Michigan building class that may lack star power but has plenty of depth, a year with U-M in photos
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Don’t sleep on Class of 2018
The 2018 recruiting class doesn’t have the pizzazz of the two that came before it but, as things stand right now, it’s a class that complements 2016 and ’17 very well, writes 247Sports’ Steve Lorenz in the Detroit Free Press.
Michigan has 13 players committed for 2018 thus far. They do not have any 5-star players committed but seven of the players are rated in the top 300 of the 247Sports composite rankings. As Lorenz points out, there are several players who might not have very high ratings next to their names but they do have upside potential with the skill set the Michigan coaching staff is looking for.
A year with Jim Harbaugh
Photographer Dan Turnley has been embedded with Michigan for nearly the entire time Jim Harbaugh has been the head coach. ESPN’s Dan Murphy takes a look at some of Turnley’s work from the last year, which appears in a recently published book.
QB battle heating up, but not getting heated
Wilton Speight surprised people last year when he won the starting quarterback job against John O’Korn. Speight is the favorite this year but O’Korn is battling right back. The two have a better relationship this time around, a relationship born out of the experience of last season.
The toughest Wolverine
O’Korn and former Michigan running back De’Veon Smith were two of the Wolverines who befriended Larry Prout Jr. last year. To O’Korn, there is no tougher person that Prout.
2017 opponent preview: Penn State
When Penn State left Ann Arbor last season with a 49-10 in hand, the Nittany Lions looked anything but like a team destined to win the Big Ten championship. When Michigan travels to Happy Valley on Oct. 21 for a White Out game at Beaver Stadium, it will be playing the reigning conference champs who have revenge on the mind.
Michigan opens Big Ten hoops vs. Indiana
The Big Ten released the conference schedule on Wednesday. League games will begin earlier this season to accommodate the conference tournament’s move to Madison Square Garden. The Wolverines host Indiana and new head coach Archie Miller on Dec. 2 in their Big Ten opener.
Credit where credit is due
Head basketball coach John Beilein told Lansing radio station 92.1 FM host Jack Ebling the secret to the Wolverines’ development of recent NBA-caliber talent is strength and conditioning coach Jon Sanderson.
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