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The Wolverine247 Michigan Football Podcast

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Zach Shaw and Steve Lorenz of The Michigan Insider on 247Sports get together to talk all things related to Michigan football, basketball, recruiting and more.

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Zach Shaw and Steve Lorenz of The Michigan Insider on 247Sports get together to talk all things related to Michigan football, basketball, recruiting and more.

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Great podcast

By jped9 - Oct 13 2019
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Have really been enjoying the crossover podcasts with the other team’s reporter.

Multiple pods

By earlyd5 - Sep 02 2019
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Loving the multiple pods especially the post game recap. Keep up the good works boys.

iTunes Ratings

294 Ratings
Average Ratings
249
16
12
5
12

Great podcast

By jped9 - Oct 13 2019
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Have really been enjoying the crossover podcasts with the other team’s reporter.

Multiple pods

By earlyd5 - Sep 02 2019
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Loving the multiple pods especially the post game recap. Keep up the good works boys.

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The Wolverine247 Michigan Football Podcast

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Zach Shaw and Steve Lorenz of The Michigan Insider on 247Sports get together to talk all things related to Michigan football, basketball, recruiting and more.

Rank #1: Podcast 12-07-17 (Offensive position grades, coaching hire talk, Ole Miss transfers)

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This week, we grade the 10 power-conference head-coaching hires, discuss the potential Ole Miss transfers and grade each Michigan offensive position group and offer awards from the 2017 season.

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Dec 07 2017

1hr 27mins

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Rank #2: Recapping Michigan's colossal win over Notre Dame

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In a longer episode, we go in-depth on the Michigan football team's win over No. 8 Notre Dame, following our format of two game balls, four lasting takeaways and seven questions from the weekend.

Our game balls both went to offensive players, looking at a key player in the trenches and a standout, ascending running back. We also outline other players who stepped up and played some of their best games of the season.

With out four takeaways, we break down Michigan's offensive progress as it hits its stride, the Wolverines' expert game plan in their surprisingly dominant win, Michigan's defensive speed and why it matters and the Wolverines' ability to develop unheralded recruits.

In a wide-ranging set of questions, we tackle listener questions on how play-calling duties have changed in recent weeks, if Michigan State or Indiana is tougher game this season, Tarik Black, Vincent Gray, potential offseason coaching changes, Jim Harbaugh's press conferences, the possibility of Michigan catching Ohio State and where this win ranks among Michigan's other this decade.

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Oct 29 2019

1hr 21mins

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Rank #3: Podcast 11-02-17 (Peters, Defense, Recruiting and Minnesota preview)

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In this episode, we discuss Brandon Peters and expectations for him moving forward, the development of the defensive line, a variety of recruiting topics and preview Michigan's matchup against Minnesota. Check out all of our content at Michigan.247Sports.com.

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Nov 02 2017

58mins

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Rank #4: Podcast 01-18-18 (Beilein, basketball, football facilities and recruiting updates)

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This week, we discuss why John Beilein goes unappreciated, his latest coaching job, the basketball team's successful week, what's next for the Wolverines, Jim Harbaugh and the media, the football team's new facilities and round up the week's news in Michigan recruiting.

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Jan 18 2018

1hr 2mins

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Rank #5: Podcast 02-15-18 (McElwain, Michigan's FB schedule, basketball and more)

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This week, we break down the logic and impact of Michigan's hiring of former Florida coach Jim McElwain, the Wolverines' assistant coaching changes as a whole, the football team's gauntlet schedule, what's next for Michigan basketball and hockey and more.

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Feb 15 2018

1hr 17mins

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Rank #6: Podcast 05-17-18 (Basketball, basketball recruiting, football recruiting and Big Ten football)

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We break down Michigan basketball news, hoops recruiting, football recruiting and Big Ten football power rankings.

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May 17 2018

1hr 22mins

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Rank #7: Podcast 03-08-18 (Michigan basketball, offensive line and hockey)

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In this podcast, we discuss Michigan basketball's Big Ten Tournament run, what the team is doing well heading into the NCAA Tournament, where the Wolverines should end up and which players are stepping up. We also field a number of listener-submitted questions about the offensive line recruiting, potential starters and a coaching change. We then close discussing Michigan hockey's Big Ten and NCAA Tournament prospects.

