Michael Smeltzer

Big House Bleachers: Harbaugh Contract Talks, Updated Michigan Mt Rushmore, and 2024 Offensive Depth Chart Predictions

Has Blake Corum done enough to land on the Michigan Mount Rushmore?

Co-hosts Michael Smeltzer and Matt Hartwell kick off the episode by updating their Michigan Mount Rushmores, considering if any players from the 2023 National Championship team have risen to that elite status. The conversation then shifts to head coach Jim Harbaugh, with the co-hosts speculating on his future. They debate whether Harbaugh might leave for an NFL position, such as with the Atlanta Falcons or the LA Chargers, or continue his tenure at Michigan.

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Big House Bleachers: What Does the National Championship Mean for the Future of Michigan Football?

Donovan Edwards scored 2 touchdowns for Michigan in the 2023 National Championship game and announced that he's returning to Michigan for the 2024 season.

In the latest episode of the “Big House Bleachers” podcast, co-hosts Michael Smeltzer and Matt Hartwell recap Michigan’s triumphant 2023 National Championship victory, their first in 26 years. Recorded after witnessing the historic win at NRG Stadium in Houston, they delve into the performance of key Wolverines.

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Nikco Sports Announces The Release of Their Limited Edition 2023 Michigan National Championship Football!

Only 5000 of these limited edition footballs are available!

Nikco Sports is excited to announce the release of the limited edition 2023 Michigan National Champions Football, a commemorative item celebrating Michigan’s extraordinary 15-0 season, which many regard as the greatest in the history of Michigan football. This exclusive football is a tribute to a season filled with unforgettable moments, skillful plays, and unparalleled team spirit. With its intricate design and detailed graphics, it captures the essence of the Wolverines’ historic journey to victory.

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Big House Bleachers: Get Ready for the Natty and Relive the Rose Bowl!

JJ McCarthy and Michael Penix are set to square off in the 2024 College Football Playoff National Championship Monday night in Houston.

The latest episode of the “Big House Bleachers” podcast, co-hosted by Michael Smeltzer and Matt Hartwell, offers an in-depth analysis of the University of Michigan’s thrilling Rose Bowl victory over the Alabama Crimson Tide. The episode kicks off with a review of Michigan’s overtime win, which ended with a score of 27-20. Key highlights include the hosts discussing the impressive performance of Michigan’s defense, which limited Alabama’s quarterback Jalen Milroe to just 116 passing yards and no touchdowns, and notched six sacks.

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The Player Nobody Is Talking About That May Have Saved Michigan’s Season

Josh Wallace came up huge for Michigan in the 2024 Rose Bowl against Alabama. Photo: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

After a 26-year wait, the Michigan Wolverines, led by stars like running back Blake Corum and quarterback J.J. McCarthy, have finally reclaimed national glory with a thrilling 27-20 overtime win over Alabama in the Rose Bowl. However, amidst the shower of accolades for the offensive stars, the vital contribution of one player remains largely unsung: cornerback Josh Wallace.

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Big House Bleachers: Juwan Howard Controversy, and the “All-Michigan” team for 2021-2023

Will Johnson celebrates an interception against Ohio State. Photo: BigTen.org

On the latest episode of the Big House Bleachers podcast, Mike and Matt selected their all-Michigan teams, covering each position from the 2021 to 2023 seasons. These years were significant for Michigan, marked by three consecutive Big Ten championships. While agreeing on most positions, the co-hosts found themselves in spirited debates over a few key areas.

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Juwan Howard Emerges From Controversy and Returns as Head Coach of Michigan Basketball

Michigan head coach Juwan Howard is set to return in his full capacity today against Easter Michigan.

In a significant development for Michigan basketball, Head Coach Juwan Howard is set to return to his role today, marking a notable comeback since his absence at the season’s start. Howard’s journey back to the court wasn’t straightforward. After undergoing open heart surgery late in the offseason, he faced a long road to recovery, only recently being medically cleared to resume full coaching duties.

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