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Michigan finalizes its new-look coaching staff

Michigan finalizes its new-look coaching staff

  • 0:30:50
  • 10 hours ago

In this episode, we look at two final coaching changes and the on-field impact they could have for the Wolverines in 2021.

First, we look at new wide receivers coach Ron Bellamy's hiring beyond simply the obvious recruiting perks. We discuss his qualifications, why heading a high-school football team is an interesting task and perspective to bring to Michigan's staff and what about Bellamy should make him a hit with the current players and coaches. We also opine on how his arrival impacts other coaches' roles on staff.

Then, we look at arguably Michigan's most controversial decisions of all the coaching changes, discussing the Wolverines' decision to move on from Ed Warinner and move Sherrone Moore to offensive line coach. We look back on Warinner's tenure and what we think Moore can add to what will be a modestly experienced offensive line room.

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  • Michigan basketball hits a two-week pause, now what?

    Michigan basketball hits a two-week pause, now what?

    • 0:34:22
    • 1 day ago

    In this episode, we look at the Michigan basketball team, which is sitting at 13-1 overall this season but is suddenly being asked to stop practicing and playing for two weeks as the Michigan Athletic department deals with an outbreak of a COVID-19 variant.

    Among the topics we discuss include: Our initial reaction to the two-week pause, how adversely that can affect the Wolverines, what impressed us most about Michigan's win at Purdue, which players this pause hurts the most, where the Wolverines need to improve and how the pause impacts that, a potential silver lining a two-week pause could potentially cause, where the Wolverines stand in bracket projections and what it means and plenty more.

  • Bellamy & Moore Complete Recruiting Makeover- Michigan Recruiting Insider

    Bellamy & Moore Complete Recruiting Makeover- Michigan Recruiting Insider

    • 0:52:51
    • 3 days ago

    Sam Webb, Brice Marich and Steve Lorenz explain why new roles for Ron Bellamy and Sherrone Moore will give Jim Harbaugh arguably the strongest recruiting staff of his tenure. The crew breaks down the immediate recruiting impact for both coaches, including how five-star CB Will Johnson is affected. Later the trio discusses in-state targets poised to rise up the board, a new defensive line target, and the latest on transfer portal target Henry To'o To'o.

  • New Staff to Provide Major Recruiting Boost - Michigan Recruiting Insider

    New Staff to Provide Major Recruiting Boost - Michigan Recruiting Insider

    • 1:00:50
    • 6 days ago

    Sam Webb, Brice Marich and Steve Lorenz explain why Mike Hart, Mo Linguist, & Brian Jean-Mary will give Michigan a major recruiting boost and how the program's recruiting philosophy might change. The crew goes in-depth on Linguist's fast connection with five-star Will Johnson and the significance of Jourdan Lewis' endorsement. Next on the agenda was a discussion of how Shaun Nua's recruiting approach will change moving forward. And finally the crew discusses major transfer portal target Henry To'o To'o..

  • Assessing Michigan's new assistant-coaching hires

    Assessing Michigan's new assistant-coaching hires

    • 1:12:44
    • 7 days ago

    In this episode, we assess the hires and coaching decisions made by the Wolverines, looking at the strengths and questions of the new assistants and some big-picture talk.

    We begin by discussing Michigan's decision to hire former star running back Mike Hart away from Indiana, which we both claim to be the home-run hire of the offseason. We discuss why Hart offers so much more than being a former star player, and what kind of impact he'll make on Michigan's equipped running backs room.

    Then, we turn to the defensive side of the ball, looking at new defensive coordinator Mike Macdonald, co-DC and cornerbacks coach Mo Linguist and safeties coach George Helow. For each individual coach, we look at the strengths they bring and the question marks about them.

    We close with some broader discussions on the coaches that stayed, Michigan's timing of the hires, if the Wolverines are "going cheap" this year and if Michigan addressed all of their needs.