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Mar 08 2018

1hr 15mins

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Rank #8: Podcast 08-24-17 (Predicting Michigan's 2017 season)

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In a double-length episode, we make over 50 predictions for Michigan, the Big Ten and more for the 2017 season! Check out all of our coverage at Michigan.247Sports.com

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Aug 24 2017

1hr 42mins

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Rank #9: Maryland recap and bye week outlook

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This week's lone football episode, we went longer than usual, breaking down our two game balls, four takeaways from Michigan's 38-7 win over Maryland and seven questions about the Wolverines' final four weeks of the season.

Our game balls both went to two defensive players — one a key leader on the team and the other an unsung hero in the game — while we acknowledge some key players at several positions in the contest.

Our four takeaways include three positives and one negative for the Wolverines. We credit Michigan's coaching staff for keeping the team on progress, note that the Wolverines were able to run the ball effectively, look at Michigan's ability to stop surrendering big plays on defense and question whether the Wolverines made a mistake not throwing the ball more.

Our seven questions cover a wide range of topics. We break down why the offense looks different, try to make sense of the lack of downfield pass attempts, consider the defense's progress and talent relative to recent seasons, what Michigan needs to improve upon during the bye week, how the Big Ten can give teams like Maryland a chance and what we think of Jim Harbaugh's proposed 11-team College Football Playoff.

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Nov 07 2019

1hr 29mins

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Rank #10: Eight questions as Michigan's fall camp gets underway

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After waiting to hear from Michigan assistants about the first week of fall camp, Lorenz and Shaw do a quasi-preview of the Wolverines' month by breaking down eight questions related to Michigan.

First, they look at the Wolverines' potentially precarious running backs situation, respond to Josh Gattis' comments and what to make of Michigan's running backs depth. Then, they proceed to the Wolverines' next-most discussed potential weakness, exploring why Michigan's defensive line might be halfway to the level it wants to be at this season.

With those questions handled, the two look at potential bounce-back seasons for a couple of seniors who had down junior years, look at which freshmen could burn their redshirts and how Michigan might approach having so much depth at the skill positions.

Following those three questions, the duo break down the Wolverines' cornerback depth (or lack thereof), the last time Michigan's offensive line was this good and what to make of a few special teams battles brewing.

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Aug 08 2019

1hr

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Rank #11: Podcast 10-05-17 (Extra recruiting and Michigan State talk)

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In this episode, the staff discusses storylines surrounding Michigan football recruiting, offers final thoughts on the Wolverines' 2018 class, discusses the Michigan State rivalry and preview Michigan's upcoming game.

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Oct 05 2017

59mins

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Rank #12: Podcast 09-29-17 (Bye week, offensive line, FB and BB recruiting)

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In this episode, the Wolverine247 crew discusses key storylines entering the bye week, potential changes on the offensive line and updates in Michigan football and basketball recruiting. Read all of our stories at michigan.247sports.com.

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Sep 29 2017

44mins

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Rank #13: Podcast 09-14-17 (Speight, Air Force, OSU and more)

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In this episode, we discuss Wilton Speight, preview Air Force, Ohio State's drama, the Wolverines' most impressive position groups, Michigan hockey and our favorite things about Fall

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Sep 14 2017

1hr 21mins

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Rank #14: Four questions for Michigan before Notre Dame test

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Previewing the No. 20 Michigan football team's matchup against No. 8 Notre Dame, we look at four key questions we think the Wolverines must answer to come away with the win, then offer our predictions for the game.

First, we look at whether the Michigan offense's solid second-half showing at Penn State is indicative of what's to come, or just a flash in the pan due to the Nittany Lions holding an early lead. In the discussion, we also look at why Shea Patterson and the offensive line improved, and what Notre Dame's defense brings to the table.

We then consider how concerning Michigan's big-play defense is, and if the Wolverines can avoid lapses against a pretty balanced and dangerous Fighting Irish offense. Our final questions center around Michigan's challenge of emotionally bouncing back from a virtual title-eliminating loss, as well as why the Wolverines seem to show up so much better in big home games than big road games.

Finally, we close with our over-under predictions and our final projections for how the game will shake out.

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Oct 24 2019

44mins

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Rank #15: Podcast 08-02-18 (Urban Meyer, preseason polls, Fall camp storylines)

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This week, Lorenz and Shaw open with a lengthy discussion of recent allegations that Urban Meyer knew about former assistant coach Zach Smith’s repeated domestic abuses and still kept him employed on the team, an incident that has prompted Ohio State to put Meyer on paid administrative leave. The two discuss their personal reactions, what they would do if they were Meyer or Ohio State, what this could mean for Michigan offensive line coach and former Buckeye assistant Ed Warinner and address why it’s much to soon to talk about the Michigan recruiting impact of the situation.

