MGoBlue Podcasts with Jon Jansen

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Welcome to MGoBlue Podcasts -- the new podcast home of Michigan Athletics. Here at MGoBlue Podcasts, you'll find several recurring series: In the Trenches (an in-depth look at the Wolverines' football program), Defend the Block (interviews, game recaps and more with Michigan men's and women's basketball), and Conqu'ring Heroes (a one-stop show for the latest on every Michigan program). MGoBlue Podcasts are produced by the Michigan Sports Network from LEARFIELD, in partnership with Michigan Athletics.


Episode Date
Radio Replay - Inside Michigan Basketball - Jan. 17
00:46:20

We hear from both head coaches on this week's radio show, live from Pretzel Bell in downtown Ann Arbor. Juwan Howard discusses the meaning of Martin Luther King Jr. Day and talks about some of the key contributors as of late for the Wolverines (1:00). Then, Kim Barnes Arico recaps an outstanding win at Maryland, along with some challenging travel circumstances after the victory (25:00).

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Jan 18, 2022
Defend the Block 88 - Illinois Recap
00:17:43

Brian discusses Michigan's gritty performance in Friday's tough loss at Illinois before we hear from radio analyst Terry Mills (5:15) and Head Coach Juwan Howard (8:45). We conclude with a highlight recap of the game (13:00).

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Jan 15, 2022
Conqu'ring Heroes 45 - Paul Juda
00:20:02

This week, Jon Jansen catches up with 2021 Big Ten Gymnast of the Year Paul Juda. He discusses the coaching change from Kurt Golder to Yuan Xiao (1:00), gives an overview of the upcoming season for the team and himself (6:00), and discusses his incredible experience at the Pan American Games (12:00).

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Jan 13, 2022
In the Trenches 247 - The Offseason Begins
00:36:44

In our first offseason edition of "In the Trenches," Jon and Brian reflect on the incredible 2021 season (6:00), discuss some of the Wolverines who have entered the NFL Draft (13:00), and congratulate Mark Messner on his induction into the College Football Hall of Fame (22:30). Then, the guys touch on some national topics, including Monday's national title game (24:00) and the upcoming NFL playoffs (32:00).

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Jan 12, 2022
Radio Replay - Inside Michigan Basketball - Jan. 10
00:46:02

The "Inside Michigan Basketball" Radio Show is back! Brian Boesch and Terry Mills chat with Juwan Howard about the men's basketball pause and some of the key players who stepped up at Rutgers last week. Then, Kim Barnes Arico joins the show to break down Sunday's impressive win and look ahead to a challenging two-game road swing this week.

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Jan 11, 2022
Conqu'ring Heroes 44 - Bev Plocki
00:25:11

We resume Conqu'ring Heroes with national champion Head Coach Bev Plocki of women's gymnastics, who discusses the preparation for the upcoming season (1:30), her expectations for the team within each event (7:30), and the mindset for the team following the championship run last season (19:30).

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Jan 06, 2022
Defend the Block 87 - Rutgers Recap
00:17:57

Michigan's rally fell short on Tuesday night at Rutgers, as the Wolverines lost 75-67 to the Scarlet Knights. Brian Boesch shares his thoughts after the game, before welcoming in radio analyst Terry Mills (6:00) and Head Coach Juwan Howard (10:00). We conclude this episode with a listen back to the audio highlights (13:30).

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Jan 05, 2022
In the Trenches 246 - Georgia Recap
00:28:29

Jon and Brian break down their thoughts from Michigan's loss to Georgia in the College Football Playoff National Semifinals. Then, we bring you the final segment of Friday's broadcast with Jim Brandstatter and Dan Dierdorf, who have retired from the Michigan radio booth (10:10). We conclude with some postgame interviews--Head Coach Jim Harbaugh (19:00), defensive lineman Aidan Hutchinson (21:10), tight end Erick All (23:20), and linebacker Josh Ross (25:30).

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Jan 01, 2022
Defend the Block 86 - UCF Recap
00:16:17

A late surge propelled UCF past the Wolverines on Thursday night in Orlando. Brian shares his thoughts on a tough end to the Wolverines' non-conference portion of the season before we hear from Terry Mills (5:40) and Head Coach Juwan Howard (8:15).

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Dec 31, 2021
In the Trenches 245 - Georgia Preview
00:12:44

The Orange Bowl is almost upon us! We get you ready for the National Semifinal between Michigan and Georgia with our radio network scene setters, the Keys to the Game, and Jon's Locker Room Speech.

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Dec 29, 2021
In the Trenches 244 - UGA's Scott Howard
00:42:02

Jon gives an overview of the Georgia offense and defense (5:30) and discusses the other New Year's Six bowl games (10:00) on this week's "Seven from 77." Then, Jon catches up with Georgia play-by-play voice Scott Howard, who discusses the Bulldogs' identity through 13 games (17:00), some of the key players to watch on Georgia's offense (21:00), and the dominance of the Georgia defense (31:00).

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Dec 27, 2021
In the Trenches 243 - Andrew Vastardis & Aaron Taylor
00:52:18

It's a special episode, as we honor the Wolverines' offensive line for winning the Joe Moore Award! Jon shares his excitement off the top of the show before transitioning to more Orange Bowl talk in our "Seven from 77" (17:45). We then hear from Andrew Vastardis, the center on the Wolverines' award-winning offensive line. He discusses his reaction to this incredible honor (27:30) and the coaches and players who helped this unit become the best in college football (30:30). We conclude this episode by hearing from the founder of the Joe Moore Award, College Football Hall of Famer Aaron Taylor, who provides context on the award and its namesake (34:30), discusses why the Wolverines' offensive line earned this honor (41:45), and shares his thoughts on next week's Orange Bowl (49:30). Thanks to DTE Energy for being the presenting sponsor of this episode!

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Dec 21, 2021
Radio Replay - Inside Michigan Basketball - Dec. 20
00:44:08

After a successful weekend for both basketball programs on campus, Brian and Terry sit down with men's basketball assistant Howard Eisley (1:30), women's basketball assistant Val Nainima (26:00), and women's basketball Head Coach Kim Barnes Arico (33:00) on the final edition of "Inside Michigan Basketball" this calendar year.

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Dec 21, 2021
Defend the Block 85 - Southern Utah Recap
00:26:55

Brian breaks down Michigan's wire-to-wire win over Southern Utah on Saturday before chatting with radio analyst Terry Mills (8:15), grad transfer point guard DeVante' Jones (12:45), and Head Coach Juwan Howard (17:00). We wrap up the episode with the full game recap (23:00).

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Dec 19, 2021
In the Trenches 242 - Jim Harbaugh on National Signing Day
01:02:36

On this week's "Seven from 77," Jon and Brian discuss all of the Wolverines who earned individual awards in recent days (5:30) and the latest around the program and the country as bowl season approaches (16:30). Then, Head Coach Jim Harbaugh joins the show to discuss the incoming Wolverines. He begins with his overall thoughts on the group (25:15) before discussing each member of the class--starting with the offensive players (28:15) and eventually transitioning to the defensive players (46:00).

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Dec 16, 2021
Conqu'ring Heroes 43 - Jennifer Klein
00:20:22

We are mixing things up a bit this week, with Conqu'ring Heroes on Wednesday and In the Trenches on Thursday. Fresh off a tremendous season that included a trip to the NCAA Quarterfinals, women's soccer Head Coach Jennifer Klein joins us on our final episode of Conqu'ring Heroes for 2021. Coach Klein reflects on the special memories and key victories of the 2021 season (2:00), the emotions during the final trip to Tallahassee (11:30), and this team's legacy within the program (15:30).

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Dec 15, 2021
Radio Replay - Inside Michigan Basketball - Dec. 13
00:46:47

We hear from both head coaches on this week's radio show! Juwan Howard joins Brian and Terry for the show's first two segments, before Kim Barnes Arico joins the program around the 26:00 mark.

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Dec 14, 2021
Defend the Block 84 - Minnesota Recap
00:20:43

Brian breaks down Saturday's tough loss to Minnesota before getting the postgame thoughts of color analyst Terry Mills (8:00) and Head Coach Juwan Howard (12:30).

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Dec 12, 2021
Conqu'ring Heroes 42 - Michael Pastujov
00:15:14

We cover Michigan Hockey again this week, as Michael Pastujov stops by to discuss his hat trick on Saturday (2:30), the current status of the team after 18 games (5:00), his favorite memory with the Wolverines (11:00), and a self-scout on himself and the team (13:15).

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Dec 09, 2021
Radio Replay - Inside Michigan Basketball - Dec. 8
00:48:38

On this week's radio show, Brian and Terry catch up with Director of Player Personnel and Development Jay Smith and former Wolverine C.J. Baird.

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Dec 09, 2021
In the Trenches 241 - Looking Ahead to the Postseason
00:40:22

As Jon likes to remind fans in this week's episode, Michigan won the Big Ten! Jon and Brian discuss whether that reality has sunk in yet (7:00), their early impressions of the finalized CFP field and the matchup with Georgia (16:00), how Aidan Hutchinson stacks up in the Heisman Trophy conversation (24:00), the other bowl games involving Big Ten teams (27:00), and the wild college football coaching carousel (35:00).

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Dec 08, 2021
Defend the Block 83 - Nebraska Recap
00:15:49

The Wolverines posted a wire-to-wire victory at Nebraska in their Big Ten opener on Tuesday night. Brian breaks down Michigan's outstanding performance, and then Terry Mills provides his postgame analysis (4:45). Our postgame interviews include Head Coach Juwan Howard (9:45), sophomore Terrance Williams II (14:45), and senior Brandon Johns, Jr. (16:00).

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Dec 08, 2021
In the Trenches 240 - Iowa Recap - Big Ten Champs!
00:33:34

Your Wolverines have won the Big Ten for the first time since 2004 and the 43rd time in program history! Jon and Brian break down the details and the emotions of this 42-3 victory over Iowa before we hear the final call and the reaction from Jim Brandstatter and Dan Dierdorf (11:15). Then, we catch up with Head Coach Jim Harbaugh (20:30), quarterback Cade McNamara (25:00), running back Blake Corum (28:30), defensive back Brad Hawkins (31:00), and Michigan legend Charles Woodson (34:00).

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Dec 05, 2021
Defend the Block 82 - San Diego State Recap
00:20:06

Michigan earned a strong win on Saturday at Crisler Center! Brian shares his thoughts on the Wolverines’ performance before welcoming in Terry Mills (6:00), Head Coach Juwan Howard (9:30), and freshman Caleb Houstan (14:00). The episode concludes with a full highlight recap of the 72-58 victory (17:00).

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Dec 04, 2021
In the Trenches 239 - Iowa Preview
00:12:14

The Big Ten Championship Game is almost upon us! Get ready for the Wolverines' clash with Iowa by listening to our radio network scene setters, the Keys to the Game, and Jon's Locker Room Speech!

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Dec 03, 2021
Conqu'ring Heroes 41 - Nick Blankenburg
00:13:23

Michigan Hockey is off to a tremendous start this season, and Jon catches up with captain Nick Blankenburg to get an update on the season. Blankenburg talks about the opportunity to play with such a talented, likable group (2:00), the team's growth from the start of the season to now (5:00), and his leadership on the ice and around the community (9:45).

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Dec 02, 2021
Defend the Block 81 - North Carolina Recap
00:14:54

It was a tough night for the Maize and Blue on Wednesday in Chapel Hill. Brian shares his thoughts from the loss to the Tar Heels, before we hear the postgame perspective from Terry Mills (5:15) and Head Coach Juwan Howard (8:30) and get a full highlight recap of the game (11:30).

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Dec 02, 2021
In the Trenches 238 - Andrew Vastardis & Josh Ross
00:40:36

In this week's "Seven from 77," Jon and Brian discuss how the Wolverines defeated Ohio State and reflect on all the incredible memories and emotions from Saturday at the Big House. Then, for a second straight week, we catch up with Captains Andrew Vastardis and Josh Ross. Vastardis discusses Saturday's victory over the Buckeyes (18:00) and thinks back on what he remembers from the postgame celebration on the field (24:30). Ross talks about why he feels like the happiest man alive (28:00) and the quick transition from the win over Ohio State to this weekend's matchup against Iowa (34:15). We conclude with a breakdown of some of the early movement on the college football coaching carousel and the other big conference championship games this weekend (36:00).

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Dec 01, 2021
Radio Replay - Michigan vs. Ohio State
02:53:52

Relive Saturday's tremendous victory with the full radio play-by-play call from Jim Brandstatter and Dan Dierdorf, both of whom were calling their final game at Michigan Stadium. Audio courtesy of the Michigan Sports Network from LEARFIELD, with limited commercial breaks.

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Nov 30, 2021
Radio Replay - Inside Michigan Basketball - Nov. 29
00:49:02

We had our season premiere of the "Inside Michigan Basketball" Radio Show on Monday night. Brian Boesch and Terry Mills caught up with men's basketball Head Coach Juwan Howard (7:30), women's basketball Assistant Coach Carrie Moore (29:15), and women's basketball Captain Danielle Rauch (40:30).

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Nov 30, 2021
Radio Replay - Inside Michigan Football - Nov. 29
00:41:24

We have a jam-packed show this week on Inside Michigan Football, as Jon Jansen catches up with Head Coach Jim Harbaugh (3:00), Offensive Coordinator Josh Gattis (15:00), Defensive Coordinator Mike Macdonald (29:00), and offensive lineman Ryan Hayes (39:00). Each guest reflects on Saturday's victory over Ohio State and looks ahead to this weekend's Big Ten Championship Game against Iowa.

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Nov 30, 2021
In the Trenches 237 - Ohio State Recap
00:50:14

What a win for the Wolverines! Michigan surges past Ohio State 42-27 and clinches a spot in next week's Big Ten Championship Game. Jon and Brian share their initial thoughts before we relive the final moments and the ensuing celebration with Jim Brandstatter and Dan Dierdorf (11:00). Then, we get into the postgame interviews, including Head Coach Jim Harbaugh (29:30), running back Hassan Haskins (34:00), quarterback Cade McNamara (38:00), and defensive lineman Aidan Hutchinson (42:15).

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Nov 27, 2021
In the Trenches 236 - Ohio State Preview
00:10:17

The Game is almost upon us! We have a goosebumps-inducing Friday episode with two radio network scene setters, the Keys to the Game for each Michigan unit, and Jon's best Locker Room Speech yet!

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Nov 26, 2021
Defend the Block 80 - Tarleton State Recap
00:25:58

Brian discusses Michigan's victory over Tarleton State on Wednesday night with Terry Mills (7:45), Frankie Collins (13:00), and Head Coach Juwan Howard (15:50). We finish with a full highlight recap (22:45).

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Nov 25, 2021
In the Trenches 235 - Andrew Vastardis & Josh Ross
00:35:45

In this week's "Seven from 77," Jon and Brian talk about The Game from all angles, including the Wolverines' journey to this point (4:00) and a scouting report on the Buckeyes (12:30). Then, we hear from a pair of captains--offensive lineman Andrew Vastardis and linebacker Josh Ross. Vastardis discusses the final adjustments needed before Saturday's game (20:30), the team's belief in each other all season long (22:40), and his impressions on the Buckeyes from his film study (26:00). Ross reflects on the wild ride this season has been (29:30) and looks ahead to the clash with Ohio State this weekend (31:30).

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Nov 24, 2021
Radio Replay - Inside Michigan Football - Nov. 22
00:42:22

We have a jam-packed episode of "Inside Michigan Football" this week. Jon sits down with Head Coach Jim Harbaugh (3:30), defensive lineman Aidan Hutchinson (17:00), quarterback Cade McNamara (31:00), and defensive lineman David Ojabo (39:30) to preview Saturday's clash with Ohio State.

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Nov 23, 2021
Defend the Block 79 - Arizona Postgame
00:13:23

It was a tough night for the Wolverines on Sunday in Las Vegas. Brian shares his thoughts on the loss to Arizona before we hear from Terry Mills (7:30) and Head Coach Juwan Howard (12:00).

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Nov 22, 2021
In the Trenches 234 - Maryland Recap
00:32:06

The Wolverines took care of Maryland and set up an East Division championship game with Ohio State thanks to a 59-18 decision on Saturday in College Park. Jon shares his initial thoughts on the win before we hear from Head Coach Jim Harbaugh (8:00), defensive back DJ Turner (13:00), wide receivers A.J. Henning and Mike Sainristil (14:15), quarterback Cade McNamara (18:00), and defensive back Rod Moore (21:00). The episode concludes with Jim Brandstatter's postgame observations (24:00) and Jon's initial look-ahead to the Buckeyes (30:00).

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Nov 21, 2021
Defend the Block 78 - UNLV Recap
00:20:26

If you didn't stay awake for Michigan's late matchup with UNLV, Brian has you covered with a full breakdown of the game. Then, we hear from Terry Mills (7:00), Head Coach Juwan Howard (13:00), and senior Eli Brooks (17:00).

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Nov 20, 2021
In the Trenches 233 - Maryland Preview
00:08:03

On the eve of Michigan's clash with the Terrapins, Jon details his Keys to the Game for all three phases before giving us his weekly Locker Room Speech.

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Nov 19, 2021
Conqu'ring Heroes 40 - Jordan Nwogu
00:14:54

We take a trip down memory lane with former Michigan baseball star Jordan Nwogu, who talks about his professional career with the Cubs organization to this point (1:45), the transition back to Ann Arbor for some classes this semester (8:00), and his memories from the special 2019 season with the Wolverines (10:30).

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Nov 18, 2021
In the Trenches 232 - DJ Turner
00:33:13

In this week's "Seven from 77," Jon reflects on some of the key moments in Saturday's incredible victory at Penn State (4:45) and discusses some of the key storylines in college football (12:45). Then, defensive back DJ Turner stops by to discuss matching up with Penn State star Jahan Dotson (26:30), his individual goals during the season (28:30), and this weekend's clash with Maryland (33:15).

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Nov 17, 2021
Defend the Block 77 - Seton Hall Recap
00:19:02

Michigan men's basketball suffered a tough loss against Seton Hall on Tuesday night. Brian shares his thoughts on the back-and-forth game before chatting with Terry Mills (8:15) and Head Coach Juwan Howard (11:45).

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Nov 17, 2021
Radio Replay - Inside Michigan Football - Nov. 15
00:43:33

Fresh off Saturday's thrilling win at Penn State, Jon catches up with Head Coach Jim Harbaugh (4:30), Offensive Line Coach/Co-Offensive Coordinator Sherrone Moore (28:30), and offensive lineman Zak Zinter (38:30) on this week's edition of the "Inside Michigan Football" Radio Show!

