First off today, I want to mention the passing of Ernie Harwell.  

Ernie was an Michigan sports Icon and the best play-by-play baseball announcer I have ever heard.   

He might have also been the victim of  Bo Schembechler’s worst decisions as a coach or sports executive when he fired Ernie in 1991.   

Bo was quoted: “(Harwell’s firing is) not going to change no matter how much clamor is made over it” was cold and wrong. I’m glad that decision got “fixed” a year later when Mike IIitch bought the Detroit Tigers and brought Ernie back.  RIP Ernie, “A man from heaven just caught that foul ball off the bat of  “sweet” Lou Whitaker”

  • Stuart Mandel of has his No. Two thing he learned this spring was that Denard maybe has beaten Tate out as the No. One QB under center for the Wolverines. The competition between the two continued this spring, however, and Robinson showed off a considerably more balanced set of skills. He was the star of Michigan’s spring game, throwing a 97-yard touchdown pass to Roy Roundtree. In an earlier scrimmage, he went 15-of-20 for 82 yards while running 12 times for 105 yards and two touchdowns .

  • ESPN’s Len Pasquarelli has a nice piece  on the NFL’s draft advisory board and Donovan Warren.


  • Cam Gordon made the Sporting News All Spring Team . Former Wolverine Toney Clemons also was mentioned as a new WR at Colorado. Nice to be mentioned but not sure there should be a national All Spring Team. 


  • Collegefootball has Michigan playing Oregon in the Holiday Bowl next season. I’m pretty sure most Michigan fans would take that result. 

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