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The Michigan Insider is combining all three of its podcasts, The Wolverine247 podcast, The Michigan Recruiting Insider, and the Michigan Basketball Insider into one mega-podcast. All your Michigan podcast needs in one place.

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The Michigan Insider is combining all three of its podcasts, The Wolverine247 podcast, The Michigan Recruiting Insider, and the Michigan Basketball Insider into one mega-podcast. All your Michigan podcast needs in one place.

    Michigan hires Wink Martindale as defensive coordinator. What does it mean?

    Michigan hires Wink Martindale as defensive coordinator. What does it mean?

    In this episode, Zach Shaw and Steve Lorenz break down Michigan’s decision to hire Don “Wink” Martindale as its next defensive coordinator, and what’s next for him and the Wolverines.
    They open with an assessment of Michigan’s selection of Martindale, and dole out grades for the hire. They discuss Martindale’s strengths as a schematic coach, flush with high-level experience, and the continuity he can bring to a Michigan defense that thrived under two of Martindale’s mentees over the last three seasons. They also look at question marks the follow the hire, including Martindale’s potential shortcoming in recruiting, curiosity about how he’ll coach younger, less knowledgable players and how he’ll handle an effective demotion by returning to the college game.
    They continue the discussion by zooming out, and looking at what Michigan should prioritize as it fills out the rest of its defensive coaching staff, and how big of a concern player retention is on the defensive side of the ball right now.

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    • 55 min
    Sherrone Moore is officially Michigan's head coach. Now what?

    Sherrone Moore is officially Michigan's head coach. Now what?

    In this episode, Zach Shaw and Steve Lorenz discuss Michigan officially hiring Sherrone Moore as its next head football coach, then begin to look at what's next for Moore and the Wolverines.
    They open with a discussion of Moore’s press conference and the hiring being made official. They look at the value of Michigan keeping a similar identity and physical brand of football, as well as the press conference’s high attendance of coaches and players. They then turn the discussion to the biggest questions Moore will try to answer in the next week, including recruiting, staff and roster retention, a plan for spring practices and more.
    In the second half of the episode, they discuss a couple intriguing areas where Michigan could actually improve in the post-Jim Harbaugh era, look at how the media may portray Michigan different and take an early look at expectations for next season in Ann Arbor.

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    • 1 hr
    Jim Harbaugh departs for the NFL after nine seasons at Michigan. What's next for the Wolverines?

    Jim Harbaugh departs for the NFL after nine seasons at Michigan. What's next for the Wolverines?

    In this episode, Zach Shaw and Steve Lorenz break down the news that Jim Harbaugh is headed back to the NFL after nine seasons at Michigan. They discuss Harbaugh's tenure, and offer a check list of what should be next on the Wolverines' agenda.
    They open with a look at Harbaugh’s decision to leave Michigan for the Los Angeles Chargers. They discuss the “surprise” of the move, what their initial reaction is and what they remember most about Harbaugh’s tenure at Michigan.
    In the second half of the episode, they dig in to what’s next for the Wolverines. They discuss why Sherrone Moore is such a no-brainer candidate for Michigan’s next head coach, what makes him a compelling candidate and how promoting him can keep Michigan’s momentum going. They also look at the recruiting side of things, including how the Wolverines must go about recruiting their current players to stick around.
    They then close the episode with a look at what Michigan should be looking for in a defensive coordinator in the event that Jesse Minter also heads to the NFL.

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    • 57 min
    National championship recap: How Michigan climbed to college football's mountaintop

    National championship recap: How Michigan climbed to college football's mountaintop

    In this episode, Zach Shaw and Steve Lorenz recap the Michigan football team's 34-13 win over Washington in the national title game, and offer some big-picture thoughts on how the Wolverines got to the top of the college football world.
    They open the show by looking at what decisions or changes Michigan made after its 2-4 2020 season that were most impactful on the Wolverines going 40-3 since. Quarterback play, trench dominance, a player-led culture and toughness are all mentioned. They then look at what impressed them most about Michigan's win over Washington, including defensive pressure, Donovan Edwards and more.
    In the second half of the episode, they look at the legacy of Michigan's ginormous senior class and what they accomplished, the most important stay-or-go decisions the Wolverines face, the value of the 2021 and 2022 recruiting classes and Michigan's ability to succeed in the face of outside noise.

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    National championship preview: How can Michigan hold off Washington, win national title

    National championship preview: How can Michigan hold off Washington, win national title

    In this episode, Zach Shaw and Steve Lorenz preview the Michigan football team’s national championship matchup against Washington. They discuss keys to the game on both sides of the ball, and make their predictions for the matchup.
    They open with a look at the biggest keys for Michigan’s defense, as it prepares to face off against the top-ranked passing attack in the country. They discuss Michael Penix Jr., Washington’s talented receivers and its award-winning offensive line. They look at how a surging Michigan pass-rush can alter the Huskies’ game plan, why being aggressive in the secondary can pay dividends and how stopping a run game trending the wrong way can be effective in stopping the pass game, too.
    In the second half of the episode, they look at the biggest keys for the Wolverines’ offense. They discuss why this could be a big game for Michigan’s play-action game, why the Wolverines should be able to sustain drives and kill clock with an effective run game, as well as a couple other weak points in Washington’s defense.
    They close with some parting thoughts on this year’s Michigan team, why it’s built to win a national championship, and make their predictions for Monday’s game.

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    • 47 min
    Rose Bowl recap: Inside Michigan's thrilling overtime win over Alabama

    Rose Bowl recap: Inside Michigan's thrilling overtime win over Alabama

    In this episode, Zach Shaw and Alejandro Zuniga offer their thoughts from the Michigan football team’s epic 27-20 overtime win over No. 4 Alabama in the Rose Bowl. They discuss the magnitude of the win, break down their top MVPs, plays and surprises from the game, as well as questions Michigan must answer before next Monday’s national championship game.
    They open the show by tackling the question of where Monday’s win ranks among the biggest wins in their lifetimes, and what other wins over the years would compare to it. Next, they look at their picks for offensive and defensive MVPs for the game. Both in players who led the charge, and impressed in a high-stakes game.
    In the second half of the episode, they tackle some of the biggest surprises in the game (both good and bad) and what went into them. They then close with some discussions on the biggest questions Michigan must answer ahead of its national title bout against Washington.

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    • 57 min

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