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Nov 16, 2021
Defend the Block 76 - Prairie View A&M Recap
00:16:44

The Wolverines defeated Prairie View A&M on Saturday in Washington, D.C., and Brian shares his thoughts on the game before chatting with Head Coach Juwan Howard (6:00) and Terry Mills (9:15). We conclude with a highlight recap of the wire-to-wire victory.

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Nov 14, 2021
In the Trenches 231 - Penn State Recap
00:30:27

What a win in Happy Valley! Jon and Brian break it down before we hear from Head Coach Jim Harbaugh (8:00), tight end Erick All (13:00), defensive back DJ Turner (15:00), quarterback Cade McNamara (18:00), wide receiver Roman Wilson (22:00), and play-by-play voice Jim Brandstatter (24:45).

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Nov 14, 2021
In the Trenches 230 - Penn State Preview
00:09:06

The Wolverines are gearing up for a big game at Penn State on Saturday. Get ready for the matchup with our radio network scene setter, the Keys to the Game, and Jon's Locker Room Speech!

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Nov 12, 2021
Conqu'ring Heroes 39 - Devin Meyrer
00:22:46

In advance of Friday's NCAA Great Lakes Regional, Jon chats with Devin Meyrer of Michigan men's cross country. Meyrer discusses the Wolverines' second place finish at the Big Ten Championships late last month (1:45), the preparation for this weekend's event (10:00), the mental side of competing at this level (14:20), and how special it is to boast the Michigan program record in the indoor 5000 meter (17:30).

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Nov 11, 2021
Defend the Block 75 - Buffalo Recap
00:28:04

On a special night inside Crisler Center, the Wolverines defeated Buffalo 88-76 on Wednesday. Brian shares his thoughts on the victory before discussing the game with Terry Mills (10:30). Then, we have interviews with Head Coach Juwan Howard (14:45) and sophomore Terrance Williams II (20:30), with a highlight recap to wrap up the episode (25:00).

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Nov 11, 2021
In the Trenches 229 - Hassan Haskins
00:29:09

In this week's Seven from 77, Jon closes the book on Saturday's victory over Indiana (3:45), looks ahead to this weekend's trip to Happy Valley (8:30), and talks about some of the biggest national storylines (13:15). Then, running back Hassan Haskins joins us after a career performance last week against Indiana. Haskins discusses his recent success and the increased attention around him (24:00), along with the mindset of the team heading to Penn State this weekend (27:30).

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Nov 10, 2021
Radio Replay - Inside Michigan Football - Nov. 8
00:43:02

On this week's radio show, Jon catches up with Head Coach Jim Harbaugh (4:00), Defensive Line Coach Shaun Nua (25:15), and Captain Aidan Hutchinson (39:30) as the Wolverines prepare for Saturday's big matchup at Penn State.

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Nov 09, 2021
In the Trenches 228 - Indiana Recap
00:35:40

The Wolverines bounced back on Saturday night with a strong victory over Indiana. Jon and Brian break down the win before we feature interviews with Head Coach Jim Harbaugh (11:50), defensive lineman Taylor Upshaw (15:50), tight end Luke Schoonmaker (17:00), defensive lineman David Ojabo (20:00), and running back Hassan Haskins (23:00). We wrap up the episode with the postgame thoughts of Jim Brandstatter and Dan Dierdorf (26:30), along with Jon's impressions of Penn State and the rest of this week's action in the Big Ten (32:30).

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Nov 07, 2021
Defend the Block 74 - Wayne State Recap
00:15:15

Brian shares his thoughts on Michigan's victory over Wayne State in Friday's exhibition game in Detroit. Then, we hear from Head Coach Juwan Howard (9:20), Caleb Houstan (13:00), and Moussa Diabate (15:45).

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Nov 06, 2021
In the Trenches 227 - Indiana Preview
00:07:45

Jon gets you set for Saturday's matchup against Indiana with our radio network scene setter, his Keys to the Game, and his Locker Room Speech!

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Nov 05, 2021
Conqu'ring Heroes 38 - Sean Bormet
00:16:27

With the wrestling season beginning this weekend, Jon chats with Head Coach Sean Bormet about his excitement for the 100th year in program history (1:30), some of the program's key returning members, including a couple of Olympians (5:30), and his expectations for the upcoming season (10:45).

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Nov 04, 2021
In the Trenches 226 - Andrel Anthony
00:36:58

During this week's "Seven from 77," Jon closes the books on the Michigan State game by sharing his thoughts on the film and breaking down the necessary response to the loss (4:30). Then, true freshman wide receiver Andrel Anthony discusses the whirlwind of emotions on Saturday in his hometown (26:00), details his memories from his 93-yard touchdown catch (28:30), and talks about the mindset he and the team must have moving forward (32:00).

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Nov 03, 2021
Defend the Block 73 - Naz Hillmon
00:24:06

With the women's basketball season on the horizon, Brian chats with star senior Naz Hillmon about the differences in her game and her surroundings heading into this season (5:00), her teammates' skills and improvements (11:00), and the enhanced attention around the program and women's basketball as a whole (18:00).

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Nov 02, 2021
Radio Replay - Inside Michigan Football - Nov. 1
00:41:46

On this week's radio show, Jon sits down with Head Coach Jim Harbaugh (3:00), defensive back R.J. Moten (25:30), and Safeties Coach Ron Bellamy (33:30) to discuss Saturday's game in East Lansing and look ahead to the Hoosiers' visit to Ann Arbor this weekend.

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Nov 02, 2021
In the Trenches 225 - Michigan State Recap
00:22:23

We recap Saturday's tough loss to Michigan State with Jon's analysis, followed by interviews with Head Coach Jim Harbaugh (7:00), quarterback Cade McNamara (8:40), defensive lineman Aidan Hutchinson (10:00), and wide receiver Andrel Anthony (11:45). The episode concludes with the thoughts of Jim Brandstatter and Dan Dierdorf (15:00) and a quick look-ahead from Jon (20:00).

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Oct 30, 2021
In the Trenches 224 - Michigan State Preview
00:09:25

We're closing in on Saturday's HUGE matchup in East Lansing. Get ready for this clash of 7-0 teams with the radio network scene setter, the Keys to the Game, and Jon's Locker Room Speech!

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Oct 29, 2021
Conqu'ring Heroes 37 - Paige Jones
00:12:09

Ahead of a couple of huge matches in Ann Arbor this weekend, Jon talks Michigan volleyball with senior Paige Jones. They discuss the team's solid start to the season (1:45), her journey from Ohio to the University of Michigan (5:30), and the keys for the stretch run within Big Ten play (9:30).

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Oct 28, 2021
In the Trenches 223 - Erick All
00:31:54

Jon talks about the meaning of the Michigan-Michigan State rivalry in the state and breaks down some of the Spartans' best players in this week's "Seven from 77" (4:00). Then, tight end Erick All stops by to discuss his recent performances as a pass catcher and blocker (26:00) and look ahead to this weekend's huge matchup with MSU (30:00).

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Oct 27, 2021
Defend the Block 72 - Eli Brooks
00:27:59

Brian catches up with super senior Eli Brooks, who discusses his school-related goals during his fifth year at Michigan (9:00), the decision-making process behind returning for this season (11:30), some of the key players on this year's team (16:30), and the motivation around the program following the Elite Eight loss (26:15).

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Oct 26, 2021
Radio Replay - Inside Michigan Football - Oct. 25
00:42:40

Our coverage during Michigan State week began on Monday night with the "Inside Michigan Football" radio show. Jon talked with Offensive Coordinator Josh Gattis (3:00), Head Coach Jim Harbaugh (19:15), and offensive lineman Andrew Stueber (34:30) about last weekend's win over Northwestern and the 7-0 versus 7-0 matchup coming up on Saturday afternoon.

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Oct 26, 2021
In the Trenches 222 - Northwestern Recap
00:32:21

The Wolverines improved to 7-0 on Saturday, and we have all the best postgame sound for you here on this episode of In the Trenches! Jon and Brian break down the victory before we share interviews with Head Coach Jim Harbaugh (8:00), center Andrew Vastardis (11:45), quarterback Cade McNamara (13:00), running back Blake Corum (16:30), and defensive back DJ Turner (20:30). We conclude with thoughts from Jim Brandstatter and Dan Dierdorf (23:30) and Jon's initial thoughts on next Saturday's matchup at Michigan State (28:30).

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Oct 23, 2021
In the Trenches 221 - Northwestern Preview
00:07:55

The Wolverines are back at the Big House on Saturday afternoon! Get ready for the matchup with the Wildcats with our radio network scene setter, the Keys to the Game, and Jon's Locker Room Speech.

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Oct 22, 2021
Conqu'ring Heroes 36 - Sarah Cain & Tripp Welborne
00:31:12

We continue to catch up with Hall of Honor inductees here on Conqu'ring Heroes! This week, we begin with Sarah Cain of women's gymnastics, who discusses her journey to U-M back in the late 1990s (2:00) and reflects on the meaning of last year's team winning the program's first national championship (8:30). Then, former football safety Tripp Welborne joins the show to talk about the family nature of the Wolverines' athletic department (15:45), the success of the program while he wore the Winged Helmet (20:00), and some of the individual highlights during his Michigan career (23:30).

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Oct 21, 2021
In the Trenches 220 - Mazi Smith & Andy Johnson
00:50:16

On this week's "Seven from 77," Jon discusses his early thoughts on Northwestern (8:00) and the big storylines across the Big Ten and the Top 25 (13:00). Then, we share a pair of great interviews with you. First, defensive lineman Mazi Smith stops by to discuss his improvement throughout the season (24:15), the ways he utilized the bye week (26:45), and his mentality on the field and in the locker room (29:45). We wrap up the show by learning about the George Jewett Trophy with its creator, U-M alum Andy Johnson. He talks about the honor of crafting this trophy (35:30), the process of finishing the trophy within a tight timeline (40:00), and the delivery process before Saturday's game (48:30).

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Oct 20, 2021
Defend the Block 71 - Dylan Burkhardt
00:37:48

Brian shares his observations from Friday's men's basketball Media Day before chatting with Dylan Burkhardt of UMHoops.com. Dylan discusses some of the key storylines around Michigan's top players (14:00), his impressions of the talented freshman class (23:30), and his early thoughts on the rest of the Big Ten (33:00).

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Oct 19, 2021
Radio Replay - Inside Michigan Football - Oct. 18
00:43:47

On this week's radio show, Jon catches up with Head Coach Jim Harbaugh (4:00), Quarterbacks Coach Matt Weiss (25:00), and quarterback Cade McNamara (34:30), as the Wolverines prepare for Saturday's trophy game against Northwestern.

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Oct 19, 2021
Conqu'ring Heroes 35 - Kelli Gannon
00:14:22

In advance of the Hall of Honor induction ceremony later this month, Jon chats with former field hockey star Kelli Gannon, one of the six honorees. Gannon reflects on some of the key moments of her Wolverines career (2:00), talks about playing with and following the coaching career of her sister and Michigan assistant Kristi Gannon Fisher (6:30), and rehashes some of her great memories in Ann Arbor (9:30).

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Oct 14, 2021
In the Trenches 219 - Mike Sainristil
00:37:09

In this week's "Seven from 77," Jon and Brian share some final thoughts on Saturday's impressive win at Nebraska (4:00) and talk about some of the big storylines around the Big Ten and the Top 25 (16:00). Then, Jon chats with wide receiver Mike Sainristil about his great catch at Nebraska on Saturday (29:00), the impact of the evolving wide receiver room on the entire team (32:00), and why Saturday's game was so special to him (34:45).

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Oct 13, 2021
Defend the Block 70 - Brandon Johns, Jr.
00:24:40

Senior forward Brandon Johns, Jr., is our guest this week, and he reflects on the strange nature of last season (6:30), dissects the improvements in his game (8:20), breaks down some of the other key Wolverines and the vibe around the team (10:30), and shares his excitement for the return of crowds at home and on the road (18:45).

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Oct 12, 2021
Radio Replay - Inside Michigan Football - Oct. 11
00:36:01

It may be a bye week, but we still have plenty of great content for you from Monday's radio show! Jon Jansen sits down with Head Coach Jim Harbaugh (3:30), linebacker Josh Ross (19:30), and quarterback Cade McNamara (31:00) to reflect on Saturday's victory at Nebraska and discuss the road ahead for the Wolverines.

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Oct 12, 2021
In the Trenches 218 - Nebraska Recap
00:28:05

What a win in Lincoln! Jon and Brian break down the game before we share our postgame interviews with Head Coach Jim Harbaugh (8:15), kicker Jake Moody (13:00), quarterback Cade McNamara (14:30), running back Blake Corum (18:30), and defensive back Brad Hawkins (22:00). We conclude with Jim Brandstatter and Dan Dierdorf's postgame analysis.

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Oct 10, 2021
In the Trenches 217 - Nebraska Preview
00:10:36

Get ready for Saturday's Big Ten clash in Lincoln with our preview episode! You get to hear the radio network scene setter a day early. Then, Jon details his Keys to the Game for Michigan's offense, defense, and special teams, before concluding with his popular Locker Room Speech!

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Oct 08, 2021
Conqu'ring Heroes 34 - Halle O'Neill & Anna Spieker
00:20:33

We focus on Michigan's unbeaten field hockey team this week, as Jon catches up with captains Halle O'Neill and Anna Spieker. O'Neill discusses the team's strong start to the season (2:30) and reflects on her time at Michigan as a student and an athlete (11:00). Then, Spieker talks about her role as a captain and a leader (14:30) and managing the expectations of being one of the top teams in the nation (18:00).

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Oct 07, 2021
In the Trenches 216 - Roman Wilson
00:34:06

In this week's "Seven from 77," Jon reflects once more on Saturday's beatdown of the Badgers (3:00), shares his thoughts on the status of Nebraska heading into this weekend's matchup (12:00), and touches on some of the biggest stories in the Big Ten and Top 25 (15:00). Then, wide receiver Roman Wilson joins the show to discuss the celebration after last weekend's win at Wisconsin (27:00), his overall approach to the game (29:00), the evolution of the Wolverines' receiver group and offense (30:30), and the team's mindset when playing on the road (32:45).

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Oct 06, 2021
Defend the Block 69 - Howard Eisley
00:24:52

Brian catches up with men's basketball assistant coach Howard Eisley about his journey to Ann Arbor (5:30), the camaraderie of the program's coaching and support staff (9:45), and his early impressions of this year's team (15:00).

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Oct 05, 2021
Radio Replay - Inside Michigan Football - Oct. 4
00:44:02

On this week's radio show, Jon sits down with Head Coach Jim Harbaugh (3:30), linebacker Nikhai Hill-Green (23:00), and Defensive Coordinator Mike Macdonald (32:00) to discuss the latest around the program, as the Wolverines begin preparations for Saturday's matchup at Nebraska.

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Oct 05, 2021
In the Trenches 215 - Wisconsin Recap
00:26:12

Jon and Brian break down Michigan's impressive road win at Wisconsin before we share postgame interviews with Head Coach Jim Harbaugh (10:15), wide receiver Cornelius Johnson (14:00), quarterback Cade McNamara (15:45), linebacker David Ojabo (19:00), and wide receiver Roman Wilson (22:00). Then, Jon gives his early thoughts on next week’s trip to Nebraska.

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Oct 02, 2021
In the Trenches 214 - Wisconsin Preview
00:10:25

Kickoff in Madison is almost upon us! Get ready for Saturday’s game with the preview episode, featuring our radio network's scene setter, the Keys to the Game, and Jon's Locker Room Speech!

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Oct 01, 2021
Conqu'ring Heroes 33 - Mel Pearson
00:25:45

With the hockey season almost upon us, Jon sits down with Head Coach Mel Pearson to discuss the excitement and expectations surrounding the upcoming season (1:15), his players' growth on and off the ice (10:00), his observations on many of the team's key players (16:00), and the other contenders around the Big Ten (21:00).

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Sep 30, 2021
In the Trenches 213 - Vincent Gray
00:30:44

Jon puts the finishing touches on last week's win over Rutgers (3:00), looks ahead to a few key storylines in Saturday's matchup at Wisconsin (8:00), and shares his observations from the Big Ten and the Top 25 (12:50) during this week's "Seven from 77." Then, defensive back Vincent Gray stops by to discuss his improvements from last season to this season (24:00), acclimation into this new-look defensive scheme (26:30), and thoughts on this weekend’s big game in Madison (28:00).

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Sep 29, 2021
Defend the Block 68 - Kim Barnes Arico
00:27:44

We talk Michigan women's basketball this week, as Brian catches up with Head Coach Kim Barnes Arico about the busy offseason for her and the program (5:00), her thoughts on some of the key players on this season's team (10:15), and her early analysis of the Big Ten heading into 2021-22 (22:00).

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Sep 28, 2021
Radio Replay - Inside Michigan Football - Sept. 27
00:43:09

On this week's radio show, Jon sits down with Head Coach Jim Harbaugh (3:00), sophomore running back Blake Corum (23:00), and Running Backs Coach Mike Hart (30:00) to discuss last week's win over Rutgers and this weekend's trip to Wisconsin.

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Sep 28, 2021
In the Trenches 212 - Rutgers Recap
00:28:15

Behind some big plays from their defense down the stretch, the Wolverines knocked off Rutgers 20-13 in the Big Ten opener on Saturday. Jon and Brian break down the victory before we share postgame interviews with Head Coach Jim Harbaugh (6:45), David Ojabo (10:00), Nikhai Hill-Green (11:30), Junior Colson (14:30), and Chris Hinton (17:15). We conclude with the postgame thoughts of Jim Brandstatter and Dan Dierdorf, followed by Jon's early thoughts on next weekend's trip to Wisconsin.

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Sep 26, 2021
In the Trenches 211 - Rutgers Preview
00:08:51

We get you ready for Saturday's clash against Rutgers with our preview episode! In about 10 minutes, you'll hear the radio scene setter for the broadcast and the Keys to the Game for Michigan's offense, defense, and special teams. Then, as always, we conclude with Jon's Locker Room Speech!

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Sep 24, 2021
Conqu'ring Heroes 32 - Simon Vasquez
00:14:24

We talk Michigan men's soccer this week, as sophomore Simon Vasquez chats with Jon Jansen about the team's early-season performance (1:00) and the differences between last year and this year around campus (5:00). Also, in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, Simon discusses his family's journey from Colombia to the United States (8:00) and what he hopes people learn this month-long celebration of the Hispanic culture (12:00).

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Sep 23, 2021
In the Trenches 210 - A.J. Henning
00:34:17

In this week's "Seven from 77," Jon shares his final thoughts on last weekend's thumping of Northern Illinois (4:30) and discusses the latest in the Big Ten and national pictures (12:00). Then, Jon catches up with sophomore wide receiver A.J. Henning, who discusses his and the team's strong start (25:30), the evolution of the offense in 2021 (29:30), and what he focuses on as a punt returner (32:00).

