Michigan gets some bulletin board material, LaMarr Woodley gives back to community
Wake up, University of Michigan fans, and welcome to Breakfast of Victors, Land of 10’s daily morning briefing of Wolverines athletics. We’ll get your weekdays started with all the latest Michigan news, notes and insights. Our goal is to bring you closer to the Maize and Blue, your favorite team.
Today is Tuesday, July 18, 2017, and here’s your Breakfast of Victors…
Fire up the bulletin board
There’s nothing like a little good bulletin-board material in July. Thanks to Florida running back Mark Thompson, Michigan has some.
Thompson, it seems, feels disrespected. Why? Who knows? But Thompson let his feelings loose on Twitter, which rarely is a good idea. Michigan and Florida open the season on Sept. 2 at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. The last time the teams played, Michigan beat Florida 41-7 in the New Year’s Day 2016 Citrus Bowl.
Michigan moves on after Jeremy Ruckert decision
It wasn’t a shock when Jeremy Ruckert on Monday chose Ohio State over Michigan, Wisconsin and Notre Dame. The No. 1-ranked tight end in the country, according to the 247Sports 2018 composite ratings, was expected to make that decision. Michigan is still targeting two other top tight ends in Luke Ford and Mustapha Muhammad.
Basketball nonconference schedule
Michigan’s nonconference basketball schedule is set with the exception of who the Wolverines will play in the first round of the Maui Jim Maui Invitational in mid-November. But the wait for that final answer is almost over, as the bracket for the tournament is expected to be announced Tuesday at 11 a.m. ET.
LaMarr Woodley building off-field legacy
LaMarr Woodley is unofficially retired from the NFL but he keeps a strong presence in the Michigan community. The former Wolverines linebacker held his 10th annual free football clinic at Saginaw High School last weekend, and is doing much more with his foundation.
Catching up with Mike Legg
Mike Legg had one of the most memorable goals in Michigan hockey history. He recently talked about that and what he’s up to now with Land of 10’s Rachel Lenzi.
Andrew Dakich reportedly transferring to Ohio State
For the second straight year, a Michigan grad transfer is heading to a rival Big Ten school. Last year it was Spike Albrecht who transferred to Purdue. It now appears that Andrew Dakich is headed to Ohio State.
Drake Johnson no longer playing football
Drake Johnson’s football playing days at Michigan are indeed done.