts on that and more is beat guy Clayton Sayfie from The Wolverine Magazine

    The Michigan Man Podcast - Episode 662 - RIP MO - Football writer Isaiah Hole from WolverinesWire is our guest

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 14, 2022 42:27

    Michigan is picking up steam on the recruiting trail. We were all saddened to learn earlier this week that former assistant and head coach Gary Moeller had passed away. Beat writer Isaiah Hole from USA Today's WolverinesWire joins us to discuss that and much more

    The Michigan Man Podcast - Episode 661 - Chris Balas from The Wolverine is my guest

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 30, 2022 22:26

    To say the class of 2023 is off to a slow start is an understatement. Should we be concerned? My guest today says we still have time to turn it around. Joining us on our Game Day segment is Chris Balas from The Wolverine

    The Michigan Man Podcast - Episode 660 - The latest Football News with John Borton from The Wolverine

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 15, 2022 24:28

    My guest today says don't get concerned yet with our football class of 2023. There is plenty of time and Jim Harbaugh and staff always do their best work in June & July. With me today is Editor John Borton from The Wolverine Magazine

    The Michigan Man Podcast - Episode 659 - Football recruiting update with EJ Holland

    Play Episode Listen Later May 26, 2022 63:41

    Are you worried about the class of 2023? My guest today says it will end up being top 10. With us today is recruiting analyst EJ Holland from The Wolverine Magazine

    The Michigan Man Podcast - Episode 658 - Football recruiting news with Steve Lorenz from 247Sports

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 22, 2022 57:24

    Many are surprised the class of 2023 is not off to a better start. My guest today says there are valid reasons why we have struggled thus far. With me this week is recruiting analyst Steve Lorenz from 247Sports

    The Michigan Man Podcast - Episode 657 - Football talk and more with Clayton Sayfie from The Wolverine

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 13, 2022 34:20

    What did we learn about Michigan Football in the spring game? Not much, but it was obvious the players and coaches were loose and enjoying the day. My guest today says there is a positvie vibe running through the program as a result of last seasons success. With us today is Clayton Sayfie from The Wolverine Magazine

    The Michigan Man Podcast - Episode 656 - Wolverine radio play by play voice Brian Boesch joins me.

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 30, 2022 35:25

    What a rollercoaster ride it was this year following Michigan basketball. Joining me this week to share his thoughts is the radio play by play voice of the Wolverines Brian Boesch

    The Michigan Man Podcast - Episode 655 - NCAA Tourney talk with John Borton from The Wolverine Magazine

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 19, 2022 26:14

    It's win or go home time for Michigan basketball. Can we play two solid games back to back? We'll find out on Saturday. Joining me this week is Editor John Borton from The Wolverine Magazine

    The Michigan Man Podcast - Episode 654 - Football & Basketball beat writer Michael Cohen from The Detroit Press is our guest

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 5, 2022 23:47

    Is Michigan deserving of an NCAA bid? My guest today says even without a win on Sunday in Columbus most bracketologists still have them in The Big Dance. Joining me with his thoughts on that and spring football is beat writer Michael Cohen from The Detroit Freee Press

    The Michigan Man Podcast - Episode 653 - Basketball radio play by play voice Brian Boesch joins us

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 25, 2022 23:49

    With four regular season games left Michigan needs at least a split and probably one or two wins in The B10 Tourney to guarantee a spot in the NCAA Tournament. With us today to discuss that and more is radio play by play voice Brian Boesch

    The Michigan Man Podcast - Episode 652 - Basketball beat writer James Hawkins from The Detroit News joins us

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 15, 2022 21:39

    Michigan basketball is on the outside looking in when it comes to the NCAA tournament. They need to pile up some victories in this last 7 game stretch, and It won't be easy! With us to discuss that and more is beat writer James Hawkins from The Detroit News

    The Michigan Man Podcast - Episode 651 = Basketball beat writer Andrew Kahn from MLive joins me

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 10, 2022 20:32

    Right now Michigan does not look like an NCAA worthy team. Joining us with his thoughts on the stretch drive is beat writer Andrew Kahn from MLive 

    The Michigan Man Podcast - Episode 650 - Jim Harbaugh says NO to the NFL

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 3, 2022 20:50

    Jim Harbaugh says NO to the Vikings. Juwan Howard and Michigan basketball look ahead to a brutal four game stretch next week. Beat writer Austin Meek from The Athletic is our guest

    The Michigan Man Podcast - Episode 649 - Editor John Borton from The Wolverine Magazine joins us

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 26, 2022 30:40

    Mike Macdonald is reportedly on the way back to the Ravens as DC. Juwan Howard and his team need to stay hot if they want a spot in the big dance, and Jim's contract is waiting for his signature. John Borton from The Wolverine Magazine joins me to discuss those topics and much more.