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Sep 22, 2021
Defend the Block 67 - Kobe Bufkin
00:23:27

We conclude our freshman profiles for Michigan men's basketball with guard Kobe Bufkin, who discusses growing up as a Michigan fan (5:00), the recruiting process that led him to Ann Arbor (8:00), some of the key aspects of his game (10:00), and his early impressions of some of his teammates (13:15). Then, Brian shares his favorite clips from each of his interviews with Michigan's seven freshmen.

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Sep 21, 2021
Radio Replay - Inside Michigan Football - Sept. 20
00:43:35

We begin our weekly coverage with the replay of the "Inside Michigan Football" radio show. Jon sits down with Head Coach Jim Harbaugh (3:00), Defensive Backs Coach Steve Clinkscale (23:00), and senior safety Brad Hawkins (41:00) to discuss last week's victory over Northern Illinois and this weekend's Big Ten opener against Rutgers.

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Sep 21, 2021
In the Trenches 209 - Northern Illinois Recap
00:27:34

It's a jam-packed recap episode after a dominant Michigan win! Jon and Brian break down Saturday's blowout of NIU before we share interviews with Head Coach Jim Harbaugh (7:30), Cornelius Johnson (12:15), A.J. Henning (14:30), Gemon Green (18:30), and Blake Corum (20:45). We conclude with a full wrap-up of non-conference play and a few early thoughts on next week's clash with Rutgers.

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Sep 18, 2021
Conqu'ring Heroes 31 - Sam Grewe
00:21:28

Brian is in for Jon this week, and he catches up with current U-M medical student Sam Grewe, who won a gold medal in the high jump at the Paralympics Games a few weeks ago. Grewe discusses his decision to amputate his right leg in seventh grade (2:00), the process of transitioning to adaptive sports as a teenager (6:00), his memories from the day he won gold (10:00), and his professional goals in the medical field (15:00). This interview was made possible thanks to our friends at Michigan Medicine and their "Michigan Answers Spotlight" feature on our football radio broadcasts this season. 

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Sep 16, 2021
In the Trenches 208 - Trevor Keegan
00:34:57

We begin by putting the finishing touches on Michigan's strong win over Washington on Saturday (4:00) and discussing some of our main takeaways from the weekend that was in college football and the NFL (11:00). Then, Jon catches up with Michigan left guard Trevor Keegan, who talks about the atmosphere at the Big House on Saturday (25:00), the confidence level of the offensive line through two games (27:00), how the team is handling its early-season success (31:30), and his impressions of the Wolverines' defense (33:30).

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Sep 15, 2021
Defend the Block 66 - Chris Hunter
00:31:40

One of the busiest people around Michigan men's basketball, Director of Basketball Operations Chris Hunter, is our guest this week, as he breaks down his important role in the creation of the Wolverines' recently-released non-conference schedule (5:00). Hunter also discusses the situation around the regularly-scheduled home-and-home series with Kentucky (12:00), his role and evolution as a member of this staff (15:00), and his early reviews of the Wolverines (23:30).

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Sep 14, 2021
Radio Replay - Inside Michigan Football - Sept. 13
00:42:25

On this week's radio show, Jon catches up with Tight Ends Coach/Special Teams Coordinator Jay Harbaugh (4:00), Head Coach Jim Harbaugh (22:00), and tight end Erick All (41:00) to reflect on Saturday's win over Washington and look ahead to this weekend's clash with Northern Illinois.

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Sep 14, 2021
In the Trenches 207 - Washington Recap
00:37:03

It was a tremendous Saturday night at Michigan Stadium! Relive all the fun from the Wolverines' 31-10 win over Washington with Jon and Brian's analysis of the game, along with interviews with Head Coach Jim Harbaugh (11:00), quarterback Cade McNamara (17:30), defensive lineman Aidan Hutchinson (19:00), and running backs Hassan Haskins (21:30) and Blake Corum (24:30). We conclude with some postgame thoughts from Jim Brandstatter and Dan Dierdorf and Jon's early read on next week's matchup with Northern Illinois.

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Sep 12, 2021
In the Trenches 206 - Washington Preview
00:09:11

Get fired up for Saturday's Maize Out at Michigan Stadium with our preview episode. In less than 10 minutes, you'll hear this week's radio network scene setter, the Keys to the Game, and Jon's Locker Room Speech!

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Sep 10, 2021
Conqu'ring Heroes 30 - Men's and Women's Golf
00:29:31

We hit the links this week on Conqu'ring Heroes, as Jon catches up with members of both the men's and women's golf programs. We begin with the men's team, as Head Coach Zach Barlow discusses the scheduling and training philosophies for the program (1:45), and senior Patrick Sullivan breaks down his win in the Michigan Amateur Championship and his busy schedule during the school year (6:30). Then, women's Head Coach Jan Dowling and junior Hailey Borja talk about next week's Wolverine Invitational here in Ann Arbor (15:00), the goals for the upcoming season (20:00), and the close-knit nature of the team (26:00).

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Sep 09, 2021
In the Trenches 205 - Bill Martin, Bruce Madej, Brad Hawkins
00:59:26

We are jam-packed for this mid-week show! During our "Seven from 77," Jon discusses the ramifications of Ronnie Bell's season-ending injury (5:30) and reacts to the biggest stories of the weekend in college football, including Washington's loss to Montana (13:30). Then, former Athletic Director Bill Martin and former SID Bruce Madej stop by to reflect on their memories from September 11, 2001 (30:00), talk through some of the key decisions they had to make locally after the attacks (35:30), and discuss the security measures they had to take at the Big House (44:45). We wrap up with defensive back Brad Hawkins, who talks about the defense’s performance against Western Michigan (51:00), his impressions of the new-look coaching staff after Week 1 (55:00), and his early thoughts on Saturday’s matchup with Washington (56:50).

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Sep 08, 2021
Defend the Block 65 - Ignas Brazdeikis
00:24:04

After discussing the men's team being honored at Saturday's football game, Brian welcomes former Wolverine and 2018-19 Big Ten Freshman of the Year Ignas Brazdeikis to the podcast. Iggy breaks down his NBA journey to this point (10:00), reflects on his time in Ann Arbor (15:00), and talks about how well he keeps up with the Wolverines (19:30).

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Sep 07, 2021
Radio Replay - Inside Michigan Football - Sept. 6
00:40:54

On this week's radio show, Jon recaps the win over Western Michigan and looks ahead to Saturday's "Maize Out" against Washington with Head Coach Jim Harbaugh (0:30), defensive lineman Chris Hinton (25:00), and Defensive Line Coach Shaun Nua (31:00).

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Sep 07, 2021
In the Trenches 204 - Western Michigan Recap
00:37:03

We cover Saturday's 47-14 win over Western Michigan from all angles! Jon and Brian break down the win before we share interviews with Head Coach Jim Harbaugh (14:00), defensive back Vincent Gray (20:00), defensive lineman Aidan Hutchinson (21:50), quarterback Cade McNamara (24:10), and running back Blake Corum (26:45). We conclude with some thoughts from Jim Brandstatter and Dan Dierdorf (29:30), before Jon gives his early perspective on next week's primetime matchup against Washington.

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Sep 04, 2021
In the Trenches 203 - Western Michigan Preview
00:10:32

We're closing in on kickoff for Michigan and Western Michigan at the Big House! We give you everything you need to know in about 10 minutes on our preview episode for Saturday's season opener. Listen to the radio network scene setter, learn Jon's Keys to the Game, and get pumped for the game with the return of the popular Locker Room Speech!

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Sep 03, 2021
Conqu'ring Heroes 29 - Jen Klein
00:24:11

This week, Jon catches up with Women's Soccer Head Coach Jen Klein, who discusses her team's strong 4-0 start to the regular season (1:00), the leadership roles of each person within the program (7:00), the importance of Title IX to her program and career (14:00), and her preview of this weekend's important home matches and the rest of the season (19:00).

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Sep 02, 2021
In the Trenches 202 - Hassan Haskins
00:33:22

As you'd expect, Jon is pretty fired up for game week! He shares his expectations for each Michigan unit (4:30) and reacts to the announcement of the Wolverines' four captains (11:00) in this week's "Seven from 77." Then, Jon catches up with running back Hassan Haskins to discuss his excitement level for Saturday's opener (24:00), the mentality of the team and the offense heading into the season (25:00), and his personal expectations this season (29:45). This episode is presented by DTE Energy.

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Sep 01, 2021
Defend the Block 64 - Will Tschetter
00:24:33

We hear from another Michigan men's basketball freshman this week, as Will Tschetter joins the podcast for the first time. He discusses the acclimation process to Ann Arbor from a small town in Minnesota (5:30), his recruiting journey and how he arrived at Michigan (13:30), how he would describe and assess his game at this point of the offseason (16:45), and the craziest way he has heard his last name pronounced (20:50).

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Aug 31, 2021
Radio Replay - Inside Michigan Football - Aug. 30
00:43:31

The "Inside Michigan Football" radio show is back for another year! In advance of Saturday's season opener against Western Michigan, Jon Jansen catches up with Head Coach Jim Harbaugh (2:00), offensive lineman (and captain) Andrew Vastardis (24:30), and Offensive Line Coach/Co-Offensive Coordinator Sherrone Moore (32:45).

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Aug 31, 2021
Conqu'ring Heroes 28 - Marcia Pankratz
00:16:04

Jon catches up with Field Hockey Head Coach Marcia Pankratz to discuss the quick turnaround from last season to this season (1:00), Friday's national championship game rematch against North Carolina (3:50), her deep and talented roster (7:00), and her impressions on the Big Ten as a whole (9:15).

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Aug 26, 2021
In the Trenches 201 - Mike Golic
00:53:17

In this week's "Seven from 77," Jon and Brian discuss the latest around training camp (3:45) and react to the "Alliance" created by the Big Ten, ACC, and Pac-12 (11:00). Then, Jon catches up with the great Mike Golic, who talks about his new radio project with LEARFIELD (23:15), his observations of the recent changes in college football (26:30), and the storylines he is monitoring within the Big Ten and in Ann Arbor (42:45).

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Aug 25, 2021
Defend the Block 63 - Isaiah Barnes & Jon Teske
00:38:47

We resume our introductory interviews with incoming men's basketball freshmen by welcoming Isaiah Barnes to the podcast. Barnes discusses his first stint in Ann Arbor during summer classes (6:00), his unique recruiting process and why it ended with choosing Michigan (10:30), and the key aspects of his game (15:15). Then, Brian catches up with former Wolverine center Jon Teske, who updates fans on his quest to reach the NBA (22:00), discusses the abrupt ending to his Michigan career (28:15), and reflects on some of his favorite memories in the Maize and Blue (32:40).

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Aug 24, 2021
Conqu'ring Heroes 27 - Warde Manuel
00:40:47

Conqu'ring Heroes is back! Each Thursday, we will bring you coverage from Michigan's athletic department. We begin with Warde Manuel, the Donald R. Shepherd Director of Athletics, who recaps the last few months from his perspective and the perspective of the department (1:00), discusses some of the COVID protocols around campus in the coming months (10:00), updates the financial situation of the athletic department (23:00), shares his thoughts on NIL and its impact on Michigan’s student-athletes (29:15), and responds to discussions around the evolving relationships among conferences (33:00).

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Aug 19, 2021
In the Trenches 200 - Aidan Hutchinson
00:36:33

After discussing the latest around camp and breaking down his thoughts on the other Power 5 conference races, Jon welcomes defensive lineman Aidan Hutchinson to the podcast. Hutchinson reflects on his decision to return for the upcoming season (21:45), breaks down his fit into the Wolverines' new defensive scheme (23:00), shares his excitement level for the start of the season (25:45), and sets the scene for the rest of the defensive line (29:30).

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Aug 18, 2021
Defend the Block 62 - Phil Martelli
00:27:17

Brian visits with Phil Martelli, the Associate Head Coach for Michigan men's basketball, about a range of topics: his reflections on the challenges and triumphs of last season (6:00), the work that the team has done so far this summer (10:15), and his takeaways from the seven incoming freshmen at this point of the offseason (14:00).

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Aug 17, 2021
In the Trenches 199 - Jim Harbaugh
01:01:04

After this week's "Seven from 77," Jon sits down with Head Coach Jim Harbaugh to discuss the energy around the team this offseason (19:00), his observations of the defense (22:00), his perspective of the changes involving the helmet stickers (34:40), some thoughts on the Wolverines' offense (39:50), and the latest surrounding Michigan's quarterback situation (54:45).

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Aug 12, 2021
Defend the Block 61 - Frankie Collins & Ian Burns
00:34:27

We welcome two more men's basketball freshmen on this week's edition of Defend the Block. First, Frankie Collins discusses his acclimation to Ann Arbor on and off the floor (6:30), breaks down the evolution of his game (9:50), reflects on his decision to commit to the Wolverines (11:45), and answers some random questions (17:00). Then, walk-on Ian Burns stops by to talk about his journey to Michigan basketball (22:00), what Wolverines fans can expect from him on the floor (24:15), and the impact that the late Donnie Kirksey had on his career and life (29:45).

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Aug 11, 2021
In the Trenches 198 - Cade McNamara
00:35:34

In this week's "Seven from 77," Jon shares his enthusiasm for the start of training camp (2:00) and reacts to the latest news surrounding realignment in college football (7:00). Then, Jon sits down with quarterback Cade McNamara to discuss being named the team's QB1 heading into camp (16:15), his improvements throughout the offseason (17:30), the importance of leadership from the quarterback position (24:00), and his impressions of some of the other position groups on the team (31:30).

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Aug 05, 2021
Defend the Block 60 - Moussa Diabate & Maddie Nolan
00:35:34

After Brian reacts to the latest news around professional Wolverines, he continues to introduce the new men's basketball freshmen by talking with Moussa Diabate, who talks about learning the English language (6:30), his basketball journey starting at the age of 12 (8:40), the reason why he came to Michigan (14:45), and his self-critique as he prepares for his freshman year (18:30). Then, soon-to-be-junior Maddie Nolan of Michigan women's basketball stops by to discuss her thoughts on the summer work the team is getting (25:00), the team turning the page from last season (29:00), and growing up in the basketball-crazy state of Indiana (31:15).

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Aug 04, 2021
In the Trenches 197 - Ohio State Preview
00:45:01

We conclude our game-by-game preview of the 2021 season with The Game. In this week's "Seven from 77," Jon discusses the Wolverines' focus on the Buckeyes (3:00) and sizes up Ohio State's roster heading into camp (11:00). Then, Jon chats with Ohio State play-by-play voice Paul Keels, who reflects on his time calling Michigan games back in the 1980s (20:00), breaks down some of the keys for the Buckeyes' defense in 2021 (25:40), shares his thoughts on Ohio State's quarterback battle and the offense as a whole (31:20), and gives his opinion on the potential College Football Playoff expansion (38:15).

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Jul 29, 2021
Defend the Block 59 - Caleb Houstan
00:29:03

After Brian discusses a few memories of the four former Wolverines eligible for Thursday's NBA Draft, we begin our introduction of the new freshmen with Michigan men's basketball by welcoming Caleb Houstan to the podcast. Houstan reflects on his experience with Team Canada in the FIBA U19 World Cup (13:15), breaks down his recruiting process and his decision to come to Michigan (17:30), dissects some key aspects of his game (22:40), and answers a handful of non-basketball questions (24:45).

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Jul 28, 2021
In the Trenches 196 - Media Day & Maryland Preview
00:40:45

With Big Ten Media Day starting on Thursday, Jon and Brian discuss the leadership roles of Michigan's three representatives in Indianapolis (4:45) and a few storylines to watch from around the league at the event (12:45). Then, we continue with our season preview by catching up with Johnny Holliday, the play-by-play voice of Maryland football. Holliday discusses the excitement around the program heading into 2021 (23:15), some of the key storylines for the Terps' defense (28:00), and his expectations for Maryland's offense (31:00).

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Jul 22, 2021
Defend the Block 58 - Emily Kiser and Jaaron Simmons
00:42:54

We begin with Emily Kiser, a soon-to-be senior for Michigan women's basketball, who discusses her tight-knit connection with her recruiting class (6:00), her growth as a player over the years (11:30), and some early impressions of this season's team (17:15). Then, Brian catches up with men's basketball Video Analyst Jaaron Simmons, who discusses his role in practice and recruiting (25:45), some of his early observations on this year’s team (32:45), and his opportunity to coach in The Basketball Tournament this month (39:00).

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Jul 21, 2021
In the Trenches 195 - Penn State Preview
01:08:42

In this week's "Seven from 77," Jon discusses the start date for fall camp (8:00) and his impressions of Penn State this season (15:45). Then, we delve even deeper into the Nittany Lions with play-by-play voice Steve Jones, who discusses the Nittany Lions' struggles a season ago (31:00), some of the key players to watch on the defensive side of the ball (39:00), the storylines for Penn State's offense (45:45), and the potential ramifications of the proposed expansion of the College Football Playoff (1:01:00).

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Jul 15, 2021
Defend the Block 57 - DeVante' Jones & Jon Sanderson
00:49:03

We have a pair of great men's basketball interviews for you this week! The newest member of the program, grad transfer point guard DeVante' Jones, is first up, as he talks about his busy last few months culminating with arriving in Ann Arbor (7:00), his style and fit on the floor with the Wolverines (11:00), and some non-basketball topics to get to know him better (18:45). Then, with Camp Sanderson underway, Strength and Conditioning Coach Jon Sanderson discusses the key aspects of his work with players this time of year (24:30), breaks down how he personalizes the workout plan for each player (31:20), shares his impressions of the newcomers to the program (38:00), and talks about the honor of being Juwan Howard's first hire at Michigan (44:00).

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Jul 14, 2021
In the Trenches 194 - Indiana Preview
00:53:19

After a wide-ranging "Seven from 77" that touches on the recruiting power of the Big House, some big future non-conference games, and upcoming ticket on-sale dates, Jon continues our game-by-game previews by welcoming Indiana play-by-play voice Don Fischer. Don discusses the impact of Head Coach Tom Allen on the program (29:00), the expectations for the Hoosiers' defense (37:00), and some of the key storylines for Indiana's offense (42:30).

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Jul 08, 2021
Defend the Block 56 - Danielle Rauch & Adrien Nuñez
00:43:54

This week's episode begins with a reaction to Hunter Dickinson's decision to return to Michigan for his sophomore season, including a few of the most important clips from his media availability on Tuesday. Then, Brian checks in with newly-named captain Danielle Rauch of Michigan women's basketball, who discusses the honor and requirements of that captain position (10:00), the incredible journey she and the team had last March (13:15), and her early thoughts on next season's team (20:10). We conclude with senior-to-be Adrien Nuñez, who talks about the early days of men's basketball summer practices (27:45), the importance of the new Name Image Likeness era for social media influencers like him (33:45), and some of the projects he is working on with NIL in place (41:30).

