Michigan recruits give Jim McElwain thumbs up; T Calvin Anderson answer to Jim Harbaugh’s prayers?

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Michigan recruits give thumbs up to Jim McElwain

Members of Michigan’s 2018 recruiting class don’t know much about new Wolverines assistant Jim McElwain, but they’re excited to work with him. The former Florida coach is one of three new assistants on Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh’s staff, joining Al Washington (defense) and Sherrone Moore (tight ends).

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Calvin Anderson is ‘raw, athletic talent’ who could answer Jim Harbaugh’s prayers

Michigan is one of the final 4 for Rice graduate transfer tackle Calvin Anderson, along with Oklahoma, Texas and Auburn. Anderson, a 6-foot-5 Texan with quick hands, has a dancer’s feet and a degree in mathematical economic analysis. The tackle wants to play at a blueblood in 2018 that’ll prepare him for the NFL.

Where the biggest publications rank the Wolverines in 2018

Many of the biggest sports publications have released their way-too-early top 25s for 2018 and, unsurprisingly, there’s a lot of disagreement about where the Wolverines should be ranked. Athlon has them at No. 7, while Sports Illustrated barely included them, with Michigan coming in at No. 23.

Doubts about Jim Harbaugh fixing offense’s efficiency

Nick Baumgardner of the Detroit Free Press argues that the biggest question facing Jim Harbaugh and his coaching staff this season is: Can you fix this disjointed, disorganized offense? Baumgardner thinks Harbaugh’s self-examination should start with the way plays are called.

The good, bad and ugly of Michigan’s special teams in 2017

Depending on which aspect of Michigan’s 2017 special teams you look at, there’s a lot to like, or there’s plenty to make you cringe. One key fact that somehow flew under the radar: the Wolverines coverage in kickoffs wasn’t just the best in the Big Ten — it was the best in the country.

Michigan men’s basketball tops Penn State 72-63

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