|MICHIGAN||Value (Nat. Rank)||Value (Nat. Rank)||Western Michigan||Advantage|
|Rushing Offense (ypg)||238.54 (13)||166.58 (76)||Rushing Defense (ypg)||MICH++|
|Passing Offense (ypg)||250.15 (36)||221.25 (62)||Passing Defense (ypg)||MICH|
|Pass Efficiency||145.97 (23)||131.98 (74)||Pass Efficiency Defense||MICH+|
|Total Offense (ypg)||488.69 (8)||387.83 (73)||Total Defense (ypg)||MICH++|
|Scoring Offense (ppg)||32.77 (25)||23.83 (52)||Scoring Defense (ppg)||MICH|
|Rushing Defense (ypg)||188.92 (95)||125.92 (93)||Rushing Offense (ypg)||PUSH|
|Passing Defense (ypg)||261.85 (112)||285.75 (16)||Passing Offense (ypg)||WMU+++|
|Pass Efficiency Defense||144.79 (103)||139.13 (39)||Pass Efficiency||WMU++|
|Total Defense (ypg)||450.77 (110)||411.67 (34)||Total Offense (ypg)||WMU++|
|Scoring Defense (ppg)||35.23 (108)||32.33 (27)||Scoring Offense (ppg)||WMU+++|
|Net Punting Yards||36.07 (69)||6.00 (94)||Punt Return Yards||MICH|
|Punt Return Yards||7.43 (67)||35.07 (84)||Net Punting Yards||PUSH|
|Kickoff Return Yards||21.44 (69)||18.51 (6)||Kickoff Return Defense||WMU++|
|Kickoff Return Defense||21.25 (58)||22.09 (58)||Kickoff Return Yards||PUSH|
|Turnover Margin||-.77 (109)||.25 (42)||Turnover Margin||WMU++|
|Penalty Yds/Game||45.9 (37)||53.1 (67)||Penalty Yds/Game||MICH|
|Sacks||1.38 (98)||2.5 (T-91)||Sacks Allowed||PUSH|
|Sacks Allowed||.85 (T-10)||2.33 (34)||Sacks||MICH|
|Redzone Offense (%)||77.19 (T-92)||73.68 (T-15)||Redzone Defense (%)||WMU++|
|Redzone Defense (%)||85.96 (T-89)||75.93 (T-101)||Redzone Offense (%)||PUSH|
|Redzone TD %||70.18 (8)||47.37 (T-20)||Redzone TD % Defense||PUSH|
|Redzone TD % Defense||64.91 (84)||62.96 (48)||Redzone TD %||WMU|
|3rd Down Conv. %||44.77 (30)||37.43 (41)||3rd Down Defense %||PUSH|
|3rd Down Defense %||43.30 (95)||39.89 (T-60)||3rd Down Conv. %||WMU|
|1st Downs Per Game||23.0 (22)||18.9 (48)||1st Downs Allowed Per/Gm||MICH|
|1st Downs Allowed Per/Gm||22.5 (107)||20.8 (42)||1st Downs Per Game||WMU++|
|All three Michigan men were focuses of the media at this years media day event.|
Football to Face Appalachian State in 2014 Opener
ANN ARBOR – The University of Michigan football program will open the 2014 season with a match-up against Appalachian State University at Michigan Stadium on Aug. 30. This will be the second meeting between the Wolverines and Mountaineers at Michigan Stadium.
“We look forward to facing Appalachian State again,” said U-M Athletic Director Dave Brandon.
The only previous game in the series between Michigan and Appalachian State came in the 2007 season opener. The defending FCS champion Mountaineers stunned the Wolverines, 34-32, as ASU blocked a field goal attempt that could have won the game for Michigan at the end of regulation. It was the first-ever game broadcast by the Big Ten Network.
U-M has two remaining open dates on its schedule.
Following is Michigan’s 2014 schedule:
Aug. 30 Appalachian State
Sept. 6 at Notre Dame
Sept. 13 TBA
Sept. 20 TBA
Sept. 27 at Indiana *
Oct. 4 Open
Oct. 11 Michigan State *
Oct. 18 at Minnesota *
Oct. 25 Penn State *
Nov. 1 Iowa *
Nov. 8 at Nebraska *
Nov. 15 Open
Nov. 22 Northwestern *
Nov. 29 at Ohio State *
Dec. 6 Big Ten Championship Game
* denotes Big Ten Conference games.
“Will Campbell left spring at 342 pounds and came in at 316, 319,” he said. “Just watching him move around and do those things, you can see that. That’s a commitment. A commitment is always important - he showed his teammates he’s made a commitment."Hoke says that Big Well has played the 3 and 1 technique in camp. On a side note, Will Heininger has played all 3 techniques well.
A lot of effort...which is good to hear. But trying as hard as he can and getting run out of camp by a walk-on is disheartening. The internet can be harsh place sometimes."He has come out every day as tough as he can. He listens to [defensive line coach Jerry Montgomery] on every word. When he tells him to step a certain way, he tries to step a certain way. And he's really, really physical." …"In the spring it was mentioned a number of times because his toughness stuck out like crazy," Mattison said.
|Michigan QBs Denard Robinson and Devin Gardner.|
"We do some things that will feature him," Borges said. "We’re not trying to turn him into a total pocket passer, don’t misunderstand me, but we can do some things with him within the pocket that will allow him to see better down the field and threaten the run from our passing game. He’s a guy who you want to make a good passer, but you also want to be able to threaten that quarterback draw, too, when it isn’t there.”Running the ball
|Picture this, only with the number 2823.|
I AM SO TIRED OF HEARING ABOUT BRADY HOKE.Uh oh. I think someone is getting a little anxious. Apparently, DJ Byrnes is so unhappy with hearing about Brady Hoke all the time, he takes a shot at using the Toledo game of 08 as cannon fodder...which is both obvious and obnoxiously irrelevant.
Did you know Brady Hoke "gets it"? He's changing the culture? On and on and on. What is so revelatory about the coach of Michigan having expectations this year? Have I been reveling so much in Michigan's despair that I've failed to realize just how pathetic they've become over the years?
I also get a kick out of how he's riding his Segway around up there (this is how I like to envision he travels everywhere) like he's the second coming of Bo Schembechler (who currently resides in the 7th Circle of Hell) when he's really a homeless man's Rex Ryan who has won as many games at Michigan as I have. Brady, you've been at Michigan for like two months, bro. Quit your posturing.
Also, you know what would be weird? If you were a prisoner on death row, and you kept a clock on your wall counting down the time to your nationally televised execution. This is what has happened in Ann Arbor. I also love how he calls Ohio State, "Ohio", as if it's some slight to OSU or some great psychological ploy? Then again, I suppose Michigan does have beef with the entire state of Ohio, considering Toledo once scored 13 points and beat them a mere 3 falls ago.