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Jul 07, 2021
In the Trenches 193 - Michigan State Preview
00:51:36

This week's "Seven from 77" focuses on the beginning of the "Name Image Likeness" era (5:00) and Jon's feelings about the Wolverines' rivalry with Michigan State (11:00). Then, Jon catches up with fellow offensive lineman Jason Strayhorn, a former Spartan player turned broadcaster, to preview Michigan State. Strayhorn discusses the effects of the transfer portal on college football (21:00), his impressions of second-year Head Coach Mel Tucker (25:00), some key storylines to watch for the MSU offense (29:00), the important aspects of the Spartans' defense (36:00), and his expectations for Michigan State this season (44:20).

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Jul 01, 2021
Defend the Block 55 - Jace Howard
00:37:29

Brian catches up with soon-to-be sophomore Jace Howard to discuss the team-first mentality that the Howard family utilizes (10:00), some of his best basketball memories from his childhood (14:30), his evolution as a player heading into his second season in Ann Arbor (20:30), and the opportunity to play for his Dad (28:15).

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Jun 30, 2021
In the Trenches 192 - Northwestern Preview
00:51:12

In this week's "Seven from 77," Jon and Brian discuss several key topics, including the big ruling by the Supreme Court pertaining to the NCAA (6:30) and the latest surrounding the proposed changes to the College Football Playoff (10:30). Then, our game-by-game preview continues with Northwestern, as Jon chats with the Wildcats' play-by-play broadcaster Dave Eanet about Pat Fitzgerald's importance to the program (23:30), his expectations for the Wildcats in 2021 (29:30), some of the key storylines for Northwestern's offense (32:15), and the most noteworthy aspects of the Wildcats' defense (40:20).

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Jun 24, 2021
Defend the Block 54 - Zeb Jackson & Chris Williams
00:39:30

Brian begins by catching up with soon-to-be sophomore guard Zeb Jackson, who discusses his unique last two years (10:00), his strengths and weaknesses heading into next season (15:00), his acclimation to Head Coach Juwan Howard and the Michigan program (19:15), and the potential of next season's team (21:45). Then, Chris Williams, the new Athletic Trainer for men's basketball, discusses the key aspects of his position (24:00), his professional journey to this point (29:30), and his perception of the program from afar (35:30).

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Jun 23, 2021
In the Trenches 191 - Steve Clinkscale & Nebraska Preview
00:43:09

We have two great guests this week! We begin with the newest member of the Wolverines coaching staff--Defensive Passing Game Coordinator and Defensive Backs Coach Steve Clinkscale--who talks about the process of taking the job here with Michigan (1:45), his acclimation process into the program (5:45), and how to work with and develop those around him in the program (11:45). Then, we roll along with our game-by-game preview by breaking down Michigan's trip to Nebraska with Huskers sideline reporter Jeremiah Sirles. He discusses the Huskers' quest to return to contender status in the Big Ten (19:00), some of the key players and storylines for Nebraska's offense (23:00), the potential of the Huskers' defense (35:15), and his thoughts on Nebraska's fan base and gameday experience (39:20).

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Jun 17, 2021
Defend the Block 53 - Franz Wagner
00:28:54

Brian catches up with now former Wolverine Franz Wagner about his decision to enter the NBA Draft (9:00), his time in Ann Arbor as a student and a player (14:30), his experiences with Head Coach Juwan Howard (20:00), and some of his favorite memories during his time at Michigan (23:30).

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Jun 16, 2021
In the Trenches 190 - Wisconsin Preview
00:55:48

In this week's "Seven from 77," Jon discusses the successful completion of all 2020-21 sports as of this weekend (4:15), Adam Coon's attempt to make the Tennessee Titans' roster (12:00), and the latest reports surrounding the College Football Playoff format (15:30). Then, we continue our game-by-game previews for 2021 by welcoming in Wisconsin play-by-play voice Matt Lepay, who discusses Barry Alvarez's legacy (28:30), the potential of Graham Mertz and the Badgers' offense (34:30), and some of the keys for Wisconsin defensively (44:15).

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Jun 10, 2021
Defend the Block 52 - Kim Barnes Arico & Harry Rafferty
00:50:46

We check in on Michigan women's basketball this week, as Head Coach Kim Barnes Arico chats with Brian about each of her three new assistants (11:00), what she and the players are up to at this stage of the offseason (19:30), and Naz Hillmon's opportunity to represent Team USA in next week's AmeriCup (26:30). Then, we have our final one-on-one interview with the new-look women's basketball coaching staff. Harry Rafferty stops by to discuss the work with the program that helped him earn an assistant position (31:00), the acclimation process for the new-look staff (35:30), and his close relationship with former Wolverine Duncan Robinson (42:15).

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Jun 09, 2021
Conqu'ring Heroes 26 - Jerry Clayton & James Henry
00:21:03

On this week's episode, Jon catches up with the two Head Coaches of Michigan Track & Field, Jerry Clayton and James Henry. They discuss the unique challenges of the season (1:00), the dividing of responsibilities between them and among their staff members (6:00), their expectations for the individuals who qualified for this weekend's NCAA Outdoor Championships (8:00), and the environment they are expecting in Eugene, Ore., for the event (17:00).

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Jun 08, 2021
In the Trenches 189 - Remembering Laurie Carr, Rutgers Preview
00:51:30

We begin by discussing the life of Laurie Carr, the wife of former Wolverines Head Coach Lloyd Carr, who passed away last week (6:00). Then, Jon discusses the return of in-person recruiting (14:30) before continuing to preview each 2021 game by welcoming in Chris Carlin, the play-by-play voice for Rutgers football. Chris breaks down the improved talent within the Scarlet Knights' defense (26:00), the effect that Greg Schiano has had on the program (32:30), and his impressions on the potential of the Rutgers offense (38:00).

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Jun 03, 2021
Defend the Block 51 - Hunter Dickinson
00:30:14

Hunter Dickinson stops by to break down his decision to enter the NBA Draft, while maintaining his college eligibility (8:30). Hunter also shares some of the improvements he has made on and off the floor (13:00), reflects on his memories from last year's incredible team (20:00), and reacts to his former high school head coach Mike Jones' new position at Virginia Tech (25:30).

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Jun 02, 2021
Conqu'ring Heroes 25 - Erik Bakich
00:23:56

Fresh off Michigan Baseball earning a berth in the NCAA Tournament, Jon Jansen welcomes Head Coach Erik Bakich to discuss the emotions before and after Monday's Selection Show (0:45), the status of the Big Ten entering this year's tournament (4:00), some of the Wolverines' key contributors this season (10:30), and a few other thoughts on this weekend's South Bend Regional (14:30).

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Jun 01, 2021
In the Trenches 188 - "We're Back" Reaction, NIU Preview
00:47:41

We begin this week's episode by discussing the athletic department's statement that events are on a path to return to full capacity starting in the fall (2:00). Jon and Brian also discuss the impact that this news will have on the team (11:15), along with a few news items regarding the Michigan staff (13:00). Then, we continue our previews of each 2021 game with a look at the Northern Illinois Huskies, as their play-by-play voice Bill Baker stops by to talk about the Huskies' youth movement (24:00), his impressions of third-year head coach Thomas Hammock (28:00), the impact that grad transfer Rocky Lombardi can have at quarterback (32:00), and some of the other key Huskies to watch come September 18 (37:00).

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May 27, 2021
Defend the Block 50 - Jay Smith
00:34:31

Brian catches up with Jay Smith, the Director of Player Personnel and Development for Michigan men's basketball, about the unique challenges of the last year (2:30), the development of Juwan Howard from incoming Wolverine player to current Wolverine Head Coach (7:45), the importance of continuity among players and staff members (17:00), his impressions of some of the returning and incoming players (22:15), and his emotions surrounding the Fab Five's presence around the program (28:45).

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May 26, 2021
In the Trenches 187 - Washington Preview
01:05:05

After a wide-ranging "Seven from 77," Jon and Brian continue their game-by-game preview of the 2021 season by breaking down the biggest non-conference matchup--September 11 against Washington--with Tony Castricone, the Voice of the Huskies. During the conversation, Tony reflects on his time working with the Michigan Radio Network (25:40), discusses some of the key storylines and position battles surrounding the Huskies this offseason (31:00), describes the start of the head coaching era for Jimmy Lake (50:15), and shares some stories of living with Brian for five years (54:00).

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May 20, 2021
Defend the Block 49 - Luke Wilson, Val Nainima
00:43:07

We begin this week with another outgoing Wolverine, as Brian chats with Luke Wilson about his memories from last season (7:45), his journey from Michigan fan to Michigan player (13:40), and his plans now that his playing days are over (22:30). Then, Brian welcomes the newest member of Michigan women's basketball - Assistant Coach Val Nainima - to talk about her first few days with the program (27:40), her impression of the team and some of its key players (31:00), and her journey from Fiji to the United States and, ultimately, the University of Michigan (35:00).

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May 19, 2021
Conqu'ring Heroes 24 - Carol Hutchins
00:25:49

We catch up with another Big Ten champion here on Conqu'ring Heroes. This week, it's Softball Head Coach Carol Hutchins, who discusses the challenging journey to another league title (1:00), the growth and importance of the senior class (7:30), her impressions of the team heading into the NCAA Tournament (14:15), and her frustrations about the tournament's selection process (20:00).

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May 18, 2021
In the Trenches 186 - Blake Corum
00:43:03

In this week's "Seven from 77," Jon reacts to the hiring of Steve Clinkscale as the program's new Defensive Passing Game Coordinator and Defensive Backs Coach (3:40). Then, Jon sits down with running back Blake Corum to discuss his development since coming to Michigan (26:00), the mindset of the running back room (30:15), the importance of his strict workout routine (33:45), his fit into this offense (36:50), and the team's goals heading into the season (39:15).

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May 13, 2021
Defend the Block 48 - Carrie Moore, CJ Baird
00:42:50

We begin with newly-hired Michigan women's basketball assistant coach Carrie Moore. She talks about the emotions and motivations surrounding her hiring at Michigan (3:20), her impressions of Naz Hillmon and the rest of the current roster (6:45), her journey from a star at Detroit Country Day to a successful assistant coach (9:25), and the keys to her role as the program's new recruiting coordinator (14:20).

Then, new U-M graduate CJ Baird joins the show to reflect on the lessons and memories from his basketball career (19:35), reminisce about his memorable three in the 2018 Sweet 16 (25:20), discuss the importance and development of his role on the scout team (32:40), and share his short- and long-term career goals (38:25).

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May 12, 2021
Conqu'ring Heroes 23 - Mark Rothstein
00:20:55

Jon catches up with Mark Rothstein, the only Head Coach in the history of the Michigan women's rowing program, about the long wait to return to play this season (0:40), his transition from football player to rowing coach (5:15), the organization of his roster for events (9:20), and this weekend's Big Ten Championships (14:30).

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May 11, 2021
In the Trenches 185 - Draft Recap, WMU Preview
00:57:08

In this week's "Seven from 77," Jon breaks down the landing spots for each of the eight Wolverines drafted last week (11:45) and analyzes some of the key storylines from the NFL Draft (20:45). Then, we begin our game-by-game preview for the 2021 season by chatting with Western Michigan play-by-play broadcaster Robin Hook. Hook discusses some of the biggest player departures for the Broncos (30:45), the outlook for the 2021 team (36:20), and the potential upside for this experienced roster (48:30) in advance of the Week 1 matchup at Michigan Stadium.

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May 06, 2021
Defend the Block 47 - Mike Smith
00:36:45

Brian begins this week's episode by reflecting on Franz Wagner's incredible Michigan career and reacting to his decision to enter the NBA Draft. Then, Brian catches up with another departing Wolverine, point guard Mike Smith. Mike discusses the early stages of his NBA Draft preparations (12:00), reflects on his journey to and time in Ann Arbor (15:50), breaks down his evolution and improvement as a player over the last year (22:15), identifies a few of his favorite moments from last season (26:10), and shares his advice to future Wolverines (32:10).

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May 05, 2021
Conqu'ring Heroes 22 - Dr. Marcelo Leonardi
00:21:38

This week on Conqu'ring Heroes, we preview Michigan women's water polo in the NCAA Tournament! Jon sits down with Dr. Marcelo Leonardi, the seventh-year Head Coach of the Wolverines, to discuss the team's NCAA Tournament draw (0:45), the unique journey through the regular season (4:00), his emotions after reaching the NCAA Tournament for a fifth straight time (9:15), and some of the key contributors on this year's team (14:30).

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May 04, 2021
In the Trenches 184 - Jim Harbaugh
00:55:56

Jon chats with Head Coach Jim Harbaugh about his observations from the 15 high-energy spring practices (3:00), his early thoughts on the defensive scheme and personnel (7:10), the leaders and contenders for starting spots on the offensive line (16:20), his impressions of the rest of the offense by position group (22:00), and the emotions surrounding the NFL Draft (33:45). Then, Jon and Brian discuss some of their biggest takeaways from Coach Harbaugh's comments (38:45).

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Apr 29, 2021
Defend the Block 46 - Chaundee Brown, Jr.
00:26:24

Brian welcomes now former Wolverine Chaundee Brown, Jr., to the podcast to discuss his NBA Draft decision and training (6:30), his reflections from Michigan's 2020-21 season (9:30), the fulfilled promises from Juwan Howard and the staff (13:00), and his favorite moments from his time in Ann Arbor (18:30).

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Apr 28, 2021
Conqu'ring Heroes 21 - Adam Steinberg
00:17:30

In advance of this weekend's Big Ten Tournament, Jon catches up with Men's Tennis Head Coach Adam Steinberg about his team's journey from last season's cancellation to now (0:45), the growth of the Big Ten in the sport (5:40), and the team's preparations for the postseason (11:00).

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Apr 27, 2021
In the Trenches 183 - NFL Draft Preview
00:45:36

In this week's edition, Jon and Brian discuss the changes to Michigan's recruiting department (3:15), offer up predictions for the top 10 picks in next week's NFL Draft (12:30), pinpoint the ideal landing spots for soon-to-be-drafted Wolverines (26:40), and establish their "Super Leagues" of college football (35:20).

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Apr 22, 2021
Defend the Block 45 - Austin Davis
00:27:15

After reacting to the news that Eli Brooks would return for a fifth season, Brian chats with now former Wolverine Austin Davis about his reflections from last season (10:30), his development throughout his Michigan career (16:00), and the process of determining the next steps in his life (20:45).

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Apr 21, 2021
Conqu'ring Heroes 20 - Bev Plocki & Ronni Bernstein
00:32:02

We are recapping a couple of championship performances on this week's edition of Conqu'ring Heroes. We begin with Women's Gymnastics' national championship, as Head Coach Bev Plocki discusses her reaction to the clinching moment (1:15), some of the incredible performances throughout the weekend (7:30), and the role that those who came before this group had on this team's championship run (13:30). Then, Jon catches up with Women's Tennis Head Coach Ronni Bernstein about the culture she and her staff have built (17:30), the journey to this season's Big Ten championship (21:30), and the team's preparations for the postseason (26:00).

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Apr 20, 2021
In the Trenches 182 - Matt Weiss
00:53:42

Jon begins with a full breakdown of Saturday's scrimmage inside the Big House, including his observations of the quarterbacks, offensive line, and defense. Then, Jon sits down with Quarterbacks Coach Matt Weiss to discuss his journey to Ann Arbor and the University of Michigan (28:15), the Wolverines' current quarterback room (36:40), and the increasing importance of analytics within football (43:30).

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Apr 15, 2021
Defend the Block 44 - Naz Hillmon
00:41:36

Brian reacts to the departures of Chaundee Brown, Jr., and Mike Smith on the men's basketball side (2:30). Then, he catches up with Naz Hillmon on her reflections of the incredible season for Michigan women's basketball (15:00), the groundwork that she and the program are doing in advance of next season (26:20), and her off-the-court work in pushing for gender equality and social justice (31:00).

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Apr 14, 2021
Conqu'ring Heroes 19 - Kurt Golder
00:19:32

In advance of this weekend's NCAA Championships in men's gymnastics, Jon catches up with Head Coach Kurt Golder about the unique journey to an undefeated regular season and Big Ten title (0:45), the team's preparations for Friday and Saturday in Minneapolis (5:00), some details on the layout and schedule for the two-day event (9:45), and Jon's best potential gymnastics event (14:30).

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Apr 13, 2021
In the Trenches 181 - Josh Gattis
00:54:30

In this week's "Seven from 77," Jon breaks down some comments from a few Wolverines, including WR Mike Sainristil, RB Blake Corum, and OL Zak Zinter. Then, Offensive Coordinator Josh Gattis stops by to discuss his impressions of the team in spring practice (23:00) and size up each offensive unit at this point of the offseason--offensive line (29:45), tight ends (35:40), wide receivers (37:40), running backs (42:45), and quarterbacks (47:30).

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Apr 08, 2021
Defend the Block 43 - Kim Barnes Arico & Terry Mills
00:39:21

With the college basketball season in the books, Brian catches up with Michigan women's basketball Head Coach Kim Barnes Arico about the wide range of emotions that still linger from the NCAA Tournament (7:30), the impact that this team's season had on Michigan fans around the world (14:30), the team's scary return from Texas (20:30), and her main priorities now that the offseason has arrived (23:30). Then, we bring you the final postgame conversation between Brian and Terry Mills from the postgame show after Michigan men's basketball's loss to UCLA in the Elite Eight (28:20), as they talk about the loss and the season as a whole.

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Apr 07, 2021
Conqu'ring Heroes 18 - Bev Plocki
00:27:35

Fresh off the program's 13th NCAA Regional title, Women's Gymnastics Head Coach Bev Plocki chats with Jon Jansen about the challenges of this unique season (0:45), the team's impressive performance last weekend in the Regionals (10:00), and the preparation for the NCAA Championships on April 16 and 17 in Fort Worth, Texas (18:40).

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Apr 06, 2021
In the Trenches 180 - Brad Hawkins
00:44:48

Jon and Brian discuss the tough end to the men's basketball team's season before getting into this week's "Seven from 77" (8:40), which touches on last Friday's Pro Day, Giles Jackson's decision to transfer, and much more. Then, Jon catches up with Brad Hawkins about his observations from spring practice (31:30), his transition from wide receiver to defensive back (33:10), and the new-look defensive coaching staff and system (36:00).

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Apr 01, 2021
Defend the Block 42 - UCLA Preview
00:30:24

Brian breaks down his early thoughts on the Bruins in advance of Tuesday's Elite Eight clash. Then, Brian chats with Hunter Dickinson about Sunday's impressive win, his evolution against double teams, and the quick turnaround (5:30). We also get a scouting report on the Bruins from Josh Lewin, their radio play-by-play broadcaster (17:00).

