Big House Bleachers: Is It Time to Replace Juwan?, and Who Will Be Michigan’s Next Defensive Coordinator?

Juwan Howard and Michigan have totaled just seven wins so far this season.
Juwan Howard and Michigan have totaled just seven wins so far this season. Photo: Paul Sancya, Associated Press

In the latest episode of the Big House Bleachers podcast, hosts Michael Smeltzer and Matt Hartwell delve into the current challenges facing Michigan basketball. The episode opens with a discussion on the team’s underwhelming performance under Head Coach Juwan Howard, noting the team’s meager seven wins this season and a recent loss to Rutgers after squandering a half-time lead. This situation prompts a debate on Howard’s future with the program and speculation on the team’s prospects for the remainder of the season.

Switching gears, Mike and Matt then examine the recent changes within the Michigan football coaching staff, led by new Head Coach Sherrone Moore. The duo gives each new assistant coach a grade and discusses the potential impact these changes might have on the team’s performance. They pay particular attention to a defensive coordinator candidate who is currently preparing for the Super Bowl, highlighting the implications of his possible hiring.

The episode concludes with a forward-looking analysis of next year’s Michigan football schedule. Following a national championship season, expectations are high, and the hosts offer their predictions on the number of wins Michigan can secure. Throughout the episode, Mike and Matt provide insightful commentary, blending critical analysis with their unique perspectives as long-time observers of Michigan sports.

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