Michigan football is not looking ahead of this weekend’s matchup with the Wisconsin Badgers on the road, but the scheduling people are looking ahead in terms of announcing kickoff times for games that come next.
The Wolverines are back in Ann Arbor next weekend for a showdown with the Rutgers Scarlet Knights in a game that is now officially scheduled for a 12 p.m. ET kickoff from the Big House. It will be broadcast via Big Ten Network.
Michigan enters this weekend’s game as an underdog against the Badgers and win or lose, there’s a nice little stretch for the Wolverines to start hitting their stride after this weekend with games against Rutgers, Iowa and a road trip to Illinois after that. The Iowa game is also set for a noon kickoff on homecoming.
There is not a set time for the Illinois game on Oct. 12 as of today. There are still five games without kick times with the other five all set for noon, including the Ohio State game on the last weekend of the year.
Harbaugh names No. 2 running back ahead of Wisconsin game
True freshman Zach Charbonnet had to carry the football 33 times in the Week 2 win over Army, which was great to see that he could carry the load but far from something they’d like to do as an offense. This had to due with injuries and some poor play by the other backs, but it appears someone has re-emerged as the No. 2 back.
Christian Turner is back in the good graces of the staff after the bye week and is expected to be the second option in the backfield for this weekend’s game, Jim Harbaugh revealed on his Monday night radio show.
Turner has 14 carries for 69 yards on the season and has been inconsistent in pass protection and blitz pickups, which led to a benching of sorts against Army. Tru Wilson is currently dealing with an injured hand and missed the Army game and his status is up in the air for the game at Wisconsin.
Taco Charlton wants out of Dallas
Former Michigan defensive end and first round pick of the Dallas Cowboys Taco Charlton has apparently had enough with the team and has requested a trade or release from the organization.
This comes on the heels of an offseason where the Cowboys reportedly tried to move him. The Cowboys still like his versatility, but have not been able to get him into game action and he may no longer be a fit for them.
Trust me the last thing I want to do is to have to go to social media to get what I want so I can play football again.— Taco Charlton (@TheSupremeTaco) September 16, 2019
Charlton’s NFL career to this point has not taken off the way some had hoped it would with only four sacks in 27 games played.
- Miami offensive coordinator Dan Enos, the man who left his head coaching gig at Central Michigan days before National Signing Day and also spent a little over a month on staff at Michigan before leaving for Alabama, said that things did not work out in Mt. Pleasant because the school did not rally around him. Enos, who referred to himself in the third person, claims he put his heart and soul into the program where he went 26-36 in five years. As a CMU alum, my thoughts on this are probably too plentiful for the Brews, but the mere mention of this fellow’s name makes my blood boil.
- Miami (OH) head coach Chuck Martin has the quote of the day when asked about the matchup with Ohio State this weekend: “It’s kind of like going to recess and they have the first 85 picks.”
- Things are not going well for UCLA football, as they couldn’t even get people to come to watch them play Oklahoma with free tickets. To make matters even worse, Chip Kelly says that if he had the players he wanted, he would run the wishbone offense. Feels like the ship has sailed here.
- UAB has considered getting a komodo dragon for football games. That’s it. That’s the post.