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Mar 29, 2021
Defend the Block 41 - FSU Postgame
00:25:06

Michigan men's basketball delivered a resounding victory over Florida State in the Sweet 16 on Sunday. Brian shares his thoughts on the Maize and Blue's elite performance before breaking it down with the National Champion Terry Mills (8:35). Then, Brian and Terry chat with Brandon Johns, Jr., (14:00) and Mike Smith (18:30).

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Mar 29, 2021
Defend the Block 40 - FSU Preview
00:41:33

Brian begins the episode by previewing Florida State, the assignment for Michigan men's basketball on Sunday in the Sweet 16. Then, we check in with freshman Terrance Williams II to discuss the on- and off-court experience in Indianapolis (8:00), the effects of the injury to Isaiah Livers (12:10), and his early impressions of the Seminoles (17:10). Then, Brian chats with Florida State play-by-play broadcaster Gene Deckerhoff, who shares his observations on FSU (19:10) and recalls his memories calling Tom Brady and the Buccaneers' Super Bowl run as the radio voice of the team (32:15).

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Mar 26, 2021
In the Trenches 179 - Sherrone Moore
00:45:58

In this week's "Seven from 77," Jon breaks down the latest from spring practice, some key storylines to follow during Friday's Pro Day, and his faltering NCAA Tournament bracket. Then, Jon catches up with Offensive Line Coach and Co-Offensive Coordinator Sherrone Moore about the transition to his new roles on the staff (25:40), his thoughts on some of the line's veterans (31:00), his impressions of the younger players working for playing time (36:30), and the process of determining the depth chart (40:00).

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Mar 25, 2021
Defend the Block 39 - Tennessee Postgame
00:29:16

For the first time in program history, Michigan women's basketball has advanced to the Sweet 16! Brian catches up with Head Coach Kim Barnes Arico (3:30) and senior Hailey Brown (20:20) to discuss the emotions of the accomplishment and the key aspects of the victory over Tennessee.

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Mar 24, 2021
Defend the Block 38 - LSU Postgame
00:28:08

For a fourth straight NCAA Tournament, Michigan men's basketball has advanced to the Sweet 16! Brian Boesch breaks down the Wolverines' victory over LSU before chatting about it with the National Champion Terry Mills (10:15). Then, we welcome Chaundee Brown, Jr., (15:30) and Head Coach Juwan Howard (21:00) to get their thoughts on the big victory.

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Mar 23, 2021
Defend the Block 37 - FGCU Postgame, LSU Preview
00:44:04

Michigan women's basketball rolled Florida Gulf Coast in the first round of the NCAA Tournament on Sunday, and Brian talks with leading scorer Leigha Brown (3:15) and Head Coach Kim Barnes Arico (10:30) about the impressive victory and Tuesday's assignment against Tennessee. Then, we preview Michigan men's basketball's matchup with LSU on Monday by catching up with forward Brandon Johns, Jr. (20:20). Brian concludes by getting a scouting report on the Tigers with their radio play-by-play broadcaster Chris Blair (31:00).

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Mar 21, 2021
Defend the Block 36 - Texas Southern Postgame
00:24:33

Brian shares his thoughts on Saturday's wire-to-wire victory over Texas Southern before discussing the game with the National Champion Terry Mills (5:30). Then, the guys chat with sophomore Franz Wagner (10:30), freshman Zeb Jackson (15:40), and Head Coach Juwan Howard (20:00).

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Mar 20, 2021
In the Trenches 178 - George Helow
00:43:30

In this week's "Seven from 77," which begins at the 6:15 mark, Jon breaks down each unit of the defense at this stage of spring practice. Then, Jon welcomes new Linebackers Coach George Helow to discuss his first few weeks in Ann Arbor (19:50), the early stages of establishing the defense's new identity (24:30), how he developed as a coach during his previous stops (30:20), and his close relationship with Defensive Coordinator Mike Macdonald (37:25).

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Mar 18, 2021
Defend the Block 35 - NCAA Tournament Preview
00:59:11

Brian Boesch is getting you set for both NCAA Tournaments with some great interviews!

We begin by chatting with Akienreh Johnson about her reaction to reaching the NCAA Tournament (4:10), the importance of Leigha Brown to this team (8:20), and the challenges and emotions surrounding the Big Dance (13:10).

Then, Eli Brooks checks in from Indianapolis to discuss some of his early experiences in the bubble (21:30), the recovery process after his ankle injury (23:15), and the impact of Isaiah Livers' absence (28:00).

We conclude with a preview of the two potential opponents for the men's team on Saturday. Adam Pohl of the Mount St. Mary's broadcast team joins us at the 34:30 mark. Lary Hale, the Voice of Texas Southern men's basketball, stops by at the 49:40 mark.

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Mar 17, 2021
Radio Replay - Inside Michigan Basketball - 3/15/21
00:42:52

We have a jam-packed show for our season finale of the "Inside Michigan Basketball" Radio Show. Brian and Terry chat with Head Coach Juwan Howard (4:50) and Athletic Trainer Alex Wong (22:30) from the bubble in Indianapolis. Then, we get Head Coach Kim Barnes Arico's reaction to the Wolverines' seeding and matchup against Florida Gulf Coast in the women's NCAA Tournament (33:40).

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Mar 16, 2021
Defend the Block 34 - Ohio State Postgame
00:29:09

Brian discusses the tough loss to the Buckeyes and plays some of Isaiah Livers' comments to the media regarding his injury. Then, Terry Mills shares his thoughts on Saturday's game (11:00) before Head Coach Juwan Howard joins the show (15:45). This episode is presented by Absopure, the Official Bottled Water of Michigan Athletics.

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Mar 13, 2021
Defend the Block 33 - Maryland Postgame
00:33:12

We have a full recap of Michigan's big win over Maryland in Friday's quarterfinal matchup at the Big Ten Tournament. Brian Boesch breaks down his observations from the game, including Mike Smith continuing the tradition of Michigan point guards shining in this event, before welcoming in Terry Mills to get his postgame analysis (8:45). Then, Brian and Terry sit down with Head Coach Juwan Howard (13:00) and sophomore Franz Wagner (20:40) before we conclude with a highlight recap of the win (26:00). This episode is presented by Absopure, the Official Bottled Water of Michigan Athletics.

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Mar 12, 2021
In the Trenches 177 - Andrew Vastardis
00:40:42

In this week's "Seven from 77," which begins at the 7:00 mark, Jon provides an update on the first few weeks of spring ball and discusses the key storylines on each unit within Michigan's offense at this stage of the offseason. Then, Jon sits down with fellow offensive lineman Andrew Vastardis about his opportunity to play a sixth year at Michigan (26:30), his early impressions of the offensive line group and the energy around the program (28:30), his expectations for the team in 2021 (33:15), and the early scouting report on the defense (36:00).

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Mar 11, 2021
Conqu'ring Heroes 17 - Jen Klein
00:23:11

Jon catches up with women's soccer Head Coach Jen Klein to discuss the first few weeks of the season (0:45), some of the key players on the roster (3:45), an early scouting report on this Friday's clash with Michigan State (11:40), and what March and Women's History Month means to her (16:10).

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Mar 09, 2021
Radio Replay - Inside Michigan Basketball - 3/8/21
00:45:13

With both programs gearing up for the Big Ten Tournament, we catch up with Juwan Howard (2:30), Phil Martelli (12:00), and Kim Barnes Arico (30:00) to discuss the final week of the regular season, the emotions of senior day last week, and the opportunity this week in Indianapolis.

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Mar 09, 2021
Defend the Block 32 - Michigan State Postgame
00:16:33

Brian Boesch and Terry Mills break down Sunday's tough loss at Michigan State to conclude the regular season. Head Coach Juwan Howard shares his thoughts at the 9:10 mark, while we listen back to the game's key plays starting at the 12:45 mark.

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Mar 08, 2021
Defend the Block 31 - Big Ten Champs!
00:30:54

Celebrate Michigan men's basketball's Big Ten regular season title by reliving all of the best interviews, analysis, and highlights from Thursday's clinching win over Michigan State. We talk to Eli Brooks, Hunter Dickinson, Juwan Howard, Chaundee Brown Jr., C.J. Baird, and Franz Wagner a few minutes after the game, with those conversations starting at the 4:30 mark. Then, Brian and Terry break down the victory, the championship, and all the Senior Day festivities starting at the 16:45 mark. We conclude with a highlight recap of the 69-50 win, which begins at the 25:20 mark.

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Mar 05, 2021
In the Trenches 176 - Aidan Hutchinson
00:36:10

After breaking down some comments from Head Coach Jim Harbaugh, running back Hassan Haskins, and defensive back Brad Hawkins in this week’s “Seven from 77,” Jon sits down with Aidan Hutchinson to discuss his decision to return to school (18:20), his impressions of the new-look defensive staff and scheme (22:00), his growth to this point and the necessary improvements moving forward (26:45), and the identity of the Wolverines' defensive line (29:00).

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Mar 04, 2021
Defend the Block 30 - Illinois Postgame
00:13:52

It was not the Wolverines' night at Crisler Center on Tuesday night. We talk through the tough loss to the Illini, as Brian shares his observations before welcoming in Terry Mills (5:00) and Head Coach Juwan Howard (8:00).

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Mar 03, 2021
Conqu'ring Heroes 16 - Erik Bakich
00:36:02

With the baseball season approaching this weekend, Jon chats with Michigan Baseball Head Coach Erik Bakich about the outlook for the program and the Big Ten as a whole (0:45), his revamped coaching staff heading into 2021 (12:20), the team's strengths and most important players (14:45), and his 2020 proposal to change the college baseball calendar (27:20).

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Mar 02, 2021
Radio Replay - Inside Michigan Basketball - 3/1/21
00:45:20

If you missed our weekly radio show on all things Michigan Basketball, we have you covered! Men's basketball Assistant Coach Saddi Washington joins Brian and Terry at the 1:45 mark, while women's basketball Head Coach Kim Barnes Arico's conversation begins at the 24:50 mark.

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Mar 02, 2021
Defend the Block 29 - Indiana Postgame
00:27:18

The Wolverines keep rolling with a 73-57 win at Indiana on Saturday afternoon. Brian discusses his key observations before welcoming in the National Champ Terry Mills for his postgame analysis (6:30). Then, Head Coach Juwan Howard (9:45) and leading scorer Franz Wagner (18:00) stop by before Rob recaps the game and plays some of the best radio highlights (22:00).

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Feb 27, 2021
Defend the Block 28 - Iowa Postgame
00:30:48

The Wolverines slowed down Iowa's potent offense in a 79-57 victory on Thursday night. Brian and Terry break down Michigan's sixth consecutive win before chatting with leading scorer Franz Wagner (12:50) and Head Coach Juwan Howard (18:00). We conclude with a full highlight recap of the victory (24:15).

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Feb 26, 2021
In the Trenches 175 - Mo Linguist
00:44:53

In this week's "Seven from 77," Jon and Brian discuss Joe Milton's transfer (6:00), the current status of the quarterback room (7:15), and the coaching staff shuffle (9:15). Then, we welcome new Co-Defensive Coordinator and Defensive Backs Coach Maurice "Mo" Linguist to discuss his transition from the state of Texas to Ann Arbor (22:00), his journey from player to coach (29:00), and his expectations for the defensive backs and the defense as a whole in 2021 and beyond (36:30).

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Feb 25, 2021
Defend the Block 27 - Hunter Dickinson
00:26:35

Brian catches up with Michigan freshman Hunter Dickinson about Sunday's big victory at Ohio State (6:40), the adjustments he has made throughout the season (10:00), the importance of his film study and relationship with Head Coach Juwan Howard (13:15), and the areas that the team must focus on as the postseason approaches (18:20).

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Feb 24, 2021
Radio Replay - Inside Michigan Basketball - 2/22/21
00:45:14

One day after a Michigan Basketball sweep over Ohio State, both head coaches joined us on our weekly radio show. Brian and Terry's conversation with Juwan Howard begins at the 1:40 mark, while Kim Barnes Arico stops by at the 25:30 mark.

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Feb 23, 2021
Defend the Block 26 - Ohio State Postgame
00:33:12

What a win for the Wolverines! Brian Boesch shares his thoughts before welcoming in the National Champ Terry Mills for his analysis (8:10). Then, we chat with Head Coach Juwan Howard (13:00) and Isaiah Livers (20:40) before reliving all of the key highlights from Sunday's win over the Buckeyes (26:20).

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Feb 21, 2021
Defend the Block 25 - Rutgers Postgame
00:22:41

We break down Thursday's win over Rutgers from all angles. Brian Boesch and Terry Mills share their biggest takeaways before chatting with leading scorer Franz Wagner (9:20) and Head Coach Juwan Howard (12:50). Then, we take you through the highlights from the victory (18:20).

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Feb 19, 2021
In the Trenches 174 - Mike Macdonald
00:50:17

Jon discusses the latest on spring football, the happenings around Schembechler Hall, and the national coaching carousel in this week's Seven from 77, which begins at the 6:45 mark. Then, Jon chats with Michigan's new Defensive Coordinator Mike Macdonald about his acclimation process to the program and the area (24:30), the various stops in his coaching career (27:45), his vision for the defense in 2021 and beyond (36:10), and getting back into recruiting at the college level (41:45).

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Feb 18, 2021
BONUS: College Sports Now - Brian Boesch
00:30:09

A fellow podcast within the Learfield IMG College family, "College Sports Now" discusses the latest in college football and basketball several times each week. Hosts Stephen Hartzell and Matt Norlander welcome our own Brian Boesch at the 15:00 mark to discuss Michigan men's basketball team's big win at Wisconsin and look ahead at the road ahead for Juwan Howard and the Wolverines.

We've also included the first 15 minutes of the episode, to give you an idea of the show. Give College Sports Now a try and subscribe here: apple.co/33pBkHk

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Feb 17, 2021
Conqu'ring Heroes 15 - Wolverines Against Racism
00:26:22

In our continuing celebration of Black History Month, Jon welcomes three members of Wolverines Against Racism - creator Briana Nelson (track and field), Haven Essien (rowing), and Josh Nichols (cheer). The group discusses the creation of WAR (1:00), the importance of having difficult conversations (9:10), where we go from here in the fight for social justice (15:30), and the importance of celebrating Black History Month (20:15).

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Feb 16, 2021
Radio Replay - Inside Michigan Basketball - 2/15/21
00:45:18

Both basketball programs in Ann Arbor returned to play and returned to the win column this week, and we recap it all with both Head Coaches on this week's radio show. Brian and Terry's conversation with Juwan Howard begins at the 2:10 mark, while Kim Barnes Arico joins at the 24:30 mark.

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Feb 16, 2021
Defend the Block 24 - Wisconsin Postgame
00:28:06

Michigan overcame a 14-point deficit, and a 23-day gap between games, to knock off Wisconsin on Sunday in Madison. Brian and Terry break down the keys to the Wolverines' come-from-behind win before chatting with Head Coach Juwan Howard (11:15) and leading scorer Isaiah Livers (17:50). We wrap up the episode with a full highlight recap of the victory (21:45).

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Feb 14, 2021
In the Trenches 173 - Ron Bellamy
00:57:49

In this week's "Seven from 77," Jon and Brian discuss Tom Brady's seventh Super Bowl title (5:00), the draft stock of some NFL-bound Wolverines (13:00), and the impact of some of the outgoing transfers (21:00). Then, Jon sits down with new Wide Receivers Coach Ron Bellamy to talk about his journey to coaching (32:30), the path to a state title at West Bloomfield (37:00), the process of considering and joining the Wolverines' staff (42:20), and how he has handled the first few weeks on the job (51:30).

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Feb 11, 2021
Defend the Block 23 - Black History Month
00:39:57

In honor of Black History Month, four members of the Michigan Basketball family take part in a special round-table discussion. Naz Hillmon, Akienreh Johnson, Isaiah Livers, and Saddi Washington talk about the importance of Black History Month (1:45), some of the key figures they think about each February (7:20), their emotions during the social injustices and protests in recent months (14:00), and the pride they felt in going through the voting process last year (29:45).

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Feb 09, 2021
Radio Replay - Inside Michigan Basketball - 2/8/21
00:45:16

With the department-wide pause coming to an end over the weekend, we had both Head Coaches on this week's radio show. Brian and Terry's conversation with Juwan Howard begins at the 1:30 mark and touches on his birthday, the Super Bowl, his team's approach during the pause, and the challenges of getting the team back into game shape. Then, Kim Barnes Arico joins us at the 28:00 mark to discuss her team's approach over the last couple of weeks, the importance of mental health, and the journey ahead to get ready for upcoming games.

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Feb 09, 2021
In the Trenches 172 - Mike Hart
00:46:54

Jon and Brian discuss the three defensive line signees from Wednesday, the new-look coaching staff, and the impacts of the returns of Aidan Hutchinson, Brad Hawkins, and others in this week's "Seven from 77," which begins at the 3:40 mark. Then, new Running Backs Coach Mike Hart joins us to discuss his return to Ann Arbor and Michigan Football (25:40), the coaching lessons he learned during his previous stops (28:40), his keys to success as a recruiter and relationship builder (32:15), and the reason he went into coaching after his playing career (37:30).

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Feb 04, 2021
Defend the Block 22 - Franz Wagner
00:29:41

After Brian discusses the ongoing department-wide pause, Franz Wagner stops by to talk about the mindset of the team during this two-week quarantine (9:00), assess the season to this point and his potential areas for improvement (14:00), and break down the play of some of his teammates, including Hunter Dickinson, Eli Brooks, and Mike Smith (19:00).

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Feb 03, 2021
Conqu'ring Heroes 14 - Men's Soccer on Social Justice
00:29:57

We will be featuring several Black History Month-themed episodes here on MGoBlue Podcasts. In this episode of Conqu'ring Heroes, four members of the Wolverines' men's soccer program--Head Coach Chaka Daley, Umar Farouk Osman, Ryan Schultz, and Carlos Tellez--chat with Jon Jansen about the program's "Social Justice 101" initiative (3:30), the deepening of the relationships among members of the team due to the events of the last year (15:20), and their thoughts on where we go from here in society when it comes to racial justice (22:00).

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Feb 02, 2021
Radio Replay - Inside Michigan Basketball - 2/1/21
00:43:39

Phil Martelli, the Associate Head Coach of Michigan men's basketball, and Kim Barnes Arico, the Head Coach of Michigan women's basketball, join the show to discuss the challenges of the department-wide shutdown and provide an assessment of their teams as we head into February. Phil Martelli joins the show at the 2:00 mark, while Kim Barnes Arico stops by at the 26:40 mark.

