Michigan Wolverines news: ‘The Beat Georgia’ drill, a tragic passing, and more

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Michigan football has its sights set on winning a national title, plus more in our latest Michigan Wolverines news roundup. 

It’s still hard to believe that former Michigan football quarterback Ryan Mallett has passed away. The news broke on Tuesday about the former Wolverine losing his life way too early.

Mallett was just 35 years old and died of drowning according to a report from Deltaplex news that was later confirmed by multiple outlets.

The former Michigan Wolverines quarterback still holds the record for the longest touchdown pass in Michigan football history. He also had a stellar career with the Arkansas Razorbacks and was coaching high school football at the time of his death.

May he rest in peace.

Michigan football implements “Beat Georgia” drill

This made headlines for the Michigan Wolverines on Tuesday as Bruce Feldman reported that Michigan football has started using a “Beat Georgia” drill just like the “Beat Ohio State” drill.

I like how the Michigan Wolverines aren’t being shy about what their goals are. I don’t want them to overlook anybody, namely Ohio State, but I don’t see that happening.

They didn’t overlook other teams in 2021 or 2022 on their way to beating Ohio State, even with that extra emphasis on the Buckeyes each week.

You have to beat the best to be the best and my takeaway is that Michigan football clearly believes it can be the best team in college football this season.

I can’t wait to find out if they’re right. The Wolverines certainly could win it all this season, especially if J.J. McCarthy is truly unleashed. Michigan football has an elite quarterback for the first time in a long time — it’s time to put the pedal to the medal.

Jim Harbaugh ranked sixth in college football among head coaches

247 Sports released a new Coach Rating Index on Tuesday. Well, it’s actually been in use since 2009 but 247 Sports got access to the information.

It ranks head coaches on a number of different factors. Michigan football head coach Jim Harbaugh was ranked as the sixth-best head coach. Nick Saban was No. 1.

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Dabo Swinney, Ryan Day, Kirby Smart, and Lincoln Riley are the other head coaches ranked ahead of Jim Harbaugh. It’s an interesting list, but if Jim Harbaugh and the Michigan Wolverines keep winning, the head coach will keep moving up.