Jim Harbaugh makes Dodd Trophy watch list; Michigan keys to victory at Penn State

Michigan-Purdue-point-spread

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Jim Harbaugh on Dodd Trophy midseason watch list

Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh was one of 20 coaches named to the Dodd Trophy watch list, and one of five coaches from the Big Ten. Also on the list is Penn State coach James Franklin. The winner Saturday obviously improves his chances for the Dodd Trophy, given annually to the nation’s top coach.

Is Harbaugh undeserving of being included on the watch list? Kyle Sumner McKinnon at SB Nation seems to think so.

Michigan-Penn State prediction

Nick Baumgardner of the Detroit Free Press breaks down the strengths, weaknesses and keys to victory for both the Wolverines and the Nittany Lions. On one point, he’s clear: Michigan needs to play a near-perfect game to win.

Offensive line inexperienced, but improving

Wolverines offensive coordinator Tim Drevno talked about how much better the offensive line is playing in recent weeks, especially considering it lost three starters from 2016.

The problems with Michigan’s offense

Land of 10’s Oliver Connolly hits the film room to explain what works and, mainly, what doesn’t in Harbaugh’s power-run offense. Hint: the linemen are key.

Yost Arena ice rink named after Red Berenson

Red Berenson was honored Thursday for his 33 seasons of coaching Michigan hockey. The ice rink inside Yost Arena will now officially be called Red Berenson Rink at Yost Ice Arena.

Moe Wagner named to watch list for power forward award


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