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May 2022

The Wolverine: Covering University of Michigan Football and Sports

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4 THE WOLVERINE MAY 2022   FROM OUR READERS About the Michigan offense following the spring game … • If the floor for the guys outside of [Blake] Corum/[Donovan] Edwards ends up being Karan Higdon, then we'll be fine as long as the O-line continues to be what it was last year. Keep in mind offense will continue to diversify over time given the sheer talent at QB/TE/WR we have coming through. That's not to say: I'd take an elite RB in a heartbeat. kittenmittennyc On early enrollee wide receiver Darrius Clemons, who extended to catch a 35-yard touchdown pass from graduate transfer quarterback Alan Bowman in the spring game … • My son, brother-in-law and his son were at the spring game and were amazed [by Clemons]! I told my brother-in-law this kid is only a freshman and at the same time said this is the next Braylon Edwards! Scottiedt11 On redshirt freshman walk-on quarterback Davis Warren who went 12-of- 23 passing for 175 yards in the spring game … • Michigan should extend a scholarship offer ASAP, if they haven't already. Oc- casionally, there are those that beat the odds [as walk-ons] … Stetson Bennett [Georgia] and Aidan O'Connell [Purdue] come to mind. This kid has already faced down adversity. He is already a winner in my mind. If he chooses to leave, I wish him nothing but the best. But I hope Michigan recruits the hell out of him. John Doe On the U-M defensive side of the ball … • OK, I like hearing about [R.J.] Moton stepping up … but … I'm concerned about speed at the safety spots this fall. I can see Moton maybe not being too much of a drop-off from [Brad] Hawkins speed-wise, but I don't think anyone is gonna replace Daxton Hill's coverage ability this fall. Not to mention the versatil- ity Dax gave the backfield. He was a Swiss army knife. So, who do you see getting Dax's role this fall? Got a feeling we are looking at a committee approach on that one. calblue • I realize it's split squads [in the spring game] … but I like the showing by both defenses so far. Expected more from offense. Ctblue72 Join The Conversation at Be Heard! Send your letters to: Wolverine Letters • P.O. Box 2331 Durham, NC 27702 Or email: Letters may be edited for clarity or length. From Our Website May 2022 • Vol. 33, No. 11 ISSN 1048-9940 Editor John Borton Editor Chris Balas Football Recruiting Editor EJ Holland Staff Writers Clayton Sayfie, Anthony Broome Drew Hallett Managing Editor Mark Panus Contributing Editors Steve Downey Chris Riffer Matt Herb Layout And Design Jeanette Blankenship Chris Miller Contributing Photographers Lon Horwedel Per Kjeldsen Cover Photo Lon Horwedel Publisher Stu Coman Business Manager Linda Autry Circulation Manager: Sarah Boone Advertising Sales Michelle DeLee-Hamilton 877-630-8768 Customer Service Cathy Jones, Laura Thornton 800-421-7751 The Wolverine is published monthly. A one- year (12 issues) subscription is $66.99. The Wolverine is printed at The Papers in Milford, Ind. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to The Wolverine, P.O. Box 2331, Durham, NC 27702. Periodical postage paid at Durham, NC 27702 and additional offices. For advertising or subscription information, call 1-800-421-7751 or write The Wolverine, P.O. Box 2331, Durham, NC 27702. The Wolverine is a publication of Coman Publishing Company, 905 W. Main St, Suite 24F, Durham, NC 27701. E-Mail Address: Subscription questions: Website: NCAA HELP Dear The Wolverine, In college hockey the coaches are lo- cated behind the players' bench, and I really can't remember a coach charging out onto the ice to complain, chastise or criticize an official while the puck is in play. So why do we allow basketball coaches free rein to be so close to the court, or even on the court, during live play and get into the face of the officials every time they are unhappy about a call or non-call? College basketball is a fast and physi- cal game, especially in the Big Ten. I think the officials would do a better job without the distraction of a coach's concerns as they pass by a coach while play is ongoing. The antics of some coaches are embarrassing to watch and demeaning to the game and their schools. The NCAA should consider placing basketball coaches behind the bench when the ball is in play. There is certainly plenty of time for coaches and officials to discuss "issues" during the number of timeouts allotted during a game. Bill Heckman Pewamo, Mich.

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