The Wolverine Podcast podcast

The Wolverine Podcast

TheWolverine.com is the most iconic Michigan Wolverines fan site and magazine. Led by an experienced and uber-talented team of Michigan Wolverine sports and recruiting insiders, fans will have unparalleled access to breaking news, inside scoop and analysis.

TheWolverine.com is the most iconic Michigan Wolverines fan site and magazine. Led by an experienced and uber-talented team of Michigan Wolverine sports and recruiting insiders, fans will have unparalleled access to breaking news, inside scoop and analysis.

 

#640

Breaking down Michigan's WR room: Who is U-M's next great star at the position?

TheWolverine.com's Anthony Broome and Clayton Sayfie break down Michigan's wide receiver room heading into the 2024 season and take fan questions. Timestamps for topics can be found below: (00:00) - Intro (2:20) - C.J. Charleston (6:30) - Peyton O’Leary (9:55) - Tyler Morris (14:40) - Amorion Walker (18:55) - Kendrick Bell (23:00) - Fredrick Moore (26:05) - Semaj Morgan (30:35) - Channing Goodwin and I’Marion Stewart (33:10) - Overall thoughts on WR group (35:35) - Q&A - Where will the recruiting class end up? Will the OL be ready for Texas? And more Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

9 hrs Ago

46 MINS

46:19

9 hrs Ago


#639

Breaking Down Wink Martindale's System, More Michigan Talk With Analyst Steve Palazzolo

Analyst Steve Palazzolo of PFF and the PFF NFL Podcast discusses Michigan Wolverines football defensive coordinator Wink Martindale's NFL-style system — strengths, weaknesses, more — discusses J.J. McCarthy and U-M rookies in the league, Jim Harbaugh and more. (00:00) - Intro (4:00) - Wink Martindale's fit in college football (6:30) - What a Wink Martindale defense looks like (9:25) - Simulated pressures, disguises, amoeba defense (12:20) - Why the Ravens system is all the rage in the NFL (14:45) - Overlap between college and NFL games? (17:00) - Michigan's 2025 NFL Draft prospects (20:00) - J.J. McCarthy's fit with the Minnesota Vikings (23:05) - Michigan players that will impact as rookies (24:30) - Jim Harbaugh outlook with the Los Angeles Chargers (27:05) - PFF NFL Podcast (28:00) - Outro Order The Wolverine's 160-page 2024 Michigan Football Preview magazine: https://simplecirc.com/subscribe/michigan-football-preview-magazine Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

20 Jun 2024

30 MINS

30:43

20 Jun 2024


#638

How does new Michigan QB commit Brady Hart compare to JJ McCarthy?

The Wolverine’s EJ Holland discussed several Michigan recruiting topics on the Wednesday edition of The Wolverines Live show, including the commitment of Top 100 2026 Cocoa (Fla.) High quarterback Brady Hart. (0:00) - Intro (1:25) - 2025 Center Recruiting (4:17) - Flip Targets (6:27) - Bigger-bodied WR Targets (9:06) - Top 100 TE Andrew Olesh (11:09) - Top 100 OL Greg Patrick, In-state Recruiting (16:26) - Colorado DB Commit Alex Graham (17:54) - How Does Brady Hart Compare to JJ McCarthy (23:46) - Five-star OT Andrew Babalola (25:07) - Top 100 2025 DB Targets (26:32) - Most Likely Commits on Victors Weekend (29:37) - 2026 Targets that Brady Hart Will Help Recruit (33:55) - Comparing Brady Hart to Carter Smith (38:52) - CB Recruiting Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