  • Jon Sanderson - CBB's Best Strength Coach - Michigan Basketball Insider

    Jon Sanderson - CBB's Best Strength Coach - Michigan Basketball Insider

    • 0:49:27
    • 7 days ago

    Tim McCormick and Sam Webb break down Michigan's bounce-back victory over Maryland, how Michigan is capitalizing on team's going all out to take Hunter Dickinson away, why Mike Smith is so key to Michigan's success, the importance of protecting Eli Brooks, and preview the upcoming match up with Purdue. Tim and Sam also have an in-depth discussion with Michigan strength & conditioning coach Jon Sanderson on the amazing growth and development of Michigan basketball players during his time at the helm.

  • Michigan Football's new DC and Basketball's first loss

    Michigan Football's new DC and Basketball's first loss

    • 0:48:08
    • 9 days ago

    In this episode, we offer our initial thoughts to Michigan's new defensive coordinator and react to the Wolverines' men's basketball team suffering their first loss of the season.

    We open with a brief discussion on Baltimore Ravens linebackers coach Mike Macdonald, who was named Michigan's new defensive coordinator on Sunday. We look at Macdonald's career trajectory, lack of experience, expected energy on the recruiting front. We also discuss the context of Jim Harbaugh choosing him over other options, why it's a big swing for the Wolverines and briefly look at year-one expectations.

    Then, we switch gears and look at the men's basketball team, which fell to 11-1 with a blowout loss at Minnesota. We discuss Michigan's turnover woes, if the Golden Gophers exposed a blueprint to slowing down the Wolverines' offense, Hunter Dickinson looking human and the bigger-picture impact of the loss. We also discuss if Michigan is still the frontrunner in the Big Ten, among other topics.

  • Projecting Recruiting Impact of Asst. Coaching Targets - Michigan Recruiting Insider

    Projecting Recruiting Impact of Asst. Coaching Targets - Michigan Recruiting Insider

    • 0:45:52
    • 13 days ago

    Sam Webb, Brice Marich and Steve Lorenz are joined by The Michigan Insider's Josh Newkirk for a recap of the Pylon All American. Newkirk highlights the performances of JJ McCarthy, Cristian Dixon, and Junior Colson. Then his attention turn to recruiting rumblings in top targets Domani Jackson, Tyler Morris, and Kaleb Brown... all of whom were at the event. Later Sam, Brice, and Steve address the recent pro-Ohio State buzz with Will Johnson. The trio close out with an in-depth discussion of how the likely hire of Mike Macdonald as Michigan's defensive coordinator will affect recruiting. There's also a breakdown of how some of the position coaching targets could impact the in-state recruiting landscape.

  • Clark Kellogg: Michigan Looks Like a Contender - Michigan Basketball Insider

    Clark Kellogg: Michigan Looks Like a Contender - Michigan Basketball Insider

    • 0:55:19
    • 14 days ago

    Sam Webb and Tim McCormick break down Michigan's dominant victories over Minnesota and Wisconsin, the smothering defense the Wolverines have been unleashing, the impressive two-way play of Michigan's wings. College basketball analyst Clark Kellogg joins the podcast to give his thoughts on the Wolverines' rise to prominence, Hunter Dickinson's impact, the team's championship potential, Juwan Howard's coaching and development, and more. The podcast concludes with an in-depth preview of Michigan's rematch with Minnesota and the unveiling of Tim's all-freshman team.

  • Reacting to Jim Harbaugh's contract extension

    Reacting to Jim Harbaugh's contract extension

    • 0:42:15
    • 19 days ago

    In this episode, we discuss the Michigan football team and Jim Harbaugh agreeing to a five year contract that will extend Harbaugh through the 2025 season.

    First we discuss the simple question of if this was the best choice for Michigan. We look at the financial situation behind the extension, why firing Harbaugh and hiring a new head coach may not have been as seamless as many think and what to make of the extended timeline.

    Then, we start to dig into the tea leaves presented by the extension. We discuss how we interpret the greatly reduced buyout, why it might point to Michigan and Harbaugh viewing 2021 as the ultimatum year and why Harbaugh might have agreed to it.

    Finally, we look at the biggest question mark of it all, and ponder if Harbaugh and Michigan backed into the deal, and if they can legitimately be all-in on the extension moving forward, or if there is still tension and discontent on either side.