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Daily Brews: Two arrests made from drone flying over Michigan Stadium

The latest with the Michigan Wolverines and college sports world for Sept. 5

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Welcome to the Thursday edition of the Daily Brews. There are a few odds and ends things to discuss for the Michigan Wolverines today, so let’s get right into it.

Drone caught flying over the Big House, two arrests made

Two arrests have been made from an incident over the weekend in which a drone was spotted flying over Michigan Stadium during the season opening game between the Wolverines and Middle Tennessee State.

Here’s a snippet of the story from Angelique Chengelis of the Detroit News:

Richard Sheridan was glancing around Michigan Stadium and happened to look up during Michigan’s season opener last Saturday night, when something strange caught his attention.

Sheridan, a season-ticket holder, spotted a drone. It is illegal to fly drones on the University of Michigan campus. There were two individuals arrested for the drone activity, according to Melissa Overton, the University of Michigan deputy chief of police. The ordinance violation was reported Saturday at 10:17 p.m.

“We made contact with the drone pilots that night and made two arrests,” Overton told The Detroit News.

The investigation remains open, Overton said.

“There’s a lot to it,” Overton said. “We’re going to continue following up on all our leads and do everything we can do.

“It’s difficult to control air space.”

Michigan Stadium is a “No Drone Zone” according to the video board message on Stadium Blvd. and it is illegal to fly one within five miles of the stadium.

Patterson’s stock down per B/R NFL Draft analyst

File this one under “strange” and also perhaps a bit lazy, as Bleacher Report NFL Draft analyst Matt Miller, the same person who reported Michigan quarterback Shea Patterson was injured on the first play of Saturday’s game.

Miller is labeling Patterson’s draft stock as being down after the performance with an explanation that we will copy word for word.

“Michigan won its season opener over Middle Tennessee State, but once again, quarterback Shea Patterson struggled with accuracy in a 17-of-29 day, while the Michigan offense sputtered through the game.

Patterson is a household college football name, but the lack of accuracy while being surrounded by three future early picks at wide receiver in Donovan Peoples-Jones, Tarik Black and Nick Collins is concerning. Many quarterbacks are doing more with a lot less supporting-cast talent around them.

For Patterson, it’s time to start producing consistently or asking when Michigan will turn to Dylan McCaffrey at quarterback. And as that conversation happens, his draft stock will continue to tumble.”

First of all, this criticism already draws raised eyebrows at the suggestion that he failed to produce with all three wideouts on the field. Peoples-Jones did not play on Saturday and the “Nick” he is referring to is Nico Collins, who caught a touchdown in the game, as well as Tarik Black.

Patterson was not perfect on the night and his ball security was an issue, and the wideouts had to make minor adjustments to haul in those respective scores, but his reads were solid and he largely played well until late in the first half when he appeared to be favoring his ribs. The Wolverines are also adjusting to a new offense, one that is better suited for where the NFL is heading. His stock will be depending on how well he plays in that scheme, but did we really see enough Saturday to rail his performance (spoiler alert: no).

Miller is generally speaking pretty good at his job, but with the amount of players he has to watch, there is next to a zero percent chance he watched the film from this game and instead checked the box score. That’s the type of laziness that fuels the arguments that McCaffrey should be the starting quarterback. If you want to say the stock is down, fine, but I’m not buying this one.

Howard passes out donuts on the Diag

Questions about Juwan Howard’s coaching ability with Michigan Basketball cannot possibly be answered right now given that he has never run his own team before, but nobody can question his passion for Ann Arbor and the community.

Michigan Men’s Basketball posted a tweet early in the morning on Wednesday teasing a surprise for students on the Diag at the Block M with a “special mystery guest.”

That guest of course was Howard himself, who is throwing himself right into the student culture on campus and making friends with an era of Wolverines that may not be as familiar was the rest of us are with his playing days.

As a fan of donuts above all else here, this rules if it was Howard or some random guy on the Diag. The way to a lot of peoples’ hearts is through their stomach and if he continues to pass out sweets in addition to maybe winning a few basketball games here and there, the new era of the program seems to be heading in a Maize n Brew-endorsed direction.

National Brews

  • Florida linebacker David Reese, who is a Farmington, Michigan native and once a target for Michigan Football, was asked if he has ever felt sorry for a quarterback, to which he replied: “Only quarterback I’ve ever felt sorry for was maybe last year against Tennessee because he looked like he had enough.” The Vols cannot catch a break.
  • In what definitely is not an error or a typo at all, OddsShark currently has Alabama listed as a 55-point underdog to New Mexico this weekend. This will surely be fixed, so here is the screengrab for proof that it existed.
  • Ohio State is cracking down on cake decorators now too, who must pay a licensing fee to use the Block O or other Buckeye imagery on their baked goods. This should come as no surprise from the school that tried to trademark an article in the English language.