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Thanks to Michigan defensive coordinator Don Brown's New England coaching roots, the Wolverines have strong ties in that area of the country.

Michigan’s Don Brown makes recruiting footprint in New England; Grant Newsome shares message to Maurice Hurst

Tolly Taylor

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Michigan’s Don Brown makes recruiting footprint in New England

Land of 10’s Rachel Lenzi lets Joe Linta, football coach at Hamden Hall in Connecticut, explain why Michigan defensive coordinator Don Brown is so good at recruiting in New England. Linta coached with Brown at Yale University and still calls Brown to refer prospects.

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Grant Newsome shares message with Maurice Hurst

Former Michigan defensive tackle Maurice Hurst was diagnosed with a heart condition, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, and received the news ahead of the NFL combine. Current Michigan offensive lineman Grant Newsome, who battled his own career-threatening injury, offered some thoughts and warm wishes for Hurst on Saturday after the diagnosis. Hurst did not participate in the combine and will get more tests to determine the severity of the diagnosis in the upcoming week.

Michigan playing like Final Four contender

The Wolverines won their second straight Big Ten Tournament, beating Purdue 75-66 Sunday. The Boilermakers hadn’t lost a game by more than four points all season, but Michigan was relentless and played smart basketball, waiting until 5 minutes into the second half to commit its first turnover.

Michigan determined to keep recruiting in Georgia

Land of 10’s Kevin Goheen details why the Wolverines haven’t been discouraged by 4-star linebacker Otis Reese’s flip from Michigan to Georgia. According to Rivals.com, Michigan has offered 36 players from Georgia in the 2019 class, 20 in the Class of 2020 and seven in the Class of 2021.

Tim Drevno heading to USC to coach running backs

Former Michigan offensive coordinator and offensive line coach Tim Drevno is making a return to USC to become the Trojans’ new running backs coach, according to TrojanSports.com. Drevno last coached for the Trojans in 2014 as their offensive line coach and run game coordinator.

Michigan men’s basketball celebrates Big Ten Tournament repeat

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