PODCAST: Big House Nation With Guest Jamie Morris

In this episode of Big House Nation, Gregg Henson talks with former Jim Harbaugh teammate and Michigan great Jamie Morris about Harbaugh’s work on the recruiting trail and how it compares to their former Coach Bo Schembechler.



Michigan Loses One From 2016 Recruiting Class!

Victor Viramontes announced his decommitment to Michigan last night.

Rated as the country’s 427-overall recruit and No. 25 “athlete,” Viramontes committed to the Wolverines last June over scholarship offers from Colorado, Nebraska, Georgia Tech and Wisconsin.


As a senior quarterback at Norco High School, Viramontes completed 144 of 246 passes for 2,085 yards and 21 touchdowns with 10 interceptions. He rushed for an additional 1,112 yards on 148 carries for 17 touchdowns. He finished with 3,222 all-purpose yards, a whopping 292.9 per game, while also spending some time at linebacker. Michigan’s 2016 recruiting class now stands at 21 and is ranked in the top 5. Not long after his decommitment, Viramontes tweeted this….




Why Logan Tully-Tillman Was Booted Off The Michigan Football Team!

From Mlive.com

A former University of Michigan football player dismissed from the program a month ago was charged with three felonies Wednesday morning in Ann Arbor’s 15th District Court.

Logan Tuley-Tillman was was arraigned on two counts of capturing/distributing an image of an unclothed person and one count of using a computer to commit a crime, according to court records.

All three are felonies. Capturing/distributing an image of an unclothed person is punishable by up to two years in prison, a fine of no more than $2,000, or both. Using a computer to commit a crime, in this case, would be punishable by up to 10 years in prison, a fine of no more than $5,000, or both.

The incident occurred in the 300 block of Catherine Street Sept. 4. Tuley-Tillman is accused of filming a portion of a sexual encounter with a woman without her knowledge and then transmitting it to his personal device without her permission, according to Ann Arbor police.

Read the whole article here!

 



A Return To “Man-Ball” And The Latest B1G Bowl Projections

I don’t think Michigan has any delusions about what they say in Ann Arbor Saturday during Michigan’s 35-7 win over Oregon State.  The Beavers are a young, bottom of the pack Pac-12 team, the kind of team that Michigan use to steam roll with regularity.  Yes, there will be tougher sledding ahead and a few painful loses along the way but Saturday’s game marked Michigan’s slow return to “man-ball.”

“Man-ball” is what is currently being played in E. Lansing and Harbaugh’s goal is to reinstate that style as be rebuild the Wolverines, although he may not have the personnel to completely maul opponents, you can see it all over his 2016 recruiting class with road-graders like five star offensive linemen like Ben Bredeson (6’4″ 280), Devery Hamilton (6’6″ 270), Michael Onwenu (6’3″ 367), and Eric Swenson (6’5″ 300).  Michigan is likely to also land four star OL Terrance Davis (6’4″ 307) and potentially another offensive lineman following the dismissal of Logan Tuley-Tillman last week.  Every one of these recruits is a highly recruited 4 or 5 star talent would would fit in with the new mauling offense that Harbaugh will employ with the Wolverines.

It was obvious in the second half that Oregon State wanted no part of tackling De’ Veon Smith on Saturday, the slow methodical pounding that Michigan put on OSU was just too much for a young, inexperienced team, they didn’t quit but they certainly didn’t have an answer for “man-ball.”  Just like Michigan has had NO answers for Michigan State in recent years!  What happened on Saturday marks the slow grind back to basic B1G football for Michigan, it is what Bo, Mo and Lloyd did for 40 years in Ann Arbor.  Maybe this time Michigan fans won’t want a “change.”

Here Harbaugh discuss the running-back play as the offensive line.

When asked about Oregon State potentially “quitting” or “giving up,” Harbaugh declined to comment.

Harbaugh isn’t a miracle worker, but he understands the fundamentals of B1G fooball and why they are important.  The spread is fun to watch and some teams win a ton with it, but the B1G and Michigan football are as much a mentality as it is execution, in this league you much pound your opponent.  Ohio State is the exception as they have multitudes of talent and can pretty much do as they please, but that will change and Michigan and potentially Michigan State stockpile more and more dynamic athletes to compete with the pounding and “glitz” of Ohio State.

Week 2 Bowl Projections 

I love bowl projections, so here is the latest from Jerry Palm.

PALM’S BIG TEN BOWL TEAMS

Iowa: Holiday vs. UCLA

Michigan: Outback vs. LSU

Michigan State: Peach Bowl vs. Florida State

Minnesota: Foster Farms vs. Arizona State

Nebraska: TaxSlayer vs. Ole Miss

Northwestern: Pinstripe vs. Virginia Tech

Ohio State: Orange Bowl vs. Clemson

Penn State: Citrus vs. Georgia

Wisconsin: Rose vs. Oregon

 



PODCAST: How A 43 Year Old Dishwasher Helped Michigan Land Jim Harbaugh

In John U. Bacon’s new book “Endzone: The Rise, Fall & Return Of Michigan Football” one of the more intriguing characters in the book is a guy know as “Beav,” check out the latest show to hear Beav’s story and contributions to the effort to get Jim Harbaugh to Michigan.  Beav (Al Flannelly) also give some great behind the scense info on the recruitment and return of Harbaugh to Ann Arbor.



