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Thursday Morning Brews: Young Americans

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Moe Wagner and Duncan Robinson may soon be headed for fame

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Happy Thursday, folks. Welcome to Morning Brews. We’re back after a brief, work-related hiatus on Tuesday and we’re focused largely on basketball and football today. The NBA Draft kicks off this evening, and Moritz Wagner and Duncan Robinson will be waiting to hear their names called.

As usual, there is a song referenced in this morning’s article. There are at least two clues. They may be words, phrases, or photos, and may reference lyrics, the artist, or the album. If you think you know this morning’s song, fire away down in the comments.

Let’s get to it:

Moe Wagner ready for the NBA Draft. With the NBA Draft kicking off today, MGoBlue ran a feature on Moritz Wagner—who figures to be the next Wolverine drafted from John Beilein’s squad. Of where he may be selected, Wagner says, “I know what I can and can’t do, and that’s not going to change whether I’m the 30th or 31st pick (noting the division between the first and second rounds). I’m going to work just as hard and give everything I have, and that’s all I can control.” For the full profile, click the link above.

Luiji Vilain looks to bounce back from injury. Luiji Vilain was a stud in last year’s recruiting class, ranked No. 57 overall and as the No. 5 WDE. However, Vilain’s freshman campaign was ended before it began by a knee injury. Now, Nick Baumgarder is reporting that Vilain is back to full strength, and could factor in for reps on Michigan’s already loaded DLine next season. For the full story, and where Vilain could slot in, check out Nick’s article linked above.

TE’s could breakout in 2018. So says Aaron McMann over at MLive. In his latest look Michigan’s position groups, Aaron sees increased production coming from guys like Sean McKeon—who already had the most catches and receiving TDs on the team last year. McMann says, “But let’s be clear here: both are in position in 2018 to have breakout seasons. Michigan anticipates improved play at quarterback, no matter who lines up under center, and that could mean more passing attempts and, more importantly, more completions.” Click the link above for the full take.

Many sports fans are tuning in for the World Cup this month, even with the United States not in the mix. If you were watching the match between Russia and Egypt this past Tuesday, something might have caught your eye during the broadcast. Yes, that was a Michigan flag in the stands—apparently in the Russia supporters section. Perhaps a Michigan student of Russian origin was taking in the game while repping the Maize and Blue.

This one is a little like when we write about open tryouts every year. Ever dream of being on the staff of Michigan Football? Well, here’s your chance. With J.T. Rogan having moved on, Jim Harbaugh is looking for a new executive assistant. Specifically, the job will include handling, “day-to-day operations, scheduling, internal and external communications, office management and administration.” For more on the position, and information on how to apply, check out the story above.