- MGoBlue.com is running a series of features to countdown the days ‘til Michigan Madness. Over the weekend they ran a video/slide show from Selection Sunday, an interview with Laval Lucas-Perry, and a feature on Manny Harris and DeShawn Sims. The highlight of the week will almost assuredly be the live chat with DeShawn Sims scheduled for Thursday at 1PM.
- Big Ten Geeks takes a two part look at Michigan including a recap of last season and a preview of what’s to come. The Geeks put together some nice graphs of Beilein’s time at WVU compared to his time in Ann Arbor. It appears that there is definitely room for improvement to reach Beilein’s best teams at West Virginia. I am most excited about the potential improvement in eFG%, another massive jump is probably unlikely but if Michigan increases their shooting they will be a scary team.
- DeShawn Sims appears to be in the best shape of his life after embracing the concept of off-season running. Mark Snyder also points out that Ben Cronin was running with the team and was “apparently healed from January hip surgery”.
- Dana O’Neil profiles Jake Kelly and his tragedy induced transfer to Indiana State.