Jim Harbaugh and Michigan look for future talent in Southern California
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Today is Monday, June 12, 2017, and here’s your Breakfast of Victors…
Satellite camps wrap up
Jim Harbaugh and the Michigan coaching staff ended their tour of satellite camps over the weekend, hitting both coasts with two camps. The tour began June 2 with visits to Mercer (Macon, Ga.) and John Carroll (Cleveland) and was limited to a 10-day period by new NCAA rules.
Harbaugh and a share of his assistants were on the West Coast, making stops in San Diego and Los Angeles, while others were on the East Coast. Michigan attended camps at Sacred Heart in Connecticut on Saturday and North Carolina-Charlotte on Sunday.
The University of San Diego was the first college head coaching job for Harbaugh. San Diego TV station KUSI-TV caught up with Harbaugh about the camp.
Harbaugh was at Southern Cal’s Rising Stars camp on Sunday. Harbaugh signed three players from California as part of the 2016 class, and although tight end Devin Asiasi transferred to UCLA after last season, cornerback David Long and wide receiver Kekoa Crawford are expected to vie for starting positions this season.
— Chris Trevino (@ChrisNTrevino) June 11, 2017
Defensive line coach Greg Mattison, running backs coach Jay Harbaugh and linebackers coach Chris Partridge were in Charlotte, N.C., on Sunday. Quavaris Crouch, a 6-foot-2, 224-pound running back from Charlotte in the 2019 class, wasn’t participating in the camp, but he garnered plenty of attention from Michigan coaches, according to the Detroit Free Press.
Jaimie Phelan’s run
Jaimie Phelan was in last place in the NCAA 1,500-meter final Saturday when the bell rang to signify one lap remained. She crossed the finish line as the first Michigan woman ever to win the race.
Phelan surged past the packed group of 11 other runners with 200 meters to go and held off Nikki Hiltz of Arkansas by 0.02 seconds to capture the national title in 4 minutes, 13.78 seconds. Phelan covered the final 400 meters in 61.6 seconds to win the second-closest finish in the race’s history.
“Just get to the finish line as fast as I can,” Phelan told ESPN about her thoughts coming down the stretch. “We went out kind of slow, and when that happened I just tried to stay composed, stay calm and try to stay engaged, and finish as hard as I could.”
WHAT A FINISH!
— NCAA Track & Field (@NCAATrackField) June 10, 2017
Most of the 19 members of the 2017 recruiting class who didn’t enroll early will be on campus by June 23. Some of them already have made their way to Ann Arbor.
Michigan held a specialists camp on Saturday, and at least two players from the 2017 class were in attendance. Land of 10’s Brandon Justice was there and found punter Brad Robbins and defensive tackle Aubrey Solomon among those at the Glick Field House.
— Brad Robbins (@brobb713) June 10, 2017
— Brandon Justice (@LandOfJustice) June 10, 2017
Sizing up Taco
The Dallas Morning News has a breakdown of Cowboys’ first-round pick and former Michigan defensive end Taco Charlton. Dallas, which went 13-3 last season but lost to Green Bay in the NFC Divisional playoffs, has high hopes for Charlton.
Wrap up the Cup
Carl Hagelin got his name put onto the Stanley Cup last year as a member of the Pittsburgh Penguins. The former Michigan forward sealed a second engraving Sunday night.
Hagelin scored an empty-net goal with 13.6 seconds left in Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Final to give the Penguins a 2-0 victory over the Nashville Predators and their second straight Stanley Cup. It’s the fifth Cup overall for the organization, which became the first team in 19 years (Detroit 1997, 1998) to win back-to-back NHL championships. Hagelin and teammate Kevin Porter are two of 10 former Michigan players to have won a Stanley Cup, and they become the seventh and eighth Wolverines alumni to be part of multiple Cup-winning teams.