    The Michigan Man Podcast - Episode 648 - Wolverine Hoops radio voice Brian Boesch joins us

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 20, 2022 24:07

    Was the Maryland win our breakout game ? My guest today says it was a good win, but we'll need pleny more just like it in the coming weeks. With us today is Wolverine radio voice Brian Boesch

    The Michigan Man Podcast - Episode 647 - Michigan basketball beat guy James Hawkins from The Detroit News is my guest

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 12, 2022 30:58

    Still waiting for Jim to make a decision. In the meantime, let's find out what's going on with Juwan Howard and his team. Joining us today is beat writer James Hawkins from The Detroit News

    The Michigan Man Podcast - Episode 646 - Football News with Chris Balas

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 5, 2022 25:45

    The offseason has already become a flurry of activity for players and coaches. We knew Hutchinson and Ojabo would declare for the NFL draft, but now Chris Hinton and Daylen Baldwin have decided to say goodbye. Joining me on today's show is Chris Balas from The Wolverine

    The Michigan Man Podcast - Episode 645 - Georgia Visitors Edition

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 30, 2021 28:14

    My guest today says a defense as good as Georgia's comes along once a generation. It is the best he's seen in his 28 years behind the microphone. With me today is the radio play by play voice of Georgia Football Scott Howard

    The Michigan Man Podcast - Episode 644 - Michigan Game Day with Nick Baumgardner

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 28, 2021 32:16

    What a return to glory this year has been for Jim Harbaugh and Michigan Football. It's been a pure joy watching this team play. My guest today says Friday's matchup in the playoffs with Georgia should be epic. Joining us is beat writer Nick Baumgardner from The Athletic

    The Michigan Man Podcast - Episode 643 - Georgia beat writer Marc Weiszer from The Athens Banner-Herald is my guest

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 22, 2021 22:14

    Michigan resumed practice this week and heads down to Miami on Christmas Day. With me today is Georgia beat writer Marc Weiszer from The Athens Banner-Herald. He says Michigan shouldn't expect to see the same team that played Alabama in The SEC Championship game.

    The Michigan Man Podcast - Episode 642 - Class of 2022 updates with EJ Holland from The Wolverine

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 14, 2021 41:28

    We expect Michigan to ink a top 10 class on Wednesday. My guest today says this class includes 5 or 6 elite players, and plenty of guys with high ceilings. Joining me today is Michigan recruiting writer EJ Holland from The Wolverine

    The Michigan Man Podcast - Episode 641 - Big 10 Champs and playoff bound

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 7, 2021 30:33

    What a glorius night it was in Indianapolis as we pounded number 13 ranked Iowa to earn the B10 Championship. Up next is Georgia on New Years Eve in The Orange Bowl as we make our first playoff appearance. Joining me with his thoughts on all of that and more is beat writer Aaron McMann from MLive

    The Michigan Man Podcast - Episode 640 - Iowa Visitors Edition B10 Championship Week

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 2, 2021 27:06

    What a weekend it could be. Beat Iowa and we are BIG 10 Champions and a lock for the playoffs. My guest today says Iowa will not go quietly into the night. They are a good team and believe they matchup well with Michigan. With me today is Hawkeye beat writer Kennington Smith from The Des Moines Register

    The Michigan Man Podcast - Episode 639 - Michigan Game Day with Nick Baumgardner

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 30, 2021 48:07

    Oh how sweet it was. A beatdown in The Big House. Savor that feeling, and hope that it leads to a renewal of excellence for Jim Harbaugh and Michigan Football. My guest today says beating Ohio State the way we did could change the long term direction of this program. Joining me today is Nick Baumgardner from The Athletic

    The Michigan Man Podcast - Episode 638 - Ohio State Visitors Edition

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 25, 2021 23:46

    My guest today says if you ask most Ohio State fans if they are worried about Michigan, the answer will be no. With us today is Editor and Buckeye beat writer Dan Hope from the popular Ohio State  site 11 Warriors

