Open letter to Michigan fans
Michigan fans: We have come to a turning point in the way we look at our teams. Michigan football didn’t give us much excitement in 2017. They started going downhill at the most inopportune time, and many fans even started to question Jim Harbaugh’s coaching ability.
That’s when us as fans have to step back and realize what the future holds for this team. Jim Harbaugh has proven to be an excellent coach everywhere he’s gone. Ask Andrew Luck and Colin Kaepernick. So yes, Harbaugh knows how to develop a Quarterback.
As for this off-season, he added a couple new faces to his coaching staff that should help ease the tension on the sideline and ease the minds of worried Michigan fans.
Not to mention new transfer QB Shea Patterson, who will most likely be the Day 1 starter, is an absolute beast.
Also, most of the 2017 team is coming back. DE Chase Winovich announced he will stay 1 more year, which is huge for a Defensive Line that is losing Maurice Hurst Jr.
“Those who stay will be champions”
After much deliberation, I have decided to forego the NFL and come back to Michigan for one last season. It’s my absolute honor to represent this university for one more season after everything it has done for me. Time to work pic.twitter.com/l8pb1Z4Chq
— Chase Winovich (@Chase_Winovich) January 3, 2018
Linebacker Mike McCray is also gone but Devin Bush should be one of the top linebackers in the conference next season. The linebacker position group will be just fine. On top of that, WR Tarik Black is back and healthy on offense, and he’ll be lining up on the other side of Donovan Peoples-Jones, a freshman standout.
That’s not all either. Over on the basketball side of things, Coach Beilein has his priorities straight and is continuing to build a strong program. Michigan basketball will always be fun to watch as long as Beilein is at the helm.
John Beilein has the 9th best recruiting class in the country coming in next season, according to 247Sports. In that class PG David DeJulius, and SG/SF Ignas Brazadekis will look to make immediate impacts next season. Ignas was just upgraded to a 5- star recruit as well according to Rivals.
Not that it matters, (and I know everyone prefers a different recruiting ranking site) but it looks like Michigan Basketball 2018 signee Ignas Brazdeikis is now rated as a 5⭐️ recruit according to Rivals. #GoBlue pic.twitter.com/mQBqZxZx18
— MSZ Wolverines (@MSZ_Wolverines) January 9, 2018
PF Brandon Johns will also provide Michigan the depth that they have lacked in recent years at the 4 spot.
Freshmen Jordan Poole and Isaiah Livers are looking outstanding too and they both will be back next season. As for the state of both programs, all I can say is, the only way is up.
Be optimistic in 2018. Good things are coming. Go Blue.
- Grading Blake Griffin in Detroit - February 13, 2018
- Michigan Football 2018 Projected Starters: Offense - February 12, 2018
- Michigan fans should be optimistic about 2018 - January 24, 2018
- Get to know Shea Patterson - December 8, 2017
- “The Game” - November 22, 2017
- Michigan Basketball: Notable out of Conference Games - September 24, 2017
- Ignas Brazdeikis Commits to Michigan - September 23, 2017
- Detroit Lions Preseason Most impactful players - September 1, 2017
- Interview with Michigan QB Commit Joe Milton - July 10, 2017
- How Michigan players fared in the 2017 NBA Draft - June 23, 2017