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Feb 02, 2021
In the Trenches 171 - Warde Manuel
00:29:11

In the Trenches returns with a wide-ranging conversation with Warde Manuel, the Donald R. Shepherd Director of Athletics here at the University of Michigan. The topics include the origin of and reaction to Michigan's ongoing athletic department-wide pause (1:40), Head Coach Jim Harbaugh's contract extension and new-look coaching staff (11:30), the return of Mike Hart and Ron Bellamy to Ann Arbor (18:40), and his thoughts on Black History Month (24:30).

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Jan 30, 2021
Defend the Block 21 - Purdue Postgame
00:27:17

After sharing his initial thoughts on Friday's win over Purdue, Brian chats with Terry Mills (7:20), Head Coach Juwan Howard (11:20) and Eli Brooks (17:35) about the key takeaways from the Wolverines' 13th win of the season. We wrap things up with a full highlight recap (21:40).

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Jan 23, 2021
Defend the Block 20 - Maryland Postgame
00:23:27

Michigan delivered an outstanding bounce-back performance on Tuesday, cruising past Maryland 87-63. Brian Boesch and Terry Mills break down the victory before chatting with leading scorer Isaiah Livers (8:30) and Head Coach Juwan Howard (12:25). We wrap up the episode with a highlight recap (18:00).

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Jan 20, 2021
Radio Replay - Inside Michigan Basketball - 1/18/21
00:45:18

Brian Boesch and Terry Mills catch up with the two Head Coaches of Michigan Basketball on this week's radio show. Juwan Howard joins the show at the 2:40 mark, while Kim Barnes Arico stops by at the 25:15 mark, as we discuss the importance of Martin Luther King, Jr., Day and look ahead to a busy week for both programs.

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Jan 19, 2021
Defend the Block 19 - Minnesota Postgame
00:20:30

The Wolverines suffered their first loss of the season at Minnesota on Saturday. After sharing his thoughts on the game, Brian chats with Terry Mills (7:30) and Head Coach Juwan Howard (10:45) to break down the loss. We conclude with a full game recap (14:30).

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Jan 16, 2021
Defend the Block 18 - Wisconsin Postgame
00:28:38

The Wolverines continued their torrid start to the season with a 77-54 thumping of Wisconsin to improve to 11-0 on the season. Brian Boesch shares his observations from the game before chatting with Terry Mills (8:30), Isaiah Livers (13:00), and Juwan Howard (17:15) about the victory.

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Jan 13, 2021
Radio Replay - Inside Michigan Basketball - 1/11/21
00:45:13

The only Division I university with an undefeated men's and women's basketball program? The University of Michigan. We catch up with the head coaches of both programs here on this week's edition of Inside Michigan Basketball. Juwan Howard's conversation begins at the 3:30 mark, while Kim Barnes Arico's conversation begins at the 22:40 mark.

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Jan 12, 2021
Defend the Block 17 - Minnesota Postgame
00:25:45

We break down Michigan's dominant win over Minnesota from all angles. Brian dissects another breakout performance by Hunter Dickinson before Terry Mills offers his analysis (5:45). Then, the guys talk to Head Coach Juwan Howard (10:20) and forward Brandon Johns, Jr., (18:00) about the victory. We conclude with a highlight recap from the Wolverines' 10th straight win (20:30).

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Jan 07, 2021
Radio Replay - Inside Michigan Basketball - 1/4/21
00:45:17

Fresh off victories for both programs against Northwestern on Sunday, Brian Boesch and Terry Mills talk Michigan men's basketball with assistant coach Saddi Washington (1:40) and Michigan women's basketball with Head Coach Kim Barnes Arico (25:00).

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Jan 05, 2021
Defend the Block 16 - Northwestern Postgame
00:24:38

The Wolverines improved to 9-0 with a blowout win over Northwestern in a battle of ranked teams at Crisler Center. We have the full breakdown, including Brian Boesch's key observations (2:00), Terry Mills' postgame analysis (6:00), interviews with Chaundee Brown, Jr., (9:15) and Head Coach Juwan Howard (13:00), and a full highlight recap (19:45).

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Jan 04, 2021
Defend the Block 15 - Maryland Postgame
00:28:02

The Wolverines improved to 8-0 on Thursday night at Maryland, and we have the full recap of the win here on our postgame edition of Defend the Block. Brian and Terry break down the key performers and moments before catching up with Head Coach Juwan Howard (10:30) and point guard Mike Smith (17:30). We conclude with a full highlight recap.

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Jan 01, 2021
Defend the Block 14 - Brandon Wade
00:35:32

Brian breaks down a few interesting clips from Terrance Williams II and Hunter Dickinson in advance of Thursday's matchup at Maryland. Then, Brandon Wade, who is now eligible after sitting out a year following his transfer from Duquesne, stops by to discuss his unique journey to this program and the mental health challenges of the last 12 months (8:40), some of his memories of being a Michigan fan since birth (16:15), the importance of his parents on him as a player and person (20:15), and a breakdown of his own game and the team as a whole (24:45).

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Dec 30, 2020
Radio Replay - Inside Michigan Basketball - 12/28/20
00:45:18

We are joined by two vital members of the men's basketball coaching staff this week. Associate Head Coach Phil Martelli stops by to discuss the first road trip to Nebraska, the growth of Hunter Dickinson, and his shoutout on Monday Night Football a few weeks back (conversation starts at the 1:45 mark). Then, Video Analyst Jaaron Simmons talks about his role with the program, his playing career at the college level, and some memories from the 2018 run to the Final Four (conversation starts at the 28:20 mark).

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Dec 29, 2020
Defend the Block 13 - Nebraska Postgame
00:26:15

We have a full breakdown of Michigan's victory at Nebraska on Christmas. After Brian shares his opening thoughts, he welcomes Terry Mills (7:30), Head Coach Juwan Howard (11:00), and Franz Wagner (16:30) to discuss the Wolverines’ strong performance. We conclude with a full highlight recap of Michigan's seventh straight win (20:15).

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Dec 26, 2020
Defend the Block 12 - Mike Smith
00:31:31

After discussing the current situation around the women's basketball program, Brian welcomes Michigan men's basketball guard Mike Smith to the show to discuss his hair style (5:45), the importance of family in his life and basketball career (8:15), the process of acclimating into the Michigan basketball program (14:15), and his observations on some of his teammates (18:30).

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Dec 23, 2020
Radio Replay - Inside Michigan Basketball - 12/21/20
00:45:20

Brian Boesch and the birthday boy Terry Mills chat with Head Coach Juwan Howard about the team's activities over the last week with no games, the opportunity to play on Christmas Day, and much more (conversation starts at the 3:40 mark). Then, the Director of Basketball Operations for men's basketball, former Wolverine standout Chris Hunter, stops by to discuss his role in the schedule switch from NC State to Toledo earlier this month and the protocols in place for road game travel (conversation starts at the 28:15 mark).

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Dec 22, 2020
In the Trenches 170 - Coach Harbaugh on Signing Day
00:43:10

The Michigan Football family has grown here today, as 20 young men have signed their National Letters of Intent to play at the University of Michigan. Jon Jansen recaps it all with Head Coach Jim Harbaugh, who shares his excitement about this big day for the program and discusses each player in the class (offensive players begin at the 11:15 mark; defensive players start at the 26:45 mark).

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Dec 17, 2020
Defend the Block 11 - Dickinson, Williams & Brown
00:49:40

We have discussed the close bond that Hunter Dickinson and Terrance Williams II have, so we invited them both on the show (at the same time) to discuss their early memories of each other (4:00), how their recruiting processes developed and led them to Michigan (8:30), the challenges of being incoming freshmen during a pandemic (15:30), and their impressions of the team through six games (23:15). Then, Hailey Brown of Michigan women's basketball joins us to talk about coping with the outside challenges surrounding this season (31:30), her thoughts on the team after five games (34:15), growing up in Canada (39:00), and coming to the University of Michigan (43:30).

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Dec 16, 2020
Radio Replay - Inside Michigan Basketball - 12/14/20
00:42:21

Michigan's basketball programs are a combined 11-0, and we chat with both Head Coaches on this week's edition of Inside Michigan Basketball. Juwan Howard discusses Sunday's victory over Penn State and the plans for his team during this 12-day gap between games (2:00). Then, Kim Barnes Arico talks about her team's 5-0 non-conference showing and Saturday's Big Ten opener at Illinois (25:00).

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Dec 15, 2020
Radio Replay - Inside Michigan Football - 12/14/20
00:32:23

It's our season finale of Inside Michigan Football. Jon Jansen catches up with Head Coach Jim Harbaugh to discuss the matchup with Iowa and the team's journey back to the field after back-to-back cancellations (1:30). Then, senior Carlo Kemp talks about the emotional last two weeks and his responsibilities as a captain during this difficult time (17:30).

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Dec 15, 2020
Defend the Block 10 - Penn State Postgame
00:23:43

Michigan earned a gritty 62-58 win over Penn State on Sunday in the Big Ten opener. After Brian shares his key observations from the victory, he catches up with Terry Mills (6:45), Hunter Dickinson (9:45), and Head Coach Juwan Howard (13:00). Our episode concludes with a full highlight recap of Michigan's sixth straight victory (18:00).

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Dec 13, 2020
Michigan Football Classics 8 - 2008 vs. Florida
02:20:25

Unfortunately, Michigan Football was unable to play this weekend, so we took a trip down memory lane to the final game of the Lloyd Carr era to relive the Wolverines' thrilling victory over Florida in the 2008 Capital One Bowl. The game broadcast begins at the 17:00 mark. The second half gets going at the 1:05:00 mark. Jon and Brian break down the victory, with all the key highlights, beginning at the 2:09:00 mark.

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Dec 13, 2020
In the Trenches 169 - Another Cancellation
00:34:00

For a second straight week, the Wolverines are unable to compete on the football field. Jon shares his thoughts on the disappointment surrounding the cancellation of The Game against Ohio State (5:00). Then, we react to some important comments from Director of Athletics Warde Manuel (7:30) and Head Coach Jim Harbaugh (12:45) regarding the situation. Our episode concludes with Jon's thoughts on the Big Ten's decision to remove the six-game minimum from the Big Ten title game (20:00), the College Football Playoff rankings (24:15), and this Saturday's edition of Michigan Football Classics (30:15).

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Dec 10, 2020
Defend the Block 9 - Toledo Postgame
00:19:52

Michigan embraces the "sudden change" to its schedule and cruises past Toledo on Wednesday night at Crisler Center. Brian and Terry discuss the key parts of Wednesday's win and the potential impact of Austin Davis' injury. Then, senior guard Eli Brooks (8:45) and Head Coach Juwan Howard (11:40) join us before we listen back to the radio highlights from the victory (16:00).

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Dec 10, 2020
Radio Replay - Inside Michigan Basketball - 12/7/20
00:44:04

Our weekly "Inside Michigan Basketball" radio shows are back! Brian Boesch and Terry Mills chat with Juwan Howard (2:20) and Kim Barnes Arico (26:15) about the latest in Wolverines men's and women's basketball.

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Dec 08, 2020
Radio Replay - Inside Michigan Football - 12/7/20
00:37:22

With The Game scheduled for this weekend, Jon catches up with a couple of members of the broadcast crew to discuss Michigan-Ohio State. Dan Dierdorf joins us at the 1:30 mark to talk about his childhood memories of the rivalry while growing up in Ohio, the hope that this week's game will happen, and what he would say to the team right before facing the Buckeyes. Then, Doug Karsch recalls his favorite memories from the rivalry and tells us what it means to be on the broadcast crew, with that conversation starting at the 24:00 mark.

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Dec 08, 2020
Defend the Block 8 - UCF Postgame
00:21:51

After falling behind early, the Wolverines surged past Central Florida to improve to 4-0 on the season. Brian shares his thoughts on Michigan's come-from-behind win before welcoming in Terry Mills (5:00). Then, we catch up with freshman Terrance Williams II (8:20) and Head Coach Juwan Howard (11:00) before playing back the radio highlights (16:10).

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Dec 07, 2020
Michigan Football Classics 7 - 2011 vs. Notre Dame
02:27:03

With this weekend's game against Maryland canceled, we relive the first night game, and one of the best games, in Michigan Stadium history. Jon catches up with Jim Brandstatter about the current situation for the Wolverines and what he remembers from that amazing September night nine years ago (10:30). The start of the 2011 broadcast comes at the 35:00 mark. The incredible final drive begins at the 1:58:30 mark. Jon and Brian provide a highlight recap of the game at the 2:07:45 mark.

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Dec 06, 2020
In the Trenches 168 - Reaction to Saturday's Cancellation
00:38:12

With the news of Saturday's cancellation and the pausing of football activities still fresh, we discuss some of the most important comments from Donald R. Shepherd Director of Athletics Warde Manuel and Medical Director Dr. Sami Rifat (3:30). Then, Jon shares his thoughts on Kirk Herbstreit's comments about Michigan from Tuesday night (10:30), how the players should approach this pause (18:30), the goals for the season if and when games resume (26:30), and some national storylines heading into the weekend (30:45).

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Dec 03, 2020
Defend the Block 7 - Ball State Postgame
00:21:32

Michigan posted a convincing victory on Wednesday over Ball State. Brian shares his thoughts on some of the key contributors before welcoming in Terry Mills to get his analysis (4:50). Then, we visit with Franz Wagner after his 14-point performance (8:00). Head Coach Juwan Howard stops by after that to discuss the team's strong offensive effort and his son Jace's first collegiate playing time (12:00). We conclude with a highlight recap of the victory (16:45).

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Dec 03, 2020
Radio Replay - Inside Michigan Football - 11/30/20
00:42:17

We had plenty to discuss on this week's "Inside Michigan Football" radio show. Jon chatted with Head Coach Jim Harbaugh about the football program's pause out of an abundance of caution, his analysis of the film from Saturday's game against Penn State, and this weekend's scheduled matchup with Maryland (1:00). Then, Jon welcomes Running Backs Coach and Special Teams Coordinator Jay Harbaugh (16:30) and viper Michael Barrett (32:30) to the program.

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Dec 01, 2020
Defend the Block 6 - Oakland Postgame
00:22:47

Michigan survives a scare from Oakland on Sunday, winning 81-71 in overtime. Brian Boesch and Terry Mills offer their key observations before catching up with Head Coach Juwan Howard (8:30) and freshman Hunter Dickinson (13:20), who starred in the victory.

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Nov 30, 2020
In the Trenches 167 - Penn State Recap
00:20:51

Jon discusses his biggest takeaways from Saturday's loss to Penn State. Then, we catch up with Head Coach Jim Harbaugh (8:45), offensive lineman Andrew Stueber (13:45), and tight end Nick Eubanks (17:00) before briefly looking ahead to next week's matchup with Maryland.

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Nov 28, 2020
In the Trenches 166 - Penn State Preview
00:08:52

Penn State comes to town on Saturday, and we prep you for kickoff with our radio network scene setter, Jon's Keys to the Game, and Jon's Locker Room Speech.

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Nov 27, 2020
Defend the Block 5 - Bowling Green Postgame
00:23:14

Michigan defeats Bowling Green 96-82 in the season opener, and we have all the postgame coverage you need. Brian shares his biggest takeaways off the top before chatting with Terry Mills about the win (4:45). Then, we visit with Chaundee Brown, Jr., (8:00) and Head Coach Juwan Howard (11:15) before concluding with a highlight recap of the game (18:20).

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Nov 26, 2020
In the Trenches 165 - Zak Zinter
00:36:41

In this week's "Seven from 77," Jon and Brian discuss Cade McNamara and Hassan Haskins' performances at Rutgers (5:30), break down some of the key storylines in the Big Ten and the top 25 (13:45), and conduct a five-round Thanksgiving food draft (18:15). Then, true freshman Zak Zinter stops by to talk about his early opportunity to play (26:50), his lofty academic goals (30:15), and how his recent in-game opportunities have helped his development (31:30).

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Nov 25, 2020
Defend the Block 4 - Franz Wagner & Akienreh Johnson
00:47:56

With the season just one day away, Brian breaks down some of the most interesting aspects of Juwan Howard's Monday press conference. Then, Franz Wagner stops by to discuss his growth as a player and a person in the last year (8:15), what he and his family did during the shutdowns (13:00), how he is trying to improve for this season (19:45), and what he's seeing from the team heading into Wednesday's opener (23:00). We conclude with Akienreh Johnson, who discusses the opportunity to return for a fifth year (29:30), her leadership role within this program (32:30), and her observations on the team heading into Wednesday's opener (38:15).

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Nov 24, 2020
Radio Replay - Inside Michigan Football - 11/23/20
00:40:48

Jon recaps Saturday's triple-overtime win over Rutgers and looks ahead to this weekend's matchup against Penn State with Head Coach Jim Harbaugh (1:30), Offensive Coordinator Josh Gattis (14:00), and running back Hassan Haskins (31:45).

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Nov 24, 2020
In the Trenches 164 - Rutgers Postgame
00:28:57

Michigan won a roller-coaster game at Rutgers on Saturday night, 48-42 in triple overtime. Jon and Brian break down the game from all angles, before we hear from Head Coach Jim Harbaugh (9:20), quarterback Cade McNamara (15:30), defensive lineman Chris Hinton (18:40), and linebacker Josh Ross (21:45).

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Nov 22, 2020
In the Trenches 163 - Rutgers Preview
00:08:57

We get you ready for Saturday's road matchup with Rutgers in less than 10 minutes. Our radio network scene setter, Jon's Keys to the Game, and Jon's Locker Room Speech are all here!

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Nov 20, 2020
In the Trenches 162 - Nick Eubanks & Dan Rubenstein
01:00:42

In this week's "Seven from 77," Jon breaks down the quarterback situation (6:30), some other potential X-factors on the roster (9:30), and the biggest storylines in the Big Ten and the Top 25 (12:45). Then, tight end Nick Eubanks stops by to discuss how he and the team are handling this adversity (20:00), the meaning of being a captain (23:15), and making the most of the rest of the season (25:00). We conclude with Dan Rubenstein, co-host of the Solid Verbal podcast, who talks about his affection for Ann Arbor and many of its restaurants (28:45), impressions of the college football season to this point (34:00), thoughts on the Wolverines from an outsider's perspective (38:15), and predictions for the College Football Podcast (52:45). You can check out the Solid Verbal podcast, a fellow member of the Learfield IMG College Podcast Network, wherever you get your podcasts. More details are available at SolidVerbal.com.

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Nov 19, 2020
Defend the Block 3 - Eli Brooks & Amy Dilk
00:42:30

After discussing a big signing day for both programs, Brian chats with Eli Brooks about coping with 2020 both on and off the floor (4:30), his impressions of his role and the backcourt as a whole (8:00), his early memories of learning and growing as a basketball player (13:30), and his dog Finn, who wanted to join the conversation (21:30). Then, Amy Dilk joins the show to talk about the women's team's development and culture (25:00), growing up in a basketball-crazy state like Indiana (31:30), her commitment to and growth within the Michigan program (33:15), and some rapid fire questions about her teammates (37:45).