20 Jun 2024

49 MINS

49:57

20 Jun 2024


#637

Previewing the official visitors Michigan is expected to host on Victors Weekend

Analysts EJ Holland and Zach Libby discuss the slate of official visitors Michigan is expected to host on Victors Weekend, including Top 100 Winter Garden (Fla.) West Orange safety and Notre Dame commit Ivan Taylor, on The Wolverine Live Tuesday Recruiting Show. Preorder The Wolverine's 2024 Michigan Football Preview Magazine at a discount! https://thewolverineondemand.com/michigan-football-preview-2024/?utm_source=social&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=social (O:OO) - Intro (3:51) - On300 QB Commit Carter Smith (7:48) - Four-star WR Taz Williams & Four-star WR Jacob Washington (12:14) - Four-star OL Commit Avery Gach (14:34) - Five-star OT Andrew Babalola (18:18) - On300 OL Hardy Watts & Three-star OL Kaden Strayhorn (23:54) 2025 Linebacker Recruiting (25:01) - Three-star TE Eli Owens & Top 100 TE Andrew Olesh (30:48) - DL Commits Bobby Kanka & Nate Marshall (37:00) - Four-star DL Maxwell Roy (38:45) - LB Official Visitors (45:49) - Top 100 Safety Jordan Young (47:23) - Top 100 Safety & Notre Dame Commit Ivan Taylor Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

19 Jun 2024

52 MINS

52:41

19 Jun 2024


#636

Breaking down Michigan's running back room: Short-term and long-term projections, more

TheWolverine.com's Anthony Broome and Clayton Sayfie run through Michigan's 7 scholarship running backs ahead of the 2024 season and who might step up behind Donovan Edwards and Kalel Mullings. Join TheWolverine.com for 2 months for $1 using the promo code UM1: [https://shorturl.at/Djed1] (https://shorturl.at/Djed1) Preorder The Wolverine's 2024 football preview magazine at [TheWolverineonDemand.com] (https://cms.megaphone.fm/organizations/1aa6240a-51ea-11ec-93a4-070e0476ae95/podcasts/d6ccc0c0-49fd-11ec-9690-5bb851ff0180/episodes/93a9b3a2-2781-11ef-8067-8bed09036be2/TheWolverineonDemand.com) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

17 Jun 2024

1 HR 01 MINS

1:01:48

17 Jun 2024


#635

Michigan Players Being Slept On, Phil Steele Unit Rankings, Projected 12-Team Playoff Field, Another...

Breaking down the Michigan players that did — and didn't — make Lindy's preseason All-Big Ten teams, Phil Steele's unit rankings, Andy Staples' projected 12-team playoff (Michigan vs. Notre Dame in December at The Big House?!) and Ohio State staff member Erin Dunston heading to Michigan. Clayton Sayfie and Anthony Broome discuss. (00:00) - Intro (4:00) - Lindy's preseason All-Big Ten teams (7:40) - Kenneth Grant Is A Breakout Star (10:30) - Clayton's Gripe With Preseason Projections (13:10) - Players That Are Being Slept On (16:30) - Michigan QB Situation Worse Than 68th In The Country? (17:40) - Where Michigan Position Groups Rank Nationally Per Phil Steele (24:35) - Andy Staples' Projected 12-Team CFP Field (29:00) - Is The No. 5 Seed Sneaky One Of The Best? (36:00) - Michigan Hires Ohio State Staffer Erin Dunston Preorder The Wolverine's 2024 Michigan Football Preview Magazine at a discount! https://thewolverineondemand.com/michigan-football-preview-2024/?utm_source=social&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=social Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

13 Jun 2024

48 MINS

48:59

13 Jun 2024


#634

Recruiting Q&A: Can Michigan close with Top 100 safety Kainoa Winston?

The Wolverine’s EJ Holland talked about several topics on the Wednesday edition of The Wolverine Live recruiting show, including the recruitment of Top 100 Washington (D.C.) Gonzaga College safety Kainoa Winston, who's coming off an official visit to Michigan the first weekend of June. Preorder The Wolverine's 2024 Michigan Football Preview Magazine at a discount! https://thewolverineondemand.com/michigan-football-preview-2024/?utm_source=social&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=social (0:00) - Intro (2:44) - Top 100 Safety Kainoa Winston (4:02) - 2025 IOL Kaden Strayhorn (6:55) - On300 RB Donovan Johnson (10:07) - Will any of the weekend official visitors commit? (13:52) - Top 100 DB and South Carolina Commit Shamari Earls (18:05) - Top LB Targets on Michigan's 2025 Board (22:25) - Four-star WR Taz Williams (23:44) - New Michigan Director of Operations Erin Dunston (25:01) - Top 100 WR Andrew Marsh (25:37) - Top 100 TE Andrew Olesh (26:10) - 2025 OL Targets (27:02) - On300 EDGE Marco Jones (30:57) - On300 OT Dramodd Odoms (31:15) - 2026 QB Targets (32:36) - Five-star OT Andrew Babalola Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