Les Miles Is All In For Harbaugh!

Les Miles discussed his support for Jim Harbaugh today, there is no doubt he loves U of M.  He would have been a great coach for Michigan.

 




More Drivel From Sparty About Dantonio!

Yesterday a Fox Sports Analyst and former QB Colorado QB Joel Klatt argued that Jim Harbaugh is already the best Head Coach in the B1G.  He based it on his success at every level, including his trip to the Super Bowl with the SF 49ers.  Listen to his interview here.

Today we get a retort from the bastion on objectivity, “The Only Colors” blog.  The article claims the best coach in the B1G is Urban Meyer and number two is none other than Mark Dantonio, Harbaugh is third.  Check out the passage on Harbaugh and how this guy attempts to belittle Harbaugh’s accomplishments at Stanford and SF.  He literally claims Harbaugh “ran into” Andrew Luck at Stanford and inherited the leagues best defense in his first year at Stanford.  How about he “recruited” and convinced Luck to go to a team that was 1-11!!!  Here is a screen shot, you can check out the rest of the article here.  It’s dumb pieces like this that prove we can’t have nice things.

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If you need any proof as to this guys objectivity, take a look at this profile.  This guy is feeding this drivel to Sparty and they are buying it. LOL

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Let me see, should I take Joel Klatt’s word for it or some MSU slap licking a Sparty bell?  Nice was on women too ass-hat. Esh, fanboi’s.

 



AUDIO: FOX Sports Analyst Says Jim Harbaugh Is Already The Best Coach In College Football

FOX Sports college football analyst Joel Klatt joins Bruce Feldman and Stewart Mandel on a new episode of The Audible.  One of the topics covered by the podcast is Jim Harbaugh, who Joel Klatt believes is already the best coach in college football.  He also claims Harbaugh will build a powerhouse at Michigan that NOBODY wants to play!

 



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Jim Harbaugh Makes 5th Year Seniors “Try Out” For Their Positions!

M TicketsEx-Michigan Tight End Keith Heitzman revealed in a recent newspaper article that Jim Harbaugh told his fifth year seniors they would have to “try out” for their positions in his first year as Head Coach at Michigan.  My instant reaction.  GOOD, why wouldn’t you have to audition for a new boss, we all do it in life, why should fifth year seniors at Michigan be any different.

“Obviously, Harbaugh coming in was going to change things at Michigan – do things his way,” Heitzman said. “But I didn’t know if I wanted to try out. That definitely took me off-guard. I was bummed out.”  I understand Heitzman not wanting to try out for a position, but that is life, we are all constantly called upon to prove our value to our organizations. This is actually a great life lesson for Heitzman, who will graduated and join the real world after his final season at Ohio University.  I actually think Heitzman handled this situation perfectly, he didn’t whine and cry or become a distraction on the way out, he simply looked for a better situation for himself and went about his business, it was a very mature reaction.  It will serve him well when he begins his career.

When I think about the “try out” edict from Harbaugh, I really don’t have an issue with players having to try out, especially a roster of player who lead Michigan to exactly five wins under Brady Hoke and were accused of “quitting” many time last year by their new coach Jim Harbaugh.  As I stated when other fifth year guys left the team, they didn’t want to put in the work required under the new staff and that is fine, Jim Harbaugh is not running a country club as it appeared Brady Hoke was in Ann Arbor.  Miller, Countess and Heitzman are all good young men who have bright futures ahead of them, but if you know there is no football future after college, why keep up with the grind, or worse yet, subject yourself to uncertainty? Miller retired, Countess transferred to Auburn (and may have an NFL future) and Heitzman took a fifth year in a lesser program and conference, there is nothing wrong with what any of these guys did, they made the right decisions for themselves.

Many people will claim, as the newspaper from Columbus appears to be trying to do, that Harbaugh is running off guys to free up scholarships but that isn’t true.  If Harbaugh thought any of these guys could play he would have sold them on the program and tried to keep them around.  They clearly aren’t good fits for the program and were better off transferring out in the spring than to wait until fall practice started.  Harbaugh is at Michigan to win, NOT let the inmates run the asylum as they did under Hoke.  It’s a new world in Ann Arbor.

 



VIDEO: Colin Cowherd Cuts Short Interview With Harbaugh

This is great.  Sorry, but it’s also vintage Harbaugh.

JIM HARBAUGH IS A HORRIBLE INTERVIEW.  This isn’t news.  Cowherd is a douche!  Nobody, especially recruits, cares how good an interview a coach is with the media, nobody.

Check out the video below.  Click here to read the whole story.