Bleacher Report has been creating lists of the top college football schools of all-time based on specific positions. This time the Michigan Wolverines come in as the second best school of all-time for generating quarterback talent.
“Superior depth is not Michigan’s strength. The program does, however, boast the most accomplished quarterback in NFL history. Tom Brady has six Super Bowl rings—an unparalleled feat—with three additional AFC titles and three MVP awards. The 14-time Pro Bowler ranks second all-time in completions, yards and touchdowns. Jim Harbaugh started 140 games and earned a Pro Bowl trip, retiring with the 39th-most passing yards ever and fourth-most rushing yards by a quarterback at the time. Brian Griese and Elvis Grbac—who both held backup roles on Super Bowl-winning teams—each reached a Pro Bowl during their careers. Todd Collins and Chad Henne both cracked the 10-year mark, primarily serving as backups in the NFL.” -David Kenyon of Bleacher Report
Most of these lists that Bleacher Report has come up with have focused more on the talent that went on to have successful professional careers. An obvious omission to this list of Michigan greats is Denard Robinson, but then again he didn’t have the prestigious NFL career of those mentioned. John Navarre and Jake Rudock are two more choices who both went on to have careers as backups in the NFL.
The other programs mentioned are Cal, Miami, Notre Dame, Oklahoma, Oregon, Stanford, USC, and Washington as honorable mentions. Coming in third was NC State boasting Russell Wilson, Phillip Rivers, Jacoby Brissett, and Mike Glennon.
Only one school was ranked above Michigan an it was the Purdue Boilermakers, Two Hall of Fame quarterbacks called Purdue home — Bob Griese and Len Dawson. New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees will likely join them very soon. Jim Everett and Kyle Orton each had respectable NFL careers, as well.
Last week they included the Michigan Wolverines as an honorable mention for producing defensive backs.
Juwan Howard offers another top-30 2021 prospect
The Michigan basketball team has several spots to fill in their 2021-22 roster as four seniors will be leaving Ann Arbor with several other pro-ready players potentially being on the way. With that being said, Howard has a lot of work to do to find players to fit his system, and he keeps swinging for the fences.
After completing a virtual meeting with Michigan’s Juwan Howard, the Wolverines offered Top-35 junior Matthew Cleveland, he told @Stockrisers.— Jake (@jakeweingarten) May 2, 2020
Also spoke with Kansas’ staff.
Cleveland is a four-star based on the composite rankings (ranked No. 29 overall), however, 247sports has him as a top-15 player in the class and a five-star recruit.
The 6-foot-6 shooting guard is one of several guards from the 2021 class that Howard and his staff have virtually met with in the last two weeks.
The offer comes after Michigan missed out on two heavy-hitters last week in the class of 2021 — five-star forward Paolo Banchero and five-star point guard Kennedy Chandler.
Cleveland has some big time offers to Kentucky, Kansas, Kansas State, Florida State, Florida, and Louisville. After being a little to the party, we will see if Michigan can play some catch up and earn his commitment.
Offensive Coordinator Josh Gattis joined Jon Jansen’s podcast
Michigan offensive coordinator Josh Gattis was on “Inside the Trenches” with Jon Jansen this weekend and spoke of how the lack of spring practice and offseason team training has impacted the team:
In the interview, Gattis discusses how difficult positional battles are going to be in the fall after there was no spring practices or games. He highlighted that the big issue on the team comes with leadership issues in the locker room (which can’t really be established without spring ball). And he elaborated on how the program is adapting to the quarantine lifestyle while still being productive despite being apart.
- The third of five Sunday premiere’s of “The Last Dance” came out yesterday highlighting Michael Jordan’s career and the dynasty that was the 1990’s Chicago Bulls. You can check out episodes five and six on the ESPN app if you missed it.
- NASCAR will be returning to action on Sunday, May 17 at the Darlington National Speedway. There will be seven races in eleven days between Darlington and Charlotte in North Carolina.
- Saturday was supposed to be the Kentucky Derby, but the event was postponed until September due to the coronavirus outbreak.