    The Michigan Man Podcast - Episode 637 - Michigan Game Day with Detroit News beat writer Angelique Chengelis

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2021 36:39

    Not many of the so called experts think Michigan has a chance this week against Ohio State. My guest isn't one of those. She thinks The Bucknut defense has holes we can exploit, and Hutchinson and Ojabo might bring pressure CJ Stroud hasn't seen from anyone this year. Joining us today is The Angel Of The Big House, Michigan beat writer Angelique Chengelis from The Detroit News

    The Michigan Man Podcast - Episode 636 - Maryland Visitors Edition

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 18, 2021 27:30

    The only thing standing between Michigan and a shot at a B10 East title is Maryland. Of course Sparty has to go down in the shoe Saturday too. Joining us with his thoughts on this Saturday's  oppenent is the hall of fame radio play by play voice of Maryland Football Johnny Holliday

    The Michigan Man Podcast - Episode 635 - Michigan Game Day with beat writer Michael Cohen from The Detroit Free press

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 16, 2021 37:51

    We are one week away from an epic confrontation with Ohio State. It won't be epic if we don't take care of business at Maryland Saturday afternoon. With me today is beat writer Michael Cohen from The Detroit Free Press to discuss that and much more

    The Michigan Man Podcast - Episode 634 - Penn State Visitors Edition

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 11, 2021 21:51

    My guest today says if Sean Clifford hadn't been injured in the Iowa game we could be playing an undefeated team in Happy Valley this weekend. Joining us today is the radio play by play voice of Penn State Football

    The Michigan Man Podcast - Episode 633 - Michigan Game Day with Chris Balas

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 9, 2021 24:28

    We may be missing some key players on Saturday, but so is Penn State. The rubber meets the road at high noon in Happy Valley this Saturday. Can we win a big road game in November against a ranked opponent? If we can, the next two weeks could be the biggest for Michigan football in over 15 years

    The Michigan Man Podcast - Episode 632 - Indiana Visitors Edition

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 4, 2021 25:25

    IU limps into The Big House Saturday night led by the last scholarshhip quarterback available to play, and he is a true Freshmen. Legendary Hoosier radio play by play voice Don Fischer joins me with his thoughts on this struggling Indiana team

    The Michigan Man Podcast - Episode 631 - Michigan Game Day with Jim Brandstatter

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 2, 2021 23:50

    The sting from losing again to Sparty will stay with us for a long time. It was a game we should have won, but didn't make timely big plays, and made too many mistakes. The good news is our goals are still attainable. We just need to win out! With us today is the radio play by play voice of The Wolverines Jim Brandstatter

    The Michigan Man Podcast - Episode 630 - Michigan State Visitors Edition

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 28, 2021 23:26

    Fox Sports analyst Joel Klatt said after the Northwestern game that Jim Harbaugh wasn't brought here to go 7-0. He was hired to beat his rivals and win Big10 championships. I think it's safe to say the pressure is on. This is a must win game for us. Joining me today for a Spartan perspective on Saturday's game is Graham Couch from The Lansing State Journal

    The Michigan Man Podcast - Episode 629 - Michigan Game Day with Aaron McMann from MLive

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 26, 2021 28:25

    Never in the history of this rivalry has there been so much on the line. This Saturday the eyes of the nation will be on Michigan vs Michigan State in East Lansing. Joining me today is beat writer Aaron McMann from MLive

    The Michigan Man Podcast - Episode 628 - Northwestern Visitors Edition

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 21, 2021 26:58

    Some would say this is a trap game. I say it's a game against a well coached team that better get our full attention. No looking ahead to next Saturday, or we  will head to East Lansing at 6-1. With us today is the radio play by play voice of Northwestern Football Dave Eanet

    The Michigan Man Podcast - Episode 627 - Michigan Game Day with Austin Meek from The Athletic

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 19, 2021 29:08

    I hope you enjoyed the bye week! Now it gets more than real. Are we a good team, or a great one? Good won't run the table in the next six weeks, we'll need to play at a level from week to week we haven't seen from Michigan football in over a decade. Beat writer Austin Meek from The Athletic thinks 10-2 would be a great season for us. He joins us on this weeks Michigan Game Day Show

    The Michigan Man Podcast - Episode 626 - Bye week edition with John Borton

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 13, 2021 33:07

    In the first 6 games we've established we are a good football team. In the next six we'll see if we can make the leap from good to great. Joining us today is Editor John Borton from The Wolverine Magazine