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Nov 18, 2020
Conqu'ring Heroes 13 - Hannah Nielsen
00:16:38

We catch up with Hannah Nielsen, the Head Coach of Michigan women's lacrosse, to discuss her training with the Australian National Team for the 2021 World Cup (0:45), the program's impressive recruiting class (4:45), the challenges surrounding the abrupt ending to last season (7:15), and her thoughts on the team and the Big Ten heading into the upcoming season (10:30).

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Nov 17, 2020
Radio Replay - Inside Michigan Football - 11/16/20
00:40:44

Jon chatted with some great guests on this week's edition of "Inside Michigan Football." Head Coach Jim Harbaugh (1:30), Defensive Line Coach Shaun Nua (13:00), and defensive back Gemon Green (25:15) discuss Saturday's loss and the necessary adjustments that need to be made moving forward. Then, Jon catches up with his former teammate, quarterback Brian Griese, to talk about Griese's new role as an analyst for Monday Night Football on ESPN.

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Nov 17, 2020
In the Trenches 161 - Wisconsin Recap
00:20:00

Jon shares his thoughts on Saturday's loss to Wisconsin, and we hear from Head Coach Jim Harbaugh (8:00), linebacker Cam McGrone (12:40), and running back Chris Evans (14:40).

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Nov 15, 2020
In the Trenches 160 - Wisconsin Preview
00:08:15

We're gearing you up for Saturday's primetime matchup against the Badgers with our radio network scene setter, Jon's Keys to the Game, and Jon's Locker Room Speech.

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Nov 13, 2020
In the Trenches 159 - Giles Jackson & Luiji Vilain
00:44:28

In this week's "Seven from 77," Jon breaks down the mood around Schembechler Hall (5:45), the ramifications of Aidan Hutchinson's injury (8:00), and some young players who have made the most of their opportunities (14:00). Then, wide receiver Giles Jackson stops by to discuss the difference between the Minnesota game and the ensuing two losses (24:30), his evolution as a player from year one to year two (28:20), and the wide receivers' relationship with Joe Milton (30:00). We conclude with defensive lineman Luiji Vilain, who talks about his development and how his teammates have assisted (33:15), this weekend's matchup with Wisconsin (37:45), and playing in front of an empty Big House (40:00).

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Nov 12, 2020
Defend the Block 2 - Chaundee Brown, Jr., & Leigha Brown
00:46:53

We begin with some of the key comments from Head Coach Juwan Howard's press conference this week, including an update on the schedule and the biggest strength of his team heading into the season (2:00). Then, we chat with Chaundee Brown, Jr., about the process of transferring and learning he was immediately eligible (9:20), the adversity he has had to deal with so far in college (15:45), how his passion for basketball grew throughout his life (21:00), and his new Wolverine teammates (27:30). We conclude with Leigha Brown, who talks about her transfer process from Nebraska (32:00), the impressions she had of Michigan from afar (39:20), and how she and the Wolverines can reach their goals this season (45:15).

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Nov 11, 2020
Conqu'ring Heroes 12 - Mel Pearson
00:22:59

It's finally game week for Michigan Hockey, and Head Coach Mel Pearson updates us on the latest around his program. Coach Pearson discusses the excitement and preparation surrounding this week (0:45), previews this weekend's Arizona State series (6:15), breaks down the current identity of his team (9:45), and gives fans some players to watch, including goalie Strauss Mann (15:15).

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Nov 10, 2020
Radio Replay - Inside Michigan Football - 11/9/20
00:41:13

Jon Jansen sits down with Head Coach Jim Harbaugh (1:30), Cornerbacks Coach Mike Zordich (16:30), offensive lineman Andrew Stueber (27:45), and defensive lineman Taylor Upshaw (35:00) to break down Saturday's game at Indiana and look ahead to this weekend's primetime matchup with Wisconsin.

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Nov 10, 2020
In the Trenches 158 - Indiana Recap
00:28:05

Jon breaks down Saturday's loss at Indiana and discusses where the Wolverines go from here. We also chat with Head Coach Jim Harbaugh (6:40), linebacker Michael Barrett (13:20), defensive back Dax Hill (15:50), and wide receiver Cornelius Johnson (20:00).

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Nov 07, 2020
In the Trenches 157 - Indiana Preview
00:08:34

Get ready for Michigan's challenging road trip to Indiana with our radio broadcast scene setter, Jon's Keys to the Game, and Jon's Locker Room Speech!

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Nov 06, 2020
In the Trenches 156 - Carlo Kemp
00:46:20

In this week's "Seven from 77," Jon offers his final thoughts on last Saturday's tough loss (5:30) and looks ahead to this weekend, both for the Wolverines and from a national standpoint (12:00). Then, Captain Carlo Kemp stops by to discuss getting past a frustrating Saturday and Sunday (21:30), the importance of this weekend's game (27:00), his memories from some of the great matchups with Indiana in recent years (30:30), the in-season adjustments he has had to make due to the pandemic (35:30), and his current academic situation and post-football plans (39:45).

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Nov 05, 2020
Defend the Block 1 - Naz Hillmon & Isaiah Livers
00:42:11

Welcome to our newest edition to MGoBlue Podcasts! Defend the Block, hosted by Brian Boesch, will take you inside the Wolverines' basketball programs, and we begin with the top per-game scorers on the women's and men's team from a season ago. Naz Hillmon discusses her participation in this year's election (6:00), her role on the Big Ten's Anti-Hate and Anti-Racism Coalition (8:30), her journey to Ann Arbor (16:00), the program's growth and outlook (19:00), and her individual and team-related goals (22:20). Then, Isaiah Livers stops by to talk about the social justice messaging on Michigan jerseys (27:45), his childhood sports memories (30:45), why he came to Michigan (35:00), his early impressions on this season's team (36:45), and how the Wolverines can reach their goals (40:00).

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Nov 04, 2020
Conqu'ring Heroes 11 - Marcia Pankratz
00:15:02

Marcia Pankratz, the Head Coach of Michigan Field Hockey, joins us to discuss how she is keeping the team competitive and productive during this challenging year (0:45), the program's impressive and unique freshman class (3:45), the outlook for the team when the season does start (6:30), what it was like to compete in the Olympics (9:45), and what position Jon would play in field hockey (13:30).

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Nov 03, 2020
Radio Replay - Inside Michigan Football - 11/2/20
00:35:26

Jon Jansen chats with Head Coach Jim Harbaugh (1:45), Running Backs Coach/Special Teams Coordinator Jay Harbaugh (14:20), and linebacker Adam Shibley (27:00) about Saturday's tough loss to Michigan State and the upcoming challenge at Indiana this weekend.

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Nov 03, 2020
In the Trenches 155 - Michigan State Recap
00:19:44

Jon offers his initial reaction to Saturday's home loss to Michigan State, including analysis on Joe Milton's performance, the Spartans' big plays, and the Wolverines' penalties. Then, we hear from head coach Jim Harbaugh (10:20), quarterback Joe Milton (14:10), and defensive lineman Aidan Hutchinson (16:10).

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Oct 31, 2020
In the Trenches 154 - Michigan State Preview
00:09:39

Everything you need to know for Saturday's Backyard Brawl, in less than 10 minutes. Our preview episode features the scene setter from the radio broadcast, Jon's Keys to the Game, and Jon's Locker Room Speech!

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Oct 30, 2020
In the Trenches 153 - Joe Milton & Donovan Jeter
00:49:39

In a jam-packed "Seven from 77," Jon wraps up his analysis from the win at Minnesota (5:30), dissects each Big Ten game from last weekend (13:45), and shares his initial thoughts on Michigan State (21:00). Then, quarterback Joe Milton stops by to talk about his growth and mindset this offseason (26:00), some of the key moments from Saturday's win (29:45), and where he can improve moving forward (36:00). We conclude with defensive lineman Donovan Jeter, who discusses his touchdown last weekend (38:45), his assessment of the defense's performance (42:30), and Saturday's huge rivalry matchup (46:20).

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Oct 29, 2020
Radio Replay - Inside Michigan Football - 10/26/20
00:42:58

A star-studded group of Wolverines stopped by this week's edition of the "Inside Michigan Football" Radio Show. Head Coach Jim Harbaugh (1:15), Offensive Line Coach Ed Warinner (15:30), tight end Erick All (26:15), and captain Ben Mason (34:10) talked with Jon Jansen about Saturday's win at Minnesota and this weekend's matchup with Michigan State.

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Oct 27, 2020
In the Trenches 152 - Minnesota Recap
00:24:22

What an opener for the Wolverines! Jon and Brian break down Michigan's 49-24 victory over Minnesota, including Jon's observations on Joe Milton, the offensive line, and defensive stars Michael Barrett and Kwity Paye. Then, we catch up with Head Coach Jim Harbaugh (11:50) and quarterback Joe Milton (19:45) before Jon’s first thoughts on next week’s matchup with Michigan State.

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Oct 25, 2020
In the Trenches 151 - Minnesota Preview
00:09:49

Each Friday during the season, we will bring you a special game preview edition of In the Trenches. It will begin with our radio network "scene setter" for the game, followed by Jon's Keys to the Game for Michigan's offense, defense, and special teams. Jon wraps up the episode with his weekly locker room speech.

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Oct 23, 2020
In the Trenches 150 - Jalen Mayfield
00:40:32

We begin this week's episode with a breakdown of Minnesota in advance of Saturday's matchup (6:30) and a discussion about the expectations for the Wolverines' young, talented offense (14:15). Then, right tackle Jalen Mayfield joins the show to discuss his initial opting out and the process of returning to the team (23:00), the transition from the offensive line's only new starter in 2019 to only returning starter in 2020 (26:45), his impressions of the offense as a whole (28:45), and his personal critiques and goals heading into the season (30:30). This episode is presented by DTE Energy. Check out dteenergy.com/saveenergy and start your energy efficiency journey today.

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Oct 22, 2020
Conqu'ring Heroes 10 - Warde Manuel
00:30:20

Warde Manuel, Michigan's Donald R. Shepherd Director of Athletics, discusses several important topics: his excitement level for Saturday's football opener at Minnesota (0:45), the logistics around the program's medical, testing, and travel protocols (6:30), some scheduling updates on other upcoming sports like basketball and hockey (16:00), and the latest on the athletic department's budget (21:45).

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Oct 20, 2020
Radio Replay - Inside Michigan Football - 10/19/20
00:42:53

We begin our first game week of 2020 with a huge show. Head Coach Jim Harbaugh previews the Wolverines roster and breaks down some of the challenges that Minnesota will present (interview starts at the 2:00 mark). Then, Offensive Coordinator Josh Gattis joins the show to discuss each position group, including the great battle at quarterback and the young and talented offensive line (interview starts at the 16:45 mark). We conclude with a conversation with wide receiver Ronnie Bell, who discusses his fellow receivers and the team as a whole heading into Saturday's primetime matchup (interview starts at the 33:45 mark).

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Oct 20, 2020
Michigan Football Classics 6 - 1998 Rose Bowl
02:49:30

In our final edition of Michigan Football Classics before the return of Big Ten football, we relive the 1998 Rose Bowl, when Michigan defeated Washington State 21-16 to clinch a national title. The first half begins at 21:30. The second half gets going at 1:09:00. The final drive of the game starts at 2:07:30. Jon Jansen, a captain on this team, walks us through all the highlights in our postgame coverage, beginning at 2:17:00. We also have some great interviews with Tai Streets, Dhani Jones, Jerame Tuman, and Bo Schembechler from after the game.

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Oct 18, 2020
In the Trenches 149 - Mike Sainristil
00:35:48

With the season opener just nine days away, Jon discusses the team's final stretch of offseason prep (5:00), the team's most dependable position group in his eyes (7:00), and some of the biggest storylines nationally in college football (10:30) during this week's Seven from 77. Then, wide receiver Mike Sainristil stops by to break down some of the areas of improvement he is targeting (22:00), Josh Gattis' coaching style and offensive system (25:00), the complexion and camaraderie of the wide receiver room (27:45), and the potential for him and this Wolverines team in 2020 (30:45).

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Oct 15, 2020
Conqu'ring Heroes 9 - Carol Hutchins
00:26:56

Carol Hutchins, the legendary Head Coach of Michigan Softball, sits down with Jon Jansen to discuss how her past experiences have helped during this unique year (0:45), the keys to keeping practices competitive and productive (5:30), the management and complexion of the roster for the upcoming season (10:30), and her involvement in the racial justice movement and the Big Ten's "Why I Vote" initiative (20:30).

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Oct 13, 2020
Radio Replay - Inside Michigan Football - 10/12/20
00:41:19

With the season opener just 12 days away, Jon catches up with Head Coach Jim Harbaugh to discuss the latest from training camp and break down some of the players who have impressed heading into the season (2:00). Then, Linebackers Coach Brian Jean-Mary joins the show to detail his unique first year in Ann Arbor and break down the latest from the linebacker corps (19:00). We conclude with one of those linebackers, Josh Ross, who talks about his injury-shortened 2019 and looks ahead to the opportunities ahead in 2020 (32:30).

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Oct 13, 2020
Michigan Football Classics 5 - Ufer calls The Game
02:33:06

We relive three of the greatest Michigan-Ohio State games, as called by the legendary Bob Ufer. Jon and Brian's recap of the 1969 game, including some of the key highlights, begins at 9:00. We listen back to much of the second half of the 1971 game, including Billy Taylor's go-ahead touchdown run, starting at 19:00. Then, we have most of the 1980 game, Ufer's final broadcast of a Wolverines-Buckeyes game, at 1:04:00.

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Oct 11, 2020
In the Trenches 148 - Cam McGrone
00:29:51

In this week's edition of Seven from 77, Jon touches on all three Michigan units - offense, defense and special teams (4:50) - and breaks down his latest observations from the rest of the college football world and how the early results and trends affect the Wolverines (11:30). Then, linebacker Cam McGrone joins the show to provide an update on training camp (18:45), discuss his improvements from 2019 to 2020 (21:30), and share his thoughts on the Wolverines' schedule (25:00).

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Oct 08, 2020
Radio Replay - Inside Michigan Football - 10/5/20
00:41:44

We focus on the defense during Monday's edition of the Inside Michigan Football radio show. Jon sits down with Defensive Coordinator Don Brown to discuss the challenging offseason, his desire to play fast, and the impressive depth his defense possesses (1:00). Then, Defensive Line Coach Shaun Nua joins Jon to preview his unit for the upcoming season (25:00) before a member of that group--sophomore Chris Hinton--closes out the show (37:00).

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Oct 06, 2020
Michigan Football Classics 4 - 2004 vs. Michigan State
02:24:02

This week, we take a listen back to Michigan's triple-overtime victory over Michigan State on October 30, 2004. The Wolverines' 17-point comeback in the fourth quarter begins at the 1:20:30 mark. The start of overtime comes up at the 1:41:00 mark. A full highlight recap, including Jon's analysis, is at the 2:05:00 mark.

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Oct 04, 2020
In the Trenches 147 - Aidan Hutchinson
00:39:15

On the anniversary of his verbal commitment to Michigan, Jon reflects on that special day back in 1993 (2:00), discusses some of the key takeaways from Defensive Coordinator Don Brown's press conference (7:00), and breaks down the impact of Rashod Bateman's return on the Wolverines' week one matchup with Minnesota (14:15). Then, Jon sits down with defensive lineman Aidan Hutchinson, who talks about his excitement for the return of hitting in practice (23:30), how he stayed focused and weighed his options during the offseason (25:30), the upside of Michigan's defensive line (29:20), and the goals he hopes to accomplish as a player and a leader in 2020 (33:30).

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Oct 02, 2020
Conqu'ring Heroes 8 - Mel Pearson
00:28:00

Jon sits down with the soon-to-be fourth-year head coach of Michigan Hockey, Mel Pearson. Coach Pearson discusses the unique nature of practicing without a firm start date (1:00), his excitement level about this year's team from both a leadership and talent perspective (6:50), the necessary evolution in relationship building and recruiting during the pandemic (15:30), and the discussions around the 2020-21 hockey schedule (21:00).

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Sep 29, 2020
Radio Replay - Inside Michigan Football - 9/28/20
00:42:55

We have a jam-packed edition of our weekly Inside Michigan Football radio show. Head Coach Jim Harbaugh discusses his reaction to the return of Big Ten football and gives his impressions on the offense heading into the season (1:15). Then, offensive line coach Ed Warinner dissects his unit's key position battles and details the team's efforts to prevent the spread of COVID-19 (18:45). We conclude with offensive lineman Andrew Stueber, who breaks down his journey back from last season's injury and looks ahead to the 2020 schedule (35:15).

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Sep 29, 2020
Michigan Football Classics 3 - 1979 vs. Indiana
01:53:33

We relive one of the great moments in Michigan football history - Wangler to Carter for the win in 1979 - and everything that leads up to that game-winning play. Bob Ufer's pregame introduction and interview with Bo Schembechler begins at 14:00. Ufer's call of Michigan's touchdown drive, with special guest Rick Leach alongside him, starts at 59:30. The final drive, which culminates with Wangler to Carter, begins at 1:20:30. You can hear the full highlight recap from the game at 1:33:30. Ufer wraps up the broadcast, in a way only he can, during the final four minutes of the episode.

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Sep 27, 2020
In the Trenches 146 - Andrew Vastardis
00:43:12

Jon tackles several important topics on this week's Seven from 77: the emergence of Joe Milton in the Michigan quarterback room (6:00), the benefits of a returning Jalen Mayfield for the offensive line (14:30), and the key storylines to watch in college football this weekend (18:00). Then, senior offensive lineman Andrew Vastardis stops by to discuss the intricacies of this unique offseason (27:00), the transition back to a more normal offseason set-up (30:30), his impressions of the 2020 schedule (32:30), and his thoughts on the offensive line and the team as a whole (36:30).

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Sep 25, 2020
Conqu'ring Heroes 7 - Bruce Madej
00:39:19

Bruce Madej has seen it all in his time with the University of Michigan. He was the athletic department's longest-serving Sports Information Director before transitioning to a Senior Advisor role to Donald R. Shepherd Director of Athletics Warde Manuel. Bruce paints a picture of his role and the athletic department as a whole when he arrived (1:45), details his relationship with Bo Schembechler (9:15), talks about some of his favorite coaches during his time at Michigan (20:00), and shares some stories about current and former Michigan broadcasters (29:45), including Bob Ufer (33:30).

