This year, Eubanks’ redshirt junior season, also presents a chance for him to take that favoritism to another level. It’s his golden opportunity to translate his vast talent and athleticism into production — and he knows it.
I was at the doctor’s office the other day — stay with me here — and we started exchanging pleasantries. We got into school, what I was trying to do in a year (because no good conversation ends without some existential dread) and then Michigan football. It was then that he uttered a sentiment I’d heard dozens of times before.
It’s time to bring the phrase “run-pass option” — “RPO”, for short — into your football vocabulary, if it isn’t already. You should expect to hear it plenty on your television when the Michigan football season kicks off in just over a week.
Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh fired back at Cincinnati coach Luke Fickell on Tuesday evening, after Fickell scolded Harbaugh for his role in the handling of tackle James Hudson’s transfer and immediate eligibility waiver.
Hudson, who transferred from Michigan to Cincinnati last October, was denied his petition for immediate eligibility after speaking out about his struggle with depression while at Michigan.
It must be August already, because fall camp is just starting to ramp up under the distinct whiff of optimism. The possibilities for the Michigan football team are endless and the hope, as it always does about this time, springs eternal.
The Michigan basketball program is entering a new era by harkening back to an old one.
Miami Heat assistant coach and former Fab Five star Juwan Howard has been hired to be the Wolverines’ next head coach, as first reported by Jon Rothstein of CBS Sports and officially confirmed by Michigan spokesman Tom Wywrot on Wednesday. Howard is set to replace John Beilein, who accepted a head coaching job with the Cleveland Cavaliers last Monday after 12 seasons in Ann Arbor. It will be a five-year deal, according to Jeff Goodman of Stadium.
There was a moment — with Moe Wagner marauding his way through the defense and galavanting around the court — when John Beilein stood on the brink of immortality. It was the first television timeout, and the team donning maize was starting to believe.
If that Michigan team with that cast of misfits could win a national title, there was no doubting John Beilein’s place in history, nor his spot on the Mount Rushmore of Michigan athletics. Then, or ever.
When Jeter speaks, he does so with firm conviction. It’s clear he carries the bumps and bruises of the last two years with him, and that they’ve calloused into determination. There’s a clear understanding that he knows this is the year for him.
But while Brown’s presence may add a comfortable layer of trustworthiness, he does not make the defense impervious to questions — of which there are plenty to ask.
Not even the king of defensive coordinators can step on the field and replace Devin Bush’s generational sideline-to-sideline speed, Rashan Gary’s power or Chase Winovich’s tenacity. He cannot mask a woefully thin interior defensive line, nor hide holes at safety and linebacker.