Big House Bleachers: Michigan Spring Football News, and Dusty May hits the Recruiting Trail

Colston Loveland makes an impressive grab in Michigan's spring practice.

In the latest episode of the Big House Bleachers podcast on the Block M podcast network, hosts Michael Smeltzer and Matt Hartwell make a triumphant return after a two-week hiatus, full of energy and insights. The episode kicks off with the duo’s enthusiastic discussion on the major announcement of Dusty May taking the helm as the new Michigan basketball head coach.

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Talented Michigan Basketball Star is On His Way to the Big 12

Dug McDaniel moves on from Michigan after 2 seasons playing for Juwan Howard. Photo: Sourced from Joe Tipton's X.

In a move that has sent ripples through the college basketball community, former Michigan point guard Dug McDaniel has announced his decision to continue his burgeoning career with the Kansas State Wildcats. This announcement comes as a considerable blow to Michigan fans, who have closely followed McDaniel’s impressive journey from a promising freshman to a sophomore sensation, only to see his path take a sudden detour away from Ann Arbor.

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Dusty May’s Plan to Build a Legacy of Success and Cohesiveness at Michigan

Newly appointed head coach at Michigan, Dusty May, was one of the most sought after coaching hires in college basketball this year.

As Dusty May embarks on this new journey, the Michigan Wolverines stand on the cusp of a potentially transformative era. With a focus on cohesiveness, player development, and strategic recruiting, May’s tenure promises to build on the program’s illustrious history while charting a course towards new heights of success. The Michigan community and basketball fans alike await with bated breath to see the unfolding of Dusty May’s vision for Wolverine basketball—a vision grounded in excellence, unity, and the relentless pursuit of greatness.

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The Fierce Battle for Michigan’s Starting Quarterback Spot This Spring

Alex Orji may be the most exciting athlete at Michigan since Denard Robinson, but questions remain about his throwing ability. Photo: Paul Sancya, AP.

As the University of Michigan gears up for spring football practice, the spotlight intensely focuses on the quarterback position, where a riveting battle is expected to unfold. Among the contenders, two names stand out as potential leaders for the starting role in week one, alongside a few dark horses waiting in the wings.

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Big House Bleachers: Possible Juwan Howard Replacements, Sherrone Steals a Coach From Columbus

Former Michigan coach, John Belein. Photo: Tony Pennington, Getty.

In the latest episode of the “Big House Bleachers” podcast, co-hosts Michael Smeltzer and Matt Hartwell cover a range of significant events in Michigan football and basketball. The episode kicks off with an in-depth discussion on Sherrone Moore’s bold move of hiring Tony Alford from Columbus to Ann Arbor as the new Michigan running back coach, highlighting the strategic significance of this acquisition.

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Five Coaches Michigan Basketball Should Pursue

Utah State head coach, Danny Sprinkle. Photo: Jacob Kupferman, Getty.

In the wake of a historically disappointing season, Michigan Basketball has made a pivotal decision to part ways with Juwan Howard, signaling the dawn of a new era and a thorough search for leadership that can rejuvenate the program. This move prompts an intriguing exploration into potential candidates who could take the helm and guide Michigan back to the forefront of college basketball.

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Is This Wolverine, Returning For His 15th NFL Season, One of the Best Pros Ever From Michigan?

Brandon Graham has played more games for the Eagles than any player in history.

Drafted by the Philadelphia Eagles in 2010, Graham has become the embodiment of loyalty and consistency in a league often characterized by frequent player movement. Returning to the Eagles for his 15th season after signing a one-year contract extension, Graham stands as a testament to the impact a player can have when dedication to a single team forms the cornerstone of their career.

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The One Position Michigan Must Improve Upon on the Recruiting Trail

After signing and new contract, Michigan passing game coordinator Ron Bellamy is on the lookout for top wide receiver talent.

The departure of Jim Harbaugh and the subsequent promotion of Sherrone Moore to head coach have signaled a new era for Michigan football. Amidst this transition, Ron Bellamy, recently promoted to passing game coordinator and a former Wolverine himself, has been pivotal in targeting high-caliber recruits to enhance Michigan’s aerial assault capabilities.

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Big House Bleachers: Wolverines at the NFL Draft Combine, and Controversy Swirling Around Michigan Basketball

JJ McCarthy participated in throwing drills at the 2024 NFL Draft Combine.

In the latest episode of the Big House Bleachers podcast, co-hosts Michael Smeltzer and Matt Hartwell dive deep into the NFL Draft Combine, specifically spotlighting the unprecedented participation of 18 players from Michigan football. This year, the spotlight is on quarterback J.J. McCarthy, defensive back Mike Sainristil, and running back Blake Corum. Mike and Matt meticulously dissect the performances of these key figures, discussing their potential fits within the NFL, reflecting on their collegiate achievements, and speculating on their professional futures.

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Remembering Craig Roh: A Legacy Beyond the Field

Beloved Michigan Man Craig Roh is gone but not forgotten.

The University of Michigan and its vast community of fans, alumni, and former athletes are mourning the loss of one of their own, Craig Roh, who has tragically passed away at the tender age of 33 after a valiant 18-month battle with colon cancer. The news, announced by his wife, brings a somber reminder of the fragility of life and the courage it takes to face such a formidable opponent as cancer.

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