Following that, they shift their focus toward the opening of fall camp, beginning with a discussion of Michigan being ranked 14th in the preseason coaches poll behind seemingly similar teams in Penn State, Notre Dame and Michigan State. Then, the duo question why Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh continues to pitch the idea that the starting quarterback battle is still open, what happened with now-departed running back Kareem Walker, discuss the lack of position battles the Wolverines have entering fall camp, which ones might still be worth watching and other key storylines fans should keep an eye on in the first week of practices such as turnovers, offseason progress and locker room mentality.

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Aug 02 2018

1hr 16mins

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Rank #16: Podcast 09-07-17 (Florida recap, Cincinnati preview, more football talk)

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In this episode, Zach Shaw, Steve Lorenz and Isaiah Hole discuss and debate the takeaways from Michigan's win over Florida, discuss some team issues and preview the Wolverines' game against Cincinnati

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Sep 07 2017

59mins

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Rank #17: Podcast 08-24-18 (Urban Meyer, Michigan football questions and season prediction special)

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This week’s podcast, nearly doubling the length of a normal podcast for our annual prediction special, opens with Lorenz and Shaw discussing Ohio State coach Urban Meyer’s three-game suspension and the findings the Buckeyes published following their investigation. The two also lament on Ohio State’s pitfalls in handling the situation with the public, as well as what it means for Meyer and the Buckeyes in a recruiting sense moving forward.

After that, the two handle a couple Michigan football questions, including talk about special packages for Joe Milton, the intensity of the Wolverines’ schedule and more.

Then, it’s prediction time. Lorenz and Shaw go back and forth, debating who they think will lead the Wolverines in interceptions, tackles, tackles for loss, sacks, rushing, receiving and more. They also take a stab at what Shea Patterson will look like statistically this season, as well as their picks for offensive and defensive MVP, freshmen of the year, most improved players, top assistant coach and more.

Finally, the two wrap things up with their predictions for Michigan’s season record, the Big Ten landscape, how other conference title games will play out, who makes the College Football Playoff and who wins the Heisman Trophy, with plenty of dissension along the way.

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Aug 24 2018

1hr 51mins

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Rank #18: 2020 recruiting notes and 2019 newcomer breakdown

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In this episode, we break down Michigan’s recent recruiting run in the 2020 class, breaking down the Wolverines’ three recent commitments — offensive tackle Zak Zinter, linebacker Nikhai Hill-Green and defensive end Braiden McGregor — and what the trio could bring to Michigan both in a football sense and a recruiting sense. 

We also look ahead to what could be a busy month and change for the Wolverines’ 2020 class and what to watch for.

The second half of the episode is spent looking at Michigan's 2019 recruiting class, many of which will arrive on campus this week or next to begin training in June. 

We revisit some of the recruits who haven’t been discussed too much since signing nearly six months ago, breaking down early contenders to land two-deep roles, dark-horse recruits and what the rest of the class can do this summer to improve their trajectory. 

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May 29 2019

38mins

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Rank #19: Podcast 04-19-2018 (spring/fall hype, football recruiting, top basketball offseason questions)

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In this episode, we discuss how we value spring and fall camp hype, two new football commitments, a new rule about official visits, more recruiting and break down five key offseason questions for Michigan basketball.

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Apr 19 2018

1hr 25mins

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Rank #20: Taking football questions, Sims transfer and recruiting talk

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After breaking down Spring Game takeaways in the previous episode, Lorenz and Shaw field football-related questions from listeners. The discuss what Ben VanSumeren's redshirt freshman season could look like at running back and H-back, how Michigan has seemingly gotten over its decade-long depth problem, what to make of Michigan's 9.5 over-under win total projection and the Wolverines' schedule, how position roles might change under Josh Gattis and more.

Then, they break down the breaking news of cornerback Myles Sims' decision to enter his name into the transfer portal, and what that says about the Wolverines' cornerback position right now and moving forward.

Finally, Shaw and Lorenz look at the latest in recruiting, discussing a recent 2020 decommitment, how and why Michigan is getting a lot of players to visit this spring, the state of the Wolverines' 2020 recruiting class and more.

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Apr 18 2019

52mins

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