Category Archives: Michigan football

Profile on Michigan QB Joe Milton

Michigan starts its 2020 football season tomorrow against Minnesota. Joe Milton figures to take the field as Michigan’s starting quarterback for the first time.

Milton has an interesting backstory, as he comes from a rough town that has produced an incredible amount of football talent.

I spoke to some people from Pahokee, Florida, as well as several Michigan players and coaches to learn more about Milton.

You can find the story here: Out of The Muck, former rabbit chaser Joe Milton ascends to Michigan’s starting QB

(The story is marked as “subscriber exclusive,” though I believe non-subscribers can access a certain number of these stories each month — perhaps just one — without subscribing.)

The unheralded star: Profiling the long snapper for Michigan football

Hello, readers. I’ll try to do a better job of distributing my “bigger” stories through here on a more regular basis.

Today’s is about Camaron Cheeseman. He is the long snapper for the Michigan football team. He doesn’t play any other position. He just throws the ball backwards between his legs several times a game.

His path to Michigan and how he improved in his role — which could possibly carry him to the NFL — are detailed in my story, which you can read here.

Michigan football long snapper strives to be anonymous — and that’s a good thing

Michigan linebacker applying to be a military pilot

Noah Furbush is not like most football players, or most people for that matter. The Michigan linebacker earned his degree in aerospace engineering and is now working towards a master’s in space engineering (a natural progression, I suppose, but still darn impressive). Furbush wants to use his education and his love of flying to become a military pilot.

Check out my story on Furbush at MLive: https://www.mlive.com/expo/sports/erry-2018/09/ca4b27a39a3632/michigan-linebacker-noah-furbu.html#incart_river_index