13 Jun 2024

37 MINS

37:17

13 Jun 2024


#633

Doug Karsch joins Balas and Skene to talk Michigan football

Doug Karsch, the voice of Michigan football, has called only one loss in his two years behind the microphone — a setback to TCU in a national semifinal. He’s seen two Big Ten championships and a national championship and will be at it again this fall with color commentator Jon Jansen next to him. Karsch and Skene weighed in on the Michigan defense, the quarterback competition, and more in today’s podcast.  Use promo code "UM1" at checkout when purchasing a monthly subscription at thewolverine.com to get 2-months for $1! Preorder the 2024 Michigan Football Preview Magazine at a discount! [https://thewolverineondemand.com/michigan-football-preview-2024/?utm_source=social&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=social] (https://thewolverineondemand.com/michigan-football-preview-2024/?utm_source=social&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=social) Reserve your National Champions Commemorative magazine at [https://bit.ly/univofmich] (https://bit.ly/univofmich) (00:00) - Intro (1:20) - Karsch's Time As Voice Of Michigan Football (4:30) - Golden Era Of Michigan Football (6:00) - How Aidan Hutchinson Changed The Culture (9:15) - Michigan Players Coming Back And Crazy NIL Rumors/Stories (13:30) - Rich Rod And The Dark Days (15:00) - Early Jim Harbaugh Years (18:00) - Hiring Sherrone Moore And Key OSU Game Sequence (22:00) - Will Michigan Have A Good Enough QB? (24:15) - Is 9-3 Good Enough To Make Playoff? (27:55) - Who Will Be The Starting QB? (33:25) - This Defense Could Be As Good As Last Two Years (35:00) - Question Marks Around Michigan Offense (36:15) - Michigan Special Teams (37:22) - Tricky Game On Schedule: Washington Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

13 Jun 2024

41 MINS

41:36

13 Jun 2024


#632

Where Michigan stands with Top 100 WR Quincy Porter and other targets ahead of third official visit ...

Analysts EJ Holland and Zach Libby discuss Michigan landing a commitment from four-star Palatine (Ill.) High EDGE Jaylen Williams on Monday, recap all five targets who were in Ann Arbor for official visits last weekend and look ahead to the seven prospects locked in for officials to campus in a few days, including Top 100 Oradell (N.J.) wide receiver Quincy Porter, on The Wolverine Live Tuesday Recruiting Show. (0:00) - Intro (2:16) - Four-star EDGE Jaylen Williams commits to Michigan (10:24) - Five-star OT Andrew Babalola (14:00) - Four-star OL Alai Kalaniuvalu (17:37) - Top 100 WR Quincy Porter (20:44) - 2025 WR Phillip Wright (22:52) - 2025 WR and Former Notre Dame Commit Shaun Terry (23:38) - 2025 RB Jasper Parker (25:09) - Top 100 Safety JaDon Blair (26:54) - Top 100 RB Jordon Davison (30:42) - Top 100 OL SJ Alofaituli (34:26) - Top 100 EDGE Mariyon Dye (37:45) - On300 EDGE Julius Holly Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

12 Jun 2024

46 MINS

46:28

12 Jun 2024


#631

Breaking down Michigan football's QB room, starting battle in 2024

TheWolverine.com's Anthony Broome and Clayton Sayfie discuss Michigan football's quarterback situation and the five players on the roster that comprise the room, including a full discussion on Alex Orji, Jack Tuttle and more. Join TheWolverine.com for 2 months for $1 using the promo code UM1: [https://shorturl.at/Djed1] (https://shorturl.at/Djed1) Preorder The Wolverine's 2024 football preview magazine at [TheWolverineonDemand.com] (TheWolverineonDemand.com) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

10 Jun 2024

1 HR 01 MINS

1:01:11

10 Jun 2024


#630

Recruiting Q&A: Can Michigan close with four-star EDGE Jaylen Williams on official visit?

