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Tuesday Morning Brews: Light tunnels

We’re 18 days away from the football season opener

Ohio State v Michigan Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images

Happy Tuesday, folks. Welcome to Morning Brews. We’re now less than three weeks away from the season opener at Notre Dame, and as far as I’m concerned it can’t come quickly enough. We have another football focused installment of the Brews this morning, so without further ado...

Let’s get to it:

Shea Patterson makes ‘most interesting’ QB list. Pat Forde is back again with another list. Last week it was ‘most interesting’ coaches, and today it’s the 25 most interesting QBs. Shea Patterson makes the list, coming in at No. 4. In a histrionic tone similar to last week Forde says, “all he has to do is ignite the Wolverines’ anemic passing game, lead some of the big victories the program has been lacking in recent years and solidify Jim Harbaugh’s job status. No big deal.”

Michigan’s defense looks to capitalize. The latest from Nick Baumgardner over at the Free Press talks about Michigan’s defense and the way they’re approaching the season. How is that exactly? By making the most of it. Baumgardner quotes Devin Bush as saying, “We’ve got one shot here. Seniors leave, people leave. We’ve got one shot with this group of guys and we can’t miss. So it opens your eyes.” Here’s hoping a statement season for the defense starts September 1st at Notre Dame.

Offensive line making ‘huge strides’. At least that’s what’s Ben Bredeson is saying. Bredeson recently told Aaron McMann over at MLive, “The camaraderie is huge. We refer to ourselves as the coolest position group on the team. Most fun position group on the team. We all love each other. We have a great time and that just adds to everything.” Given that one of the biggest issues for the line last year was cohesiveness and consistency, this is a promising sign.

Braylon Edwards is back with the Big Ten Network, and he was back in Schembechler Hall when BTN stopped by Michigan practice yesterday. In this clip, Edwards walks around Schembechler Hall, stopping at memorabilia from his time at Michigan. It’s relatively brief at three and a half minutes, so I recommend checking it out.

Unrelated to our recent shoe article, Michigan and Nike just dropped a new maize and blue version of the Free TR V8—or, in other words, an all-around gym/training shoe. MDen has these available for $110, so get them before they sell out. I’m not a shoe hound by any means, but I kinda like these—so take that for what it’s worth.

Our second clip from BTN’s visit to Michigan practice features the defense going at some rolling tackling implements. I wish they had these when I was playing. They appear to be the standard tackling dummy type material, but obviously they’re circular and roll giving the added benefit of making the player form up a moving target. As the tweet says, “Donuts today, Domers in a few weeks.”