    The Michigan Man Podcast - Episode 625 - Nebraska Visitors Edition

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 7, 2021 23:16

    Winning at Madison was long overdue. Now we stay on the road for a prime time night game in Lincoln. Right now, they are a better team than Wisconsin. Their defense is top 10 statistically in several categories. Their offense seems to have put it together and is loaded with talent. It could be a cliffhanger. With me today is the radio play by play voice of Nebraska Football, Greg Sharpe

    The Michigan Man Podcast - Episode 624 - Michigan Game Day with Michael Cohen from The Detroit Free Press

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 5, 2021 31:57

    Beating Wisconsin in Madison was impressive. Now we head to Lincoln for a Saturday night battle with The Huskers. Memorial Stadium will be a nut house. With us today is beat writer Michael Cohen from The Detroit Free Press.

    The Michigan Man Podcast - Episode 623 - Wisconsin Visitors Edition

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 30, 2021 28:58

    I'd say it's about time we won a big road game. This Saturday is a litmus test  for Jim and his team. Another chance to prove the program is back on track. My guest today says Wisconsin needs this game just as much. Joining me is Badgers radio play by play voice Matt Lepay

    The Michigan Man Podcast - Episode 622 - Michigan Game Day with Nick Baumgardner

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 28, 2021 36:33

    Michigan came back down to earth last Saturday in The Big House. It was a win..but barely. Now on to Madison where we haven't won in almost two decades. Nick Baumgardner from The Athletic joins us today

    The Michigan Man Podcast - Episode 621 - Rutgers Game Day

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 23, 2021 24:58

    Greg Schiano has Rutgers off to their first 3-0 start since 2012. My guest today says they are a very improved team, but they haven't played anyone the caliber of Michigan yet. With us on our Visitors Edition today is beat writer James Kratch from The Newark Star Ledger and NJ Advance Media

    The Michigan Man Podcast - Episode 620 - Michigan Game Day with Aaron McMann from MLive

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 21, 2021 31:54

    Greg Schiano has Rutgers off to their best start in years. Will they slow down Michigan's running game and force us to throw more? My guest today says don't be surprised if Rutgers hangs around awhile in Saturday's game. Beat writer Aaron McMann from MLive is our guest

    The Michigan Man Podcast - Episode 619 - Northern Illinois Visitors Edition

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 16, 2021 33:34

    My guest today says there is no pressure on Northern Illinois this week in the Big House. They are a program that welcomes the challenge. With us today is the radio play by play voice of Huskies football Bill Baker

    The Michigan Man Podcast - Episode 618 - Michigan Game Day with Chris Balas

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 14, 2021 28:10

    My guest today says don't be concerned with the passing game just yet. Winning is the goal, and beating your opponent into submission with 52 running plays is very impressive. Chris Balas from The Wolverine.com is with us this week

    The Michigan Man Podcast - Episode 617 - Washington Visitors Edition

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 9, 2021 26:50

    Do you think Washington is as bad as they looked in that shocking loss to Montana last week? I don't, and neither does my guest today. With me is the radio play by play voice of Huskies Football Tony Castricone

    The Michigan Man Podcast - Episode 616 - Michigan Game Day with The Angel Of The Big House

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 7, 2021 32:12

    My guest today says Michigan has to focus on what they need to do, and not worry about Washington's issues this week. Joining us next is beat writer Angelique Chengelis from The Detroit News

    The Michigan Man Podcast - Episode 615 - Western Michigan Visitors Edition

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 2, 2021 33:00

    My guest today says Western Michigan will not be intimidated in The Big House. Joining me today is the longtime radio voice of Broncos Football Robin Hook

    The Michigan Man Podcast - Episode 614 - Michigan Game Day with Jim Brandstatter

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 31, 2021 29:26

    My guest today says just forget about last year. He believes this Michigan team will play with a chip on their shoulder. Radio play by play voice Jim Brandstatter joins me to preview the opener with Western Michigan

    The Michigan Man Podcast - Episode 613 - Editor John Borton from The Wolverine Magazine is our guest

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 24, 2021 38:47

    My guest today is more optimistic than most media covering Michigan Football. He thinks 8 wins are likely, but 10 is very attainable. Lontime Editor John Borton from The Wolverine Magazine is my guest on this weeks Game Day segment

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