Happy Tuesday, folks. Welcome to Morning Brews. Measuring the summer days, they are indeed getting shorter—which means we’re getting closer and closer to Michigan football returning. As a matter of fact, we’re 30 days away from the season opener against Notre Dame.
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Let’s get to it:
Shea Patterson with Texas Rangers AAA affiliate. Several weeks ago, we brought you the news that Shea Patterson had been drafted by the Texas Rangers and had signed a contract. Now, a local paper out of Austin is reporting that Patterson is spending time with the Round Rock Express. The Austin American-Statements reports, “To give him a taste of professional ball, the Rangers assigned him to Round Rock to work with the Triple-A club for the current home stand. He is wearing number 2, taking batting practice and other activities but not playing.”
Ed Warinner earning praise from the head man. It seems that Ed Warinner and Jim Harbaugh have gotten of to a great start, and no this isn’t the plot of a summer buddy film. Harbaugh recently said, “After being around him, I love talking ball with him. I like watching film with him. I like watching him coach.” While Warinner recently said, “It’s great. I love Jim. Coach -- he’s awesome to be around. It’s going really good.” Here’s hoping coaching staff chemistry results in improved performance on the field.
Jake Butt back on the practice field for Broncos. This one has been a long time coming. A report out of Broncos camp on Tuesday said that former Wolverine TE Jake Butt was finally back in pads and practicing with the team. Butt, who tore his ACL against Florida State in the bowl game more than eighteen months ago, was never able to get cleared after being selected in the fifth round by Denver. Of suiting up for practice, Butt said, “I kind of thought about it when I put on the pants. It was like, ‘Man, I haven’t put on the pads in almost two years. It was exciting. It felt good out there.”
Patriots sign Henry Poggi. A press release from New England Patriots camp on Wednesday said that after cutting Jordan Matthews, the Pats had signed Henry Poggi. Poggi had signed an UDFA agreement with the Oakland Raiders after the draft, but was cut on June 22nd. According to a local reporter, Poggi will wear No. 48.
NEWS: Michigan announces the 2018 Hall of Honor Class:— Michigan Athletics (@UMichAthletics) August 1, 2018
▪️Tom Dolan (@umichswimdive)⁰
▪️Betsey Armstrong (@umichwaterpolo)⁰
▪️Jennie Ritter @umichsoftball)⁰
▪️Dave Gallagher (@umichfootball)⁰
▪️Stefan Humphries (@umichfootball)⁰
▪️Sam Stoller (@umichtrack) pic.twitter.com/QqHkUUDbZC
The University has announced a class of six to be inducted into the Hall of Honor this year. The long-time Michigan football fans may recognize Dave Gallagher, who was a stand-out defensive tackle for the Wolverines in the early 1970s before a five-year career in the NFL—with the last two seasons being with the Detroit Lions. Stefan Humphries played on both sides of the line in the early 1980s before going on to his own five-year NFL career and a career in medicine after he concluded his playing days.