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Ticketing policies, transfer, travel restriction and listener questions

Ticketing policies, transfer, travel restriction and listener questions

  • 0:35:22
  • 4 hours ago

In this episode, we discuss a variety of topics relating to the Wolverines, including new ticketing policies, which games have been Michigan’s biggest in the last three decades, Isaiah Livers’ NBA Draft decision, Aaron Lewis’ transfer and David Ojabo’s travel situation.

We open by briefly updating listeners on Michigan’s new policy to not hold season tickets in the 2020 season and not allow ticket sales to the general public. We rationalize why Michigan went with the decision. We then answer a listener question on if Big Ten Network chose to air 12 games from the modern era (since 1992) of Michigan football, which games they should pick.

We proceed with listener questions, discussing the latest on Isaiah Livers’ NBA Draft decision and potential next commitments to Michigan football. We briefly discuss Lorenz’s high school tennis career.

We then close out the show with two relatively breaking news items, discussing Aaron Lewis’ decision to transfer before even going through a full Michigan practice and the news that David Ojabo was stuck in Scotland due to travel restrictions.

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    • 1:22:29
    • 2 days ago

    Sam Webb, Steve Lorenz, and Brice Marich discuss Xavier Worthy's commitment and comparisons to Anthony Carter, Josh Gattis' recruiting impact, the latest with defensive tackle targets Rayshaun Benny, George Rooks, and Anthony Hundley, the battle between Michigan and Notre Dame for Rocco Spindler, and a recap of the Elite Underclassmen camp. ,Later Webb and chats with the coach of AAU program The Family, Sean Moore, about star guard Kobe Bufkin's commitment to Michigan.

  • Michigan Recruiting Insider - The Josh Gattis Effect, The Rocco Spindler Race, and the Xavier Worthy & Kobe Bufkin Commits

    Michigan Recruiting Insider - The Josh Gattis Effect, The Rocco Spindler Race, and the Xavier Worthy & Kobe Bufkin Commits

    • 1:22:29
    • 2 days ago

    Sam Webb, Steve Lorenz, and Brice Marich discuss Xavier Worthy's commitment and comparisons to Anthony Carter, Josh Gattis' recruiting impact, the latest with defensive tackle targets Rayshaun Benny, George Rooks, and Anthony Hundley, the battle between Michigan and Notre Dame for Rocco Spindler, and a recap of the Elite Underclassmen camp. ,Later Webb and chats with the coach of AAU program The Family, Sean Moore, about star guard Kobe Bufkin's commitment to Michigan.

  • Unnecessary Harbaugh hoopla and Big Ten schedule

    Unnecessary Harbaugh hoopla and Big Ten schedule

    • 0:48:11
    • 6 days ago

    In this episode, we break down Jim Harbaugh's first press conference since January 1, then discuss other pandemic related issues including a condensed Big Ten schedule.

    We open by discussing what we deemed unnecessary hoopla over one sentence in Harbaugh's press conference. We discuss why it got misconstrued, why it seems to consistently happen to Harbaugh and what can be done to minimize it.

    We also break down other things Harbaugh said, including his thoughts on the health protocols Michigan is using, how the players are reacting, his thoughts on two offseason developments and more.

    We then close with a reported — at the time, that is — 10-game conference-only schedule, and why we both think it's a home run decision by the Big Ten.

    Finally, we close with a brief discussion on Michigan and how it has broadly done well recruiting in the pandemic.

  • Michigan Recruiting Insider - Massive Turnarounds with Xavier Worthy & Donovan Edwards, the Will Tschetter Commit, & More

    Michigan Recruiting Insider - Massive Turnarounds with Xavier Worthy & Donovan Edwards, the Will Tschetter Commit, & More

    • 1:05:59
    • 9 days ago

    Sam Webb, Steve Lorenz, and Brice Marich discuss Michigan's massive comeback with Xavier Worthy, how Worthy could impact Donovan Edwards' recruitment, the Wolverines' standing with rising safety Daymon David, and 2022 quarterback recruiting. Later Webb and Josh Henschke discuss Will Tschetter's commitment to the basketball program. 247Sports analyst Brian Snow checks in with a scouting report on Tschetter, plus the latest on Michigan's standing with five-star guards Trevor Keels and Jalen Warley.

  • Michigan Basketball Insider - Coach of the Decade, Emoni Bates, & More

    Michigan Basketball Insider - Coach of the Decade, Emoni Bates, & More

    • 0:59:32
    • 13 days ago

    Tim McCormick and Sam Webb discuss Isaiah Barnes' commitment, debate whether John Beilein should've been named the Big Ten's coach of the decade over Tom Izzo, and take a deep dive into Emoni Bates and how he compares to LeBron James, Kevin Durant, and other generational talents, whether he will ever play for Michigan State, and how Name, Image, Likeness rules may ever so slightly increase the odds of him spending a year in college.

  • Michigan Recruiting Insider - Top 2022 Football Targets & Who Could be Basketball's Next Commit?

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    • 1:24:30
    • 16 days ago

    Sam Webb and Brice Marich discuss Cristian Dixon's commitment, a possible pipeline forming at Santa Ana (Calif.) Mater Dei, and Michigan's strong standing with elite 2022 targets Domani Jackson, Will Johnson, Joshua Burnam, Alex VanSumeren, Dillon Tatum, Mike Williams, Tyler Morris, and Jaeden Gould. Later Webb and Josh Henschke discuss Isaiah Barnes' commitment to basketball's 2021 class, positive momentum with Jalen Warley and Will Tschetter, and the latest on Michigan courtship of top 25 big man Charles Bediako.

  • Michigan football mailbag June 25

    Michigan football mailbag June 25

    • 0:59:51
    • 20 days ago

    In this episode, we answer a variety of questions pertaining to Michigan football,

    We discuss questions pertaining to Michigan not heavily pursuing J.T. Daniels in the transfer market, who takes the heat if the Wolverines' quarterback play is average or below average in 2020, how tough of a job the Michigan head coaching job is among other top teams, defensive ends moving to defensive tackle, Michigan football players who would dominate an elementary school field day, Chris Evans' role in 2020, the Wolverines' most exciting and unheralded players and more.

  • Michigan Recruiting Insider - Who's next after Somerville, Big Change with Xavier Worthy, and Impact Basketball Freshmen

    Michigan Recruiting Insider - Who's next after Somerville, Big Change with Xavier Worthy, and Impact Basketball Freshmen

    • 1:04:20
    • 23 days ago

    Sam Webb, Steve Lorenz, and Brice Marich discuss Quintin Somerville's commitment, Michigan's standing with top defensive line targets Rayshaun Benny and George Rooks, offensive line targets coming off the board, the prospect most likely to commit next, and big news in the race for top receiver target Xavier Worthy. Later Webb and Josh Henschke discuss the what kind of immediate impact is realistic for each member of the incoming basketball class.

  • Defensive depth chart and Michigan's return to campus

    Defensive depth chart and Michigan's return to campus

    • 1:01:56
    • 26 days ago

    In this episode, we provide some brief updates on the Michigan football team’s return to campus, then spend the bulk of the episode breaking down Michigan’s defensive depth chart.

    After hearing from Warde Manuel and two medical experts working with the Michigan football team Thursday, Shaw discusses what he heard about positive COVID-19 tests, Michigan’s policy to maintain social distancing and other health habits, what the updates mean for the fans and more on the Wolverines’ return.

    Then, we proceed to break down the starters, backups, position battles, sleepers and potential breakout players at defensive end, defensive tackle, linebacker, cornerback and safety for the Wolverines. We also look at the key questions and concerns at each position group along the way.