Michigan football is always the main topic in Breakfast of Victors, Land of 10’s daily Wolverines notebook — but we cover news, notes and analysis across Wolverines sports. Join us each morning to get caught up on everything you missed in the world of Michigan football, recruiting, basketball and more.
Don Brown’s nightmare
The triple option isn’t an offense run often at the college level. It’s attention to detail, precise and dangerous to the defense if not careful.
That’s what Michigan is facing this Saturday against Air Force and why defensive coordinator Don Brown has been planning for it since the spring, writes Land of 10’s Rachel Lenzi.
No finger pointing from Tim Drevno
Tim Drevno knows the Michigan offense hasn’t found its true rhythm yet. The coordinator says improvement has to come from every0ne, including the coaches, writes Nick Baumgardner of the Free Press.
Making an impact
Tarik Black has been the freshman wide receiver who has made the early impact in the Michigan passing game, writes Angelique Chengelis of the Detroit News.
NCAA rules changing Jim Harbaugh?
Is this the kindler, gentler Jim Harbaugh we’re seeing on the sideline this season? Are new NCAA rules on coaching behavior having an effect on him?
Lavert Hill’s fast start
The Michigan Daily, the student newspaper of U-M, has a good look at how sophomore cornerback Lavert Hill has overcome injuries that limited him during spring practices.
Weekly recruiting mailbag
What’s the outlook for Michigan recruiting offensive linemen in 2018? The Land of 10/Michigan recruiting mailbag has the answer to that and other recruiting questions.
It’s pretty easy to tell when a coach doesn’t like a particular question. Harbaugh didn’t pull a Bryce Harper “That’s a clown question, bro,” but this is a pretty good eye roll. Bob Wojnowski of the Detroit News handles it like a pro.
A natural fullback fit
Not everyone is cut out to play fullback. Henry Poggi is, as Austin Fox of The Wolverine writes.
Big Ten honors for Gina Serano
While Breakfast of Victors generally focuses on football, other fall sports have started their seasons at Michigan. Fifth-year senior Gina Serano was named the Big Ten cross country runner of the week.
Gina Sereno is the @bigten Women’s XC Athlete of the Week!
Undefeated so far in 2017 (🏅🏅).
Keep it up Gina! #GoBlue pic.twitter.com/AdCt6TkOXe
— Michigan Track&Field (@UMichTrack) September 13, 2017
Men’s soccer earns tie at No. 1 Indiana
The men’s soccer team is unbeaten (4-0-2) through the first six games of the season after rallying to tie top-ranked Indiana 1-1 Wednesday night. The Wolverines, ranked No. 18 in the country, are at Michigan State on Sunday.
Highlights vs. No. 1 Indiana pic.twitter.com/p8w0qbs1Yg
— U-M Men’s Soccer (@umichsoccer) September 14, 2017
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