Welcome to Thursday Morning Brews, Trevor Woods here filling in for ClevelandJames. Consider me the emergency quarterback, albeit a better one than Mark Sanchez.
Let’s get to the Brews, we are talking football and hockey today.
OSU is good at trolling
Michigan defensive end Chase Winovich said last week that the loss to Ohio State was a ‘mirage’, stating:
”I would say to any recruit or any potential guy who sees what happened in the Ohio State game and is persuaded against coming to Michigan because of that, I would say that alone is a mirage. And you should not be fooled. What we’ve built here and what we’ll continue to build is a powerhouse. That’s the Michigan I’m leaving. A Michigan that’s competitive in its trajectory.”
I mean, in a sense, Winovich is right, Michigan’s D played great all year, and that was their lone black eye, albeit a big shiner. But, Ohio State didn’t take too kindly to Winovich’s comments and fired back in humorous (painful?) fashion with this tweet:
Was it just a mirage? pic.twitter.com/BqnwmOPTdl— Ohio State Football (@OhioStateFB) December 11, 2018
Clever OSU, clever. But at the same time, this is why I dislike social media, as it can be so damn adolescent. And this is coming from OSU’s official account. However, the bottom line is, if Michigan doesn’t like the tweet, they gotta beat ‘em.
Berenson gets into the hall
Berenson, influential coach, earns place in U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame https://t.co/9tkfIMGTeq via @NHLdotcom— Team Canada 1972 (@TeamCanada1972) December 11, 2018
What a legend. A great NCAA player, an excellent NHL player, and one of the greatest college coaches of all time. Berenson coached at Michigan for over 30 years, winning two National Championships and making the Wolverines a threat to win it all year in and year out no matter who they had on the roster. Berenson helped lead Michigan to a record 36 NCAA Tournament appearances, and also went to a whooping 11 Frozen Four’s with U-M.
Congrats, Red, you earned it.
Rashan Gary mock draft prestige
ESPN draft guru Todd McShay has defensive end Rashan Gary quite high on his big board. As it stands right now, McShay has Gary going to the San Francisco 49ers at pick No. 2.
“The Niners are seeking an edge rusher -- among other things -- and Gary provides explosive closing burst and elite athleticism. He’s a nightmare to block and would provide a jolt to San Francisco’s defensive line,” McShay said.
Harbaugh talks team mindset heading into Peach Bowl
Jim Harbaugh is ready to play Florida and pick up Michigan’s 11th win of the season. At the Peach Bowl news conference Harbaugh said the team is hungry for another win and that the team looked crisp in practice.
“It was better than any I can remember, where there was a break of two weeks, where the team came back sharp and good. I was really pleased, as were the other coaches who had the same feeling watching the tape,” Harbaugh said.