The Wolverine’s EJ Holland talked about several topics on the Wednesday edition of The Wolverine Live recruiting show, including the recruitment of four-star Palatine (Ill.) High EDGE Jaylen Williams. Preorder The Wolverine's 2024 Michigan Football Preview Magazine at a discount! https://thewolverineondemand.com/michigan-football-preview-2024/?utm_source=social&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=social (0:00) - Intro (1:44) - Four-star DL Maxwell Roy (5:26) - Four-star EDGE Jaylen Williams (7:30) - Top 100 EDGE Mariyon Dye (9:17) - Realistic Expectations 2025 Recruiting Class (10:26) - Flip Targets (12:46) - Five-star OT Andrew Babalola (17:45) - On300 QB Commit Carter Smith (20:40) - Top 100 OL Douglas Utu (21:41) - Michigan DL Coach Lou Esposito (25:42) - Top 100 RB Jordon Davison & 2025 RB Shekai Mills-Knight (28:20) - Favorite 2025 Targets Covered So Far (28:50) - Four-star WR Taz Williams (31:12) - RB Recruiting (32:15) - Top 100 LB Nathaniel Owusu-Boateng (33:18) - Top 100 Safety Kainoa Winston (34:27) - Top 100 DL DJ Sanders (35:36) - On300 OL Hardy Watts (36:31) - 2026 QB Recruiting (38:20) - 2025 Virginia DB Targets (39:12) - Recruits Who Could Rise/Fall In The Rankings (41:14) - This Weekend's Most Exciting Visitors (43:33) - Top 100 TE Andrew Olesh, 2025 TE Recruiting (44:31) - Undervalued Recruits To Keep An Eye On (47:33) - LSU QB Commit Bryce Underwood (50:00) - Landing A Five-star Prospect (50:23) - Recruiting Staff Additions, NIL Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

07 Jun 2024

58 MINS

58:58

07 Jun 2024


#629

Michigan's Pursuit Of Transfer Jamir Watkins, Top Basketball Player In Portal, And Football's Toughe...

TheWolverine.com's Chris Balas, Clayton Sayfie and Anthony Broome discuss Michigan's pursuit of Florida State transfer Jamir Watkins, the top-available player in the NCAA transfer portal, and break down Michigan football's toughest games in 2024. Preorder The Wolverine's 2024 Michigan Football Preview magazine: https://thewolverineondemand.com/michigan-football-preview-2024/?utm_source=social&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=social (00:00) - Intro (3:55) - Latest on Michigan's pursuit of Jamir Watkins (13:10) - What are Michigan football's toughest games? (19:50) - Early point spreads that stand out (24:35) - What will be Michigan's trap game? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

06 Jun 2024

30 MINS

30:31

06 Jun 2024


#628

Recapping Michigan football official visitors, previewing more set to visit Ann Arbor

Analysts EJ Holland and Zach Libby recap Michigan's first slate of official visitors this past weekend, including Top 100 Bellville (Tex.) High defensive lineman DJ Sanders, and look ahead to the targets scheduled to be on campus in a few days on The Wolverine Live Tuesday Recruiting Show. Preorder The Wolverine's 2024 Michigan Football Preview Magazine at a discount! https://thewolverineondemand.com/michigan-football-preview-2024/?utm_source=social&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=social (O:OO) - Intro (2:24) - Top 100 WR Derek Meadows (4:50) - Top 100 OL Douglas Utu (8:11) - Top 100 DL DJ Sanders (10:52) - On300 EDGE Marco Jones (13:44) - Top 100 Safety Kainoa Winston (19:39) - 2025 RB Shekai Mills-Knight (21:02) - Top 100 RB Jordon Davison (24:46) - Top 100 OL SJ Alofaituli (28:14) - On300 EDGE Julius Holly Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

05 Jun 2024

35 MINS

35:21

05 Jun 2024


#627

Fox Sports' Michael Cohen On Michigan's National Championship, 2024 Expectations, More

Michael Cohen of Fox Sports — a former Michigan beat writer for the Detroit Free Press — joins the show to talk Michigan's 2023 national championship, expectations for the first year of the Sherrone Moore era, the quarterback battle, U-M's top transfers and more with The Wolverine's Clayton Sayfie. Preorder The Wolverine's 2024 Michigan Football Preview magazine: https://thewolverineondemand.com/michigan-football-preview-2024/?utm_source=social&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=social (00:00) - Intro (2:50) - Michael's unique perspective on Michigan's national championship run (11:15) - Sherrone Moore era (16:00) - Jaishawn Barham is Michigan's top newcomer (20:00) - Michigan's defensive back haul, highlighted by Aamir Hall (26:30) - Handicapping Big Ten favorites (30:30) - Intel from attending Ohio State spring ball (34:45) - Michigan's toughest games (38:55) - SPOILER ALERT, discussing Curb Your Enthusiasm Final Season Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

03 Jun 2024

43 MINS

43:59

03 Jun 2024


#626

Sherrone Moore Takeaways, Will Johnson Might Play Offense, Conversation With Alex Orji | Michigan Fo...