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Sep 23, 2020
Radio Replay - Inside Michigan Football - 9/21/20
00:23:37

In the season premiere of the Inside Michigan Football Radio Show, Jon shares his initial thoughts on Michigan's schedule (1:00) in the opening segment before conducting two great interviews. Tight ends coach Sherrone Moore (5:45) and redshirt sophomore tight end Luke Schoonmaker (15:15) sit down with Jon to discuss the upcoming season. For the full show each week, join us from 7-8 p.m. on Mondays along the Michigan Sports Network from Learfield IMG College (including WWJ in Detroit, WTKA in Ann Arbor, MGoBlue.com and TuneIn [search Michigan Football]).

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Sep 22, 2020
Michigan Football Classics 2 - 2005 vs. Penn State
02:29:50

We relive Henne to Manningham and everything that led the Wolverines and Nittany Lions to that incredible moment. Jon breaks down the matchup and offers up his keys to the game at the start of the episode. Michigan's first touchdown drive begins at the 55:00 mark, while the Wolverines' game-tying eight-point drive in the fourth gets started at the 1:24:00 mark. Then, the magical final drive, which culminates in the last-play touchdown pass to Mario Manningham, begins at the 2:02 mark. A full highlight recap and Jon's postgame thoughts are part of the postgame show, starting at the 2:13:00 mark.

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Sep 21, 2020
In the Trenches 145 - Reaction to Big Ten's Return
00:45:22

The Big Ten will resume football in late October! Jon and Brian react to Wednesday's huge announcement (0:45), the medical advancements that helped the league return to football (3:15), some of the key clips from Wednesday's Big Ten press conference (11:15), and the structure of the unique nine-game schedule (17:30). Then, Director of Strength and Conditioning Ben Herbert joins the show to discuss how the team adapted to working away from Schembechler Hall (20:30), the team's ability to stay in shape during these unprecedented times (24:30), and the players' day-by-day focus while the league's plans evolved (25:50). We conclude with defensive lineman Carlo Kemp, who talks about his initial reaction to all of Wednesday's news (33:00) and how thankful he is and how different he looks at things after this unique situation (37:45).

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Sep 16, 2020
Michigan Football Classics 1 - 1991 vs. Notre Dame
02:27:19

Our debut episode of Michigan Football Classics spotlights the Wolverines' thrilling win over Notre Dame in 1991. After Jon and Brian break down the matchup, the play-by-play coverage begins at the 16:30 mark. The start of the drive that ended with "The Catch" comes at 1:26:00. You can listen to a full highlight recap, with Jon's analysis, at 1:51:00. Then, Jon chats with Desmond Howard about "The Catch" and this great victory at the 2:03:00 mark.

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Sep 14, 2020
In the Trenches 144 - Erick Anderson
01:02:54

In this week's "Seven from 77," Jon reflects back on his time in Washington D.C. after the attacks on September 11, 2001 (4:00), discusses the latest news surrounding the Big Ten's postponement of fall sports (9:45), and breaks down some of the biggest games in college and pro football this weekend (16:15). Then, Erick Anderson, the lone Butkus Award winner in Michigan football history, stops by to talk about his wide-ranging and unique recruiting process (32:30), the importance of Michigan's rivalry with Notre Dame and win over the Irish in 1991 (41:15), his tackling records and Butkus Award (47:45), and some of the great projects he is working on now (54:45).

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Sep 11, 2020
Conqu'ring Heroes 6 - Sean Bormet
00:27:44

Michigan Wrestling Head Coach Sean Bormet joins the show to discuss the team's current workout plans (0:45), his transition from student-athlete to the coaching ranks (4:45), the two Wolverines who have qualified for the Olympics (Myles Amine and Stevan Micic) (8:30), the development of his roster and the Big Ten as a whole (14:00), and COVID-19's impact on training and upcoming events (21:15).

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Sep 08, 2020
In the Trenches 143 - Kwity Paye
00:45:20

Jon begins by reacting to the latest news around the Big Ten's postponement of fall sports (4:00), discussing Michigan football's successful month of August combating the coronavirus (10:30), and sharing his top five NFL teams and his thoughts on the Lions heading into 2020 (15:15). Then, senior defensive lineman Kwity Paye stops by to reflect on the postponement of the football season (27:45), size up the decisions in front of him regarding the NFL Draft (31:00), discuss the importance of the team sticking together during this uncertain time (34:15), process the rumors and reports surrounding the return of Big Ten football (37:50), and share his thoughts on being the top "Freak" in college football, per Bruce Feldman of The Athletic (41:20).

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Sep 03, 2020
Conqu'ring Heroes 5 - Warde Manuel
00:41:03

Warde Manuel, the Donald R. Shepherd Director of Athletics at the University of Michigan, discusses a wide range of topics during this uncertain time in college sports: an update on Michigan's student-athletes and athletic department (0:40), his thoughts on the protest in Ann Arbor on Sunday (5:00), his processing of the Big Ten's decision to postpone fall sports (13:30), the great work by Michigan's coaches and staff members during the pandemic (17:15), and the status of fall sports and the impact of their postponement (25:00).

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Sep 01, 2020
In the Trenches 142 - Andrew Stueber
00:50:06

In this week's "Seven from 77," Jon discusses Michigan's unique practices (5:15), the impact of the NCAA's blanket eligibility waiver on the roster (8:15), and some national college football and NFL topics (13:30). Then, Jon sits down with fellow offensive lineman Andrew Stueber, who talks about his reaction to the postponement of fall sports in the Big Ten (23:15), the team's efforts to keep positive COVID-19 tests as low as possible (26:30), his ability to overcome last season's injury (33:30), how he feels a year removed from that injury (42:30), and the possibility of two football seasons in one calendar year in 2021 (45:15).

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Aug 28, 2020
Conqu'ring Heroes 4 - Mark Rosen
00:31:36

Mark Rosen, the winningest head coach in Michigan volleyball history, sits down with Jon Jansen to discuss how his team is handling the Big Ten's postponement of fall sports (0:45), his players' creativity and flexibility during the pandemic (7:45), the roster implications following the NCAA's blanket eligibility waiver (11:45), the effects of COVID-19 protocols on practice and recruiting (15:30), and his expectations for the team once play resumes (23:20).

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Aug 25, 2020
In the Trenches 141 - Fan Q&A
00:38:42

We're answering your questions on this episode of In the Trenches! Jon tackles a bunch of important topics, such as the letter from Kevin Warren and the Big Ten (8:45), the decisions by Jalen Mayfield and Ambry Thomas to enter the NFL Draft (19:30), and a guess on when we will see Michigan football again (33:00).

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Aug 21, 2020
Conqu'ring Heroes 3 - Dr. Chris Hutchinson
00:33:26

Dr. Chris Hutchinson, an All-American Wolverine football player turned emergency room doctor, has a unique and layered perspective on the Big Ten's postponement of fall sports, especially with his son Aidan a star on the Michigan football team. Chris discusses his reactions to the Big Ten's recent decisions (2:30), his interactions with COVID-19 and its effects (10:20), some of the motivations behind the Michigan football parents' letter in hopes to get football back in the fall (16:00), and the importance of mental health during this difficult time (26:20).

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Aug 18, 2020
In the Trenches 140 - Talking It Out
00:47:22

It has been a tough week for Michigan student-athletes, coaches, administrators, and fans. Jon and Brian talk through several important topics on the heels of the Big Ten's postponement of fall sports: their emotions and the ramifications following Tuesday's announcement (1:00), the next few steps in this uncertain time for the Wolverines (11:30), the news surrounding the other FBS leagues still hoping to play in the fall (23:30), and the viability of and plans surrounding the concept of spring football (31:15).

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Aug 13, 2020
Conqu'ring Heroes 2 - Reaction to College Sports News
00:21:15

With the college sports world on pause, Jon attempts to make sense of the fluid news cycle and put a Michigan perspective on everything by breaking down the latest reports (2:45), Jim Harbaugh's statement (4:30), the current challenges for student-athletes (8:15), and the importance of communication from college sports leaders (15:00). Please note that this was released at 1:20pm.

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Aug 11, 2020
In the Trenches 139 - Jim Harbaugh
00:45:45

Training Camp is here! In today's "Seven from 77," Jon remembers back to the feeling he had on day one of camp as a player (4:30), pinpoints some under-the-radar Wolverines who are primed for a big season (8:15), breaks down the effect of Rondale Moore's decision to opt out of the season (9:30), and learns about a bacon-related dating app (19:00). Then, Head Coach Jim Harbaugh joins the program to discuss coaching and leading the Wolverines during this unprecedented time (20:45), the players' response to all the new circumstances around this season (25:00), his football and safety thoughts heading into training camp (33:00), and his impressions of the schedule and the upcoming season (39:15).

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Aug 07, 2020
In the Trenches 138 - Schedule Breakdown
00:53:08

The Wolverines' 2020 schedule is here! Jon breaks down the 10-game, conference-only slate week-by-week (4:30), the flexibility that the schedule provides the league as a whole (23:45), the focus on safety from the Big Ten and Commissioner Kevin Warren (32:30), and the excitement around the release of the schedule (49:45).

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Aug 05, 2020
Conqu'ring Heroes 1 - Darryl Conway
00:38:43

Conqu’ring Heroes, our newest show within MGoBlue Podcasts, will keep fans up-to-date on the latest in Michigan Athletics and bring fans closer to the student-athletes, coaches and stories that make this athletic department so special. From program updates to long-form interviews, Conqu’ring Heroes will highlight the best in the Wolverines. Like with In the Trenches, Jon Jansen is the host, and he goes through the latest in Michigan Athletics, including some notes on the latest round of COVID-19 testing, the hockey program and several award-winning teams (3:15). Then, Senior Associate AD and Chief Health and Welfare Officer Darryl Conway sits down with Jon to discuss his takeaways from the student-athlete testing for COVID-19 (7:30), limiting the number of "exposures" as much as possible (12:45), the origin behind the pause in workouts for four Michigan sports last week (19:00), the extent and importance of contact tracing (21:30), and the impact of the student body's imminent return to campus (27:15).

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Aug 04, 2020
In the Trenches 137 - Ronnie Bell
00:42:46

In the latest "Since We Last Talked," Jon shares some thoughts on Big Ten Commissioner Kevin Warren's letter to the league's Athletics Directors (3:00), the SEC's schedule model (9:30), and the upside of Michigan's wide receivers and offensive line (16:00). Then, junior wide receiver Ronnie Bell joins the show to discuss the pandemic-related changes he made to his work this spring (23:00), the improvements he needs to make for 2020 (26:15), his impressions on the quarterback battle (29:15), the uniqueness and excitement surrounding the upcoming season (31:00), and how he stacks up as a basketball player (38:00).

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Jul 31, 2020
In the Trenches 136 - Andy Cannavino
00:46:59

Jon and Brian discuss some of the latest news around the sports world, including the pause in workouts for four Michigan programs (3:00), the differences in some of the Power 5 conference's plans (7:00), and the impact of the current issues within Major League Baseball (17:00). Then, former Michigan linebacker Andy Cannavino, the defensive Captain from the 1980 Big Ten and Rose Bowl Championship Team, stops by to discuss that team's early-season struggles and changes (20:00), Bo's challenge to him after back-to-back losses (27:00), some of the key games and memories from the late-season surge (32:00), and what he remembers from his Rose Bowl experiences (37:00).

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Jul 29, 2020
In the Trenches 135 - Carlo Kemp
00:49:34

We begin with some exciting details on a new project that will begin in early August on this podcast feed. Then, Jon breaks down some of the Wolverines on preseason watch lists (5:15) and touches on the important topics in college football and sports in general over the last few days (10:30). We conclude with an awesome conversation with senior defensive lineman Carlo Kemp, who discusses his time at home early in the pandemic (20:00), seeing and leading his teammates during these unique times (24:00), dealing with the unknowns about the upcoming season (31:15), and his impressions of the defensive line and the team as a whole (36:30).

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Jul 23, 2020
In the Trenches 134 - John Wangler
00:59:48

Jon has a great conversation with former Wolverine quarterback John Wangler. Wangler discusses his life before coming to the University of Michigan (2:30), his early days with the Wolverines (10:00), his memories of the game-winner to Anthony Carter against Indiana (29:15), the story behind his injury late in 1979 and how that shaped the 1980 season (37:30), and what he remembers from the 1980 win over Ohio State and the 1981 Rose Bowl victory (46:15).

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Jul 20, 2020
In the Trenches 133 - Ben Mason
00:54:47

Jon and Brian catch up on some of the newsworthy items from the last few days, like the NCAA's safety standards for competition (11:30), the cancellation of the Rose Parade (16:00), and some preseason recognition for Kwity Paye and Ambry Thomas (23:00). Then, fullback Ben Mason joins the show to discuss the origin of his nickname "Bench" (28:00), how the Wolverines have handled this difficult offseason (31:00), his position flexibility and where his focus is now (33:30), how he balances football with schoolwork (41:40), and the status of his hair (47:00).

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Jul 17, 2020
In the Trenches 132 - David Ojabo
00:29:27

Jon begins the episode by discussing Michigan's important ticket policy announcement for the 2020 football season (3:20). Then, he catches up with redshirt freshman defensive lineman David Ojabo, who has spent the last three months in his home country of Scotland because of the COVID-19 pandemic. David provides an update on his situation in Scotland (8:30), details his unique journey to the United States and to the game of football (16:30), shares some amazing stories from his recruitment (20:15) and discusses why he ultimately chose Michigan (23:15). You can follow along with more from this unique story on Twitter by searching #FreeJabo.

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Jul 15, 2020
In the Trenches 131 - Bubba Paris
01:05:20

We begin the episode by discussing the newest developments in the football world, including the next wave of COVID-19 testing at U-M (4:00), the Pac-12's conference game-only schedule (11:30) and a new nickname for Washington's NFL team (14:45). Then, as we celebrate the 40-year anniversary of the 1980 Big Ten and Rose Bowl Championship Team, Jon sits down with fellow offensive lineman great Bubba Paris. Paris puts the 1980 season in similar standing with his three Super Bowl titles (20:50), reflects on his reasoning for picking Michigan over Purdue (26:30), discusses teammates like John Wangler and Anthony Carter (29:45), breaks down the three things necessary for a championship season (37:40), and shares some stories from the big games in 1980 (44:00).

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Jul 14, 2020
In the Trenches 130 - Ross, Harbaugh and Reaction to B1G News
01:01:58

On the heels of the Big Ten's decision to shift to a conference-only schedule for 2020 fall sports, Jon provides his initial thoughts and discusses how the changes may affect the Wolverines (5:00). Then, Jon and Brian break down some key topics from Head Coach Jim Harbaugh's video conference on Wednesday, including full context on his statement about dealing with COVID-19 (16:30), his players' desire to be part of the solution (21:15) and some observations on the position battles at quarterback and offensive line (28:00). We conclude with a great conversation with senior linebacker Josh Ross, who talks about his experiences during the pandemic (42:15), the lessons from his injury-plagued 2019 season (47:00), and his excitement level for the upcoming schedule (50:40).

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Jul 10, 2020
In the Trenches 129 - Darryl Conway
01:04:21

In this week's "Seven from 77," Jon and Brian discuss the MGoBlue Awards (4:15), Greg Harden's impact on U-M (8:30), some funny clips from last year's radio broadcasts (17:15), and this weekend's hot dog eating contest (27:00). Then, Senior Associate AD and Chief Health & Welfare Officer Darryl Conway stops by to talk about his vital role in student-athlete safety during the pandemic (32:45), the safety measures in place for student-athletes and staff members (39:10), the early results of all the new protocols (52:15), and the importance of monitoring student-athletes' mental health during this unprecedented time (59:50).

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Jul 03, 2020
In the Trenches 128 - Kwity Paye
00:36:06

Michigan defensive lineman Kwity Paye joins the podcast to discuss his offseason training (13:45), the new safety measures around Schembechler Hall (17:45), his thoughts on the defense and the team as a whole for 2020 (23:00) and his role with The Uniform Funding Foundation, a non-profit organization that outfits youth teams in need with high-quality uniforms and gear (29:30). Jon and Brian kick off the show by sharing some early thoughts on the potential of the Michigan defensive line and defense as a whole.

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Jun 30, 2020
In the Trenches 127 - Julius Curry
00:54:57

In this week's "Seven from 77" (3:40), Jon talks about the early results of re-introducing players and coaches back to Schembechler Hall, his thoughts on recent college football news nationally, and his first look at the Big Ten for 2020. Then, former Wolverine defensive back Julius Curry stops by to discuss his playing days at Michigan (18:20), some of his important plays in the Winged Helmet (25:00), how his classwork at Michigan aided him in transitioning to NASCAR (37:00), how diversity has evolved and must continue to improve in motorsports (43:00), and what it is like to own a NASCAR team, Julius Curry Racing (46:15).

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Jun 26, 2020
In the Trenches 126 - Remembering the 2019 Run to Omaha
01:11:21

After discussing Dr. Mark Schlissel's announcement about the academic calendar and the presence of students on campus for 2020-21 (4:30), Jon and Brian remember last year's magical run to the College World Series for the Michigan baseball team (8:15). They chat with four members of that team: infielder Jimmy Kerr (13:45), right-hander Karl Kauffmann (26:00), left-hander Tommy Henry (38:30), and outfielder Jordan Brewer (52:45).

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Jun 22, 2020
In the Trenches 125 - Warde Manuel
00:49:32

Jon catches up with the Donald R. Shepherd Director of Athletics Warde Manuel about a number of important topics, including the following: the process for student-athletes' return to sports (1:30), the importance of everyone being accountable for their actions as student-athletes get back to campus (9:45), his early impressions on attendance at games this fall (23:45), the murder of George Floyd (33:45) and the impact of new entities like the Big Ten's Anti-Hate and Anti-Racism Coalition (42:00).

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Jun 19, 2020
In the Trenches 124 - Hunter Reynolds and Adam Shibley
00:41:22

Jon and Brian catch up on all that has happened in the country over the last few weeks in this week's Seven from 77, including the Black Lives Matter movement (3:40), Coach Harbaugh's involvement (9:30) and Michigan's Process for Student-Athlete Return to Sports (11:45). Then, Jon chats with a pair of Wolverines who are on the Big Ten's Anti-Hate and Anti-Racism Coalition, defensive back Hunter Reynolds and linebacker Adam Shibley, about the importance of this new initiative, how Coach Harbaugh has empowered his players to make a difference, and the process of returning to campus (22:20).

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Jun 17, 2020
In the Trenches 123 - Erik Bakich
01:00:05

Jon and Brian discuss some of the recent developments around the college football landscape in this week's "Seven from 77." Then, Michigan head baseball coach Erik Bakich joins the show to update fans on how he and the team are handling this unprecedented time, detail some of the important aspects of the "New Baseball Model" proposal for which he is lobbying, and relive last year's magical run to Omaha (27:00).

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