Michigan’s Shea Patterson gets high marks in practice; Wolverines RBs in solid shape
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Michigan’s Shea Patterson gets high marks in practice
Michigan defensive coordinator Don Brown has been impressed with quarterback Shea Patterson so far during the Wolverines three spring practices. Brown said Tuesday after practice that Patterson sought him out to discuss defense and recognizing coverages, adding that Patterson has looked “very athletic” so far.
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Wolverines RBs in solid shape for 2018
Land of 10’s Rachel Lenzi explains the Wolverines’ running back situation heading into this season. Overall, Michigan is in good shape, with its top two rushers returning in Karan Higdon and Chris Evans, and Kareem Walker primed for a breakout season.
Fans give Wolverines rousing sendoff
The Wolverines (32-7) were greeted by hundreds of fans outside Crisler Center Wednesday afternoon as they departed for Texas. Michigan plays Loyola-Chicago (32-6) in the national semifinals Saturday at 6:09 ET in San Antonio. Michigan coach John Beilein and team captains Muhammad-Ali Abdur-Rahkman, Moe Wagner and Duncan Robinson spoke to the crowd before leaving for Willow Run Airport and the charter flight.
Assessing Michigan’s defense
The Wolverines’ defense had a lot to be proud of in 2017, ranking third in the country in yards allowed per game (271.0) and near the top in several other categories. But that hasn’t stopped Michigan junior defensive end Rashan Gary or junior linebacker Devin Bush from watching film of their losses last year in an effort to improve. Land of 10’s Kevin Goheen breaks down how the Wolverines can get even better.
OSU baseball commit Joey Velazquez gets 2 Michigan offers
Swiss Army knife Joey Velazquez ranked as the top baseball prospect in Ohio’s 2019 class by Prep Baseball Report, and starred all over the football field at Columbus St. Francis DeSales. Velazquez, an Ohio State baseball team commit since September 2016, spoke with Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh and was told he could play baseball and football for the Wolverines.
Michigan reaches 2 Final Fours for fourth time
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