Sherrone Moore spoke for 30 minutes at Wayne State's satellite camp, Will Johnson says he might play offense, we spoke to QB Alex Orji and revenue sharing is here. All that and more from TheWolverine.com's Clayton Sayfie and Anthony Broome on this episode. Preorder The Wolverine's 2024 Michigan Football Preview Magazine at a discount! https://thewolverineondemand.com/michigan-football-preview-2024/?utm_source=social&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=social (00:00) - Intro (2:00) - Sherrone Moore Takeaways (19:00) - Amorion Walker discusses return to Michigan / WR (25:00) - Analyzing Conversation With Alex Orji (32:40) - Will Johnson Says He Wants To Play Some Offense (42:25) - House vs. NCAA settlement - what's next? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

31 May 2024

55 MINS

55:45

31 May 2024


#625

Can Michigan beat out Penn State for Top 100 DB Kainoa Winston?

The Wolverine’s EJ Holland discussed several Michigan recruiting topics on the Wednesday edition of The Wolverine Live recruiting show, including U-M’s push for Top 100 Washington (D.C.) Gonzaga defensive back [ Kainoa Winston] (https://www.on3.com/db/kainoa-winston-176023/) . Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

30 May 2024

40 MINS

40:25

30 May 2024


#624

Breaking down targets set to officially visit Michigan this weekend

Analysts EJ Holland and Zach Libby preview Michigan’s first official visit weekend on May 31-June 2 and the five targets scheduled to be in Ann Arbor, including On300 Danville (Calif.) San Ramon Valley EDGE  [Marco Jones] (https://www.on3.com/db/marco-jones-174804/) , on The Wolverine Live Tuesday Recruiting Show. Preorder The Wolverine's Michigan Football Preview magazine: bit.ly/2024michigan Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

29 May 2024

34 MINS

34:02

29 May 2024


#623

Discussing Michigan's QB situation, evaluation of future passers with On3's Charles Power

TheWolverine.com's Anthony Broome is joined by On3 Director of Scouting and Rankings Charles Power to discuss his thoughts on Michigan football's quarterback situation both in the short and long-term, headlined by Alex Orji, Jadyn Davis and Carter Smith, his favorite players in the 2024 class and more. Topics: (00:00) - Intro/TheWolverineOnDemand.com (1:20) - Charles Power on scouting and ranking process (3:50) - Michigan's QB battle and what Alex Orji brings (8:35) - Jadyn Davis' evaluation and comparison (12:24) - Carter Smith's evaluation and comparison (14:35) - 2024 offensive signees to watch (16:20) - 2024 defensive signees to watch Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

23 May 2024

21 MINS

21:47

23 May 2024


#622

Balas and Skene talk Michigan O-Line, answer your questions

On today's Balas and Skene show: The Michigan football team’s fate will depend a lot on offensive improvement this year, most likely, starting up front. The offensive line has pieces, but we’re not quite sure how they fit together … in addition, the quarterback room is a huge question mark, and there isn’t much depth at wide receiver. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

22 May 2024

39 MINS

39:05

22 May 2024


#621

How Michigan's newest transfer portal additions fit in, reacting to Semaj Morgan comments, Q&A

TheWolverine.com's Anthony Broome and Chris Balas discuss Michigan football's four additions in the transfer portal at defensive back last week, breaking down Semaj Morgan's comments from over the weekend and more in a Q&A segment to close out the show. Use promo code "UM1" at checkout when purchasing a monthly subscription at thewolverine.com to get 2-months for $1! [https://www.on3.com/teams/michigan-wolverines/join/] (https://www.on3.com/teams/michigan-wolverines/join/) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

20 May 2024

43 MINS

43:23

20 May 2024